Testimonials

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the wonderful people at White Poppy Press/Modern Memoirs. They were supportive, helpful and professional every step of the way through the publishing of my book. When I had a question, it was answered promptly and constructively. When I wanted to propose an idea or make a change, they were accommodating at every turn. The process was very smooth and the finished product is marvelous! My book looks professional from cover to cover. The design of the cover is aesthetically outstanding and the text looks just as I wanted it to—the book simply turned out fabulously. I would definitely work with the White Poppy Press/Modern Memoirs team again in the future, and at this point you could even say I intend to." —James A. Heffernan, author of The Reality of Hunter-Gatherers (2016), Sandy, Utah

"...Seeing the book for the first time was a real thrill.  As I told you, I am extremely pleased with the outcome.  I find myself picking it up and thumbing through it repetitively—as though I had never seen the material before!
I also want to be sure you know how pleased I have been with your expert staff.  Both Vinsula and Ali have been wonderful.  They were professional every step of the way, and their work product is impeccable.  I also appreciated the definitiveness with which they approached their work, how clear they were in their communications and how they adhered to promised schedules - traits often lost in the business world today.  You are very fortunate to have these talented women in your midst.  I've said "you're the best", of course, but so are they.  You've got a terrific team.  Hang on to them!" —Keith Cobb, author of Out of the Red Clay Hills, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“I wanted to send my utmost thanks to everyone at Modern Memoirs for their expertise and assistance during the publishing process. Being a first-time writer and clueless to what is really involved in publishing a book, I am grateful for your expertise, ready support, and reassurance when issues arose. No matter how good a person may think their writing skills, a good book is simply not possible without partners that can provide the necessary editing, proofreading, and formatting. But most of all, you provided those critical services without changing my individual style, voice, and message. Grazie mille.” —Tony La Bella, author of La Famiglia La Bella: i Mugnai, Branford, Connecticut

“Thank you for the wonderful job you did interviewing me, writing, and publishing my memoir, Journey Through the Twentieth Century. This book would never have been written and published so beautifully without your dedication, skill, and perseverance, all of which were quite useful in my case.” ––John Maki, university administrator, Amherst, Massachusetts

“I wanted to capture my father’s personal story in his own words and at the same time to create a document involving a high level of research and scholarship . . . and to be sensitive to the innocence and poignancy of my father’s retelling of his childhood, given how tragically things turned out for his family. Modern Memoirs conducted extensive interviews with my father and his contemporaries on three continents in a variety of languages, researched historical archives in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, commissioned maps, added dozens of photographs, and created a book that is rich, deep, and accurate, drawing praise from well-known scholars such as Michael Berenbaum and Arthur Kurzweil. We were so pleased with the results that we decided to have our books mass printed, promoted, and distributed commercially in Israel and the U.S. We’ll see whether they sell!” ––Ben Golub (excerpted from Kaddishel and in conversation), New York, New York

“...I would like to thank Kitty Axelson-Berry for her invaluable help in collecting, assembling, and reviewing all of this material, and for her sensitive handling of all the emotions and challenges of this project. She and the team she put together at Modern Memoirs helped make this book both a deeply personal story and a reference source of three of the historical periods through which I have lived.” ––Aharon Golub (excerpted from Kaddishel), Bethpage, New York

“We want to thank you for your enthusiasm, intelligence, insight and wonderful suggestions in making All the Things You Are. Your patience and excitement made it easy and joyous. Your understanding and the love you developed for us during this process were treasured throughout and helped us create this treasure for my father and all who love him. Modern Memoirs offers such a priceless service. It was the best gift, and he loved it so.” ––Judith Sanders, artist, Amherst, Massachusetts

“One of those rare editors who respects a writer’s desire for truly free speech.” ––Al Giordano, investigative journalist, Chalapa, Mexico

“. . . an extraordinary editor and writer with remarkable talent for getting to the heart of an issue and a story… and easy to work with, too.”––Harvey Wasserman, author, Columbus, Ohio

“She brings great skill to the craft of writing. I have a great deal of respect for her careful eye . . . and she follows through on any commitment with vision and persistence.” ––Rabbi Louis A. Rieser, Walpole, New Hampshire

“This was a delightful experience…simply full of good taste, sense, and style.” —Rud Turnbull, author of The Exceptional Life of Jay Turnbull: Disability and Dignity in America, 1967–2009, Lawrence, Kansas

"Thank you, thank you, for all your work on this project. You have been so patient with me, especially with the long break from March to November waiting for me to finish the writing. It really has been such a pleasure working with you over the last two years. Thanks for all your help, assistance on all the technical aspects, and very enjoyable phone conversations. Your attention to detail and keeping me informed of each step has been amazing!" —Joyce Phillips, author of The Tree Shall Grow: The History of the Phillips–McSpadden Families, El Cajon, California

“Thank you for your super job on Bea’s Journey. The book was received with rave reviews in Chicago! You were entirely professional to work with and I would recommend you without reservation.” ––Alan Schriesheim, director of Argonne National Laboratory (retired), Chicago, Illinois

 

 

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