Is this how expectant mothers feel at the end of their ninth month? The anxiety, the sleepless nights, the worries, the incessant internal questions? Of course my gestation period has been 13 months... and for that, I could deliver an elephant. And the tusks are soooo painful.
No, it isn't baby time... it's' birthing a book' time. It's not like it's my first...it is my fifth. Nonetheless, this one is different than How To Work a Room. Or maybe that was so long ago, I just forgot the pain of delivery. At least I won't have to face the reality of diapers!
Like all parents, I already love this new addition to the family. How To Create Your Own Luck: The "You Never Know" Approach is a paean to my grandmother and all those like her who answered the question , "Why?" with the wisdom of the ages answer...."Because you never know." It was a message that reinforced there were hope, possibility and opportunity if we only took that next step. The fifty stories of real people who took a coincidence, a problem, an issue, a chance encounter and turned them into success are just wonderful. Each of my "you never know it alls" were generous with their time, energy and support which made this book a joy.
I do bemoan what "luck" it is to be delivering a book when the media is concentrating on hurricanes, politics, baseball (Our San Francisco Giants still are in the wild card running) and Iraq! A ll of these issues are so important and interesting. I can only hope that there is a glimmer of light shining my way. As they sang in My Fair Lady... "With a little bit of luck...with a little bit of blooming luck."... my baby will get deserved attention.
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