It’s hard to glimpse the girl who described herself as a “bag of bones” in the self-assured, articulate woman behind the podium as she shares, “When I was growing up, only two percent of children in foster care would attend college.” She continues. “Today that percentage has risen to. ….
Calcaterra’s next book chronicles the journey of her youngest sister Rosie Maloney after their abusive and alcoholic mother removed her from a foster home in New York and unwillingly dragged Rosie all the way to Idaho
After listening to Regina Calcaterra convey her background as an abandoned child, I understood why her Etched in Sand memoir sat right next to Maya Angelou on the New York Times Best Seller List.
CBS’ “Sunday Morning” explored the topic of Human Resilience, featuring Regina and the story that she has told in her New York Times’ Bestseller, Etched in Sand.
Regina Calcaterra overcame an incredibly difficult upbringing where she moved from foster home to foster home and lived in a station wagon. Calcaterra kept her difficult upbringing to herself for many years until she realized it was a source of strength rather than shame. Calcaterra recently was appointed by Governor…
Inside Edition documents Regina’s childhood, in a report that features Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, N.Y., where she spent much of her time during her youth reading, learning and beginning to pave her way from poverty to success.
WCBS Radio profiles Regina and Etched in Sand, noting: “Regina Calcaterra Hopes Memoir Gives Voice To Disadvantaged Kids.” Read and hear the report.
Regina appeared on CBS’ “The Couch” program to discuss Etched in Sand, and her challenged childhood.
Publishers Weekly “Courageous…Fascinating…Unforgettable” This true story of a woman surviving domestic abuse as a child, emancipating herself as a teenager, and then becoming a successful attorney is courageous and fascinating, written with a descriptive restraint that recalls moments of tragedy and perseverance with simplicity and subtlety. Her story begins with…
ETCHED IN SAND A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island By Regina Calcaterra Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-06-221883-4 Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins A prominent New York attorney’s unsparing account of how she and her four siblings survived extreme abuse and neglect at the hands of their…