Categories

 > Reference > Words, Language & Grammar

50,331 results were found

Sort by:

It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Wr...
by June Casagrande

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never begin. <br /> <br />In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck. <br /> <br />With chapters on “Conjunctions That Kill” and “Words Gone Wild,” this lighthearted guide is perfect for anyone who’s dead serious about writing, from aspiring novelists to nonfiction writers, conscientious students to cheeky literati. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to craft one bold, effective sentence after another. Your readers will thank you.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Remember Everything You Read: The Evelyn Wood 7 Day Speed Reading...
by Dr Stanley D. Frank

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

June 13, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Learn how to read more quickly--and absorb more of of the information you are reading--with <i>Remember Everything You Read</i>. </b><br /><br />For the first time the secrets that have made the completely revised Evelyn Wood learning program so effective and popular are revealed. <i>Remember Everything You Read</i> not only teaches you how to increase your reading speed--all the while improving your comprehension--it also features tips and tricks to improve your study habits, more effectively take notes, and write papers, among others. It will become an invaluable resource for students, parents, teachers, and anyone looking to read--and comprehend--in a faster, more efficient manner.
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adven...
by Alan Alda

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Award-winning actor Alan Alda tells the fascinating story of his quest to learn how to communicate better, and to teach others to do the same. With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor.<br /></b><br /><b>“Invaluable.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>You’re the Only One I Can Tell </i>and <i>You Just Don’t Understand</i></b><br /><br /> Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. <i>If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?</i> is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s <i>Scientific American Frontiers,</i> where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us.<br /><br /> In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, looking for clues in another’s face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become “in sync” with them, and know what they are thinking and feeling—especially when you’re talking about the hard stuff.<br /><br /> Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Exploring empathy-boosting games and exercises, <i>If I Understood You</i> is a funny, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, in every aspect of our lives—with our friends, lovers, and families, with our doctors, in business settings, and beyond.<br /><br /><b>“Alda uses his trademark humor and a well-honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us.”—<i>Forbes</i></b><br /><br /><b>“Alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.”—Charlie Rose</b>
Mental Toughness & Iron Will: Become Tenacious, Resilient, Psycho...
by Patrick King

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

June 16, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>Two people get knocked down. One rises to the challenge, while the other one stays down for good. <u>How will you live your life?</u></h2><br />Can you plan your life to avoid the inevitable obstacles and hardships? No, because if you get past the first obstacle, the second or the third will take you down. Life is tough, which means you should get a helmet. <b>Welcome to your life helmet.</b><br /><br /><h2>Train yourself to prepare for the worst while expecting the best.</h2><br /><b><u>Mental Toughness & Iron Will</u></b> is a guidebook into becoming someone who stops at nothing to achieve their goals. What is mental toughness? It is a mindset and state of being - it comes from deep habits, skills, and thought patterns. You’ll learn all of those, and also how to put them into immediate action. <br /><br /><b>This book is the rocket boost to get you to invincibility.</b><br /><br /><h2>Learn to build bulletproof mental armor.</h2><br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. <b>He’s well-versed in mental toughness and how it is one of the keys to getting ahead in life.</b><br /><br /><h2>Mental toughness techniques used by top 1% performers.</h2><br />•The importance and biological imperative of mental toughness.<br />•<b>How to face failure and fear head-on.<b></b><br />•Emotional thinking and how to bypass it.<br /><br /><h2>Overcome your emotions and rely on your iron will.</h2><br />•How we distort our realities and self-sabotage - and how to stop it.<br />•<b>Building the skill and habit of mental toughness and resilience.</b><br />•Characteristics of the mentally weak and lacking.<br /><br /><h2>Become relentless, persistent, and unstoppable in achieving your goals.</h2><br />Mental toughness is one of the biggest differences between the life you want and a life you settle for. Again, we ask the question: which path will you choose? Are you going to choose to learn to tough it out and rise to the challenge, or fall down at the first sign of hardship? The choice is yours; the solution is here.<br /><br /><h2>Develop a trauma-proof mindset by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page.</h2><br /></b>
Letters of Note: Volume 1: An Eclectic Collection of Corresponden...
by Shaun Usher

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, <em>Letters of Note</em> is an instant classic.
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<BR><BR>“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: The Secrets of Good Com...
by , Bill Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Some find talking to others uncomfortable, difficult, or intimidating. Here is a way to overcome these communication challenges. HOW TO TALK TO ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE is the key to building confidence and improving communication skills. Written by Larry King, this guide provides simple and practical advice to help make communication easier, more successful, and even more enjoyable. Anecdotes from a life spent talking--on television, radio, and in person,--add to the fun and value of the book. Learn what famous talkers say and how the way they say it makes them so successful.<br />Lessons include:<br />• How to overcome shyness and put other people at ease<br />• How to choose an appropriate conversation topic for any situation<br />• How to ace a job interview, run a meeting, and mingle at a cocktail party<br />• What the most successful conversationalists have in common<br />• The one great question you can ask to enhance your conversation with anyone, anytime, anywhere<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
by Robert Cialdini

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The acclaimed <i>New York Times </i>and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller from Robert Cialdini—“the foremost expert on effective persuasion” (<i>Harvard Business Review</i>)—explains how it’s not necessarily the message itself that changes minds, but the key moment <i>before</i> you deliver that message.<BR><BR>What separates effective communicators from truly successful persuaders? With the same rigorous scientific research and accessibility that made his <i>Influence</i> an iconic bestseller, Robert Cialdini explains how to prepare people to be receptive to a message before they experience it. Optimal persuasion is achieved only through optimal <i>pre</i>-suasion. In other words, to change “minds” a pre-suader must also change “states of mind.”<BR> <BR>Named a “Best Business Books of 2016” by the <i>Financial Times</i>, and “compelling” by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Cialdini’s <i>Pre-Suasion</i> draws on his extensive experience as the most cited social psychologist of our time and explains the techniques a person should implement to become a master persuader. Altering a listener’s attitudes, beliefs, or experiences isn’t necessary, says Cialdini—all that’s required is for a communicator to redirect the audience’s focus of attention before a relevant action.<BR> <BR>From studies on advertising imagery to treating opiate addiction, from the annual letters of Berkshire Hathaway to the annals of history, Cialdini outlines the specific techniques you can use on online marketing campaigns and even effective wartime propaganda. He illustrates how the artful diversion of attention leads to successful pre-suasion and gets your targeted audience primed and ready to say, “Yes.” His book is “an essential tool for anyone serious about science based business strategies…and is destined to be an instant classic. It belongs on the shelf of anyone in business, from the CEO to the newest salesperson” (<i>Forbes</i>).
How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book)
by , Mortimer J. Adler

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

May 10, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
With half a million copies in print,<I> How to Read a Book</I> is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.<BR><BR>Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a <I>living</I> classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. <BR> <BR>Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.<BR> <BR>Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised: A Lively and Ent...
by Thomas C. Foster

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

February 25, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.</p><p>While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. <em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor</em> helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor.</p><p>What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.</p><p>This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.</p>

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com