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THE BOOK "THE CRAZY STORY"
(2017)

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For many years, I’ve been nursing the idea of writing an autobiographic book: after all, my life has been difficult, instructive for thinking people, and full of different events! I lacked time to stop and sum everything up and sort everything out, but I’ve never given up on it! And now the time has finally come, and I’m glad that my dream has come true!
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Selected Quotes

Memories of the best things in your life should not be destroyed by reality! Reader, they should live in your mind in parallel and warm your soul in the most difficult moments!
Reader, only those people are lucky in their life who are worthy of it: those who work hard and have at least minimal ability…
Work, love, bring up your children, and God will determine Himself what happens next, He knows why and what for, no one else knows that!!! Such things happen in life! Reader, do not make any predictions for your life. This is my important advice to you. God works in mysterious ways. It’s true.
That’s why, dear reader, no matter how hard the times are, pay attention to your children, especially when they are 13-18 years old, do not leave them out of sight for a second. There are loads of temptations everywhere, and almost all of them may lead to the loss of your loved one—your own child!
Dreams often come true, but expectations don’t, and never expect from your children the same things you have given to them!!! In most cases, children will never appreciate what you have done for them and will never understand you!
And remember, dear reader! If you need to solve some important problems— turn to those people who can solve them and help you do it, no matter their rank or position…
Once, one friend of mine, who had established himself as a businessman, told me that it’s only difficult to earn your first million; after that, dozens of them rain down on you! And I can only confirm this! And this is the second most valuable advice I want to give you, dear reader! Would you like to start a business? Thoroughly study the matter. Read business publications and use your computer frequently. Your first million is hidden there!
Remember, dear reader, bear it in mind and remind yourself every day: you can’t rest on the laurels of what you have achieved. Only growing constantly and perfecting one’s skills one can stay successful; otherwise, competition will catch up with you very quickly and destroy everything you’ve created!
So good luck to you, dear reader, in your good deeds, and remember: no matter how much you pray, if you don’t supplement your prayer with helping your neighbour, it will never be heard by God! If you do good, not to a relative, but to a stranger, you will be saved forever! All your sins will be forgiven because the good will save the world. We were born and came to this sinful Earth to do good! There is and there will be nothing more important in life than this!
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291 Reviews of the book

Sergei

Hello! I would like to share my first impressions from reading the book. You surprised me, Leonid Mikhailovich, a man who, without ever writing before, began to share his experience so easily and excitingly. Sometimes hardships of your youth make me feel sad and empathize with you, but somehow your writing is so non-conventional and smooth that keeps one from sinking into sadness and evokes a smile from time to time :) For example, the part about pies with liver you shared with cats :) Parts about your parents and ancestors were very exciting to read, it is obvious that you’ve always been interested in their lives. Perhaps that’s why I recollect your words, “Call your parents now, for it may be too late tomorrow.” I wish we remembered it more while they’re still alive. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but I haven’t got in touch with my father for 2 months because of him grouching that I hardly ever come and don’t stay in touch. Yesterday I called him, asked how he was doing, and this morning I’ve bought a ticket and flew from Batumi to Kyiv. I just wanted to hug him and talk. Thank you, it was your book that gave me a push. That means your creativity works and encourages kindness and love. A lot of things in life are difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain, probably, even with age. Your philosophy and life experience are very interesting to me, especially the idea that when you wish to achieve something (become rich, a great leader, a politician, etc.), you have different expectations from this goal, but as you rise to the top, you realize how constrained you are, how dependent you’ve become on opinions, responses, and situations... I feel how special you are, and I really wish and hope to meet you in person and thank you for your thoughts and words that resonate deeply with me and motivate me. I will keep following you with great interest! Take care! There is no one else like you!

Evgenii

I was one of the many people who left a review asking to publish the book. I read it in one sitting, enjoying it immensely. I found answers to important questions, and in many cases felt your support in what I myself considered to be right and just. It helped me assert my beliefs and see that I am not alone who thinks this way, and those views are shared by successful people such as yourself. As I do consider your book to be a masterpiece that can be used as a veritable guide to the intricacies of life for those who are yet to find answers to many important questions and reassure those who are already close to understanding many of the things described here. This book is for those who can read between the lines, understand the unspoken. It is a real masterpiece! It is very exciting from a purely artistic point of view, especially in the part where it deals with your investigations in the Prosecutor’s Office, taking a stand, great importance of thinking through whatever the circumstances, of tirelessly digging on and on until you find what you are looking for! And I will be so very happy to see the book published; I will definitely order it and put it in the first row of my table-books, so I can always look through it and refresh something important in my memory. P.S. Perhaps a year ago, you could have been advised to release the book under an alias. Then it would have surely been published, and only after that you could have lifted the veil of secrecy about its author. It wouldn’t be a deception: many great poets, novelists, artists and writers used to have an alias. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anybody who could persuade you to do this way. Although you yourself note in your book that sometimes you have to think outside the box to achieve the result, and the key is to stay true to your conscience. It’s all about contributing to this world, and sometimes you have to do it in such a way that you do not have to face the prejudices of those who would never understand what this book really is about. Thank you for attention. P.P.S. I am sure that the times when manuscripts were burned are in past, and the book will certainly be published!

Evgenii

I also read it in one sitting. It is an excellent book.

Iurii

I read your book too! It’s so awesome! There is so much to learn from it! Thank you!

Mamuka

It is such a great book! I was reading it anywhere I could, both on my phone and on the computer. Awesome!

Kato

In your book, “Aunt Galya is a true kindness personified, who gave you happiness in a time of need!” (to write anything else would be superfluous here)

Hello. I am the grandson of Iurii Platonovich. Grandfather told me about you. And he very rarely talked about anybody. Today I’ve read The Crazy Story. I loved it. Thanks for your sincere advice, because in order to come up with it yourself you need many years of experience and challenges that tend to take their toll. And then, most likely, you may lose a lot without ever finding your feet. Life has already given me some lessons. Too bad this book wasn't around 10 years ago. Thank you.

I remember Iurii Platonovich well! He was a great man. I’m glad you enjoyed the book!

Zlata

Dear Leonid, your book had a great effect on me. You trust yourself in this story, and this is the most important thing. Your work, therefore, has an amazing effect. I am sure that it is very popular. We are looking forward to your new books! Please!

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Press about the book

The Crazy Story in quotes: “If you are poor, it means it was given to you by God”

The ex-mayor of Kyiv opens up in his book about how he achieved success in business and assures that he’s never cooperated with the authorities or criminals.

Leonid Chernovetsky: it’s only difficult to earn your first million

The former investigator of the Prosecutor’s Office Chernovetsky had already established himself as a big businessman before becoming the mayor of Kyiv. Besides, the sale of his Pravex-bank to Italian group Intesa Sanpaolo for $750 million became one of the most successful deals in the Ukrainian financial sector in the mid-2000s. The Crazy Story was published through Chernovetsky’s personal website in spring.

Leonid Chernovetsky publishes The Crazy Story

The ex-mayor of Kyiv Leonid Chernovetsky, who now lives in Georgia, published a new book The Crazy Story. According to the author, this book is about victories and disappointments, about being betrayed by close people, about poor and neglected childhood. A story about “an ordinary urchin” who became a successful banker and politician.

Chernovetsky’s crazy bestseller

Interestingly, The Crazy Story is not the first opus of Leonid Mykhailovych. Prior to that, he published The Confession of the Mayor in 2008, How to Become a Millionaire and The Story of Success in 2009. The previous books sounded too official, whereas The Crazy Story looks like a confession rather than memoirs with such a title. It seems the ex-mayor of Kyiv wrote the book himself, or with some minimal help, and, no doubt, from the bottom of his heart.

“Never refuse money”. 20 quotes from a new book by Leonid Chernovetsky

The ex-mayor of Kyiv Leonid Chernovetsky published his book The Crazy Story. In the book, he tells the story of his life and gives his readers some pieces of advice on how to conduct business and to be a politician. Strana provides the most interesting quotes from the book.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

«The Crazy Story» is a memoir of unusual person and a bestseller, the electronic version of which was read by over 100,000 people since its publication. The author’s life is full of ups and downs, victories and disappointments, friendship and betrayal, which are described in the book very vividly and emotionally.

This biography does not pretend to be “historic”. It’s just an exciting story about an urchin who grew into one of the most famous businessmen and politicians in Ukraine. What’s more important, it is about the simple and kind people he met during his life, about “earthly angels”, who gave him a helping hand in the most difficult periods of his life.

In the book, you will find the author’s vivid and precise recollections about the meetings and philosophy of Ukraine’s main political figures, as well as a lot of useful advice for those who are ready to walk the path of fame and success against all the odds and look for the answers to the most essential questions that life puts to them: how to find yourself, fully realise your potential, and, of course, to live a worthy life!

The book is ironic and sincere, its main characters being quite ordinary and open people who you often meet on your life’s journey, but sometimes you simply don’t notice how grand they are in their everyday behaviour and kindness.

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Quick facts

Publisher: Summit-Kniga
Language: Russian
Year: 2017
Number of Pages: 232
Illustrations: Colour, Black and White
Format: 64x90/16 (150x220 mm)
Binding: Hard
Paper: Coated
Number of copies: 10,000
Weight: 450 gr.

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The book "The Crazy Story" (2017)

Many years I have been haunted by the idea to write a book about my life, complicated and at the same time instructive for thinkers, enriched with many circumstances! This idea has always been on my mind, but there has never been time to stop and summarize, to make it loud and simple! And finally I have time and I am glad that my dream has come true.

"The crazy story" reviews :

Sergei

Hello! I would like to share my first impressions from reading the book. You surprised me, Leonid Mikhailovich, a man who, without ever writing before, began to share his experience so easily and excitingly. Sometimes hardships of your youth make me feel sad and empathize with you, but somehow your writing is so non-conventional and smooth that keeps one from sinking into sadness and evokes a smile from time to time :) For example, the part about pies with liver you shared with cats :) Parts about your parents and ancestors were very exciting to read, it is obvious that you’ve always been interested in their lives. Perhaps that’s why I recollect your words, “Call your parents now, for it may be too late tomorrow.” I wish we remembered it more while they’re still alive. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but I haven’t got in touch with my father for 2 months because of him grouching that I hardly ever come and don’t stay in touch. Yesterday I called him, asked how he was doing, and this morning I’ve bought a ticket and flew from Batumi to Kyiv. I just wanted to hug him and talk. Thank you, it was your book that gave me a push. That means your creativity works and encourages kindness and love. A lot of things in life are difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain, probably, even with age. Your philosophy and life experience are very interesting to me, especially the idea that when you wish to achieve something (become rich, a great leader, a politician, etc.), you have different expectations from this goal, but as you rise to the top, you realize how constrained you are, how dependent you’ve become on opinions, responses, and situations... I feel how special you are, and I really wish and hope to meet you in person and thank you for your thoughts and words that resonate deeply with me and motivate me. I will keep following you with great interest! Take care! There is no one else like you!

Evgenii

I was one of the many people who left a review asking to publish the book. I read it in one sitting, enjoying it immensely. I found answers to important questions, and in many cases felt your support in what I myself considered to be right and just. It helped me assert my beliefs and see that I am not alone who thinks this way, and those views are shared by successful people such as yourself. As I do consider your book to be a masterpiece that can be used as a veritable guide to the intricacies of life for those who are yet to find answers to many important questions and reassure those who are already close to understanding many of the things described here. This book is for those who can read between the lines, understand the unspoken. It is a real masterpiece! It is very exciting from a purely artistic point of view, especially in the part where it deals with your investigations in the Prosecutor’s Office, taking a stand, great importance of thinking through whatever the circumstances, of tirelessly digging on and on until you find what you are looking for! And I will be so very happy to see the book published; I will definitely order it and put it in the first row of my table-books, so I can always look through it and refresh something important in my memory. P.S. Perhaps a year ago, you could have been advised to release the book under an alias. Then it would have surely been published, and only after that you could have lifted the veil of secrecy about its author. It wouldn’t be a deception: many great poets, novelists, artists and writers used to have an alias. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anybody who could persuade you to do this way. Although you yourself note in your book that sometimes you have to think outside the box to achieve the result, and the key is to stay true to your conscience. It’s all about contributing to this world, and sometimes you have to do it in such a way that you do not have to face the prejudices of those who would never understand what this book really is about. Thank you for attention. P.P.S. I am sure that the times when manuscripts were burned are in past, and the book will certainly be published!

Evgenii

I also read it in one sitting. It is an excellent book.

Iurii

I read your book too! It’s so awesome! There is so much to learn from it! Thank you!

Mamuka

It is such a great book! I was reading it anywhere I could, both on my phone and on the computer. Awesome!

Kato

In your book, “Aunt Galya is a true kindness personified, who gave you happiness in a time of need!” (to write anything else would be superfluous here)

Hello. I am the grandson of Iurii Platonovich. Grandfather told me about you. And he very rarely talked about anybody. Today I’ve read The Crazy Story. I loved it. Thanks for your sincere advice, because in order to come up with it yourself you need many years of experience and challenges that tend to take their toll. And then, most likely, you may lose a lot without ever finding your feet. Life has already given me some lessons. Too bad this book wasn't around 10 years ago. Thank you.

I remember Iurii Platonovich well! He was a great man. I’m glad you enjoyed the book!

Zlata

Dear Leonid, your book had a great effect on me. You trust yourself in this story, and this is the most important thing. Your work, therefore, has an amazing effect. I am sure that it is very popular. We are looking forward to your new books! Please!

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