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A Box Of Matches, Reviewed by the Bella Literary Fiction host star

Act Like a Lady, Think like a Man - Book Review star
At first glance you don’t expect relationship words of wisdom from Comedian and actor Steve Harvey but that is exactly what you get in his book.

America, Welcome to the Poorhouse - Book Review star
A review of author Jane White's "America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need"

An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers star
A book review. Who better to write a book about teenagers than a high school English teacher? Bruce J. Gevirtzman has taking on the gargantuan task of helping adults get a better understanding of American teens.

Back on the Career Track - A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work star
Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work, by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin is a must-have for moms returning to the workforce.

Brag! The Art Of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It star

Cookbooks for Diabetics - Book Review star
I recently reviewed two American Diabetes Association cookbooks that may help those who are sincere in their efforts to change the way they prepare and eat foods. These cookbooks can put folks on the right path to healthy eating.

Everyday Astrology - Book Review star
Whether you believe in astrology or not, Everyday Astrology: How to Make Astrology Work for You, by Gary Goldschneider, is a interesting read.

Fitting In Is Overrated - Book Review star
"Fitting in is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Ever Felt Like an Outsider" is a very practical quide to finding your place in society and becoming comfortable with who you are.

History Lesson for Girls - Book Review star
Aurelie Sheehan has written a touching novel about parents, children and family, as seen through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl who does quite fit in with the cool kids. Sheehan’s History Lesson for Girls is about coming of age and the rites of passage.

I Don´t Know How She Does It star

In His Own Words - Book Review star
when you read this collection of words by Nelson Mandella, you come away with a better understanding of this man who has dedicated his life to his belief of freedom and equality.

It´s A Jungle Out There And A Zoo In Here: Run Your Home Business Without Letting It Overrun You star

Just Waiting For the Bell - Book Review star
David Wehmeyer's "Just Waiting For the Bell Stories & Adventures of an Elementary School Principal" is laugh out loud funny.

Living a charmed life - Book Review star
Victoria Moran's "Living a charmed life - your guide to finding magic in every moment of every day", is a lovely book that is filled with information that will inspire you. Read this book and pass the positive affirmations on to your family and friends.

Looking Forward - An Optimist's Guide to Retirement - Book Review star
This book is terrific. It offers excellent advice to new retirees or those thinking of retiring. Ellen Freudenheim has written a book that goes far beyond the standard ABC´s of retirement.

Midlife Crisis at 30 - How the Stakes Have Changed for a New Generation - Book Review star
This book is a Godsend for 30 something women who feel out of sync but not quite sure why.

Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, And The Unexpected On The Journey To Motherhood star

Motivate Like a CEO - Book Review star
"Motivate Like a CEO Communicate Your strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act!" by Susan Bates. While you may not be a CEO of a fortune 500 company, it does not mean that you cannot hone your skills to motivate like one.

Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office - Book Review star
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers is the full title of this primer that can definately give your career a boost.

Organize Your Family's Schedule In No Time In No Time - Book Review star
Organize Your Family´s Schedule In No Time - In No Time by Valentina Sgro is an unusual ´organize your life´ guide, as it helps you organize your life by showing the many options you have to make day-to-day living more productive and a little less stressful.

Our Family Meeting Book star

Practical Guides - Baking Soda and Vinegar Usage star
Author Vicki Lansky offers real nuggets of useful information in her books, "Baking Soda, Over 500 Fabulous, Fun & Fugal uses You've Probably Never Thought of" and Vinegar Over 400 Various, Versatile & Very Good Uses You've Probaly Never Thought of".

Reginald F. Lewis, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist star
Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun? In an article Fortune Magazine reported that as a child Lewis had kept the money he made in a tin can known as "Reggie’s Hidden Treasure." He sold his newspaper delivery business at a profit. He died a billionnaire.

Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens - Book Review star
An excellent introduction to the how and why of finance. Author Robert T. Kiyosaki has written this book in clear concise language that cannot be misunderstood by the teen in your family

Running with Stilettos - Book Review star
Mary T. Wagner’s Running with Stilettos: Living a Balanced Life in Dangerous Shoes is a series of very personal essays; whatever the subject, this author’s humor and resilience shines through.

Saving Each Other - Book Review star
Saving Each Other, A Mother Daughter Love Story by Victoria Jackson and Ali Guthy. What do you do when your find that your child has an incurable disease? You work towards making something good from something bad. That's what Victoria Jackson did.

Someday, I'll Ask You - Book Review star
Mothers and Daughters. Is there something you wish you knew about your mother, but for some reason hesitate to ask? Author P.J. Cloud makes the it easy to start a dialogue.

The Family CFO The Couple's Business Plan for Love and Money - Book Review star
The concept of this book is that couples can and should run the financial side of their homes like a business. One of the first things The Family CFO authors do is to help couples get past the idea of not talking and sharing personal information about money.

The Family CFO: Interview with Author Mary Claire Allvine star
An indepth interview with Mary Claire Allvine, C.F.P co-author of The Family CFO: The Couple´s Business Plan For Love and Money

The First 30 Days - Your Guide to Any Change star
Book Review: The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change (and Loving Your Life More)by Ariane de Bonvoisin

The Parent's Guide to Family-Friendly Work Book Review star
The Parent's Guide to Family-Friendly Work- Finding the Balance Between Employment and Enjoyment, Lori K. Long, Ph.D.

The Party Planner - Book Review star
In The Party Planner, David Tutera shares his event and party planning expertise on paper as well as he does on his television show.

The Ten-Year Nap - Book Review star
The women in Meg Wolitzer’s novel have much in common. In addition to being close friends each woman, for her own reason, made a decision to become a stay-at-home mom.

The Things We Do For Love - Book Review star
New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah has written a lovely novel about love of family, the importance of friends, and preciousness of motherhood no matter how it is attained.

Time For mom-Me Book Review star
In her new book, Time For mom-Me: 5 Essential Strategies for A Mother's Self-Care, author Mia Redrick has stepped up to the plate to help mom's find a way to be happier.

Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting star
A Book Review. Understanding Your Moods When You´re Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness--Before, During and After Pregnancy, by Dr. Lucy J. Puryear

Wake Up Or Break Up - Book Review star
In Wake Up or Break Up-8 Crucial Steps to Strengthening Your Relationship, Dr. Felder reminds us that there are warning signs when a relationship is in trouble and that it is up to individuals and their partners to recognize and acknowledge the signs.

What Kids Really Want That Money Can´t Buy: Tips For Parenting In A Commercial World star

When the Shoe Fits...A Book Review star
Author Mary T. Wagner is back with a humorous vengeance. When Mary Wagner asked me to read her new book "When the Shoe Fits... Essays of Love, Life, and Second Chances" and tell her what I thought, I was delighted to do so because I knew I was in for a treat.

Why A Daughter Needs A Dad star

Work & Family Bookshelf - Recommended Books star
The books listed here have not been chosen lightly. Many of them are from my home library. Books for Home, Family and Parenting, Business Management, Home Business, Self, Cooking, Health & Crafts and Hobbies

Work & Family Picks Choice Books star

You Can Go To The Potty star

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