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Pawpress is proud to announce the birth of our new book You Are Who You Eat, The Revolutionary New Cannibal Diet
Cartoons, Jokes and Diet Tips for the Cannibal – and Civilian -- Connoisseur
Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2016 – Book Release Date: June 8, 2016. What is You Are Who You Eat? Tongue in cheek diet and lifestyle tips by former chubby pre-teen-cum-Weight-Watchers-consultant Ina Silvert Hillebrandt, with social satire and cannibal jokes by Hillebrandt and her Uncle Dan. Plus, a liberal dose of never before released cartoons by the late Dedini, whose art regularly appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire and other journals and venues for decades.
The book is intended to share real diet tips with readers, but more importantly, to make people laugh. Which in reality author Hillebrandt feels is also a great weight control tool. To quote her:
"I love it when I can help people who come up to me with questions such as, ‘What’s the right food for a young athlete before a game?’ Answer: ‘We’ve learned that carbo loading is important for enhancing an athlete’s performance. So I’d suggest something starchy, like a Nun.’"
About recognition, Pawpress is proud to say that the book has been added to the Dedini collection at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, at Ohio State University. Early reviews include:
“Very Viennese. Light, but with an edge.” Al Gollin, Newspaper Advertising Bureau
“At last! A diet that makes sense!” The Donner Party
“Tch, tch! This is terrible. I love it!” Ron Levitt, Citibank
About Pawpress. The imprint publishes books in the genres of humor, memoirs, poetry, self-help and fiction. Other titles include Amazon.com best sellers, Pawprints, the book of close encounters of the furry kind by Ina Hillebrandt, and Stories From The Heart, Vol. 2, a collection of stories by students from many countries and eras; Hillebrandt’s How to Write Your Memoirs; Wine, Women, Whispers, by Alon Mintz. To see all Pawpress books please visit Pawpress Books.
If you would like more information about You Are Who You Eat, such as why one should eat Wright, and other healthful Farmed Families, about our authors or other Pawpress books, please contact Anna Paws
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You Are Who You Eat Cannibal Diet Author Ina Hillebrandt to Speak on Creativity and Humor and Carolyn Howard, The Expert on Promoting Your Book Frugally
Los Angeles, November 30, 2016 – Wednesday, December 7, 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Book Publicists of Southern California. Founder Irwn Zucker will be on hand to lead the festivities of this gala holiday mixer embracing Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa at the legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge hotel, located at 12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. 91604.
Key speakers include: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author on how to promote frugally in the book biz in 2017 and Ina Hillebrandt, author of “You are Who You Eat,” with tips on how to inject creativity and humor into your book promotions.
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You Are Who You Eat Cannibal Diet Author Ina Hillebrandt Wins IRWIN Award
Her Book of Cartoons, Jokes and Diet Tips for the Cannibal – and Civilian – Connoisseur
Awarded Honor "Most Provocative Book of the Year -- by Book Publicists of Southern California
Los Angeles, October 13, 2016 – Lots of fun at the Annual IRWIN Awards, when author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt was awarded the IRWIN for Most Provocative Book of the Year.
"I thought when I was writing this book," Ina said, "if I were ever asked what would be the hardest thing about getting it done, I'd say it was transferring all the jokes from the napkins. But no, it turned out to be publicity. Why, you ask? Well," she said, pointing at the cover art of the upper torso of a nude woman biting a man on the nose, by the internationally known cartoonist Dedini, "it's got...boobs! And you can't publicize boobs on Facebook. I was thinking of creating a press release title, 'Facebook forces author to remove boobs.'" But saner heads prevailed. It's not just FB, after all.
She's thinking, though, that she may have to cover the "offensive nudity" with something. The Irwin. It's a lot to give up. But Facebook and some retailers, like Amazon, don't give a rat's patootie that "It's a cartoon, fer heaven's sake!" Nor that it's art -- and in a museum. It's still "Nudity." Sigh.
Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt will be available for remote – and safe – interviews, if you'd like to discuss political correctness on this topic: Contact Info
You Are Who You Eat Cannibal Diet Author Ina Hillebrandt Agrees Not to Appear in the Flesh at BEA
Her Book of Cartoons, Jokes and Diet Tips for the Cannibal – and Civilian – Connoisseur
Will Be Present -- at Book Publicists of Southern California’s Booth #1176.
Chicago, May 11, 2016 – After a hard fought dispute, publisher Pawpress is pleased to announce that a settlement with management has been reached. In return for the imprint’s agreement to keep author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt and followers of her weight control plan from stalking the corridors of this year’s Book Expo, the book will be allowed to appear onsite. At the booth of the intrepid Irwin Zucker, founder of Book Publicists of Southern California, Booth #1176. Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt will be available for remote – and safe – interviews: Contact Info
Not the first dispute. Pawpress acknowledges that some members of the public, while intrigued, express confusion when seeing the cover and title of this book. Comments such as, “Is this a book about sex, Ina?” And, “That’s so true. You are what you eat!” “This is a book about eating right, and dieting, right?” are followed, upon looking inside, by, “Wait a minute… Is this tongue in cheek? Whose tongue? Whose cheek?” And, “Everybody is so concerned about nutrition and weight loss. It’s refreshing to just laugh about it.” Of course there are those who say, “Cannibals? Yick!” To which Ina replies, “To eat his own.”
So what is this book, and who is it for? Low cal tips like “Lay off fried people” make You Are Who You Eat the ideal weight loss guide for anyone -- cannibal and civilian alike -- who has trouble stopping after that first bite. And for people who relish cannibal jokes. Mouth-watering illustrations, previously unpublished, are by the late Playboy, Esquire, The New Yorker and Disney cartoonist Dedini. Former chubby teen-cum-consultant-to-Weight Watchers Ina Silvert Hillebrandt created the diet and cooking tips, along with ideas to nourish the inner cannibal (and non-imbibers) while slimming down. Uncle Dan tossed social satire into the pot -- his recipe for skewered presidents is to die for, and this cooking tip, “Use Oil of Olé when sautéing Spaniards,” makes so much sense when you see how he fleshes it out.
HONORS: Publisher Pawpress is proud to note that in February 2016, You Are Who You Eat was added to the collection of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University, where a number of original cartoons featuring Dedini’s signature luscious women and lascivious men, along with other art, are housed. Dedini and his art are being honored at a special exhibit at the Billy Ireland from 2/13 - 5/22/2016.
Author and Illustrator Bios
Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt - Spearhead Of 'You Are Who You Eat.' Even As A Young Kid, She Loved Playing With Her Food. Ina was always a foodie and indeed became a chubby pre-teen. Though she has remained slim, she's always been plagued by a fear of eating too much, or what she calls a "fat head." Which led her to years of studying and practicing every form of Weight Control on the planet. She finally graduated. Became a Fortune 500 marketing/strategic planning consultant. Early clients: Weight Watchers. And Dunkin’ Donuts. “Weight Watcher clients usually had donut crumbs on their lips,” she’s fond of recalling. She also worked for IBM, a lot of financial institutions, like Citibank, TV networks, airlines and food manufacturers, as well as nonprofits. These days, she’s a writing coach and publisher, and a writer. With screenplay and TV treatments in discussion for development. Books include bestsellers Pawprints – the book used in a Jane Goodall Educators’ Workshop that grew into a literacy program for kids, How to Write Your Memoirs, and Stories From the Heart, Vol. 2, a compendium of tales by students from different countries, and different eras. Her publishing arm has over a dozen titles, ranging from poetry to memoir, mystery to kids’ books.
About Dedini, Illustrator and Cover Artist
Eldon Dedini is best known worldwide for his cartoons in The New Yorker, Playboy and Esquire. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum has an exhibit honoring him Feb 13-May 22. They have also added You Are Who You Eat to their Dedini collection. A fine documentary about the man showing his warmth, humanity, wit and love of life is available for all to see on YouTube. Links: http://YouAreWhoYouEat.net/about-illustrator-dedini/.
About Uncle Dan
Ina’s Uncle Dan contributed social satire, too many puns to count, and a fine sense of social justice to You Are Who You Eat. In his other life, he was recognized as an artist -- the top furniture refinisher in Philadelphia. And beloved as a man who was kind, generous and one who supported important cultural and social institutions, including the Philadelphia Libraries.
Our Founding Spear-It, Ina’s Dad, Abe Silvert
You Are Who You Eat is really a family affair. Ina’s dad started the cannibal joke tradition. A born storyteller, he kept two young kids (Ina and her brother Conrad) from committing suicide on 3,000 mile car trips every year -- driving from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and back again -- by telling all sorts of tales, many true. Related to this book – he’d be talking, then suddenly, silent. Ina and Conrad never worried. Sure enough, a minute later, out would come a cannibal joke. The rest is history.
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YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT Artist Dedini Honored in Exhibit at Cartoon Museum
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Exhibit February 13 – May 22, 2016
Columbus, Ohio, February 23, 2016 – Eldon Dedini, the late Esquire, Playboy, The New Yorker and Disney cartoonist whose work lavishly illustrates the new book, You Are Who You Eat, is being honored by the Billy Ireland Library & Museum at Ohio State University at the exhibit entitled, “Dedini: The Art of Humor." Damon Jaggers, Director, says of the Ireland:
"I see our mission is as one that brings to light the contributions of artists to the culture of our community."
Ina Silvert Hillebrandt, author of You Are Who You Eat, says about Dedini and the exhibit:
"Eldon was a delightful man. Not only funny and terrifically talented as an artist, he was also a generous, warm human being. Who knew how to live. I am honored to have our book included in the Dedini collection by Jenny Robb, Curator, and the other folks at the Ireland. They have so many luscious examples of Eldon's work in the exhibit. And I like to think that though he is not here to see visitors laughing as they go around the room, he's up there somewhere, smiling. And dining well."
Book Release Date: June 8, 2016. What is You Are Who You Eat? Tongue in cheek diet and lifestyle tips by former chubby pre-teen-cum-Weight-Watchers-consultant Ina Silvert Hillebrandt, with social satire and cannibal jokes by Hillebrandt and her Uncle Dan. Plus, a liberal dose of never before released cartoons by the late Dedini.
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If you would like more information about You Are Who You Eat, such as why one should eat Wright, and other healthful Farmed Families, about our authors or other Pawpress books, please contact Anna Paws. For more information about the Ireland exhibit, Call 614-292-0538, or visit cartoons.osu.edu.
YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt appears on radio with host Rose Colombo
Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 2016 – Rose Colombo N The Justice Club/Author’s Corner/Ina Silvert Hillebrandt/You Are Who You Eat/a fun diet book/and Rose’s commentary/FreedomizerRadio | Current Events Podcasts
Posted on April 26, 2016 by rose4justice
Rose Colombo N The Justice Club -Live Radio at Freedomizer Radio at BTR/podcasts
Rose Colombo invites author, Ina Silvert Hillebrandt to join her in a fun interview about her book, ‘You Are Who You Eat: The Revolutionary New Cannibal Diet’ – and we’ll learn more about this special diet that will make you laugh, but the book teaches you how to eat healthy as Ina is an expert in her field and has worked with big names like Dunkin’ Donuts and Weight Watchers. She shares her knowledge as an educator when she holds her informative workshops on diet and living a better life. Ina will be Rose’s guest on Author’s Corner at 9:30am pst and 12:30pm est on Rose Colombo N The Justice Club from 9am-10:30am pst when Rose also discusses the issues of the day and how they affect us and those around the world – Listen live online worldwide – podcasts or at (347) 324-3704