Author Event: Frank O'Mara

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Join us for Frank O'Mara's book launch on Thursday, May 9, at 4:00 p.m at Cobblestone & Vine, 5100 Kavanaugh Blvd.

In Frank's inspiring memoir, Bend, Don't Break: A Memoir of Endurance, he recounts his battle with Parkinson's Disease. At first in denial, he eventually found the strength that made him successful as an athlete and in business - using determination, and humor to weather the worst phases of the disease. He learned to face each hurdle as he came to it: to bend, but not break. 

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. To RSVP for this free event, click here. Light refreshments will be served.

Reserve a copy of Bend, Don't Break below. If you would like it personalized, please note that in the comments. Signed books will be available for pickup at the event or at WordsWorth Books after the event. Books purchased at the event will be signed afterwards and will be available for pickup at WordsWorth Books.

Frank O’Mara is an Irishman who has made Arkansas his home since 1978. He is a three-time University of Arkansas graduate. He came to the U of A as a member of the track team and was the first NCAA outdoor champion in the John McDonnell era. He represented Ireland in three Olympic Games and was twice a World Champion.  O’Mara moved to Little Rock in 1996 and embarked on a 14-year business career with Alltel, eventually becoming Alltel’s Chief Marketing Officer. He volunteered at Catholic High School as a track coach for many years. In 2009, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 48. O‘Mara had Deep Brian Stimulation in 2019 which improved his condition and allowed him to make a much dreamed about trip to the Antarctic.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Cobblestone & Vine
5100 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72207
Bend, Don't Break: A Memoir of Endurance By Frank O'Mara Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788494373
Availability: Backordered
Published: O'Brien Press - April 19th, 2024