Sunday, September 13, 2009

Brunch with WNBA

Was a guest at the annual brunch of the Women's National Book Association in Washington DC. and gave a short talk. Four of their members had come my presentation last July at the wonderful Politics and Prose bookstore on Connecticut Ave. in Washington (run by the extraordinary Carla Cohen who is married to the equally extraordinary David Cohen with whom I used to work many years ago when he was a lobbyist for the Leadership Conference on civil rights. The store recently celebrated its 25th anniversary celebration with dancing! and food! and an interview of Carla and her business partner Barbara by E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post)
The members of the Washington branch of the WNBA have done some excellent word of mouth promotion for my book and their president N.C. Weil reviewed the book in their local newsletter. (Excerpt from it reprinted below)
I hope I can find the photograph of my book that one of the members brought as a testimonial of how much in the book "spoke" to her. She held it up and it had at least a hundred tabs sticking out of it. Such a good visual reminder of how one person's experience resonates with others. After all, that's the point!

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