I attended one of Haley Scott DeMaria's talks just after our son started as a freshman at Notre Dame. She was an inspiring speaker and generous with heI attended one of Haley Scott DeMaria's talks just after our son started as a freshman at Notre Dame. She was an inspiring speaker and generous with her time as she visited with all those in line to purchase a book.
Reading her story brought her tribulations and triumphs alive - and it made sense of what we had begun experiencing as new members of the ND family. It is a special community and Haley continues to shine as an exemplar of its unique spirit - as well as the resilient spirit each of us carries within.
Haley's story has stayed with me long after turning the last page of What Though the Odds. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in inspirational stories of overcoming great obstacles.
Mollie Marti, PhD, JD Author of Walking with Justice...more
Anyone who knows Bob Burg knows that he is a master at edifying others -- as in he practices and seeks to live it, day in and day out. I've read his nAnyone who knows Bob Burg knows that he is a master at edifying others -- as in he practices and seeks to live it, day in and day out. I've read his new book cover to cover, and will continue to frequently use it as a resource!
Adversaries into Allies is wisdom wrapped in warmth. Reading it feels like sitting down with a dear mentor. You walk away reconnected to what's most important, equipped with the ability to get what you want in a way that expands others.
Bob is a friend. If you know my work, you'll have seen his wisdom and graciousness infused in the forward to Walking with Justice. You also will have heard a story about the sage advice his father shared with him as a young boy.
"Bob's father expected him to know the answers to these questions. The first four came from a Jewish sage, and his father added a fifth question: Who is a rich person? One who rejoices in their lot. Who is wise? One who learns from all others. Who is mighty? One who can control their own emotions, and make of any enemy a friend. Who is honored? One who honors others. Who is brave? One who is smart enough to be afraid and still do their job." (page 78).
In what I believe is his greatest work to date, Bob brings this wisdom to life, with specific tips to regulate your emotions, understand and expand others, communicate clearly and powerfully, and create win/win outcomes.
I predict that you will finish this book with the desire and ability to create less drama and more impact - a recipe for success. If you are ready to create more of what we want in life...through helping others get more of what they value and need...you now have an essential guidebook to help you....more
I met Ethel at an Iowa author event and was taken by her passion for her characters - Pete, Iris, Rosie and those who crossed their paths. I also wasI met Ethel at an Iowa author event and was taken by her passion for her characters - Pete, Iris, Rosie and those who crossed their paths. I also was intrigued with the history she shared about the Orphan Train that brought more than 200,000 children out of NYC to homes in the west.
While I bought the book for my middle school daughter, I enjoyed every minute of it. Ethel brought the characters to life in a way that they became part of our thoughts and conversations. Her story is a wonderful way to bring history to life for young and older readers alike! ...more
I'm stopping by amazon and here to write this review months after finishing "A Dog's Purpose" as a testament to how this book has stayed with me.
WhenI'm stopping by amazon and here to write this review months after finishing "A Dog's Purpose" as a testament to how this book has stayed with me.
When I first read it, I thought of it as a 4 star book. Mostly because I sometimes got bored by how simple some of the dog-think was. I found myself skimming through some of the repeated sniffing - go to the vet to get fixed scenes.
But over the past several months, this book has come back to me again and again. Most often when I'm playing with our yellow labs and they make it ever-so-clear that they were meant to be with our family. It brought my friend comfort when she put her beloved dog to sleep. It was with me powerfully again last night...when I watched our school's new therapy dog do her work and hear from her trainer about all the amazing dogs she saw being trained for therapy, medical assistance, and search-and-rescue.
At this point, I needed to stop by with a belated Thank You to the author. You have written a book that apparently nestled deep within my heart and plans to stay there for a very long time. This is a book I will continue to share and gift to others. Well done, W. Bruce Cameron....more