Nigel Barker Book Signing This Saturday in D.C., Regan Hofmann and Courtney Sheinmel Draw Crowd at National Arts Club
Foundation Friends and Ambassadors Present and Discuss their Latest Works
October 14, 2010
Nigel Barker filmed a documentary
in Tanzania in 2009.
From a Foundation perspective, it’s an active week on the literary circuit! This Saturday, October 16, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, and Foundation Ambassador Nigel Barker visits Washington, D.C. as part of his worldwide tour in support of his recently released book Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation
. It discusses both outer and inner beauty, and also touches upon his work with the Foundation. The signing will take place at the second annual Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Expo at the Washington Convention Center, and is open to the public from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here
Authors and friends Regan
Hofmann (left) and Courtney
Sheinmel (right) at the National
Arts Club, October 12.
On October 12 at the National Arts Club in New York City, Foundation Ambassador Regan Hofmann joined author and longtime Foundation supporter Courtney Sheinmel to present a reading, discussion, and book signing of their latest works (Regan’s I Have Something to Tell You
and Courtney’s Positively
) to an enthusiastic and welcoming crowd. Regan’s memoir recounts her journey disclosing her HIV status, and also discusses her visit to Kenya to see the Foundation’s global work in action. Courtney’s book is a fictional account of one young girl’s experience growing up HIV-positive, and draws upon her personal experience of friendship with the Glaser family.
If you’re interested in purchasing any of the books referenced above, here’s a brief synopsis of each:
NIGEL BARKER’S BEAUTY EQUATION
by Nigel Barker
What is beauty? From where does it stem? How do we obtain it? As a photographer and filmmaker, Foundation Ambassador Nigel Barker has been capturing beauty for nearly 20 years – and his book is a quest to find what truly makes each and every one of us beautiful. Using his own experiences as background, Nigel appeals to the reader to examine various attributes of inner beauty, revealing just how easy it is to not only feel beautiful, but to appear so. Nigel’s book is available through most major booksellers including Amazon.com
, and Barnes & Noble
I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
I Have Something To
by Regan Hofmann
A poignant, unflinchingly honest memoir about living with HIV, I Have Something to Tell Yo
u is the story of one woman’s courageous effort to address the stigma that unfairly envelops HIV and AIDS – and to ultimately change people’s perceptions. A Princeton, New Jersey native blessed with a loving family, stunning physical beauty and a life of privilege, Regan nonetheless harbored a terrible secret. She was diagnosed with HIV in 1996, and kept silent about her positive status for 10 years, shamed by a disease most people at the time considered the province of gay men, intravenous drug users and sex workers. Eventually reconsidering how she wanted to live her life, Regan summoned the courage to come out about her condition. Her powerful story reminds us that we each hold the power to decide how best to use the time we have been given. Purchase Regan’s memoir on the Simon & Schuster website.
by Courtney Sheinmel
An accomplished author of novels for pre-teens and teenagers, Courtney presents a powerful, uplifting story about Emmy, a 13-year-old who loses her mother to AIDS. Having contracted HIV herself when her mother unknowingly passed it on to her during pregnancy, Emmy grapples with the disease and, on the advice of her father, finds her way to Camp Positive, a sleepaway camp for HIV-positive girls. Despite her initial reluctance to stay, Emmy begins to find solace with girls who face similar obstacles. Emmy's straightforward tone and reflections on the loss of her mother and her illness are wrenchingly authentic. For more information, check out the book page on the Simon & Schuster website