I would appreciate you placing a vote on which of these cover concepts might work for my next book, Don’t Throw Underwear on the Table & Other Lessons Learned at Work. The last one, well, let’s just say I got a nearly universal opinion that my proposed cover would get…um, panties in a wad.
So not wishing to shock or confuse a reader, I’ve come up with 5 new concepts. Realize that they have not been designed, so fonts (size, colors, spacing) will change. Just based on the pictures, can you tell me which has the most appeal to you? Oh, and if it would help to know what the back of the book cover says, you can find that verbiage down below.
Thanks in advance for your help. I’m determined to have this done by the end of the week so I can go to print!
Full discloser: While the title might conjure up thoughts to the contrary, Don’t Throw Underwear on the Table is NOT my memoir about the years I spent as a porn star. Because I never worked in that vocation at all. Don’t Throw Underwear on the Table & Other Lessons Learned at Work tells the unconventional, true story about the life lessons I learned while teaching “juvenile delinquents” who had suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of their parents and caretakers.
Every job and every life involves times of stumbling across dirty underwear, complex crises uncovered during the course of the journey. Likewise, each profession and person possesses distinctive skill sets and prescribed practices to deal with any problem that might present itself. The table represents whatever tools are used to resolve any issues that surface.
But what do you do when you find that your education and life experiences are inadequate to address unique, unforeseen, or unusual challenges? Do you stay within your comfort zone and attack the issue with practices and plans that are familiar to you? Or do you dig deeper within yourself–and reach beyond yourself–to learn as you go while helping those around you in the process?
Life lessons are simple, universal truths about how to live fully and richly by using not only our heads but also our hearts. Life lessons take place while we are busy living, beyond the structure of the classroom or the emotional high of the motivational seminar. They transcend the environment where the learning originally began and hold the potential to guide us in the boardroom as well as the family room.
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I like #1 and 4
I like 1, 3 and 5. The dog looks so serene. Five is so provoking.
#2…the thing in the background on #1 looks like something from Yo Gabba Gabba. What is it?
Tara, great question! I took this pic in a restaurant in Rome. So…could it be a Roman?
I like #1 – the colors really pop and would catch my eye. It also seems a little more relevant to the title of the book than most of the others.