About the Author
Through his experiences in life, good and bad, Sheldon Chrysler has learned a great deal -- particularly that life may not be fair, and in some cases, it is very cruel, yet by persevering we can overcome almost any challenge put before us.
During the time Chrysler was dealing with his ups and downs, people often would ask him, “Sheldon, have you ever given any thought to writing a book based on all of what you’ve gone through?” His comeback would be, “No, I’d never given it a thought.” Their response would be, “You should.”
After Chrysler’s twin died, he published a book in March 2005. It was a technical book titled, “Technical Approaches to Radio Communications”, about troubleshooting and repair. At the time Chrysler completed the technical book, he was dealing with depression. One day, he had an appointment with his psychologist, Dr. Dorothy Hansen. Part of the discussion with her was why he didn’t give some thought to writing a book about himself and his late twin. He gave a great deal of thought to what his doctor had suggested.
So in June 2006, Chrysler began a personal journey of writing a book about his late twin brother (Barry) and himself.
Most all of Chrysler’s adult life, he’d been in business for myself. There would be a time however, that his business would cease to exist. At that time, he sought outside employment. The most memorable and enjoyable jobs he held were in teaching. His first teaching job was a Colorado Aero Tech in Broomfield, Colorado. He also taught at Emily Griffith Opportunity School and ITT Technical University, Denver, Colorado.
Chrysler’s first attempt at writing a book was titled, “A Trucker’s Guide to C.B.” About five years later, he revised its content, retitled and reprinted it as “Technical Approaches to Radio Communications”. He has subsequently written articles on Blogspot.com and Blogdrive.com.
When Chrysler began the task of writing the book about himself and his late twin, he often thought he would be able to complete it after a few days and nights of consistent writing. “Unlike writing my technical book, this book by far proved to be the most difficult I’d experience,” Chrysler said. “The reason is technical books have no emotion to them. In contrast, this book would prove to be quite a challenge in being able to get through the emotional part of it. There were times that I wouldn’t write for several days as I dealt with the emotional aspects of its content.” Nonetheless, he was determined and completed the manuscript.
It is Chrysler’s intent that through the book the reader comes to better understanding the behavior of twins and the feeling of a twin’s loss when one dies.