Book-a-Day #Giveaway Featuring Author Corey Calligano

Leave a comment on today’s post and you’re eligible to win this author’s giveaay. Each day in November that you comment gives you an entry into the Grand Prize giveaay at the end of the month! (Print copies to US residents only. If you live outside the US and win, the author will send you an ebook.)

Corey Calligano book

At 30 years old, and a full-time mom of three little ones, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I found out my fate, I wanted to know exactly what was going to happen to me with every treatment I was about to endure, and with every emotion I would feel.

I hope this journal can help someone else who gets a similar diagnosis, or if you’re caring for someone who has been diagnosed. I am a survivor, and this is my story.

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Corey Calligano

Corey is giving away a digital copy of I’m Still Here. Just comment on this blog post to be eligible.


Hope to see you on Saturday, December 1 at the Rhode Island Author Expo!

A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “F” is for THE FANTASTICKS


The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical that tells a story about two fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud.  

The show’s original off-Broadway production ran for a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world’s longest-running musical. Many productions followed, as well as television and film versions. The Fantasticks has become a staple of regional, community, and high school productions, with approximately 250 new productions each year. The show re-opened off-Broadway in 2006. 

This clip from 1982 features Jerry Orbach (1935-2004), who may be best known to younger viewers as Detective Lennie Briscoe on Law & Order, but Orbach was a true leading man of Broadway, appearing in The FantasticksChicago, and 42nd Street. He was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, and won for his performance in Promises, Promises.

Here he is on television, introduced by Tony Award winner Tom Bosley (Fiorello!):



BONUS! You simply must watch this matchless performance of Elaine Stritch singing “I’m Still Here” from the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies. This performance was at the 2010 Birthday Celebration for Sondheim. There was only one Elaine Stritch.