"A Crazy Journey" (And Finding My True Identity) is a journey of Doak Turner and his 40+ years of working in the entertainment and sports industry.
Doak met and worked with some of the biggest names in music and sports, actors and others building relationships in the industry, going for big dreams in life. Each story has a motivational quote to inspire the reader and a story behind the sotry of how Doak ended up in those situations on A Crazy Journey.
When a major change in life of moving from the music industry in Nashville back to North Carolina in 2017, Doak felt like he failed on his journey. He felt as if he let himself and others down as he did not write those big #1 songs and all the great things that go with having huge success in the songwriting business.
With no certain direction, fortunately he read a book that taught him to realize everything on his journey is what he did, not who he really is for true identity
Doak's identity all his life to himself was based on his work and going for his dreams. It took a big change and getting away from the entertainment industry for a while to learn what is most important in life and to realize it is the journey not the destination that is most important for a happy life.
100+ stories of meeting and working on events with major artists, Paul McCartney in 1993 for a live TV show in Charlotte and twenty years later working on a fundraising event for thirty fans to meet Sir Paul McCartney and watch him from the stage platform at Bonaroo.
Doak was at an event with Taylor Swift performing for about a dozen people for a SIRIUS XM radio performance in Nashville, he worked with PRINCE promoters and the stories of building relationships in that organization. Doak sat with Shania Twain in a private suite at a NASCAR race a couple weeks before the big album was released. MC Hammer and Tone Loc and "introducing" a singer in Charlotte, NC that led to her performing on tour with MC Hammer,.
Doak was part of the Billy Corgan & "Ghesh" reunion after the guitar had been missing for 27 years.
Doak was a ring announcer for NWA wrestling in the mid 80's and has stories of getting to know and announcing world chanpion wrestlers such as Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff, The Rock & Roll Express, Sandy Scott, Tony Schavanie and other wrestling industry legends along with the story of a wrestling match that he thought he was locked in a cage with a six-man tag team and trying to get out of the ring!
Stories of working the The CMA Awards, CMT Awards, CMA Festival, meeting and interviewing ALABAMA, introducing Flava Flav to basketball star Muggsy Bouges.
Doak has been blessed to meet and know actors, authors, entreprenuers and other amazing people and the story behind the stories of a kid from a small town of St. Albans, WV are in the book.
Doak was blessed to have all-access to pro tennis matches and media centers with some of the greatest players such as Martinia Navratolova, Chirs Everett, Gabriel Sabatini, He sold tickets and helped market the Davis Cup matches in Charlotte featuring John McEnroe and other tennis greats.
Stories of getting to know basketball and baseball legends are in the book to give you insight and just how in the heck did someone meet and work with some of the great names in entertainment are in the book, to inspire the reader.
The book contains stories helping others, going the extra mile, building relationships, taking chances, moving to new markets, and other techniques that Doak learned and used over A Crazy Journey to finally finding his true identity are told in the book.
It is easy to get caught up in your world, no matter your profession, to believe you are all about your job, your status in your career and to let that define you in life. Do not let that become your identity. Learn your true identity in this book!