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Howell B. Joiner was born in Louisiana, and has traveled the highways and byways of life in an interesting manner.  Currently, a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his fascinating story makes very interesting reading.  From his early youth to the teamsters and beyond, Howell makes the trip worthwhile.
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  1. I am excited about this book. It has the promise of some very good reading material

    • Sibyl
      Your observation is correct this is a very good read and I am looking forward to reading your comment after you have read it. Howell

      • I may be a bit biased with my comments–I have the privilege of knowing the author personally.

  2. Howell Joiner’s book, Full Circle With a Tale, tells a great deal about personal growth, along with many historical happenings, give inspirations to all to pursue endeavors that intrigue and delight. The comedy of everyday life included in this story gives more than a few chuckles during the reading of this book.

    • Jerry
      It is great to hear from you and I am delighted to know that you read FULL CIRCLE WITH A TALE. I am glad that you enjoyed the text.

  3. Howell does an excellent job in providing the reader with a great true story of the trials and tribulations he has faced throughout his entire life.
    Very interesting reading and a “MUST” read for any of those who have doubts about the good that has evolved from the Teamsters Union. Howell was very instrumental in working to make these positive changes a reality.
    Being familiar with many of the people and the area, reading this book brought back memories of my younger days growing up in Jasper County, Mississippi. I would highly recommend “Full Circle With a Tale as a great read.

    Bill James
    Oxford, Mississippi

    • Hello Bill.

      It is with joy that I read your comments. It makes the many hours thinking, writing, and researching worthwhile. Once after having gone to sleep with my finger on the backspace key and erasing several pages, I almost abandoned this writing. I am now so glad that I rewrote chapter ten and continued
      Thanks so much
      Howell

  4. I enjoyed reading “Full Circle With a Tale”.

    I have met many of the colorful characrters from Jasper County when I visited the area with my husband. Bill Duckett is one I remember most. Howell’s description of him when his wife Bea, first met him is very accurate.

    Howell has lived a full life, often in the deepest Valley’s of despair, but fortunately by the Grace of God he is still around to enjoy, hopefully, many years to come.

    Maggie James
    Oxford, Mississippi

    • HI Maggie

      It is great to get positive reviews, on my work of love. It has taken a little over three years from the start to release. It all started when I was taking care of my wife Bea during her declining health and death. It was during this time I started writing.

      Thanks a lot
      Howell

  5. Originally I bought “Full Circle with a Tale” because I am related to the author and I personally remember some of the people mentioned in the book. However, I found the other parts of the book to be interesting and informative as well. I learned much about the Teamsters Union which has changed my attitude towards it.

    • Hello Ray,
      Thanks for the review. My goal in this writing was to entertain, enlighten, and present a more realistic view of Both organised labor and government and open eyes to the reality of what is happening to us. While most media and government officials are painting unions as evil and waving the Flag of next to the heart Issues and branding any one that questions the propaganda as unpatriotic the great United States Of America Is being sold one piece at a time.

  6. I FULLY ENJOYED READING FULL CIRCLE WITH A TALE. BEING A RETIRED TEACHER AND LIBRARIAN, I ENJOY HISTORY, SO THEREBY ENJOYED READING HOWELL’S BOOK. IT IS A READABLE BOOK WITH SHORT CHAPTERS WITH LOTS OF INFORMATIVE INFORMATION AND FACTS. I JUST COULDN’T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN UNTIL I FININISHED IT. THERE IS LOTS OF HUMOR IN THIS BOOK WHICH I LAUGHED SO HARD THAT I WAS IN TEARS AT THE PRANKS THAT HE PLAYED. THIS BOOK WAS AN ENJOYABLE BOOK TO READ AS IT TELLS OF HIS LIFE-LONG JOURNEY AND TRAVELS FROM LOUISIANA TO THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

    • Hello Clarice,

      Thanks for the positive revew of full Circle With A Tale. It is very encouraging to get feedback like this on my work of love…… Howell

  7. Very well written book. I had the pleasure of serving with Howell on the Mc Kinley/Mitchell neighborhood watch. I knew he was involved with the union but to what extent I didn’t know until the book came out. Very interesting reading. He really enjoyed a good prank and he pulled many of them while in the neighborhood. Made life enjoyable when he was around…book is well written.

    • Bill I hope all is well in the old neighborhood. After living there for 41 years I miss it very much. It don’t seem possible that I have been gone nearly three years and that Bea has been dead over two years. Afer buring two wives from that location I don’.t think I could have handled 7015 E Haskell St alone again.

      I am happy that you enjoyed the book.

      Howell

  8. Thank you Howell for writing “Full Circle with a Tale.” I can relate to so much of this book, starting with coming from a family that believed in love, compassion and hard work and good morals. Your chapter on James E. Hoffa was so interesting. He worked so hard for the working men and women to receive fair pay for a day’s work and pensions and so much more. I was one of three people who helped to organize UAW Local 952 in Tulsa OK in 1963, and even as a 74 year old retiree, I still hold office as Sgt. at Arms. Beverly Shultz

    • Beverly
      Thanks to you for the comments on “FULL CIRCLE WITH A TALE”
      I am glad that you enjoyed the read. Howell

  9. “FULL CIRCLE WITH A TALE” is a truly valuable book. I appreciate the history of my hometown, Hammond, Louisiana and all the other historical facts.

    I am pleased that my beloved parents, Salvatore and Wanita DiDio, were honored in this writing and that my daddy’s care of my special crippled friend Teddy was shared. It was good to see my dear Uncle Bob Forbes name and all the other dear friends from church.

    I thank the Lord for Brother Howell Joiner learning EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL from his dear mother and daddy as I did from mine and that he became a good steward. I am also grateful for his miracle healing of cancer and mine also.

    God bless all you readers,

    Carmelina Joy DiDio Waite

    • Hi Carmelina.
      It was with great joy that I read your comments about my book. The zeal, exzourbance and passion that your father brought into each endeavor provided the paint for me portray the colorful man we knew as Salvatore DiiDio.
      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

      Howell

  10. Dear Friend/Brother Howell,

    Your reply comments cheered my day! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    GOD BLESS YOU,

    Carmelina

  11. Howell, I found the book to be very interesting and difficult to put down. I enjoyed your candidness and the personal insight you offered on a wide range of topics. Of course, the pranks were fun too! The book would not have been complete though if you hadn’t included the final chapters describing your return to the church. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Daniel, Thanks for your review and kind comments on “FULL CIRCLE WITH A TALE”. It was nice to meet you and discover that you were a friend of retired Teamster Local 523 President Coleman Davis. I would have rather met by conditions other than those brought about by his death. We are among the many people that will miss him for many years to come. It is a pleasure to know you and list you among those that have read my book.
      Howell

  12. I invite you read “MY MIRACLE” shared ao this link.

    http://public.iwork.com/document/?a=p1388358644&d=1_34_MY_MIRACLE_34___BY_HOWELL_B._JOINER.pages


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