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Gary L McDonald

2nd Place
Finishes
And Bad Knees

2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees
Gary L McDonald

A Word From The Author

2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees is a reflective collection of mini stories that give readers a glimpse into the life of author Gary L. McDonald. The book offers a heartfelt, authentic, and inspiring account of the author’s experiences as a young man, including his failures, successes, and life lessons learned along the way. McDonald’s storytelling breathes life into the characters and events that molded his life’s path.

Gary L McDonald

What Readers Are Saying

Who doesn’t like to read stories that encapsulate the universal themes of growth, youth, and uncertainties of life? ‘2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees’ by Gary L. McDonald will help the readers explore the enduring lessons of failure, acceptance, and the sweet taste of success!

‘2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees’ by Gary L. McDonald is an inspiring book that will take you on a nostalgic journey through the author’s youth, highlighting his failures, growth, and ultimate triumphs. I loved how inspiring these mini-stories are that capture the bittersweet essence of life’s lessons and the importance of acceptance—highly recommended!

Mike Sendler

This book, ‘2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees’, is an amazing addition to your bookshelf as Gary transports us to a bygone era, where young champions face formidable opponents and dreams intertwine with music and desire. Gary’s honest reflections on both bad and good decisions serve as a powerful reminder of the lessons we learn from the challenges of life. A must-read for everyone seeking inspiration out there!

Charmaine Tobey

‘2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees’ by Gary L. McDonald is a great book that highlights the power of self-discovery. Through different short stories, Gary highlights the importance of resilience and the value of learning from past experiences. This book is bound to take its place in your heart forever.

Delmar Byers

‘2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees’ by Gary L. McDonald is one of the best books I’ve read so far. This book is about an older man looking back at his life and remembering the bitter-sweet experiences. For people like me who love to read about others’ life experiences and learn from them – this book is a treasure read!

Shanna Margolis
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2nd Place
Finishes
And Bad Knees

Step onto the roller coaster ride of Gary’s life in “2nd Place Finishes and Bad Knees.” This collection of mini-stories follows Gary’s youth, filled with heart-pounding failures, life-altering lessons, hard-won acceptance, and ultimately, soaring triumphs. There are tales of a group of champion boys getting walloped by future Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Cardinals; of a short violinist who just wanted to dance with a tall blonde Double Bass player while the band played “Begin the Beguine”; of a skinny kid whose mighty curveballs compelled RubberArm to throw a high hard one, resulting in extra bases most of the time.

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