Archive for June, 2012
12 June, 2012
Anne Greenwood Brown grew up sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, leaning over the rail and wondering, with a lake that big, that ancient, what amazing thing might flash by. What happens when a family of murderous mermaids seeks revenge? Now she knows.
Lies Beneath is her first novel.
8 June, 2012
We were thrilled when we heard that Ellen E. Schultz’s brilliant expose, RETIREMENT HEIST: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers, was nominated for the prestigious Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. But when the New York Public Library head, Anthony Marx, announced that Ms. Schultz’ book had been selected as the winner, I let out a very undistinguished yelp. Ms. Schultz, a 3-time winner of the Polk Award for her investigative journalism at The Wall Street Journal, has spent over a decade reporting on the abuse of retirement funds. In painstaking detail, but enlivened by riveting examples, she reveals how companies have brainwashed their employees, the media and the public, into believing that we can no longer afford to fund retirement benefits, while at the same time they have been using these funds to enrich top executive pay and shareholder earnings. These practices are in many cases legal, based on arcane loopholes in the tax code. Schultz’ reporting enlightens and infuriates.
Kudos to Ellen Schultz for her contribution of this important book!
For more about the awards: http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/awards/book-award-for-journalism
“A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life is so good I wish I had written it myself! You should try to overcome your fear of bliss and start living the way Lama Marut suggests. I recommend this delightful book that should accompany your day to day from now on.”
—Robert A. F. “Tenzin” Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa professor of Buddhist Studies, Columbia University, cofounder of Tibet House US, and author of Why The Dalai Lama Matters
“Lama Marut skillfully and eloquently describes how happiness naturally emerges as a reward of authentic spiritual practice. A marvelous guide for those choosing to walk on joy’s path.”
—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation
—Mary McDonnell, Academy Award nominated actress, Dances With Wolves