By Fred Bollaci
By Prerna Lal
Immigration Stories–A Fight for Justice and Freedom
If you liked The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson, Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas, or American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures by America Ferrara, you’ll love Unsung America.
Positive and heroic stories. Far too often, immigrants are demonized and scapegoated, when they should be celebrated as heroes and revolutionaries. This book strings together both triumphant and painful tales of immigrants who blazed trails and broke barriers in the fight for fundamental human rights.
Unsung Heroes. These are ordinary people who have used their own stories on the fight for citizenship to illustrate their triumphs and trials as immigrants in a new land. Each uses a different strategy and tactics; what works for one does not work for another. They all have one thing in common, however—a desire for racial and social justice.
Unsung America will change the way you view immigrants and refugees. Prerna Lal, who penned Unsung America, is a naturalized United States citizen, born and raised in the Fiji Islands with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. A clinical law professor, Lal is a frequent writer on immigration, racial justice, sexual orientation, and how these forces intersect. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, and works as an immigration attorney.
In this celebratory book, you will discover:
- Powerful theories of social change, and how what seems radical in one era can be normalized in the next
- How the fight for citizenship is interconnected and interrelated to other struggles such as the civil rights movement and the LGBT movement
- Stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and how you, too, can be a force for good in the world
It Takes Small Steps to Bank a Big Idea
Debunking the “eureka” moment and other guru myths: We all want to know the secret to success. Matthew Mockridge is here to shed light on what really lies along the path to victory. There is no such thing as a eureka moment, where everything suddenly falls into place; instead, commitment, preparation, and hard work are the keys to pursuing a passion and making dreams a reality.
Inspiration comes from preparation: Mockridge, creator of one of the biggest electronic dance music touring giants in Europe, began as many young entrepreneurs do—in his dorm room. Everyone wants to find that million-dollar startup idea, and Mockridge reveals what he learned after years of research into creative processes. Vision, design, and construction are among the core aspects that go into making a “next big thing” game plan.
A holistic approach to entrepreneurship and relationships: While Mockridge’s advice comes primarily from his experience as a young, successful entrepreneur, the lessons he shares are applicable not only to starting a business but to social lives as well. This self-help book connects thinkers and disciplines in search of true patterns of greatness and is both instructional and conversational.
Matthew Mockridge’s Your Next Big Thing is your guide to discovering ideas that inspire. Open it up and find:
- An entrepreneurial rough-guide and “real world” paint-by-numbers approach to creating and running big ideas
- Advice on time management, business acumen, financial management, and building healthy relationships
- Practical chapters such as “Matthew’s 10 Favorite Idea-Testing Tools” and “Matthew’s 10 Tips for Mega-Mindsets that Produce Ideas and Get Them Done”
If you’ve enjoyed titles such as The 4-Hour Workweek, Zero to One, and Think and Grow Rich, then you’ll find more of the motivation you need in Your Next Big Thing: Creating Successful Business Ideas from Scratch.
By Jeff Cioletti
A Tribute to Female Friendships
Celebrate the bonds you’ve built with the wonderful women in your life. The bond shared among girlfriends is like no other. Whether the friendship is decades old or just beginning, we share a unique relationship with these women, a connection wholly different even from what we share with husbands or boyfriends.
Share in the wit and wisdom of fellow women. Strong female friendships are inspiring because they foster the practice of women supporting and enabling other women. Author and blogger Becca Anderson has long been moved by the inspirational quotes and stories of groundbreaking women (as seen in her bestselling title, The Book of Awesome Women), and she shares some of that female empowerment with us in this book.
Fill your heart with gratitude for your soul sisters. We know how much we love our girlfriends, but do they know? This book reminds us just how valuable our bonds with our gal pals are. These are the women who answer the phone at 4 a.m. and drop everything to help a sister out, the ones who are there for both the tearful wine nights and the champagne-worthy celebrations. As author Becca Anderson says, “Our friends are some of the great loves of our lives. Mine have seen me through tough times and we have so much shared joy. My life advice is simple: make friends and treasure them.”
By reading Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things, you will find...
- Renewed value in the friendships you share with women
- Inspiration for growing in those relationships and further supporting your friends
- Reasons to celebrate the unique love you find in female friendship
- A perfect inspirational gift for the women in your life
If you’ve enjoyed books such as Beautifully Said, Badass Affirmations, That’s What She Said, and Cleo Wade’s Heart Talk, you will love Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things: The Art of Female Friendship by bestselling author Becca Anderson.
Don’t Just Feel Good—Do Good & Feel Great
Readers of The Happiness Project, The Power of Moments and I Hear You won’t want to miss Hug Therapy.
The science behind hugging. Dr. Stone’s prescription is for a 21-second hug today and every day. One of the many benefits of hugging is that longer hugs have proven physiological benefits. Hugs are good for your immune system, your stress response, your sleep patterns, and so much more.
Hug Therapy brings to life the meaning of hugging. In this book, you will discover:
- What it means to really, truly give yourself and others the profound gift of a hug
- How to be powerfully in action and more aware of what matters to you most
- That you may choose to begin hugging some strangers…with their blessing of course
- And perhaps most importantly, that together, one literal or metaphorical hug at a time, we make the world a better, healthier, and more connected place.
Embrace life. Hug Therapy shares a full-on, unconditional hug from Dr. Stone Kraushaar. In this book, he invites you to wrap your arms around yourself, your life, and everyone around you in a whole new way. A good embrace—a hug—squeezes every ounce of fear, worry, and negativity out of your spirit, leaving you with nothing but warmth, inner peace, and a feeling of connection.
Give a hug, get a hug. Most people have difficulty remembering the last time someone gave them an all-encompassing hug. Hug Therapy encourages you to change that, one physical or metaphorical embrace at a time. It’s a “do good and feel great” book that will help you live more in the moment and stay tuned into what really matters.
Expert advice from a world-class hugger. Dr. Stone Kraushaar is a clinical psychologist known as The Hug Doctor™. Also the founder of Hug Therapy™, he warmly invites you to jump into the 21-Day Hugging Journey™ and transform your life.
By Paula Rizzo
By John Duffy
#1 Best Seller in Teen Health & Hyperactivity ─ A Guidebook for Parents Navigating the New Teen Years
Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” strategies for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late.
Urgent advice for parents of teens. Dr. John Duffy’s parenting book is a new and necessary guide that addresses this hidden phenomenon of the changing teenage brain. Dr. Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, offers this book as a guide for parents raising children who are growing up quickly and dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression.
Unprecedented psychological suffering among our young and why it is occurring. A shift has taken place in how and when children develop. Because of the exposure they face, kids are emotionally overwhelmed at a young age, often continuing to search for a sense of self well into their twenties. Paradoxically, Dr. Duffy recognizes the good that comes with these challenges, such as the sense of justice instilled in teenagers starting at a young age.
Readers of this book will:
- Sort through the overwhelming circumstances of today’s teens and better understand the changing landscape of adolescence
- Come away with a revised, conscious parenting plan more suited to addressing the current needs of the New Teen
- Discover the joy in parenting again by reclaiming the role of your teen’s ally, guide, and consultant
If you enjoyed parenting books such as The Yes Brain, How to Raise an Adult, The Deepest Well, and The Conscious Parent; then Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety should be next on your list!
#1 New Release in Human Sexuality ― Transform the Way Conflict Affects Your Love Life
Want to bring more peace into your relationship―and also get back that “spark” that’s been missing?
From bad breath to infidelity, find resolution for issues that cause division. If left unresolved, sources of disconnect can lead to major rifts in a relationship. Authors CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke bring over twenty years of experience in family and marriage counseling and relationship coaching to this book. They cater their advice to romantic relationships and provide resolution strategies for women and men.
Bring back the “spark” that’s been missing. Passion is essential to relationships, and equally important across the spectrums of love, sex, and dating. Whether it’s our first love or last love, in order for our bond with our partner to thrive, there needs to be a sense of excitement present. By transforming the way conflict affects us, we create a space for the intimate relationship or passionate marriage we long for to take root and grow.
Conflict doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. While arguments with our partner can get tiring, looking at those disagreements as opportunities to strengthen our bond rather than weaken it can have a significant impact on their effect. With conflict comes the chance to communicate and solve problems together. This can restore a sense of intimacy and connection with our partner, both emotionally and physically.
In The Beauty of Conflict for Couples, you will find:
- Relatable stories that shed light on the common struggles of romantic relationships
- Practical tools that offer guidance for addressing conflict
- A source of hope for relationships that appear to be fated for failure
If you and your significant other have looked for guidance in books such as Mating in Captivity, The 5 Love Languages, Hold Me Tight, or Campbell and Clarke’s first book, The Beauty of Conflict, then you’ll find a further source of resolution in The Beauty of Conflict for Couples.
A Cornucopia of the Best New Mysteries
If you're a fan of The Best American Mystery Stories series, Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P. D. James or Her Body and Other Stories by Carmen Maria Machado, you’ll love The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuths and Private Eye Stories.
Collected by one of the genre's eminent editors, Maxim Jakubowski: One of the best mystery books of the 21st century, this volume features outstanding new stories of crime, derring-do, fast-paced adventures, and puzzles, featuring hardy amateur detectives ranging from young to old and grizzled private eyes whose patches cover the city streets, all in the hallowed tradition of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and Philip Marlowe.
Never-Before-Seen Stories from Your Favorite Mystery Authors: Jakubowski’s many anthologies, like The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories, have attracted plenty of attention and awards. His newest collection, The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuths and Private Eye Stores, features never-before-seen stories by some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today. Whether the victim was done in at the party uptown or discovered in the other room of a particularly difficult woman or man, these mysteries will have you reading at the edge of your seat.
By Megan Murphy
#1 New Release in College Guides ─ The ONLY Book You’ll Ever Need to Guide You Through the USA University Admissions Process
University admissions in the USA is tougher than ever. Nearly three million students are expected to enroll as first-time freshmen in colleges and universities in the United States this school year. How can you prepare, get organized, and stay focused throughout the search and admission process?
Applying to university can be intimidating and overwhelming for both teens and parents. The process is a maze of standardized tests, school research, university fairs, applications, interviews, CVs, essays, and deadlines. This university planner will guide you easily through each stage and includes tips to help you submit your best application.
The USA University Bound Organizer helps students:
- Understand what USA admission officers are looking for in an applicant
- Prevent common mistakes students make on their applications
- Build a personal profile
- Plan an individualized testing schedule
- Research universities to identify schools that are a good fit
- Develop a balanced list of schools
- Secure letters of recommendation
- Complete and submit applications accurately and on time
- Develop their university application essay
- Apply for financial aid and scholarships
- Ace interviews
- Sort and manage application results
- Make a final decision
If you have read Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning; College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step; or The College Bound Organizer; you’ll find The USA University Bound Organizer to be a valuable resource for planning and securing your future.
By Craig Jarrow
Time Management Made Simple and Easy
Fans of The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy, and 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington will love Time Management Ninja.
More time, stress relief, and relaxation: You want more time in your life. Time to spend with family, to achieve big goals, and to simply enjoy life. Yet, the world we live in is busier and changing faster than ever before. More things competing for your time, and more distractions interrupting your day.
Simple and practical time management: You have tried to manage your time better but have found that most time management systems and tools are too complex. Or they are too unwieldy to be effective or sustainable. Time management shouldn’t be difficult, and it shouldn’t take up more of your precious time than it gives back!
Easy tools, rules, and tactics: Craig Jarrow has been there, too. However, after spending many years testing time management tactics, tools, and systems and having written hundreds of articles on productivity, goals, and organization, Jarrow discovered a simple truth. Time management should be easy.
More productivity and less stress: It is only when you simplify your approach that you can rise above the busyness and chaos of our fast-paced society. Time Management Ninja offers "21 Rules" that will show you an easier and more effective way to take control of your time and manage your busy life. If you follow these simple principles, you will get more done with less effort. You will have less stress and more time to do the things you want to do.
No-stress, uncomplicated time management that works
By Karen Casey
Simple Truths for a Peaceful Life
A collection of contemplations on life, spirituality, and peace of mind from a much-loved self-help author.
Cultivating a Path Toward Peace. When Karen Casey chose to commit to a spiritual path, her direction in life changed. Gentle and honest, she looks back at her personal experiences to help readers make sense of their world and travel down their own spiritual path.
Life Lessons All Around You. In 20 short chapters, Casey shares words of wisdom about life, loss, and everything in between. Taking on universal themes she reveals what matters most about unconditional love, the importance of peace, and more. Inside, find inspirational life lessons like:
- Only through relationships can we heal
- You are right where you are meant to be
- If you share their journey, learn
If you enjoy essay collections by Mary Oliver and Anne Lamott, or books like No Time to Spare and Peace Is Every Step, you’ll love Karen Casey’s 20 Things I Know For Sure.
Be sure to check out other books by Karen Casey, like Each Day a New Beginning, Let Go Now, and Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course.
By Karen Casey
Daily Meditations to Help You End Codependency
“In 200 short, straightforward daily lessons illustrating the many forms that detachment can take in one’s life. Casey’s latest is an easy reference guide for those seeking recovery or peace.” —Publishers Weekly
End codependency now. Do you ever feel like you might be giving other people too much power over your mood? Do you find yourself feeling immobilized by expectations and demands? The cure for codependency is detachment, says Karen Casey, best-selling author of over forty books that have helped fans around the world.
Letting go. When we remove codependent relationships and codependent behavior from our lives, we discover a life of balance and freedom. Detach from emotions and circumstances that are not in your control. Find your balance point and learn how to reach it, whether you find yourself tempted to become enmeshed in other people’s problems or rushing to their rescue.
Letting life in. Is where we are intentional? Why is every moment an opportunity? Using 200 meditations, Karen reminds us that we cannot control anyone or anything beyond ourselves. Inspiring and easy to read, Let Go Now guides us away from taking care of others, and toward taking care of ourselves.
If you agree that recovery works and enjoyed other codependency books like Codependent No More, Journey to the Heart, or The Language of Letting Go; you’ll love Karen Casey's Let Go Now.