Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Mom's Book Is Out Today!

Today is a very special day! Today is the day that my mother's book is finally published and out on the shelves to buy! 

The book is Huntington, WV On the Fly written by the late, great Harvey Pekar. The book was originally suppose to be published last year but got held up from Random House. During that time Harvey passed away and continues to be missed. 
So what does this have to do about my mother? The book is about Harvey meeting my mom! Here's a little back story.... Know the actor Paul Giamatii? He's been in some great movies like Sideways and the HBO hit John Adams. He's also acted in the movie American Splendor which was based on Harvey Pekar's life. If you've seen that movie then you know who Harvey was. 

Harvey was a well known graphic novel writer who would write about his every day life. He was from and lived in Cleveland, Ohio and was well respected in Hollywood and in the graphic novel business. In 2006 my mother had the pleasure of getting to meet and work with Harvey.
He came to town and did a cameo appearance in a movie that my mom was staring in, called The Comic Book Lady. Once they met, they remained in contact and visited with one another anytime they were in the same town. 
After the filming of Harvey's cameo in The Comic Book Lady, he returned to Cleveland and wrote what is now known as, Huntington, WV On the Fly. The book is about his journey to Huntington, WV and his time there including meeting my mother and being in the movie. So if you happen to get to a bookstore today or find yourself browsing on Amazon check it out and pick up a copy! 

28 comments:

vintch said...

wow what a cool connection:) i'll have to check him out! congratulations to your mama:)

~KS said...

This is so amazing.... wow!!!! Big day indeed!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That is SO cool!

Krystal said...

Sweet! I've seen American Splendor! Great flick.

Sunshinemeg said...

What a cool story! I bet your mom is beyond excited for today. Congrats to her!

Hutch said...

How awesome is that!?! Does Surferwife know about this?

Caroline said...

Awesome! Congratulations to your mom!

love jenny xoxo said...

wow what a cool story!! and what a cool mom you have!!!

XOXO

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

That is SO COOOOOL! (I just noticed someone else said the exact same thing - but it is!)
Tell your mom Congrats! :)

Chelsea said...

oh my goodness girl!! that is SO so awesome!!!

Abbie said...

How cool is that?! Go out and celebrate!

samnhal said...

That's so cool! I've never heard of him before, I'll have to see if any bookstores around have it.

Mary ♥ Mur said...


Your blog is amazing! Love it!♥

Lin said...

Ha, that's a pretty cool story.

SLM said...

That's so amazing!!!!

Claire Kiefer said...

What a cool story--your mama sounds so interesting. Congrats to her!

brittany said...

that is so cool! LOVE that cover!

SurferWife said...

Wow! How fun is that for your mom?!?!

Sorry it took me so long to get over to your blog, girl!!

Kelsey Claire said...

That is awesome!

tara said...

thats SO awesome! :)

Keely said...

This is so cool!!!! I'm going to have to put this on my list!

Keely said...

This is so cool!!

Ashley said...

That's awesome!!

MariahSmile said...

this is too cool! i'm going to have to read it sometime!

Kassie said...

That's such a cool story!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh my gosh that is AMAZING!! How exciting for your family and a huge congrats to your mama!

tina said...

What a great story!! And, yes, I will be checking out that book.

Kerr said...

how did I miss this when you first posted? so cool! congrats to your mom!