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Posts on Alice’s book reviews of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and business books.

Write Your Emotional Truth

The Liars' Club by Mary Karr My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr begins with a traumatic childhood memory of fire, the town sheriff in their home and a doctor asking seven-year-old Mary to show him her marks. Mary Karr remembers this moment vividly, but she doesn’t remember everything that [...]

By | July 23rd, 2012|Book Reviews|2 Comments

From Starving Artist to Rising Star

Today we welcome  back regular guestblogger Dave Baldwin who dissects the philosophy of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. Enjoy! Last month, I wrote about a burning question that’s been on my mind for years: how can creative people make more money from their efforts? Since writing that article, my gears have been turning about some deeper questions. What [...]

By | June 11th, 2012|Book Reviews|3 Comments

Eat That Frog: The Economics of Passion

Today our regular guestblogger Dave Baldwin shares two books with us: Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog and Seth Godin’s The Dip which are about making money while pursuing your passion. Artists shouldn’t starve while they live their dreams and transform others’ lives. They deserve prosperity and abundance. Enjoy this post!   Lately, I’ve been chewing [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Book Reviews|3 Comments

Never Eat Alone: Advice for Introverted Entrepreneurs

Today we welcome back regular guestblogger Dave Baldwin who shares his book review of Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi with us at Write from the Inside Out. As always in his blog posts, Dave provides you with valuable insights from his own hard-won experiences. Read on and we'd love to hear from you in the [...]

By | March 11th, 2012|Book Reviews|2 Comments

The E-Myth Revisited Book Review

Today we bring you back writer Dave Baldwin who chose The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber as our featured book review. If you’re thinking about taking that entrepreneurial leap, get this book before you do so! Thank you, Dave, for sharing your time and talents on Write from the Inside Out. We look forward to [...]

By | December 12th, 2011|Book Reviews|4 Comments

Stumbling on Happiness Review

  Today we welcome back regular guestblogger, Dave Baldwin. Dave shares his review of Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. Enjoy and think about what brings you happiness. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert does a great job exemplifying what it looks like to distill psychology into a practical layperson’s science. I’ve found that re-discovering [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

One or Two Feathers Book Review

One or Two FeathersJo Barbara Taylor’s debut poetry collection, One or Two Feathers, contains imaginative, fresh writing that is full of color and soft sensuality. Nature is always at the center of these poems about personal love and loss, but not all of these poems are serious.  When Taylor’s wit is on display, she delivers [...]

By | October 25th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Marketing 101: What Were They Thinking?!

Glad you're here! We welcome our regular contributor, Dave Baldwin, who reviews Olalah Njenga's 37 What Were They Thinking Moments in Marketing. Olalah is originally from Chicago and now makes her home in Raleigh where she is a sought after marketing guru who helps growing companies succeed. Thanks so much, Dave, for guestposting again for [...]

By | October 17th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Eat, Pray, Love Book Review

We welcome back regular contributor Dave Baldwin who reviewed Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love. Enjoy his insights and please let us know what you thought of this book, too! I must admit that I hesitated to read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert when my friend recommended the book. I was afraid it [...]

By | September 19th, 2011|Book Reviews|1 Comment

Girls Gone Child Book Review

Girls Gone Child by Amanda Lamb My rating: 4 of 5 stars In her second book on parenting, Amanda Lamb continues her journey into motherhood when her two girls reach school age and start asking questions about everything from politics to race to religion. They also start noticing things and want to talk about them. [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments