Mister B: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist

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by A. Lynn Byk

Mister B: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist

Mister B: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist

by A. Lynn Byk

In this 2016 Pinnacle Award Winner, timely Mister B: Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist charms the bejeebers out of the space-age and greatest generation!
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Blessed are the fathers who give a little more to family relationships. Blessed are they who seek scientific answers to life’s little perplexities!
When a faithful homemaker makes a new home with her father-in-law, a reliable old space engineer, they each discover why they might still matter. The 98-year old aerospace scientist gains a faithful chauffeur and cook, but he returns the favor by teaching his companion a few lessons of his own.
Mister B: Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist charms the bejeebers out of the Greatest Generation, WWII and the Cold War. In 2013, an old man's chauffeur-cum-cook begins to journal the story of Mister B.
Lynn Byk’s debut offers timely subject matter for adult children caring for parents and grandparents. With aging couched in the pillows of wit and kindness, MISTER B exudes inspiration from history. MISTER B rolls through controversies of old age with a humor that appeals to a variety of social circles. Joseph Byk was born in 1916, the Rhode Island son of Polish immigrants. Capture Mr. B from his hand-me-down-baggy-pants-poverty to becoming a self-made man who defies gravity. Who is parenting whom when the proof hits the pudding! This instructive and humorous aerospace memoir, Mister B, at 350 pages, is also available in audio, hardback, and offers historic photographs to back up each story. It can be found in the grumpy ol’ men’s section at your local bookstore.
After graduation, Mister B’s career begins with his childhood credentials as a paper boy. He is given a good ol’ boy’s recommendation on the back of a Rhode Island banker’s business card. With that reference to Vultee, in Downey, California, Joe helps to engineer basic trainer war planes. When at the beginning of WWII, he transfers to the Glen Martin Company in Baltimore, Maryland, he continues to perform stress analysis on space craft, ship bulkheads and airships throughout the cold war. He will eventually help to design the space shuttle Gemini, the tripod for the first moon landing gear of the Viking Lander and the beginnings of Google Earth. He helps to design the BT-13, the Vibrator, the repairs to the broken FDR carrier, and the first man-rated spacecraft capsule and dome. Now, at 98, Mister B is one heck of a grandpa!
For those who like real time literary wonders and humor, discover the ingenious Mister B.

Keynote
Like one of Aesop’s fables: when family members of a 98-year-old aerospace scientist decide to move in as his caretakers, he determines to live forever taking them with him for the ride of their lives.

Positioning
Mister B offers us a timely subject matter for adult children taking care of parents and grandparents. A list of book club questions can be found at http://www.CaptureMeBooks.com. Humorists and comedians on aging and science can find samples and excerpts there as well. For a limited time, social studies professors and teachers are offered one book at http://www.CaptureBookstore.com

Competition/Comparisons
Hidden Figures
No Highway in the Sky, Nevil Shute
Tuesdays with Morrie, [ Doubleday, print $10.00, ISBN:76790592X] 1997, In Print
Forrest Gump, [ Perch Creek Realty and Investment Corps., Vintage Books, print $10.50, ISBN: 0385231342] 1986, Currently In Print

Categories: Autobiography/memoir | Humor | Aerospace | WWII and Cold War.
LCSH: Aging parents-Family Relationships/ Engineers-Family relationships. | Older men-Family relationships. | Inter-generational relations.

LCC HQ1063.6 .B95 2016 (print) | LCC HQ1063.6 (ebook) | DDC 306.8740846-dc23 |
BISAC HUM011000 HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family

Other Book Information

Genres: Biography, Christian, Cooking, Gardening , Humour, Literature, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Short Stories

Google Category: Media > Books > Non-Fiction > Family Relationship Books

Pages: 350

ASIN: B01A60ZKV2

ISBN(10): 1516845293

ISBN(13): 9780997162509

Sales Rank: 389739

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