Jerry Forristal


Jerry Forristal is the ninth of eleven children.

One of Eleven is his story.

Jerry received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1989 and his M.A. from Duke University in 1991. In 1993, after publishing in leading Sociology journals and declining an offer as a Professor of Sociology from Temple University, he joined a small marketing research group within AT&T's Bell Labs. He then worked for Hallmark Greeting Cards for seven years, including a two year assignment in the Netherlands, before joining the ad agency, Leo Burnett, in London.

During his career, he has led many high profile, strategic projects for leading Fortune 500 companies, including P&G, PepsiCo, MillerCoors, Hershey's, McDonalds, Kellogg's, Walt Disney, and Johnson & Johnson.

Jerry currently works in New York as a Global Account Director for Kantar, the consumer insights arm of WPP.

He and his wife, Shelley, live in Larchmont, NY with their three daughters, Lauren, Stephanie, and Kristen.

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One of Eleven, a true story about finding your way
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,000. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
One of Eleven is a raw, honest, and hilarious memoir about growing up as one of eleven children in a poor, Catholic family in the middle of nowhere Kansas. Written by the ninth, very different, and "probably adopted" child, it is an entertaining and poignant coming of age story that vividly captures Jerry Forristal's inspirational search for identity and purpose.

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