Philadelphia. May 23, 2013. – Last week, during her brief stop and book signing in Philadelphia, Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos of Greece sat down and spoke with Cosmos Philly. Professor Maria Hnaraki of Drexel University, spoke with Daskalaki about Greece and her book My Greek Drama: Life, Love and One Woman’s Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country .

My Greek Drama: Life, Love and One Woman’s Olympic Effort To Bring Glory To Her Country, by Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, has hit ninth place on the New York Times list of best-selling non-fiction books after opening at No. 18. Publisher Clint Greenleaf of Greenleaf Books said, says of the title, “When Ambassador Angelopoulos approached us with her book idea, we knew that we had a timely, compelling story on our hands. We’re excited to see that American readers are agreeing with us”. The publisher described the book as: “My Greek Drama goes beyond memoir. It is a wide-ranging, no-holds-barred exploration of political challenge, success, failure, betrayal and ultimate redemption. Ambassador Angelopoulos provides an in-depth account of what happened in 2000, when slow progress and gridlocked bureaucracy put Athens in danger of losing the Olympic Games. Under her leadership, Athens made up for lost time and gave the world what IOC President Jacques Rogge called “An unforgettable dream Games”.