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What I Learned on the Way Down Paperback – February 18, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
Jac Flanders is a parachuting pioneer; hence the title: What I Learned on the Way Down. He was there in the beginning when the only skydiving was in isolated pockets on the East and West Coasts. He opened a parachute center in Michigan. He went on to take more risks-as a publicist. He worked with a lot of big names including his close friend Jerry Lewis.
This book is fun to read but there is a reason: Jac won an Emmy for his writing. This is a fine book by a fine skydiving celebrity.
As a skydiver (1,200 jumps, D-454), pilot (SEL & gliders, hang gliders and paragliders),author and publisher of seven books on parachutes and skydiving, I recommend this book to those interested in aviation and/or Hollywood celebrities.
--Dan Poynter, Parachuting, The Skydiver's Handbook.
Jac Flanders absolutely hates the 'Right' -- Republicans and the 'Tea Party' -- and anyone and everyone else NOT firmly planted on the Liberal Plantation. And it shows -- even today.
Which, naturally, is a-typical of celebrity worshipers and those of even marginal talent, like Jac Flanders, who've made their fortunes in that den of sociopathic false idol reprobates -- Hollywood.
There is good reason why this book is #4,007,396 [that's Four-Million, Seven-Thousand, Three-Hundred, and Ninety-Six] on the Amazon list. And it's not just because this hackery is 11-years old [which -- coincidentally -- is also Jac Flanders' maturity quotient -- 11 -- as in 'years old'].
The detritus contained within the pages of this Jac Flanders' book resembles the gooey, scaly, putrid scum one might find under the toilet rim of the men's public bathroom in a Tijuana Hooters eatery.
Which, naturally once again, stands to reason given the Source.
One of my favorites is "The Fantastic Four", a story about Jac's experiences as the "voice" of a cartoon character. Titled after the the magic words "Flame On" which transformed his average crime fighter character into a super hero, the story includes the very first script of this show.
"Ah well, Flame on" Jac!