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October 21, 1996

Richard Bolles, Author of "What Color Is Your Parachute?", To Speak at Library of Congress on November 22

Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Guide for Job-Hunters and Career Changers, will speak at the Library at noon on Friday, Nov. 22, in the West Dining Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building. His presentation is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress as part of its "Books & Beyond" series.

What Color Is Your Parachute?, the most popular job-hunting book in the world, is a publishing phenomenon. More than 24,000 people a month purchase the book, which is now revised and updated annually. In its lifetime it has been on The New York Times bestseller list 288 times. It has been translated into seven languages and there are more than 5 million copies in print.

Richard Bolles's background is in engineering, physics, theology, and career counseling. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City. He has been an ordained Episcopal priest for the past 43 years.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy, and libraries. Its program, which is supported mostly by private funds, reaches into every region of the country through a network of 32 affiliated state centers and more than 100 national educational and civic organizations.

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PR 96-147
ISSN 0731-3527

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