Local entrepreneur and philanthropist Mitchell Epstein has released his first book, Mr. Lucky: My Unexpected Journey to Success, with 100 percent of proceeds being donated to local charities, all supporting scholarships and less fortunate children and families in the community. Those charities are Forty Carrots Family Center, Children First, the V Foundation, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design and Delta Sigma Pi, the business fraternity. Epstein, a first-time author, was inspired to write about his own life stories and challenges during his time mentoring two local young men who were homeless shortly before he met them. His passion for mentoring young people helped him recognize that his goal in life is to help people to be successful in their careers and happier in personal relationships and life. The book, which Epstein self-published, is available on Amazon.