Book – Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

When I was in a school library I always posted what I was currently reading, to model reading and I’ve decided to pick that up here in Sarah’s Notebook. I’ve added a new category Books and I’ll try to add titles as I finish them with some comments and reaction. This first book is one I picked up from a professional listserv and I really think it was worth reading.

Brag! by Peggy Klaus – I just finished Brag and it took me longer than it really should have because I kept getting distracted onto other books. I finally finished it though and I think it is worth your while. I know everyone in my family is conditioned to be far more comfortable saying negative things about ourselves and I know many other people are, too. How do you react to getting a compliment? I know I sometimes have a really hard time knowing what to say back. That’s just one situation of the many that Klaus gives you suggestions for standing up for yourself, your accomplishments, and your work without coming across as the blowhard everyone tries to avoid. To get a taste of the book, try to answer her questions here.

https://web.archive.org/web/20111119125829/http://www.klausact.com/brag/questionnaire.htm

UPDATED September 3 2015: I need to do some more updating on this because I think it’s worth it, but for now I updated the link and added the signature block.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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