Y R U Laffing
Born on 14th June 1945, in Johannesburg, South Africa, I came screaming into a world of great promise. I was the third male in a blissful upper middle-class family of five kids, my younger twin sisters completing the pentagon. I wasn't particularly crazy about school as I mostly liked to do my own thing that relied on a capacious imagination that took me to out of the way far-flung exciting places. University was an improvement I must admit, where I obtained my dental degree at the University of The Witwatersrand. A year long sojourn in London followed where the continuous rain forced me to return home for fear of developing 'water on the brain'. My father ran a very successful service station in the heart of the township of Soweto[it had the largest petrol sales on the African continent, mainly due to his manipulation of petrol coupons that were introduced to carry out petrol rationing during WWII] which allowed us to live in the exclusive suburb of Lower Houghton. Dad was unfortunately later ignominiously removed from his place of work when the colour of his skin finally got the better of him as Soweto was declared a non-white area. As a kid I experienced first hand the Soweto riots and the worst of the violence in the country during Nelson Mandela's incarceration on Robben Island where this great man had the most breath-taking Five Star view of Table Mountain, but alas only one star for accommodation. I based my first novel 'The Ancestor's Assassin', on these incredible events. While in practice in Johannesburg for 44 years hard labour without the chance of parole, I had the good fortune in the early 80's to work on the teeth of Israeli aeronautical scientists sent clandestinely to work on the manufacture of South Africa's military hardware. They informed me about their experiences during the Lebanon campaign and together with exhaustive research on my part into the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982[ Operation--Peace for Galilee], The Lavi fighterbomber's construction with U.S. Congressional funding and the workings of MOSSAD and the PLO, I wrote my second novel entitled 'The Lavi Connection'. My present novel, 'You're Biting My Fingers' is a humorous anthology of my years in dentistry.
I have been happily married to my one and only wife, Joyce, for 40years now. We have two extraordinary kids in Romy a practising psychologist(40yrs-old), and Ryan an accountant specialising in tax(37yrs-old). Romy and husband Michael have given us 3 glorious grand-kids in Daniel(10 years-old), Amy(7 years-old) and last but not least, the 'holy terror' named Adam(4 years-old). They live in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and the highlight of our lives is our annual stay with them. I have been retired from dentistry for a year now without the slightest hint of boredom. My continual love for writing keeps me going with the same amount of enthusiasm I had as a youngster. it is my greatest wish to get all three books made into movies.
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You're Biting My Fingers
by Y R U Laffing
"You're Biting My Fingers" deals with those thought -provoking details about dentistry you wanted to know about but were too afraid to ask. It takes you through unusual instances in the dental chair where I guarantee you will find yourself laughing out loud at the antics of those most amusing patients. By the end of the book you will phone your dentist and say: "I just phoned to say I love you!"
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