I wrote two books and I am proud to share them with you here!


Adventures in the Discomfort ZoneAdventures in the Discomfort Zone

It’s hard for most of us to leave our comfort zones – even if we initiate the change. Changing jobs or careers–either due to layoff or on our own–forces us to be uncomfortable. Yes, it’s painful and sometimes unpleasant. The good news is it’s only temporary, and if we press through the “Discomfort Zone” we will usually come out just fine on the other side.

In this ebook, Tami Cannizzaro, author of the acclaimed Tales of the Terminated: A Humorous Look at Life After a Layoff, chronicles new experiences, observations and humor about career relaunch, life-threatening illnesses, mean ol’ mothers-in-law and monogamous interviewing.


talesofterminated-bookTales of the Terminated

“We’re sorry; your services are no longer needed.” One of the most frightening phrases uttered in the corporate world and something that is hard to understand until it actually happens. Even though she tried to prepare for a layoff, Tami Cannizzaro discovered that what happens next is a unique journey. Stress, heartache, happiness, anger, sadness, boredom, loneliness, feeling less-than-successful are all emotions that follow the recently unemployed or underemployed around like a shadow. But Cannizzaro discovered there is another side to the story, a humorous side. Yes, funny things happen when you’ve been laid off.

This humorous and heartfelt book will help you discover the following:

  • The similarities between interviewing and dating;
  • A new perspective of managing your life without an office;
  • Why dressing for success means never having to wear a tiara (unless you want to);
  • How to avoid interview disasters;
  • How to recover your identity in spite of your employment situation;
  • That shopping and vacationing really do exist in the Land of Layoff.

Whether you have recently been laid off or you are a veteran in Land of Layoff, Tales of the Terminated®: A Humorous Look at Life After a Layoff provides a glimpse into one woman’s journey navigating through life after a layoff. Funny, at times poignant and always truthful, you will smile and laugh out loud as you realize you are not alone when the pink slip lands on your desk.

quoteWhether or not you’ve personally experienced a layoff (if you haven’t, you are blessed!), when you read Tales of the Terminated®: A Humorous Look at Life After a Layoff, you’ll find yourself both laughing out loud and looking introspectively at your own life and how you handle its curveballs. Tami Cannizzaro nails this painful, awkward and stressful life event on the head. Her deeply personal and humorous take on “life after a layoff” might be just what you need to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and get back on the horse. Tackling many of the questions and scenarios that may arise in one’s life following a layoff, you will no doubt put this book down feeling encouraged, motivated and maybe even feeling a little more free to actually enjoy this season in your own life. If you know what it’s like to be laid off, you will relate to Cannizzaro’s own personal experiences she openly shares in this book. If you’re lucky enough to have avoided the pink slips (for now) take a lesson from how one educated and talented woman has handled crisis with grace and humor.


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