Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Spotlight and Giveaway: You're the Best

Even though "Friendship Month" at CLC was in September, today we're here to celebrate friendships (and a pub day) with the Satellite Sisters and their new book, You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship.

Thanks to Wunderkind PR, we have TWO copies for some lucky US readers!

For the past 15 years, the Satellite Sisters – Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica and Lian Dolan – have entertained us with headlines of the day and career and family life anecdotes. We’ve laughed, cried, and learned that nothing is more powerful than a sense of connection and the notion that going through life with other people is the better way to go.

In their new book, You’re the Best, the Satellite Sisters have turned their focus on one of the most important relationships in our lives – our friends, our Satellite Sisters, the women (and men) we call when the best thing in your life happens, or the worst.

With their trademark empathy, intelligence, and humor, You’re the Best is a collection of essays and writings about Life, Love, Family, Play, and Change.

Spanning ages 15 to 60, both the Satellite Sisters and the Next Generation--nieces, daughters, daughters-in-law--cover how friendships influence choices, relationships, careers, adventures, and inevitable changes.

Available in hardcover this fall, You’re the Best is the perfect thank-you note to our female friends and the perfect gift for childhood BFFs, your college roommates, your running group, your book club, your PTA friends or your actual sisters – for anyone you want to tell, “You’re the best.”

The book is the best reminder that it’s our friends who get us up, get us going, get us through and, most importantly, make us laugh.

Samples of Essays and Lists from the book:

*When to Call Your Satellite Sister:
  • When you need to decide between grad school and an unpaid internship.
  • When you discover the guy in the cubicle next to you is making $15,000 more for the same job.
  • When your life big issue is "stay vs. go."

*A Satellite Sisters’ Guide to Birthdays at 21, 30, 40, 50 & 60

*Bad Advice from Good Friends:
  • Take astronomy. It’s easy.
  • You don’t have to declare that as income.
  • You have to get a puppy.
  • Marry him. He’ll change.

About the Satellite Sisters and the Next Generation: 
The Satellite Sisters—Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica, and Lian Dolan—are five real sisters who believe that a sense of connection is what gives meaning to our lives. The Dolans created the Satellite Sisters first as a radio show and website in 2000 and then became podcast pioneers with a devoted national fan base; they are also authors of Satellite Sisters’ UnCommon Senses, and sister Lian Dolan has written two best-selling novels, Elizabeth the First Wife and Helen of Pasadena. Together they have won 13 Gracie Allen Awards for excellence in women’s media, including Talk Show of the Year, have appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, and wrote a regular column in O Magazine. You’re the Best includes the Next Generation of Satellite Sisters – their daughters, daughters-in-laws, and nieces.

Visit the Satellite Sisters at their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Photo by Anthony Barboza

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Janine said...

I don't know if many people would agree that it's a good thing, but I am who always honest with people. I don't try to be someone that I am not.

rhonda said...

I try to be honest with a pinch of kindness,

Unknown said...

I am honest and loyal.

Suburban prep said...

I am there for the people I love. I try and help.

Anonymous said...

I'm easy to get along with, giving, helpful & most of I would give the shirt off my back if you needed it. Linda May

Letty Blanchard said...

I get along with everyone, try to be positive and kind around people and offer my help when I can.

Holly said...

My strong work ethic.

susieqlaw said...

I have musicality!

Linda Kish said...

I am honest and kind.

traveler said...

I am always there for so many and give them help and kindness.

ReadingMama922 said...

I always try to help people when I can, and am a true and loyal friend.

Rita Wray said...

I am kind and honest. I'm always ready with a helping hand.

Hailsbells said...

I'm such a caring woman with lots of love to give!

Jill Hays said...

I am positive and smile a lot.
Jill @ Seaside Book Nook


Grandma Cootie said...

I take care of those who need taking care of.

bn100 said...


Patricia said...

I work at being sensitive to the feelings of others.