Monday, October 27, 2008

Hear me! Hear me!

The big smash opening for my book is over, but I just landed a spot on the Joey Reynolds show tomorrow night (Or early Wednesday morning as it's after midnight...).

Joey will be hosting a panel about cancer. From what I heard, this show is supposed to be about the positive effects of humor on illness. I have yet to find out who else will be featured (I have yet to find out pretty much everything as they just notified me this morning that I will be coming in to the studio tomorrow night)but it sounds fun.

I mean, if fun for you is staying up to do a show in the wee hours of the morning that's too late for me to listen to on any regular night...

But if you tune in at 1am to 710 am I'll be there schmoozing...

Hope you get to hear me!

http://www.wor710.com/pages/46370.php
http://joeyreynoldsradio.com/Home_Page.html

12 comments:

Mickey Mouse said...

now that's quite cool! good luck!

little sheep said...

one in the morning...what a bummer! but hey you never know when i'll be awake!

good luck!

Zeeskeit said...

I'll probably be up with my screaming baby but I don't know if I'll hear anything - that depends on the baby...

a lone voice said...

So you don't feel that you're being taken advantage of? What do you gain by doing this? You won't have much of an audience at that hour; I don't see how it will really change anyone's life, as whoever you do get will be half-asleep. And I thought that's why you want to speak--not for yourself, but for others?

J.A.P. said...

LOL Lone Voice.
I'm not being taken advantage of at all! Joey Reynolds' show is one of the highest rated shows on WOR. He's like the total revolutionary of the radio business.
Even though it airs at 1am here, it also airs all over the United States at the same time. That's only like 10 pm on the West Coast. He has over one million listeners nationwide each night.
My hope is that by staying up late tonight and doing a good show I can bring my book into different markets. The Jewish market has a sell limit of maybe 10,000 books, but if I can get it to a broader audience I will be unlimited with my future options and who I can reach out to.
So no, I'm not being taken advantage of at all! If I can do this right this might just be the best move I can make!
Wish me hatzlacha!
Oh, and there are archives for all of us who don't want to stay up that late.

Anonymous said...

Just heard you on Joey. Was very much touched by your story. You were great...Got a daughter named Tzippy funny how they could'nt say it right!

Good Luck!

itsagift said...

Sorry I missed you!! I was not up at 1am last night/this morning!!

Thanks for the link to the archives - I hope I get to listen to it!!!

Shira0809 said...

I just want to tell you that i read your book cover to cover in two hours. I understand the main point was looking at a scary disease in a humourous light, but I just got something else out of it: learn to shut your mouth.
My mother died around 2 years ago from complications from diabetes. It was sudden and shocking.
My sister, who is very overweight and also suffers very diabetes, was sitting on the floor in the shiva house. Someone came up to her and asked "Does that piece of cake you are eating mean more to you than your life?"
I understand people make mistakes and thats what makes us human..but I dont understand how people could be so thoughtless.
As a result of that comment, my sister said that she did not want to belong to the Jewish community anymore, and left Yiddishkeit.
Cheshbon HaNefesh is not just for Chodesh Elul.

Anonymous said...

shira0809....just to comment on what u had to say...i think that was very disrespectful...i also read the book within a few hours...however i am amazed by how she was able to get through everything wiht such a positive life...u cant blame ur sister leaving yidishkite on anything..trust me there is way more to her leaving than that...
tzippy i think u did a wonderful job and inspired many ppl...
u should cont with ur strong personality and humor it will get u far in life!!!!
good luck!
a fan

J.A.P. said...

Don't worry Anonymous. I don't think Shira was telling ME to shut my mouth. I think she was saying that when she read my book she related to the parts where people told me stupid things.

It came out a little wrong, but I've had enough readers tell me that they identified with this particular problem of people saying the most inconsiderate things to them, so I know what Shira means.

It's very true that a misguided comment and thoughtless remark can cause so much damage. I'm very lucky that I had a good attitude and didn't take things too personally, but I know a lot of people who have been very hurt by insensitive things well-meaning people have told them.

Thanks for looking out for me though!

mickey mouse said...

I was wondering... your book is really 'frum' oriented... there's a lot of bais yaakov lingo- don't you think it would be quite confusing for that crowd... have you thought of publishing a book that's reader friendly to a broader audience?...




just a though.

J.A.P. said...

Hey Mickey- I also worried about the book being too frum for the general public, but so far I have had a couple of non jewish people read it who all said that the glossary was helpful and they liked that it was frum because it gave them a picture of the Jewish community.

But- we did start revising the hebrew-yiddish words in the book so that for a next printing we can make it more non-frum-friendly.