Live Interview: Alan C. Fox tells us how to turn lemons into lemonade in his book “People Tools”

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Alan C. Fox comes to BookTrib for a Live Chat to talk about his highly anticipated new book PEOPLE TOOLS.

When it comes to being happy, there is a well known saying: “When the world serves you lemons, make lemonade.”

People Tools_revised6[2]Alan Fox is a big fan of this mantra and shares many other  heartfelt musings in “People Tools.” Fox recounts his bout with appendicitis at a young age, learning to deal with the ebb and flow of pain and taking the bad with the good. But there is much more to making good out of a bad situation. He also recognizes that success does not always breed success…indeed it is often the other way around: Failure can also equal success. Lemons start out bitter, but with a little bit of sugar and water, you end up on the sweeter side of things. This is the essence of Fox’s book: approaching all situations with a positive spin will strengthen your relationships, create happiness and speed up your success rate.

Getting along well with others is the real secret to success and happiness. In tens of thousands of classrooms we teach reading, writing, and arithmetic and yet we leave solutions to the universal problems of human relationships to be discovered, if at all, by trial and error. The trial is painful and the error is costly.

People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity, provides time-proven techniques that you can use to build a better, happier, more successful life. It is the perfect resource for busy people looking for fast and effective solutions to the challenges we face every day.

“People Tools” are practical and easy to understand. From developing self-confidence, to improving communication skills, to finding constructive ways to resolve conflict, each “People Tool” addresses a specific issue and provides a simple, straightforward strategy that you can adopt to bring about a positive result. Open the book to any page and you will find a useful solution. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes that are relevant and relatable. The stories will reel you in but the advice will change your life.

ALAN C. FOX has achieved tremendous success in his professional and personal life. He has university degrees in accounting, law, education, and writing. His real estate company manages more than $1.5 Billion of commercial property in 11 states and he is the founder, editor, and publisher of the award winning and highly esteemed “Rattle” poetry journal. He has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations including The Hermes Foundation and The Center for Healing Arts.

People Tools is #7 on the NY Times Best Sellers list for Advice, How To, and Miscellaneous Books, and #5 on the Publisher’s Weekly Best Seller List for Top Trade Paper. is a hub for booklovers and dedicated to on-the-rise authors that readers may not have heard of. For readers constantly in search of new titles, authors and ideas for their next read, BookTrib will introduce them under-the-radar writers who might be a perfect match. BookTrib has it all: new and noteworthy, exclusive reviews, video interviews, the hottest book podcasts, and all the buzz to enhance readers' understanding and enjoyment of books and up and coming authors. Top-notch contributors. In-the-know content partners. Expert recommendations. Behind-the-scenes peeks. is produced by Meryl Moss Media, a 25-year-old literary marketing, publicity and social media firm. Visit


  1. Unsure how to enter to win, but I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. I don’t know if the time has passed to enter to win but I’d enjoy winning a copy of this. I was at a medical appointment and unfortunately missed the chat!

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