Of course, it felt good to complete my book and receive some nice reviews on Amazon and several other places, but running into some of the readers in person and discussing the book has also given me some interesting insight. Whenever I have met someone, often friends (men and women, who have completed the book), I ask what as a man, or as a woman, they found especially interesting.
I have been very surprised at the answers.
Now, maybe because I am a woman, I begin with my own biases, still I really didn’t expect the answers I got.
So, here we are. The men — almost every single one — were deeply moved, some to the point of tears, at the story of my children. And I thought they would talk about the Michael Jordan incident!
You guys, I learned, are softies. And I loved it; Abe was…and so was my Dad.
The women, on the other hand, all asked me how I was able to compromise myself to my husband’s work.
They missed the point of the book; Abe and I were equal partners! We shared! I never felt that I was sacrificing anything. Sometimes I felt that I went to a lot of games but I never resented being there – if I felt that way, I wouldn’t have gone.
But, these responses are quite interesting and enlightening – another reason I’m glad I wrote the book!
Thanks, Robert and Sigrid!