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Why I Wrote the Book That Everyone Needs to Read

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Why I Wrote the Book That Everyone Needs to Read

It began innocently.

“Why don’t you write food blogs for AFL,” Marge Mendel, my friend and fellow author suggested.

It was a great idea. I could write about my favorite eats and not have to count a single calorie. Cholesterol, fat, and guilt-laden goodies filled my imagination like potato chips and M&Ms.

My first blogs were about chocolate and coffee.

Then I discovered bigger fish to fry.


Look out the window. It’s hot! Seas are rising and severe weather events have become normal.  Polar ice is melting, animals are going extinct, and there are mega droughts and summer hail storms. People are suffering from climate anxiety.

The Orange Man in the White House says it’s a hoax.

You know better.

Take a deep breath. Midwest farms are flooded out, fish are filled with plastic, and there are record temperatures all over the world. Weeds, pests, and bugs thrive in the heat, new viruses are emerging, and climate change is threatening everything from coffee and chocolate to wine.

According to Jay Inslee, Washington State Governor and Presidential candidate, “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.”

Our dinner plates are in danger. I named my book the same as my first AFL blog on the subject: Is Your Wonton Soup Endangered? I plunged deeper into the science of Earth’s new reality and the people talking about it.

Vice President Al Gore called it “The Inconvenient Truth.”

The Orange Man in the White House boasted that “global warming is based on faulty science and manipulated data . . . the new name used by liberals.”

Mr. Trump doubled down – withdrew from the Paris Agreements, refused to deal with plastic pollution, polar melt, and greenhouse gas emissions. He made sure that critical regulations protecting clean water, air, and soil were overturned and the coal and oil industries were supported.

This summer, France reported temperatures of 114 degrees and South Jersey hit a heat index of 118 degrees. Nearly two million acres burned in U.S. western wildfires, glaciers in Alaska are melting 100 times faster than predicted, and TV weather forecasters now regularly report on soaring carbon levels.

You can’t find anyone (except our President and his cronies) who say that things have not changed.

I had to take my research and put it in a mini book that everyone can understand; explain why nearly 97% of global scientists believe in climate change.

Deny the deniers.

Is Your Wonton Soup Endangered? is an act of love for Earth and the human species; a story of today and what will happen tomorrow if we remain indifferent.

It’s also a story of hope and possibility.

Oh yeah!

Prince Charles, the next King of England, said that “the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels.”

That’s why I wrote the book that everyone needs to read. I priced it as low as Amazon would allow, in both print and eBook, to get the word out. There’s no age limit – it’s filled with interviews from John, age 12 and Fern, age 70; to Shari, age 24 and Herbert, age 93.

We need to understand what’s happening around us – from baby boomers to our grandchildren. Everyone needs to have hope that we can make a difference.


Even the smallest changes are critical. If everyone cuts back on plastics, the new science of biodegradables will thrive. If everyone prioritizes plant-based foods perhaps they’ll stop destroying Earth-saving rainforests to increase pasture land. If everyone supports and elects leaders that care more about people and the planet than counting votes and corporate donations, then that can change too.

Be part of the solution!



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Dr. Jeri Fink, author, photographer, traveler, and family therapist, challenges the creaky myths of aging. She believes that now is a creative, exciting time to grow and explore new ideas, people, and places. Visit Dr. Jeri at,,   or to enter her world of discovery, fun, and insights. Her fiction project, Broken, is a series of seven thrillers that defy tradition. She is presently working on Book Web Minis – a series of fun, fast and positive mini books (50-70 pages long) where readers partner with the experts. Check it out at

She tells us: “I challenge the art of writing by merging fact, fictional elements, interactivity, and photography into nonfiction mini books. I draw from my training in social work, experience in individual and family therapy, professional research, and passion for exploring positive psychology. My 32 published books, hundreds of articles and blogs, speaking engagements, and active online presence all reflect who I am today.”

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