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Doree Shafrir on Book Party Hosting and Mothers

A crowd of writers and mothers gathered at the Slipper Room in Manhattan last night, helping launch “Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home.”

Conceived by Doree Shafrir (currently of the NYO, formerly of Gawker) and Jessica Grose (formerly of Jezebel), the book collects wacky correspondence from mothers around the country.

GalleyCat caught up with Shafrir for a quick video interview, finding out how she built her packed turnout for a book party in the middle of a recession. Our siblings at FishbowlNY also stopped by the festivities last night, uncovering some photos of the party.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.