Author Name: A.M. Pfeffer
Book Title: Of, By, and For the Hanged Man
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What is your book about?
It’s a philosophical memoir that explores how a deep dive into your own personal truths is the best way forward
What inspired you to write your book?
The impending birth of my son. Six weeks before due I turned to my wife and told her I needed to write this book, and instead of slapping some sense into me, she said “go for it!”
If you have a business related to your book, tell us about it:
I do explore my business in this book, which is procuring private money loans for real estate investors and investing myself, but it’s only a small part of the book itself.
What is a typical day like for you?
5:30 AM wakeup, followed by a little meditation and foam rolling. Then either being with my two year old as he wakes up and my wife gets breakfast ready, or vice versa. Everyone out the door and then I’m on the road or at the office drumming up business. It was hopefully (and used to be) writing and marketing my author persona all day, but that could only last so long. Now it’s back to work and being happy with my job, family life, and tracking the 20-30 monthly sales of the book on Amazon.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
The puzzle. Meaning…putting together real estate investment transactions is a different puzzle each time. It’s never a particularly hard puzzle, but never easy either, which is the exact kind of puzzle I like. And the math. I love the math of it all.
What are some favorite books you’d recommend to our readers?
Man’s Search for Meaning. The Elementary Particles. A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women. The Power of Habit. The World According to Garp. Yuval Noah Harari’s trilogy of human existence.
What advice do you have to offer our readers?
Find love in the process. Don’t get caught up in the results. Book sales, social media likes, recognition. Love the process instead. Love the grind, and prying open your brain to share what’s inside. See yourself as a business, yes, but treat it like a hobby of love and you will find success.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I’m a damn good tennis player for an aging pseudo-intellectual with a bad back.
What’s next for you?
Free writing thoughtful articles on Medium.com for a while and then more books as I get closer to retirement and beyond. But in the immediate? Work and family life and peace.
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