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First Saturday Hardcover – October, 2002
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My most recent book is not a novel at all, but a guide to pocket parks and public spaces in New York City. BEST POCKET PARKS OF NYC is the first publication of my new company, Pocket Parks Publishing, which was formed after I attended an entrepreneurship program called Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans' Families. The subject came about when I was searching for a fun project that would allow me to go into my favorite city in the world, New York City. When I was an actress, I used to stop in this public parks in between auditions, classes or just wanted to take a moment away from the busy city. There are over 530 on New York City's list of privately owned public space, about 235 that are comfortable enough to visit and used for their intended purpose, and currently 56 in my book. I plan to add more parks with the next revision and to publish guides to pocket parks and green spaces in various cities in the U.S. and in London which is currently conducting a program to grant money to organizations and individuals to fix up small spaces into pocket parks around London.
My current project is a service of Pocket Parks Publishing called 'Veteran Stories.' I take deployment journals or interview veterans to produce a paperback book of their stories and memories that they can pass down to their family. They may not think their stories are valuable or interesting, but their friends and family members say the opposite and want to hear them. I speak about the value of telling your story, whether you write it yourself or I do it for you, in various settings and would love to come to speak to your group.
To learn more about me and my latest projects, please visit Pocket Parks Publishing (http://www.PocketParksNYC.com), Veteran Stories (http://www.VeteranStories.biz) or my author page at (http://www.RosemaryOBrien.net). While you're there, please leave a message! I love to know what my fans are thinking.
Top Customer Reviews
know the support system, the laughs, the tears. Rosemary O'Brien's "First
Saturday" is a celebration of those adult female relationships. O'Brien's writing
style flows easily off the page, bringing you instantly into these women's lives
and homes--you feel as if you are sitting there at the table with them, sipping
coffee and listening. Their stories are the stories of women everywhere--real
and raw. This book reminds us that life may not be easy, and it may not be
made easier by friends, but that you can count on your friend being there and
holding your hand throughout. When you close the last page of this book, you
feel as if you have made four new friends, and you know that through the bonds
among women, there will be a hand held out for you when you need it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
CORRECTION: The paperback and Kindle versions were published in June, 2012.
NOTE: This review was posted by the author for a friend without internet service. Read more
This is a great story about friendship and the complexities of having multiple friends, each with their own set of problems. Read morePublished on January 13, 2003
I was truly enthralled by the book right from the start. These 4 women are connected to each other in a way that the average man or woman can definitely relate to. Read morePublished on November 24, 2002 by JoAnn Anderson