Sample copies of my new book arrived yesterday.
This book on how to prepare for the TOEFL test appears to be what an ideal test-prep book should be like, thanks to all the help and effort of everyone involved. With this book I think I can make a certain contribution to a better average TOEFL score of the Japanese citizens. (Explanatory answers, techniques, and many study tips are written in Japanese for the Japanese readers. I could translate all of it into English so that everyone in the world can share the benefit.)
When the samples arrived, I was with my four-year-old son. He was curious to know what they were, obviously hoping the parcel was sent by his grandfather and that in it should be some toys for him.
I tried giving him an easy explanation about what they are:
“This is a book your father wrote together with other co-authors. Doesn’t it look great?” I knew he was not ready to listen to me anymore because he had lost interest.
“Did you write?”
“Yeah, I did. You know what I’m talking about?”
“I don’t know…, but you wrote it yourself, Dad?”
” You are right, I did it. What do you think?”
“I don’t know…”
How many books should I write before he knows there is a profession called an author, and that’s part of his father’s job?