Radio Interview of Barbara and Allison Linney by Sandra Hausman on WVTF Charlottesville 89.3


May 20, 2010--Book Launching Party--family and friends, Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

May 21, 2010--Book Talk--first meeting of Tobacco Trail Church, Durham, NC

October 7, 2010--Book Talk and Signing--New Dominion Book Store, Charlottesville, VA

November 17, 2010--Book Talk--Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

March 17, 2011--Book Talk--Business Women's Round Table of the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce, Charlotteville, VA

March 19, 2011,--Panelist in the Virginia Festival of the Book, "Allowing Your Success to Emerge," Charlottesville, VA

June 23, 2011--Book Talk, home of Kate Knight Barrett, Charlottesville, VA

March 19, 2012--Book Talk, home of Natalie Brown, Fort Washington, MD

Invitation from Kate Knight Barrett:

Please join us at my home on Thursday, June 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a book talk with Barbara Linney, author of Turn Your Face: How to be Heard and Get What you Want Most of the Time. I’ve known Barbara for a long time and admired her insights for years. Her daughter, Allison Linney, and I have been friends since college. I often remember thinking, “I wish Barbara would write some of this down,” and she finally did.

Turn Your Face is about reflecting on your life and finding meaning, renewing your energy, discovering why you listen (or why you don’t), talking well with others, creatively solving problems, planning what you want and striving to get it, giving an honest day’s work and yet not letting work totally consume your life, being cheerful, and giving to others. I've found this book to be particularly helpful in my parenting as of late, but it is applicable in most any situation.

Check out the web site at and take a listen to the brief radio interview I’ve posted on my FB page. Starting around 6:30, Barbara will take you through an overview of the book, do a few short readings, have you practice some of the exercises she recommends, and answer any questions.

You don’t need to have read the book in order to enjoy your time with Barbara. We’ll have books on hand if you decide you’d like to buy one and have it signed.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends. Just let me know how many people will be attending so that I have enough refreshments for everyone.

Finally, I think this quote from one of Barbara’s readers sums it up well, “I admire the depth of your honesty in your personal stories and true confessions. It takes a huge amount of courage and self-respect to open up yourself, your strengths and your foibles, as much as you do in this book… I could have kept on reading but ran out of pages.”

I hope to see many of you on June 23rd. Latecomers are definitely welcome, we will gladly welcome you any time during this get-together!

March 19, 2011--Panelist in the Virginia Festival of the Book, "Allowing Your Success to Emerge," Charlottesville, VA

Turn Your Face

How to Be Heard and Get What You Want Most of the Time