Between the Covers – "Writing For A Cause" 04/17/19. Between the Covers is aired live before a studio audience on Strong Island Television from Paradise Studios, Long Island New York. www.ParadiseStudiosNY.com
Posted by Strong Island Television on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Join our best selling author Steven Taibbi along with fellow authors Joe Satriano and Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc as they share their darkest hours and how they evolved into books to help others.
About Our Authors
They’ve been cutting into Steven Taibbi since the day he was born, and they still haven’t stopped. According to the doctors, Steven should have died years ago, and several times since. Born April 26, 1953, he was cyanotic—doctor-speak for what was commonly called blue baby, meaning his heart wasn’t pumping efficiently enough to properly oxygenate his blood. As if that wasn’t enough, he was also born with three birth defects, requiring three operations. There would be more operations to come—many more. Over time, he needed not one, but two heart transplants, feeling immensely grateful while struggling with survivor’s guilt.
Inspired by her husband’s battle with Pancreatic Cancer, and the effects on her family, Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc wanted to help others affected by this deadly disease, in addition to raising money for 2 worthwhile organizations. She and Fred shared a life together for 33 years, and raised 2 beautiful children, Sari and Ryan. Raised on Long Island, New York, she met Fred at Syracuse University where she was studying Early Childhood Education, and he was studying Architecture. He later became a defense liability attorney representing architects and engineers. Lisa works for a non-profit organization that establishes partnerships between the academic and business communities to prepare students for the 21st century with careers needed on Long Island.
Joe Satriano grew up in Brooklyn, NY under the Italian wings and watchful eyes of two wonderful parents, moved out on my own for a while, met the girl of my dreams, got married, and then started a family and new life out in the ‘burbs on Long Island in Oceanside. I have lived a charmed life and am thankful for everything that it has to offer. In Sickness and In Health: A Memoir of Love allows you, the reader, to share in my and my wife’s experiences.