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Walt Disney
by Neal Gabler

Language

English

Pages

880

Publication Date

October 31, 2006

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<p>The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history: Walt Disney.</p><p> </p><p>Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably <i>Snow White, Fantasia, </i>and <i>Bambi</i>. In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life.</p><p> </p><p>Winner of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize for Biography</p><p><i>USA Today</i> Biography of the Year</p>
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.
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
by Austin Kleon

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<DIV><B>Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating.</B><BR /><BR /> In his previous books <I>Steal Like an Artist </I>and <I>Show Your Work!</I>, both <I>New York Times </I>bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life.<BR /><BR /> The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. <I>Keep Going</I> celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them.<BR /><BR /><I>Keep Going</I> and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.<BR />  </DIV>
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
by Justine Picardie

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

February 05, 2013

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<p>Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel.</p><p>The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details about Gabrielle Chanel’s early years in a convent orphanage and her flight into unconventional adulthood, Justine Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon.</p><p>Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. An authoritative account, based on personal observations and interviews with Chanel’s last surviving friends, employees and relatives, it also unravels her coded language and symbols, and traces the influence of her formative years on her legendary style.</p><p>Feared and revered by the rest of the fashion industry, Coco Chanel died in 1971 at the age of eighty-seven, but her legacy lives on. Drawing on unprecedented research, Justine Picardie brings her fascinating, enigmatic subject out of hiding and uncovers the consequences of what Chanel covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and myth in a story that reveals the true heart of fashion.</p>
Keys to Drawing
by Bert Dodson

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

August 15, 1990

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<DIV><B>If you can hold a pencil, you can learn to draw—start today with the lessons, illustrations, and exercises in this “long-popular guide” (<I>Library Journal</I>)<I>.</I></B><BR />  <BR /> In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system, explaining fifty-five keys that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you’re a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time. You’ll learn how to:<BR />  <BR /> Restore, focus, map, and intensify<BR /> Free your hand action, then learn to control it<BR /> Convey the illusions of light, depth, and texture<BR /> Stimulate your imagination through creative play<BR />  <BR /> “Works for artists of any age or skill level.” —<I>Draw Magazine</I></DIV>
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.”
Self Confidence and Self Esteem: Simple methods to build Mental T...
by Self Help Guide

Language

English

Pages

98

Publication Date

March 18, 2019

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<h2>If you want to wake up everyday and feel like the king/queen of your own world then keep reading...</h2><p><br /></p><p>Confidence is the gateway to success in every area of life including our career, physical health and social life. Many scientists have shown that confident people tend to have lower levels of the stress hormone called “serotonin”. As a result, they are able to experience more inner fulfilment. It’s not a secret that all of us get down from time to time. Some of us also get flustered in awkward social settings. We get tangled up with personal issues, work pressure, relationship problems etc. But what separates the winners from losers is the ability to cope with that pressure and <strong>get back up</strong> with double the confidence. Confident people are the leaders of this world. They shine bright in times of darkness.</p><p><br /></p><h3>“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight. It’s the size of the fight in the dog.” - Mark Twain</h3><p><br /></p><p>Do you consider yourself shy? Would you like to experience how it feels to be naturally confident? In this book, you will get to learn: </p><ul><li>How to overcome the limiting beliefs & crippling fears that are holding you back</li><li>2-week Worksheet filled with simple exercises to <u><strong>boost your self esteem</strong></u></li><li>Exactly how you can double your annual salary by behaving confidently in the workplace</li><li>Secrets of <u><strong>Natural Charisma</strong></u> that will make you the centre of the party wherever you go<br /></li><li>Scientific methods to rewire your brain for clarity instead of confusion</li><li>Why being bold & assertive is easier than you think (and tricks to achieve that)</li><li>Examples of confident behaviour in some of life’s toughest situations</li></ul><p><br />This book contains practical advice distilled from hundreds of scientific journals, top performing athletes, billionaires, historical legends and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali, Tony Robbins, Will Smith, Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln etc. The methods described here are simple and actionable. By following them, you will slowly start transforming into a charisma magnet and attract the right kind of people, opportunities and feelings into your life. Even if you consider yourself a lazy person, this book will reveal the wisdom you need to understand the truth about confident people. This is the book that you’ll wish you had read 10 years back. But it’s never too late to make the right move. If you are someone that is looking forward to a brighter future filled with abundance of positive emotions and self confidence, then…</p><p><br /></p><h2>Scroll up and click on the <strong>"<u><em>Buy Now</em></u>"</strong> button.</h2><h2><br /></h2><h3>(BONUS Guided meditation + Hypnosis + Affirmations for the Audiobook version only)<br /><br /></h3>
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discove...
by Austin Kleon

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 06, 2014

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<DIV><P>In his <I>New York Times</I> bestseller <I>Steal Like an Artist</I>, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.<BR /><BR /><I> Show Your Work!</I> is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting <I>findable</I>, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, <I>Show Your Work!</I> offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.<BR /><BR /> In chapters such as<B> You Don’t Have to Be a Genius</B>; <B>Share Something Small Every Day</B>; and <B>Stick Around</B>, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.</P></DIV>
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
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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