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Women's Entrepreneur Group: Author and Executive Coach Karen Elizaga

January 14, 2014
Karen Elizaga

Karen Elizaga spoke about her new book, Find Your Sweet Spot: A Guide to Personal and Professional Excellence, a guide that helps readers discover their dreams and true potential via an action plan based on the coaching strategies of an executive coach, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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WestportREADS: Author Nina Sankovitch on Letters as Recipes for Life

January 19, 2014
Nina Sankovitch


Nina Sankovitch discussed three distinct roles of correspondence and the art and value of letter-writing, using the letters of Julia Child and her husband Paul as an example, on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Photo taken by Phyllis Groner.

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Filmmaker and Author Steven Pressman on the Documentary and Book, 50 Children

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steven pressmanSee a screening of the acclaimed 2013 HBO documentary 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus. This is the astonishing story of one American couple who transported 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939. Filmmaker Steven Pressman will introduce the film and then have a discussion afterwards about the film and his new book on this true story. The story is based on the unpublished memoir of Eleanor Kraus. Co-sponsored with the UJA/Federation of Westport-Weston-Wilton-Norwalk.

50 children book coverSteven Pressman was a magazine and newspaper journalist for more than thirty years. He is the author of Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard from est to Exile, and the writer, director, and producer of the HBO documentary film 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.

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Emmy-Award Winning Skating Commentator and Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Button on His Book

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Push Dick's ButtonOlympian champion and expert skating commentator Dick Button speaks about Push Dick's Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century-and a Little Tomfoolery. Hear from the man called the "Voice of Figure Skating" about the art and sport of skating, as well as personal insights and stories about other figure skating greats.

"Figure skating enthusiasts will find this intimate, insider's account priceless."-Publisher's Weekly

Event hosted by lifestyle expert Mar Jennings.

Button is widely considered one of the premier male figure skaters of all time. He dominated the world of figure skating for a seven-year period, winning two Olympic gold medals (1948 and 1952), five consecutive World Championships and seven U.S. National titles. Button has since had a long and illustrious broadcasting career, and he became the first winner of an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sports Personality – Analyst” in 1981. Button is a member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and Olympic Hall of Fame.

Emmy-nominated TV Host, best-selling author, and America's top Lifestyle Expert Mar Jennings is a master at creating a casual luxury lifestyle made simple and sMARt—and making it quickly understood and easy-to-apply with his trademark sMARt tips and techniques. Mar’s inventive and original blueprint for design infuses Mother Nature’s colors and textures throughout the home and garden. As one of the top lifestyle experts, Mar has been featured on HGTV, the Today Show, QVC, and in the New York Times. He is the author of the best selling Life On Mar’s: A Four Season Garden, a nationally acclaimed gardening book, and his newest design book LIFE ON MAR’S, Creating Casual Luxury, both sold world wide. 

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Authors of Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations

February 4, 2014
Lipman and Kupchynsky

Authors Joanne Lipman, award-winning journalist, and Melanie Kupchynsky, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist, spoke about Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations, the story of a remarkable—yet tough—public school music teacher whose students achieved outsize success, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

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Pakistan Expert and Author Daniel Markey

January 8, 2014
Daniel Markey

Daniel Markey, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), spoke on his new book, No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

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Barnard President Debora L. Spar on Her Book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection

February 9, 2014
Debora Spar

Barnard President Debora L. Spar, a vocal proponent of women’s education and leadership, discussed her book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

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Insights from Entrepreneurs: A New Marketing Model

January 16, 2014
Joseph Jaffe

Co-author Joseph Jaffe talked about his approach to marketing and his new book, Z.E.R.O.: Zero Paid Media as the New Marketing Model, on January 16, 2014.

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Authors of MoMoirs: I'll Give You Something to Cry About

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momiorsAuthors Linda Howard Urbach, Lisa Maxwell , Eileen Grace and Gayle Gleckler discuss their book of stories about their mothers and being a mother, MoMoirs: I'll Give You Something to Cry About, as well as their writing, editing and publishing process.

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Author Stacy Horn on Her Book, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others

December 1, 2013
Stacy Horn

Stacy Horn related her funny and profound experiences as a choir member in her memoir, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others, on Sunday, December 1, 2013.

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