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“Note to Self,” collected and introduced by Gayle King

Pay attention. Eyes forward, ears open. You’ve heard those things before in your life, and now you say them to yourself, your kids, and your employees. But do they hear what you say now… or, as in the new book ...

“Black Klansman: A Memoir” by Ron Stallworth

You want no part of that. In fact, the farther away you are from whatever-it-is, the happier you’ll be. Nope, some things are not your friend. Some things are not good for you at all. And as you’ll see in ...

“The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.” by Jason Sokol

One minute. That’s all it can take to change history. Sixty seconds, as long as an average TV commercial or two, a few blinks of your eyes and nothing is ever the same. And things can keep changing, as you’ll ...

“Breaking Up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women” by Yvonne Tally

Your to-do list is a mile long. Every day, you add three things for every one you cross off and you’re starting to resent That List. What’s worse: accommodating everything on the list means there’s no more you for you. ...

7 Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters In Today’s World

As Father's Day (June 17) rolls around, we are mindful that it wasn’t that long ago when a father’s job was to attend his daughter’s pretend tea parties and make her a pretty dollhouse. But today’s fathers must navigate a ...

“Well, That Escalated Quickly” by Franchesca Ramsey c.2018, Grand Central Publishing $27.00 / $35.00 Canada 256 pages

You sat down to check your email. And there you were an hour later, still logged on. Your email was checked but then you watched a newsfeed, four kitten videos, posted three opinions, RSVP’d to two grad parties, and wasted ...

“The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” by Anthony Ray Hardin with Lara Love Hardin

You always keep your eyes on the prize. You’ve given yourself no other options and your steadfastness is your compass. What you believe will happen. What you know is truth. Say it enough, and everybody else will know, too – ...

“The Adventures of Wrong Man and Power Girl!” by C. Alexander London, illustrated by Frank Morrison

You are a pretty super kid. Mom and Dad say that all the time because you’re kind, smart, and you always like to help others when they need an extra hand. Even so, there are times when you might help ...

“Putting Your Employees First” by Michael Bergdahl

Your office looks like Grand Central Station at rush hour. Like that iconic location, you see many people who are older and have been around the block enough times to know the work-score. You also have younger, less-experienced people whose ...

Twelve Ways to Build Better Client Relationships

Deeply connected, trust-based, and authentic client relationships are hard to come by and clients know it. Successful businessman Paul G. Krasnow, author of The Success Code: A Guide for Achieving Your Personal Best in Business and Life (J & K ...

A Referral System That Gets Results: Eight Great Ways to Get Started Building Yours

Everyone loves referrals. They're inexpensive, fast, and easy. No need to chase down and convince a promising lead when a satisfied client is handing him or her to you on the proverbial silver platter. Quite often, they're lucrative: New clients ...

“Harriet Gets Carried Away” by Jessie Sima c.2018, Simon & Schuster

You wear Mommy’s shoes, too. You love that clomping around, the wiggly-wobbly feel, and the fun of pretending that you’re someone else. Dressing up is great but be careful. As in the new book, “Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie ...

From the NAACP President to Teaching Racism

The University Press of Kentucky has just released paperback editions of two books that are instrumental to our understanding of civil rights history and how racism is perpetuated. Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP, by Yvonne Ryan is ...

“Bad Men and Wicked Women” by Eric Jerome Dickey

Blood is thicker than water. That’s what they say: your relationship with family – blood – is stronger than any connection you’ll have with someone unrelated. Blood is thicker than water – except, perhaps, as in the new novel “Bad ...

“Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastinaton, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me” by Andrew Santella

Just do it. That’s a demand that comes from everywhere. Sneakers say it, your spouse says it, the law demands it, your diet may say it; your boss does, for sure. Just do it. Buckle down and get it done ...

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