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Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2014
  • 9780991417407
  • 102 pages
  • $19.95
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 01/2014
  • 9781306873475
  • 113 pages
  • $10.79
Betsy Storm
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Bright Lights of the Second City: 50 Prominent Chicagoans on Living with Passion and Purpose
Betsy Storm, author
Many of us can leverage our life’s lessons to achieve greater personal success; find and refine our passions; and achieve our goals. The 50 inspirational Chicagoans profiled in Bright Lights of the Second City provide a powerful catalyst for jump starting or advancing one’s own personal odyssey. \tThese profiles of approximately 1,000 words, shared in the subjects’ own voices, reveal rarely explored facets of 50 gifted Chicagoans, including: REP. DANNY DAVIS, U.S. Congress; BILL KURTIS, broadcaster and documentarian; RAMSEY LEWIS, jazz legend; CAPT. JAMES LOVELL, Apollo 13 astronaut; MARTIN MARTY, Ph.D., theologian/author; ALPANA SINGH, Master Sommelier, KATHY KELLY, three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize; KERRY WOOD, former Chicago Cubs pitcher. The book explores these provocative questions: What manner of influences and early-life events forged the development of these individuals? Who challenged them to follow their passions, and how? Is it possible to identify the motivations that enliven these movers and shakers, these midnight-oil burners who manage to make their accomplishments look easy? (The answer: a resounding yes.) These intimate profiles reveal rarely explored facets of these Chicagoans’ across a spectrum of areas — from activists and authors to leaders in the academic, artistic, political and medical communities. The questions asked and answered include: • What (and who) are the specific people, events, or “crucible moments” that led them to their chosen paths? • How were their futures shaped by their family members, neighborhoods, cultures and even random events? • What strategies do they adopt to overcome the detours life places directly in our paths? • What resources inspire, rejuvenate and delight them? (Best-loved books, movies, poems, places, music, and more.)
Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2014
  • 9780991417407
  • 102 pages
  • $19.95
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 01/2014
  • 9781306873475
  • 113 pages
  • $10.79

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