Narrative Nonfiction 


 

THE WRITING ON THE WALL
by Marilyn Howard

   

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CURRENT REVIEWS

"Knocking it out of the park!"

"Candid, insightful page-turner."

"Just what I needed. Great book!"

"Her writing style is engaging..."

"I often take a lot for granted, as a woman in her 40s..."

"It's a memoir I will want to re-read later on."


Candid, insightful page turner
I found this book to be a fascinating and accurate journey of what it was like to do business for women especially in the 60s, 70s, 80s but also well into the 21st Century. It's quite a page turner for a memoir and for me a trip down memory lane because I too faced some of the same professional and personal choices. Janet, NYC Amazon
 
Exciting & Adventurous Journey
This book has enlightened my heart through her journeys and so many memories! Her amazing life of her past and her traveling on her own has inspired me to do more with my life. When challenges come, I will think of this book and never give up! Just what I needed. Great book!  VW. NJ  Amazon
 
Marilyn Howard invites the reader into ...
In The Writing on the Wall, Marilyn Howard invites the reader into the life and business experiences of a woman who became an entrepreneur in New York in the ‘70s’. She writes of the importance, in life and career, of recognizing and dealing with challenge, finding –or creating—opportunities and making the most of the cards in your hand. The style is engaging. She recounts early adventures, planning and strategizing, ups and downs, and the serendipitous events in her life and the development of her business. Women with related experiences will find validation. Younger women can find encouragement and guidance. Gioia  B&N

I loved reading this book
I loved reading this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in reading about one woman's journey towards a successful career. Her writing style is engaging and one could not help but admire her courage though her many struggles. Excellent book. Congratulations Marilyn. You are an inspiration!
 Sandy S.,VA B&N
 
I really enjoyed hearing an accurate account
I really enjoyed hearing an accurate account of what life for women with drive was like in the 1960s thru 1980s. I feel like a lot of the books about this time period dramatize what it was like to be an actual woman during this period. Marilyn didn't set out to change the world but it was obvious from reading it she wasn't satisfied with how it was either. She took what she was given and turned it into something worth writing about. I often take for granted, as a women in her 40s, that I have had mentors and lessons in business. I give Marilyn a lot of credit for navigating it without any real guidance and picking up from her mistakes along the way. My favorite parts of the book included her describing how college was viewed for a young women seeking adventure and saying no to the traditional conventions of what a women was supposed to be or want. Marilyn's book really does a good job of describing how women are strong and complex when it comes to decision making. In a nutshell, a real perspective of a women who challenged cultural norms of her time and became successful even when facing adversity. EW, VA, B&N
 
Being a female entrepreneur in the 70s was not easy...
Being a female entrepreneur in the 70s was not easy and women like Marilyn Howard have paved the way. In her memoir, the author shares her journey as to how she managed to balance career with motherhood and marriage while still maintaining her sense of who she is all along the way. I thought this was so incredibly interesting and engaging. It's a memoir I will want to re-read later on. The insights shared here are incredibly valuable and I'm glad to have read this book. 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. Colee, WA, Amazon

A Must Read for Women in the Business World
Writing on the Wall is a remarkable story of one woman’s successes, failures, and struggles beginning in the 1960’s to establish herself as an entrepreneur in the business world dominated by men. She faced financial and business challenges coupled with marriage, children, and divorce. Howard reflects on and shares her hard-earned wisdom she gained over a lifetime.  A K,  CT, Goodreads

Becoming a woman entrepreneur
In The Writing on the Wall, Marilyn Howard engages the reader in the life and business experiences of a woman who became an entrepreneur in New York in the ‘70s’. The author recounts her early adventures, the planning and strategizing, the ups and downs and the serendipitous events in her life and in the development of her business. She writes of the importance, In both life and career, of recognizing and dealing with challenge, finding –or creating—opportunities and making the most of the cards in your hand. Younger women embarking on their own journeys can find encouragement and guidance. JL MN, Amazon


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 Readers’ Favorite Very highly recommended
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 of decades, through her
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
her 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

Other readers say, "A great read." "Inspiring." "Five stars." "Wow!" 






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