Great Second Acts
Older Women Who Changed the World
"This book is full of fascinating stories of women who rose above, and who had glorious second acts in their lives." ―Advice Sisters
#1 New Release in Biographies & Memoirs, Quotations, and Educators
Discover the empowering stories of older women who changed the world. Their lives are testimony that one can be feisty after fifty―and to those who think otherwise, in the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “I dissent.”
A motivational collection of stories about empowering women. Antony said of Cleopatra, “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety.” Shakespeare’s sentiment can be applied to the women profiled in Great Second Acts who refused to be defined by the dates on their birth certificates.
An excellent gift for students, mothers, sisters, and friends. Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda and Behind Every Great Man, presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of amazing women of a certain age who excelled, inspired, and achieved. Learn how these women changed their respective fields of art, politics, science, mathematics, media, literature, activism, education, and more.
Biographies of leadership and female empowerment. From actresses, yoga teachers, folk artists to businesswomen, prime ministers, monarchs and authors, these group of exceptional women illustrate that women can achieve anything no matter their age. Be motivated by their grit, perseverance, and passion.
- Biographies of influential women such as Prime Minister Margert Thatcher, chef Julia Child, Mother Teressa, feminist Gloria Steinem, actress Rita Moreno, inventor Ruth Handler, Judge Judy Sheindlin, and many more
- Empowering quotes from strong women who refused to be kept down
- Motivational, inspirational, and educational stories of older women
Be sure to read Marlene Wagman-Geller’s bestselling Women of Means, and her popular Women Who Launch, and Unabashed Women.
The Gift of Crisis
Approach Crisis with Self-Love, Assertiveness and Courage
You are not alone: Since the start of the recession, 8.8 million jobs have been lost, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley was one of those 8.8 million people who lost their jobs. Between 2007 and 2014, she was also one of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure. Some affected by job loss and foreclosure, due to the economic downturn, were able to bounce back relatively emotionally unscathed. Many, however, internalized the outer events as a negative reflection of their personal capacities without taking a deeper look at the crisis as a potential underlying catalyst. In The Gift of Crisis, Bridgitte shows you how to explore crisis as a tool for courageous change, regaining your self-esteem with self-love and self-compassion.
Regain control with assertiveness: Although a personal economic crisis can be viewed as an externally-influenced event that is somehow both beyond your control and within your control, it can also be an opportunity to examine the conscious and sub-conscious conditions that brought the experience into your life. It was through experiences of prolonged financial crisis that Bridgitte realized she subconsciously co-created experiences that felt so bad until the only place she could go was within—exactly where she needed to go. In The Gift of Crisis, you will discover how helpful going within and retaking control can be for you, too.
Find space for spiritual growth: The Gift of Crisis will show how repeated crises can serve as a catalyst to reveal the underlying purpose, and how questions posed during a meditative state can reveal answers in the direction of a higher purpose. For women and men who are sincerely interested in spiritual growth, yet find it difficult to make “mental room” to dedicate to such growth due to personal distractions, this inspirational book will demonstrate the practical manner in which meditation and prayer can assist during any type of crisis as a means of reaching for a calmer, clearer, more courageous and purposeful life.
The Gift of Crisis interposes personal stories and prescriptive ideas amidst ongoing financial destitution to raise your self-esteem, self-compassion and self-love. In reading this book, you will learn how to:
- Deepen your trust in a Higher Intelligence and in your higher purpose
- Welcome change and embrace change with courage
- Focus your attention on the emergence of new possibilities as a result of the crisis
If you liked Brené Brown’s inspirational book The Gifts of Imperfection, you’ll love The Gift of Crisis.
The Feminist Financial Handbook
Your Guide to Wealth and Success
This truly is the feminist financial handbook for the new wave of intersectional feminism." ―Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
#1 New Release in Volunteer Work and Poverty
Discover real motivation and resources for real women who may be struggling―not only those who have already accumulated wealth.
Live your wealthiest life. Sometimes the best way to stick it to the man is by doing well for yourself. There’s just one problem: it’s hard to do well for yourself when systemic oppression has placed innumerable hurdles between you and your aspirations.
Find the answers to your money questions. Learn more about general financial planning principles, like saving or earning a higher income, and delve into issues that disproportionately affect women, like the wage gap or the long road to economic recovery after experiencing domestic violence. The Feminist Financial Handbook has stories and advice from women who have been there, worked through the struggle, and achieved personal success.
Overcome obstacles and master money management. Written in the same passionate tone that has made Femme Frugality a two-time nominee for Best Women’s Finance Blog, The Feminist Financial Handbook acknowledges the financial struggles and oppression modern women face while providing actionable steps to live your wealthiest life and achieve personal success.
- What wealth and success means for you
- How to earn more and negotiate effectively
- Manageable money-saving methods
If you have read books such as The Financial Diet, The Overspent American, The Price of Motherhood, Hood Feminism, or We Should All Be Millionaires, then you will love The Feminist Financial Handbook.
Be More Strategic in Business
By Diana Thomas and Others
Take Your Leadership to the Next Level With This Award-Winning Business Book
“If you've ever been told to "be more strategic" and wondered how to do it, this is the book for you.” —Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 bestselling author, Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
- Winner, 2018 Foreword Indies, Adult Nonfiction/Career
- Award Finalist, 2018 Best Book Awards, Business/Careers
- Winner, 2019 International Book Awards, Business/Careers
- Winner, 2019 Discovery Award, Best First Book/Nonfiction
- Honorable Mention, 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Business
Discover a proven approach to strategic leadership from Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle, two distinguished business-women with decades of business coaching experience and insights.
Strategic leadership is essential to business success. Strong leaders are those who successfully navigate a great shift: from tactical doer to strategic leader. Regardless of your industry, line of business, or sector, your organization desperately needs strategic leaders. A strategic leader is tuned in to the needs of the business, understands how actions impact corporate objectives, and uses data to make smart decisions. Whether you’re leading a department team or running your own company, a strategic leader clearly propels business performance.
In Be More Strategic in Business you’ll learn how to:
- Develop your strategic skills
- Set meaningful direction
- Build a strategic plan
- Make decisions to win
If you have read books such as HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically, Leadership Strategy and Tactics, Opportunity Leadership, Outthink the Competition, or Winning the Long Game, you will want to read Be More Strategic in Business.
Creating Business Magic
By David Morey and Others
Achieve Exceptional Results and Beat Your Competition
"… how the power of magic can ignite your own imagination, power through barriers, and get way ahead of any competition." ―David Copperfield, American magician
#1 New Release in Organizational Change
First comes the magic, and then the magic becomes the reality
We are all capable of magic. You may think you know what magic is. Abracadabra, hocus-pocus. Forget about it. Magic is what human beings do. It’s just that some do it a lot better than others.
Key business strategy secrets from the world's greatest magicians. This book takes everything that three remarkable authors―a corporate strategist, a former acting CIA director, and a world-renowned magician―have learned about magic and packs it into a unique framework that captures the best of this art form. Then the book relates it directly to key lessons applicable to a wide variety of business enterprises. The authors’ objective is not to create a new generation of magicians, but to adapt nine strategies of the world’s greatest magicians; bolstering innovation, energizing leadership, and sparking business success.
Magic and disruptive innovation. Each chapter opens with a scenario depicting a pivotal historic moment in magic (think Harry Houdini, Doug Henning, Penn and Teller, David Copperfield) and uses it as a starting point to explore how the magical technique employed can create a fertile environment for industry, disruptive innovation, and propel a company light years ahead of the competition.
Learn how to:
- Anticipate the next trends
- Create remarkable new products
- Launch marketing and advertising campaigns that will mesmerize
- Make dazzling sales presentations
- Resolve seemingly unsolvable business dilemmas
- Inspire teams with resilient change leadership
If you have read Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell or Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi, you'll want to read Creating Business Magic.
Building A Winning Culture In Government
By Patrick R. Leddin and Others
Transform Public Sector Organizations with Proven Leadership Practices
“What a great book tailored specifically to Government! If you lead in Government...it’s a must read.” –Amazon review
A revolutionary blueprint for transformative leadership in the public sector based on FranklinCovey practices proven in the private sector
Revitalize your public sector leadership. That's the central premise of Building A Winning Culture In Government. This breakthrough book provides a step-by-step approach to transforming governmental organizations. Break free from the chains of reduced funding, political fallout, and heightened scrutiny. Gain valuable insights into change management, strategic planning, and thriving workplace cultures.
Empower everyone as a leader. Building A Winning Culture In Government pivots from the concept of a select few leaders to empowering every individual as a leader. It applies proven practices from FranklinCovey’s international bestselling 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to inspire trust, create loyalty, and engage employees at all levels. A must-read for anyone working to bring about positive organizational change in the public sector.
Inside, you'll find:
- Innovative strategies for effective leadership development in the public sector
- Proven FranklinCovey practices adapted to fit the specific demands of governmental organizations
- Practical steps to enhance employee engagement and overcome challenges of change management
- Techniques to instill a winning culture, build success, and promote a rewarding and less stressful environment for all stakeholders
If you've drawn inspiration from books like Leaders Eat Last, Start With Why, or The Obstacle Is The Way, you'll love Building A Winning Culture In Government: A Blueprint for Delivering Success in the Public Sector.
Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers
By Sara Geber and Others
A Retirement Gift for Women Who are Solo Agers
"When it comes to aging, you can't count on your children, especially if you don't have any. But help is on the way.” ―Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., retired Vice President for Academic Affairs, AARP
Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2018 on Aging Well
#1 Best Seller in Aging, Aging Parents, Gerontology, Volunteer Work, Budgeting & Money Management, Almanacs & Yearbooks, Eldercare, Retirement Planning , Parenting & Relationships, and Reference
American Baby boomers are aging and fifteen million of them are childfree. Who will take care of them as they retire? Unprecedented in U.S. history, this demographic is creating challenges for these individuals as well as for society.
Childless Solo Agers. In Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, Sara Zeff Geber, a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior and a Certified Retirement Coach, coins the term “Solo Ager.” Solo Agers are the segment of society that either does not have adult children or is single and expects be on their own as they grow older.
A Happy retirement gift for women―and men. With a compelling and readable style, Geber takes her Solo Ager readers on a journey toward happy retirement, starting with the choice to be childless and why so many boomers were able to make that decision. Through stories and narrative, she explores housing choices, relationships, and building a support system. Geber shares her expertise on what constitutes a fulfilling older life and how Solo Agers can maximize their opportunities for financial security, physical health, meaning and purpose in the second half of life.
- Levels of care and independence
- Types of living arrangements
- End-of-life issues
- Legal and financial decisions
If you have read Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?, Aging Alone, or The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ by Suze Orman, you will love Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers.
Power Your Life With the Positive
By Cyrus Webb
What is the secret to success and happiness?
Nothing in life is impossible: Cyrus Webb (art show and poetry reading host, and founder of the “Conversations” daily radio show, magazine, and Conversations Book Club) reminds us in Power Your Life With the Positive, “Nothing in life is impossible. Your goals and dreams are worth fighting for!”
You can leave negativity behind: Drawing on the life-changing experiences of fellow artists, industry insiders, and those in front of and behind the camera in the entertainment industry, author Cyrus Webb has provided a compendium of encouragement for all to benefit from. Power Your Life with the Positive is filled with stories of amazing life turnarounds and proves the importance of optimism in an often-negative world. In this book of positivity, faith, and hope, Webb encourages us to let these stories “give you the fuel you need to power your life with the positive and leave the negativity behind.”
Find hope and inspiration: In these times of economic uncertainty, civic strife, and political turmoil, it is more important than ever to offer people hope and inspiration to believe that the best is yet to come. The notable figures featured in this book have faced their own fears and crises, believed enough in their goals and dreams to keep going, and reaped the rewards by not allowing their own doubts and those of others stop them.
Famous people who powered their lives with the positive: The notables featured in Webb’s book faced their own fears, believed enough in their goals and dreams to pursue them and reaped rewards by sticking to their guns and not allowing their own doubts and those of others stop them:
- Supermodel Tess Holliday
- Grammy award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills
- Prison Break creator Paul T. Scheuring
- Roots and Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton
- Actor Jamie Kennedy
- Recording artist Keith Sweat
- Walking Dead’s Jeryl Prescott Sales
- Actress Antonique Smith
- Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider
- Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal and 24
- Legendary bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark
- Actor Isaiah Washington
- American Idol’s Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks
- Artist Aubrey O’Day
- and many more
If you liked positivity and motivational books such as The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking, Chicken Soup for the Soul, You Are a Badass, Make Your Bed, and Unshakeable; you'll love Cyrus Webb's Power Your Life With the Positive
Women Who Launch
Empowering Stories of Strong Women
“These soaring stories will inspire you to live your dreams!” —Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women
Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018
Dorothy Parker observed, “It’s a man’s world;” the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Unlike the matrons of the 1950s, these kick-ass females left their DNA in the annals of time.
A history of women in business and beyond. Juliette Gordon Low showed what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America. Sara Joseph Hale, authoress of Mary had a Little Lamb, convinced Lincoln to launch a national day-of-thanks while Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of mothers. Estee Lauder revolutionized the cosmetics industry. The tradition of these Mothers of Invention continued when, compliments of knitter Krista Suh, the heads of millions were adorned with pink, pussy-cat ears in the largest women's march in history. These women who launched prove, in the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”
Biographies of women creators, innovators, and leaders. Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, and entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment.
- The stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them
- Empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down
- Motivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world
If you are a fan of books about strong women such as Fabulous Female Firsts, In the Company of Women, or Behind Every Great Man, then you will want to read Women Who Launch.
You're Going to Survive
Never Give Up!
“This book is your new best friend on a bad day.” —Vanessa Van Edwards, bestselling author of Captivate
“It's one thing to say ‘never give up!’ but it's another thing to actually live through the pain of rejection and disappointment that makes you question your work and your worth. When that happens, read this book. It will get you through.” —Nicole Antoinette, host of Real Talk Radio
Life involves overcoming adversity. No matter what kind of career you’ve chosen, you’re going to deal with discouragement, frustration, and situations that are, shall we say, “less than ideal.” It could be a hysterical client who’s demanding a refund, a job interview that goes nowhere, watching your best friend get the exciting promotion that you wanted, or a vicious one-star review that rattles your self-esteem and makes you question your talent, your identity, everything. When that moment arrives, open this book.
Defeat and getting through it. Each chapter is filled with honesty, humor, and words of motivation to help you stay motivated, keep marching, and never give up―even when things feel incredibly tough. Inside, you’ll find stories by professional authors, chefs, lawyers, Broadway performers, business consultants, and more―each describing one of the worst moments in their entire career, and how they got through it to achieve their career goal.
In You’re Going to Survive, you’ll find:
- Heartfelt encouragement
- Inspiring true stories
- Tips of how to overcome setbacks
- And so much more!
If you loved books such as You Turn, Mind Over Matter, or Crush Your Career, then You’re Going to Survive is the perfect addition to your book collection!
Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life
Dream Big! Do it now!
Strengths and weaknesses: We all have strengths and weaknesses. So, do you want to learn how to get out of your own way and build your strengths and eliminate your weaknesses? Do it now with Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life: 10 Tips to Shift Gears, Dream Big, Do it Now!
Dream big: Do you want to be known as a tremendous talent...or a lazy, unfocused slacker? Whether you’re a Millennial yearning to join corporate America, a Boomer ready for reinvention, a closeted LGBTQ+ testing the gender pool or even a nerd nauseated with perfection, the Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life: 10 Steps to Shift Gears, Dream Big, Do it Now! by Justin Loeber, is an in-your-face, funny, no-nonsense, socio-business, coming-of-ageless handbook for anyone who is yearning for true, inner-personal success.
Great guide to life: You’ll learn 10 easy steps, such as:
- Work on Your Work Ethic
- Own the Power of Thoughtfulness
- Find Perfection in Imperfection
- Rule Your Plane
- and more
Learn how to get out of your own way: This shebang of a book is based on Loeber’s quirky personal life experiences that all started in the NYC 70s disco era. Justin worked as a waiter, a Wang Word Processing Operator, (remember Wang?), a substitute go-go dancer, was discovered by pop icon Gary Numan in London and was one step from stardom in his own right as a solo pop-recording artist—only to lose it all. Then, in a 180-degree turn—and without a college degree—went from a temp at Random House to an EVP at HarperCollins in a little more than a decade. In 2006 Loeber created mouth: digital + public relations, a boutique agency in NYC—repping over 550 clients to date.
Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life will give you the courage to:
- Shake down your fear, which is squelching your dream;
- Find the “it” that makes you “tick”;
- Take a Risk, which in the end, isn’t risky after all; and
- Put down the electronics, look up; and transfer from the passenger to the pilot of your life…NOW!
So, Get out of your own way! Dream big! Do it now!
By Jen Griswold and Others
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Women + Military = Entrepreneurs
Career military? Leaving the military for civilian life? You can leverage your experience into some great new business startup ideas.
Business success: Military spouses can face serious challenges when trying to develop a career while part of the military life, or equally serious challenges when they transition to civilian life. But, help is on the way in Mission Entrepreneur: Applying Lessons from Military Life to Create Success in Business Startups
Finding startup ideas that can make you a business success: Are you trying to find your niche in our modern world of underemployment and the self-employed, where many are looking for great startup ideas and the opportunity to build wealth and find happiness and fulfillment? Some of the best startup ideas are yet to be discovered and Mission Entrepreneur will guide you through Jen E. Griswold's journey toward realizing her personal dream of becoming one of the successful women entrepreneurs. Experiencing underemployment as a military spouse, she learns how to turn her military experience into business success.
The underemployment problem: Being a military spouse comes with sacrifices. Spouses give up college degrees, careers and put other plans on hold due to military relocations. The country feels the effects. Reports show that 90% of female spouses face underemployment and countless income tax dollars are lost. As both a spouse and veteran for 20 years, Jen E. Griswold witnessed many spouses trying to keep a career going through their first few assignments. After multiple failed attempts and the addition of kids, they often gave up, deciding their efforts were futile. Their confidence waned and they began to question their self-worth.
Women entrepreneurs: Ironically, these same people have the perfect set of skills needed to become successful women entrepreneurs: work ethic, vision, passion, and resilience. These are the exact same skills that have helped them endure a life of sacrifice in the military. But, in most cases, they have given up on their own personal big visions to change the world. Using a lifetime of experience, military trained veterans entering the job force know how to manage the bumpy journey to becoming men and women entrepreneurs and finding those great startup ideas.
Mission Entrepreneur: From her extensive training in the Air Force and experience coaching women over the past several years, Griswold discovered that by giving back to her military community, she could change the world a little bit every day. America needs more men and women entrepreneurs who pay it forward and here is where we’ll start. Welcome to Mission Entrepreneur.
How to Self-Publish for Under $100
How to be a self-publishing success
Secrets to self-publishing: How to Self-Publish for Under $100 is THE bible for getting published. Publishing expert and author, Cinquanta Cox-Smith offers all her tips and tricks on self-publishing a book on a reasonable budget. This book is especially valuable to content creators who:
- don't have a publishing deal
- have a strong following on their social platform
- want to learn how to get their manuscript out in the market
- and, want to produce residual income
How to self publish on Amazon and outside Amazon: Cinquanta details all the ins-and-outs of a successful book launch from the basics to the in-depth. Her secrets arm you with the best possible chance to have your book shine. This isn’t just another guidebook about ISBNs, covers and word count. Some of the keys to self-publishing success covered by Cox-Smith include:
- the benefits of beta readers
- vanity publishing
- hybrid publishing
- secrets to successful categorizing
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- blog tours and endorsements
- ins-and-outs of how to self publish on Amazon
- and, the growing scene outside of Amazon
Real Life Organizing
By Cassandra Aarssen and Others
Tips from a Professional Organizer on How to Have an Organized Home
"Real Life Organizing is a real solution to the clutter challenges we all face.” ―Peter Walsh, New York Times best-selling author and organization expert
#1 Best Seller in Do-It-Yourself Improvements, Small Spaces, and Decorating & Furnishings
An organizing book with clutter-free solutions for keeping an organized home in just 15 minutes a day from a professional organizer and host of HGTV’s HOT MESS HOUSE
Create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget. Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for things you love. Professional organizer Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel and HGTV’s Hot Mess House, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day.
Simplify your life. In Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home. You don’t have to get rid of all of your things, be a yoga loving minimalist, or radically change your lifestyle or personality. The truth is you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person.
Organized home. Through years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that enable her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.
Learn how to:
- Create a Household Management Binder
- Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen
- Create an IN/OUT system
- Organize paperwork based on your unique style
- Create a Kitchen Command Center
- Organize your holidays with a gift closet
- Build a toy organizing system
Also read Cas Aarssen's other bestselling home organizing books, Cluttered Mess to Organized Success, The Clutter Connection, and The Declutter Challenge.
Eat That Frog
By Brian Tracy
Stop Procrastinating, Get More of the Important Things Done—Today!
There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.
There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! – Snapshots shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.
In this fully redesigned and illustrative edition, Tracy explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important.
But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done—today!
#1 Best Seller in High School Test Preparation, SSAT & COOP ─ Comprehensive boarding school guide
- What is boarding school really like?
- What are my chances of getting into U.S. boarding schools?
- How do I evaluate private schools vs. public schools?
What is boarding school really like? U.S. boarding schools offer a superb preparation for college bound students, but they are not for everyone. American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully written, American Prep is an essential guide through the world of U.S. boarding schools – their history and culture, their resources and support systems, their opportunities and challenges – and the only book that leads you through the entire prep school experience. You will learn about:
- Why boarding schools are increasingly valuable in the 21st century
- The pros and cons of private school vs public school
- How to select a school that is right for your student and your family
- How to navigate the admission process – detailed insider advice
- The emotional challenges of prep school for students and families – what to expect and when
- How to secure generous financial aid for prep school
- Student success on campus – getting in is only the first step
An insider's perspective on U.S. boarding schools: Award winning writer/critic Ronald Mangravite has multiple perspectives on the American prep school world. An alumnus of the Lawrenceville School, he is a current prep school parent, an alumni class officer, and an admissions volunteer. His extensive teaching experience includes universities and private schools, with service on admissions and curricula committees. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.