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Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall

- Award-Winning Author of "Passport to Success"
- Movie Producer
- President of the Narrative Television Network

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In spite of blindness, JIM STOVALL has been a National Olympic weightlifting champion, a successful investment broker, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought-after author and platform speaker. He is the author of more than 50 books, including the bestseller, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin. Five of his other novels have also been made into movies with two more in production.

For his work in making television accessible to our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people, The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Jim Stovall has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, and has been seen on Good Morning America, CNN, and CBS Evening News.  He was also chosen as the International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as recipients of this honor. For more information, visit JimStovall.com and follow him on Twitter (@stovallauthor) or Facebook (@jimstovallauthor).

Jim Stovall’s latest book, Passport to Success: Experience Next Level Living (co-authored by Greg Reid) is an adventure novel with real-life lessons from around the globe. Blending fiction and nonfiction, the book offers cross-cultural insights about overcoming setbacks to find happiness and success. Passport to Success is available now wherever books are sold including Amazon, Apple, and Target


Passport to Success


Jim Stovall, author of the award-winning book-turned-film The Ultimate Gift (starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin), and Greg S. Reid, author of the international bestseller Three Feet from Gold, bring you a powerful story about the importance of taking action on your dreams to fulfill your potential in Passport to Success!

Alex Best thought he was on the surefire path to success—until, that is, he loses everything: his girlfriend, his dream job, his home, and, progressively, his sight. His initial reaction is to blame everyone else for his “bad luck,” but a timely meeting with an old friend and mentor transforms his perspective. “You are your own greatest mentor…you know what you need; go take action.”

Looking for a fresh start, Alex sells his material possessions and embarks on a yearlong trip around the world. What begins as an attempt to see the sights he’d always wanted to while he still could becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery. As he encounters new guides in each place he visits, he receives lessons about how to realize meaningful success. 

The wisdom Alex gleans is available to you in this book: Stop letting ego, apathy, and fear limit your trajectory in life. Own your power and potential to build a life and legacy of success. Join Alex on the trip of a lifetime: with Passport to Success, you too, can expose your greatness, live with enthusiasm and intentionality!



  • TITLE:  Passport to Success: Experience Next Level Living
  • RELEASE DATE:  June 21, 2022
  • AUTHOR: Jim Stovall and Greg Reid
  • PUBLISHER: Sound Wisdom
  • ISBN-10 : ‎ 1640953949
  • ISBN-13 : ‎978-1640953949
  • GENRE: Fiction, leadership, motivation, self-help, personal growth, discovery
  • PAGES: 160
  • PRICE: $15.99 (paperback) $10.69 (ebook)
  • PURCHASING DETAILS: Available now wherever books are sold including AmazonApple, and Target.

“Jim Stovall is one of the most extraordinary men of our era.”  

— Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes magazine  

“Great advice from two outstanding leaders in their field. This book, when read and followed, will put money in your bank.”

— Don Green, CEO, Napoleon Hill Foundation

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS & TALKING POINTS (For Media Interviews & Articles)


  • Jim Stovall’s Personal Story of Turning His Misfortune into Fortune
  • Famous Stories of People Turning Setbacks into Successes
  • Is Optimism an Entrepreneurial Requisite? (The Impact of Optimism on Business)
  • Various (& Unusual) Strategies for Shifting Your Mindset to be More Positive
  • Why Pollyanna was right! Physical, Mental & Emotional Health Benefits of Optimism
  • Cross-Cultural Insights About Overcoming Setbacks to Find Happiness & Success
  • The Impact of Employee Mental Health on Profits & Productivity
  • Insight & Advice for Recent College Graduate
  • How Business Leaders & Managers Can Cultivate an Atmosphere of Positive Mental Health in the Office


  • You have tremendous accomplishments despite being blind (you’re an Emmy Winner, a movie producer, an Olympic weight lifting champion, a successful investment broker, and you were named Humanitarian of the year) – How did you do it?


  • You’ve written over 50 books…How is Passport to Success different than the others you’ve written?


  • In a nutshell, what is Passport to Success about?


  • This book is praised for blending fiction and nonfiction…is this more about personal growth or professional development? Both?


  • We are in the midst of “The Great Resignation,” where droves of people are leaving their jobs or shifting careers and looking for work. Can you share one tip or piece of advice from the book that can help people who are in need of professional guidance?


  • People are saying the messages in your book are needed now more than ever…why do you think this message is having such an impact right now?


  • Many of your books have become movies…do you see this one on the big screen?


  • Where can people go to learn more about you and buy the book?


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Arden Izzo

Public Relations Manager

Jim Stovall is available for interviews and commentary

Please contact: arden@farrowcommunications.com