Monday, May 20, 2013

Fwd: Book Announcement from Louise

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From: "Louise Machinist" <>
Date: May 19, 2013 4:28 PM
Subject: Book Announcement from Louise

Dear Friends and Family,

I'm counting the days 'til June 1st, the release date for "My House Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household," St. Lynn's Press. "MHOH" 2013 is the new, improved and expanded edition of the book I co-authored with housemates Karen M. Bush and Jean McQuillin. It is available in bookstores and online.

 The three of us are loving what the AARP gurus call our "encore career." It's a wild but energizing ride, scrambling to master the basics of writing, public speaking and marketing while keeping those day jobs all at the same time. (Whew! Social media is a challenge for Boomers.)

 Karen, Jean and I were proud to be appointed to the Advisory Board of the Cohouseholding Project (, and to be featured in an upcoming June 2013 AARP Bulletin article by Sally Abrahms and on the AARP multimedia site. Fingers crossed that the pix are not embarrassing.

Please invite your friends to join us online; i.e., spread the word!, Website: www. myhousehourhouse.comTwitter: @myhouseourhouse

 Best wishes from my/our house to your house,


 P.S. Feels like I just wrote my Christmas letter in May.


Endorsements for "MHOH":

"My House Our House is a smart guide to an innovative shared living arrangement that can save money and resources. Written with charm and wit, it is essential reading for anyone who lives alone but dreams of a better lifestyle in community. As the Age Wave crests, these leading edge Boomers have created a joyful new beginning."--- Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., Author of A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success

"This wonderful book by three unrelated women and a cat shares their personal story of purchasing and sharing a house in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to their story, they provide how-to information and useful insights to help others purchase and embrace a shared life. Its a MUST for mature adults interested in responsibly facing the third phase of their lives."  Oz Ragland, retired Executive Director of the Cohousing Association and instigator of the Cohouseholding Project (

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