Blind Journey: A Journalist's Memoirs

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Uncharted and beyond his control for the most part, Jack Hawn's career simply happened. He never studied journalism and never aspired to be a writer. After almost four years assigned to the army's public information offices, he faced civilian life with a wife, infant daughter, wild ambition, bursting optimism, unshakeable confidence - and no job. Eventually, he found work as a copyboy at a Hollywood newspaper, was paid $5 to review plays and nightclub acts, and a year later filled a sports desk vacancy. As years passed, he earned extra income as a television dramatist and wrote TV and radio scripts for sportscasters. When the paper folded in 1970, he was hired at the Los Angeles Times, where he worked in sports and entertainment. During Jack Hawn's amazing 43-year career, he covered Muhammad Ali title fights, boxing at the 1984 Olympics, Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and other celebrities until his retirement in 1991. Whether you're an aspiring or veteran journalist or just want a book filled with aspiration and adventure, Blind Journey is a work you'll keep pulling off your bookshelf to read time and time again. About the Author: Born January 25, 1930, in Kearney, Nebraska, Jack Hawn grew up in Southern California, graduated from San Fernando High School in 1947, and after one year at the University of California, Santa Barbara, enlisted in the U.S. Army. He and his wife Charlene celebrated 59 years of marriage June 2, 2010. They reside in Sun City West, Arizona, and have four children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandkids. Publisher's Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/BlindJourney.html

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From the old newspaper days of cut-and-paste (with scissors and glue) to Lucky Strike and Camel, and now-classic cars, Hawn's book evokes memories of bygone eras, and a sense of nostalgia for times past, both good and bad. This is a charming book, written in a laid-back style. Truly enjoyable.

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