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Shelly Brady, Author of Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter, Guest on Oprah

UCP continues to applaud Shelly Brady, author of Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter. Shelly Brady and Bill Porter appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show honoring Unique Friendships on Thursday, July 25, 2002.

The book, from PGW-distributed New World Library, tells the story of Bill Porter’s life and the valuable lessons Shelly learned from her experiences with this door-to-door salesman who has cerebral palsy. Described by New World Library marketing director Monique Muhlenkamp as a "short, easy, sweet read," the book has benefited from the TNT original film, DOOR TO DOOR, starring William H. Macy. Macy also wrote the book's foreword and co-wrote the script. TNT will air this incredible film again in a few months. UCP will keep you posted with upcoming dates.

New World Library is donating a portion of the proceeds from the book to UCP of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The programs and services of UCP are described in the book. The San Francisco self-help house already has 50,000 copies in print and has ordered 25,000 more in anticipation of the Oprah spot.

If you missed seeing Shelly and Bill on the Oprah Winfrey Show, check out the Oprah archives for a show re-cap. You can also read more about Shelly Brady's book Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter—a UCP recommended read!


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