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Elliot Tiber's PALM TREES ON THE HUDSON is an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award FINALIST for Best Audiobook (Nonfiction category)

Posted: 2020/03/19

Garden City Park, NY: Square One's new audiobook version of Elliot Tiber's Palm Trees on the Hudson (an ACX.com production brought to wonderful life by veteran actor/narrator Edwin Wald) is now a finalist in the 2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for Best Audiobook - Nonfiction. (Winners will be announced at an upcoming date.)

The timing for an audiobook with the subtitle of "A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland, and Interior Decorating" could not be better, if Hollywood is used as the barometer. During this most recent awards season, actress Renee Zellweger's end-of-life portrayal of late showbiz legend Judy Garland in the new biopic Judy nabbed her both Golden Globe and Oscar wins in the "Best Actress" category.

While she only appears briefly, but effectively, in chapter seven of Tiber's book ("Somewhere Over the Hudson"), Garland's beloved yet melancholy presence can be felt throughout all of Tiber's seriocomic memoir. In fact, Tiber's reminiscences of seeing Judy's legendary 1961 performance at Carnegie Hall (from Chapter Five, smirkily titled "Momma and Homos and Shrinks, Oh My!") caught the attention of Harry Haun, who wrote about it in his longtime popular Playbill column back in 2011.

When it comes to portrayals of Ms. Garland, however, one should really listen to how she is brought to life in this audio book by Mr. Wald.

If you would like to get a listen to Edwin Wald's wonderful performance of this "prequel" memoir—the first of the "Tiber Trilogy" that tells the story of the late Tiber that is continued into the bestseller Taking Woodstock (co-written by Tom Monte, and also available in audio from Recorded Books - to hear a sample, click here) and its sequel After Woodstock, which features a Foreword by two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee—you can do so by checking it out at Audible, Amazon, and/or iTunes. (To be taken to Audible, feel free to click here.)

To learn more about Elliot Tiber (who passed away at age 81 back in August 2016), feel free to read his obituaries in both The New York Times and The Miami Herald.

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What You Don't Know about the Knights of Columbus Could Fill a Book—and It Has!

Posted: 2020/03/09

Garden City Park, NY: On March 9, 2020, Square One—in partnership with the Knights of Columbus—will publish The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History by Andrew T. Walther and Maureen H. Walther with a Foreword by Carl A. Anderson ($34.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0308-0).

Reviews are already starting to come in, all of which have been excellent:

“An approachable, worthwhile history of a venerable Catholic brotherhood.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This well-designed history will be informative to any reader.” —Publishers Weekly

“Chronicles the group’s activities, from helping in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake through Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and beyond.” —Booklist

As reported and shown recently in the "Picture this" section of the Catholic News Agency (CNA) website, co-author (and VP of Communications for the K of C) Andrew Walther had the privilege and honor of presenting an advance copy of this hardcover title to His Holiness Pope Francis. (To see the article that features this historic photograph, click here.)

This beautifully designed full-color coffee table book—with more than 500 photographs in B&W and color throughout—is the story of all the sacrifice and inspiring work that resides at the heart of this well-meaning and civically-minded fraternal organization. From its 1882 founding by Father Michael J. McGivney with a handful of Catholic men in New Haven, Connecticut to the present day, the Knights have gone on to become an international brotherhood of almost 2 million members across the US and throughout the world.

With the book's release slated for this month (March 2020)—the time of the K of C's annual Founder's Day celebration—and with support at the store and online level, we believe that this book is bound to become a bestseller. To read a recent op-ed piece on the new book from esteemed African-American conservative columnist Ken Blackwell ("The Knights of Columbus, Blacks and the Fight for Civil Rights and Justice"), please click here.

The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History is available starting March 9, 2020 online, at Barnes & Noble, and at independent bookstores throughout North America.

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Natural Products Expo West show POSTPONED (see below)

Posted: 2020/03/03

Garden City Park, NY: As the top independently-owned US book publisher of both alternative and conventional health titles, some members of the Square One team were all packed and ready to leave New York on a jet plane bound for Long Beach, California earlier today.

However, we received word last night from the folks in charge of the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim, California that their wildly popular show has been postponed in response to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns both here in the US and overseas.

For so many of us in the natural health products community, "Expo West" has remained both the largest and often the most impactful trade show of the entire year. While we all wait to hear from the New Hope Network when they will choose to reschedule the show, rest assured that Square One fully intends to be on hand and in place bringing our usual heavily-attended author booksigning events in our show booth while also sharing with everyone the many top-selling and influential health titles that it has been our privilege to create and publish over what will now be the company's twentieth year of operation.

If you want to keep an eye out for updates on the Natural Products Expo West 2020 show following this week's postponement, feel free to visit their website at:

https://www.expowest.com/en/home.html

We wish everyone out there the same health and happiness that we seek for ourselves, especially during such a worrisome and chaotic time both at home and abroad.

Feel free to learn more about our many health titles by visiting our site link below:

http://squareonepublishers.com/Search/Category/Health

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MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH - Dr. Pamela Wartian Smith's WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT VITAMINS, MINERALS, HERBS & SO MUCH MORE (now in a 2nd edition)

Posted: 2020/03/01

Garden City Park, NY: Since March is National Nutrition Month, everyone should take the opportunity to either learn about or brush up on all things nutrition—and the best way to do that is to get a hold of the new and affordably-priced "Second Edition" version of bestselling author Dr. Pamela Wartian Smith's book What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & So Much More ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0471-1).

Divided into two parts—the first an easy-to-use guide to all the individual nutrients necessary for good health, and the second a collection of personalized nutritional programs for people with a wide variety of illness and disorders—this new book from Dr. Smith is set up to help you make the best choices for the health and well-being of you and your family / loved ones.

The book's extensive Resources section, which is not included in the paperback edition, can be accessed for free if you click here and scroll to it on the Square One website.

Read through, as this book:

● Explains the need for and benefits of proper nutrition in easy-to-understand language

● Thoroughly describes the function and cautions of each recommended nutrient

● Offers the latest nutritional information for your most common health disorders

● Suggests optimum dosages and most effective supplement forms where appropriate

● Provides tips for increasing the body’s absorption of vitamins and minerals

● Includes practical and helpful advice for dealing with a variety of medical situations

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS, is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and co-director of the Master's Program in Medical Sciences, with a concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. An authority on the subjects of wellness and personalized medicine, Dr. Smith is also the founder of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Currently, she is the owner and director of the Center for Personalized Medicine, with locations in Michigan and Florida.

What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & So Much More is now available wherever bookstores are sold. Be sure to get yourself a copy—a healthier you will thank you!

Other titles from best-selling health author Dr. Pamela Wartian Smith (all now available):

* What You Must Know About Women's Hormones
256 pages, $17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0307-3

* Why You Can't Lose Weight
256 pages, $16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0312-7

* What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It
240 pages, $15.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0386-8

* What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders and What to Do About Them
224 pages, $16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0424-7

* What You Must Know About Allergy Relief (co-written by Dr. Earl Mindell)
288 pages, $17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0437-7

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Before Renee Zellweger's Judy, there was Elliot Tiber's Judy

Posted: 2020/02/06

Garden City Park, NY: Much has been made of actress Renee Zellweger's end-of-life portrayal of late showbiz legend Judy Garland in the new biopic Judy, for which Zellweger has already nabbed a Best Actress Golden Globe and has also received an Oscar nomination.

Word on the street is that Ms. Zellweger will most likely win an Oscar for her take on Ms. Garland. Before this film performance, however, there was the touching portrayal of Ms. Garland in gay rights icon Elliot Tiber's acclaimed memoir Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland, and Interior Decorating ($24.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0351-6).

Though she only appears briefly, but effectively, in chapter seven of Tiber's book ("Somewhere Over the Hudson"), Garland's beloved yet melancholy presence can be felt throughout all of Tiber's seriocomic book. In fact, Tiber's reminiscences of seeing Judy's legendary 1961 performance at Carnegie Hall (from chapter five, smirkily titled "Momma and Homos and Shrinks, Oh My!") caught the attention of Harry Haun, who wrote about it in his longtime popular Playbill column back in 2011.

When it comes to portrayals of Ms. Garland, however, one should really listen to how she is brought to life by veteran actor/narrator Edwin Wald in his audio book performance of Tiber's Palm Trees on the Hudson first released on Audible in the middle of summer last year (2019).

If you would like to get a listen to Edwin Wald's wonderful performance of this "prequel" memoir—the first of the "Tiber Trilogy" that tells the story of the late Tiber that is continued into the bestseller Taking Woodstock and its sequel After Woodstock, which features a Foreword by two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee—you can do so by checking it out at Audible, Amazon, and/or iTunes. (To be taken to Audible directly, feel free to click here.)

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