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Massengale, Joe 1930(?)-

Massengale, Joe 1930(?)-


Born c. 1930; son of Hugh Massengale (a farmer); children: six sons.


Home—Los Angeles, CA. Office—Joe's Expert Tree Service, 6033 Mecham Way, Los Angeles, CA 90043.


Joe's Expert Tree Service, Los Angeles, CA, owner, 1947—.


(With David Clow) Six Lessons for Six Sons: An Extraordinary Father, a Simple Formula for Success, foreword by George Foreman, Harmony Books (New York, NY), 2006.


One of thirteen children raised by a poor sharecropper in Depression-Era Texas, Joe Massengale managed to learn some tough lessons about character and determinedness from his father. While still a teenager, he took what he learned and moved to California. There, in 1947, he founded his own landscaping business, and through decades of hard work developed it into a multimillion dollar venture. In his book Six Lessons for Six Sons: An Extraordinary Father, a Simple Formula for Success, written with David Clow, Massengale tells his story to his sons, and his readers, sharing with them the lessons he has learned. A Publishers Weekly contributor considered Six Lessons for Six Sons a valuable book that offers "inspiring" reading. Seattle Medium writer Terri Schlichenmeyer also asserted that Massengale's book is "more than just six simple tenets for a good life"; it contains "dozens of ingredients for success." The reviewer concluded, "This book will inspire even the most hard-hearted reader."



Publishers Weekly, November 21, 2005, review of Six Lessons for Six Sons: An Extraordinary Father, a Simple Formula for Success, p. 35.


Seattle Medium Online, (March 26, 2006), Terri Schlichenmeyer, review of Six Lessons for Six Sons.

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