OK, OK, this book did not release today. But I found out about a book written by a woman who certainly helped me! She had a similar brain tumor situation as I did!  Her’s is a Pilocytic Astrocytoma, while mine is an Oligodendroglioma.

Ms. Geraline DeRuiter writes a lot on her blog, The Everywhereist.  Her blog is mainly about travel, but she also has some great pieces about how she went through having a brain tumor (see the blog topic here).  She continued on her travel passion even after having brain tumor surgery and healing.  I am excited to read all about her overall life experiences in her book called “All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft.”  After reading a lot on her site, this book looks like it will be a great one!  (FYI, if anyone wants to buy on the Amazon site right now, there is also currently a $5 off $15 or more on your purchase of printed books – use promo code BOOKGIFT17.  Not sure when, but this promo code will expire sometime soon.)

My Smith College friend, Claudia Chan Wagner, has a wonderful book releasing today! Claudia is also the founder of the S.H.E. Summit, an annual leadership conference in NYC.  Please check this out — it is so needed at this point of time. Here is a link: http://amzn.to/2xNC90k

How We Rise


From Claudia: “TODAY is the official launch of my book THIS IS HOW WE RISE. It is a practical blueprint I have written to encourage all men and women to join a new breed of leaders and become change agents for gender equality in their everyday lives. I cannot think of a more necessary time in history that we need a book on this subject. After a 10-year journey of spiritual and personal growth, and a career devoted to women’s empowerment, I believe the key to getting to gender parity in this lifetime means rooting our lives in a purpose far greater than personal success and getting everyone–women and men–to work together for social change. Rise today and get this book for yourself and the organization you work for! #HowWeRise