Former Valley resident revises first book

Former Valley resident revises first book


“From Tragedy to Triumph” by Christine Orenic-Ward is a revised version of her first book, “Silent No More.” She is sharing her story in hopes that it could help others overcome and face the pains of their troubled past successfully as she has done. She reveals that it is when we face our past, that is when we find true freedom and that every person responds to tragedy differently. “Some give up, some curse God, and some are resilient.” Orenic-Ward credits some of her success to the people of the Mahoning Valley for their emotional support. She will announce at a later date book signings that will take place in Youngstown, her hometown.

Noah among nominees for Thurber humor prize


Trevor Noah is upholding a “Daily Show” tradition: He’s a nominee for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

The Comedy Central host’s memoir “Born a Crime” was among three finalists prize officials announced last week. The other nominees for the $5,000 honor are playwright-screenwriter Ken Pisani’s novel “Amp’d” and Aaron Thier’s time traveling novel “Mr. Eternity.”

Previous winners include Noah’s “Daily Show” predecessor Jon Stewart, Calvin Trillin and David Sedaris.

Because all three nominees this year are men, the winner will uphold another tradition: Only once since the award was established in 1997 has a woman received it. Julie Schumacher won in 2015 for “Dear Committee Members.”

Staff/wire reports

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