RENATE BERGMANN lives in Berlin. She was a woman who helped clear debris after WWII, worked for the East German State Railway, is a household professional and a four-time widow. Since 2013, she sends tweets filled with her wise opinions. Torsten Rohde, born in 1974, studied business administration and works as a financial controller. His Twitter- account @RenateBergmann, in which he tells about his online Granny, became an Internet celebrity phenomenon. After his Successful Life begins at 80 , published under his pseudonym Renate Bergmann, this is his second book.
THANK GOODNESS FOR CHRISTMAS
Turkey with all the trimmings, dominos, lots of telly and a Renate Bergmann book – the recipe for the perfect Christmas. This year our favourite internet-savvy granny has written a volume of charming short stories. It’s a long time till New Years’, after all. Or to quote Renate herself: “Thank goodness the shops are open again tomorrow. I’ve got to rush out to buy some essentials – I’ve just opened my fourth last bottle of washing up liquid.”