Known as the First Lady of Arizona Education, Carolyn Warner has poured the knowledge gained from her 12 years as Arizona’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and from a lifetime of public policy, business, political, and speaking experience into a series of books . . . books that are a distillation of the wisdom, foibles, experience and life-living observations of women – famous, infamous, and obscure – and books that are Carolyn’s practical “here’s how to do it” for educational leaders at all levels of experience who want to make their schools and their communities better places.
The Last Word – Carolyn Warner A Treasury of Women’s Quotes
When the editor of Barlett’s Familiar Quotations said, “…women don’t write much or have much to say,” Carolyn Warner proved them wrong!
With more than 2000 timeless quotes by women, representing everyone from Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots to pop megastar Madonna, The Last Word is a must-have for any woman looking for inspiration, kinship, and a way to meaningfully connect with audiences of one to one million. Entries are sorted under forty topics ranging from attitude, humor, and leadership to politics, vision, and work, with a biographical index of the women quoted.
The three-time elected Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction visits with her new book, a collection of 2,000 inspirational quotes by women .
The Last Word is a must-have for any woman looking for inspiration, kinship and a way to meaningfully connect with audiences of one to one million. However, to simply call it a compendium of quotes is a misnomer. Carolyn Warner’s book is a valuable resource to anyone seeking to be heard. As Warner would say, her book helps women find the right words for the right time, as well as the right time for the right words. In addition to entries sorted under 40 topics ranging from attitude, humor and leadership to politics, vision and work and a biographical index of the women quoted, Warner offers speaking tips about establishing a common bond. She shares her hard-earned wisdom, garnered from giving thousands of speeches and presentations—nationally and internationally—to associations, conventions, governments and Fortune 500 companies.
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As her cover touts, Carolyn Warner does deliver a ‘treasury of women’s quotes’ in her book The Last Word. Opening with not one, but two forwards by Sandra Day O’Connor (and the original by Erma Bombeck), the reader is able to anticipate the diversity of sentiments about to unfold in the multitude of chapters ahead. Ms. Warner cleverly breaks the book down into multiple chapters with headings such as: Ability, Action, Age, and Arts to name a few. The essence captured beyond each title segues into a series of famous quotes relevant to the chapter’s title. Statements range from those that have been uttered by dignitaries such as Margaret Meade before the theme continues to showcase quintessential funny men holding court in the same arena as Mel Brooks. I am a writer and embrace the importance of the written word as much as how the written word can resonate once uttered. When I read Bette Davis’ quote: ‘If you want a thing well done, get a couple of broads to do it,’ I found myself reflecting, then smiling and finally uttering to myself: ‘Now there was a ‘broad’ who thumbed her nose at ‘political correctness’…refreshing at best! Stepping into another category, I savored the moments in the chapter titled: ‘Courage.’ Ms. Warner summarizes the chapter with eloquence in her opening statement: ‘Courage is more than simply a physical action. It is a state of mind as much as it is a state of body―and it’s in this context that I have included it.’ I admire a person who drives a premise as succinctly as Ms. Warner has done in her introduction of this particular chapter. This book is a useful tool on many levels in that all walks of life have a propensity to seek out a resource that provides meaning and affirmation to the information he or she wishes to disseminate. The Last Word is such a resource. In my work, we have a community blackboard in our kitchen. I begin each day by going to the internet and searching for a quote to share in hopes of inspiring not only myself, but my fellow workers. I am thrilled to have had the pleasure to read Ms. Warner’s book and thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of wonderfully inspirational sentiments across its pages. I now have my ‘go to’ resource. I plan to keep it at my fingertips and refer to it often in the days ahead when I am in search of that one particular statement sure to inspire. This is a terrific book filled with a bounty of positive inspiration. The Last Word is a well-rounded compilation of inspirational quotes that has a little something for all walks of life.
Diane Lunsford – Feathered Quill Book Reviews
Carolyn Warner is brilliant. This book is a fine collection of quotations (all from women) interjected with Ms. Warner’s wit and wisdom both of which are considerable. It makes a great gift for the special ladies in your life, young or seasoned. So happy I found this.
New addition to Newmarket’s “Words Of” series showcases over 700 thought-provoking selections and celebrates 400 women who have made their mark.
Selected by Carolyn Warner, a powerful public speaker and a leader in the fields of education and politics, this inspiring book features more than 700 quotations from over 400 notable women, ranging from Charlotte Brontë and Helen Keller to Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, Simone de Beauvoir, and Hillary Clinton. Organized thematically, the selections explore a wide variety of subjects, including family, faith, character, education, leadership, the arts, humor, politics, self-image, women, and success.
THE WORDS OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN is the latest addition to the Newmarket Press “Words Of” series of quotation collections. Timeless and inspiring, this critically acclaimed series began in 1982 with the publication of THE WORDS OF GHANDI (now in its 14th printing) and THE WORDS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (now in its 19th printing), which have each sold more than 100,000 copies.
“Some quotes will make you think and some will make you wonder. But however they affect you, taken as whole, they will provide you with a wonderful compendium of thoughts, ideas, and musings.”
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
“A good base that can be used immediately. I would recommend it for university classes and to colleagues.”
William A. Sommers, Senior Fellow – University of Minnesota
“Warner says upfront her book is light on theory but heavy on practicality, which busy school leaders will welcome because their action-packed schedules allow little time to find successful strategies that can be adapted to their individual schools.”
The School Administrator, October 2010, Vol. 67(9) – American Association of School Administrators
“Clearly indicates how to communicate with a variety of groups to obtain public support. This book is very easy to read and understand and has a wealth of examples.”
Anne Roede Giddings, Assistant Superintendent – Ansona Public Schools, CT
“The examples spur thought on how schools can best communicate with their communities. The book is truly a practitioner’s handbook that any educator can learn from and put immediately into use.”
Bruce Deterding, Principal – Wichita Heights High School, Wichita, KS
Everybody’s House: The Schoolhouse – Best techniques for connecting, home, school and community – by Carolyn Warner
Conclusive evidence shows that students in schools that emphasize parental and community participation outperform students in other schools.
Everybody’s House-the Schoolhouse provides building principals and other educators with practical techniques, based on case studies of successful programs, on how to reach out to parents, families, and other community members and keep them involved.
“Before I Forget” is Carolyn Warner’s upcoming biography, written by acclaimed Arizona author, Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger, but wryly titled by the subject herself. Rich with reminiscences and quotations from Carolyn through archives and interviews, it is an intimate insight into a woman who has achieved, inspired, challenged, and delighted over decades.
Leadership for America: Rebuilding the Public Service
The Report of the National Commission on the Public Service (aka “the Volcker Commission,” for its Head, former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker) – an in-depth study of the impact and value of public service to civic life in America. Carolyn Warner was a member of the Commission.