New book takes readers over four decades of welfare reform, anti-poverty policy making, policy issues affecting vulnerable populations

Share Article

Tom Corbett releases ‘Browsing Through My Candy Store’

News Image
a true story that deals with critical public issues from an insider’s perspective but with wit and a little bit of insight and wisdom

Tom Corbett realized that he had four-plus decades of amazing, up-front experiences dealing with some of the most contentious public policy issues in the U.S. He decided to write an accessible memoir of those experiences, a work that might be useful and informative to policy types and the general public. He was most interested in inspiring students to consider doing social policy as a career, whether in academia or government.    

Browsing Through My Candy Store” (published by Xlibris) will take readers on a wild ride over four decades of welfare reform, anti-poverty policy making, and a range of policy issues affecting vulnerable populations. This book is written in a light and accessible style form his perspectives in both academia and government at all levels. It brings policy and policy makers to life with wit and insight, telling about the doing of policy from a perspective seldom seen by those on the outside.

“This book will appeal to readers because it is a true story that deals with critical public issues from an insider’s perspective but with wit and a little bit of insight and wisdom. It deals with policies from the local to the national level. And most of all, it is an entertaining story all can enjoy without losing the importance of the topics being addressed,” says the author.

“Browsing Through My Candy Store” will make most readers, particularly the young and students to feel that doing public policy might be fun and worthwhile. It will remind them as well not to let the extremism that governs the headlines deter them from getting involved because too much is at stake.

“Browsing Through My Candy Store”
By Tom Corbett, Ph.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 332 pages | ISBN 9781499078176
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 332 pages | ISBN 9781499078183
E-Book | 332 pages | ISBN 9781499078190
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Thomas Corbett, PhD, has emeritus status at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and remains an active affiliate as a senior scientist with the Institute for Research on Poverty. He has a doctorate in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and taught social policy courses. He has long studied social assistance systems that affect the well-being of disadvantaged families. He has explored methods for assessing program effectiveness and strategies for monitoring the status of vulnerable populations. He has worked on poverty-related policy issues at all levels of government. He lives with his spouse, Mary Rider, and their sweet dog, Rascal. They reside in Madison, Wisconsin, but do escape to Florida in the winter months.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
+1 888-795-4274 Ext: 7879
Email >
Visit website