No Ordinary American

My Father's Story

by Esther E. Hansen

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781504332590
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781504332606

About the Book

A friend who read the manuscript of No Ordinary American said, as others had, “I love your book.” Later he said, “I’ve read it again, and I love your book still more.” Why do they love the book written by an old lady who remembers the wonderful stories told by her father in the past? Is it because the adventures of a lively young immigrant who came to the USA over a hundred years ago are amazing and unusual? Is it because they call to mind people and places that they have read about or know?

Is it perhaps because he said about the memoirs he himself wrote, “If I have said anything negative about anyone, take it out! We all make mistakes”? Can it be that, as one reader said, “This book teaches you how to be successful and happy”?

If the latter is true, I am thankful and glad to have set down these stories lived by my father for the readers’ pleasure and unintended instruction. My father was a good man; his fascinating adventures are meant to provide enjoyment. If they offer more than that it will be to the reader’s advantage. They were recorded by myself, his daughter, and include, in part, excerpts from his memoirs.

Esther E. Hansen

About the Author

Esther E Hansen was born in Washington, D.C. where she attended the Teachers College, began her teaching career, and later worked with the Kingsbury Center.When she moved with her parents to the southwest, professional relationships helped her to establish Tucson Educational Services, which became an important asset in the community.She developed a valued staff of tutors whom she trained to make use of the skills she herself continued to use in her own teaching of disabled readers.

On retirement she chose to settle in central Ohio in an area of farmland and beautiful wooded hillsides. In the village of Gambier she has friends close at hand as well as the many cultural benefits available to the public through nearby Kenyon College.

In the natural impulse to share the life experiences which may be of value to others she has written , in addition to her father’s story, two other books: A Matter of Growth was inspired by her life as a caregiver with her parents, and 90 Years Young tells of her many adventures with wellness.