Inventor of Fire-Resistant Mattress Releases Collection of Short Stories

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89-year-old George Simon pokes fun at aging in new book

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“We are all aware of the dark side of aging,” Simon said. “But we too often fail to see the benefits and joys of it.”

In Dec. 1967, George Simon was invited to the White House by President Lynden Johnson for his patented fire-resistant mattress which enabled Congress to pass the Flammable Fabrics Act. Fast-forward 44 years, and George Simon is now an author enjoying his golden years, penning his new book, “GRAB LIFE by the TALE: Live a Longer Life, but Live a Quality Life” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“We are all aware of the dark side of aging,” Simon said. “But we too often fail to see the benefits and joys of it.”

Simon, age 89, just released a collection of 31 short stories that will help prepare seniors for a joyful aging process.

“GRAB LIFE by the TALE” shares Simon’s “adventures in aging,” as he tells stories infused with a big, tough-love dose of facing reality, mischievous humor and heartfelt pathos.

“Because it is difficult for most seniors to concentrate for long periods of time on novels, I’ve made my stories short and easy to enjoy,” Simon said. “They take about five minutes to read and have a range of topics, including love, humor and sorrow.”

This is not a “how-to” book, rather the stories take place in different places and at different times, and one story doesn’t relate to another. But, Simon says, “They are all senior moments.”

“For more information, visit http://goindiebooks.com/OB_WD/400831/index.htm.

GRAB LIFE by the TALE: Live a Longer Life, but Live a Quality Life”
By George Simon
ISBN: 9781466935938 (sc), 9781466935952 (hc), 9781466935945 (e-book)
Approx. 79 pages
Dimensions 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)
Hardcover: $21.38
Softcover: $11.38
E-book: $3.59
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Trafford Publishing

About the author
George Simon is a lecturer and writer of short stories. A few years back he was the “cover boy” for the American Heart Association. He finds joy in life by poking fun at aging and its problems and has his own ideas of how to approach the so-called “golden years.” Simon is also an inventor who in Dec. 1967, was invited to the White House by President Lynden Johnson, for his patented fire resistant mattress, which enabled Congress to pass the Flammable Fabrics Act. Now 89 years old and retired, Simon resides in California, where he attends Life Story Writing classes.

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