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
In God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours newspaper columnist Regina Brett devotes a short essay to each of fifty pearls of wisdom gained through the unexpected curves life’s thrown her. From single motherhood at 21 to marriage at 40 to battling cancer at 41 she’s learned that life can change in the blink of an eye and every so-called disaster can be kept in perspective by asking, “In five years, will this matter?” Beginning with lesson 1: “Life’s not fair, but it’s still good,” the essays offer practical advice on finances, “Start saving ten percent for retirement as soon as you get your first paycheck,” relationships, “If a relationship has to be kept secret, you shouldn’t be in it,” and life in general, “When in doubt, just take the next right step.” Each essay is sprinkled with illustrative anecdotes from the author’s life and spiritual journey; “It’s okay to get angry with God. He can take it.” Many contain common sense advice that rings true no matter your faith. Having reached that milestone birthday, one of my favorite chapters included 50 things to do when you turn 50. This inspirational title is also available as a book on CD or downloadable audio file.