Robbie Woliver tells AAN News he left the Press last month to focus on his own startup company and to devote more time to promoting his recent book Alphabet Kids.
Robbie Woliver tells AAN News via email that Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome: A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals was "the book I could have used 15 years ago." Inspired by his own child, he chose to write the book to "provide a road map for parents to help them muddle through the alphabet soup of diagnoses so many children are receiving these days -- many of which are incorrect." In the course of researching and writing, Woliver says he and his wife became inspired to start a nonprofit called Your Day Away that provides a day of respite and support for parents of children with special needs. The nonprofit kicked off in November, and will run as a daily ongoing organization starting next month.
"If I Knew Then," a book written by Amy Fisher and Robbie Woliver -- a columnist and the editor at Long Island Press, respectively -- is featured prominently in an article by Sarah Glazer that appears in The New York Times' April 24 Sunday Book Review. The book is discussed as a "self-publishing" success story. Read Glazer's article here.
Amy Fisher, best known as the Long Island teenager who shot her lover's wife in the face, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Sept. 27 to discuss her new autobiography, If I Knew ThenÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ The book is co-authored by Robbie Woliver, editor-in-chief of AAN member paper Long Island Press, where Fisher is a columnist. During the interview, Oprah asked Fisher what she's learned as a result of her ordeal. "Obviously, it's not nice to shoot people," Fisher replied, laughing. "I'm more self-reflective. I learned to be more compassionate."