Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over”

May 5th, 2014

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During her extensive travels around the U.S., actress and author Marlo Thomas kept meeting women who were “stuck.” Stuck in a dead-end job. Stuck with a suddenly-empty nest and no plan for what to do next. Stuck in indecision over where their life should go.

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A few years ago Thomas launched a website for women to connect, share stories, and help each other “re-invent.” And she says the aim was to reassure all of them that it’s never too late to get un-stuck.Now she’s collected the stories of dozens of women in a new book called “It Ain’t Over . . . Till It’s Over”

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Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

February 24th, 2014

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Heroes. We all need them, we all love them — and the message of new books by a bestselling thriller writer is that each of us can be a hero.

Brad Meltzer is already author of the books “Heroes For My Son” and “Heroes For My Daughter,” but those books are aimed at parents, adults. His two newest books are the first in a series of books for kids.

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“I am Abraham Lincoln” and “I am Amelia Earhart” are Meltzer’s foray into children’s books, a genre he’d always longed to be in.

And his enthusiasm for these stories is infectious.

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Lauren Bloom “Art of the Apology”

February 13th, 2014

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Do you know how to apologize?

It sounds so simple. Just say, “I’m sorry.” Right?

Not necessarily. Sometimes a proper, sincere apology can be more complicated, more nuanced. So, let me ask again: do you know how to apologize?

Lauren Bloom is an attorney, an expert on professional ethics, and an ordained interfaith minister. She knows something about apologies, from a moral standpoint, an ethical standpoint, and from a legal standpoint.

Her book is called “Art of the Apology.”

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Larry Kane “When They Were Boys”

February 7th, 2014

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Perhaps no American knows the story of the Beatles in America better than veteran journalist Larry Kane.

He’s the only American reporter to accompany the Fab Four on every stop of both their 1964 and 1965 tours.

He has written three books about the Beatles, the most recent being “When They Were Boys,” the story of the Beatles’ early years before they were superstars.

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Sue Monk Kidd “The Invention of Wings”

January 22nd, 2014

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A young woman of privilege and a young woman born into slavery are inextricably linked, as each tries to find the voice she feels she has been denied, in Sue Monk Kidd‘s new novel “The Invention of Wings.” And it’s based on the lives of two actual women. Sarah Grimke is the daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner. On her eleventh birthday her gift from her parents is a ten-year-old slave girl named Hetty. Appalled by the notion of owning another human, Sarah is set on a path of activism that will isolate her from family, friends, and antebellum society. Hetty faces ongoing challenges that are brutally life-threatening.

And ultimately the two women’s lives are transformed.

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