And now …
He’s an author! Of a book! A real book! 101 Reasons to Leave New York; it’s a quick, witty, honest and insightful read for anyone who lives, has lived, wants to live, or wonders what it would be like to live in N – Y – C.
You gotta read it because 1. Howard is awesome; and 2. It’s gonna be good. It’s available here: amazon.
Who among us wants to write a book?
Who among us does it?
Howard Jordan, Jr, that’s who.
Feeling full of 101 reasons to go for the gusto and live the dream, (and in the meantime I’m waiting out by the mailbox for my copy to arrive),
* 1.1 reasons Howard is my cousin:
1. He’s my grandma D.J.’s favorite friend. He lifted her up on the Brooklyn Bridge the very first time they met. She told the story 101 times, like this, “And then this six-foot-tall black man starts walking straight toward me. He walks right up to me! It’s freezing cold. I’m wearing a “no-joke-down-coat” down to my ankles and can barely move. Without a word, he embraces my entire body in a great big bear hug and lifts me up off the ground! My feet are dangling in the air! Turns out, I’m quite fond of him.” (And that makes him my cousin.)
1.1. He’s of the same addy family as my cousin, Jenna. So, he knows me as “Jenna’s cousin, Katie.” Which made me, “cousin, Katie.” Which made him, “cousin, Howard.” It’s so great to have success flourishing in the family!