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Recalculating: 97+ Experts on Driving Small Business Growth

PR for People® Reviews:  BOOKS: By Barbara Lloyd McMichael

SPECIAL REVIEW!

Recalculating: 97+ Experts on Driving Small Business Growth – curated by Joann M. Laing

Information Strategies Inc. – 336 pp - $

A business plan is considered a basic building block of any company, but in today’s fast-changing business climate, it’s essential to be nimble, too. With that in mind, the...


Finding destiny in the details

PR for People® Reviews:

Finding destiny in the details

Callings – Dave Isay

Penguin Press – 272 pp - $26

   Bookstores have shelves full of motivational books that promise wealth creation, happier lives, and sculpted bodies.

   The truth is, most of these books do contain helpful kernels of wisdom, but it’s hard to ignore the feeling that many...


PR for People® Book Reviews August 2016

Mindfulness and Money

The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness – Bari Tessler

Parallax Press – 296 pp - $22.95

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need a good idea, the guts to develop it into a sustainable business, and the financing to make it happen. Often, it’s that third leg of the stool that presents the biggest problem. But “...


PR for People® Book Reviews July 2016

Beauty is in the hand of the mascara wand wielder

Your Beauty Mark – Dita Von Teese Dey Street Books – 400 pp - $45

Grace & Style – Grace Helbig

Touchstone – 240 pp - $19.99

You want to read up on fashion and style? Try these two very different books on for size –

“Your Beauty Mark” is a lavish book by international burlesque star Dita Von Teese.

...


PR for People® Book Reviews May 2016

By Barbara Lloyd McMichael

​Digital Humanitarians – Patrick Meier

The word “do-gooders” originated back in the 1920s as a pejorative that conservatives used against progressives. Now there’s a 21st century deprecation that began in much the same way: take the term crowdsourcing (a word coined in 2006), sprinkle with a bit of Harry Potter magic dust, and presto! – it transforms into “...


PR for People® Book Reviews April 2016

BOOKS: How We Live Now – Bella DePaulo,  My Couch Is Your Couch – Gabriele Gaimberti


Babies with pre-natal drug exposure get special care

   In the 1980s, Barbara Drennen was a foster mother who specialized in caring for premature newborns in Kent, Washington. One day, she was assigned a baby who had been prenatally exposed to drugs. “The baby came to me on oxygen, then had to be readmitted to the hospital, then came back to me on a ventilator.”

   To give this medically fragile infant the attention it needed, Drennen converted the lower part of her house into a 24...


Author shares love for animals with young readers

Peg Kehret might be our generation’s version of Dr. Doolittle. The best-selling children’s author, who lives in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, shares her home with a dog who is deaf and two cats, one of which is blind. She uses hand signals to communicate with her dog Lucy, and she’s careful to leave a clear path for Mr. Stray to navigate sightlessly but safely between bed, food, and litter box. Her other cat, Dillon, sits on a certain...


Keeping packing material out of the waste stream

Marilyn Lauderdale had been working at an IKEA store in Renton, Washington, for 15 years when she transferred to their in-house furniture assembly team.

In her new position, she quickly noticed that cardboard and plastic packing materials were recycled, but other packaging – including copious amounts of expanded polystyrene foam – was not.

An innocent question about whether it could be recycled led her, she says, “down...


Beauty: More than Skin Deep

In 2011, a year after her husband’s suicide, Amber Martini walked into Testament Tattoo in Leavenworth, Kansas. “I had been emotionally frozen and I wanted to feel something,” she said in a recent interview.

Her husband, Army Sergeant Ralph Mena, Jr., had loved tattoos, and this was a way she could honor his memory. She worked with tattoo artist Clinton Burkes to develop a design that expressed her grief, her anger, and her...