Sarasota, FL 3/9/2012 10:01:44 AM
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Ruminations of a Catholic School Girl by Vicki Lindgren Rimasse Hits Amazon Best Seller List One Day After Release

First Edition Design Publishing launches breakout book in over 100 countries.

One day after its worldwide release by First Edition Design Publishing on March 5, Ruminations of a Catholic School Girl (Who Thinks in Latin but Lives Near Hackensack) by Vicki Lindgren Rimasse hit Amazon’s Best Seller List in the Humor Essays category.

“Writing a book has been a life-long dream which started in (public) grammar school,” author, Vicki Lindgren Rimasse said. “I was in an accelerated grammar school program where everyone else was a math whiz and I was challenged in that area. In fact, my first-grade teacher wrote that ‘Vicki needs to pay more attention to her arithmetic.’ I started writing little stories and passing notes to friends in class as early as third-grade. One time, the teacher confiscated the note and forced me to read it aloud, thinking it would embarrass me--but it actually made everyone laugh (even her).”

Ruminations of a Catholic School Girl is a compendium of random thoughts on food, love, sex, shopping, marriage, divorce, death, rebirth, the existential vacuum and music through essays, notes passed in class, and diary entries. With vivid imagery and sardonic commentary, brings to life the story of a Boomer from Long Island,  New York ,Gwen Patrick (the author's alter-ego), who loves shoes, Beaujolais, shopping, food and most of all--food, family and friends. Chronicling her life from her first experience with parochial school in the 60s through her son Zimmerman's high school years, it tells the story of a Long Island boomer’s experience and continuing journey. With references to Plutarch and Popeye, the Bible and Sex and the City, Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Opera, Gwen's journey resonates with women of any age - and men who understand the importance of having the right mustard for their pastrami.

“I'm excited when success comes so quickly to one of our new authors. We are thrilled to have such a fine writer added to our list of accomplished authors,” said Deborah E. Gordon, CEO of First Edition Design Publishing. Ruminations of a Catholic School Girl is very well written and is a great, fun read. Vicki Lindgren Rimasse is the new Dorothy Parker and Irma Bombeck--all in one person.”

The author continued, “All during junior high, I passed notes to my best friend Lucy who actually wanted to become my friend so she could get twelve-page missives on a daily basis. In high school, it was Jaime who was the recipient of notes and short stories and poems, all of which she gathered for me in a folder and presented them to me at my 30th birthday party. And then there were the diaries...interestingly I still obsess about the same things that I did at fourteen...’Does he like me? Will I get a job? Am I pretty enough? Smart enough?’ Some things never change.”

Although I graduated from law school, practicing law was never my passion; it was always writing. In the 80s I was a legal editor and then decided to go underground in a series of day jobs, which helped me pay the bills and leave my mind unoccupied so that I could focus on the book.”

Ruminations of a Catholic School Girl (Who Thinks in Latin but Lives Near Hackensack) ISBN 9781937520670 is available in ebook form through the Amazon Kindle store, Barnes and Noble, Sony, and thousands of other on-line retailers around the world. A print version is due out later this year.

The author remarked about being ranked among Amazon’s Bestsellers “I am thrilled beyond measure.” She said about First Edition Design Publishing, “I chose First Edition Design Publishing because of their high standards and felt that it was the only publishing company of its kind that could offer me the benefits I needed– including International Distribution and excellence in customer service. The experience was so wonderful that I'm already planning two sequels.”

First Edition Design Publishing based in Sarasota, Florida, USA leads the industry in eBook distribution. They convert, format and submit eBooks to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Android, EBSCO, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, scores of additional on-line retailers and libraries, schools, colleges and universities. Their reach is to over 100,000 distribution points in more than 100 countries. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
First Edition Design Publishing
PO Box 20217, Sarasota FL 34276