In the Mail: Young and Old Edition

–> Free to Be…You and Me (The 35th Anniversary Edition, Hardcover) by Marlo Thomas and FriendsFree ToBe . . . You and Me


This is the book we all know and love by Marlo Thomas and her friends—brought to new life with brand new illustrations to captivate and inspire a new generation of readers on a journey of the heart. Whether you are opening Free to Be . . . You and Me for the first time or the one hundredth time you will be engaged and transformed by this newly beautifully illustrated compilation of inspirational stories, songs, and poems. The sentiments of thirty-five years ago are as relevant today as when this book was published. Celebrating individuality and challenging stereotypes empowers both children and adults with the freedom to be who they want to be and to have compassion and empathy for others who may be different. Working closely with Marlo and co-creator Carole Hart, Peter H. Reynolds, the New York Times Best Selling Children’s Book Author/Illustrator, conjured his whimsical drawings throughout the book bringing a new sense of unity and warmth to the pages. You will find yourself marveling at the illustrations, nodding in agreement with the stories and poems, and singing the words to all the classic songs! It is wonderful that the thoughts, ideas, and emotions the creators envisioned so many years ago can still have a magical effect on children today.

–> The Real Office: All the office questions you never dared to ask by Lucy Kellaway


Should I tell my boss what I think of him? How can I be more political and still be myself? I have to sack my friend or fire someone better. I am a foreigner and my views are ignored. These are typical conundrums faced by employees-and just a few of the hundreds sent every week to Lucy Kellaway’s popular “agony aunt” column in the Financial Times. Her sharp, down-to-earth advice is invaluable for anyone negotiating the minefield of the modern office. Whether it’s working with an ex-lover, firing a litigious employee, or dealing with accusations of racism, Kellaway’s advice for these common problems is always simple and practical-and essential reading for those trying to cope with troublesome coworkers. Better still, the guide provides the wisdom, rage, expertise, and folly of managers and experts.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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