A lifetime of loving, living, learning, and loss provides the backdrop for Les Franklin's commitment, compassion, and inclusivity that he's held and fostered every day for the eight plus decades he's been on this earth.
As an activist, leader, father, and husband, his honest and generous account of much that has happened in his life reaches just about every corner of humanity. With Les' trademark humility and humor, he doesn't so much teach us about life, and give direction to ours, as much as he lifts the curtain so we can see how one man embraces the world.
As the only child of a single young mother, Les nevertheless found himself in a large and diverse family that showed him from an early age what love was all about.
He proves the old adage, "Whatever you want, give it away and it will be returned to you tenfold" because there are few men who love, and are loved, as much as Les Franklin. Whether you're looking for an example of achievement, a beacon of hope, or you're simply curious about what makes the man tick, Les Franklin delivers it within these pages.
Les Franklin Les Franklin's incredible life has led him from corporate boards to politics to executive suites to non-profits, commissions, and activism — often all at the same time. He, and his work, have been featured in Time, People, Essence, and Source magazines (among others) as well as television and radio. His honors and awards are numerous and have taken him coast to coast, but his heart has always remained in one place: with kids.
Les lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Marianne, and their two dogs.
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