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A Boy from Cuba: Empowering Memoir Chronicles Author's Escape from Castro to Triumph in America; Proving Anyone Can Build a Happy & Harmonious Life

‘A Boy from Cuba: Events and People That Have Shaped My Philosophies’ is the culmination of a life’s-worth of success from a man originally destined for Communist control. Peter H. Sust escaped the island at the age of ten and has since built an exemplary life living his own American Dream. Sust’s memoir tells that fascinating story while empowering all readers to find the happiness and balance that exists in everyone. One reader went as far as suggesting that the book becomes required reading for every sixth-grader in the country.


Stockton, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/28/2014 -- Peter H. Sust and his family were some of the lucky few; escaping Cuba for the United States before Castro’s regime ruined their lives and their native country. As a ten-year-old landing on American soil, Sust was well aware that the journey to becoming a true American wouldn’t be easy, but it was something he would embrace with gusto. Now, looking back at his tumultuous yet ultimately-exemplary life, Sust has put pen to paper to share his story and inspire the world.

‘A Boy from Cuba: Events and People That Have Shaped My Philosophies’ goes beyond the typical memoir to give readers vital guidance on building a happy and well-adjusted life; something lost in today’s fast-paced and competitive world.


When he was just a boy, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara moved into Peter H. Sust’s small fishing village outside of Havana. Not long after, ten-year-old Peter was put on an airplane to the United States with his sister to escape Cuba after Castro’s takeover. Once in America, the young Cuban immediately began working to become an American, learning the language, customs, and laws of his new home. From a trip across the south from Florida to California at only eleven years old to the memorable characters he met working odd jobs in Stockton, California, Peter found that America had everything a boy could hope for—endless opportunity for those who weren’t afraid to work.

Peter picked up invaluable life lessons from both people and places as he worked his way through high school, the military, and a career in manufacturing. In his memoir, A Boy from Cuba: Events and People That Have Shaped My Philosophies, Sust shares those lessons, along with many entertaining personal anecdotes, to demonstrate all the things he has learned over the years that builds happiness and true prosperity in life.

“I have been afforded a life that I didn’t deserve but, to be honest, I put my success down to my own tenacity and perseverance. These are two skills often lost to modern society that deny people the happiness and balance they crave,” admits Sust. “I hope my story will inspire them to work on themselves and ultimately find contentment.”

Continuing, “Feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive, with many people commending the book for its ability to shape the outlook and behavior of the younger generation. I agree; it’s a sometimes hard-knocks lesson that will set them up for a life of abundance.”

Sust isn’t exaggerating. For example, childhood friend Benita Perkins Wykert comments, “This book of his, "A Boy From Cuba" is a must read. I think it should be mandated in every 6th grade class. Every child in every country can put this books message and use it as a format for a happy, well-adjusted life. I do highlight "HAPPY." has been three weeks since I picked up this book to read a chapter or two with my morning coffee and did not put it down until it was completed. I think of this book often since that morning. I think how it can better my own life even at this tender older age. It grows on you and it never stops plaguing the mind.”

Teddy M. Clawson adds, “Reading your book became such a personal experience for me that I was unable to make this an essay, review, or book report. Instead, this letter has to say that watching you become the man in this book, over half the span of my lifetime, has been a privilege. This book should be required reading in every high school English class!! The message is clear- what can be done with hard work, respect for the work of others, love of God, love of family, and love of country- all with common sense and a smile.”

With the book’s popularity increasing, interested readers are urged to purchase their copies as soon as possible.

‘A Boy from Cuba: Events and People That Have Shaped My Philosophies’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1sunYhl.

View the book trailer, here: http://youtu.be/ACKO9PSuPeY.

About Peter H. Sust
The author lives in California.