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18

Nov
2013

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“Actor’s Art & Craft” Named First of “Five Books Every Actor Must Own”

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A new and very kind review from the website ActinginLondon.co.uk (“Your #1 Guide to Becoming a Working Actor in London, LA or NYC”) has named The Actor’s Art and Craft the first of “Five Books Every Actor Must Own.”  Calling the book, “highly recommended,” the review calls The Actor’s Art and Craft:

“The best book there is right now on the subject of Meisner Technique. William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner’s legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Damon DiMarco has done a great job Read more…

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08

Sep
2011

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MSNBC Today calls “Tower Stories” a “Must-read”

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On 9/8/11, Alex Smith and Rick Schindler compiled a list of “Five must-read books about 9/11 and its legacy.”

I’m proud to say that my book, Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 was the first book cited. Mr. Smith and Mr. Schindler write:

Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11
By Damon DiMarco
(Santa Monica Press)

“Arguably the most successful attempt at capturing the enormity of the events of 9/11, Damon DiMarco’s sprawling oral history runs a wide gamut of testimony from survivors, responders, witnesses and people whose lives were forever altered by the attacks. The human stories are presented with a raw Read more…

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22

Jun
2011

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Re: “Tower Stories,” Odyssey Networks interviews Damon for smartphone app

On 22, Jun 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace and social justice through the production and distribution of media. Odyssey’s membership includes over 60 faith groups and organizations. A list of member faith groups and organizations is available on their website’s member section.

Damon was interviewed as part of the Network’s new mobile smartphone app, “Call on Faith” for iPhone, Blacberry, and Android. “Call on Faith” features over 120 videos representing faiths from around the world and across all cultures. Look for Damon talking about his book “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11″ in the Call on Faith “ON Page” section next month. Other features authors include Lauren Hillenbrand, Ashley Judd, and Conor Grennan.

You can follow Odyssey Networks at:

www.twitter.com/odysseynetworks

www.facebook.com/odysseynetworks

Order your copy of “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” here:

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08

Jun
2011

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Missouri college to do two readings of “Tower Stories” to commemorate September 11th

On 08, Jun 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

East Central College of Union, Missouri will host two nights of readings from my book Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 as part of their commermoration of 9/11, this coming September.

Publishers Weekly called Tower Stories:

“. . . monumental . . . In the weeks following the World Trade Center attack, DiMarco, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, wandered Manhattan collecting the stories of Gothamites who survived the collapse of the towers, came to help or simply bore witness-whether from elsewhere in the city, across the country or overseas . . . DiMarco’s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.” 

Library Journal called Tower Stories:

“…unique, a multitude of firsthand experiences preserved as few other 9/11 books have done. This second edition is expanded with many more photographs and with updates about a number of the witnesses interviewed. Recommended for all public and undergraduate libraries.”

Interested in doing a reading event at your theater, college or university, or civic group? All public readings of material from Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11  are subject to a performance royalty, as well as certain contracual agreements and restrictions. Please e-mail info@towerstories.org or mail@damondimarco.com to request a Royalty Application.

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20

May
2011

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Of “My Two Chinas”: veteran book reviewer says it “must be read.”

On 20, May 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades. In his monthly column, Bookviews, Caruba writes about my latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang (foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama).

“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary ($26.00, Prometheus Books) by Baiqiano Tang with Damon DiMarco describes China from inside, a China in which its people are being imprisoned by their own government for the “crime” of wanting a more democratic republic Read more…

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10

May
2011

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“My Two Chinas”: Canadian reviewer calls it “mesmerizing and important”

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On May 7, 2011, Yvonne Crittenden of the Sudbury Star writes:

“This is the story of a very brave man. Baiqiao Tang is one of the best known young Chinese dissidents whose hopes for democracy in China were dashed after the massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989. In this gripping and poignant story of his life in China and eventual escape to safety in the west, Tang shows how a brilliant, dedicated young student was instilled with a desire to bring human rights to his country. Tang’s name became legendary in the pro-democracy movement in China. He was imprisoned in a notorious jail in the crackdown after Tiananmen Square. He describes the horrendous treatment meted out by brutal guards who tortured, starved and routinely beat prisoners. Paroled, he now lives in New York City and carries the banner for his cause in exile. A mesmerizing and Read more…

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29

Apr
2011

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Popular China-phile site “Kan Zhong Guo” reviews “My Two Chinas”

On 29, Apr 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Kan Zhong Guo is an independent media firm established in the United States of America as a platform to integrate China into the global village, and to provide the public with an accurate account of modern China. The site says it maintains a vision to “bridge the gap between East and West, promoting traditional Chinese culture and values.”

You can read the Kan Zhong Guo review here: http://en.kanzhongguo.com/realchina/my_two_chinas.html

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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.  

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.  

My Two Chinas features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.   

Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.   

Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.  

Visit us on Facebook, Click here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

 

HostGator review

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11

Apr
2011

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“My Two Chinas” wins excellent Publishers Weekly review

On 11, Apr 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Publishers Weekly, abbreviated PW, is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. Published continuously for the past 138 years, it has carried the tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling.” With 51 issues a year, the emphasis today is on book reviews.

First published in 1872, the magazine began as The Publishers’ Weekly (with an apostrophe), a collective catalog for publishers to pool their resources. That listing of books enabled booksellers to learn about forthcoming titles, and eventually the publication expanded to include features and articles.

They’ve written a glowing review of my latest book, “My Two Chinas.”

To read it, click on: PW Web Review My Two Chinas

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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.

My Two Chinas features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.

Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.

Visit us on Facebook, Click here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

HostGator review

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24

Mar
2011

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For the Chinese language market, excellent press for “My Two Chinas”

On 24, Mar 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Some Chinese-language media have begun to report on the release of “My Two Chinas.” Here some of the most recent links:

Secret China

Epoch Times

New Tang Dynasty TV

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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.  

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.  

My Two Chinas features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.   

Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.   

Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.  

Visit us on Facebook, Click here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

HostGator review

 

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14

Mar
2011

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“Tower Stories” named one of the “500 Best Books You’ll Ever Read”

On 14, Mar 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Trivia question:

What do the following books have in common?

Answer:

They’re all featured in Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You’ll Ever Read by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. Right next to my own  Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.

Mittelmark and Newman write:

“Damon DiMarco wandered through New York in the weeks after the attack on the Twin Towers collecting the first person accounts that comprise Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11. As you might expect, the result is a series of seriously tear-jerking stories of loss, heroism, and horror.”

Well.

I still wish that Tower Stories never had to be written. But as years pass, it’s nice to see that it’s keeping good company.

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About Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11

 

“The only widely available oral history of 9/11 from the perspective of New Yorkers, this monumental work (originally released by Revolution in 2004) has been updated for the sixth anniversary of the national tragedy. In the weeks following the World Trade Center attack, DiMarco, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, wandered Manhattan collecting the stories of Gothamites who survived the collapse of the towers, came to help or simply bore witness-whether from elsewhere in the city, across the country or overseas . . . DiMarco’s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.” 

          STAR REVIEW from Publisher’s Weekly 

“. . .unique, a multitude of firsthand experiences preserved as few other 9/11 books have done. This second edition is expanded with many more photographs and with updates about a number of the witnesses interviewed. Recommended for all public and undergraduate libraries.” 

          Margaret Heilbrun for Library Journal 

“While the events of that day were tragic, inspirational reading experience. Most people experienced the terrorist attacks from a safe distance. Like me, many witnessed the events unfold on television. This book not only puts human faces with the events but also gives a glimpse into the rich culture of New Yorkers. While many of the contributors are obviously still struggling to come to grips with the events of that day, they are survivors, and for that reason, they have earned my admiration. Their stories need to be told and preserved as part of the historical record, and DiMarco does this in a compelling fashion.” 

          Journal of Folklore Research 

“I hope this book remains in print for a very long time to come, because everyone should read it. Our children should read it. With regard to 9/11, we-as a people-cannot allow a myth to take root. We must ground ourselves in our pain if we have any hope of moving forward. And move forward we must.” 

          Thomas Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission (From the Foreword of Tower Stories) 

“This book defends the understanding, as also the horror, of that day. We are indebted to Mr. DiMarco for the effort and for the editorial acuity.” 

          William F. Buckley, Jr. 

 

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