Award Winner My Life as a Banker by Brenda Mohammed is more than just a fascinating Memoir.
Because it is about A Life Worth Living.
My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living was voted Best Bio/Memoirs Second place in Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2016.
Brenda proved that hard work and determination pay, as she moved up the ranks, and received several promotions, leading up to senior managerial status.
Read about Brenda's first mega trip abroad to New York, Canada, London, Germany, and Holland, as well as other fabulous vacations she enjoyed.
How and where she met her husband and other wonderful family memories will interest readers.
Brenda describes changes in the banking system and changes in the bank's attitude to its employees throughout her working years in a Trinidad bank with ties to the United Kingdom.
Life is not always perfect and there were sad moments that will tug at your heart.
Read how the power of prayer worked in Brenda's life.
Inspiring and eminently interesting story
By Kato's Revenge on June 26, 2016
For those of us who are not in the banking industry, and for me, especially living in a country where the capital is the financial hub of the country (perhaps the world) you might think a story called My Life As A Banker would be too dry to enjoy.
Author Brenda Mohammed has written quite a few books across different genres. This book is a relatively quick read but readers can be taken along her life's journey as they turn the pages.
I found myself more interested in the 'Life Worth Living' elements of the book. I congratulate her hard work which allowed her to work in the banking industry and get promoted. But I was more interested in the personal side of things, for example how she met her husband (that's an excellent segment of the book) and also attaining her strict father's support for the marriage.
The author's approach to writing this memoir is direct and therefore one imagines this is how she would speak in real life. But the tale is told with such verve and energy, it is an enjoyable book that people will find much to like.
The real life stories contained within are things we can all relate to. Things such as ending up in a great city like Toronto, but being sick at the time and told 'you shouldn't go out then'. But this is not the author's approach to life. If you have read her Travel Memoir With Pictures, you will understand what an accomplished traveller this lady is.
There's some surprisingly gory scenes in the book, tempered by some poignant sadness around certain family members, as well as the central theme of how the author made her living in the banking sector.
It's an interesting and very readable memoir from one of the more creative authors out there.
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Letter from my Alma Mater:
The Staff and students of St. Augustine Girls' High School wish to thank you for your generous contribution [ 10 books] of your Memoir, "My Life as a Banker - A Life worth Living." Thus far the reviews of the students and staff who have read the book have been favourable and enthusiastic. The library is looking forward to keeping in contact with you in the future and sharing more of your literary endeavours with our SAGHS community. Once again we appreciate your generosity and interest in our school and for this, we offer our heartfelt thanks.
My Life as a Banker : A Life worth living was voted second best Bio/memoir in Metamorph Publishing Summer Indie Book awards 2016