Child Welfare League of America

Conversations with Bobby: From Foster Child to Corporate Executive

By:
Bob Danzig


Conversations with Bobby: From Foster Child to Corporate Executive Half the proceeds from sales of each book support CWLA!

Business leader Bob Danzig never forgot his childhood in foster care. The ups and downs of those young years set the stage for his 50-year career with The Hearst Corporation, 20 of which he spent as the Senior Corporate Executive leading The Hearst Newspaper Group.

In Conversations with Bobby, Bob reconnects with the foster child he was so many years ago. He reopens the dialogue of his youth, and reflects on how both the good and the sad experiences of his childhood have shaped his career, have been the seeds from which success has grown, and have created his most fulfilling moments as an adult.

Conversations with Bobby is a tribute to the families and friends that reach out to young children every day—whether those child are with their own families or living in foster care. Conversations with Bobby reminds both children and adults that their roots are their source of growth—he emphasizes they all have it within them to find happiness and success.

Praise for Conversations with Bobby

"If you could talk to yourself as a child, what would you say? The eminently successful business leader Bob Danzig, one of America's most inspiring teachers, does just that, sharing his entertaining insights, insights that surprise, intrigue and can help."
—Walter Anderson, Chairman and CEO,
Parade Magazine

"We often refer to the "child within" as we reflect on our life's journey—perhaps as a way to remind us to sometimes revisit the playful life of a child we have outgrown. In connecting to his "child within," Bob Danzig shares with us all the incredible journey he has taken in his life. His message is simple, yet powerful: every child needs our support during challenging times, and every child is special and has promise. Bob Danzig serves the interest of every young person, whether in foster care or a traditional family, by sharing this touching story that will give hope and inspiration to child and adult alike."
—Professor Shay Bilchik, JD; Director,
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown University

"University Presidents have the unique privilege of observing students as they flower to adults. Bob Danzig provides the reader intense lessons on how one can take the "weeds" of a challenged childhood to a field of high-achievement flowers."
—Nido R. Qubein, President
High Point University

"This is a book that will inspire children now in foster care—and everyone who cares about their futures. Bon Danzig knows the challenges and the joys because he has experienced both, and done it with good humor and compassion for those who may follow.

—Michael Piraino, CEO,
National CASA Association

Price: $19.95
CWLA Stock Number: 1088
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN-13: 9781587601088