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Old 11-04-2005, 06:16 PM   #21
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I've just ordered ESRBob's book from Amazon and I have a shipping date of 24th December!!*

Sold out already?*

Will it be delivered by the elves, I wonder?

Xmas is coming early this year.* Amazon just sent notification of shipment!
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:50 AM   #22
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The long-awaited book has arrived!

And it's a rainy Saturday and I have a pot of hot coffee, what could be better?
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:01 PM   #23
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Sheryl,
Hope it was worth the wait!

Thanks all for supporting the book. If anybody feels inspired, Amazon is letting you review it now (good, bad and ugly!).

As you'll see, the first words in the book are a dedication to this Forum for all the good ideas and supportive community for ERs created by all of us who hang out here. I honestly think this forum helps make ER feel more comfortable and thus more likely to happen for people.

Vive Dory!

ps: and yes, TH is in the book (how could he not be) so is Nords and lots of others (some anonymous by request) It should be fun going through and seeing who you recognize. (Some of them have come and gone, so there is room for trivia quizzes from some of the old timers...)

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Old 12-07-2005, 11:26 AM   #24
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Hope it was worth the wait!*

Thanks all for supporting the book.* If anybody feels inspired, Amazon is letting you review it now (good, bad and ugly!).

As you'll see, the* first words in the book are a dedication to this Forum for all the good ideas and supportive community for ERs created by all of us who hang out here.* I honestly think this forum helps make ER feel more comfortable and thus more likely to happen for people.
Hi, Im new to the forum, and I just ordered your book and wish you the best of luck, it actually gives me inspiration to write my own book, Hmmmm, "why we work"

Good luck

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yes, TH is in the book
Where's my dang royalty check

I hope its not those bad jokes...
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Where's my dang royalty check

I hope its not those bad jokes...
TH,
Sorry to tell you it's your secret formula for getting 7 stars on this forum that was outted-- (actually its your remodelling story, but I think you knew that...) And when I see a royalty check I'll let you know -- I'm beginning to suspect they are in the same category as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. If you approach writing (here or in print!) as volunteer work, though, it's the best. A nice low-cost way for FIREes to while away some of their free time
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Oh yeah, I forgot about that 'conversation' we had. Well, its good info for some poor sot that thinks fixing a house is a good idea. I'd have jumped off a cliff if I tried to do that while working.

Santa gets royalties. Not the easter bunny. The people who write the checks are still trying to figure out how a rabbit that gives out chocolate eggs is associated with christ.
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Hey ESRBob - I got your book the other day (ordered it when I was ordering a Christmas gift for someone - gift for them, gift for me :).* So far, I love it!* But in my case, it's just preaching to the choir.* *About every other paragraph, I'm reading something to my DH ("hey - listen to this one!")

It's nice to see in print much of what I have believed and lived by my whole life.* As I get ready to ditch the long commute this May, I'm sure I'll appreciate some of the later chapters even more.

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Old 12-26-2005, 09:22 PM   #29
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Glad you're enjoying the book -- interesting that you are reading things aloud to your DH as it was one of my hopes for the book that it would help couples get on the same page about ER -- start a conversation, planning, joint goals and so forth. The whole ER 'mindset' might be perfectly clear to one spouse already, but clear as mud to the other. For me, getting DW on board made it all possible. Once she realized I wouldn't have to take business trips and would be around to do chores to be with the family, it was clear sailing all the way! Enjoy the read, and good luck in the home stretch to your own ER date in May...
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ESRBob - you are right about being on the same page. Mostly we are, but we have a few differences. When I read the page about "facing up to fear and greed" it touched a nerve. DH always seems to want "just a few more paychecks". He has a hard time believing we have enough to let my paycheck go (mine has always been the bigger salary). I keep assuring him that yes, we have enough, and if money coming in is so important, I'd never get to stop working!

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* * *We're making progress at the Hawaii State Public Library!
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Sweet --
Was that one you donated or did you recommend it to them? Anyway, glad that Hawaiians are going to be able to know how to work less live more, as if they need any advice on the topic
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Nords, was that one you donated or did you recommend it to them?
I gave it to the head librarian to read & donate.

It'll actually hit the shelves in another 6-8 weeks after the catalog staff is "finished" with it. Apparently it takes months from purchase to shelving unless you're a top-10 author.
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I ordered it today -- can't wait! -- and a couple others (Frank Armstrong and Larry Swedroe). I think I read somewhere the forum gets a bit from the whole order, so I went looking......

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Hello, just learned of this forum yesterday. Just bought the book. Looking forward to reading it. If I'm lucky, and I'll know in a couple of weeks, I'll (53) be retiring comfortably in April and my wife (55) in August. We can't wait!
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your upcoming decision to ER. Thanks for supporting the forum and buying the book -- hope it helps you and your wife and happy to discuss any questions that come up.
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ESRBob: Just started reading your book; it's a real page-turner!!

Of course, you're preaching to the choir... :P
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Taking a two week vacation soon, ordered Bob's book and two others for the trip and of course clicked the link here to Amazon. Can't wait to get them.
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Wow, that was fast! Finally put my order into Amazon Sunday night at 8:10PM EST--(I went back to check the confirmation email because this came so fast)--added another book to get the "over $25" free shipping and my order was waiting on my doorstep when I got home today (Wednesday). I figured it'd take a day or two to pick the order and 3-5 days for shipping, but it got here in about 60 hours from order time. Oh, it came from a KY warehouse and I'm a couple hours North in Indianapolis. Still, I'm impressed. (I may have to come back and delete my comment as it's starting to sound like spam. )

I did check my library and local bookstore before ordering. At one time I thought I might give the book to the library after I'm done with it, but I think I'm more likely to hang onto it or give it to my Mom since she's been talking about 'retiring' to part-time work in a few years.
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Linda Stern mentions Mr C's book in her Reuters article.
(Maybe someone can tinyurl this for me please.)

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