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JC: The Power of Nice in the Age of Tinder, Twitter, and Trump: Ann Shoket and Kelly Williams Brown in Conversation

    04/05/2017 - 7:30pm

    Ann Shoket (The Big Life) has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about and for millennial women. Over the last 15 years, Shoket brought two major young women’s publications to number one across every platform. As Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen from 2007 to 2014, Shoket repositioned the iconic fashion and beauty brand to dominate as the most relevant voice for its 13 million readers. As part of the launch team of CosmoGIRL in 1999, she helped revolutionize teen magazines by talking openly about important emotional issues that weren’t yet addressed by traditional publications. Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News, and she was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. Forbes has named her one of the “Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors” in the country.

    Kelly Williams Brown (Gracious) is the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, which has been translated into nine languages. Previously, she was a features reporter and an award-winning humor columnist for the Statesman Journal, a daily newspaper in Salem, Oregon, which is where she lives now with her dog, Eleanor, who may in fact be a Muppet.

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    The Big Life: Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the Badass Babe You Were Meant to Cover Image
    $24.99
    ISBN: 9781623368241
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    Published: Rodale Books - March 14th, 2017

    Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money, and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Forget climbing some corporate ladder, you want a career with twists and turns and adventure.


    Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Strength: Including Instructions on Being Kind When You Don't Feel L Cover Image
    $22.99
    ISBN: 9781623367978
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    Published: Rodale Books - April 4th, 2017

    From New York Times bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Kelly Williams Brown comes a funny, charming guide to modern civility in these yes, we'll say it rather uncivil times.


    Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Cover Image
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9781455516902
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    Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 7th, 2013

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.