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It’s official, the recession has hit the publishing industry.  Announced yesterday in a multitude of news sources, HarperCollins has undergone “ferocious” lay-offs and closed the Collins division (home to books such as “The Dangerous Book for Boys” and the “Deceptively Delicious” cookbook). Owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, HC is one of the last major publishing houses to announce lay-offs.  The full NYT article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/books/11harp.html?hp

I guess my dream of breaking in to the publishing industry may have to be put on hold for a little while… 😦

Ironically, after posting about “The Little Prince” yesterday I visited another of my favorite websites this morning, http://www.postsecret.com, and discovered I’m not alone in my adoration of this book.

Though I like to think I learned  more during my four years at the University of Dayton (I think my parents would kill me if I told them my private-school education could be replaced with this $10 book!), I do offer this further proof of the powerful and inspirational message in the story.

I encourage all of you reading this to visit http://www.postsecret.com and find pieces of yourself in the secrets shared by others.  The site is updated every Sunday.

Thank you for sharing, PostSecret!

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