Lee Iacocca

Mickey Light followed his bliss and sang like Sinatra

Mickey Light followed his bliss and sang like Sinatra

I doubt Mickey Light ever met Joseph Campbell, the eminent scholar of myth and folklore, but I know of no one who better practiced what Campbell preached: “Follow your bliss. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you ...”

When Mickey Light, the one-time steelworker, put on his tuxedo and fedora and stepped into a spotlight — wherever his impressive impersonation of Frank Sinatra took him — he was the happiest man alive. He followed his bliss. It took him from a life of frustrations and jobs he hated to the fulfillment of his biggest dream and “the best thing that ever happened to me.”

It took Mickey,...

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