I hope you are all doing well. I have had a tough month, as my laptop was stolen from a conference room where I was presenting at in Albany, New York. It was a shame, as it dampened an otherwise wonderful visit (I got to tour New York’s capitol with a couple of delightful teachers from Buffalo, and I was in seventh heaven checking out anything paying homage to one of my heroes, Teddy Roosevelt). Basically, I lost a lot of my personal files, and I have learned that I need to do a better job of backing up files (I lost a lot of my writing, PowerPoint presentations and other irreplaceable files…ugh!).
Whenever I get down, I turn to positive books to bring me back up. The one thing in life I know that I can control is my own attitude, so I re-read some wonderful reminders like Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking (still one of my favorite books), Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins (one of my favorite speakers) and See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar (another one of my favorite speakers). Just for kicks, I also read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (just to put things in perspective). I am currently speaking a lot, as I am in Louisiana and Texas this week and head for New Mexico soon (and I am not even running for office). The best part about traveling is reading a lot of great books, as airports provide me with plenty of lines to catch up on my favorites.
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful November, and enjoy your books!