From Rags to Riches

by Irene Inker


“I am a very proud American and truly consider this country a Land of opportunity. If you want to achieve something, you will find a way how to do it; if you don’t, you will find an excuse”


rene Inker, born in Russia, St. Petersburg. Being in her mid-twenties, experiencing complete disillusion with the USSR politic, deteriorating quality of live and increasing anti-Semitism - runs away to United States during the last days of communistic Russia in 1989 and is a resident of New York ever since. For many years endured hardship, poverty and all the Currently is an established professional, working. Her philosophical

statement is: “I am a very proud American and truly consider this country a Land of opportunity. If you want to achieve something, you will find a way how to do it; if you don’t, you will find an excuse” This is her first book, inspired by seeing and living the life of an emigrant and American.


he book is a series of short stories reflecting on the daily life in the Land of Opportunity. Written with an amazing, breathtaking emotional power, full of sweet and bitter sarcasm about people, situations, corporate world and relationship. Every chapter is a standalone story which intertwines with each other, having own plot, dramatic events which are described most of the time in a unique style combining dramatics, humor, criticism. All dialogs in the book are so genue and down to earth that you will feel the part of each one. Once you start reading it, you will not be able to put it down until the very end. It will make you laugh, cry, shiver, sweat; it will wake up your every emotion…

Irene Inker to Release Her First Book “From Rags To Riches”

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The best Immigrant story is finally here! Irene Inker has recently released her very first book – “From Rags to Riches”. Even through the book is a work of fiction, it reflects on the life of an immigrant from every angle. Written in the form of short stories chronologically […]

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Some basic points on “Corporate Ladder Climbing for Dummies and Beginners.” Beware of the dangers associated with corporate ladder climbing, including but not limited to the following:– Slippery steps due to your coworkers spitting and pulling you down by your ankles — Being pushed down because the step you are on is overcrowded with your […]

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Foreword of Irene’s Inker Book “From Rags to Riches”. This book is about the life of a new immigrant. The breathtaking and pain striking story of extreme poverty, fight with hunger, hopes, illusions and disillusion of the corporate world; written with a lot of sadness, satire, humor, sadness. Amazing stories of survival, falls and rise […]

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This true life story will make you cry and yes, sometimes maybe have a laugh or two. The author tells her life story and you’ll feel the emotion as you read the words on each page. The story shows the determination of a person who would not give up. I for one say congratulations Irene. One of my favorite lines from the story. “When you have lost it all, laugh. Don not be afraid anymore. Once you have lost it all, there is nothing more to be afraid of.” Another of my favorite lines from the story. “If you want a job you will find a way; if you don’t, you will find an excuse.” I can remember peeling potatoes at 12 years old. One day my boss wanted to buy an electric potato peeler to save money. What he did not realize was that the electric peeler could not see. We had a race to see who could do a better job. It was no contest. I won. He put the machine in the closet. A machine will never outdo a human. When it comes to thinking ability. Reading about the adventures of Irene Inker was a real eye opener. How some people can treat others so terrible is a crime. Yes, it does occur here in America. I know because I could relate to some of the stories that Irene had to show to her readers. One of the best ways to share that is through the printed word. Irene, thank you for writing your book. Know that it is an encouragement to others to read what you have written. The story is well written and it was my very great pleasure to read it. I rated this story a solid 5 stars. I would love to read more works by this very talented author.

Just got this book as Kindle version. Was very intrigued by short synopsis on Amazon. I am always trying to find a good book about life in America and American dream. This one is by far the absolute winner!!! I just gulped it down, could not stop reading. it is written with such a sense of reality, I almost felt that all these events are happening with me. So much humor, sarcasm about the main character and our society; amazing stories! I would not be surprised if this one will make a major motion picture. High five to the author; she reflected on our daily life, corporate world, society issues like I never read before: openly praising and criticizing. Highly recommend to read.






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