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Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life
by James Victore

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b>"James Victore is a dangerous man. His ideas on optimizing your creativity, doing wow work and building a life that inspires will devastate your limits. And show you how to win. Read this book fast."</b> <br />—Robin Sharma, #1 bestselling author of <em>The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari</em><br /><br />Begin before you're ready.<br /><br />Renowned designer and professional hell-raiser James Victore wants to drag you off your couch and throw you headfirst into a life of bold creativity. He'll guide you through all the twists, trials, and triumphs of starting your creative career, from finding your voice to picking the right moment to start a project (hint: It's now).<br /><br />Bring your biggest, craziest, most revolutionary ideas, and he will give you the kick in the pants you need to make them real. No matter what industry or medium you work in, this book will help you live, work, and create freely and fearlessly.<br /><br />Here are some dangerous ideas:<br />• The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today.<br />• Work is serious play.<br />• Your ego can't dance.<br />• The struggle is everything.<br />• Freedom is something you take.<br />• There ain't no rules.<br /><br />Take a risk. Try them out. Live dangerously.<br /><br />More praise for <em>Feck Perfuction</em>:<br /><br />"In James Victore's new book, he unequivocally proves why he is the master he is. In every chapter, he challenges and inspires the reader to reach for more, to try harder and to create our best selves. It is a magnificent and momentous experience. (All true)."<br />—Debbie Millman, Host <em>Design Matters</em><br /><br />"James Victore got famous creating tough posters that shook me to the core. He now does the same using the written word. To you."<br />—Stefan Sagmeister, designer<br />
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed th...
by Ann Shen

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, <em>Bad Girls Throughout History</em> is a distinctive, worthy tribute.
Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces:A Mixed-Media Portrait Works...
by Jane Davenport

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

November 15, 2015

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Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces is an inspiring, mixed media workbook on how to draw and paint beautiful, fashion illustration-style faces. Author Jane Davenport is a beloved artist, and popular international workshop instructor known by her thousands of students and fans for her over-the-top, enthusiastic, happy and encouraging style. In this book, she guides you step-by-step through the foundations of drawing a face, developing successful features, creating skintones, playing with bright colors, shading, highlighting and much more as you learn to create amazing mixed media portraits.<br /><br />Master a variety of techniques that employ pencil, marker, pen, watercolor, acrylic paint, ink, pastel, and ephemera as you happily dance your way through the exercises in this brilliant guide.
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraor...
by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Language

English

Pages

346

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life.</b><br /> <br />Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. <br /><br />We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? <br /><br />In <i>Joyful</i>, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives. <br />
Mastering Amazon Descriptions: An Author's Guide: Copywriting for...
by Brian Meeks

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

February 21, 2019

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It's your deepest fear.<br /><br />The book doesn't sell.<br /><br />Could it be your description sucks?<br /><br />Yes, it does suck, and this book is going to help. From the author of Mastering Amazon Ads: An Author's Guide, comes a new book on the art of copywriting for descriptions.<br /><br />A typical description might convert one click in thirty into a new reader. After two years of research and hundreds of descriptions written, the data shows that properly written descriptions can get the job done in ten clicks.<br /><br />Would you rather pay for 10 or 30 clicks to get a conversion?<br /><br />With 40 descriptions across lots of genres, you'll find everything you need to understand and train yourself to write proper copy.<br /><br />*Powerful hooks<br />*Engaging copy<br />*Visually Appealing formatting<br /><br />You'll adore this book, because it's going to make you love writing descriptions and copywriting.<br /><br />Get it now.
The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition: A Year in the L...
by Nikki Sixx

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 18, 2007

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In honor of the ten-year anniversary of<i> The Heroin Diaries</i>, Nikki Sixx’s definitive and bestselling memoir on drug addiction is reissued with exclusive new content. This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki’s yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by twenty percent in the past year alone, Nikki’s story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate are now more relevant than ever.<BR><BR>When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn’t any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn’t do. He spent days—sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers—in a coke- and heroin-fueled daze.<BR> <BR>The highs were high, and Nikki’s journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.<BR> <BR>Here, Nikki shares the diary entries—some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre—of those dark times. Joining him are Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Bob Rock, and a host of ex-managers, ex-lovers, and more.<BR> <BR>Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving,<i> The Heroin Diaries </i>follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Editi...
by Betty Edwards

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 26, 2012

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<b>A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come.</b><br /><br /> Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes:<br /><br /> • a new introduction;<br /> • crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain;<br /> • new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.;<br /> • an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity;<br /> • and new reproductions of master drawings throughout
Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
by Lili Anolik

Language

English

Pages

289

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>“I practically snorted this book, stayed up all night with it. Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz.” —Jia Tolentino, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“The Eve Babitz book I’ve been waiting for. What emerges isn’t just a portrait of a writer, but also of Los Angeles: sprawling, melancholic, and glamorous.” —Stephanie Danler, author of <i>Sweetbitter</i></b><BR><BR>Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA.<BR> <BR>The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph, cheesecake with a Dadaist twist, made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few.<BR> <BR>Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she’s since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she’s on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential—as the essential—LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so sheerly enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.<BR> <BR>For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire in the 90s turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Anolik’s elegant and provocative new book is equal parts biography and detective story. It is also on dangerously intimate terms with its subject: artist, writer, muse, and one-woman zeitgeist, Eve Babitz.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the S...
by Scott Adams

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<b>Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of <i>Dilbert</i> recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. </b><br /><br /> Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of <i>Dilbert</i>, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In<i> How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big</i>, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.<br /><br /> No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:<br /><br /> • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.<br /> • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy.<br /> • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.<br /> • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.<br /><br /> Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
Kindle Bestseller Publishing (2019): Publish a #1 Bestseller in t...
by Gundi Gabrielle

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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<h2>Write & Publish an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in the next 30 Days!</h2><br /><i>Updated 2019 Version!</i><br /><br />Sound to good to be true?<br /><br />Well, with the right strategy and proper research <i>before</i> you start, it is absolutely possible, even if:<br /><br />- you are not a writer<br /><br />- have no marketing experience<br /><br />- don’t have a large following yet<br /><br />As a <b>10-time #1 Bestselling & Top 100 Business Author</b>, Gundi knows a thing or two about writing & publishing bestsellers.<br /><br />All her books reached #1 within just a few days of publishing and over time, she developed a<br /><br /><h2>Step-by-Step, proven and easy-to-follow System</h2><br />that helped many first time authors around the world reach #1 within weeks and even beat out famous authors like Tim Ferriss, Hal Elrod, John Grisham and Liz Gilbert and - best of all - it can help YOU do the same!<br /><br /><br /><b>"Kindle Bestseller Publishing"</b> is part of the “The Sassy Way…..when you have NO CLUE!” series, that teaches Internet Marketing to total beginners.<br /><br />You might not think of Kindle Publishing as a marketing tool, but it is actually: <br /><br /><h2>One of the fastest, most efficient ways to build a following online!</h2><br /><br />For your blog, your social media platforms, your business or any service you are offering.<br /><br /><br />In addition, KINDLE PUBLISHING offers the following BENEFITS:<br /><br />- The <b>Prestige</b> of being a published - or even Bestselling - Author<br /><br />- Instant <b>Authority</b> in your Field<br /><br />- <b>New clients and customers on auto-pilot</b> who will trust you a lot more, because you have already proven yourself<br /><br />- <b>Passive Income</b><br /><br />- <b>Automatic List Building</b>. Email marketing is widely considered the most powerful marketing technique of all, more than Facebook and Google Ads combined. Publishing a book on Amazon can help you build your mailing list on auto-pilot - and Amazon even pays you to do it…..<br /><br />This book will teach you STEP-BY-STEP how to go from zero to published - and - possibly a Bestseller!<br /><br />It is NOT an in-depth WRITING COURSE although some basic instructions and tips are provided.<br /><br />“Kindle Bestseller Publishing” focuses on the Marketing aspects of publishing a book on Amazon and in particular, what it takes to reach Bestseller status - the “science” behind it.<br /><br />Important areas that will be covered include::<br /><br />- Researching <b>profitable Book Ideas</b><br /><br />- <b>Understanding Amazon’s Algorithm</b> and how new readers can find you<br /><br />- How to optimize your meta data, including your book title to <b>trigger Amazon’s algorithm to promote your book heavily</b><br /><br />- Category and Keyword Research and <b>how Bestseller ranking on Amazon works</b><br /><br />- How to market your book during Launch Week<br /><br />and much more….<br /><br /><h2>Are you ready to write and publish your first Bestseller?</h2><br /><br /><h2>Then, scroll back up now and hit the BUY Button</h2>

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