BOOK REVIEW ’13 BILLION TO ONE’ by RANDY RUSH

13 Billion To One by Randy Rush 

Publisher: Rantanna Media (June 24, 2020) 

Category: Memoir 

Tour Dates June and July 2020 

ISBN: 978-1-9992524-0-3 

Available in Print, Audiobook, and ebook, 283 pages 

’13 Billion to One’ by Randy Rush

A Riveting Story About Grit, Determination and the Refusal to Give In or Give Up — No Matter How Great the Odds.

As a welfare kid who grew up in the streets, Randy Rush had to fight for everything he got and knew what it was like to struggle. So, when he was suddenly handed $50 million in tax-free money, he vowed to use his new-found wealth to help others. But what he didn’t see coming was Jeremy Crawford.

In his gripping, adrenaline-packed memoir, Rush takes readers on his rocket-fueled journey after a trip to the corner grocer to buy food for his beloved cat, Conway Kitty, leads to the discovery that he has won Canada’s $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.

Soaring on a seemingly endless endorphin high, Rush spends the months following his win traveling, feeding his passion for rare sports cars, considering charitable causes, and splurging on friends — paying off their debts and even giving them a free place to stay in million-dollar homes. But his world comes crashing down when he discovers that Dave Crawford, a man he loved like an older brother and had generously provided for, has served him up to his con artist son, Jeremy — who scams Rush out of nearly $5 million.

Reeling from Dave’s betrayal and fueled by the discovery that the Crawfords are serial con artists who have devastated the lives of more than a hundred others, Rush embarks on a mission to take his adversaries down. But as his quest for justice drags on, his festering rage reaches a boiling point and he is faced with a choice: Let the Crawford’s cons destroy him or re-focus his attention on doing good in the world and enjoying the enormous gift he has been given.

Book Review of ‘13 Billion To One’ by Randy Rush

13 Billion to One by Randy Rush is a dream come true story about Randy Rush who one a tax-free lottery of $50 million, something most of us only fantasize about. But Randy learned some very hard lessons about trusting those close to you in business dealings where nearly $5 million is concerned!

Randy has done a good job of detailing what happened in his experience investing money with people professing to have his best interests in mind, to love him, and to be his trusted friends. Business, money, and friends (and family) very rarely mix! Randy’s trusting nature and good heart made him an easy mark for heartache and a drawn-out legal battle.

Randy’s true heart wins out in the end and his bad experiences in investing in friends doesn’t keep him from pursuing his true calling which makes this book worth reading in the end!

I ended up enjoying ‘13 Billion to One’ by Randy Rush and I think you will too! I recommend you pick it up today!

Reviews by Room With Books gives ’13 Billion to One’ by Randy Rush four steaming hot cups of coffee!

©July 15, 2020

Advance Praise for ‘13 Billion To One’ by Randy Rush

“The story is nicely balanced, well organized, and crisply told, and the author is a sympathetic figure who finally seems to have found his purpose. Readers will find ‘13 Billion to One’ a delightful read—one that also includes an invaluable cautionary tale about people and money.”-BlueInk Review

“Randy Rush’s engaging memoir 13 Billion to One is about a win so big that the resultant money seemed inexhaustible….an absorbing memoir about a windfall that leads to considerations of what really matters in life.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews

About Randy Rush

Randy Rush is on a mission to stop white collar crime and other social injustices by exposing them to the world. He recently founded Rantanna Media, a mission-driven publishing and production company, to give victims a voice and raise widespread awareness about the devastating impact of these crimes. Randy is also committed to transforming the lives of children in Africa by providing them the education, love and hope they need to succeed. He divides his time between Canada and Europe. 

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Food for Thought from Richard Steinitz

Dear Friends and Acquaintances!
Some of you have been connected to me for many years now, and some of you are new friends. You are all important to me.
I want to share with you some thoughts that I have collected. All I ask is that you take a minute or two of your time, and think about these.
Picture #1: Did you know?
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 (PS – Many published authors make less than $1000 a year – and many even less!)
Picture #2: Rules of Reviewing
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I am sending you these thoughts, since most people in the world have little idea of what the book business has become. Twenty years ago, there were tens, or perhaps a couple of hundred thousand books published annually.

FACTS: Bowker reports that over one million (1,052,803) books were published in the U.S. in 2009, which is more than triple the number of books published four years earlier (2005) in the U.S. (April 14, 2010 Bowker Report). According to UNESCO’s Worldometer, this year (2016), 1,776,321 books were published.
The numbers are huge, and astounding. Seems like a large percentage of the people on this planet are sitting at home, writing books!
A large percentage of these books will never sell more than 50 or 100 copies (mainly to friends and family) and that’s probably a good thing (probably not everyone who writes a book should be allowed to …).
However, deep in these huge numbers are many books that are really good, worthwhile reading, and yet probably will not sell many more copies, since no-one knows about them and how good they are. In the good old days, one could depend on book reviews published in the newspapers to suggest what was worth reading and what wasn’t. But today, that just doesn’t work. Think about how many reviewers it would take to review 1.7 MILLION books a year.
So statistics and algorithms have taken over and that’s what most readers will depend on. But this is a viscious circle – the more copies you sell, the higher you get in the statistics, and the higher you get in the statistics, the more you sell. And that’s where friends and connections come in. If authors were to depend only on word of mouth recommendations, next to no books would ever be sold. We need, nay depend on our statistical standings at places like Amazon. And the standings depend on readers’ reviews (as opposed to professional book reviewers in the newspapers).
We authors have to spend hours and dollars in attempts at getting people to read and recommend our works. Time which should be put to use doing better things (like writing more books that are hard to sell). It’s a hard, hard task and near to impossible to do, without a little help from our friends. And if we are already on the topic of money, think about this. Most people in the developed world spend more money DAILY on beverages (coffee/tea and soft-drinks) than it costs to buy an e-book. E-books count for statistics just like printed books.
I hope this message doesn’t come across too much like a begging or pleading letter, but to an extent it is. If you like to read, and like to read good books, then take some time to think about what I have written.
I hope you take this in the spirit it was meant, and if you have anything nice to say, please feel free to write back to me.
All the best!
Richard Steinitz
richard@lpagroup.biz