Our country is deteriorating. Virtues and values like responsibility, resilience, dignity and respect have been abandoned. Our work ethic has been replaced by entitlement. Our world standing is in peril.
Those are not my thoughts -- well, not exactly, anyway. They're central themes of Letters from Home: A Wake-up Call for Success & Wealth. The new book is the work of Westporters David and Andrea Reiser -- and they know from success and wealth. He's a senior vice president-wealth management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; she's an author, blogger and community volunteer.