Product Description Patricia Russell-McCloud's message of personal empowerment and professional accountability shows you how to have the courage to face all that life has to offer -- the disappointments and the pleasures. Russell-McCloud shows you how to stop making the excuses that hinder you from venturing beyond where you are. Using the alphabet as a touchstone, A Is for Attitude: An Alphabet for Living offers you, chapter by chapter, a new commitment to assess your strengths and fulfill more of your potential. You'll learn to live with Courage, to tap your Genius and Brainpower, to fight for Justice and Truth, to take Risks, and develop a Vision. A Is for Attitude brims with anecdotes, advice, and action steps, and provides a blueprint for a successful life that has meaning, substance, and contentment at its core. Review ?Lively and pungent?[Gershten] makes Magdalena a rich and contradictory character?and, moreover, a canny storyteller in her own right.?Los Angeles Times About the Author Patricia Russell-McCloud is a top-ranked motivational speaker who has spent more than fifteen years on the lecture circuit.She has inspired thousands of people in private and public organizations to surmount every obstacle that stands between them and a more fulfilling existence. She has received many honors including being named one of the top five business motivators in the country in 1998 by Black Enterprise magazine. For the last four years, Ebony magazine has named her one of the most influential people in the United States. A graduate of Kentucky State University and Howard University School of Law, she is a resident of Atlanta.