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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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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]

Read more at the source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Book_Day

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
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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.

 

Hear what people are writing about this gloriously written memoir

Get more of these video snippets with the “Snippets Caught of “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the Artful Memoirs of a Man of Wit, Discernment, Pluck and Joy” in the Making” “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck and joy” A masterfully written, totally unique style of memoir, was over a year in the creation. Written live on screen and caught in video snippets available now for you to see the unfolding of this fascinating memoir – “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck and joy” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

  • Get over 40 video snippets of Dr. Lant live from the Worldprofit Live Business Center – the birthplace in the creation of “A Connoisseur’s Journey”
  • 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

Get your copies NOW!

 

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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.

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‘ … in all the old familiar places.’ The insistence of memory… any time, any place, in an instant, there, never alone or unaffecting.

Vera_LynnAuthor’s program note. I was ruminating about my next article this morning when it happened. I was thinking of doing a piece on the bookstores we all grew up with… inviting places you could go to get out of the storm, and sit and read for a bit, even if you had no money that day to purchase. That was my intention but things got away from me, as they often do these days… and I was remembering. No, not merely remembering… but being there… on Clark Street, Chicago, where special stores for second-hand books catered to the bibliophiles of the Windy City… folks who discovered these stores like an archeologist the layers of ancient Troy or Babylon, eureka!

But then, fleet-footed memory ran fast ahead… and it was not just the place I was recalling but why I was there and who I was with. Then, there she was. It was my mother; I was 13 or 14 or so and she was young and beautiful. She was telling me, and I did not just remember the words; I heard them, just as she said them…

… an admonition she had told me every time we visited such a place of leather bound and folio’ed addiction that I could have as many books as I could carry, but not one more. I would nod sagely, signifying agreement… then run rampant through the shelves, brainstorming strategies to break the treaty and emerge into the late afternoon light with more than I had agreed to. Sometimes, if a title moved her, she’d even concur… while making it clear this was no precedent.

And then there were tears in my eyes… and I missed her and that smile which was as vibrant this early morning as it was those long years ago… Songstress Vera Lynn knew this feeling and made it the signature of an entire generation, the World War II generation. The minute “I’ll be seeing you” (music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Irving Kahal) was released (1938), it was clear this was not just or even mostly a song about the people you would indeed see again… but, as war engulfed Europe, far more poignantly about the people, literally here today, gone tomorrow — that you would only see again in your mind’s eye… with fond recollections, love, tears, all ingredients of memory which works its potent alchemy so sharply in “all the old familiar places.”

Thus, go now to any search engine to find this well-loved number; there are many fine renditions, but Vera Lynn’s is my own constant selection.

Around the corner, memory awaits…

I often think that remembrance is unrelenting, unremitting, unfair. It means us to remember and ensures, through pangs that can grip you with unbearable force and urgency, that you will remember… whether you like it or not. And most of us don’t like it… at least the fact that memory has the unrivalled power to stop us from what we are doing and demand instant obeisance. And this can happen anywhere, at any time.

Old familiar places of course make us aware of the sovereign powers of memory… old familiar objects do, too; photographs, prized possessions, and especially clothes which retain scents. Oh, yes, scents. A whiff of Chanel no. 5 makes me reel, pulled from whatever I am doing… to right where memory wants me to be. This was my mother’s scent, and I see myself buying some for her at Mr. Mackey’s general store one Christmas when I was a boy. I had no idea the sustaining power of that fragrance or that gift…

Scents you once detested, memory changes to gifts of great value. A friend told me not so long ago that she hated the pipe smoke her husband insisted in generating, to the gags and disgust of his wife and others. Those “others” may have felt relief when his passing removed the menace; she did not. She searched their well-appointed home, his drawers, his closet sniffing the air until she sniffed just what she wanted and was looking for: the pipe scent, pungent, masculine, unmistakable that signified in her grieving mind… him. She told me, too, hesitant at first, that she had found some of his special mixture tobacco, smoked it herself (to near nausea) until the bedroom resembled the back room of a political convention… then lay down… closed her eyes…. and remembered. It was the night she felt nearest to him. Before she said another word, I embraced her… before she said so much, so intimate. That was for her alone.

Even rulers of great lands…

No one, however powerful and well placed, is immune from the powers of memory and its connivances. It means to have you… and it will. As Queen Victoria, ruler of half the planet, learned and relearned every day of her long life. She was just 42 years old when her obsessively beloved consort Prince Albert succumbed; he was just 42, too. Her world dissolved… and she spent a lifetime and the patience of a great nation, doing whatever it took to assuage the memories and escape the madness of her ancestors.

His pajamas, his soap, even his toothpaste (with new paste applied daily) were all summoned to assist in the process of at once keeping the memories from overpowering while simultaneously holding them close. Queens are not alone in discovering that this formula is hard, perhaps impossible, to render just so… just so you can continue.

And these memories become most potent at Christmas… for this holiday of the greatest joy becomes a minefield of the greatest pain… not something you look forward to, but something you dread and fear…

This is wrong.

What you should fear and dread is not the unrelenting grip of your memories, their proven power to discommode you, their potency and unbridled force… for these are the good things, the necessary things you should move heaven and earth to protect, conserve, and maintain. Instead, fear and dread the steady diminution of these memories, time that brings not precise, enhanced remembrance but oblivion, well-minded people telling you over and over again (out of kindness, mind, however misdirected) to get “closure” on the matter and so diminish what you should be greatly striving to keep intact, close and forever.

“This too shall pass”, the Bible says. But beware of what you wish for, for you may get it. And is oblivion and eternal loss truly what you aim for? Thus hold every memory close and give way when memory seizes you… for what you have is precious and irreplaceable.

Thus approach this holiday season with a fresh new attitude and embrace the memories, every one of them no matter how painful. Remember, you are the curator of your memories… the person responsible for tending them, ensuring their vibrancy… charged with their complete and total extent. This is one of the duties of every adult; in fact, the proper realization of what memory is and its intrinsic significance in our lives is one of the proofs that you have lived, have loved, that you are an adult, with an adult’s insight.

None of this is easy, obvious or the work of an instant, not least because as you mature and grow sensitive to their interpretation and significance your understanding shifts, improves, ripens. And you see why sustaining these memories, in their total completeness is so very important.

Now let’s listen again, with a different ear, to Vera Lynn’s song and, for the first time understand that it is not Vera Lynn singing to us, bringing the balm of peace, serenity and comfort. It is immemorial memory itself… resonating through your life through the ages.

“I’ll be seeing you In all the old familiar places…

I’ll find you in the morning sun And when the night is new. I’ll be looking at the moon But I’ll be seeing you.”

This article is dedicated to my colleague Lance Sumner, in friendship, and in recognition of his good heart, vigilant keeper of profound memories.

Your response to this article is requested. What do you think? Let us know by posting your comments below.

About the Author Dr. Jeffrey Lant

2016 is fast approaching and with it Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s 69 birthday. He is, he likes to

say, in the prime of his prime. Thus does the “scribbling” life he commenced at age

5 continue. Twenty books. Thousands of articles. Worldwide recognition and

enthusiasm, which culminated with the publication of his autobiography, “A Connoisseur’s Journey, being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck and joy”. It was a book that screamed “classic!”, and he delighted in the awards that followed.

To get your copy go to www.writerssecrets.com. You will also want to join his writing course and learn from this master communicator just how you can improve everything you ever write.

Writers Secrets, an extraordinary online writer’s course of exquisite quality.

Not just on writing but communicating, how to use words to move people, motivate, broaden horizons, build bridges and bring people together.

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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.

First Place Great Southeast Book Festival


BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

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.

 

 

Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Lant reading the preface to his fascinating memoirs

Preface by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

Hear what people are writing about this gloriously written memoir

Get more of these video snippets with the “Snippets Caught of “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the Artful Memoirs of a Man of Wit, Discernment, Pluck and Joy” in the Making” This masterfully written, totally unique style of memoir, was over a year in the creation. Written live on screen and caught in video snippets available now for you to see the unfolding of this fascinating memoir – “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck and joy” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

  • Get over 40 video snippets of Dr. Lant live from the Worldprofit Live Business Center – the birthplace in the creation of “A Connoisseur’s Journey”
  • 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

Get your copies NOW!


This unique memoir is also a prime model and text for the Writers Secrets Course with Dr. Lant
Dr. Lant is now ready to bring the crucial features of his illustrious writing career to the world through WRITERS SECRETS where he will spill the beans sharing with you experiences, tactics, stratagems, secrets and insights it has taken him a full, rich and productive lifetime to accumulate
This writing course has a special emphasis on telling family stories, writing that bring life and vibrancy to your loved ones. Folks from all over the world come and ask Dr. Lant one insistent question. “How can I write like you write? How can I keep the people I love alive, like you do?”.

I guarantee you will learn this with WRITERS SECRETS and that this may become the most important class you every took, and the most lucrative.

Here’s an outline of just SOME of what you get in “Writer’s Secrets”. You must master each part to succeed as a writer.

1) How to begin successfully. Go to http://writerssecrets.com/2015/11/13/of-words-written-of-our-loved-ones-so-when-summoned-they-live-again-in-us-thus-we-begin/

2) A room of your own.

3) No interruptions!

4) Prepare tonight to get started in the morning.

5) How music can put you in the mod.

6) Setting a quota — and achieving it.

7) Writing when you feel like it. Writing when you don’t.

8) Gathering your facts. Knowing which to use; which not.

9) Kill the telephone and all related interruptions.

10) Write. Save. Rewrite.

11) A quick lesson on words.

12) Never force your writing.

13) Start your day by editing what you wrote yesterday.

14) Need oxygen? Dance!

15) Creating punchy titles.

16) How to write a knock-out opening paragraph.

17) Knowing and using the right word.

18) Are you writing the truth?

19) Take a break: brainstorm future article subjects.

20) How to use music.

21) The dictionary is your friend.

22) Wikipedia. How to use it.

23) On adjectives.

24) The importance of convenient line length.

25) Fact first. Getting them. Arranging them. Using them.

26) Writing about Mother.

27) Writing about other family members and friends.

28) Writing about pets.

29) Benefitting from my memoirs, “A Connoisseur’s Journey.”

30) Becoming the emotion meister.

31) Writing reports.

32) Writing commentary.

33) Writing elegies.

34) Reviewing your bad habits. If you don’t write regularly, you cannot improve.

35) Research gives your writing heft and teeth.

36) How to organize family history before writing.

37) Writing testimonials and remembrances.

38) Reading your words for maximum impact.

39) How to make characters you create real.

40) How to use “Writer’s Market.”

41) How to write cover letters that sell your articles.

42) How to get civic recognition, prizes and awards for what you write.

43) Plagiarism and Fair Use.

44) Protecting what you write.

45) Internet publication resources.

46) Presentation copies and how to give them.

47) Think and act like a literary star before you are.

48) How to deal with criticism.

49) Read other authors… then read some more. Make it a point to read more than you write.

50) Thanking the people who helped you… ahem!

And more, more, more.

As often as possible individual student works will be discussed in class, particularly if what has been submitted becomes a World Problem! This all happens, hey presto, in “Writers Secrets” where your interests are prime… and what you pay each day is less than a piece of gum with rewards that could be astronomical.

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