Prof Joe Goldblatt’s ‘True Joy of Life’ revealed in upcoming book

By Press Office

Internationally well-known personality of the events industry, Professor Joe Goldblatt, has written his professional and personal memoirs in a new book entitled ‘The True Joy of Life’. Professor Goldblatt, now a retired professor of Events Management at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, has shared some of his dramatic stories such as his interaction with Donald Trump when he was producing the opening of the ‘Trump Taj Mahal Resort and Casino’. Another interesting story is the one in which he was conducting research on behalf of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The author has produced many other spectacular special events for several U.S. Presidents, major events at the U.S. White House and many other (Hollywood) celebrities. All those fantastic events can now be read in its newest book together with other dozens of heartwarming and hilarious stories of his adventures as a performer, a producer, a professor and philanthropist.

Professor Goldblatt said: “While delivering hundreds of speeches, I have been asked over and over again if I would write my personal and professional memoir. Therefore, I have now recorded my lifetime of experience that includes founding a professional association called the International Live Events Association (ILEA) with over 5000 members in thirty countries throughout the world”.

Mary Contini, author of several published books - “Dear Francesca”, “Dear Olivia”, “Dear Alfonso” and “Valvona & Crolla: A Year at an Italian Table”- reviewed: “Joe Goldblatt is surely one of life’s great optimists. From ‘hair past my shoulders, wearing a knitted head band, and a tie died blue and white kaftan’ to meeting presidents, princesses and consulting with the ‘three wise men,’ Joe Goldblatt has embraced life with enthusiasm, charisma and joy! For Joe everything is possible! A great inspiration”.

Steven Wood Schmader, Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) President & CEO International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA World), upon reading the book, said: "From a young man who started his career parlaying silence into success, to a respected professional voice that reverberates around the globe, Joe Goldblatt continues to create ripples that will shape and impact our industry for generations to follow".

The 275-page book will be published in April 2019 and will also include many rare and exclusive photos from the author’s personal archive. In addition, Professor Goldblatt has produced a five-part video series featuring inspiring stories from the book. Each purchaser of the soft cover copy of ‘The True Joy of Life’ will also receive free access to an audio abridged version of the book narrated by the author. Professor Goldblatt is also happy to personally inscribe individual books upon request.

To order copies of ‘’The True Joy of Life’, the video series or to contact the author, visit Joe Goldblatt's website.


Notes to Editor


  • ‘The True Joy of Life’, the memoir of Professor Joe Goldblatt, to be published in April 2019
  • 275 pages plus photographs, Aoibhneas (Joy and Happiness) Published in 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ebook, £9.99, Soft cover book with free abridged audio highlights, £14.99
  • To interview the author or arrange a book talk and signing, and discuss translation and licensing rights, please contact Julia Victoria Margineanu, Publicist:

Professor Joe Goldblatt has created and established the first academic and professional qualifications for Event Managers. He is a retired professor at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Scotland where he also was the Executive Director of the International Centre for the Study of Planned Events.

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