J. Myers Publishing & Consulting Company announces the release
of “I didn’t Bargain for This!” by Mary “Mitzi” Henderson
Perdue, daughter of Sheraton Hotels co-founder Ernest Henderson
and widow of Frank Perdue, the chicken magnate. A central theme
of the book is Mitzi’s behind the scenes stories of what it took
to build the Sheraton Chain and the Perdue chicken company.
“I’ve had a lifelong fascination with success,” Mitzi says, “and
in this book, I’ve tried to examine the attitudes and approaches
that helped both my father and my husband achieve it.”
In addition, her book is a light-hearted
personal story of a woman who raised two sons as a single Mom;
graduated from Harvard; bought and managed rice farms and
vineyards in Northern California; became president of the oldest
and largest American farm women’s organization; was for eight
years a television hostess and producer; for two years a
syndicated radio hostess; and for almost 22 years, a syndicated
environmental columnist; served as a United Nations Delegate to
the International Conferences on Women in Nairobi; was a
Commissioner of the National Commission on Libraries and
Information Science; and established an award-winning health and
fitness organization on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Mitzi Perdue’s story
begins with her childhood experiences in Massachusetts and New
Hampshire, as part of a multi-generation New England family.
She relates humorous stories about her Dad Ernest Henderson, a
business entrepreneur who started Sheraton Hotel Chain with an
investment of $ 1,000 and her practical minded socialite Mom who
would host parties in the evening after shoveling coal to heat
the home during World War II. She recounts her Dad ‘s efforts
to promote racial integration and his strong beliefs in
equitable treatment. Her story describes her first marriage to a
former priest and her second mid-life marriage to Frank Perdue,
head of a chicken company that now sells its product in 114
“I Didn’t Bargain for
This” is an easy read about Mitzi’s life as the daughter of one
of America’s greatest entrepreneurs and how she chose a life of
work and dedication to public causes as an alternative to the
frivolous celebrity globe-trotting life, she could have pursued.
This book is a reminder that the American Dream lives on and
public service is a valued American tradition.
“I Didn’t Bargain for This” is published by R.J. Myers
Publishing and Consulting Company, Washington, D.C. and is
available for $19.99 plus $3.00 shipping at
www.myerspublishing.com and Amazon books.