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About the Author Ernie J. Zelinski

Author Ernie J. Zelinski Working at the Sugarbowl

Photo: Ernie Zelinski at the Sugarbowl, Edmonton

Ernie J. Zelinski is an unconventional career expert and one of the world's top corporate escape artists. He is also an innovator and a creativity consultant.

Ernie is presently working on his inspirational novel called Look Ma; Life's Easy and a blockbuster retirement gift book called The Joy of Being Retired which he plans to have published by Workman Publishing.

Ernie Zelinski has spent over the last 20 years hanging around coffee bars such as the Sugarbowl and the Second Cup in Edmonton and the Bread Garden and Kalhoun's in Vancouver. These coffee bars are where he does most of his work and experiences the joy of not working.

Ernie is the author of the international bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor, which has sold over 110,000 copies sold and has been published in 9 languages.

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Ernie Zelinski is best known as the author of The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked, published by Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California, and which has sold over 225,000 copies and has been published in 17 languages.

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Ernie's latest work before Career Success Without a Real Job was 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting.

Other works that Ernie is creating include the 21st Century Edition of The Joy of Not Being Married and Life' Secret Handbook for Having Great Friends.

Feature articles about Ernie and his best-selling books have appeared in major newspapers including USA TODAY , Oakland Tribune, Boston Herald, The Washington Post, National Post, Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, and Toronto Star.

He has been interviewed by over 100 radio stations and has appeared on CNN TV’s Financial News, CBC TV’s Venture, and CTV’s Canada AM.

Ernie has a B.Sc. in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He occasionally speaks professionally on the subjects of book marketing, solo-entrepreneurship, early retirement, and applying creativity to business and leisure.

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Ernie Zelinski is uniquely qualified to write best-selling books such and Career Success Without a Real Job and How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free given that he opted for semi-retirement when he was only thirty years old and close to financial bankruptcy (with a net worth of minus $30,000).

Yet today Ernie is a prosperous writer, entrepreneur, and innovator of premium gift books who maintains a three- to four-hour workday and doesn’t like to work at all in any month that doesn’t have an “r” in it.

Ernie lives in Edmonton, where, besides hanging around his favorite coffee shops with his laptop, he enjoys running, cycling, tennis, reading, and traveling.

Coming Soon: An excerpt from Career Success Without a Real Job about Ernie Zelinski's experience of living the life of a starving artist in Vancouver.



Copyright 2010 by Ernie Zelinski,

Author of The World's Best Retirement Book

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