For Immediate Release: January 7, 2014

NY Author Discusses Effects of AIDS to Families in New Novel

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(YONKERS, N.Y.) This week, author Gary Chattman announces the nationwide release of “Happiness, You Came Too Late,” a new fictionalized biography telling the story of his beloved brother.

Liberace, Freddie Mercury, Anthony Perkins, Rudolf Nureyev, Arthur Ashe, Isaac Asimov, Peter Allen, Michael Bennett and Chattman’s brother, Alan Green—all died from AIDS, amongst the 1.7 million Americans who have contracted this disease. In 2013, over 619,000 people died from this condition, and so many families touched by this killer disease.

“Happiness, You Came Too Late” is the story of Chattman’s brother who died from AIDS, and the effect of the disease on his family presented in fiction. Even though the family presented in this novel is Jewish, Chattman is sure that the scenarios presented herein are present in all walks of life, all religious and nonreligious families.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Chattman is a retired teacher and administrator. He is author of several books, including “Coming of Age: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Without Hebrew School,” “The Quixotic Teacher: One Man’s Journey Through the Morass of Public Education,” “If I Should Die Before I Wake” and “Overtures: Broadway Star’s First Time,” a collection of luminaries’ tales of anecdotes from Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Robert Klein and many others.

He is currectly leading a crusade against standardized testing with his new book Teaching in 2013. There is a country-wide network to rid ourselves of these irrelevant tests.

For more information, please contact Michelle Whitman, publicist, at (877) 727-0697 or send an email to

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