I’m very pleased to announce the upcoming release of my book Dancing Gabe: One Step At A Time!
He was born in 1963, diagnosed with autism at the age of three, institutionalized at six, and non-verbal until he was ten. He moved back home at eleven, graduated from high school seven years later, and eventually became one of the most recognized and adored figures in a city of almost a million people.
Anyone who has attended major sporting events in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has seen Gabriel Langlois—Dancing Gabe—in action, rocking, twisting, hi-fiving, and cheering on the home teams. It’s difficult to imagine how, as a child he never liked noise and would put his hands over his ears whenever he heard any noise.
In One Step at a Time, Daniel Perron takes us on a fifty-two year journey, up-close and personal, with Gabe Langlois, his mother Angélina, his family, the many friends, medical professionals, foster parents, and media and sports figures who influenced his life. His story will inspire you; parts will make you laugh, others will make you cry, and still others may shock you.
This book is a unique collage of interviews, excerpts from Gabe’s own scribbler, family photos and recent action shots, with many parts told by Gabe and Gabe’s mother, and many of Gabe’s supporters and biggest fans.
Hear the music, feel his passion, and dare to get up and groove with Dancing Gabe.
BOOK DETAILS AND PURCHASING INFORMATION
304 pages, 25 chapters
16-page colour photo insert
72 black and white photos throughout the book
Hardcover, $25.00 (incl. GST), softcover $20.00 (incl. GST), and e-Book editions
Books will be available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, at Bomber Stores (Investors Group Field, Polo Park Shopping Centre, and Winnipeg Square), at Jets Gear locations (MTS Centre, St. Vital Shopping Centre, and MTS Iceplex), and at every Scotiabank branch in Manitoba and Kenora. Books will also be available online at mcnallyrobinson.com.
A black and white edition, and an e-Book version should be available online later in September.
Thank you for your support.
For every printed book sold, $1.00 will be donated to the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation and $1.00 to the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation to support autism initiatives; $1.00 will be donated to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ commitment to anti-bullying initiatives for young people in Manitoba. As well, part of the proceeds of the sales of the book will go to a fund for Gabe.
Get your signed copy and meet Dancing Gabe and Daniel Perron at one of the following events:
September 5, 2015. Dancing Gabe: One Step at a Time will first be available at Shaw Park during the Goldeyes game. Dancing Gabe and Daniel Perron will be signing books
September 6, 2015. On sale at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg and online at mcnallyrobinson.com/home
September 8, 2015. Official book launch at McNally Robinson, Grant Park Plaza, at 7:00pm in the atrium. Dancing Gabe and Daniel Perron will be signing books
September 9, 2015. Books available at all Manitoba and Kenora Scotiabank branches
September 10, 2015. Book Release & Banjo Bowl Party at McPhillips Street Station
September 12, 2015. Banjo Bowl Game: Books on sale in the Tailgate Party Area at Investors Group Field before the game, at half-time, and after the game in the Bomber Store.
September 19, 2015. Winnipeg Jets Fan Fest event at MTS Iceplex
September 22, 2015. Jets first pre-season game. Books on sale at MTS Centre
September 25, 2015. Books on sale in the Tailgate Party Area at Investors Group Field before the game, at half-time, and after the game