I Had My Cake and Ate It Too

Thanks to My Angels

by Terrence Boyle



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/24/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 72
ISBN : 9781665703772
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 72
ISBN : 9781665703789

About the Book

If you do what you love and love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

It’s simple advice, but it proved to be a game changer for Terrence Boyle, who looks back at his unlikely life of going from a high school dropout to a successful IBM systems programmer in this memoir.

During his hardscrabble life growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey, he found there was never a shortage of things to do: From sledding, to climbing cliffs, to enjoying Tom Sawyer-like adventures with his friends, there was never a dull moment.

In looking back at his life, he pays tribute to all the angels in his life, including his mom, his wives, various friends and employers, and others.

He also looks back at a varied career, which included adventures in real estate, rebuilding houses, and working his dream job at IBM.

The author quit smoking cigarettes on April 7, 1985. One year later, almost to the day, he lost his son to AIDs. He thought if he could survive the death of his 23-year-old son without smoking again, which he did, he would have beat the habit for life,”

Join the author as he looks back at a wonderful life filled with angels who allowed him to have his cake and eat it too!

About the Author

Terrence Boyle was born to a large family in an inner
city. His father was a security guard for The Railway Express Agency and his mother was a housewife. While his family was poor, they were always happy. He left high school early to start life with his first love, and that is when he grew up.

After 9 years of rebuilding automatic transmissions, the last 4 of which he managed an AAMCO Transmission shop, he attended computer programming classes. That was his entrance into a position at IBM, eventually as a Systems Programmer, where he retired after 30 years, the most wonderful job he could imagine. He continued rebuilding automatic transmissions part time for 9 years, until his IBM salary supported his family.