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Autobiography “Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty” by Author Sherwin P. Brown Bookshelves This Summer

Riveting, Uplifting and Humorous Autobiography “Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty” by Author Sherwin P. Brown Finds Its Way to Bookshelves Everywhere This Summer

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Available NOW at and everywhere books are sold:  This rags-to-riches autobiography has a major twist; it starts in Jamaica. “Jamerican” follows the improbable true-life journey of Sherwin Brown, who grew up the poorest of the poor in an already poverty-stricken country — Jamaica. This book will inspire, educate and entertain, all at the same time. Mr. Brown writes with such an easy style, one feels like he’s sitting right there telling you the story in person.

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Reminiscent of “The Pursuit of Happyness,” Brown’s auto-biography ( follows his roller coaster life from poverty to the heights of white collar American success: a top, award-winning stockbroker. Along the way, we see the influences and experiences that shape his life—a hardworking dad and schoolteacher mom; selling vegetables at the side of the road in Jamaica; and chance meetings that changed his life. Jamerican is a pure delight, often funny, sometimes sad, and ultimately an uplifting view of what the human spirit can do.

About the Author: Sherwin immigrated to the US in 1982 and earned a BS in Accounting from The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1987. After a short career in accounting, he moved into financial advising and management and rose to the heights of his profession, becoming the Number #1 stockbroker in America.

What makes his journey all the more interesting is the sheer poverty in which Sherwin was raised. His story is a blueprint, which demonstrates that optimism and hard work still pays off.  Jamerican is a pure reading joy, and is difficult to put down once it is started.


“Have you ever found yourself slowing your reading pace because you don’t want a book to end? That’s what happened to me with this book. I picked this book up because I enjoy inspirational biographies and have an interest in Jamaican culture, both. Mr. Brown’s book is never dull – it’s an extremely interesting read… and very well written. His intellect, sense of humor, integrity and positivity shine through: A remarkable human being.” Mary Woodward, Edina, Minnesota, USA

The book is available worldwide, but in Jamaica:

Mr. Brown presently makes his home in Boca Raton, Florida, with his Russian-born wife Dinara, and their son, Thomas. Sherwin enjoys cooking, writing, and cheering on Thomas’s sports—basketball in particular. He has already published a financial investment book, “Safer 401(k) Investing: How to Protect Your Investments from the Greed of Wall Street and the Government,” and Sherwin and Thomas actively write a series of children’s books together, with two currently in print: “The Next Door Neighbor Cats with the Funny Names,” and “Why Do We Eat Animals?”


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