Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Is Art Collector Joe Friday Related To Canadian Artist Patti Friday?

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I have no idea, but I'd love to know!
While I tease you with the selection
of new originals in my 

I am sending out to the universe
a wish to meet Joe Friday
and get an answer to this mystery

Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

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Jessica Bennett’s Feminist Fight Club is engaging, hilarious and practical - full of simple tools for battling workplace sexism that every woman should have at her disposal. Jessica is a unique voice-and I will proudly proclaim myself a card-carrying member of the FFC. - Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of New York Times bestseller Lean In

Part manual, part manifesto, Feminist Fight Club is a hilarious yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work, providing real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women.

It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and harder to prove—than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born.

Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday—such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas—and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world. With original illustrations, Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, and fascinating historical research, Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague women in the workplace—as well as the system that perpetuates them.

Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Everything is Copy: Nora Ephron Documentary Film

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I am looking forward to owning 'The Most of Nora Ephron'  - 576 pages! and the film 'Everything is Copy'. (see trailer below) And! If you have never seen Nora baking key lime pie with Martha Stewart - when Martha reveals a huge secret....then watch that too! 

Nora Ephron once said that her mother understood that the “tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.” Indeed, when Nora Ephron was visiting her dying mother at Doctors Hospital in New York City, Phoebe Ephron told her, “Take notes, Nora, take notes. Everything is copy.” Phoebe Ephron died on October 13, 1971.

Nora's guiding principle was evident in this quote:

“When you slip on a banana peel people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laugh.” - Nora Ephron 

What is your favorite Nora Ephron book or movie?


Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'
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