“The Rhymes & Rhythms of a Life“( 2019, B & K Publishers), a small but powerful work of non-fiction containing Ben’s poems, ditties, and short stories covering a host of entertaining subjects from doctor’s screw ups to gripes about growing old in a society that barely tolerates old folks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
At age five, Ben Echeverria was already an entertainer. He loved to dress up in formal wear and strike poses for the camera. He enjoyed being on stage or behind a set of drums. He has entertained others all of his life.
“The Rhymes & Rhythms of a Life” has been a long time in development. It really began in 1938 when Ben was born and it grew with him over his 81 years of life. It is an entertaining work of non-fiction consisting of poems-Ben calls them ‘ditties’, and short stories, creatively presented with background text, punctuated by spasms of spontaneity. Ben likes to tell people that he is a “recovering drummer”, or a “recovering meat cutter”, or a “recovering lawyer”. Notice the constant in all three is the word “recovering”. He is working on a fourth-stage of recovery-probably his final one- a “recovering poet and writer”.
Please humor Ben, and buy this book for your family and friends, and be sure to buy one for yourself, and enjoy it.
It is currently available on Amazon.com-books and Barnes & Noble.com and The Tattered Cover on line.
Thanks, Ole Ben