Saturday, August 11, 2012

Garrett Gomez to Sign his new Book Today at Del Mar

Author Rudy Alvarado and jockey Garrett Gomez with Mary Forney at the book signing during the GoGo Golfing for Winners' Foundation golf tourney on April 9, 2012. (photo: Nora Lee)

Don't miss an opportunity to meet internationally acclaimed jockey Garrett Gomez and award-winning biographer Rudy Alvarado TODAY at Del Mar, where they will be signing copies of The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey's Jouirney Through Addiction & Salvation.

The remarkable book chronicles Gomez' journey through the depths of alcoholism and drug addiction to his amazing recovery.

"I didn't want a book about my history as a jockey," said Gomez. "I wanted a book that was going to inspire and touch people." That is precisely what Gomez and Alvarado were able to accomplish in this fascinating and moving story.

It is well worth the read, and for those lucky enough to be at today's book signing the icing on the cake will be the moment when they look  into the eyes of the man who lived through hell and emerged with the strength and determination to have a positive impact on the lives of us all.

The book signing takes place in the Plaza de Mexico at Del Mar Racetrack from noon to 1:30 p.m. today. All proceeds will benefit Winners Foundation.