Excerpt from “Aussie Jack” – courtesy of Amazon.
This excerpt – How I described Nyngan, NSW, where I first met “AUSSIE JACK’:
“It felt good to be again in such a remote part of my home state. I always sleep well and enjoy the fresh morning air the first day after arriving in rural areas. Nyngan may be a ‘sleepy hollow’ but when you stroll through it and start chatting with the locals, you find they have time to share their thoughts much more easily than busy people in just about any of the big cities.
Australian country towns I also remember for their stunning display of lilac-coloured Jacaranda blossoms—usually in the late Spring—before they drop blossoms to spread their wide carpets across the ground surrounding the trees. Although Grafton in Northern NSW is known as ‘Jacaranda City’, Nyngan is similarly dotted by bursts of the vivid purplish-blossomed wonders. I enjoy the splashes of colour that these trees add to the town’s wide streets, but if you chat to a local resident, you will most likely hear the downside to this spectacle. If they get rainfall in November, wet Jacaranda petals lying on the ground can send an unsuspecting pedestrian on a sudden slippery slide.
I was reminiscing to myself about these Nyngan memories of mine as I finished my breakfast at the motel. My nostalgic moment was interrupted by the appearance of the lanky, jeans-clad figure that suddenly loomed up beside the table.
“C’mon, Les! Shake a leg; the truck’s outside waiting for me to take you to the site of Riley’s Woolshed!” It was Jack, wearing a mock impatient frown as he urged me to begin a journey back to his ‘University Of The Curious Mind’.
Excerpt from “Aussie Jack” – courtesy of Amazon. – Jack talks about his religious instruction in High School:
“remember being told that it all began with ‘original sin’ and that the history of sex really began with Eve tempting Adam to take a bite in the Garden of Eden! Poor Eve, she really took the rap for showing Adam her apples! By this act; all we were told was that God was not happy about her ‘temptation’ of young Adam.
Well, I’m sorry, but that sounds very lopsided to me. Before we conveniently blame Eve for the downfall of man, what about Adam? He must have had a design flaw of his own if he could so easily give up all the joys of Eden and choose an apple instead!
Struth mate, I don’t mind a bush yarn or two but the Garden of Eden story just didn’t wash at all with me. Tall yarns are always tall yarns, even when told as an allegory. Yet, down through time a woman still tends to get the blame for seducing a man. What a load of codswallop! The truth is that a woman would have no chance of shagging any bloke if there was no testosterone chip embedded in every man’s hard disk!
For a sample of the main character, here is a simulated audio ‘excerpt’ of Aussie Jack addressing a sex seminar in Broken Hill.
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Following the global reading of his original ‘sex survival guide’ as an eBook, now Jack’s whole story can be told. Based on my original conversation with a real-life ‘outback’ truck driver, the Aussie Jack story evolves into ADULT FICTION.
This novel is a hybrid of his original ‘sex survival’ guide, instructing blokes on how to treat sheilas better, based on his own sex research as a young man with a ‘curious’ mind, and the draft screenplay that I wrote about his humorous exploits.
Jack uses Aussie sex terms throughout the book, so I add the caution that EXPLICIT descriptions are included in his telling of this story.
From Fiction to Non-Fiction:
A TRUE STORY OF DESPAIR, DETERMINATION AND SURVIVAL
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THE YOUNGEST VICTIM OF ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS MENTAL HOSPITALS
How could a mother treat her own child so badly and allow her to be subjected to experimental shock treatments which led to her having to adopt a split personality to survive?!
NOBODY BELIEVED ME by Paulette Conti/Les Thompson
VIDEO – Les Thompson discusses this book
feelings and staying sane.
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This is a true story. In 1959, a 12-year-old girl living in Florida was raped by her stepfather and immediately collapsed into profound shock. Her mother witnessed the crime but didn’t have any health insurance to help her daughter receive proper medical care. Instead, she decided to place her daughter in one of the most notorious U.S. mental institutions of the time at Chattahoochee.
Yet, this girl survived to tell everyone the truth about Chattahoochee Hospital. But until many years after reforms had been introduced, nobody believed her! As investigations revealed the extent of the mistreatment of patients, the girl then growing into adulthood, found that she couldn’t lead a normal life. Nightmares and flashbacks haunted her for decades.
50 years on, Paulette Conti, has revealed her whole story to award-winning, Australian journalist and author, Les Thompson. As well as documenting her eyewitness account of what really occurred inside Chattahoochee, this story also paints a poignant picture of a girl yearning for her mother to rescue her and then finally meeting the dashing Italian-American man whose lively spirit and deep compassion would lead her to having her own family, a nursing career and the determination to help others.
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MEDIA & COMMUNICATION SKILLS MADE EASY
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The secrets of professional speakers and writers revealed!
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Australian & International award-winning broadcast journalist Les Thompson has produced a handbook for speakers, writers and programmers seeking success in mainstream & social media
MEDIA & COMMUNICATION SKILLS MADE EASY
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In his book, Les gives some invaluable advice as to how to improve one’s communication skills. Although the book is mainly aimed at people who want to try their luck in broadcasting and media, it proves virtually universal. Being an EFL teacher, I generally read methodology and linguistic books, but Les’s volume shows that one can also find useful answers outside the field. Les has convinced me how important it is to make people listen to what one needs to say (e.g. that certain ways of communicating are better than others, and that lazy speech will not be tolerated, while a foreign accent will). Les argues that good speech habits are easy to learn and apply – this is good news for everybody who was not born a great speaker/writer. Finally, the motto: “People who do what they enjoy are the most successful in the long term” will certainly appeal to everyone who likes doing things passionately and enthusiastically.
Hana Tichá, EFL teacher, Šternberk, Czech Republic
Another great book series:
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Other Books by Les Thompson:
HomeFund – the history of NSW home lending – commissioned (1990) by the Co-operative Housing Societies Association of NSW. This book detailed the history of Government-assisted lending and the 1980s changes made by the Federal Government to Australian financial policy. It predicted problems for Government-backed home loans should interest rates spiral upwards – as they did, leading to a collapse of the NSW Government devised scheme to assist middle income earners – a program that had been supported by both the Labor & Conservative Governments. The book gained media attention and was used in the early 90s by both sides of parliament for a full day hearing on the subject. The ‘toxic loans’ involved were a pointer to the large-scale U.S. mortgage market collapse to follow in the next decade.
The book is out of print. Inquiries to Co-operative Housing Societies Association of NSW Email: email@example.com
HELLO EGO The 2016 UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION has now been released a paperback at AMAZON.COM
For more information about my autobiography ‘Hello Ego’ please click this link “Hello Ego”
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