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A Senseless, Ghastly Day: The Tucson Tragedy Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated 21st century United States history book from Tucson, AZ, author John Newport, Ph.D.

Tucson, AZ, September 07, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Tucson Tragedy: Lessons from the Senseless Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords by John Newport, Ph.D. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the 21st century United States history 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.

This is a fast reading, riveting book that portrays the human side of the January 8, 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and eighteen others – and the healing that is taking place.

Written by a Tucsonan living a few blocks from the site of the shooting who is an ardent fan of “Gabby,” The Tucson Tragedy takes readers right to the scene and into the hearts and minds of the victims and their families, the heroes, the suspected assailant and everyone else impacted by this heart-wrenching tragedy. Without politicizing or sensationalizing the event and its far-reaching ramifications, this book renders a soul-searching treatment of the underlying dynamics and lessons to be learned from this ghastly event.

“Dr. Newport does an excellent job of portraying the creation of a community of healing out of the ashes of this tragic shooting…This is truly a book written from the heart.”
- From the Foreword by Rabbi Stephanie Aaron

176 pages in length, The Tucson Tragedy: Lessons from the Senseless Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the 21st century United States history category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Tucson Tragedy meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, The Tucson Tragedy 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: 9781432776077

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream

SRP: $16.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author;

John Newport is an author, speaker and social commentator who lives in Tucson and loves the city and its people. A prolific writer with doctorates in psychology and public health, he writes from the heart and has published three books (including The Wellness-Recovery Connection, Health Communications, Inc.) and over two hundred articles focusing on personal and societal wellness, self-help and spirituality. He frequently contributes letters and opinion pieces addressing pressing social issues to the Arizona Daily Star, the Los Angeles Times, The Therapist and other publications. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to charities directly involved in promoting healing from the tragic shooting on January 8, 2011.

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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