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a memoir by Jeanne Simonoff

Now, more than 50 years later, a grown Jewish woman shares her memoirs of profound loss and survival as a young child and her adult transformation!

Dear Media professional…

I would like to introduce you to a young Jewish girl and her experiences in the 1940s and 1950s.  Her story is an amazing journey, likely to stimulate many discussions and serve as an inspirational and teaching tool.  You will soon discover that young Jeanne is your old friend.

Daily, our country goes from one crisis to another, and this story shows how phenomena from other times, long ago, still have influence – from anti-Semitism  to childhood loss to discrimination.

Imagine, being told that “your mother is in Chicago,” when actually she just died… being the lone Jewish family in her 1940s Los Angeles neighborhood …living with anti-Semitism every day … being refused membership in the Girl Scouts because she was Jewish … being bullied during her early school years  … being refused Bat Mitzvah in her own synagogue.

The stories go on and on.

Most children today have stories of pain and suffering.  Especially now, when a bullying epidemic is emerging across the country. Saving Myself … A Los Angeles Childhood, Jeanne Simonoff’s new memoir, is special.  It presents the author’s enormous talent as a writer. While the story takes place in the 40’s and 50’s, the issues are universal and timeless.

Saving Myself … A Los Angeles Childhood offers not only a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit, but does so as a genuinely glorious piece of literature.

The book was released October 4, 2010, and we believe this story is the basis for a top feature, of great interest to your audience.  Attached please find a pdf press kit. Please contact me if you would like a copy of the book.

Your readers will be fascinated by Saving Myself … A Los Angeles Childhood and by Jeanne’s journey, both living it and writing it!

Thank you for your time.

Richard Solomon