I was drawn to this book precisely because I believe in the concept of fierce conversations. I admit, my original thought was how strong, passionate, even ‘barbarous’ that would be. But, in this book, Scott tells us, “In its simplest form, a fierce conversation is one in which we come out from behind ourselves into the conversation and make it real.”
Because the act of creating content is not as easy for all of us, this book will be the best guide you could ever have to learning how to master your content strategy and become a publisher with purpose. Do take a minute or two, after you watch my video slide show, to visit Pamela’s site and learn more about her.
This book, Wise Guy, is top notch. It’s not so much a story of Guy (although it is) as much as it’s a story of a young man who had dreams to fulfill, and whose family supported him in those dreams. Oh, not without conflict, mind you. Just as we all have conflict in our lives, so did Guy.
I am fortunate that my reading, and my writing about books I’ve read, has inspired publicists and writers and serious authors to send me their books for review, now and then. While I seldom turn down free books, I will be frank and honest in saying I do not review books I did not like. I am not in the business of telling anyone why she should NOT read a book.
If I had to name only one book as my favorite (and that really is a cruel thing to do to an avid reader) I would pick The Phantom Tollboth. This is one of the first books I have memory of reading by myself and it is a book that has been in my personal library for more than 40 years! The Phantom Tollbooth has survived many cullings of the bookshelf. It has moved with me several times.
This book review of author Paula Munier’s book, A Borrowing of Bones, comes as an offering. To those baby boomer women, and everyone they know. Because fiction is the home of creativity. Fiction is a universe of its own. Fiction is where we learn about ourselves and our reaction to stories, characters, heroes, villains, and all the crowded spaces between.