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Calling Me Home

As the launch date for the second Brains on Fire book The Passion Conversation is now in sight (September, what!), I’m getting excited. And it’s not for the typical reasons of book sales or company promotion or the like.

It’s much more selfish than that.

I know that without the first BOF book, I wouldn’t be here.

I mean, as a Greenville native, I’d known about BOF and the work they’d done for years. Admired from afar.

But it wasn’t until I read the first book and was like, “YES YES YES!” that it compelled me to reach out. I don’t even remember what the job opening was. I emailed Robbin and told her I’d do whatever.

The words just resonated like a homing beacon, showing me the way to my people.

So I’m excited. I’m excited wondering WHO the next book will call home to us.


  • Scott Anderson


    Thanks for sharing this. I’m a bit envious of you. I got really excited last week about The Passion Conversation. I loved Robbin’s post about it, and left my comments about my love for TED Talks. But what was even cooler was getting to share “Brains on Fire” with my wife this weekend and seeing her eyes light up as she saw ways she could apply it to her team at Goodwill. And I had a dream last night that I returned to the Greenville area and came to work for BOF. So I guess the new book must have me pretty “fired” up, too.

    • Emily Everhart

      Hey Scott! Thanks for the comment. I’m so glad you could share the excitement with your wife. We love to hear stories how people make it come alive in their own way!

      Misery loves company, but so does happiness…and I’m glad that these books help connect people who love the same things – whether as a coworker or commenter! :)


    Emily, all of us at WOMMA are excited about the book as well. We have drooled over the amazing work you guys have done for years.

    • Emily Everhart

      Thank you so much for the comment and the kind words!