Fresno State Publishes ‘My Name Is Armen’

'My Name Is Armen' by Armen Bacon


FRESNO, Calif.—“My Name Is Armen – A Life in Column Inches” by Fresno State alumna and Asbarez columnist Armen Bacon of Fresno will be published in November by The Press at California State University, Fresno.

The book ($20 paper, ISBN 978-0-912201-49-8) is based on a decade’s worth of Bacon’s essays, many of them originally written as columns for The Fresno Bee and Asbarez News. The book is organized thematically and covers the gamut of culture and heritage, family, friends, love/loss, life travels and advice.

Bacon is a wife, mother, grandmother, professional woman and author. She describes herself as a writer of docu-memories for the soul and the human condition – “connective tissue that makes us all more human.”

For two decades, she served as administrator of communications and public relations for the Fresno County Office of Education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fresno State and a master’s degree in organizational management.

She made her authorial debut with “Griefland – An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship” (Globe Pequot Press, 2012).

“My Name Is Armen” is $20 and can be ordered through The Press website.

The mission of The Press is to publish great literature by both emerging and established voices, scholarly books that expand the horizons of human knowledge and other works that promote the rich cultural heritage of California’s Central Valley.

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