Meet Robert Hookey, aka “The Hook”, aka the Chronicling Bellman

Alan W. King has taken pity on yours truly and honored me with a post on his wonderful blog. Alan’s work is a cut above and deserves to be held up as an example of how a blog can truly touch and affect the lives of its readers.

Good work, Alan.

And thank you.

Alan W. King

Editor’s note: This is part one of an on-going series about successful bloggers and their habits. Read  part two here and click here to read part three.

There’s nothing typical about being a bellman. Robert Hookey knows this first-hand as a steward at the Niagara Falls Canada-hotel where he works.

One minute, he’s calling a cab and giving directions to a couple visiting from Australia, who tip him with smiles and a handshake. The next, he’s attending to Min. Louis Farrakhan’s bodyguards, who won’t let Hookey handle the Nation of Islam leader’s luggage without supervision.

Such conditions require Hookey’s quick wit and ability to small-talk strangers – skills that also serve him well as an author and the popular blogger, The Hook, who divides his time between his brainchildren, The Book of Terrible and You’ve Been Hooked.

The former gives readers an eyeful of Hookey’s obsession with pop culture. “I…

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About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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27 Responses to Meet Robert Hookey, aka “The Hook”, aka the Chronicling Bellman

  1. More well-deserved accolades! Plus (!) I discovered a cool new blog in Alan W. King!

  2. Nikitaland says:

    We always knew that you were something very special, this post just confirms it (again) for all of us! Thanks Alan for blogging about a great man!

  3. Awesome! It’s always nice to get props.

  4. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Well deserved, Robert. I enjoyed Alan’s post immensely.

  5. Gizmo says:

    sweet! always great to get props from fellow bloggers

  6. WOW Alan did a wonderful job. He has a fun blog

  7. renxkyoko says:

    Oh, my goodness, you really are a celebrity now. Wow ! ~(^__^~)

  8. Congratulations on a much deserved feature of your work.

  9. giselzitrone says:

    Einen schönen Nachmittag lieber Hook auch meinen Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu dem schönen Beitrag.Grüße von mir.Gislinde

  10. Nice one and richly deserved!

  11. jlheuer says:

    A great post but now you have been officially “outed”

  12. Rohan 7 Things says:

    Alan did a wonderful job with this piece, great to get to know you better 🙂

    By the way your guest post is ready. Shall I email it to you or would you like to send me a contributor invite. Here’s my email:

    Keep well buddy, hear from you soon 🙂


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