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A Room With A Loo [Kindle Edition]

Dan Ehrlich
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Book Description

The story of a fish out of water who made his own pond... and nearly drowned.
This is an auto-biography of the author's more than 40 years in journalism. It should be cross referenced auto-bio/journalism/journalism text books
The hard back book is not available for purchase, however, you may purchase the e-book version.

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From the Author

Be forewarned, this is not a book about one of the journalistic greats such as John Hersey, Ernest Hemingway, Edward R. Murrow or even my friend Don Kirk, who in his 70s is still slogging around Asia on assignments.
 
Don was young man when he won an award for a book on his coverage of the Vietnam War. Yet as an old man he covered the Iraq War. Now he's back at his home in Korea writing for the Christian Science Monitor, and authoring more books on Asia...about six in all so far.
 
Then there's one of my mentors Colin Dangaard, a real life Crocodile Dundee. He left his Outback Australian home to learn journalism from the old way, on the job, and then literally worked his way around the world on newspapers, spending around six months to a year at each job before moving on. This included sailing a leaky yacht from South Africa to Florida and years later returning to his first love, horses by establishing the Australian Stock Saddle Co. in, of all places, Malibu, California. And has just published a novel "Talking to Horses."
 
 No, this is a story of an ordinary guy who through work, luck and perseverance wound up doing extraordinary things...at least some seemed that way to me. Yet, today, more than anything else, I am one of the dying breed of people who can bear witness to the revolution that has changed newsgathering and dissemination forever.
 
I can still recall holding a printer's stick and setting type by hand in my high school print shop. Then, a short time later, sitting at a Linotype machine, watching a bar of lead melt in its reservoir as I typed out my story.... a story that would be hand carried, still hot, to the lock-up, a large metal frame in which the solidified lead would be secured ready for the presses.
 
A few years down the line, I learned to deal with offset lithography as printing went from hot to cold type. The hot metal was replaced by hot wax used to fix the paper type -- as it was -- to the paper layout sheet from which a photo was made to help mold the sheet metal casting. The age of moveable type was over.... now it came in massive blocks ready to print.
 
But even then, the media industry had no idea how computers and the Internet would soon change everything to such a degree that they would relegate Gutenberg's medieval marvel to insignificance.
 
 
 
 

About the Author

Dan Ehrlich
 Dan Ehrlich has more than 40 years of wide-ranging news and news management experience spanning print, radio, television, and online journalism, primarily in the UK. For more than 10 years he was a regular guest current affairs commentator for the BBC, Sky News and LBC. He also had his own show on Talk Radio UK.

During his career in London he was a member of the National Union of Journalists and wrote for the UK national print media. He was also a general news correspondent for the American media, a member of the Association of American Correspondents in London and a London broadcast station news director.

 He had the opportunity to cover everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Cannes Film Festival, from economic summits to the Olympics.

Career highlights: TV station news director, CNN news desk editor, radio station news director, daily paper sports editor, metro daily newspaper entertainment editor, international showbiz journalist, foreign correspondent and travel writer.  Ehrlich's first book, Across a Crowded Room was a lighthearted book on dating for seniors.

Follow Dan Ehrlich on Twitter @danew13
Read more from Dan Ehrlich via The Huffington Post huffingtonpost.com/dan-ehrlich/
Read Dan Ehrlich's blog at hard-truths.blogspot.com
 


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Product Details

  • File Size: 613 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Bookstand Publishing (August 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008VWH7PA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,928,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Room with a Loo. September 6, 2012
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A very interesting life of a journalist and how journalism has changed over the years. Dan E also gives us a peek into his encounters with well known people and celebraties. The life of a rolling stone has opened many worlds to him. I believe most people would enjoy reading about his unique lifestyle. Ingrid
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! September 6, 2012
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Dan gives you an express tour through his, mostly chaotic, but always entertaining life. And his punchy style of writing - gained from his years as a newspaper man - keeps you turning the pages. A real treat!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not too Shabby March 4, 2014
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I bought this because I used to work with Dan, and wanted to see a few of his insights. Wacky guy, but a great writer. A bit wordy and self indulgent, but not bad.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Rollicking Tale July 29, 2013
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Dangerous Dan tells a rollicking tale about a unique individual -- namely himself. We learn all about the joys and horrors of life as a free-lancer in London. Dan's career has not followed the conventional straight line, all the more reason to check out the stories of one to whom "A Room with a Loo" would be a blessing, and life on Fleet Street definitely had its ups and downs.Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine[[ASIN:1563247178, Tell It to the Dead: Stories of a War (East Gate Books)]]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Career Tale! January 5, 2013
By George
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Aubiographical. Interesting read on a man and his career in journalism. Has some very funny laugh out loud chapters! Worth the price.
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A Room with a Loo

My journalistic career has been set down in a volume called "A Room with a Loo" as a guide to other people of what to do and not to do building their careers.It is also a testament of my work for my family.

It's not the story of some heroic news figure or fearless war corresponent. It's about an ordinary guy who stuck to doing things he enjoyed through good times and bad times. But more than this I am one of the dying breed of people who can bear witness to the revolution that has changed newsgathering and news dissemination forever.

I can still recall holding a printer's stick and setting type by hand in my high school print shop. Then, a short time later, sitting at a Linotype machine, watching a bar of lead melt in its reservoir as I typed out my story.... a story that would be hand carried, still hot, to the lock-up, a large metal frame in which the solidified lead would be secured ready for the presses.

A few years down the line, I learned to deal with offset lithography as printing went from hot to cold type. The hot metal was replaced by hot wax used to fix the paper type -- as it was -- to the paper layout sheet from which a photo was made to help mold the sheet metal casting. The age of moveable type was over.... now it came in massive blocks ready to print.

But even then, the media industry had no idea how computers and the Internet would soon change everything to such a degree that they would relegate Gutenberg's medieval marvel to insignificance.
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Across a Crowded Room

Journalist Dan Ehrlich, who spent most of his adult life as a correspondent in London, wound-up homeless in Seattle at 63 when his British wife of 25 years left him for an older man. That's right, an older man.

It meant an end to his settled middle-class life in Europe but a new beginning in the Emerald City.

In his book Across A Crowded Room, Ehrlich recounts the hope, disappointment, frustration, happiness and adventure awaiting cast-off senior citizens who suddenly find themselves in the dating game.

After a scary start in a strange town, his resurrection here has given him a new lease on life during the so-called "golden years." But it was a beginning he never expected thanks to the Internet.

Through, "Across A Crowded Room," Ehrlich relates, in a mainly light hearted, often comic style, the life awaiting elderly single men. Through a series of somewhat humorous vignettes and wishful fantasies mixed with occasional facts from official case studies, the author takes the reader on a journey from despair to hope in a globetrotting expedition to find the perfect woman. In other words, one who could put up with him.

As he says, "Why couldn't this have happened when I was 30?" In the process the author claims to have discovered what Sigmund Freud never could: What women want.

This unusual story, told openly and honestly, with an economical use of prose and laced with acerbic humor, will appeal to mature men and women.

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