Who doesn’t have trouble saying NO? Social psychologist Susan Newman offers the NO-How for refusing your toddler, teen, partner, parent, boss and friends in a new The Book of NO: 365 Ways to Say It and Mean It—and Stop People-Pleasing Forever, out 12 years after the first edition. Called "a game-changer and a life saver” by Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction, it explains why we say yes too often and how to stop. Michele Borba, Ed.D., educational psychologist and author of UnSelfie, says, "The Book of No is a must-read for the pushover tendency in all of us.” Associated website
Nancy Christie announces the release of her latest book, Rut-Busting Book for Writers (Mill City Press), geared to those who are pursuing the writing life, whether as a profession or for personal satisfaction, yet find themselves struggling to get out of creative or professional ruts. The book provides inspiring words and proactive suggestions from the author and more than 50 other industry professionals who share their knowledge about the creative and practical aspects of being a writer. For more information, visit www.rutbustingbookforwriters.com. Associated website
Susan's latest play, "I Do! Times Two, will be produced in NYC at Open Hydrant's short play festival, in Nov. 2017. In addition, her article, Wedding Bells at 70, was published in August 2017 in www.nycwoman.com Her article "Visual Literacy" was published in Publishers Weekly on June 9, 2017. Associated website
AAMCNews, the news website of the Association of American Medical Colleges, celebrated its first year by announcing its most-clicked articles. "When the Target of Bias is the Doctor," a piece written by Robin Warshaw, was the most-read in the Diversity category. The article looked at patient discrimination against physicians due to racial, religious and other bigotry. Associated website
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"This Used To Be Chicago," from Reedy Press, came out Sept. 1. Put it on your list for anyone who loves Chicago nostalgia -- 90 Chicago places that used to be something else.
Dear fellow ASJA member:
You are invited to a party to celebrate the publication of my latest book, which is about the demise of the American economy, and what we need to do to fix it. Linked is a video about the book. I hope you can make it to a media event and book-signing party on September 12th. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to view hundreds of Hirschfeld drawings. Despite what it says on the invitation, you’re not limited to business attire or festive dress.
PS The food will be supplied by Season Kosher and Yonah Schimmel Knish. Associated website
Donna Kaz’s book, “UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour” has received the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival’s Best Nonfiction Book Award of 2017. Her play “Stamina” was chosen for the Rockford New Play Festival and Live Girls Theatre’s Quickies17. http://www.donnakaz.com Associated website