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1 DOHERTY, Ralph It's More Fun to Be a Winner. First Edition, Signed
Lancelot Press, Hantsport, NS, 1981, ISBN:0889991472 1981 0889991472 / 9780889991477 
DOHERTY, Ralph. It's More Fun to Be a Winner. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1981). First Edition. Pp. (3),4-134,(2). 8vo (142 x 200 mm) white matte, textured, printed card covers, rust-brown borders to front cover (around a b&w photo of Doherty), with black lettering to covers & to white spine.

Ralph Arnold Doherty (b. December 29, 1928, Pickets Cove, Queen's Co., New Brunswick - d. July 22, 2002, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia} was living in Halifax at the time of publication.

"Poverty, years in an orphanage, sickness and sanitarium confinement, marital troubles were among the problems that confronted the author. Yet his sense of humor and courage gave him a zest for living and enabled him to win many friends and advance in a satisfying career." - from the front cover.

"It's More Fun to Be a Winner is the story of a man who had more than his share of hardships but whose courage overcame each set-back and made him stronger. In a frank and vivid way, Ralph Doherty tell his own unusual story.

Born in New Brunswick, his family was so poor that the total amount they had for all living expenses was $13 a month. He gives a gripping account of his life in an orphanage and later describes his experiences in the Kentville Sanitarium. He tells the sad tragic story of his first marriage and of raising and supporting a large family despite sickness and financial problems.

He met each situation with courage. He never became embittered, and with hope and faith he overcame his problems and learned from each experience. His constructive philosophy has brought him many rewarding friendships and a career in the jewellry business." - from the rear cover.

1. Early Years;
2. Orphanage;
3. Work;
4. Sanitarium;
5. Marriage;
6. The Jewellery Business [working at G.B. Murphy's at the Portland Street, Dartmouth shop;
7. To Saint John Again;
8. Marriage Problems;
9. The Kentville San [Kentville Sanitarium];
10. Picking Up the Threads;
11. Daily Trials and Rewards;
12. Tragedy and Triumph.

Very good. Signed, with inscription, by Doherty. 25.00



Price: 25.00 CDN
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