New cover for “As Lovers Do”. It’s been a good day 🙂
First, I have published my 2nd book, Autobiography of a Bipolar Asperger: a Psychological Study of Love. Get it here:
Second, inside the memoir is an 8000-word essay called What Women Want: a New Psychology of Love, Sex and Gender Relations. This is a tight (but hopefully still useful) synopsis of my developmental philosophy which includes some very practical man/woman strategies. The ideas are my integration of the work of Victor Baranco, David Deida, Jerry Jud and Marshall Rosenberg. I am looking for feedback on the article as I am hoping to get it into the blogosphere and also in print media as a promo piece for my work. If you order the book you will get the article automatically; if you don’t order the book now but are willing to feedback the article, just email me back and I will send it to you as a pdf.
I am very comfortably installed in a “luxury” $4/night hotel ($12/night including dinner) in Manang, Nepal. I hiked up here in 6 days (80km) and have been writing up a storm. The weather and the scenery are simply magnificent, of course I have been hiking a lot. The internet is quite decent considering the circumstances. This has to be the trippiest place I have been in all my travels.
I am returning to the States on June 7 and I am very excited about it. I am thinking of living with friends and family for a while, or maybe inexpensive retreat centers or rural communes, as I build up financial resources to live in Boulder. This lifestyle has major benefits in comparison to my third-world travels, particularly for my work, for health and fitness, and for networking. If I really like it, I might skip Boulder altogether and live in my car, as per Lou and Peter Berryman’s very inspiring song:
So if you can host me on my travels for 5 or 10 days (or whatever), this summer or early fall, please please let me know.
The writing I am doing is a memoir. It gives the story of my brilliant bipolar father, of our very exciting life in Italy, of my “mad scientist” years, my own bipolarity and Aspergers, my three great loves, some of my developmental theories and ideas about transformational writing, and more. It ends in my early 40’s. I am going to give it to anyone on this list who asks for it, so please stay tuned for the next mail. This will let me see who is still reading me. It’s not “literary quality” but I think it’s a good story, and especially for anyone who knows me. Early feedback has been very positive.