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An A-Z Reference Guide

for Solving Your Gift-Giving Dilemmas…Forever!

Robyn Freedman Spizman

As Mother’s Day, Graduation and Father’s Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about a unique and meaningful gift for that special person in your life. Author Robyn Freedman Spizman, a nationally acclaimed gift-giving expert, arrives to your rescue!  A seasoned media personality, Robyn has appeared on more than ten thousand live TV segments and is a regular guest on radio talk shows. In her latest book, she makes it simple to avoid the gift-giving blues with THE GIFTIONARY: An A-Z Reference Guide for Solving Your Gift-Giving Dilemmas...Forever!

Arranged in a dictionary format, THE GIFTIONARY provides creative and memorable gift ideas for even the most hard-to-please loved one, from holidays to anniversaries to last minute gifts. With her creative and personal touch, Spizman knows how to make anyone feel special on any occasion, including:

Wedding Anniversaries: From paper and plastic to diamonds and gold (and everything in between), recreate her wedding bouquet or send the lucky pair to the 50TH state: Hawaii!

Saying I love you: Give a gift card to your favorite coffee house with a note that says "I love you a-latte!"

Saying Thank You:  When you’re a guest in someone’s home, leave a gift in the guest room for the pleasure of the next guest:  several pretty, decorated hangers in the closet with a note for the hostess, saying “I just loved hanging around with you.”
Members of the Club: Surprise a friend with membership to their local art museum, theater, gym or something that reflects their interest. "A VIP membership for a VIP friend."

Get Well Soon:  For someone who is hospitalized, choose an inexpensive portable CD player and a selection of CDs as your gift for the patient. Or send a music box or a favorite CD with a note that says “Your recovery will be music to my ears.”

Also known as "The Super Shopper", Robyn Freedman Spizman has appeared for over two decades as one of the country’s leading gift giving experts. An expert on shopping and gift giving, she has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, The Discovery Channel, CNNfn, Headline News, Talk Back Live and appears weekly on WXIA-TV in Atlanta, in the popular segment Been There Bought That.

THE GIFTIONARY includes a glossary of thank-you words and quotes for every occasion, invitation ideas, and even a journal where gift-givers can record "VIP" gifts, favorite stores and Web sites, and special dates. With THE GIFTIONARY, friends, family and loved ones will be in awe of you and your gifts. From birthday presents to edible treats, party favors to housewarming presents people will actually use, this creative, indispensable guide can help anyone find the perfect gift for any occasion.

About the Author:
Robyn Freedman Spizman ( is the most recognizable gift-giving expert today. She has been on more than ten thousand live TV segments, is a regular on radio talk shows, and frequently appears on many national TV shows during the holidays. She is the author of 70 previous books.

THE GIFTIONARY: An A-Z Reference Guide for Solving Your Gift-Giving Dilemmas…Forever!

By Robyn Freedman Spizman
Publication Date: May 12, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 0-312-31190-7


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Publication Date: September 23rd

Contact: Robyn Spizman


How to Ask For (and get)
Money, Fulfillment, and Advancement
Tory Johnson and Robyn Freedman Spizman

A must-read for every career woman. --Kelly Ripa

Clear-cut useful sidebar anecdotes of asking and receiving lends welcome you go girl! inspiration --Publishers Weekly

If only I had asked!

For many professional women, this phrase sounds all too familiar.  Whether seeking employment for the first time or trying to advance their careers after years on the job, many women routinely grapple with how to ask for what they want and feel they have earned.  With a full understanding of the challenges women face when asking for everything from a raise to time off, Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire, and consumer advocate Robyn Spizman have created an essential guide for every career woman.

TAKE THIS BOOK TO WORK is a powerful tool that will help women get more of what they want in the work place.  Addressing questions that every woman should master, Spizman and Johnson offer expert advice on issues like how to:

  • Ask for face-time with the boss
  • Ask to switch departments within a company
  • Ask for a raise, or a buyout
  • Ask for a company car and travel expenses
  • Ask for more training, or to hire an assistant

Comprehensive but easy to follow, TAKE THIS BOOK TO WORK will teach any woman the essential skill of how to ask for something and get results by initiating a dialogue with smart questions that are grounded in knowledge. Paving the way to successful workplace communication, Johnson and Spizman offer specific tactics and strategies that will leave women ready to ask for it and satisfied that they did.

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TORY JOHNSON and ROBYN FREEDMAN SPIZMAN are the co-authors of Women For Hire's Get-Ahead Guide to Career Success. Johnson is the founder and CEO of Women For Hire, the nation's only producer of high caliber career services expos connecting professional women with leading employers. Johnson is also the Workplace Contributor for ABC News' Good Morning America. Spizman is the author of The Giftionary and Make It Memorable, and a consumer advocate and well-known television and radio personality.


For more information, please contact:
Robyn Spizman

TAKE THIS BOOK TO WORK: How to Ask for (and get) Money, Fulfillment, and Advancement
Tory Johnson and Robyn Freedman Spizman
St. Martins Press, October 2006, ISBN 0-312-35885-7, $23.95, hardcover


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The essential job-hunting resource to make women competitive in today's market:

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                         The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job

                         by Tory Johnson, Robyn Freedman Spizman
                       and Lindsey Pollak

From the creators of America’s #1 job fair for women comes WOMEN FOR HIRE: The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job (Perigee Trade Paperback; September 3, 2002; $15.95) by Tory Johnson, Robyn Freedman Spizman and Lindsey Pollak.  A book written about the unique concerns facing career minded women today, the authors share timely advice and tips for getting noticed and landing a job.  With 8 million people currently unemployed and more than 650,000 women receiving undergraduate degrees yearly, the job market is more competitive than ever.  This book is an insider’s guide to what every woman needs to know. 

Written in a street smart, make-it-happen-now tone, WOMEN FOR HIRE offers practical tips, advice, exercises and instructive anecdotes with one goal in mind: getting women the rewarding jobs they desire. This step-by-step guide conquers every aspect of the job search including:

        • The real truth about job descriptions
        • Networking necessities for the shy…and the gutsy
        • Smart interview strategies
        • Resume relief
        • The handiest salary negotiating tips
        • Unique obstacles faced by women job seekers
        • One-minute mess-ups to avoid at all costs 

Based upon Tory Johnson’s widely successful Women For Hire job fairs, which are attended by nearly 50,000 educated women annually, WOMEN FOR HIRE offers the straight-arrow guidance women need: to get the right job — and then to keep it.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting A Job
by Tory Johnson, Robyn Freedman Spizman, and Lindsey Pollak
Perigee Trade Paperback Original
September 3, 2002
ISBN: 0-399-52810-5
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For Immediate Release:

300 Incredible Things For Women To Do On The Internet
by Robyn Spizman and Ken Leebow has arrived!

Atlanta--According to Media Metrix & Jupiter Communications, the number of women online has surpassed that of men for the first time. Women young and old have joined ranks to claim 50.4% of all Internet usage this year, edging out male counterparts with 49.6%. To assist women in their pursuit of knowledge and desire to conquer the World Wide Web, authors Ken Leebow, a.k.a. Mr. Internet and Consumer Advocate Robyn Freedman Spizman have teamed up to write 300 Incredible Things for Women on the Internet. This book, especially designed for women, is jam-packed with the most incredible Internet sites that effect women and their special interests.

300 Incredible Things for Women on the Internet offers amazing resources for every woman with the best sites from parenting to personal finances, cooking to kids, gardening to gourmet recipes, health, diet and shopping online. Filled with exciting information, this book will take readers on a wonderful journey to expand knowledge and open doors into a variety of subjects that directly impact daily life. And why are women conquering the Web? According to Media Metrix and Jupiter Communications:

  • Women tend to be more time-pressed than men, as they are more often heads of households making important decisions for their families regarding health and wellness, social activities, vacation and financial planning.
  • Women seek ease of use and rely on the Web to make their lives more efficient and productive.
  • As women enter the workforce, productivity online becomes key, which explains why women ages 25-34 dominate over any other age group on the Web.

300 Incredible Things for Women on the Internet is part of the award winning book series titled 300 Incredible Things To Do On The Internet by Ken Leebow which has sold over 1.2 million copies. With over 2 billion Web pages, these books are dedicated to cutting the clutter on the Internet and saving you time, money and energy. Choose this book as the perfect stocking stuffer--it's a necessity for every woman on the web.

300 Incredible Things for Women on the Internet -, LLC, ISBN 1-930435-05-3 is available at your local book, department or gift store, numerous catalogs throughout the country and online.


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