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The Blank Slate

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ISBN10 : 1101200324

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 528

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature from the author of Rationality, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and Enlightenment Now. "Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." --Time Updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts on language and the mind explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense.

Looking at the Bright Side, Mostly

Author : Esther Pearlman

ISBN10 : 1664149449

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 178

Category : Family & Relationships

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Book Summary: Need Some Cheering Up? Look Inside... Looking at the bright side takes some work during a pandemic, but Esther does her best. In this latest collection of stories, the author mostly turns to the pre-COVID past and shares a unique, often comic take on her life’s happenings. The stories travel from her creative world of art and writing, to the home front, to her growing up and mothering years, and more. Rounding out the collection are poems from her sons, Larry and David, and ways to connect to her creative grandchildren, Julian Roc, a musician with music videos on YouTube, and Krystal Pearl, a member of the cheer team of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers with exercise videos on YouTube. Join Esther and her family for a lighter view of life during these challenging times.

I Can Read It All by Myself

Author : Paul V. Allen

ISBN10 : 1496834062

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi

Number of Pages : 366

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: In the late 1950s, Ted Geisel took on the challenge of creating a book using only 250 unique first-grade words, something that aspiring readers would have both the ability and the desire to read. The result was an unlikely children’s classic, The Cat in the Hat. But Geisel didn’t stop there. Using The Cat in the Hat as a template, he teamed with Helen Geisel and Phyllis Cerf to create Beginner Books, a whole new category of readers that combined research-based literacy practices with the logical insanity of Dr. Seuss. The books were an enormous success, giving the world such authors and illustrators as P. D. Eastman, Roy McKie, and Stan and Jan Berenstain, and beloved bestsellers such as Are You My Mother?; Go, Dog. Go!; Put Me in the Zoo; and Green Eggs and Ham. The story of Beginner Books—and Ted Geisel’s role as “president, policymaker, and editor” of the line for thirty years—has been told briefly in various biographies of Dr. Seuss, but I Can Read It All by Myself: The Beginner Books Story presents it in full detail for the first time. Drawn from archival research and dozens of brand-new interviews, I Can Read It All by Myself explores the origins, philosophies, and operations of Beginner Books from The Cat in the Hat in 1957 to 2019’s A Skunk in My Bunk, and reveals the often-fascinating lives of the writers and illustrators who created them.

Shoot to Sell

Author : Rick Smith,Kim Miller

ISBN10 : 1136071016

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

Number of Pages : 324

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Producing and Distributing Special Interest Videos is a step-by-step, do-it-yourself guide for successfully producing, selling and marketing videos without a huge financial investment for anyone who has an idea or expertise that they want to showcase in video. Learn how to successfully create and market videos for carefully researched niche markets, for long-term residual income.

Write Your Book in a Flash

Author : Dan Janal

ISBN10 : 1631611674

Publisher : TCK Publishing

Number of Pages : 197

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Write your business book without wasting time or money—a “superb” guide for executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders (Henry DeVries, author of Persuade with a Story). Write Your Book in a Flash shows how to get focused fast, so you can write your book without tearing your hair out. As with any enterprise, writing a book requires a clear system—or nothing gets finished. Unlike books that show you why you should write a book, this book actually shows you how to write a book! You’ll discover: How to write a simple outline that makes the writing process faster and easier How to get stunning testimonials to help sell your book How to find and manage beta readers who will share honest feedback before the book is published How to research interesting ideas, stories, and facts so you never run out of ideas or information How to overcome “The Imposter Syndrome” and other limiting beliefs that stifle nearly every would-be author Clear examples that show you what to do (and what not to do) Empowering exercises that show you how to write better and faster Simple how-to steps anyone can follow to write a book Business leaders who write books get more clients at higher fees, have more impact, develop more credibility, and have more influence where it matters most: in front of clients, customers, and prospects. This is the perfect book to read if you are a thought leader, entrepreneur or business executive who wants to write a business book to build your personal brand, open doors to new opportunities, and leave a legacy of wisdom to future generations.

Furiously Happy

Author : Jenny Lawson

ISBN10 : 125007701X

Publisher : Flatiron Books

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

Vocabulary At Your Fingertips

Author : M C Sreevalsan

ISBN10 : 9788125919056

Publisher : Vikas Publishing House

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Young Adult Nonfiction

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Book Summary: The More Words You Know, The Better You Are Able To Communicate. So That Others Are Able To Understand Exactly What You Mean, You Need To Pick Up Your Words Precisely. This Develops Others ́ Trust And Confidence In You, As Also Strengthens Your Own Confide

South Park FAQ

Author : Dave Thompson

ISBN10 : 149500208X

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: SOUTH PARK FAQ:ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN AND #%$* OF AM

Unfiltered

Author : Jessica Abo

ISBN10 : 1613083920

Publisher : Entrepreneur Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: A Year From Now You’ll Be Happy You Started Today Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look on Social Media is for anyone who needs to be reminded that we’re all a work in progress, no matter what judgments we make when measuring our lives against what others share online. In her debut book, award-winning journalist and sought-after speaker Jessica Abo addresses the relationship between our psychology and technology and how we can take back our happiness IRL (in real life) without falling into the compare and despair trap. Jessica helps you push the reset button with bite-sized chapters full of practical insights from experts and psychologists, as well as funny anecdotes and inspiring stories from celebrities like Alysia Reiner of “Orange is the New Black” and Baked by Melissa CEO Melissa Ben-Ishay. You’ll learn how to: Identify what's really at the root of your unhappiness Stay positive when you're feeling lost and rejected Build a life that makes you happiest Navigate toxic relationships and inevitable friendshifts Master the art of letting go Turn setbacks into stepping stones

The Story So Far Vol. 1

Author : Liam Gibbs

ISBN10 : 0463069900

Publisher : Plot Device Publishing

Number of Pages : 57

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: You don’t have to change any diapers here. We don’t go back that far. Sit back and wonder what Schizophrenic was like as a college dropout. What happened to Harrier after he won the Nobel Peace Prize. How Multipurpose rose to become one of the greatest weight-loss gurus the universe had ever come to trust. Because none of that actually happened. Cooler junk did, though. Like Multipurpose eating an entire bagel. Singlehandedly. Read about the history of your favorite In a Galaxy Far, Far AwRy jackasses: how they became who they are today. Who used to work as a recharge station attendant? Who set fire to a pile of old laundry? Whose urine smells most like asparagus? Or don’t. Don’t read about it. But you’ll always wonder about that asparagus urine. They all do. They all do.

Conversations with Gish Jen

Author : John Zheng,Biling Chen

ISBN10 : 1496819365

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Conversations with Gish Jen is the first collection of interviews with the renowned contemporary American author Gish Jen (b. 1955), whose acclaimed fiction and nonfiction have fascinated American readers for more than thirty years. The conversations in this book offer first-hand information not only about Jen's authorial intentions, but also about her life as a daughter of Chinese immigrants. Spanning more than two decades, beginning in 1991 and ending with a new, unpublished interview from 2017, these interviews provide readers a sense of Jen's development as a novelist and cultural critic. Jen's insights into the merits and drawbacks of Eastern and Western cultures, including American individualism and exceptionalism and Asian interdependent mindset and living principles, provide us with keys to understanding the identity struggles of the author herself as well as her fictional characters. The comparative approach Jen adopts in her comments on such topics as education, politics, business, religion, and concepts of creativity and success provokes readers to reflect on their relationships with themselves, with the society in which they live, and with the rest of the world. At the heart of these conversations is Jen's sense of humor, which makes the book a joyful read for both scholars and casual fans of her work.

168 Hours

Author : Laura Vanderkam

ISBN10 : 1101432942

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: There are 168 hours in a week. This book is about where the time really goes, and how we can all use it better. It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. With the rise of two-income families, extreme jobs, and 24/7 connectivity, life is so frenzied we can barely find time to breathe. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren't enough hours to do it all. Or else, if we don't make excuses, we make sacrifices. To get ahead at work we spend less time with our spouses. To carve out more family time, we put off getting in shape. To train for a marathon, we cut back on sleep. There has to be a better way-and Laura Vanderkam has found one. After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there's time for the important stuff. They focus on what they do best and what only they can do. When plans go wrong and they run out of time, only their lesser priorities suffer. It's not always easy, but the payoff is enormous. Vanderkam shows that it really is possible to sleep eight hours a night, exercise five days a week, take piano lessons, and write a novel without giving up quality time for work, family, and other things that really matter. The key is to start with a blank slate and to fill up your 168 hours only with things that deserve your time. Of course, you probably won't read to your children at 2:00 am, or skip a Wednesday morning meeting to go hiking, but you can cut back on how much you watch TV, do laundry, or spend time on other less fulfilling activities. Vanderkam shares creative ways to rearrange your schedule to make room for the things that matter most. 168 Hours is a fun, inspiring, practical guide that will help men and women of any age, lifestyle, or career get the most out of their time and their lives.

A First Course in Topology

Author : Robert A Conover

ISBN10 : 0486791726

Publisher : Courier Corporation

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Mathematics

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Book Summary: Students must prove all of the theorems in this undergraduate-level text, which focuses on point-set topology and emphasizes continuity. The final chapter explores homotopy and the fundamental group. 1975 edition.

Tutor in a Book

Author : Alexandra Mayzler,Ana McGann

ISBN10 : 1440507260

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Education

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Book Summary: Organization. Time management. Study skills. These are the three critical skills students need to perform well in school. Most students lack at least one of these skills; many lack all three. Yet without a sound understanding of this all-important learning trifecta, students are likely to fail--over and over again. In this practical hands-on guide, Thinking Caps founder Alexandra Mayzler outlines the unique approach that has made her one-of-a-kind tutoring program such a success with students, parents, and educators alike. This interactive program steps your child through these crucial three areas, providing the worksheets, exercises, and anecdotes she needs to master them in record time. The book also features stories throughout, based on case studies of real-life clients. Special emphasis is placed on helping students understand how their own personalities, behaviors, and habits affect their work. Your child will learn to identify short- and long-term goals, and come to see how good study habits can help him achieve those goals. With this book, your child can get through school with flying colors!

Beyond Reasoning

Author : Ken Manktelow

ISBN10 : 1000287653

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 226

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: This book tells the story of Peter Cathcart Wason, offering unique insights into the life of the pioneering research psychologist credited for establishing a whole new field of science: the psychological study of reasoning. And this was just one of the major contributions he made to psychology. Covering much more than Wason’s academic work, the author, Ken Manktelow, paints a vivid and personal portrait of the man. The book traces Wason’s eclectic family history, steeped in Liberal politics and aristocratic antecedents, before moving through his service in the Second World War and the life-changing injuries he sustained at the end of it, and on to his abortive first attempt at a career and subsequent extraordinary success as a psychologist. Following a chronological structure with each chapter dedicated to a significant transition period in Wason’s life, Manktelow expertly weaves together personal narratives with Wason’s evolving intellectual interests and major scientific discoveries, and in doing so simultaneously traces the worlds that vanished during the twentieth century. A brilliant biography of one of the most renowned figures in cognitive psychology, this book will be of interest not only to students and scholars in thinking and reasoning, but to anyone interested in the life and lasting contribution of this celebrated scholar.

From Worry to Wealthy

Author : Chellie Campbell

ISBN10 : 149260481X

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Achieve Financial Freedom from Life with Chellie Campbell's No-Stress Success Plan! Why is it that women are earning more than ever before yet still feel powerless when it comes to money? When it comes to financial security, it's time for us to stop feeling insecure. From Worry to Wealthy is the guide every savvy career woman needs to succeed on her own terms. In this empowering book, personal finance guru Chellie Campbell draws on proven strategies from her popular Financial Stress Reduction workshops to help women win at work and life, including how to: •Harness the four Cs of career success: Confidence, Charisma, Clients, and Cash •Avoid common pitfalls like the Attitude That Will Kill Your Business: "I Can't Do It Myself" and working for praises vs. raises •Earn support for your goals from spouses and loved ones •Gain business knowledge from everything you do (even playing poker!) With her unique female perspective, relatable anecdotes, and easy-to-follow advice, Campbell offers an indispensable road map for every woman to create a successful , happy life at any time. "Chellie does a brilliant job providing a road map for mastering the financial tools necessary to lead a life created by you and for you. A must-read-and a gift-for every woman at every stage of life."-Betsy Myers, founding director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University and former White House adviser on women's issues "If you're looking to master your money and your life, you've got to read this book."-Carol Kline, coauthor of New York Times bestsellers Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason

Funny on Purpose

Author : Joe Randazzo

ISBN10 : 1452135592

Publisher : Chronicle Books

Number of Pages : 338

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: “A guidebook to the world of professional humoring . . . Randazzo pulls off the rare trick of being funny while discussing comedy.” —Michael Ian Black, The New York Times Book Review It takes guts to be a comedian, and it takes smarts to make a living off it. In this insider’s guide, former Onion editor Joe Randazzo delivers a funny and insightful blueprint for those looking to turn their sense of humor into a vocation, and solicits advice and stories from the likes of Judd Apatow, Jack Handey, Weird Al Yankovic, Rob Delaney, Joan Rivers, Tim & Eric, Nick Kroll, Lisa Hanawalt, and more. Explaining how it works and how to break in, Joe provides tips and guidance, outlines successful career paths, and gives readers the knowledge and inspiration to launch a career in comedy with confidence. “Covers an impressive range of comedy formats including standup, improv, sketch, TV, writing, directing, animation, and YouTube . . . includes tons of little details (reviews of websites that accept submissions, tips on how to create funny characters), any one of which might be the thing to jumpstart a comedian’s success.” —Publishers Weekly

Spilling the Beans in Chicanolandia

Author : Frederick Luis Aldama

ISBN10 : 029278435X

Publisher : University of Texas Press

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Since the 1980s, a prolific "second wave" of Chicano/a writers and artists has tremendously expanded the range of genres and subject matter in Chicano/a literature and art. Building on the pioneering work of their predecessors, whose artistic creations were often tied to political activism and the civil rights struggle, today's Chicano/a writers and artists feel free to focus as much on the aesthetic quality of their work as on its social content. They use novels, short stories, poetry, drama, documentary films, and comic books to shape the raw materials of life into art objects that cause us to participate empathetically in an increasingly complex Chicano/a identity and experience. This book presents far-ranging interviews with twenty-one "second wave" Chicano/a poets, fiction writers, dramatists, documentary filmmakers, and playwrights. Some are mainstream, widely recognized creators, while others work from the margins because of their sexual orientations or their controversial positions. Frederick Luis Aldama draws out the artists and authors on both the aesthetic and the sociopolitical concerns that animate their work. Their conversations delve into such areas as how the artists' or writers' life experiences have molded their work, why they choose to work in certain genres and how they have transformed them, what it means to be Chicano/a in today's pluralistic society, and how Chicano/a identity influences and is influenced by contact with ethnic and racial identities from around the world.

Reacher Said Nothing

Author : Andy Martin

ISBN10 : 1509540865

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: It had never been attempted before, and might never be done again. One man watching another man write a novel from beginning to end. On September 1, 2014, in an 11th floor apartment in New York, Lee Child embarked on the twentieth book in his globally successful Jack Reacher series. Andy Martin was there to see him do it, sitting a couple of yards behind him, peering over his shoulder as the writer took another drag of a Camel cigarette and tapped out the first sentence: “Moving a guy as big as Keever wasn’t easy.” Miraculously, Child and Martin stuck with it, in tandem, for the next 8 months, right through to the bitter-sweet end and the last word, “needle”. Reacher Said Nothing is a one-of-a-kind meta-book, an uncompromising account in real time of the genesis, evolution and completion of a single work, Make Me. While unveiling the art of writing a thriller Martin also gives us a unique insight into the everyday life of an exemplary writer. From beginning to end, Martin captures all the sublime confidence, stumbling uncertainty, omniscience, cluelessness, ecstasy, despair, and heart-thumping suspense that go into writing a number-one bestseller.

Getting Dads on Board

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ISBN10 : 155138793X

Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited

Number of Pages : 127

Category : Education, Elementary

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