Book of Awesome Women Writers

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The Women Who Wrote Their Way Into History

A packed timeline of the greatest women writers. From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser known greats, as well. Some of the many women writers you will love learning about are: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more.

Explore every subject and literary form women writers have to offer. The works of these awesome women writers vary greatly—each is as unique and significant as the women who penned them. With the help of writers, editors, librarians, booksellers, and more, Anderson has crafted a must-read book for women of every background.

Celebrate the impact women have made in our culture. This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance. It is the perfect gift for artists, intellectuals, and anyone who seeks to be inspired by words and profound lives. Most of all, it is a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world.

Open The Book of Awesome Women Writers today, and you will find:

  • Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested”
  • A plethora of necessary new additions to your reading list
  • Confirmation that the female voice is not only awesome, but an essential part of literary culture

If you enjoyed titles such as This Bridge Called My BackWomen Who Run with Wolves,  A Room of One´s Own, or Book of Awesome Women, then you’ll love The Book of Awesome Women Writers.

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Fabulous Female Firsts

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You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

Societal mores of sexism and misogyny have kept generations of women on the sidelines of history. But in every era, there are women who refuse to sit back in the shadows. Fabulous Female Firsts is a celebration of those women—the role models who proved that with enough daring and enough tenacity, the impossible can become possible.

Enough is Not Enough. That’s what she said. From rebel girls who refused to let their wings be clipped to the suffragettes who claimed new space for women, each trailblazer in this collection of biographies pushed the boundaries for what was possible for women in their time, even if it meant being seen as stubborn, improper, or just a trainwreck. This book is in praise of “difficult women” who made the world a better place.

Feminism Throughout History. Maybe you know their names, but do you know their stories? You’ll find inspiration in the company of women. This collection includes the stories of some of the most fabulous women in world history, including Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O’Connor, Lucy Walker, Sally Ride, Kathryn Bigelow, Misty Copeland, Viola Desmond, Pauli Murray, Emma Gatewood, General Anna Hays, Junko Tabei, and Gertrude Ederle.

Young readers and people of all ages who are inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank and the life of Harriet Tubman will find new heroes in this book. If you enjoyed feminist books like The Book of Awesome Women, Bad Girls Throughout History, and Behind Every Great Man, you’ll love the inspiring stories in Fabulous Female Firsts: The Trailblazers Who Led the Way.

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For All Humankind

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#1 New Release in History of Astronomy, Space Science, and Aeronautics & Astronautics ─ Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin left humanity’s first footprints on the Moon, July 20, 1969.


The plaque they left behind reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” But was the Apollo 11 moon landing mission really a global endeavor? How did people outside the United States view these “rocket men”?

Against the political backdrop of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, was it, indeed, “For all mankind”? Dr. Tanya Harrison and Dr. Danny Bednar have talked to individuals from a variety of locations outside the United States, to see how this event touched the lives of people across the world.

Enthusiasts of space travel, the Apollo missions, and the moon landings will love this book. These previously untold stories reveal the impact of the moon landings around the globe, and what having a “man on the moon” meant to the international community.

In this exciting book, readers will:

  • Find interviews with eight non-Americans to get their perspectives
  • Be inspired by their memories of the event
  • Learn more about one of the most historic events in human history

If you liked A Man on the MoonRocket Men or First Man, you will love this insightful book.

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Mindfulness For Warriors

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Coping with the Stress of First Responder Life

“Mindfulness for Warriors is a work of major importance that offers practical approaches to self-care and serenity for our first responders...” —Louise Harmon, author of Happiness from A to Z

#1 New Release in Military Families

A traumatic way of life. First responders have the incredibly difficult job of running toward danger while the rest of us run away. No training prepares them for what they see and endure. Kim Colegrove understands what it’s like to watch someone go through that. After 30 years in law enforcement, her husband took his own life. This agonizing experience opened Kim’s eyes to the desperate need for an effective form of stress-relief and support for first responders.

The power of meditation. Taking care of our mental health is a priority. For first responders, like cops and EMTs facing trauma, ensuring that their heads are in a healthy place is crucial. Kim is here to propose meditation as a resource for first responders.

A source of hope. In 2017, Kim founded The PauseFirst Project, Mindfulness for First Responders. Kim offers the PauseFirst block of training to organizations across the country; teaching techniques that help reduce stress, regulate emotion, and improve overall health and well-being. Her work to bring awareness is a tribute to both her husband and the countless other first responders struggling with the realities of their jobs.

In Mindfulness for Warriors find:

  • Evidence-based practices to help first responders and families deal with stress
  • Interviews with first responders who share stories of overcoming, surviving, and thriving
  • Colegrove’s own raw and intimate story of her husband’s troubles and how she continues each day fighting in his memory

If you’ve looked for encouragement from books like Bulletproof Spirit, Bullets in the Washing Machine, or I Love a Cop (Third Edition); you will find a further source of healing in Mindfulness for Warriors.

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Mystical Crystals

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#1 New Release in Trivia & Fun Facts and Nature ─ Improve Your Life with the Help of Crystals

A how-to guide for using crystals: Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to using gemstones or crystals, this beautifully illustrated guide by Cerridwen Greenleaf has got you covered. Greenleaf has conducted workshops and retreats throughout the US, leading participants in mysticism and spirituality practices. Backed by her experience, Greenleaf guides readers in each chapter of this book, teaching you about crystals, gems, minerals, and their various healing qualities.

Tap into an ancient energy: Rocks and gems have been a part of the human experience for millennia. We have a source of healing energy right at our fingertips! Each stone brings its own inherent quality and interacts with us in different ways, and Greenleaf shares with us how best to choose from this trove of life-changing sacred stones.

Improve all areas of your life: We could all use some positive energy in our lives. Crystals and healing stones can create a flow of positive energy into the places we need it most. Whether that’s our love life, work life, or home life, using crystals daily can bring peace of mind and greater prosperity to each area of our life that’s hurting.

In this insightful book for mystics and seekers of spirituality, you will find…

  • Chapters such as “Birthstone Secrets: Discovering Your 4 Soul Stones,” “Tranquility Touchstones: Stress-Reducing Rocks,” and “Crystal Charms: How to Choose and Make Change-Your-Life Jewelry”
  • Detailed information on healing crystals and stones to accommodate each and every area of your life
  • A source of help, healing, and stress-busting guidance through channeling positive energy

Readers of books such as Crystals for Beginners, The Magic of Crystals and Gemstones, and Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing will enjoy Mystical Crystals: Stones and Gems for Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Cerridwen Greenleaf.

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Prayers for Calm

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Becca's Prayers

Inspirational Prayers for Spiritual Wellness

“Becca Anderson's daily devotional is designed to quiet you down and create a space for peace and the nurturance of your soul…”—Spirituality & Practice Magazine

Calming Prayer. Becca Anderson, bestselling author of the motivational books Prayers for Hard Times and The Woman’s Book of Prayer, brings us a new, up and coming classic, Prayers for Calm. Becca learned the power of healing prayer firsthand from pastors in her family who pray with their congregation as well as from working with Dr. Larry Dossey, a physician who prayed for his patients to great effect, leading to his book Prayer is Good Medicine. Through a mix of Bible verses, prayers for tranquility, quotes for quietude and peaceful poems, Prayers for Calm offers solace and serenity for every day of the year.

Ancient Wisdom. The collection of spiritual pieces in Prayers for Calm is from centuries’ worth of wisdom and is meant to bring direction back into what may be a chaotic time. The hope is that these words from people who have experienced similar feelings will speak to your soul and help you get back on the path to spiritual wellness and healing.

Prayers for Calm is the perfect inspirational gift or encouragement gift. This book will help you:

  • Slow your racing mind in this fast-paced world
  • Calm your thoughts enough to see the big picture in overwhelming situations
  • Assert control over your mind and believe in yourself
  • Overcome nagging worries and fears that hold you back from life
  • Deepen your connection to spiritual serenity
  • Discover meditative mantras and actualizing affirmations to reduce your anxiety

If you liked Pocket Prayers, I’ve Been Thinking… or Prayers that Activate Blessings, you’ll love Prayers for Calm.

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Victory for the Vote

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Women’s Rights and the Continuing Fight for Equality

An inspirational gift for women. In her book Victory for the Vote, Women’s history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women’s seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality.

Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

Celebrate the Centennial of women’s right to vote in the U.S. Victory for the Vote is an expansion and update of Doris Weatherford’s A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States.

Read Doris Weatherford’s Victory for the Vote and:

  • Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women
  • Understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment
  • Celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all

If you enjoyed books such as Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsThe Woman’s HourRad Women WorldwideWarriors Don’t Cry, or The Book of Awesome Women; you will want to read and be inspired by Victory for the Vote.

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Write to Restore

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Using Your Words to Heal

A holistic approach to recovering from trauma. Creative writing is increasingly becoming a go-to method for trauma recovery. There is great power in the written word, and even more so when those words are our own. Journaling provides a cathartic release of emotions because it allows us to not only process past experiences but also reflect on how we’re feeling in the present moment. In this way, writing is one of the most easily accessible self-care practices.

Give voice to what has been silenced. Healing from trauma can be a slow and painful process, especially for sexual trauma survivors, who are often shamed into keeping their experience to themselves. This companion journal to Jen Cross's book Writing Ourselves Whole is a space to put the pain on a page, and in doing so, release the hold it has on us and restore our bodies and minds.

Creativity as a tool for change. Trauma and violence leave a distinct mark on our lives, one that is not easily erased. Writing on our own or with a community or group can be an extremely transformative process for creating change both within ourselves and socially. It encourages discussions about mental and emotional health that lead to finding more approaches to healing.

Jen Cross has worked with sexual trauma survivors for over fifteen years and founded an organization that is devoted to creating spaces for survivors to write and talk about their experiences. In this self-help journal, you will find:

  • A 60-day guided journey to healing from your experience
  • Sixteen writing exercises that gently prompt writers deeper into their experiences and into renewal
  • Follow-up readings, additional exercises, and suggested uses for your writing

If you’ve worked through books such as Start Where You AreHealing the Wounded Heart, and Present, Not Perfect then Our Words Restore Us will provide further support and restoration for your healing process.

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Letters from a Better Me

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Empower Yourself, Change the World

Self-esteem for empowerment. By practicing affirmations each day, you will become stronger emotionally and psychologically. Writing letters to yourself can be a powerful affirming process that will give you the courage to face adversity and help you develop resilience that can get you through anything. Become the very best and strongest you can be with the unique tools and practices in Letters from a Better Me.

Embrace forgiveness and let go. After recognizing the issues and trauma we deal with, it is essential to move into a place of forgiveness and gratitude. When we decide to be grateful for the hard times, rather than resent them, we open ourselves up for positive transformation. This motivational book provides us with the tools we need to build our self-worth and leave fear behind so we can welcome a more loving and compassionate focus.

The art of staying present. There is power in planting ourselves in the present. It allows us to evaluate where we are and what direction we want to be heading in. In the last part of the book, Wolff guides readers through creating action plans. She encourages us to create positive change and foster long-lasting energy and focus. In turn, we develop the skills necessary to advocate both for ourselves and others, in a way that builds us up without tearing others down.

Those looking for a self-help book for women will find everything they’re looking for and more in Rachael Wolff’s Letters from a Better Me. Open it up and find…

  • Letters that promise to inspire and empower you to pursue positive change
  • Guides at the end of each chapter for writing your own letters
  • A chance to grow from difficult times and write your way back to who you want to be

Readers of titles such as Judgement DetoxI Am That GirlWhat I Know NowLoving What Is, and Girl, Stop Apologizing will find further healing and empowerment in Rachael Wolff’s Letters from a Better Me.

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The Joy of Simplicity

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Find Joy in the Simple Things

Simplify your life with the gentle guidance in The Joy of Simplicity and find your path to peace of mind.

A wonderful gift for those looking for a breath of calm in the midst of a hectic life. Allen Klein, bestselling author with over half a million happy readers, offers a cogent reminder that joy is simply a matter of choice. And it’s yours to make. Relax, release, refocus, and renew. Keep what you need in your life and let go of everything else including “stuff.”

Relax, refocus, renew, and find joy. Learn to slow down, relax, smell the roses, and simplify your life with the latest collection of insightful quotations and inspired ideas by the popular “Jollytologist” Allen Klein. The calming quotes, tranquil wisdom, and power thoughts in this book come from notable authors, celebrities, philosophers, and others who recognize the virtues of a simple, stress-free life. Grouped around basic themes like “Go with the Flow,” “Focus on What’s Important,” and “Slow Down,” these sayings are reminders that it is still possible to achieve peace and harmony in today’s fast-paced world. Bliss is just around the corner.

Discover the significance of simplicity in Allen Klein’s newest book, The Joy of Simplicity, as well as...

  • A reminder that it is possible to achieve a state of peace and harmony in today’s fast-paced world
  • A collection of quotes to make you smile, laugh, and reflect on what you really need in your life
  • A wonderful gift for those looking for serenity and focus in the midst of a fast-paced world

Readers of books such as You Can’t Ruin My Day, Beautifully Said, and Badass Affirmations will love The Joy of Simplicity: Insights to Unclutter and Uncomplicate Your Life by Allen Klein.

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The Magic Oracle Book

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A Daily Source of Prophetic Inspiration

Open this book and find the prophetic answers you’re seeking, or simply an added dose of inspiration for your day.

The written version of a magic 8 ball. Have an urgent question? A pressing need? A probing thought? Focus intently on it, flip the pages of this book, and stop the page with your finger. Read the words before you—the results are surprising and satisfactory!

Words from the greats.  Author Cerridwen Greenleaf, a writing instructor and medieval scholar, has collected quotes from some of the most renowned thinkers, philosophers, poets, and writers of all time. Find excerpts from a number of poets, from William Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson, Rumi to J.R.R. Tolkien. Crystal ball gazing can be intriguing, but nothing is as clear as the written word!

Invite peace into your day. Taking a moment to pause and reflect on inspiring words can have a significant impact on your day. This oracle in book form offers you a chance to meditate and forecast your future, and it opens the door for peace to flood in. As the author of a number of books on mysticism, Greenleaf employs the ancient arts of divination and clairomancy in this book to provide guidance, encourage spirituality, and inspire meditation. With this book, she provides readers with an opportunity to cast a simple spell: one of peace, revelation, and mindfulness.

Open The Magic Oracle Book and it will reveal…

  • A prophetic tool and a source of inspiration for every day
  • Answers for questions that encourage further contemplation and self-discovery
  • A mindful companion, made up of words from great poets and writers, for your journey into a deeper spirituality

If other mysticism and mindfulness books have intrigued you, such as The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, The Golden Book of Fortune-Telling, and The Practical Witch’s Spellbook, then Cerridwen Greenleaf’s The Magic Oracle Book should be next on your list!

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Be That Unicorn

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Be the Best Version of Yourself

Being a unicorn means being the magnetic person that everyone in the room is drawn to. It means being honest and true to yourself every day, no matter what. When you are really, really good at being yourself, you’ll make other people feel really, really good about themselves, too. In Be That Unicorn, Jenny Block, author of several best sellers for women, shows you how to stop putting yourself down and start finding your magic.

100% That Unicorn. The horn may be mythical, but the unicorn is real. This book offers you the confidence to be authentic and original in every aspect of your life—at home, at work, and in relationships. Sometimes it’s about how to make your bed in the morning, and sometimes it’s baking treats to make yourself and others feel good. You are a badass! It’s time to share that shine.

Just Keep Prancing. The art of not giving a f… is knowing that sometimes you do feel like s... That’s ok! Being a unicorn is about feeling your feelings. Be angry or sad when you need to be. Then get out of your own way and move on with your day.

In Be That Unicorn, Jenny Block shows you how to be a badass unicorn in so many ways, including:

  • Parenting and taking care of the people you love
  • Volunteering your time and inspiring your community
  • Learning and growing into your best self
  • Playing and loving with a full heart

Be That Unicorn is a get your s… together book that’s more about celebrating than punishing yourself. If you liked the Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life workbook, Be More Unicorn: How to Find Your Inner Sparkle, Un.… Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life, and How to Stop Feeling Like S…, you’ll love this fun new approach to taking control of the life you want.

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Dads for Daughters

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Build a More Equitable World for Your Daughter

“If you’re a dad who wants to create a fairer and more equal world for your daughters to thrive in, this book is a must-read!” —Jerry Yang, cofounder & former CEO of Yahoo! Inc.

Winner 2020 Living Now Gold Award, Family & Parenting

A world where your daughter can thrive. Today’s generation of feminist dads are raising confident, empowered daughters who believe they can achieve anything. But the world is still profoundly unequal for women and girls, with workplaces built by men for men, massive gender pay gaps, and deeply-ingrained gender stereotypes. Dads for Daughters: How Fathers Can Support Girls and Women for a Successful Feminist Future offers fathers guidance for building a world where their daughters can thrive.

Lean In for dads. The most successful leaders of all companies, from family businesses to lean startups, understand that leaders eat last. Your workplace can be a stage for the fight for equality and true leadership that empowers women. The guidance in this book will help you move from TED talks to daily action.

Invest in the next generation. Men who were raised with the second-wave feminism of The Feminine Mystique know that the personal is political. The confidence code for girls that you instill at home can lead to a better world for all women.

Dads for Daughters is a feminist book for fathers invested in the gender equality fight. With this book, you’ll find:

  • Steps you can take today in your workplace and community to create a better tomorrow
  • Inspiring stories from successful and empathetic fathers
  • Resources to help you take action in the women’s movement

Dad’s for Daughters is perfect for fathers who enjoyed Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, or We Should All Be Feminists. This book is great for men who love nasty women.

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Badass Black Girl

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Badass Black Girl

A Daily Dose of Affirmations for Black Girls

“You'll come away from Badass Black Girl feeling as if you've known the author your entire life, and it's a rare feat for any writer.” —“Mike, the Poet,” author of Dear Woman and The Boyfriend Book

#1 Best Seller and Gift Idea in Teen & Young Adult Cultural Heritage Biographies and Maturing; Publishers Weekly Select Title for Young Readers

Affirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, education, STEM, business, military and government services, politics and law, activism, sports, spirituality, and more.

Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this journal designed for teenage Black girls, MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes. By reflecting on these topics, you will confront the issues that can hold you back from living your best life and discovering your Black girl bliss.

Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help you nurture creativity, positive self-awareness and Black girl bliss. This journal honors the strength and spirit of Black girls.

Change the way you view the world. This journal provides words of encouragement that seek to inspire and ignite discussion. You are growing up in a world that tries to tell you how to look and act. MJ Fievre encourages you to fight the flow and determine for yourself who you want to be.

Badass Black Girl helps you to:

  • Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful affirmations
  • Learn more about yourself through insightful journaling
  • Become comfortable and confident in your authentic self

If books like All Boys Aren't BlueStamped100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History, or This Book is Antiracist have interested you, then Badass Black Girl should be the next book you read!

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How to Get the Right Diagnosis

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#1 New Release in Health Reference ─ Get the Medical Help You Need

Leverage the system. Many know from experience that the medical system can be difficult to navigate. Take it from Randy Pherson, who struggled with a medical condition for five years before getting a proper diagnosis—and once he did, had to undergo a major surgery to save his life. Because of his experience, Pherson decided to help others facing similar situations. Using his background of analytics from the CIA, Pherson offers his readers precise, analytical techniques for using the system to their advantage.

Learn from the trials and triumphs of others. As traumatic as Pherson’s situation was, it is not an isolated experience. Pherson cites a network of individuals who have tried, both successfully and unsuccessfully, to navigate the medical system. By using their stories as examples, Pherson gives value to their experiences, using the lessons learned to potentially save the lives of others.

Get the help you need and deserve. Because of the sheer number of patients that doctors and medical staff see each day, it can be difficult to get the medical attention that you deserve. Learn how to better describe your pain and the specific questions to ask your doctor to get the proper medicine and treatment you need for your condition.

Take advantage of the advice Randy Pherson has to offer in his book, How to Get the Right Diagnosis, and find:

  • Eighteen informative and applicable lessons from others who have struggled with navigating the medical system
  • Techniques to spur a correct diagnosis and obstacles to overcome when seeking treatment
  • The right questions to ask to ensure you are getting the most accurate information
  • Tips for building an effective partnership with your doctor

If self-help and medicine books such as How Doctors ThinkAttending, and The Patient Will See You Now have been valuable to you, then Pherson’s How to Get the Right Diagnosis is the next book for you.

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Listify

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A Writing Journal for Self-Care and Mindfulness

“Making a list is one of the most powerful things you can do. It focuses your mind. It simplifies your day. It helps you remember what's most important in life.” —Alexandra Franzen, author of The Checklist Book and You're Going to Survive

List-Writing Is Your New Superpower. Lists help us to remember our tasks, round up the cool movies and books we’ve been wanting to check out, plan our self-care routines, and more―freeing up our brain space by allowing us to chronicle our unique lives on paper. With dozens of lists, journal prompts, and quotes to keep you inspired, Listify invites you to flex this superpower and takes you on a journey of self-exploration.

Self-Care Has Never Been Better. Listify is more than just a self-help book for women. List-writing activities calm us, let us explore our memories, and get all of those things-to-remember on paper. No more overwhelm in your mind! Both a keepsake and a tool, this book will allow you to capture all the beautiful aspects of your life―past, present, and future. Put pen to paper and list and journal to a deeper connection with the most important person in your life: you.

Listify is a great journal to write in for women and men, providing prompts for:

  • Acts of kindness you can easily implement every day
  • Routines and activities that center you
  • Nearby events, parks, and neighborhoods to explore
  • Exploring your strongest scent-memories
  • “Favorites” lists of books, movies, fictional characters and more!

If you are a fan of self-help books such as Listful Living, The Declutter Challenge, The Clutter Connection, Journal With Purpose, Self-Love Workbook for Women, Dot Journaling, Start Where You Are52 Lists for Happiness, or Q&A a Day, you’ll love Marina Greenway’s Listify.

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The Book of Awesome Black Americans

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Black Heroes Who Have Made Us a Better America

Activists and rap stars, abolitionists and pioneers, inventors and scientists surge with life throughout this thrilling and comprehensive work.” ―Jennifer Maritza McCauley, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and author of Scar On / Scar Off

#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult 21st Century U.S. History

Black Americans who have shaped their country and beyond. We are familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are also countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their biographies vary greatly, but each one contributes to the course of Black history and its influence on America and the greater world. Their stories encourage teenage boys and girls, to find their own path to change.

Celebrate the successes made possible by diversity. African Americans have made history by challenging and changing the American landscape. This was accomplished not by shedding layers of originality, but by wearing their colors proudly and openly in the world. Growth has been made possible by a resistance to conformity and a fusing of cultures, African and American alike.

Monique L. Jones’s The Book of Awesome Black Americans is more than a Black history book. It’s a celebration of Black people. In this book, you will find:

  • Amazing role models who brought on change by using their gifts and passions to overcome societal barriers
  • Stories mainstream media failed to mention that are sure to inspire, motivate, and educate readers of all backgrounds
  • Testimonies that demonstrate how American culture thrives when it celebrates diversity and promotes inclusiveness

If you enjoyed books such as 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American HistoryBedtime Inspirational StoriesBlack Pioneers of Science and Invention, or Becca Anderson’s The Book of Awesome Women, then The Book of Awesome Black Americans should be your next read!

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The Checklist Book

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Increase Productivity by Going Back to the Basics

Too much to do, too little time? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Go back to the basics by writing out a simple checklist. It will change your life.

Simplicity at its best: The checklist is one of the world’s oldest—and most effective—productivity systems. If anything, author and entrepreneur Alexandra Franzen shares, it is just as valuable now as it was during the days of the Roman Empire. Writing out a simple checklist allows us to tangibly plan our day and set in stone what we want to accomplish.

Cut out unnecessary noise: There are countless apps and organizational systems out there to help us straighten out our lives, but often they only add to the madness. Trying to keep up leaves us feeling drained and overwhelmed. Learn how to choose your highest priorities, set realistic goals, celebrate tiny wins, and feel calmer every day with the magic of checklists.

Be realistic about the time in a day: By physically writing down our tasks on a single piece of paper, we force ourselves to limit how much we can do in a day. Too often, we cram our day with tasks and chores and leave almost no space for self-care or time with loved ones. We end up disappointed in our inability to complete our never-ending to-do list. Checklists help you plan your day in a more gentle, realistic way. You accomplish what needs to be done—and enjoy things you want to be doing, too.

In the life-changing Checklist Book, learn:

  • The history of the checklist and why it remains to be relevant and effective today
  • The science behind the success of checklists, such as the instant satisfaction we feel when we put a check next to a finished task
  • How to create a basic daily checklist—and checklists for specific situations, like moving to a new city or navigating a divorce

Readers who love life-improvement books like The Bullet Journal MethodFree to Focus and Atomic Habits will love The Checklist Book.

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