Comments & Reviews
“ Al Gonzalez is a true “Rags To Riches” American story. He is a great humanitarian who has spent over twenty-five years motivating and inspiring people to reach for the sky, to believe in them-selves, to believe in their dreams and to never give up.
"Sorry to be getting back to you so late, but I finished reading your book last night. It's very inspiring! Good job. I'm sure it will be of benefit to everyone who reads it, especially young people and those adults who can't figure out why they seem stuck in a rut. I hope they all take your dad's words of wisdom to heart and begin to achieve the way you and Lee did."
“This book is filled with many things that can help us enrich our lives. Al learned from his father at an early age that by dreaming big, associating with the right people, working hard and never quitting, that no matter the obstacles that would come in his life, he could overcome them. Al’s vision along with his integrity moves people beyond success.
"I really enjoyed reading your new book, A 30 Minute Conversation. Your writings are very real and they come from the heart. You have a very special way of connecting with people, and like your first book, Who Wants To Be Somebody?, this one will also bring hope and inspiration to many.
"We were touched by your story, A 30 Minute Conversation. The words of wisdom that your father shared with you during those thirty minutes set you on a path to becoming somebody. It is evident that those words stuck with you over the years and changed your life.
“I couldn’t put this book down, I stayed up until 3:00a.m. reading it”. Very well organized and easy to read.”
"I just finished reading your wonderful story. I would not change a thing! The story will hit home with your readers as it did with me.
“We are honored to have Al as our friend, the book was very touching and inspiring.”
"Who Wants to be Somebody?
"A 30 Minute Conversation, by Al Gonzalez, is truly a work of art. I read his first book, 'Who Wants to Be Somebody? with great enthusiasm and read 'A 30 Minute Conversation' with great anticipation because I knew it would be as good as or better than his first book. Al writes the way he speaks. He speaks the way he feels. And he feels with all his heart. Every word on every page is straight from Al's heart of hearts, and he has poured himself into his works of art. As you read this book, you will feel as if you are speaking directly to the author himself in your own home.
“ A 30 Minute Conversation is a heart-wrenching and at the same time a heart -warming story of the development of a youngster into a man. Al Gonzalez has captured the true meaning of “Who Are You Running With?” He encapsulates the philosophy he espouses – if you can dream it, you can do it! It truly is an inspiration. Read It.
"I am honored that my uncle Al asked me to preview his next book, A 30 Minute Conversation. I am the oldest grand-daughter of his father, with whom he had a 30 minute conversation.
“You nailed it! This book is a masterpiece, it humbled me, moved me and touch me. This book is a must read.”
“I have read many books in my life but, I have only read four from cover to cover without stopping, WHO WANTS TO BE SOMEBODY is one of them."
"True words of hope and inspiration from a Legend! I laughed; I cried; I am inspired; I am changed. I have loved Al and Jan Gonzalez from the moment I met them, and Al's book is a testimony to the man, person, soldier he is. He has totally given of himself in this book - for us. He gives us a very candid insight into his life, his journey, his arrival. He is truly a Legend! Who Wants to be Somebody is an inspirational, true story of transformation that can and will occur once we DECIDE and COMMIT. Thank you, Al, for your love of people and life and for sharing this with us all."
“Wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your book. I finished reading it in two nights, couldn't put it down. Congratulations, I was moved, blessed, inspired, it truly touched my heart."
"I am honored, truly honored, to have received the personally autographed copy of your recent book, Who Wants to be Somebody?. I was totally surprised and had no idea you had written such a book. I will have this book read between now and the end of the Baltimore launch weekend event on April 30th. It will be underlined and marked and I am certain I will be quoting you for a long time to come! About twelve years ago I received another autographed book from someone I played golf with before he made it to the 'big time'. His name was, and is, Robert Kiyosaki. So now I can boast I have another book by an author who no doubt will also have a major impact on the lives of many, many people."
"The Great Al Gonzalez, my friend.