Name: Gillian Skeen-McKee
Comment: Bravo Gilda,
You have achieved all of our dreams. The book looks wonderful and I can’t wait to have a signed copy in my hands.

Name: Rodney Richards, Friends of the Library
Comment: Gilda, you could do a formal book presentation at one of our Monday Afternoon sessions at the Library!

Name: Nancy Jewusiak
Comment: Gilda, I love your book. Everything about it is wonderful, from your story, the wonderful pictures and your writing.

Name: Umberto Mucci, Founder and CEO, WE THE ITALIANS Magazine
Comment: Thanks Gilda, I love you! Thanks for what you’ve done and you continue to do promoting the Italian culture. You are great!

Name: Judy Kolpack
Comment:  Gilda, I enjoyed your book tremendously.  Your life was lived in many different ages of human progress.
It is amazing that the development of woman’s rights and expectations unfolded in front of your eyes. You had many adventures that most people don’t have.  And you had many friends and family members to support you. 
Your life was exciting, adventurous, funny, sad, unexpected, and blessed.  You are so lucky to be you!

Name: Paula Beiger
Comment: “Before I left for vacation, I was happy to receive my signed copy of Cav. Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari’s book: Gilda, Promise Me. Gilda is an awesome storyteller. I flew through the 446 pages, which was filled with the love of family and love of her Italian heritage. You start in Germantown Pa. and find yourself on exotic travels, including sampling food such as Sea slugs and deep fried crickets in Taiwan. Through all of life’s adversities, Gilda always handles them with grace, poise, and success. You’ll learn how “The Dream Castle” was erected. Did a kept promise change the course Gilda’s life? You’ll have to read Gilda, Promise Me to find out. Great summer read.”

Name: Anna Rita Lalli
Comment: I am reading the book and I am already a fan of the writer!!!

Name: Jeffrey J. Richter
Senior Executive Service, State of New Jersey (Retired)
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired)
Past President, New Jersey – Haiti Partners of the Americas
Comment: “Gilda Rorro is an eloquent witness to the reality of Haiti who has probably done more than anyone else to help Haitian immigrant students succeed in New Jersey’s public schools.  I recommend her book to everyone in New Jersey who is interested in Haiti and the Haitian people, both here and in Haiti.”


Name: Uma Deshpande [India]
Comment: “Your autobiographical book makes for spellbinding reading – increasingly so by the page. Your experience growing up in the mid 1900s in an Italian-American family highlights the universality of the human condition. I experienced many common experiences growing up concurrently in India: close-knit families, male dominance in society at large – countered by strong parental empowerment of daughters like us. Your travel experiences in India and elsewhere were fascinating. May your tribe prosper and grow!”