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View New Playlists on the Common Reads YouTube Page

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Author videos from previous First-Year Experience® Conferences (2009-2012), featuring prominent authors such as Tracy Kidder (MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS), Warren St. John (OUTCASTS UNITED) and Blake Mycoskie (START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS), are now accessible via the Common Reads YouTube page.  Just check the Playlists tab.

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Coastal Carolina University Selects Start Something That Matters For First-Year Experience Program

Start Something That Matters TPCoastal Carolina University has selected Start Something That Matters for their First-Year Experience Summer Reading program for the 2013 school year.  All of CCU’s approximately 2,200 incoming freshmen will be required to read the book prior to orientation in the summer.  Start Something is the incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good.  It has previously been chosen as Common Reading at Missouri State University, Philadelphia University and SUNY Buffalo.

CCU’s 2012 Common Reading was the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Click here to learn about CCU’s Big Reading program.

Click here to view author Blake Mycoskie’s talk at the 2012 First-Year Experience conference.

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Philadelphia U Selects Start Something That Matters for FYE Pick!

We’re happy to share that Philadelphia University has selected Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters as their text for the 2012 First Year Experience Summer Reading Program! The university’s focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, and its drive to educate civically engaged leaders make this text an important message: that students’ passions and careers are not mutually exclusive, but in fact should be intimately connected. Read more on PhilaU Today’s article about how they selected this title and why the book’s message is of great importance to students today.

In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from such other innovative organizations as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle. Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life.

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Mark your calendars for the Eighth Annual Random House First-Year Experience Author Luncheon!

      

Random House announces its Eighth Annual Author Luncheon at the 2012 First-Year Experience Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Authors in attendance include:

Sam Bracken, author of My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change
Peter Buffett, author of Life is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
Elizabeth Moon, author of The Speed of Dark: A Novel
Blake Mycoskie, author of Start Something That Matters
Darin Strauss, author Half a Life: A Memoir

WHEN: Monday, February 20th, 11:30AM-1:30PM
WHERE: Room #007 on River Level at the Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center, 200 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX
WHY: To hear five authors speak about their books

Join us for FREE books and FREE lunch!

RSVP soon, email: rhacademic@randomhouse.com. Space is limited!

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Reluctant Reviewer Won Over by Blake Mycoskie

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie, author and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal review, “Doing Good by Shoeing Well.” The article highlights how Mycoskie cobbled together a for-profit enterprise that has donated footwear to a million poor people around the world, but it also reveals how the hesitant reviewer was ultimately won over by the book.

“So I was ready to be irritated by ‘Start Something That Matters,’ and the book does include a fair amount of gushy do-goodism. By the end, though, I was sold. Mr. Mycoskie tells a convincing and lively story.”

To read the full article in the WSJ, click here.

In Start Something That Matters, Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, short for “Tomorrow’s Shoes,” one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from such other innovative organizations as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle.

Mycoskie presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life. No matter what kind of change you’re considering, Start Something That Matters gives readers the stories, ideas, and practical tips that can help them get started.

We just received two brand new finished copies of Start Something That Matters hot off the press. Be the first to leave us a comment here letting us know what matters to you, or why this title might pertain to your classroom in particular, and you could receive a free copy!

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