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The Know-It-All can be spotted from a block away in most any city today, devoted to the latest microtrends, sure that he is an influencer, never realizing he is mostly just being influenced. Often seen with others who share a similar look and viewpoint, he does not have a clue how to march to the beat of his own drummer. He spends his time in what he thinks is his refined circle, whether in real life or online, and always knows the best, be it clothing, coffee, or culture. He is rarely without an opinion and doubts his own even less. He is largely without humor when the mirror is turned upon him. Weve all seen and heard this type of guy in public and on social media the classic jerk who thinks he always knows best. Chris Black is here to help you not become, or stop being him.

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Chris Black

Chris Black is a writer and communications consultant who draws on more than 30 years of experience as a print and broadcast journalist to help clients tell their stories. She has written and ghost written a number of books, including memoirs, public policy and self-help guides.
She wrote An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012) for Cynthia Helms, the widow of CIA Director Richard Helms; and Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era (Hamilton Books, 2013) for Lawrence S. DiCara, the former Boston City Councilor. She and her husband B. Jay Cooper wrote a book on the Washington career of Malcolm Baldrige, the Commerce Secretary called Mac Baldrige: The Cowboy in Ronald Reagan's Cabinet (Lyons Press 2015) . She collaborated with Melanie Bloom, the widow of NBC Correspondent David Bloom, on a memoir to raise awareness of the medical condition that killed her husband, Deep Vein Thrombosis. She wrote a book on the Vitality program, the world's largest wellness program, for the CEO of Discovery Vitality, the largest wellness program in the world and an arm of the largest health insurer in South Africa in 2011. She also acted as ghost writer for Semisweet: An Orphan's Journey through the School the Hersheys Built for John A. O'Brien, a man who grew up in the orphanage and eventually became its president (Rowman & Littlefield 2014) ; for the first Episcopal priest to use a float plant to minister to his flock in remote Canada, Robert Bryan: The Flying Parson of Labrador and the Real Story Behind Bert and I (Down East Books 2014) ; for Bob Farmer, a highly regarded Democratic Party fundraiser, The Money Guy: The Education of a Political Fundraiser (Outskirts Press 2014) and He Said She Said: A Practical Guide to Finance and Money during Divorce for Barbara and Herb Shapiro, a financial planning team from Dedham, Massachusetts (Outskirts Press 2015) .
Chris Black specialized in government and politics as a reporter, commentator and broadcaster. She covered the White House, Capitol Hill and the 2000 presidential campaign for CNN and spent twenty years as a political reporter for The Boston Globe, New England's leading daily newspaper. After leaving journalism, she worked as the director of communications and spokesperson for Teresa Heinz and her personal philanthropy, the Heinz Family Foundation.
She covered six presidential campaigns and wrote books on two. Her first book, All By Myself: The Unmaking of a Presidential campaign (The Globe Pequot Press 1989) and co-authored with Thomas Oliphant, was an autopsy of the failed campaign of Democratic candidate Michael S. Dukakis. Her second book, Pursuit of the Presidency: '92 and Beyond (The Oryx Press 1994) is a primer on the presidential campaign process and narration of the inside story of the 1992 presidential campaign.
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