Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 23, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Book Titles: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

It can feel daunting and even overwhelming to try to find the right thing to say to a friend who is grieving – particularly one suffering the loss of a child, spouse, or parent. Mary Raymond returns to Bacon today to share what she’s learned from the New York Times bestseller Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. From Mary: Most …

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June 24, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Book Title: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Today’s guest contributor, Sara Bhatia, lives in the whirling vortex of Washington, D.C., but she keeps a remarkably steady spirit and intellect.  Lately, she’s enjoyed volunteering at the Newseum, one of Washington’s most popular museums, which focuses on the First Amendment and journalism.  “In this crazy election year, both the mission and exhibits feel so relevant,” Sara remarks.   She actually likes the schoolkids and tourists!  (Which I suppose …

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