|About the Book|
A. Sapps Fables (author Francis A. Sapp) - a book of home-grown philosophy: wise, witty,and poignant. The author is bemused by our foibles (including his own!)- he helps us learn about our vulnerability while embracing our humanity.Francis A. Sapp,MoreA. Sapps Fables (author Francis A. Sapp) - a book of home-grown philosophy: wise, witty,and poignant. The author is bemused by our foibles (including his own!)- he helps us learn about our vulnerability while embracing our humanity.Francis A. Sapp, master plumber, master gardener, master woodsman, wrote his sayings over a 15 year period, on all kinds of paper and stored them in an old cardboard box. These treasures were rescued, sorted through the 1,500 plus quotes, and put in titled chapters. Whew!FABLES is endorsed by:Kevin Ferris, commentary editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Back in my army days, Francis Sapp gave me one of his sayings, The most exotic plant can thrive among the rocks. I carried it in my wallet for years, not sure if I was the exotic plant or one of the rocks. And reading A.SAPPS FABLES brings back more fond memories. There is much inspiration in this book.Barbara Robinson, a noted childrens author (The Best Christmas Pageant Ever), Berwyn, PA: As Ive dipped into it, Ive stuck sticky notes on pages that especiallydelighted me...sometimes for his wit, sometimes for his wisdom, always for what he says in so few words about our human condition...and conditions.Harold E. Sweetman, Ph.D, Executive Director of Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA, ...the chapter IN THE GARDEN impresses me with an insightfulness that can only come from years of cultivating soil and nurturing plants - empirical observations with great clarity and understanding...The diverse subjects...entertains and makes the reader think while reflecting one individuals unique philosophical understanding of the world.Andrea Gilbert, President of Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA: A charming, witty collection of reflections of life. Perfect for a summer afternoon in the hammock. Aesop beware!Eric I. Aguiar, Venture Capitalist, New Canaan, CT: A. SAPPS FABLES is a book of robust humor and deep humanity. This is one venture I strongly recommend!Heres some content samples:Self: Ive been pushed,Ive been shoved.But I have lived--Ive been loved.Marriage: My wife:Without her, Im lost,With her, Im confused.Pets: It will help you endureWhether in joy or in strife,When the wet nose of a dogIs part of your life.Gardens: Happiness is the first red tomato!