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How to Sound Clever

Written By: Hubert van den Bergh
  • ID Book : 1408198827
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 114
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : how-to-sound-clever.pdf

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How to Sound Clever explains the etymology of 600 key words you really ought to know, but haven't had the time to look up in the dictionary. Each entry features an etymological description as well as useful example phrases so that readers can quickly see the correct context for each word. Anecdotes and witty illustrations appear throughout to make a book that is entertaining and will help the reader to boost their vocabulary. An ideal gift and a useful book for everyone have to hand when they come across a word you should know, but don't. Colin Dexter has described How to Sound Clever thus: 'This admirable book is a wholly welcome antidote to the semi-demi-literacy of the 21st century. Go out and buy it!'

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  • File Pdf: how-to-sell-anything-to-anybody.pdf

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  • File Pdf: out-of-my-mind.pdf

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  • File Pdf: how-to-sound-cultured.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: this-will-make-you-smarter.pdf

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  • File Pdf: wit-s-end.pdf

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  • File Pdf: automate-the-boring-stuff-with-python-2nd-edition.pdf

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  • File Pdf: sleep-smarter.pdf

Book Summary:

When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That’s what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body, until he decided there must be a better way. Through better sleep and optimized nutrition, Stevenson not only healed his body but also achieved fitness and business goals he never thought possible. In Sleep Smarter, Stevenson shares easy tips and tricks to discover the best sleep and best health of your life. With his 14-Day Sleep Makeover, you’ll learn how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, how to hack sunlight to regulate your circadian rhythms, which clinically proven sleep nutrients and supplements you need, and stress-reduction exercises and fitness tips to keep you mentally and physically sharp. Sleep Smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life.

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  • Pages : 256
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  • File Pdf: elements-of-wit.pdf

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  • File Pdf: smarter-tomorrow.pdf

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  • File Pdf: the-well-spoken-thesaurus.pdf

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  • Pages : 320
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  • File Pdf: leadership-solutions.pdf

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  • File Pdf: the-knowing-doing-gap.pdf

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An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including: Dunbar's Number - Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends. Hindsight bias - When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along. Confirmation bias - Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions. Brand loyalty - We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it. Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, You Are Not So Smart is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.

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Book Summary:

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By Judith Humphrey
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • File Pdf: impromptu.pdf

Book Summary:

Be Prepared to Lead in the Moment: Assess, think, and respond on-the-spot Impromptu shows leaders how to think on their feet and respond eloquently in every situation. Never have there been so many opportunities to inspire and influence in everyday situations -- elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking gatherings, meetings, and ceremonial events. Indeed, today the most iconic leadership moments are spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment events that reveal the inner workings of the leader's mind. When these impromptu opportunities arise, leaders must be able to listen, think, and respond within seconds. They don't read a script from a page, they convey the narrative that is already in their mind. They can tailor a message—in a meeting, in the corridor, or in a tweet—to influence and inspire any audience. Those who shine in that moment are remembered for their leadership. Those who stumble are remembered for their gaffes, mixed messages, or insensitivity. Nobody remembers the leaders who retreat to their office, formulate a strategic plan, and distribute a memo the following week. Guided by her entrepreneurial success as founder of The Humphrey Group and her firm's work with tens of thousands of leaders over the past 30 years, Judith Humphrey makes clear the importance of preparing to be spontaneous -- as counterintuitive as that may sound! Drawing upon the best impromptu moments from the Greeks to the present, the book looks at every aspect of impromptu speaking. You will learn how to: Think like an impromptu leader Quickly read an audience of one or a thousand Collect your thoughts and craft a persuasive message 'Script' yourself within seconds for any occasion Avoid 'um's' and 'ah's' and use the right words at the right time Discover improv techniques that will enable you to shine Deliver your message with clarity, confidence, and conviction. The ability to speak on the spot is often seen as an innate gift, a talent of 'natural-born' leaders. The truth is, it's a skill that can be learned—a skill that is quickly becoming a must-have for anyone in a leadership position. Impromptu provides clear, actionable guidance to help you reach your full leadership potential. It will enable you to influence and inspire followers on the many 'small stages' that define our daily lives.

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By Madeline Miller
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: the-song-of-achilles.pdf

Book Summary:

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

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By David Shariatmadari
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 1324004266
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • File Pdf: don-t-believe-a-word.pdf

Book Summary:

A linguist’s entertaining and highly informed guide to what languages are and how they function. Think you know language? Think again. There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is present. The language you speak could make you more prone to accidents. Swear words are produced in a special part of your brain. Over the past few decades, we have reached new frontiers of linguistic knowledge. Linguists can now explain how and why language changes, describe its structures, and map its activity in the brain. But despite these advances, much of what people believe about language is based on folklore, instinct, or hearsay. We imagine a word’s origin is it’s “true” meaning, that foreign languages are full of “untranslatable” words, or that grammatical mistakes undermine English. In Don’t Believe A Word, linguist David Shariatmadari takes us on a mind-boggling journey through the science of language, urging us to abandon our prejudices in a bid to uncover the (far more interesting) truth about what we do with words. Exploding nine widely held myths about language while introducing us to some of the fundamental insights of modern linguistics, Shariatmadari is an energetic guide to the beauty and quirkiness of humanity’s greatest achievement.

The Inner Voice of Trading

By Michael Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Isbn : 0132616831
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 518
  • File Pdf: the-inner-voice-of-trading.pdf

Book Summary:

Want to be a successful trader? It's not enough to master generic trading strategies: you must first know yourself. You must understand your own emotional predilections and psychological tendencies. You must learn how to match your strategies to your own personality. You must choose strategies that are sustainable over the long haul, that you can tolerate–and execute. Michael Martin's The Inner Voice of Trading explains why deep self-knowledge is so crucial to successful trading, helps you gain that self-knowledge, and guides you in applying it. Drawing on interviews and discussions with great traders like Michael Marcus and Ed Seykota, he shows how to quiet your mind, develop an "inner voice" you can rely on, and make it your most important trading ally. As seen in Barron's, Minyanville.com and HuffingtonPost.com

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

By Ken Kesey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101575271
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 394
  • File Pdf: one-flew-over-the-cuckoo-s-nest.pdf

Book Summary:

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched, with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Speaking As a Leader

By Judith Humphrey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118147553
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 117
  • File Pdf: speaking-as-a-leader.pdf

Book Summary:

Make every communication count—with a simple, four-step speaking model Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well—in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of your daily communications, creating a presence on the job as a genuine and constant leader. In this eye-opening guide, aspiring (and established) leaders can enhance their reputations and influence by following a few simple steps. Speaking as a Leader: Shows how to structure your thoughts and message in any situation using a four-step model Offers tips on listening effectively, in three dimensions Details why you are the best visual and how to avoid "Death by PowerPoint" Offers guidance on taking the "numb" out of numbers Includes tips on moving from subject to message With Speaking as a Leader, you'll learn to tap into your innate leadership skills at every occasion—whether small or large—and earn the sort of respect that creates devoted friends and passionate supporters.

100 Words To Make You Sound Smart

By Editors of the American Heritage Di
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 054735018X
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 585
  • File Pdf: 100-words-to-make-you-sound-smart.pdf

Book Summary:

This title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect. The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian). There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained. 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to “say it right”—and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.

Riddles for Kind Hearts

By Boris Belak
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Europa Edizioni
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 216
  • File Pdf: riddles-for-kind-hearts.pdf

Book Summary:

A logogriph in rhyming couplet, suitable for the ears of the youngest, but that does not hurt the memory of adults. A way to play on the meanings of some of the most important words for the first years of a child’s life, which allows you to learn and not to forget. A book for the first steps, for every one of Us. Boris Belak is writer by passion and profession. He is a sociology professor by education and now he works in advertising as a Creative Director and Copywriter. He has number of international advertising awards, creating campaigns for international and global clients. He is Head of Copywriting Studies at Institute of Management in Zagreb, Croatia. He wrote one book of short stories, two books on creative advertising which are accepted literature for university level, and now this is his fourth one. Born in 1972 in Zagreb, Croatia. Proud father of Stela. Tanja Stevanović is an illustrator and maker of things. She was born in 1988 in Zagreb, Croatia, finished all kinds of art schools in Belgrade, Serbia and is now slowly transitioning to yet another country. Her work is influenced by nature, vintage illustrated books, weird toys, bizarre antique knick-knacks and just all sorts of oddities she manages to dig up during her regular visits to flea markets. She took part in numerous local and international exhibitions and has illustrated a number of children’s books.

Critical Management Research

By Emma Jeanes,Tony Huzzard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Isbn : 1473908671
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 364
  • File Pdf: critical-management-research.pdf

Book Summary:

This is an invaluable collection of reflections and experiences from world-class researchers undertaking Critical Management Studies (CMS). The editors and contributors reflect on ethics and reflexivity in critical management research, and explore the identity of the critical researcher both as an individual and working within collaborative projects. Using contemporary accounts from those engaged in real world fieldwork they outline what critical management is, and explore its relationship to management research. The book discusses the implications of critical management when: Developing research questions Managing research relationships Using various methods of data collection Writing accounts of your research, findings and analysis. Grounded in practical problems and processes this title sets out and then answers the challenges faced by critical researchers doing research in organization and management studies.

Counselling Skills and Studies

By Fiona Ballantine Dykes,Traci Postings,Alexis de Winter,Barry Kopp,Anthony Crouch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Isbn : 152641421X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 122
  • File Pdf: counselling-skills-and-studies.pdf

Book Summary:

This practical guide will provide readers with the ideal ‘way-in' to counselling, whether they are looking to use counselling skills to enhance their existing helping role or are taking their first steps towards becoming a professional counsellor.

Where Success Lies

By Rhona Ferguson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1481744453
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 505
  • File Pdf: where-success-lies.pdf

Book Summary:

~I started writing with a need to take action to resolve certain social issues that I and others have faced. It is my intension to get people talking while I present positive solutions to certain social issues by writing books that have a plausible storyline allowing the reader to put himself in that situation. It is my goal to go from book to screen using the media as a forum to discuss those changes as I dramatize it in the backdrop of a mental movie. An example of this is “Where Success Lies” The book is written with true life experiences. It is a storyline that people will talk about because it’s something people can relate to and likewise a story that will go from book to screen on demand. While it is not my design and will never be my intension to draw sympathizers, I most certainly write in a fashion that challenges the reader to see himself in the setting …thereby causing the reader to ask and then later answer the question: “What would you do?” Drawing him out and into the picture so no matter who he is, he will be able to experience my story just as if it had happened to himself. It’s a story that will entertain all adult people men and women alike because who doesn’t like to win? Who doesn’t revel in what prevents the bad from taking place? Who does not triumph when one finally escapes from what is eating him up or cause the thing of value to become safe again? So while the story may only address a specific group of people, I’m confident that anyone drawn to read a book with good content written in a spirit embodied as a plausible storyline would be compelled to read “Where Success Lies” ~ ~When a young Black woman discovers she is barred from procuring property, she is forced to take the course of clever schemes. She wrangles herself into one of the most prestigious positions on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that resulted in the change of corporate law through the Fortune 500 advertising media in order to get where success lies.~

Singing in the Streets

By Maria Fyfe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1910022233
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 741
  • File Pdf: singing-in-the-streets.pdf

Book Summary:

Remembering our roots is the answer to revival. In Singing in the Streets Maria Fyfe tells her story from her upbringing in the Gorbals on the south bank of the River Clyde to her election as a Member of Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill and beyond. Fyfe takes the reader through the realities of living and growing up in the aftermath of WW2 to the pivotal days of her early life in the Labour Party. She offers a beautifully written personal, nostalgic and sometimes comic view of late-20th century Scotland. She considers class, sexism and politics and the progress that has been made – or has yet to be achieved. From council house to the House of Commons, Fyfe shows the reader that change is possible. We cannot wallow in misery. We have to fight.

Fire Your Boss

By Jonathan Green
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dragon God, Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 157
  • File Pdf: fire-your-boss.pdf

Book Summary:

Are you sick of working a job you hate for a boss who despises you? Do you want to get paid what your worth...instead of what your company thinks they can get away with? Are you struggling to get up in the morning and praying for a snow day? Or just ready to start enjoying some of that freedom you've heard so much about? Whether you're about to enter the job market for the first time or you've been slaving away for decades - you need to read Fire Your Boss - as soon as possible! In this book, you'll learn how to break free of the underpaying labor market and start the journey to financial and emotional freedom. You cannot underestimate the power of controlling your income. Learn how to blast through every roadblock keeping you from starting your own business. From "don't know where to start" to "I'm not good with technology" to "I don't have the confidence" to "I don't have enough time," Fire Your Boss sets all those excuses on fire with simple and actionable business models that you can start in your spare time to start building up your savings account. What pragmatic and actionable lessons will you learn? Sixteen business models that all cooperate with each otherThe simple technique for turning your voice into an ATM machineThe secret to building a business when you don't have any timeThe foolproof method for getting paid to learnThe most common mistakes even experienced entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them.The singular best way to create an unstoppable passive revenue stream Here's what this book ISN'T: this isn't a list of startups you can slave away for, a guide on how to join the "gig economy," or a plan to get a promotion at work. This is about building consistent and passive revenue streams that can support you when shocks hit the market and the economy turns against you. How will your life improve? Never live in fear of getting fired every againGo to sleep knowing that TOMORROW THERE WILL BE MORE MONEY IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT THAN TODAYFollow a process that allowed the author to move to a tropical islandChase your dreams without letting stress and fear hold you back Implement these techniques and watch your happiness skyrocket. Follow this amazing journey and take control of your destiny by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

A Voice in the Box

By Bob Edwards
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813140455
  • Pages : 284
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 937
  • File Pdf: a-voice-in-the-box.pdf

Book Summary:

The iconic radio personality looks back on his life and career, from his first job at a smalltown Indiana station to his time at NPR and Sirius XM Radio. The host of The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field of satellite radio. The programs’ mix of long-form interviews and news documentaries has won many prestigious awards. For thirty years, Louisville native Edwards was the voice of National Public Radio’s daily newsmagazine programs, co-hosting All Things Considered before launching Morning Edition in 1979. These programs built NPR’s national audience while also bringing Edwards to national prominence. In 2004, however, NPR announced that it would be finding a replacement for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of thousands of his fans and controversy among his listeners and fellow broadcasters. Today, Edwards continues to inform the American public with a voice known for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit. In A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting. He describes his road to success on the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doors during college and working for American Forces Korea Network to his work at NPR and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. Edwards tells the story of his exit from NPR and the launch of his new radio ventures on the XM Satellite Radio network. Throughout the book, his sharp observations about the people he interviewed and covered and the colleagues with whom he worked offer a window on forty years of American news and on the evolution of public journalism. A Voice in the Box is an insider’s account of the world of American media and a fascinating, personal narrative from one of the most iconic personalities in radio history. Praise for A Voice in the Box “Edwards knows how to tell a story . . . . On the whole, there is much to learn and enjoy. Edwards shares fascinating details about beginning a career at a tiny station; becoming part of the energetic, excited startup team at NPR; conducting interviews and producing shows; and building a career as a beloved host. He’s forthright about his disappointments, too, including a divorce and the shock of being fired . . . . [A] solidly entertaining book.” —Publishers Weekly “At last, Bob Edwards has told his story. With all the wit, candor, and courage that made his journalism on NPR a favorite of millions across the country and a role model for all of us in public media. This “voice in the box” is good news.” —Bill Moyers “A Voice in the Box is a delight. Bob Edwards has told his story from inside the world of radio that has something for everybody?from the kid’s dream to be on radio to settling some adult’s scores with NPR and being happy now on Sirius XM Radio with many more hours on the radio still to come.” —Jim Lehrer

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