This Thursday, Ronni Bennett of www.TimeGoesBy.net is going to share her reaction to TRIBES of EDEN, which she recently finished reading on eBook. As the founder of ElderBlogging, the sharpest cultural critic on aging on the Internet and one of ChangingAging’s biggest inspirations, we can’t wait to find out what she thinks. I’m more than a little curious after Ronni sent me this email explaining how hard she slaved last weekend trying to capture how special the book is to her. With her permission, Ronni’s email is copied below:
Lemme tell ya, Kavan, you gotta know how much I love you two guys for having spent the greater portion of both Saturday and Sunday trying to write that damned thing. Until midday Sunday, it read like a review until I realized that I wanted to give readers an inkling of how special Bill is and what an enormous contribution he – and you – make, and continue to make for elders of the world. Knowing something of that long-term commitment and accomplishment, the book is that much more compelling.
Which reminds me, in all the daily stuff of life and messing with that blurb for so long, I forgot to tell you that I LOVE THE BOOK. On the most superficial level it’s a great read but so much more for the additional layers. And you can tell Bill that it’s just not fair.
Anyone else would feel happily accomplished for getting through medical school and helping to keep people healthy. Maybe write a non-fiction book or two about old folks. That would be enough for many. If a few others added something as important as Greenhouses and Eden – taking on changing the entire world of elders – well, wow. But when one person does all that AND can turn it all into a magnificently readable book of fiction…
Not Fair!! Makes the rest of us feel so puny. But aren’t we glad we’ve got him.