Monday, February 09, 2009

Marina's Book

Ooops. One book I meant to publicise and forgot about till just is Marina Mahathir's latest book - 50 Days.

Marina is one of Malaysia's top socio-political bloggers, a longtime newspaper columnist, and an activist fighting the corner of HIV/AIDS sufferers.

For those of you from other places, she also happens to have one of the most famous daddies in the whole land, but is an amazingly down-to-earth person.

Here's the blurb about the book from ZI pulications :
50 Days is a heartwarming account by a daughter who keeps vigil over her father when he goes through his second bypass. The adored father being well known and well loved makes her task extremely delicate for she has to accommodate his well-wishers around the nation (and the world) by keeping them informed of his recovery without compromising her father’s need to rest and recuperate.

This book is based on Marina Mahathir’s blog, Rantings by MM , which became the touchstone for the Malaysian public concerning the progress of Tun Dr. Mahathir’s health in late 2007. With additional commentaries and personal notes included, the story of 50 Days unfolds like a journal and the reader is immersed with the happenings and intimate details of the day.

Tun Dr. Mahathir served as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for 22 years and his statesmanship continues to be recognised within and on a global scale. His daughter, Marina, is an accomplished writer, activist and blogger whose commentaries on social issues often reflect the collective conscience of the
You can catch Marina's author appearances :
21 Feb 2009, Saturday
Borders - The Curve
Time: 3.00pm

22 Feb 2009, Sunday
Borders - The Gardens
Time: 3.00pm

28 Feb 2009, Saturday
MPH - Midvalley Megamall
Time: 3.00pm
Also on 28th she should be appearing also appearing at Readings@Seksan's. More on this later!

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