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The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Book Signing
Sat, April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Born in East Texas, Professor Carlos Wallace is a retired 5th generation railroad Engineer and Navy veteran, a member of the American Legion and a graduate of the National Labor College and Union Pacific’s elite Brakeman/Conductor school. The International Organizer helped run several political campaigns including that of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Carlos, an Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College-University Park and member of the Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology, ranks among Houston's top education advocates and philanthropists. He follows in the footsteps of his late mother Alice Wallace (an educator and coach). Wallace advances her academic principles by providing financial assistance to students through the Alice Wallace Foundation. Wallace is also President and CEO of entertainment and philanthropy company Sol-Caritas. Sol has produced a series of multi-city tours and events featuring stand-up comics and entertainers from Houston, Dallas, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The company is the only Houston-based entertainment enterprise to produce over 140 comedy and poetry shows, sell more than 90, 000 tickets and donate generously to over 85 non-profit local and internationally recognized charities, including Covenant House, the American Diabetes Association, Haiti Relief, the American Cancer Society, and Lupus Foundation of America.
Carlos recently published his second book (now a bestseller) entitled “The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S”. A slight departure from the measured approach he took in writing his critically acclaimed first effort, “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings”, 99 is a no-holds-barred reflection on society’s propensity to focus on the one or two times things do not go right in life, rather than appreciating the many times circumstances work in our favor. Both works take into account instances of triumph and tragedy to explore the value in everyday life experiences and demonstrate how everyone can use his or her past to become empowered. While Carlos is grateful for the glowing reviews his books have garnered, he derives even more satisfaction hearing from young men and women who share personal stories of pain and feelings of despondency and credit the messages in “Life” and “99” for literally saving their lives. As a man who takes his role as a leader and mentor very seriously, knowing he has been able to change the narrative in the lives of the next generation is a profound source of motivation.