A Fortunate Life

Author Fred H. Rohn grew up on Hurden Street in Hillside, New Jersey, a place that played a pivotal role in his upbringing.

From bike rides and street games in Hillside, to marriage and children in the town of Madison, Rohn shares his experiences of growing up during the Depression, attending college, serving in the Navy, embarking on a business career, and marrying his best friend and high school sweetheart.

Offering an important historical perspective on growing up in the twentieth century, this memoir shares what Rohn considers to be the factors of a fortunate life. Interspersed with photographs from past and present, he shows how one small life fits, as a microcosm, into the fabric of family, friends, and an ever-changing world environment.


"A thoughtful, funny, and insightful look at a great life. The blend of the author's areas of interests and expertise was enlightening. I particularly enjoyed the sections on growing up and the short stories at the end." - Amazon Reader

"This memoir was a quick though enjoyable read. I admire Rohn's impeccable writing and the way he shares his highlights and beliefs of a life well-lived. His strong work ethic, his love of family and friends, and his values surrounding the importance of a solid education and community service are quite evident in these pages. Interesting, also, were his thoughts and predictions for the next century. I can only hope he is right about many of them. As I read, I couldn't help but notice how many of Rohn's likes and views coincided with my father's, the enjoyment of the swing music of the big band era (my father learned the saxophone because of it), active involvement in the community, and baseball, to mention just a few. All in all, this is a loving and valuable gift of record for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."  - Jennifer Kelland Perry, Author

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About Fred H Rohn

Fred H. Rohn was born, grew up, married, and raised a family in New Jersey. He is a husband, father, grandparent, accountant, author and venture capital investor. He still enjoys living in Madison, New Jersey.

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