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  • I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist | Betty Halbreich,Rebecca Paley

    I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Betty Halbreich, Rebecca Paley
    • Narrated By Jane Curtin
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    Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim's repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through clothes, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons - including Hollywood's top stylists - to tell them what looks best.

    Margaret says: "Changing Role of American Women through Fashion"
  • The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World | Nadia Lopez,Rebecca Paley

    The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nadia Lopez, Rebecca Paley
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo, Nadia Lopez
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    When 13-year-old Vidal Chastanet told photographer Brandon Stanton that his principal, Ms. Lopez, was the person who most influenced his life, it was the pebble that started a whirlwind for Nadia Lopez and her small, new public school in one of Brooklyn's most wretched communities. The posting on Stanton's wildly popular site, Humans of New York (HONY), went megaviral. Lopez - not long before on the verge of quitting - found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with Obama as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar IndieGoGo campaign.

    Amazon Customer says: "Phenomenal!"
  • In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir | Amanda Beard,Rebecca Paley

    In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Amanda Beard, Rebecca Paley
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
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    At the tender age of 14, Amanda Beard walked onto the pool deck at the Atlanta Olympics carrying her teddy bear, Harold, and left with two silvers and a gold medal. She competed in three more Olympic games, winning a total of seven medals, and enjoyed a lucrative modeling career on the side. At one point, she was the most downloaded female athlete on the Internet. Yet despite her astonishing career and sex-symbol status, Amanda felt unworthy of all her success. Unaware that she was suffering from clinical depression, she hid the pain beneath a megawatt smile.

    Heather says: "I applaud Amanda - but her editor's were lame"
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