From the Basement

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#1 New Release in Punk and Music Philosophy & Social Aspects, Theory, Composition & Performance ─ A Look at the History of the Emo and Indie Music Era

Explore the cultural, social, and psychological factors surrounding the genres. Though songs can be timeless, music is often a result of the era in which it was created. The 2000s in music gave rise to indie, emo, and punk rock, carrying an emotional tone that has resonated with listeners ever since. Originally appealing to a small selection of music lovers, this music era now holds a significant place in the history of rock.

The relationship between music and mental health. Music leaves its mark on the world by touching the hearts and minds of its creators and listeners. This book explores that connection and takes a look at what emo, alternative, and indie music did for the mental health of musicians and listeners.

Inside stories from the music legends themselves. The voices of the rock musicians who contributed to these genres of music are just as important now as they were then. Author Taylor Markarian includes both her own interviews with bands and those from outside sources to provide an oral history and offer an authentic portrayal of these underground arts.

Markarian’s book offers a comprehensive look into genres of music that have been simultaneously mocked and admired. Discover in From the Basement:

  • The beauty and legitimacy of the gritty, wailing music that evolved into indie, alternative, and emo
  • Insights from conversations with favorite emo/indie bands of the time
  • The impact these genres have had on the millennial generation and today’s pop culture and mental health
  • Extensive coverage of bands like Save the Day, Dashboard Confessional, and My Chemical Romance

If books such as Please Kill Me, American Hardcore, Meet Me in the Bathroom, and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs have rocked your world, then From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society should be your next read.


Please note: A batch of printed copies mislabeled the band Hot Water Music as How Water Music. If you received a copy with this issue, please contact support@mango.bz to recieve a corrected copy of the book.

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Friendship Isn't a Big Thing, It's a Million Little Things

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Female Friendships are a Million Little Things!

“Becca Anderson shares the elements of female empowerment with her readers so that they can see the power of connection between women." ―Nerdy Girl Express

Unique connections can be found in recent and long-term friendships! This is the perfect bff book for women and soul sisters!

Be inspired by iconic female friends. The bond formed among soul sisters is like no other, celebrate your girlfriends with this daily affirmations book for best friends. Fall into the short stories of iconic friendships that will inspire your own connections.

Enjoy cute friendship quotes from icons. Find inspiration from these friendship perseverance quotes and positive vibes quotes that remind you how valuable your gal pals really are; there are bff quotes for every member of your whole crew!

Inside you’ll find:

  • Daily reasons to celebrate the unique love female friends bring 
  • Inspirational tools on how to build and keep your close connections
  • Cute friendship quotes to reshape your mindset on your female friends

If you liked Hey Friend, I Wrote a Book About You, Big Friendship, or The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship, then you’ll love Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things.

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The Lighten Up Book

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Inspirational Words to Meditate On

If you liked Healing After Loss by Martha W. Hickman and Together is Better by Simon Sinek, you’ll love The Lighten Up Book

An Upbeat Guide to Positivity in the Midst of Chaos:  Allen Klein is the world's only "Jollytologist". As a keynote speaker and bestselling author, he has mastered the art of choosing the right quote at the right time. In The Lighten Up Book, he has gathered his favorite wise words to help readers power their lives with the positive. We have all weathered a lot of storms in recent times, literally with hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and what seems like unrelenting strife in our daily discourse. We all need reminders of what we truly value in our life – family, friendship, community, leadership, service, helping others.

An Inspirational Book for the Ages: As inspirational as it is instructive, The Lighten Up Book is a treasury of moving and meaningful sayings that spurs readers to live life to the fullest. Readers can take this encouraging book on the go to get a quick shot of inspiration at any time, or they can select one quote every day for in-depth thought and meditation. However readers choose to use these uplifting and inspiring quotes, they all have the potential to be life-changing.

The Lighten Up Book offers endless encouragement. The quotes in this book will help you to:

  • Feel inspired
  • Recover from loss
  • Get back up after a hard day knocks you down
  • And much more!
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Be Happy, Always

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#1 New Release in Family & Quotations ─ Learn To Live With Happiness Every Day

Lift yourself out of the daily struggles and heartbreaks life deals you. Wading through the trials we face on a day-to-day basis can be exhausting. When we’re hit with painful experiences that bring us to our knees, finding joy may seem to be too big a task for us to handle. Xandria Ooi, dubbed the “Happiness Guru,” meets readers in those dark and trying places and equips them with the courage to navigate them.

Renew the meaning of happiness. Popular phrases like “think positive” and “look for the silver lining” often fall flat on our ears because we’ve heard them so many times. When life gets challenging, suddenly it’s not so simple. Ooi shows us that happiness is more than a feeling by delving into complex philosophies and turning them into relatable wisdom.

Find peace and joy within yourself, others, and your life. Joining the ranks of Brené Brown and Gretchen Rubin, Ooi speaks honestly and empathetically to readers searching for answers. Creator of a 30-day happiness program and over 500 motivational videos online, Ooi has traveled far and wide to share her inspiring stories and moving wisdom. Armed with her advice, readers will find practical ways to bring more happiness to every aspect of their lives.

Readers of Be Happy, Always will:

  • Find illuminating answers to questions on happiness and unhappiness
  • Take an emotionally resilient and wise approach to life and access happiness within
  • Understand how to cultivate positive relationships even with difficult people
  • Find ways to live each day with joy, hope and gratitude despite challenges

If you’ve looked for answers in other books such as Outer Order, Inner CalmThe Four Tendencies52 Lists for HappinessThe Happiness Project; and Better than Before; you’ll find more of what you’re looking for in Xandria Ooi’s Be Happy, Always: Simple Practices For Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Living Each Day With Joy.

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Tricks in the City

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Yes, You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

"With Tricks in the City, you will use positive training methods to build a joyful relationship with your dog….The trust and cooperative spirit developed through this process will last a lifetime." —Kyra Sundance, author of NY Times best-seller 101 Dog Tricks

#1 New Release in Animals

A fun and unique dog training book by Sassafras Lowrey – 2019 Do More With Your Dog! All Star Trainer of the Year.

Your dog can become a star. Go beyond basic dog training and discover your puppy’s hidden talents. Tricks in the City provides step-by-step training instructions to help you teach your dog tricks, from basic to advanced.

Learn from a Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Sassafras Lowrey is a celebrated author and Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). She has trained and competed in sports from dog agility and rally obedience to canine parkour and tricks. Her writings include viral content on Dogster.com and articles in The Bark magazine, Dogster Magazine, and Whole Dog Journal.

Ever wish your dog could be like the dogs you see on TV? Now your dog can! From skateboarding and playing basketball or piano to finding hidden objects, you can have fun with your dog and transform your relationship. Tricks in the City focuses on tricks that can be done safely in small spaces, city streets, and parks. Dog tricks are a great way to bond with your dog, build your dog’s physical and mental strength, and impress your friends and family.

You will learn:

  • How to build better relationships with your dog through trick training
  • How to teach puppies and old dogs new tricks
  • The positive physical, mental, and emotional health impacts of trick training for dogs

Tricks in the City includes an interview with America's Got Talent star Sara Carson and a foreword by Kyra Sundance, founder of Do More With Your Dog! If you have read Zak George's Dog Training RevolutionLucky Dog Lessons, or 101 Dog Tricks, you will love Tricks in the City.

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Any Last Words?

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#1 New Release in Reference & Collections ─ Last Words of Famous and Infamous People

An Insightful and humorous look into the stories behind the words. From heartwarming, to sad, to straight up quirky, Any Last Words? shares insight from the world’s most interesting figures through the lens of their final words and last moments.

Adult and teen gifts for all occasions. If you’re looking for the best gifts for men and women who have everything, you can’t go wrong with the gift of fun facts, inspiration, and wisdom. The last words of some of the most important people in history are great gifts for teens, graduations, or milestone birthdays.

Conversation starters and fun facts. Any Last Words? is a great addition to any collection of coffee table books or humor books. Learn and share fun facts about celebrities in the worlds of film, music, art, athletics, literature, politics and more. The quotes in Any Last Words? offer a rare glimpse into the lives of people who left their mark on the world.

Any Last Words? celebrates the lives and last words of inspiring and important figures, including:

  • Athletes
  • Politicians
  • Musicians
  • Artists
  • Scientists
  • Criminals

Any Last Words? is perfect for anyone who appreciates funny and weird gifts. Readers who like The Big Book of QuotesLend Me Your Ears, and Movie Quotes for All Occasions will find hours of entertainment in Any Last Words?: Deathbed Quotes and Famous Farewells.

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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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The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation

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#1 New Release in Demography ─ Millennials vs. All Other Generations

Readers of The Next America by Paul Taylor, Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge, The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe will love Gaslighting the Millennials.

Millennials were set up.  Everyone reads the headlines. Millennials aren’t buying diamonds or saving for retirement. Millennials want cushy jobs handed to them by organizations with futuristic nap pods. Millennials are killing the housing market because they eat too many avocados. The truth is, millennials were raised being told they could do anything if they worked hard, and then they worked hard only to be told the world owes them nothing. Here’s a headline people need to read: Millennials were set up.

The strength of generational differences. The older generations begrudge so-called dependence on technology and social media, but this connection allows millennials to join together and adapt to new challenges faster than ever before. It allows people to plan massive socio-political movements at the drop of a hat, learn about new concepts and cultures, and understand more about ourselves and each other.

Social media and social awareness. Social media has spread the word about recognizing emotional abuse and its effects on mental health and behavior, inspiring younger generations to take back agency and power. For every injustice someone experiences, they can find someone else to say, “Me too. You are not alone.”

Millennials rising and revolting. The tide of young adults standing up for themselves is culminating in massive societal change. The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation uncovers the misconceptions about millennials, examining not only their unique strengths but also the baggage they have inherited from Baby Boomers. It shows just how different millennials are from previous generations and why that’s a very good thing.

Learn about the revolutionary power of millennials

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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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All about the Burger

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A History of the Burger from Conception to Perfection

#1 Bestseller in Popular Culture, Biography & History, and Company Histories

Discover the food history you've been missing in this entertaining bestseller

A World History of Burgers. Do you know what the first burger chain was? That Taco Bell was originally known as Bell Burger—and was founded in the same city as McDonald's? Have you heard of the 1980's Burger Wars? All About the Burger covers all of these topics and more!

The Burger Journey of a Lifetime: All About the Burger takes you on an informational magic carpet ride. You'll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made the burger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don't miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history you have read.

All About the Burger is the definitive Bible of Burgers. Learn about:

  • The contributions burgers have made to food culture
  • The evolution of the burger from carnival treat to an American staple
  • Where to go to find your next favorite burger
  • And much more!

Readers of SaltA History of the World in 6 GlassesGuns, Germs, and Steel; or Consider the Fork will love All About the Burger!

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Heart, Sass & Soul

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

Discover the Life-Changing Power of Free Writing and Journaling

“We all know that journaling can be a powerful self-care practice, Greta artfully shows us HOW.” ―Suzy Reading, Chartered Psychologist, Mind Editor at Psychologies magazine and Author of The Self-Care Revolution

Discover how free writing and journaling can be an incredible way to heal your heart, find happiness, and reconnect with the things that matter most.

Transform your life. Journaling and freewriting can bring you a deeper level of self-knowledge, allowing you to truly know who you are. Heart, Sass & Soul shows you how to develop a writing practice that nurtures inner strength and promotes a rich, fulfilled life.

Recover the joy of creative self-expression. As kids, many of us had vibrant imaginations and our lives were full of creativity. Over time, that self-expression gets lost in the busy routine of everyday life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The tips, techniques, and exercises for free writing in this book helps you tap into that creativity deep in your soul.

Writing can be your best self-care therapy. Most of us, at some point in our lives, lose something we truly love. That time in-between jobs, friends, relationships, homes, or whatever else, is the “great unknown.” In the midst of loss and grief, you need self-care more than ever. In fact, the best thing to do in these times is write.

Heart, Sass, & Soul is not a journal, it’s a method for writing freely that will change the way you live. Learn to:

  • Overcome self-doubt and develop a new creative identity
  • Transform dark times into something beautiful
  • Find moments for healing yourself without judgement
  • Become empowered with uninhibited self-expression

If you liked books such as Start Where You ArePresent Not Perfect, Craft in the Real World, or 52 Lists for Happiness, you’ll love Heart, Sass & Soul.

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Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times

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Life Can Be Better

If you like Brave EnoughEat Pray Love or Brené Brown, you’ll love Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times.

Better For Your Spirit: Rarely before in history has the United States—and the world at large—been so divided. With each new Tweet, falsehood, or upsetting news headline, the things we once took for granted and believed in have become upended and, in the process, have crushed our spirit. The inspired ideas and power thoughts in Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times will provide you with hope, a renewed spirit and a new perspective at viewing our worrisome times.

Breathe Deeply Again: Author Allen Klein, the world’s only Jollytologist, knows how the right thought at the right time can change your day for the better. In Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times, he offers a lifetime of positive change. Go back to living one day at a time with this inspirational guide.

Meaningful Mantras for Meditation: Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times will provide you with succinct ideas to help you rise above present-day frustrations, hurts and worries. Meditate on these positive thoughts to improve all aspects of your life in these difficult times. Some of the categories covered include:

  • Change
  • Choices
  • Fear
  • Hope
  • Love
  • Positivity
  • Never Give Up
  • Stay Strong
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We Don't Know Either

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#1 New Release in History, Reference, and Trivial & Fun Facts ─ Entertaining Trivia Nights in a Book

Fans of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader and the Guinness Book of World Records will achieve trivia mastery and dominance with We Don't Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right.

More than a fact book: Building on the increasing popularity of pub trivia and mobile trivia apps We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right brings you the entertaining format of City Trivia anywhere you want. City Trivia’s format is packed with trivia entertainment in five rounds of questions and four bonus rounds, including puzzles, pictures, fill-in-the-blank challenges, and even music rounds. Divide into teams, pick your most (or least) entertaining friend to host and prepare for two hours of fun per chapter. You just might learn something interesting to say when you’re out and about next weekend. Packed with exciting, fun, head-scratching trivia to play and laugh with, We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right is your how-to guide for a lively and humorous night of trivia at home or at your favorite bar or restaurant.

A perfect book for trivia nights and special occasions: Create your own fun and entertaining event with this unique trivia book that guides you through rounds of trivia fun and humor. This book will help you liven up a family night or make a special event, such as a birthday or wedding, even more memorable by bringing people together with trivia. The book’s host commentary will introduce you to the trivia while guiding you through the games with humor and wit. As the folks at City Trivia say, “We’ve Got Questions, You’ve Got Answers!” Get ready to have fun and learn something new with We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right.

We Don’t Know Either will:

  • Provide a fun game that will unleash your competitive streaks
  • Enhance your knowledge on a wide range of topics, both mundane and truly bizarre
  • Entertain you with witty comments and interesting facts
  • Improve your pub trivia night

Pub trivia has never been more fun!

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Lettering for Planners

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#1 Best Seller in Calligraphy ─ An Easy Guide to Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Fans of Creative Lettering and Beyond and The Complete Book of Lettering will love Lettering for Planners

Calligraphy for your journal aesthetic: Beautiful "bullet journals" are popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest. The joys of decorating the pages with drawings and lettering are many. If you want to start your own bullet journal or if you want to improve your journal aesthetic, this book is for you. This book is an informational workbook that teaches lettering styles to help people organize and beautify everyday life.

Easily learn lettering: Learn from a step-by-step guide to creating a basic hand-lettered alphabet for beginners. Then learn five additional alphabet examples in various styles, explore letter variations and choose your favorites that best fit your style.

Hand lettering workbook: You’ll learn how to build words using common word examples like days of the week, months of the year, and other words commonly found in planners. After learning the script styles, you’ll learn concepts of composition by teaching how to mix and match styles of lettering in creative ways.

Learn all the components of lettering: You’ll also learn some key “don’ts” of lettering to avoid. Then there will be step-by-step instructions on how to draw decorations to embellish lettering including shadows, borders, banners, and flourishes.

Readers will learn:

  • Five lowercase and capital stylistic alphabets
  • How to find their own lettering style
  • What not to do when lettering
  • Lettering composition, shading, and flourishes

Create fabulous, share worthy calligraphy and lettering

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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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u&i

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#1 New Release in Writing and Erotica ─ A Poetry Book of True Love

If you liked Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty and TreManda Pewett, 2Fish by Jhené Aiko, and Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, you'll love Michael Hall's u & i

Playful Illustrations: u & i is a series of frank, funny and surprising typographic illustrations paired with brief text tells the story of attraction, marriage, family, frustration, antagonism, and ultimately, the deep appreciation for a lifelong partner.

A Picture of Real Love: The story begins with physical attraction that blossoms into a full-blown love affair. i imagines a marriage with u that includes world travel, children, and the joy of watching the children grow. But things don’t go as planned. The marriage faces financial problems, overwhelming responsibilities, and bitter arguments. Eventually, the couple overcomes their troubles and finds themselves in a much richer relationship than they had known before.

A Great Gift For Her or Him: u & i offers a comforting perspective on marriage. As a gift to your spouse on your anniversary or to newlyweds on their wedding day, u & i is a reassuring glimpse of the enduring spark of love.

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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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