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by Bill Cullen

  • ISBN: 1856354008
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Bill Cullen
  • Subcategory: Ethnic & National
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd (October 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • FB2 size: 1457 kb
  • EPUB size: 1726 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Start by marking It's a Long Way from Penny Apples as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The story follows Bill (Liam) Cullen's life on the street, helping the Ma earn the survival money for a family of 12 children, for the Da's wages at Brooks Thomas - though he brought every penny home all his life - was never enough. In this harsh world on the street, he learns the basic principles of business and ubuntu in equal measure from the two most important women in his life - Mary Darcy, his mother, and Molly ('Mother') Darcy, his maternal grandmother.

It's a long way from penny apples. Bill Cullen is a director of the Irish Youth Foundation and in 1998 was a recipient of the Lord Mayor's Award for his work with disadvantaged young people of Dublin. It's a Long Way from Penny Apples. Cullen is the multimillionaire owner of Glencullen Motor Group in Ireland, where this is a best seller. He grew up in Dublin slums, selling penny apples with his mother on the street قراءة التقييم بأكمله. Mercier Press Ltd, 2002.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Bill Cullen was lucky enough to have one such family. Born and bred in the rough inner city slums of Summerhill in Dublin, Bill was one of fourteen children

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Born and bred in the rough inner city slums of Summerhill in Dublin, Bill was one of fourteen children. Selling on the streets from the age of six, be it fruit, flowers, newspapers, Christmas decorations, football colors, or programs, was a means of putting food on the table for Bill and his family. He finished school at thirteen to go on the street fulltime. In 1956 Bill got a job as a messenger boy for a pound a week at Waldens Ford Dealer in Dublin.

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Cullen released his autobiography entitled It's a Long Way from Penny Apples in 2002 detailing his . Bill Cullen took the Guinness World Record on 16 April 2005 for the largest ever book signing by signing 1849 copies in 1. hours in Easons, O'Connell Street.

Cullen released his autobiography entitled It's a Long Way from Penny Apples in 2002 detailing his life growing up in inner city Dublin and rising to become one of Ireland's most successful business people  .

And it's there, aided by luck and street smarts, that he strikes it rich. I get the impression from this book that Bill Cullen loves himself

And it's there, aided by luck and street smarts, that he strikes it rich. The poor boy turns millionaire, moving from Ford franchise owner to CEO of Glencullen Motor Group. Although his early years are far more colorful and compelling than his later adult experiences, Cullen tells this rousing, heartfelt story with flair, honestly recounting the verbal and sexual brutality of some priests, the generosity of his community and his drive to succeed. I get the impression from this book that Bill Cullen loves himself. Every page seems to have someone stating how amazing the young Liam is including the Lord Mayor of Dublin on numerous occasions.

Bill Cullen is a successful entrepreneur and listed as one of Ireland's top 100 businessmen. His turnaround of that company is a business success story well chronicled in his autobiography, It’s A Long Way from Penny Apples,which became a best seller. Bill was born in the inner city tenements of Dublin. One of fourteen children whose mother, Mary Darcy was a fruit seller, Bill was selling on the streets from the age of six. Bill went on to set up his own motor business, which became the biggest Ford dealership in Ireland. Bill is regularly invited to give Motivation and Mentoring Seminarsto schools, colleges, and the business community.

One of the most talked about autobiographical debuts of recent years, 'It's A Long Way From Penny Apples', is a poignant, entertaining and inspirational book .

One of the most talked about autobiographical debuts of recent years, 'It's A Long Way From Penny Apples', is a poignant, entertaining and inspirational book, which is firmly holding onto its spot on the Best-sellers list. A rags-to-riches story, it is far from depressing or self-serving; its message is that anyone can make their life better no matter what start they get. Bill Cullen - the eldest surviving son in a family of fourteen - tells this extraordinary tale of his childhood, his journey through life and the people he met on the way.

To compare Penny Apples to Angela's Ashes is the old "Apples to Oranges. Sorry about the pun!) Appreciate the story on it's own merits. Straight up No Nonsense Story. Published by Thriftbooks. Better than any of the more famous business authors, Bill Cullen succeeds in making this book witty and humorous, interesting while tugging at all your emotions, he succeeds in providing entertainment throughout.

Tis better to be born lucky than rich.... There are many ways to confront tragedy and hard times. "Angela's Ashes," Frank McCourt's tragic--and ultimately uplifting--tale of how one man overcame adversity and found happiness in the New World is a compelling story that has touched thousands of readers. "It's a Long Way from Penny Apples" is another view of the Irish experience, another man's journey out of the grinding poverty that held an entire generation of Irishmen in its thrall. Poverty and its ills can rend a family apart and ruin countless lives, leaving individuals on their own to find their way, if they can, out of that despair and on to a new life. But not every family gives in to defeat. Sometimes the choice is to not leave anyone behind... and out of that love, a family can come together, using all their talents to bring all of their loved ones to a better place. Bill Cullen was lucky enough to have one such family. Born and bred in the rough inner city slums of Summerhill in Dublin, Bill was one of fourteen children. Selling on the streets from the age of six, be it fruit, flowers, newspapers, Christmas decorations, football colors, or programs, was a means of putting food on the table for Bill and his family. He finished school at thirteen to go on the street fulltime. In 1956 Bill got a job as a messenger boy for a pound a week at Waldens Ford Dealer in Dublin. Through hard work and unrelenting determination, Bill was appointed director general of the company, in 1965. Bill went on to set up the Firlane Motor Company which became the biggest Ford dealership in Ireland. In 1986 he took over the troubled Renault car distribution franchise from Waterford Crystal. His turnaround of that company into what is now the Glencullen Group is a business success story-the group now has an annual turnover of 250 million.Bill Cullen's story is an account of incredible poverty and deprivation in the Dublin slums. It highlights the frustration of a father and mother feeling their relationship crumble as they fight to give their children a better life. It's a story of courage, joy, and happiness--of how a mother gave inspiration and values to her children, saying to them, "The best thing I can give you is the independence to stand on your own feet." "It's a Long Way from Penny Apples" is nothing less than a modern-day Horatio Alger story, told with humor and love; a heartwarming tale of redemption and overcoming adversity by one of the most famous self-made men in Ireland
Reviews about It's a Long Way from Penny Apples (7):
Tygralbine
As a Dub living in the U.S. i bought this book for a little nostalgia. Its and interesting insight into the inner city Dublin when times were hard. But i find the constant third person patting on the back to be very off putting. I get the impression from this book that Bill Cullen loves himself. Every page seems to have someone stating how amazing the young Liam is including the Lord Mayor of Dublin on numerous occasions. Congrats on making a lot of money Bill but its not like you cured cancer, get over yourself and act like you remember where you came from rather than just writing a book about it.
Eigonn
This is a true story about a struggling Irish Family in Ireland showing how they not only succeed but reached the top of the ladder through hard work. This book is a great guide for all people who were not born with the golden spoon but have the desire to succeed. A great book for young people to see what hard work can accomplish and a great book for people of Irish decent to see how the Irish can stand on their own feet no matter what life puts in front of them. A very good read.
Ygglune
I really liked the book! It brought back happy memories of Ireland!
Monin
Fast service.Great product..
Phobism
Beautifully told, with that special Irish brand of humor. Brings back a lot of memories.
Enila
One of my all tome favourite books. Sorry not available on Kindle
Abandoned Electrical
This is a lovely book about life in inner Dublin from the 1940's onward. It will make you laugh, cry, and pride, even if you've not a drop of Irish in your blood.
I highly recommend reading this book, it keep my interest and is a great story of older times in Ireland

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