Timing Is Everything


“Love Me, Love My Book,” Gary Rosenblatt’s column (June 6), brought back wistful memories of my two-minute-presentation last year at the Jewish Book Council’s “Meet the Authors” event on behalf of my book “Memoir of an Independent Woman: An Unconventional Life Well Lived.”

I, too, was taken aback by the 120-second time limit. If I could tell the story of my life in two minutes, why would I have bothered to write a book?

When I saw the timekeeper out of the corner of my eye pick up the 10-second card I stopped myself mid-word. “My time is up, my life is not, “I said, with a laugh. “There’s more to the story; invite me!”

I received 11 invitations.