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Hot off the Presses

September 2nd, 2008 by Lauren · 1 Comment

We’ve received some great press for The Boss of You lately, and I want to share a few highlights. But before we get to that, let’s take a quick swerve back in time…

Some of you may remember that back in May we got a chance to meet four-time world champion figure skater Kurt Browning when we were interviewed on Breakfast Television. Kurt (yeah, I’m going first-name-only here, on account of having spent an hour in the green room with him, and ’cause he’s very down to earth so I don’t think he’d mind) charmed the socks off us with his smarts and wit and total lack of egomaniacal behaviour (which we would have forgiven him, really — dude has a LOT of medals and stuff), but here’s where he really made us (okay, me) squeal like a schoolgirl:

Kurt Browning gives The Boss of You a thumbs-up

Kurt Browning gives The Boss of You a thumbs-up

Yeah, that was awesome. I’d love to post a clip of the interview but the DVD came with dire warnings about only viewing it in private between consenting adults with no recording devices within a 200-foot radius. But I think the Kurt thumbs-up is really the highlight. (U.S. readers, you need to understand that for Canadians, Kurt Browning is up there with, um, Michael Jordan maybe. We’re weird and geeky about our ice sports, OK? Deal with it.)

All right, on to the current events. We are very excited to have been allotted a full page in the September issue of Curve magazine — they have the honour of asking us one of our favourite questions, which is “How can you make money and still live by feminist values?” If you ever have an hour or so to spare, ask one of us that question and watch us ramble endlessly about wage gaps, money as tool for engineering progressive change, and overcoming our personal psychological hangups about money. Of course, in this case we had one paragraph to respond, but trust me, there’s a lot more where that came from.

In other news, we made an appearance in Women for Hire magazine this summer, under the intriguing title, “Can You Turn a Hula Hoop Into Cash?” I bet you’re dying to know the answer to that question, and if so, here’s the article.

Next up, we were featured in Complete Woman magazine, this time sandwiched between “10 Minutes with Fergie” (wherein the Black Eyed Peas chanteuse tells all about her new line of handbags) and “5 Wealthiest Female Celebs” (did you know Oprah earned thirteen times what Angelina Jolie did last year?). Needless to say, we’re honoured to be among such esteemed company.

Bay Area Businesswoman, which seems like quite a great publication from the little bit we’ve seen, gave us a lovely review. It appeared back in June but we only got the clipping recently, so a belated thank you to reviewer Julia Dodge for taking the time to read our book and share her kind thoughts about it.

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  • 1 Sharon Long // Sep 9, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Kurt Browning – I think he is higher than Jordan I remember him in competition when he finished with back flips and he flubbed one and just sat on the ice and laughed. It’s nice to hear tht he is as nice now as he seemed then. Kurt – can’t even say his name without smiling – you lucky people