Book Launch Celebration – Ripped Apart: Living Misdiagnosed

*Featured Event*

Friends, family and fans gathered at Cancun Cantina to celebrate the release of “Ripped Apart: Living Misdiagnosed.”

Subtitled “Gary and Carol Stern’s Epic Fight Against Malpractice in the American Health Care System,” author David Black tells the story of Carol Stern and her late husband, Gary Stern, and the challenges the Baltimore couple faced for years after Gary’s medical misdiagnosis.

The event’s locale held special meaning for Carol since it was where she and Gary had met and frequented.

Pictured (LtoR) “Dancing Dave” Malek; Carol Stern; Janice DeLoatch; and Lori Blue-Miller
Pictured – Author David Black (R) and his daughter, Susannah Black
Pictured (LtoR) Family members of Gary and Carol Stern: Kevin Morlock; Shannon Stern; Taylor Stern; David Stern, Gary Stern’s brother; Stacey Stern; Barbara Clabaugh; and Chuck Clabaugh
Pictured (LtoR) Joel Romero, Carol Stern’s son; Samantha Romero, 2, daughter of Joel Romero; Nadilla Romero, 11, daughter of Joel Romero; and Kimberly Romero, Carol’s daughter
Pictured (LtoR) Bill Calhoun and Marcia Calhoun, Gary Stern’s cousin
Pictured (LtoR) Kent Carroll, Europa Editions publisher; Helen Whitney, PBS documentary filmmaker; Bonnie Goldstein, DC-based writer; Barbara Weisberg, New York-based editor/writer/wife of David Black; and James Brady, DC-based novellist
Pictured (LtoR) Janet Jordan, former employee of Carol Stern; Chris Rawls, friends of David Black; and Barbara Weisberg
Pictured (LtoR) Carol Jones; Gregory Barnes; Alan Marcus; Mike Blum; and Mandy Marcus
Publicist Amy Prenner as she introduced the evening’s guests of honor
The evening’s champagne toast led by Carol Stern, David Stern, and David Black
Author David Black and his wife, Barbara Weisberg

(June 12, 2021 – Cancun Cantina)

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.