by Tom Fennell As a young Irish mechanic, Tom Fennell felt that coming to America was the best decision he could make to improve his life. So why is he sitting on the end of a bed in a one-room apartment with only two or three mice over by the dressing table to share this Christmas Day with? It's cold, but the heat is not on. No Radio. No TV. All he has is a package of socks he gave himself as a present and a turkey TV dinner. What happened to his dream? What could he do to regain control of his life? In From a Dirt Floor Garage in Ireland to an American Retirement, he explains the years that led up to that miserable Christmas Day and the years that followed to his eventual retirement from the automotive business. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Dublin, Ireland, Tom Fennell came to America in 1967 as a mechanic and retired from the automotive business as a technical specialist. He now lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife of twenty years and their two children, Colleen and Sean. (2004, paperback, 200 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.