AWARDS

Nomination for Pulitzer in international category in 2000 for "Double Crossing", published Aug. 4, 1999; Citation for the Overseas Press Club Madeline Dane Ross Award for Foreign Reporting Showing a Concern for the Human Condition, also for "Double Crossing". Association of Area Business Publications Bronze Award for Best Recurring Feature: Crain's New York Business Workplace Column

Story referenced advanced journalism studies textbook "Getting the Whole Story: Reporting and Writing the News, by Cheryl Gibbs and Tom Warhover, The Guildford Press, 2002, in the chapter "In-Depth Reporting," Page 312: "They Don't Say "I Do," These Kidnap Victims Taken from Vietnam," Wall Street Journal, Aug. 3, 1999.

BOOK REVIEWS

reunited

The Patron Way
Ilana Edelstein

"The Patron Way" is a good chronicle of a luxury brand's path to success. - The Wall Street Journal

http://www.thepatronway.com/wall-street-journal/

Anyone desirous of making sense of tequilas current status will be well served by chugging  "The Patron Way". This is a major minor publishing event: an explanation of marketing sleight-of-hand tricks delivered by the magician's lovely assistant. Slate.com

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2013/05/george_clooney_s_casamigos_and_other_tequila_news_analyzed_with_the_help.html

Ms Edelstein's account is short on business wisdom but long on the sometimes seedy details of the booze business. The Economist
http://www.thepatronway.com/the-economist-2/

 

reunited

Reunited
by Pamela Slaton

This book is a must read. It will make all people understand the truth of our existence, the story of who we are and how we are Darryl McDaniels, Adoptee, Founder of Run DMC

Pam has created a wonderful and gripping collection of heartfelt stories - bringing you along as she reunites people separated in life by adoption or other circumstances. Cathy Konrad, Adoptee, Golden Globe Award-winning Producer (Walk the Line)

Reunited is a powerful, page-turning account of Pam's incredible work. --Sheila Jaffe, Adoptee,
Emmy-award-winning casting director (The Sopranos)

A heartwarming account, still relevant even though out-of-wedlock birth is no longer stigmatized and the concept of family has broadened. Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/pamela-slaton/reunited-genealogist/

 

NaturalMD

The New Natural
by Neil Sadick, M.D.

The New Natural" takes you inside the new world of cutting-edge skin care procedures.

You need only turn on the Bravo channel to see women who look overly plumped or stretched. In his book The New Natural, dermatologist Neil Sadick advocates a less extreme approach. Allure.com

 

 

QLatifah

Put on Your Crown
Queen Latifah

This is just the sweetest book, it really is. It's in her voice. Fantastic! - Robin Roberts, Good Morning America.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/put-crown-life-changing-moments-path-queendom-queen/story?id=10556100

This isn't just your average self-help book. Reading it is like having a conversation with the Queen herself.
- Associated Conten
t
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128010108

 

Dupri

Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing
George Cloutier

This slim but forceful debut by turnaround management expert Cloutier serves as a wakeup call for small business owners who have been hit hard by the recession. Cloutier's book is loaded with valuable advice on how to get back on track and stay in the black in any economic environment. - Publisher's Weekly

Many of his regulations will amaze, shock, and awe small business owners. . . Harsh ways to work? Yes, yet all his principles are founded on a success that's hard to argue with. - Booklist

The author's larger message -- that success in business requires relentless focus on the bottom line -- is worth hearing in these hard times. Cloutier's book is a brutal, albeit cynical, wake-up call. - Fortune Small Business/CNN Money.

 

Dupri

Young, Rich, and Dangerous
Jermaine Dupri

In his dishy new memoir, Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of A Music Mogul, Jermaine Dupri looks back on his successful producing career and the big names he worked with - to say nothing of the one singer who stole his heart:
Janet Jackson. - People Magazine

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2007-10-30-jermaine-dupri-main_N.htm

 

KLiles

Make it Happen
Kevin Liles

Although MAKE IT HAPPEN was written for the hip-hop generation, the book is relevant for anybody who wants to succeed in business and life... a true human-interest story... inspirational, touching, and powerful - Gayle King, O, The Oprah Magazine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/25/fashion/sundaystyles/25LILES.html