The United States has seen a terrible slump in almost all sectors of the economy in the 1980s. During this decade, the national debt ballooned, many industries folded and unemployment rate was at an all time high. Many families, especially from the poor and middle class, had difficulties making ends meet. This could be seen as the worst time in the US economy since the Great Depression.

Now, Americans are once again facing the brunt of yet another economic turmoil, what with the looming global financial crisis.

Set in the 1980’s, the Xlibris self-published book, ‘Another Sort of Life’ is where John Calvert shares the pains of being “down on one’s luck” as he joins many unfortunate others in a world where survival knows no right or wrong.

Breaking free from the comforts of a secure life in the academe, Calvert now struggles to make ends meet as he takes on different odd jobs – from car washing, door-to-door selling, janitorial services, field work to even selling his own blood.

Humorously written, Another Sort of Life gives you light of the dark side of the 1980s and a comparison of how poor and middle class people from then keep up with the pace with those of today.

Another Sort of Life is published by Xlibris.

About Xlibris

Xlibris was founded in 1997 and, as the leading publishing services provider for authors, has helped to publish more than 20,000 titles. Xlibris is based in Bloomington, IN and provides authors with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound, and full-color formats.

For more information, please visit the book publisher’s website, e-mail pressrelease@xlibris.com or call at 1-888-795-4247, to receive a free publishing guide.

By: Michael McCain

About the Author:

Xlibris is a book publisher founded in 1997 and, as the leading publishing services provider for authors, has helped to publish more than 20,000 titles. Xlibris is based in Bloomington, IN and provides authors with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound, and full-color formats.