Some book lovers may recognize the name of Marie Claire Lim Moore – the Filipino-Canadian-American banker, speaker, and author of “Don’t Forget the Soap,” a certified bestseller in Amazon.com.
She has recently launched her second book “Don’t Forget the Parsley” at the Fully Booked branch in Bonifacio Global City.
Marie Claire couldn’t be much happier with her achievements as a writer. According to her:
““Don’t Forget the Soap” is a collection of anecdotes from my family’s global journey starting with my parents’ migration from the Philippines to my current experiences living abroad with my husband and our then two children.
I would be lying if I said my heart didn’t burst the first time I saw the book featured in People Asia on the same “Papertrail” page as Malala Yousafzai’s “I Am Malala.” Or that my relatives didn’t take about a gazillion selfies with our family memoir sitting on the same “new and hot nonfiction” shelf as Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices.” Or that we weren’t glued to our smartphones refreshing Amazon until we saw the book climb to No. 1 hot new release in “it-didn’t-matter-what” category.”
Marie Claire studied in the United Nations International School and then went to pursue Executive MBA over at Yale University. At age 23, she was already working as vice president at Citibank and just after 3 tears, she was elected by Citi CEOs for Citibank’s high net worth client offering in 40 countries across Europe, Latin America, and Asia. She has also been named and awarded as one of the 100 Most Influential Women.
The author admits “One thing I learned shortly after writing my first book is that inevitably people will be asking about your next one. I didn’t necessarily plan on doing a follow-up but I was certainly encouraged by all the support.”
As with her first book, this new one tackles about the cheerful side of Filipinos. “In general, Filipinos are a happy bunch,” Marie Claire remarked. “Survey after survey and year after year, the Philippines comes up on top of every happiness index from The Economist to Instagram. This is one of the reasons why the country’s recent tourism tagline, “It’s more fun in the Philippines,” couldn’t be more perfect.”