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Formula for Fortune: Ann Uhry Abrams

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Growing up in Atlanta, Coca Cola is part of your daily life.  The bright red bottle with distinct lettering was a joyful sight on a hot summer day.

Around the city tributes to Robert Woodruff are scattered and with the new World of Coke Museum even large portraits of Dr. John Pemberton line the streets with a finger hushing those around about the secret coke formula.  One important character that has been overlooked is Asa Candler.

In Formula for Fortune: How Asa Candler Discovered Coca-Cola and Turned It into the Wealth His Children Enjoyed by Ann Uhry Abrams, this author delves into the Candler family.

Candler deserves much of the credit of transforming it from a soda jerk concoction into a household brand. He made millions and created a legacy of philanthropy in Atlanta.

A driven man he came from humble beginning in rural Georgia and had a knack for business at a young age.  As the story goes he caught a mink and sold the skin for a profit. This point lead to a lifelong pursuit of wheeling and dealing and a roller coaster ride in business.

The beautiful Candler Building down town was a premier skyscraper of its time and inside the designs are spectacular.  During his life he would bring the Candler clan together to pause for those that came before him. In the building there still exist a bust on the stairway of his mother Martha Candler and father Sam Candler.

The book even chronicles how his cherished company, Coca Cola was taken away from him when his children sold their shares and he lost his majority to his arch rival Ernest Woodruff.

Historian Ann Uhry Abrams has delved deep into the archives and tell a fascinating story of the Candler family in Formula for Fortune: How Asa Candler Discovered Coca-Cola and Turned It into the Wealth His Children Enjoyed. This book is a marvelous contribution to those who want to know how the most popular drink in the world, Coca Cola came to be such a familiar household brand.

Book Facts:

Formula for Fortune: How Asa Candler Discovered Coca-Cola and Turned It into the Wealth His Children Enjoyed

by Ann Uhry Abrams

2012 iUniverse 340 pp

ISBN: 978-1-4620-7168-5

 

To follow this author visit: http://annabrams.com/

 

Dr. Wilson Trivino is a speaker and writer for ABC Vision. He may be reached at T4Vista@gmail.com

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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