By Will Castro
By Allen Klein
Learn to laugh when you feel like crying
Readers of When Breath Becomes Air, Present Over Perfect and Feeling Good will be inspired and encouraged by Embracing Life after Loss.
Work through the depression of grief and loss with resilience: Losing a loved one is never easy. Allen Klein knows how it feels—just like you, he's lost many loved ones in his life. Inspired by Klein's experience with the loss of his wife, Embracing Life after Loss will help you to recover from grief and loss—just like Klein did.
Learn how to laugh again: You never forget the people you lose. But you can grow stronger, wiser, and more appreciative of life as you move forward. And, believe it or not, you can even laugh again. Embracing Life after Loss will show you how to smile through the difficult times—how to take a break from the pain of your loss and find joy in life again.
Rediscover joy with the world’s only Jollytologist®: Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Allen Klein is the perfect person to teach you how to find joy and happiness. Discover why Comedian Jerry Lewis has said that Allen Klein is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.”
Embracing Life after Loss is a steadfast compass that offers hope and resilience to anyone trying to navigate through dark times. Allen Klein illustrates five practical steps for recovering from depression caused by grief and loss:
- Letting Go
Laughter and humor are some of God’s gifts to overcome your trials and tribulations. Learn to laugh again with Embracing Life after Loss.
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ 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
Lower Your Student Loan Debt
Personalize your approach to student loans: Those who have student loans, especially those with a lot of student loans, need to approach their finances differently than those who do not have student loan debt. Student Loan Solution explains what student loan borrowers should be focusing on when it comes to their finances above and beyond managing their student loan debt. Additionally, it shows borrowers how to take advantage of strategies that help them make more money, save more money, and ultimately pay down their student loans faster.
Be smarter than your student loan debt: Loans should be straightforward, but unfortunately, student loans are complicated. College financial aid terms like “federal direct subsidized” and “GRAD Plus” mean little to most of us, but 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. From how student loans work, to student loan repayment options and opportunities for loan forgiveness, to creating a plan for managing and paying down your loans, author David Carlson covers it all.
De-complicate your life: By the time you are done reading Student Loan Solution, you will understand your student loans, gain control of your finances, and be armed with strategies to improve your finances and, ultimately, your life.
Be more than a statistic: For millions of Americans, paying for college meant taking out loans. If you are one of the 70% of college graduates with student loans, Student Loan Solution has financial advice for you. 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.
A step-by-step approach: Student Loan Solution uses 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. A topic that can be overwhelming is simplified through the step-by-step approach that gives clear action items that keep you moving forward in your journey to repay your loans.
Student Loan Solution has the tools you need to start your student loans repayment with a bang. In this book, David Carlson provides the tools and financial advice to:
- Pay off your student loan debt
- Personalize your student loan repayment plan
- Live a happier, more financially knowledgeable life
By Michael Hall
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.
By City Trivia
Entertaining trivia games in a book
Fans of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader and the Guinness Book of World Records will achieve trivia game mastery and dominance with Trivia Night Done Right.
More than a fact book: Building on the increasing popularity of pub trivia and mobile trivia apps, Trivia Night Done Right, brings the entertaining format of City Trivia to you anywhere you want. City Trivia’s format brings you more trivia and more entertainment with five rounds of questions and bonus rounds including puzzles, pictures, fill-in-the- blank challenges, and even music rounds in print. Divide into teams, pick your most (or least) entertaining friend to host, and prepare for hours of fun where 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, Trivia Night Done Right is your how-to guide to a great time.
A perfect trivia book for bar nights and special occasions: Turn any night into a fun and entertaining one with this unique game book that guides you and your host through rounds of fun trivia 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 folks together with trivia. The host commentary will introduce you to the content 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 train your brain and learn something new with Trivia Night Done Right: Your Guide to Entertainment, Knowledge, and Trivia Games!
Trivia Night Done Right will:
- Provide a fun game that will let you and your friends unleash their competitive streaks anywhere
- Enhance readers' knowledge on a wide range of topics, both mundane and truly bizarre, in history and pop culture.
- Make pub and bar trivia night easy and even more fun for anyone.
Pub trivia game night has never been more fun!
By Sally Augustin
By Mikhila Mcdaid
By Danielle Sherman-Lazar
Winning My Battle With Eating Disorders
Finding My FULL: This is my journey from starving to letting myself be FULL–physically & emotionally. What is living a FULL life? Having anorexia, bulimia, or vacillating between the two, you are trying to achieve an empty feeling through starvation or purging. Living a FULL life is a life where you aren’t starving anymore―starving for acceptance and love from others and yourself. It’s a life where you are feeding your mind and soul with good thoughts and foods. A life without your eating disorder.
Victim of the eating disorder monster: Imagine waking in a hospital bed to find your frail, pale arm punctured by an IV transferring fluids and nutrients into your weak, stiff body. What happened? You’re an adult, age twenty-six, and you just had a seizure precipitated by your chronic, secretive, decades-long struggle with unacknowledged eating disorders. You have no friends and no normal young-adult experiences. Living FULL is written by Danielle Sherman-Lazar, a woman who passed through the eating disorder crucible to recovery, sharing the most intimate and shameful details of her mental illness. Living FULL is author Danielle Sherman-Lazar's story.
Hidden out of shame: Eating disorders in young adults are hardly talked about, but are pervasive. Eating disorders are kept hidden out of shame. A groundbreaking 2012 study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that about 13 percent of women over age 50 exhibit eating disorder symptoms.
Journey to recovery: Living FULL chronicles the author's step-by-step descent into the full-blown eating disorder nightmare and her path to recovery. Recovery comes from the Maudsley Approach, a regimen of supervised controlled eating or refeeding by out-patient helpers that eventually can result in recovery.
Benefits of reading Living FULL:
- See how to confront your eating disorder demon
- Learn from someone who won her eating disorder battle
- Discover a new and beautiful life
A spell book for love and romance
Enthusiasts of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland, 1001 Spells by Cassandra Eason, and The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander will love Moon Spell Magic for Love.
A Wicca spell book of love magic: Witchcraft is based on the knowledge that our destinies lie in our own hands, even in matters of the heart. Why suffer love gone wrong when you can do something about it? Why doubt your own power to attract love when a little herbal chemistry (to go along with the other kind!) can make you irresistible.
Moon spells for romance: Magic influences desired outcomes, empowers, and fosters growth. Begin this process with spells for love: spells that create the potential for love, draw the attention and devotion of a lover, strengthen the union between an existing couple, invoke sexual magic, heal a broken heart, and fill your own heart with love and compassion for yourself.
Inside this book are:
- Secret recipes for aphrodisiacs
- Ritual celebrations for the high holidays of love
- Insight into the mysterious realm of the moon and the stars.
- Directions for using moon phases, crystals, potions, flowers, herbs, and astrological signs for maximum power and accuracy
A great addition to your Wicca supplies: The moon magic in this book brings light and love into peoples’ lives. With desire, a loving attitude, a few natural ingredients, and a dash of magic, these custom-crafted recipes will cook up exciting flirtation, enchanted courtships, and real lasting love.
A perfect spell book for true romantics.
By Tim Tamashiro
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ A Memoir and portrait of a family at its worst and its best
Some memoirs shock. Some entertain. Some take us places we’re afraid to go. A rare few move us. Once in a blue moon, a book does it all. This is Risking the Rapids.
Dysfunctional family: Risking the Rapids opens with the shocking death of O’Garden’s older brother, which prompts her and other relatives to seek closure on a journey through the remotest spot in Montana. Described genially as a river “float”, a harrowing journey unfolds. This wilderness trip is contrasted with O’Garden’s account of growing up with her six siblings in a clashing Catholic family.
Alcoholic father, mean mother, Catholic guilt: WCCO-TV personality Don O’Brien was well-known in the Twin Cities and throughout much of Minnesota. Whether forecasting weather and trading wisecracks with the anchor on the nightly news, pitching for sponsors Montgomery Ward and King Koil Mattresses, or hosting a Saturday night movie, he was a man people trusted. (For one thing, he’d warn them if the movie they were about to watch was a dud. “Go to bed,” he’d say.) In private, Don O’Brien’s family life was a far cry from what his fans saw on TV. Little by little we see the corrosion: nightly martinis shared with his wife Betty, an undemonstrative and icy-hearted mother. The neglect. The poisoning of self-esteem. The rigidity demanded by the Catholic church. Competition. Cruelty. All packed into ordinary days and nights as a sensitive girl comes of age.
Anxiety and danger: The children vary in their response to the profound anxiety sown in the offspring of alcoholics. One brother bites his fingers to gangrene. One relentlessly bullies the author, who begins overeating compulsively. One severs all ties with the family. Danger mounts as well on the Montana raft trip, when unusual river conditions swell and speed the waters.
Escalating intensity to excruciating climaxes: As O’Garden’s father becomes more popular, her mother sinks deeper into narcissism and meanness. The author becomes her principal target. The family itself becomes a microcosm of the cultural transformations from the 50s to the 60’s, when authoritarian structures were challenged and discarded by young protestors. Don becomes more reactionary, and his authoritarian fathering begins backfiring. While one son enlists and is sent to Vietnam, another becomes a conscientious objector, bringing emotional firestorms to the family table. The mother is emotionally unreachable. In a parallel time, the wilderness trip grows life-threatening when unpredictable weather strikes. Lives are at risk. Both stories build with escalating intensity to excruciating climaxes, which leave the reader moved and illuminated.
#1 Amazon New Release! ― ColdFusion's New Thinking About Technology and Science
What can history’s greatest breakthroughs in science and technology teach us about the future?
New Thinking: As each new stage technology builds on the previous innovations of the last, advancements begin to increase at an exponential rate. Now, more than ever, it’s important to see how we got here. What hidden stories lie behind much of the technology we use today? What drove those who invented it to do so? What were those special moments that changed the world forever? New Thinking is the story of human innovation, the story of us―through war and peace, it is humanity at our most innovative.
Disruptive technology and innovation: From the stories behind the steam engine revolution to the electric world of Tesla, to the first computers, to the invention of the internet and artificial intelligence, this book explores the hidden history of technology, discovering the secrets that have shaped our world. New Thinking brings you the stories of the men and women who thought in a new way to bring our world to where it is today.
In New Thinking: From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, The Technology and Science That Built Our World you will delight in learning and appreciating:
- How a technology can spawn a new technology, and how they influence each other
- How our modern world came to be
- Our incredible modern world and potential for the future
If you've read books such as The Third Industrial Revolution, They Made America, or How We Got to Now, you're going to love New Thinking
By Marios Christou and Others
#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Greek mythology explored like never before
Fans of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series and the Game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, a unique retelling of Greek mythological tales featuring love, betrayal, murder and ruthless ambitions.
A fascinating take on classical Greek stories: Discover six classic Greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser well known characters in a whole new light. Follow the likes of Odysseus, Lamia, Bellerophon, Icarus, Medusa and Artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, gut-wrenching betrayals, sinister motives and broken hearts. With an accessible writing style that delves into the thoughts, feelings, desires, and motivations of every character, these mythical figures and their compelling stories will resonate with readers as they are guided through perilous and tragic adventures.
A deeper understanding: Greek Mythology Explained provides an in-depth analysis of each story told as it unravels the greater themes and valuable lessons hidden within each chapter. Readers will gain a deeper insight into the character’s motives and the varying depictions of the original Greek myths.
- Sail with Odysseus as he navigates through the straits of Messina with a terrifying monster on each side, intent only on killing him and his crew.
- Witness Lamia’s world turned upside down as she loses her kingdom, her children and her humanity.
- Journey with Bellerophon as he battles the Chimera and becomes the hero that he was destined to be.
- Take flight with Icarus and Daedalus as they escape their confinement and the cretan navy.
- Follow Medusa as she loses faith in the gods and becomes the monster she so adamantly wished to protect her people from.
- Experience the love between Artemis and Orion, as well as the bitter jealousy it spawns at the core of her brother Apollo.
#1 Amazon New Release ─ The definitive guide to SCUBA diving and snorkeling in Barbados
For fans of Lonely Planet guides comes an essential SCUBA, snorkel, and surf travel guide.
A great travel gift: The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Barbados.
A great Caribbean travel book: Reef Smart Guides Barbados’ detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, ship wrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers, and surfers. This guidebook will help anyone wanting to make the most of their time on the island and in the water.
Detailed descriptions and map art: Reef Smart Reef Guides Barbados catalogues the beaches, surf spots, and dive and snorkel sites in Barbados. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the island’s top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.
Don’t go diving without it: This indispensable resource will help you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this guidebook with the rest of your SCUBA gear.
This guidebook provides:
- The best locations for diving, snorkeling and surfing, and how to access them
- Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water
- Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you’ll encounter in Barbados
- And much more!
The comprehensive SCUBA diving book.
By Michael Reid
An Empowering Book of Poems and Essays
Fans of Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty, Whiskey Words and a Shovel by r.h. Sin, and The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace will love The Boyfriend Book by Michael E. Reid.
No more boyfriends: 300 women sat down with Mike, and after three hours, 299 of them agreed that they never wanted a boyfriend again. The Boyfriend Book tells you why.
Modern love poems and philosophy: When entrusting her heart to somebody, a woman doesn’t want to worry about the bad and the ugly, such as disloyalty and disrespect, indifference and contempt, micro-aggression and outright violence. In a perfect world, every guy would be a “good guy,” and every guy would have her best interest at heart. Unfortunately, the real world is a dangerous place, particularly when women have to let strangers in. And while some women are decent judges of character, others don’t see the train coming until it hits them. Not only does this book serve as a cautionary tale, it also offers an important perspective on modern love and equips women with strategies to effectively change their love life and, most importantly, their inner lives.
Transform your life with this powerful poetry book: Before you open this book, ask yourself: Where am I now? What are my struggles? What sort of pain do I carry? What parts of myself have I lost? Then, figure out where you want to be. This book will get you there. The possibilities for rebirth and reinvention are endless – but it’s ultimately up to you to make it all happen. This book will help you find a way to go forward that does not involve sideways. Read it slow. Plant the seed. Let it grow.
The Boyfriend Book is a gripping collection of short stories, thoughts and poems from Just Mike The Poet.
Discover your unique Organizing Personality Type and Strategies for a more productive and clutter-free life.
A new book by the author of Real Life Organizing and Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook
Fans of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy by Marie Kondo and The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin will love The Clutter Connection by organization expert Cassandra Aarssen.
An organization book for diverse habits: “You’re not messy, you just organize differently”. The Clutter Connection examines and explains the correlation between brain types and how they directly relate to organization and clutter. Cassandra Aarssen smashes the stereo–type that some people are “naturally messy” and offers readers insight and real-life solutions based on their unique personal organizing style. The Clutter Connection will help you get organized, be more productive and finally understand the why behind your clutter.
Individualized real life organizing: Organizing isn’t one size fits all. Let go of the preconceived and conventional notions of what organization looks like and finally discover what Clutterbug you are. With self-awareness comes happiness, personal growth and lasting change.
The Clutter Connection examines:
- The four different organizing styles and how they relate to each other
- How motivation and happiness can be directly affected by our space
- The “3P’s” - Productivity, procrastination and perfectionism and how they are connected to your unique organizing style
- How you can finally become clutter-free simply by knowing yourself better
Know your habits and declutter your space