"BACKWARDS AND IN HEELS" ─ WOMEN IN FILM AND THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINS BIAS “…but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he (Fred Astaire) did, backwards and in high heels." - Bob Thaves WOMEN IN FILM: When it comes to early Hollywood and the women who worked in it, it can be tough to sort out the exact truth. That’s where film reporter and critic Alicia Malone comes in. In her book," Backwards and in Heels", Malone builds on her experience within the industry to examine the torturous road that has led to the uneasy Hollywood climate of today. Wage gaps and bias in selecting leading roles are only some of the issues faced by women in film. BIAS AGAINST WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD: Throughout the history of Hollywood, women have been at the forefront of its success. Starting with Nickelodeons and moving into feature films, crossing between silent flicks to summer blockbusters, women in Hollywood have done it all. Female writers, actors, and women directors and producers were essential in the booming success of the industry during the 20s and 30s. Yet, they’ve never received the respect they deserve. This story of gender inequality is all too familiar. And it needs to end! THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN FILM ARE STANDING UP TO HOLLYWOOD INJUSTICE: Join Malone as she champions Hollywood women of the past, present and future in the hopes of leveling out the field. Some of the women in film who are standing up to Hollywood injustice include: • Jennifer Lawrence • Emma Watson • Mila Kunis • Emmy Rossum • Jessica Chastain • and, Lena Dunham
By Kelvin Davis
Being a true gentleman and a genuine class act is increasingly rare. It is also more important now than ever before. What worked for the Rat Pack and the Brat Pack won’t work for you and truth be told, it won’t work for anyone because that is old school. Being a real man in the modern era is worth learning about and the dividends will pay off for a lifetime. Not only will you bring joy to all those around you, you’ll be happier, too. Once you master this, you’ll live the good life. No one in the world is better suited than Kelvin Davis, (we’re talking really nice suits, too) to provide the ultimate guide to being a modern gentleman. A fresh voice in style, attitude, manners and body confidence for men, Kelvin is a model and major Instagram influencer who has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan and much more. Davis is also a leading light in the body confidence movement for men, offering empowerment and esteem-boosting wisdom. In his words, “You can choose to be great; clothing has sizes but style does not.” This book is a treasury of information covering all the bases from how to date (Hint, pulling up and waiting for her in your car is wrong, you’re not freaking Uber!) to social skills to etiquette for all occasions, even including counsel on improving your character. Whether you are at a weekend wedding with your friends, courting a new lady, being a great colleague at work or becoming a dad, Notoriously Dapper provides practical information and inspiration for every area of your life. You'll learn the life skills all modern men should know, including these secrets to eternal style and class: Tie your own damn tie Be the perfect wedding guest Treat your women right, from ages 8 to 80 Get along with pretty much anybody Ask for a woman's hand in marriage First-time fatherhood The art of self-care and body con Modeling good behavior The Bro Code Live, laugh and love your life
Coyote Peterson’s… Bravest Animal Adventures chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had with wildlife over the course of his life. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch at the age of 8 years old and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness Shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to a 700lb Grizzly Bear that helped Coyote teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild. Each and every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure as Coyote, driven by a natural curiosity and love for animals, gets dangerously close to these incredible creatures. This collection of short stories aims to inspire a healthy dose of adventure and a fascination with wildlife for children of all ages. While the danger is eminent for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet and as long as we respect them from a safe distance even the most frightening of creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them. Be Brave… Stay Wild!
"EATING WELL TO WIN" ─ SPORTS DIETITIAN TO THE STARS LEARN ABOUT PEAK PERFORMANCE EATING FROM CHEF RICHARD ─ CHEF AND SPORTS DIETITIAN TO THE STARS THESE STARS ARE EATING WELL TO WIN WITH CHEF RICHARD: • Jon Jay • Patrick Ewing • Michael Oher • Manny Machado • Kelly Rowland • Santana Moss • Gabrielle Union • John Wall • Dwyane Wade Chef Richard Ingraham has been personal chef for NBA star Dwyane Wade FOR more than a decade. The Miami native is also a Chopped contender and the founder of the private chef network, ChefRLI, which caters to professional athletes. Now this chef to star athletes is ready to share the secrets of cooking for a peak performance lifestyle. He’s worked with top tier athletes in all the major sports including Asante Samuels, Santana Moss, Antrel Rolle and Michael Oher from the National Football League, Manny Machado and Jon Jay from Major League Baseball and NBA stars Patrick Ewing, John Wall and of course, Dwyane Wade. Chef RLI has also worked with top entertainers such as Gabrielle Union and Kelly Rowland. The company’s corporate clients include the Food Network and Walmart. HOW YOU CAN HAVE A PEAK PERFORMANCE DIET AND LEARN THE BENEFITS OF EATING WELL TO WIN Chef Richard’s book is designed for those who want to change their diet to achieve peak performance, whether that be at the gym or the office. This is an insider’s guide to how it really happens. Step-by-step in 90 recipes he will show the CrossFit enthusiast, the working mom and the weekend golfer how to eat for optimum performance because he knows all of the secrets, and it’s not all kale smoothies and grilled chicken. In addition to his recipes, Chef Richard will share what he’s learned about eating well to live well throughout his career from his parents and grandparents, who were his first culinary instructors, to his celebrity clients. Readers will get advice on how changing what you put in your body will change what you put out into the universe and make you feel better physically and emotionally. It’s not just about making sure you get the right mix of veggies and carbs. This is about feeding your spirit as well. Chef Richard is serving up recipes for inspired living.
By Susyn Reeve
Do you feel that something is holding you back? Do you realize it could be you, unaware that old resentments are blocking you from the fullness of your being? Heart-Healing: The Power of Forgiveness and Letting Go teaches you how to put compassion and unconditional love into action in a practical, easy and lasting way. Susyn Reeve explores the many areas of our lives where forgiveness is needed. Some of these topics get right to the core of your inner self, addressing life challenges; others may be surprising, and many may have gone unnoticed in your life - until now. Within this book, you will find great opportunities for real and transformational growth. Each chapter includes stories, exercises, and affirmations to help free you from any resentment and anger you may be holding towards yourself or others. This “psychological clutter” of old resentments and grudges can canker the soul; hatred and anger blocks love and light. And that holds you back. Susyn Reeve, an interfaith minister who apprenticed under Don Miguel Ruiz, takes readers through a process of heart-healing: looking at old grievances and wounds, childhood programming, memories of being bullied, relationships with family, friends, break-ups and divorces, betrayal and work issues, and all of these events which bruise us in our day-to-day life. She also addresses pain and sadness caused by global issues and crises that effect our community. Reeve shares her own 9/11 story and how that galvanized her to help others. Written in her wise and warm trademark style, Reeve’s book is an insightful, inspiring, refreshingly honest, and practical guide to living a life of contentment, connection and long-overdue joy. The helpful and hopeful advice and practices on these pages add up to a transformative journey to peace of mind and whole-heartedness. Susyn does not gloss over life’s pain and struggles but shows us how to use them to embrace new perspectives and possibilities.
This book fills the gap for 20 million queer Americans where 90% of the current queer nonfiction titles are predominantly by and about white, educated, upper middle class LGBTQ artists and icons, mostly gay men. Global figures, diverse representatives, Lesbians, disabled, gender fluid, working class artists, icons and, especially, everyday heroes are left out of the portrait. Most collections highlight research and feature dead heroes. Only Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes crossed over into bestseller status, cutting across race, class and sexual orientation in its readership. This collection is based on actual interviews with real stories and direct quotes. The subjects are leading successful, happy and fulfilling lives. Readers can see themselves in the featured LGBTQ icons, from the highest-ranking Lesbian at IBM to the Argentinian baker in Oakland, from the Maori Olympic rugby player and New Zealand MP to the African American choreographer from a potato sharecropping family, from the former president of the L.A.F.D. Women Firefighters to the Dutch-Spanish firefighter in the UK, from the Kansas gay dads to the Mexican American founder of a nonprofit to help queers stop smoking, from the first openly Lesbian Bishop of a major Christian religion to a Cuban immigrant inaugural poet, from the owner of the London gay bookshop featured in the film, PRIDE, to the first Transgender Member of Parliament in the world, and so on. This is what makes my book original. It’s one of the only books of its kind on the current amazon.com list of Top 25 Gay & Lesbian History Books and Nonfiction bestsellers. These are the “happy ending” stories queer readers and their allies crave. On a global scale, the awareness of the broad swath of LGBTQ artists, icons, everyday heroes and their contributions is often limited. This book brings those global role models out of the shadows for the gay boy in Ireland being bullied in his all-boys Catholic school or the Ugandan Lesbian fearing rape or worse in a country that outlaws homosexuality. With the Internet and e-books, nonfiction queer titles can find their way into the 73 countries where queers risk imprisonment for the crime of being queer or the 13 states where being gay brings the death penalty. For all our advances, American queer youth are still 4 times more likely to attempt suicide as their straight peers (The Trevor Project, 2016). In America, queer youth make up 40% of the homeless population compared to 7% of the straight population (True Colors Fund, 2016). Studies are limited, but most indicate that substance abuse among LGBTQ Americans is 20-30% higher than the general population. From the Book: "This book will touch hearts and save lives. This book will encourage queer youth, college students and adults to pursue their dreams. I’m writing this book to inspire and embolden the next generation of queer youth, adults and allies around the world. I want American queers to realize on a visceral level that the fight for global LGBTQ rights, as well as gay rights in the U.S., is not over. I don’t want LGBTQ young professionals to experience what I did as a closeted Lesbian in a corporation where it was literally dangerous to come out. In one of my Persuasive Speaking classes at HP, one of my students, a highly educated white American engineer, delivered a speech justifying murder for only 5 crimes, one of which was homosexuality. At another company, I was OUTed by a former friend and colleague and subsequently fired by a Southern “cracker” CEO. A labor lawyer advised that I had no recourse since I was not OUT and couldn’t prove that this was a targeted “layoff.” The next corporate job, I was OUT to my department, but not to the salespeople I was training around the world. When the secretary OUTed me to the entire building at corporate headquarters, I had recourse with my boss and HR and was, subsequently, promoted and the secretary moved to another building with a stern warning. When I first met my Kiwi wife, she was not a citizen and we couldn’t marry in the U.S. This caused us to make all kinds of jujitsu moves; from becoming Civil Union partners in New Zealand to carrying Power of Attorney papers everywhere we went to paying extraordinary taxes and tax preparation fees because we could not marry. That was not that long ago: Marriage Equality was just won in the U.S. Supreme Court on Jun. 26, 2015."
Sex is always hot. Other people's lusty antics even hotter. This book pulls back the curtains on a dizzying array of hilarious stereotype-busting sexual mores from around the world. It is joyful, deliciously outrageous, titillating, hilarious. The fact that it's all true makes it even more fascinating. It takes the ever-intriguing question “What is ‘normal’ sex?” and creates a rollicking worldwide tour with LOL perspectives on extraordinary sexual mores. It will astound you, regale you, blow you away. At the same time, it expands your tolerance, proving sex is like happiness – universally sought but subjectively enjoyed.
When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invicitus. The inspirational verse was by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invicitus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. It embodies the strength of character of the women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great ladies who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. The intrepid women are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince they took salvation into their own hands. Women celebrated in the book include Madame C. J. Walker-first female American millionaire, Aung San Suu Kyi-Burma’s first lady of freedom, Betty Shabazz-civil rights activist, Nellie Sachs-Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient, Selma Lagerlof-first woman Nobel Laureate, Fannie Lou Hamer-American voting rights activist, Bessie Coleman-first African-American female pilot, Wilma Randolph-first woman to win three gold medals, Sonia Sotomayor-first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Wangari Maathai-Nobel Prize winner, Winnifred Mandela-freedom fighter, Lois Wilson-founder of Al-Anon, Roxanne Quimby-co-founder of Burt’s Bees. From the Book: "Still I Rise Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014 You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. I rise I rise I rise."
We live in a digital world that we weren't prepared for. From currency to memories, everything is digital today. The endless information, creativity, businesses (and cat videos) online is mesmerizing. With all this knowledge at our fingertips, it’s no wonder small business are popping up at an alarming rate. Content creation through sites like YouTube, Tumblr and Periscope are changing the landscape. And the monetization of this art adds to the confusion of what is yours and how you need to protect it. In her new book, The Law of Creativity: Think Like an Artist, Protect Like a Lawyer, author and attorney Rachel Brenke breaks down the legal and creative blend that it takes to find success in your new business. Whether you’re starting a blog, vlog or brick and mortar, Brenke explains the highs and lows that you need to brace yourself for.
By Marc Silber
In Advancing Your Photography, Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the cycle of photography, Silber makes it so you can master the art form. Purposefully compact, this handbook is meant to fit in your camera bag as it will be your guide and coach as you expand your artistic endeavor. Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will carry you forward in a lifetime of pursuing the art and chairmanship of photography. What you’ll learn from this book: * The top tips for making outstanding photographs from Ansel Adams and other top photographers — with many examples and step by steps to implement * How to put this advice into use and train your eye to see composition with emotional impact * Know and master the key points of operating your camera like a pro * How to capture remarkable photographs with more tips from the pros * How to process your images to professional standards From the book: "What makes this books so powerful is that I have been able to distill from my 1000s of hours of interviews with top photographers high level knowledge, that would take decades to acquire — but I have presented this knowledge in a way that even a new photographer can grasp and put right to work. If someone applies themselves and rolls up their sleeves, with this handbook, they can become an excellent photographer and make photographs that they and others will love."
Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. (All after a long day at the office.) Women have always been strong- true heroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised for the future. The amazing women inside include: Dian Fossey, Martina Navratilova, Sojourner Truth, Indira Ghandi, Aretha Franklin, Margaret Mead, Coretta Scott King, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Joan Baez, Eleanor Roosevelt, Coco Chanel, Anita Hill, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, and many more. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!
By Henry Green
|Over the last decade, more than 10 million refugees have fled the Middle East and North Africa. There is not a day that goes by without the media highlighting another human interest story. The Great Uprooting stands out in the crowd. It targets Arab Jews, a million strong that were displaced before the Arab spring and scattered to many Diasporas. Invisible and ignored, the volume gives voice to these Jews from Islamic Lands, a forgotten exodus and reveals a human rights story that foreshadows what lies ahead for many of today's refugees.|
Is there anything more likely to make you laugh or put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? Such remarks are not only endless, but often an endless source of joy, like these hilarious quotes: • Dylan, age 5, "Mom, did it hurt much when you gave birth to Daddy?" • Keira, age 8, "Being in love is like having a birthday in your stomach." • Miley, age 3, "When I grow up, I want to be pregnant. Or a princess." • Jayden, age 5, "Mom, how old were you when you were my age?" I Am So Full of Happy Today is a heartwarming collection of the remarkably observant, funny and wise things said by children, aged two to ten years. All of the stories have a very real and personal feel, and include the name and age of each child. These playful, sometimes “tongue-in-cheek” tales straight from the minds and mouths of kids will have you learning and laughing long after you’ve turned the last page. More from the book- Round and Round it Goes Samuel, age 4: “Mom, does the Earth ever get dizzy?” Insightful Abigail, age 4: “Mommy, do you know why it snows?” Mother: “Hmm no, why?” Abigail: “It’s because the clouds wants to give the kids something funny to play with.” Astrology for Beginners 3 girls, age 4, during nursery school lunch-break discuss zodiac signs: Jessica: “I’m a Capricorn.” Taylor: “I’m a Virgo.” Ashley: “I’m a Princess.” Jurassic Dad Sydney, age 7: “Dad, you’re so old you must remember what the dinosaurs looked like?”
While the legalization debate rages on, the discovery that marijuana may have the medical potential to cure people from debilitating illnesses, as the following inspirational stories suggest, may prove to be the most convincing argument yet. Marijuana Miracles shares the heart-felt triumphs of those who claim medical marijuana miraculously saved their lives. People suffering from Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, brain seizures, advanced type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many cancers. Cannabis and the unique chemical compounds produced by the plant, called cannabinoids, have been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a molecular signaling system in the human brain and body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes: hunger, sleep, inflammation, stress, blood pressure, body temperature, glucose metabolism, bone density, intestinal fortitude, reproductive fertility, circadian rhythms, mood and much more. Under the radar, a healing revolution is taking place for people whose doctor’s told them they were terminal with no options for further treatment. Documentary filmmaker Daniel Morii has gather these stories of miraculus healings and people literally brought back from death’s door in Marijuana Miracles, working with a team of heroic physicians and medical professionals. From Jimmy Carter to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Montel Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, senior citizens and sick children, cannabanoids are quickly becoming the answer to many people’s prayers. From the Author: "Over the past four years I have been interviewing and filming medical marijuana patients and key stakeholders in the industry throughout the 25 states that have legalized marijuana as a medicine. This manuscript will feature those stories with important background material on the historical use of marijuana as a medicine, it’s demonization and current renaissance. Stories include patients from age 6 through 93, who have struggled with cancer, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, AIDs and HIV, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, seizure disorders, autism, PTSD, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, depression, sleep disorders, anorexia, opioid abuse, alcoholism, psoriasis, and glaucoma. It also features an interview with co-author of California proposition 215, the compassionate use act that passed in 1996, with images and stories about the first medical marijuana dispensary in the U.S. the “San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club.” Additional stories will include physicians, pharmacists, cultivators, formulary medicine makers, dispensary owners, and nonprofit agencies advocating for their patients."
CLUTTER FREE STORAGE SOLUTIONS WORTHY OF A DIY PINTEREST HOME ─ YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME AND SIMPLIFY LIFE ─ DIY PINTEREST TYPE TIPS Cas Aarssen, YouTube's Organized Clutterbug, spends her time organizing other peoples homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. Cas offers diy Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home. ─ ORGANIZED PERSON The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all. ─ SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE In her debut book, "Real Life Organizing", Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home ─ a diy Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person. ─ ORGANIZE HOME Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read "Real Life Organizing", you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity. In "Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes", you will learn how to: • Create a Household Management Binder • Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen • Create an IN/OUT system • Organize paperwork based on your unique style • Create a Kitchen Command Center • Organize your holidays with a gift closet • Build the best toy organizing system • Enjoy a diy Pinterest home
Our pace of life has increased exponentially in the last few decades. We are often too busy or preoccupied to attend to our emotions until they hit with the strength of a tornado. When anxiety and panic appear, they ravage our lives, our dreams and our spirit. Stop Anxiety From Stopping You shows the reader a framework to manage both anxiety and panic in a simple to implement six-step framework. It is possible to stop anxiety from stopping us in our tracks. In this book Dr. Odessky shows the reader how to understand the process of anxiety, and how to arm themselves with strategies that work. Dr. Odessky draws on her fifteen years of clinical experience to guide the reader through the process of not only reducing anxiety, but also enriching their life. Dr. Odessky is the right person to write this book and this is the right time. She writes with optimism and passion, as she has truly utilized her experience and knowledge to develop a system that shows the reader the tools they need to address their panic and anxiety. Stop Anxiety From Stopping You is a compelling and optimistic guide to moving the reader from difficulty to hope in reducing their anxiety and empowering themselves. Dr. Odessky shows the reader the steps to do this.
"TINY HOUSE BASICS" ─ THE JOY OF TINY HOUSE LIVING TINY HOUSE LIVING IS SUSTAINABLE LIVING: "Tiny House Basics" is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked. TINY HOUSE LIVING TIPS AND TRICKS: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about: • How to maintain a good relationship in a small space • Practical downsizing for everyone • Small space living with pets • The pros and cons of off grid living and on grid living • How to make your small space feel big • Keeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tips • Equipping your space for entertaining • Accordion/bi-fold style windows • How downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time