Badass Black Girl

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Badass Black Girl

A Daily Dose of Affirmations Celebrating Black Joy for Teen Girls (Ages 12-16)

“This book is a celebration, an affirmation, a history text, a little bit of memoir, and an exuberant prayer for the prosperity of Black women.”―Ashley M. Jones, author of Magic City Gospel

Publishers Weekly Select Title for Young Readers
2021 In the Margins Book Award Winner, Top Title for YA Nonfiction
#1 Best Seller and Gift Idea in Teen & Young Adult Cultural Heritage Biographies

Affirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, STEM, politics and law, sports and more.

Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this affirmations book created for Black girls, M.J. Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes. By reflecting on these themes, you confront the issues that can hold you back from discovering your inner Black joy. 

Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a book designed to help you nurture creativity and positive self-awareness.

Change the way you view the world. This affirmations book provides words of encouragement focused on Black joy to inspire and ignite discussion. You are growing up in a world that tries to tell you how to look and act. Fight the flow and determine for yourself who you want to be.

Badass Black Girl helps you to:

  • Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful, positive affirmations
  • Learn more about yourself through insightful journaling prompts 
  • Become confident in your authentic Black girl self

If books for teens like Black Girl, White School; This Book is Antiracist or Well-Read Black Girl have interested you, then Badass Black Girl should be the next book you read. Also, be sure to check out M.J. Fievre’s Empowered Black Girl (2021) and Resilient Black Girl (2021)!

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Les Sept Habitudes des Étudiants qui Réussissent

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La Formule du Succès à l’Université

Gagnez en aptitudes aux études et à la vie quotidienne. Quel que soit votre âge, les premiers temps à la fac peuvent être vécus comme un choc. Soudain, la vie devient bien plus complexe, surtout si vous avez un boulot, une famille et des problèmes d’argent. Ce livre révèle les aptitudes, les outils, et la mentalité nécessaires à la réussite des étudiants universitaires.

Des conseils détaillés. Pour réussir à la fac, vous avez besoin de deux types de compétences : des compétences scolaires et des compétences personnelles. En découvrant à la fois la valeur des aptitudes à l’étude et à la vie quotidienne, les étudiants arriveront à mieux établir et accomplir une vision pour leur éducation et leur réussite.

Améliorez votre expérience universitaire en général. Ce livre sert de guide éducatif et de manuel de développement personnel pour toute personne à l’université ou sur le point d’y entrer. Découvrez:

  • Une meilleure participation en classe et dans les études et une motivation à demeurer à l’université.
  • Un progrès dans les aptitudes essentielles telles que la gestion financière, l’atteinte des objectifs, la résolution de conflits, la santé et le mieux-être.
  • Comment adopter des habitudes essentielles, telles que la « Proactivité » et « La Pensée Gagnant-Gagnant », chapitre après chapitre.

Si d’autres livres-guides pour l’université vous ont intéressés, tels que 30 jours pour trouver ma voie et vivre mes rêves d’Isabelle Servant et Je déchire au collège de David Alfroy et Cécile Sauvan, alors Les 7 Habitudes des étudiants qui réussissent devrait être le prochain dans votre liste de lecture!

Jetez aussi un coup d'œil à ces autres titres fantastiques de Franklin Covey: Les 7 Habitudes de deux qui réalisent tout ce qu’ils entreprennent et Les 7 Habitudes des ados bien dans leur peau.

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Navigating College With the 7 Habits

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A Guide for College Success

A step-by-step advice eBook: Written by author, speaker, and innovator, Sean Covey, this guide for college students lays out a detailed path to success. As President of FranklinCovey Education, Covey has long been dedicated to transforming education. In this step-by-step book, Covey shares how to establish habits that lead to a more effective learning experience.

Gain academic and life skills: Studying and retention skills are incredibly beneficial to student life, but so are essential life skills such as communication and time management. By discovering the value in both academic and life skills, students can better establish and accomplish a vision for their education and success.

Improve your overall college experience: This book functions as an educational guide and self-help book for anyone in or approaching college. It provides students with the skills, tools, and mindset they need to succeed, and in this way, can help resolve anything from roommate issues to struggles with difficult classes.

Strengthen your learning today with the help of Sean Covey in Navigating College With the 7 Habits and discover:

  • Enhanced engagement in class and studies and motivation to stay in school
  • Progress in gaining critical skills like money management, goal achievement, conflict resolution, and health and wellness
  • Ways to adopt essential habits, such as “Be Proactive” and “Think Win-Win,” chapter by chapter

If other college guide books have interested you such as On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, The Naked Roommate, or The Freshman Survival Guide, then Navigating College With the 7 Habits should be your next read!

Be sure to check out these other great FranklinCovey titles: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers.

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The University Bound Organizer

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This is Your #1 Go-To Guide To Get You Through the American University Admissions Process

#1 New Release in College Guides

University admissions in the USA is becoming tougher than ever. Nearly three million students are expected to enroll as first-time freshmen in colleges and universities in the United States this school year. How can you prepare, get organized, and stay focused throughout the search and admission process?

Applying to college can be intimidating and overwhelming for both teens and parents. The process is a maze of standardized tests, school research, university fairs, applications, interviews, CVs, essays, and deadlines. This university planner will guide you easily through each stage of the process, from recruiting letters of recommendation to applying for financial aid. This organizer has all the tips to help you submit your best application.

This University organizer helps students understand what USA admission officers are looking for in an applicant and help students of all backgrounds learn to prevent common mistakes that are made on applications. Learn more about the American admission process this University Bound Organizer, especially about:

  • Building a personal profile
  • Researching universities to identify schools that are a good fit
  • Securing letters of recommendation
  • Developing your university application essay
  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  • Sort and manage application results
  • How to make a final decision

If you have read Teens’ Guide to College & Career PlanningCollege Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step; or Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021; you’ll find The University Bound Organizer to be your most valuable resource for planning and securing your future.

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Student Loan Solution

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Eliminate Your Student Loan Debt

Step-by-step approach to financial freedom: David Carlson is the author of the book Hustle Away Debt and founder of the millennial personal finance blog Young Adult Money. In Student Loan Solution David explains what student loan borrowers should be focusing on. He provides a 5-step approach to help you understand your loans, your options, and how to improve your greater financial life, while paying down your student loan debt. Learn how to take advantage of strategies that help you make more money, save more money, and ultimately pay down your student loans faster.

Everything you need to know about student loan debt: Student loans are complicated. College financial aid terms like “federal direct subsidized” and “GRAD Plus” mean little to most of us. Each type of student loan is slightly different, with its own set of rules and repayment options. Student Loan Solution explains everything you need to know about your student loans including how they work, repayment options and opportunities for loan forgiveness, and plans for managing and paying down your loans. David Carlson covers it all.

De-complicate your life: By the time you are done reading this book, you will understand student loans, gain control of your finances, and be armed with strategies to improve your finances.

Don't be a statistic: For millions of Americans, paying for college meant taking out loans. If you are one of the 70% of college graduates burdened with these loans, Student Loan Solution could change your life. Fight the student loans epidemic affecting 40 million borrowers―learn the best way to pay off the college degree you worked so hard to earn.

Student Loan Solution has the tools you need to start your student loans repayment with a bang. Learn how to:

  • Pay off your student loan debt
  • Personalize your student loan repayment plan
  • Live a happier, financially smarter life
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We Make It Better

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Celebrate the LGBT Community

“For all LGBTQ teens and young adults, this book will help inspire and empower you to become your best selves.”―Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, “Milk

#1 Bestseller in LGBT Studies, Lesbian Studies

LGBT history is as old as history itself. In that time, LGBT people have positively impacted their communities, made advancements for society, and changed the world! We Make It Better profiles all the people, places, and events that show just how awesome and inspiring the LGBT community is.

A stirring look at LGBT history. LGBT people have always played important roles in society. They have served their country, served in office, pushed for the protection of human rights, and have impacted all fields of study, sport, art, and industry. Meet some of the most famous thinkers and changers in history from Bayard Rustin, Alan Turing, Dr. Sally Ride, and Oscar Wilde to present day innovators and world changers such as Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook, the Wachowski sisters, Sir Ian McKellen and more.

Positivity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and adults. More than a “who’s who” of LGBT history, We Make It Better is a vibrant chronicle of the events in history where the LGBT community came together to fight for equality and save lives. Learn how the community came together during the HIV/AIDs crisis, fought for marriage equality, protested discrimination, and pushed for progressive change throughout the years. Learn about the events, places, people, and beliefs that are all causes for pride and celebration.

Read this book and:

  • Discover important LGBT people who have changed the world
  • Be moved by the accomplishments of the LGBT community
  • Be inspired by a mix of biographies, history, and quotes

Readers of The ABCs of LGBT by Ashley Mardell or Queer: A Graphic History by Dr. Meg-John Barker will love We Make It Better, a quintessential LGBT book.

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The Academic Hustle

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#1 New Release in Financial Aid ─ Thrive with this ultimate college book

Readers of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 will love The Academic Hustle!

An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College.

A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans—to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards—as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement.

Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while conducting research on high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that has been replicated by hundreds of other students to secure millions in funding for their career development.

In this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a plan for your career
  • Find and apply for scholarships
  • Win awards and be recognized
  • Cultivate a network for success
  • Master time and manage money
  • Develop an impressive résumé

This college survival guide is a perfect gift for college students.

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Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures

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Coyote Peterson’s Brave Wilderness. Be Brave… Stay Wild!

#1 in Bookscan’s Juvenile Non-fiction

Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages. This collection of short stories by Coyote Peterson gives you a first-person perspective into some of Coyote’s most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.

Animal Stories for Kids. Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels and adventures. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid 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 an 800-pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure.

With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds you that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are likely to be more afraid of us than we should ever be of them.

If you have read other Coyote Peterson books such as Epic Encounters in the Animal Kingdom, Wildlife Adventure, The King of Sting, or The Beast of Bites, you will want to read Coyote’s first book and the one that started it all, Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures.

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The Feminist Financial Handbook

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#1 New Release in Volunteer Work and Poverty — Your Guide to Wealth and Success

Live your wealthiest life: Sometimes the best way to stick it to the man is by doing well for yourself. There’s just one problem: it’s hard to do well for yourself when systemic oppression has placed innumerable hurdles between you and your aspirations. The Feminist Financial Handbook provides real motivation and resources for real women who may be struggling—not only those who have already accumulated wealth.

Overcome obstacles: The Feminist Financial Handbook provides actionable tips for women in business for overcoming these obstacles as they try to master money management and their lives. Because women’s experiences don’t exist in a vacuum relegated to their gender, the handbook explores financial issues with anecdotes and perspectives of women of different races, sexual orientations and abilities.

Find the answers to your money questions: Learn more about general financial planning principles, like saving or earning a higher income, and delve into issues that disproportionately affect women, like the wage gap or the long road to economic recovery after experiencing domestic violence.  The Feminist Financial Handbook has stories and advice from women who have been there, worked through the struggle, and achieved personal success.

Learn from the frontrunner of the Femme Frugality blog: Written in the same passionate tone that has made Femme Frugality a two-time nominee for Best Women’s Finance Blog, The Feminist Financial Handbook acknowledges the financial struggles and oppression modern women face while providing actionable steps to live your wealthiest life and achieve personal success.

The Feminist Financial Handbook presents a feminist view on finances relevant to a post-recession economy. This book will walk you through how to:

  • Decide what wealth and success means for you
  • Earn more and negotiate effectively
  • Master manageable money-saving methods
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Flipping the Script

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#1 New Release in LGBT Studies and Biographies & Memoirs ─ Stories to Help You Persevere

Live Through the Hardships: Life is complicated and messy, but every now and then life gives you a syndicated talk show on a major network – and then fires you for being “all icing and no cake.”  Then it sends your born-again Christian sister to take you out to lunch on your birthday, only to tell you she suddenly believes you can pray the gay away and that you should’ve used your time on the show do more for Christ.  Then, because there’s always another “then,” you receive a tax bill from Uncle Sam that almost sends you out your tenth-floor bathroom window…literally.  Luckily, AJ Gibson chose to step back and share his struggles because, well…not today Satan!  He knows what it’s like when life feels like a never-ending roller coaster, and in his self-help book Flipping the Script, he doesn’t sugar coat the truth.  After all, this isn’t Hollywood, errr…anymore.

Know You’re Not Alone: AJ’s journey from a closeted gay boy from Ohio to that guy people kinda, sorta recognize from TV and Hollywood seems glossy, but the truth is anything but.  In Flipping the Script, AJ shows how his life has been a series of personal roadblocks and rock bottom moments.  Every time he thinks he’s in the clear, he finds a new way to crash and burn.  Let’s just say insecurity was once a pretty close friend of his, so he knows what you feel like whenever you find yourself scrolling social media comparing yourself to others.  Luckily, he’s a pretty smart guy and moderately witty, always finding his way out of life’s rock bottom moments – and you can too!

Turn Bad Situations Around: AJ has a gift for shifting his perspective, turning crappy situations around and finding a way to persevere each time the world seems to be telling him he was born to fail.  Through all of the mess, all of the hardships, he somehow manages to keep a smile on his face and a roof over his head.  He also knows that we all have problems and he’s here to help.  The true stories in Flipping the Script will make you laugh, encourage you to keep fighting for happiness and inspire you to turn your own rock bottom moments into your proudest accomplishments!

Feel Empowered: AJ’s “Hollywood” situation may be unique, but his struggles are definitely relatable.  After all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a person who has achieved success without problems – especially in the LGBTQ community.  As a proud gay man working in the entertainment capital of the world, AJ’s personal and professional stories will leave you feeling empowered and a little less defeated.  Flipping the Script will give you the strength to overcome your own personal roadblocks.  In his book, AJ shares tips and tricks in the form of “Script Rewrites” at the end of each chapter that will help you persevere and find your true purpose. 

Flipping the Script will rip your heart out, make you want to fight somebody, and leave you feeling like you can solve world hunger – all in a single chapter.  You will:

  • feel deeply connected, knowing you’re not alone in your struggles
  • have simple, real world tools to help you bounce back and live the life you were created to live
  • see yourself as the wonderful, creative, capable human being that you have always been – but forgot somewhere along the way
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Living An Orgasmic Life

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Heal Your Relationship with Sex

“Through her own sexual healing journey and those of others, author and intimacy coach Xanet Pailet takes us back to a place where we can all develop the courage to reclaim our sexual desires. —Louann Brizendine, MD, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain

# 1 Best Seller in Sexual Health and LGBT Studies

Overcome your discomfort: Living An Orgasmic Life is for those who find sex challenging and are uncomfortable with their sex life. Women who are alienated from their erotic side due to sexual abuse or trauma will find healing balm in these pages. Women who can’t surrender into pleasure, can’t sustain intimacy, or want to reclaim and feel empowered in their sexuality will greatly benefit from this book.

Awaken your sexuality. Challenges with sexuality are common and infrequently discussed. Xanet Pailet explores the reasons that cause women to disconnect from their sexuality including shame, body image issues, sexual abuse and trauma, physical wounding, and fears of intimacy. She provides practical advice and tools to help women awaken to their sexuality in a healthy way and reclaim their libido.

Add sex back into your marriage. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, 20% of married couples are only having sex once a month—a sexless marriage. And, the number of reported sexless marriages has quadrupled in the last 20 years. Living An Orgasmic Life is filled with lessons and practical exercises to take your sex life from non-existent or mediocre to fulfilling. Learn:

  • Why it’s so hard to talk about sex in a world where everything is about sex
  • How sexual trauma can occur and how to heal it
  • How to reignite your libido

If you benefited from reading Sex RxUrban TantraCome as You Are, or WomancodeLiving An Orgasmic Life is a must read.

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Les 6 Décisions les plus Importantes que Vous Prendrez Dans la Vie

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Ne vous inquiétez pas. Ce ne sera pas un autre livre ennuyeux. Celui-ci est différent. Il est écrit juste pour les adolescents et traite de votre vie, de vos problèmes, de vos affaires. J’ai a aussi beaucoup de chouettes illustrations. (J’ai dû embaucher plusieurs artistes et les payer une fortune parce que mes dessins ne valent pas un clou.) Ce livre repose sur une idée simple. Je vais aller droit au but. Il y a six décisions clés que vous devrez prendre pendant l’adolescence qui peuvent faire ou briser votre avenir. Alors, choisissez judicieusement, et ne faites pas n’importe quoi. Si jamais il advenait que vous fassiez des erreurs, cependant, ce n’est pas la fin du monde. Revenez simplement sur la bonne voie et commencez à faire des choix plus intelligents.
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Starving In Search of Me

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True Confessions of an Eating Disorders Survivor

"…for anyone who has ever struggled with food or themselves." ─Lindsey Smith, award-winning author of Food Guilt No More

#1 Bestseller in Lesbian Studies

This book is a confessional self-help guide from an outspoken advocate for gay rights and women’s health issues. It explores the complex emotional truth of what it’s like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action.

Anorexia and bulimia health crisis. Many young women and girls struggle with the body image issues that engender eating disorders by developing elaborate rituals around food, binging, and purging; and hiding it all while trying to maintain a face of normalcy to the world.

Story of a woman battling for self-esteem. Now relate to the coming-of-age story of a young woman confronting some of life’s major issues while living, for a time, in two closets: one to hide her eating disorder and one to hide her sexuality and very identity. Activist author Marissa LaRocca's revelatory tale of her struggle with her secrets is an intimate account of courage and the search for truth and meaning. It will have you rooting for Marissa as she unravels the emotional layers of her own battle with food, body image, and sexuality.

Inside learn about:

  • "Life issues" that are being masked by "food issues" or another addiction
  • Disempowering compulsive behaviors
  • Healing your relationship with food
  • Escaping the victim role
  • Connecting with your life’s purpose
  • Improving your body image and self-esteem
  • Eliminating the need to be perfect

If you have read Life Without Ed or 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, you will want to read Starving in Search of Me.

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Sex Rules!

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#1 Best Seller in Trivia & Fun Facts, Questions & Answers, Curiosities & Wonders, and Cults & Demonism ─ Think You Know About Sexual Customs Around Our World? Have Fun and Enjoy Some Surprises!

This book is a humorous glimpse of a wide range of stereotype-busting sexual, relationship and romantic mores around the world. It is fun, interesting, and eye-opening! For example, places where women control the mating game, set marriage rules, and marry one another for political power. The fact that it's all true also makes it fascinating. Take a romp through a rollicking worldwide tour with LOL views of extraordinary sexual customs. It will astound and regale you. At the same time, it proves sex is like happiness – universally sought but subjectively enjoyed.

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Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life

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Dream Big! Do it now!

Strengths and weaknesses: We all have strengths and weaknesses. So, do you want to learn how to get out of your own way and build your strengths and eliminate your weaknesses? Do it now with Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life: 10 Tips to Shift Gears, Dream Big, Do it Now!

Dream big: Do you want to be known as a tremendous talent...or a lazy, unfocused slacker? Whether you’re a Millennial yearning to join corporate America, a Boomer ready for reinvention, a closeted LGBTQ+ testing the gender pool or even a nerd nauseated with perfection, the Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life: 10 Steps to Shift Gears, Dream Big, Do it Now! by Justin Loeber, is an in-your-face, funny, no-nonsense, socio-business, coming-of-ageless handbook for anyone who is yearning for true, inner-personal success.

Great guide to life: You’ll learn 10 easy steps, such as:

  • Work on Your Work Ethic
  • Own the Power of Thoughtfulness
  • Find Perfection in Imperfection
  • Rule Your Plane
  • and more

Learn how to get out of your own way: This shebang of a book is based on Loeber’s quirky personal life experiences that all started in the NYC 70s disco era. Justin worked as a waiter, a Wang Word Processing Operator, (remember Wang?), a substitute go-go dancer, was discovered by pop icon Gary Numan in London and was one step from stardom in his own right as a solo pop-recording artist—only to lose it all. Then, in a 180-degree turn—and without a college degree—went from a temp at Random House to an EVP at HarperCollins in a little more than a decade. In 2006 Loeber created mouth: digital + public relations, a boutique agency in NYC—repping over 550 clients to date.

Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life will give you the courage to:

  • Shake down your fear, which is squelching your dream;
  • Find the “it” that makes you “tick”;
  • Take a Risk, which in the end, isn’t risky after all; and
  • Put down the electronics, look up; and transfer from the passenger to the pilot of your life…NOW!

So, Get out of your own way! Dream big! Do it now!

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The College Bound Organizer

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College Applications, College Admissions, and College Planning Guide

“Using The College Bound Organizer is one way to help you stay focused on what is really important.” —Edward B. Fiske, bestselling author of Fiske Guide to Colleges

#1 Best Seller in College Guides

The College Bound Organizer is your step-by-step comprehensive college planning guide to organize every step of the college application process from college search through college admission.

College admissions is tougher than ever.  Over 20 million people in the U.S. try to get into college each year. Each of these students applies to many schools—5, 10, perhaps as many as 20—and each of those applications has a daunting number of T’s to cross and I’s to dot. With standardized test taking and school visits, the college application essay to write and forms to fill out, there is so much to do. Applying to college is intimidating and overwhelming for both teenagers and parents.

College bound? The challenge is to be well informed, prepared, focused and organized throughout the multi-step college search and admission process. Your solution is The College Bound Organizer, the ultimate guide you effectively navigate this complicated and stressful process.

The College Bound Organizer helps you:

  • Understand what admission officers are looking for in an applicant
  • Prevent common mistakes students make on applications
  • Build a personal profile
  • Plan an individualized testing schedule
  • Research colleges to identify good fit schools
  • Develop a balanced list of schools
  • Secure letters of recommendation
  • Complete and submit applications accurately and on time
  • Develop your college application essay
  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  • Ace interviews
  • Sort and manage application results
  • Make a final decision

If you have found books such as Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, College Essay Essentials, or College Admission helpful, you are going to love The College Bound Organizer.

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The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads

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If You are Thinking of Becoming a Gay Dad, or if You are Already a Gay Dad ─ This Book is for You!

Are you ready to have kids? More and more gay men are turning to adoption and surrogacy to start their own families. An estimated two million American LBGTQ people would like to adopt and an estimated 65,000 adopted children are living with a gay parent. In 2016, The Chicago Tribune reported that 10 to 20 percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up 50 percent from the previous five years.

Gay parenting. Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especially if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It’s about to get more intense and you will have a child watching your every move and listening to your every word. If you stutter or pause, they may pick up on your discomfort and could start to feel like something is wrong about their family unit. The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads is jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be!

How Is This Parenting Guide Different From Others? Unlike other parenting books that have whole chapters focusing on things specifically related to mothers (such as how to get the perfect latch when breastfeeding), this parenting book replaces those sections with things relevant to gay dads. It covers topics like how to find LGBT friendly pediatricians, how to find LGBT friendly schools, how to childproof your home with style, how to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers, examples for what two-dad families can do on Mother’s Day, and much more. The book also includes parenting tips and advice from pediatricians, school educators, lawyers, and other same-sex parents.

Top LGBT parenting expert. Bestselling author Eric Rosswood covers every aspect of fatherhood for gay men in this essential guide to growing your family in the post-DOMA era. He is a major influencer on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone, as well as thousands on other platforms.

Exploring LGBTQ issues. Rosswood is an in-demand authority and commentator on LGBTQ issues, including civil rights, parenting, marriage and politics. The author has been featured in major media including The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Yahoo! News, AOL News, NY Daily News, IB Times, and regional LGBTQ press.

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Writing Ourselves Whole

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Healing Victims of Sexual Assault Through Transformative Journaling

"This is the most essential book on writing practice I know ... Every writing teacher, writing coach, writing workshop or group leader and every person with a history of any kind of trauma needs this book.” —Pat Schneider, author of How the Light Gets In and founder of the Amherst Writers & Artists method 

#1 Best Seller in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Study Aids

One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing

Rape victims and victims of other sexual abuse. Writing Ourselves Whole is a collection of essays and creative writing encouragements for sexual trauma survivors who want to risk writing a different story. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises.

A book that could change your life. When you can find language for the stories that are locked inside, you can change your life. Talk therapy can only go so far for the millions of Americans struggling in the aftermath of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Sexual assault survivors can heal themselves. Sexual trauma survivor communities (and their allies) have the capacity to hold and hear one another's stories–we do not have to relegate ourselves solely to the individual isolation of the therapist's office.

What You'll Learn Inside Writing Ourselves Whole:

  • How to reconnect with your creative instinct through freewriting
  • How freewriting can help you reclaim the parts of yourself and your history
  • How "restorying" the old myths about sexual trauma survivors can set you free

If you have read books such as The Body Keeps the Score, The Artist's Way, Writing Down the Bones, or Writing as a Way of Healing, you will want to read Writing Ourselves Whole. Also try Jen Cross’s self-care journal, Write to Restore.

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