Breadwinner by Tom O'Toole
A Fresh Approach to Rising to the Top
by Tom O'Toole
Information Australia, 2000, [Signed], b/w plates/photographs, paperback, ISBN 186350317X
Very Good Condition, Signed By Author, crease to back cover, mild creasing to spine
'When Tom O'Toole was a poor kid in Tocumwal, a small NSW border town that was going backwards, he used to watch the Murray River fingering its way into the bigger towns. One day while wagging school, little Tommy and his mate sat by the river and suddenly Tom had that Irish 'knowing' and that instant he understood that one day he would be a successful businessman. tom, who left school without even learning the alphabet, now is the proprietor of Australia's most successful bakery. It's bigger than the corporate bread shops, the franchises and the city bakeries, and he has done it in the little town of Beechworth, Victoria. Beechworth has a population of 3149, yet the Beechworth Bakery's turnover is the equivalent of taking $1 from every person in the Sydney metropolitan area, every year. Can you believe it?