Conversation with…My Book…resisting physical changes in older age

Traveling Over the Hill on the Yellow Brick Road, I’ve had conversations with lots of weird people and things while passing through the Neighborhood of the Empty Nesters, the Avenue of Ages and Stages, climbing over Makover Mountain, visiting the Career Change Cafe, and looking back on my life in Reflecting Ridge. So…I put all those conversations together in a book, along with a story that ties everything together. Here it is! The only problem is, my book is being a hypochondriac.  While I was setting up links to and, my book screamed at me: 


BOOK: Ah!!!! Don’t make me travel across the internet!

Why not?

BOOK: Because I’m filled with conversations about growing older. I feel really fragile and responsible. If something happens to me on the way to or, I’ll never forgive myself.

What can happen?

BOOK: If someone clicks on me, it could really hurt. I could end up with internal bruises that will take forever to heal.

I understand what you mean. Whenever I stub my toe, I’m afraid I’ve broken my pinky bone. Or if I reach for something and feel a pain in my back, I worry I’ve torn a muscle.

BOOK: And that’s not the worst of it. What if someone clicks on me, and then, as I’m on my way traveling to I pick up some kind of internet disease?  Something with strange chemicals. I don’t want to get sick.

I know what you mean. I don’t like flying in my older age because I’m afraid I’ll contract a disease. And I don’t like visiting foreign countries because I fear I’ll come down with a virus and I’ll be too old to fight it off.

BOOK: So, if you understand my feelings, why do you want people to click on me? Why are you torturing me by sending me across the internet?

Because, as a book, you carry a lot of wonderful conversations along with a story.  My virtual friends might want to give a copy of you to someone special as a birthday gift, a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift, an anniversary present, a Christmas or Chanukah present, or someone just might want to have a copy for herself or himself. Maybe they’ll even write a nice review. And–

BOOK:  Alright. I can’t argue with you. How much clicking is involved?

Well, if you go to and click on the Kindle edition, you can see the introduction and first few conversations in the book.  And if you click on the paperback version, you can see a book description. And–

BOOK: Stop! That’s too much clicking.

Oh come on.

BOOK: Okay. I’ll do it for you.

I appreciate it! Virtual friends, I hope you’ll take a look at my new book. And if you need to click on the book cover, please do it gently.

BOOK: Thank you for your consideration.












94 thoughts on “Conversation with…My Book…resisting physical changes in older age

  1. Pingback: Conversation with…My Book…resisting physical changes in older age – Success Inspirers' World

  2. Wow! You did it! Congratulations 🙂 Those red shoes must be dancing up a frenzy on that yellow brick road. I will click gently – but just remind the book that lots of gentle clicks will make her click-hardened. Which is a good thing.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Congratulations in the “birth” of your book! I love all of your conversations on the yellow brick road, and it’s so exciting to have them collected in one place. Sounds like a perfect gift for self, friends, and for a fun beach read!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Congratulations! What an interesting storytelling way to promote your book. I would suggest putting the Amazon link at the bottom of the post as well so people can click on it as soon as they’re done reading the post…makes it super easy. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I ordered it with the greatest care and delicacy – I did not press but rather stroked in the way I would stroke a tiny bird or that darned frog that keeps jumping in the pool and won’t stay in the pond and whom I am convinced is actually a slightly retarded prince but I can’t bring myself to kiss for fear I am simply deluded. I will be watching the mailbox with the intent expression of an aging bridesmaid with her eye on the bridal bouquet for the next two days!

    As an aside, I have been absent for several weeks whilst I effected a rather major move. Now that I am settled it is a pleasure to be able to dip back into the blog-pool and over time I will catch up with all I have missed. And of course, write some of my own too, thought that may be construed as a threat rather than a delight 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hi! I’m so excited the book will be arriving in your home! I’m beyond flattered and hope it brings you a lot of joy. And! Thank you for being gentle when you clicked. You probably saved the book a trip to the Emergency Room. I look forward to reading your new posts, so get to it! And stroke the frog. He probably is an awesome, offbeat prince.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Ordered and ready on my Kindle for me to start reading. (I prefer paper, but the Canadian prices are just too nutsy.) I look forward to being your first Canadian reader and reviewer, Cathi. I’m finishing a novel tonight and will start your book tomorrow. Can’t wait!
    P.S. – I am always, always gentle. I can read a paper book a dozen times and it will still look new. Book, nothing to worry about – my clicking finger is soft too.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Ha ha Karen! I appreciate your gentleness with pages. So considerate of you. LOL. Most importantly, I really hope you enjoy the book! And thank you so very much for offering to write a review. That would mean the world to me. If I can ever return the favor, please, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. 🙂 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Received my copy yesterday! I am beside myself with hilarious joy and laughter.
    Of course it also hit’s that special spot where love lives.

    Perfection!! Simply Marvelous!!

    And to think I did not expect anything less but received so much more!! ❤ <3.

    All my thoughts – K

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pingback: Conversation with…My Book…resisting physical changes in older age | theblackwallblog

  9. Pingback: *Press it* Conversation with…My Book…resisting physical changes in older age #35 | Its good to be crazy Sometimes

  10. Reblogged this on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL and commented:
    Guest Blog Post: A Conversation with Cathi’s New Book!

    Writing a book is h-u-g-e ! Publishing it is double that! Bravo to Cathi Turow!

    Cathi says of her new book and herself: “When I was on staff at Sesame Street, the show was intentionally written on two levels, for children and adults. I’ve just published an allegorical book which lifts the show’s adult sensibility (its humor, cleverness, and spirituality) and carries it to the other side of life: growing old. The book is based on my blog and can be purchased on and ”

    A conversation between Cathi and her book…


  11. am so glad for you that I’ve reblogged this to my site — hope you enjoy how it looks there & that it brings lots more readers to your site — wishing you the best with your new book, Cathi 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s