Sasha Martin gave herself one simple task at the outset of writing Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family and Forgiveness… to chronicle her adventure of eating a meal from every country in the world with her picky husband and baby girl. Along the way, she came to realize the why she was doing this became much more important than the how, as her cooking unlocked long forgotten memories and helped to bring her peace through the worlds of food and culture.

Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together… Finally dispels old myths about managing money and delivers an empoering guide for women to take control of both their finances and their lives. Author Nicole Lapin, a former CNN/CNBC anchor shows how to put your career and life into overdrive and become the CEO of your own empire.

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Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family and Forgiveness is not a typical cookbook… as Sasha Martin undertook the journaling of her 195-country culinary odyssey, she came to realize her new cooking obsession was rooted in something much deeper. The further she ventured into her journey, she began unlocking memories of a rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it. Food and cooking provided an emotional outlet for her, both during her troubled childhood, and as she came to terms with it. Sasha is an award-winning writer and blogger who spent almost four years cooking her way around the world. Her work has been featured on NPR, Whole Living, Bon Appetit, The Smithsonian, and several other major media outlets. Her website, Global Table Adventure, is a go-to hub for foodies around the world.

Money relates to everthing – if you’re working, paying bills, shopping, then you are CEO of your own financial department. Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together… Finally empowers women to take charge of their finances, leading to taking charge of their lives. Financial expert and former CNN/CNBC anchor Nicole Lapin offers up personal “Confessions of a Rich Bitch” and dozens of “Bitch Tips” on everything from buying in bulk (don’t!) to paying off loans to contribute to your employer’s 401K. Nicole got her start in finance at age 18, reporting from the floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade for First Business Network. She went on to become the youngest anchor ever at CNN and claimed the same title later at CNBC. She has gone on to serve as business anchor and correspondent for Bloomberg Television as well as hosting her own show on

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