Only in America

An Immigrant’s Success Story

by Wadie P. Deddeh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/19/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781546265740
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781546265757
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781546265887

About the Book

The astonishing legacy and story of Senator Wadie P. Deddeh, as he describes and recalls his amazing life, is bigger than any one of us. Some would say the United States is living out its most disturbing and alienating era in politics, characterized by a gaping partisan divide. This biography of former California senator Wadie P. Deddeh reminds us of the inherent values and principles that this country was founded on and the true meaning of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. We desperately need to hear this story and reflect on the depth of the true meaning of the United States of America and how it inspired a life to do great things. Senator Deddeh’s career exemplifies the type of leadership that people yearn for and that the world so desperately needs. Quotes: “Senator Deddeh, you are not just Wadie Deddeh, a senator. You are the heart of the Senate. Now that you are retiring, you are taking our hearts with you” (Senator David Roberti, president pro tem, 1993). “Wadie Deddeh has, through all his remarkable and admirable career, been a great patriot and a great teacher, even more by his example than by precept. His personal and political courage made possible the personal and political honesty that I witnessed and so admire” (Former Governor Pete Wilson). “Senator Deddeh embodies the American Dream: a story of strength, honor, and perseverance. As an immigrant, he overcame great odds to become a California state senator and a role model for this generation. It was an honor to work for him in the legislature” (Sam Attisha, Senior Vice President and region manager of Cox Communications, California).

About the Author

Linda Sheridan has a 30-year vocation in Government and Political Relations in both the public and private sectors. Having worked in the political arena in the state of California since the mid-1980s, she has long experienced elected officials and their politics. After a few years Ms. Sheridan determined to work on both sides of the aisle, because it is the best way to get the most advantageous result that serves everyone. As President of Sheridan & Associates from 1985-2010 and CEO/Founder of San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance from 1998 to present, Ms. Sheridan has been active and influential in the development of community and public relations, fundraising in political and nonprofit sectors, and campaign management. She was instrumental in municipal advocacy, along with management and implementation of start-up programs and projects. In 1999 she was awarded San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch.” At present Linda Sheridan’s career is focused on implementing a Graffiti Education and Mural Arts program to educate, empower, and inspire youth through the arts, as well as creating a mural program that gives voice to the community and the spirit of its values. Her life’s shining center is with her two daughters, Melissa and Amanda and their three sons, Graham, Tommy Paul, and Waylan.