Reviews for Letting Go

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“Susan Sokol Blosser is one of the most visionary, focused decision makers of the wine industry. Her entrepreneurial business sense blazed the trail not only for her family but also for women in future business ventures.”  Gert Boyle, Chairman of the Board of Columbia Sportswear

“Early in my career I met Susan Sokol Blosser and was inspired by her spirit and generosity. A trailblazing woman who built a multi-million dollar family company from the ground up, she helped a generation of wine lovers discover Oregon. But, Susan has done so much more in business and in life. Intertwining the present with the past, this beautifully written book chronicles her journey from childhood through adulthood. It reveals her personal vulnerability and strength, as well as her business challenges and accomplishments. Mostly it shows how a person — much like a vineyard — develops complexity and character with each passing year.” Leslie Sbrocco, Emmy Award-winning PBS host and author of Wine for Women

“With candor, Susan Sokol Blosser offers lessons for entrepreneurs, visionaries and parents. A thoughtful, brave, and compelling read.”  Dr. Pat Frishkoff, Founder and Director Emerita, Austin Family Business Program, Oregon State University

“A wonderful guide to the process of transferring the leadership of a family business to the next generation. A candid, thoroughly engaging read that finds a way to reaffirm the optimism of a generation as it advances into a new definition of retirement.”  David Adelsheim, Founder and President, Adelsheim Vineyard

“Using the rhythm of life and death in the vineyard, Sokol Blosser gives us life-affirming insights as she comes to terms with her relationship with her children, her parents and their deaths, aging, and the changes inevitable in a major transition. This is an important book, wonderfully told by an extraordinary woman.”  Lee Montgomery, author of the Oregon Book Award winner, The Things Between Us, and former Associate Publisher of Tin House Books

“A book my clients need to read.”  Mark Wickman, Family Business Counselor