Book Has Been Nominated for Several Literary Awards
Boise, ID -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/02/2012 -- Stephen Gallup, author of the new and acclaimed memoir, What About The Boy?: A Father’s Pledge to His Disabled Son, will hold a book signing in Boise, ID on Friday, April 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Hastings Books, located at 7500 West Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704. “I am excited to be in Boise for my first book signing for What About the Boy?,” says Gallup.
What About the Boy? has drawn critical acclaim from across the country. The New York Journal of Books says What About the Boy? is “an homage to parental love and sacrifice.” The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch calls it “a testament to living.” Midwest Book Review says it is “a story of never-ending parental devotion and empowerment when facing disabilities.” What About the Boy? has also been nominated for several prestigious literary awards, and before publication won Best Memoir from the San Diego Book Awards.
What About the Boy?, Gallup’s debut memoir, chronicles a family’s rejection of hopelessness and their commitment to the pursuit of a normal life for their child who had developmental issues. 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.
Readers of all ages and backgrounds can relate to What About the Boy?, as it is a book that advocates family devotion and unity. Readers of What About the Boy? say it is not an easy read, “because there is emotion involved,” but the story will draw you in and touch your heart, if not break it too. This book is a must read and would be a great addition to your personal library!
Stephen Gallup will be available to autograph copies of What About the Boy? at Hastings Books in Boise at the West Fairview Avenue location on Friday, April 13th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you are in the Boise area that day, be sure to stop by Hastings Books and check out this great book!
Additional information on Stephen Gallup and What About the Boy? may be obtained at http://www.fatherspledge.com/