Posts by angela.

Sarah Silverman reads my essay

The comedian and actress Sarah Silverman reads Angela Balcita’s 2006 essay, “Beneath the Modest Alter Ego, I See My Superhero,” about getting a kidney transplant from her boyfriend.

You can also hear the episode on iTunes and Stitcher.

Afterward, we’ll catch up with Ms. Balcita and Christopher Doyle, the boyfriend who became her husband, about life since the column.

Follow Angela Balcita on Twitter and Sarah Silverman on Facebook and on Twitter.

Book Clubs and Appearances!

I’ve had a great time this spring and summer talking to people about MOONFACE. Here are some images of all the fun!

Good eats and a great chat with the Sometimes-We-Read-The-Book Club in Finksburg, Maryland


A perfect setting for the Lake Linganore Book Club in New Market, Maryland


A lively conversation with the Greenview Book Club in New Market, Maryland


Signing Copies of MOONFACE for the amazing employees of Davita Dialysis in Annapolis, Maryland


CityLit Festival

This Saturday, April 16th, I’ll be speaking with the lovely Donna Hamilton from WBAL-TV at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch. We’ll be on at 2:30, but the entire day is filled with wonderful literary events, including readings by Andrei Codrescu and Jaimy Gordon. Please come and check it out!

The NephCure Walk in Baltimore, Sunday April 10th

Know about The Nephcure Foundation? If you don’t, check them out here. They fund research for finding the cause of kidney disease, improving treatment, and finding a cure. This Sunday, we’ll be participating in The NephCure Walk here in Baltimore in an effort to raise more money for The NephCure Foundation.

If you can, would you please support us with a donation.


Greetings & Readings Signing, March 27

On Sunday, March 27, from 2:00-4:00pm, I’ll be signing copies of MOONFACE at Greetings & Readings at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Hunt Valley, MD. Please join me for this event, which is sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland.

You can find more information about the signing here.

MOONFACE at Barnes & Noble JHU

We had a great time with the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, who accompanied MOONFACE to a reading at the Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins Bookstore last week.

Now off to Iowa for a reading at Prairie Lights on February 23!

Photo by Andrew Tagoe

Signing copies with my niece Genevieve. Photo by Andrew Tagoe

A Wonderful Reading at Borders

Thanks to all who came out on a wintry evening last week to hear a reading of MOONFACE at the Borders in Timonium, Maryland. Not only did they brave the cold, but they bought out all of the store’s copies of the book! Thank you to the kind staff at Borders for hosting a lovely event!

Buyers grabbing their copies by the stackful!!

The Lovely Devin

Gorgeous Supporters of MOONFACE


It’s been a busy couple weeks, and as we wrap up things here on the East coast, I’m slowly catching up on my posts.

First, thanks to Jynelle Gracia and Sarah Courteau for hosting a lovely launch party for MOONFACE at The Saloon in DC on February 3rd. What a great way to kick off the book tour! Great friends, great venue,  and great dessert!

And, when you get a chance, click over to MEMOIRVILLE and check out my interview with Whitney Joiner.

More updates shortly. . .

MOONFACE is a PEOPLE magazine “Great Read”

PEOPLE magazine recommends MOONFACE as a “Great Read” in its February 14, 2011 issue (Halle Berry on the cover).

About the book, PEOPLE writes: “Girl meets boy, girl needs kidney, boy gives kidney. And now they’re happily married! It’ll restore your faith in humanity.”

MOONFACE is happy to be among the pages with Charlie Sheen and Snooki.


Check out this video and then read the article about MOONFACE in USA TODAY. Then purchase your own copy of MOONFACE, which goes on sale today, February 1! Thanks to Mary Brophy Marcus and Maxine Park at USA TODAY.