Today is the official Pub day for my second book, The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace. I’m pleased to say that it’s a 2018 International Book Awards Finalist in the Self-Help/Motivation category.
The Business of Being is available wherever books are sold, but if it’s not currently in stock at your favorite bookstore, they can order it for you.
If you’re not able to attend one of the following author events, but you’d like a signed copy, please call my local bookstore (Rediscovered Books, details below); and they’ll ship it to you within 24-hours.
July 11 — San Diego, CA
The Book Catapult
She Writes Press author panel
July 27 — Boise, ID
Book launch party with French Hors d’Oeuvres and wine
August 12 — Crystal Lake, IL
Veteran Acres Park
Picnic and book signing at the Rotary Shelter
If you read The Business of Being and enjoy it, I hope you’ll post a brief review on both Amazon and GoodReads. Reviews are the lifeblood for authors.
What book are you currently reading?
Have quite a few books partly read at present – these 4 I have read parts of in the last few days.
Daniel Kahneman – Thinking, Fast and Slow
Nassim Taleb – Antifragile
Raewyn Peart – Voices from the Sea
Dave Handford – Protecting Paradise
I intend to finish each of them, just not sure in what sequence that will happen.
Then there are dozens of technical papers on fisheries, water management, weed and pest control, and various other topics.
Congratulations, Laurie! So many books, but so little time to “digest” them all. However, your new book looks like another winner here! Somehow I just want to devour that book cover! Could it be the attraction of a blue lime, or a blue mandarin or a huge blueberry that attracts my hunger now that the kitchen is closed?! Well, at any rate, that factoid saves me from going to the pantry to look for a bag of tortilla chips to devour in the celebration of your newest endeavor. 🙂 I look forward to its read!!
Jan — I’m so glad you find the blue tangerine on the cover appealing. Woohoo! 🙂
Ted — I just added “Thinking, Fast and Slow” to my reading list. I’m intrigued! 🙂
Congratulations, Laurie. Best of luck with the book!
Olga — Thank you so much for the good wishes 🙂
How exciting, Laurie! And I am so pleased your book is doing so well! Best of luck. 👍😃
Fatima — thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! 🙂
Ana — Thank you so much! 🙂
The book I am currently reading is THE BUSINESS OF BEING BY MY FAVORITE AUTHOR AM ALMOST FINISHED. 💚💜🌈
Mona — Woohoo! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it 🙂
I read this post title and though, “Oh, Laurie’s going drinking.” 😀 Congratulations to you, Laurie. Oh, what the heck….a toast (at the pub) to you!
LoisaJay — Your comment made me laugh. Cheers! 🙂
Congratulations, Laurie! Release day is always an exciting day. Best of luck with the launch!
Carrie — It is, indeed, an EXCITING day. Woohoo! 🙂
Congratulations and I know this is an exciting time. I was checking out the publisher too–sounds like a great way to go. Best wishes with this book.
Melodie — She Writes Press is a fantastic publisher 🙂
Congratulations, Laurie! I loved this new book! Your book is a perfect one for anyone looking for success in their personal and professional lives. i thoroughly enjoyed it and will be posting a complete review at Amazon. I highly recommend it for reading groups of any kind, as well as college classrooms. What is the formula for success? Your checklists are wonderful and insightful–as usual. Good luck on your tour!
Christine — thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! 🙂
Congrats again, Laurie. Is today the day we can post reviews on Amazon? For some reason, I have July 11 or 12 in my head as the “go date.”
Chris — Today (July 10) is the day you can post on Amazon. Christine DeSmet, Heather Shumaker, and Michele Vosberg have already been out there. I’d love for you to join your “voice” with theirs 🙂
Congratulations Laurie! Here’s to a successful opening book tour. I continue to recommend Business of Being to friends and colleagues.
I’m in the middle of an oldie but goodie, a biography, All is Grace, on the life of Dorothy Day by Jim Forest. Day was founder of the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933 (a convert to the Catholic Church) focused on helping the poor. She was a journalist, a reformer, and an ardent pacifist. I’m planning to use one of her quotes for a chapter in my memoir, “Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy rotten system.” BTW, my aunt and uncle worked in the Catholic Worker movement in Chicago for several years.
I’m also reading two work-related books, one on presence and one on narrative coaching.
I finished Michelle Cox’s last mystery book, A Promise Given, last month.
Congratulations on Business of Being’s finalist status for the International Book Awards! Exciting to see your talent continues to be recognized.
Audrey — I love the quote you shared: “Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy rotten system.” And Michelle Cox entire series is AWESOME. She’s going to try to make it to the August 12 author event in Crystal Lake. You might get the opportunity to meet her then 🙂
I actually have had the pleasure of meeting Michelle. She lives nearby and we share being Mundelein College Chicago graduates. She’s delight. Would be great to see her again in August!
Audrey — It’s a small, small world 🙂
Yeay! Congratulations, Laurie! I am so happy for you!!! Cher xo
SeaAngel4444 — Thank you so much for the good wishes 🙂
Congratulations! I so look forward to celebrating with you at The Book Catapult in San Diego.
Jill — I’m looking forward to meeting you in person 🙂
Congrats… 💙📘 wishing you much success with the new release, dear Laurie. Love and best wishes
I’m to the moon excited for you, Laurie–and wishing you much success. I’m currently reading Susin Nielsen’s YA novel We Are All Made of Molecules.
Leanne — Thank you for the good wishes. I love reading YA novels. If you haven’t already read “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” you’ll want to add it to your list 🙂
Thank you for the recommendation, Laurie.
Leanne — My pleasure 🙂
Congratulations, Laurie! This is exciting, I’m sure. I’m currently reading Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, the second in my summer fiction line-up. I have your book in the “save for later” section of my Amazon shopping cart, and am planning to get it this fall.
Cindy — Thank you for adding The Business of Being to your to-be-read pile. Woohoo! 🙂
Congratulations, Laurie! I’m so glad that your wonderful book is out in the world–changing lives and opening minds! Wishing both it and you a grand adventure.
Donna — You’re right on my heels with a September release. I can hardly wait for your book to hit the shelves 🙂
Congratulations, Laurie. Hope you win the award.
Sharon — Thank you for the good wishes 🙂
Dear Laurie, again, Mazel Tov and Best Wishes for the publication of “The Business of Being.” I am reading your book and know it will be a splendid success!
At this time, I am also writing and re-reading my 6th book, which is entitled “No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense): Timely and Timeless Truths Business School Cannot Teach You!”
Sheila — I love the title of your next book. Absolutely love it! 🙂
Thank you, Laurie. Glad you “love” that title. I appreciate your enthusiasm. You should know a grand title when you see it. You have 2 books with Grand titles!
So happy to see this great launch today, Laurie. You amaze me.
Shirley — Thank you so much! 🙂
Wishing you every success. Congratulations.
Craig — Thank you so much! 🙂
A bientôt – cheers! As a fan, I’ve already left reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and Rifflebooks.
Right now I’m reading Let Food be your Medicine by Don Colbert, MD with foods I’m sure would appear on the menu at La Mandarine Bleue. 🙂
Marian — Thank you for posting review for The Business of Being. I so appreciate it.
Thank you, too, for mentioning “Let Food Be Your Medicine.” I’ve heard excellent things about it and have finally added it to my “to read” list.
Congratulations and a Triple Yee-Haw! Look at you…on the road again! I loved both books but Business of Being rang a bell with me, just the right tone.
Sandi — thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! 🙂
Best of luck with your new book’s success, Laurie. The last one was a winner-can’t wait to read this one!
Hope you’re having a blast with your new book-baby in San Diego today! I just read a fascinating book called “The Way: a Girl who Dared to Rise”. Have you heard of it? It’s fiction by Kristen Wolf. Oprah magazine says, “A title to pick up now!”
Kathy — Ohhhh, the title of the book you’re reading sounds great. Thanks for the reading tip! 🙂
Congratulations!!! 😀 … when I saw the title of this post in my email folder I thought for a minute you were heading off to the pub for a quick Tuesday pint! 🙂
Widdershins — You crack me up! 🙂
Hip Hip Hurrah a True Winner
Oh Laurie I’m so happy for you . Your first book has pride and place on my bookshelf ( do you remember the pickle we got in with that one ) I shall be placing an order for your new one very soon .
I am just about to finish a Victorian mystery Amy Snow by Tracy Rees ( my sis gave it to me ) My next one is Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce look this one up Laurie if you have a minute I think you might like it .
Cherry — I L-O-V-E your book recommendation, thank you. I just added it to my list. And so other book lovers can find out about it too, I’m cutting and pasting the book description in my reply. It sounds FANTASTIC!
An irresistible debut set in London during World War II about an adventurous young woman who becomes a secret advice columnist— a warm, funny, and enormously moving story for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Lilac Girls.
London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down.
Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding. As the German planes make their nightly raids, and London picks up the smoldering pieces each morning, Emmy secretly begins to write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles.
Prepare to fall head over heels for Emmy and her best friend, Bunty, who are gutsy and spirited, even in the face of a terrible blow. The irrepressible Emmy keeps writing letters in this hilarious and enormously moving tale of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and ordinary people in extraordinary times.
I got really excited when I read Pub Day. I thought you were inviting me for a beer! Oh well, I guess publication is good too. Congratulations, and enjoy the process, with or without beer.
Arlene — You crack me up! 🤣
DGKaye — Thank you so much! 🙂
Most welcome. 🙂
Thanks dear for liking it how r u n when r u vising my country.?
EmpoermentOfVibrants — The moment I know, you’ll be the next to know 🙂
Fantastic Laurie! Congrats many times over! Wonderful to see you went back to your old Illinois home to do a book signing too! I am reading a book on film director Frank Capra right now and it is great. 🙂
Sam — I can well image that you’d be OVER THE MOON reading about Frank Capra and/or anything to do with films 🎥