Working your way through
wealth, weddings and words
NON-FICTION Words That Work: It’s Not What You
The Naked Investor (Revised Edition): Say, It’s What People Hear, by Frank
How to Even the Odds with the Invest- Luntz. This book is for anyone who wants
ment Industry, by John Lawrence to learn how to talk his or her way out of a
Reynolds. This book sounds a wake-up call traffic ticket or into a raise. Luntz, a commu-for Canadians hoping to retire in comfort and nication expert, offers a behind-the-scenes
security. Through real-life stories Reynolds, a look at how the tactical use of words and
business writer, exposes the dark side of the phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for
investment industry, revealing the ploys and and even what we believe in.
tactics of greedy brokers and advisers.
Rules of Life, The Rules of
Work and The Rules of Management,
by Richard Templar.
THIS ISSUE’S Buyer’s
Pick is a series of books
rather than a single title:
The Rules of Wealth, The
Bad Bridesmaid: Bachelorette Brawls The Alexandria Link, by Steve Berry.
& Taffetta Tantrums—What We Go The Library of Alexandria stood for 600 years
Through for Her Big Day, by Siri Agrell. and had a collection of more than 500,000
Agrell became a bad bridesmaid when she manuscripts. It vanished 1,500 years ago, and
asked, via a newspaper piece, if it was really no trace of the main library has ever been
necessary for the bride’s best and most loyal unearthed. Now Cotton Malone’s ex appears
friends to endure 12 months of showers, fit- at his doorstep: Their son has been kid-tings and the inevitable “taffeta terror” of napped. Minutes later, Malone’s bookshop is
coming face to face with the chosen dress. attacked—because he’s the only man alive
Although she was fired from the position of who knows the whereabouts of the
bridesmaid, she won the favour of women- Alexandria link, the conduit for locating the
in-waiting everywhere. missing library. —Stephanie E. Ponder
A business writer and experienced manager, Templar has come up
with a series of books that offer easy-to-read-and-follow advice. The books,
which can be dipped into at random,
cover subjects such as making meetings fun and accepting oneself.
“I enjoy picking up these books
every once in a while and reading a
few chapters from one or more of
them,” says Catherine Bergeron,
Costco book buyer. “They are no-non-sense, fun reads, and the rules are
really easy to understand and apply
to work and life.”
The Rules books, by Richard
Templar, are available in most Costco
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