Book Launch: A Novel for Business-Minded Teens

Young entrepreneurs get a side dish of business how-to along with lots of hope

Oct 03, 2011, 10:10 ET from Barbara Greenleaf

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Barbara resident Barbara Greenleaf dishes up a winning recipe in Good-to-Go Cafe: Take one half-Hispanic/half-Jewish teenager, mix with useful tips on becoming a chef, throw in a pinch of cooking school, a cup of hilarious catering experiences (including a wayward 700-pound pig), and stir with gang pressure until, voila! you've got the inspiring story of high school senior Enrique Sanchez. Enrique tries one food service venture after another with decidedly mixed results. At the same time, he is seeking a personal identity, looking out for a younger brother with Asperger's syndrome, and falling for a very special girl. Enrique has a lot on his plate! As actress and youth mentor Rosie Perez says, "So many kids have so much to overcome, and Enrique's story gives them hope that they, too, will be able to find their way despite the huge obstacles they face." Good-to-Go Cafe shows that even if you're not a genius in school, you can be a success in the real world.    

Suitable as a Christmas or Chanukah gift, Good-to-Go Cafe is available in paperback for $11.95 and in e-book format for $8.95 at

About Barbara Greenleaf: Barbara Greenleaf got her start as a writer for The New York Times and went on to write six books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles. After entering the business world, she worked for an energy company, a satellite firm, an animal rights group, and a food bank. After Barbara got in touch with her inner entrepreneur, she founded two businesses and one nonprofit organization.

Barbara encourages teen entrepreneurship through her writing and her volunteer work with the Virtual Enterprise Class at Santa Barbara High School. Animal Kingdom was the first in her Business-Minded Teens series followed by Good-to-Go Cafe. The third book in the series is under way. Barbara is a graduate of Vassar College. You can visit her at:

SOURCE Barbara Greenleaf