Apparently, it works. He tackled cancer in his earlier book, A ‘Cute’ Leukemia, and now Rodney turns the full force of his relentlessly wacky vision on the challenges millions face in unemployment.
He tells this true story through words and images—as well as audio and video you’ll enjoy through easy links in these pages. Here’s an example: As the story opens in Chapter 1, “I knew things weren’t good at my company when they closed down half the bathrooms in our building. The economy was going down the toilet, but we sure weren’t.”
Then, as fear battles hope in the opening pages, a link offers Rodney’s recommended soundtrack for that chapter: a song from a popular movie that’s just a web link away and, soon, your toes will be tapping as you read. You’ll get hooked on the multi-media counterpoints and, when you’re done, you’ll be asking yourself: Why doesn’t every book have a soundtrack and movie clips?In the end, you’ll be glad that nothing stops Rodney Curtis—and that you can join him in this adventure. His high spirits are strong enough to lift yours, too.
Rodney Curtis is also known as The Spiritual Wanderer, the title of his first book and a phrase that explains his approach to life. He’s an ordinary person, yet he finds inspiration—and often a refreshing laugh—in unlikely places. Then, like millions of us, Rodney was hit with tragic news: a layoff notice and a diagnosis of cancer. Most of us don’t face these fears as a double whammy. Thank God, Rodney’s life is a relentless search for hope and humor. Throughout his career, Rodney has been a media innovator. He has worked in newsrooms nationwide, primarily as a photographer and photo editor. He also teaches other aspiring journalists in settings ranging from individual coaching to university classrooms. In his earlier book, A “Cute” Leukemia, Rodney turned his wit on his successful battle with cancer. In this new book, Rodney summons all of his media talents to bring hope in the face of the other widespread fear: job loss.
"An affable effort that deserves the praise bestowed by the director of the U.S. Mint: 'Thank you for your entertaining letter.' B" - Entertainment Weekly
Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
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