Emmy and Golden Globe Winning Television Producer/ Writer Russ Woody Releases his Memoir HEROIC HEART – A STORY ABOUT FATHERS AND SONS
NEW YORK – Most comedy writers can write drama, but writing heartbreak with warmth AND funny is something else altogether. Television producer/writer Russ Woody has done just that in his new memoir, Heroic Heart.
As we Baby Boomers move into our fifties and sixties, a primary focus for many of us is—or will be—caring for an aging parent. If the relationship was a troubled one, it’ll be rough. If the relationship wasn’t troubled, it’ll be even rougher.
Coincidentally Ted Danson starred with Jack Lemmon in a movie called Dad – a story by William Wharton about a man caring for his elderly father at the end of his life. While Russ Woody was caring for his own dad, Danson came to play a huge part in the last of his father’s life.
Published through New York Creative Publishing, Heroic Heart – A Story About Fathers and Sons is a glimpse into the lives of two men determined to make the most of the time they have together. Three days before his mother died unexpectedly—a woman who few had a good relationship with—Woody’s father was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Lou Gehrig’s disease), a fatal illness that gradually paralyzes its victim. And though his father’s life was coming to an end, it was also just beginning.
Heroic Heart is an amazing love story between a father, a son and two grandsons that will inspire readers to consider, or reconsider, the relationships in their lives.
About the book: Heroic Heart – A Story About Fathers and Sons by Russ Woody ASIN: B00E5VVM8O Publisher: NY Creative Publishing Date of publish: December 2013 Pages: 175 S.R.P. (Kindle): $2.99
About the author: After thirty years in the trenches of television writing – Murphy Brown, Cybill, The Slap Maxwell Story, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Mad About You, Becker, The Drew Carey Show, The Middle (and, as the author says, “plenty of others even more embarrassing”) – Russ Woody has written a memoir about recognizing and making the most of life’s most important moments.