Comedian. Actress. Talk-show host. Producer. Benefactor. Editorial director. Mother. Friend. Rosie O'Donnel; has worn many hats. Now she takes on a new role: gifted writer and author, as she offers a brave and powerful account of an extraordinary experience that changed her life...
This is a brand new hardcover book with dust jacket entitled Find Me by Rosie O'Donnell. Copyright Warner Books, 2002 - First Printing April 2002. Retail price $23.95.
"Part memoir, part mystery, FIND ME is a compelling and utterly original tale that will break your heart as it heals it. Told in Rosie's candid, moving voice, it is the story of a friendship between a troubled young woman and a celebrity obsessed with helping her.
As this bizarre relationship unfolds - and unravels - so, too, does Rosie's history, forcing powerful acts of remembering and reckoning. This is a topsy-turvy tale of unforgettable characters, mistaken identities, and strange psychological illnesses that may or may not exist. Through it all, we come to know the author at levels that grow ever more surprising - and sometimes shocking - as Rosie reveals to us not only the way the past transforms the present, but how a single stranger thousands of miles away can spark irrational longs, profound obsession and, finally, the opportunity to put these forces to work in a healing way.
In Rosie's words, "The whole world changed with just one phone call..."
I met Stacie for the first time in May. Her voice was meek and flat on the phone. She wasn't crying, but I heard it, the unmistakable sound of desperation. That was the first call, the single call that would change my life, and hers too, probably forever.
I work with a nonprofit adoption agency in New Jersey. I fund their operation, provide outreach services, and they do the work. Finding families for kids who need them is beyond fulfilling, it is addictive. I like to help. I need to help. I help a lot, sometimes too much.
This is a true story about a girl named Stacie who called the adoption agency with a terrible problem. A lot of it won't make sense, at least logically. But sometimes sense runs deeper than logic. Nothing happens by chance. The events that follow, some dark and painful, changed me absolutely." - Rosie O'Donnell