‘Thank You for Firing Me’ talk at Cd’A library

COEUR d’ALENE – Candice Reed, co-author of “Thank You for Firing Me! How to Catch the Next Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job,” will speak Wednesday Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.

Reed’s successfulwriting career has spanned more than 20 years. Before her career in journalism, she lost jobs as an insurance salesperson, a funeral director, a singing/dancing waitress and an ice-cream binging weight-loss counselor.

Currently, she is a freelance journalist, creates blogs for credit unions, dabbles in copywriting and speechwriting, and once owned her own successful public relations firm. She has also been a ghostwriter for a former president. She has published more than 5,000 business features, personal essays and travel articles in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Reed recently took her own advice and sold her expensive California home and moved to a cabin on Lake Chelan in Washington so she could enjoy life in the new economy.

Copies of the book – co-authored with Kitty Martini – will be available for purchase and signing. A portion of proceeds benefits the Friends of the Library.

Anyone who needs accommodation to participate in a library program is asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208/769-2315. More news and information about the library is available online at cdalibrary.org. News about the library and other city departments is also available on the City of Coeur d’Alene news blog: cdacity.blogspot.com.

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