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

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

First Place in Class at The GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL

Great Southwest Book Festival

Sole winner in the category

Awarded FIRST in Class at Southern California Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Midwest Book Festival.

SECOND in Class at the Great Northwest Book Festival, March, 2016

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

This is the fifth award bestowed on Dr. Lant and his epoch book. You can
get your copy 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.

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

 

Hear what people are writing about this gloriously written memoir

Get more of these video snippets with the “Snippets Caught of “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the Artful Memoirs of a Man of Wit, Discernment, Pluck and Joy” in the Making” “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck and joy” A masterfully written, totally unique style of memoir, was over a year in the creation. Written live on screen and caught in video snippets available now for you to see the unfolding of this fascinating memoir – “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck and joy” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

  • Get over 40 video snippets of Dr. Lant live from the Worldprofit Live Business Center – the birthplace in the creation of “A Connoisseur’s Journey”
  • See the master at his craft developing his totally unique style of creating a memoir
  • Learn of his writer’s team, his choice of musical selections for each segment of his book, his thorough research using the power of the internet in a way never been done before
  • Follow the unfolding of this book chapter by chapter with readings by the author, Dr. Lant and some of his writing team, fresh after just having been written

Get your copies NOW!

 

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“WHETHER I SHALL TURN OUT TO BE THE HERO OF MY OWN LIFE. REFLECTIONS AT THREE SCORE AND NINE!” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

A candid look at one man’s spectacular journey from the great plains of America to worldwide renown as author, marketer, and commentator.

Now he shares his deeply personal reflections with you and shows you how to rise higher and higher while having the time of your life.

Get Your Copy NOW Go to:

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

An awards winning, gloriously written and unique memoir by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

First Place Great Southeast Book Festival


BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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

Sole winner in the category

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Great Southwest Book Festival, March, 2016

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.

 

 

Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Lant reading the preface to his fascinating memoirs

Preface by Dr. Jeffrey Lant –

Hear what people are writing about this gloriously written memoir

Get more of these video snippets with the “Snippets Caught of “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the Artful Memoirs of a Man of Wit, Discernment, Pluck and Joy” in the Making” This masterfully written, totally unique style of memoir, was over a year in the creation. Written live on screen and caught in video snippets available now for you to see the unfolding of this fascinating memoir – “A Connoisseur’s Journey – Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck and joy” by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

  • Get over 40 video snippets of Dr. Lant live from the Worldprofit Live Business Center – the birthplace in the creation of “A Connoisseur’s Journey”
  • See the master at his craft developing his totally unique style of creating a memoir
  • Learn of his writer’s team, his choice of musical selections for each segment of his book, his thorough research using the power of the internet in a way never been done before
  • Follow the unfolding of this book chapter by chapter with readings by the author, Dr. Lant and some of his writing team, fresh after just having been written

Get your copies NOW!


This unique memoir is also a prime model and text for the Writers Secrets Course with Dr. Lant
Dr. Lant is now ready to bring the crucial features of his illustrious writing career to the world through WRITERS SECRETS where he will spill the beans sharing with you experiences, tactics, stratagems, secrets and insights it has taken him a full, rich and productive lifetime to accumulate
This writing course has a special emphasis on telling family stories, writing that bring life and vibrancy to your loved ones. Folks from all over the world come and ask Dr. Lant one insistent question. “How can I write like you write? How can I keep the people I love alive, like you do?”.

I guarantee you will learn this with WRITERS SECRETS and that this may become the most important class you every took, and the most lucrative.

Here’s an outline of just SOME of what you get in “Writer’s Secrets”. You must master each part to succeed as a writer.

1) How to begin successfully. Go to http://writerssecrets.com/2015/11/13/of-words-written-of-our-loved-ones-so-when-summoned-they-live-again-in-us-thus-we-begin/

2) A room of your own.

3) No interruptions!

4) Prepare tonight to get started in the morning.

5) How music can put you in the mod.

6) Setting a quota — and achieving it.

7) Writing when you feel like it. Writing when you don’t.

8) Gathering your facts. Knowing which to use; which not.

9) Kill the telephone and all related interruptions.

10) Write. Save. Rewrite.

11) A quick lesson on words.

12) Never force your writing.

13) Start your day by editing what you wrote yesterday.

14) Need oxygen? Dance!

15) Creating punchy titles.

16) How to write a knock-out opening paragraph.

17) Knowing and using the right word.

18) Are you writing the truth?

19) Take a break: brainstorm future article subjects.

20) How to use music.

21) The dictionary is your friend.

22) Wikipedia. How to use it.

23) On adjectives.

24) The importance of convenient line length.

25) Fact first. Getting them. Arranging them. Using them.

26) Writing about Mother.

27) Writing about other family members and friends.

28) Writing about pets.

29) Benefitting from my memoirs, “A Connoisseur’s Journey.”

30) Becoming the emotion meister.

31) Writing reports.

32) Writing commentary.

33) Writing elegies.

34) Reviewing your bad habits. If you don’t write regularly, you cannot improve.

35) Research gives your writing heft and teeth.

36) How to organize family history before writing.

37) Writing testimonials and remembrances.

38) Reading your words for maximum impact.

39) How to make characters you create real.

40) How to use “Writer’s Market.”

41) How to write cover letters that sell your articles.

42) How to get civic recognition, prizes and awards for what you write.

43) Plagiarism and Fair Use.

44) Protecting what you write.

45) Internet publication resources.

46) Presentation copies and how to give them.

47) Think and act like a literary star before you are.

48) How to deal with criticism.

49) Read other authors… then read some more. Make it a point to read more than you write.

50) Thanking the people who helped you… ahem!

And more, more, more.

As often as possible individual student works will be discussed in class, particularly if what has been submitted becomes a World Problem! This all happens, hey presto, in “Writers Secrets” where your interests are prime… and what you pay each day is less than a piece of gum with rewards that could be astronomical.

Get WRITERS SECRETS.NOW!


Learn more tune in…
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