Quite a few people have asked me how I got my book finished and how long it took me. To be exact, 30 years ago some people talked to me about it and then, over the years, as I told stories about celebrities and adventures, friends told me I should put them down.
About eight years ago, I started with a writer who began to accumulate some celebrity interviews that astounded me. I hadn’t realized the influence that my coffeeshop, The Bitter End, Woodstock and the Bruce Lee saga had played in their lives. I heard from more than one artist saying, “I started at The Bitter End an unknown and four weeks later, my career started to take off.” This made me go ‘wow’ and I was off and running.
I thought it would be simple but wait until you hear what it took to write my memoir. I really didn’t have the slightest idea what kind of pain it would cause me. Now that the book is finished, I know.