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Autism Memoir Author Monica Holloway to Appear on Autism America Radio 9/17 In Observance of National Dog Week -- Holloway Shares Hope and Healing Through Connection With Dog 'Cowboy'

September 27, 2011, Tuesday, 11:43 GMT | 06:43 EST | 15:13 IST | 17:43 SGT
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Acclaimed author Monica Holloway will join Autism America Radio as a special guest, sharing her journey with autism and discussing her book "Cowboy and Wills" on Saturday, September 17 from 3-5 p.m. PT on KTLK 1150 AM.

Holloway's appearance on the show will lead into National Dog Week.

"Our golden retriever puppy 'Cowboy' helped my son Wills, shortly after he was diagnosed with autism," says Holloway. "The two became inseparable and Cowboy helped Wills to step out of his shell, teaching him courage and confidence, and giving us the hope we needed during that difficult time."

ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY: Author Monica Holloway is the critically acclaimed author of the memoir "Driving With Dead People," described by Newsweek as "unforgettable," Glamour christened "a classic," and the Washington Post deemed "irresistible." Holloway lives with her son William "Wills" Bradford Price, 13, and husband Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of the Simpsons, in Sherman Oaks, CA. Holloway is the recipient of the 2011 Woman of Distinction award from Special Needs Network for her work in educating the LA community on autism.

http://www.monicaholloway.com

ABOUT "COWBOY AND WILLS": A moving memoir about overcoming adversity, "Cowboy and Wills" tells the story of the golden retriever puppy who changed Monica Holloway's disabled son's life by being his first friend. "Cowboy and Wills" is published by Simon and Schuster and was released in 2009. http://www.monicaholloway.com/CowboyAndWills/

http://www.facebook.com/cowboyandwills

ABOUT AUTISM AMERICA RADIO: Autism America Radio is a two-hour weekly radio program heard on KTLK 1150 AM in Los Angeles and streaming at http://www.ktlkam1150.com/mediaplayer/ that gives an informative and entertaining view of the world of Autism. Hosted by Matt Asner, son of Ed Asner, Autism America Radio airs every Saturday from 3-5 p.m. PT. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autism-America-Radio/183958138336594

ABOUT NATIONAL DOG WEEK: An observance celebrating "man's best friend," National Dog Week was founded in 1928 by a former publisher of Dog World Magazine, to educate all dog owners in their responsibilities to pets and to communities and is celebrated Sept. 19-25 across the US.

TITLE: "Cowboy and Wills: A Love Story" AUTHOR: Monica Holloway

PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster ON SALE: Available now PRICE: $24.00

PAGES: 288 ISBN-10: 1416595031 ISBN-13: 978-1416595038