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FFP: Content Rules

CONTENT RULES: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business by Ann Handley & C. C. Chapman (Wiley) I read Content Rules on an airplane a couple of weeks ago, and I think it’s worth noting that I could have been playing Plants Vs. Zombies [...]

For Your Children’s Teachers

THE GRAMMAR DEVOTIONAL by Mignon Fogarty (Henry Holt) It hit me this morning that it’s already time to think about gifts! Last year a bunch of people got my book The Grammar Devotional for their children’s teachers, and I got a lot of feedback that the teachers enjoyed it. Although it’s not based on a [...]

FFP: The Simpsons in the Classroom

THE SIMPSONS IN THE CLASSROOM: EMBIGGENING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH THE WISDOM OF SPRINGFIELD by Karma Waltonen and Denise Du Vernay (McFarland) It’s easier to engage students when the topic is fun and familiar, and what could be more fun and familiar than The Simpsons? The show has been on the air for over 20 [...]

FFP: Get Seen

GET SEEN by Steve Garfield (Wiley) I’ve been spending more time making videos, and that meant first getting set up to do video. It was frustrating and confusing. What camera? What mic? Daylight or studio lights? Green screen or set? Where to host the files? It was making me crazy. Well, Steve Garfield was one [...]

FFP: Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

GET-IT-DONE GUY’S 9 STEPS TO WORK LESS AND DO MORE by Stever Robbins (St. Martin’s Griffin) I recommended Stever as a host for the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network that I founded, so I wasn’t surprised that I liked his book—but I was a bit surprised that I loved it. I’m already familiar with [...]

FFP: The Teen’s Guide to World Domination

THE TEEN’S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION: ADVICE ON LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF AWESOMENESS by Josh Shipp (St. Martin’s Griffin) What jumps out at me first is Josh’s amazing voice. Man, this guy can write. He’s not afraid of the first person, and you quickly feel as if he really is talking to you. [...]

First-Five-Pages (FFP) Book Reviews

I’m starting a new kind of post: First-Five-Pages Book Reviews. People send me books because they’d like me to review them, tweet about them, and post info about them at Facebook. Lots of books. More books than I could possibly read. I feel bad saying no, so now I have a huge stack of guilt-inducing [...]