THE WRITING ON THE WALL
by Marilyn Howard
Amazon's VINE VOICE
“I thought this was incredibly interesting and engaging…If you are a
woman looking to be inspired
and want to break through your own glass ceiling (or whatever your
limits may be), this is the book for you.”
Review by Jamie Michele for
Favorite — Very
Marilyn Howard delivers a strong and timely autobiography,
and it's no wonder she was able to fill
a whole book with her stories. We're fortunate to have her share a span
early life, friendships, exciting stories as she traversed the globe,
relationships, legal woes and
government foes, and motherhood. The latter was juggled with the
dexterity of an octopus, while
shooting star continued to rise and illuminate he Manhattan skyline she
so dearly loves.
While reading this
well-written, engrossing, and witty memoir, I often read bits of
advice out loud to my teenage daughter who enjoyed
them as much as I did.
And honestly, if you can get a teenage girl to smile you’re knocking it
out of the park.
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Prospects were limited but adventures called and
appeared. The author portrays
youthful travels, harrowing legal battles and
romantic surprises. Determined her destiny
would not be the predicted
path for most girls of her generation, she follows a road
As events converge, the predictions of a Fulbright
scholar from India seem to take shape.
The route winds through a
breaking through a glass ceiling as art director
at an advertising
agency, skiing in Aspen, wandering through Mexico, working in Hawaii
enjoying group houses in the Hamptons.
New territory is charted in 1970 as a woman entrepreneur in Manhattan
with the founding of
Creative Freelancers Inc., the first central agency for freelance
commercial artists and writers,
and in 1997 it became the
first agency on the web. Marriage to an older, sophisticated New York
man made her a mother to two of her own children and three
stepdaughters. Finding herself
with a family needing support in
Manhattan and great
business potential, she knew she needed
to learn more. Her path as an
explained and suggestions are mentored from experiences.
An exciting treasure
hunt unwinds with a penetrating exploration of
the challenges facing
entrepreneurs in the 1970s and today.
Other readers say, "A great read." "Inspiring." "Five stars."