Deb Tawna has a confession about Deb Kim’s book

Can I confess something? I didn’t expect to like Deb Kim’s book about raising three daughters with autism. I don’t have kids. I don’t know many people with kids, and I don’t tend to like books about kids. I do not know anyone personally impacted by autism. All the cards were stacked against this book when it came my turn to read. Yet I devoured it – seriously, DEVOURED it…

Friday, November 5, 2010

Deb Kim Is My Hero, and Other Musings From Deb Sarah

Have you ever read a book and loved it so much, you began getting nervous as you neared the final pages, wishing that you could slow it down and savor the story a bit more? This is how I felt reading Kim Stagliano’s heartfelt memoir. I wanted to linger in Kim’s world a little longer. Here’s the thing, no matter how much hardship she may have gone through in her…

Thursday, November 4, 2010

So This Is What Launch Week Feels Like! Deb Kim’s Thoughts

Wow, this is pretty cool, guys. I’m giddy and and I’m up – so giddy up!  First, thank you from the bottom of my swelling heart for the kind words and amazing feedback and reviews. I am really humbled. I was terrified to write a Kimoir. Every chapter I wrote strafed me with doubts like bullets. “Should I? What will so and so think? Is this right? Am I being…

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Deb Eleanor is Rooting for Deb Kim!

I read an ARC of Deb Kim’s All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa a month ago, and I’m still thinking about it.  This is high praise from someone who regularly watches movies and reads books only to discover halfway through that I have read or seen them before.   I have the memory of a goldfish. But Kim Stagliano’s book is different – her story is absolutely memorable, and…

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Deb Elise Kvells Over Deb Kim’s Book!!!

You know the phrase “you had me at ‘hello’”?  Kim Stagliano had me at “We’d ripped through our savings like toilet paper on your first night in Mexico.” How can you not want to hang with that? Reading Deb Kim’s All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa (A Life Raising Three Daughters With Autism) is like having a long conversation with your best friend from forever — the one…

Monday, November 1, 2010

Deb Kim’s Scare: Robbed While Home!

I have had my share of scares. Some pretend, like at the local haunted house as a kid or seeing a movie like Silence of the Lambs (one of my favorite movies.)  Some real – like when we lost my daughter Mia at Liberty Airport in Newark NJ and feared she’d gotten onto a train to the next terminal. She has autism and that would have ended very, very badly….

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Deb Kim’s Favorite Place

What makes a place a “favorite?”  Is it the memory of a happy time? In that case, an altar at a Church on Hilton Head could be my favorite place (yesterday was my husband’s and my 19th wedding anniversary.) But no, that’s not my favorite place. It’s simply a locale. My parents used to take us to a local amusement park as kids, long since torn down and rusted away…

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

News Flash: October 10, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters has its first review!  Library Journal calls it “lovely”, with “creative and original” narration.  Woohoo! Deb Kim is into countdown mode for her book launch on November 1st. Excited and a bit nervous. OK, a lot nervous! Deb Sarah’s latest Real Simple article, The Winter Washing Guide (how and when to wash all your favorite winter weather staples), is out this…

Sunday, October 10, 2010