Hi SLPs,

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! We recently returned from a great 3 week trip to Israel, Sicily and the Amalfi coast. We visited friends and family in Israel and then headed to wedding in Taormina, Sicily. It was a spectacular affair. I was surprised at how rugged Sicily is. Sicily, Capri and the cities on the Amalfi coast are picture book beautiful. However, this time of year there were tons of visitors.

Since retiring from clinical work, I finished Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do and have just completed my first non-speech related book, The Birds Sang Eulogies. I am looking for people interested in receiving a free copy in exchange for reviewing it.

The Birds Sang Eulogies is a memoir about my parents and their stories of survival during WWII as told by three generations. My father recalls his years of deprivation and cruelty in the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and numerous other concentration camps in grueling detail. My mother tells of her harrowing escape from Poland into Germany using Christian papers. I open up about what it is like growing up as a child of Holocaust survivors while my daughter examines what it is like to be a grandchild of Holocaust survivors. The reader comes with me, my parents and daughter to visit Poland and Auschwitz and see the how the journey impacted each generation differently. The book aptly demonstrates how the victimization of my parents and other survivors continued postwar in all its ironic ludicrousness. The final section of “The Birds Sang Eulogies” contains the Holocaust poems of my mother, Anna Geslewitz.

If you are interested in reviewing the book, please contact me at [email protected] and I will email a copy to you.