ePub ✓ Finders Keepers The Story of a Man Who Found 1 Million 224 pages

kindle ✓ Finders Keepers The Story of a Man Who Found 1 Million à Mark Bowden

Everyone from his girlfriend to total strangers to the two neighborhood kids who were with him when he found it Loaded with intrigue and suspense Finders Keepers is the remarkable tale of an ordinary man faced with an extraordinary moral dilemma and the fascinating reactions of the family friends and neighbors to whom he turn In Mark Bowden’s FINDERS KEEPERS a South Philly loser becomes a folk hero when he finds 12 million that fell off an ard car In 1981 the economy in Philadelphia was like a Bruce Springsteen song—jobs that have sustained families for years have disappeared and they aren’t coming back That puts people like 28 year old JOEY COYLE on the streets without too many options Joey never finished high school but on the docks he was respected for his almost supernatural knowledge of machinery Unemployed he just another speed freak And he’s getting into a downward spiral—using all his money to buy meth and then borrowing from his dealersThis story really is kind of irresistible Joey is a natural born loser although he has charm to burn There’s literally no one with a bad word for him even when he’s at his most “hopped up” from the drug he calls ‘blow” There are moments in this strange saga where we’re almost doubled over laughing—from his manic search to find a suitable hiding place for the money to his attempts to shove money into his clothes at the airport before resorting to donning panty hoseJoey himself is a complex character He’s a guy who completely believes that finding the money was a sign from God and a payoff for many years of hard work And he isn’t afraid of hard work It’s being laid off from the docks that caused a lot of his problems He’s a guy who’s true to his neighborhood a guy who has big plans but not the wherewithal to pull those plans offHis friends are all losers too—from his junky girlfriend Linda a teenager who’s juggling him with another suitable guy to the friend who makes plans to turn him in almost as soon as he gets some of the money in his hand What makes the story work is that Joey IS lovable and what happens after he gets the money couldn’t have been made upBowden who wrote BLACK HAWK DOWN and KILLING PABLO is a fine writer and his non fiction reads like the best kind of page turning fiction You will be caught up in this book And wish Joey well

mobi Finders Keepers The Story of a Man Who Found 1 Million

Finders Keepers The Story of a Man Who Found 1 MillionTold in riveting novelistic detail by the author of the best seller Black Hawk Down Finders Keepers is the widely acclaimed true story of an incredible week in the life of Joey Coyle a down and out longshoreman from working class South Philadelphia One afternoon just blocks from his home Coyle found two curious yellow contain I think most people have had the wouldn't it be great if I found a million dollars? dream 'Finders Keepers' is the story of Joey Coyle a man whose million dollar dream comes true The catch? He's too strung out on drugs and mentally disturbed purportedly to do anything logical or constructive with money He just gets higher and paranoid than usual and somehow manages to misplace a good chunk of it How NOT to steal a million right?In the epilogue the author states that 'Finders Keepers' was initially a newspaper serial I think he should have kept it that way There just isn't enough here to make 'Finders Keepers' a riveting read I spent most of the book frustrated with Coyle's stupidity

Mark Bowden à Finders Keepers The Story of a Man Who Found 1 Million text

ePub ✓ Finders Keepers The Story of a Man Who Found 1 Million 224 pages ¶ Told in riveting novelistic detail by the author of the best seller Black Hawk Down Finders Keepers is the widely acclaimed true story of an incredible week in the life of Joey Coyle a down and out longshoreman from working class SErs containing 12 million in unmarked money from a casino They had just fallen off the back of an ard truck Even before news of the missing money exploded across the headlines Detective Pat Laurenzi was working around the clock to track it down Joey Coyle meanwhile was off on a bungling misadventure sharing his windfall with This is the story of a guy who find a million dollars that fell out of the back of an ard truck and all of the drama that ensues as he tries desperately to keep it for himself