“Complete with recipes, the imaginative highlight of The Business of Being is the vibrant account of the founding and running of a French restaurant called La Mandarine Bleue. This book is a lucid, step-by-step guide to personal and professional success with vichyssoise mixed in." —KIRKUS REVIEWS


“What an interesting, different, and fun book this is! Surely, it can be used to help those who want to be successful entrepreneurs. It can also be used by someone who wants to make their personal life more meaningful and even those who are retired from working." —NEW SPIRIT JOURNAL

The balance of business advice, life advice, and La Mandarine Bleuekept me reading the whole way; right up to 'Be the bean!'” —ONLINE BOOK CLUB


“Fresh and rewarding! The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace teaches readers how to use business models to journey back to themselves and become people who are authentic, purpose-driven, and creative.” —READERS’ FAVORITE


 “In this book, Buchanan teaches you how to change your mindset so that you’re focused on integrity over profit at all costs—and most importantly to embrace the joy of the journey.” —WORKING MOTHER MAGAZINE


“Laurie Buchanan offers a unique perspective on self-improvement and business in The Business of Being.” —BOOKS ON THE “T” (a community project that sends books traveling on public transportation to Greater Boston commuters)


“This debut self-improvement guide offers a systematic approach to wellness that draws on readers’ senses of self-preservation and self-gratification, among others.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS


“Everyone has baggage. It varies in styles and shape, but it is always frustrating, inconvenient, and disruptive. In Note to Self, Buchanan dives deep into unloading this emotional baggage we all carry around.” —POPSUGAR


“Don’t read this book. Do it instead! Based on the seven chakras, this is a self-help book that will help you let go of emotional baggage and reclaim your highest and best self.” —NEW SPIRIT JOURNAL

“Helping readers appraise their lives realistically, Buchanan then suggests how to make transformational adjustments.”

“This honest and open guide gives readers the knowledge, techniques and real-world examples they need to discover a happier version of themselves.” —BUZZFEED

“Full of real-life, emotional examples as well as an action to take at the end of each chapter, this book will lead to a better, happier you.” —BOOKSTR