Much more than a memoir and anything but a how-to-start-a-business manual, What’s Next…For You? is a clear, easy-to-understand guide to reinventing yourself from real experts—two people who did it themselves and lived to tell the glorious tale.
Through the engaging, first-person, he said/she said narrative, Robert and Patricia Gussin deliver an inspirational guide filled with advice on why it’s never too late to reinvent yourself, and why doing what you love (and loving what you do) is always within reach.
A must-read tale of joyfully switching gears, changing careers, and overcoming “paralysis by analysis,” What’s Next…For You? takes the mystery out of that all-too-common question of how to get from where you are to where you want to be.
A native of Pittsburgh, Robert Gussin retired from Johnson & Johnson as Corporate Vice President of Science & Technology and Chief Scientific Officer in 2000.
Gussin received both his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and Masters of Science in Pharmacology from Duquesne University. He received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan, and holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Duquesne University.
He has authored a number of scientific publications and has contributed several chapters to academic textbooks. He serves on a number of commercial and non-profit boards and advisory committees, including the NASA Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Health Advisory Committee, Duquesne University Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and the Board of Directors of Christus Health.
Gussin is a sought-after speaker and presents at a variety of conferences, symposia and association meetings. He also volunteers with the East End Hospice in Westhampton, New York, and the Senior Friendship Center Clinic in Sarasota, Florida.
Robert Gussin is the author of Trash Talk, a novel which combines two of his passions—science and sports.
Patricia Gussin, M.D. was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended medical school in Detroit after which she did an internship and pediatric residency at Tampa General Hospital. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Gussin, known to colleagues as Dr. Patricia Stewart, has practiced medicine and has directed medical research in her role as worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare company.
A graduate of Aquinas College, she received a M.D. degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and an MBA from Columbia University. Patricia Gussin’s former academic affiliations include the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia as Chairman of the Board of Trustees; University of Pennsylvania Dental School, where she was a member of the Board of Overseers and an Associate Trustee of the University; and membership on advisory committees of several universities. She has an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Duquesne University. She also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sarnoff Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Patricia Gussin is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, and a former member of the American Pain Society, Past President of the Drug Information Association, and a former officer of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Patricia Gussin is also the author of Shadow of Death, Twisted Justice, and The Test. Her debut novel, Shadow of Death, was nominated for Best First Novel in the International Thriller Writers “Thriller” awards.
Robert and Patricia Gussin divide their time between Longboat Key, Florida, East Hampton, New York, and their vineyards in New Zealand.
But this tight-knit family unravels when the three little girls go to see a movie, but only one emerges from the darkness of the theater. How could Sammie and Alex vanish without a trace?
Plunged into the abyss of a parent’s worst fear, Katie and Scott hang by a thread—waiting, worrying, not knowing, and confronting the terrifying realization that the kidnapping may not have been a random act.
Who took Sammie and Alex? Why? Where are they? When will they be found? And what if they’re never found, or not found alive?
When Jackie, the remaining triplet, crumbles under the weight of grief and survivor’s guilt, Katie and Scott struggle to hold out hope and hold on to what remains of their family.
Until—or unless—Sammie and Alex are found safe, this picture-perfect family can’t be put back together again.
Laura Nelson has it all – a successful career as a surgeon, five well-adjusted kids, and a gorgeous, prominent husband Steve whose career as a nightly news anchor is skyrocketing.
Laura’s seemingly perfect world shatters when she discovers that Steve is sharing much more than a news desk and a billboard with Kim, his sexy co-anchor at the Tampa TV News. But Steve’s torrid fling with his coworker is about to come to an abrupt end….
Till death do us part
When Kim is murdered, Laura is left holding the smoking gun. How far would Laura go to preserve her perfect life? That’s about to become yesterday’s news
Now, Laura must fight to protect her freedom as lies, deception and dark secrets threaten to close in on her, and change her perfect life into a perfect nightmare.
But, looks can be deceiving. And deceit can be deadly.
Sexy, alluring and provocative, Twisted Justice delivers fiery hot action, pulse-pounding suspense, and a razor-sharp plot full of dangerous curves and tantalizing turns.
A tragic accident ends Laura Nelson’s career as a surgeon. After accepting a position as Vice President of Research in a large pharmaceutical company, Laura works to finalize the imminent approval of the company’s groundbreaking new drug. Jake Harter, a malicious Food and Drug Administration employee, cannot let that happen. He is obsessed with Adawia Abdul, the beautiful Iraqi scientist who discovered the drug. As soon as the drug is approved, Adawia will collect a substantial bonus and reluctantly return to replace her dying father, the lead scientist in Saddam Hussein’s bioweapons program. As Hussein’s henchmen apply brutal pressure to assure Dr. Abdul’s speedy return to Iraq, Harter uses his influence to stall the drug’s approval. If Laura gets in his way, he will eliminate her as he has her predecessor, and his own wife.
This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.
Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.
Nicole Nelson and Ahmed Masud are a dynamic, highly successful Philadelphia couple. They are partners in a thriving plastic surgery practice, are very much in love, and they adore their young son, Alex. But cracks are beginning to appear in their fairy-tale life: lingering post-9/11 prejudice against Arab men, accumulating malpractice lawsuits for Ahmed, and most recently, pressure from Ahmed’s wealthy family in Cairo for him to return to Egypt―permanently―with his son.
The Masud family pressure becomes a demand as the Hosni Mubarak regime is seriously threatened by protestors in Egypt. Ahmed’s family owes their control of the Egyptian cotton empire directly to Mubarak cronyism. If Mubarak goes down, the Masuds will surely lose their wealth, maybe even their lives. They need Ahmed back in Egypt to implement their plan to move their fortune and family out of Egypt and into South America.
Ahmed must make a decision―stay with Nicole in America or obey his father. And what about their son?
Tragic consequences, which Ahmed could have never foreseen, propel both the Masud family and the Nelson family on a path toward unspeakable tragedy.
Determined to leave something far more valuable than money to his six children, Paul instructs his lawyers to create an unusual last will and testament. This unorthodox will, which stipulates that the lion’s share of Paul’s two billion dollar estate be given to the heirs who pass “the test,” was Paul’s last hope of creating a lasting legacy by inspiring his children to give back to society and embrace a code of moral values.
The six children: Rory, Frank, Dan, Monica, Carla, and Ashley, have only one year to make a difference. But what a difference one year will make.
Before these six very different siblings can complete the test, they’ll be forced to face their personal demons, and the incredibly evil influence that could claim one of their own.
After much grousing, posturing and complaining, the athletes realize that the commissioners are not backing down and they are going to have to play along. Why on earth they would need “personal improvement” and a “broadening of horizons” is beyond them, but there’s no way out.
To the athletes’ surprise (and delight) their prayers are answered in the form of a newspaper ad announcing an upcoming Trash Talk symposium in Sarasota, Florida, sponsored by the S.E.S. The athletes don’t know – and don’t care – what the S.E.S. is and as far as they are concerned, might as well stand for “sports education sucks.” Delighted by this uncanny stroke of luck, the athletes quickly sign up and sign on, amused that the commissioners’ ridiculous ruling will only result in further educating them on new and better ways to trash talk their opponents. How bad could it be -- spending four full days “bettering” themselves in a skill they can certainly put into practice?
But what the athletes don’t realize is this meeting may well be, in every sense of the phrase, a waste of time. Trash Talk is a wildly entertaining, witty, comical story about misbehavior, miscommunications, and major league misunderstandings. Find out what happens when the trash hits the fan in this wickedly funny book.