Two color-themed events, both held in the heart of Beverly Hills at Ingrid’s Café celebrating the release of the memoir, “Out of the Transylvania Night” by Aura Imbarus, PhD, rocked S. Santa Monica Boulevard. Roses, overflowing champagne, cheese and fruits, nuts, chocolate and Mediterranean appetizers, sophisticated china have delighted the eyes of guests on September 3 and Aug 19, 2010.
What better ways to “baptize” the inception of a new book?
The memoir “Out of the Transylvania Night” has many layers, starting with cultural, social, mystical, and economical and, of course, it is last but not least a love story. It represents the pursue of happiness and the achievement of the American Dream, the ups and downs of a fast-paced life in the city that never sleeps - Los Angeles. It deploys the coming together and the falling apart scenes of a family of immigrants who lost the vision, love, and care in the process of blending in and keeping up with the Joneses. A story of a Transylvanian Cinderella, it is also a portrayal of life's dreams and resolutions in the New World, premonitions and déjà-vu, Transylvania’s existence and categorical life imperatives.
As love furtively sneaks out when you least expect it, it also creeps in at the right time on the wings of hope. The memoir summarizes human’s desires in an ever-changing world, more demanding and strenuously competitive, where money and material possessions would, for a while, dominate Aura’s existence, only to dissipate as dreams vanish at the crack of dawn, into a more rooted and logically supported existence plagued by ethics, intelligence, charisma, and sensibility. The book can be found on Amazon.com and on Barnes and Noble, on line and in stores.
The dusk settled in, and in the glow of candle lights, guests started arriving one by one. Michael Levine, the media mogul, owner of the LCO – Levine Communications, the winner of the Bulldog Award for Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity, 2010 Arts & Entertainment Campaign of the Year; Liam Collopy, VP of the company, Shannon Donnelly, publicist; Dr. Bettie B. Youngs, publisher; Dr. Jon Perlman, famous BH plastic surgeon; Vera Mijojlic, Founder and President of SEE Film Fest; Lerena Barbe, LA Mayor’s Office Arts Coordinator, Jim Steinfeldt, celebrity photographer who immortalized Rolling Stones, Madonna, Tina Turner, KISS; Mark Skidmore and David Haspel, two of the main endorsers of the book, Sharrie Williams, author; Roxane Barbat and Fred deWysocki, founders of Fantastic Films International, Mary Jeansonne, humanitarian, Cara-C, musician; Jacob Segal, financial investor; Vima Nowlis, family attorney, Adrian Pitariu, artist; Sam Green, celebrity photographer; family and close friends.
Under the magical touch of a red pen, given by Monika Szekely, the author’s sister in “lifehood,” Aura left time prints in each and every copy, remembering the dark years under the communist regime of Romania, but, at the same time, bright and warm because of her family support and unconditional love. After thirteen years of living in the US, a result of an interview held on Jan 13, 1997 at the American Embassy in Bucharest for the Green Card, Aura has revealed to the world her life as a journalist, educator, professional speaker and now as a new author.
Nothing is impossible if you think it is possible.
So, the American Dream is still there to be grabbed and to be lived to the fullest!
The official book signing will be held at Barnes and Noble, The Grove, Beverly Hills, on Oct 23, 2010, at 2pm