There were more than 4,000 entries in all categories from the U.S., Canada and eight other English-speaking countries.
1 Piece of Advice is an inspired and inspiring book written by cousins Patricia Moser-Stern and Barbara Moser that tells the stories of 48 women around the world who have blazed trails in their chosen fields despite the odds. The authors themselves are very successful in typically male-dominated fields (one owns her own supply management and procurement consulting firm, the other is an aerospace engineer).
If someone asked you to give a single piece of advice to a daughter, a niece, a cousin, a granddaughter or a colleague, what would you say? Be an astronaut, a bishop, a general, an entrepreneur? In this handsome, beautifully-produced coffee-table entry, there are as many opinions as there are successful women. Women savvy enough to know that you don't crack the glass ceiling by banging your head against the wall.
Launched in 1996 as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles, the 2009 Awards will be presented to winners at a gala celebration during BookExpo America in New York on Friday, May 29th. Winners receive gold, silver and bronze medals and can place foil seals of the medal image on their book covers.
This year, Yale University Press led the medal count with five, and Indiana University Press and Kent State University Press followed with four and three medals.
1 Piece of Advice (1pieceofadvice.com) is available at better bookstores throughout North America and can be purchased from the authors’ website where you can browse its contents and read some of the stories of these remarkable women.