Dr. Ruth, Author of Our New Book, to Appear on GMA
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, author of the forthcoming Roller Coaster Grandma, will appear on Good Morning America this Friday to promote the book.
Coming February 1 from Apples & Honey Press, Roller-Coaster Grandma: The Amazing Story of Dr. Ruth depicts the ups and downs of Dr. Ruth's life. Set in a graphic novel format for ages 8-12, it recounts her escape from the Nazis at age 10 aboard a Kindertransport, to training as a sniper with the Hagganah in Israel, through her immigration to the U.S. where she started as a maid, became a college professor, and eventually a television star. Using a trip to an amusement park with her grandchildren as its framework, the story subtly demonstrates lessons of grit, resilience, and strength that readers can apply to their own lives.
At age 89, Dr. Ruth is energetic and eager to reach young people with her message of resilience and reinvention. “I’ve written 40 books but I never thought I’d be the author of what looks to me like a giant comic book!” she said of the book that was co-written by her long-time collaborator Pierre Lehu, and illustrated by graphic artist Mark Simmons.
Look for Dr. Ruth on ABC's Good Morning America on January 12. Check your local listings.