Book Press Release

Contact: Susan Stoga/Andrea Schnorr | 847.884.0000

For Immediate Release




 CHICAGO (Jan. 24, 2013) – Chicago native and attorney Rob Shindler’s journey to help his son overcome a major reading deficiency through volunteering to teach adults to read is chronicled in his newly released book “Hot Dogs and Hamburgers: Unlocking Life’s Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age”.

Compelled to volunteer for Literacy Chicago as a means to help his son, Oliver, overcome significant reading deficiencies, Shindler takes readers along as he develops unconventional yet successful learning techniques. Through this journey, Shindler learned firsthand how ridiculous the common misconceptions are about learning disabilities and adult literacy.  “Hot Dogs and Hamburgers” (facebook link here)

“As the parent of a child with special needs, I am acutely aware of how society judges those whose disabilities are not necessarily visible to others, and illiteracy is in fact, a hidden disease,” Shindler said. “Through ‘Hot Dogs & Hamburgers,’ I wanted to show that by solving the problem of illiteracy, we create productive individuals that positively contribute to society.”

There are 32 million adults in the United States, or 14% of the population, who cannot read, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

“Hot Dogs & Hamburgers” was listed as one of the top books to read in 2013 by NetGalley. The book is now available for purchase or downloads on Amazon for $14.95 and $7.95.

New Book Examines Adult Literacy/Add One

About the Author:

Rob and his wife, Andi, have twins, Isabella and Oliver, and their younger brother, future National Football League star Sage. Rob is the founder of Abogados America, a small law firm in Chicago that specializes in representing the Hispanic community, which faces an array of legal injustices. “My Spanish-speaking clients are a lot like adults fighting illiteracy,” he says. “Society tends to judge both before all the evidence is in.” Rob’s hope is that ‘Hot Dogs & Hamburgers’ will bring an awareness of adult illiteracy and slow down that judging process.   For more information, visit

About the Publisher:

River Grove Books is part of Greenleaf Book Group, a publisher and distributor best known for its innovative business model, distribution power and award-winning designs. Named one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc. magazine, it has represented more than 1,000 titles, including more than 22 that have hit the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or USA Today bestseller lists. You can learn more about Greenleaf on its website: and blog

 Note to journalists:  Copies of the book are available.

Comments are closed.