A personal story of triumph that will lift you from defeat to success. The son of a janitor, a college drop-out, who turned failure into success. Ed Eisen was fired as a DJ, failed as a video producer, and nearly failed as a husband until he met an award-winning journalist from the New York Times who set him on a new path. An inspirational talk that moves audiences from road blocks to out-of-the box thinking. Ed faced countless setbacks in a 52-year career as a communicator: a newspaper that folded, a new career ended almost as abruptly as it began, a son who died of melanoma at 33. And the list goes on. How Ed Eisen overcame life's hurdles and succeeded will make you laugh, will make you cry, will inspire you to reach for new heights.