Very early reader -- devoured everything in sight. Wrote and edited school newspapers, later business magazines, and still later all kinds of science, medical, technical and financial publications. Taught writing as an adjunct at Hunter and in a graduate program at Polytechnic U. Ran a writers' workshop for four years. Have published sixteen or seventeen short stories, a novella on the Internet (midwayjournal.com), essays, occasional op eds. Professional food service consultant; professional public relations counsel; listed in Who's Who in America and assorted others and in the new (2006) U. of Illinois Feminists Who Changed America 1963-75. Also, heavy-duty Oriental art collector, fitness freak, have a finished novel I'd like to have published about the transition in American society between 1960-85 told thru the voices of two women, one older and the other still trying to figure out who she is. Lots more stuff to write.
Life. There is so much around me, so many interesting circumstances and people. And I think I see things differently from people who are writing now or did before.
Saul Bellow -- Adventures of Augie March.
Margaret Drabble -- The Needle's Eye.
James Joyce -- Ulysses.
Arthur Koestler -- Insight and Outlook.
Alfred Korzybski -- Science & Sanity
Feodor Dostoyevsky -- The Possessed.
Samuel Beckett (trilogy) Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable
why should they?