September 15, 2021 by Speakers' Spotlight
September Reads: New Books Explore Politics, Burnout, and a Canadian Comedy Icon
Whether you enjoy political intrigue, self-help, or are looking to laugh alongside a comedic great, we’ve got three new must-read books to add to your bookshelf!
Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
Available September 21
Peril by bestselling author Bob Woodward and reporter Robert Costa is the culmination of Bob’s news-making trilogy on the Trump presidency, along with Fear and Rage. It shares never-before-seen material — from secret orders, transcripts of confidential calls, diaries, emails, meeting notes, and other personal and government records — alongside interviews with more than 200 people at the centre of the US’s political turmoil that marked the transition from President Donald Trump to President Joseph Biden.
This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.
Legendary two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Bob Woodward is the associate editor at The Washington Post. As a speaker, he pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories and lessons learned from past presidencies that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating.
All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road by Ron James
Available September 28
Canada’s most verbally virtuosic comic makes his literary debut with All Over the Map. Known to his legion of fans as one of the greatest stand-up comics of his generation, Ron James is famous for his seemingly improvisational flights of fancy that are crammed with inventive phrase-making and a voluminous vocabulary, all used in the service of uproarious comedy.
In All Over the Map, Ron brilliantly uses his comedic voice to reveal a new dimension to his beloved showbiz character. He shares hilarious reminiscences of growing up in Nova Scotia and his early struggles as an aspiring comic, as well as reveries on such topics as family, country, celebrity, and lessons learned from myriad chance encounters.
Hailed by critics from coast to coast, Ron James is Canada’s #1 comedian, consistently packing theatres across the country. He been called “a man of a million words and million laughs”, by The Globe and Mail; “explosively funny”, by The Chronicle Herald; and “the funniest man in Canada” by The Victoria Times Colonist.
The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It by Jennifer Moss
Available September 28
In this timely book, workplace well-being expert Jennifer Moss helps leaders and individuals prevent burnout and create healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces. She outlines the real causes of burnout and how organizations can stop the chronic stress cycle that causes it, as well as why traditional wellness initiatives fall short, how companies can build an anti-burnout strategy based on prevention, how leaders can measure burnout in their own organizations, and what leaders can do to develop a healthier culture that prioritizes resilience and curiosity.
With fascinating research, including new findings from the pandemic and interviews with business leaders around the globe, The Burnout Epidemic offers readers insightful and actionable advice that will empower them to help themselves and others feel healthier and happier at work.
An award-winning journalist and author, Jennifer Moss specializes in happiness and wellness at work. Her inspiring and evidence-based presentations help leaders and their teams find joy and learn how to become more resilient to find success in whatever they do.
Interested in learning more about Bob Woodward, Ron James, and Jennifer Moss, and what they can bring to your next event? Email us at [email protected].