My name is Joseph Wouk. I’m the youngest son of the novelist, Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War, War and Remembrance.)
I’m a graduate of Columbia Law school in NYC and have produced film, TV and theater for 10 years in Hollywood and in Israel. I am now a writer and have published two books, Scuds, Duds & Tyre and Google LDN !
Born in NYC, I moved to Israel after graduating law school and volunteered to go into the Israeli navy where I fought on a patrol boat during the first Lebanon war and the first Gulf War. I currently reside in Eilat, on the Red Sea.
Paperback, 181 pages
Joseph Wouk, an ex-immigrant to Israel, now a Hollywood television producer, is overcome with guilt and horror as Saddam’s missiles target Tel Aviv. The sense of impotence, sitting in Los Angeles watching CNN report chemical warheads in Ramat Gan, is more than he can bear.Abandoning his wife and child, as well as a television film in development, he flies into the war zone to rejoin his old unit in the Israeli Navy. The only problem is, he’s been kicked out of the Navy reserves for having failed to report for duty in six years. They don’t need or want him back either. But Wouk is determined to “help”… Even if it means turning the whole I.D.F. Navy inside-out.Scuds, Duds, & Tyre is a hilarious and torturous new-journalistic account of Wouk’s return to the Israeli Navy during the Gulf War.In a style reminiscent of Hunter S. Thompson and with themes reminiscent of his father, Herman Wouk, the book is original, insightful, and outrageous.
Paperback, 267 pages
Diagnosed with Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis, Joseph Wouk refuses to accept the doctor’s opinion that there is nothing more to be done for his medical condition.He plans to go to the Amazon to try to cure himself with a Shaman’s ayahuasca ceremony.Told with humor and honesty, Wouk pulls the reader through his thought processes as he watches his mind dissolve from the subcortical dementia caused by his particular variety of MS.Right before he is scheduled to leave for Peru, all his MS symptoms suddenly disappear from his taking LDN.
Google LDN ! is Wouk’s attempt at Dana Paramita, the Buddhist version of Christian “good works”.
You’ll laugh and cry through the first part of the book and be inspired by the second part.
A man who refuses to give up in the face of insurmountable odds ends up completely healed despite the hopelessness that western medicine tells him he faces