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Although categorized as non-fiction, Finding It Again reads like fiction. It is designed for both the busy person and the not-so-busy person. What do I mean by that?
For the busy person: the book is divided into three parts, then each part is divided into three to seven chapters, therefore, if one doesn't have time, one can stop the reading after one chapter, next time, when one will have time to go back to the book, one can continue the reading without feeling any interruption of thoughts. It's the very same technique that children authors use to write chapter books for children.
For the not-so-busy person: it's a page turner, so you can finish it within one to three hours, depending on how fast you read it, how much thought you put into the authors' words, and how many interruptions you get in your daily life.
From story to story, from Naomi to Erin, to a stranger on the Internet, to Ellen, to Jordan, to Bonnie, the author has taken the reader onto a journey-his journey- to experience what it was like to look for love after 40, and after being divorced at 41 after 17 years of marriage. I became submerged under the author's words and these women's stories. Tears came to my eyes with Jordan's story. Admiration invaded my spirit in Bonnie's story.
The author is Kenn Shapiro. The book is not just a diary of his post-40 single life; it is also a reflection of multiple women's lives.
The reader will be delighted to learn that the author is a lawyer, a father, that he involved himself in community services and community service conferences, and that he's even been in the chocolate business.
You can also read his biography here at one of San Jose Public Library's databases, the Literary Reference Center: http://0-search.ebscohost.com.catalog.sjlibrary.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=49428300&site=lrc-live