Ari’s passion for writing started around age fourteen, when he developed a love for creating songs. In his mid teens, he started writing poetry with a focus on social issues, girls and his every day life. His first written story was a horror story influenced by one of his all time favorite movies, “The Shining”. The story, according to his mother, was so scary, that she had trouble sleeping after reading it. Over the years, Ari wrote many short stories/ poetry with subjects as varied as life in the future, abortion, religion/spirituality, more social issues and surrealistic excursions into the absurd. As Ari became more health conscious, he decided that he needed to put what he was learning about health and nutrition into a convenient and simply written guide. “The New Millennium Health and Nutrition Guide: Death of the funky fork and the plates of pain. ” was written and self published in 2000. The book was a surprising success, selling all 300 copies within a couple of months.
As early as the mid nineties, Ari had the idea of ScreamBed in place. Over the years, he’d been a self-described relationship counselor for countless friends and family, after making the connection with the many unhappy women and unfaithful, blatantly disrespectful men, he had an epiphany about his own past playa ways. Also, he’d read about Oprah Winfrey’s early life story, which saddened and pissed him off at the same time. He decided that women needed more men celebrating and respecting them. Coincidentally, he’d already written several essays and poetry tying the playa, relationships and woman liberation themes together, this material was the beginning of ScreamBed. ScreamBed doesn’t feel like a self help book, but it can empower, it doesn’t feel like a psychology book, but it simplifies the psychology of relationships. Ari’s goal in writing ScreamBed was so that his daughters and other countless girls and women didn’t have to sacrifice happiness, freedom and even their own lives because of being “caught up” with the wrong guy.