Comprehensive ZaSu Pitts Story, Hands with A Heart, Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated adventurers and explorers biography book from Davison, MI, author Gayle D. Haffner.

Davison, MI, July 30, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Hands with A Heart: The Personal Biography of Actress ZaSu Pitts by Gayle D. Haffner. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the adventurers and explorers biography category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

“What a wonderful treasure of information and anecdotes about one of the most beloved actresses in films. I loved her unique comedy, and had the privilege of seeing her perform live. Many thanks to Gayle Haffner for her untiring love and work!” - Ann B. Davis, Actress

“An astonishing collection of material - a feast for ZaSu fans! Haffner shows us the real-life ZaSu Pitts -- a fascinating story!” - Mike Brotherton, Founder of the ZaSu Pitts Film Festival, Parsons, Kansas

“Haffner imparts the breath of life to a favorite and almost forgotten legend, bringing us ZaSu’s full career and the personal life she deftly kept private and away from the press. ZaSu’s humanity will touch all who renew their acquaintance with this great star.” - Edd Bayes, Co-founder of the Gale Storm Appreciation Society

“Gayle Haffner gives a fascinating look at the life and career of one of cinema’s great, versatile actresses -- the actress who could steal scenes with a flutter of her hands will steal your heart with her story. This authorized biography is well written and painstakingly researched to give the reader the inside story of one of our national treasures.” - Ron Baker, Co-founder of the Gale Storm Appreciation Society

523 pages in length, Hands with A Heart: The Personal Biography of Actress ZaSu Pitts is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the adventurers and explorers biography category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Hands with A Heart meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $28.95.

Additionally, Hands with A Heart can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432762094

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $28.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author;

Since meeting ZaSu Pitts’ son, Don Gallery, in 1999, Haffner has used her prior experience in corporate documentation to research, clarify and present ZaSu’s life and legacy to her fans the world over.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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