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Girl With Her Nose In A Book: Diana’s Memoir

Diana’s memoir, Girl With Her Nose In A Book: How Reading, Dancing & Interviewing Rescued Me, is Cinderella meets The Liar’s Club meets Tuesdays with Morrie.

 Girl With Her Nose In A Book is told in vignettes, interweaving excerpts from thousands of interviews with bestselling authors. At its heart,  Girl With Her Nose In A Book is about transcending childhood trauma, but it’s also about writing and reading – how our lives are changed by books. In that vein, there are dozens of writer cameos, including Mitch Albom, Melody Beattie, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Richard Carlson, Debbie Ford, James Patterson and Chuck Palahniuk – all writers Diana has interviewed and who have passed along their wisdom in some form.

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Early Praise

Diana Page Jordan has written an inspiring book about turning trauma into strength.  Girl With Her Nose In A Book: How Reading, Dancing & Interviewing Rescued Me is heartbreaking, searching, and ultimately triumphant.

~ Cheryl Strayed, New York Times best-selling author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl and Diana have been in the same writing group for five years. Workshop is also home to NYT bestselling authors Chuck Palahniuk and Chelsea Cain.

Diana Page Jordan is living proof of the awesome power of the human spirit. Girl With Her Nose In A Book is a beautifully written memoir that confirms something I have always believed: Human beings are capable of a hope and resilience that can triumph against all odds. This book is a life-affirming gift to us all.

~ Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow

In this case, the title doesn’t lie or even exaggerate. Diana Page Jordan was saved by books — and in her greatest crisis, found a way to leave a bookmark for the rest of us. Just so glad she’s sharing her story.

~ Brad Meltzer, Heroes For My Daughter

What a powerful, searingly honest piece!

I had thought to read just the beginning, but found the story so compelling I stayed up till 1 to finish it. Perhaps I cursed you when my alarm went off at 5 a.m., but that’s what you get for being a good writer!

A poignant and moving memoir, exploring one woman’s haunting journey from victim to survivor and how an arsenal of good books helped make all the difference.

I admire you so much for how far you have come, and I admire even more your strength in sharing your story. It takes a lot of courage to be a memoirist. I am rooting for you.

~ Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author of Live to Tell, Love You More, and Catch Me

Diana Page Jordan’s writing travels through the collective unconscious, through the stories we all live and tell in order to keep going, to find her own voice and path away from the tyranny of the past. In her story a reader can hear music and dance again to a lovesong called life.”

~ Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water, and Dora: A Headcase


Agent: Marilyn Allen
Allen O’Shea Literary Agency LLC

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