November 2009 Nonfiction

 How to do Everything: iPod, iPhone and iTunes

Enjoy your iPod, iPhone, and iTunes to the fullest!Fully revised and updated, this easy-to-use guide covers the iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPhone, and iTunes–including the App Store. Download music, podcasts, videos, games, and applications; load your calendar and contacts; select accessories; and connect to the Web. Discover how to easily manage your iTunes library, convert file formats, use networking features, troubleshoot your device, recover data, and so much more. How to Do Everything: iPod, iPhone And iTunes, Fifth Edition covers it all! Configure iTunes and load your iPod or iPhone with music, video, and data Select accessories, including speakers, cases, adapters, docks, remote controls, and radio transmitters Use your iPod or iPhone as a home or car stereo Create high-quality AAC or MP3 files from CDs, vinyl, or other sources Synchronize your iPod or iPhone with multiple computers Create video files that work with the iPod or iPhone Use your iPod or iPhone as an external drive or backup device Troubleshoot problems with your iPod, iPhone, or iTunes Connect to wireless networks and use VPNs Set up e-mail accounts and surf the Web Install applications and play games.

How to make Money with YouTube

 Conquering Fear

From the bestselling author of “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” comes an illuminating look at fear–and specific steps one can do to overcome it.

 Bright-sided: how the relentless promotion of postivie thinking has undermined America

A sharp-witted knockdown of America’s love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism. Americans are a positive people–cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude. Evangelical mega-churches preach the good news that you only have to want something to get it, because God wants to prosper you. The medical profession prescribes positive thinking for its presumed health benefits. Academia has made room for new departments of positive psychology and the science of happiness. Nowhere, though, has bright-siding taken firmer root than within the business community, where, as Ehrenreich shows, the refusal even to consider negative outcomes like mortgage defaults contributed directly to the current economic crisis. With the mythbusting powers for which she is acclaimed, Ehrenreich exposes the downside of America’s penchant for positive thinking: on a personal level, it leads to self-blame and a morbid preoccupation with stamping out negative thoughts. On a national level, it’s brought us an era of irrational optimism resulting in disaster. This is Ehrenreich at her provocative best, poking holes in conventional wisdom and faux science, and ending with a call for existential clarity and courage.

 One and the Same: my life as an identical twin and what I’ve learned about everyone’s struggle to be singular

The author of “Stars of David” and a twin herself, journalist Pogrebin offers a poignant and personal look at what it’s really like to live with one’s mirror image and tells the story of many twins who struggle to balance intimacy and individuality.

 Relationship Breakthrough: how to create outstanding relationships in every area of your life

We called this book Relationship Breakthrough because most people, at some point, feel stuck in the patterns of their relationships. Whatever your challenges are, this book will bring you to a place of clarity, insight, and results. Clo has incorporated the best of both of our work and presents a cutting-edge method that makes it easier than ever to create deeply rewarding relationships that will sustain you for life.

 Good without God: what a billion nonreligious people do believe

The Humanist chaplain at Harvard offers a world view for non-believers that is a provocative and positive response to the more hostile positions in recent bestsellers by Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins.

He is There and He is Not Silent

 The Case for God

Focusing especially on Christianity but including other religions, Armstrong examines the diminished impulse toward religion during a time when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith.

 One Simple Act: discovering the power of generosity

Illustrates how simple acts of generosity have lasting life-changing impact on both recipients and givers, sharing true stories of random acts of kindness that have changed lives in unimaginable and wonderful ways.

 Christmas Miracles

Many ordinary people experience Christmas miracles–those special moments during the season when Christmas becomes more than just a holiday. Murphey and Gibson share the stories of those who have recognized the special moments that transcend daily experience and transform their lives.

 The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems such an unhappy place? His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered enormously throughout his life, yet he always seems to be smiling and serene. How does he do it? In The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, Dr. Cutler walks readers through the Dalai Lama’s philosophy on how to achieve peace of mind and come to terms with life’s inherent suffering. Together, the two examine the roots of many of the problems facing the world and show us how we can approach these calamities in a way that alleviates suffering, and helps us along in our personal quests to be happy. Through stories, meditations, and in-depth conversations, the Dalai Lama teaches readers to identify the cultural influences and ways of thinking that lead to personal unhappiness, making sense of the hardships we face personally, as well as the afflictions suffered by others.

 When Everything Changed: the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present

Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women’s lives over the past 50 years, with her usual “sly wit and unfussy style” ( People ). When Everything Changedbegins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands’ permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign. This was a time of cataclysmic change, when, after four hundred years, expectations about the lives of American women were smashed in just a generation. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins’s keen research–covering politics, fashion, popular culture, economics, sex, families, and work–When Everything Changedis the definitive book on five crucial decades of progress. The enormous strides made since 1960 include the advent of the birth control pill, the end of “Help Wanted–Male” and “Help Wanted–Female” ads, and the lifting of quotas for women in admission to medical and law schools. Gail Collins describes what has happened in every realm of women’s lives, partly through the testimonies of both those who made history and those who simply made their way. Picking up where her highly lauded bookAmerica’s Womenleft off,When Everything Changedis a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which this belovedNew York Timescolumnist is known. Older readers, men and women alike, will be startled as they are reminded of what their lives once were–“Father Knows Best” and “My Little Margie” on TV; daily weigh-ins for stewardesses; few female professors; no women in the Boston marathon, in combat zones, or in the police department. Younger readers will see their history in a rich new way. It has been an era packed with drama and dreams–some dashed and others realized beyond anyone’s imagining.

 The House at the End of the Road: the story of three generations of an interracial family in American South

A powerful story about race and identity told through the lives of one American family across three generationsIn 1914, in defiance of his middle-class landowning family, a young white man named James Morgan Richardson married a light-skinned black woman named Edna Howell. Over more than twenty years of marriage, they formed a strong family and built a house at the end of a winding sandy road in South Alabama, a place where their safety from the hostile world around them was assured, and where they developed a unique racial and cultural identity. Jim and Edna Richardson were Ralph Eubanks’s grandparents.Part personal journey, part cultural biography, The House at the End of the Road examines a little-known piece of this country’s past: interracial families that survived and prevailed despite Jim Crow laws, including those prohibiting mixed-race marriage. As he did in his acclaimed 2003 memoir, Ever Is a Long Time, Eubanks uses interviews, oral history, and archival research to tell a story about race in American life that few readers have experienced. Using the Richardson family as a microcosm of American views on race and identity, The House at the End of the Road examines why ideas about racial identity rooted in the eighteenth century persist today. In lyrical, evocative prose, this extraordinary book pierces the heart of issues of race and racial identity, leaving us ultimately hopeful about the world as our children might see it.

The Heathly Divorce: keys to ending your marriage while preserving your emotional well being

While divorce can be filled with anger, frustration, and bitterness, most divorcing couples want to end their marriage in a manner that preserves their dignity and emotional health, especially if there are children in the picture. They want to prevent irreparable damage to themselves and their children from a long, drawn-out, ugly battle.  The Healthy Divorce provides them with the tools to more peacefully negotiate the difficult process of divorce.

Getting Immigration Right: what every American needs to know

 Superfreakonomics: global cooling, patriotic prostituies,a nd whey suicide bombers should buy life insurance

The highly anticipated, explosive follow-up to the blockbuster “Freakonomics” offers another groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist.

 Recession-proof Your Financial Life

Bestselling personal-finance author Nancy Dunnan offers back-to-basics advice to ease the financial squeeze of our troubled economy.

 Stopping Identity Theft: 10 easy steps to security

Mitic (a consultant in consumer identity and credit advocacy) describes the most common means of identity theft and how readers might protect against them. The twelve chapters cover topics that include: the credit report (including ordering, reading, and allowing third parties to check it); financial accounts risks; online security; savvy shopping; data protections; risks to health coverage; protection of family members; travel and identity theft; and quick reactions to take if identity theft occurs. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even: your personal economic recovery plan

In his new book, Jim Cramer offers the most detailed guidance he has ever given on how to invest in a changed market. Savvy investors will not just survive; they will thrive. Cramer begins with six rules for protecting the money you have and making sure that you have the money you need. (Rule Number 3: Skip the first four stages of portfolio grief: denial, anger, bargaining, and depression.) Your portfolio won’t fix itself; you have to do that. It’s easy to close your eyes and pretend that it all never happened, but you’ll never get back to even that way, much less profit from the opportunities that this new market offers to investors who know where to put their money. One key to making investment decisions is to watch what the mutual-fund managers are doing and — better yet — to anticipate their moves. Cramer tells you how to do this. Their decisions will move markets, and you want to profit from these moves. Cramer explains why dividends may be another key to picking winners in the post-crash stock market, and he introduces a category he calls the accidental high yielders — stocks whose prices have taken a beating, boosting their yields. Some of these stocks could make a major move upward; Cramer tells you how to spot the ones that could take off. For the first time in any of his books, Cramer offers a portfolio of twelve stocks that he says are poised to profit from the economic recovery. And he gives investors a list of five regional banks that could make big moves and return a handsome reward to shareholders. As always, Cramer explains why investors can’t just take his word but have to “buy and homework” on these stocks to make sure that their stories don’t change. If you’re near or in retirement, your opportunities to recover and profit are more limited than those of younger investors. Cramer tells you why stocks should still be an important part of your investment portfolio. And for younger investors, Cramer explains why you must take advantage of what could be a rare opportunity to buy stocks at fabulous prices and set up a terrific portfolio. Cramer offers advanced tips for investors who have the time and are willing to invest it to profit from the post-crash stock market. Call options may seem like exotic and dangerous investment tools, but Cramer shows why they can be a conservative investing strategy that can bring quick returns in a recovering market. He explains how to use IPOs and secondary offerings wisely to juice your investment portfolio. And as if all that weren’t enough, Cramer has come up with twenty-five new rules for the post-crash market. (Rule Number 4: It pays to follow the dumb money.) Getting Back to Even is indispensable for any investor still reeling in shock from the 2008-2009 market collapse and wondering where to go from here. From investment strategies to specific stock recommendations, it’s the foundation for the portfolios that will soar when the economic recovery takes hold.

 First-time Landlord: your guide to renting out a single-family home

If you’ve moved and are having trouble selling your old house or condo, have inherited a house, or just want to take advantage of low real estate prices, congratulations, you have just become a first-time landlord. Follow the advice in this book and you’ll have an opportunity to earn substantial profits. But fly by the seat of your pants and you risk making costly mistakes.

 Googled: the end of the world as we know it

Auletta provides the fullest account ever told of Google’s rise, shares the secret of Google’s success, and shows why the worlds of new and old media often communicate as if residents of different planets.

 Law School Revealed: secrets, opportunities, success!

Prosper in Law School-from the Beginning to the Bar.

U.S. Immigration Made Easy

 Becoming a U.S. Citizen: a guide to the law, exam and interview

This guide summarizes the rules of eligibility for U.S. citizenship, walks through the written application packet, and offers advice on learning English, studying for the U.S. history and government portion of the citizenship exam, and preparing for the citizenship interview. The second edition reflects the newly-formed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, and updates the sample forms. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Oridinary Injustice: how America holds court

 Divorce & Money: how to make the best financial decisions during divorce

Most people know more about negotiating a car purchase than a divorce settlement, according to Woodhouse. This attorney covers the emotional as well as practical and legal aspects of financial matters involved in divorce. E.g., she includes templates for decision-making and goal-setting, as well as financial checklists and resources for getting further help–including the less costly limited scope representation option available in some states. This book updates earlier editions, and further legal updates are available at Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 McGraw-Hill’s ASVAB

From the inside expert who created McGraw-Hill’s ASVAB — a workbook focused specifically on the portion of the test that determines whether or not a recruit qualifies for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. Ideal for the 500,000 enlistees per year whose future depends on getting a passing grade. This new edition is appearing at a time when economic conditions are spurring enlistments and sales of ASVAB guides are increasing rapidly.

 Amen, Amen, Amen: memoir of a girl who couldn’t stop praying (among other things)

Until the age of ten, Abby Sher was a happy child in a fun-loving, musical family. But when her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby fills the void of her loss with rituals: kissing her father’s picture over and over each night, washing her hands, counting her steps, and collecting sharp objects that she thinks could harm innocent pedestrians. Then she begins to pray. At first she repeats the few phrases she remem-bers from synagogue, but by the time she is in high school, Abby is spending hours locked in her closet, urgently reciting a series of incantations and pleas. If she doesn’t, she is sure someone else will die, too. The patterns from which she cannot deviate become her shelter and her obsession.In college Abby is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and while she accepts this as an explanation for the counting and kissing and collecting, she resists labeling her fiercest obsession, certain that her prayers and her relationship with G-d are not an illness but the cure. She also discovers a new passion: performing comedy. She is never happier than when she dons a wig and makes people laugh. Offstage, however, she remains unable to confront the fears that drive her. She descends into darker compulsions, starving and cutting herself, measuring every calorie and incision. It is only when her earliest, deepest fear is realized that Abby is forced to examine and redefine the terms of her faith and her future.Amen, Amen, Amenis an elegy honoring a mother, father, and beloved aunt who filled a child with music and their own blend of neuroticism. It is an adventure, full of fast cars, unsolved crimes, and close calls. It is part detective story, part love story, about Abby’s hunt for answers and someone to guide her to them. It is a young woman’s radiant and heartbreaking account of struggling to recognize the bounds and boundlessness of obsession and devotion.

 Methland: the death and life of an American small town

The dramatic story of the methamphetamine epidemic as it sweeps the American heartland; a timely, moving, very human account of one community’s attempt to battle its way to a brighter future.Crystal methamphetamine is widely considered to be the most dangerous drug in the world, and nowhere is that more true than in the small towns of the American heartland. Methland tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), which, like thousands of other small towns across the country, has been left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry, a depressed local economy, and an out-migration of people. As if this weren’t enough to deal with, an incredibly cheap, longlasting, and highly addictive drug has rolled into town. Over a period of four years, journalist Nick Reding brings us into the heart of Oelwein through a cast of intimately drawn characters, including: Clay Hallburg, the town doctor, who fights meth even as he struggles with his own alcoholism; Nathan Lein, the town prosecutor, whose caseload is filled almost exclusively with meth-related crime; and Jeff Rohrick, a meth addict, still trying to kick the habit after twenty years.Tracing the connections between the lives touched by the drug and the global forces that set the stage for the epidemic, Methland offers a vital and unique perspective on a pressing contemporary tragedy.

 Mommy, teach me! : preparing your preschool child for a lifetime of learning

In Mommy, Teach Me author Barbara Curtis, a mother of 12 shares secrets on how to turn everyday experiences into learning opportunities for preschool children. Designed as a user-friendly educational program, this book is filled with interactive exercises for parents to implement with their littlest ones at home. They will discover that while playing, drawing, and just being a kid, children can also be practicing muscle control, concentration, orderliness, and other basic skills that will help them with later education and all throughout life. Mike Yorkey, former editor of Focus on the Family magazine, and Dennis Rainey, executive director of FamilyLife, both praise Mommy, Teach Me as a great resource for any parent or grandparent.

 Nolo’s IEP Guide Learning Disabilities

Create an individualized education plan (IEP) and secure the education your child deserves! Children with learning disabilities have different needs than other kids in special education — let Nolo’s IEP Guide: Learning Disabilitieshelp you make sure those needs are met. This one-of-a-kind book walks you through the Individual Education Program process, providing all the instructions, suggestions, resources and forms you’ll need to understand the special-education system.

 Master the SAT 2010

For students,Master the SAT2010teaches test-taking strategies and reviews and tests all the skills needed to do well on the SAT, including the student’s essay writing abilities and higher level math skills.For parents, there is the 24-page Parent’s Guide to College Admission Testing—a feature found in no other SAT book—and answers about the best college financing solutions, from financial aid and scholarships to tuition payment plans.

Peterson’s 440 Great Colleges for Top Students

 Baby Signs: how to talk with your baby before your baby can talk

In 1982, child development experts Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., discovered that babies can communicate with simple signs-even before they’re able to talk. The result: Baby Signs, the groundbreaking book that has changed parenting forever.

The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test

 Basic Spanish

Learn the Spanish you need. Gain the language skills you want. “Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Spanish” is a trusted companion to your Spanish-learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Dorothy Richmond explains one–and only one–grammar concept and illustrates it with many clear examples. The accompanying fun and interesting exercises let you practice, practice, practice what you have learned. Although these lessons are purposely short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, you can go at a pace that works for you. This guide/workbook will help you master present tense verb conjugation – the “ser” and “estar” verb forms – adjectives – possessive pronouns – sentence structures – the contractions “al” and “del” – indefinite articles – “tener” idioms – and more Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Spanish class, “Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Spanish” will help you build your confidence.

  Basic English

Bite-size lessons. Big-time learning. .With Practice Makes Perfect: Basic English, you’ll get just the basics–essential vocabulary and grammar to get you to the next stage of learning English. Inside, three-page units cover each subject, which can be completed in a mere 10 to 15 minutes! Also included are engaging and humorous exercises to keep you focused and interested while you gain confidence in your new language.

Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners

 Improve Your English. English in the workplace

A revolutionary new DVD that teaches you practical English using real conversations .Improve Your English: English in the Workplacecombines the video advantages of DVDs with the educational benefits of fluent American English speakers in unscripted interviews. You will benefit from hearing real people–men and women from various regions and occupations–having spontaneous conversations about the workplace, their jobs, and careers. The DVD also has a transcript and workbook designed to refine your listening and speaking skills. .Includes one 120-minute DVD.

 Perfect Phrases in German for Confident Travel

More than your average phrasebook, this portable title shows you how to be a well-mannered visitor and speak the local language in the correct context .Any phrasebook can give you a line listing of essential phrases. But if you use a phrase or term without knowing the correct way to use it, you can find yourself in an embarrassing situation..Perfect Phrases in German for Confident Traveladdresses this problem expertly. Yes, you get the basics but you get a lot more background and guidance on how to use these words and phrases correctly without making a faux pas. With the confidence that you are using a phrase correctly, you will enjoy a smoother adventure in Germany.

  Perfect Phrases in French for Confident Travel

More than your average phrasebook, this portable title shows you how to be a well-mannered visitor and speak the local language in the correct contextAny phrasebook can give you a line listing of essential phrases. But if you use a phrase or term without knowing the correct way to use it, you can find yourself in an embarrassing situation.Perfect Phrases in French for Confident Traveladdresses this problem expertly. Yes, you get the basics but you get a lot more background and guidance on how to use these words and phrases correctly without making a faux pas. With the confidence that you are using a phrase correctly, you will enjoy a smoother adventure in France.

 Perfect Phrases in Italian for Confident Travel

More than your average phrasebook, this portable title shows you how to be a well-mannered visitor and speak the local language in the correct contextAny phrasebook can give you a line listing of essential phrases. But if you use a phrase or term without knowing the correct way to use it, you can find yourself in an embarrassing situation.Perfect Phrases in Italian for Confident Traveladdresses this problem expertly. Yes, you get the basics but you get a lot more background and guidance on how to use these words and phrases correctly without making a faux pas. With the confidence that you are using a phrase correctly, you will enjoy a smoother adventure in Italy.

 Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Confident Travel in Mexico

More than your average phrasebook, this portable title shows you how to be a well-mannered visitor and speak the local language in the correct contextAny phrasebook can give you a line listing of essential phrases. But if you use a phrase or term without knowing the correct way to use it, you can find yourself in an embarrassing situation.Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Confident Travel to Mexicoaddresses this problem expertly. Yes, you get the basics but you get a lot more background and guidance on how to use these words and phrases correctly without making a faux pas. With the confidence that you are using a phrase correctly, you will enjoy a smoother adventure in Mexico.

 Mathematica Demystified

Although it has proved a boon to students and scholars, this software also requires a clear understanding of its powerful capabilities to be fully effective. Hoste (mathematics, Pitzer College) provides full coverage of the sixth and seventh versions of Mathematica, from the first calculation to plotting complex fractals. He provides hundreds of examples and concise explanations along with chapter quizzes and a final exam, challenging experienced users while giving novices a solid background. He begins with the building of equations and dimensional graphics using help functions, the moves to functions and modules, three dimensional graphics, calculus, data acquisition and analysis, systems and fractals. He also shows how to make the output look good, making this work as either a supplemental course text or a good self-study guide. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

First-ever revision of a classic guidebook Essential information on each plant’s characteristics, distribution, and edibility as well as updated taxonomy and 18 new species How to find, prepare, and eat plants growing in the wild This illustrated guide to North American wild edibles has been a nature classic for over thirty years. In this new edition, David K. Foster revises Bradford Angier’s invaluable foraging handbook, updating the taxonomy and adding more than a dozen species. Scientific information for a general audience and full-color illustrations combine with intriguing accounts of the plants’ uses, making this a practical guide for modern-day foragers.

 The Germ Survival Guide

The ultimate guide to protection from everyday germs From public toilets to pay phones, handshakes to hugs, burger joints to five-star restaurants, the possibility of germ-borne sickness lurks in every part of our world. More than ever, readers need professional guidance on how to protect themselves and their loved ones from infection. The Germ Survival Guide: Describes 80 common locales in which germ-borne diseases pose a threat Offers simple preventive measures, from removing hotel bedspreads to draining backyard birdbaths Tells readers how to recognize symptoms and get treatment Introduces readers to more than 100 types of bacteria, molds, and parasites Combines conventional medical techniques and natural measures to give readers a complete and effective health plan.

 The Gluten-free Nutrition Guide

The foods with the essential nutrients often missing from your gluten-free diet By cutting gluten from your diet, you could be missing out on much-needed fiber, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and other nutrients. This important new guide from a celiac specialist provides all the nutrition information you need: what to eat, what to avoid, and how to eat healthy and gluten-free.

 Self-Defense for Women

This essential self-defense guide is packed with helpful tips and strategies for girls and women. Written by an instructor of Chinese martial arts, the text provides techniques for defending physical attacks and offers readers guidance for being aware of their surroundings and their body language. It also provides ways for avoiding potentially dangerous situations and places, and gives step-by-step movements for physical protection.

 The Pilates Handbook

Pilates is an exercise system that is suitable for all peopleregardless of age and fitness level. It improves posture, strengthens the core muscles, and helps increase stamina, flexibility, and poise. “The Pilates Handbook” looks at the origins and development of Pilates, and how it can enhance mental as well as physical well-being. The exercise section begins with some basic warm-up movements, then works through a series of beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercises. It also demonstrates exercises using a Swiss ball and other equipment. Whether the reader already uses the Pilates method or is an absolute beginner, “The Pilates Handbook” is an excellent and indispensable guide.

 The Yoga Handbook

This beginner’s guide to yoga provides step-by-step instruction to finding physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through the practice of yoga. It includes photographic guides showing each step, pointers, and tips on implementing yoga into diet, work, and the daily routine.

 The Tai Chi Handbook

The Tai Chi Handbook teaches readers all about the art, including its history, styles, applications, and moves.

 The Absmart Fitness Plan: the proven workout to lose inches and strengthen your core without straining your back

In your pursuit of a flatter, firmer waistline, you’ve probably counted thousands of crunches under your belt, literally-along with classes, diets, videos, machines, and more-but with little success. It’s time to toss out those tired old techniques and lose that spare tire for good with AbSmart, the total program for toning and strengthening your midsection.

 4 Weeks to a Healthy Digestion: a Harvard doctor’s proven plan for reducing symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and more

From a leading Harvard Medical School gastroenterologist–a natural four-week cure for your stomach problems. This authoritative guide from a renowned Harvard. doctor includes a proven, prescriptive plan that can. dramatically relieve your symptoms of heartburn, reflux. disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and other common. conditions. With the books food and drug logs, eating. tips, and healing recipes, you can easily diagnose. the problem, find the solution–and feel a lot better–. in just four weeks!

 Your First Year with Diabetes: what to do month to month

“Information on the latest meds, meters, and more; guidelines for creating a care plan that won’t take over your life ; step-by-step guides to healthy eating ; simple tricks for getting more from activity and exercise ; tips on using your sense of humor for better health.” — Cover, p. 1.

 50 Things Your Need to Know About Diabetes: expert tips for taking control

Diabetes self-care explained in 50 easy-tounderstand.concepts .Managing diabetes is sometimes scary?but it doesn?t.need to be. This book cuts through the confusing and.sometimes conflicting information about diabetes and.lets you know the most important factors in staying.healthy, eating right, and living well with diabetes..With an attractive, eye-catching, 2-color design, teaches you everything from picking the to testing blood sugar to working with an to get better diabetes care. Every tip is.described in a short, easy-to-understand chapter., Kathleen Stanley, is an expert with nearly 20.years experience in diabetes care. This is an invaluable.resource for everyone with diabetes who wants to.make their lives a little easier?and a lot healthier.

Food that Helps Win the Battle Against Fibromyalgia: ease everyday pain and fight fatigue

 The Alzheimer’s Answer Book: professional answers to more than 250 questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia

Is Alzheimer’s disease hereditary? Are there memory exercises I should be doing now? Is all dementia Alzheimer’s, or are there other forms? How do I make time for both my parent with Alzheimer’s and my children? How long can someone live with this disease? All caregivers and families touched by Alzheimer’s and dementia face a seemingly overwhelming number of emotional decisions. The Alzheimer’s Answer Book serves as a much-needed resource for you in this difficult time and is full of the sound advice and immediate guidance you need. Written by an experienced doctor who began his career as a geriatric psychiatrist, The Alzheimer’s Answer Book covers such topics as: What are the causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia What preparations do I need to make immediately after diagnosis? Are there medications available that help slow the progress of the disease? How can I tell if my parent is in pain? How can I avoid “caregiver burnout” when I’m constantly caring for a parent? Where can I find resources and support in my community? What are the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, and how do I know what insurance will and will not cover? Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Alzheimer’s Answer Book explains confusing medical lingo and provides straightforward answers to all of your most pressing questions.

Cancer Caregiving A to Z: an at home guide for patients and families

 Knockout: interviews with doctors who are curing cancer, and how to prevent getting it in the first place

In Knockout, Suzanne Somers interviews doctors who are successfully using the most innovative cancer treatments–treatments that build up the body rather than tear it down. Somers herself has stared cancer in the face, and a decade later she has conquered her fear and has emerged confident with the path she’s chosen. Now she shares her personal choices and outlines an array of options from doctors across the country: EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS without chemotherapy, without radiation, sometimes, even without surgery; INTEGRATIVE PROTOCOLS combining standard treatments with therapies that build up the immune system; METHODS FOR MANAGING CANCER outlining ways to truly live with the disease. Since prevention is the best course, Somers’ experts provide nutrition, lifestyle, and dietary supplementation options to help protect you from getting the disease in the first place. Whichever path you choose, Knockout is a must-have resource to navigate the life-and-death world of cancer and increase your odds of survival. After reading stunning testimonials from inspirational survivors using alternative treatments, you’ll be left with a feeling of empowerment and something every person who is touched by this disease needs–HOPE.

The Fertility Diet: groundbreaking research reveals natural ways to boost ovulation and improve your chances of getting pregnant

Hot Flashes, Hormones, & Your Health

 The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answerbook: practical answers to the top 300 questions parents ask

How does bipolar disorder affect learning? Is there a cure? Is this a fad diagnosis? How do I handle manipulation? How can I prevent relapses? Should I use alternative treatments? How can I parent effectively? “We are certain that all parents whose children struggle with bipolar disorder will find this book indispensable.”- Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of The Bipolar Child Co-written by a doctor and a mother whose children live with bipolar disorder, The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book explains confusing medical lingo and provides straightforward answers to all your pressing questions about treatment, parenting strategies, and everything else. How is childhood bipolar disorder different from an adult onset? What are the earliest symptoms? Why is my child so irritable? How young can these symptoms manifest? Should all family members be evaluated for bipolar disorder? Will my child lead a normal life? Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book helps you understand and accept your child and develop a plan for success.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book: practical answers to the top 250 questions parents ask

1001 Healthy Baby Answers: pediatrician’s answers to all the questions you didn’t know to ask

 College Confidence with ADD: the ultimate success manual for add students, from applying to academics, preparation to social success, and everything else you need to know

While college is a challenge for any student, the increased workload, complexity, freedom, and competing demands make it particularly daunting for students with Attention Deficit Disorder. But you need not be overwhelmed-you can succeed!

The Austism & ADHD Diet: a step-by-step guide to hope and healing by living gluten free and casein free and other interventions

“Huge changes”| “A different child”| “A miracle” | “Vast improvements” This is what parents are saying about an amazing diet that is showing extraordinary results in helping children eliminate many traits and symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, celiac disease, and other conditions. The Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet, as well as removing all artificial dyes and preservatives, is hugely effective for thousands of families. The Autism & ADHD Diet is your complete guide to the GFCF Diet. Barrie Silberberg, a mother who honed her skills using the GFCF Diet with her son, who was diagnosed with ASD, gives you everything you need to know to put the diet into action with your child, including: What the GFCF Diet is and why it’s so effective How to start the diet Where and how to buy GFCF foods How to avoid cross-contamination How to understand labels on packaging How to make this diet work day-to-day Packed with parent-proven tips and the best resources for the diet, The Autism & ADHD Diet will alleviate all of your questions and provide a variety of ways to make this diet work best for you and your family.

 Taunton’s Wiring Complete: expert advice from start to finish

This volume is a comprehensive, authoritative, and easy to use reference for homeowners covering all home wiring situations from the most basic to advanced. The only projects not covered are those that should be left to professionals. This highly visual book focused on real world situations faced by homeowners and real world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong. What is unique about this wiring guide is that it is easy to find the project and the information on how to tackle it. Intuitive finding devices and visual tables of contents make it easy to identify the material in the book relevant to the reader’s situation. The authoritative advice is provided by a professional electrician and presented in text and photos by veteran home-improvement writer, Mike Litchfield.

 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: creating currents of electricity and hope

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him. His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala-crazy, but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do. Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy, William had a goal to study science in Malawi’s top boarding schools. But in 2002, his country was stricken with a famine that left his family’s farm devastated and his parents destitute. Unable to pay the eighty-dollar-a-year tuition for his education, William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died.Yet William refused to let go of his dreams. With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach, a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks, and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity-electricity and running water. Using scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves, William forged a crude yet operable windmill, an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season. Soon, news of William’s magetsi a mphepo-his “electric wind”-spread beyond the borders of his home, and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world.Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual’s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

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 The Insider’s Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailing: professional secrets to make your sailboat or powerboat shine

Whether you want to maintain your new boat’s showroom appearance or give your old boat some desperately needed attention, The Insider’s Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailing supplies the guidance and techniques you need to achieve professional results while saving hundreds of dollars.

 Highest Duty: my search for what really matters

In this inspirational autobiography, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, the airline pilot whose emergency landing on the Hudson River earned the world’s admiration, tells his life story and talks about the essential qualities that he believes have been so vital to his success. In January 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in history when Captain Sullenberger brought a crippled US Airways flight onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all of the passengers and crew aboard. The successful outcome was the result of effective teamwork, Sully’s dedication to airline safety, his belief that a pilot’s judgment must go hand-in-hand with-and can never be replaced by-technology, and forty years of careful practice and training. From his earliest memories of learning to fly as a teenager in a crop duster’s single-engine plane in the skies above rural Texas to his years in the United States Air Force at the controls of a powerful F-4 Phantom, Sully describes the experiences that have helped make him a better leader, particularly the importance of taking responsibility for everyone in his care. And he talks about what he believes is at the heart of America’s “can do” spirit: the very human drive to prepare for the unexpected and to meet it with optimism and courage. His wife, Lorrie, has been a pillar of support through all the highs and lows that life has offered, from the challenges of commercial flying to the birth of their two daughters, from financial struggles to the event of January 15, 2009. Though the world may remember Sully as the hero of Flight 1549, the legacy he desires even more is that of a loving husband and father. Highest Duty is the intimate story of a man who has grown up to embrace what we think of as quintessential American values-leadership, responsibility, commitment to hard work, and service to others. And it is a narrative that reminds us that cultivating seemingly ordinary virtues can prepare us to perform extraordinary acts.

 How to Repair Your Motorcycle

How to Repair Your Pickup or SUV

 How to Raise the Perfect Dog: through puppyhood and beyond

#1 New York Times bestselling author Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start.

 Keeping Bees and Making Honey

Bees and their ecological state are frequently in the press, and public awareness of their value and importance is at an all-time high middot; Bee keeping is becoming increasingly fashionable.

 Natural Alternatives for You and Your Home: 175 recipes to make eco-friendly products

From soaps, shampoos and fragrances to household cleaners and bug repellants made with natural ingredients, you can learn to make a difference in the environment and your personal health using Natural Alternatives for You and Your Home. Choose from the 175 precise recipes, for both your home and yourself, featured in this book and use the easy-to-follow instructions and photos to create economical and eco-friendly products.

 Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Zraly employs his usual inimitable, irreverent style as he takes a close look at America’s wines and their history, discussing varieties from all 50 states. His tips and guidelines for purchasing are wonderfully invaluable to wine enthusiasts.

 Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child’s behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work,Eating Animalsexplores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer’s profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books,Everything is IlluminatedandExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved,Eating Animalsis a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we’ve told-and the stories we now need to tell.

 The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook: favorite foods to fit your meal plan

Bestselling authors are back to show thehealthy way to fit carbs into diabeticcooking Everyone is tired of hearing about carbohydrates—butcarbs are important for people with diabetes like you. Not onlydo you have to count the carbs you’re eating, youhave to make sure you’re getting the right kinds ofcarbs.The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbookis theanswer.This unique cookbook with over 150 recipes showsyou how to fit more fruits, vegetables,and whole grains into you diet without added fuss.Now you don’t have to worry abouthealthy carbs—or great taste—ever again!Common fruits, vegetables, and whole grains—noweird ingredients that can only be found in specialtystores!

 The 1,500 Calorie-a-Day Cookbook

From the author of “The 1,200-Calorie-a-Day Menu Cookbook” come all-new recipes for counting calories without sacrificing flavor, taste, or variety in energy-boosting breakfasts, fast-fix lunches, and delectable dinners–plus two healthy snacks and one guilt-free dessert–every day.

 The Pleasures of Cooking for One

From the legendary editor of some of the world’s greatest cooks–including Julia Child and James Beard–comes a passionate and practical book about the joys of cooking for one. In convincing fashion, Jones demonstrates that cooking for one presents unparalleled possibilities.

 The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook: essential recipes for hearty and delicious crockery meals, menus and more

REDISCOVER THE JOYS OF FAMILY DINNERS AND TOGETHERNESS Slow cookers are for more than soups and stews. Slow cooking is bringing thousands of families back to the dinner table for hearty, homey dinners that are delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare.

 Anyone Can Cook: step-by-step recipes just for you

With nearly 1,000 photographs, “Anyone Can Cook” provides a visual guide to basic cooking skills and shows the appealing finished dish, while 575 recipes show how to create delicious food, from breakfast favorites to savory toasted sandwiches to quick meat main dishes.


Hummus,Nuts, andOlives started off this beautifully photographed cookbook series. Now, it’s time forYogurt to show off its incredible versatility, with 70 delicious recipes. Whip yourself up a batch of Tomato and Basil Dip, Thai-Style Grilled Beef Salad, or Baked Salmon with Mint Sauce and you will quickly see what a difference yogurt makes. Cool down with a Banana, Honey, and Almond Smoothie or a Mango Lassi. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Ginger Cheesecake and Apples and Spice Yogurt. The possibilities are endless! You’ll even learn about the nutritional benefits and how to make it from scratch, too.

 Confections of a Closet Master Baker: one woman’s sweet journey from unhappy Hollywood executive to contented country baker

Leaving the Hollywood Hills for “Green Acres,” the author chronicles her journey from sugar-obsessed child to miserable, awkward Hollywood insider to reluctant master baker. Chock-full of eccentric characters, ceaselessly funny renditions of Hollywood nonsense, and recipes, her story makes a hilarious, poignant treat of a memoir.

 Anyone Can Bake: step-by-step recipes just for you

Offering step-by-step instructions, helpful photos to guide bakers visually through the tricky steps, and more than 500 easy-to-follow recipes, “Anyone Can Bake” will have readers whipping up all kinds of cakes, cookies, pies, and other tasty treats in no time.

 All New Kitchen Idea Book

With some 370 color photographs from todays leading designers and architects, this book will help you create a kitchen for any style and budget. A complete guide, the All New Kitchen Idea Book includes new appliance technology and cabinetry, fixtures and faucets, doors and counter materials, sinks, pulls, built-ins, and bookcases. With the All New Kitchen Idea Book in hand, you can create the kitchen of your dreams.

 Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

For the millions of first-time home buyers every year, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home can make the job of buying a house efficient, exciting and rewarding – from finding the perfect place to striking the best deal. Shaped by a national advisory board of real estate professionals, readers will get the best information available on purchasing houses, condos, co-ops and town houses; doing thorough property inspections; making an attractive offer; successfully closing the deal; and much more. The CD-ROM provides invaluable forms and MP3s, including a home-buying wish list, budget worksheet, inspection checklist and interviews with real estate experts. The 2nd edition reflects the current marketplace, includes tips on buying “green” and shows what to look for in foreclosed properties.

 Room by Room Storage Solutions

Room by Room provides simple, quick storage solutions using readily available and inexpensive storage products to organize every room in the house. Also included are tips on assessing storage needs, organizing for easy storage and efficient use as well as tips on staying organized. From clothes to toys to sports equipment to tools to the pantry storage needed for today’s busy families, this helpful guide makes organized storage easy by giving time-saving ideas for using readily available (and inexpensive) storage products.

 No So Big Remodeling: tailoring your home for the way you really live

Architect Susanka’s Not So Big home remodeling philosophy, familiar from national television shows and magazines, puts emphasis on quality rather quantity, green materials, and livability. Here, she teams with co-author Vassallo to show how to employ smaller and less expensive approaches (if building an addition is your idea of less expensive) for turning an average house into a home. Susanka illustrates steps she took for remodeling her own home, then applies Not So Big principles to frequent problems with exteriors and entrances, kitchens and gathering spaces, baths, and personal spaces, with illustrated case studies of real homes. Susanka is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Vassallo trained as an architect, and co-authored Inside the Not So Big House with Susanka. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 Greening Your Home: sustainable options for every system in your house

In this guide for those concerned about the environmental impact of their home, Bennett (who has written extensively on home repair) discusses criteria for “green” product selection, new technologies, and financial incentives to consider when making repairs or remodels. Chapters on such topics as energy efficiency, recyclability, and a water-conserving landscape include resources. Some wood products are considered to be sustainable. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 Cut Your Energy Bills Now: 150 smart ways to save money & make your home more comfortable & green

An engineer specializing in energy efficiency, Harley conducts seminars on construction, energy codes, and related topics. Here he offers homeowners advice on such matters as lighting and plug-in appliances, big appliances, hot water, heating and cooling, air leaks to the outside, insulation, and windows and doors. A chapter also suggests how to plan energy fixes by looking at a house as a single complex system. In many cases, he includes photographs of the work actually being done, but does not provide step-by-step details. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 Pretty Little Purses & Pouches

With their charming, simply irresistible projects, the Pretty Little series has made a huge splash with crafters. These 30 clever and adorable little carryalls range from cute cell phone cases and wallets to daytime purses and glam evening bags. Color photos throughout.

How to Date Like a Grown-up: everything you need to know before you get out there, get lucky or even get married in your 40s, 50s and beyond

Witty and smart, this is a must-read for any woman ready to find Mr. Right. Or at least Mr. Right Now.” Christopher Hopkins, Oprah’s Makeover Guy and author of Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45 By the time you hit forty, you have a pretty good idea of what you want when it comes to dating, love, and romance. But how do you get it? HOW TO DATE LIKE A GROWN-UP will tell you everything you need to know to find the love you’re looking for (even after a long marriage or other dating hiatus), how to get married (if that’s what you’re after), or how to just get lucky. Dating expert, bestselling author, and TV personality Lisa Daily (Daytime) uses her hilarious and compassionate voice to offer up realistic, counterintuitive advice that will help you finally find the relationship (and the guy) you deserve, including: Where (and how) to meet better men 5 easy tips to chat up any stranger What you may be doing to make yourself a magnet for losers How to deal with the pitfalls and fringe benefits of dating younger men Little-known secrets to dramatically improve your dating odds How to break it to your kids that you have a better social life than they do A foolproof way to find the best dating site for you How to face getting naked in front of someone new for the first time How to accommodate changes in your body (and the little blue pill)The one simple thing you can do in the bedroom that will make a man speed up his marriage proposal Why men are rushing to the altar, and why you might just want to wait.

 How to Hug a Porcupine: negotiating the prickly points of the tween years

You never listen to anything I say!” Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted eight-year-old. Today, a moody, disrespectful twelve-year-old. What happened? And more important, how do you handle it? How you respond to these whirlwind changes will not only affect your child’s behavior now but will determine how he or she turns out later. Julie A. Ross, executive director of Parenting Horizons, shows you exactly what’s going on with your child and provides all the tools you need to correctly handle even the prickliest tween porcupine. Find out how other parents survived nightmarish tween behavior–and still raised great kids Break the “nagging cycle,” give your kids responsibilities, and get results Talk about sex, drugs, and alcohol so your kid will listen Discover the secret that will help your child to disregard peer pressure and make smart choices–for life “This excellent book lets parents peek into the underlying, confusing thoughts and perplexing decisions that young tweens are constantly facing.” –Ralph I. López, M.D., Clinical Professor or Pediatrics, Cornell University, and author ofThe Teen Health Book

 When Things Get Crazy With Your Teen: the why, the how and what to do now

As someone who has counseled hundreds of teens in his practice and as a father himself, Dr. Bradley understands how teenagers can be exasperating. Offering practical advice, he tells parents what to say in a number of typical scenarios, from messy rooms and shouting matches to drug abuse and depression.

 Caring For Your Aging Parents: an emotional guide to nuturing loved ones while taking care of yourself

The fastest-growing segment of our population is people 85 and older, and many of them are now cared for by their children. This comforting and poignant guide bridges the gap between elderly parents and the adult children who care for them, with trusted answers to questions most asked by caregivers in this challenging situation. Covering health, finances, living arrangements, communication, and emotional struggles, Caring for Your Aging Parents offers caring, professional advice for the increasingly difficult decisions that caregivers face, including: Making the right choice between home care and assisted living Coping with memory-loss and dementia Expressing care and concern without sending mixed messages Counteracting negative behavior Encouraging other family members to help with caregiving Managing stress and taking care of yourself With a wealth of resources and reassuring answers, Caring for Your Aging Parents helps caregivers foster a loving, cooperative relationship with their parents in this new chapter of their life. *** “It’s a terrific book.” Newsday “Useful, easy to read, and most informative.” – Dr. Daniel Thursz, president, National Council of the Aging “Full of information…” Washington Post “One of the best books on eldercare.” Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave ***

 The First 60 Seconds: win the job interview before it even begins

In the first 60 seconds, interviewers can decide whether you will be moved to the top of the list or dropped from consideration! In today’s crowded job market, The First 60 Seconds is an innovative book that shows job seekers how best to impress in that crucial first minute and gives strategies to constantly differentiate themselves from the competition. From preparing a credentials package to connecting with the interviewer, candidates will learn how to set themselves apart every time especially essential with a 5% national unemployment rate. Author Dan Burns has provided consulting and employee placement services to Fortune 500 companies for the past fourteen years. He’ll show you how to tackle: The 60 Days before the Interview The Next 60 Minutes (after the First 60 Seconds) The Close and the Follow-Up The 60-Month Career Plan Whether you’re a new job-seeker or out on the market after years of steady employment, The First 60 Seconds gives you the best tools to win your next great career opportunity.

 Career Quizzes: 12 tests to help you discover and develop your dream career

Well over half of all Americans are dissatisfied at work and nearly a quarter of them, when surveyed, say that are planning to change jobs within the next year. The source of this dissatisfaction: jobs and careers that don?t fit with an individual?s needs, values, interests, and skills–that don?t fit with a person?s sense of their own purpose and identity.Most career professionals agree that self-assessment is key to finding satisfying work and managing a rewarding career. By looking inside yourself and examining your needs and values, interests and skills, personality and preferences you can not only make better choices, you can outline a plan for your entire career. Career Quizzes will help you to do just that. A career counselor for 20 years and one of the nation?s leading developers of career assessments, author John Liptak takes you on a journey of self-discovery that will help you find work you love and develop your career from start to finish. Each chapter centers on an easy, fun, and revealing quiz that coaches you through the successive steps in the career exploration and job search process. The book includes assessments of your?job satisfaction?work/life balance?career needs?interests and skills?work values?personality?entrepreneurial readiness?job search knowledge?decision making style?and much more…

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 The Career Coward’s Guide to Career Advancement: sensible strategies for overcoming career fears

Succeeding in your career takes hard work, skills, and dedication. But it also takes courage to face some of the tougher situations of life in the career fast lane. Career counselor Katy Piotrowski helps you overcome the fears that are holding you back from achieving you full career potential. The Career Coward’s Guide to Career Advancement will help you define motivating, rewarding career paths and goals, master the art if negotiating with bosses and decision makers, develop ordinary jobs into extraordinary career opportunities and implement small career improvements that yield huge results.

  Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interveiw?: the crash course, finding, landing and keep your first job

This fresh, authoritative guide isn’t just for nose-ring wearers.

 Start Your Own Kid-Focused Business and More

Turn Play Time into Profit Time! Discover your specialty within one of five hot areas of interest-party planning, cooking classes, gift and bath products, plus-sized clothing, educational toys and games Choose the best location and sales avenues to effectively reach your consumers Efficiently manage inventory and supplies for easy order fulfillment Create a support staff who help you succeed Use effective marketing and advertising tools to gain exposure and get the word out Build positive customer and vendor relationships Plan for future growthKids are spending record amounts of their own money-grab your share of this multi-billion-dollar market today!

 Taunton’s Plumbing Complete: expert advice from start to finish

An easy-to-access, comprehensive step-by-step reference on home plumbing offering authoritative, reliable information that enables the reader to tackle any DIY plumbing project with confidence. This volume is a comprehensive, authoritative, and easy to use reference for homeowners covering all home plumbing situations from the most basic to advanced. The only projects not covered are those that should be left to professionals. This highly visual book focuses on real world situations faced by homeowners and offers real world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong. What is unique about this plumbing guide is that it is easy to find the project and the information on how to tackle it. Intuitive finding devices and visual tables of contents make it easy to identify the material in the book relevant to the readers situation.

 Boutique Bead & Wire Jewelery

What an enticing and popular technique! “Twisted wire” allows even beginning beaders to fashion the most delicate, twining floral and filigree effects with ease. The results are amazing and quickly achievable, especially with this stunningly photographed introduction to the craft. In addition to the thorough motif dictionary, which serves as a helpful reference to turn to again and again, it showcases more than 20 skill-building projects. These jewel-box treasures have a feminine and fashionable look, with their transparent beads and shimmering crystals. Craft an Autumn Leaves Bracelet or Tourmaline Garnet and Iolite Floral Filigree Earrings for everyday wear, or make matching sets for special occasions. The pièce de resistance? A bridal set that features a coordinated necklace, bracelet, earrings, and tiara.

 Perfect Match: earring design for every occasion

Earrings are one of the most popular jewelry items for crafters and are a top seller on the authors’ site –

 Mural Magic: painting scenes on furniture and walls

Transform an ordinary piece of furniture into a work of art by painting a mural on it. Create the perfect setting for your masterpiece by painting a coordinating a mini-mural on a wall. Step-by-step instruction and color photos will guide you through the creative process. Learn how to wrap scenes around three-dimensional surfaces and incorporate unique features such as knobs and inlays into a design. Each piece is painted with acrylic or latex paint.

 Bags That Rock: knitting on  the road

Kelley Deal has two lives: as lead guitarist of the band The Breeders, she spends late nights in the recording studio, long hours on the tour bus, and evenings basking in bright stage lights and the roar of the crowd. But she also has a passion for knitting—especially one-of-a-kind bags as unique as her music. Tag along with Kelley as she gives you a privileged backstage pass to her cool rock-n-roll worldandher knitted bag obsession. Knitters of all skill levels will enjoy the invitation, because they’ll get to explore Kelley’s stylish choices of fibers and gear (needles, stitch holders) and get the lowdown on bag-specific features, including frames, straps, and linings. Kelley walks them through all the basics on felting, blocking, joining seams, simple crochet and embroidery embellishments, and 20 fabulous projects, each with its own “remix” variation. They include a retro-chic “Laura Petrie” felted tote bag in a very modern colorblock design; a runway-ready Prada lookalike with a silver and black metallic cord and skeleton key (plus gothic variant with mini handcuffs); and one that even sports drum-head hardware and a bass-guitar string! Since they’re all photographed in the studio, surrounded by instruments and equipment, you’ll feel as if you’re right there, one of the band. Kelley’s personal anecdotes and rock-star stories add to the fun.

 Cool Crocheted Hats: 40 contemporary designs

Crocheted accessories are all the rage—and these stylish hats, created by top-notch designers, will appeal to readers of all skill levels. Even the simplest ones feature great color combinations and irresistibly textured yarns. Not only that: the stunning photography and unique presentation will enhance their appeal. All the backgrounds, from a Paris train station to an art deco building, are in evocative black and white, while the models appear in full color. The hats live up to their settings, too! A Kufi-styled crown cap captures the exotic magic of 1920’s Morocco. A houndstooth lidcap features a bold, two-colored design. In addition to the 40 patterns, there’s advice on felting—which results in a denser, warmer hat—and on a range of fashionable embellishments.

 One-Skein Wonders: 101 yarn shop favorites

There are lonely, single skeins of yarn in every knitters closet casualties of projects discarded in mid-row, single balls of luscious alpaca or cashmere that was too expensive to buy more than one, the leftovers from long-completed projects. Wherever they came from, those single skeins are a minor source of guilt for knitters everywhere. They really should be used, but for what? Here are 101 original and charming solutions to the perpetual one-skein problem. Contributed by yarn shops across the country, there are hats, mittens, scarves, bags, socks, ponchos, baby sweaters, belts, headbands, a cell phone carrier, and even a tea cozy and a set of coasters for the home. A scrapbook of tastes and styles that celebrates the ingenuity of knitters nationwide, this is a collection with appeal for every type of stitcher. With patterns arranged by yarn weight, knitters will easily find broad ranges of possibilities for their particular yarn orphans. Each pattern includes the names of the contributing yarn shop and the designer, and a black-and-white image of the completed project. 101 small, sweet patterns enough to take care of the single skeins in everyones collection and prove once and for all that there is no such thing as leftover yarn!

 3d Rubber Stamping

Craft projects that combine rubber stamping with découpage, apertures, and layering to create various three-dimensional effects.

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 High on Arrival

The former teen star of “One Day at a Time” reveals her shocking, moving story about growing up in a legendary rock-and-roll family, the demons she has battled, and finally finding true redemption and peace.

 The Sports Scholarships Insider’s Guide: getting money for college at any division

For 11 years Wheeler was a coach at an NCAA institution where one of his primary responsibilities was recruiting high school athletes. This guide is intended for parents and students who are seeking athletic financial aid. The author covers topics such as construction of a profile, the recruiting process, academic requirements, and negotiations. He also details how students at Division III schools can receive athletic financial aid packages legally. A glossary of recruiting terms and multiple appendixes citing additional resources and institution contact information are provided. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 Bicycle Diaries

From a renowned musician and visual artist comes “Bicycle Diaries”–part travelogue, part journal, part photo album–a behind-the-handlebars celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike. 100 bw photos throughout.

 Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: a memoir of going home

A hilarious and moving memoir—in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron—about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her brilliant husband of fifteen years left her for Bob, a guy he met on, but that same week a car accident left her with serious injuries. What was a gal to do? Rhoda packed her bags and went home. This wasn’t just any home, though. This was a Mennonite home. While Rhoda had long ventured out on her own spiritual path, the conservative community welcomed her back with open arms and offbeat advice. (Rhoda’s good-natured mother suggested she date her first cousin—he owned a tractor, see.) It is in this safe place that Rhoda can come to terms with her failed marriage; her desire, as a young woman, to leave her sheltered world behind; and the choices that both freed and entrapped her. Written with wry humor and huge personality—and tackling faith, love, family, and aging— Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is an immensely moving memoir of healing, certain to touch anyone who has ever had to look homeward in order to move ahead.

 Manhood for Amateurs: the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father and son

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author- “an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)- offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction.A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and his vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own lives: as a series of reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past. What does it mean to be a man today? Chabon invokes and interprets and struggles to reinvent for us, with characteristic warmth and lyric wit, the personal and family history that haunts him even as-simply because- it goes on being written every day. As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as the father of four young Americans, Chabon presents his memories of childhood, of his parents’ marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, as a theme played- on different instruments, with a fresh tempo and in a new key- by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

 You Better Not Cry: stories for Christmas

You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You’ve seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You’ve woken up with a hangover…but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection he recounts Christmases past and present-as only he could. With gimleteyed wit and illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.

 The Guinea Pig Diaries: my life as an experiment

A book of essays on all of A.J.’s hilarious adventures as a human guinea pig, including “My Outsourced Life” and “The Truth About Nakedness”.

 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships

 Tracing Your Irish Family History

 How to do Everything Genealogy


Trace your family tree and discover your rootsFully updated and revised, this bestselling genealogy guide helps you tap into the wealth of global ancestry records and offers proven strategies for both traditional and electronic research. How to Do Everything: Genealogy, Second Edition explores basic rules of genealogical evidence, evaluation of source materials, research methods, and successful techniques for web-based research. You’ll get new information on DNA-based records, social networking sites, blogs, podcasts, the latest hardware and software, and much more. Set up and organize your family tree Place your ancestors into context and locate essential records of their lives Trace census, immigration, church, cemetery, military, and property records in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Locate and access document repositories, such as libraries and archives and their online catalogs Conduct effective Internet research Get past brick walls and dead ends in your research Research and verify your ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA) Plan a very successful research trip Determine the best technology for your research, including portable devices and databases Share your findings with family members and collaborate with other researchers

 Iraq in Transition: the legacy of dictatorship and the prospects for democracy

Munson is an officer with the US Marines who served in the Middle East for many years, and he offers this survey of Iraq’s troubled history that uses both English and Arab sources to interpret the fragile political development that exists today. Written for general readers, this volume looks at the social, cultural and political forces behind Saddam Hussein’s expulsion, the rise of sectarian power groups and the eventual pathway toward a viable democracy. Concluding chapters deal with the lessons learned from the intervention and the war while identifying prospects for stability in both the government and the culture. Distributed by Books International. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

 History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania

 The Everything Civil War Book

 Pittsburgh: a new portrait

From its founding in 1758, Pittsburgh has experienced several epic transformations.nbsp; It began its existence as a fortress, on a site originally selected by George Washington.nbsp; A hundred years later, and well into our own time, no other American city was as intensively industrialized, only to be later consigned to ldquo;rustbeltrdquo; status.nbsp; Remade as a thriving twenty-first-century city and an international center for science, medicine, biotechnology, and financial services, Pittsburgh is now routinely acclaimed as one of the most promising and livable of America’s cities.nbsp; Franklin Toker shows us why. Toker highlights this remarkable story of urban reinvention by focusing on what makes Pittsburgh so resilient and appealing – its strong neighborhoods and their surprisingly rich architectural history.nbsp;nbsp; The many unique, lively urban communities that make up Pittsburgh are a treasure trove of every imaginable style of structure, from Victorian to Bauhaus, Gothic to Art Deco, and from Industrial to Green.nbsp; These ordinary homes expressed the aspirations of people who came from around the world to settle in Pittsburgh, while they built the city itself into an economic powerhouse.nbsp; With the wealth generated by this everyday work, local captains of industry could build their own monumental additions to Pittsburgh’s urban landscape, including two of America’s greatest buildings: H. H. Richardson’s Allegheny Courthouse and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.nbsp; With accessible prose, Toker examines Pittsburgh in its historical context (from Indian settlement to postmodern city), in its regional setting (from the playgrounds of the Laurel Highlands to the hard-working mill towns dotting the landscape), and from the street level (leading the reader on a personal tour through every neighborhood).nbsp; Based on his 1986 classic, Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait, but with a completely revised text and lavishly illustrated with all new photos and maps,Pittsburgh: A New Portraitreveals the true colors of a truly great American city.nbsp;


When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. But, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers’s riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy – an American who converted to Islam – and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun became possible. Like What Is the What, Zeitoun was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research – in this case, in the U.S., Spain, and Syria.


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