As the pre-ceremony reception for this year’s Books for a Better Life Awards wound down and guests made their way through the Millennium Hotel for the presentation, I spotted New York Times columnist MP Dunleavey and got out my camcorder:
Dunleavey’s Money Can Buy Happiness would later prove to be the winner in the personal finance category, one of nine awards given out to self-help and motivational books in an annual ceremony that also serves as a fundraiser for the New York City chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
I also had a quick moment with Fox News Channel legal analyst Lis Wiehl, who won the motivational award for The 51% Minority:
Other winners, who gathered with Wiehl and Dunleavey for a group picture after the ceremony, include Amy Silverstein, the writing team ofÂ Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, Elyn Saks, Nell Casey, and Susan Piver. (Peggy Orenstein and Jerome Groopman were unable to attend the ceremony.)