Award Winners Will Be Announced at the American Library Association Conference in June 2012
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/05/2012 -- Stephen Gallup, author of the new and acclaimed memoir, What About the Boy?: A Father’s Pledge to His Disabled Son, has been nominated for the 2012 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award , in the category of Memoir. The ForeWord Book of the Year competition is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the book industry. Winners are announced the American Library Association Conference in June in Anaheim, CA.
“I am honored to have my memoir, What About the Boy?, nominated for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award,” says Stephen Gallup. What About the Boy? is a compelling true account that dramatizes an earlier campaign to find better options for his disabled son, Joseph.
In What About the Boy?, Gallup and his wife sought medical help for their son and were told at first not to worry so much. Later, the professionals recommended counseling to help the parents accept reality. Nothing could help their son, and the quality of their own lives was at risk. Refusal to accept that advice launched an improbable journey that changed their lives forever.
“Even if I am not a winner this year, I am humbled to have my memoir nominated and hope that all who read What About the Boy? feel moved and empowered by the experience,” says Gallup. This is Gallup’s first book and it has garnered a strong national following. Gallup is confident that his memoir can win the Foreword Book Award.
The Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards are the most coveted and prestigious in the literary world. Three categories are awarded – gold, silver, and bronze. Nomination alone for the award is considered a mark of excellence in the literary world.
Additional information on Stephen Gallup and What About the Boy? may be obtained at http://www.fatherspledge.com/
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