My career as as author began when a friend, who realized the severity of my addiction to tobacco cigarettes, suggested I distance myself from my open pack. I reached for a pen and tore a small scrap of paper from a used envelope and wrote her words, echoing them aloud as I wrote. "Baby… maybe you should move those things away from you.” I then tucked it away in a drawer for safekeeping and immediately acted upon her advice.
Months later, I began to record the time of day each time I lit a cigarette. About four days after starting this journal, I began to write in paragraph form and within 30 days broke free from my smoking habit and cigarette addiction entirely. I continued to write and design my first book, "Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You" for more than two and a half years.
Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You
by Earl Chinnici
At forty years of age, I was broke. So broke I couldn’t even afford a birthday gift for my dear friend, Cathy. I was also severely addicted to tobacco cigarettes. My story begins when Cathy turned my makeshift present for her into a gift of life for me. If you have ever said, “I wish I could quit smoking” or “I want to cut back...
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