SHE HAD THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS I GREW UP WITH IN HER FAMILY ALBUM!

I was never interested in my larger family.  I grew up in a small, insular community, and heard stories, and saw photos but no one put the stories and photos together.  No one gave these people life.  My mother was a very negative person.  So, I turned my back, went to therapy, and spent years trying to untangle the web my mother had created.  And now, I am lonely and aging, and my daughter had gotten my grandson interested in DNA and so, long story short, I managed TO FIND a real second cousin I never knew existed!  And here we are.    It is true you cannot pick your family members.  BUT imagine how great it is to find a relative you connect with and actually like!  It fills that emptiness and together you bond and fill in gaps and connect dots and share stories with.  And MARLA is a pro at this- for real.  I am just the lucky recipient!  And if Marla and I lived closer we would probably light the Chanukah menorah together!  And we will in our hearts!

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10 Days to My Book Talk

Feel free to contact mjctemple@gmail.com or call 593-6364 or email or text me.   HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN.

10 Days to my Book Talk and 12 until CHANUKAH!

16 days to CHANUKAH and people who DO NOT KNOW ME are buying my book!!!

(I can tell because I get the stats).  THANK YOU FOR RECOMMENDING MY BOOK!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS AND REVIEWS.  AND PLEASE REMEMBER, I DONATE A PORTION TO MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING.  LET’S DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO FIND THE CURE!

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK? This is a question to all who read my book.

My blog master read my book.  She is suggesting that I turn this into theater – a one or two or three women play.

What do you think? Please answer if you have read my book.

THE INTERNET IS AMAZING AND EVERYONE, IN MY OPINION, SHOULD OWN FACEBOOK STOCK! Get ready to join me for a book talk. Time and place TBA!

Here is how it works:  I posted here on wordpress and on Facebook and LinkedIn about my podcast.  (The rabbi who interviewed me, found me from my Facebook postings).    Another rabbi heard the podcast and found my email address from the organization’s flyer.  She emailed me and asked me to present some time in December. I will post details so that all my former colleagues can come since it will be near the district.  The internet is amazing.   I am really not tech savvy.   I am, however, an incredible networker and the network is called a network for a reason!!!!!

So this is the POWER of the internet!

I posted a podcast on wordpress, Facebook, and Linked In.  A rabbi read the post, listened to the podcast, and contacted me and wants me to do a workshop about…AGING, of course.  From blog, to chapter, to chapters, to book, to writing on the blog site, to sharing on Facebook and Linked In, to a workshop.   This is the POWER of the INTERNET!

Will post details when I know the details!

ANOTHER FIVE STAR REVIEW. THANK YOU! AND UPDATE below:

on October 17, 2017
It is clear that Jacqueline Becker has no intention of “going quietly into the night”as she rages against aging. She can kick and scream, stretch and kvetch to her heart’s content, but in the meantime she is totally engaged with the business of living.Her endless curiosity, her love for her family and friends and thoughts about the challenges and rewards of both parenting and grand-parenting , make reading her book as serious reflection on growing older as well as an opportunity to laugh out loud about the absurdity of life in all its messy complexity.Jacqueline Becker can rage all she wants, but her vibrant spirit and lust for life guarantee that she will remain forever young at heart.
TO DATE :  30 books sold and 2 kindle sales.  I hope you all enjoy this book.