#FridayReads – What to do when it’s your turn? – Seth Godin

You know how you finish a book and think, “I want to read that again!” Well….that’s exactly how I felt when I finished the last page of Seth Godin’s book, “What To Do When It’s Your Turn“. It was a 158-non-stop-page-turner kind of book! The Opportunity That’s what the entire book is built on –…

#FridayReads – Make Trouble by John Waters

So I’m not gonna lie…I picked up this book because it was pink and black…my favorite colors together on the planet. Say it…I’m shallow. (I already know…) I told you in previous #FridayReads posts I have really been into commencement speeches lately and this 70-page book is a revisit of John Waters’ address to the…

#FridayReads – Congratulations, By The Way by George Saunders

Kindness is a very big deal to me. If we could all just be 1% kinder imagine how we could shape the universe so differently. Hmm. I’ve been into reading college commencement speeches and when I saw George Saunders address given to a recent graduating class at Syracuse University, I knew it was a must-read….

#FridayReads – This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

I’ve been going through some things in my personal life that are really hard. Like anyone, I have good days and bad days. This week, I had a really good day. My mentor, Robert Brumby, had mailed a package to me and when I opened it, this 137-page book fell out. Now, it’s a small…

#FridayReads – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

It’s been a while, my friends. I have read books but failed to share book reviews, but this one….this one was too good to not share with all of you. I got to the end of the book and thought, “I’m jonesing for some more Shonda!” Yes, it was THAT good! What else you got? …

#FridayReads – What Now by Ann Patchett

I love little books. I’m definitely one who will skip over War and Peace and look for the smaller writings found in the nooks and crannies on a library shelf. Such is the case with What Now? by Ann Patchett. I’ve never heard of Ann Patchett. If I had, I would tell you her writing…

#FridayReads – The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Warning – only read this book if you think you’re strong enough for change. After you’re done reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown you will not be able to go back and be your old self. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! I picked up this book thinking it would be a light…

#FridayReads – Keep It Simple by Joe Calloway

When Joe Calloway contacted me and said he was putting something in the mail to me, I waited in breathless anticipation because I knew if it was a book, it was going to be good. Joe, once again, did not disappoint with ‘Keep It Simple’. In this week’s #FridayReads review, I am sharing three lessons…

#FridayReads – Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman

How have I never heard of Alice Hoffman? The writing within Survival Lessons was so beautiful and so thoughtful, I was left in awe. I read this book on a recent flight between St. Louis and Boston and am sure the two gentlemen I was sitting next to could hear me audibly gasp as I…