June 2, 2008

Staff Picks: Guilty Pleasure: Miss Walters' New Book

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

OK, I know this is getting quite a bit of media attention already, but I'm going to add to it here and now regardless.
This past weekend, our sister company, Harry W. Schwartz Bookstores brought Barbara Walters in for a signing/interview session at Alverno College . So, I got to meet with and help Miss Walters during the event for her new book Audition and I found her to be quite a remarkable woman! In person she is quite small in stature, razor thin and very nice. It's hard to believe when I saw her that this was the woman that helped alter the way news was done. A pioneer in broadcasting, Miss Walters changed the 'old boys club' by not only doing what they did, but assured the places for women that would come after her, as well.
Well, that's the shameless plug.... I have a copy of the book and just think that everyone should too! That's about it - oh, and Happy June (finally)!!

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.