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More About This Title Mister B.
Blessed are the engineers who give us some answers to life’s little perplexities! PRAISE FOR MISTER B: "Wow! What an amazing, delightful book! "A first-class example of a man from the Greatest Generation. We see almost of a century of tremendous mechanical and technological changes through the eyes of - literally - a rocket scientist." - Christine "...Byk fully constructs Mister B from the Rhode Island coastal awe in his voice to his penchant for mustard on a peeled egg. In these small, perfectly executed moments, Byk brings her fascinating family to life for readers with warm and genuinely funny wit..." - KIRKUS "A wonderful book, brimming with humor and spirituality. The characters are lovingly drawn and Byk provides her readers with a day-by-day recounting of how her life intersects with the indefatigable Mister B, whose memory seems almost photographic even at the age of 98! The book is enlivened by photographs from early-to-middle twentieth century America. A very worthwhile multi-generational read." -Jan Kalickion If you like Jimmy Stewart in No Highway in the Sky, (Nevil Shute) or The Millionaire Next Door, or Hidden Figures, you will love Mister B. - Tim Truong When a faithful homemaker makes a home with an old aerospace engineer, a surprising paradigm develops. The 98-year-old stress physicist gains a recalcitrant chauffeur and cook, yet he sets out to teach a few of his own life lessons, namely how to live forever. Eccentric as an old goat hanging from his toenails off the cliff's edge, Mister B proves he could care less about being politically correct. That's not Mister B's style. Can these mult-generational housemates discover why they still matter? Find out now, for the celebration of full life. The odyssey of Lynn Byk and Joseph Byk became a best-selling historic memoir in 2016 when it was received the Pinnacle Achievement Award. Mister B offers timely subject matter. With middle-age couched between the pillows of quirk and kindness, MISTER B's confessions roll tide through controversies of old age with a sticky humor that appeals to a variety of social circles. Capture Mister B springs from earthbound corners of bitter and sweet, in rope-tied-baggy pants, into a self-made man who learns to defy gravity. Born in 1916, Joseph Byk, the Rhode Island son of Polish immigrants, charms the bejeebers out of the Greatest Generation, World War II, and the Cold War. In 2013, an old man's new companion begins to journal Mister B's bygone era. His family ideals confront the independence of a younger generation as he reveals a lifetime of secrets. "Who is helping whom?" is the million-dollar question! This instructive and comedic memoir offers historic photographs. It can be found in the grumpy ol’ men’s section at your local bookstore. Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist inspires us to learn from history and science and to give a little more to multi-generational relationships.
Prior Berean Bookstore manager, Graduate of Denver Paralegal Institute and Colorado Christian University with a B.A. in Contemporary Composition, Contributor to Psalm-Hymns Worship Leader, Books 1, 2, & 3 (2016)
"It's Not Rocket Science To Launch Mister B as the 2016 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner in the category of Memoir!" -- NABE "This is a book - and a man - you won't forget. Mr. B is quite the character! I often found myself laughing out loud. I felt like the Byks were my neighbors by the end of the book, and I received a basic education in rocket science as well!" -- Sue Summers, Librarian Jeffco Schools "Lynn Byk's interactions with his stories are genuine and insightful. I was enthralled right to the end. Actually, there isn't an 'end' since Mister B continues to interact and challenge with his questions and idiosyncrasies." -- Sue Lockwood Summers, author of: Changing the World through Media Education, and Get Them Thinking! Use Media Literacy to Prepare Students for State Assessments