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PARIS: "CONSEQUENTIAL STRANGERS". AUTHOR MELINDA BLAU. A NEW WAY OS SEEING CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS EXPERIENCES. CONTACTS (ALSO SEXY), COMMUNITY
For Expats Of All Ages, French, Tourists.
Sunday 10 October 2010
19h15 - 23h00ish
(Happy Hour. Melinda's Presentation). Dinner and Dessert. More Great Socializing.
Our Guest Of Honor
Melinda Blau, who specializes in relationships and trends, has written a dozen books, including the best-selling "Baby Whisperer" series. She lives in Northampton, Massachuetts.
What the critics have to say about "Consequential Strangers":
"Consequential Strangers" challenges us to rethink our circle of relationships, to widen our horizon of human connection, and to expand the numbers of people to whom we owe debts of gratitude large and small. A mind-expanding and heart-opening book"--Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence.
“The authors make a compelling case that our social constellations are larger and sexier than we realize: Your neighbors will cease to be blurry faces and become nearby stars worth cultivating.” —Kaja Perina, Psychology Today
“Here’s a new and rewarding way to look at all the people we come into contact with.”—Bruce Genaro, Sacramento Book Review
“This book is especially cogent today when so many unemployed are relying on social networking contacts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, where ‘friends’ most likely aren’t part of an inner circle, but could know of a job not publicly advertised. Anecdotes, television, scholarly studies and Blau and Fingerman’s own experience—they were ‘consequential strangers’ who first met via telephone—illustrate the importance of individuals we often take for granted yet who enrich our lives in ways not immediately noticeable but that could prove highly significant.” —Publishers Weekly
“Our life from birth depends on connections with others. This fascinating book brings to our attention the many subtle yet essential connections we form everyday in myriad ways. It is difficult to feel socially isolated after reading this book.”—John T. Cacioppo, co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, University of Chicago
“Blau and Fingerman have discovered -- and navigated -- what's all around us... We're
dancing each day with a host of people who make us stronger by connecting, positioning
and helping us. The periphery is central to our lives.”—Barry Wellman, S.D. Clark professor of sociology and director of NetLab, University of Toronto
“This book will open your eyes to the magnificent complexity which exists beneath the smooth surface of even the most ‘ordinary’ life. I will never again look at my relationships—intimate or casual—in the same way!” —Sue Ellen Cooper, Founder of the Red Hat Society
WELL! I'm impressed.
Please visit http://www.consequentialstrangers.com
It's €20.00 at the door. Reservations with your telephone number (Thanks!) on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 33 6 43 79 35 18. (Sundays telephone only. If you emailed me but didn't hear back, please call.)
GREAT FOOD! Fusion cuisine. Lot's of vegetables. Free flowing wine
Our friends' large and FUN private residence in the heart of the LATIN QUARTER . Metro: St Michel. Details with reservations.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Sunday 17 October. Special Guest to be announced. Reserve as usual on email@example.com (With your telephone number. Thanks ) or 33 (0) 6 43 79 35 18.