From Manila to Wall Street and Back

An Immigrant's Journey to Wealth, Love, Loss and Redemption

My memoir - "From Manila to Wall Street - An Immigrant's Journey with the First Black Billion Dollar Dealmaker", is about one man’s fight against racism, a wrenching and honest love story where the protagonist does not get the girl, and a saga of American business at the end of the century when large corporations were gobbled up by outsiders, all with borrowed money.

A memoir by Rene “Butch” Meily


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    Rene “Butch” Meily

    "As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; The wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more."
    Psalm 103

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    Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chair of The Reginald F Lewis Foundation and former CEO of Tlc Beatrice International

    Butch Meily is the quintessential Bud Fox of the movie "Wall Street" a brilliant and ambitious participant in the high stakes game of thé 1980’s

    Butch Meily is the quintessential Bud Fox of the movie « Wall Street » a brilliant and ambitious participant in the high stakes game of thé 1980’s. In the process, he lost perspective of what really matters in his life. He finds redemption in serving his people hit by disasters. So his story continues.

    Richard V. Croghan is a retired educator and former Associate Dean at the University of New Mexico

    As a great literary piece, it also reflects on the true meaning and purpose of life.

    This memoir introduces you to the world of business and big mergers. As a great literary piece, it also reflects on the true meaning and purpose of life. It is written with clarity and honesty. The reader will find his life enriched by this book.

    Kurt Kent, Professor Emeritus - University of Florida

    From Manila to Wall Street and Back lays bare the triumph and tragedy of a meteoric rise to the top of the business world during the end of the Twentieth Century and the beginning of the Twenty-First.

    From Manila to Wall Street and Back lays bare the triumph and tragedy of a meteoric rise to the top of the business world during the end of the Twentieth Century and the beginning of the Twenty-First.  The endless days, the trans-Atlantic dashes, the shouting and verbal abuse ... accompanied by fabulous dinners, stays at the best hotels, unbelievable salaries ... in the end added up to great sadness.  The author learned well his lessons about love and life, but learned them too late to save what was most precious.  All the years of helping the leading black entrepreneur run an enormous international corporation were viewed in a new light following his leader's early death.  Experience the lows and highs of an amazing journey from a young international student at a huge U.S. university to trusted No. 2 at an enormous cross-national enterprise.  And at the end, share the author's deep satisfaction at his new, all-absorbing passion:  helping those who have fallen victim to the ills imposed by nature.