A New York Times journalist is writing a book on people who make seemingly abrupt life changes like picking up a serious sport, or starting a business or returning to school, and about why and how these things succeed. The request:
"I’m looking for adults who have created transformations, who started
out as one thing then became another, and achieved some kind of
exceptional success. Maybe it was starting a business, or picking up a
serious sporting pursuit, or totally changing a way of life. I’m open.
But I’m looking for stories that are engaging or in some way unique,
something that someone would want to read about. And though I’m looking
for stories about great successes, I’m more interested in hearing about
the unique transformations that brought these successes about."
You guys never cease to amaze me with your stories, so I am sure you have some great ones for a book!
If interested, please send your contact info and a summary of your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ideas are due Sunday, August 10.
Thanks and I hope your story makes it into the book!