Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Book party


I leave before daybreak tomorrow to fly to Oakland for a book launch and 98th birthday celebration for the inimitable Dr. Ellamae Simmons, author (with me) of Overcome: My Life in Pursuit of a Dream (now on Amazon). I understand that well over 100 people have already RSVP'ed and that folks are flying in from Washington DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Miami, Denver, Chicago and LA. There will also be a large cohort of people she used to work with as an allergist at Kaiser, as well as many former patients and longtime friends. Everyone wants to be present to celebrate the good doctor. It's gonna be epic.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my god! Be still my heart! I am ordering that book tonight.

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  2. I pre-ordered and finished reading. Such a well-written account of Dr.Simmons'life, and what a life she lived. Thank you both for telling her story. Congratulations to you both. Laurie

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  3. How lovely! Do enjoy and extend Birthday greetings from all of us...

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  4. Have a great time and tell us all about it! :)

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  5. Sounds very exciting!!!! Looking forward to reading it for myself!!

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  6. What a fine job you did. Congratulations.

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  7. How exciting and wonderful! I am going straight over to Amazon and order a copy. I am so proud of you, Angella -- what an amazing job you did. I feel like we watched as you labored with love and the doctor to produce this fine book. Yay!

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  8. Have a wonderful party! That IS a lot of people, my goodness, but it will be such a happy time.

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