Monday, September 12, 2022

New Release: Intestinal Fortitude - by Earl Llewellyn Goldmann


Find this book in paperback and eBook on amazon HERE

Part autobiographical and part expose, Intestinal Fortitude weaves Earl Llewellyn Goldmann’s battles with physical injury, alcohol abuse, depression, and recovery even as he succeeds as a basketball standout, teacher, and coach.

In this compassionate and moving memoir of vignettes, Earl reveals how a not-so-ordinary young man with great potential from a small town on the Oregon Coast, faced repeated trauma and stress in his life. His brave, truthful, and detailed stories address head-on the implications of alcohol, an unhappy marriage, and tragic loss in his college years. His stories flow into our hearts and souls as we experience his unflinching optimism during a search for his identity through sports.

Earl proves that a strong man with resilience, perseverance, and gratitude can find himself in a place of immense pride in his sobriety, family, and life journey. His self-reflection and wisdom, a beacon of hope for all of us, create this must-read for anyone asking questions about their life’s purpose.

Earl L. Goldmann launched his first memoir Bounce Back in 2017 at age 82. Born and raised in Tillamook, on the Oregon Coast, he now resides in Scottsdale where he wrote his second memoir entitled Intestinal Fortitude. This one was just released in May, 2022. Earl taught history and government at Canby and Estacada High Schools in Oregon while coaching girl’s golf, boy’s track, and basketball for over 25 years. Earl also sold textbooks, managed a golf course, and owned a bar/restaurant before retirement in Oregon and his move to Arizona. He played basketball and baseball at Oregon State University in the 1950s, only to lose his scholarships due to a horrific car wreck. After a lengthy recovery, he earned two degrees from Portland State University, including a master’s degree in education. Find out more about Earl and his wife, Patricia L. Brooks, on their website HERE


  1. Thank you for the publicity for my husbands but we appreciate it!
    We have a book signing event for him on September 25 Sunday 2-4pm at the Renegade coffee shop at Granite reef and Pima Road in Scottsdale
    Please text me at 480-250-5556 if you would like to attend and I’ll get an invitation to you

  2. Oops!! McDonald Rd and Granite Reef - Text me your address so I can mail you an invitation 4802505556