Mentor Hope Publishing
Oklahoma City-based business owner Tom Pace collaborates with local author Walter Jenkins to deliver “Mentor: The Kid & The CEO,” a slim slice of inspirational fiction with entrepreneurial appeal.
The narrator is Tony, a 19-year-old who lands in the Oklahoma County Jail for stealing a 12-pack of beer. His wayward direction in life is altered forever when an outside speaker named Malcolm befriends him; constantly plies him with self-help books to read, from the likes of Dale Carnegie; and encourages him to start his own landscaping business, one yard at a time. Betcha can’t guess how it ends.
Easily digestible, “Mentor” can be read in under an hour. Although the end is too pat and picture-perfect, it has its heart in the right place, and will best be enjoyed by those who know the seven habits of highly effective people as well as who moved the cheese.