A ‘Journey’ Full of Lessons
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT
‘My Journey: West Virginia to Korea and back to WVU’, by Jack Elbon tells many stories of the author’s young life, and the people who helped shape him during those years.
Life is full of experiences that help a person learn, so, no matter their age, they are still getting an education. Jack Elbon’s My Journey: West Virginia to Korea and back to WVU is the life story of someone who has clearly continued to learn and take the many opportunities life has presented to him.
In the introduction of Jack Elbon’s My Journey: West Virginia to Korea and back to WVU, the author quotes his world history professor: “Five years from now, you will be the same person you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Many of the people Elbon has met are featured in My Journey, whether they were mentors, buddies, or an Army chaplain.
My Journey showcases many people who touch Elbon’s life. The first pages of his book feature his grandparents and, at the end, college professors, framing his youth with wise figures. Along the way are coaches who act as mentors, fellow musicians from varied walks of life, and soldiers, each with their own unique point of view, keeping Elbon’s book a continuously surprising and delightful read.
In the introduction to My Journey, Elbon states that he hopes the people who touched his life, and their wisdom, may also benefit the reader. Yet it is Elbon’s experiences, and his own words, that make him an unforgettable character who is sure to touch the lives on anyone who reads My Journey.
Jack Elbon grew up in West Virginia during the Great Depression. He played a number of sports in school, and went to Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. Elbon later went to West Virginia University and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married his wife, Jo Ann, in 1955 and has two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is currently working on a sequel to My Journey.
For more information, please visit http://jackelbonbooks.com/