I’m writing a memoir on my experience in Freudian psychoanalysis and my writer friend John, in New Zealand, told me about Patti Miller, an Australian author. Patti’s book, The Memoir Book, describes a cartoon: A man goes to the doctor and says that he has a book in him. The doctor says that happens and he will help him find a publisher. The patient says, “NO, I want surgery. I want this book gone from me!”
Some days I can relate to the patient. But I do not want an incision, I’ll just work on revision.
Do you have a book in you? My beautician said that she wants to write a book for her colleagues and tell them how it really is to own a salon. What do you want to tell people? What will your book be about? I’d love to know!
CLUE: Eat your meal cold or room temperature. Use your hands as utensils. Pretend you are camping.
Image: The entrance to the most beautiful walk I have ever experienced in New Zealand.