Cindy Harris has lived and worked in Los Angeles since the
late seventies. Her earliest years were spent in a Japanese
POW camp, difficult years of hardship and extreme depravation
that spawned a need for beauty and orderliness in her life.
This remained a premier issue through struggles and plenty,
both as a single mother and a socially
adept wife with enormous responsibilities. Throughout, the
question of time management
and order became the model for an organized
lifestyle. Every minute had to be productive, first for her
children, then for
her own goals and, finally, to accommodate
her husband's busy schedule. What she taught herself the hard
way as she juggled
earning a living, rearing two sons,
obtaining an advanced degree and being the wife of a prominent
businessman with a huge public
life, she turned into a model for the
modern urban woman, where each step became accounted for.
her divorce, her life
settled into a new and creative phase:
Cindy continues to practice the ‘thinking neat’ philosophy in her own home
in Brentwood, California, where she has established a sacred
space for writing her books. She is currently at work on ‘Annie’s
War,’ a novel based on her grandmother’s memoir
of their time in the Philippines.
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an interview with Cindy Harris.