Join Jack Behrens for a discussion of his book, Recollections of a Journalist: A Collection of Personal Stories from Interviews.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A nationally known award-winning columnist with the Associated Press and a number of newspapers, Jack has written 24 books, including the 1976 best-seller The Typewriter Guerillas. He collaborated with Roots author Alex Haley on a magazine-writing textbook, and joined Tom Clancy and James Michener in discussions about writing in classes from the Far East to Central New York. Over his 55 years of editorial work, he wrote more than 15,000 articles for such periodicals as Harvard's Nieman Reports, Writer's Digest, Mankind, National Observer, Business Journal and hundreds of others. He was a correspondant for Pacific Stars & Stripes in 1957-58.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Covering more than 60 years of interviews, Jack Behrens, now 85 years old and suffering from Parkinson's Disease, shares anecdotes from his interviews with Alex Haley, Tom Clancy, Bob Hope, Tim Conway, Presidents Reagan, Carter and many others. It's an inspiring read for those who suffer from Parkinson's. A life story that was jarred by the loss of his hands to write, type and walk to the disease. It's a book that celebrates hope, the value of faith and the meaning of family and friends.
This event is presented by Phoenix Books' Local Authors Program.
DATE: Monday, May 14th at 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlingon
ADMISSION: Free and open to all.