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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.
I actually don't know Dal LaMagna until a mate uttered the words "Ten percent of your success is the idea; 90 percent is work." which he said on a morning news show. I later found out that he's a very successful entrepreneur and his an author at the same time.
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.
From John Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and "Hoodwinked"
Dal LaMagna's story is not only eloquent and insightful; it is also an enlightening expose on how to bounce back from failure and succeed in a failed economic climate.
A college professor once told a class I was in: "The only difference between a person who ultimately fails and one who succeeds is that the latter has failed one more time and tried again."
"Raising Eyebrows" is a magnificent testament to this philosophy.
This is an easy to read, often funny book that, like stories told by the Buddha, carries a great deal of sage advice.
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.
Dal LaMagna is one of the funniest, most original people I've ever met. He puts his money, passion and creativity to work for what he believes in. I say that with particular appreciation because he was the first person ever to invest in me. Dal is a born storyteller who has good material to work with. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh--and think about how you are living your life. -- Nina Rothschild Utne, Co-Founder Utne Reader, Founder Future Fit
Dal’s improbable success after many failures is a lesson for all of us not only about business but about life. Dal tells his story in a delightfully humorous “no holds barred way” and shares what he has learned about creating a business that benefits society as a whole. This is a really good read. Dal rocks. -- Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s