Raad Chalabi Simplifies the Complex Game of Life in His Seventh Book

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“The Tango of Gossip” offers no guidelines on anything, promotes no concepts and demeans no beliefs—it is a snapshot of life as observed by a simple grocer getting on with his daily chores

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After the successful publication of his six equally thought-provoking volumes, author Raad Chalabi, Ph.D., makes a quick reinforcement with the release of his newest insightful book. From introducing readers to his “Sketches for the Politically Incorrect” to walking them through “The Bazaar,” to meeting and sitting with them on “The Balcony”, and drawing them into “The Lobby” with significant and life-changing insights, revelations and wisdom, he now invites them to eavesdrop in The Tango of Gossip where a simple grocer will offer them a snapshot of life—and tell them how a simple move can make a difference in their existence.

This latest volume is an interesting play that invites the readers to spend one day in Ramiz’s cash-only grocery store where they will have a chance to meet a number of his customers and friends. The play starts with Ramiz opening his store early in the morning and ends with him closing it in the evening. It is in six acts, which reflects life as Ramiz sees it, namely, that it is a series of random events punctuated by actions and decision, both minor and major that are made by individuals who happen to be exposed to these events. This collective process of actions and reactions by the many masquerades itself as a grand plan for each, thus giving readers the individual satisfaction that they are important and are in control of their destiny.

In this narrative, Ramiz associates life to the game of backgammon, where the player must make the best move possible once the outcome of the throw of the dice is known—it is the unfolding of a secret that will allow the player to make just one correct move, whether it is to win or lose. Of course, in the game of backgammon and after many throws of the dice, there will be a winner and a loser on which all will agree. Life regrettably offers no such comfort. People keep reacting to each throw of the dice until they cease to be.

“It is the unpredictability of the future that gives hope to life. It is the power of logic that allows us to pursue opportunities presented after each throw of the dice. It is the inner calm that allows us to enjoy what we achieve, and it is the tranquillity of spirit that makes us understand that all is transient,” declares Chalabi. The simple but perceptive dialogues in The Tango of Gossip offer clear possibilities, applicable wisdom and deep understanding about life and its complexities, which eventually lead everyone to a life of meaning and purpose.

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The Tango of Gossip * by Raad Chalabi, Ph.D.
Publication Date: October 12, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 239 pages; 978-1-4797-2920-3
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