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One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Share with your Seattle/Tacoma Friends

Join us in Tacoma for
Womanhood: The Divine Comedy
Thoughts on Life, Laughter
and The Pursuit of Happiness

Friday, June 12th, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.

The Rialto Theater
310 South 9th Street, Tacoma, Washington

Womanhood is working wonders!

No one said being a woman was easy, but thank goodness it can be entertaining! Laugh your way to a great time with good friends during this evening of comedy for a cause. This one-of-a-kind one-woman-show is presented by Deanna Davis, PhD, a humorist and author of three books, including the forthcoming Laugh, Cry, Eat Some Pie: An Irreverent Guide to Mindful Living. Deanna is an admitted laughaholic and a strong proponent of adding chocolate as a key category of the USDA Food Pyramid.

This event is for you…your friends…and the community. It’s time for a few luxurious hours for self-care and celebration. Grab your friends (or make a few new ones!), sprinkle in some wit, wisdom, and a few wacky tales from the adventurous life of women, and you’ve got an unforgettable evening. Laugh as you learn the finer points of balance and bliss, centeredness and connection.

Better still, this is a Girls’ Night Out that Gives Back! Proceeds from this event will support two local non-profit organizations whose missions keep our communities safe and healthy:Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence and WithinReach.

Your ticket includes an evening of uncontrollable laughter, great music, free drawings, and uninterrupted time to relax and reconnect with friends…or make new ones! Please join us for a wonderful evening filled with comedy, connection, and community…and the opportunity to help these remarkable organizations support the residents of Pierce County.

Tickets start at $40 and group, senior, student, and military discounts are available. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include a special pre-event
wine and appetizer reception.

Order your tickets today:
• Online at
• Via phone at 253.591.5894 or 1.800.291.7593
• In person at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts at 901 Broadway, Tacoma.

When women gather, the world changes!
Why not make a commitment to yourself to join us for a few exquisite hours
filled with good humor and a great opportunity to help others?

"See you...and your Tacoma!"

Deanna Davis, PhD
Author of The Law of Attraction in Action and Living With Intention
For great free resources, visit

Deanna Davis, PhD

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