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“A Connoisseur’s Journey” Now Winner of 8 Literary Awards. Come Meet the Man Behind The Book

A Connoisseur's Journey cover large best jpegWe are so proud to announce the awarding of the eighth literary award to “A Connoisseur’s Journey”!

First Place in Class at The GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

“A Connoisseur’s Journey” also awarded:

Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Great Northwest Book Festival, March, 2016

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: Tesserae: A Memoir of Two Summers – Mathias B. Freese

RUNNER-UP: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the London (England) Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the New England Book Fare.

Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

 



Dr._Lant_and_Kip_Combined_framedNow come meet the man behind the book – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

in a presentation you will never forget!

Christopher Forbes and Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Two connoisseurs in ebullient
conversation about life, money, collecting, and the joy of MORE!

F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “The very rich are different from you
and me”… Come see for yourself on Thursday, March 24, 2pm ET

http://www.TheLiveBusinessCenter.com/?id=27538
when your host Dr. Jeffrey Lant,  internationally known author
and commentator, goes toe-to-toe with plutocratic, billionaire
Christopher (“Kip”) Forbes, Vice Chairman of Forbes Publishing
company, whose appearance reminds us “living well is the best
revenge.”.

Kip is the Maecenas of our drab, mediocre, second rate days.
(In case your Roman history is rusty, the good Maecenas has come
down from the time of Octavius Caesar as a byword for a wealthy,
generous and enlightened patron of the arts… and so say all of us
of Kip.

Motor cycle hot shot.

I first became aware of Kip’s joyful family when I was a student at
Harvard. Father Malcolm (1919-1990) was a motorcycle fanatic. He was
indeed the leader of the pack as they gathered at the end of Holyoke
Street where I resided in what were credited as the apartment of
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s valet. With this splashy opening le tout
Harvard Square knew when this impresario, this imp of the unpredictable
was in town. Here was a man who knew how to generate buzz, lots
of buzz, and keep ’em smiling, sugar.

Like father…

I advise my students that if they want a guarantee they’ll be rich
and comfy they should carefully select just the right parents,
and here Malcolm’s two sons (Steve, born 1947 and Christopher,
born 1950) showed  they got the message.

Daddy was rich, granddaddy (a Scottish emigrant with a slew of relations
in the noble Clan Forbes) was rich… get the picture? The key
wasn’t just making money, it was having fun while keeping what
they got and getting more.

Neither for the father nor the sons was wealth a matter of grim drudgery
and punishing responsibilities. They knew that wealth must mean
happiness or its cost is too high. Wealth was never their master; always
their servant. To be around a Forbes is to feel joy and experience their
kindness in sharing. They resurrect in themselves the penetrating phrase
“Noblesse oblige”, an aspect of wealth no wealthy person can afford to
forget or postpone, even if what can be given is no more than the widow’s
mite.

“Ars longa. Vita brevis.” Kip, the Emperor, and high collecting adventure.

My challenge now is to get you to attend my very special tete a tete
with Kip. Knowing him as I do I can promise you it will deliver some of
the most enlightening moments of your life, during which you will see
how Kip salvaged the tarnished reputation of the “forgotten” emperor
Napoleon the Third (reigned 1852-1870) by ordering four days of
non-stop auctioneering at the highest and most ostentatious level’; in
other words pure Forbes and as such followed with breathless interest
by connoisseurs worldwide. Come to the program and add yourself to their
informed ranks!

Useful facts.

Christopher Forbes spills the beans on life, lore, love and lavish living in
conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Lant.
March 24, 2pm ET

http://www.TheLiveBusinessCenter.com/?id=27538

then check out the Forbes auction March 5, 6 & April 9. For catalogs of the over 1,300 items featured
go to www.osenat.com Each of the four catalogs commences with
fascinating details about  the Forbes, Kip, and his stupendous
imperial collection, now available to you.

For general information go to www.writerssecrets.com where you
can find the video of this program after it is recorded. While
there, check out Dr. Lant’s new memoirs, “The Connoisseur’s Journey,
Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit discernment, pluck and joy.”


Dr. Jeffrey Lant

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Lookie Lookie – Now 7 Literary Awards for Connoisseur’s Journey!

Connoisseur's_Journey_coverWe are excited to announce that Dr. Lant has just received ANOTHER
Literary Prize for his Memoirs “A Connoisseur’s Journey”.

Great Northwest Book Festival, March, 2016

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: Tesserae: A Memoir of Two Summers – Mathias B. Freese

RUNNER-UP: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

This is the seventh award bestowed on Dr. Lant and his epoch book.

His other awards are:

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the London (England) Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the New England Book Fare.

Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

Check out the Preface and find out more about this astonishing memoir available at http://writerssecrets.co

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

Get a FREE Copy a short memoir written for Dr. Lant’s 69th birthday at: http://writerssecrets.com/e-book-giveaway-whether-i-shall-turn-out-to-be-the-hero-of-my-own-life-reflections-at-three-score-and-nine/

Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Multi-Award Winning Memoir “A Connoisseur’s Journey”

Connoisseur's_Journey_coverA Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy”

A multi-awards winning, gloriously written and unique memoir by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the London (England) Book Festival.

THIRD in Class at the New England Book Fare.

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

 Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

Dr. Lant also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on “A Connoisseur’s Journey” with this citation.

“Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience.”

(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor

Preface of “A Connoisseur’s Journey” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

This is my twentieth book, but only the first of my memoirs. Over the course of my long connection with books, the discovery, the reading, the writing, the rewriting and rereading I have come across many volumes of memoirs, some glorious and gloriously written, some so forgettable that you cannot remember the author even a moment after putting the dreary pages down, vowing to avoid him like the plague forever after. However I, dear reader, shall give you what you want in a memoir… humor, indiscretion, secrets, stories of the rich and famous, stories about places and situations you’ve longed to visit and enjoy. You will learn much in theleast demanding of ways… and feel more and more intelligent as you read.

 

You will be in the hands of a man of learning, privilege, and audacity, who has been there, done that, and lived to write the tale. There is nothing fair or objective in what you’re about to read. Nor should there be. For a memoir is all about you, your life, your point of view, your unique journey wherever on Earth and in whatever way you choose to make it. And if some — even you! — cavil or object to even a single word or sentiment, why then write your own memoirs, for the genre is open to all.

Get your copy here: http://writerssecrets.co/products/a-connoisseurs-journey-being-the-artful-memoirs-of-a-man-of-wit-discernment-pluck-and-joy

Lookee! Lookee! 6th Literary Award

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

WINNER: A Connoisseur’s Journey – Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

We are excited to announce Dr. Lant has just receiving ANOTHER
Literary Prize for his Memoirs “A Connoisseur’s Journey”. This  time Third Place
in the Memoirs/Biography /category at the New England Book Fare.
This is the fifth Prize bestowed on Dr. Lant and his epoch book. You can
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The most astonishing memoirs you have ever read, by a writer you will want
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A Connoisseur’s Journey.
.
Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

by internationally known prolific author, commentator, entrepreneur,
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Dr. Jeffrey Lant

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who but Dr. Jeffrey Lant could have created it, thereby stimulating the memorable
stories that began here and circled an enraptured world that just cannot get enough.

Dateline Cambridge, Massachusetts.

What makes these memoirs memorable? First, they are packed with information,
people, and events that rivet your complete attention. Dr. Lant has traveled the
globe meeting the people who have made our world and whose stories are
worth the telling, especially when the teller is among the lyric masters of his generation.

Always “a fly on the wall,” Dr. Lant takes you inside the lives of his subjects,
not to judge, but to understand. As such, you feel the power of empathy and
can see clearly at last, and gratefully.

Grounded in a lifetime of diligent research (necessary when the author has
written 20 volumes on a multiplicity of subjects), including history (the first American
granted access to the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle), international
affairs, marketing, business development, media communications, non-profit
organization and fund-raising, Internet marketing, and much, much more
detailed in both books and the many thousands of articles published since age 5 and his first article, the beginning of it all. You find these at www.writerssecrets.com.

Not just an author, a communications innovator.

Here are just some of the reasons this book will instantly rise high  to the top of
your all-time favorites:

1) Dr. Lant is a masterful story teller. His tales hit the core of the human
experience. They speak to the world and the world knows itself — and him —
better.

2) The text was written on screen in Worldprofit’s Live Business Center.
It was written by Dr. Lant live and read by members of his Writers Team who
assisted his work and research. Thus, Dr. Lant was able to see how ideas,
text, and presentation worked to enhance readability… and sales. People
worldwide watched Dr. Lant create not just a great and enduring classic
but eager prospective buyers. Dr. Lant was continually asked when the final
product would be ready. Thus a good  sale was already assured before a single
copy existed.

3) Dr. Lant added several hundred musical references to turn mere words,
no matter how limpid, into vignettes of astonishing impact and verve. Thus
the text soars in ways no previous volume ever did, or could.

In these ways, Harvard-educated Dr. Lant, a noted communications expert of
so many articles and cutting-edge books, has changed the world again, by
freeing authors of every kind from prosaic, step-by-step presentation and
providing a model for the way all information can be presented for maximum
effect.

Human life is not sequential; their tales need not be sequential either, which
therefore becomes one more way authors may be liberated from the thrall of
the no longer good enough.

Now it is time for you to get this book, read this book, devour this book,and
so come to love this book, as people worldwide will do.

A CONNOISSEUR’S JOURNEY
Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant 679 pages/74 illustrations.

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Here is something Every Collector who ever lived would KILL to be part of THIS Epic Event!

Tune in for Dr. Lant, the Art Connoisseur – see this connoisseur in action as he is unpacking and viewing his newly restored art-pieces for the very first time, the latest additions to his collection.

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