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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

my friend's kindle book is now published: or, why i've been gone a lot

Yes, this is the project that's been taking up a lot of my posting/commenting time. My friend Wilbert "Bill" Heinz has made one of his dreams come true: he has published a collection of his memoirs on Amazon Kindle. Not too bad for a lad of 93. I helped a bit, but this is all him: his life, his stories, his voice. By the way, it's named after his beloved dog Nola: she passed on about 2 months ago, and he really wanted to have her name on his special book.
Is it worth reading? You bet it is. He was born in 1919 in upstate NY, shortly after his father was killed in WWI. He lost his mother at age 6, and was tenderly raised by his maiden aunt Lena, a schoolteacher. Did that make him downcast? No! He lived (and lives) his life with curiosity and verve, and his stories are a series of glimpses at ways of life that were pretty great, but are gone. Included is his history of his grandfather’s time as a soldier in the Civil War, taken from the diaries he inherited. Bonus! And all this for $0.99. It's right here.
Don’t have a Kindle? You can read it on your Kindlefriendly smartphones (Android, etc). Don’t have that? The Kindle-for-PC app lets you read Kindle books on your PC and downloads in less than 3 minutes.
Thanks for reading, Museum friends!


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curator said...

! Really? Oh! Thank you so much! I do hope you find it as heartfelt as I do.


93 years young! How wonderful. You're never too old to write. (How old is that in cat years?????