John Owens
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John Owens

John Owens is an award-winning travel journalist, author, editor and photographer based in Vero Beach, Florida. His new book, Chickens Are Not Pets, Kid’s-Eye View of the Shattered American Dream, is a brutally honest and soul-baring celebration of childhood. This collection of stories is a hilarious, insightful flashback packed with joyfully offbeat characters and you-can't-make-this-up experiences. Chickens Are Not Pets grew out of his work as an 8th and 9th grade public school English teacher. One of the exercises most popular with his students was Writing Your Life; students eagerly captured colorful stories about growing up. This book resulted from John doing exactly that. John previously published the critically-acclaimed bestseller Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education (Soucebooks, 2013). This first-person report on the national attack on teachers, students and public education has been widely praised and cited. A former publishing executive, John has been the editor in chief of numerous magazines, including Travel Holiday, Boating, and Popular Photography, and editorial director of Yachting, American PHOTO, Road & Track, and Cycle World, among others. He has made more than 100 appearances on national television and radio. See John's website at http://johnowenstravel.com/
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