wp-1582232767082.jpgWelcome to my stop on the Gather As You Go blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

A true “life resource,” Gather As You Go – Sharing Lessons Learned Along the Way is a collection of 300+ stories with powerful lessons, key insights and helpful tips from Carol Lavin Bernick, learned through her experiences as a corporate and civic leader, working mother and philanthropist. Through her insights, thoughts, and wisdoms, she provides people of all ages practical advice to enjoy a more resilient, positive and productive life.

Rather than writing several books, Bernick chose to create one self-help book imparting easily digestible short stories of her experiences for people with crazy, busy lives. Gather As You Go is part business book – sharing stories from her thirty-seven years at the Alberto Culver Company and encompassing new product development, branding, the company’s cultural overhaul she led, and the challenges in a family-owned business.

It’s also part family focused – with advice on raising great kids as a working mom, losing loved ones – one to drugs and one to cancer, and the challenges of and solutions to helping elderly parents.

It’s also part coffee table and lifestyle book – providing tips on designing, building and decorating homes; entertaining, throwing great parties and weddings; and creating meaningful and major charitable efforts to make communities stronger through philanthropy.

Gather As You Go covers a lot of ground. Organized into 10 chapters that take the form of quick, informative and empowering life lessons and reflections, each chapter features introductory thoughts from well-respected people speaking to their own expertise.

With its beautiful photographs and artful illustrations, this substantive, 455-page book is a must-have. From Millennial to Baby Boomer, readers will find Bernick’s teachings to be authentic, sincere, and down-to-earth.

All net proceeds from the sale of Gather As You Go benefit Enchanted Backpack, a nonprofit that delivers school supply essentials, books, education resources, winter coats, art supplies, recess equipment and more to under-resourced schools in the Chicagoland area. Each year the organization will touch the hearts and minds of 20,000 students.

To learn more, please visit https://www.gatherasyougo.com/.

My Thoughts:

Ok, friends. This book is NICE. It’s perfect for your coffee table- GORGEOUS, really, but it’s so much more.

Filled with stunning photographs and easy inspiration, I have hugged this book over and over. Paging through it is an experience in itself. It’s that warm hug we are always looking for.

There are tips on so many aspects of life and lifestyle. Its utility is endless. I’m also finding it hard to describe in a way that does it justice.

In short, it’s a treasure. It’ll be on my coffee table and a book I’ll reference time and again. Also, did you see that the proceeds go to an important charity?

I received a gifted copy of the book. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Carol Lavin Bernick is former executive chairman of Alberto Culver, civic leader, working mother and philanthropist. Bernick is the author of Gather As You Go, a collection of short, digestible stories that offer powerful lessons, key insights and helpful tips based on her life experiences. Visit Bernick’s online community at www.gatherasyougo.com to read more about her wisdoms, and even offer one of your own. Net proceeds from sales of the book benefit Enchanted Backpack, a nonprofit supporting under-resourced elementary and middle schools through deliveries of a variety of school supply essentials, including books, winter coats and clothing, art supplies and recess equipment to more than 20,000 students each year.

Have you read Gather As You Go, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR