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A serious writer with a comedic bent, Eileen is a Chicago native who uses the city as a backdrop for her writing. She tackles timely problems with warmth and humor. She has participated in writing workshops at the University of Chicago and in New Mexico and is a founding member of her local writers’ group. During her professional career, she managed an ethics program for a national association and published many articles on ethical decision-making.
on Jan. 10, 2014 :
Distracted Living is a book of Chicago, a book of finding one’s true self and of learning that sometimes others come first. Written in a classic witty form, Eileen Lynch leads us from the bustle of Chicago’s busy downtown district to the slower carefree pace of Albuquerque, New Mexico and back.
Cilla Perkins is a self-absorbed woman who lives the law of the electronic age. Her cell phone is permanently suck to her hand until a car accident by text sends her before a judge. Now she must teach a class on cell phone etiquette. Her six-week journey with her students yields much and she soon finds her life changed by her class just as much her students do.
Distracted Living is Mainstream Fiction at its finest. The style is easy to follow and the characters are more than real. We know them, understand them and feel that they have become our friends.
Join the journey. “Put your cell phone down and pick up your life,” as Cilla says. She has a point. After all, if you were playing with your cell phone you wouldn’t have time to read this book or even this review.
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)