HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013
Connect readers to the holiday season’s most hilarious gift book
“Every woman or so I’m told
whether in her twenties or many years old
has a love-hate relationship with her hiney,
be it extra-venti or teeny tiny.”
PRESS RELEASE: PITTSBURGH (11/13/2013) – Pittsburgh author Marylu Latagliata Zuk offers this season’s most hilarious holiday gift book. Published by The Artist’s Orchard, “Whose A&& is That?” encourages every woman to “relax her abs, exhale and laugh at what we rarely see – our own backsides.”
“The book is a perfect stand-alone gift for friends, co-workers, female relatives and pairs well with a bottle of wine or some artisan chocolates,” said Zuk. The irresistible read is also perfect for office party grab bags and fun gift exchange situations where it’s sometimes difficult to identify an affordable, light-hearted gift. Hear from the author, click for a short video about ideas for gifting.
According to the author, at the heart of this project is the idea that we all know someone who might benefit from a little humor in her day. “Shelves are full of books that invite women to buy into their insecurities, taunting us with ways to change the way we look,” said Zuk. “My book aims to create a bond among women, encouraging us to laugh together while modeling for young women the importance of embracing our own individuality – size of our rear-end included.”
“This is a fun and relaxing book, sure to bring a big smile to every woman’s face,” said Dina Beauvais of the Dream Program. The author produced a short video during a gathering of friends and colleagues at Studio Xtreme Hair and Tanning Salon on College Hill in her hometown Beaver Falls. Participants read aloud from the book and discuss the derriere.
Cover to cover; Zuk’s hilarious verse is playfully adorned with illustrations by Pittsburgh artist Traycee Bosle. “Whose A&& is That?”- now available for $14 through Amazon and other online booksellers.
Hear the author discuss the inspiration for Whose A&& is That?
About the Author: http://www.maryluzuk.com/
Interviews and information available by request: Contact Carrie Butler at 412-897-6177.
About Marylu Zuk
Having spent the early part of her career in the sometimes friendly skies, author Marylu Zuk perfected the art of smiling through anything – at least until she was out of the passenger’s sight. (Really sir? You actually need me to buckle your seat belt for you?) This skill came in handy as she moved from the airline industry to higher education. Working as a recruiter for a Pittsburgh-based career college, she climbed the recruitment ladder from road-warrior to enrollment VP before realizing that her circuitous career path (babysitter, playground supervisor, flight attendant, classroom presenter, sales manager) while continually elevating in title and salary, it essentially carried the same job responsibilities – maintaining order and keeping people happy. A self-proclaimed ‘Pollyanna’, Marylu realized it was time for a change when having the same conversation, with the same people, became exhausting. (How many times must you tell a grown woman she needs to cover her cleavage at work?). Getting ready for an outdoor promotions event in 2002, Marylu used the two-mirror trick to see how she looked in her jeans. ‘Oh my God! Whose ass is that?!’ she exclaimed. … and the idea for Whose A&& is That? was born. Having worked for the airlines at a time when your weight, piercings and fingernail length were scrutinized daily, her story gives every woman permission to relax her abs, exhale and laugh at what we rarely see – our own backsides!
Marylu Zuk is from Beaver Falls, PA and attended Beaver Falls High School before moving to Arizona where she graduated from Yavapai College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She now resides in Pittsburgh’s South Hills.