Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Book Launch: David Haldane's "A Tooth in My Popsicle" is a Story of Transformational Adventure | Beautiful Life

What started as a story of desperation turned into a beautiful transformation. Mindanao Gold Star Daily columnist David Haldane shares his adventures as he  uproots  himself and his wife, Ivy, to the magical Philippine Island of Siargao in a new book entitled A Tooth in My Popsicle.

The story recalls Haldane’s journey leaving his life in Los Angeles, California, to move to his wife’s hometown on the famous but oh-so-foreign island paradise. This book is a compilation of essays about his experience from first inviting  his now-wife to America for  a new life to the beauty of hope with two young children.

“I wrote this book to tell the story of a transformative adventure, sometimes frightening, often frustrating, occasionally hilarious, but always, I hope, entertaining,” Haldane explained. “I hope A Tooth in My Popsicle motivates other dreamers to pursue what their hearts truly desire.” Haldane is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer  with over twenty years of experience at that publication. His two previous books are the award-winning memoir, Nazis & Nudists, and a short-story collection called Jenny on the Street.

When David’s not writing books, he  produces a weekly newspaper column called Expat Eye, for one of Mindanao’s premiere news outlets, the Mindanao Gold Star Daily.

Join us March 7 for some food, readings, discussions, and fun. Haldane’s book will be available at the Ortigas Library Foundation, Lazada, and the Bonales PR & Associates office. A Tooth in My Popsicle will also be launched in Cebu on March 10 and Aprl 15 in Cagayan De Oro and soon in Surigao City.