Radio Show

“Your Call” January 8, 2020

Listen to the author being interviewed by Rose Aguilar

Author reading, Q & A, book signing

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00 PM

3075 Adeline, Berkeley, CA 94703

Nadina LaSpina presents her memoir, reads, answers questions, and signs books

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM

110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 9410



Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:20 AM

Listen to the author interviewed by Shelley Irwin

Annual Conference of Physicians for a National Health Program

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

Workshop – 2:50 PM

Book Fair – Book signing – 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia

Author Reading and Discussion

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 1:00 PM

25 Elm Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

Author Reading

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 2:00 PM

Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY 10012

Author Reading

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 3:00 PM

Community Room 8 A, 343 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011


Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Nadina LaSpina returns to KPFA Pushing Limits with Host Eddie Ytuarte and Adrienne Lauby for a full hour show. Patrons who donate $70 to the radio show receive a copy of Such a Pretty Girl.

Listen to the show anytime!


Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019 8:00 PM (Replay Monday, 3:00 PM)

Nadina LaSpina on ABILITY FIERCE with Michael Astor


Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Listen to Nadina LaSpina on Central Time Wisconsin Public Radio

Author Reading and lively discussion at Disabled In Action

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 3:00 PM 135 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Nadina LaSpina read from Such a Pretty Girl, inviting everyone’s comments, engaging everyone in conversation, and encouraging all to share their stories.


Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Nadina LaSpina was on the KPFA show Pushing Limits with host Eddie Ytuarte.

Listen to the archived show


Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 8:00 PM

Nadina LaSpina was on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network show Let Them Talk with Paul DeRienzo.

See the full show on YouTube

C-SPAN Book TV aired the recording of the Pen and Brush event on Aug. 10, Aug. 12, and Aug. 18.

The whole recording can be watched anytime.

A small segment is also on YouTube.


Thu, Aug 1, 2019 7:00 PM
Nadina LaSpina was on WBAI’s radio show—Joy of Resistance with Fran Luck.

LaSpina’s new memoir was picked as a WBAI–FM Summer Feminist Best-Read and offered to listeners who pledged $60.

Listen to the archived show

Such a Pretty Girl author reading

Wednesday, July 31st, 6 – 8 p.m.
Pen and Brush, Inc.
29 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

Nadina LaSpina presented her debut memoir—Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride at the historic Pen and Brush, NYC! LaSpina read selections, did a live Q&A, and signed her book, as well as posed for pictures with fans. 

C-SPAN Book TV was present to record the event

Nadina LaSpina the Grand Marshal of the 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade NYC

Sunday, July 14th
Madison Square to Union Square

Nadina LaSpina was grand marshal of the 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade in Manhattan.

Disability Pride NYC Grand Marshall Nadina LaSpina – New York celebrated the fifth annual Disability Pride with a colorful parade, marching from Madison Square Park to Union Square Park on July 14, 2019. The event promotes inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities, and redefine public perception of disability by participating in an annual Disability Pride parade in New York City and to show support and solidarity with people with disabilities. (Photo by Erik McGregor)

Such a Pretty Girl book launch and author reading

Sunday, July 14th at 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

The release of Nadina LaSpina’s memoir—Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride was celebrated immediately following the 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade! LaSpina read selections from her book, answered questions, and signed her new book, as well as posed for pictures with fans. 

Photo by Erik Bottcher
Photo by Erik Bottcher
Photo by Erik Bottcher

You can also buy the book from other online vendors, such as AMAZON and Barnes & Noble, as well as from local bookstores.
If your bookstore doesn’t have it, you can ask them to order it.