Posts By Amy Phillips

BlogWorld – New York

BlogWorld & New Media Expo is right around the corner, May 24-26, taking place at the Javits Center in New York City. This is the world’s largest blogging and social media conference, and it’s known worldwide for presenting internet luminaries and entrepreneurs, the most popular and knowledgeable bloggers, podcasters and social media marketing thought leaders.Read… Read more »

GovReads: Sh** My Dad Says

You know how when we are growing up and our parents say the stupidest things? Things like “I brought you into the world and I can take you out” or “Because I said so, that’s why”. Good times…good times. If you’re like me, you promised yourself that your wouldn’t say such stupid things. I stuckRead… Read more »

GovReads: Little Bee

When I pick out books that I want to write about for this column, I try to pick interesting titles. Titles that will provoke, but will be a good read. Above all, if you take my recommendation I want to make sure that you like the book. It was with this in mind that IRead… Read more »

GovReads: The Big Short

I approached this book with trepidation. Financial books are not my purview, but the author Michael Lewis had written the massive best-seller “The Blind Side” so I trusted his ability to keep me engaged. His credentials to write a book on the financial industry were established with his first book “Liar’s Poker.” I opened theRead… Read more »

GovReads: When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead

Ever meet someone, so truly fascinating, that you walk away and say to yourself- I bet he has some GREAT stories to tell? Well, Jerry Weintruab is that person, and the stories he has are fascinating, funny, heartwarming, and entertaining. Who is Jerry Weintraub, you ask? He is the person who single-handedly changed how youRead… Read more »

Gov Reads: The Good Soldiers

I was an Army wife for over 12 years, I have been through deployments galore, and when President Bush announced there would a surge in an effort to quell the violence in Iraq, my heart went out to all the soldiers who would be deployed, extended, or stop-loss’ed due to it. Everyone else was thinking-Read… Read more »