North Huntingdon, PA, Author Publishes New Book

Irwin, Pennsylvania   October 09, 2013   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) "The Life and Times of James W. Shirley, Sr.: You Can Get There From Here," a new book by James W. Shirley, Sr., has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In the small town of Harrison City, Pennsylvania, Jim Shirley began his life surrounded by family and community members. It didn't matter that they didn't have electricity, used a galvanized steel washtub for bathing, and had an outhouse for other necessities. A loving and caring mother, older siblings, and a home built of love were the stepping stones to a self-made man.

As Jim grows older, he learns what he wants to do in life, how to create a family of his own, and how to draw the most out of what life has to offer a person. After becoming a licensed funeral director in 1959, he was employed in the Pittsburgh area. Later, he purchased a home under unusual circumstances in North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania. As a budding funeral director he inadvertently became a community leader in the Lions International organization and, presented his speaking skills, he showed what it means to bring a new meaning to life and enjoy every moment of it with the same wondrous awe we had as children.

"The Life and Times of James W. Shirley, Sr.: You Can Get There From Here" is a 236-page hardcover with a retail price of $24.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-2532-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at
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