James McGowan

Biography

I live on an ancient lava flow that composes the first mountain range west of New York City. On clear days, I can see Brooklyn, where I was born along with my 7 brothers and sisters. My dad was an NYPD detective who specialized in sending major organized crime figures up the river. I became friends with Thomas Berry and Vine Deloria, Jr., two amazing men who changed the way I perceive our predicament here on Earth. When the United Nations called me in 1993 to help develop a group that was trying to save species and protect the oceans and atmosphere, I brought their perspectives to the task. The Global Environment Facility is now the world's largest environmental grant maker, though it is not without some major faults. For that reason, I kept the organization at arm's length, and worked as a consultant rather than as an employee. That arrangement also allowed me to be in charge of my kids--the job that led me to become a BABY WRESTLER. My other major interest is cinema, and I attended the graduate Film/TV Program at NYU, where I wrote several screenplays. Right now, I'm raising the kids, acting as Chairman of our town's Environmental Commission, restoring a great old house, and training another wolf-dog.

Where to find James McGowan online

Twitter: @jamsmcgowan
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Where to buy in print


Books

The Baby Wrestler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / child rearing
The Baby Wrestler is a hilarious look at what happens when Dad chooses to stay at home and try child raising. This funny, irreverent, and poignant book offers a completely different view of parenting that is equal parts Dr. Spock, Jack Kerouac, and Will Farrell. It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Mother's Day, or Mental Health Day.

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