TOP 10: The Ron Clark Academy: A ‘Magical Wonderland of Education’

Kim Bearden, Founder The Ron Clark Academy/msnbc.com

The Ron Clark Academy: A ‘Magical Wonderland of Education’: Krystal Ball–msnbc.com–7/15/14–The Cycle screenshot

TOP 10: What Does the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs Look LIke?

Jenn Aubert book, Women Entrepreneur Revolution

What Does the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs Look Like?: Lindsay Lavine–fastcompany.com–7/15/14

INTERVIEW: Comedian Carol Leifer On Finding Success Without Really Crying

Carol Leifer, author

Carol Leifer/Photo: Scott Kirkland

By Stacey Gualandi/July 10, 2014
Photos Courtesy Carol Leifer

TWITTER: @carolleifer

We all know Carol Leifer from her many credits as a comedian and writer on some of the most popular comedy shows on television. She’s made us laugh on The Larry Sanders Show, The Ellen Show, Saturday Night Live, and the pinnacle comedy sitcom, Seinfeld. She now gives humorous voice to Lifetime’s Devious Maids as a Co-Executive Producer.

“I’m lucky that my dream of making a living as comedian and comedy writer worked out and worked out in spades. I am so grateful for my entire career.”  Carol Leifer 

Whether she has meant to or not she has now written the ultimate career advice book in the hilariously titled How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying: Lessons From a Life In Comedy. What a pleasure it was to get some life-learning lessons on The Women’s Eye Radio Show recently and now I can share them with you…

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TOP 10: Deborah Rodriguez–’Kabul Beauty School’ Author Turns to Mazatlan

Deborah Rodriguez book Margarita Wednesdays/latimes

Deborah Rodriguez–’Kabul Beauty School’ Author Turns to Mazatlan: Jasmine Elist–latimes.com–7/1/14–Photo: Sue Bonk

TOP 10: Hillary Clinton Supporters Turn Out for SF Book Signing

Hillary Clinton at Book Passage Signing/6-26-14

Hillary Clinton Supporters Turn Out for SF Book Signing: Amy Hollyfield–abc7news.com–6/26/14

TOP 10: “Eat,Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert on the Challenges of Success

Elizabeth Gilbert at Dominican University/Photo: Laurie King

“Eat, Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert on the Challenges of Success: cbsnews.com–6/23/14–Photo: Laurie King

TOP 10: Hillary Clinton and Lissa Muscatine: From First Lady and Speechwriter…

Hillary Clinton, Lissa Muscatine--Washington Post

Hillary Clinton and Lissa Muscatine–From First Lady and Speechwriter…: Roxanne Roberts–washingtonpost.com–6/17/14–Photo: Melina Mara/Washington Post

Novelist Nicole Mary Kelby on Jacqueline Kennedy’s Iconic Pink Suit

Nicole Mary Kelby/author The Pink Suit/provided by publisher to TWE

Nicole Mary Kelby/Photo: Ann Marsden

By Patricia Caso/June 13, 2014

TWITTER: @nmkelby

The making of Jacqueline Kennedy’s pink Chanel suit is the backdrop for Nicole Mary Kelby’s latest novel, The Pink Suit (@littlebrown). Although the iconic item of clothing is usually associated with sadness, Ms. Kelby’s aim is the opposite. She wants the suit to represent all that is good, beautiful and possible for anyone.

“Having been a journalist for many years, it just became a very fascinating idea that there was all this controversy around this particular garment…it became a sacred trust to write this book.”      Nicole Mary Kelby

Nicole draws on the history of an era defined not only by hope and innocence but also reality and tragedy. Like so many growing up in the 60′s, I so admired Jackie Kennedy’s simply elegant look.

When I saw the book’s cover, I was immediately intrigued and memories of that time came rushing back. I knew I wanted to talk to Ms. Kelby and find out what motivated her to write about that historic suit… [Read more...]

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