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Keep Up with Dr. Pamela Wartian Smith's Health Book Tour—What's Now, and What's Next!

Posted: 2022/09/25

GARDEN CITY PARK, NY: Only a few weeks after its publication, bestselling health author Pamela Wartian Smith, MD is out and about at a number of health shops and compounding pharmacies in support of the new "Second Edition" of her ever-popular title What You Must Know About Women's Hormones ($18.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757005183).

Her first dates start this week and extend to October 6 as listed in the schedule below:

* Monday, Se
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. Keystone Pharmacy (Grand Rapids, MI)

* Tuesday, Sep 27
. Healthway Pharmacy (Saginaw, MI)

* Wednesday, Sep 28. Physicians Compounding Pharmacy (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

* Thursday, Sep 29. Clark Pharmacy (Ann Arbor, MI)

* Tuesday, Oct 4. Colts Neck Pharmacy (Colts Neck, NJ)

Wednesday, Oct 5. Robinson Drug & Wellness (Mendham, NJ) and Town & Country Compounding (Ramsey, NJ)

* Thursday, Oct 6. Town Total Compounding Center (Woodbury, NY) and HB Pharmacy (N. Arlington, NJ)

Next up for Dr. Smith will be various other health stores and compounding pharmacies in South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Arizona. Be sure to check back on the Square One home page for updates, and feel free to place orders for any of Dr. Smith's books with us whenever you like. Here below is a list of the titles:

What You Must Know About Women's Hormones—Second Edition ($18.95, ISBN: 9780757005183)

What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & So Much More—Second Edition ($16.95, ISBN: 9780757004711)

Max Your Immunity ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757005121)

What You Must Know About Memory Loss ($15.95, ISBN: 9780757003868)

What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders ($16.95, ISBN: 9780757004247)

What You Must Know About Allergy Relief  with co-author Dr. Earl Mindell
($17.95, ISBN: 9780757004377)

Why You Can't Lose Weight ($16.95, ISBN: 9780757003127)

* * * COMING IN SPRING 2023 from Dr. Smith * * *

Maximize Your Male Hormones:
Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of
Men’s Most Common Health Disorders
$17.95, ISBN: 9780757005152

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Posted: 2022/09/23

The Point
“All men are created equal”
is a line from the Declaration of Independence.
As Americans looking back at our own history, though,
we know this truth has unfortunately not been very self-evident.
However, it’s important to remember that books have
helped turn the tide of so many injustices throughout time.

The way each of us grows up determines, to a great extent, how we see the world around us and how we relate to others. I am a white publisher who has published a number of books about Black history and health. I have published these books because I think they are important, but the question I have started to ask myself is, “Why do I think they are important?” Now I think I understand why.

When my parents came to this country after World War II, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)—the organization that in 1947 was able to get my parents and I out of an American Displaced Persons Camp in Germany—placed my family in a five-story walk-up located in the South Bronx section of New York City. The neighborhood was a mix of newly-arrived European refugees, Puerto Ricans, and Black people. The kids who I went to school with reflected that neighborhood’s diverse population, as did my friends. When I was ten, we moved to Flushing located in the borough of Queens. It was definitely a very white area at that time, but I didn’t notice. I just saw that there were a lot more trees everywhere.

Thinking back, I find it interesting that my parents never said anything disparaging about Black people. As a young person, I always thought it was because of the discrimination they had faced growing up in an anti-Semitic society—but they never talked much about that. When I was sixteen, they took a trip to Florida’s Miami Beach and gave me a bus ticket to join them there once my classes were over. On my way down, my bus pulled in at a rest stop in Maryland. There was a restaurant there, and I had to use the bathroom. As I made my way through the restaurant, there was a sign hanging above the bathroom door. It said, “No Negroes Allowed.” It wasn’t that I hadn’t heard or seen the N-word or similarly derogatory terms used before, but seeing that sign prohibiting someone from using a bathroom is something that has always stayed with me—and may even had led me to subconsciously reflect on the type of hate my parents had been forced to endure. It may not have been the most significant event to have occurred, but I realize now that it was enough to give me the drive later in life to find and publish books for people in the Black community—which now brings me to our current list of relevant titles.

When I began to work with the Knights of Columbus fraternal organization over a decade ago, I discovered a book that the Knights had underwritten for a history series based on the many influences that different groups of people have had on American society. The groups in the series included the Italian, German, Irish, and Black communities. Written by W. E. B. Du Bois in the mid-1920s at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, The Gift of Black Folk focused on the influence of the Black community on America—and is considered one of the first books ever to deal with this subject. Needless to say, and with the Knights’ blessing, Square One published it.

One day, an acquaintance of mine introduced me to a friend of his—Richard Walker, MD. As an African-American physician, Dr. Walker wanted to write a health book designed specifically for the Black community. Aside from having an amazing background and professional career as a medical doctor, he was also a skilled writer. We published African-American Healthy a year later.

Not long after that book’s publication, one of our authors told me about a project that a Broadway producer wanted to publish. As it turned out, the person he was talking about was the acclaimed and Tony award-winning theatrical producer Stewart Lane. Although white, Lane had long studied and appreciated the struggles and successes of Black performers and creators within the New York theater community. He felt it was time to put together a proper history book on this important topic—and I agreed. After two years of shared work and collaboration, we published a beautiful four-color coffee table book. Its title? Black Broadway. Upon our book’s publication, The Amsterdam News—known throughout the world as one of the oldest American newspapers written for, and still owned by, members of the Black community—went on record and said that our book was “a must-have in every Black family's library.”

And just prior to the COVID pandemic, two more Black-themed projects came my way. Dr. Richard Walker wanted to do an updated and more fully expanded version of his first health book with us. He wanted it to be called Black Health Matters—and in the midst of the pandemic, his new book was released. Around the same time, Fred Engh—founder of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)—told me about his experience going to an all-Black college in Maryland to get his teaching degree back in the early ’60s. As it turned out, Fred started to share his own enlightening story in response to my telling him about the experience I’d had at that bus stop in Maryland years before. The thing of it was that Fred was white, and he would become the first white student to attend the all-Black Maryland State College (now called the University of Maryland Eastern Shore). I told Fred that I thought his story would make a great book—and after a few more encouraging calls, he told me that he would commit to the project. The book, entitled Matchsticks: An Education in Black & White, explores the relationships that Fred forged with other students in his time at an all-Black college—and the lessons he learned there that would help shape the rest of his life.

Little did I know the ways in which that racist bathroom sign I saw years before would lead to the publication of some of the most important books my company has released. At this point, what I do know is how much pride I have in these books being published by Square One—and how each of these books can make a significant difference in someone’s life.

Best regards,

Rudy Shur, Publisher
Square One Publishers, Inc.

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The Original 1969 Woodstock Festival Set Elliot Tiber Free, But the Real Adventures Begin in Tiber's Critically Acclaimed Sequel Memoir AFTER WOODSTOCK (now an audiobook!)

Posted: 2022/09/22

GARDEN CITY PARK, NY: Hey, enough of that Woodstock '99 mishegoss going around lately! Come back instead with Square One to the first (and best) Woodstock Festival in 1969 with the late great Elliot Tiber and find out what happened After Woodstock (his final work, now available for the first time as an audiobook).

Tiber is, of course, known to history as the gay man who saved Woodstock. His life story, as told in his first celebrated memoir Taking Woodstock was made into a motion picture in 2009 by two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee.

As it turns out, Ang Lee thought well enough of Elliot's final work to write a Foreword to it—and this is where the esteemed filmmaker declared After Woodstock to be "by turns a brave, hilarious, mortifying, and heartbreaking story."

Following publication of Tiber's "prequel" memoir Palm Trees on the Hudson (which itself won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Audiobook - Nonfiction in 2020 amid the COVID pandemic), the release of After Woodstock brought forth the following chorus of praise as see below:

"A hugely entertaining story." —Booklist

"[A] bittersweet memoir." —Publishers Weekly

"Intrinsically appealing . . . this memoir will draw in anyone who picks it up." —Library Journal

"Rings[s] out the last quarter of the 20th century with the offbeat, at-times twisted humor of a survivor." —Kirkus Reviews

"A must-read . . . bold and maximalist . . . delivers on all of its promises, with great expansiveness and energy." —

"A combination of raucous chutzpah and endearing self-sensitivity . . . this is a mammoth memoir."
                                                                                                         —Jana Martin, Chronogram

Picking up right where Taking Woodstock left off, Tiber first chronicles his hilarious, madcap, and often heartbreaking adventures in the entertainment industry. Guided as much by moxie as by his creative drive, Tiber travels around the world, always looking to grab the brass ring. And everywhere he goes, from Hollywood to Brussels, he makes his indelible, irreverent, unique mark.

Along the way, though, Tiber meets the celebrated Belgian playwright and director André Ernotte. Over the course of his decades-long relationship with Ernotte, Tiber realizes his potential as a humorist and writer, and finds a way to cope with his difficult mother, whose second wedding in the hills of Israel gives new meaning to the Wailing Wall. The relationship is tested by the AIDS crisis and a string of professional disappointments, but ultimately endures the test of time. With Ernotte, Tiber finally learns the true meaning of love.

A passionate and joyful evocation of a very different time, After Woodstock reminds us how the search for love and meaning drives us forward. And in a performance that nearly borders on reincarnation, the award-winning actor and producer Edwin Wald narrates in the voice of Elliot—just as he did so splendidly on Palm Trees on the Hudson a few seasons back.

To get a "preview" listen to the audio book as narrated by award-winning actor/producer Edwin Wald, all you need to do is CLICK HERE. After WoodstockThe True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, and a Manhattan Breakdown ($24.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757003929) is available as a hardcover from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, and everywhere else that books are sold. (In addition to now being available in audio exclusively through ACX on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes/Apple, After Woodstock is also available as an eBook wherever you get and read your eBook titles.)

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WOMAN OF VALOR, Marty Brounstein's final Holocaust title, is now available in audiobook format

Posted: 2022/08/22

Garden City Park, NY: With the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah set to appear in a few weeks (Sept. 25-27), Square One is pleased to announce that the late Marty Brounstein's final Holocaust title Woman of Valor ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0503-9) has now been made available in audiobook format as narrated by Erin Coley.

Woman of Valor is the remarkable and true story of Eta Chait, a young Jewish woman who lived with her parents and siblings in Lukow, Poland. In 1939, the country was invaded by Nazi Germany marking the start of World War Two. Under the Nazis’ brutal occupation, the Jews of Poland were rounded up, and segregated into ghettos. At first, they were able to work outside of these areas; within a short time, however, their movements were severely restricted and their food supplies limited. As Eta and her family found themselves crowded into one of these ghettos, they watched as their Jewish neighbors were pulled out of their homes, imprisoned, or summarily executed in the streets. Facing this oncoming brutality, Eta joined a resistance group within the ghetto to escape. After fleeing, she returned to help free the rest of her family with unexpected consequences. From there, Eta and her remaining family made their way into the Polish woods for safety.

From that moment, Eta’s mission was clear—she would do everything she could to defeat the Nazis and save as many Jews as possible. To change from daughter into the role of a young soldier is no easy transition; however, this heroic evolution is at the heart of Eta Chait’s story. Woman of Valor follows her journey, from the horrors of the ghetto into the hardships of survival in the Polish forest under the most extreme conditions. And then through her eyes as a fighter, we witness the struggles and fears of those who were trapped by the Holocaust. This is the moving story of a young woman who refused to give up—who chose to put her own life on the line in order to save the lives of others from certain death. Amidst the many tragic stories of the Holocaust, Eta’s tale serves to remind us of the good in people.

The book has been applauded by Publishers Weekly (“Eye-opening . . . this admiring biography spotlights a little-known story of resistance in the face of nearly insurmountable odds”) and celebrated by noted reviewer Grady Harp as being "More than a history of a significant Jewish woman, this book is an excellent reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust—and the strength of the Jewish people.”

Marty Brounstein’s widow, Leah Baarswhose own survival of the Holocaust as a baby connects with Brounstein’s previous book The Righteous Few (also available in audiobook format)is now at the helm, along with her children, of the "Inspiring Courage Legacy Fund" that Marty worked hard to set up prior to his passing. To learn more about the Legacy Fund, you can either CLICK HERE or copy/paste the URL below into your web browser:

To hear a sample from the just-released Woman of Valor in audio, please CLICK HERE. And if you would like to hear a sample from The Righteous Few in audio (narrated by Brounstein himself prior to his passing in 2020), then we invite you to CLICK HERE. Both of Marty Brounstein's books had the distinction of being reviewed last year in the longstanding Jewish publication Hadassah, which you can see if you CLICK HERE.

We at Square One remain proud of our affiliation with Marty Brounstein and all that he and his books have done, and continue to do, to keep this particular moment in history always remembered.

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If You're a Parent in a Post-COVID World, Now May Be the Time to Learn WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOUR TROUBLED CHILD

Posted: 2022/08/10

Garden City Park, NY: As children grow, there may be times when their behavior seems out of place or troubling. When there is a recurrent pattern of one or more of these types of behavior, something may be wrong. As a parent, if you have noticed something “o­ff” about the way your child has been acting, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at what might actually be going on—before it gets worse.

Due out next month (September 2022), What to Do About Your Troubled Child ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757005145) is designed to provide you with the information you need to get to the bottom of the mystery. If a behavioral disorder is caught early enough and treated correctly, it can be greatly lessened or even eliminated. Unfortunately, many behavioral problems in children go undiagnosed for so long that they progress beyond the possibility of improvement.

This book is divided into two parts. Part One looks at six of the most common behavioral disorders: obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, anxiety disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. Each chapter focuses on one disorder and includes a list of questions intended to determine if your child exhibits enough of the tendencies associated with this disorder to warrant a closer look. It then describes the symptoms and risk factors of the problem, how it may be professionally diagnosed, and traditional means of treatment, which include therapy and medication. Part Two offers a detailed look at complementary approaches to treatment, such as lifestyle changes, nutrition, beneficial programs, and helpful devices.

Telling yourself that your child is bound to grow out of a certain pattern of behavior may be causing you to ignore the signs of a serious issue—one that should be addressed. By the time your child reaches adolescence, the disorder may be too far gone. Now is the time for you to understand and do something about it. Now is the time to let What to Do About Your Troubled Child be your guide.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Laura J. Stevens, MSci, received her master’s degree in nutrition science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Since graduation, she has worked at Purdue as a researcher, investigating the relationship between diet and health disorders. Apart from her work at Purdue, Laura is the author of eight books on diet, behavior, and allergies. Laura lives with her amazing cats, Bentley and Seis, in Lafayette, Indiana.

Richard W. Walker, Jr., MD, MBA received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. He earned his MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute. He has served on the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Center, and is the founder and CEO of Walker Health Care Holdings and TVP-Care, Houstonbased national healthcare companies. In addition to being a published writer, Dr. Walker is a highly sought-after speaker. ®

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