My sincere thanks to the Connecticut Press Club for honoring "The Wrapping Scarf Revolution" with a First Prize Award for Nonfiction-Instructional. Judged by members of the Delaware Press Club, the annual contest was celebrated at the 9th Annual Awards Dinner last night at Quattro Pazzi Restaurant in Norwalk.
The highlight of the evening (other than winning!) was listening to a talk by Pulitzer winning playwright Donald Margulies. His speech was fascinating and full of gems of wisdom that he normally reserves for his undergrad students at Yale. At one point, he talked about his Broadway debut which he claims was a "debacle" and when I asked him to elaborate on that, it turns out that what happened to him was what happens to so many of us when we compromise too much and lose our original vision.
Like all successful people, he picked himself up, dusted himself off and moved on to eventually win the Pulitzer prize for his drama, "Dinner with Friends".
Thanks to everyone who has helped my little green book get off the ground and and a big shout out to Leisure Arts for fully supporting my original vision for the book. Happy wrapping everyone and cheers to all our successes and dusted off failures!