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Bonnie E. Harrington

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in Chicago, Cook, IL, The United States
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Bonnie Ella Harrington was born in Chicago’s Mt. Sinai Hospital in 1947. Her early childhood was split between a flat in Chicago’s Pilsen Bohemian/Polish neighborhood and a tiny cottage in La Grange, IL. She is a graduate of Nazareth Academy and the Catholic Parochial School System. She worked as an Executive Secretary for a Southside Chicago tool jobber, married a U.S. Navy Petty Officer she met at the USO, had a son Brian and lived in Florida, Alaska and Japan with them. Her first book, “Don’t Lift Up Your Hood and Cuss”, pays homage to the unique people, pets and travels that have shaped her life. She lives in Palatine, IL with her husband Pat, a Shih Tzu mix named Sophie and an African Grey parrot named Noah.

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Bonnie E. Harrington When I started writing my book, I just let my ideas stream to my typewriter (yep, a mechanical typewriter). I didn't worry about immediate editing or…moreWhen I started writing my book, I just let my ideas stream to my typewriter (yep, a mechanical typewriter). I didn't worry about immediate editing or making anything perfect just putting my remembrances on paper. Maybe the mechanical process is better than a PC in that respect? Tom Hanks thinks so. By the way, I had little choice in 1975 when I started writing, no PCs to speak of.(less)
Bonnie E. Harrington Writing has been very cathartic for me. Being published and having friends and family mind boggled that I wrote an actual book has been "the best".…moreWriting has been very cathartic for me. Being published and having friends and family mind boggled that I wrote an actual book has been "the best". Having then really like it has been even better!(less)
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