Inspirational Choice

The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Auschwitz Edith Eger is an inspiring tale about the triumph of the human spirit. This story will change how you define courage. So Suzy Says. 

Should’ve Been

Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short is best selling author William D. Cohan’s reflections on four Andover classmates who died too young. A worthy read of what might’ve been. So Suzy Says. 

What is Best?

The Gifted School: A Novel by Bruce Holsinger is a sharp and witty examination of what happens when accomplished, ambitious parents who want what’s best… for themselves … and their children? So Suzy Says. 

Sex + Silver = Good Read

Is There Still Sex in the City?  asks Sex and the City author  Candace Bushnell in this sharply observant and witty collection that explores current dating mores. A fun read about the culture of New York’s Upper Eastside and other tony enclaves. Enjoy. So Suzy Says.  

Sea Change

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer  is  John Glynn’s tender and gripping memoir of how a summer in Montauk changed the author’s life. A touching summer read and great pick by The Locust Valley Bookstore. So Suzy Says. 

Hampton’s Heat

Holly Peterson’s It’s Hot in the Hamptons is a hot, fun read about wives who write their own hall passes for a smokin’ summer of fun. Sizzling. So Suzy Says. 

Wisdom

Host Kimi Culp interviews Kristen Gray about how she and her husband are battling their daughters’ Batten Disease diagnosis. Heart wrenching and inspiring. So Suzy Says.

Sell Yourself

In The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success  Lydia Fenet shares the revolutionary sales stratetgies that enabled her rise from intern to managing director and global head of strategic partnerships at Christie’s Auction House over a dozen years. Believe and sell well. So Suzy Says. … Continue Reading

You’re Worth It

Earn It!: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond by Mika Brzezinski  with Contributor Daniela Pierre-Bravo is an essential guide for those just entering the workforce. It’s the perfect present for the recent college or graduate school graduate. So Suzy Says. 

Baker’s Dozen

Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell  the Chez Panisse chef  with forwards by Alice Waters and Michael Pollan. The Winner of the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award this charming tome will teach anyone how to be a great home cook. So Suzy Says. 

Too Much Love

Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited is the 10th Edition of  Sam Vaknin’s revolutionary  Bible of Narcissism and Narcissistic Abuse. A timely reissue. Edited by Lidija Rangelovska. So Suzy Says.

Rockin’ Redemption

Asbury Park: Riot. Redemption. Rock ‘n’ Roll is a documentary about the redemptive power of music. Specifically, how rock ‘n’ roll united the people of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Features interviews with native sons Southside Johnny, David Sancious, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt the film is deftly directed by Thomas Jones and coming to … Continue Reading

The Sleuth Laughs

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by by My Favorite Murder!’s Karen Kilgariff  and Georgia Hardstark  delivers practical advice and belly laughs. A perfect combo for a book. So Suzy says. 

Hear Ye

Part Town Crier, part social secretary, HearYe is the social networking app that enables users to plan less and do more. Download this free, elegant app that’s the solution to planning casual outings and events. So Suzy Says.

Pop Up Facts

Who Am I? Where Did I Come From?  by Dr. Ruth Westheimer with illustrations by  Jane Massey is the charming, straight forward sex educator’s pre-school level explanation of sex. I remember reading this book to my three children.  It’s an oldie but goodie… like the good doctor herself. So Suzy Says. 

Branded

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott met when Piggott asked Alas for a light. The rest is fashion branding history. Find out why in this gorgeous book. So Suzy Says.     

Hollywood Podcast

Mega producer Todd Garner, a longtime studio executive whose 40 plus producing credits range from Radio to the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise has added podcaster to his resume. The Producer’s Guide reveals that Garner is also a stellar interviewer. Learn what a producer actually does. So Suzy Says. 

Inspire & Nourish

Meghan Markle  aka Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex — and  The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou,Amely Greeven and  Marisa Belger – are inspiring important conversations about motherhood.   My BFF Darviny and I recently chatted about the importance of the first 40 days postpartum for a … Continue Reading

Mama Bliss

Mamaste: Discover a More Authentic, Balanced, and Joyful Motherhood from Within by Lori Bregman  with contributions from Ursula Cary is the famed doula’s holistic guide to more fulfilling motherhood. Find her “five expressions of motherhood”—Action Mama, Flow Mama, Rebel Mama, Vulnerable Mama, and Free Mama— and find yourself at peace. Mamaste. So Suzy Says.

Field Notes

Of Love and Dust by Ernest J. Gaines is an emotional tale of love and revenge. Murder suspect Marcus is released from jail on bond and sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. While ion the plantation Marcus  the overseer, Sidney Bonbon, butt heads which leads to an intricate drama. Classic. So Suzy … Continue Reading