Writing Boots reader: I won’t be posting here the week of Oct. 19, as I’ll be running the World Conference of the Professional Speechwriters Association. I thought I’d leave this happy news here for the week, instead. —DM
FRIENDS AND COMMUNICATORS, THIS WEEK OHIO GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ENDORSED MY BOOK–OUR BOOK:
“In his straight-forward, tell-it-like-it-is style, author and Ohio native, David Murray, offers his personal and professional insight into how communication is a tool for all of us, not so much as politicians, business leaders, parents, or friends—but just as humans—to better understand each other and ourselves.”
More endorsements are coming from an array of people from many thoughtful corners: Former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, podcaster Phoebe Judge, former CIA Director David Petraeus, Dialogue Project Director Bob Feldman, Admiral James Stavridis, Former President Clinton Chief Speechwriter David Kusnet and British comic and advocate for woman leaders Viv Groskop.
“An insightful book packed with wonderful writing, practical advice and hope for a better, kinder future,” wrote Jonathan Eig, the definitive biographer of Muhammad Ali (which felt this close to getting a blurb from the Champ himself).
This is my life’s work, drawing on the wisdom I’ve found in a life surrounded by writers and communicators.
Based on the breadth of people who have expressed enthusiasm, I’m allowing myself to believe this book might be helpful at a moment when helpful is just the thing I would like to be.
The book is out March 2.
If you haven’t pre-ordered a copy, you may do so wherever you buy your books.