One Red Paperclip: How to Trade a Red Paperclip for a House (Paperback)

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This reads like an amazing reality show. The author traded a paperclip for a fish pen. He traded the fish pen for a doorknob and the doorknob for a camping stove. Continuing to trade for a year, the final payoff was…a house! The interesting and sometimes wacky transactions that occurred along the way make this a story of truth that is stranger than fiction. - rk
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He has one red paperclip and one big dream.

And he can write. Only problem is he's between jobs, and his girlfriend is sup- porting him. Now is the time for Kyle MacDonald to get creative. And that is where this amazing story begins. Kyle takes his paperclip and puts an ad on Craigslist. In just fourteen trades, Kyle MacDonald turns that paperclip into a fish pen, then a doorknob, and then a camping stove. Next, he trades the camp- ing stove for a generator. Soon, Corbin Bernsen, Alice Cooper, and a small town in Canada are involved, and before long Kyle MacDonald turns his paperclip into a house

One Red Paperclip is an inspiring story about a man with the courage and moxie to think outside the box. It is the most unlikely of stories and an example of how we can create and do amazing things with the right amount of know- how and determination. Let Kyle MacDonald inspire you to find your own one red paperclip. You just never know where it could lead . . .

About the Author

Kyle MacDonald is a writer, public speaker, artist, and skier. He likes riding bikes and his mom still cuts his hair.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781632990518
ISBN-10: 1632990512
Publisher: River Grove Books
Publication Date: July 24th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English