Life’s Journey Through the Absurd Told With Sophistication and Wise-Ass Humor
David Sahud was a retired businessman with extensive background as CEO of several companies in the plastic films and insulation industries. He had a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a second Masters in Management Engineering.
David spent his free time writing short stories, traveling and avoiding the cold weather.
Most importantly, David was also a loving, wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor to all those who knew him and loved him. (1929 – 2012) Much appreciation and gratitude to his granddaughter, my daughter, Isabelle, who took time out of her busy schedule pursuing a PhD in bio research (she inherited her aptitude for science from her grandfather) to lovingly and carefully proof-read his manuscript to make sure it meets the high standards of perfection that his stories and memory deserve.
David’s stories are engaging, entertaining, and full of both true and embellished historical facts. Growing up during the depression as a Jewish boy with an Arabic-sounding name, in what he describes as a dysfunctional family environment, gave him a ton of fodder for his stories. His stories appeal to the Jewish population who will recognize similar experiences that they have gone through in their lives. Retired folks will definitely be able to relate to many of the stories and their children will enjoy reading them so they can try to understand their parents (and get a glimpse of what they don’t realize yet; that they, too, will be able to relate soon). Business people will be inspired by David’s innate ability to turn even the most dire circumstance into a win-win. (Silent Messages) Young, middle-aged, elderly, Jewish, non-Jewish, baby boomers, folks who grew up during the depression, business people, men, and women will ALL find David’s stories not only enjoyable but also will see parts of their own lives that parallel the times of his life cleverly depicted in humorous, engaging, and partially auto-biographical tales.
David was a HUGE fan of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David who both talk about “nothing” and make it hysterical. Many of David’s stories emulate these two celebrity’s styles while making fun of himself and others in whatever particular niche of life his story involves. Restaurant Rows takes the simple decision of deciding where to have dinner and makes a megillah out of it. Just Bitching and Moaning will sound very familiar to the snowbirds who make the same trek every year from their homes in the cold weather to Florida where it is warm. His stories are timeless and have universal appeal.