This remains one of my favorite reads. The parable follows a legendary salesman who shares the secrets of his success in the form of 10 scrolls.
This is unformatted and pulled directly from Goodreads. I can't promise that it reads well.
The Greatest Salesman in the World is a book that serves as a guide to a philosophy of salesmanship, and success, telling the story of Hafid, a poor camel boy who achieves a life of abundance. If Mandino's suggested reading structure is followed, it would take about 10 months to read the book. What you are today is not important... for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.