> I just finished reading your book and I have to say I haven’t enjoyed a read so much since “Seabiscuit” by Laura Hillenbrand! Like Laura, you and your co-writers have that unique gift of story-telling, weaving history, humor and humanness into a heartfelt and meaningful slice of life.
As an entrepreneur, coming from a family of entrepreneurs and marrying into a family of entrepreneurs, you could say I’ve been steeped in it! Your trials and tribulations resonate on many levels. I’ve gained insight and valuable business advise that will help guide me as Geoff and I continue to build our American dream. - Linda Geils  1 year 18 weeks ago
> This was so much fun, I couldn't put it down. Anyone who names himself and his business "TWEEZERMAN" has to be fearless and RAISING EYEBROWS proves Dal LaMagna is that and much more. It's not fair to think of this merely as a business and self-improvement book, no matter how booksellers may label it. It's a truly inspiring story of self-examination and a discovery of human nature and how we can work and live more happily and productively as a society. And LaMagna’s funny and surprising stories are more entertaining than a whole season of THE WEST WING or MAD MEN, though they might well conjure up images of both.
I can't think of anyone who has faced failure with such fortitude and made it a learning experience, over and over. He polished the rough stone that he was handed, over and over, until it became a shining gem. The stories of the adventure en route to stunning success are hilarious and constantly entertaining, but that doesn’t distract from the remarkably candid and often humble insights he offers about life and business.
Dal has managed to gain extraordinary insight into himself - and by extension, into all of us - with keen personal and universal perception that Woody Allen might have hoped for from decades of expensive psychoanalysis. At least as funny as Woody, Tweezerman did it by himself, looking at his strengths and weaknesses without flinching and being willing to learn from what he saw.
RAISING EYEBROWS makes me wish we had people in elected office who were as unabashedly honest and caring as Tweezerman, and who could admit and learn from even the most embarrassing mistakes. Then they might make the country today as functional and successful for its citizens as LaMagna made his company for himself - and all those who worked with him.
3 years 49 weeks ago
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1 year 43 weeks ago
from David Aldrich Whatever way you slice it, your book is remarkably rich and well-rounded. You need not know the guy, or even care about the product, to find it all wonderfully entertaining and informative -- and informative for a life beyond business. Dal you have honed the right voice for promoting social responsibility -- one that doesn't sound self-serving or sanctimonious, or awkward.
3 years 46 weeks ago