Jack Hawnâ€™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 stories. During Jack Hawnâ€™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, laced with bitter disappointments, hardships and ultimate success, you won’t want to miss! The author’s â€œwild ambition, bursting optimism, and unshakeable confidenceâ€ at the outset of his journey is severely tested during years of struggling to balance family life with his career. It has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster.
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 Charlene have been married 59 years. They reside in Sun City West, Arizona, and have four children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.