Thursday, June 7, 2018

Book Beginning: Pay to Play: Sexual Harassment American Style by Tootie Smith




Simply defined, Pay-to-Play is a phrase used for a variety of situations in which money is exchanged for services or for the privilege to engage in certain activities.

-- Pay to Play: Sexual Harassment American Style by Tootie Smith. A timely and lively book explaining what sexual harassment is and offering real life solutions to the current problem.

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, this one sounds good...and timely.

Roberta said...

I see it is self-published. Do you read a lot of self-published books? I always wonder what I'm getting into when I see a given book is published via Createspace.

Bev Bouwer said...

This sounds like a great read. Very necessary. And timely too.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Probably not one I would read, but I did use your link to check out the book on Amazon and I really thought that both the quote and poem right before those opening lines, were emotionally astute and quite moving.

Thanks for sharing and hosting BBOF

Have a good weekend :)


Yvonne said...

Sounds interesting and definitely a timely read. Have a great weekend!

Gennifer Eccles said...

This sounds like an important read, especially given our current climate! I wouldn't be surprised if this was used as a textbook in some college level classes.

Thanks for hosting!

Gilion Dumas said...

Thanks for posting and for your comments!

Roberta: I read self-published books if they catch my eye. This one did because in my law practice, I represent survivors of childhood sexual abuse and, more and more, victims of workplace sexual harassment. So I want to see what the author has to say!

Roberta said...

Good to know. I will look forward to your review.

Katherine P said...

This sounds very topical and interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it.

Literary Feline said...

This is a very timely book, I would say, and relevant to your work. I hope you like it, Gillion!

Nicki J Markus said...

Hope it's a useful, informative read.

Sheree Strange said...

I've seen this one cropping up more and more lately, it's really tapping in to the current mood, and everything I've heard has been positive. Can't wait to hear what you think of it in full! ;)

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