Penngrove, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2004 -
Â Eleanor Roosevelt II, niece and namesake of her famous aunt, will appear live on Fox & Friends, the morning show on The Fox News Channel, April 29 at 6:50 a.m. Ms. Roosevelt, the daughter of Hall Roosevelt, EleanorÂs brother, has written her first book, With Love, Aunt Eleanor, at the age of 84. She is in Washington and New York talking about the book. The book is written in ÂscrapbookÂ style, offering a series anecdotes about revealing episodes in Eleanor RooseveltÂs long and richly textured life.
The book's pages are filled with humor and heart warming stories. It is illustrated by many photos and mementos taken from Ms. Roosevelt's personal scrapbooks, albums she started when she was a teenager. It includes many never seen before personal photos of the entire Roosevelt clan including shots of Eleanor learning to dive at the age of 64, Ms. Roosevelt's coming out party at the White House and numerous handwritten notes and mementos from Eleanor. She is bringing part of her scrapbooks to the Fox Show.
Asked about why she wrote the book, Ms Roosevelt said that ÂI learned so much about life from my Aunt Eleanor,Â recalls Roosevelt, who maintained a close relationship with her famous aunt until the day she died. ÂIn a world of Reality TV, where scandal is the norm, I wanted to let the world know that there are people whose personal lives were as full of spirit and compassion as their public lives.Â
What emerges from this unique and highly readable book is a vivid portrait of a woman who lived with grace, dignity and a dedication to work that puts most of us to shame. Indeed, in an age of Âtell allÂ books, this book depicts a personal side to the First Lady of the World that simply adds to the sentiment that they just donÂt make public servants like Eleanor Roosevelt anymore.
Ms. Roosevelt met with Hillary Clinton in Washington, and plans to meet with reporters from several local TV stations and newspapers in New York, as well as appear on the Fox network.
With Love, Aunt Eleanor: Personal Stories from my Life with the First Lady of the World (Scrapbook Press, 2004, ISBN: 0-9743017-0-1)Âby Eleanor Roosevelt II, is distributed by IPG.
About Scrapbook Press.
Scrapbook Press, LLC, is a California publishing company, established in 2002. The company distributes its books through traditional channels, including IPG, and also on the web via its Small World Distribution NetworkÂa grass roots effort to partner with the reading community.
For additional information on the book, please visit: http://www.scrapbookpress.com
Rocks-DeHart Public Relations,
Praise for With Love, Aunt Eleanor
ÂA treasury of wonderfully informal photographs accompany Eleanor IIÂs lively, often funny but always discerning anecdotes, tales that offer an intimate, affectionate, and humanizing portrait of a beloved yet controversial public figure.Â
ÂStarred and boxed Booklist review
ÂA charming portrait of a woman and an era.Â
ÂPublishers Weekly Annex review
ÂWith Love provides a rare view of the private life of a public woman. Readers interested in politics and history, or anyone who remembers a loving aunt, will enjoy this ardent portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt.Â
ÂThis intimate, humorous, insightful, loving and tenderly written memoir has brought ER to life as no other book has.Â
Nina Roosevelt Gibson, granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt
ÂHer eldest niece, and among those who knew her best, ER II has given us the gift of a rare and profoundly moving collection of personal photographs and drawings; intimate and wise observations.Â
Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt, Volumes 1 and 2
ÂAnyone who spends time with this scrapbook will get a rare, intimate glimpse of what it was like to spend a quiet, loving time with the greatest woman of the century. I laughed, I cried, and I reveled in their devotion to one another, and I came away enriched and empowered by them both.Â
Allida Black, Director, The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project; Editor, Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt.
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