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President, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations.  A book publicity firm which integrates traditional and new media tactics to get great book publicity in major media outlets such as NPR, The New York Times and USA Today. Best selling authors represented include Alan Dershowitz, Spencer Johnson, Monty Roberts, Victor Navasky, Robert Coles, Joan Wester Anderson, and Stuart Hample. Greenberg launched the campaign for April is National Poetry Month for the Academy of American Poets. Recently she helped launch a new line of teen fiction for Albert Whitman & Co. and publicized the memoir of humorous folk-singer songwriter Christine Lavin, Cold Pizza for Breakfast. Greenberg speaks at book industry events such as the Women's National Book Association and Bookexpoamerica. She is a Publicity Advisor to the Women's National Book Association of New York City, and its past president and publicity chair.  She also served as Judge for the Audies helping to select the Audio Book of The Year for 2012.

With the social media revolution, the firm's tactics now include book promotion, publicity and marketing  in new media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.

Prior to founding her own firm, Greenberg was employed at Simon & Schuster, M. Evans & Co., Cambridge University Press, and Pantheon Books.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Excuse Me for Living": A Novel and Movie by Ric Klass

CONTACT: Susannah Greenberg, publicity@bookbuzz.com
Request a review copy or interview using an online form





A Novel

By Ric Klass

“Ric Klass is a consistently entertaining figure . . . a highly enjoyable book.”
—Dick Cavett

“Tickled my funny bone and warmed my heart.”
—Jerry Stiller

“Great humor and social satire with an underlying heart of a young man’s redemption.”
—Robert Vaughn

October has turned into a dream month for novelist and filmmaker Ric Klass. On October 1, Arcade will publish his first novel, Excuse Me for Living. On October 12, the movie of the same name will debut featuring a remarkable group of character actors, including Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, and Dick Cavett.

Brilliant, rich, and debonair, it seemed as if Daniel Topler had it all. But when a no-nonsense New York City police officer grabs the drug-addicted med school dropout from his ready-to-jump position on the George Washington Bridge, he’s right back in the courtroom.

The judge entrusts the young man into the care of Dr. Jacob Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehabilitation clinic, as a final attempt to save the courtroom frequenter. Dan must obey the doctor’s orders: just two simple rules to evade incarceration. He is to remain drug-free and to join the geriatric temple men’s group led by the doctor.

But prompted by his prep school friends, Dan begins to stray back to his old lifestyle of drugs, booze, and women. Taboo on many levels, he meets Laura Bernstein, daughter of his trusty doctor, and the two must sneak around behind the doctor’s disapproving back. To finally rise above his past, Dan must come face-to-face with his decision and the person he wants to become, as the story arrives at a surprising conclusion.

In Excuse Me for Living, Ric Klass weaves together multiple storylines, highlighting the humorous and slightly odd details in life, all the while keeping his eye on the emotional core of the story.

Beyond this exceptional novel, the film—a romantic comedy—was written, produced, and directed by the author himself. Hilarious and addicting, Excuse Me for Living is a must-read for anyone looking for a good laugh!

Watch the movie trailer: 


More online about Excuse Me for Living:


About the Author

Ric Klass is a writer, screenwriter, film producer, and director; entrepreneur founder of several companies; former high school math teacher in the Bronx, Georgetown University professor, and NASA space engineer; and freely admits that ballet is beyond his limits, but will take a shot at brain surgery if given the chance.

To request an interview with the author and/or a review copy of Excuse Me for Living  with the author, please contact:
Susannah Greenberg / 646-801-7477 / publicity@bookbuzz.com

Excuse Me for Living
A Novel
By Ric Klass
Arcade Publishing paperback, also available as an ebook
On Sale: October 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61608-780-7
Price: $14.95
Arcade Publishing,
an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212 643 6816

BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON, B&N, and all major online booksellers and bookstores:

Barnes & Noble
St. Mark's Bookshop

Now opening in 14 Cities, see the movie:

Want to see Excuse Me For Living in theaters? Here are the theaters that are showing it.
AMC 600 NorthChicagoOctober 26 – November 1
AMC Lennox Town CenterColumbusOctober 26 – November 1
Laemmie Town CenterEncinoOctober 12 – 18
Malverne Cinema 4Long IslandOctober 12 – 18
AMC Village 7New YorkOctober 12 – 18
City Cinema Gaslamp 15San DiegoOctober 12 – 18
AMC Van NessSan FranciscoOctober 12 – 18
Harkins Shea 14ScottsdaleOctober 12 – 18
The following are Exclusive Showings on 10/12 at 7:30 in the following theatres. To buy tickets go to tugg.com.
AMC Carolina Pavilion 22CharlotteOctober 12
AngelikaDallasOctober 12
AMC Cherry Creek 8DenverOctober 12
AMC Gulf Pointe 30HoustonOctober 12
AMC Pacific Place 11SeattleOctober 12
AMC Veterans 24TampaOctober 12
Excuse Me For Living will be available October 12, 2012 nationwide on video on demand, your local cable TV network, and other platforms.

LISTEN: Ric Klass interviewed on Book Buzz Internet Radio Show October 5, 2012 at 2 PM live or anytime archived online afterwards

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