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100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life
by , Milton Glaser

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<p><strong>An extraordinary literary journey, <em>100 Years</em> celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers.</strong></p><p>This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself—the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom—featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others—reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I &hearts; NY logo, <em>100 Years</em> brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.</p>
Be Happy, Always: Simple Practices For Overcoming Life's Challeng...
by Xandria Ooi

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English

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Publication Date

August 15, 2019

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<h3><strong>Learn To Live With Happiness Every Day</strong></h3><p><strong>Lift yourself out of the daily struggles and heartbreaks life deals you.</strong> Wading through the trials we face on a day-to-day basis can be exhausting. When we’re hit with painful experiences that bring us to our knees, finding joy may seem to be too big a task for us to handle. Xandria Ooi, dubbed the “Happiness Guru,” meets readers in those dark and trying places and equips them with the courage to navigate them.</p><p><strong>Renew the meaning of happiness.</strong> Popular phrases like “think positive” and “look for the silver lining” often fall flat on our ears because we’ve heard them so many times. When life gets challenging, suddenly it’s not so simple. Ooi shows us that happiness is more than a feeling by delving into complex philosophies and turning them into relatable wisdom.</p><p><strong>Find peace and joy within yourself, others, and your life.</strong> Joining the ranks of Brené Brown and Gretchen Rubin, Ooi speaks honestly and empathetically to readers searching for answers. Creator of a 30-day happiness program and over 500 motivational videos online, Ooi has traveled far and wide to share her inspiring stories and moving wisdom. Armed with her advice, readers will find practical ways to bring more happiness to every aspect of their lives.</p><p><strong>Readers of <em>Be Happy, Always</em> will:</strong></p><ul><li>Find illuminating answers to questions on happiness and unhappiness</li><li>Take an emotionally resilient and wise approach to life and access happiness within</li><li>Understand how to cultivate positive relationships even with difficult people</li><li>Find ways to live each day with joy, hope and gratitude despite challenges</li></ul><p>If you’ve looked for answers in other books such as <em>Outer Order, Inner Calm</em>; <em>The Four Tendencies</em>; <em>52 Lists for Happiness</em>; <em>The Happiness Project</em>; and <em>Better than Before</em>; you’ll find more of what you’re looking for in Xandria Ooi’s <em>Be Happy, Always: Simple Practices For Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Living Each Day With Joy</em>.</p>
The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdom
by Skyhorse Publishing

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

August 01, 2013

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<DIV><B>Quotations from famous authors about the writing process—to inspire you, advise you, or just make you laugh.</B><BR />  <BR /> “Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” —Gene Fowler<BR />  <BR /> Anyone who has ever wanted—or been required—to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a tweet knows how challenging writing can be. We use words all the time, yet putting them in written form can feel like a daunting task.<BR />  <BR /> This book collects quotes about the creative process and the writing life from a variety of authors—even the most celebrated and successful of whom have sometimes struggled with self-doubt and felt blocked. Here are the wisest and wittiest utterances on such subjects as why we write (Ernest Hemingway: “I have a good life but I must write because if I do not write a certain amount I do not enjoy the rest of my life.”); how to write (Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”); and writing for money (Cormac McCarthy: “I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.”).<BR />  <BR /> It has been said that reading won’t make you a good writer, but it will make you a <I>better</I> writer. Dip into this lively and useful treasure trove, and you’ll be well on your way.</DIV>
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader’s, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world’s most heinous murderers.<br />
Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women
by Becca Anderson

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Positive Affirmations for a Badass</strong></h3><p><strong>Fans of Rachel Hollis and </strong><em><strong>Girl, Wash Your Face</strong></em><strong> will love Becca Anderson's </strong><em><strong>Badass Affirmations</strong></em></p><p><strong>Even a badass needs daily affirmations:</strong> We all need reminders. You don’t leap out of bed knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-do’s and responsibilities. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Often we find ourselves at the back of our own bus, having made everyone else happy but our own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let’s stop that, shall we?</p><p><strong>The incredible art of self-affirmation:</strong> Positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself, but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best way. There are reasons we need esteem boosters. We pick up scars and get bumps and bruises in daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have old “tapes” from poor parenting looping through your unconscious brain. “You’ll never amount to anything. You’re not good at sports. Your sister has a better singing voice than you, so we’re sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.” Even nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on our souls. But, we can overcome with the right mix of badass affirmations. Every day and in every way, you can learn the art of self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>Self-affirmation adjustment:</strong> If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by life’s busyness and demands, stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a “gratitude adjustment.” You have need for some “me TLC” and a dose of radical self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>In <em>Badass Affirmations</em><em> you will:</em></strong></p><p>• Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily<br />• Experience a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction<br />• Take control of your destiny<br />• Strengthen your self-esteem</p>
The Business Wisdom of Steve Jobs: 250 Quotes from the Innovator ...
by Alan Ken Thomas

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

October 14, 2011

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<DIV><B>Insights on leadership and life, in the Apple CEO’s own words.</B><BR />  <BR /><I>Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life . . . Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.</I><BR />  <BR /><I>We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.</I><BR />  <BR /><I>You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.</I><BR />  <BR /> Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc., was truly one of his generation’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Under his vision and direction, Apple changed the way people interact with each other and think about technology. This book collects his comments on various topics, in a motivational and thought-provoking journey through the mind of a modern icon.<BR />  </DIV>
Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment...
by Prospect Park Books

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

May 18, 2015

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<B>“Here is the master in all of his certainty, humor, and undertow”—this book</B><B>“wonderfully underscores how contemporary Mark Twain is and always will be” (Ken Burns).</B><BR />  <BR /> Curated by a noted Mark Twain scholar who mined many of his lesser-known texts, speeches, and notebooks, this collection presents the best of the curmudgeonly author’s thoughts on many of life’s endeavors and distractions—from diet and exercise to medicine, smoking, drinking, romance, parenting, old age, fashion, finances, politics, and stress management.<BR />  <BR /> Always entertaining and unapologetically honest, Twain’s sage advice for the ages will leave you laughing—and might even inspire you to rethink that plan to give up gluten and join a CrossFit class.<BR />  <BR /><B>On politics:</B> “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”<BR />  <BR /><B>On happiness:</B> “There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.”<BR />  <BR /><B>On parenthood: </B>“Familiarity breeds contempt—and children.”<BR />  <BR /><B>On exercise</B>: “I have seen slower people than I am . . . and even quieter, and more listless, and lazier people than I am. But they were dead.”<BR />  <BR /><B>On stress management: </B>“Let us swear while we may, for in Heaven it will not be allowed.”
For A Mother's Heart: 365 Days of Inspiration, Encouragement and ...
by , Shannon Ward

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><strong><em>Do you feel like you are doing “mothering” wrong?  Do you need words of encouragement and advice from real moms who have been there?</em></strong></p><p>Motherhood doesn’t come with a manual and sometimes can be a frustrating job. Inspiration, encouragement and advice are needed more than ever that is why people are always asking for help.  The right words or advice may be the difference in you thinking you are doing your best and knowing you are doing your best.</p><p><strong>For A Mother’s Heart</strong>, compiled by three mothers, Lyvonne Copeland, Valencia G Wallace, and Shannon Ward gives you what you need every day.  With 365 days of inspiration, encouragement and advice from other mothers like you, you will begin to see your role in a new light.</p><p>Rather you have adult children, are pregnant, a foster mom or a great aunt, you will find something in this book for you. </p><p><em>Contributing authors include 10 mothers at different stages of motherhood who transparently share their truth through words of inspiration, encouragement, and advice:</em></p><h4>Ashanti Barnes</h4><h4>Lorraine Bradley</h4><h4>Naquishia Hanks<br /></h4><h4>Ericka McKnight<br /></h4><h4>Marlo Miller<br /></h4><h4>Veronica Pryor-Faciane<br /></h4><h4>K. Sharrone<br /></h4><h4>Veronica Utsey<br /></h4><h4>Ruth Ward<br /></h4><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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<b>National Best Seller</b><br /><br />From the best-selling author of Wild, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's perfect for Mother's Day.<br /><br /> Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her three prior books and in her "Dear Sugar" columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. <br />      This book gathers, each on a single page, more than 100 of Strayed's indelible quotes and thoughts--"mini instruction manuals for the soul" that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all. <br />       Be brave enough to break your own heart.<br />       You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. <br />       Keep walking. <br />       Acceptance is a small, quiet room. <br />       Romantic love is not a competitive sport.<br />       Forward is the direction of real life. <br />       Ask yourself: What is the best I can do? And then do that.
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b><i>Bed of Procrustes </i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are <i>Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile, </i>and <i>Skin in the Game.</i></b><br /><br />By the author of the modern classic <i>The Black Swan</i>, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.<br /><br /><i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. <br /><br />Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.<br /><br />With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.<br /><br /><b>“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—<i>Financial Times</i></b>

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