S.F. financial manager’s story is more than a memoir 

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  • Bruce Rosen

Bruce Rosen, a Bay Area writer and investment manager since 1983, talks about his newest book, “If You Ever Need Me, I Won’t Be Far Away.”

Would you categorize your book as a memoir? I would call it creative nonfiction. It takes the form of a memoir and goes beyond it. Its themes are both personal and universal. It represents my desire to make sense of what’s going on in the world — but not in a dry, abstract way.

So what’s in the book? It has stories important in my life, it’s about the friends I’ve known, the coming apart of my marriage. ...

What else is distinguishing about it? It’s a human story, a true story about a person who is not famous, but living a conscious life.

Who’s your audience?
It covers a lot of people, but, in particular, people who have suffered serious breakups, and men who have difficult fathers, but are willing to forgive.  

Would you call the book inspirational? Yes, it’s also about my relationship with my mom, who was incredibly gifted, and a psychic healer.

How long did you take to write it? I wrote it over a period of 3½ years — working between 10 at night and 1 in the morning.



Bruce Rosen

Where: Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Admission: Free

Contact: (415) 776-1111, www.booksinc.net

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