Many of which will likely resonate with my male readers as well. Some have been referenced previously here at the site; while others have not.
In the spirit of reciprocity, feel free to offer up your own recommendations at the end of this post. Deal?
HOW TO MAKE MONEY BY WRITING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
I'm proud to say that I scored this gem at a bookstore for less than a buck. Of all the different avenues for earning a living as a writer, corporate communications is one of the most profitable. It is what helped to make the hugely popular author, Peter Bowerman, a "well-fed" writer. And this book explains why, and more importantly, how you too can get in on the action. Chapters include: the art of working at home, the question of fees, and the necessity of networking.
GINA AMARO RUDAN
I was immediately intrigued by the title. And this book does not disappoint.
Solid lessons found on branding, building a business, the importance of identifying one's creative strengths and more.
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF FOR WOMEN
Anybody out there remember the hugely popular "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.? This one was written by his wife. I can't say enough good things about this book.
It's insightful, inspiring and full of wisdom for modern times. It's cheaper than a therapist and as intoxicating as a bottle of wine.
THE ULTIMATE FREELANCER'S GUIDEBOOK
This "how-to" manual addresses an array of topics, resources and tools for today's writers. Everything from working with clients, to branding your business, to taxes, to having the proper mindset for success.
Be sure to read my expert tips on branding (as a contributing author).
SMART WOMEN FINISH RICH
In today's tough economic times, becoming more financially literate can be the ticket to survival. This book goes beyond the basics like "saving for a rainy day" and "pay yourself first". It helps women to recognize how their values, perceptions, and habits influence their wealth, and what can be done to make the most of what they make.
CINEMATHERAPY (The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood)
NANCY PESKE & BEVERLY WEST
Movies move me. So this book was fun and informative. It gives a whole new meaning to "chick flicks." Grab a cup of your favorite brew and discover must-see movies for every mood.
Got mayhem with men? Dealing with the blues from a bad hair day? Need to believe in the magic of love again? Well these female versions of Siskel and Ebert will point you to the perfect selection for whatever ails you. Slightly over 200 pages, you can read it a little at a time, or in its entirety.
Popcorn optional. :-)
IN THE SPIRIT
SUSAN L. TAYLOR
You'll love this guide to better living from a holistic approach, offered up by the Editor in Chief of Essence Magazine. Chapters include: living from within, the power of love, living your faith and choosing longevity.
Many of the above titles can be found and purchased online through Amazon.com or your local library. Happy reading!
What are you reading these days? Thoughts on these listed?
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