Gem of insight: Former Libertarian politician, polo player releases book filled with humor, wisdom
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Jack Cashin, the oldest active polo player in the United States, has released a new book, ‘A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore.’ <br>The Associated Press
Jack Cashin, the oldest active polo player in the United States, has released a new book, ‘A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore.’
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Cashin’s new book, ‘A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore.’
Cashin’s new book, ‘A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore.’
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Union Hill resident Jack Cashin knows first-hand about a lot of things from his years as a restaurant owner, politician, polo player, actor and model.

Now he is sharing his knowledge and more in a book he complied and just released titled “A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore.”

In “A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore,” published by Yawn’s Publishing of Canton, readers can find a collection of funny, thought-provoking and touching emails, articles and minutiae the author has collected over the years.

Poems, cartoons, hilarious pictures and stories are included and touch on topics such as “The Rules by Men,”

“The Rules by Women,” “You Know You’re Getting Old When,” “Rules of Politics,” Things I’d Wish I’d Known,” and “Golf Humor.”

Cashin is the oldest active polo player in the United States. He is president of Chukkar Farm Polo Club in Alpharetta, publisher of DARE Magazine, an actor and model on TV and in industrial films, as well as founder of CASHIN’S PLACE, a Georgia restaurant chain.

He was named Georgia Restaurateur of the year in 1982.

In 1996, Cashin was a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate and in 1998, a Libertarian candidate for governor in Georgia.

He’s been married for 64 years and is the father of six children, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Robert Meyers, author of “Bygone Treasures and Timeless Beauties: Barns of Old Milton County,” called the book a well-organized, carefully prepared volume that is a treat for the reader.

“It is unlike any other book I have read, and the author’s subtle sense of humor is evident in his warm, tender, at times laugh-out-loud selection of materials,” Meyers said. “This is the kind of book you pick up from time to time to seek a nugget of wisdom or a gem of insight.”

Clips from the book

Children’s Ideas of Love

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis, too. That’s love.” Rebecca, age 8

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy, age 4

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy, and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is okay.” Danny, age 7

“A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore” is available for $25 at Yawn’s Books & More in Canton or online at www.yawnspublishing.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and www.Amazon.com.



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