"Brent Cassity was born to succeed yet that success bred a nightmare that brought his whole world crashing down around him. Nightmare Success: Loyalty, Betrayal, Life Behind Bars, Adapting, and Finally Breaking Free is his inspiring story of how he lifted himself up from the darkest days, amidst the greatest of betrayals, and survived. His simple message: to always have a plan, set goals to strive for and be willing to adapt, will help others see that second chances are just one step forward. You just need the courage to take that step. Nightmare Success is a captivating memoir and a cautionary business thriller that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next and how will Cassity break free from his nightmare and triumph."
-Adrienne Sparks, Principal, Sparks Marketing Consultancy
“When faced with adversity Brent Cassity chose to be a survivor not a victim as he navigated the collapse of his business empire, financial ruin, and a heartbreaking family betrayal that could have crushed him. In his memoir Nightmare Success: Loyalty, Betrayal, Life Behind Bars, Adapting, and Finally Breaking Free, Brent Cassity shows us that if you have the gumption and faith to lift yourself up, take one step at a time, one day at a time, you can find your way to the other side and have hope for a better tomorrow.”
- Kathi Koll, Founder, The Kathi Koll Foundation, Supporting Caregivers in Need, and award-winning author of Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Caregiving
"The title was catchy. It intrigued me to start reading. What is "Nightmare Success" about? My short answer is that your worst nightmare or fears can be what helps brings you success. And another takeaway had to do with being resilient. The ability to bounce back, or even higher, after a major setback is a clear message that comes from this book. The author shares his deepest feelings about what he was going through during his time in prison. And now he's out and shares it with the world.
While this may not be the typical book I read, I became engrossed in it because of Cassity's story and what he learned during an obviously difficult and trying time. I've read books about overcoming obstacles. Most of these have come in the form of setbacks due to losing a job, losing a loved one, having a physical handicap, etc. This author's journey takes us through a different type of obstacle. He came out on the other side of it, a better person than when he entered into it.
I found the book to be fascinating and motivating. Resilience is an important topic of the day. Many of us are going through some trying times. Here's another lesson, presented in a very different way, that will give you a different perspective (unless you've been to prison) that will help you grow."
- Shep Hyken, award-winning keynote speaker and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author
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