Former Congressman, Ed Bethune, will be autographing his new book, Jackhammered, Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at City Drug. Jackhammered, is a story of hope and redemption, told with candor by a man who had a complicated childhood during WWII, joined the Marines when he was 18, became a special agent of the FBI, and then a prosecuting attorney.
In 1978, against all odds, Ed Bethune won a seat in Congress. His story is unlike any memoir you have ever read because it tells of a young life nearly lost, love found, and a lifelong effort to wash away troubles by living out dreams of adventure. His successes – in politics, in the courtroom defending the poorest of the poor, and as a high-profile ethics lawyer for Speaker Newt Gingrich and Majority Leader Tom DeLay – soothe his yearning for identity. But it is not until he and his wife encounter a fearsome storm while trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a 31-foot sailboat that he solves the riddle that has haunted him all his life.