Hub Cap Annie Hangs Up Her Mallet
Jane Withers is one of Colorado s most colorful entrepreneurs to ever grace the Front Range. Multiple addictions to amphetamines, alcohol and cigarettes oral comforts that basked her brain with endorphins were finally put to rest after many years of multiple cessation attempts, as she chugged into Denver with a born-again hillbilly companion in a dusty U-Haul towing her broken truck stuffed with 600 dirty, mismatched hubcaps.
Her love affair with all things hub cabs started in 1982. As she said, I always felt it was ideal because I could not get one of these shiny discs into my mouth!
As the tumultuous years rolled by, her hubcap store became the largest of its kind in the country, having grown from $8,000 starting capital and despite her zero business acumen.
A year after the onset of this new endeavor in her life, she promptly married a scream-a-holic husband, who had to remain in the background because of his peppery past. Fencing became part of her middle name thousands of stolen hub caps passed through the store. Eventually, the local police added a felony arrest to her resume.
Welcome to the life and times of Jane Withers, Hub Cap Annie. Outrageous humor, shocking situations, unbelievable tenacity. Get ready for the ride of your life on a four bar spinner with Jane at the wheel. From Nurse to Entrepreneur to Community Leader
What would possess one woman to ...
-allow herself to be transported by a charmer from a banana boat based in Brazil to marry him; -become a haus frau living in Holland; -escape from an abusive marriage; -earn her nursing degree; -sell hub cabs in a part of town where police cruisers frequented; -be sexually violated by a psychiatrist who was treating her; -become a master at scavenging dog-pooped laden hub caps in 20 degree weather where her blue lips were stuck to her frozen teeth; -be arrested for a felony offense; -found an international woman s organization; -travel globally to meet with world leaders; and -sing with a 400 person chorale with full orchestra?
All are good questions and within Hub Cap Annie: The Incredible Life and Times of America s Hub Cap Queen, you will get answers.
Jane Withers is the definition of mercurial both in her personal and professional life. Buckle up, you will be riveted, and appalled, by the astonishing and unbelievable life that has her name on it. As some have said, I m amazed you are still breathing, Jane. You will be, too.
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Jane Withers was the founder and owner of Denver s Hub Cap Annie, has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS, 60 Minutes, NY Times, Car and Driver, as well as interviewed by NPR and other radio stations. Life as the Hubcap Queen was the only job Jane Withers held more than five years.
She is the founding president of the Colorado Women s Chamber of Commerce, a member of Rotary, of the Leadership Roundtable of the Denver Chamber and the International Women s Forum.
Having a B.A. degree in Psychology and a B.S. and in Nursing from the University of Florida, she has an interesting take on the human experience. Jane Withers is a popular public speaker whose themes are motivational and humorous.
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Book Description Aspen Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0989499308