Orison Swett Marden

In the words of Wdydfae’s blurb generator, “. . . a rags to riches tale that could just change your life . . .”. This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.

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Before personal success author, Napoleon Hill, there was Orison Swett Marden.

No matter how much you may know about a subject, if it does not happen to interest those to whom you are talking, your efforts will be largely lost. “No matter how much you may know about a subject, if it does not happen to interest those to whom you are talking, your efforts will be largely lost.”

Financial set-backs, no sweat. Fires burning his hotels to the ground, no sweat. Earning four degrees from well known universities while working full time, no sweat.

Born in 1848, his early years marked by tragedy. His mother died when he was three, his father died when he was seven. He and his sisters were passed from guardian to guardian. Orison eventually working for five different families as a hired boy to earn his way.

It was a discovery in the attic of one of his guardian’s homes when he was a teenager that changed his life. He found a tattered copy of a book entitled “Self-Help” by…

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Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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