😀 PW Select July 2015: New Titles, including …
Nonfiction: “Before, Afdre, and After (My Stroke… Oh What Fun)” By Maureen Twomey
“When Twomey was only 33 years old, she had a huge stroke—one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak. But she wasn’t about to go down without a fight.”
(PW, this book is humorous too) 😉
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Goodreads asked Maureen Twomey: “What are you currently working on?”
Maureen Twomey: “I’m currently reading your question, so when I finish reading above, I will get right back to you soon with what ever the answer to the question that you want is!”
(Eric Sinclair, author of Man, Dog, Stroke) http://mandogstroke.com/2015/07/17/a-message-from-california/
“‘Before, Afdre, and After’ Strange title? Read on….
Maureen Twomey was 33 in 2000 when she had a massive stroke. A young, energetic copywriter for an advertising agency with a great sense of humour, she had a promising career in front of her and was living life in San Francisco to the full … The stroke she suffered in June 2000 left her unable to read, write or speak, along with many of the other delightful consequences of a major stroke.
Do you begin to see the implication of that title now?
… Maureen’s story is a great example of the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insuperable odds. Why not read her book for yourself? You will be moved and entertained.”
Ooh! Novel tips from The New Yorker:
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Some of my favorite authors … 😉
On my Goodreads author page, CLEARLY written,
“Author Widgets – Help your books get …”
… but I didn’t read the next word, I saw the pic below, so I immediately thought, “97,278 people …” have read my book — WOW!!!! 😀
Then, I read the first part again fully, “Help your books get more engagement on Goodreads by placing a widget on your site or blog that lets your fans add the book with one easy click.”
Oh … Well, “Before, Afdre, and After – (My stroke … oh what fun)”,
is a must read! 🙂
22 reviewed and/on rated my book (15 on Amazon and 7 on Goodreads)
Here’s one review, by Peggy Brousar
“Wow! Not only did Maureen survive, she thrived. The book gives an honest glimpse into the world of someone who has confronted a life changing, terrifying event. Her daily struggles are detailed in a way that makes you laugh, cry and, most of all, root for her ongoing success. I got so caught up in the story, I could not put the book down. Well written and inspiring.”
Maybe next week it will say, “97,278 people have read Maureen Twomey’s book” … ; )
P.S.: People in this pic, you should read my book too 😉
Sally the Snow Girl
Yes, it’s a real book: By Maureen Twomey (when I was in second grade), Edited by Laura Varich
When I was in six grade, my school closed, so you can’t get a copy of this WONDERFUL book. Until I get more print books to sell (haa!), here’s a copy of Sally the Snow Girl, on my page:
After the book was published, I was going to go on tour to promote my book, but my parents wouldn’t let me go, because I was still in second grade. Shoot.
(Feel free to write a review)