Thursday, May 31, 2018

It's a Take-My-Breath-Away May

The countdown begins for the long-awaited memoir I Ran Into Some Trouble (August 1, 2018), check out the new book trailer. I have to pinch myself...

And, the reviews coming in for we: an adoption and a memoir by Ben Barnz (November 1, 2018) take my breath away...

“There is so much raw emotion in these pages—it is captivating, enthralling, and ultimately full of love and hope. Ben writes truth after truth about bringing a new child into this world—a complicated task always, regardless of personal situation. Once you read the first page you'll need to know how this particularly unique story ends—and Ben will beautifully tell you.”— Samantha Bee

“I read this book once. Put it down on my bedside table and carried it around in my heart until I picked it up again and read for a second time…then a third. It’s that good. It’s that compelling. Mr. Barnz’s heartrending honesty is about becoming yourself so your children can take their place in the world.”
— Felicity Huffman

“Ben Barnz’s beautiful book is a moving reminder of the capacity of love. His account of how this one family was created is a roller coaster ride of emotions & a tidal wave of hope.”
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson

“At once heart-warming and gut-wrenching, We had me on the edge of my seat. Ben Barnz brings his story to life with such honesty, vulnerability and humor, that I could not put it down. A must-read for anyone who has ever been a parent or had a parent. I did the same ugly-crying while reading as when I saw
Kramer v. Kramer and Terms of Endearment for the first time. It will make you want to hug your people.” — Mark Feuerstein

“Part memoir, part love letter, part haunting tale, We speaks in simple truths. What it means to be a father, a son, a partner, an adopted family. What it means to hold your baby girl knowing you may have to give her up. This gem of a first book burns deep with feeling, humor and the grace of salty tears. We is a work of shining honesty.”
— Jodie Foster