He began his first career before his voice had changed, his dream job beginning at age 14. A lifetime later, he was laid off. It took 18 seconds.

He was put out on the street, carrying a box of pictures, papers and a coffee mug.

Then it got worse…

Know anybody in your life that has gone through a similar situation? Being laid off, having to start over, not only professionally but also personally?

John Scott writes about this from a deeply personal perspective and tells of his roller coaster of emotions and the life changes that have made him the person he is today.

The book takes you on a journey of 366 days, from the Northern California coast to the corn fields of Iowa. You’ll visit a beer warehouse, San Francisco hilltops and oceanside vistas. Add a heart-wrenching relationship and you’ll learn about a brutal but ultimately satisfying attempt to make it back – to good.

John ScottWho is John Scott? John is a media instructor, online education coordinator and the career services manager at the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. He also counsels individuals and groups in the art of reinvention. In an earlier career, John ran radio stations and their digital platforms.

But after hearing and reading about his story – John represents you, me, your neighbor, essentially anyone who has been presented with adversity and found the means to rise above it.

John has graciously provided INFOtainment News with an excerpt from Destination: Reinvention – you can read that HERE.

Destination: Reinvention will be available on February 2, 2013 via Amazon, and will be in the iTunes Bookstore and Audible on February 14, 2013.

In the true spirit of an online educator and adopter of digital technology, John has launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist with the funding and distribution of his book. In John’s own words:

This is the third and final path of distribution of the content. This funding will print several hundred very professional US trade hardcovers. This is another way to promote the digital versions; the ones that will have the “long tail” of incremental revenue down the road. Plus, there are still plenty of people who still like the feel and smell of an “analog device

For more information on John, his story, and his book follow him on Facebook, Twitter and his website.

Disclosure: John Scott is a contributing author for HicksNewMedia and has been published here on INFOtainment News.