New Fictional Narrative Reminds People of Life’s True Purpose

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Heartwarming and inspiring tale of Dr. J who truly lived

As hackneyed as it may sound, living life to the fullest has always been the constant reminder from those who earlier came, saw, and conquered life. In this Information Age, communicating with each other may be as easy as navigating one’s Blackberry. However, an invisible communication gap seems to grow wide as ever among family and friends.

Dr. J’s Year is an inspiring work of fiction by Jerry Hammet & Harold Guerry, both natives of South Carolina who have known each other for most of their adult lives. The writers’ experience with the military services and certain fields of humanities prompted them to write a story which talks about life’s fragile things and what it exactly means to say that one has truly lived.

Humans were created not to merely exist and Dr J’s Year teaches its readers that there’s a huge difference between existing and living. From spending more time with people that matter the most to making a contribution to a cause for AIDS-afflicted children of the Third World, war veteran turned philosophy professor Dr. J knows exactly that the point of living is to simply share the love around and make other people happy.

Inspiring and heartwarming, Dr. J’s Year reminds both the young and old that a life well-lived is what matters the most at the end of the day.

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About the Author
Authors Jerry Hammet and Harold Guerry both hail from South Carolina. The former is a retired minister, military chaplain and student of humanity, who created the characters and events. The latter is a retired South Carolina Air Guard Colonel, who is also retired from the textile industry in the field of Human Resources. He is a genealogist and a historian. At Hammet’s request, Guerry took the notes outlining the characters and events and developed those notes into the cohesive and readable story of human frailties and strengths found in this book.

Dr. J’s Year * by Jerry Hammet & Harold Guerry
Publication Date: July 28,2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 215 pages; 978-1-4653-4318-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 215 pages; 978-1-4653-4319-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4653-4320-8

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