Books

Reading Lists

I record what I read each year. Here are my book lists for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, as well as my storytelling recommended reading list.

Minibooks

Whenever a blog post becomes a series of posts, a larger idea, or a short course, I take that 10,000-20,000 word process and put it together into a mini book. Here are the minibooks I’ve written so far:

Sticky Situations

WORD-FOR-WORD SCRIPTS YOU CAN USE TO GET OUT OF ALMOST ANY SITUATION.

Ever have a sticky situation you don’t know how to get out of? From a nosy neighbor to a client that just won’t respect your boundaries, to a friend or family member who doesn’t seem to get it—I’ve got you covered. For years I’ve written out scripts for friends to earn more money, save time, and create space. Now it’s all going in this book.

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Pregnancy Affirmations

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR PREGNANCY, BIRTH, NEW MOTHERHOOD AND THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD.

We are living in a time when motherhood is far harder than it should be. For me, pregnancy felt equal parts overwhelming, disorienting, beautiful, and inspiring. This book is a collection of 40+ of my favorite affirmations to help you through the powerful, awe-inspiring, and often overwhelming journey that is the portal into parenthood.

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The Pregnancy Reading List

SHORT, SWEET SUMMARIES OF ALL THE BOOKS SO YOU CAN TAKE NAPS. ALL THE NAPS.

I’ve read hundreds of pregnancy and parenting books, and I geek out and take notes. Here’s my take on the 50 books I loved the most—or the ones that are recommended the most—and whether or not you should add them to your library. If you have a friend, co-parent, or partner that you want to bring up to speed, this is a great place to start before you go crazy and buy all the books. (I mean, no judgment—that’s what I did.)

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Streamline Your Business

FOR BUSINESS OWNERS TIRED OF BEING TOLD TO ‘HUSTLE’ MORE—A STRATEGIC 3 PART PROCESS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS AND FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS 

Everywhere I look, people are constantly telling me to hustle harder and work more as a way to make everything work. What if work is broken, and trying to do it all is a fallacy? When I approached my business and work with a new mindset—one of simplicity and focus, rather than panic and overwhelm—things started changing. This book is an antidote to the hustle mania, and an opportunity to do less in your business by focusing on only a few things at a time.

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Free Book: The Art of Asking

What does it take to get more of what you want? Find out in my book, The Art of Asking: How to Ask For and Get What You Want. I share 21 strategies for creating your best ask, getting more of what you want, and bending the world to your desires. (Well, mostly.) In this 58-page e-book, you’ll get a check-list, email scripts, strategies for creating better asks, and the psychology of why some people master this art. Already read more than 115,000 times (and counting!), this book is recommended reading at several major companies. Enter your email below to get this well-loved essay as a brand-new ebook.

Startup Pregnant

After two years at a Manhattan tech startup while starting my family, I am now working on my first full-length published volume — about my experience in the tech startup world while pregnant. The book, called “Startup Pregnant,” is the focus of my writing in a full-length published volume. Anyone on my weekly newsletter will be the first to hear about the backstory of the book and how it’s developing (and you can celebrate with me when it launches).