Much Ado About Something

Posted on: October 13th, 2016 by
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Ari and me (left), my brother and sister-in-law and nephew

Ari and me (left), my brother and sister-in-law and nephew

What a summer and fall it’s been thus far!

It’s been a busiest-busy time for me with the launch of my new book, Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care. The book was released July 5, 2016, and reviewed here, here, and here. To those who have reviewed my book and/or who have spoken highly of it, thank you so much. I appreciate all your kind words and literary love.

In July, I threw a book launch party at Bespeak Studios in the heart of Chicago.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

The party was fun and exciting — with a couple of firsts:

I never threw myself a party before.

Ari had never before attended a book launch party, and she discovered the significance of celebrating a book’s launch. Of course, for Ari, a party is as good a reason as any to get dressed up. So there she was, in her dress, enjoying being my reading pal.

I’ve since started participating in a round of student readings at the college where I work, Robert Morris University Illinois.

Ari and Momma during the book launch reading

Ari and Momma during the book launch reading

At a reading at school this week

At a reading at school this week


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8 Responses to Much Ado About Something

  1. Kathi had this to say about that:

    Oh, this is so fun and exciting!! I wish I could come to Chicago and participate in one of your readings. xoxo

  2. Eileen Rosenbloom had this to say about that:

    Congratulations on the book, Beth. I’ll bet Ari is so proud of her mom!

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Thank you, Eileen. Yes, Ari seems to really embrace the book, as well as enjoyed the launch party!

  3. Rebecca had this to say about that:

    Hi Beth,

    I am so happy for you. And thank you again for focusing on such an important topic, which really applies to every patient dealing with any type of illness. Your daughter is adorable! And I agree with Eileen, she seems to be very proud of you (for many different reasons, I am sure).

    I wish you well and much success! xoxo

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Thank you, Rebecca! I definitely wanted the book to be a portable coaching system, helping patients who might not think they have a voice in their medical care realize that they do have a voice.

      Ari is proud of me, and I think she sees the impact the book can make on others. Thank you for your well wishes for success.

  4. Nancy's Point had this to say about that:

    Hi Beth,
    Congrats on your book! I plan to write a review next month. I hope! I am hopelessly slow with many things these days. I love your book and I know it’s going to help a lot of people. As you know, I’m horrible at promoting my book, so I think it’s fabulous you threw this launch party. What a proud mommy/daughter moment. You make quite a team! Wishing you great success with your book, my friend.

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Thank you for your congratulations, Nancy! I’m so glad you are enjoying the book. I’m horrible at throwing launch parties — but I was able to pull this first one off. :) Thank you for your kind words.

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