Letters To Linda

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Letters to Linda is a touching story of two men from different worlds and different generations whose search for redemption brings their lives together.

Floyd is an old man whose only company is his faithful dog, Boomer, and the scores of trophies from successes long since faded. In the twilight of his life, he realizes that wealth has lost its importance, the accomplishments their comfort, and fame its virtue.

Instead, he is left with only an aged cigar box to contemplate the true value of his existence.

The dusty box contains twenty letters to his wife, Linda, each one sealed and unopened since the day it was written. Spanning over forty years, the letters detail the most intimate account of their life together. For the first time, he finds the courage to open the letters and uncover the answers to the questions that haunt him.

But a chance encounter on the beach gives Floyd some unexpected company in the guise of a mysterious young man. Stirred to understand the problems that plague his new friend, Floyd offers to share the story of his life as preserved within the letters. Floyd summons the strength to bare his past, the triumphs and the tragedies, in hopes that the stories written on the aged pages might somehow touch the troubled young stranger.

And in so doing, perhaps an old man might finally find his own salvation.

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Letters to Linda is based on the story of FLOYD AND LINDA WICKMAN.

Referred to as "The Extraordinary Ordinary Man" by Salespeople magazine, FLOYD WICKMAN is a member of the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame and the founder of the Sweathogs(r) program, one of the top sales training programs in America. Floyd's audio programs, including the critically acclaimed Straight Talk(c) Series, have received the Platinum award for over one million units sold. He is the author of five top-selling professional books, including The Wickman Formula (Executive Press) and Mentoring (McGraw-Hill). Realtor magazine recently named Floyd one of the top 25 most influential people in the real estate industry.

BRADLEY SILVIUS holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.A. from Cedarville University. He was chosen as a finalist in the 2001 CNW/FFWA national short fiction competition, and his stories have appeared in numerous literary publications. Bradley resides near Ann Arbor, Michigan and is finishing his latest novel, a thriller entitled Beyond the Box.

MARYLYN B. SCHWARTZ, CSP, is a noted expert in real estate and corporate sales training in addition to team development, customer care, diversity and sexual harassment issues. She is president of TEAMWEAVERS and was a trainer for the Floyd Wickman Courses(c)/Sweathogs(r) program for over five years. She is an author, facilitator and Business/Life Coach.

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"...compelling, interesting, heart absorbing and absolutely memorable." -- Mark Victor Hansen, Chicken Soup for the Soul(r)

"Every single chapter is brimming with twin shining wisdom and lovely lace-like thought embroideries." -- Bob Danzig, former CEO, Hearst Publications

"Find a comfortable spot now because you won't be able to put it down." -- Les Brown, The Les Brown Show

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