Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bullying - A Book and a Chat with Gae Polisner

Today’s guest for this the third in the shows about bullying is Gae Polisner, perhaps half author and half mermaid, she first appeared on “A Book and a Chat” as one of the Class of 2K11 with her great YA novel ”The Pull Of Gravity”.

The book has since that time gone from strength to strength with some wonderful reviews on Amazon, today though Gae joined me to talk about “bullying’.

For much of her time at High School, Gae was bullied pretty much on a daily basis, while hard to remember the details of the how’s and whys she knows that she did NOT deserve it.

Despite many issues with both verbal and physical bullying, Gae’s view is…

“If you are suffering, if you are being bullied, even if no one is doing what they should to STOP those bullies: it DOES GET BETTER.** And, SOONER than you think!

There comes a point in your life where you not only DON’T FEEL HURT OR ANGRY OR BROKEN anymore, but you DON’T EVEN CARE about those moments. If anything, you look back at them as something that made you STRONGER, and a more compassionate person. Good qualities, mind you,  that will serve you well later in life.

Gae is also a supporter of “Stand For the Silent” ( on Facebook  “Empowering youth to stand above bullying.”.. Please check them out.

On the writing front “The Pull of Gravity”  was named a Bank Street College Best Children's book, 2012, a PSLA Best YA book for 2011, and won a 2011 Nerdy Award for Best YA Fiction. It was also a YALSA Readers' Choice and CYBIL's nominee.

Gae’s second book “The Summer of Letting Go” will be out next year and I hope to have her back on the program to discuss what I am sure will be another hit for this talented author and caring lady.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest on today's show about bullying on Bullying - A Book and a Chat with Gae Polisner


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"Gae Polisner - Pull of Gravity"

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1 comment:

Tinky Weisblat said...

Hi, Barry--This isn't relevant (precisely) to this post, but I tried sending you a message and was informed that it was being placed in your "other" folder. That sounds ominous! If you don't get it, please email me via the contact form on the website below. I am hoping to be on your show....