Review: The Lying Game

I have a hard and fast book rule: engage fast and deliver the goods. I like quality. And I know it when I read it. If a book doesn’t cut the mustard in quality or engagement value in the first 50-75 pages, I quietly close it, return it to the library or tuck it inside my neighbor’s Little Library hoping that the author’s beloved art will connect with another reader.

2017-10-29T21:36:38+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Book Review, Thriller & Suspense|Comments Off on Review: The Lying Game

Review: Shapeholders: Business Success in the Age of Activism

For decades business school curriculum has included the study of stakeholders. Stakeholder [steyk-hohl-der]: A person, group or organization that has interest or concern in an organization. Stakeholders can affect or be affected by the organization's actions, objectives and policies. Some examples of key stakeholders are creditors, directors, employees, government (and its agencies), owners (shareholders), suppliers, unions, and the community from which the business draws its resources. Typically, students are trained

2017-10-29T11:38:03+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Book Review, Business, Public Relations|Comments Off on Review: Shapeholders: Business Success in the Age of Activism

Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

If you like Al Franken, you’ll like this book. It’s as simple as that. It’s a personal memoir that takes us from the backrooms of SNL, inside the campaign trail to the inner workings of Congress. The audiobook—and Franken’s voice—captivated me for a week as I traversed the Twin Cities going about my everyday life. I laughed out loud. I cringed. I laughed out loud. I cheered. I shook my

2017-10-29T11:27:30+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Book Review, Memoirs, Political Science|Comments Off on Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Review: Blessed are the Dead

Although I never read the book by Thomas Harris, I watched the movie Silence of the Lambs at least sixteen times, tugged by the mechanics of Hannibal Lecter’s mind and his unique bond with Agent Clarice Starling. There’s something alluring about madness—particularly the kind that shapes a serial killer responsible for the most horrendous murders. Blessed are the Dead also features a serial killer and a gutsy Italian reporter, Gabriella

2017-10-11T12:31:32+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Book Review, Crime, Fiction, Psychology, Thriller & Suspense|Comments Off on Review: Blessed are the Dead

Review: Essays

Some things are meant to be treasured. Essays by Robert Lewis Stevenson is one of them. I reserved the collection at my local library, unaware and unprepared for the perfect little package that awaited me. Measuring 4 ½ by 6 ½ inches the book is a pocket-sized gem. Captivating my senses, I explored the pages and their contours. And what I found was simply beautiful. The backmost page contained the

2017-10-08T11:13:33+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Book Review, Essays|Comments Off on Review: Essays