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Maybe you saw the cover of this book on a shelf in a bookstore, and opened it, thinking it was the story of a former lady gangster with secrets to reveal -- or possibly the ruminations of a partially recovered escapee from a nut house. Well, tough luck, it's not. That book you are holding in your hand is just something I decided to write to get some old garbage off my mind. I'm not going to glorify it any more than that. I just happen to be an outspoken schnook raised by a pair of other outspoken schnooks, residents of an average neighborhood of nobodies, most of whose lives were pretty boring. So why buy this book? I'm no celebrity -- I'm not even a genius or a compulsive gambler -- although I am compulsive. There are two simple reasons why I wrote it: (1) Now that I'm a seventy-one year old lady, I can finally tell the truth about my undiagnosed insanity because all the other principal players in my personal drama are dead. I also thought it might be a good idea to put some of my childhood anecdotes in book form, rather than have them buried in some sort of time capsule. Knowing my history, nobody I know would ever dig it up anyway. (2) The second reason is that I need your money. I want you to purchase this relatively cheap book as a charitable contribution to my personal fund, and, trust me -- it's not even tax deductible. I'll let you in on a little secret -- I had a third reason. They say senior citizens who want to avoid memory loss should exercise their brains more. So by having to write in sentence form, in halfway decent English, I'm doing it. I am taking my brain out for a walk. I'm a survivor, I think. Yes, indeed, I've just checked my pulse. After living through a tumultuous childhood, crisis-filled puberty, interrupted schooling, multiple marriages, childbirth, divorce, career revisions (I've even practiced law for thirty years), health issues and a few other bumps in the road, it's time for me to be able to let go of pretense and face reality. (Yiike

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Lea Hope Becker has been involved in various writing projects for years, but "I PROMISE TO KEEP QUIET (AFTER I'M DEAD)" is her first published book. She is a tax attorney, licensed in Illinois and New York, but of late has narrowed her professional work to the field of income tax. She is also a licensed Florida Family Mediator. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother of three adult children who reside in Chicago, her home town. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from DePaul University and a law degree from DePaul University Law School. She also attended classes at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and Columbia College in Chicago. To stay active as a senior, she holds a part time job with Target Corporation. Lea is fascinated with the study of science and finds time to relax by reading challenging volumes authored by well-known physicists, although she makes no claim about understanding the math. It is her fervent desire to reduce the complexities of the universe to a few practical ideas for better living. Her advice to both young and old is: "Say something funny you can laugh at every single day -- it can even be silly and might be worth jotting down for future reference.

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