RAY BRADBURY Uncensored!

by Gene Beley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/13/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9780595373642
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9780595674909
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9780595817610

About the Book

"The Definitive Ray Bradbury Book"

"I volunteered for the Moorpark College newsroom assignment. The speech now in Chapter 1 changed my life. I thought he was the greatest orator I had ever heard and thought to myself, "If he can write as well as he can talk, I'll read everything he's written and seek out magazines to sell an article about him." Back then (1968), I had started my freelance writing career and was always looking for new ideas. His advice in that speech gave me my life's philosophy: 'Follow your loves! Don't listen to anyone else-even your own spouse. However, if you have the love of a good spouse and several good friends, you'll be successful. If you don't yet know what you want to do in life, go out and find your loves and you'll have a happy life.'"

You'll find this biography may be more of a self-help book and "the definitive Ray Bradbury" revealed like no other book has yet done. Whether you are a science fiction fan, student, attorney, architect, writer, priest, or just a person trying to find your mission on planet Earth, here is the piece of the jigsaw puzzle to your life awaiting to fulfill you in this book. If you are going on a trip or simply want something to read for a weekend, this book is designed as a quick, entertaining read for all people. Some call it an "Airport book". And you need not know anything about science fiction to enjoy reading the study of this genius and American icon who gave us so much right up until he died June 5, 2012. I went on to become a serial entrepreneur with a game company, robot company, Android Amusement Corp., with show robots that rented for $1,000 a day plus expenses, and founded a newspaper, Country News, in Morgan Hill, CA that had a good run for 16 years before I sold it in 2005 for six figures, and then lived on a boat in the California Delta before reinventing myself again to be a videographer with a passion for that at the dawn of the digital age. Ray Bradbury's spirit is still alive within me and many others he influenced that include much greater men such as movie producer, Steven Spielberg, and a long list of writers he encouraged. Enjoy!

-Gene Beley, author

About the Author

Gene Beley graduated with a BA in journalism and public relations from San Jose State University in 1963 and an MS in journalism from UCLA in 1967. He and his wife, Jill, live in Stockton, California and have three children and two grandchildren.He has also written about Johnny Cash and was at the now historic Folsom Prison concert with Johnny Cash and June Carter, January 13, 1968, and has contributed to several radio and TV documentaries on Cash. Beley's current passion is boating in the California Delta.