Gale Tobin Holz Releases WHO AM I, REALLY?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs, there were nearly 9,000 international adoptions in the United States in 2012; this figure doesn't even count domestic adoptions. In her new book "Who am I, Really?" The True-life Story of an Adoptee Searching for Her Identity" (published by AuthorHouse), author Gale Tobin Holz offers readers a firsthand account of an adoptee searching for her natural parents.
"I want my book to be one of self-help for those who have gone through the same experience as I have in not being able to know my identity or where I come from," Tobin Holz says. "I know nothing about my background; I do not know my nationality, my birth name, my natural parents' religion or what they did for a living. I wrote about my natural father possibly being in World War II, but that is only speculation, because I was told that my natural mother was a 'war mistress' I believe my natural father fought in World War II."
"Who am I, Really?" is a highly personal book full of memories of Tobin Holz's adopted family and her own family life. She uses this accessible narrative to tell the story of her unknown past, reinforcing the importance of the details she doesn't know with the reality of those that she does - in essence, juxtaposing the reality of her adopted life with the speculation of her original one.