Thursday, August 4, 2016

Readers Recs: And the Good News Is by Dana Perino

And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

Paperback: N pages
Publisher: Twelve; Reprint edition ()
ISBN-13: 978-1455584918
Kindle: 5446 KB
Publisher: Twelve (April 21, 2015)
Available on Amazon

Charming and Upbeat

Remember last time when my blog friend Denise sent me a pair of book reviews? The first one was Kunal Nayyar's memoir. Here is the second one, which is also a memoir, this one by Dana Perino. Here's why Denise likes this book:

"My expectations were low, but ended up being such a great fan of hers. Dana's  journey to success was much like Kunal's, normal childhood via western US, geeky, dorky, boring and nice. Where the difference ends, she wanted to go to a big party school for college to be cool and party, but her dad insisted she go to the smaller UColorado school in Pueblo where she could be a bigger fish in a smaller pond.  AND they are home to the local PBS station where she honed her skills where she developed her public chops.  The rest is history too.  Dana's definition of conservatism was not only personal, but a great study on bipartisanship."

From the blurb:

Thoughtful, inspiring, and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS . . . traces Dana Perino's unlikely journey through politics and television. It's a remarkable American story-made up of equal parts determination and clear-eyed optimism.

From facing professional challenges and confronting personal fears to stepping up to a podium for a President, Dana has come to expect the unexpected and has an uncanny ability to find the good news in any tough situation. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS . . . takes us from her Western childhood in Wyoming and Colorado to a chance meeting on an airplane that changes her life entirely. Then, with refreshing honesty and humor, she recounts her frustration with a string of unsatisfying jobs and living circumstances until a key career tip leads her back to Washington, D.C. to work for the Bush Administration.

Dana also shares here her best work and life lessons-tips that will help you to get your point across convincingly while allowing your own grace and personality to shine through. As someone who still believes in working together to solve the problems our nation faces, Dana offers clear, practical advice on how to restore civility to our personal and public conversations. The result is a fascinating read that can help anyone become more successful, productive, and joyously content.

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