Title: Taking Off the Mask: Pandemic Epiphanies From the Other Side
Subject: COVID came with many unexpected surprises for me to unpack, but I wasn’t in the mood for that. I wanted my life back. After the initial shock, the added time and space allowed me to re-examine my priorities. I now have a sense of clarity in a way I never experienced before.
Bio: Paul Iarrobino credits his upbringing in a large Italian East Coast family for helping him speak up at the dining room table, lest he go unheard. Paul caught his second wind at the age of 50 and started sharing stories on stage. He has performed his craft to audiences, and eventually grew his practice to teaching, coaching and producing.
Now, a decade later, at the age of 60, and after experiencing the ups and downs of the pandemic, he has just released his first book, COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons from Behind the Mask. This anthology features many first time authors and poets and includes Paul’s COVID short story, Metamorphosis.