Building a better life when you’re born poor is hard enough… but when you’re held back because of your heritage and personal illnesses, the odds against you increase. Armand Miele beat the odds because he didn’t worry about them. He just forged ahead building friendships, building businesses and building a strong family. His book is a modern parable about building a better life when most paths seem blocked. The verb “build” is used intentionally here. Mr. Miele never forgot his start as a builder/handyman. He saw success in life not as a gift, or a right, or the result of good luck. It was something to be “built” one day at a time.