Eric Hatch writes in a storytelling way with honesty and humor. Because I know him and how he speaks, I can hear him telling his memories. His life is a great variety from a change leader, a talented photographer, writer. Additionally he is a very talented vocalist who has performed solo work and a great skier. He writes about all of these areas of his life as well as the challenges along the way. A great read. – Amazon Review
“The atomic bomb went off and I arrived with my left eye crossed, my nose pushed to one side, and my head squeezed skinny.”
So begins a humorous, lively memoir which is guaranteed to cure boredom. One of the first of the Baby Boomers (his dad and mom got a head start during the Blitz), writer and photographer Eric K. Hatch has created a book full of bucket list stories, real adventures in exotic places, colorful characters, and anecdotes from his widely traveled life.
You’ll brush up against film and stage stars, famous writers, a French Nobel Prize winner, plus a host of other people. Some of these people are famous and some unknown, yet all made a difference in the author’s voyage of self-discovery.
Have you ever lived in Haiti and the Virgin Islands as a child? Played a cannon in the 1812 Overture? Ever accidentally skied off a precipice in the Alps? Survived a quad bypass while on a business trip? Gate-crashed J. Paul Getty, Jr. in London?
This book is written as if the author were there in the room with you, sharing his stories, all true, many funny, some thrilling, none boring — but you wouldn’t believe it anyhow.
About the Author
Eric K. Hatch is known as both an author and photographer. As a writer, Eric Hatch has won two national awards. As a photographer, he is best known for Faces of Addiction and for Glaciers in Retreat, both collections of powerful photos addressing socially important issues.
Now he has written a memoir that takes him from an exotic childhood through a scarring adolescence, and from there to 6 different careers in an adventure filled life. His book is funny, moving, and fast-paced, a sure cure for boredom.
“A good read” — author David Poyer
“A master raconteur” — author Brent Bill
“Thank you for sharing your life.” — author James Newby
“Loved it! ? A thrilling expedition guided by a proficient wordsmith who examines the globe, unveiling intriguing individuals and enthralling locales” Reedsy reviewer Catherine Hawes