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“Power Readers” pour into BEA on Saturday June 1, 2013

New York, NY — Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in North America, was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Thursday May 30 through Saturday June 1, 2013.   The exposition highlighted the latest technology and developments in the book publishing industry, and was a showcase for star and emerging talent.  All of the big publishers including Simon & Schuster, Hachette, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, Random House, Scholastic and others, joined with leaders in publishing services such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Createspace, Sony, Kobo and many others.  Notables such as Chris Matthews, Stephen King, Jim Carey, Ann Romney and Rick Atkinson were just a small number of the multitudes of well-known authors and personalities present.

Sunbury Press joined with the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) and other independent publishers in aisle 2300. Sunbury had a slate of authors appear at their table. Several were photographed or interviewed by the media. Appearing at this year’s expo were:

Thursday May 30: Carole LaPlante, Robert Miller and Ernest Marshall

Friday May 31: Mary Dimino, Thomas Malafarina, Cathy Jordan and Margaret Meacham

Saturday June 1: Mike Sgrignoli, Shelly Frome and Joanne Risso




BEA - Carole LaPlante

Carole LaPlante

BEA - Ernest Marshall

Ernest Marshall

BEA - Maggie Meacham

Margaret Meacham

BEA - Mary Dimino

Mary Dimino

BEA - Mike Sgrignoli

Mike Sgrignoli

BEA - Robert Miller

Robert Miller

BEA - Shelly Frome

Shelly Frome

BEA Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan

BEA- Joanne Risso

Joanne Risso

BEA Tom Malafarina

Thomas Malafarina


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New York, NY – There’s a new book out that’s the anti-dieting book, with a mission to not perpetuate the dirty word “skinny” (yes, skinny is a dirty word), but rather to call attention to the many societal ways in which our country emphasizes a body type that is not only unattainable, but also, actually, unhealthy.

Scared Skinny No More!

Scared Skinny No More!

In an unlikely and refreshing pairing, comedienne Mary Dimino and Dr. Brad Johnson have teamed up to write Scared Skinny No More: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss. Dimino, most famous for her critically acclaimed solo show “Scared Skinny,” winner of The New York International Fringe Festival Best Solo Show Award, in addition to many other TV roles, national commercials and standup shows, and Johnson, a research doctor with more than 20 years in the wellness and fitness fields, realized that by combining forces they could write a smart, thought-provoking book on the state of health and perceived beauty in our country. Naturally, there are also some classic “aha” moments from Dimino, delivered with humor and levity.

The title of the book originates from Dimino’s hit solo show, “Scared Skinny.” Growing up fat, funny and afraid in an Italian family from Queens, food … and then more food … was a part of the daily routine. After years of what turned into emotional eating, Dimino was quite literally scared skinny. One day, after an alarming visit to her doctor and overhearing some cruel comments in a park, Dimino took responsibility, got to work and lost 115 pounds. Her hilarious journey is documented in this award-winning one woman show

“There was a time in my life when I worshiped the word ‘skinny’ and wanted to be known as that,” says Dimino. “After reflecting on my own experiences, and teaming up with Brad, I realized that the emphasis in our society should be on living a healthy life, not by trying to become a size zero overnight. We hope that this book will give women a fresh outlook on their weight and body image and hopefully push the nation in the right direction.”

Scared Skinny is divided into myths about weight, body image and health, including:

• If you’re overweight, you’re unhealthy.
• If you want to lose weight, you need to cut out carbs.
• If you’re thin, you automatically have a low BMI.

“I’ve spent my life’s work researching all aspects of weight and health, and I quickly realized that our society is at a gross disadvantage with all of the misinformation out there,” says Dr. Johnson. “I hope that readers will breathe a sigh of relief after reading this book and learn that there are many factors, both of a societal and personal nature, that contribute to one’s weight. Once we understand these factors, we can move forward towards a healthier future.”

Scared Skinny No More!: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss
Authored by Dr. Brad Johnson, Authored by Mary Dimino
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
144 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061855
ISBN-10: 1620061856
BISAC: Health & Fitness / Weight Loss

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Also available on Kindle and Nook

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