Monday, November 9, 2009

speaker situation: contest winner

Ever wonder how you'd fare if you were suddenly thrust into the public spotlight--but were uncomfortable with public speaking? That's a theme of The Ungarnished Truth: A Cooking Contest Memoirby Ellie Matthews, a winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off. Just reading the introduction, where she describes getting called to be on The Oprah Winfrey Show, sets up her discomfort with getting put on the spot--and her reserve allows her the perspective to notice her feelings during all the very public presentations that followed her win. Check out this winning memoir of a speaking situation that many women face.

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