Monthly Archives: February 2013

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

If you’re human—and I’m guessing that you are—then you have probably had a difficult conversation or two (or several hundred) in your lifetime.  Having been 28 for some time now, I’ve certainly had my share.  So when I read this … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

One beautiful aspect of reading is that it affords us the opportunity to experience vicariously things that we might never do in real life.  And sometimes we’re satisfied and sometimes we long for more. For example, on the one hand, … Continue reading

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TENTH OF DECEMBER by George Saunders

My first reaction to this new collection of stories by George Saunders was: Whoa.  Wow!  Whoa. I’ve read a few Barnes & Noble “reviews” from folks who didn’t “get” these stories, and while I can understand why (Let’s face it: … Continue reading

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