Official site for author/columnist Patricia Bunin and her new book,
"Password: SeniorMoment."

Welcome Friends!

Dear Readers,

I would like to thank you so very much for your kind and faithful support.  Beyond the joy I derive from writing my columns, so much of my fulfillment comes from knowing you find great value in all that I have to say.

I invite you to stop by my website often and check for news about all my latest projects and appearances.  And if you wouldn't mind, please leave a comment on my Guestbook. 

My heart overflows with deep apprecation for all of you.

Fondly,
Patricia
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"ONLY Patricia could get two topics, including spousal murder,
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Kent Shocknek, CBS 2 News Anchor
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"Patricia's column about hashtags had me howling!
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Patrick Healy, NBC Universal, KNBC

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New Book

Synopsis

“Password: SeniorMoment” is based on Patricia Bunin’s weekly "Senior Moments" column published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Redlands Daily Facts, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.  The book is a collection of personal vignettes that illustrate how aging adults design and define their lives. The stories within deal with everything from taking care of aging parents to online dating to learning the ins and outs of the Internet.

Ultimately, Bunin's humorous, uplifting and poignant tales help readers of all ages gain a better understanding of the wondrous process of growing older.

"This is the book you will reach for in the middle of the night when you can't sleep," Bunin says.  "You will take it with you to read in waiting rooms, in airports and in flight.

"You will give it as a gift to friends with elderly parents or widowed and divorced boomers and seniors who are negotiating dating again. It's for pretty much anyone who enjoys a good story."

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Patricia Inks Deal With Star Creek Entertainment 

While fun, adventure and romance may seem reserved for the young, Pasadena-based author/columnist Patricia Bunin believes life doesn’t start to get really interesting until after the age of 50. And she has the stories to prove it in her new book, “Password: SeniorMoment,” a collection of funny, poignant and inspiring stories for the baby boomer crowd and beyond.

Bunin’s book will be released this August by Star Creek Entertainment.

“I love being the bearer of good news that aging is a positive thing,” said Bunin, a columnist for MediaNews Group. “And I think the longer you live, the more interesting you are. That’s why I’ll never run out of things to write about.”

“Password: SeniorMoment” is based on Bunin’s weekly “Senior Moments” newspaper column. She describes her book as a collection of personal vignettes that illustrate how aging adults design and define their lives. The stories deal with everything from taking care of aging parents to online dating to learning the ins and outs of the Internet.

One of Bunin’s favorites is a tale about helping her mother pack for a move to an assisted living retirement home. Through the experience, she said she came to realize the value in her mom’s belongs far beyond their material worth.

Another story that Bunin is particularly fond of is the one on which her book is based. The “Password: SeniorMoment” vignette is a hilarious look at the challenges seniors can face trying to navigate the World Wide Web.

“Whether you’re closing in on 50, 60, 70 or beyond, my book will make you laugh and sometimes cry over life’s little moments that everyone can relate to,” said Bunin. “And hopefully it will get across the message that our senior years are the most enriching and rewarding of our entire lives.”

Bunin’s "Senior Moments" column has been published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, and, either in print, online – or both – in other papers of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group since 2009. It has continued to grow in popularity, drawing rave reviews from readers, including TV newscasters Patrick Healy of NBC and Kent Shocknek of CBS.

“Patricia’s column about hashtags had me howling,” Healy said. “She is a wonderful stylist.”

Shocknek agreed. “ONLY Patricia could get two topics, including spousal murder, into a light, breezy 350 words. I love her work!” said the CBS2 news anchor, who is writing the foreword for her book.

“I love Patricia’s column and so do an awful lot of other people,” said Star Creek Entertainment President Randolph Michaud. “Her fans have been pleading for her to write a book. We’re happy she did and even happier to be publishing it.”

Along with her columns, Bunin has contributed essays to “Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul” and two books by Seal Press: “Tied in Knots” and “The Bigger the Better, The Tighter the Sweater.”

She also published a poetry magazine, “The Rufus,” under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Most recently, Bunin was invited to be a guest writer for the SCAN Health Plan Newsletter.
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One of my New Year's resolutions was to let writers know how much I appreciate them. So, I'm writing to tell you that I love your column and hope it continues for years to come. Your openness and wit, coupled with your easy writing style, are a joy and I look forward to reading the column every week. Thank you for your column about Christmas and Hanukkah, your columns on growing older and your musings on life's daily challenges.

Thank you for writing. I love reading.


Scott
Ontario, CA


Thank you for your stories. I read them in the Daily Bulletin, which I receive here in beautiful Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (The Cucamonga made famous by Jack Benny.) I believe we are made in God's image, and your stories help me catch a glimpse of Him in the human spirit. I am a registered nurse working at a local hospital and I am regularly just "blown away" by amazing people who are handling adversity with calm dignity. I have the privilege of being present for Emotions in the Raw in real life. (That may be why I have no use for "reality TV." It just cannot compare.) Families pulling together, families falling apart. Rejoicing at "benign," or trying to figure out how to handle the opposite result. Facing changes in their lives, minor or major. Please continue writing, and I will continue reading. Aren't people amazing?

Deb C-B

Just a short note to let you know how much I've enjoyed, and look forward to, reading your Senior Moments column throughout the years! As a daughter of parents that have both recently passed, both in their late 80's, your column encouraged me to embrace, cherish, admire, love and value the wisdom of my parents and my elders. Strong history, wealth of wisdom, unpredictable humor, strong values, and endless love, not only describe my amazing parents, these words also describe your work. Patricia, thank you so much encouraging your readers to find the joy in life's everyday moments. (I know I'm a richer person for having read your column.)

Belinda
Whittier


You capture my heart every week. I have a good cry, or laugh, take a deep breath and look forward to next week. I wish your column ran every day.


Pamela
Pasadena

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