Artie: “Here Don, I finished my autobiography. This is my whole story. What do you think?”
Artie plops down hundreds and hundreds of typed pages on my desk.
Me: “Wow, that’s a lot of pages.”
Artie: “How long will it take you to publish ‘The Life of Artie’? All my friends want to buy a copy.”
Me: “How many friends do you have, Artie?”
Artie: “At least 15, including my parents and kids.”
Me: Speechless for moments, “Wow.”
THE INSIDE SCOOP:
When I tell people they each have a story worth telling, I don’t expect 400 plus pages ready to go into publication.
I’m thinking of little tidbits. Lessons learned along life’s pathway written for self-understanding, not with the expectation of national distribution.
Now, on my behalf, would anyone be willing to explain this to my friend Artie?