Wednesday, 10 January 2018

TALLAWAH BOOK CLUB: Tanya Lee draws inspiration from sports + Michael Wolff goes inside the White House + Patricia Whittle brings back pieces of the past

Editor’s Pick! 
“Athletes are a great source of inspiration for sports fans. Having worked with and studied successful athletes over the years, I do recognize some stark commonalities,” says sports-marketing veteran Tanya Lee (of SportsMax fame) about the impetus that led to self-publishing her debut non-fiction book, The Winner Within, on sale now. Primarily aimed at tertiary students and up-and-coming athletes, the 104-page text (with chapters exploring such ideas as “Push,” “Perseverance” and “Obstacles and Dream Killers”) also looks at how anyone can discover their talents, achieve their goals and unlock their potential. Says Lee, “I wanted to document aspects of their journey as a source of inspiration. My book explores what I believe makes the difference for those who succeed.” 

HEAT WAVE: Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House is writer/journalist Michael Wolff’s 336-page new offering, drawn from what he says was former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s regular access to the White House’s West Wing and more than 200 interviews, including three hours with President Donald Trump himself. Published by Henry Holt & Company, the controversial book has been hailed by critics as “brilliantly reported” and “astoundingly fresh” but Trump is not a fan. According to the President, “The book is full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist.”

DEM GOOD OLE DAYS: After receiving mild acclaim for efforts like Puss Food and Other Jamaican Stories and A Way to Escape, LMH Publishing is set to release The Village Crook and Other Stories. Penned by Patricia Whittle, the 84-page paperback is being marketed as “a humorous and charming” collection of stories about the idiosyncrasies and traditions of people from rural and old-time Jamaica. Nostalgia for the Bustamante generation.







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