How old are you exactly?
A Beginner’s Guide to Ageing by Jean Fisher was officially launched at an informal event at the Hotel School in Windhoek. It is Wordweaver’s first title for the year.
The event kicked off with a Marumba Band and some dry sherry for all guests. Inside the theatre, the launch began with a contribution by Sandy Rudd about how she and Jean had met 30 years ago, and how much Jean Fischer has achieved since then.
Bryony van der Merwe, the fireball driving Wordweaver Publisher, spoke next about how honoured she was to be chosen to publish this esteemed work.
Excerpts from the book were read by Helen Vale and Dawn Spieker. Mvula Ya Nangolo, read his poem ‘Butterfly’ which was especially written for Jean Fischer. Amazing guitar music was played by Esther Fellner
The Beginner’s Guide to Ageing was written by Jean Fischer and sets before the reader a roadmap indicating the avenues leading to a better quality of life. The book has been available in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Omaruru since early December, and both publisher and author are receiving outstanding reviews.
“Light and quirky, with extremely useful nuggets of advice for the older reader,” says Tim Richman, from Burnet Media in Cape Town.