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Thursday, November 08, 2007


Yo, Adrian!

Sly Stallone I ain't, but like Rocky before me, there I was today at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, arms raised (someone's arms, anyway) in triumph at the fact that two years after beginning the project of a lifetime, I officially signed an agreement with Little Treasure Books to publish my memoir, Worth the Ride: My Journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

It has been a long road, with long hours, moments of self-doubt, and several bouts of writer's block, but with a tentative publication date of February, 2008, we're nearly there.

There are so many people who deserve credit for making this moment possible that I could practically write another book. To my friends, family, nurses, doctors, advisers, and to Winheld's World readers near and far, thank you for your support. I could not have done this without you. And to everyone out there who has ever been touched by DMD, our experiences may not be exactly the same, but this is your book, too. Together, we will create awareness of this disease, so that someday soon, a cure will be found and no family will ever have face it again.

Please continue to visit Winheld's World for all the latest updates...

Proceeds from book sales will go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, which works "to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) through research, advocacy, education and compassion."


Anonymous said...

Dear Josh

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So excited that your book will be published.

anna and graeme

Lene Andersen said...


Cingratulations! That's fantastci news. So happy for you!

Lene Andersen said...

erm... that was supposed to be "Woo-Hoo".

Sue said...


Sue said...

Too bad I can't type.....

iloveconnectfour said...

Josh, congratulations!

Amanda said...


I am very excited for you. I enjoy reading your site and can’t wait to read your book. Growing up with Brian and Michael as cousins and having them live right down the street from me has made me realize that I can learn a lot by listening to them and to you. They have taught me so much about life and what is really important. I think that your book will be able to help so many people, especially the family’s of others with Duchenes get a glimpse into your life.

I couldn’t help but notice that you post came just a day before Brian’s birthday. He would be very proud.

Keep on writing…there are lots of us out here anxiously awaiting a new post (mostly because our own lives are too boring to write about).

Amanda Howard

Amanda said...

Mazel Tov!

-Amanda and Molly

Dorothy said...

Hello Josh:
Three Cheers!
I can hardly wait to hear you on the Public Radio book tour reviews next Spring!
Dorothy C.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!! I"m so excited! Congrats........I can't wait to tell everyone I'm the hairstylist of a famos author!!


dt said...

Outstanding. I am looking forward to reading your book. Love the choice of music.


Lori said...

ALRIGHT! I am so glad to hear that your book will be published! That is awesome. Way to go! And it is so kind of you to donate a portion of the proceeds. We will definitely be buying it. Can't wait to write a review on urging everyone to purchase:) We gotta get Oprah to select this one for the book club!!
-Lori Israeli

David said...

Congratulations, Josh!

Bob Koff said...

Josh ~ I am beyond ecstatic about your latest triumph, one more in a long stream of triumphs throughout your lifetime. I am so happy that I got to play a very teeny part in bringing you some happiness when you and the family visited Los Angeles, probably 17 years ago, and I was lucky enough to work with you and your family through the Starlight Foundation. You are an inspiration for everyone...May G-d continue to Bless You and your family, and I know this is just the beginning of a series of books yet to come, that will warm hearts, inspire souls and serve as a great gift to all who share it with you. Our heartfelt joy and love to you and all...Bob Koff and the entire Koff Krew!!!!!!

Taunia said...

WOW! That's amazing! Congrats to you and I hope you sell a gazillion books! :)

Sarah said...

Woo hoo!!! This is so exciting!!! I am so proud of you! You deserve this so much & I am so happy for you!

Bjarki Kristjansson said...

Hi Josh!
Congratulations!(again, i already knew this)

This is a very important book for all of us with Duchenne all over
the world!! thank you!
I can help selling it here in Norway.

(Maybe we can chatt soon.)

Anonymous said...

great job Josh, can't wait to get a copy of the book. I think is just awesome your getting published.


Sarah said...

By the way, who is standing behind you?

The English Courtesan said...

This is such wonderful news Josh! You have my heartfelt congratulations - you deserve this and I can't wait to get my copy!

Livvy xxx

Anonymous said...

Josh - Congrats! When's the book signing party??? You know I love you as much as a good party! Words cannot express the admiration I have for you. Love Bev (Ken & Mel too)

Tracey Epley said...


Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you. I knew it would only be a matter of time. I can't wait to have an official copy in my hot little hands. :) So proud of you, Josh.

Hope things are well.


Terri Youngblood said...


This is great news. I did not doubt it for a second. I can't wait to buy a copy!

Terri Youngblood

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!! It's so tough to get a book published. Congratulations on such an accomplishment.
Marilynne Rosen & Tom Duffy

Marc M. said...

Great news Josh! I'm proud of you man...put me on the pre-order list ASAP!

Kristi said...

This is wonderful! Congratulations! There are so many people in this world who will benefit from your story

Matthew said...

Congratulations Josh! You've got my interest piqued so that I wish you were selling this now instead of in February.

Also, that picture rocks!

ewwww..... I just realized how bad an unintentional pun that is.

Anonymous said...

YAY! The hard work finally pays off. That rocks, best news I've heard in a long time. Can't wait to buy my copy.


Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! I have been reading your posts for a few months now, and I am so excited to read this news!! It is a truly fantastic accomplishment. Can't wait to pick up a copy!
Lisa Santangelo (Jill's daughter)

Mrs A said...

Congratulations! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!