is something everyone should
try at least once.”
“Tell me how to live a little,
Jake . . . before Herman Aaronson dies, something should
Herman Aaronson is a “gold man”, a
DaVinci in the art of constructing dental bridges and false
teeth. He has spent more than forty years “making a living” and
perfecting his craft while life passed him by — now it’s over —
Herman Aaronson is dying of cancer. In his final days, the gold
man emerges from his small lab in Newark, New Jersey to discover
life. What he finds astonishes everyone — his best friend, his
wife, his son and most of all, himself. Author Richard R. Karlen
explores the human needs and desires sublimated by many of us as
we go through life “making a living” and playing by the rules.
At the end of the uneventful life of Herman Aaronson, the rules
are challenged and the gold man “lives”.