The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

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Origin of Names

Name Meanings Explained

“From the casually curious to etymology junkies (or anyone who’s ever halted a conversation to search the internet for the origin of a word) this book will have something for everyone.” ––William C. Fox of the YouTube channel "Exploring History"

#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Puzzles & Games, Curiosities & Wonders, Fun Facts, Questions & Answers, Trivia, and Slang & Word Lists

From Patrick Foote and his popular YouTube channel "Name Explain", comes a book for trivia fans that explains the name meanings of a multitude of things. From toys and animals to countries and cities to planets in our solar system, learn the etymology of words in a fun and entertaining way.  

Explore the world of names. What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between, you can learn the origins of a multitude of names.

Learn new things. Why is New York called New York? The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between has the answer for you. While author Patrick Foote doesn’t claim to know everything, he has garnered a lot of knowledge about language over the years and he’s excited to get to share it with you in The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between.

Get a copy and:

  • Know random facts, like why Russia is called Russia
  • Be able to entertain yourself and your friends with interesting fun facts
  • Discover the word origins and name meanings of planets, animals, countries, and much more

If you enjoyed books such as The Etymologicon, Timeless Trivia, or The Great Book of American Idioms, you’ll want to own The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between.

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Why We Love Star Wars

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Explore the Greatest Moments of Star Wars

“With his deep well of knowledge and heartfelt respect for the fandom, I can think of no one more qualified than Ken Napzok to connect readers to the love of Star Wars.” ―Jennifer Muro, Television writer, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

#1 Best Seller in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Guides & Reviews, and Historical & Biographical Fiction

May the Force be with you as you explore the greatest moments of a galaxy far, far away

Celebrate the greatest saga ever told. We all have been deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars and The Mandalorian. Every time the screen goes black, the music fades in, and you see these words―“A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away”―nostalgia fills the room. Ken Napzok, expert on all things Star Wars, counts down each one of those special moments that makes this series not just the best movies of all time, but the greatest saga ever told.

Become a scholar of Star Wars. What began as one movie about good people, evil oppressors, and the Jedis that stood between them has exploded into a franchise from the original to The Mandalorian. This book gives you a re-introduction to meeting Princess Leia, Luke, and the very misunderstood Darth Vader. 

The perfect Star Wars gift. Spread the love to old and new fans. Countless numbers of us have been inspired by these epic tales. We all have a favorite moment that hooked us like the first time we saw the crackle of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, the first shots of the ragtag Rebels running from the monstrous Galactic Empire, or the Young Anakin winning the podrace in the Boonta Eve Classic race in 32 BBY.

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is the best Star Wars gift for the film buff who has read The Art of Star Wars, Star Wars Year By Year, or The Star Wars Archives

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Say It Now

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Creative Ways to Say I Love You Every Day

"You never know when someone around you needs a boost." ―Denise & Brendon Burchard, The Burchard Group/HPX Life

Winner 2021 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in Relationships
#1 New Release in Family, Quotations, and Reference

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come. Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words―and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute, to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life.

Appreciate the time you have together. We never know how much time we have left with our loved ones. If there’s someone you care about deeply―a parent, grandparent, child, friend, colleague, teacher, or neighbor―don’t wait to express how you feel. Say It Now offers inspiring stories and ways to write those first love notes and share romantic gifts that you’ll treasure for years.

Ideas for every love language. Whether it’s words of affection, thoughtful actions, handmade love gifts, or just your time and attention, Say It Now has ways for you to express your love in your own way. Start with the thirty-three ideas in this book and make them your own.

If you are a daughter looking for the right way to say “what I love about Dad,” or a husband looking for creative anniversary gifts, Say It Now has the inspiration you need:

  • Get inspired to say “I love you” to the important people in your life
  • Make someone’s day
  • Build a stronger bond with friends

Say It Now: 33 Ways to Say I LOVE YOU to the Most Important People In Your Life is an activity book to spark creativity, perfect for anyone who enjoys books like What I Love About You: Fill In the Love JournalThe Big Activity Book for Couples, or I Love You: The Activity Book Meant To Be Shared.

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Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked

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Trivia Book Filled with Fun Facts and Trivia Questions and Answers

#1 Bestseller in Geography

Answers to Questions You've Never Asked will entertain you for hours.

Fun facts for kids of all ages. When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore.

Answering the ridiculous. In his channel, Pisenti presents illogical truths in a logical manner. In his debut book, Pisenti builds on this nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Using line drawings, graphs and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd, but he also provides explanations on why things are…and why they aren’t. Answers to:

  • Where can I move to so that I’m never tempted by McDonalds again?
  • How far into the Pacific does Trump’s wall stretch?
  • If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy?
  • Why do all empires fail?
  • Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics?
  • What makes Finland so great?

Witty, thought-provoking and occasionally snarky, Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked is for anyone who beams with curiosity and has a belly-button.

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The Story Behind

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Story Behind

Discover the Surprising History of Ordinary Things

"Emily magically weaves a vibrant history of simple everyday objects we often take for granted. The Story Behind will surprise and delight..." ─Deana Marie, Creator & Host of the Twisted Philly podcast

#1 Best Seller in Trivia & Fun Facts, Art History, Design History & Criticism, Reference, Decorative Arts & Design, and History of Technology

Learn the fascinating history and trivia you never knew about things we use daily, from the host of The Story Behind podcast.

Everyday objects and major events in history. Every single thing that surrounds us has a story behind it. Many of us learn the history of humans and the major inventions that shaped our world. But what you may not have learned is the history of objects we surround ourselves with every day. You might not even know how the major events in history (World Wars, ancient civilizations, revolutions, etc.) influenced the inventions of things we use today.

The history and science behind the ordinary. From the creator of The Story Behind podcast comes one of the coolest coffee table books ever written. The Story Behind provides insight into everyday objects we don’t think much about as we use them. Topics covered in Emily’s podcast are examined in more detail along with new fascinating topics. Learn how lollipops got started in Ancient Egypt, how podcasts were invented, and why Comic Sans was created. Learn the torture device origins of certain exercise equipment and the espionage beginnings of certain musical instruments. Ordinary things from science to art, food to sports, customs to fashion, and more are explored.

Inside:

  • Learn obscure history and fun facts and change the way you see the world
  • Discover how major historic events still affect us today
  • Become a formidable trivia master

If you have enjoyed books such as Now I Know, What If?, Ever Wonder Why?, The Greatest Stories Never Told, or Atlas Obscura; you will be entertained by The Story Behind.

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Eat Real to Heal

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Disease-Fighting Healthy Foods

“This is not a fad diet. This is for real! And it works….I recommend this book to anyone who wants to live a long and healthful life." ―Sylvia Dolson, author, aspiring centenarian and animal welfare advocate

#1 Best Seller in Juices & Smoothies and Special Diets Cancer

Change your diet and power up your immune system. If you want to feel active, clear-minded. and strong enough to fight off disease, it all starts with the food you put into your body. Eat Real to Heal shows you the organic, plant-based foods you should be eating. Focusing on diet, nutrition, and meditation, this book teaches you how to power up your immune system and give yourself the best possible chance at beating chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, acne, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, and even cancer.

Fortify and detoxify with vegan recipes. Eat Real to Heal shows you how to create and follow a meal plan that utilizes nutritious, vegan recipes, made with pure and organic ingredients, that are quick, easy, and delicious! Also, learn about juicing, managing stress, detoxifying your home, breathing exercises and yoga that connect you with your body, and the Gerson Therapy.

Reach optimal health in just 5 weeks. If you've been diagnosed with a serious or a non-life-threatening illness, you're in remission, you want to stop taking medications or you're just looking to feel better this book is for you! The easy-to-follow advice and instructions in Eat Real to Heal will get you feeling vibrant, strong, and energized, and give you the best possible chance at preventing and beating all kinds of chronic diseases―from acne to diabetes to cancer in just five weeks!

Eat Real to Heal teaches you how to:

  • Upgrade your eating habits and your lifestyle
  • Flood your body with nutrients and detoxify your system
  • Boost your immune system and turn your body into a disease-fighting machine

If you read Eat to Beat Disease, the Eat to Beat Disease Cookbook, or The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners, you will want to read Eat Real to Heal.

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You Can Be a Winning Writer

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#1 New Release in Language & Grammar, Questions & Answers, and Editing ─ Be a Successful Author

Learn the keys to successful authorship from a pro: Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be a Winning Writer, has been teaching her 4 C’s approach to creative writing and successful authorship to aspiring authors at book festivals and writer’s conferences for the past decade. She has taught her 4 C’s method to college professors, CEOs, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights throughout the United States; helping them realize their publishing dreams.

A publishing guide to writing success: From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C’s provides solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. But, successful authorship does not stop with mastering craft, commitment, and even building a community. Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer. With the help of Renate Stendhal, PhD, Joan defines clear steps to overcoming the lack-of-confidence demon.

The perfect gift for writers: With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy, and plenty of support, Joan Gelfand includes real life anecdotes from famous and not so famous, but successful authors. You Can Be a Winning Writer is the go-to book for writers just starting out, for writers stalled after their first or second book, and for students. Joan’s 4 C’s wisdom and stories will inspire and encourage.

This literary reference and publishing guide includes:

  • Key authorship and publishing tips
  • Important post-publication strategies
  • Guidance on how to avoid mistakes that even the most talented, prize-winning authors have made
  • How, with the help of the 4 C’s, you can enjoy greater success
  • What it means to “fire on all burners” and work to develop each of the 4 C’s simultaneously

Maybe you’ve read Stephen King’s On Writing, Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Annie Lamott's Bird by Bird, or William Zinsser’s On Writing Well─now you need to read You Can Be a Winning Writer.

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Super Ager

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Live Long and Prosper

“Super Ager is manual for living well, aging with grace and keeping that youthful bounce in your step.” ─Darren Main, author of Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

#1 New Release in Diets & Nutrition, Gerontology, and Aging

One of America's top yoga and embodied mindfulness teachers reveals secrets and practices for optimal aging

Relationships matter. Super Ager has everything you need to know to "live long and prosper"; from movement, diet, fasting, brain and memory health to the major impact of relationships on longevity.

Younger aging. Filled with science, suggestions for gentle daily movement, natural remedies and modern wisdom, Super Ager is a practical and concise guide to optimal aging. Yoga instructor, nutrition expert and healthy living blogger Elise Marie Collins has compiled a comprehensive look at what “Super Agers” are doing to live long and prosper. Learn about movement at any age, brain fitness and memory maintenance, foods, vitamin and mineral content cues and clues, and what they do to promote health, prevent disease, and decrease and reverse symptoms of illness.

Increased lifespan, better healthspan. In her revolutionary book, Collins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our lifespan but also our health span. Through a journey of cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world’s healthiest, oldest people, Collins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality, and happiness. From India to Japan, northern Europe and the Greek Island of Ikaria “where people forgot to die,” she shows how the unique lifestyles of these people can influence and improve our own lives.

If you liked books such as Empowered Aging, Retirement: The First 365 Days or The Best is Yet to Be, you will want to read Super Ager.

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Zen Puppies

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Mindfulness Quotations and Puppies

Join some cuddly puppies for a collection of sayings from the Buddha. The verses, taken from the Dhammapada, were written centuries ago, but today they offer insight for all of life's basic struggles. Meditate along with the verses to gain a greater understanding of you, your life and your purpose. Find the meaning of truth in these verses and how to find it in the world around you. Let your inner Zen Puppy guide you to enlightenment.

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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 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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The Book of Awesome Women

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Awesome Books

Get Inspired By The Powerful Sheroes In This Feminist Collection Of Short Biographies

"This book is an antidote to the erasure of women from our history.”―Vicki Leon, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times

#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult Social Activist Biographies, Sociology, and Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Discover some of the most awesome women in history. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!

Sheroes. 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 sheroes, 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. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.

Super women as female role models. 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 to become super women of the future.

Super women you will meet in The Book of Awesome Women 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
  • Anita Hill
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai
  • And many more

If you liked books such as I Am MalalaWomen in Science, Book of Awesome Women Writers, or Teen Trailblazers, you will want to read The Book of Awesome Women.

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I'm So Full of Happy Today

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Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018! ─ The funny things kids say or the hygge wisdom of children

Is there anything more likely to make you laugh and put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? Ever since Art Linkletter first published Kids Say the IDarndest Things in 1957, people have laughed and been delighted with the innocent, funny things kids say. The Danes have a word for the feeling of happy delight that you get from simple things in life, such as the funny things kids say, it's called "hygge". In I'm So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Children you will explore many of the funny things kids say in our world today.

The hygge wisdom of kids: It's 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?"

The latest in funny kids books: I'm 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. You will be hygge happy!

More from this hygge funny things kids say 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?”
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Stop Anxiety from Stopping You

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What's Stopping You?

Get Back to the Person You Were Before Anxiety Took Over

“This book offers practical, evidence-based exercises to assist anxiety sufferers in freeing themselves from the devastating symptoms of untreated anxiety." ―Debra Kissen, Ph.D., M.H.S.A., Clinical Director, Light on Anxiety Treatment Center; Author of The Panic Workbook for Teens

#1 Best Seller in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Mood Disorders, and Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Dr. Helen Odessky, Psy. D. is an anxiety expert, author, and speaker who also runs a private practice in Chicago focused on anxiety, OCD, and panic treatment.

A breakthrough program for depression and anxiety relief. Our pace of life has increased exponentially in the last few decades. We are often too busy or preoccupied to tend to our emotions until they hit with the strength of a tornado. When signs of anxiety and panic appear, they ravage our lives, our dreams, and our spirit. In Stop Anxiety from Stopping You, Dr. Odessky offers proven tools to increase mental health awareness, overcome anxiety, and stop panic attacks.

Overcome everything from OCD to social anxiety. In When Panic Attacks, David Burns walks readers through every kind of anxiety. In a similar step-by-step approach, Dr. Odessky’s refreshing anxiety book draws on years of clinical experience to guide readers through the anxiety process and toward total relief.

Learn how to apply a six-step process to:

  • Panic or anxiety attacks that come "out of the blue"
  • Worry, stress, and muscular tension and/or irritability
  • Anxious social situations and difficulty with small talk and/or meeting new people
  • Specific fears such as driving, flying on an airplane, or public speaking
  • Unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive behaviors (compulsions)

If you have benefitted from psychology books, anxiety books, or mental health books―or read DareUnf**k Your Brain, or The Anxiety and Worry Workbook, you will want to read Stop Anxiety from Stopping You.

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Beer School

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An Insider's Guide to Craft Beer─the World's Greatest Drink

"Brad and Jonny make understanding beer easy and nearly as fun as drinking it." ―James Watt, founder of Brewdog.

#1 Best Seller in Beer

Beer has come a long way in the 6,000 years since the first taste. The legends of the craft beer industry have made sure everyone’s within reach of the perfect pint. But how do you get the right brew for you? And can you learn to make a beer that adds to the lager legacy?

Beers of the world. Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of YouTube sensation the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, Jonny and Brad explain the intricacies of the finest artisan craft brews including: ales, lagers, porters, stouts, IPSs, and bitters.

How to make beer. The lads have the inside scoop on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware. Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and how to get the most out of every sip. Learn about grain, mash, water, hops, boil, yeast, fermentation, serving, storing, pouring, and tasting.

If you have read books such as The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M. Bernstein or The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth, you’ll love Beer School by Jonny Garrett and Brad Evans.

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Zen Dogs

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Mindfulness Mutts and Dharma Dogs

Readers of Start With WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Dogs.

Advice from Zen Leaders. Join some cuddly puppies for the timeless teachings of Buddhism along with key lessons our canine companions are here to remind us of—such as how to live in the now—in Zen Dogs. Don’t let the adorable dogs fool you—they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come.

Daily Mindfulness. Meditate along with these verses daily. Every dog is a living example of loving kindness, a central tenet of the Buddha, which they reteach us with every affectionate lick and joy-filled wag of the tail. Learn from the dutiful dog to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every StepThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, get yourself a copy of Zen Dogs.

Let your inner Zen Dog guide you to enlightenment.

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The Rise of Comic Book Movies

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Why We Can’t Get Enough of Superhero Movies Recent years show a sea change in Hollywood- the biggest movies come from the pages of comic books. These box office successes are driven by fans who love seeing their favorite heroes and villains from comics brought to life on the big screen, from Thor to Superman to Batman and Captain America, Wonder Woman and more. Baddies like Loki, The Joker and Lex Luthor only add to the fun. Welcome to the Golden Age of comic book movies and Comicstorians Benny Potter, Dan Rumbles and Jason Keen are here to help you understand why we these larger-than-life characters have captured the imagination of the world. When it comes to superheroes of the Silver Screen, nobody knows more than the masterminds behind the wildly popular Comicstorian YouTube channel. This definitive guide to comic book films divulges behind-the-scenes secrets and the hidden history behind these must-see movies including how, after very rocky beginnings, they shot to the top with DC and Marvel as two of the most important franchises in the industry. If you love The Hulk, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man and are still laughing about Deadpool, look no further. With The Rise of Comic Book Movies, you’ll feel like you are on the film set, walking the halls of Valhalla and in your very own Fortress of Solitude with your favorite reads.
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Being Present

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A Year of Daily Meditations

Learn how to start meditating. Learning how to meditate and how to be mindful is simpler than it looks. The whole purpose of your meditation is to show up as awake and aware as possible to your everyday life. Longtime therapist and meditator David Kundtz gives you permission not to fret about whether you're getting your meditation practice right or not. It's right.

Ponder daily quotes to help you live in this moment. Being Present has one purpose: to give you an opportunity to live in the moment once a day, every day. As you start to accumulate these mindful moments, your life will become more peaceful, more rewarding, and more awakened.

Discover the benefits of meditation for yourself. In Being Present, Kundtz guides us through the seasons of a year—and the seasons of a life—drawing inspiration and mindfulness quotes from poets and scientists, spiritual teachers and children, butterflies and big cities. With the help of this book, you will discover how to:

  • Be present and become a more mindful person
  • Maintain the focus, awareness, and equanimity that you need for getting through stressful situations
  • Experience the peaceful moments of mindful living

If you found the daily reflections in inspirational books like A Year of Positive ThinkingThe Daily Book of Positive Quotations, and Greatest Inspirational Quotes, then you'll love meditating on the mindfulness quotes and thoughts in Being Present.

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