First published in 1901, ?Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to his Son? is the acclaimed and popular work by American journalist and author George Horace Lorimer. Most famous for his years as editor of ?The Saturday Evening Post? and his discovery of such important authors as Jack London, Lorimer?s book, published at the beginning of his tenure as editor, is often cited as one of the best works of early 20th century American literature. ?Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to his Son? is a collection of timeless advice from John Graham, a rich and prosperous pork-packer in Chicago, to his son, Pierrepont, affectionately referred to as ?Piggy?. Appreciated for its brilliant and subtle prose, Lorimer?s work is full of interesting and wise advice for success in both business and life in general. Intelligent and no-nonsense, Graham imparts his hard-won insight to his son, with gems such as ?Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.? Well-written, thoughtful, and clever, ?Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to his Son? is a novel which endures for its invaluable advice for a successful and fulfilling life.