Oddest title crowned

In case you did not see the news, the world’s oddest book title is If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs. The winner of The Bookseller’s Diagram Prize received what this British trade magazine calls a record 8,500 votes online. The...
Remembering Joan

Remembering Joan

March 26, 1978 was a Sunday – Easter Sunday, in fact. I was awake but still in bed when the doorbell rang. It must have been something like 7 a.m., so my parents and I knew something was wrong; we arrived at the door at the same time, throwing on robes. There...

Attention-grabbing titles

It looks like it’s not too late to cast your vote for the world’s oddest book title, which will be awarded the Diagram Prize by The Bookseller, a British trade magazine. The winner will be announced March 28, with the spotter of the winning book receiving...

How’s your happiness set-point?

I caught a brief part of a radio interview today with “transformational expert” Marci Shimoff, about her book Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out. Marci is also co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and a featured expert in The...

Read on! Literacy Day promotes reading

January 27 was Family Literacy Day, “a national initiative that promotes the importance of reading and learning together as a family.” I celebrated by reading while Son #2 studied for exams today. I’m a big reader so it’s especially important to me that our two sons...

A great book title

Isn’t this a great title for a book? “Does this clutter make my butt look fat?” by Peter Walsh. Although I expected to book to deal with clutter, the sub-title (“An easy plan for losing weight and living more”) indicates otherwise. Walsh...

Are you an innerpreneur?

“Innerpreneur.” Isn’t that a great term? I ran across it following a trail from the latest MarketingSherpa newsletter to a book called Karma Queens, Geek Gods & Innerpreneurs, by Consumer Eyes marketing firm founder Ron Rentel. The book...
Dog with a rap sheet

Dog with a rap sheet

My dog is known to police. I found this out from a hanging door tag left by the local Humane Society while I was out. “Please call the officer below re: incident involving ‘Jake’,” it said. Uh oh! While I was away one weekend, Jake had stayed...
Nora feels bad about her neck

Nora feels bad about her neck

Just had to share another book that recently showed up at my local library (I was 29th on the “hold” list!): Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. I had read an excerpt in a magazine and found it hugely funny,...