Book Corner

Empowerment Month

by Toby Roberts

FOCUS
Faith & Opportunity Creates Unlimited Success: 9 Steps To A Prosperous Life
By Simin Hashemizadeh
Every day people come to the U.S. with dreams of fulfilling their goals and becoming successful. Every day, those who moved here with hope and optimistic wishes end up losing their way. For anyone who is building their business and has hit a road block, Simin Hashemizadeh’s book, “Focus: Faith & Opportunity Creates Unlimited Success,” is just the right motivation to get you back on your feet. A business owner herself and an immigrant from Iran, Simin has overcome numerous obstacles and challenges, from facing those who didn’t believe in her, to suffering from financial losses. In this book, she shares her ‘9 Steps To A Prosperous Life’ and the lessons she learned along the way.
The reader is taken through several scenarios in the author’s life. She follows each story with messages and lessons of how to gain emotional and mental strength from within and understanding the foundation for earning and gaining trust in business, building a solid reputation, and surrounding yourself and your business with trustworthy and respectful people.
Although this book is great for men and women, it particularly speaks to women and serves as an uplifting tool for those who strive to climb the ladder in their work place.

Hard Choices
By Hillary Rodham Clinton
If there is any figure who is a perfect match for our Book Corner women empowerment month, it’s Hillary Rodham Clinton. The former US Secretary of State and first lady gives readers an inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Clinton’s book serves as a class for international relations and her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world.

 

Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison
By Piper Kerman
You know it as Netflix’s hit series. But first it was a book. This is the author’s story. Piper Kerman was forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief and careless time working in the world of drug trafficking. Following a plea deal for her 10 year old crime, Piper spent a year in the infamous women’s correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. Piper takes readers into B-Dorm, a community of colorful, eccentric, vividly drawn women. Their stories raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, the odd cliques and codes of behavior, the role of religion, the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison.

Diary Of A Mad Diva
By Joan Rivers
Her voice will never leave us. Joan Rivers was known as the woman and comedian who told the honest, cold hard truth; and she made us laugh when she did it. Now we can remember her through Diary Of A Mad Diva. Still cracking up from her previous book, I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, Joan jots down her day-to-day musings in a diary that her daughter Melissa gave her for Christmas. The pages are filled with short observations and journaling, from when a pigeon went to the bathroom on her to how much she hates AT&T. Joan’s thoughts are both hilarious and refreshing.