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  • One Thing I Know for Sure…

    By Honey Lazar

    June 27, 2013 | 9:44 am

    One Thing I Know For Sure...

    I know that Oprah has been the nation's therapist, ultimate gift giver, inspiration, and teacher of best lives for so many, but for me, it's Aunt Ruth! (All right, so I also like Oprah and so does Aunt Ruth.)

    Aunt Ruth and I were sitting in her...

  • Wall Street legend Byron Wien’s life lessons learned in his first 80 years

    By Mark Eshman

    May 13, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    In what was one of the most selfishly rewarding meetings I've had in a long time, I was fortunate enough to spend some time last week with Wall Street legend Byron Wien.  Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP,  and consistently ranked as one of the most widely...

  • Leonard’s story

    By Gina Nahai

    October 3, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    Years ago, I created a class, “Writer’s Marketplace,” dedicated to the business side of writing. It was inspired by all the I-wish-I’d-known-then-what-I-know-now moments in my own career, the realization that good writers often are clueless about how to sell their work, and that...

  • What I’ve learned in 30 years as a rabbi

    June 21, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    “The results of a computerized survey indicate the perfect rabbi preaches exactly 15 minutes. He condemns sins but never upsets anyone. He works from 8 a.m. until midnight and is also a janitor. He makes $50 a week, wears good clothes, buys good books, drives a good car and gives...

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  • The Flames of Truth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Two fires taught me lessons about my life, two fires separated by nearly six decades," says the heroine of Kate Wenner's debut novel, "Setting Fires," about a documentary filmmaker and her dying father.

    The statement is also true of Wenner, a former "20/20" producer who'll speak...