Can’t Get No Satisfaction is a first-hand insight into the civil rights struggle in the 1960s by a then first year law student seeking racial equality in Northern Florida. A rape case and a “suicide” are two breath-taking cases that dramatically reveal the racial injustice at the time and the issues that still exist today. The lessons learned are vibrant today and the author goes into great detail on little known facts about the history of slavery, the violence against blacks since revolutionary times, through the pre- and post- civil war times and through the 1960s and modern times.
After graduating from NYU Law School, Mr. Reider went into the Peace Corps in Brazil where he helped local fisherman form a cooperative to sell their fish in Rio de Janeiro. After two-and-a-half years, having learned Portuguese and loving Brazil, he returned to the USA. There he had his first child, ran a political campaign and passed two bar exams. Deciding against practicing law, he accepted an offer from Chase Manhattan Bank and was trained in corporate lending. He was sent to Rio de Janeiro as the assistant representative of the bank.. He was shortly promoted to vice-president in charge of corporate lending in both dollars and local currency for Chase’s local commercial bank. There he hired the first woman corporate lending officer in a market that felt women could not function in what was considered a macho boys club. He also hired a black corporate lending officer, which was very rare in the 1970s in Brazil. Almost a decade later, he left Chase after engineering a leveraged buyout of two Holiday Inns, which he co-managed for 20 years, after changing the names and upgrading the principal hotel to five stars. In 1997, he sold the hotels and moved back to Florida where he created and managed a Brazilian churrascaria in Delray Beach for eight years. In 2010, he authored and published, WINES OF PASSION: THE BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA. Mr. Reider has conducted hundreds of wine tastings and wine dinners and his wine lists have won multiple awards from Wine Spectator and local newspapers. He is now retired and enjoys his five children and ten grandchildren, along with his wife, Vera. He intends to write books about some of his other experiences.