The Quiet Genius of Eileen Fisher is an advance excerpt from New York Times best selling author,
Bruce Piasecki's next book: Conquering Tomorrow Today: Six Exemplar Lives, about six lives of consequence, exemplar lives of immense social value- that have made an impact in our world now constrained by social unrest and serious in-ﬁghting.
A not quite cosmopolitan but not quite clueless, hotdog eating yoga teacher shares memories of folly, foolishness, and forgiveness, beginning in the ’60s in a small town in southern Vermont.
Step back in time to experience hardscrabble Schenectady, NY, in the years leading up, through, and just after World War II through the eyes of a young boy fascinated with wedding veils, blue satin dresses, big screen movies, diamonds and anything else that glitters. Gary Grady loves beauty and glitz as much as he loves his alcoholic grandfather, his sweet mother and distant father.
Having achieved most of his life goals (personal, family and business) at age 42, and in the middle of a successful career; the author decides to take takes a sharp right turn to take on another challenge, a 47 day cross country bike ride. What initially was thought to be just a physical test; turned out to be so much more.
From Zero to Hero: A Modern Soldier's Tale, the title says it all. I went from feeling like a zero, to believing anything is possible, if you refuse to quit. By that I mean I was a high school dropout, druggie, and pretty much felt like an all around loser. Then on pure impulse, I joined the army.
In this moving memoir, Gail Catherine Zito relates a difficult life from her early childhood near San Francisco to her youth in New York's Staten Island and her eventual move to the Saratoga area. Her writing is clear and honest, as she tells how she overcame numerous family disappointments and tragedies to survive a strong, determined woman. A life-affirming story.