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I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By
by Hoda Kotb

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>AN INSTANT #1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and beloved <i>Today</i> show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes--drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account--that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.</b><br /><br />Several years ago, <i>Today</i> show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter. She thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, but soon a funny thing started happening - reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. The quotes weren't only providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people. So many of their comments read, "I really needed this today," a phrase that inspired the book's title. <br /><br />In <i>I Really Needed This Today</i>, Hoda not only shares 365 sayings and quotes, she writes about the people and experiences that have pushed her to challenge boundaries, embrace change, and explore relationships to their fullest. Written with her signature wit and warmth, this book is the ideal companion to tuck beside your bed or to bring with you on-the-go to keep you motivated, recharged, and inspired each day.
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

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

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Feminist Theory, Quotations, and Social Science ─ 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>
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie Tie-In): Neighborly Wo...
by Fred Rogers

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>The inspiring profile brought to life in the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, plus a collection of warm advice and encouragement from America’s favorite neighbor. </b><br /><br />Tom Junod’s Esquire profile of Fred Rogers, “Can You Say... Hero?,” has been hailed as a classic of magazine writing. Now, his moving story of meeting and observing the beloved host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is the inspiration for <i>A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood</i>, directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. <br /><br />Here, Junod’s unforgettable piece appears for the first time in book form alongside an inspiring collection of advice and encouragement from Mister Rogers himself. Covering topics like relationships, childhood, communication, parenthood, and more, Rogers’s signature sayings and wise thoughts are included here. Pairing the definitive portrait of a national icon with his own instructions for living your best, kindest life, this book is a timeless treasure for Mister Rogers fans.
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Language

English

Pages

168

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b><i>The 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>
1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom: Insight on Identity, Truth,...
by Elizabeth Venstra

Language

English

Pages

402

Publication Date

March 29, 2016

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<b>A wide-ranging compilation of quotes from some of the world’s greatest thinkers to influence and inspire you. </b><br />  <br /> In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday life to the fullest. From the classic wisdom of thinkers such as Aristotle, Francis Bacon, and Thoreau, to the brilliance of more modern luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Golda Meir, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill, and even lighthearted guidance from Dave Barry and Oprah, every page of this book holds valuable insight and enlightenment.<br />  <br /> When caught up in the mundane tasks of our daily lives, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and not be able to see a way out. Seeing clearly the “big picture” of the world around us can be tough. At times like these, a pearl of wisdom from this all-encompassing selection can give you just the life-changing spark you need to rethink and recharge.<br />  <br /> Selected from the greatest minds in literature, history, philosophy, philanthropy, and art—and divided into categories such as Life in the Universe, Truth, and Relationships—these <i>1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom </i>are sure to be the catalyst you need to start making the positive changes that you want in your life.
The Patch
by John McPhee

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<i>The Patch</i> is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, “The Sporting Scene,” consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse—from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called “An Album Quilt,” is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form—occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines including <i>The New Yorker</i>. They range from a visit to the Hershey chocolate factory to encounters with Oscar Hammerstein, Joan Baez, and Mount Denali. Emphatically, the author’s purpose was not merely to preserve things but to choose passages that might entertain contemporary readers. Starting with 250,000 words, he gradually threw out 75 percent of them, and randomly assembled the remaining fragments into “an album quilt.” Among other things, <i>The Patch </i>is a covert memoir.
499 Words Every College Student Should Know: A Professor's Handbo...
by Stephen Spignesi

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<b>“This book is so valuable . . . Provides definitions, explanations, and context so we use the words correctly” (Jenny Baranick, author of <i>Kiss My Asterisk</i>).</b><br />  <br /> On any given day, you might read “abrogate” in a <i>USA Today</i> article, or hear “demagogue” or “fiduciary” on CNN. “Ensorcelled” or “torpor” might be used in a TV drama, or “pedantic” in a movie. A political candidate might be described as “truculent.” How many of these are part of most college students’ arsenal of words?<br />  <br /><i>499 Words Every College Student Should Know</i> helps you become more articulate in your speaking and writing, and enhance reading comprehension—and earn better grades. Using easy-to-understand, informative, and often humorous explanations, the book also explores how to use the words in sentences, and in proper context. The majority of these words were chosen because they are fairly commonplace in media, in books, online, and elsewhere. Knowing them—and knowing how to use them well—can boost the confidence and performance of any student.
PROFILES IN CORRUPTION: Liars, Thieves, Traitors, Adulterers and ...
by B. Clay Shannon

Language

English

Pages

205

Publication Date

November 29, 2007

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"PROFILES IN CORRUPTION: Liars, Thieves, Traitors, Adulterers and Murderers in the White House" can be utilized in several ways: It can be read from cover to cover; it can be used as a reference (the presidents appear in chronological order, from George Washington to George W. Bush); it can be used in a classroom setting to introduce an overview of historical information as it relates to the presidents, incite further research, and provoke discussion; it can be used as a source for presidential ?trivia? -- the final sections contain dozens of multiple-choice questions related to the Presidents as well as several charts and tables showing presidential "statistics" relative to the chief executives' personal circumstances and traits, states of origin, as well as a timeline showing who lived when and in relation to which key events.
The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom
by Toni Morrison

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English

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Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b>At once the ideal introduction to Toni Morrison and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers: a treasury of quotations from her work. With a foreword by Zadie Smith.<br /><br />"She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truthteller." --Oprah Winfrey</b><br /><br />This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction--from <i>The Bluest Eye</i> to <i>God Help the Child,</i> from <i>Playing in the Dark</i> to <i>The Source of Self-Regard</i>--to tell a story of self-actualization. It aims to evoke the totality of Toni Morrison's literary vision. <br /><br />Its compelling sequence of flashes of revelation--stunning for their linguistic originality, keenness of psychological observation, and philosophical profundity--addresses issues of abiding interest in Morrison's work: the reach of language for the ineffable; transcendence through imagination; the self and its discontents; the vicissitudes of love; the whirligig of memory; the singular power of women; the original American sin of slavery; the bankruptcy of racial oppression; the complex humanity and art of black people. <i>The Measure of Our Lives</i> brims with elegance of style and mind and moral authority.

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