It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer

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Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining Trivia
Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the Queen and King of trivia, relied upon by game shows including Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and game manufacturers. Millions of people read their daily newspaper column and together they've written twenty books. The sixth book in the 'Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining (TRUE) Trivia Series' puts a magnifying lens on the wacky world of writers. It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer will tell you everything you could possibly want, or were afraid, to know about writers, publishing, and the writing life. Bitesized facts are organized into chapters including "Everyone's a Critic," "Stranger than Fiction," "From Bad to Verse," "Kiddie Lit," "A Word's Worth," and many more. You'll learn things like: where Proust wrote (in bed with gloves on)/ what Voltaire drank (70 cups of coffee a day)/ and how James Cain prepared himself for yet another publisher's rejection. (The title The Postman Always Rings Twice had nothing to do with the plot of the bestselling novel. It was a private joke of author James Cain. His postman would ring his doorbell twice whenever the many-times-rejected manuscript came back from a publisher.)
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People with MS with the Courage to Give

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Having Multiple Sclerosis Doesn’t Mean You Have To Stop Living

In People with MS with the Courage to Give, twenty-four individuals come together to deliver one inspiring message about courage, adversity, and a life less ordinary.

A collection of inspirational stories that evoke courage and confidence. We don’t get to choose whether or not we have Multiple Sclerosis, but we do get to decide how we live with it. Author and MS warrior Jackie Waldmen delivers a personal message of hope in these twenty-four tales of individuals who did the unthinkable, went against the grain, and proved that a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis does not box have to box you in.

Meet inspirational people and lifelong friends. Within these pages, you’ll meet individuals with MS symptoms—but that didn’t stop them from living their best life. You'll meet Alicia Conill, an M.D. turned founder of The Disability Experience. You'll also meet Anthony Zaremba, an employee almost fired because of his shaking hands, later recognized for his success in community gardens and Brooklyn wheelchair access. People with MS with the Courage to Give offers readers:

  • Powerful stories that show how nervous system disorders don’t define you
  • Inspirational quotes to boost your self-esteem throughout the day
  • Advice from people just like you who encourage you to do the impossible

If you enjoyed transformative books such as The Wahls Protocol, The Autoimmune Solution, or Goodbye Autoimmune Disease then you’ll love People with MS with the Courage to Give.

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The Naptime Book

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Cynthia MacGregor has won the hearts of thousands of parents with her parenting classics. In The Naptime Book, she shares sweet, simple, and effective suggestions to help children get their allimportant sleep during the day. Current medical thinking indicates that small children should get at least nine hours of sleep at night and a nap during the day. Alarming statistics show that sleep deprivation can lead to countless health, cognition, and social problems. Cynthia MacGregor can help transform naptime into a treat both children and their caregivers look forward to every afternoon, leading to happier, healthier children and more joyful families.

The Naptime Book is full of creative, playful ways to help children relax. Plus the hundreds of storytime activities, quiet games, riddles, and rhymes in this little book will help develop language and number skills. And what book on naps would be complete without a chapter called "Time Out for Mom, Too " Adults who care for small children all day need to take time for themselves. MacGregor suggests ways to use this time to your own best advantage.

A sweet little book, with illustrations throughout, The Naptime Book is perfect for busy parents, tired teachers, and perplexed daycare professionals.

The Naptime Book offers creative solutions to the challenge of naptime as well as a unique opportunity to foster closer relationships with young children. It's a book bound to become dogeared with repeated use.

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Heart Sense

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Understanding Your Heart Can Be Key to Your Health and Wellness

Heart Sense is a beautiful mixture of information and stories that weaves together understanding and self-improvement, contributing to your health and wellness.

The heart is the only organ that is the guardian of very complex emotions. From our heartfelt attraction to another and our heartfelt acceptance of ourselves, our hearts contain a storehouse of information, data, and memories. Much of our lives' essence and meaning is experienced on a "heart level."

There is no surer way to discover your life's destiny than to listen to your heart. Heart Sense presents a compelling combination of scientific facts and true stories to reveal the range of intelligence your heart contains. Evidence suggests that the heart is not only a muscle that pumps the blood we need to live; it also holds vital personal memories and information we need to survive. We must care for it through love, mindfulness, and meditation.

Learn how to form a stronger bond with your heart. Psychologist Paula M. Reeves designed this book to inspire personal exploration of your life's purpose. Exercises called "Heart Notes" appear throughout the chapters to help you recognize your own heart sense and use it to discover your own unlived life. This deeply personal self-help book will help you:

  • Find insight into yourself
  • Draw strength from within
  • Take delight in the life you live
  • Improve your overall sense of happiness

If you enjoyed books like Good Vibes, Good LifeGene Keys, or Finding Your Own North Star, then you’ll love Heart Sense.

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Tender Murderers

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The did it for love or money...or both

Some of them fabled femme fatales of yesteryear. some headliners in yesterday's newspapers. Jean Harris, Ruth Snyder, Kate Bender, Belle Starr, Bonnie Parker, Phoolan Devi, Lizzie Borden, Grace Marks, Valerie Solanas, Amy Fisher and more true life who, where, why, when, and howdunnits. Bandit queens, gun molls, mothers, and widows (often selfmade) this array of reallife women who murdered makes for fascinating reading. Thoroughly researched, with archival photos and illustrations.

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The Mother's Book of Well-Being

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The Mother's Book of WellBeing carries a mother through the first year of motherhood and beyond. Divided into fiftytwo short chapters (read between changings ) one for each week of the year Lisa Groen Braner provides wise advice for new mothers and experienced mothers alike. Learn to take time for yourself and claim a few moments of peace, survive sleep deprivation, make room for romance with your partner, and tune into your "maternal wisdom."

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The Well-Rested Woman

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Written by former insomniac and longtime journalist Janet Kinosian, who cured herself by using these methods, The Well-Rested Woman offers sixty inventive ways to help any woman get a good night's sleep. Change your sleep by incorporating better habits into your daily life, such as:

  • Attuning your circadian rhythms
  • Uncovering your chronic sleep positions
  • Writing a sleep biography
  • Crying at night if you want to
  • Making friends with your nightmares
  • Using Feng Shui to bring on sleep
Filled with inspiring quotes and lists of sleep-promoting herbs and vitamins, The Well-Rested Woman is every woman's ultimate companion to a lifetime of rejuvenating, restful good nights.

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Not Another Apple for the Teacher

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Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining Trivia
From devastating remarks made by teachers ("Addled, backward dunce" said about young Thomas Edison) to the rich and famous on campus (William Randolph Hearst kept a pet alligator at Harvard), this is a spirited and humorous collection of facts about teachers and students.
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Romancing the Stove

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Celebrated Recipes and Delicious Fun for Every Kitchen Godde

A lively and delectable tribute to the sensuous arts of cooking, loving, and living, Romancing the Stove is sure to stir the senses, and tickle the taste buds Combining crowdpleasing original recipes, mythology, and failsafe trade secrets, chef and culinary courtesan Margie Lapanja (famous for her Cowboy Cookie reciperevealed for the first time in this book) has concocted the most unique, engaging collection of mouthwatering menus and fun stories.

Romancing the Stove is a delicious read, filled with goddess tales, practical tips, fascinating food facts, divine dishes, and a fine seasoning of quotes. Lapanja reveals the pleasure of the table for everyone from skilled gourmets to the ultimate kitchen klutz. Recipes include dishes as diverse as classic Pain Perdu (known to the French as "Lost Bread")a resourceful resolution for those unloved loaves that were destined to go staleto Love Apple Linguine and Deepest, Darkest Devil's Food Cake.

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How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy

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Your Go-to Guide for Finding Happiness

Life got you down? Discover the cure to gloomy days in this book—packed with wisdom and inspiration guaranteed to bring your smile back.

The obstacles to your happiness. There are a lot of things in life that we worry and stress about. Our jobs, relationships, and possessions are important to us, and because of that, we look to them for happiness. But when they ultimately disappoint us, they act as obstacles to attaining that very happiness we thought they would bring. In this motivational book, author Hugh Prather urges readers to let go of attitudes that hold us back from experiencing happiness.

How to live a happy life. When we recognize and address the obstacles in our lives, we open the door for happiness to come in. But it doesn’t happen without putting in the work. During his years of counseling, Prather learned and developed an actual program for being happy. Through following this program, and examining our own lives, we can learn how to actively work towards achieving the happiness we all long for.

In How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy learn:

  • How to find your happy life with the help of concrete exercises
  • About the obstacles that may be standing in your way
  • The benefits of an inspirational guide that you can return to again and again

If you enjoyed books like Resisting HappinessHow to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)A Year of Positive Thinking, or Get Out of Your Own Way, then your next read should be How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy by Hugh Prather.

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Retail Therapy

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Amanda Ford, the bestselling author of Be True to Yourself, now presents Retail Therapy, the ultimate guide to life through shopping Retail Therapy is a playful yet wise look at the pleasures of shopping. Amanda Ford loves to shop, and she exuberantly shares the stories of her most memorable finds the perfect pink sweater, a set of precious porcelain dishes, a dusty yet valuable antique. But she also shows how shopping allows us to examine deeper truths about our lives and what is really going on when money is spent. Chapters include "The Best Trends to Follow Are the Ones You Set Yourself," "We Never Know How Things Will Turn Out," "Be Thankful for What You Have," and "Some Places We Have to Go to Alone." Blending tales about her own experiences with life lessons, quotes, and advice, her message is ultimately about discovering your passions, taking care of yourself, and being conscious about decisions.
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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women

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Women don't need experts to tell them how to live wonderful lives; they just need to look to other women The world is full of women who can inspire other women: women who overcome seemingly impossible difficulties, women who follow their dreams into uncharted territory, women who rise to incredible heights of achievement and success, and women who are mentors on finding spiritual fulfillment, creative expression, and deep personal satisfaction in life. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women is a collection of short stories, personal anecdotes, inspirational quotes, remembrances, and even comedic one-liners whose purpose is to celebrate what women teach each other. Inspirational lecturer, business consultant, storyteller, and bestselling author BJ Gallagher lets us in on the simple but essential wisdom that women can hold for each other. By sharing the stories about the women she has encountered in all walks of life from clients, coworkers, neighbors, shopkeepers, to mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and girlfriends, BJ helps reveal truths about the topics most women care about: friendship, love, sex, motherhood, food, body image, and happiness and fulfillment.
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Coincidence or Destiny?

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The pricking anticipation of a phone call seconds before ringing, the premonition dream of birth exactly nine months before, the chance meeting that opens a new career path, the eerie realization of a loved one's death half a world away . . . From Jung to Einstein, across boundaries of culture and time, people have recognized the potential for synchronicity to reveal a hidden order to seeming random events, and to offer a glimpse of one's destiny.

In Coincidence or Destiny?, bestselling author Phil Cousineau shares more than eighty stories of coincidence, some simple, and some so extraordinary they challenge our belief system. Coincidence or Destiny? threads together what the author calls "sly winks of fate" from ordinary individuals around the world, to well-known scholars such as Larry Dossey and Huston Smith to famous movies such as Casablanca, each story demonstrates how meaningful coincidences can profoundly change and guide people's lives.

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Simple Pleasures of the Home

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Simple Pleasures Series

"Home," writes Susannah Seton. "There are few words that carry such potent feelings. It's the place where we can let down our hair, loosen our clothes, put our feet up. It's where those we love most share in the ordinariness and extraordinariness of our days. It's the place many of us spend lifetimes trying to get back to. As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are. Simple Pleasures of the Home is for everyone who has the nesting impulse from passionate and accomplished home decorators to anyone who simply enjoys domestic downtime. Organized room by room, the book includes dozens of simple activities for bringing the family together, creative ideas for pampering yourself and loved ones, easy-to-follow instructions for making aromatherapy products, tips for candlemaking, and comfortfood recipes As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are."

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Cats Don't Always Land on Their Feet

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Every little fact cat lovers could want to know about the mysterious creatures that live in their homes is contained in this collection. For example, cats use at least a hundred different sounds to communicate and can pronounce thirteen vowel sounds and seven or eight consonant sounds; housecats typically blink twice a minute; and in ancient Egypt, the penalty for killing a cat was death
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The Collected Wisdom of Fathers

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In The Collected Wisdom of Fathers, bestselling author Will Glennon encourages and supports men in building a bridge to their children. Based on the experiences of hundreds of fathers.

The Collected Wisdom of Fathers is an original and poignant collection of true stories and suggestions that provides fathers with the essential tools and advice they need. By passing on important lessons others fathers have learned in their own journeys, from staying connected even when physically separated, to listening in ways that allow children to know they are being heard, to simply showing deep love and respect. The Collected Wisdom of Fathers is an original and inspirational book for fathers everywhere.

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Al Capone Was a Golfer

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Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining Trivia
What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective? More than one person has seen their loved one become consumed with the details of the quality of wood used in clubs, or the type of cleats on their shoes. What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective? More than one person has seen their loved one become consumed with the details of the quality of wood used in clubs, the type of cleats on their shoes, the distance between their feet, and the direction of the wind, not to mention statistics, statistics, statistics. Featuring more than 500 facts about the sport that Paul Harvey describes as "a game in which you shout 'fore, ' shoot six, and write down five." Readers learn that experts believe shepherds invented the game using their staffs to bat around stones and that 12 percent of all lightning fatalities happen on the golf course
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The "I Love You" Book

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Filled with suggestions for activities, gifts and projects, this book contains over 500 ways to show your loved ones how much you care. It is designed to be a resource for thoughtful gift-giving and loving actions that readers can take every day to express their love for friends, family and significant others.
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