Date Published: November 4th 2021
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Clipped is a quirky memoir about a new mother whose desperation to get her baby to sleep catapulted her into becoming an inventor and small business owner—just before the world fell apart in 2008.
As a full-time mother and entrepreneur, Adrienne Alitowski rolled out her invention, blankyclip®, to over thirty stores in the Buy Buy Baby national chain. LA Parent Expecting and Kids Today both made blankyclip a “Top Pick''. The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded her three utility patents and a trademark. All that fabulous glory aside, Adrienne also learned what it’s like to pee through a hole in the floor of a Chinese factory, and to be pregnant and throw up on the street just before an investor meeting. These experiences led her down a path to write this memoir about sticking to your vision and being open to finding gold in the muck.
About the Author
As an actress Adrienne Alitowski has appeared on Broadway and toured with the National Theatre of the Deaf. Her television credits include “Will & Grace,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Everybody Loves Raymond “ and “Beverly Hills 90210,” among others. She produced and co-wrote her one-woman show, Just Tell Them You’re From Scarsdale, which she performed in New York and Los Angeles. The short film she directed, produced and starred in, Grace, played in film festivals from Sarasota to Santa Cruz. She created, produced and performed in the celebrity benefit, Glen Mary Glen Rose: Women Do Men, in Los Angeles, which raised funds for breast cancer research as well as awareness around the lack of diverse roles for women. As a new mom, she invented, patented and manufactured blankyclip, a stroller accessory. She sold blankyclips nationally in Buy Buy Baby, as well as in many boutiques across the country and around the world. Her product was recognized as a Top Pick in publications such as Fit Pregnancy and LA Parent Magazine. At her children’s elementary school, she produced an annual fundraising talent show and wrote grants to provide creative writing programs. She sat on the Education Board of Temple Sinai in Glendale, CA for five years. She is the mother of two, and lives in Los Angeles with her family. Clipped is her first book.