Jack Kirby has had many notable achievements and and has been involved in many different ventures. He was a star football athlete with the University of Southern California Trojans in the Forties and played professionally with the Redskins and Packers. He served in World War II as a pilot in a torpedo plane squadron for the Navy. He had a long career in sales and marketing, particularly in land development in California and was one of the designers and creators of Tahoe Donner and Alta Sierra. He was also an avid golfer and developed Shamrock golf clubs and Kirby Markers. He currently resides in Santa Barbara, California.
Autobiography of A California Entrepreneur (Beech River Books, 2006) is a quick-paced memoir of Kirby's enterprising life, sparkling with humor and peppered with anecdotes about his interesting encounters with celebrities on the golf course, and full of straight talk on what's important in life, how to to take risk, and how to be a success.