Nobody like listening to themselves talk.
However, the experience this summer of taping the audio version of my book, “So What Are The Guys Doing?” was an enjoyable, re-affirming — and it some cases, painful experience. I read the entire book in about eight, two-hour sessions. The finished version is due out before Christmas.
It’s a book about mid-life, specifically, what I went through (troubles with my marriage/considering an affair; burned out on my newspaper career and feeling lonely because of my lack of friends), and what I did to successfully deal with those issues.
In addition, the book contains comments and stories from 50 guys I interviewed between the ages of 40 and 60 on such subjects as loneliness, the importance of friends, sex, the younger women thing, our bodies, faith – and the middle age bogeyman (fear of being laid off, fear of taking a risk in one’s career at this time of life).