Oklahoma City, OK — The NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD recognized “90 Days to Live” by Rodney & Paige Stamps as Winner of Best Motivational Book!

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

When Oklahoma City-area businessman Rodney Stamps heard, “You have 90 days to live” from several doctors, he and his wife—and business partner—were totally blindsided. But their shock and devastation soon turned to grim resolve.

Refusing to follow his MD’s pleas to start chemotherapy—which only promised to briefly extend his life—the Stamps started exploring countless cancer treatments. While most were ineffective or downright “scammy,” their search also led them to a treatment with, reportedly, a 97% success rate (including with “death-sentence”-type cancers like pancreatic).

The Stamps chronicle their story in the new release, “90 Days to Live: Beating Cancer When Modern Medicine Offers No Hope.” The book details the good the bad and the hilarious of Rodney and Paige’s entire journey to kick cancer to the curb.

Once again, in 2019, the New York City Big Book Award achieved worldwide participation.  Entries remained impressive, book submissions streamed in from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.  Cities across the globe such as Bangkok, Capetown, London, Los Angeles, Nagaski and New York were amongst the entries.  Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, England and the United States of America.

We are proud to announce the diversity of Winners and Distinguished Favorites in the annual New York City Big Book Award.  Included are New York Times bestseller author Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians,” a graphic novel, to the independent publisher Fig Tree Book’s “A River Could be a Tree,” a memoir by Angela Himsel.  Categories featured a wide variety of subjects.  “Ephphatha,” a nonfiction account of a deaf boy’s rise to Ivy League basketball; to “The Adventures of Jules Khan,” a fiction about Muslim superheros were a New York City Big Book Award Winner and Distinguished Favorite respectively.  Excellent books exist globally, regardless of where the author resides or of the culture.

“We are happy to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

For more information, please visit:  To view the list of winners, visit; Distinguished Favorites listed here:

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