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Richard Bach
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    (June 23, 1936- )
    Born in Oak Park, Illinois
    Best known for the novella 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' (1970)
    Also wrote 'Stranger to the Ground' (1963), 'Nothing to Chance' (1969), 'A Gift of Wings' (1974), 'There's No Such Place as Far Away' (1976), 'Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah' (1977), 'One' (1988), 'Running from Safety' (1995), 'Out of My Mind' (2000), 'Air Ferrets Aloft' (2002), 'Rescue Ferrets at Sea' (2002), 'Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse' (2002), 'Rancher Ferrets on the Range' (2003), 'The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed' (2003) and 'Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul' (2004)
    Roger Ebert called Jonathan Livingston Seagull 'a book so banal that it had to be sold to adults: kids would have seen through it.'
    He sued the producers of the movie version of 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull,' claiming they had distorted the book and demanded that they add another 40 minutes to an already slow-moving film.
    He espouses New Age ideas.
    He left the mother of his six kids, saying he did not believe in marriage, then got married two more times.
    He has pursued flying as a hobby since age 17.
    'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' was one of the best sellers of the 1970s.
    His daughter Bethany died at age 15 in an accident (1985).
    During the 1990s, he would appear on Compuserve and answer fan emails personally.

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