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Book Launch and Fundraiser with Boonmee McElroy

January 22 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Book Launch and Fundraiser with Boonmee McElroy

Saturday, January 22nd | 2:00 PM

Suggested Donation: $10 per person

Proceeds to benefit area nonprofits, The Landing and Rochester Art Center

Join Rochester area based author, Boonmee P. McElroy, as she celebrates the launch of her first book, I Hate Potatoes, They Make Me Cry. 

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About the Book: 

Boonmee P. McElroy wrote I Hate Potatoes: They Make Me Cry to help you focus less on the distractions of the material world and go inward to get in touch with your own wisdom and purpose. Boonmee’s wish for you is to start living your life to the fullest, to celebrate your blessings, and to pursue your dreams! 

In this book, you will: 

  • Remember the Beauty in the Gift of Life
  • Get Tools for You to Make a Difference in the World
  • Find Ways for You to Instill Hope and Kindness in Mankind
  • Learn How Strong One Becomes With Hope and Faith Despite Life’s Obstacles
  • Read about the Author’s Tragic History That Led to Profound Happiness and Success

About the Author:

Boonmee Pakviset McElroy, MSW, LICSW, CLC grew up in Thailand, where she lived and traveled between Thailand, Singapore, and Japan as an International Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker prior to moving to the United States in 2009. She empowers her audiences by activating their pathways toward kindness, compassion, gratitude, and hope. Boonmee is happily married to her handsome and most loving and caring husband, Mike McElroy, and is the proud mother of two beautiful and charming sons, Micah and Marcus McElroy. Boonmee is also a daughter, sister, and proud auntie. 

Praise for I Hate Potatoes: They Make Me Cry

“Boonmee’s I Hate Potatoes opens our eyes and hearts, using personal narrative as a powerful tool for truth-telling and inspiration.” – Lori J. Carrell, PhD, Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Rochester campus

“This book is an inspirational story of an immigrant woman from Asia who grew up in poverty where she couldn’t even afford flip-flops to America where through hope and faith, she became an international success.” – Joe Vitale, Bestselling Author and Musician

Published by You Speak It Publishing. ISBN 9781945446931


January 22
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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