That’s All I Ever Wanted To Be delivers a chance for a man to chart a different course in life without the burden that comes with extreme wealth.


The Description

Publication Date: May 16, 2023

The modern, spiritual adventure That’s All I Ever Wanted to Be tells the story of Evan Bloom, a man who gives up everything to reveal the diversities of poverty verses wealth, enemies verses friendship, life verses death, and loneliness verses true love. On his journey in and around New York City, Evan learns to trust his instincts and intuition in discovering his true self.

How is it that a young thirty-something, multi- millionaire stockbroker with all of the trappings that wealth brings could leave it all behind to live penniless? Is there more to life than having great wealth? Can one more readily discover the meaning of life, love and true happiness by living with nothing?

It would be hard to think that many important lessons could not be learned by pursuing the life you were born to live, discovering your soul’s purpose, finding your soulmate and creating the life you have always dreamed of.

Join Evan on his journey to share his gift with the world and be loved and enlightened. That’s All He Ever Wanted to Be

The Review

At age 35, Evan Bloom yearns for an escape from his life. In spite of all the wealthy trappings of success, the only thing “real” in his life is his 6-year-old daughter.

Told in first person from Evan’s perspective, That’s All I Ever Wanted To Be takes readers into his past. Even with all the newest toys and gadgets, Evan wanted the one thing money couldn’t buy—love.

Author Scott Gendal makes a bold statement with the main character’s willingness to discard all the superficial trappings of his life so he can get the reset he desperately needs. It’s inspirational to see Evan’s transformation, but a part of me thought he was bonkers!

Money can bring plenty of bad behaviors, all of which Evan pointed out. The author’s frank approach acknowledges Evan’s frustrations and subsequent enlightenment. His new life serves as an example of how different things can be when you are living in an authentic way.

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About The Author

Scott Gendal has written more than 2,000 songs and poems with a Pilot G2 pen on yellow legal pads.

Scott wrote both the book and lyrics to the rock musical “Your Biggest Fan,” which is currently in preproduction.

A standup comedian, Scott performed and worked at Carolines Comedy Club in New York City.

In the summer of 2017, Scott wrote 5-minute poetry for passers-by in New York City’s Washington Square Park.

Scott is originally from Dix Hills, Long Island and is a graduate of Hofstra University. He currently resides in New York City and Delray Beach, Florida.

That’s All I Ever Wanted To Be is Scott’s first novel…



Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. This book sounds really good and SO different than everyone else’s books (including mine)! Both the title and cover grabbed my attention. Kudos


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That’s All I Ever Wanted To Be delivers a chance for a man to chart a different course in life without the burden that comes with extreme wealth.5-STAR REVIEW: THAT'S ALL I EVER WANTED TO BE by Scott Gendal