This book chronicles the story of an orphan raised by a wise, loving and caring lady called Elisabeth, who recognized his talent and developed in him the essential qaulities of discipline and character that turned virtue into accomplishment. Even though she could not read or write, readers will find Elisabeth a uniquely wise woman whose guidance and influences created the foundations that helped the author overcome challenges and adversity in life and live up to changes as they happened. Right up to the last page this volume shows that change and opportunity can be dealt with wisely.
In a touching, inspirational memoir,
Psarouthakis looks back at his unforgettable journey and pays tribute to this extraordinary woman— his Aunt Elizabeth.
“Elisabeth’s Gift” Reader Reviews
"First, (the) book is extraordinary. I got it primarily to learn about a time in Crete that I have only heard in broad generalities. You do that very well and I can now better understand and visualize what actually happened at that time. I had no idea what you personally went through. Your descriptions make the moment come alive and they are emotional for the reader. It is an exceptional experience."
Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Carter Administration
President, Manatos and Manatos, Washington D.C.
“Elisabeth’s Gift is a book that one does not leaf through it easily. Every page requires your attention. It wants to talk to you, to narrate an entire life”
--Archbishop (late) of North and South American Iakovos
“This book tells the story of his (John Psarouthakis) early life. It is the chronicle of an orphan raised by a wise and loving Aunt Elisabeth who recognized his great ability-and developed in him the qualities of disciple and character that turned nobility into accomplishment”.
--Professor Paul E. Gray
President and Chairman (ret), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)