Od warszawskiej baleriny do oficera wywiadu – a po drodze sprzątanie biur. Joanna Rakowski, weteranka armii amerykańskiej z Northbrook, o swojej drodze i nowej książce (in Polish)
Joanna Rakowski, weteranka US Army o swojej drodze i nowej ksiazce
„Od warszawskiej baleriny do oficera wywiadu – a po drodze sprzątanie biur”, w artykule pod takim tytułem Joanna Marszałek przedstawia sylwetkę Joanny Rakowskiej, weteranki armii amerykańskiej. Była oficer wywiadu i lingwista swoją historię opisała w wydanej niedawno debiutanckiej książce „Chasing the Daylight”. (in Polish)
Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami
For eight days in November, Miami Book Fair transforms downtown into a literary wonderland, hosting hundreds of critically acclaimed authors in three languages talking politics, pop culture, and all manner of impactful prose. Get smart, buy books, meet authors! My book will be in the Authors Solutions booth. See you there!
494 Laurel AvenueHighland Park, IL, 60035
Once again East on Central will be co-sponsoring a Book Festival for local authors. If you have written a book, whether conventionally or self-published, you may take part in this event.
1151 Church St, Northbrook, IL ,(847) 498-4999
Freinds and Neighbors, please join us for the evening to meet the author, Joanna Rakowski, learn about the book "Chasing the Daylight. One Woman's Journey to Becoming a US Army Intelligence Officer", and for a chance to win Chasing the Daylight eBook. Bring friends and enjoy Polish treats!
Hawthorn Mall, 102 Hawthorn Ctr. Vernon Hills, IL
Please join us for the afternoon to meet the author, Joanna Rakowski, learn about the book "Chasing the Daylight. One Woman's Journey to Becoming a US Army Intelligence Officer", and for a chance to win Chasing the Daylight eBook. Bring firends and enjoy Polish treats!
NORTHBROOK, IL September 14, 2023—
With her first book, Chasing the Daylight: One Woman’s Journey to Becoming a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, author Joanna Rakowski delivers a powerful story of personal transformation from a fragile ballerina to a hard-core soldier.
In the summer of 1991, Joanna, a young Polish woman travels through Germany. At a refueling stop she encounters two American soldiers and has her photo taken with the heroes she looks up to. A decade later, she’s one of them, a soldier in the United States Army, living her dream.
On the surface, Chasing the Daylight chronicles Joanna’s four-year journey to transformation into a U.S. Army intelligence officer, her grueling training, and her evolution as a soldier. Throughout the story ,she battles her physical shortcomings, insecurities, and fears. She also faces two major obstacles: she is an immigrant and English is not her native language. She’s already 31 years old, surrounded by a much younger, physically stronger soldier population. Conquering loneliness, and lingering isolation is Joanna’s way of finding herself in her new country. The book offers a unique perspective on the process of transformation through selfless service and learning how to fit in the most powerful armed forces in the world.
Chasing the Daylight helps the readers recognize that it’s possible to achieve a fundamental, personal transformation through hardships, failures, and challenges and to ultimately find one’s new place in life, stronger than ever before.
The memoir is 412 pages and is now available in e-book, paperback, and hard cover in online bookstores worldwide.