Description - Yalla! by Colin Ingram
Everyone has a story, but some lives are endowed with more than their share of drama and challenges. And sometimes, by dint of extraordinary effort, these challenges become opportunities. Such is the case with the life of Alejandro Modena. With enough twists and turns for a dozen lifetimes, here are a few of author Alejandro Modena's true stories about when...The Germans attacked Palestine and dropped candies. When he was so filthy and uncared for that his name was Zevel, meaning garbage! When his Arab blood brother tried to kill him. How he met the man who was perhaps the world's most famous writer (Hemingway). How he learned that his betrothed, a Jewish girl he had grown up with, was secretly Catholic and had fled to a convent. And how he raised money to rescue his father in spite of the East Indians, the Chinese and the Syrians.Alejandro Modena is, if nothing else, a survivor. His life has been exceptional, and his story is filled with vibrancy.
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Author Biography - Colin Ingram
Ingram has been a professional writer/editor for 45 years. Over this time he has authored/co-authored 30 books and edited/contributed to an additional 200. The topics have ranged from science and technology to spirituality, self-development, business/finance, biography, nutrition, history, health/fitness, and traditional and holistic medicine. He has been a meditation teacher, past Director of the American Meditation Society and university lecturer on the psycho-biology of consciousness. Alejandro Modena grew up during WWII in a Palestinian town where Jews and Arabs shared poverty and hunger. As conditions worsened, a lucky discovery gave Alexs family the means to flee the country and emigrate to Cuba. When revolution swept over Cuba, they were forced to flee again; to Jamaica and eventually to the U.S.He has accomplished the American Dream. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, near his two children and six grandchildren, with his wife Barbara Pollack Modena.