The Only Lesson

The Only Lesson

by Bill McKenna


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In this true story and journey of discovery, Bill McKenna shares a life of intense experiences. He earned his black belt, learned to fly planes and helicopters, ran marathons, 50 and 100-mile endurance races, survived a several hundred foot free-fall in a skydiving mishap, and saw his life's dream shipwrecked by an unseen island. The journey brought financial success and catastrophe, a constant struggle with crash-and-burn relationships and a battle with depression. Nothing in his life would compare to the intensity of what he was about to experience, all of it quite by accident, and as his sister said, to the unlikeliest of people.

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ISBN-13: 9781452535029
Publisher: Balboa Press
Publication date: 06/08/2011
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 898,191
Product dimensions: 0.32(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Bill McKenna brings a life of intense experiences to the writing of this, his first book. While earning his bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, he was awarded a black belt in a mixed martial art and started running a series of endurance races that culminated in the completion of the Western States one-hundred-mile run in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. While establishing a successful sales career, he continued pursuing various passions including skydiving, helicopter/airplane piloting, and yachting. More recently, he experienced a literal and figurative accident that inspired him to share his story. Raised in Chula Vista as the oldest boy in an Irish-Catholic family of twelve, he currently lives in Southern California.

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