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    FINALLY, A RELEASE DATE – FEBRUARY 12, 2022

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | October 10th, 2021

    FINALLY, A RELEASE DATE – FEBRUARY 12, 2022

    My husband beat me to it – he announced the release date of my new book, Letters: Revisiting the Path to Good Health before I could write about it on this blog. Since that time, I have been bombarded with many questions.

    Before I share the responses to some of the questions, I wanted to use this opportunity to thank each one of you for taking the time out of your busy lives to read the weekly blog. As most of you know, my last book, Letters to My Sisters, Plain Truths and Straightforward Advice from a Gynecologist was released in 2006. Since that time, I have been writing and on occasions, I would share an excerpt from this new book on this blog site and your positive feedback allowed me to continue to write.

    Why did you decide to write another book? It has been long overdue. There were some health issues that I knew I needed to address that were not in the first book and I wanted to make sure it was in this next book.

    Based on the title, it looks like you have written letters again. Why did you choose this format? Most people loved my first book and enjoyed reading the letters. They commented that it was an easier way to digest the information. In this day and age when we have competing priorities, I believe that tackling issues in chunks allowed the reader to enjoy the book without a loss of continuity.

    How did you decide what health issues to address? As I mentioned there were health conditions that I did not address in the first book. I also addressed issues that I previously discussed based on what has happened in the past 15 years. An example of an issue that I chose to revisit in this book is sexually transmitted infections which have risen to epidemic levels since 2006.

    Did you address COVID? No, I did not. This is a novel disease of which so much is not known yet, including how best to manage it.  I would find it hard to write anything that might not be obsolete within weeks. I do address general wellbeing that would be helpful in combating any virus.

    What makes this book different from your first book? I added statistics. I wanted women to know that they are not alone in whatever ailment they have, but also to give the readers a better sense of the prevalence of some of the conditions. I also added original poems. It is truly creative nonfiction.

    There are so many health books out there, what makes yours different? This book is easy to read. This is intentional. I want to foster intergenerational conversation.  A young girl in middle school can read this book at the same time as her grandmother with both getting valuable information. Afterward, they can have a conversation coming from their different perspectives with the hope they can make valuable and informed decisions.

    Was there a reason why you chose to be on the front cover? The original front cover had art.  I have to tell you, I am generally a shy person, but I believe at one point in your life, you have to be willing to put yourself out there. I wanted people to know that I stand by what I have written.

    Why can’t I get the book tomorrow? Publishing a book is like building a house. There are so many steps before the final project. The galleys are out. This is the unedited version to see what it will look like and put the final touches. It is similar to the rendering of a house. The galleys are also used to get blurbs for the book and sent to media outlets to allow for book reviews. The book is finalized when all the blurbs and feedback have been incorporated into the revised book before it goes to pre-publication. The good news is that you can pre-order the book on Amazon so that once it is released your order will be shipped to you immediately. We expect to have links for those who prefer e-books on Apple iBooks, GooglePlay or GoogleBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes and Noble Nook.

    Do you have anything else you want to share? I am excited about the release of this book. I am a big believer that knowledge is power, and the book is one way I work to empower women. When it comes to taking care of our healthcare needs, having vital information is half the solution to ailments that affect us. For those who loved my first book, you will not be disappointed with this current effort.

    If you wish to pre-order on Amazon, please click this link

    9 Responses to “FINALLY, A RELEASE DATE – FEBRUARY 12, 2022”

    1. Rubye Kyles says:

      Congratulations on getting it done!

    2. Chinyelu N says:

      Congratulations 🎊🎈

    3. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. Barbra Wright says:

      Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it.

    5. Dayna Hale says:

      I will be reserving a copy!

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    The book discusses common gynecological and women’s health issues in a series of witty and entertaining letters. These letters, all educational, offer suggestions on what approaches to take in tackling the medical problems that typically bring women to an ob/gynecologist. The letters are spiced with art, a poem and quotes. Although its emphasis is on gynecology and women’s health, it touches on some other medical issues that make women visit their doctors.

    The second half of the book briefly discusses the most common gynecological conditions and also provides an overview of sexually transmitted infections. A list of annotated websites dealing with the different topics in the book is provided for the reader who wants to pursue each subject in depth.




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