Bill Buffett reads from his latest book, Then Now Soon.
The essays in this book are drawn from the author’s personal experiences. THEN includes Remembering Dante about how a close friendship fell apart, and Late Love, concerns falling in love at 82. NOW includes My Friend Mamadou about his close friendship with a Senegalese food runner at Henrietta’s Table in Cambridge, and an essay whose title makes the content obvious, On Being Old. SOON includes Dirty Nails, about planting potatoes, a task he looks forward this spring, and Wonderland, about a reality we all live in. To those few who wonder what an octogenarian thinks about, this book provides some answers.
Bill Buffett grew up in Omaha, attended Central High School, and worked at Buffet's. Then Now Soon is Bill’s sixth book. It follows Dear Katherine, Foods You will Enjoy, Recollections and Recipes, and Grubbed Stumps, Fixed Fence, Pa To Town: The Story of Our Nebraska Farm—1871-2010, and An Old Man’s ABCs. He received degrees from Carleton College, Yale, Harvard, and Boston Universities. He taught high school history in Illinois, drove a taxi in Boston, and was the director of Fenwood Inn at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Bill lives with his wife in Arlington, MA.