Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace: Beverly Donofrio at the Miami Book Fair

One of the authors who gave us a great blurb for BADASS, Beverly Donofrio, is presenting at the Book Fair on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Donofrio is the author of RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS, a best-selling memoir that was turned into a movie starring Drew Barrymore in 2001.

When she was 55, Donofrio was attacked at knifepoint by a serial rapist.  In her new book, ASTONISHED, she writes about that experience and how it led her on a spiritual quest that changed her life.

“It’s a beautiful story,” says Nicholas Garnett, editor at Sliver of Stone Magazine. “Beverly is presenting with two other wonderful and accomplished writers, Janet Burroway and John W. Evans, both of whom faced the worst that life can dish out—a son’s suicide, and the death of a spouse—and were brave enough to write about it.”

They’ll be in room 8303 (bldg. 8, 3rd floor. Here’s a link to their bios and book summaries.