Friday, June 26, 2009

The Book Signing

I was going to write a fabulous piece on the book signing and the book it’s self.

I can write about the signing. The room that was stuffy and the funny sound that was made when the cool rainy breeze blew in and ran along the blinds.

I can write about the snacks that lined the functional counter. There were many.

I can write about the people that came to support and encourage. There were many of those as well.

Most of the people were from the little writing class held at the library.

It was there that the author started to put the essays into a book form.

The book.

I don’t know exactly what to write. Not because it’s badly done or anything actually to do with the book. Not really.
I don’t know what to write because I’m a coward and may not finish it.
I’ll wait for the second one.

This book, To Simply Survive: What Needs To Be Told by Debbie Clute is just heartbreaking.

No. Not heartbreaking.


Reading through the book there is just one terrible event after another. You think it can’t get worse and then it’s ten times that. At times it’s just to much. To much.
I haven’t the strength. Or the courage.

The book is the memoir from her early childhood filled with the most horrific abuse at the hands of both parents. I use that word loosely. They were monsters in human skin.

The cover of the book is the actual pillowcase she wrote on for years as a child. It was the only journal she had at the time and she still has it.

How? How did she not jump off the roof of a very tall building? How did she not shoot them where they slept?

But then that is why the book is named as it is.

Because she did survive. She managed to tell her story. She didn’t shoot them.

The book is well done and certainly gripping if you can take it.

You can only buy it from  Bob’s Olde Books in Lewiston NY at the moment but they hope to have it more readily available in the future.
The address  for the store is:

Bob’s Olde Books
480 Center Street,
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 861-9741

You can call them to find out how to get a copy of your own.

There is another book signing at Worbel Towers on ( I believe) July 6th. Probably at 6PM.
If the info is different and I get a hold of it, I will post it.

Now you want to know if there are pictures from the signing. I know you do.
There are.

The book.


The author.


She did a quick reading. It was a nice intro.


People listening.


Person reading.


People visiting and talking.


More visiting and talking.


More people.


People talking about the book.


The author and her teacher.



Now go call Bob and get a copy.


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