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For your reading pleasure, this book archive showcases The Baum Group's 2007 book selections and book reviews on Dr. Rae's Shopping Network.

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SELECTIONS
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How Life Imitates Chess : Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom by Garry Kasparov "...uses chess metaphors to teach decision-making strategies.   ...explains...the elements that must be in balance for good decision-making." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Oct. 19 - 25, 2007, p. 35)

Remarkable Leadership : Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time by Kevin Eikenberry "... filled with, and brimming over with "bonus bytes" that are captivating in capturing important information for anyone interested in "learning" to be remarkable.   Congratulations Kevin on your steadfast desire and endeavor to - unleash your leadership potential one skill at a time. -" (Reviewed by Dr. Rae)

The Secret History of the War on Cancer by Devra Davis "This is the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain." (Book Description)

The Fred Factor : How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary by Mark Sanborn "...illuminates the simple steps each of us can take to transform our own lives from the ordinary to the extraordinary.  Each of us has the potential to be a Fred, and this book will show you how." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, 2007, p. 33)

Microtrends : The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes by Mark Penn and E. Kinney Zalesne "...Any book that can expose the mechanics of a trend is worth reading." (A Reader from Dubai, UAE) (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, 2007, p. 33)

Giving : How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton "For everyone who is or should be making a difference in the world." (A Reader from Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA)

The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther and Jerry Hicks "...1/3 of the book explains...how emotions play a role in our physical lives.  The other 2/3...[on] how to use the process to feel relief.  ...you will feel energy shift.  I highly recommend this book." (A Reader from Portland, Oregon USA)

Presenting to Win : The Art of Telling Your Story by Jerry Weissman "... loaded with helpful advice on creating a great presentation.  Even if you think you are great at presentations, this book will help you become even better." (A Reader)

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SELECTIONS
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Rules for Renegades : How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality by Christine Comaford-Lynch "...The basic premise of the book - that all the best entrepreneurs make it up as they go along - is illustrated through stories of the author's adventures along the way to her success.  While this book targets the young, overinspired and underfunded, it will be appreciated by anyone in the business world." (Source : Pittsburgh Business Times, August 24 - 30, 2007, p. 31)

How : Why How We Do Anything Means Everything ...in Business (and in Life) by Dov Seidman "...has started its own wave,...  The wave is to move...to values-based self governance.  ...trust, reputation, humility, and all the good things that human beings can be. ..." (A Reader from Anchorage, Alaska)

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen "...When I finished the book, I was actually sad there wasn't more.  Although, the ending was PERFECT!  I would highly recommend this book!  Enjoy!" (A Reader from Manhattan, Kansas USA)

Grace (Eventually) : Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott "...writing is honest, caring, good story telling and lots of fun, even with the topics of grace and faith.  ...another ...earlier works, Bird by Bird, is an all time favorite of mine.  She deals with how to become a writer.  ...she makes it seem possible...like she's in your corner." (A Reader)

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman "...a fascinating read of well-reasoned speculation." (A Reader)

When Things Fall Apart : Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron "...This book as well as her other publications have helped to provide a spiritual centering and peace, whether in daily life or as a concerned citizen in a very troubled nation and world.  ...on a path to true awareness, emotional health and spiritual depth..." (A Reader from Illinois USA)

The Balance Within : The Science Connecting Health and Emotions by Esther M. Sternberg "...reviews the science connecting health with emotions: it differs from competitors in its focus on the history of how mind-body connections were developed, and what it means for the future.  From firsthand accounts of breakthrough experiments to understanding how mind-body connections are made, this provides an intriguing medical survey." (A Reader from Oregon, Wisconsin USA)

The 4-Hour Workweek : Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss "It's about time this book was written.  It is a long-overdue manifesto for the mobile lifestyle,  ...This will be huge." (Reviewed by Jack Canfield, Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Lessons for Dylan : On Life, Love, the Movies, and Me by Joel Siegel "...warm and knowing book of memories and advice passed from father to son.  The advice is sage; the stories move gracefully from touching to hilarious.  This book, a gift...to his son, becomes a gift for the reader,...for any day at all." (A Reader)

JULY/AUGUST SELECTIONS
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The Places That Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron "...This book teaches us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is." (Book Description)

Life's a Beach by Claire Cook "...the months of June, July and August are for pleasure reading.  ...This one is going to be hard to top as a perfect summer read." (A Reader from Rhode Island USA)

You Call the Shots : Succeed Your Way -- And Live the Life You Want -- With the 19 Essential Secrets of Entrepreneurship by Cameron Johnson and John David Mann "...a new way of thinking and perhaps challenge yourself to call your own shots.  I highly recommend this book!!" (A Reader from Omaha, Nebraska USA)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini "...fantastic look at Afghanistan." (Reviewed by Harriet Klausner)

The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars : Who Decides What Makes a Good Mother? by Miriam Peskowitz "Well-researched look at women's place in the workforce." (A Reader from Olathe, Kansas USA)

Send : The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe "...I plan on dropping by a colleague's office to share this book. ...you'll probably want to do the same." (A Reader from NYC USA)

It's All Too Much : An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh "Good advice and a plan to implement it!" (A Reader from Arkansas USA)

The Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb "...a well-reasoned, engagingly- written and profoundly serious book that practitioners in any discipline would benefit from reading and re-reading.   If you prize independent thought and genuine curiosity, buy this learned book." (A Reader from Brussels, London & New York USA)

MAY/JUNE SELECTIONS
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This Moment on Earth : Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future by John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry "...a book...to inspire us to recognize that each of us can do our part..." (A Reader from Missoula, Montana USA)

I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter "...unique view of consciousness,...provocative and heroically humane." (Publishers Weekly)

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz "A timeless classic." (Reviewed by Dr. Rae)

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Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting : The Astonishing Power of Feelings by Lynn Grabhorn "The most empowering book I've ever read!!" (A Reader from Littleton, Massachusetts USA)

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz "Hysterically funny!   ...This is a quick read that's laugh-out-loud funny." (A Reader from Central New Jersey, USA)

Life After Death : The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra "...This book will take you deep into your own soul, and help you listen to your own soft still voice within." (A Reader)

The Secret of the Seven Seeds by David Fischman "...an excellent job of introducing how practicing meditation, living in peace and harmony, and letting go of physical attachments can have...positive influences in the business community." (A Reader)

MARCH/APRIL SELECTIONS
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Born on a Blue Day : Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet "...The book is validation for all those who feel alienated, different, and unusual, and show how all can still make their own unique contribution.  That Daniel was able to find himself and some satisfaction and happiness will hopefully inspire many others." (A Reader)

The Science of Success : How to Attract Prosperity and Create Life Balance Through Proven Principles by James Arthur Ray "...illuminated a number of key principles which I have started using in every area of my life. ...If you are serious about experiencing a life of bliss, filled with emotional, spiritual, and financial rewards this book will guide the way." (A Reader from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA)

Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out : Every Woman's Guide to Real Beauty, Renewed Energy, and a Radiant Life by Mariel Hemingway "I found this book very refreshing because it is simplicity at its finest.  One or two adjustments to how you view your choices is all that is needed to make a change.  ...Patience and kindness...are always encouraged.  I consider this a coffee table book; not only because it is so attractive but also because just a glance at it as I walk by reminds me how simple it can be to make significant change. ..." (A Reader from Vancouver, Canada)

*** Written by a woman for women, may also be a great resource for men. (The Baum Group) ***

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire : The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith "...explores the realities of teaching difficult students,...Pick up this book if you agree with his classroom motto of, "Be nice, work hard.  There are no shortcuts."  ...purchase this book if the biggest fear for your students is that they become ordinary. ..." (A Reader from Edison, New Jersey USA)

What Got You Here Won't Get You There : How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter "...Use this as your playbook for life...to use to engage yourself to bring the best that you have to offer to any challenge and to step up for the next level of play." (A Reader from Burlington, Massachusetts USA)

Midwinter Turns to Spring (with Music CD) by Maria Veloso "...The message that comes through shines with...hope, grace, redemption...hope that it will reach and heal many people.  This novel humbles me and challenges me to deeper definitions of love." (A Reader)

William James : In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson "...succeeds in portraying James' multifaceted, vibrant, and strong personality, thus explaining the great and passionate ideas that emanated from this source. ..." (A Reader from San Diego, California USA)

Doctor to the Resistance : The Heroic True Story of an American Surgeon and His Family in Occupied Paris by Hal Vaughan "This is the true story of three remarkable people who sacrificed everything they had for what they believed in, and to fight against the evil that was Nazi Germany.  Because it is written like a novel, the reader will not be able to put the book down.  A must read for any serious student of WWII." (A Reader from Wayne, New Jersey USA)

JANUARY/FEBRUARY SELECTIONS
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The Audacity of Hope : Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama "...As a Republican, I could easily vote for him.  ...one of the most sincere, family oriented, and strategic thinkers to come upon the political horizon in the last decade.  His charisma is untouchable, ...Read this book and make up your own mind, it is a great read." (A Reader from Phoenix, Arizona USA)

Franchising & Licensing : Two Powerful Ways to Grow Your Business in Any Economy by Andrew J. Sherman "...an experienced franchise attorney...   This is a great, step-by-step "how to" book on everything you need to do to create a successful franchise." (A Reader from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA )

Lessons in Becoming Myself by Ellen Burstyn "...exciting to read...It's got extraordinary honesty, ...it's got depth, it's got warmth, and ultimately, it offers, ...lessons in how to live better lives ourselves. ..." (A Reader)

Sales Autopsy : 50 Postmortems Reveal What Killed the Sale (and what might have saved it) by Dan Seidman "...this book shows you how to learn from a mistake, or just let it go and move past it. ..." (A Reader from Chicago, Illinois USA)

Mindless Eating : Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink "...cuts through the fat and offers a 'lean' approach to eating healthy and with mindfulness.  Bravo!  A must read for anyone who cares about health and wellness." (A Reader from Pittsford, New York USA)

The Architecture of Happiness by Alain De Botton "Erudite, colorful, delightful!... " (A Reader from the Netherlands)

Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille "...It is an interesting read, but indeed very scary if you think of it.  Are we really getting there?  That definitely brings to mind September 11 and makes you wonder." (A Reader)

On Becoming Fearless.... in Love, Work, and Life by Arianna Huffington "An inspirational guide to living openly and bravely." (A Reader from New York City, New York USA)

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