Badass Affirmations

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Positive Affirmations and Motivational Quotes for a Badass

“No matter how you use it, there can be benefits for you and your daily life.”—Nerdy Girl Express

#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Quotations, Women’s Studies, Love & Marriage Humor, Self-Esteem, LGBT, and Trivia

Badass Affirmations is full of positive affirmations, profiles of powerful real-life heroines, and inspirational quotes for women. Packed with just the right amount of sass, this book is the perfect women empowerment gift for you and all your fabulous BFFs.

Even a badass needs positive affirmations. No one leaps out of bed knowing they’re amazing and about to have an incredible day. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others—and often we find ourselves making everyone happy but our own damn selves. Badass Affirmations is here to stop the negativity with positive quotes and affirmations from powerful women.

Discover strong women quotes and encouraging self-affirmations. In Badass Affirmations, positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. Inside this motivational quotes and affirmations book, you’ll be fired up by inspirational quotes for women, by women. Alongside these women empowerment quotes, you’ll gain new knowledge of the badass ladies who have left their mark on the world with a mix of short bios and longer profiles. And when you’re done learning from other fierce females, you can work on affirming yourself with uplifting journal prompts.

Read Badass Affirmations and:

  • Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily
  • Empower yourself and strengthen your self-esteem
  • Be encouraged by words of wit and wisdom

Readers of affirmations books and positive quote books for women like Let That Sh*t Go, A Year of Positive Thinking, or Beautifully Said will love the inspirational quotes for women in Badass Affirmations.

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Badass Black Girl

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Badass Black Girl
Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

A Daily Dose of Affirmations Celebrating Black Joy for Teen Girls

“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 book and affirmations journal 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 journal designed to help you nurture creativity and positive self-awareness.

Change the way you view the world. This affirmations journal 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
  • 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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The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

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Dive Into the Fun Facts Behind Names and Word Origins

The best-selling book is back in it’s second volume with more names, more words, and even more in-between than before!

What’s in a name?  The answer is far more complex and interesting than you may think. From the person behind the popular Youtube channel, NameExplain, comes the second volume of his best-selling book The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between. This new book is a fun, interesting and educational journey through the world of etymology. It covers a huge array of names from a variety of topic areas, and includes a bunch of  random facts behind the names. From first names, to bodies of water―there’s no name big or small, important or obscure that won’t be explained.

Find fun facts. Presented in a light and entertaining manner, The Origin of Names compels you to learn a ton of things you didn’t know you wanted to know. Unlike a dictionary, everything in this book is easy to understand and can be read from start to finish, or in short bursts. It’s also a lot more fun to read―Patrick explains each name with jokes and quips you’re bound to enjoy, and it’s full of pictures too! Be the know-it-all you always wanted to be.

In The Origin of Names you’ll:

  • Learn fascinating word origins and bizarre name meanings
  • Be able to entertain yourself and friends with random facts
  • Gain honor and renown for your unrivaled knowledge of etymology

If you enjoyed books like Interesting Stories For Curious People, Stuff You Should Know, or The Great Book of American Idioms, then you’ll love The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between: Volume II.

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The Simpsons Secret

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Have You Ever Wondered How “The Simpsons” Can Predict Everything?

Then The Simpsons Secret is the book for you. Delve into some of the biggest predictions that came true on the show, and just how they did it.

From three-eyed fish to presidential elections. "The Simpsons" has been predicting major events with scary accuracy for over three decades. From Donald Trump's presidency to Disney buying 20th Century Fox (...years before it happening!). People just can't seem to get enough and are eager to know what they are going to predict next. This book goes behind the scenes of this adored cartoon series, and the family we’ve grown to love. Between Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and the rest of the Simpsons family, the show has stolen our hearts, and also left us amazed at how often they predict the future!

So how do they do it? Is it a crystal ball? A fountain of knowledge? Have the writers gained the ability to travel through time? As shocking as it may seem, the answer is actually a little simpler than that. The cartoon crew is not in a secret society that can see the future, nor have they mastered the art of time travel.

In The Simpsons Secret, learn more about:

  • How The Simpsons are able to predict so many major events
  • How the show writers and producers come up with these ideas
  • And so much more about your favorite old-school cartoon family

If you enjoyed books like Springfield Confidential, The Simpsons Family History, Friends Forever or The Office, you’ll love The Simpsons Secret.

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A Little Book of Thank Yous

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Say “Thank You” with a Happy Heart

“With this book, you’ll find yourself moving towards a happier and more fulfilling life. Gratitude is easy to embrace and very powerful.” ―Nina Lesowitz, bestselling author of Living Life as a Thank You

To say “Thank You” and to mean it benefits everybody. Kindness makes us strong, so write your thanks, message it, shout it from the rooftops—it's good for the one who hears it and better for the one who says it.

Discover why gratitude is important and the wonder of expressing gratitude daily. Gratitude brings abundance to you and to those around you—we all like to be acknowledged for our efforts. Author Addie Johnson shows us just how easy it is to improve your friendships and other relationships by expressing words of thanks. She offers us gratitude practices to grab on the run or to sit with and ponder, describes gratitude affirmations, and sets out to teach herself—and her readers—how to say “Thank You.”

This “Thank You” book is a small book with a great big heart. We all have things to be grateful for. Feeling gratitude is something that we can all relate to, and this theme runs throughout A Little Book of Thank Yous. From Winston Churchill to Barack Obama, from Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf to Meister Eckhart, Addie Johnson pulls the best gratitude quotes from people from all walks of life. 

Inside A Little Book of Thank Yous, learn about:

  • Gratitude affirmations and practices to help keep a thankful mindset
  • How to say thank you in a meaningful way, for almost any occasion
  • Words of radiance from historical figures and everyday people

If you liked books such as Words to the Rescue, The 5 Languages of Appreciation, or Thanks for the Feedback, you’ll love A Little Book of Thank Yous.

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The High School Survival Guide

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A Great Graduation Gift Idea for Your 9th Grade or 8th Grade Graduate

“High School Survival Guide teaches you how to survive both school and life!" –Lenoria Addison, Partner Manager, AwesomenessTV

#1 Best Seller in Test Preparation, SSAT & COOP, and Mindfulness & Meditation

Learn from The High School Survival Guide and be your most organized, productive, motivated, and confident self as you prepare to become a high school freshman.

A step-by-step guide to high school success. We’re all told to study hard in high school but we’re never taught how. And what about balancing the increasing workload and demands of teenage life? According to Jessica Holman’s step-by-step guide, you don’t have to sacrifice your life to be a high school success.

The ultimate graduation book for high school freshmen. You’re a 9th grade or 8th grade graduate and about to enter high school. It’s both exciting and nerve-wrecking. So many students feel anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed at the thought of starting high school. But what if you can love high school, form amazing friendships, grow your self-esteem, and get an excellent education all at the same time?

How to study, how to get good grades, and more. High school is all about learning how to learn. In The High School Survival Guide, learn everything from setting up the ideal study space to building confidence and setting effective goals! Whether you’re looking for middle school graduation gifts or teen gifts, The High School Survival Guide teaches you how to:

  • Identify which study methods work best for you
  • Improve your focus during class
  • Avoid burnout and manage study-related stress and anxiety

If you’re looking for high school graduation gifts for her, books for teens, or 8th grade graduation gifts for girls─or enjoyed reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective TeensHow to Be a High School Superstar, or A Smart Girl's Guide─then you’ll love The High School Survival Guide.

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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Everyone’s Favorite British Detective Is Back!

Read the newest and most thrilling stories about the most famous super sleuth in this new novel by critically acclaimed author, Maxim Jakubowski.

Revisit Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legacy. Sherlock Holmes and Watson have been household names and icons for generations. In this new anthology by Maxim Jakubowski, you can read all about the dynamic duo in a new light. From brand new stories, to deeper looks into famous Sherlock Holmes cases, you’ll fall in love with these short detective stories.

The perfect book for Sherlock and mystery fans alike. Whether you are a Sherlock super-fan, or an avid crime and mystery reader, The Return of Sherlock Holmes is the perfect novel for you. With brand new, mind-boggling stories, you can delve into the world of Sherlock Holmes and his crime-solving abilities. In this book, you can read:

  • All new Sherlock Holmes stories
  • The return of the world-famous British detective
  • And so much more!

If you enjoyed books like American Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection or Sherlock Holmes: Complete Collections & Stories, then you’ll love The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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Memories from the Microphone

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Voices of the Game

Curt Smith is “…the voice of authority on baseball broadcasting.” —USA Today

#1 New Release in Photography, Baseball Statistics, Photo Essays, and Photojournalism

In this second in a series of Baseball Hall of Fame books, celebrate the larger-than-life role played by radio and TV baseball announcers in enhancing the pleasure of our national pastime.

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of baseball broadcasting. The first baseball game ever broadcast on radio was on August 5, 1921 by Harold Wampler Arlin, a part-time baseball announcer on Pittsburgh’s KDKA, America’s first commercially licensed radio station. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 8-5.

An insider’s view of baseball. Now you can own Memories from the Microphone and experience baseball from author Curt Smith. He has spent much of his life covering baseball radio and TV, and previously authored baseball books including the classic Voices of The Game.

Relive baseball’s storied past through the eyes of famed baseball announcers. Organized chronologically, Memories from the Microphone charts the history of baseball broadcasting. Enjoy celebrated stories and personalities that have shaped the game—from Mel Allen to Harry Caray, Vin Scully to Joe Morgan, Ernie Harwell to Red Barber.

Also discover:

  • Images from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s matchless archive
  • A multi-layered narrative exploring cultural, technological, and economic trends that changed fans’ experience of the game
  • Anecdotes and quotes from Curt Smith’s original research
  • Interviews with broadcast greats
  • Little-known stories, such as Ronald Reagan calling games for WHO Des Moines in the 1930s
  • Accounts of diversity in baseball broadcasting, including the TV coverage of Joe Morgan and earlier Hispanic pioneers Buck Canel and Rafael (Felo) Ramirez
  • A special section devoted to the Ford C. Frick Award and inductees since its inception in 1978

Also read the first in the series of Baseball Hall of Fame books Picturing America’s Pastime.

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Have Hope

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Find Hope Even in the Darkest Times with This Collection of Poems, Prayers, and Inspirational Quotes

“Have Hope is an essential companion to turn despair into hope, and put belief into action toward creating a better future.” —Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women

#1 New Release in Spiritual Meditations

A life-affirming collection of 365 poems, prayers, and meditations that can support you through any trial and that you can carry with you wherever you go.

Inspirational words to help you navigate life's challenges. Reverend Maggie Oman Shannon, M.A., spiritual leader of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco, is the author of nine previous books that explore cross-cultural forms of prayer and spiritual practice. Now, for those of us dealing with events such as the global pandemic and with personal battles of life comes her latest book, Have Hope.

Daily affirmations for every need. Have Hope offers you daily affirmations and a hope-filled moment from history for each day. Now more than ever, we need inspirational words that can help create moments of peace. Through the everyday stress of your life, Have Hope is the perfect collection of prayers, meditations, and inspirational quotes that you can turn.

In Have Hope, Reverend Maggie Oman Shannon provides:

  • A collection of 365 daily affirmations for every occasion
  • Wisdom from every era and every major faith tradition
  • Ways to find hope through daily inspirational words and insightful meditations

If you enjoyed books like Prayers for Calm, I Really Needed This Today, or This Just Speaks to Me, then you’ll love Have Hope. Also, you will want to read and own Maggie Oman Shannon’s Prayers for Healing.

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Each Day a Renewed Beginning

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Daily Inspirational Quotes to Help You Find True Peace

“An important reminder of the simple truths which can bring us to a peaceful mind and heart.”—Becca Anderson, author of Prayers For Calm

#1 New Release in Eastern Philosophy, Taoism

Everyone deserves a peaceful journey, regardless of age or gender, religious affiliation, or political preference. With more than 3.5 million copies sold, this beautifully curated collection of daily motivational quotes about life seeks to influence the way you live the next 24 hours. The result of more peaceful days? A more peaceful planet.

Peace is always possible, even in the midst of a storm. By sharing a meditation for each day of the year, author Karen Casey speaks to the common experience, shared struggles, and unique strengths of those who seek support and spiritual growth in recovery. Featuring daily inspirational quotes about finding peace and honoring love, this positive thinking book offers the perfect touchstone at this crucial time in history—a time when millions are seeking quiet moments and mindful meditation.

Today can open the door to a new way of living. Love can be a powerful influence in our lives. It’s the total absence of judgment. It’s pure acceptance. It is the inner voice reminding us that all is well and God is present, right here and right now. The overwhelming peace we feel is all the evidence we need of God’s constancy. The expression of love quiets our minds and we are flooded with inner peace. How much gentler our lives would be if we dispensed with all expressions but love. But we don’t live in a world that truly values peace. What if we can turn away from constant judgment and offer love instead, in every situation?

If you’re looking for inspirational books, mindful gifts, quotes about thinking positive, or mindfulness books for adults—or enjoyed books like A Year of Positive Thinking and 5-Minute Daily Meditations—then you’ll love Each Day a Renewed Beginning.

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Women of Interest

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Funny and Feminist Trivia

Women of Interest is a humorous compendium of little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and generally know more about your fabulous female self.

One of the most fascinating trivia books for women. Did you know that women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions? Or that researchers at Northwestern University found that men change their minds two to three times more than women? Women of Interest spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, this outrageously funny book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters covering all sorts of humorous histories and fun facts. Ideal for trivia games for adults or feminist gifts, now women really can know everything.

Feminist, funny gifts for women. It’s time to challenge that know-it-all girlfriend, or grab the ultimate bathroom reader for your feminist BFF. Whether you’re searching for feminist books or trivia books, Women of Interest makes a wonderful addition to trivia games and bookshelves alike. Inside, you’ll learn that:

  • Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only.
  • Zazel, a woman, was the first human cannonball. She launched into the air through a giant spring inside a cannon.
  • Marilyn Monroe was the very first Artichoke Queen in the artichoke capital of the world.

If you enjoy comedy books, trivia books for adults, or funny gifts for her─and enjoyed titles such as What If399 Games Puzzles & Trivia ChallengesUncle John's Truth Trivia and the Pursuit of FactinessThe Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, or Thank You for Being a Friend: A Golden Girls Trivia Book─then you’ll love Women of Interest.

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New Beginnings

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Becca's Prayers

Daily Inspirational Prayers and Meditations for Self-Reflection and Gratitude

New Beginnings is a spiritual guidebook for changing your life featuring meditations, affirmations, prayers, and blessings for each day of the year.

Pray every day. In her latest gem, bestselling author Becca Anderson offers inspirational words for each day of the year to those exploring new horizons or rebooting their directions in life.  New Beginnings is a must-have for those seeking both guidance and companionship as they move in new, positive directions.

Find a new spiritual way. Having the ability to draw inward and speculate is a fundamental skill if one wishes to grow and achieve an unlimited number of goals. If you are looking for a change in your life or seeking a new path with a vision of starting afresh, New Beginnings just might be the perfect book for you.

Join Becca Anderson, a woman’s studies scholar, and the author of the bestselling The Book of Awesome Women, as she shares daily meditations, affirmations, prayers, and blessings. Anderson draws from a diverse pool of religions, practices, and spiritualties to bring you the perfect message for each day of the year.

Use New Beginnings as a powerful instrument for self-reflection and gratitude:

  • Gain clarity into your purpose in life
  • Maintain hope about the future
  • Develop a better sense of self
  • Build mental energy and momentum
  • Improve your attitude and mindset

If you enjoyed spiritual guidebooks like Live in GraceWalk in LoveUnshakeable, or Prayers for Difficult Times Women's Edition, then New Beginnings will help bring a greater sense of peace, inner peace, and peace of mind.

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Your Story, Well Told

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So You’ve Got a Story to Sell

“Corey Rosen's book is a great resource. I know I will return to it again and again for ideas, inspiration, and entertainment.” ―Samantha Harris, cohost of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight and author of Your Healthiest Healthy

2021 International Book Awards finalist in Self-Help: Motivational
#1 New Release in Speech and Public Speaking

Learn the art of telling stories and make the sale, land the client, propose a toast, or impress a date. Corey Rosen is an Emmy-award winning writer and actor with years of experience as a skilled story telling coach. His book is Jam-packed with some of the best story telling strategies out there.

Telling stories well is a skill we all need. We’ve all got stories to tell─but how do you make your story the best? In his book, Moth veteran and master teacher Corey Rosen inspires you to tell your story. Using the best storytelling techniques from improvisational theatre, Rosen designs an accessible guide for all ages and skill levels. Crafted to help ordinary people tell extraordinary stories, this laugh out loud handbook covers everything from how to tell a good story to going off script.

Learn how to sell yourself through the art of telling stories. The best story telling uses improvisation to enthrall, entertain, and keep audiences on edge. Laugh along with tales of performance triumphs (and disasters) and explore ways to tell your story with confidence and spontaneity. From brainstorming and development to performance and memorization techniques, learn how to tell a good story with:

  • A variety of structures and editing approaches to bring out your best story
  • Improv exercises to stimulate creativity without feeling foolish
  • Quick and easy lessons on building stories
  • Resources for putting on a showcase to tell your story

If you’re ready to sell the story straight or enjoyed books like Stories That StickLong Story Short, or Storyworthy, you’ll love Your Story, Well Told.

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Hey! It’s Your Day

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Affirmations, Quotes, and Proverbs for Positive Thinking

Ready to change your life today? How about this minute? Best-selling anthologist June Cotner returns with Hey, It’s Your Day, a life-long collection of her favorite quotes to start the day and delight any friend, relative, or literary aficionado.

Inspiration at your fingertips in minutes. June Cotner has been gathering her favorite quotes for more than two decades. Now, she shares these specially curated words of wisdom to guide readers on their personal journeys of positive thinking. Featuring an eclectic selection of figures like Edward Abbey, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Oprah Winfrey, this positive thinking book captivates readers with fresh, insightful, and engaging motivational quotes. Inside, they may even discover a new book, mantra, or role model.

For fans of motivational books with a quotable twist. In the tradition of quotation-packed inspirational books from authors like Hoda Kotb, I Really Needed This TodayHey, It's Your Day understands that daily affirmations, meditation, and positive thinking go a long way. Whether in need of a daily boost or brushing up on quote trivia, open Hey, It's Your Day and find positive affirmations and inspirational quotes in every page. Packed with nearly fifty topics─like love, family, choices, growth, happiness, creativity, and success─you’ll find uplifting quotes to start the day like:

  • “This was love: a string of coincidences that gathered significance and became miracles.” ─ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” ─ Rumi
  • “No one likes crying, but tears water our souls.” ─ Xue Xinran

If you’re looking for graduation gifts, literary gifts, or personal development books─and enjoyed titles like A Year of Positive ThinkingWhatever You Are Be a Good One, or Greatest Inspirational Quotes─then, Hey, It’s Your Day is packed with inviting quotes to start the day!

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Let Me Count the Ways

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On Women, Wisdom, and Ways to Love

Before Becca Anderson was a best-selling author, she was a bright-eyed bibliophile trying to define love. In Let Me Count the Ways, the beloved writer returns with specially curated quotes and snippets of poetry, affirmations, and love letters from her favorite women.

Different ways to say I love you. Author Hoda Kotb, I Really Needed This Today, meets Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw in this empowering and inspirational book for women everywhere. In the much-loved style of Rupi Kaur one-liners, Let Me Count the Ways showcases the best quotes from women alongside gorgeous illustrations. From black authors like Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to American authors like Joyce Carol Oates, this collection of quotes follows women from France, Cuba, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Japan, and more. Packed full of different ways to say I love you, readers can finally step into the love lives of famous women and discover that their love stories aren’t so different from ours.

Quotes specially curated for her. If there’s one thing that unites all women (and people!), it’s love. Whether painful or passionate, love is a powerful force. But you don’t have to be Wonder Woman to survive heartbreak or embark on a romantic adventure—that’s why you have your tribe of women. By collecting reflections on every kind of love and all the ways to love, Anderson uses inspirational quotes to remind women one thing—we are not alone. In chapters like “What Is Love?,” “Self Love,” and “Love Is Love Is Love,” you’ll find quotes from:

  • Love letters by Empress Josephine, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Abigail Adams
  • Poetry by Miss Lauryn Hill, Lady Nakatomi, and Sandra Cisneros
  • Non-binary women like George Eliot, Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, and Audre Lorde

Perfect for Galentines or as a gift for girlfriend, readers of She Believed She Could and She DidThat's What She SaidBadass Affirmations, or What Would Jane Do will love Let Me Count the Ways.

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The Awe Factor

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How to Find Awe, Meaning, and Wonder in Everyday Life

“One of the best spiritual books of 2020.” —Spirituality&Practice.com

Bestselling author and TEDx presenter Allen Klein returns to find and define awe. In his latest book, he shows readers how to escape the everyday ruts of life by opening their eyes to the awe and wonder around them.

Exploring the human ability to be in awe. What does it mean to be awestruck? Or more simply, what is awe? Backed by the latest scientific research, Klein sets out to define awe and its effects on health and happiness. For example, over the past dozen years, or so, scientists have found, among other things, that awe:

  • Connects us to others
  • Lowers our stress levels
  • Enhances positive emotions
  • Increases our compassion
  • Increases our creativity

Plenty of reasons to be in awe. With a sprinkling of the spiritual and scientific, The Awe Factor takes readers on an exploration of a human phenomenon. From research to first-hand awe-inspiring stories, Klein reflects on feelings of awe, meaning and purpose. And with bonus awe-awakening tools, tips, and techniques, he helps readers become more aware of, and increase, the awe and wonder in their life.

If you enjoyed books like AweIn Awe, The Book of Delights, or The Book of Awesome, then you’ll love The Awe Factor.

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Stop Fear From Stopping You

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What's Stopping You?

Harness Your Fear

“Join the thousands of others her words have helped and decide to take control. Start today. Start now.” ―Dr. John Duffy, author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety 

Dr. Helen Odessky describes what she has learned in fifteen years of helping people face their fears.  Learn to face your fears and attain greater opportunities in your relationships, career, and life.

Value good fear. Sometimes fear can be helpful. A few years ago, Dr. Helen Odessky, licensed clinical psychologist, anxiety expert, speaker, and author of the best-selling motivational book Stop Anxiety from Stopping You, found herself part of a minor fender-bender on a major interstate. Looking back at her daughter, she feared that if another car hit them, her daughter's life would be in danger. A few minutes after retreating to another car in a safer location, an 18-wheeler barreled into her car and demolished it. Her fear saved both her daughter's life and her own.

Fight bad fear. Stop Fear from Stopping You is about a different type of fear―the fear that is so prevalent that it often lies dormant―destroying dreams, career paths and relationships. Bad fear creates stories that cushion us from potential pain and failure―at the cost of our self-esteem, success, and personal happiness.

Become fear-wise. Because fear is complex, we cannot afford to merely be fearless. Just "letting go" is not the answer. The real solution lies in learning to become fear-wise. In this inspirational book, Dr. Helen shows you how to harness the wisdom behind your fears and break through the barriers that block your success.

  • Identify the fears that stand between you and your goals
  • Develop tools to overcome your fears
  • Develop a value-based plan to pursue your goals
  • Change your relationship with fear and learn to become fear-wise

If self-help books for women and men like Feeling Good: The New Mood TherapyDaring Greatly, or Fearless inspired you, then Stop Fear from Stopping You is a must-read.

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Lettering From A to Z

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Spark Your Creativity with Calligraphy

“I found Lettering from A to Z to be an open door, inviting me to play and create in entirely new ways.” —Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say it Now and founder of Simply Celebrate

Winner Indie Book Award for Gift/Specialty/Novelty Book in 2021
Winner 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2021) for Crafts & Hobbies
#1 New Release in Handwriting Reference, Mixed Media, and Printmaking

Lettering artist Phawnda Moore has been teaching calligraphy and design for 25 years. An award-winning author, she steps into beginning students’ shoes to select content, address anticipated questions, and offer solutions to the unexpected yet inevitable problems that are encountered in hand lettering.

Your creative life will be enriched with step-by-step tutorials “from A to Z.” Written in conversational narrative, this full-color book includes more than 200 images of Phawnda’s professional work, published articles, and guidance from her class demos to make beautiful projects. Blending traditional design principles and modern tools, it inspires you to find your own style.

Phawnda's instruction includes:

  • 12 styles (Uncial calligraphy, Italic calligraphy, script calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, rainbow lettering, monoline letters, handwriting and drawn letters)
  • Customized, printable practice sheets
  • Recommended writing tools, papers, sources, printing tips
  • Layout, color, and design basics
  • Lettering projects for youngsters
  • Tips on how to organize your studio space
  • Tips on sharing your skills in teaching, business, events, home, garden, and community
  • Illustrating with calligraphy tools
  • Projects to make handmade birthday cards, holiday cards, journals of your life, and easy-to-design art books

If you enjoyed Hand Lettering 101The Lost Art of Handwriting, or Hand Lettering for Relaxation, then it’s time to grab a copy of Lettering from A to Z and reconnect to your natural creativity.

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