George A Santino didn’t plan on being a writer.

Truth be told, he didn’t plan on being a fast food manager, real estate investor, liquor salesman or recording artist either. The idea that he’d spend the bulk of his career at Microsoft  — starting as a entry level lab engineer and retiring twenty years later from his position as Partner Engineering Manager — would never have crossed his mind.

And yet, as readers of his new book Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites will discover, there aren’t many things that Santino hasn’t tried –and succeeded at – over the course of his many-layered career.

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