Self-published Author Releases HOW I MET...

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New book contains author’s experiences with celebrated people

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of HOW I MET . . . by author Jimmie Joe King. This book contains snippets and profiles of remarkable people the author was privileged to meet during a 40-year odyssey.

This unique journey permitted King to visit six continents, 183 countries, and to observe scores of different faces: the rich, the famous, the just plain Joes. From King's serendipitous meeting with mob boss "Lucky" Luciano to hugely popular Glenn Miller who, with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, the Dorsey Brothers, and many, many others, formed the bedrock for the Big Band era, and to Jimmie Rodgers, the Blue Yodeler, even unto a drug-sniffing dog, the author accumulated and recorded an enviable roster of interesting individuals. There is even a brief encounter with the TV Queen, Miss Oprah Winfrey. The sea stories are rare gems and funny.

A reading tip: Don't miss the profile on "Skivvies" in Volume III of HOW I MET . . . because it is 4.0 and hilarious.

Ultimately, "HOW I MET . . ." is a remarkable journey and memoir that contains highlights of the author's life and the people and events which helped to make it colorful. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

HOW I MET... * by Jimmie Joe King
Publication Date: May 11, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 246 pages; 978-1-4568-4860-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 246 pages; 978-1-4568-4861-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-4862-0

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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