Thirty-two 1199 members are now published authors! Their stories are in “My Open Heart,” available at Hardballpress.com. On May 24, 2018, the writers gathered with family, friends, union leaders, and Hardball Press Publisher Tim Sheard to celebrate the publication of this new book. Many of the stories are about their lives as healthcare workers and put the reader right into their world. Other stories are about their lives as immigrants, or about their feelings on why it is important to be active in their union and their community.