In this installment of our holiday shopping guides, we're focusing on great gifts for the car-loving guy in your life. Father, son, brother, husband, boyfriend, or buddy: no matter whether he wants to drive them or wrench on them -- if your guy loves cars, we know you'll find something here that's perfect for him.
August is National Breastfeeding Month, and AskPatty recently interviewed Y.N. Farkus to discuss her humorous book “Baby Oh Baby The Places I’ve Pumped.”
You knew that once you had a child nothing would ever be the same. But in your wildest dreams, did you ever imagine strapping on a breast pump in a car or trying to sneak bottles of pumped milk through airport security? I did!
In the “Fifty Shades of Grey,” book trilogy written by E L James, the number fifty describes Christian Grey, a man of many moods, talents, personalities, and vehicles (including jets and yachts).
With all the buzz in the media about the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie adaptation, I thought it would be fun to list 25 shades of grays for 25 of my favorite cars. To be sure, most cars do look super sexy in certain shades of silver.
The movie adaptation of “The Host” written by Stephanie Meyer, author of "The Twilight Saga” was released to theatres in March 2013, and is on video now. I watched my fair share of movies on Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend, including this one.
Art mimics life in Kristin (MK) Ducote’s newly released book "Naked
Paddock." In this novel Ducote’s main character and the events surrounding the
lead's life are very similar to what Ducote herself has experienced. Throughout
"Naked Paddock" there are many ‘true tales’ regarding a woman’s insights (and juicy
behind-the-scenes drama) that occur within the fast and flashy world of motorsports,
and nobody can tell it better than the wife of Le Mans driver Chapman Ducote.
Although Kristin Ducote grew up riding horses on a little farm in Florida, her humble (and very grounded) childhood and later adulthood helped to
train and prepare her to be the amazingly successful 30-year-old she is today.
Just in time for May Motorcycle Awareness month is a book that includes a Harley road trip about a baby boomer’s unusual journey to reinvent herself and answer, “What now?”
Beautiful, fit, happily married, and successful, former Citigroup executive and motivational speaker Linda Crill was – and saw herself – as the kind of woman who could make things happen. But after losing her husband at 57, the identity Crill held closely no longer seemed to fit. Like many of us, she found herself asking, “What now?"
Desperate for change – and in a fit of rebellion – Crill signed up for a 2,500-mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast with a group of experienced motorcycle riders. At the time, Crill had never ridden anything more powerful than a bike.
"When the unexpected occurs, the answers we are searching for are often found around 'blind curves'—the unknown,” Crill says. “This trip opened my eyes to a new way of being and became the catalyst for recreating my life.”
Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe
haven for women to connect with Certified Female Friendly®
automotive retailers, today announced that TrueCar.com's former
Senior Editor, Brandy Schaffels, would be stepping into the role of
Chief Editor for the AskPatty.com website and blog. A true car girl
at heart, Brandy
Schaffels has spent more than 25 years as a journalist supporting the
her new role as Chief Editor of the AskPatty.com Automotive Advice
for Women website and blog, she will create a variety of
informational woman-focused content on all subjects from car care and
maintenance, to lifestyle-related features, vehicle reviews, and
If you have ever wondered about the difference between being the owner of a small business and being an entrepreneur, this book will make it very clear to you.It will also make it clear what to do to move from one position to the other – and the rewards in terms of profits and personal freedom – that adopting an entrepreneurial approach will afford you.
Jody DeVere (AskPatty) teamed up with Roger McManus to produce Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Tire Industry with contributions from some of the industry's brightest stars including Roy Littlefield, Executive VP of TIA, Pam Gatto, president of Gatto's Tire and Auto Service, Larry Morgan currently heading the Morgan Auto Group, Charlie Creighton of Colony Tire and Wayne Croswell president of WECnology and immediate past president of TIA.
100% of Jody's royalties will be donated to TIA as a contribution to the TIA Foundation through an Educational Fund established by the publisher, Ensanity Press, on behalf of TIA.
Sometimes road trips are magical. While visiting Billings Montana last week to speak to a group of Tire Dealers I had a spare 2 hours and decided to venture out to visit the Western Heritage Center two short blocks from my hotel. Sometimes fate and being unafraid to be adventuresome really pays off. I was the only "tourist" so the curator Kevin Kooistra-Manning, ( the only man I've ever met who's last name is his wife's maiden name he unashamedly admitted to me , "I did not know the rule on that when we got married" ), gave me a VIP tour. The only other folks at there were the local paper the Gazzette doing a photo shoot and interview with the two top artist of Montana, Clyde Aspevig & Ben Steele.
Pam Oakes, owner of Pam’s Motor City Automotive, is pleased to announce the publication of her latest car care book, “Car Care for the Clueless (or How You Can Make Money While Maintaining Your Vehicle)”. She's been an author writing for consumer car care since 1999, and she's also the proud owner of an AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly service center!
“This is not a “How to Fix It” manual, but a consumer car care awareness book. This easy to read, non-technical text helps the everyday consumer avoid the pitfalls of car care maintenance – and ‘make some money’ while maintaining their vehicle,” says author Pam Oakes. Pam is an ASE certified technician and owner of Pam’s Motor City Automotive since 1995.
Copies of “Car Care for the Clueless” are available for sale in at Pam's Motor City. For more information, stop by or call Pam at 239-278-0086. Congratulations, Pam!