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WWII Vet Proves Life's Not About Where You Start, but Where You End Up in You Be the Judge


A WWII Vet, Ryland Holmes has been knocked down more times than he can count in his 85 years. Despite the obstacles, Holmes recounts his life and his successes in You Be the Judge.

West Babylon, NY, March 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- At 85, World War II veteran Ryland Holmes has seen a lot, been through a lot, and come through a lot. He has found himself at ground zero many times but he hopes this book will serve as an inspiration for others, especially young people, to never give up, no matter what. In You Be the Judge, published by Outskirts Press, Holmes shows you how with God's help and a belief in yourself you can truly succeed in your life.

Sometimes heartbreaking and always compelling, Holmes asks the question, what is the true meaning of success? Is it fame? Wealth and possessions? So many people measure their successes in those terms and feel stuck in a dead end when their lives fall short of lofty or misguided expectations, Holmes says.

“You have to decide for yourself what’s important in life. For me, it has been about dignity and – first and foremost – my family, not about wealth or business successes,” Holmes explains. “But in my opinion, it’s most important to make your choice based on your own standards, not society’s. If you follow society’s idea of success rather than your own, you won’t have the life you want. You will believe what others think about you and let them define you.”

In You Be the Judge, Holmes offers readers his secrets to overcoming obstacles, as well as a dose of history as it really happened. You Be the Judge can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-1565-8 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-4327-9878-9 Format: 6 x 9 hardback Retail: $19.95
Kindle eBook edition: Retail $4.99
Nook eBook edition Retail $4.99

Genre: Autobiography/Self-Help

About the Author: Ryland Holmes was born in New Jersey. He is 85 years old and is a veteran of World War II. He lives on Long Island with his wife of 50 years. This is Ryland Holmes’ first novel. For more information or to contact the author, visit http://www.outskirtspress.com/youbethejudge_rylandholmes.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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