We first met Melissa Cistaro when she pitched her book to us at a Pitchapalooza we did for Book Passage (one of America's great bookstores) in Corte Madera, California. We've been doing this so long we can usually tell when someone has a book in them and is capable of getting it out successfully.
The fundamental question for people who deal with sexual assault is what happens next? What do I do now? Can I be helped, can I be saved? In the memoir "Controlled," Neesha Arter tells her story and paves a path for other survivors to unburden their shoulders of pain and suffering.
The timing of when you want to write is up to you. While I try to write in my gratitude journal every night, sometimes it becomes every other night. That's okay. Journal when it feels right for you -- the benefits really are worth it.
A couple of years ago I sent out a smoke signal (well, OK, the emails, texts, Facebook and Twitter shout-outs) to everyone I knew -- and then they sent it on to everybody they knew -- to start collecting quips and anecdotes and advice they all remembered receiving from their mothers.
Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.
It's always kind of a challenge to put a pin in the podcast enough to nail anything resembling main topic, as Proops is the master of tangential monologue. Which is a bit of an amazing feat for someone to pull off who is only talking by themselves.
Have you ever been curious what your mother's favorite stories of parenthood are? Check out this video featuring Ann Imig, founder of Listen To Your Mother, an online and live story telling platform for mothers everywhere to share the joys, triumphs, challenges and humor of being a Mom.