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You Don't Look Young for your Age is a collection of humorous essays by Bruce Freedman. Illustrated by Dusty Hanson and Steven K Von Kampen, it combines social observations with personal anecdotes to poke fun at mainstream thinking.
Tackling a wide range of subjects, Canadian author Bruce Freedman surmises that conventional wisdom is as wrong as you may think it’s right. Whether its pondering yoga practitioners' popular perception that being stretchy is the path to greater spirituality or uncovering the underhanded plot by parents to fool single folk into having children, the book uses humour and uncanny insight to expose our self-serving notions. What ties all the chapters together is the inescapable realization that wrong can also be right.
First-time author Bruce Freedman's 20+ years following stock markets may leave him qualified to write about finance, but what ever made him think he could write humor? Well, after eight years of slaving through spreadsheets, interogating tight-lipped CEOs and suffering the stale farts from the analyst in the adjacent office, he was honored with a #1 ranking in a Reuters research poll. That might not seem so funny unless you were aware that this was also the year that Bruce started relying on a dartboard and his pet chimp, Bobo, for investment ideas. The book pulls no punches and uses the same analytical techniques and
spin creativity that Bruce developed over many years of trying to convince clients that he could predict the future.
The book was published by Holstein Press and is currently available on Amazon in both kindle and paperback formats. If you're in Toronto, you can also pick up a copy at Book City, Annex and Yonge & St Clair locations.
Bruce Freedman lived in Hong Kong for fifteen years, working initially as an investment analyst and later a hedge fund manager. Disillusioned by the mega bucks he earned for staring at a computer screen, he returned to his native Canada and (much to his mother’s chagrin) embarked on a journey as a humour writer. He soon learned that this means minor bucks for staring at that same computer screen. While his financial musings have been published in esteemed publications including The Globe & Mail and Listed Magazine, his humour has fallen on deaf ears with over 50 rejections to date — including United Airline's Hemispheres, the one "magazine" that his younger self would have refused to even submit to. Ironically, until publishing You Don't Look Young For Your Age, Bruce's biggest success was securing an on-air radio interview for a story that hadn't even been released. Disillusioned by his disillusionment, Bruce finds comfort on the road, wandering restlessly from town to town and helping those in need. His talent for observational humour proved indispensable in helping an innocent man wrongfully accused of murder escape the clutches of the sheriff and his bloodhounds. While his rants and alliterations provided comfort for a captain whose men mutinied and pinched the pearls. On top of his weekly adventures, Bruce is now working on an investment book, a humorous 'How-To' primer for those looking to finally understand those buzzword-laden conversations with their financial advisors — or learn to do it themselves. Contact him here. you look young for your age