I started the blog http://www.randomthoughtsfromthe60s.wordpress.com about random thoughts from the 60s because after I turned 60, I thought that was all I had…random thoughts. Then I took the blogs and organized them by subjects. I took each subject and grew it into a chapter. I grew the chapters into a book. The book will be out on Amazon in September. This is a book about aging. I do not think anyone should age alone. It is about fighting back, doing everything possible to remain vital and relevant. It is my story but it really a story about all of us. It takes place in New York. It has a Jewish slant but it is universal. So kick & scream, laugh & cry, stretch & kvetch with me!!!!
LAUGH, CRY, STRETCH & KVETCH with me!
BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND KINDLE IN 4-5 weeks!
I started writing http://www.randomthoughtsfromthe60s.wordpress.com as a way to cope with aging. I had retired and could not wrap my head around the fact that I was old enough to be retired. I still had energy, albeit, less than I once had. I still had interests. I still wanted and needed to feel relevant.
I took each blog and organized by subject matter. I took the subjects and organized them in a logical way, first, second, third, etc.
I then expanded on each subject and wrote chapters.
I wove the chapters into cohesive, interconnected personal essays that turned into a 140-page book. RAGING AGAINST AGING is a few days away from being published.
The entire process of writing this book took three years BUT… There is a story about a famous painter, I forget which one it was. It might have been Picasso because he had chutzpah. Anyway, a potential client, buyer asked him how much time it took him to paint a specific painting, hoping to chisel down the price. But the painter thought and slowly answered: “My whole life.”
My whole adult life is virtually poured into these 140 pages. I hope you kick and scream with me. I hope you laugh and cry with me. I hope you stretch and kvetch with me!