Authors Jim Nicholson and Jack Blendinger’s book “The Letterman: Tommy Stevens’s Memoir” is a nostalgic tale of life for a young man growing up in midcentury Kentucky

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Recent release “The Letterman: Tommy Stevens’s Memoir” from Page Publishing authors Jim Nicholson and Jack Blendinger is an evocative portrait of a boy’s football-obsessed childhood through the wartime years and beyond, his burning athletic ambitions, and the tragic turn of events that forced him to reimagine his goals. With sensitivity and candor, Tommy narrates the seminal events in his childhood and teenage years and brings both the seriousness and simplicity of a complicated era to life.

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Jim Nicholson is a retired educator, lifelong athlete, and a national champion in kayak racing who spent sixty-three years serving as a teacher, coach, principal, superintendent, and professor and currently resides in La Jolla, California. The late Jack Blendinger, was a marathon runner, athlete, respected creative writer, teacher, and recognized poet who resided in Danville, Kentucky prior to his death in January 2020. The authors completed their book “The Letterman: Tommy Stevens’s Memoir”: a poignant, semi-fictionalized autobiography that transports the reader to a bygone era in American life.

The mid-1900s are nearly three quarters of a century in the past. What was life like in that period for two boys growing into young adults? What were their goals? What motivated them? “The Letterman” is a memoir of Tommy Stevens as he lives through this fast-fading period in United States history. Although the book falls within the genre of fiction, Stevens’s memoir is 90 percent or more factual. Only the names of characters and places appearing in the narrative have been changed.

The story focuses on Tommy’s experiences and dreams growing up as a child during World War II, and it delves into his motivation to become a high school football player and earn a varsity letter. Just as Tommy realizes his goal, tragedy strikes.

To learn more about Stevens’s hopes and dreams, tragedy and sadness, open the cover of “The Letterman” and start reading.

Published by Page Publishing, Jim Nicholson and Jack Blendinger’s engrossing tale is an excellent choice for readers of all ages.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Letterman: Tommy Stevens’s Memoir” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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