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Local Author and 9/11 Survivor to Share His Experience with the Community

10-11-2010 09:41 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Blooming Twig Books

In “Pentagon Prayer,” Dan Holdridge shares his personal experience on 9/11/01 and how he survived our nation’s worst tragedy while learning his purpose of life.

NEW YORK CITY — October 7, 2010 — September 11, 2010 marked the 9th anniversary of the tragedy that united our nation and opened our eyes. “You don’t have to live through a terrorist attack to learn from one,” writes Dan Holdridge in the first major memoir written by a survivor of the events of 9/11 at the Pentagon. In this recollection of his heroic escape and road to healing.

Dan has made his hometown of Westerly, RI extremely proud and plans to share his book with the community with two local book signings at Other Tiger Bookstore ( on Sunday, October 10th and Monday, October 11th from

In Pentagon Prayer, Dan challenges his readers to appreciate the life they are living right now, while appreciating the people around them for the contributions they made. His book defies the status quo by claiming that real success is found by living in humility while giving gratitude. He paints a remarkable picture of family, country, and appreciation while helping his readers find an answer to the most important question: “Why am I here?”

Pentagon Prayer – Story of a 9/11 Survivor by Dan Holdridge will be available in trade
paperback (ISBN 978-1-933918-58-7) by Blooming Twig Books and can be found on For more information please visit the author’s web site

About Dan Holdridge:
On September 11th, 2001, Dan’s life almost ended when he was injured in the terrorist
attack on the Pentagon. Almost recovered physically, Dan is currently the CEO of his
family business but also dedicates his time speaking to people across the country about
his experience that day, what helped him heal and how he became an even stronger
person than ever before. He has close ties to the USDA and the National 4-H
Organization, as well as numerous universities and corporations. Although he still
experiences many physical after-effects of the 9/11 attack, his approach to
“appreciating” everyone around him has given him a new lease on life. Visit for more information.

Press materials are available upon request

Blooming Twig, based in New York City, is the publisher of award-winning books that matter, from self-help to children’s fiction. We publish between 15 and 20 new titles each year, and are distributed in the United States and internationally by Cardinal Publishers Group, and through our affiliate publisher in New Zealand, Oratia Media.

Blooming Twig has two catalogs per year, one in the fall and one in the spring, and we currently have three imprints, “15-Minute Books” for all kinds of electronic devices, “Rag Man Project” books for children of all ages, and “Blooming Twig Anthologies” for readers of all kinds. We are a growing independent publisher that supports an ever-expanding line up of both up-and-coming and well-known authors.

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New York, NY 10163-4668

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