When I began to write what turned out to be Three Stages I had no idea that I was even writing a book and the idea of writing a “Hollywood Memoir” or a “celebrity book” would never have entered my mind. Nor did I seek to amaze or inspire. I was simply reminiscing “on paper” and recalling the extraordinary adventure that my life had been and some of the fascinating people I’d been privileged to know. I had no plans to publish but when I sent a few snippet to friends for conformation of certain fuzzy memories the responses were intoxicating and encouraging.
Being on the receiving end of one’s creative muse is always such a gift and so I offer this Three Stages: Free Special Selections Edition, containing some of my favorite stories, to you.
“You have lived many life times and done more than most people could dream of. ... Amazing, fascinating, and I want more.” – Catherine Wolf, Producer, Writer, Actor
“... like going on vacation!” – Raven Keyes, Author
“ Your background, the discussions of your childhood and your family members, and the sequences of your professional development and your realization of the character of yourself and your life, as well as those of others, is really quite phenomenal and inspiring.” – Frost Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus
“... captivating.” – Allison Argo, Filmmaker
“The reality is you and your life are far more adventurous and varied than most of us and ours. ... It's just a fabulous tale.” – Joan Miner, Artist
“... wonderful, dear, funny... I want my kids to read it!” – Beth Howard, Dancer
“I ... was truly inspired by his personal journey from the hollers of Tennessee to the hills and valleys of show biz and beyond. Don't miss it.” – Doug Hall, South Carolina Realtor
“... sudden bursts of out loud laughter!” – Phil Sexton, IT Wizard
“It reads like a novel, yet it's all true. Not only it is your personal story, but the story of an America that no longer exists – sometimes kinder and gentler – sometimes harsher and more cruel. You brought it back to life like Brigadoon, with humor and sentiment and seen through the beautiful mist of memory.” – Rick Skye, Comedy Writer