Cry into the Wind - A true story


Cry into the Wind follows Othello Bach’s life through her earliest years living in grinding poverty, a house fire that claims the life of her mother, the loneliness of growing up in two different orphanages where she was separated from her siblings… and so much more.


Celebrity Reviews:

“Othello Bach is a force. And this book proves it.” – Joel Grey


“Cry into the Wind is a page-turner from beginning to end. It is a compelling story of survival and an inspiring testament to the strength of the human spirit and raw determination.”  – Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called It


“As illustrator of four of Othello’s books, I’m sure that her hilariously inventive take on life must have helped her overcome many obstacles.”  - Sandy Huffaker, nationally syndicated political cartoonist, fine artist and illustrator


Amazon Review:

“Cry into the Wind” is an autobiography that you cannot stop reading… It is not a dirge of self-pity. It is a celebration of survival. When I finished the last page, I went to the prologue and read the book again. That is the highest compliment I can give an author.






The Biography Shelf


Cry Into the Wind: A True Story

Othello Bach

Choice Books

9781522890522, $18.95, PB, 426pp,


Synopsis: "Cry into the Wind" by Othello Bach is a truly spellbinding story of triumph over incredible tragedy, and an inspirational guide for those struggling to overcome the effects of abuse. Abject poverty, a house fire that claimed her mother's life, the loneliness of an orphanage where she was separated from her siblings, and so much more -- yet nothing was able to break the spirit of Othello Bach.


She couldn't read until the eighth grade, yet Othello Bach sold her first novel to Avon Books at the age of 27. She is the author off 17 published books and has 35 recorded songs by Broadway, TV, and Hollywood stars including Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, and Sandy Duncan.


Critique: An impressively written, fully reader engaging, candidly informative, inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, "Cry Into the Wind: A True Story" is very highly recommended, especially for community library Contemporary American Biography collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Cry Into the Wind: A True Story" is also available in an inexpensive Kindle format ($2.99).