New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni provides a path out of the anxiety provoking belief that a young person’s worth is established by which colleges say yes and which say no in Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.
Emboldened by winning a couple writing contests, southern belle Kristy Woodson Harvey decided the time was ripe to write a “great southern novel.” The resulting work is Dear Carolina, a story that proves families aren’t born, they are made.
The classic American farmer riding a tractor, wearing overalls and rising at dawn to tend to the animals and crops is still alive and well… with one major difference. Today, that hard-working farmer may very well be a woman. Audrey Levitano tells the story of how she became that woman in Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Sustainable Lifestyle from Homestead to Field.
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Every year high school seniors open college rejection notices that destroy their confidence and lead them to have a sense of failure. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying ordeal, made worse by being preceded by test prep, tutors, stratagems and rankings that bludgeon a young person’s confidence. Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni turns that process on its head by giving students, and their parents, a new outlook on this deeply flawed competition and provides a path out of the anxiety it provokes.
Dear Carolina by real Southern Belle and steel magnolia Kristy Woodson Harvey examines the idea of a traditional family through the story of baby Carolina and the two women who love her. Kristy shows that life circumstances shape us, but don’t define us, and the result is a wonderful tale of what it means to be a family. Kristy is a literature major who became a financial planner, but never lost her love of writing.
Female famers are the most rapidly growing segment of the farming population today, with over one million women working on farms and twice the number of female-led farms than there were in the 80’s. These women grow $13 billion worth of produce a year. Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Sustainable Lifestyle from Homestead to Field is the story of Audrey Levitano, who left her job teaching English to start a farm in the heartland of Virginia, but more than that, it’s a practical guide for anyone who dreams of taking the leap into farming, whether that means opening a small produce stand or taking over the family farm.
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