I am not gay, even though I admit having some feminine traits.  My favorite movie is “An Affair To Remember”. I proudly own a DVD of it and at the end, when Cary Grant says: “If it had to happen to one of us, why did it have to happen to you” and Deborah Kerr responds: “Don’t worry darling, if you can paint I can walk !”, I cry every time !

 

I did not invent anything, even though what I do to keep my hair is my own secret !

 

I am a complete moron when it comes to making money.

But I am glad I never learned how to get the obscene amount of millions of dollars that CEOs receive when they are fired !

 

Of course I changed some names to protect the privacy of the characters who ran through my life.  I kept the real names of those who gave me their permission.

 

But what makes a person interesting is not just success, influence or money.  The intricacies of life and how one deals with them is the key to make a story fascinating.  So when people ask me why I’d like to write my life story, since the public only buy books written by well known people, I answer simply:  “And why not ?  From Ethiopia to Hollywood is not your everyday journey !”

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A Remarkable Journey in Music and in Love

Available now as an eBook on Amazon, Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Barnes & Noble.

I am not a movie star, I am not a rock star, and I have not sold millions of records, even though I had my fifteen minutes !

 

I am not a scientist and I certainly don’t know how to do a heart transplant, even though, to please my father, I studied one year of medicine. But physics, chemistry and biology could not find their niche in my brain !

 

I am not a Republican, I am not a Democrat, I am a very Independent guy who asks questions and seeks the truth.  I have learned not to trust any politician, if they have written a book or not.  The same goes for religions.

Jean-Paul Vignon’s memoir is a charming, entertaining, and even occasionally educational, read which any fan of Old Hollywood, the Mad-Man Era, World War II history, and just memoirs in general will thoroughly enjoy.

                                                   - Holly Sidell, Huffington Post

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