Posted by : Mystee Saturday, October 2, 2010

Summary from GoodReads: Pick Up the Pennies is a story. The philosophy of this story may seem very simple and practical; but for Michael T. Goskowski, it became a light that guided his life. Goskowski's childhood years were difficult as his entire family struggled to rise above poverty and degradation. For fear of working in the coalmines, Michael learned to do his best to seize a better future for himself. Growing from boyhood to manhood during the Great Depression and World War II presented unique challenges that helped create an interesting life and an interesting man. His aggressiveness and optimistic attitude toward the future kept him focused always on achievement and progress. Readers will follow Mike Goskowski's life through his boyhood and his coming-of-age as a soldier in World War II. They will experience the ups and downs of his family life as Goskowski struggled to hold onto his faith and realize his dreams. By the end of this book, your pockets will be full from learning how to Pick Up the Pennies

My Review: This is an incredible story of a families struggle through poverty, jealousy, and so much more. It shows courage, beyond faith, to get an education, to want more for yourself and to realize that one penny isn't simply a penny. That one penny becomes two, two become three and soon you have an entire jar. 

I loved the determination and the feel of not being defeated, not giving up that this book represents. Never give up, stay focused and even though you may be led off your track, you can always find your way back.

An absolutely wonderful cozy read. 

RATING: ♥♥♥♥

Pages: 195

Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.

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