447 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
“Gloria is one of the most gracious guests I
can remember having; it was an absolute pleasure to
meet her. Small accommodations are normal with every
author; everything about Gloria is ‘normal’
except that nothing about Gloria’s life is ‘normal’.
Here is the difference: Unlike most authors who have
overcome obstacles, Gloria has not only overcome them,
but has refused to define herself in terms of those
obstacles. She is simply a marvelous guest, with a few
extra features. We hardly noticed the extras after the
warmth of her hello.
“Gloria is a woman who chooses to live every
moment fully, and fully beyond her physical limitations.
Of course she is a woman of extraordinary determination,
of extraordinary faith and extraordinary humor. We can
only imagine how dark some of her days have been, and
while we stop to think how enormous her task has been,
she has left it behind, left us in her dust while she
blasts past us, moving on to her moments of discovery,
of renewal, and also of the indignation at the arrogance
of the conventional medical community. It is living
her life that matters to Gloria, not re-living her losses.
“So many hardship stories fail to move past the
losses. We heard Gloria talk about those losses, but
more importantly, we saw how much she enjoys every opportunity
to feel the joy in her life.
“If I identify what has stayed with me so long
after Gloria’s event, it is the memory of her
total engagement with every moment, with every person,
with the very essence of here and now.”
Dutton’s Books, Beverly Hills, California