book coverAutographed by the author,
5.9 inches wide by 8.8 inches tall, soft cover, 200 pages, color and B&W photos inside

The Seven Secrets of the
Silver Shoes

AUTHOR: Joe Washington
PUBLISHER: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61777-303-7

COMMENTS AND REVIEWS: The Seven Secrets of the Silver Shoes should be required reading—it will give others an opportunity to see what I've known for more than forty years. Joe Washington is an enduring legacy and a blueprint on how to win at the game of life. – Barry Switzer, former head coach of the University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys

BOOK OVERVIEW: Joe Washington says that the seven "secrets" in his book are really not secrets at all. The principles outlined in these secrets have been around a long time. "I may have said and applied them a little differently in this book," he says, "but it still comes down to a few things: do your best always, get back up every time you get knocked down, dream big dreams. And for God's sake, treat people the way you want to be treated—be respectful, considerate, and nice to people."

Writing this autobiographical account of his experiences required the author to closely examine aspects of his life from years gone by. This self-examination helped him to realize the depth of love he received as a child and helped him to more appreciate the family that had raised him. A family that included parents that shielded him from the Jim Crow laws and segregation of 1960s Texas and who taught him he was equal to anyone on earth.

Much of the book's narrative recounts the experiences of the author's remarkable life and how those experiences were enhanced by the principles ("secrets") that he had learned. "The thought that someone's life could be changed for the better because of the principles that have guided my life, drove me to write this book," Washington says.