DIAC Hosts Virtual Book Launch of Lisa Ray’s Tell-All Memoir


To commemorate Cancer Awareness MonthThe Dallas Indian Arts Collective (DIAC), a non-profit arts organization aimed to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of North Texans by creating a cross-cultural platform to promote understanding and appreciation of performing, visual and literary arts from the Indian Subcontinent and Diaspora, proudly presents the virtual book launch of actor, activist and cancer survivor Lisa Ray‘s first book “Close to the Bone,” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 7 p.m. EST to a hand-picked group of 100 fans from all over the United States. Media partner Asian Variety Show (AVS) will simultaneously broadcast the book launch live on its Facebook page, which will reach a worldwide audience.

Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray is one of India’s first supermodels. She’s also an actor, a cancer survivor, a mother of twins through surrogacy. She is a woman who has lived many lives. And this is her story.

“Close to the Bone” is an unflinching, deeply moving account of Lisa Ray’s life, tracing her childhood in Canada as the biracial daughter of an Indian man and a Polish woman, her rise as a popular Bollywood star, and her battle with a rare, incurable cancer.

Praise for Close to the Bone:

“A powerful narrative in which Ray has not just embraced her past, but made peace with it.” –Mumbai Mirror

“In a language that is honest and free-wheeling–sprinkled with generous doses of humour–the actor, writer and cancer activist explores herself while on an odyssey . . . that spans the world.” –Deccan Herald

“A gifted writer at work. . . . Close To the Bone is a book about glamour and its dangers, thrills and possibledisconnection from real life–anyone who enjoys peeking behind the curtain of celebrity life will love it. Ray’s struggles with loss and suffering, which she narrates with a grim hilarity, are equally absorbing. . . . [And] what holds all the narrative snapshots together is the quality of her writing.” –livemint

“A thrilling journey inwards as much as outwards. . . . A must-read.” –Freida Pinto

To order your copy of the signed memoir, please contact or call 214.748.8922 x 105