"Adults and children
alike will love this fantastic journey into a secret world we could
previously only imagine."
-NBC News Anchor Brian Williams
"Solomon Starbucks Striper is more
than a fish story. It is a delightful entertainment that will
hook you and never let you go."
-David Brown, Producer of Jaws,
"Roy Rowan has given us an
enchanting read, a charming tale full of adventure, humor and wisdom
about living. He reconnects us to the living world around us."
Anthropologist, Rutgers University
"Ever wonder what happened to
Jonathan Livingston Seagull? Well, he's morphed - sort of -
into Solomon ('Solo') Starbucks Striper, only this fish is wiser,
better looking and far more adventurous than that winged
philosopher. Solo's perilous search for the meaning of life
brings him face to face with a hungry shark (he escapes) and with a
sage octopus (who teaches him to look within his striped scaly
self). Whether you are a catcher or consumer, this fish story
will warm your heart and remind you that it's right there that a
'new and better world' can be truly found."
-Richard B. Stolley, founding editor of People
"A fisherman's sure knowledge of
the life of a striped bass and a surer knowledge of the potency of
dreams mark this delightful fable about a fish you won't forget, I
found it irresistible."
-Nick Lyons, Author of Full Creed
is a doggone delight that will
leave you sitting up and begging for more. I give it four paws
-Dan Rather, CBS
"H.L. Mencken said, 'I had more fun
in doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It
really is the life of kings.' Roy Rowan enjoyed the trappings of
journalistic monarchy in his half-century as a globe-trotting writer
for Time, Inc. His career took him to the Orient, Europe and
the United States, where he hung out with some of the biggest movers
and shakers. The results are vivid, well-written portraits of
colorful, powerful and fascinating people. Powerful
People is my nomination for the
best bedside book of the year."
author, broadcaster, former NBC anchor
"Roy Rowan's Powerful People
is a personal chronicle of the past fifty years vividly reported by
one of the foremost foreign correspondents of our time. As
such, it is living history that cannot be found in history books."
-Stanley Karnow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of In Our Image
"Roy Rowan has linked his
discussions of remarkable world leaders into a fascinating
definition of power in the twentieth century. To his
considerable gifts as a reporter he adds the perspective of history,
and his unfailing, infectious enthusiasm for the news."
-Hugh Sidney, Time Magazine
"As Roy Rowan's Powerful
People proves, devout observance is
the hallmark of fine reporting. This distinguished journalist
takes you on a riveting fifty-year journey revealing how a host of
the twentieth century's dominating figures won power, wielded it and
how some stumbled after grasping it. Rowan's account wields a
power of its own. Read it!"
author and composer
"[An] eloquent paean to
surfcasting...this blend of angling wisdom, history, and craft moves
with the unceasing rhythm of the tides and will tug at the heart and
- dare one say it - the soul of every fisherman.
-Dan Rather, CBS
not only captures the spirit and feel of surf fishing, but also
weaves in some neat tips and ideas on how to land more fish."
-C. Boyd Pfeiffer, author of The Compleat Surfcaster
"With the passion of a fervent
fisherman and the keen eyes and ears of a top-gun journalist, Rowan
packs lots of action and knowledge between the covers of this
-Roger D. Stone,
Sustainable Development Institute
"You don't have to be a fisherman -
which I am barely - to enjoy this book. You must only relish
solitude, the beauty of nature, the mystery of the sea, the
elusiveness of its creatures. In these pages, you will learn
about catching fish, but far more important and satisfying, you will
learn about catching the essence of your soul."
-Richard B. Stolley, Founding Editor, People
"Surfcasters are a benign sect made
up of a dedicated band of men and some women who seek their
salvation on the beaches of the Atlantic and Pacific. Their
organ music is the crashing of waves and the rhythm of the tides.
In this book Roy Rowan qualifies to be their John the Baptist,
preaching the virtues of solitude, patience, and the soul-solacing
strike of the striped bass. Rowan's church is Block Island, a
fish-blessed tract a few miles off the Rhode Island coast.
With charm, humor, and a trove of useful information he threatens to
make converts of all who read Surfcaster's Quest,
this dedicated trout fisherman among them."
-Robert Manning, Former Editor in Chief, Atlantic Monthly
"Rowan has nailed it - surf fishing
is the way to go, for all the reasons and experiences he writes
about here. It's you on the shore and the fish out there.
Cast. Go for it. This is a wonderful telling of fish
Executive Director, American Littoral Society
"Rowan has outlined the
subconscious elements of success in a new and exciting way.
This book is an insightful and useful tool."
"The Intuitive Manager
cuts away the fat prevalent in most management manuals and gets to
the heart of the subject. It is an important document and a
must read for managers and aspiring managers."
Commissioner of Baseball
"Intuition is a concept that, until
now, hasn't taken its rightful place in the practical businessman's
lexicon. But after Roy Rowan's book, no up-and-coming
businessman will ignore this elusive factor. At least, that's
my intuitive feeling."
Chairman & CEO, Dreyfus Corporation
"Roy Rowan has struck a mighty blow
for what really makes a manager effective."
Chairman, Tarkenton Productivity Group
"In this book Roy Rowan dignifies
'hunch' as a legitimate - even preferred - motivation for business
initiative. And he is right."
-James W. Rouse,
Chairman, the Enterprise Development Group
"No astute manager or entrepreneur
makes decisions only on the basis of numbers or staff
recommendations. Roy Rowan's The Intuitive Manager
underlines the fact that intuitiveness also plays a large part in
making difficult decisions. This is a fascinating book on a
fascinating subject. Managers everywhere will learn a great
deal about themselves and their business decisions from reading it."
-Mary Kay Ash,
Founder & CEO, Mary Kay Cosmetics
"The Intuitive Manager
is not just for executives. Roy Rowan has written a very
readable book for anyone interested in intuition and creativity."
-Dr. Jonas Salk