"Blind Journey: A Journalist's Memoirs" - Extra! Extra! Journalist’s Candid Memoir A Must Read

Jack Hawn’s career simply happened. He never studied journalism and never aspired to be a writer. But he became one, and now writes about his amazing 43-year career for the first time.
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Oct. 22, 2012 - PRLog -- Jack Hawn’s career simply happened. He never studied journalism and never aspired to be a writer. But he became one, and now writes about his amazing 43-year career for the first time.

Blind Journey: A Journalist's Memoirs tells of a young man just out of the military who became a copyboy at a Hollywood newspaper. From there he began writing show reviews and sports stories, and in his spare time, wrote TV and radio scripts. In 1970, he joined the Los Angeles Times, where he wrote both sports and entertainment articles. During Jack Hawn’s career, he covered Muhammad Ali, the 1984 Olympics, as well as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the biggest stars of the time, until his retirement in 1991.

This is a story you won’t want to miss; the author writes of his “wild ambition, bursting optimism, and unshakeable confidence.” It has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster, and then some.

Rave reviews for Jack Hawn’s Blind Journey:

“Memoirs can have limited appeal and some autobiographies rely on mentioning famous people for their appeal. But this doesn’t happen in Blind Journey…It’s interlaced with fascinating anecdotes about what he describes as “famous and infamous people” whom he has come across, and there are plenty of extracts of his writing. His enthusiasm for his subject matter always shines through in these. The whole book is well written by someone who has clearly become a top craftsman - it’s entertaining but also gritty and has moments of hardship and tragedy. However, the main elements of the book are optimism and energy and it’s an inspiring as well as absorbing book to read.” – Stephanie D.

Blind Journey is an apt title for this book. Maybe it was fate or destiny, but Hawn did not plan to be a journalist. The doors opened for him and he entered through them, which led him to a spectacular career spanning 43 years…I found it refreshing to “meet” Jack Hawn and to watch him learn the industry of journalism while on the job…Hawn successfully allows readers to get to know the real Jack Hawn.” – Anne B.

(Note to publisher): “I'm a friend and former Los Angeles Times colleague of Jack Hawn's and attended his appearance at the Southern California Sportscasters lunch this week where it was great to see him again and I was happy to buy his book. I've now read it and love it.” – Ron Rapoport, former L.A. Times sportswriter

Jack writes of Private Floyd Humeston and his tame lion and of meeting Ann Miller, the McGuire sisters and the Brown Derby's Bob Cobb, creator of the now-famous Cobb salad. He tells of meeting the incredible twenty-year-old Cassius Clay who went on to become Mohammed Ali and of knowing great athletes such as Ken Norton and Tom Harmon, father of actor Mark Harmon. All through this, Jack tells of marrying the love of his life, Charlene, and how they established a strong marriage and raised successfully four children amid Jack's career of twists and turns…Numerous black and white photographs add to the effect of Jack Hawn's book. The book so honestly and openly tells us about his working career as a writer and the many famous people he was able to meet and interview. Blind Journey is highly recommended for sports fans and Hollywood "groupies" everywhere!” – Alice D.

“I was very much impressed with your book (and I don't impress easily!! Honest.) … You may consider entering it into the Writer's Digest international self-published contest, a well-respected contest. You would get a lot of publicity by winning/placing.” – Elizabeth Blake, author of No Child Left Behind? The True Story of a Teacher's Conquest

“…Blind Journey (A Journalist's Memoirs) is a well written record of a portion of one man's life experiences. By virtue of his vocation, events of very interesting people in sports, entertainment, and public and private life are told from personal encounters. The book is easy reading in a style that well suits the story. Once one begins to read the book, few readers will be able to put the book down. As an avid non-fiction reader, I highly recommend Blind Journey and it will have a prominent place in my library.” – Roland Robinson

BLIND JOURNEY: A JOURNALIST’S MEMOIRS (ISBN: 978-1-60976-011-3) is now available for $29.95 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/BlindJourne... or at www.amazon.com or http://search.barnesandnoble.com

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors.
Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@aeg-online-store.com.

About the Author: Born in Kearney, Nebraska, Jack Hawn grew up in Southern California. After one year at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Charlene, have been married 61 years. They reside in Sun City West, Arizona, and have four children, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

An autographed copy of the book is available by sending a check for $29.95 to Jack Hawn, 21437 142nd Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375 (free S&H).

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