The book, "The Trek of a Retired Flak," tells about the life of a young woman who makes it in the business world despite the lack of a college education but by accumulating the necessary experience through sheer luck and opportunities placed in her path. Born in poverty, she managed to have streaks of luck follow her wherever she landed. Not realizing that luck would consistently follow her, she simply followed that streak until she reached the spot when she could no longer count on luck and bowed out when illness took over. A bit of fantasy propelled her into a career she grew to love. Buoyed by the natural stride of her life, she took advantage of every opportunity along the way. She met people she had only seen in the media, turning those meetings into positive experiences and making friends in the bargain. At age 15, she went to work in a mail room in a prestigious insurance agency and closed her career as president of her own company, hiring a crew of six people while taking on a few friends as part-timers who could apply their talents where needed. Their true stories cover a long period of time. Her background caught her in a forward spiral. There are a few stories among the myriad of those that could be told. We hope you enjoy them.