The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives

From  Sandi Rosenthal

Title:  The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives

Author:  Katie Couric:

Katie Couric has compiled the stories of successful people. The stories were brief, entertaining and inspirational. It was an excellent choice of contributors,   I loved it.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

From Terry  DelBalso

Title:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 

Author:  Betty Smith

This is a classic American story of a girl growing up in Brooklyn in the early 1900’s. It gets to the heart of  childhood experiences and the family dynamics in that time and place. The story takes you through the family’s interaction in poverty and in better days. I had heard about this book and am so glad I finallty read it. I felt like I was actually seeing the characters.