Brian Barton, a former major league baseball
player with the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, puts aside the bat and
ball to debut his book, Mindset: Awareness and Action. The
Los Angeles native was motivated to write this book through witnessing the
perilous effects that everyday life has on the mindset, especially in
impoverished communities. Mindset is
written to be a thought provoking commentary that promotes awareness of these
effects while promoting guidance and action for developing a healthy and
enhanced mentality. His philosophy is that exposure eliminates mental
enclosure. This book will bring insight to the effects of a social mentality
being adopted as part of a personal mindset.
In late 2009, the South Florida community learned of the scandal that became the largest Ponzi scheme in Florida history. In this breathtakingly ambitious scam, one of Fort Lauderdale's top philanthropists, attorney Scott Rothstein, stole $1.4 billion from investors and charitable organizations to finance his opulent lifestyle. In this story of greed, betrayal, corruption, sex, and murder, no one is innocent. Through exacting research, author Chuck Malkus has uncovered the truths behind the ultimate Ponzi scheme that deceived hundreds. From Rothstein's humble beginnings to his sudden rise to become one of the most powerful men in Florida, the details of his deception are chronicled in The Ultimate Ponzi Scheme (Pelican Publishing, $26).