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Pat did a great job this week. Watch here.

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Got a copy of it this week and it looks fabulous. I liked the previous cover a lot and didn’t think the new one could compare but it is even better. The colors really stand out.
Pub date is Sept 14th and there will be lots of radio and TV to go with that so stay tuned…

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A friend who is struggling to finish a book wished on Facebook that bookwriting could be more like sitting in a cafe in Paris. Of course, it isn’t,¬† as the responses to her posts confirm. I said bookwriting is more like sitting in a dank basement with unknown creatures nipping at your ankles. Another author/friend, who lives in Paris, agreed¬†it’s basement bad — EVEN in Paris. I remember when Pat and I were working on the first version of the menopause book, there was a point when I just wanted to forget the whole thing. It seemed overwhelming, not unlike that moment in labor when you want to go home and forget motherhood. But like labor, book writing ultimately results in something you can be proud of. I am eager to see galleys of the new edition! To get back to the motherhood analogy, it’s a lot easier the second time around….

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Given the demographics of The New York Times audience, it’s not surprising that a story about living longer made the front page today. Scientists now know that monkeys on a calorie restricted diet live longer than monkeys who eat pretty much everything they want. Next up: a reality show called The Biggest Loser: Primate Version?

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