Pop Culture / Religion
Writing / Blogging
Barbara Barnett is Co-executive editor of Blogcritics Magazine (Technorati Media), a review and opinion Internet magazine with a million hits per month. She also the author of Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. She has spoken for groups large and small, and on TV about a variety of topics, including building a platform, the publishing experience, TV Doctors vs. Real Life Doctors, the hit TV series House. Her publishing story is a great "unknown" mom writer to successful author journey. And her success as an author (her book is now in three languages after being out less than a year in English) and the subject she writes about make her an ideal speaker for your group.
TV Doctors vs. Real Life Doctors:
What our favorite TV shows tell us about "us."
Our favorite medical shows from current hit series House, M.D. going back to Ben Casey reflect us and our society just as we have reflected them. But how have those great shows and brilliant MDs affected our view of health care? Should we expect a genius like Dr. House to diagnose us the next time we fall ill? Barbara Barnett, author of Chasing Zebras will explore this timely subject with your audience, using pop culture and real life experience to answer this question and more.
From Blogger-Mom to Published Author
Barbara Barnett, co-executive editor and regular columnist of widely read Internet Magazine Blogcritics and author of successful book Chasing Zebras, will tell her story of becoming a published author. Starting with a personal live journal and a desire to write (and some talent), Barnett forged a path toward her lifelong goal of being a published author. Good writing, persistence and ambition led Barnett first to a great agent, then to a book deal, foreign rights and more. She will share her story and give insight into how your audience may also find their dream.
Everything I Learned About Judaism I Learned on TV!
Perfect for a synagogue lecture or book series, or for a service organization monthly meeting or annual convention, Barnett will share her insights as a pop culture maven and as an experienced Jewish Educator (she's been Ritual Director at a large synagogue for 15 years). What do TV and film teach us about being Jewish, and are those good--or bad--lessons? Have your audiences come with with their own favorite pop culture moments--or the things that have made them angry, or just plain annoyed for this lively discussion.