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Who's Publishing What: The Lucky Generation

Those born in America in the late 1920s to early 1940s were dubbed the Silent Generation. A generation small in number, too young to fight in World War II, too old to fight in Vietnam, were allegedly born at a time that set them up for success. A generation that wanted simple lives: to get married and have good jobs and save for their retirement.

Dean Norman is one of the Lucky Few. His memoir, The Lucky Generation  (Pegasus Publishers), is a collection of anecdotes from his childhood growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; his career as a greeting card writer for Hallmark Cards and American Greetings; and his adventures exploring the outdoors that inspired his comic strip “Wally's Woods.”

Including stories recounted by colleagues and friends, this is a lighthearted, humorous account of a man who, if granted one wish, would wish that every generation could be as lucky as his.

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