The courage and compassion to do the right thing; is a major theme that resonates with audiences when they hear San Mateo, CA-based author Marty Brounstein talk on his book Two Among the Righteous Few:  A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.  This book was not always Marty’s main work.  For over 25 years, Marty led the consulting firm The Practical Solutions Group, serving a wide variety of clients on issues of leadership and organizational effectiveness.  Through this work, he wrote eight business management-related books, from contributing author to sole author, including Communicating Effectively For Dummies, Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies, and Managing Teams For Dummies.

His ninth book Two Among the Righteous Few is different and special. It’s a true story about a Christian couple in the Netherlands named Frans and Mien Wijnakker, who despite great risk and danger, saved the lives of over two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II and the Holocaust.  Marty also has a meaningful personal connection to the story and its heroes, which he reveals in his engaging storytelling presentation.

This inspirational story has put Marty on quite an unexpected journey. The journey is now into its 8th year, 670 events and counting. These events have occurred throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, his home base, and 15 other cities — New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle among them. The speaking engagements have been in such places as churches, synagogues, Muslim organizations, community centers, service organizations, people’s homes, Rotary Clubs, bookstores, schools, universities, libraries, book clubs, Holocaust and history museums, professional conferences and workplaces. In baseball lingo, Marty is batting 1.000 in terms of positive audience response, with attendees often commenting how this story would make a great feature film. The journey to share this special story continues.

Now, for an 8th straight winter Marty is coming to the Valley for a speaking series here. Beyond a half dozen schools, where he facilitates book discussion, Marty has 4 public events where he delivers his storytelling presentation during February and March:

Tuesday Feb. 19th – The American Association of University Women, Phoenix Branch

The Beatitudes Campus 1616 W. Glendale Ave. in Phoenix

Dinner (for $15) at 5:30 p.m., Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

February 27th – St. Thomas More Catholic Church

6180 W. Utopia Rd. Glendale, AZ 85308

Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

March 2nd – Arizona Airbase Museum

2017 N. Greenfield Rd. Mesa, AZ 85215

Presentation at 11:30 a.m.

March 10th – Congregation Nefesh Soul and Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

6400 W. Del Rio St.

Chandler, AZ 85226

Presentation at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, upcoming events or to purchase the book please visit:


Contact:  Marty Brounstein Author:  Two Among the Righteous Few:  A Story of Courage in the Holocaust 951 Shoreline Drive, San Mateo, CA 94404 (650) 341-8001 and e-mail: Website: Facebook:

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