Book Review: Confessions of a D.C. Madam

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Henry Vinson’s true story of being caught in the sordid underbelly of the DC political web will have you on the edge of your seat. It would be hard to believe if it hadn’t actually happened: a respectable funeral director finds himself with a very successful gay escort service in Washington, DC. The initial success of this venture turns out to be a two-edged sword when his powerful clients need a scapegoat.

Written with sensitivity and honesty, Vinson and his co-writer Nick Bryant have captured the experience of growing up in a small Southern town, overcoming a number of devastating losses including the deaths of friends and family members, establishing a thriving funeral home career, only to have a gay male escort service make him a very successful and well-connected man. The good fortune changed course, however, when his powerful political clients decided he knew too much, and made him the fall-guy for their devious behavior.

Now is the time for the record to be set straight; get the true story straight from the man himself. Henry Vinson and Nick Bryant’s book is due for release on March 19, 2015 and is available for pre-order here: Confessions of a DC Madam.

Book Review: Confessions of an Economic Hitman

CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN

By Booth Media Group

One of our long-standing clients is author, speaker, teacher, and activist John Perkins. While he is in high demand these days from people who want to hear his story, his thoughts on how the world got into this mess we’re in, and his solutions for how we can get create a better future, he hasn’t always been so well known or so popular.

His major bestselling book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, is the brave and honest account of his days working as a henchman for the “corporatocracy,” his term for the powerful forces of giant corporations and big, corrupt government agencies that collude to exploit people and nations. Here he tells his story of being recruited and seduced by power and money, only to realize soon after that he could not live with what he was doing.

Breaking away from the powerful corporatocracy was a risky move, one that came with death threats, bribes, and other dangers. This book is a fast-paced, honest, and straightforward look at how the US and major companies have gained so much influence around the world, and what we can do to stop the corruption and create a future worth giving to our grandchildren.

Book Review: The Power of the Heart

Book Review for The Power of the Heart by Baptist de Pape – get it here.

Reviewer: Rose from San Diego, friend of Booth Media Group

That we still don’t truly know how the heart starts beating, and that our very first heartbeat begins spontaneously – well, this must be the stuff of magic, right? It’s not magic, but it is something that transcends such a superficial notion; the heart is the energetic hub of our respective life force.

Baptist De Pape’s The Power of the Heart is a poignant examination of said life force. Along with a collective of esteemed Co-creators, De Pape explores the heart as being much more than a bodily organ pumping blood, but is a limitless source of love, intuition, and intelligence. The heart creates love and connects us with others in this world; consequently, when you open to your heart, the world opens up around you – generating a ripple effect of positive energy. When mindful of this interconnectedness of the heart, your heart’s intuition will allow you to perceive beyond your five senses and rationales and help to exercise compassion for others. Knowledge and reason takes us so far, but your heart communicates the deepest level of your consciousness – through which you can find meaning, creativity, and purpose to “break through the everyday restrictions on your life and imagination – to live fully engaged.”

I am thrilled to know there are plenty of those in our world who still believe the power of love can conquer all.