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Of “A Connoisseur’s Journey, Being the Artful Memoirs of a Man of Wit, Discernment, Pluck, and Joy.

Dr. Jeffrey Lant talks of his memoir, “A CONNOISSEUR’S JOURNEY Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy. ‘

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A gloriously written memoir which give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in the least demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

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International Day of the Book. Celebrating Books a Very Unique Book…

It’s wonderful to celebrate books as in International Day of the Book.

We celebrating the winning of eight literary awards for a totally unique gloriously written book

A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.”

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  • Learn of his writer’s team, his choice of musical selections for each segment of his book, his thorough research using the power of the internet in a way never been done before
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More on World Book Day[1] or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995.

The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Catalonia, Spain[Book 1] The original idea was of the Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on this date. In 1995 UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death ofWilliam Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors.[2]

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Christopher (“Kip”) Forbes Opens Up With Dr. Lant On Life, Wealth, and the Joys of Being One of the Greatest Art Collectors on Earth.

Dr._Lant_and_Kip_small_textHere’s one presentation you will never forget!

Christopher Forbes and Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Two connoisseurs in ebullient conversation about life, money, collecting, and the joy of MORE!

F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “The very rich are different from you
and me”… Come see for yourself.

Read about it in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s latest book “We’ll always have Paris.”: A story of wealth, obsessions, and the emperor’s ransom collected and dispersed by Christopher Forbes, connoisseur at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E0ZG9SW#nav-subnav

 

Go to:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2hy57hl45xd8nm/Dr.%20Lant%27s%20interview%20with%20Christopher%20Forbes.mp4?dl=0
when your host Dr. Jeffrey Lant,  internationally known author
and commentator, goes toe-to-toe with plutocratic, billionaire
Christopher (“Kip”) Forbes, Vice Chairman of Forbes Publishing
company, whose appearance reminds us “living well is the best
revenge.”.

Kip is the Maecenas of our drab, mediocre, second rate days.
(In case your Roman history is rusty, the good Maecenas has come
down from the time of Octavius Caesar as a byword for a wealthy,
generous and enlightened patron of the arts… and so say all of us
of Kip.

Motor cycle hot shot.

I first became aware of Kip’s joyful family when I was a student at
Harvard. Father Malcolm (1919-1990) was a motorcycle fanatic. He was
indeed the leader of the pack as they gathered at the end of Holyoke
Street where I resided in what were credited as the apartment of
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s valet. With this splashy opening le tout
Harvard Square knew when this impresario, this imp of the unpredictable
was in town. Here was a man who knew how to generate buzz, lots
of buzz, and keep ’em smiling, sugar.

Like father…

I advise my students that if they want a guarantee they’ll be rich
and comfy they should carefully select just the right parents,
and here Malcolm’s two sons (Steve, born 1947 and Christopher,
born 1950) showed  they got the message.

Daddy was rich, granddaddy (a Scottish emigrant with a slew of relations
in the noble Clan Forbes) was rich… get the picture? The key
wasn’t just making money, it was having fun while keeping what
they got and getting more.

Neither for the father nor the sons was wealth a matter of grim drudgery
and punishing responsibilities. They knew that wealth must mean
happiness or its cost is too high. Wealth was never their master; always
their servant. To be around a Forbes is to feel joy and experience their
kindness in sharing. They resurrect in themselves the penetrating phrase
“Noblesse oblige”, an aspect of wealth no wealthy person can afford to
forget or postpone, even if what can be given is no more than the widow’s
mite.

“Ars longa. Vita brevis.” Kip, the Emperor, and high collecting adventure.

My challenge now is to get you to attend my very special tete a tete
with Kip. Knowing him as I do I can promise you it will deliver some of
the most enlightening moments of your life, during which you will see
how Kip salvaged the tarnished reputation of the “forgotten” emperor
Napoleon the Third (reigned 1852-1870) by ordering four days of
non-stop auctioneering at the highest and most ostentatious level’; in
other words pure Forbes and as such followed with breathless interest
by connoisseurs worldwide. Come to the program and add yourself to their
informed ranks!

Useful facts.

Christopher Forbes spills the beans on life, lore, love and lavish living in
conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

Go to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2hy57hl45xd8nm/Dr.%20Lant%27s%20interview%20with%20Christopher%20Forbes.mp4?dl=0

then check out the Forbes auction March 5, 6 & April 9. For catalogs of the over 1,300 items featured
go to www.osenat.com Each of the four catalogs commences with
fascinating details about  the Forbes, Kip, and his stupendous
imperial collection, now available to you.

For general information go to www.writerssecrets.com where you
can find the video of this program after it is recorded. While
there, check out Dr. Lant’s new memoirs, “The Connoisseur’s Journey,
Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit discernment, pluck and joy.”



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“A Connoisseur’s Journey” Now Winner of 8 Literary Awards. Come Meet the Man Behind The Book

A Connoisseur's Journey cover large best jpegWe are so proud to announce the awarding of the eighth literary award to “A Connoisseur’s Journey”!

First Place in Class at The GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

“A Connoisseur’s Journey” also awarded:

Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Great Northwest Book Festival, March, 2016

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: Tesserae: A Memoir of Two Summers – Mathias B. Freese

RUNNER-UP: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the London (England) Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the New England Book Fare.

Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

 



Dr._Lant_and_Kip_Combined_framedNow come meet the man behind the book – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

in a presentation you will never forget!

Christopher Forbes and Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Two connoisseurs in ebullient
conversation about life, money, collecting, and the joy of MORE!

F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “The very rich are different from you
and me”… Come see for yourself on Thursday, March 24, 2pm ET

http://www.TheLiveBusinessCenter.com/?id=27538
when your host Dr. Jeffrey Lant,  internationally known author
and commentator, goes toe-to-toe with plutocratic, billionaire
Christopher (“Kip”) Forbes, Vice Chairman of Forbes Publishing
company, whose appearance reminds us “living well is the best
revenge.”.

Kip is the Maecenas of our drab, mediocre, second rate days.
(In case your Roman history is rusty, the good Maecenas has come
down from the time of Octavius Caesar as a byword for a wealthy,
generous and enlightened patron of the arts… and so say all of us
of Kip.

Motor cycle hot shot.

I first became aware of Kip’s joyful family when I was a student at
Harvard. Father Malcolm (1919-1990) was a motorcycle fanatic. He was
indeed the leader of the pack as they gathered at the end of Holyoke
Street where I resided in what were credited as the apartment of
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s valet. With this splashy opening le tout
Harvard Square knew when this impresario, this imp of the unpredictable
was in town. Here was a man who knew how to generate buzz, lots
of buzz, and keep ’em smiling, sugar.

Like father…

I advise my students that if they want a guarantee they’ll be rich
and comfy they should carefully select just the right parents,
and here Malcolm’s two sons (Steve, born 1947 and Christopher,
born 1950) showed  they got the message.

Daddy was rich, granddaddy (a Scottish emigrant with a slew of relations
in the noble Clan Forbes) was rich… get the picture? The key
wasn’t just making money, it was having fun while keeping what
they got and getting more.

Neither for the father nor the sons was wealth a matter of grim drudgery
and punishing responsibilities. They knew that wealth must mean
happiness or its cost is too high. Wealth was never their master; always
their servant. To be around a Forbes is to feel joy and experience their
kindness in sharing. They resurrect in themselves the penetrating phrase
“Noblesse oblige”, an aspect of wealth no wealthy person can afford to
forget or postpone, even if what can be given is no more than the widow’s
mite.

“Ars longa. Vita brevis.” Kip, the Emperor, and high collecting adventure.

My challenge now is to get you to attend my very special tete a tete
with Kip. Knowing him as I do I can promise you it will deliver some of
the most enlightening moments of your life, during which you will see
how Kip salvaged the tarnished reputation of the “forgotten” emperor
Napoleon the Third (reigned 1852-1870) by ordering four days of
non-stop auctioneering at the highest and most ostentatious level’; in
other words pure Forbes and as such followed with breathless interest
by connoisseurs worldwide. Come to the program and add yourself to their
informed ranks!

Useful facts.

Christopher Forbes spills the beans on life, lore, love and lavish living in
conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Lant.
March 24, 2pm ET

http://www.TheLiveBusinessCenter.com/?id=27538

then check out the Forbes auction March 5, 6 & April 9. For catalogs of the over 1,300 items featured
go to www.osenat.com Each of the four catalogs commences with
fascinating details about  the Forbes, Kip, and his stupendous
imperial collection, now available to you.

For general information go to www.writerssecrets.com where you
can find the video of this program after it is recorded. While
there, check out Dr. Lant’s new memoirs, “The Connoisseur’s Journey,
Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit discernment, pluck and joy.”


Dr. Jeffrey Lant

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Lookie Lookie – Now 7 Literary Awards for Connoisseur’s Journey!

Connoisseur's_Journey_coverWe are excited to announce that Dr. Lant has just received ANOTHER
Literary Prize for his Memoirs “A Connoisseur’s Journey”.

Great Northwest Book Festival, March, 2016

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: Tesserae: A Memoir of Two Summers – Mathias B. Freese

RUNNER-UP: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

This is the seventh award bestowed on Dr. Lant and his epoch book.

His other awards are:

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the London (England) Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the New England Book Fare.

Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

Check out the Preface and find out more about this astonishing memoir available at http://writerssecrets.co

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

Get a FREE Copy a short memoir written for Dr. Lant’s 69th birthday at: http://writerssecrets.com/e-book-giveaway-whether-i-shall-turn-out-to-be-the-hero-of-my-own-life-reflections-at-three-score-and-nine/

Something to Celebrate and Celebrating We Are! Come Join Us.

A_Connoisseur's_Journey_coverA Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

A multi- award winning, gloriously written and unique memoir by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

First Place in Class at The GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL

Great Southwest Book Festival

Sole winner in the category

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Northwest Book Festival, March, 2016

THIRD in Class at the London (England) Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the New England Book Fare.

Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

This is the fifth award bestowed on Dr. Lant and his epoch book. You can
get your copy at: http://writerssecrets.co

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

 

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  • See the master at his craft developing his totally unique style of creating a memoir
  • Learn of his writer’s team, his choice of musical selections for each segment of his book, his thorough research using the power of the internet in a way never been done before
  • Follow the unfolding of this book chapter by chapter with readings by the author, Dr. Lant and some of his writing team, fresh after just having been written

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“WHETHER I SHALL TURN OUT TO BE THE HERO OF MY OWN LIFE. REFLECTIONS AT THREE SCORE AND NINE!” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

A candid look at one man’s spectacular journey from the great plains of America to worldwide renown as author, marketer, and commentator.

Now he shares his deeply personal reflections with you and shows you how to rise higher and higher while having the time of your life.

Get Your Copy NOW Go to:

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Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Multi-Award Winning Memoir “A Connoisseur’s Journey”

Connoisseur's_Journey_coverA Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy”

A multi-awards winning, gloriously written and unique memoir by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the London (England) Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the New England Book Fare.

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

 Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

Get your copy here: http://writerssecrets.co/products/a-connoisseurs-journey-being-the-artful-memoirs-of-a-man-of-wit-discernment-pluck-and-joy

Lookee! Lookee! 6th Literary Award

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

We are excited to announce Dr. Lant has just receiving ANOTHER
Literary Prize for his Memoirs “A Connoisseur’s Journey”. This  time Third Place
in the Memoirs/Biography /category at the New England Book Fare.
This is the fifth Prize bestowed on Dr. Lant and his epoch book. You can
get your copy at: http://writerssecrets.co

The most astonishing memoirs you have ever read, by a writer you will want
to meet and befriend, not just read.

A Connoisseur’s Journey.
.
Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

by internationally known prolific author, commentator, entrepreneur,
educator, speaker, renowned art collector, and meticulous conservator.

Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Price $29.95.

For booksellers, media talk show representatives, book reviewers and readers
everywhere who wants a great read that will make you laugh out loud, cry hard
and long, touching your heart, improving your life.

It all starts here in the Red Drawing Room, soon to be one of the most celebrated
locales in the Great Republic. Look at this marvelous space and ask yourself
who but Dr. Jeffrey Lant could have created it, thereby stimulating the memorable
stories that began here and circled an enraptured world that just cannot get enough.

Dateline Cambridge, Massachusetts.

What makes these memoirs memorable? First, they are packed with information,
people, and events that rivet your complete attention. Dr. Lant has traveled the
globe meeting the people who have made our world and whose stories are
worth the telling, especially when the teller is among the lyric masters of his generation.

Always “a fly on the wall,” Dr. Lant takes you inside the lives of his subjects,
not to judge, but to understand. As such, you feel the power of empathy and
can see clearly at last, and gratefully.

Grounded in a lifetime of diligent research (necessary when the author has
written 20 volumes on a multiplicity of subjects), including history (the first American
granted access to the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle), international
affairs, marketing, business development, media communications, non-profit
organization and fund-raising, Internet marketing, and much, much more
detailed in both books and the many thousands of articles published since age 5 and his first article, the beginning of it all. You find these at www.writerssecrets.com.

Not just an author, a communications innovator.

Here are just some of the reasons this book will instantly rise high  to the top of
your all-time favorites:

1) Dr. Lant is a masterful story teller. His tales hit the core of the human
experience. They speak to the world and the world knows itself — and him —
better.

2) The text was written on screen in Worldprofit’s Live Business Center.
It was written by Dr. Lant live and read by members of his Writers Team who
assisted his work and research. Thus, Dr. Lant was able to see how ideas,
text, and presentation worked to enhance readability… and sales. People
worldwide watched Dr. Lant create not just a great and enduring classic
but eager prospective buyers. Dr. Lant was continually asked when the final
product would be ready. Thus a good  sale was already assured before a single
copy existed.

3) Dr. Lant added several hundred musical references to turn mere words,
no matter how limpid, into vignettes of astonishing impact and verve. Thus
the text soars in ways no previous volume ever did, or could.

In these ways, Harvard-educated Dr. Lant, a noted communications expert of
so many articles and cutting-edge books, has changed the world again, by
freeing authors of every kind from prosaic, step-by-step presentation and
providing a model for the way all information can be presented for maximum
effect.

Human life is not sequential; their tales need not be sequential either, which
therefore becomes one more way authors may be liberated from the thrall of
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Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

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Of Maximiliano von Rabbit, Universally known to his legion of friends worldwide as Max

MaxHi, I’m Maximiliano von Rabbit, known as Max to my friends.

I got my start as a Cover Rabbit for Dr. Jeffrey Lant at www.writerssecrets.com

He told me one day, “You oughta be in pictures!” And the rest is history. I’ve appeared
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Here is my story with an exert from “A Connoisseur’s Journey

“The Blue Max”.

I am about to do something I have never done before in all my twenty volumes,  volumes which have made me wealthy and attended to by thoughtful and ambitious people worldwide. I shall give you another voice now for a time, a different voice, an hospitable voice with kindness and tolerance the order of the day. This is the voice of Maximiliano von Rabbit, universally known to his legion of friends worldwide as Max. To accompany this momentous event, I have chosen the theme music from Jerry Goldsmith’s 1966 score for the film “The Blue Max”.  It is radiant, soaring, uplifting, even prayerful, a hymn to heroes… and thus suitable for what follows.

 

About Max.

 

Look for a minute at two magnificent signed photographs. Residing in The Blue Room, they are both of HRH (His Royal Highness) Franz Ferdinand. He was heir to the ancient throne of the Royal and Apostolic Habsburgs.

 

However, even with such an exalted destiny, he was not a happy man, not least because he had married a lady named Countess Sophie Chotek. She was not of equal rank to him, was in fact much lower… and so the man who would be emperor when the slender thread of his reigning majesty Franz Joseph (1830-1916)  snapped could not even walk up one of the grand staircases of Schonbrunn with the apple of his eye on his arm.

 

Thus when this dour and stern, grim man was shot to death by Slav terrorists in the high summer of 1914, in turbulent Sarajevo, his slumping body now lifeless, a thing of horror, launched a mighty war than resulted in the deaths of millions, the dislocation of more… including Maximiliano von Rabbit who once lived contentedly amidst his numerous  and distinguished family, never forgetting the day Countess Chotek, who could not live happily with her husband but could not be stopped from dying with him, gave Max an exceptionally fine lettuce leaf and stroked one of his silken purple ears, a color only  allowed to those in the Imperial house.

 

It was the day Max was assigned to the service of the three young children of Franz Ferdinand and (once) Countess Chotek, (now) Duchess of Hohenberg, the blighted princes who could not succeed to the throne because of their mother’s lowly rank, though as it happened all princes high and low were soon to be swept away forever.

 

He is remembering this kind and thwarted lady now and the children he only saw that  day. I know. I hear him snuffling but dare not look, for then I should snuffle too, and it is far too early for that…

 

He recalls little from his next days, and this is exquisite torture for such a sensitive creature as Max, for whom reliving the best of his happy memories is a special  happiness indeed. He cherishes these as anyone would. They are a strong and tenacious bulwark against other memories which are not so pleasant or reassuring.

 

He says he remembers, and perhaps he does, for Max is precise in everything he says and does, his last view of Schonbrunn, the only home he had ever known. He remembers being thrust into a hard wooden box with a hole just big enough to see the man who was celebrating the fall of the dynasty by grabbing as many of its treasures as he could, among them Max who knew he had to keep his wits about him, though his heart was breaking.

 

It is 1:33 a.m., and I have made myself as comfortable, that is to say, as warm as possible, though that does not suffice. I look outside the window, and I think of my godly ancestors who came to this barren and forlorn land, so adamant to bringing forth God and his Commandments that they embraced every  encumbrance and misery, pitting their frail bodies and unswerving beliefs against a Nature that seemed unconquerable until brought low by these same pilgrims. I am of this stock, and I draw on their strength to augment my own. That has never failed me though I have called upon it often and substantially….

 

Oblivion.

 

Max’s memories of what happened to him after being kidnapped by the enterprising vandal who snatched him and turned his every hitherto happy memory into a cruel hoax, profoundly painful to recall, never to be regained, not even for a minute are slender and episodic. His body they might seize and torment, but his mind, his only asset, was free, always free and might still fly high.

 

Thus did a single act of outrage forge a lifetime of despair. No creature great or small could fail to be cast down under such circumstances, but Max had one  benefit that served him well during these bitter, trying times when the best that could be hoped was that things would not get worse.

 

Then he would retreat into a special place of oblivion and reverie, where he  passed whole years, avoiding the present as much as possible to embrace the  still so fresh memories of everything lost forever. And so he contrived to live with but a single hope to sustain him, that somewhere he might find a friend, a friend who might understand him and provide a place where memory was always welcome and at hand. For such a peaceful place he might yearn, though he had moments when yearning seemed hollow and unprofitable,  rueful, acrid, and bitter.

 

Yet it was all he had and it was valued accordingly… along with the memory of that fine lettuce leaf, the Duchess, her children and the grim Archduke who had once smiled at him as a thing who gave pleasure to the lady he loved and the fruit of their world-changing romance. That memory never grew dim and so though he dared not say so, there was hope…

 

 

Calliope, 33 Brattle Street, a friend.

 

It was one of those dog days where just the thought of going out and about made you hot, draining all resolution and endurance. Still I went to the Square, Harvard Square, because I had to; it is, after all, the center of my universe. Thus it happened that I came to pass a shop now gone, Calliope, a thing which I had done so very often before. Only this time was different. There in the shop window warm to the touch was a little fella whose fervent, unyielding hope called to and delivered… me.

 

He looked like I did that momentous day long ago when Dr. Marshall Gordon let me be, so tuckered out did I look, though I thought I saw rather than heard him say, “Help me!” If so it was an irresistible plea. I walked into Calliope, the childrens’ toy and clothes store and, if I but knew it, into far more than a good deed. It was a life changing event, the kind that transforms your whole existence for the better, if you let it. I must have been ready, too.

 

$60 changed hands, and it was all worth it right from the start. I asked the clerk for any information she had, but she could only say “the bunny” had just come in and he seemed so sad. I could tell she immediately regretted saying that since it might induce me to change my mind and get something more cheerful or just get nothing at all. She hurriedly put my new acquisition in a bag, closing the transaction with the kind of instantly contrived smile successful  clerks maintain for such an occasion.

 

As soon as I was outside, I looked in the bag. Then he said, I’m sure he  said, though smug know-it-alls always tell me purple rabbits can’t talk  “Thank you”, and I felt just the slightest squeeze. You see, that was the last of all the hope he had left. Establishing contact with me took everything he had… and if this wasn’t kismet, I don’t  know what is.

 

 

 

“I am Max,” he said. “I know”, I said. But how did I know? Yes, it was kismet alright.

 

It is 10:46 p.m., my fingers make rebellious progress over the frigid keys. I am determined to write this uncomfortable night, a thing which done need not be done well, only well enough to confirm my superiority over other, lesser beings.

 

Little By Little.

 

As soon as Max identified himself to me, there was a deep audible breath as if a great weight had been taken off his hitherto overburdened shoulders. Deep breath, then immediate sleep from which he did not emerge for two worrisome days. Had he struggled so long, with such pertinacity only to be overcome here, with me, in a place of peace? I was anxious and concerned.

 

Then one day when I was having my afternoon nap (a necessary concession made by age for the sustenance and renewal of near boyish energy), I felt a slight push. I thought it was a dream, but it was Max revived, his expression an undeniable smile. He said, “I am well, Your Excellency. Is there anything I can do for you?” And so from this very first minute our relationship took form, he the majordomo of my domain, me the somewhat feckless nobleman who needed an experienced guide and councillor of state ready for any eventuality, for in my life there might indeed be any eventuality.

 

“Vive L’Empereur!”

 

The first thing that he did was to slowly, laboriously inventory my collection, a Herculean task that continues to this day. Wise, he did not rush through this task, which might cause me to question his motives; our relationship was, after all, new and fragile. No, experienced courtier that he was (though he constantly reminded me he was only at the lowest level in the Imperial service in case I should ask for  more than he knew) he went slowly, carefully, a born conservator and preservationist.

 

Of course, he found many treasures; that is, after all, the purpose of the collection, to dazzle, to awe, to astonish and to generate the necessary “Wow!” Factor that makes the arduous, expensive, exasperating, and time-consuming business of  collecting so very worthwhile and satisfying.

 

Max was inside a cabinet (he’s only 7 inches tall after all) documenting some of my mother’s jewelry, when his practiced eye fell upon an Imperial presentation box marked simply “Klinkosch”, that is to say the Imperial court jeweler. Max knew at once, for all his pooh poohings that there was something significant in the box, and what’s more, something that pertained to his own difficult, storm-tossed history.

 

He asked me to open the box since his paws were trembling. At that moment we were both startled by the opening bars of the Kaiser Hymn, originally composed by Joseph Haydn for the Emperor Francis I in 1797. Where had these unmistakable notes come from, for there was no doubt at all what they were. Max stood up to his full height and saluted. His was the very picture of the True Believer. I  stood  up, too, but rather sheepishly.

 

But then I had never been a member of His Imperial Majesty’s Court… and  Maximiliano von Rabbit, named for Franz Joseph’s hapless brother Maximilian, had. That Maximiliano (1832-1867) had died at the stern, unyielding hand of Benito Juarez who might so easily have let him live, his blue blood saved for better endeavors  than enriching the ancient, arid soil of Mexico. Such things were sacred to Max,  plus royaliste que le roi. He knew his duty, and he did it now.

 

“God save Francis the Emperor, our good Emperor Francis!

Long live Francis the Emperor in the brightest splendor of bliss!

May laurel branches bloom for him, wherever he goes, as a wreath of honor.

God save Francis the Emperor, our good Emperor Francis!”

 

Of course he sang it in German. It was the only way to render it for the True Believer, and Max’s manners are comme il faut and never more so than with the  Habsburgs, whom he never ceased to revere.

A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

A_Connoisseur's_Journey_coverA Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

An awards winning, gloriously written and unique memoir by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

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Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

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Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

 

 

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