Super Soldiers

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#1 Amazon New Release!  A deeper look at comic book superhero soldiers

The military in comic books: Comic book superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of our armed forces for decades. They frequently recreate the actions of presidents, military leaders, and soldiers. From Captain America punching Hitler in the jaw on his very first cover, to The Punisher surviving the battle of Firebase Valley Forge, there are countless instances when the military has crossed over to the pages of comic books.

Soldiers and superheroes: A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jason Inman re-discovered his childhood love of comic books during long days at the Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq. He couldn’t help but ask why so many comic books are filled with service members. Maybe it’s their loyalty to everyday citizens and the never-ending quest for justice. The men and women who lace up their books and sacrifice their lives know that battle can change a person. What kinds of soldiers were these fictional characters, and how were they changed by war?

Discover the super soldiers in Marvel comics, DC comics and beyond: Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country looks at the intersection between war and pop culture to understand these questions and more. Each chapter revisits military comic book characters and compares them to personal stories from Inman’s military career.  Describing superhero soldiers from DC comics and Marvel comics, including lesser-known characters lost to time.

Super Soldiers is perfect for fans of military science fiction and everyone who wants to know the stories behind their favorite comic books: You’ll love Super Soldiers if you enjoyed DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New EditionThe Secret History of Wonder WomanThe League of Regrettable Superheroes, and The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains.

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The Crafty Gardener

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100 Ideas, Crafts and How-tos for Gardeners

Fans of Square Foot GardeningFloret Farm's Cut Flower GardenWelcome to the Farm, and Compact Farms will love The Crafty Gardener.

Awakening the gardener in all of us: Gardening allows us to live in a much more human way, grounded in nature and connected to Mother Earth and all she provides. Even if your garden is just a hanging basket of cherry tomatoes or a windowsill filled with herb pots, you will still reap the benefits of gardening.

DIY crafting and gardening: Gardening adds pleasure to your life and gives you a sense of calm. With your garden, you are quite literally growing a bounty of blessings. Lifelong gardener and bestselling author Becca Anderson has put her love of crafting and of gardening together in this book of inspired DIY ideas.

More than a gardening book: Along with gardening tips and secrets for growing flowers, herbs and veggies, Anderson shares dozens of how-to's in this delightful guide on making candles, potpourri, bath salts, essential oils, floral waters, tinctures, liquors, pickles jams and even fountains, birdhouses and fairy doors. The perfect gift for any gardener!

Readers will learn:

  • Time-tested gardening secrets
  • How to garden in big and small spaces
  • Recipes for home-grown vegetables and fruits
  • How to preserve and ferment
  • How to make DIY garden decorations and fixtures
  • Anderson’s own gardening stories that will inspire, motivate, and lift the spirit

A gardening book filled with DIY projects, wisdom, and joy

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Create

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Creative Conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!

Many of us think of creativity as something distant and incompatible with daily life—a skill that artists get to use, but not the rest of us. Maybe you feel like a land-locked surfer, yearning for exhilarating rides. Or maybe you live for the few hours a week when you can take photographs, paint, or write. It’s time for a new mindset. From the parent coming up with ways to keep the kids entertained, to the entrepreneur inventing a new product—all of us have many opportunities for creative expression. Successful people know that living itself can be an art. Create shows you how to rediscover the artist within you.

Live a More Creative Life through Creative Conversations and Understand the Natural Cycle of Creativity: People who make a living in the creative arts know that there is a cycle to unlocking the imagination. Visualize, know your tools, work your craft, refine, share. When you tap in to this cycle, you’ll find ways to operate at your highest state in all aspects of life.

Find your creative purpose: Overcoming the barriers to innovation is easier than you think.Marc Silber, best selling author, award-wining creative and educator, will show you how to avoid the traps of procrastination, overthinking, and self-doubt. The exercises in this book are specifically designed to help you find certainty and confidence in self-expression.

Create is not like other art books about the techniques of a specific style. This is a guide for personal development.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to:

  • Master the techniques of visualization
  • Draw inspiration from the world around you
  • Collaborate with people who can further your vision
  • And share with others to spread the joy

If you enjoyed motivational books like The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for LifeSteal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being CreativeBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition, you’ll love Create.

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My Dog, My Buddha

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100 Ways to Be a Better Dog Parent

What your dog wants you to know: Our furry friends reflect the love and affection we pour into them. But any pet parent who is struggling with puppy training or ongoing behavioral issues knows that it’s easy to get frustrated. My Dog, My Buddha offers one hundred life lessons that will help you build a better relationship with your pet and get the behavior you want.

We get what we project: Kimberly Artley, an expert in canine psychology who has studied under the dog whisperer, Cesar Millan, will teach you how to truly understand dog behavior. She knows that our dogs look to us for cues, guidance, directives, and how to feel about each and every situation they enter into. Dog care is a dialogue. My Dog, My Buddha will show you how to manage that conversation with your pet from a calm and centered place.

Unlike other dog training books: My Dog, My Buddha is meant to educate, empower, and equip the human end of the leash. In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Bridge the disconnect between human and canine
  • Find personal growth through the years with your dog
  • Build a relationship on trust, love, and respect

If you liked Training the Best Dog EverFor the Love of a DogDog Training for Dummies, or Rescued, you’ll love the empathetic approach to pet care and dog training in My Dog, My Buddha.

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Adventures in Cryptozoology

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Discover the science of (not so) imaginary creatures

Adventures in Cryptozoology is the perfect resource for the explorer who loves Josh Gates’s Expedition Unknown and Cryptozoology A to Z.

Explore the world through its most unlikely creatures: Cryptozoology, the study of hidden, monstrous, and legendary animals, is truly the art of discovering the unknown. Richard Freeman, Zoological Director of Centre for Fortean Zoology, has explored the corners of the five continents on the search for creatures that many people believe are non-existent. In this book, he shares the exciting stories of his investigations of the Yeti, Mongolian Deathworm, Loch Ness Monster, Orang-Pendak, Ninki-Naka, and more.

The line between myth and reality may be more narrow than you think: Cryptozoologists throughout the years have studied unknown species of reptiles, lake and sea creatures, apes, and hominins. The science and history of this field of study includes examples of creatures that were once thought to be mythological, but that have since been proven to exist.

Our monsters, ourselves: The history of fabulous beasts and our searches for them is a history of the cultures of the world and the secrets we keep.

If you’re ready to begin your search for Sasquatch and learn to hunt monsters, Adventures in Cryptozoology is your guide. In these pages you’ll find:

  • Tales of mythical, extinct, and out-of-place creatures
  • Hints about Bigfoot and other ape-men
  • And tips for equipping your own cryptozoology adventure, including all the gear, field craft, and resources you’ll need to record your findings
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Closing the Sale

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Customer success leads to your success

If you liked Crucial ConversationsThe Challenger Sale or books by Grant Cardone, you’ll love Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale.

Guide the conversation: Closing is a process, not an event. In the closing process, there are inevatibly many conversations with a variety of potential clients. Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will teach you how to influence good decisions to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes from these conversations.

Turn talking into decision making: For clients, decision making can seem daunting. They may often favor the noncommittal "maybe" over the decisive "yes" or "no." Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will teach you how to help your clients make the best possible decisions for both their business goals and your own.

Customer success is your success: Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will show you how to attain the only real success: the win-win situation. Because the more you focus on creating success for your clients, the more successful you will be.

Essential Secrets to Closing the Sale will teach you the five essential skills to the sale closing process:

  • Identify the End in Mind Decision
  • Address Client Key Beliefs
  • Resolve Objections
  • Prepare the Conditions for Good Decision Making
  • Open Purposefully, Close Powerfully
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Depression Hates a Moving Target

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Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, recounts Nita Sweeney's transformation from a 49-year-old, chronically depressed, sometimes manic central Ohio woman who could barely jog for sixty seconds into a somewhat less depressed, somewhat more sane runner who completed the full Columbus Marathon. Witty and poignant by turns, the story will not only have you cheering on a perfect stranger as she faces emotional and physical challenges, but will leave you knowing it’s never too late to chase your dreams.
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Fierce Joy

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#1 Amazon New Release! — Reclaim Your Life and Choose Joy Over Fear

Learn to find joy in every day: Susie Rinehart seemed to have it all—two beautiful kids and a loving husband, a job where she was respected as a leader, and medals as an ultramarathon champion. Then she found out that a tumor on her brainstem threatened to take away her voice…and her life. With so much at stake, Susie had to rethink how she wanted to live. Fierce Joy is the incredible story of one woman who learned to shed perfection and find joy in every day.

Brave is better than perfect: So many of us grew up believing that achievements would lead to love and acceptance. Just ace that test, win that race, get that job, and happiness will follow. But it’s hard to arrive at happiness when we’re motivated by fear. When she faced losing everything, Susie learned to choose joy over fear, and brave over perfect.

Find strength in your voice: This incredible story is about healing, rediscovering yourself, and becoming a warrior in a new way. For anyone who has lost their voice in the never-ending struggle to please others, Susie offers hope. In each section of the book she offers a series of takeaways—lessons she learned when life forced her to slow down and step back.

Readers of Fierce Joy will:

  • Learn how to overcome fear and choose joy
  • Stop trying to be perfect and choose to be brave
  • Learn to slow down and enjoy life
  • Become a warrior for healing and happiness

Fierce Joy is a memoir perfect for readers who loved The Unwinding of the MiracleLove Warrior, and Risking the Rapids.

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Hatch, Leap, Soar

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It is this focus on transformation that's at the heart of Hatch, Leap, Soar, the principles which will help individuals become who they are created to be. LaToyia likens the process to that of a baby bird inside an egg, ready to… Hatch. Before you can begin to change and start realizing your potential, you are in your comfort zone inside your shell. When you begin the process of hatching, you're defying the norm, pressing past your fears to break free. Once you've hatched, you can see the possibilities. You are now open to doing what you were created to do, being what you were created to be. You start to think, "Oh my gosh, as soon as I get out of here I can go over there and I can do this," because now you can see it. But in order to get out of your shell, you will have to make a... Leap. This might be a leap of faith. This could be a leap in a completely different direction than you've ever gone before. You have to move out of your current position, out of whatever comfort zone or shell you are in. It's important to have faith that you are better freed from your shell than you are stuck inside its borders. In order to reach the potential God has given you, you must move toward it. Things won’t come to you sitting in your shell. Opportunities and change won’t happen if you are sitting still. You have to leap or jump or move forward to experience what God wants for you. A bird never learns to fly by staying in the nest. A bird has to leap out in order to learn to… Soar. Once you learn to fly, you can fly high and soar. You can reach your potential.
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Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity

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Keto and meal prep are both trending very strong now, and FlavCity is positioned as a food authority in this space. Good content always wins out, and the authors' keto meal prep content is top class and presented in a personal way that ensures the casual consumer will choose the book over others. FlavCity is about Bobby and Dessi, two passionate home cooks who just want to hook you up with tasty, healthy recipes. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity will have a total of 75 recipes, but one can argue that since many of the meal prep recipes contain 1-2 recipes each, it’s really so many more. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity will be organized by breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also by the various proteins featured. Each recipe will have headnotes and 1-2 photos. The book will also have a dietary restriction chart that will easily identify each recipe as GF, DF, Paleo, etc.
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On Leadership

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On Leadership—A New FranklinCovey eBook Mini-series

Learn the secrets of successful leadership from the experts. On Leadership: Starting with Trust, An Interview is the first in a new eBook mini-series based on the Scott Miller podcast series On Leadership With Scott Miller. FranklinCovey’s executive vice president of thought leadership, Scott Miller, has interviewed many of the top leaders and industry icons in the world, and now you can learn their secrets for successful leadership.

On Leadership With Scott Miller is one of the industry’s fastest growing podcasts, dedicated to improving leadership capabilities. Now these timeless conversations are available in eBook format for readers everywhere. Each book follows Scott’s unique conversation with one of the world’s leading innovators, taking readers through all of the challenges, insights, and needed disciplines for character-based leadership. No leadership topic is out-of-bounds—all is discussed and revealed, from the secrets of trademarked leadership programs, to timeless books like The Speed of TrustThe 4 Disciplines of Execution, and more.

In this first of the On Leadership eBook mini-series, Scott sits down with Stephen M.R. Covey, co-founder and Global Practice Leader of FranklinCovey’s Speed of Trust Practice. FranklinCovey’s Speed of Trust Practice helps organizations better manage change and create high-performing teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative, and engaged.

In On Leadership: Starting With Trust, An Interview you will discover:

  • There is nothing more impactful on people and work performance than trust
  • The immense effect trust has on results—when trust goes up, efficiency rises and costs go down
  • Actionable strategies to nurture and inspire trust in every encounter

If you were inspired by Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead or the timeless bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, you will love On Leadership, the latest mini-series from the thought leaders at FranklinCovey.

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The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories

Your New Favorite Book of Mysteries

If you are a fan of The Best American Mystery Stories series, you’ll love The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories.

Some of the Best New Mysteries: The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories features outstanding new stories of crime, dering do, fast-paced adventures and puzzles set in the past, ranging widely over the centuries and offering a cornucopia of mysteries, dark deeds, investigations and a fascinating array of investigators both professional and amateur.

Never-Before-Seen Stories from Your Favorite Mystery Authors: Collected by one of the genre's eminent editors, Maxim Jakubowski, whose many anthologies like The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty have attracted attention and awards, The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories features never before seen stories by some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today, and includes Linda Stratmann, Amy Myers, Lavie Tidhar, Jane Finnis, O'Neil de Noux, Ashley Lister, Eric Brown, Kate Ellis, A.K. Benedict and many others.

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The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation

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Millennials vs. All Other Generations

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

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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Unique Hustle

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Learn From a Giant in the Business of Customizing Cars

A “Unique” car book: Will Castro, star of Velocity Channel’s Unique Rides and one of the most popular car customizers in America, has achieved the American Dream, finding great success doing something he loves. He has worked with marquee names in entertainment and Unique Hustle is packed with anecdotes of some of the biggest names in sports, music, film and television; including P. Diddy, LeBron James, Nicki Minaj, Carmelo Anthony, Jason DeRulo, IceT and DJ Khaled, just to name a few.

The hustle of customizing and restoring cars: Discover Will’s inspiring journey to success from growing up poor in the housing projects in New York’s Lower East Side to customizing the rides of the rich and famous. A Unique Life tells his personal stories of trial and triumph. With only a high school education, audacity, and passion, he ground out a place for himself in the world and hustled his way to the top.

How to customize your car: Alongside Will’s story, Unique Hustle provides a “how to” from a professional to readers who love to learn about cars and customization techniques. Readers will learn:

  • Which cars are best suited for specific customizations
  • The do’s and don’ts of car exteriors including paint jobs, rims, and wraps
  • The do’s and don’ts of car interiors
  • How to add “unique” flair with stereo and video systems, cigar boxes and more

An inspiring true story of struggle, cars and the American Dream

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Why We Love Star Wars

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Rediscover All the Reasons Why You Love Star Wars

Celebrate the greatest saga ever told: All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments. Each time the screen goes black and you see those words— “A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away”—the music blasts through you and you’re a kid again. Ken Napzok, expert appreciator of 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 space wizards that stood between them has exploded into a franchise. The moments that continue to inspire are on screen and in the pages of novels. They are found in the panels of comic books and among animated sequences on television. And they all continue to grow in stature, importance, and myth through discussions, debates, and daydreams.

The Perfect Star Wars Dad Gift: Spread the love to old and new fans. Countless numbers of us have been inspired by these classic epic tales, and we all have a favorite moment that hooked us. Rediscover each one of those moments and share them with the last and next generation of fans. This Star Wars book is the perfect Dad gift, Niece gift, Best Friend gift, and general token of appreciation for the fans in your life. 

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is a shared story of fandom. Classic moments include:

  • The first shots of the ragtag Rebels running from the monstrous Galactic Empire
  • Young Anakin winning the podrace
  • And the first time we saw the crackle of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is the ultimate gift for the film buff who has binged all 1001 Movies to See Before You Die, and the superfans who covet Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia and Star Wars: Complete Locations.

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Your Next Level Life

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How Big Do You Want to Live?

Channel your black girl magic: If you’re feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success can mean for you. It’s time to get that upgrade. Karen Arrington—founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women—is your guide to getting your next level life.

Leave a legacy of black excellence: With the seven simple rules, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.

The rules of success in Your Next Level Life will show you how to:

  • Create all the money you need
  • Position yourself like a star
  • Connect with other powerful women

Give a gift of confidence: For anyone looking for inspirational gifts for women in their lives, Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It’s a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women.

Your Next Level Life is where Gay Hendricks’s The Big Leap meets Shonda Rhimes’s Year of Yes. If you liked personal development books like Believe Bigger and Don’t Settle for Safe, you’ll love Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America.

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Say It Now

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Creative Ways to Show Your Love Every Day

Inspiration when the words are hard: 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 couples 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 these thirty-three ideas 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.

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.

  • Get inspired to say “I love you” to the important people in your life
  • Make a big impact in someone’s day
  • Save money with gift ideas that don’t cost much to create
  • Build a stronger bond with friends
  • Make someone’s day
  • Feel positive, optimistic, and connected
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Want

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Rediscover Love and Desire after Sexual Assault

Readers of The Body Keeps the ScoreThe Deepest Well and Trauma Stewardship will want to pick up Want: Recovering Desire after Sexual Assault.

Have the courage to heal: We know, increasingly, how common and devastating sexual violence is for women, but we don’t always talk about how survivors can recover from the trauma and return to desire, sexuality, trust, and pleasure. Want is the story of how Julie Peters did just that—and how you can, too.

Move past the fog of trauma: In the years after the assault, Julie was in what she calls the fog of trauma: the colorless, tasteless experience of barely getting through the day. No one—not counsellors, support groups, or other survivors—could give her any advice about how to find the desire that could bring her back to joy, intimacy, and connection, so she had to make it up on her own. In Want, a genuine, vulnerable, and accessible account, Julie tells the story of getting from the devastation of trauma to living a full life in eight sometimes challenging, often bumbling, and occasionally totally delightful steps.

Experience hope, healing and recovery: We have plenty of stories about the helplessness, frustration, and vengeful feelings that can come up after trauma. Culturally, we have started a conversation about these experiences, and we’re all confused about what this all means for our relationships with each other. We badly need stories of hope, healing, and recovery. Survivors of assault, if you've been thinking to yourself, "I thought it was just me," Julie is here to show you that you are not alone. Your loved ones may not know how to support you, but they can learn more about your experiences and how to walk alongside you through this book, just as you can learn how to recover from the trauma you've experienced. Want offers a window into one person’s experience of recovery—plus the happy ending we all need to know is possible after trauma.

Want: Recovering Desire after Sexual Assault is Julie's story of getting through the devastation of sexual assault to living a full life. In this book, you will learn how to implement the eight steps Julie took to recovery:

  1. Survive
  2. Feel
  3. Rage
  4. Forgive
  5. Pleasure
  6. Eat
  7. Sex
  8. Love
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