Friday, December 09, 2011


Do you ever wonder what your hands say about you?? I was very intrigued after I read Shelley Malcolm's book, Real. It made me think, "What do my hands say about me? What story do they tell?" This book is such a great idea that it captured me - I poured over each picture and then read about each person's life that was represented by the picture of his/her hands. Terilee Dawn Ouimette's photos brought the stories to life. It is a book that keeps you turning pages and makes you think.....

Real - The Book from David Malcolm on Vimeo.

100% of the proceeds of this book goes to fund several charities - if you'd like to learn more, go to the website - MarthaMartha. Make sure and check out their notecards while you visit their site!

Here is what the publisher says about the book:

“REAL” is a collection of 60 inspirational stories by Shelley Malcolm, with photos by Terilee Dawn Ouimette. The stories are deeply revealing, while the photos are anonymous, focusing only on each subject’s hands. Subjects range from adolescent to elderly, from former gangster to humble homeless, international refugee to hero-housewife, from pro athlete to Hollywood celebrity. While “Real” is her first published book, Malcolm is no stranger to creative projects, as co-owner and restorer of an historic chapel, La Perla del Mar in Shell Beach, CA, and a set designer for theater and film. Shelley Malcolm was named Pismo Beach’s Citizen of the Year in 2011 for her extensive contributions and involvement in the community. Proceeds from the book will benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation and other charities. Shelley Malcolm graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in dental hygiene. For more information, please visit or Shelley Malcolm resides in Shell Beach, California with her husband, Doug.

Shelley has four adult children. Her interests include painting , drawing, sculpting, building, playing piano and other musical instruments, outdoor activities including hiking, ocean kayaking, running, water and snow-skiing, international travel, sewing, reading, writing and others. Visit for more information.

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*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes.

1 comment:

shelley said...

Thank you so much for sharing! hands can tell many stories, and always the truth!

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