Over the last few months I've spent hundreds of dollars having professional reviewers critique The Common Man. They can't seem to believe it's true. They try to explain it as a novel, fiction posing as a memoir, or, strangely, as an allegory. I no longer want their opinion. I want your feedback.
I know it sounds like hype, but as American as apple pie The Common Man (soft cover, 308 pages) may be the most important new book of our generation. I feel so strongly you must read it that for a limited time you can download a PDF version for free (just click "Order Book" in the top menu).
The Common Man is an autobiography with more than a hundred personal stories of humor and disappointment - but it's much more than that. Are you ready for a message from God?
Hi. I'm Melvin Valkner, CPA (brief biography is at the bottom of page). I didn't set out to write a book. Sorting through the confusion of life, I just started journaling, trying to make sense of everything.
The first half of the book, God & Home, details my coming home from Vietnam disillusioned and using drugs. It is my testimony of accepting and growing in Christ as Lord and doing my best to follow his teachings. Life can be very tough - and messy.
Jesus said we would have tribulation. Wow, was he right! Enduring the death of a child, several business failures and job losses, I have proof this is true. My prayers were often desperate cries for help. Reading the Bible through in its entirety more than 30 times over the years, I learned to listen to God.
The second half, God & Country, has a central message about restoring The American Dream. Awaking after a very vivid dream night I was stunned when God asked me, "Are you ready to go to Washington?" But I was not interested in laying out problems with no real answers like today's typical politicians. Seeking Constitutional Solutions for our nation's political ills while running for U.S. Congress what I found surprised me, and I'm sure will enlighten you. The truth is exposed.
I know it sounds radical, but for over 100 years the American People have been systematically scammed of their liberty by "Pinkos," progressive Democrats and Republicans. (Believe me, this book spares neither major political party.) If you believe there is no conspiracy to take away our rights and reduce the people once again to serfs, you are naive - and wrong. The United States has strayed far from the "original intent" of the Founding Fathers. And I have the proof.
Reducing complicated concepts to basic elements, I explain them in very simple terms. The Common Man not only highlights where we have gone astray and the ramifications, but how to get the nation back on track. Yet, even with more than 60 footnotes, The Common Man is not dry academic research. This is a book you can't put down, wonderfully entertaining. See reviews below.
Again, I had no intention of going this route when I was in the midst of journaling. But when God spoke to me, I rose to the challenge and did the research yet put my findings in an easily understood, enjoyable format. I cannot emphasize it enough, you must read this book.
Again, if you would like a free PDF, just click "Order Book" in the top menu. You can order a printed version of The Common Man book via this website for $14.99 with free shipping and the book will be autographed. The Common Man can also be purchased on Amazon for a list price of $14.99 plus shipping. An ePub version is available here for only $1.49. A Kindle version is on Amazon for $2.99 list price.
Are you ready for renewal? Don’t just complain. Understand what must be done. Will you join me to turn this nation around? Read the book, The Common Man, then decide.
Sincerely, Melvin Valkner
What a character! - Rich Bowman
A fascinating story, enjoyed it - Joe Sanger
Can't wait to get home and read more - Melissa Ball
Finally, someone who has a clue - Richard Henderson
You have experienced much, thank you for sharing - John Briggs
First book I've read cover to cover in twenty years! - Ken Jamison
Cannot help but be compelled to a clear course of action - TL Adamson
About Melvin Valkner:
Melvin Valkner, CPA is a life-long resident of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. After serving in the U.S. Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany, he attended Western Michigan University (WMU) graduating with the double majors of political science and philosophy. Returning to WMU for two more years of business and accounting classes he eventually became a CPA and tax professional.
Leaving public accounting he became a healthcare administrator, financial executive in manufacturing, education and service industries, entrepreneur and author. He is a former First Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTPM.org), Michigan's affiliate of the national Constitution Party. He remains Chairman of the Kalamazoo County affiliate. Those duties are unrelated to The Common Man, which is dedicated to restoring The American Dream.
The Common Man® is a registered trademark of Melvin Valkner.
Melvin Valkner, The Common Man available in printed copy on TheCommonMan.org and both Kindle eBook and printed copy on Amazon.
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