Whether by accident or by design, Hard Choices doggedly makes the case for the person to lead us who is best placed to deliver more democracy, more freedom and more peacefulness the world over -- and it doesn't hurt that she has the biggest, most diverse rolodex on the planet.
Finding a great book for someone else can be quite the challenge during the holidays. Here are some suggestions to help you on your merry way!
I read Power Play in one sitting. Actually, three sittings because I needed bathroom breaks, diaper changes, and coffee. Shady venture capitalists? Desperate founders? World-changing technology? A potent mix for a startup-junkie like me.
I thought I knew the essence of the Ben & Jerry's story: scrappy start-up wins the hearts, minds, and stomachs of an adoring fan base, and eventually gets swallowed whole by a big multinational.
A lot of women are familiar with that empty nest feeling. Author Lesley Kagen used that feeling to start a whole new career as a writer. Her first book, New York Times bestseller, Whistling in the Dark (NAL/Penguin) was published when she was 57.
I am beginning to realize that memoir doesn't mean a boring detailing of my life starting at birth. Memoir means telling the truth; memoir means sharing a part of your journey that changed you.
It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.
I like being able to trust the author of the book I'm reading. Fiction or non-fiction, I want the truth -- or at least as close to the truth as the author can get. Which is why I not only enjoyed but appreciated The Disposables by David Putnam.
It wasn't creative self-doubt. It was personal. What was I doing with my time? How could I measure what I had accomplished? I didn't have any of the traditional ways to judge myself and my work. By all the societal standards of success today, I had failed -- or at least, I hadn't yet succeeded.
Tony Evans, respected football editor at The Times and boyhood Liverpool fan, has produced a labor of love with his new book on the Reds' extraordinary 1983-84 season.
Yes, it's absurd and will unquestionably cause some eye rolling to occur, but his ability to tease out the everyday silliness of humanity is dead on.
Only a human pacemaker could save this beloved member of their family. Warren graciously shared with me some of her influences and experiences behind writing this moving story.
My prediction is that Branding Your X Factor will be a staple for business owners along with books such as, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.
Don't text everyone you know that the reviewer is an absolute moron who deserves nothing but bad sex and botulism. Why? Most people won't know about the review until you tell them.
You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.