SKYJACK by KJ Howe | Book Circle Online

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Zoe Hewitt talks with KJ Howe about her book, "SKYJACK."

International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane from an orphanage in Kanzi, Africa, to adoptive parents in London when the Boeing Business Jet is hijacked and forced to land on a deserted airstrip in the Libyan desert.

On the ground, Thea comes face-to-face with a former nemesis, a Sicilian don who wants something, or someone, on that plane. Her old foe imprisons her in the hangar and takes to the air with the boys and the passengers still aboard, mysteriously demanding that Thea use the resources of [...]

Rudy Francisco discusses "Helium" | Book Circle Online

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Lem Gonsalves talks with Rudy Fracisco about his book, "Helium."

Rudy K. Francisco is a spoken word poet and poetry author from San Diego, California, United States. He has written books, recorded EPs, won awards and gained acclaim performing around the US.

Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection [...]

In Praise Of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo | Book Circle Online

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Zoe Hewitt talks with Karen Karbo about her book, "In Praise Of Difficult Women."

From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world.

Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley [...]

Hiding Out by Tina Alexis Allen | Book Circle Online

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James Lott Jr. talks with Tina Alexis Allen about her book, "Hiding Out."

 

Actress and playwright Tina Alexis Allen’s audacious memoir unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father—a man whose strict religious devotion and dedication to his large family hid his true nature and a life defined by deep secrets and dangerous lies.

The youngest of thirteen children in a devout Catholic family, Tina Alexis Allen grew up in 1980s suburban Maryland in a house ruled by her stern father, Sir John, an imposing, British-born authoritarian who had been knighted by the Pope. Sir John supported his [...]

A Dark Path To Light by Alex Broches | Book Circle Online

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Katerina Cozias talks with Alex Broches about his book, "A Dark Path to Light."

"Alex has been through hell and back. His story is an inspiration to me on not only survival but how to thrive from the middle of darkness" James Altucher- Best Selling Author & Venture Capitalist 

A gripping true-life tale of one young man’s journey from poverty, isolation and desperation to health, happiness and financial success.

Nine-year-old Alex Broches’ life is suddenly turned upside down when his father is arrested for a shockingly violent crime, sending his family on a downward spiral of shame, fear and even bouts of homelessness. An [...]

Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood by Kathleen Sharp | Book Circle Online

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Zoe Hewitt talks with Kathleen Sharp about her book, Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire.

Ever wonder why so many B actors wind up as A-grade politicians? Or how the casting couch worked? Acclaimed author Kathleen Sharp traces the influence of show business through the lives of its first power couple. Edie and Lew Wasserman built the world's largest talent agency, MCA, created the multibillion-dollar Universal Studios, and helped shape Washington, DC. Starting from MCA's birth in gangland Chicago, Lew represented stars such as Jimmy Stewart and Marilyn Monroe; pioneered TV with Leave It to Beaver and Miami [...]

Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute with Jean Picker Firstenberg | Book Circle Online

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Host Zoe Hewitt talks with Jean Picker Firstenberg about her book " Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute."

Jean Picker Firstenberg, is an American who served as the CEO and Director of the American Film Institute from 1980 through 2007. She was the Institute's second and first female CEO. At the time of her appointment, she was an executive at the Markle Foundation.

About the Book: For over fifty years, the American Film Institute has flourished as one of America’s great cultural entities. Its graduates, faculty, supporters, and trustees have included such acclaimed individuals as Steven Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Gregory Peck [...]

Grouchy Historian by Ed Asner | Book Circle Online

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James Lott Jr talks to Ed Asner about his new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

In the tradition of Al Franken and Michael Moore, Ed Asner—a.k.a. Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show—reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they and only they know how to interpret it.

Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There’s no way that two [...]

Taking Back Your Holidays by Yvonne Lacey

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Michael Rippe talks to Yvonne Lacey about her book, Taking Back Your Holidays: A Whimsical Guide to a Lighter, Brighter Christmas. Maybe you love Christmas, or maybe you want to love Christmas, but you feel like the time between the beginning of Fall and the start of the New Year flies by so fast that you can't stop to enjoy a moment of it.

Did you get a chance to sing Christmas songs together?

To cook your grandmother's secret recipes in your own kitchen?

To make a snow angel?

To sing "Happy Holidays" to your neighbors?

This year is your chance to take back [...]

The Transplant Journey by Ava Kaufman | Book Circle Online

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James Lott Jr talks to Ava Kaufman about her book, The Transplant Journey.

About the book: The process of transplant is about restoring life. I mean how truly amazing is modern medicine and science! They can now take organs from a person who is brain dead (yes, a person must be brain dead to be able to donate their organs; heart still beating, but no brain activity) and medication taken twice or more daily can keep that organ functioning and give new life to a person who, half a century ago, would be dead. And not just new life, but for many a life [...]

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini | Book Circle Online

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Chae Jones  talks with Joe Ballarini about his book, A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting.

 

Joe Ballarini is an American film director, screenwriter and author. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic ArtsTelevision Director's Program with a degree in film production in 1999.

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

The Last Kids on Earth meets Goosebumps in this hilarious new series about a secret society of babysitters who protect kids from the monsters that really do live under their beds!

When middle schooler Kelly Ferguson’s Halloween plans switch from party-going to babysitting, she thinks the scariest part of her night will be [...]

Says Who? by Ora Nadrich | Book Circle Online

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Tiege Dooley-Panko talks with Ora Nadrich about her book, Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever.

 

Ora Nadrich, a popular Huffington Post writer, is a Los Angeles-based certified Life Coach and Mindful Meditation specialist. From a very early age Ora has been a seeker of knowledge, with a particular interest and talent in discovering how our thoughts work. Her lifelong journey towards this inner awareness, along with her distinctive combination of intuition and compassion, eventually led to her becoming a Life Coach and developing her simple yet effective "Says Who?" questioning method, designed to uncover the [...]

Dangerous Boobies by Caitlin Brodnick | Book Circle Online

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Amy Cassandra talks with Caitlin Brodnick about her book, Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts.

After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie.

Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts goes in depth into her experience from testing to surgery and on to recovery. With a warm, funny, and approachable voice, Caitlin tells readers the [...]

Egypt 2 Canaan by Stacey Cargnelutti | Book Circle Online

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Katerina Cozias talks to Stacey Cargnelutti about her book, Egypt 2 Canaan: A Guide To Lasting Change and Rich Fulfillment.

Egypt 2 Canaan is a faithful companion to help you navigate the rough waters of life, love, and faith, and stay on course to your Promised Land.

The Old Testament story of Israel’s wilderness journey serves as the perfect backdrop for E2C because it’s our story as well. If you’ve circled the same mountain too many times, you’re not alone.

We live in the greatest age of information and illumination of all time and yet modern day slavery in the form of addiction, anxiety [...]

Cuppy The Very Special Cupcake by Kristine Angela | Book Circle Online

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Cuppy the Special Cupcake is a child-friendly book about accepting your true self. It is a story about a little cupcake that feels lost, alone and unwanted. He sets off on a journey and along the way discovers a little girl named Susie who teaches Cuppy just how special he really is.

Kristine Angela is an author, actress, and voice over artist originally from Chicago, IL, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. She is excited to share her first book with children of all ages who have ever felt lost, alone, or unwanted. As a young girl, Kristine loved to read and write. She [...]

Open House by Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen | Book Circle Online

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James Lott Jr. talks to Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen about their book, Open House: Reinventing Space for Simple Living.

Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way. Topics include tricks of seeing through cluttered, dark rooms to imagine an open floor plan and space filled with light; how to manage a renovation budget (ideas on where to shop, items to splurge on, where to save); and designing homes for simple family living.

Fans of HGTV and DIY Network home renovation shows will love this sweeping behind-the-scenes [...]

Freak-Out: The 2016 Election & the Dawn of the American Democalypse by Ian Gurvitz

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Tiege Dooley-Panko talks to Ian Gurvitz about his book, Freak-Out: The 2016 Election and the Dawn of the American Democalypse.

Freak-out is part political diatribe, part primal scream. The 2016 election was a test of our national character, and we failed. The Russians may have sent a wave of disinformation that scrambled the brains of undecided voters but unless they hacked the voting machines in three swing states then this election wasn't stolen. Sixty-three million people voted for Trump. Ultimately, we weren't screwed. We, the people, screwed ourselves. [...]

Fully Alive by Tyler Gage | Book Circle Online

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James Lott Jr. talks to Tyler Gage about his book, Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life.

Fully Alive tells the story of an astoundingly successful young entrepreneur’s immersion in Amazonian indigenous spirituality, its life-changing impact on him, and how he integrated the lessons he learned to build a successful, socially responsible company, live a purposeful life, and make a difference in the world.

Building a start-up is like being thrust into the middle of the Amazon rainforest: living every day on the edge of your comfort zone, vulnerable to the unexpected challenges constantly being [...]

The Art of Fear by Kristen Ulmer | Book Circle Online

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James Lott Jr. talks with Kristen Ulmer about her book, The Art of Fear. A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion—and use it as a positive force in our lives.

We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit?  This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear.

Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer [...]

The Currency of Love by Jill Dodd | Book Circle Online

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Veronica Barriga talks to Jill Dodd about her memoir, The Currency of Love.

In this courageous and inspiring memoir about personal freedom and spiritual empowerment, Jill Dodd “writes earnestly and refreshingly about learning many of life’s more difficult lessons the hard way” (Kirkus Reviews) through her journey from Paris model to Saudi billionaire’s harem wife to multi-million dollar business entrepreneur.

In the 1980s, Jill Dodd determined that her ticket out of an abusive home was to make it as a top model in Paris. Armed with only her desire for freedom and independence, she embarks on an epic journey that takes her to uncharted [...]

Adapt! How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work with Janet Newcomb

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Katerina Cozias talks to Janet Newcomb about how to survive and thrive in the changing world of work. Thirteen authors (Steve Amos, Charlotte Backman, Rochelle Burgess, John Hall, Michael D. Hardesty, Hal Hendrix, Steve Howard, Joanna Maxwell, Janet L. Newcomb, Lee Pound, James Richards, Jacqueline A. Soares, and Krystal Jalene Thomas) show you how to navigate the treacherous waters of career change and growth in today's economy and business climate. You will learn how to move from career choices that do not work to new jobs or new businesses that fit your passions and interests. [...]

Pull: Marketing Secrets the Fortune 100 Use by Keith Chambers | Book Circle Online

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Katerina Cozias talks to Keith Chambers, author of Pull: Marketing Secrets the Fortune 100 Use.Legendary marketing maverick Keith Chambers shares his successful and innovative techniques in Pull: Marketing Secrets the Fortune 100 Use. With Pull, Chambers recreates his remarkable big-business marketing methodology for small and medium-sized businesses. He explains

Legendary marketing maverick Keith Chambers shares his successful and innovative techniques in Pull: Marketing Secrets the Fortune 100 Use. With Pull, Chambers recreates his remarkable big-business marketing methodology for small and medium-sized businesses. He explains how pull, mans ability to take anything extraordinary and make it ordinary over time, relates to maintaining a strong business [...]

Live Without Stress by Dr. Marvin Marshall | Book Circle Online

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Katerina Cozias talks to Dr. Marvin Marshall about his book, Live Without Stress: How to Enjoy the Journey.

Imagine your life without stress. Think it's not possible? Think again. This approach for managing stress empowers you to live without stress.

This book will show how to use some simple strategies to significantly reduce [...]

The Idea of You by Robinne Lee | Book Circle Online

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James Lott Jr. talks to Robinne Lee about her novel, The Idea of You.

Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things.

What begins as a series of [...]

The Recovery Coach Workbook by Dr. Cali Estes | Book Circle Online

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Heather Yerrid interviews Dr. Cali Estes, a highly sought after Celebrity Coach, Counselor, Life Coach, Recovery Coach and Wellness Guru that blends talk therapy with forward and positive change to assist her clients in unlocking their true potential. She offers a unique service of combining holistic modalities with talk therapy that gets to the Root Cause of the issues you are experiencing and helps you simply “Unpause Your Life”.

Dr, Estes holds a PhD in Psychology and Life Coaching and is a graduate of both Penn State and West Chester University. She is certified as an International Counselor and International Coach, and has clients [...]

The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World by Kristin Rockaway | Book Circle Online

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Fern Ronay talks to Kristin Rockaway about her novel, The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World.

Objectively, Sophie is a success: she's got a coveted job at a top consulting firm, a Manhattan apartment, and a passport full of stamps. It isn't quite what she dreamed of when she was a teenager dog-earing pages in exotic travel guides, but it's secure. Then her best friend bails just hours after they arrive in Hong Kong for a girls' trip, and Sophie meets Carson, a free-spirited, globetrotting American artist.

In the midst of their whirlwind vacation romance, Carson invites Sophie to join him on his [...]

Single But Dating by Dr. Nikki Goldstein | Book Circle Online

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TK Trinidad talks with Dr. Nikki Goldstein about her book, Single But Dating: A Field Guide to Dating in the Digital Age.

At a time when 'defining the relationship' is more complicated than ever, Dr. Nikki Goldstein's fresh and fun approach to dating and relationships will instill readers with a new level of confidence, positivity and excitement as they traverse the modern dating landscape.

The intersection of real world and digital world situations experienced by today’s dater can be confusing and overwhelming. In Single But Dating, Australia's most in-demand sexologist and relationship expert, Dr. Nikki Goldstein, dispenses invaluable advice on how to tackle a [...]

The CEO Code by David Rohlander | Book Circle Online

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Katerina Cozias talks with David Rohlander about The CEO Code: Create a Great Company and Inspire People to Greatness with Practical Advice from an Experienced Executive.

Inspirational and informative, The CEO Code shares real-life stories of success and failure from author David Rohlander's personal journey and work as a mentor and coach to CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, and start-ups. David Rohlander is a mentor, coach, and professional speaker. He has coached partners for Ernst & Young, trained sales teams with Honeywell, and mentored hundreds of CEOs and executives in a wide range of industries. His unique blend of expertise [...]

Think Skinny, Feel Fit by Alejandro Chabán | Book Circle Online

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TK Trinidad talks to Alejandro Chabán about his book, Think Skinny, Feel Fit: 7 Steps to Transform Your Emotional Weight and Have an Awesome Life.

Alejandro Chabán suffered from being overweight as a child and from anorexia and bulimia as an adolescent, and desperately tried to have a healthy body. Then, after trying different diets and exercise regimens, he finally lost 150 pounds. But he discovered that even though his body was thin, in his mind, he was still overweight. This realization inspired him to develop techniques to accept these feelings and transform them into powerful practices. In 2012, this proven method led Alejandro [...]

My Italian Family by June Cianci Flori | Book Circle Online

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June Cianci Flori talks with Fern Ronay about her memoir, My Italian Family: Life in the Past Lane.

June (Cianci) Flori is a mother and grandmother. She has worked in the business world all her life and is also an artist and crafts person. However, her one desire has always been to write. She has begun to fulfill her passion with this book. She captures the personal life of her Italian family trying to survive in the early 1900's; their customs, struggles and happy times. In doing so, she also shares the history of that era including how they lived during World War II. [...]

The Brain Fog Fix with Dr. Mike Dow | Book Circle Online

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Dr. Mike Dow talks with Matthew Evan Paine about his book The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks.

Is stress preventing you from enjoying your daily life? Do you find that you’re becoming more distracted or forgetful? Are “the blues” sapping your spirits? Or do you simply feel not quite like yourself?
If you want to reclaim your focus, memory, and joy, you’re not alone. There are millions of people fighting against the epidemic of brain fog that’s sweeping the nation. The good news: It’s not an irreparable condition; rather it’s a side effect of modern-day living. [...]

Drop Debt | Harvey Warren | Author Interview

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When you're drowning in credit card debt is bankruptcy the only option? No, according to debt-relief expert Harvey Z. Warren, who has helped thousands of families find relief from over $200,000,000 of crippling credit card debt. And if you are overwhelmed by debt or teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, Drop Debt can help you find relief, too. This no-holds-barred examination of the inner workings of the credit card and collection industries reveals lessons and action plans that will help you reclaim a debt-free life. With powerful first-person testimonies and well-researched background material, Drop Debt offers you the confidence and the skills [...]

Dr. Eric Scerri | A Tale of Seven Scientists | Author Interview

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Eric Scerri presents a completely original account of the nature of scientific progress. It consists of a holistic and unified approach in which science is seen as a living and evolving single organism. Instead of scientific revolutions featuring exceptionally gifted individuals, Scerri argues that the "little people" contribute as much as the "heroes" of science. To do this he examines seven case studies of virtually unknown chemists and physicists in the early 20th century quest to discover the structure of the atom. They include the amateur scientist Anton van den Broek who pioneered the notion of atomic number as well as Edmund Stoner a [...]

Mark Goulston | Just Listen | Author Interview

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Mark Goulston talks with Katerina Cozias about his book, Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.

The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can't break through emotional barricades.
Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, author Mark Goulston shares simple but powerful techniques readers can use to really get through to people--whether they're coworkers, friends [...]

Brooke Lewis | Coaching from a Professed Hot Mess | Author Interview

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The hilarious Brooke Lewis talks about her book, Coaching from a Professed Hot Mess: Tips on Life, Love, Dating, Online Dating, Female Empowerment & LGBT Support from a Board Certified Life Coach, TV Dating Expert & Hot Mess.

Life can be crazy! So, in 2016, I chose to embrace my “crazy” and use my blessed and beautiful bedside table book to profess…”I am a HOT MESS!” Yup…I said it, rock it and OWN IT! Now, being an Actress, Life Coach and Dating Expert in the public eye, some may think I am really “crazy” sharing this with the world! I know some of [...]

Dr. Jenn Mann | The Relationship Fix | Author Interview

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Lauren LoGrasso talks to Dr. Jenn Mann about The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn's 6-Step Guide to Improving Communication, Connection & Intimacy.

Relationships aren't easy, even the good ones. If you are on the verge of a divorce or break-up, in a great relationship, but want to take it to the next level, or single and want to make sure your next relationship is better, this book is for you.

Based on cutting-edge research and almost three decades of clinical experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, Dr. Jenn Mann teaches you everything you need to know have a deeper, more satisfying [...]

Annette Nunez | Friendship Is | Author Interview

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Zoe Hewitt talks to Annette Nunez about her book, Friendship is.

This book is designed to demonstrate that a typical child's understanding of friendship is the same as that of a child with autism. A single snapshot of a child is not indicative of whether or not he/she can form deep and meaningful friendships. Every child shows care for one another in different ways. Just because a child with autism may not display what we perceive or interpret as a deep connection, does not mean that the connections aren’t meaningful to them. We hope that this book will teach both adults and children to [...]

Natasha Bure | Let's Be Real | Author Interview

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Renee Ariel talks to Natasha Bure about her book, Let's Be Real: Living Life as an Open and Honest You.

From singer, model and YouTube celebrity Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, comes a real, honest conversational book that doesn’t hold back. Everywhere she goes and every video she posts has one basic message: this is real, this is life, and we all go through it. Whether it’s acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun, Natasha’s view is to simply be honest, simply be real, no matter what you face. Natasha’s real and relatable tone paired with personal notes and stories will [...]

The Successful Pitch | John Livesay | Author Interview

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James Lott Jr. talks with John Livesay about his book, The Successful Pitch: Conversations About Going from Invisible to Investable.

As a funding strategist, John Livesay helps CEOs craft a compelling pitch that engages investors in a way that inspires them to join a startup's team. He is partners with Judy Robinett in Crack the Funding Code which gets founders funded fast. He hosts "The Successful Pitch" podcast with investors from around the world. He is the Pitch Mentor at Startfast.net, the number one accelerator in Upstate New York. After a successful twenty year career in media sales with Conde Nast where he worked [...]

Martyn Burke | Music for Love or War | Author Interview

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Martyn Burke talks about his new novel, Music for Love or War, with Katerina Cozias.

According to what we've been told, the source of all knowledge is somewhere just south of Sunset Boulevard. The problem is that Danny has lost the address.

So begins Martyn Burke's tragi-comic novel of love and war. Danny, a Canadian sharpshooter, and Hank, in the U.S. Army, have been stationed in Kandahar, but they are in Los Angeles, desperate to find the Hollywood psychic who will reveal the whereabouts of the women they love. Danny is searching for Ariana, the girl he fell in love with in Toronto in [...]

Eric Braeden | I'll Be Damned | Author Interview

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Eric Braeden joins James Lott Jr. to discuss hew memoir, I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama.

In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America's #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past thirty-five years.

For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television’s number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. While they’ve come [...]

Shaka Senghor | Writing My Wrongs | Author Interview

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Shaka Senghor discusses Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison with Paula Bryant Ellis.

Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age 11, his parents' marriage began to unravel, and the beatings from his mother worsened, sending him on a downward spiral that saw him run away from home, turn to drug dealing to survive, and end up in prison for murder at the age of 19, fuming with anger and [...]

Robin Jones Gunn | Finding Father Christmas | Author Interview

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Robin Jones Gunn joins James Lott Jr. and Marissa Serafin to talk about Finding Father Christmas, Engaging Father Christmas, and more.

Watch for the 2016 Hallmark Christmas movie, "Finding Father Christmas" based on Robin's Father Christmas novels. You can get a behind the scenes look at the film making process in her book, "How My Book Became a Movie: A True Story".

Robin's best-selling, award-winning novels include the Christy Miller series for teens as well as the Sierra Jensen and Katie Weldon series. The characters in these series continue in Christy & Todd: The College Years, The Married Years and soon, The Baby Years. [...]

Geshe Michael Roach | China Love You | Author Interview

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Geshe Michael Roach talks about his four step process for personal and professional success, and the effect of differring eastern and western philosophies on America/Chinese business dealings. His new book is called China Love You: The Death of Global Competition. Katerina Cozias interviews.

Geshe Michael Roach was born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California to Phillip H Roach and Elizabeth Earle Roach. His father was a builder, and his mother was an elementary school educator and volunteer for social welfare organizations such as the Red Cross. He is one of four brothers, the others being Geoffrey, John, and Phillip George. The family moved to [...]

Kenny Aronoff | Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll!

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Kenny Aronoff talks with Lauren LoGrasso about his memoir, Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business.

Talent, energy, dedication, discipline, passion, innovation, education, drive, mind, body, spirit, vision, honor, truth, and drums make the man: Kenny Aronoff. Voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest drummers of all time, Aronoff is arguably the most sought-after recording and touring beat master ever. Ignited by the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Aronoff's passion for drumming fervently grew and carried him from the kit in his childhood living room in the Berkshires to Bernstein at Tanglewood [...]

Jessica Teich | The Future Tense of Joy | Author Interview

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Interview with Jessica Teich, author of The Future Tense of Joy. An intimate psychological memoir, The Future Tense of Joy is the luminous account of one woman’s efforts to free herself—and her family—from the demons of the past. The book deftly chronicles the daily consolations of marriage and motherhood, even as it exposes the treachery of silence to honor the healing power of love. Paula Bryant-Ellis interviews.

Jessica Teich graduated summa cum laude from Yale and received an M.Phil degree from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar. Her previous book, Trees Make The Best Mobiles: Simple Ways To Raise Your Child In A [...]

Illeana Douglas | I Blame Dennis Hopper

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Illeana Douglas talks about her memoir, I Blame Dennis Hopper. Illeana calls herself "The Great Rememberer" of Hollywood History and talks about documenting it for future generations.

Illeana Douglas is an actress, writer, and producer. She studied at "The Neighborhood Playhouse". While working in New York as a stand-up comedian and sketch comedy artist, she got a job "screaming" for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). This led to a long working relationship in the films, New York Stories (1989), Goodfellas (1990) and Cape Fear (1991). She received critical acclaim as the suspicious sister of Matt Dillon in To Die [...]

Dr. Roslyn Satchel | What Movies Teach About Race | Author Interview

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Dr. Roslyn Satchel talks about her book, What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement. Shar Jossell interviews.

What Movies Teach About Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, & Entitlement reveals the way that media frames in entertainment content persuade audiences to see themselves and others through a prescriptive lens that favors whiteness. These media representations threaten democracy as conglomeration and convergence concentrate the media’s global influence in the hands of a few corporations. By linking film’s political economy with the movie content in the most influential films, this critical discourse study uncovers the socially-shared cognitive structures that the movie industry passes down from one generation [...]

Jackie Parker | Our Lady of Infidelity | Author Interview

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Jackie Parker talks with Zoe Hewitt about her novel, Our Lady of Infidelity.

It begins when a vision appears in a carwash window in the tiny, dusty desert town of Infidelity, a blip on the map just outside of Joshua Tree, California. Seven-year-old Luz Reyes, whose family was killed by death squads in her native land and whose mother is gravely ill, is the first to see it. Then Walt Adair, the divorced owner of the carwash. Then Zoe Luedke, the golden-haired stranger in search of her runaway husband. And even the child's skeptic mother, Josephina Reyes, sees it. A crowd gathers, and others [...]

Scott Farris | Inga | Author Interview

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Sott Farris talks with James Lott Jr. about his new book, Inga: Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect.

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Inga Arvad was the great love of President John F. Kennedy’s life, and also Adolf Hitler’s special guest at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She was an actress, a foreign correspondent, a popular Washington columnist, an explorer who lived among a tribe of headhunters, one of Hollywood’s most influential gossip columnists, and a suspected Nazi spy. The latter nearly got Kennedy cashiered out of the Navy, but instead set in motion the chain [...]

Robert Eringer | Motional Blur | Author Interview

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Robert Eringer talks about how road trips open your mind and spirit, and encourages people to be more adventurous when on a trip. Robert says that there is no crisis that can't be solved with a martini and a cigar, and talks about how we can all learn lessons from each other, no matter what our socio-economic status. Katerina Cozias interviews.

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Born in 1954, Robert Eringer grew up in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and London, England. In early 1974, Eringer created Tricky Dick's Coffee House at 515 Finchley Road in Hampstead, North London, which he ran [...]

Lisa Ramos | Pizza & Chill? 😉 | Author Interview

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Lisa Ramos (model and star of MTV's Guy Code) talks about the quirky bumps and awkward land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Answering fan questions with personal anecdotes, top 10 lists, mixtapes and her best advice, Ramos connects the dots as she shares her laughable highs and lows of dating all in the hopes of helping you find true love... or at least go on a few memorable dates. Renee Ariel interviews.

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Bio: Lisa Ramos known for her time on America's Next Top Model (2003), MTV's Guy Code (2011) and the Secret Life [...]

Gino Paolino | The True Story of Jesus | Author Interview

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Gino Paolino talks about Jesus' royal lineage (descendant of King David), his "lost years" studying in England with the Druids, and how he faked his own death. Gino says that with the help of Ponchos Pilot, he went on to live in India, where he lived until he was 83. Katerina Cozias interviews.

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Bio: Gino Paolino was raised as a Roman Catholic, and he has been researching the life of Jesus Christ and the facts and the fictions of Christianity for over fifty years. “The True Story of Jesus” is that his great uncle, Joseph of [...]

Stephen Metcalfe | The Practical Navigator | Author Interview

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Stephen Metcalfe talks about his new book, The Practical Navigator. We discuss his protagonist's return to surfing and raising a son on the Autism spectrum. We also talk about the rewrites he did on Pretty Woman when he was a screenwriter and the potential casting of Al Pacino. Jeffrey Masters interviews.

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Bio: Stephen Metcalfe is a writer, a director and a teacher. Screen credits include HALF A LIFETIME, COUSINS (with Isabella Rossellini and Ted Danson), JACKNIFE (with Robert De Niro and Ed Harris), ROOMMATES, EL ABUELO and BEAUTIFUL JOE (with Billy Connelly and Sharon Stone). [...]

Rolonda Watts | Destiny Lingers | Author Interview

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Rolonda Watts talks with James Lott Jr. about her new novel, Desinty Lingers.

Rolonda Watts is an Emmy and Cable Ace award–nominated journalist, television and radio talk show host, executive producer, actor, voice artist, speaker, humanitarian, and author. She can currently be seen on “Dr. Drew” on HLN. She can also be heard as Professor Wiseman on “Curious George”, as the announcer for “Divorce Court”, and as warrior priestess Illoai, in the latest League of Legends video game. In 2016 she will have a recurring role on the Bounce TV series “In the Cut”. She holds degrees from Spelman College, a master's degree from [...]

Denise Pirrotti Hummel | Speak Milk. Drink Wine. | Author Interview

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Denise Pirrotti Hummel talks about her new book, Speak Milk. Drink Wine. Becoming a Global Citizen, a memoir of her expatriate life in Italy. Take a journey through the eyes of American, Denise Pirrotti Hummel, as she rediscovers the culture that shaped her upbringing and ultimately, her career. This attorney, turned cross-cultural business strategist, is now navigating through life and business with a new set of lenses. James Lott Jr. interviews.

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Elisabeth Dale | The Bra Zone | Author Interview

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Elisabeth Dale talks about her new book The Breast Life™ Guide to The Bra Zone: How to Find Your Ideal Size, Style, and Support. Lindsey Miller interviews.

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Do you wear old, worn out bras because replacing them seems like too much work? Confused by all the rules around bra sizing and fit?

You’re not alone. Buying a bra can be stressful, even if you’ve done it a thousand times. The way bras are made, sized, and sold is hard to understand. You even wear more than one size, depending on style and brand. The Breast Life™ [...]

Brandon James | Jeanne Carmen | Author Interview

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We talk Jeanne Carmen's children, Brandon James and Kellee Jade Campo, about their mother's movie career, her string of heartthrob lovers, including Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, and Brandon's new book, Jeanne Carmen: My Wild, Wild Life As a New York Pin-up Queen. We discuss the actresses who might play her in the upcoming biopic and Jeanne's theory that Marilyn Monroe (her best friend) was actually murdered. Katerina Cozias interviews Brandon James about his new book.

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Synopsis: As the plump sausages were beginning to brown, there was a knock on the door. Chicago Mob Boss Sam [...]

Stuart Canterbury | Turning Blue | Author Interview

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Stuart Canterbury is a veteran producer/director in the adult movie industry, with over 300 major feature films to his credit. With a string of awards and nominations, he has produced and directed titles for Penthouse, Hustler, Brazzers, Adam and Eve, Arrow, Video Marc Dorcel, and many others. Yael Tygiel talks to him about his first novel, Turning Blue, an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes of x-rated movies.

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Turning Blue: Tiffany West, the hottest porn star in Los Angeles, is hell to handle. Adult movie producer, Travis Lazar, is a man who will [...]

Thelma Adams | The Last Woman Standing | Author Interview

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Thelma Adams talks about the subject of her new book, the Josephine Marcus, the Old West singer and common-law wife of legendary lawman of Wyatt Earp. We discuss the Jewish Mafia in the early 1900s, what it means to be a feminist, and how to fill in the blanks in the story when documentation doesn't exist.

Zoe Hewit interviews Thelma Adams (The Last Woman Standing).

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Bio: For two decades, Thelma Adams has penned celebrity features and film criticism for high-profile publications. Her portfolio of actor interviews includes Julianne Moore, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain, and Matthew [...]