Memoirs can tell all or tell nothing. And while some memoirs recite successes, honest memoirs often chronicle setbacks, frustrations, and failures. For Peter J. Solomon, documenting his successes as well as his failures was a way to show us how a perseverance to achieve is paramount in life, and that family, friends, health, a sense of humor, and luck are powerful allies. Peter J. Solomon's Wasting Time Constructively is much more than a memoir. It is a fascinating collection of stories about his life complete with insightful business tips, riveting accounts of bygone eras, a constant willingness to learn, and candid descriptions of failures as well as successes. Solomon not only shares memories about his business career and his political involvement; he also details a uniquely engaging journey built on his family's roots, his passions, and his quest for a balanced life. Wasting Time Constructively is told with vivid and compelling prose, creating an emotional bond between the reader and Peter.