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Books Read in 2012

I read some great books in 2012, including the hilarious Sh*t My Dad Says, Vertical (the sequel to Sideways), two books by Sarah Vowell, the inspiring Start Something That Matters, Factotum by Charles Bukowski, The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker, the elegantly crafted Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, and the brilliantly articulated Drift by Rachel Maddow.

Happy New Year and here's to more great books in 2013.

Full List of Books Read in 2012

Feed by Mira Grant
Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
The Brand Gap: Expanded Edition by Marty Neumeier
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
One Day by David Nicholls
In the Plex by Steven Levy
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
How Full Is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton
Unpossible and Other Stories by Daryl Gregory
Uprising by Scott Goodson
Malled by Caitlin Ke…

TEDxBuffaloWomen: Impressions

On Saturday, December 1, 2012, ten women gathered in the auditorium in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to tell stories to over a hundred invited guests, mostly prominent women from Buffalo and Western New York. The event was TEDxBuffaloWomen, the first TEDxWomen event to be held in Buffalo and the third TEDx Buffalo event overall.

I've had the amazing, good fortune to attend all three TEDx Buffalo events, and I can confidently say that the inaugural TEDxBuffaloWomen event was as good as any TEDxBuffalo event.

The event was memorable because of the quality and diversity of the speakers. The women who spoke at TEDxBuffaloWomen had quite different stories, perspectives, and delivery styles, yet all were interesting and wove in the event theme of "the space between".

My purpose with this post is to provide brief summaries of all the talks and links to additional information, when available. I know many people in Buffalo were very excited about this event, and I …