A MAN CALLED
THE INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY OF
A MEMOIR BY
LEONARD N. GARRETT
"A must read for young and old...thought provoking autobiographical literature at its best."
~ Kent Hiner, former Director of Marketing, Northrup Grumman
LEONARD "GRAVEYARD" GARRETT
Born poor in the segregated south, LEONARD “GRAVEYARD” GARRETT thought he’d hit the jackpot when he was recruited by The Green Bay Packers. But reality struck like a linebacker’s head-butt as glory on the football field gave way to juggling part-time jobs to make ends meet and being treated like a soulless chip in somebody else’s poker game.
Overcoming relentless racial and political obstacles, struggling daily “to adjust to living in a world designed for others,” he advanced his own education and his position into the top echelons of the college hierarchy, only to reach retirement feeling somehow incomplete. That’s when he realized his greatest achievements still lay ahead: helping build a world designed for everyone.
This is the story of his journey.