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I TURNED MY BLOG INTO A BOOK

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!