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COMING FOR AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH, APRIL 2017
POINTING IS RUDE: One Father's Story of Autism, Adoption and Acceptance • DIGGER O'BRIEN
COMING FOR FATHER'S DAY 2017
PLAYING CATCH WITH STRANGERS: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age • BOB BRODY
“Bob Brody's Playing Catch with Strangers is a gem. Brody spent years honing his craft as a hard-working newspaper and magazine reporter. He has a reporter's eye for detail and ear for a good story coupled with a writerly heart. This collection is filled with insights, wit, pithy observations, common sense and neighborly decency. This delightful and thought-provoking memoir proves that Brody has developed into a master of the short essay.”
• Dan Rather, former CBS anchor
“Bob Brody is a modern-day E.B. White who writes about everyday life with clarity, honesty and humor. He has a light touch and a piercing intelligence that floats above the swamp gas of most contemporary literature. He is a delight to read.”
• Bob Guccione Jr., former editor of Spin and Discover magazines
THE LIFE OF AN OLIVE TREE, written and illustrated by D. Yael Bernhard
To be published October 18, 2016. This work of historical fiction invites young readers, particularly those aged 8-12, to come along on the centuries-long journey of an olive tree in Israel and the children, like themselves, who have related to it over the 2,000 years it has grown and changed. A sample interior spread is below, and you can read the press release here.
BELOW AVERAGE: A Life Way Under the Bar by Lianne Stokes
If sex sells books, this memoir about a 30-year-old virgin will be a knockout
Lianne Stokes’ hilarious, smart tale of 30 years of virginity and lowered expectations, will be published September 13 by Heliotrope Books. Read the press release HERE.
New! HELIOTOT Books for Young Readers That Encourage Participation and Interaction (see also LEAH WELLS)
Growing Up Poor and Black in Affluent White Connecticut
Heliotrope Books Announces New Coming-of-Age Memoir by Award-Winning Journalist Cindy Brown Austin —CINDERS: Stories of an Inner-City Survivor
“For myself and many of my comrades who came of age in [the 1960s and ’70s], growing up black in Connecticut was like being a stranger in your own land, a guest who had overstayed his welcome in someone else’s home.” So begins CINDERS: Stories of an Inner-City Survivor by acclaimed journalist and novelist Cindy Brown Austin. It will be published on May 8, 2016, by Heliotrope Books of New York City.
“Here I am, a senior citizen … I always have grass on hand.”
Catherine Hiller’s iconic Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir, her positive account of long-term cannabis use, was released in 2015 — also on National Weed Day. Hiller’s book about smoking marijuana for fifty years was excerpted in The New York Times Opinionator, and Catherine was also profiled in the Times by David Gonzalez (read it here). Her podcast for the Huffington Post was downloaded 300,000 times.
“Likely to loosen up fellow smokers, while adding a personal take to the public discussion of cannabis.”
NATIONAL WEED DAY IS APRIL 20
Celebrate with a good read from Heliotrope Books!
“You can blame marijuana for this story’s uplifting tone and comic diversions.”
Tom Huth’s new memoir, Forty Years Stoned: A Journalist’s Memoir will be published on Weed Day, April 20. Huth is a former writer for the Washington Post and Condé Nast Traveler. He shares travel adventures as well as the trials of caring for a wife succumbing to Parkinson’s disease, and resolving the identity of his brother’s murderer — against a backdrop of smoking weed to stay calm and peaceful.
“An amazing journey, filled with humor. You will be changed.”