MBA? ME? TOTALLY.

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Comedian turned author offers semi-serious tips about going back to school.

From the outset, Paul Ollinger admits he’s “very pro-MBA because of what it did for me—despite the fact that I’m now a struggling comic.” What the degree did was convince the Brookhaven resident that he had a future in stand-up.

“I finished Dartmouth’s MBA program in 1997, seeking a better job so I could make more […]

INTERIOR DESIGN DECODED

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Celeb designer Vern Yip crams his first book with insider tips for the DIY set.

Do you have more pictures leaning up against the baseboards instead of hanging from the walls because you never know how high they should be? Have you put off repainting because the thought of selecting a color scheme terrifies you? Are the wood floors still bare because rug sizing paralyzes you?

“Yes” […]

A PHOTO LEGACY

Co-authors uncover the man behind the National Park Service lens.

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The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and special events are happening across the country to mark the milestone. One Brookhaven couple will be closely involved in many of those activities as they travel around the country with their latest book, Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First […]

TRUE CRIME TO RAW FICTION

Brookhaven author’s harrowing experience shapes the story of her first book.

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Write what you know.” That’s the age-old wisdom often offered to aspiring authors who are grappling with a way to find authenticity in their work. In the case of Liz Lazarus, writing what she knew meant reliving a pivotal moment in her life that took place more than 25 years ago. […]

LIFE AFTER DEATH

New memoir inspires spouses to move beyond grief.

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After 16 years of marriage, Myra McElhaney was looking forward to a long retirement with her husband, Phil. The couple, just nearing their 50s, was making plans to travel, pursue passions and fill their newfound free time with adventures.

Those plans imploded in 2009 when McElhaney’s spouse was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died within 18 months. […]

MURDER! MAYHEM! MYSTERY!

Sisters in Crime are on the case

Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime Atlanta chapter whose members are working on their own stories as well as reading some of the newest books in the genre. Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime […]

OVERCOMING THE ODDS

Book highlights survival stories and ways to get involved.

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Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Mary Frances Bowley

Mary Frances Bowley

Stories about human trafficking may lead listeners to shrug their shoulders. After all, what can one person do to address an issue that involves unknown numbers of victims and perpetrators […]

GAINING MORE THAN MUSCLE

An easy-going entrepreneur hires a hard nosed Navy SEAL to whip him into shape.

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“If it doesn’t suck, we don’t do it.” That’s the mantra Jesse Itzler had to live by for 31 days when he hired a Navy SEAL to train him back in 2010. Now, Itzler is sharing the details of his crazy month-long experiment in his just-released book, Living With a […]

FROM STREETS TO SUITS

Local author recounts the journey from crime to criminal justice.

David Lee Windecher

David Lee Windecher

It’s a long way from the crime-riddled streets of East Los Angeles to a law firm in Buckhead. But the journey from such an inauspicious upbringing, hindered by gangs, drug deals and rough treatment from the court system, is why David Lee Windecher, 36, is today a passionate advocate […]

One man’s struggle with race

Local author joins national conversation.

“I have long felt that we underestimate the consequences of not dealing well as a society with race issues.” - Arnie Sidman

“I have long felt that we underestimate the consequences of not dealing well as a society with race issues.” – Arnie Sidman

For the better part of this year, the issue of race and the divisions it causes have […]