Jerry Harju, Author: Northern D'Lights: Another Hilarious Account of "Growing Up North"
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Ever wonder what it would be like to sneak onto a ski jump when no one was looking? Repair a coffin in the middle of a funeral? Headlighting deer with your girl on the first date? Jerry Harju tells how it happens in "Northern D'Lights," his second book of autobiographical short stories on the trials and mistrials of growing up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1940's
"...He has captured the mood of that time and era in all its romantic nonsense and robust humor." -- The Alpena, Michigan News
"I grew up in the city, but thanks to Jerry Harju's colorful, vivid, entertaining essays, I can grow up in the country too." -- Gene Perret, Three-Time Emmy-Award-Winning Writer and Writing Supervisor for Bob Hope
About The Author
Jerry Harju was born in Ishpeming, Michigan in 1933. He received a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan in 1957 and completed his formal education with a MS from the University of Southern California in 1985. After 30 years as a manager in the aerospace industry in Southern California, Jerry began humor writing as a second career. He now lives in Marquette, Michigan.