Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Painting of You


The Painting of You
Author’s Press Series, Vol. 1
ISBN: 978-0-557-12874-7
80 pages. Paper. $10.00
eBook: $4.00

Subjects:
Alzheimer’s Disease. Autobiography. Dreams.
Family History. Memoir. Poetry.



I’m delighted to present the first volume in my Author’s Press Series. Copies can be ordered securely online here*. A complete electronic edition — an eBook with front and back cover images — is also available for download here.

*If you’d like to order directly from me for any reason — you’d like a signed copy, you don’t have a credit card or would rather not use one online, etc., — I’d be happy to oblige. Just drop me a line using the email address at the bottom of the page and we’ll go from there. Paypal is an excellent option.

Book Description: Designed and published by William Michaelian, the Author’s Press Series was conceived as a set of relatively inexpensive, uniformly designed titles meant to explore different themes and facets of his writing. The eighty entries in this first volume, The Painting of You, blend poetry and prose written in a three-year period during which the author was caring for his mother in her home while she was battling Alzheimer’s Disease. The difficulties they faced are set against a revealing backdrop of family history, daily life, and dreams, as their roles are reversed and their friendship is deepened and colored by change.

Reviews:
Paul L. Martin at The Teacher’s View
Annie Wyndham at Jottings of an AmeriQuebeckian
Joseph Hutchison at The Perpetual Bird
Chrees at A Common Reader


10 comments:

Chrees said...

Very nice! Looking forward to getting my copy.

William Michaelian said...

Much appreciated! I hope you like the book....

Leks said...

Congratulatios,looks great! :O)
Im sure it reads well too,good luck! Aleksandra

RUDHI - By Chance said...

Wanted to order this Book of You at LULU, but only to pay by I have not credit-card; so how I can get it? (Maybe you can please send it to me and I send you Paperdollars in letter?

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Aleksandra.

Rudhi, I would be happy to send you the book. We can arrange the details in an email.

Momo Luna said...

I'm very interested in this book. Because you're a great writer/poet, but also because i work in a carecentre with people who are struggling with Alzheimers disease also. I'm looking forward how you express your experiences with it in your beautiful words.

I have the same problem as Ruhdi (no credit card) but i'll try if my bookshop can order it for me.

William Michaelian said...

Momo Luna, thank you again for your kind thoughts. I’ll send you a note by email — Rudhi and I worked out a nice little plan for sending him the book, and I’m sure it will work for you too.

Momo Luna said...

Dear William,
tnx for the little plan, and yes it will work for me too. You will recieve a letter from Holland soon. :-D

lakeviewer said...

I've come from Laura Tedeschi's art blog NouvellesColours, where she talks about your work so beautifully that I had to come here. Can I purchase your book at a book store or Amazon?

William Michaelian said...

Lakeviewer, at present, the book isn’t available at stores or through Amazon. The best approach is to use the secure link in the first paragraph — or, if you’d like to give me your address in an email (address at bottom of page), I’d be more than happy to arrange the purchase through the mail. That way, since you’re in Oregon, postage would be only two dollars. Either way, I’m delighted that you followed Laura’s link. She’s a wonderful artist and a great person. Thanks, and it’s a pleasure to meet you!