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Former LA Lakers Star, Broadcaster, LA Dodgers Executive Tommy Hawkins Authors Book of Narratives

Tommy Hawkins, former Notre Dame and Los Angeles Lakers basketball star, former VP of the Los Angeles Dodgers, radio & TV broadcaster and popular personality has written a new book poetry that is!

Whomever you are, wherever you are, whatever your convictions, welcome to the eclectic world of Tommy Hawkins. "Life's Reflections: Poetry for the People" (ISBN #978-0615-564-302), designed as a colorful coffee table book, can best be described as an eclectic collection of vernacular poetic narratives, full of insights and surprises.

Each narrative is accompanied by a captivating painting or photograph that illustrates his words including works by famed artists Leroy Neiman and Ernie Barnes among others.

Tommy promises readers won't be bored. In fact, everyone will enjoy his unique indulgence into rhyme, meter, metaphor, symbolism and free verse. It is his hope that "Life's Reflections: Poetry for the People" will be a dynamic, entertaining and uplifting experience for life. The wide spectrum of areas covered, include love, women, sports, psychiatry, travel, music, family, relationships, the 1960s and much more.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Tommy Hawkins has enjoyed an incredible career as a college basketball All-American at Notre Dame, 10 years in the NBA playing ball with the Cincinnati Royals and Los Angeles Lakers (he played with Wilt, Jerry, Elgin, Oscar and many others), an Emmy Award-nominated radio and television broadcaster, event host and motivational speaker as well as a public relations vice president with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 18 years.

Hawkins will be making numerous personal appearances speaking to groups, organizations and civic clubs locally and nationally in 2012. For more information pleaser contact public relations representative Bob Mazza at 310-994-4847.

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