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Massengale, Joe 1930(?)-

Massengale, Joe 1930(?)-


PERSONAL:

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

ADDRESSES:

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

CAREER:

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

WRITINGS:

(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.

SIDELIGHTS:

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."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


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

ONLINE


Seattle Medium Online,http://seattlemedium.com/ (March 26, 2006), Terri Schlichenmeyer, review of Six Lessons for Six Sons.

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