What We Are Reading Today: Are You Ready? by Jackie Cantoni

Updated 28 August 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Are You Ready? by Jackie Cantoni

This inspirational book is filled with strategies to lift you higher and help you let go of negative self-chatter and self-doubt, according to a review published on goodreads.com.

It is a personal take-action journal that helps you navigate life. You will find your true purpose as you build confidence, become sure of yourself, and discover your best self . . . the best version of you. 

The author of the book, Jackie Cantoni, stresses on one point: “Don’t dim your light because others think it’s too bright.”

Be guided through times when you are insecure or unsure of yourself. Travel on an inspirational journey and find why you love being you! 

Cantoni is an award-winning mentor, author, and dynamic speaker. Her mentoring passion and proven strategies have been transforming lives for more than two decades. Her clients are seeking to be the best version of themselves. 

The book inspires its readers to discover their true purpose and be courageous enough to share their voice while maintaining their uniqueness. The author shares strategies to help people sparkle with self-confidence and release negative self-chatter and to be positively contagious.


What We Are Reading Today: No Stopping Us Now by Gail Collins

Updated 18 October 2019

What We Are Reading Today: No Stopping Us Now by Gail Collins

No Stopping Us Now is lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by New York Times columnist Gail Collins.

Collins was the editorial page editor of The New York Times from 2001 to Jan. 1, 2007. 

She was the first woman editorial page editor at the Times.

No Stopping Us Now “is a chronicle of the herky-jerky nature of older women’s journey to progress in the US over the years,” said Lesley Stahl in a review for the Times.

“It’s eye-opening, brimming with new information and, as you’d expect from Collins, a lot of fun,” added Stahl.

Stahl is a correspondent for 60 Minutes and the author of Becoming Grandma and Reporting Live.

Collins “has delivered a deeply researched, entertaining book about the ragged journey of this increasingly visible segment of America’s population, bringing a reporter’s eye to the facts and anecdotes, and never without humor,” said Stahl.

Collins was also a journalism instructor at Southern Connecticut State University.

Collins’ excavation of the past has produced a vault of nuggets and gems, added Stahl.