One Man in His Time…: A Memoir

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Michael Audain has lived half a dozen packed lives in his eighty-five years. His story comes from a lonely childhood in England to a spell in jail when he joined the Civil Rights Movement in the American South to a series of careers in education and then takes a sharp right turn to property development.

Along the way, he traveled the globe in the less familiar places to stay on Ireland’s magical Achill island and to barely miss the impact of the 2004 Thailand tsunami that killed over 200,000 people.

Still in the prime of life, he took on the challenge to become Vancouver’s leading urban property magnate. He shared his personal art collection by opening a museum and was later invited to serve on the Board of the National Gallery of Canada.

With maybe a little support from friends, he penned a memoir in a series of short bursts of memory. His enthusiasm undiminished suggests Mike Audain might blow his own trumpet, but this can be denied unequivocally. The pages reveal disarming humility which, mingled with his sense of humor, shows his ability to laugh at the bad times he encountered along the way, making enlightening evidence of what a long life can accomplish.

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Author Michael Audain
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Douglas & McIntyre
Publish Date 17-May-2022
ISBN 9781771623001 Buy this Book
Issue September 2022
Category Biographies & Memoirs