Genre: Nonfiction

THE LAST LOVE SONG: Biography of a Literary Legend

THE LAST LOVE SONG: Biography of a Literary Legend

Joan Didion first grabbed my attention in 1970 with the publication of her second novel, Play It As It Lays. Hypnotized by its glamour, mesmerized by its prose, I’ve ravened through her oeuvre ever since. So it was with more than a passing interest that I picked up Tracy Daugherty’s unauthorized biography of Didion, The Last Love Song (August 2015). I started it and couldn’t stop, finishing its 728 pages (including notes and index) in a fit of rabid enthusiasm and… Read more »

Great Business Advice for Any Business Woman

Great Business Advice for Any Business Woman

In Million Dollar Women (October 2015), Julia Pimsleur offers plenty nuggets of wisdom that apply even to those women entrepreneurs who aren’t necessarily ready or willing to take the next step into the big leagues and grow their businesses beyond the million dollar mark. Therein lies the beauty of this book. It furthers the empowerment of women in any situation and has the potential to advance the progress of all women in the workforce. Some of the sage advice that… Read more »

Nafisi’s Latest Release Available Now in Paperback

Nafisi’s Latest Release Available Now in Paperback

  Just over a decade ago, Azar Nafisi’s first book, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, became an international publishing sensation, spending more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, and winning prestigious international prizes. Translated into 32 languages, it still sells briskly and remains required reading in countless universities throughout the world. Reading Lolita in Tehran had, has, it all: a small group of memorable women meeting surreptitiously in the rebellious and brilliant narrator’s… Read more »

Doctor as Patient Comes Full Circle in Moving Memoir

Doctor as Patient Comes Full Circle in Moving Memoir

Paul Kalanithi is like no other physician I know of. A talented neurosurgeon who charts his course for becoming a doctor, making it look easy while choosing a difficult specialty. He makes his mark not as a successful and precise surgeon, though he is certainly those things, but as a caring and emotional human being who insists on becoming more to his patients through empathy and understanding. After taking on a grave diagnosis of his own, Kalanithi shows by his… Read more »

How Do You Use Content to Build a Business?

How Do You Use Content to Build a Business?

How does an entrepreneur use content to build a successful business? With so much information available, it is bound to seem overwhelming. Where does one even begin? Today, content marketing refers to leveraging valuable information (content) to attract a targeted audience that will ultimately be called to specific action. There is much to know so take it slow, but take it. Content Inc. (September 2015) offers everything the entrepreneur will ever need to know about using content in the most… Read more »