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by JOHN VINCENT MINGO
JOHN VINCENT MINGO PRODUCER DAVID HOLZMAN
THE NEW NOSTRADAMUS "JOHN VINCENT MINGO’" IS “THE DA VINCI CODE” MEETS “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH” MEETS “THE SOLOIST” IN REAL LIFE! In an old run-down hospice in downtown Los Angeles, an unknown, unpublished homeless writer passed away at age 60 from cancer, with his only friend in the world by his side.
As John Vincent Mingo lay on his deathbed, artist/Filmmaker David Holzman made an oath that his friend would not die in vain. That he would publish the book "that will save America!"
John Vincent Mingo IS the Nostradamus of our time. As a writer, he’s like Hemingway with a Steinbeck twist. His book "New Capitalism" is the answer to our economy problems. John’s four other unpublished novels are compelling, cautionary works, as well. They are like a map to our salvation or our destruction if we do not come address the capitalistic world in which we live.
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in 2006, John Vincent Mingo was living in his van in Los Angeles trying to get his work published. Although he was essentially homeless, he still found occasional work as a carpenter. A year before stomach cancer took him, he was befriended by artist/filmmaker David Holzman. Shortly after striking up a conversation in his local Los Angeles Starbuck's, Holzman realized John's greatness, and after reading the man’s work, decided to make a documentary film about the last three months of John's life.
After learning that John had no family or friends to help him, Holzman continued to visit John on a daily basis and cared for him until the very end, including providing for John's "final arrangements." Had he not done so, John's body, along with his life's works, would have literally ended up in the trash.
John's life ended on October 31st (the same day as his mother years earlier) in 2007. His book, "New Capitalism" is a farewell to the country and world he loved so much. About “New Capitalism,” Holzman says: “I am doing this for ‘Johnny’ and because the USA and our people our hurting so badly we need a solid plan to save our great country, and this is it!”
The name John Vincent Mingo will go down in history as one of America greatest unknown authors!
Not only is Holzman an award-winning photojournalist, painter, filmmaker, rock star and surfer/snowboarder, his abstract painting “The American Dream which was proudly displayed in Clinton's personal office in The White House during his Administration.
Holzman's fine art photographs have hung in galleries all over the world. He is also well known for the acclaimed documentary, “The diary of David Holzman 2001,” which is about Steve Webster, the surfer killed in the Bali bombing.
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