[UbuntuWomen] Fwd: Book review?

Cathy cathy at zareason.com
Thu Nov 20 17:03:16 UTC 2008

I would! I nearly raised my hand (literally) when I skimmed the email: "Pick
me! Pick me!"

In my previous career I worked as a writer (pen name) and appreciate the
style of writing used in the Geek Goddess. Plus, it sounds like something
that would resonate with me and my circle of friends.

Let me know if I can review it. Thanks,

--Cathy Malmrose, CEO ZaReason, Inc.

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 7:22 AM, Elizabeth Bevilacqua <lyz at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> Ronnie Tucker from Full Circle Magazine (FCM) dropped me this email,
> the review of "How to be a Geek Goddess" from No Starch Press would be
> for FCM.
> Anyone interested?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ronnie Tucker <ronnie at fullcirclemagazine.org>
> Date: Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 3:07 PM
> Subject: Book review?
> To: Elizabeth Bevilacqua <lyz at ubuntu.com>
> Hi!
> Would you, or any of the Ubuntu Women, be interested in reviewing the
> book below? If so, lemme know and I'll ask Travis if he can send out a
> review copy straight to whoever wants to review it. If the person
> finds the book particularly good then they can keep it, failing that
> they can let me know and I'll pose a question, in the issue with the
> review, to win the book, but it'd be up to the reviewer to send it to
> the winner.
> *Thanks!*
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:        How to be a Geek Goddess--New from No Starch Press
> Date:   Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:45:11 -0800
> From:   Travis Peterson <nostarchpr at oreilly.com>
> To:     ronnie at fullcirclemagazine.org
> If you cannot read the information below, click here
> <http://www.oreilly.com/emails/press/geek-goddess.html>.
> O'Reilly | No Starch Press <http://nostarch.oreilly.com>For Immediate
> Release
> CONTACT:        Travis Peterson
> nostarchpr at oreilly.com <mailto:nostarchpr at oreilly.com>
> 415.863.9900 x300
> /How to Be a Geek Goddess/—New from No Starch Press
> /Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts and Style/
> How to Be a Geek Goddess
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> *San Francisco, CA,
> November 13, 2008*—Men and women rarely think alike, and when it comes
> to technology, their differing wants and needs are often glaringly
> apparent. If we are to believe the stereotypes, men are obsessed with
> acronyms and the size of their hard drives. On the other hand, women
> use technology to get things done as they struggle to work, shop,
> email, raise children, and host perfect dinner parties, all at the
> same time.
> How to Be a Geek Goddess
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> (No Starch Press
> <http://www.nostarch.com/>, Dec 08, 344 pp, ISBN 9781593271879) shows
> every woman how to sort out the complicated world of technology.
> Whether she's buying a computer, shopping for a cell phone, trolling
> electronics aisles, or simply surfing the Internet, How to Be a Geek
> Goddess <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> makes sense of
> it all with wit, intelligence, and attitude. "This book proves beyond
> a shadow of a doubt that Christina Tynan-Wood totally gets where men
> and women divide in terms of technology," said Jonna Gallo Weppler,
> senior editor at /Family Circle/ magazine. Weppler praised How to Be a
> Geek Goddess <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> as a
> "comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide" and advised readers to "buy
> this book now."
> "I decided to write this book so that I could answer the questions my
> girlfriends asked me about technology all at once," explained author
> Christina Tynan-Wood. "Women are working, raising kids, taking care of
> parents, and running businesses as well as homes. They need
> time-saving and organizing tools, but they also need to grasp
> technology in order to help their kids navigate it."
> With practical, clear, and down-to-earth insight, readers learn how to:
>  * Buy the right computer to fit their needs, decor, and budget
>  * Surf the Web with confidence, organize schedules, and manage finances
>  * Master email, cell phones, and instant messaging
>  * Keep family members safe from spyware, viruses, stalkers, and
>    phishing scams
>  * Connect with friends, grow their professional networks, or find
>    that special someone online
> How to Be a Geek Goddess
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879> will show readers how
> to expertly join the Web conversation, start a blog, and solve many
> common technical crises. "This book is as much a manifesto on female
> techno-empowerment as it is a book on how to use technology," explains
> Tynan-Wood. In no time at all, readers will become the tech-savvy
> girlfriend on all of their friends' speed dials.
> *For more information, to schedule an interview, or to request a
> review copy of How to Be a Geek Goddess
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879>, contact Travis
> Peterson at No Starch Press (nostarchpr at oreilly.com, +1.415.863.9900,
> x300), or visit www.nostarch.com.*
> *About the Author*
> Christina Tynan-Wood has published hundreds of articles on technology,
> parenting, and education in her 15 years as a working writer. She has
> written for /Family Circle/, /Parenting/, /This Old House/, /USA
> Weekend/, /Edutopia/, /Working Mother/, /Scholastic Administrator/,
> /Family PC/, and /Popular Science/ and has contributed regular columns
> to both /PC World/ and /PC Magazine/. Christina has won multiple
> awards for business and investigative journalism. She blogs at
> www.geekgirlfriends.com.
> *Additional Resources*
> Chapter 5, "Shopping!" <http://www.tinker.tv/download/geekgoddess_ch5.pdf>
> (PDF)
> Table of contents overview <http://www.nostarch.com/geekgoddess_toc.htm>
> Detailed table of contents
> <http://www.nostarch.com/download/geekgoddess_dtoc.pdf> (PDF)
> Index <http://www.nostarch.com/download/geekgoddess_index.pdf> (PDF)
> Large cover image <http://www.nostarch.com/geekgoddess_big.htm>
> How to Be a Geek Goddess
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271879>*How to Be a Geek
> Goddess*
> By Christina Tynan-Wood
> December 2008, 344 pp
> ISBN 9781593271879, $24.95 USD
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