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Ego Is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday

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Ancient Animal Rights Tale Gets a Human Menagerie

Two Rabbis, a Kentucky Sufi, a Christian editor, a Muslim artist, a Saudi Arabian princess.

Two American Rabbis translated and adapted an ancient Iraqi tale into what is believed to be the first English adaptation---The Animals’ Lawsuit Against Humanity.  Rabbi Dan Bridge and Rabbi Anson Laytner put more action into the story, jazzed up the ending, and personified both the animals and the humans. The book...


A History of Ambition in 50 Hoaxes – Gale Eaton

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A History of Ambition in 50 Hoaxes – Gale Eaton

Tilbury House – 272 pp - $24.95

 Fake news has certainly been having a hey-day. From the White House to the Kremlin, disinformation, fear-mongering and smear campaigns have left news consumers reeling. For the nation’s new Commander-in-Tweet to call our foremost news organizations “fake media...


This Is How It Always Is – Laurie Frankel

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This Is How It Always Is – Laurie Frankel Flatiron Books – 332 pp - $25.99

   So let’s talk about risk. Is it something you take on, like skydiving? Or something you fend off, with mutual funds and homeowner’s insurance?

   Life – let’s face it – is a risky proposition. But it’s riskier for some people than it is for others.

  Take the transgender population....


BOOKS: The Big Thing – Phyllis Korkki

BOOKS: Book review by Barbara Lloyd McMichaelHow to stick your neck out and accomplish your Big Thing in 2017

The Big Thing – Phyllis Korkki HarperCollins – 256 pp - $26.99

Those of us who make the same New Year’s resolutions every January 1 without ever reaching our goal will find a kindred spirit in Phyllis Korkki – and rekindled hope. 

A business journalist for the New...


Uncle Doad and Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Speakers were set up outside the Bronx church for the overflow mourners at my Uncle Doad’s funeral Mass. They were there because many of them had been kept from starving by the man in the coffin. During the Depression, he bossed a gang that put in the foundations for Rockefeller Center, itself a make-work project besides being a dream of that patrician family. Together the Rockefellers and my uncle saved many families from...