Renate Bergmann lives in Berlin. She helped clear bombing debris after WWII, worked for the East German state railway, is a household professional and a four-time widow. In 2013, she took to Twitter and began microblogging about her insights and exploits. Her books, meanwhile, have won over the analogue world. <br><br> Torsten Rohde, born in 1974, studied business administration and worked as a financial controller. His Twitter account @RenateBergmann, in which he tweets about Renate’s exploits, became an internet phenomenon. His book Successful Life Begins at 80, published under his pseudonym Renate Bergmann, was a phenomenal success, and was followed by many other successful books and reading tours.
FREEZING THE LEFTOVERS: CHRISTMAS WITH RENATE BERGMANN
“A white Christmas! It’s been years since we had one of those. Don’t let old people tell you we used have them every year – total nonsense! One time the cherry trees started blooming! But I can also remember winters that were so cold that the goats climbed up the trees to eat the twigs because they couldn’t find anything else. Anyway, I’ve always made the best of it and did what I could with what came my way in life.”
Renate Bergmann has celebrated 82 Christmases and has at least as many Yuletide tales to tell. The best are collected in this delightful tome.