Books: Non-Fiction



The Bimbo Has Brains

Author: Cathy Burnham Martin

Available in Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

Bimbo bursts with facts, fiction, and fun.  Not a run-of-the-mill relationship book, Cathy Burnham Martin delves into the sassy sides of our human nature to reveal why some relationships remain unfulfilling while others blossom and become ultimately satisfying.  Her recipes for success flow tastefully, packed with hard truths, while seasoned with plenty of humor.

A long-time journalist and corporate communications geek, Martin skillfully unravels stereotypes, while relating her own experience and vulnerabilities along the personal growth trail.  To help you succeed in your loving relationship, intimate, and often painful, relationship realities are shared, complete with foibles told from both parties’ perspectives.  Many names, places, and dates have been changed to protect the guilty… and the innocent.

Many highlights in The Bimbo Has Brains go well beyond “He said.  She said.”  You’ll learn how to avoid what Martin has dubbed as the “stresspools” of life.  You’ll also see the importance of striving for true intimacy on several levels, with the goal of earning the Intimacy High Five.  Immediately usable tips range from understanding the big and little differences in age, sexuality, empathy, and ways men versus women communicate… and fail to communicate.

Getting truly personal, she reveals obvious and often hidden signs that a lover is a cheater and how to cope with a serial liar.  Readers love her parody of comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck,” as Martin takes an all-too-realistic spin with “You Might Be a Control Freak.”

This is a look at how we all, both men and women, can and should be proud of our “bimboism.”  Martin doesn’t claim to have “senior moments” or “brain cramps.”  She gives credit to “bimbo moments,” along with plenty of other tongue-in-cheek tidbits and hysterically historical realities of stereotyping.

Other freaky facts deal with our foolish, though great expectations in relationships, double standards to flush, when we should trust (but verify), and the importance of dialing down anger levels.

Perhaps most importantly, Cathy Burnham Martin shows how to make affirmations that work.  She reveals vital and applicable aspects to unconditional love, and provides immediately usable information about giving genuine forgiveness.

Through all the seriousness of surviving the relationship mazes we forge or find ourselves in, she believes in letting a sense of humor maintain our balance and sanity.  In that spirit, The Bimbo Has Brains flows with plenty of quips, quotes, and other obnoxiousness, simply because life is funny that way.


AND some male perspective from the companion book by John A. Gehrisch:

The Golf Pro Has Heart

Author: John A. Gehrisch

Available in Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

The Golf Pro Has Heart reveals unique secrets into the “how’s and why’s” happy love relationships work… or don’t work.  This relationship book delves into lessons learned from what became a life-changing journey for its author.  This book includes fun, golf-oriented stories that will also be interesting to non-golfers.   Golf Tour Professional, John Gehrisch, took the disciplines he learned from his parents, his business experiences, secrets he gleaned as a professional golfer, and probably most importantly, his observations of other extremely happy, loving, long-term couples to develop the JAG Formula for Happy, Loving, Long-Term Relationships.   The secrets he uncovered can provide guidelines to help choose the proper life mate or improve an existing good or troubled relationship.  Possible answers appear to create a more solid foundation and keep a relationship from collapsing.

Throughout the book, Gehrisch also drives his vital messages home with plenty of delightful golf stories, tour experiences, and tips.  Always one to find levity, even in challenging circumstances, the author puts a unique spin on improving our most important love relationship.  This is anything but a “typical relationship book.”  You need not be a golfer to find this an entertaining and educational read for both men and women.  More information can be found on the website.

Both companion books, The Bimbo Has Brains and The Golf Pro Has Heart, are now available in paperback and digital formats through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other major booksellers everywhere.



Healthy Thinking Habits: Seven Attitude Skills Simplified

Author: Cathy Burnham Martin

Available in Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

Find out fast what a “Can Do” spirit can do for you and how to make it your own!  Learn how to turn trouble into personal triumph, just as the author did.  Cathy Burnham Martin delivers simple action steps to help you overcome inner conflicts and take back your life!  Initially featured in work along with Deepak Chopra and Billy Blanks, Cathy Burnham Martin’s Healthy Thinking Habits are finally available on their own.  SASS, her acronym for Seven Attitude Skills Simplified, directly impacts our quality of life in a superb way.   Packed with terrific tips and timeless secrets, this breakthrough book empowers readers with keys to get back in control in a crazy world and conquer the struggle for self-worth and confidence.   “Healthy Thinking Habits” is a fast read… serving up the seven skills as vital “P” vitamins to help you power start each day, while becoming your personal best.  Relish the empowerment, planning, perspective, positive actions, persistency, poise, and passion.  She also shares the 10 Confidence Commandments to help you get the most out of your physical strength, initiative, character, knowledge, commitment, steadiness, teamwork, expectation, perseverance, and sportsmanship while becoming your personal best.


Of the Same Blood: Your Eurasian Heritage

Authors: Marjorie Rowe Gulumian, Cathy Burnham Martin

Available in Paperback and eBook

Revealing far more than a typical memoir, this non-fiction gem reveals the strength of human character under tumultuous challenges.  These are true stories of struggle and survival in a family that merged two strong, but diverse cultures, endured extreme challenges, and rose victorious from the ashes.  Marjorie Rowe Gulumian wanted her grandchildren to know their backgrounds.  Her wisdom provides great perspective and offers hope in a world still filled with too much hatred and ignorance.  Now her granddaughter, Cathy Burnham Martin, revives Marjorie’s stories and memories for future generations.  Imagine a mother’s crisis, grabbing the hands of two young boys and running over Mount Ararat to escape the ongoing massacre of Armenians at the hands of marauding Turks.  Grasp being disowned by a family filled with prejudice and misunderstanding right at the start of the Great Depression.  Picture raising three babies in a 3rd floor apartment with no running water.  Cheer as they endure, evolve, and emerge victorious, showing their world with loving motivation.  Of the Same Blood illuminates Marjorie Rowe Gulumian’s beliefs that family comes first and that together we can do anything and be anything we chose.