How Come Nothing Ever Kills Granddad?

by Patrick M. Sheridan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/23/2009

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781449023003
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781449022990
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781449022983

About the Book

For seventy years, Pat Sheridan has lived an extraordinary and lucky life.  He faced life’s problems without ever losing his sense of humor, his spirit, or his optimistic outlook.  His autobiography takes us inside a family of twelve children, raised in Detroit, and shows us the funny side of growing up in a large family in the post war years.  He gives us a very candid look at life in the United States Army in the nineteen sixties.

His civic and political activities led him to meetings and shared speaking engagements with U. S. Senators, Vice Presidents of the United States, and a meeting in the Oval Office with President Richard Nixon.

We follow his business career with a no-holds barred look at the people he worked with as he progressed toward becoming the Chief Executive Officer of several companies.  As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 company, he worked with the financial giants of Wall Street.

Pat and his wife, Diane, took their family on annual vacations that eventually brought them to thirty countries.  His insights and the humorous incidences that they encounter make for an irreverent tour guide for traveling abroad.

Having survived several cancer operations, hepatitis C, cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes, dozens of kidney stones, and more than a dozen other surgeries and diseases, he calls himself, God’s lab rat.  His latest cancers led his granddaughter to ask her mother, “How come nothing ever kills granddad?”

About the Author

Patrick M. Sheridan retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 company prior to beginning his writing career.  He is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame, and has a Master’s Degree from The University of Detroit.  He served as a Captain in the United States Army, and was a candidate for the United States Congress. 

This is his sixth book; having previously written the international thrillers, The Doer, Beneath the Radar, and Murphy’s Other Law.  He also wrote the humorous memoirs of his favorite Canine-Americans, his dachshunds, in Bottle-Cap Sundaes, and God Gets a Dog.

He lives in Maryland with his wife, Diane, and their three dachshunds.