Check out this phenomenal Illinois Entertainer interview with Jim Peterik, author of Through the Eye of the Tiger!
Jim reflects on his decision to write a memoir:
There were a lot of people saying “you should write a book of your life story,” but I kept thinking, “nobody wants to hear about me.” I didn’t have the train wreck life that the other rock stars have . . . I wrestled with it for a long time thinking “you know, there’s not that much drama in my life.” Well guess what, as I started writing it, I realized there was a whole lot more drama in my life than I really thought!
He goes on to explain what he hopes readers will take away from his story:
I knew from the time I was four years old and picked up a ukulele that not everybody could do what I’m doing and I felt a little special because I had that musical gene. . . . It was always amazing to me when I would see artists that were more gifted than me squandering their gifts with drugs, alcohol, this and that, so if anything comes out of this, I realize that my gift was more important than all those other niceties or so called niceties of the business. . . . I hope [readers] see the image of a person who never gave up and also a person that valued his gift.
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