I finished your draft last night. It was great! I did a straight-through read because if I stopped to do something else, it felt like I was interrupting you! There is something about conversationally-written pieces that are a breath of fresh air, and you did an excellent job. I also love how you sometimes anticipate a reaction in a section and basically explain what the reader might be thinking at that point (ex. "this section went on too long...").
While reading and weaving in and out of your timeline, I would stop and take some time to think about where I was/what I was doing at that point in time as well. Especially around 97/98 when I stopped eating animals and became an advocate and eventually met you. Interestingly, good and ugly personal memories resurfaced, like "Where the fuck did that come from?" as I never thought about it in 25 or 30 years! Is your book some kind of voodoo/witchcraft?!
I love the advice that is interwoven in your story as well. I was drawn to the savings/retirement plan advice as [we] have 4 different types of retirement savings, but I am researching I-bonds right now as I am looking for something that is long-term, but that I can possibly use without much penalty after 5 or 10 years.
|A photo from Losing My Religions. Can you pick me out?|