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How Howard Bloom, Writer And Former Publicist, Spends His Sundays

Friday 19 January 2018


From The New York Times:


Howard Bloom
Mr. Bloom’s 30-drug daily regimen includes an injection.
The whole process “takes 20 to 25 minutes,” he said.
(Credit: John Taggart for The New York Times)

How Howard Bloom, Writer and Former Publicist, Spends His Sundays

Sunday Routine
By John Leland
January 5, 2018
© 2018 The New York Times Company

In the 1980s, Howard Bloom was a fast-talking, headline-making music publicist. But in 1988, he hit a wall.

For 15 years, he suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome so severe that he barely got out of bed. “And for five of those years I was too weak to speak and too weak to have another person in the room with me,” Mr. Bloom, now 74, said.

Nonetheless, he managed to write three science-related books during those years, and recently published his seventh, “How I Accidentally Started the Sixties,” a memoir of chemical and spiritual experimentation that begins in 1962.

Mr. Bloom lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where he runs several online discussion groups.


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