It's Great to Suck at Something

It's Great to Suck at Something

It's Great to Suck at Something
Rating 4 / 5 based on 570 votes

It's Great to Suck at Something is Self-Help books by Karen Rinaldi, publish by Simon and Schuster 2019-05-07. You may find Karen Rinaldi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the It's Great to Suck at Something details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (570 readers) Karen Rinaldi Simon and Schuster 1501195786 2019-05-07

Book Summary

Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. What if the secret to resilience and joy is the one thing we’ve been taught to avoid? When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won’t make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you’re really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. As a sh*tty surfer and all-around-imperfect human Karen Rinaldi explains in this eye-opening book, we live in a time of aspirational psychoses. We humblebrag about how hard we work and we prioritize productivity over play. Even kids don’t play for the sake of playing anymore: they’re building blocks to build the ideal college application. But we’re all being had. We’re told to be the best or nothing at all. We’re trapped in an epic and farcical quest for perfection. We judge others on stuff we can’t even begin to master, and it’s all making us more anxious and depressed than ever. Worse, we’re not improving on what really matters. This book provides the antidote. (It’s Great to) Suck at Something reveals that the key to a richer, more fulfilling life is finding something to suck at. Drawing on her personal experience sucking at surfing (a sport she’s dedicated nearly two decades of her life to doing without ever coming close to getting good at it) along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science, Rinaldi explores sucking as a lost art we must reclaim for our health and our sanity and helps us find the way to our own riotous suck-ability. She draws from sources as diverse as Anthony Bourdain and surfing luminary Jaimal Yogis, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among many others, and explains the marvelous things that happen to our mammalian brains when we try something new, all to discover what she’s learned firsthand: it is great to suck at something. Sucking at something rewires our brain in positive ways, helps us cultivate grit, and inspires us to find joy in the process, without obsessing about the destination. Ultimately, it gives you freedom: the freedom to suck without caring is revelatory. Coupling honest, hilarious storytelling with unexpected insights, (It’s Great to) Suck at Something is an invitation to embrace our shortcomings as the very best of who we are and to open ourselves up to adventure, where we may not find what we thought we were looking for, but something way more important.

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Why We Suck

Why We Suck

Why We Suck
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 38 votes

Why We Suck is Humor books by Denis Leary, publish by Penguin 2008-11-18. You may find Denis Leary info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Why We Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (38 readers) Denis Leary Penguin 1440640734 2008-11-18

Book Summary

The New York Times bestseller One of America’s most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public for far too long. Sparing no one, Leary zeroes in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it—his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics—with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for CancerLock ’n Load. Proudly Irish-American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are both penetrating social commentary with no holds barred and laugh-out-loud funny. As always, Leary’s impassioned comic perspective in Why We Suck is right on target. Leary is the star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated television show Rescue Me.

Embrace the Suck

Embrace the Suck

Embrace the Suck
Rating 3 / 5 based on 449 votes

Embrace the Suck is Self-Help books by Brent Gleeson, publish by Hachette Go 2020-12-22. You may find Brent Gleeson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Embrace the Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (449 readers) Brent Gleeson Hachette Go 0306846322 2020-12-22

Book Summary

Get into the Navy SEAL mindset with this raw, brutally honest, in-your-face self-help guide that will teach you how to thrive on adversity. During the brutal crucible of Navy SEAL training, instructors often tell students to "embrace the suck." This phrase conveys the one lesson that is vital for any SEAL hopeful to learn: lean into the suffering and get comfortable being very uncomfortable. In this powerful, no-nonsense guide, Navy SEAL combat veteran turned leadership expert Brent Gleeson teaches you how to transform every area of your life—the Navy SEAL way. Can anyone develop this level of resilience? Gleeson breaks it down to a Challenge-Commitment-Control mindset. He reveals how resilient people view difficulties as a Challenge, where obstacles and failures are opportunities for growth. Next, they have a strong emotional Commitment to their goals and are not easily distracted or deterred. Finally, resilient people focus their energy on the things within their Control, rather than fixating on factors they can't impact. Embrace the Suck provides an actionable roadmap that empowers you to expand your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Through candid storytelling, behavioral science research, and plenty of self-deprecating humor, Gleeson shows you how to use pain as a pathway, reassess your values, remove temptation, build discipline, suffer with purpose, fail successfully, transform your mind, and achieve more of the goals you set

Get a Life That Doesn't Suck

Get a Life That Doesn't Suck

Get a Life That Doesn't Suck
Rating 3 / 5 based on 674 votes

Get a Life That Doesn't Suck is Self-Help books by Michelle Deangelis, publish by Rodale Books 2008-09-02. You may find Michelle Deangelis info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Get a Life That Doesn't Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (674 readers) Michelle Deangelis Rodale Books 1605299189 2008-09-02

Book Summary

Life can really suck. But it doesn't have to. With the help of esteemed consultant and coach Michelle DeAngelis, life can really rock. DeAngelis serves up a combination of street-smart wisdom and cheerful irreverence as she shows readers how to enjoy the "ride of their lives," regardless of the roadblocks or potholes along the way. By providing the specific mechanics to joy, DeAngelis shows that joy is a repeatable by-product of living one's life in integrity and of making conscious choices every day that kick misery, worry, and guilt to the curb. She explains how most people are not naturally equipped to deal with life's challenges and then introduces foundational tools and effective techniques to take readers from crappy to happy. She starts with a Joy Quotient Quiz that gives readers their "JQ" score and identifies their "Gap"--the measurable difference between what people think and what they do--which is where life sucks. She then teaches a four-step, fast-acting process that provides "suck relief" to solve everyday problems. The centerpiece of the work is DeAngelis's 10 Life-Changing Ahas. From the title to the very last line, Get a Life That Doesn't Suck is not your everyday self-help book. Through humor and real-life examples, DeAngelis explains how readers can reduce their stress, improve their outlook, and get rid of whatever is holding them back. She provides the formula for readers to make joy real and accessible so that the journey from "life sucks" to "life rocks" is worth the trip.

The End of Men

The End of Men

The End of Men
Rating 2 / 5 based on 15 votes

The End of Men is Fiction books by Karen Rinaldi, publish by HarperCollins 2017-06-20. You may find Karen Rinaldi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The End of Men details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
2 (15 readers) Karen Rinaldi HarperCollins 0062569015 2017-06-20

Book Summary

A Refinery29 Best Book of the Year The novel that inspired the acclaimed Rebecca Miller film Maggie's Plan, starring Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, and Greta Gerwig. Isabel, Anna, Beth, and Maggie are women who aren’t afraid to take it all. Whether spearheading a pregnancy lingerie company, conspiring to return a husband to his ex-wife, lusting after an old lover while in a satisfying marriage, or trying to balance motherhood and work—they are sexy, determined, and not looking for a simple happily ever after. Through punchy, hilarious, and insightful storytelling, The End of Men shatters the confines of society, and more importantly, those we impose upon ourselves. “With humor, bravery, and panache, Karen Rinaldi puts her finger straight on the tender conundrum of the female experience, where work, love, and motherhood intersect.” — Rebecca Miller, director of Maggie’s Plan "Karen Rinaldi's The End of Men is in every way marvelous. A sharply drawn story—or more accurately, stories—that gets everything right. Warm hearted but painfully close to the bone. " —Anthony Bourdain "In 1995, I wrote a short story, 'Baster,' inspired by some goings-on in my friend Karen Rinaldi's life. In 2003, that story, significantly altered, became the Jennifer Aniston-movie ‘The Switch.’ In 2016, another film, 'Maggie's Plan,' directed by Rebecca Miller, appeared, this time based partly on Rinaldi's unfinished novel about said events. And, now, Rinaldi has finished that novel, creating yet another version, her own version. I knew it was a good idea the first time I heard it, but I had no inkling it would prove quite so fruitful. Given the subject matter, however, how could it be otherwise? Certainly, this is a story that keeps on giving." —Jeffrey Eugenides

It Doesn't Suck

It Doesn't Suck

It Doesn't Suck
Rating 3 / 5 based on 3 votes

It Doesn't Suck is Performing Arts books by Adam Nayman, publish by ECW Press 2014-04-01. You may find Adam Nayman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the It Doesn't Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (3 readers) Adam Nayman ECW Press 1770905138 2014-04-01

Book Summary

The Worst. Movie. Ever. is a masterpiece. Seriously. Enough time has passed since Showgirls flopped spectacularly that it's time for a good, hard look back at the sequined spectacle. A salvage operation on a very public, very expensive train wreck, It Doesn't Suck argues that Showgirls is much smarter and deeper than it is given credit for. In an accessible and entertaining voice, the book encourages a shift in critical perspective on Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, analyzing the film, its reception, and rehabilitation. This in-depth study of a much-reviled movie is a must read for lovers and haters of the 1995 Razzie winner for Worst Picture.

Why We Don't Suck

Why We Don't Suck

Why We Don't Suck
Rating 3 / 5 based on 3 votes

Why We Don't Suck is Humor books by Denis Leary, publish by Crown 2017-10-24. You may find Denis Leary info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Why We Don't Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (3 readers) Denis Leary Crown 152476275X 2017-10-24

Book Summary

From the author of the bestselling Why We Suck comes a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense. In an America so gluten-free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir Putin, where college kids are more afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV, it’s time for someone to stand up and make us all smell the covfefe. Dr. Denis Leary is that guy. With Why We DON’T Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches, Denis is on a devoted mission to #MakeAmericaLaughAgain. Using the clamorous political atmosphere as a starting point, he takes a bipartisan look at the topics we all hold so dear to our patriotic hearts—including family, freedom, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka. Denis will answer important questions like: When will Hillary blame herself? Why does Beyoncé think he’s Bryan Adams? And why doesn’t he follow the millennial lead and post pictures of his food on social media? (Spoiler alert: He’s too busy actually eating it.) Not that Denis has anything against millennials: “When it comes to science, math, and technological advances, this generation has done more in three and a half decades than any other age group in history. What did my generation do? Cocaine and quaaludes mostly. With a side order of really stupid haircuts.” Dr. Leary is here to remind us of what truly makes America great, even though we’re #7 on the most recent list of Best Countries to Live In. Which may sound bad but means we still make the playoffs.

You Suck at Cooking

You Suck at Cooking

You Suck at Cooking
Rating 4 / 5 based on 931 votes

You Suck at Cooking is Cooking books by You Suck at Cooking, publish by Clarkson Potter 2019-10-15. You may find You Suck at Cooking info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the You Suck at Cooking details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (931 readers) You Suck at Cooking Clarkson Potter 0525576568 2019-10-15

Book Summary

Do you crave food all the time? Do you think you might want to eat again in the future? Do you suck at cooking? Inspired by the wildly popular YouTube channel, these 60+ recipes will help you suck slightly less You already know the creator of the YouTube show You Suck at Cooking by his well-manicured hands and mysterious voice, and now you’ll know him for this equally well-manicured and mysterious tome. It contains more than sixty recipes for beginner cooks and noobs alike, in addition to hundreds of paragraphs and sentences, as well as photos and drawings. You’ll learn to cook with unintimidating ingredients in dishes like Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Cupcake Muffin-Type Things, Eddie’s Roasted Red Pepper Dip (while also learning all about Eddie’s sad, sad life), Jalapeño Chicken, and also other stuff. In addition, there are cooking tips that can be applied not only to the very recipes in this book, but also to recipes outside of this book, and to all other areas of your life (with mixed results). In the end, you just might suck slightly less at cooking.* *Results not guaranteed

Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc.
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 34 votes

Creativity, Inc. is Business & Economics books by Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace, publish by Random House Canada 2014-04-08. You may find Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Creativity, Inc. details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (34 readers) Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace Random House Canada 0307361195 2014-04-08

Book Summary

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. • Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change—it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Rating 4 / 5 based on 14 votes

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is Self-Help books by Mark Manson, publish by HarperCollins 2016-09-13. You may find Mark Manson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (14 readers) Mark Manson HarperCollins 006245773X 2016-09-13

Book Summary

#1 New York Times Bestseller Over 10 million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

On Being Awesome

On Being Awesome

On Being Awesome
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

On Being Awesome is Philosophy books by Nick Riggle, publish by Penguin 2017-09-19. You may find Nick Riggle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the On Being Awesome details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Nick Riggle Penguin 1524704687 2017-09-19

Book Summary

In this lively treatise, pro-skater-turned-philosopher Nick Riggle presents a theory of awesomeness (and its opposite, suckiness) that’s both sharply illuminating and more timely than ever “Nick Riggle’s fun book is ‘awesome’ by its own definition. But don’t miss its profound ambition, which is to show how philosophy unearths the structure of ordinary language, defines the meaning of life in routine business, and poses the question of how best to live.” —Aaron James, author of Assholes: A Theory We all know people who are awesome and people who suck, but what do we really mean by these terms? Have you ever been chill or game? Do you rock or rule? If so, then you’re tapped into the ethics of awesomeness. Awesome people excel at creating social openings that encourage expressions of individuality and create community. And if you’re a cheapskate, self-promoter, killjoy, or douchebag, you’re the type of person who shuts social openings down. Put more simply: You suck. From street art to folk singers, Proust to the great etiquette writer Emily Post, President Obama to former Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, Riggle draws on pop culture, politics, history, and sports to explore the origins of awesome, and delves into the nuances of what it means to suck and why it’s so important to strive for awesomeness. An accessible and entertaining lens for navigating the ethics of our time, On Being Awesome provides a new and inspiring framework for understanding ourselves and creating meaningful connections in our everyday lives.

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds
Rating 4 / 5 based on 40 votes

The Darkest Minds is Juvenile Fiction books by Alexandra Bracken, publish by Disney Electronic Content 2012-12-18. You may find Alexandra Bracken info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Darkest Minds details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (40 readers) Alexandra Bracken Disney Electronic Content 1423179188 2012-12-18

Book Summary

Book one in the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore--now with a stunning new look and an exclusive bonus short story featuring Liam and his brother, Cole. When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America's children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. But when the truth about Ruby's abilities--the truth she's hidden from everyone, even the camp authorities--comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. On the run, she joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp: Zu, a young girl haunted by her past; Chubs, a standoffish brainiac; and Liam, their fearless leader, who is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. While they journey to find the one safe haven left for kids like them--East River--they must evade their determined pursuers, including an organization that will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. But as they get closer to grasping the things they've dreamed of, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
Rating 4 / 5 based on 126 votes

The Midnight Library is Fiction books by Matt Haig, publish by HarperCollins 2020-09-29. You may find Matt Haig info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Midnight Library details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (126 readers) Matt Haig HarperCollins 1443455881 2020-09-29

Book Summary

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

The Grace Year

The Grace Year

The Grace Year
Rating 4 / 5 based on 34 votes

The Grace Year is Young Adult Fiction books by Kim Liggett, publish by Wednesday Books 2019-10-08. You may find Kim Liggett info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Grace Year details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (34 readers) Kim Liggett Wednesday Books 1250145465 2019-10-08

Book Summary

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture! “A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggett’s deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story that’s equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other. With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.

In Five Years

In Five Years

In Five Years
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 30 votes

In Five Years is Fiction books by Rebecca Serle, publish by Simon and Schuster 2020-03-10. You may find Rebecca Serle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the In Five Years details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (30 readers) Rebecca Serle Simon and Schuster 1982137460 2020-03-10

Book Summary

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick “In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists ​Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever. Where do you see yourself in five years? Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers. She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content. But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.

Stuff That Sucks

Stuff That Sucks

Stuff That Sucks
Rating 3 / 5 based on 802 votes

Stuff That Sucks is Young Adult Nonfiction books by Ben Sedley, publish by New Harbinger Publications 2017-03-01. You may find Ben Sedley info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Stuff That Sucks details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (802 readers) Ben Sedley New Harbinger Publications 1626258678 2017-03-01

Book Summary

Sometimes everything sucks. This unique, illustrated guide will help you move past negative thoughts and feelings and discover what truly matters to you. If you struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, you should know that your pain is real. No one should try to diminish it. Sometimes stuff really does suck and we have to acknowledge it. Worry, sadness, loneliness, anger, and shame are big and important, but they can also get in the way of what really matters. What if, instead of fighting your pain, you realized what really matters to you—and put those things first in life? If you did that, maybe your pain wouldn’t feel so big anymore. Isn’t it worth a try? Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn to prioritize your thoughts, feelings, and values. You’ll figure out what you care about the most, and then start caring some more! The skills you’ll learn are based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Yes, there are a few written exercises, but this isn’t a workbook. It’s a journey into the stuff that sucks, what makes that sucky stuff suck even more, and how just a few moments each day with the stuff that matters will ultimately transform the stuff that sucks into stuff that is just stuff. Make sense? Maybe you want to be more creative? Or maybe you simply want to do better in school or be a better friend? This book will show you how to focus on what you really care about, so that all that other sucky stuff doesn’t seem so, well, sucky anymore.

History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 8 votes

History Is All You Left Me is Young Adult Fiction books by Adam Silvera, publish by Soho Press 2017-01-17. You may find Adam Silvera info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the History Is All You Left Me details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (8 readers) Adam Silvera Soho Press 1616956933 2017-01-17

Book Summary

"This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything From the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of grief, mental illness, and the devastating consequences of refusing to let go of the past. When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying
Rating 4 / 5 based on 66 votes

One of Us Is Lying is Young Adult Fiction books by Karen M. McManus, publish by Delacorte Press 2017-05-30. You may find Karen M. McManus info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the One of Us Is Lying details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (66 readers) Karen M. McManus Delacorte Press 1524714704 2017-05-30

Book Summary

All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock! THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH “Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. And don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel, One of Us is Next!

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs
Rating 4 / 5 based on 12 votes

Bullshit Jobs is Business & Economics books by David Graeber, publish by Simon and Schuster 2018-05-15. You may find David Graeber info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bullshit Jobs details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (12 readers) David Graeber Simon and Schuster 1501143344 2018-05-15

Book Summary

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

Healthy Habits Suck

Healthy Habits Suck

Healthy Habits Suck
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

Healthy Habits Suck is Self-Help books by Dayna Lee-Baggley, publish by New Harbinger Publications 2019-07-01. You may find Dayna Lee-Baggley info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Healthy Habits Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) Dayna Lee-Baggley New Harbinger Publications 1684033330 2019-07-01

Book Summary

Salad instead of steak? Working out? Skipping that second beer or glass of wine? Healthy habits are THE WORST. If you’re someone who gets up every morning and can’t wait for your run, considers eating sweet potatoes a splurge, and sets aside thirty minutes before work to meditate—this book isn’t for you. If you’re someone who thinks about getting up to go for a run but goes back to sleep, regrets last night’s dinner of fast food, and can barely get to work on time—let alone meditate—then this book will help you find the motivation you’ve been looking for to live your healthiest life, even when you don’t want to. With this funny, in-your-face guide, you won’t find advice on how to “enjoy” exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing. Using these skills—based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and neuroscience—you’ll learn to find the motivation you’re really craving to adopt healthy habits, even if they do suck. You’ll also discover how to accept self-criticism, develop self-compassion, and live a more meaningful life. This book not only acknowledges that many healthy habits suck, it uses science to explain why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise). At the end, you’ll feel validated in feeling like these things are the absolute worst. But you’ll also find the motivation to do them anyway.

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 33 votes

12 Rules for Life is Psychology books by Jordan B. Peterson, publish by Random House Canada 2018-01-23. You may find Jordan B. Peterson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the 12 Rules for Life details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (33 readers) Jordan B. Peterson Random House Canada 0345816048 2018-01-23

Book Summary

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

The Children's Story

The Children's Story

The Children's Story
Rating 3 / 5 based on 329 votes

The Children's Story is Fiction books by James Clavell, publish by Dell 2014-11-12. You may find James Clavell info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Children's Story details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (329 readers) James Clavell Dell 0804154007 2014-11-12

Book Summary

It was a simple incident in the life of James Clavell—a talk with his young daughter just home from school—that inspired this chilling tale of what could happen in twenty-five quietly devastating minutes. He writes, "The Children's Story came into being that day. It was then that I really realized how vulnerable my child's mind was —any mind, for that matter—under controlled circumstances. Normally I write and rewrite and re-rewrite, but this story came quickly—almost by itself. Barely three words were changed. It pleases me greatly because I kept asking the questions… Questions like, What's the use of 'I pledge allegiance' without understanding? Like Why is it so easy to divert thoughts? Like What is freedom? and Why is so hard to explain? The Children's Story keeps asking me all sorts of questions I cannot answer. Perhaps you can—then your child will...."

Can't Hurt Me

Can't Hurt Me

Can't Hurt Me
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 3 votes

Can't Hurt Me is Self-Help books by David Goggins, publish by David Goggins 2021-04-01. You may find David Goggins info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Can't Hurt Me details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (3 readers) David Goggins David Goggins 1544507860 2021-04-01

Book Summary

New York Times Bestseller Over 2.5 million copies sold For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America. In this curse-word-free edition of Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
Rating 4 / 5 based on 3608 votes

Charlotte's Web is Juvenile Fiction books by E. B. White, publish by HarperCollins 2015-03-17. You may find E. B. White info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Charlotte's Web details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (3608 readers) E. B. White HarperCollins 0062406787 2015-03-17

Book Summary

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.

Modern Romance

Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 3597 votes

Modern Romance is Humor books by Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg, publish by Penguin 2015-06-16. You may find Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Modern Romance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (3597 readers) Aziz Ansari,Eric Klinenberg Penguin 069817996X 2015-06-16

Book Summary

The #1 New York Times Bestseller “An engaging look at the often head-scratching, frequently infuriating mating behaviors that shape our love lives.” —Refinery 29 A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?” But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

Small Spaces

Small Spaces

Small Spaces
Rating 4 / 5 based on 19 votes

Small Spaces is Juvenile Fiction books by Katherine Arden, publish by Penguin 2018-09-25. You may find Katherine Arden info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Small Spaces details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (19 readers) Katherine Arden Penguin 0525515038 2018-09-25

Book Summary

New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic. After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think—she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price. Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn't have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie's previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN. Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver's warning. As the trio head out into the woods—bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them—the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: "Avoid large places. Keep to small." And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

Violence. Speed. Momentum.

Violence. Speed. Momentum.

Violence. Speed. Momentum.
Rating 3 / 5 based on 2 votes

Violence. Speed. Momentum. is Humor books by Dr Disrespect, publish by Simon and Schuster 2021-03-30. You may find Dr Disrespect info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Violence. Speed. Momentum. details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (2 readers) Dr Disrespect Simon and Schuster 198215389X 2021-03-30

Book Summary

Too much power. Wow. Too much energy. Wow. Too much anticipation. WOW. It’s the nationally bestselling memoir from the biggest star in gaming: Dr Disrespect. Dr Disrespect is a 6-foot-8 freak of nature with a 37-inch vertical, the two-time, back-to-back 1993–94 Blockbuster Video Game Champion, and in his factual opinion, the most dominant international gaming superstar in the history of the world. It was just a matter of time before Western civilization came begging Doc to save literature by writing a memoir that reads like a vicious, muscular lion clawing his way through the rocks, roaring in anger and dominance. Here you will find his deepest, most intimate secrets. The untold history of his mysterious, legendary origins and his rise to unparalleled dominance. And most of all, you will find out what, exactly, Doc’s a doctor of. Are you ready for a book with the rhythm of a sleazy ’70s muscleman and the ruthlessness of a ’90s serial killer? A journey that stares down the long, dark alley of your fears and never looks back? Does your warrior’s heart yearn to reach the tippity top of the mountain just to realize you’re still only halfway up? If so, firm handshakes, Champion: Welcome to the salvation of literature.

Out of Office

Out of Office

Out of Office
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Out of Office is Self-Help books by Charlie Warzel,Anne Helen Petersen, publish by Knopf 2021-12-07. You may find Charlie Warzel,Anne Helen Petersen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Out of Office details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Charlie Warzel,Anne Helen Petersen Knopf 0593320107 2021-12-07

Book Summary

The future isn’t about where we will work, but how. For years we have struggled to balance work and life, with most of us feeling overwhelmed and burned out because our relationship to work is broken. This “isn't just a book about remote work. It's a book that helps us imagine a future where our lives—at the office and home—are happier, more productive, and genuinely meaningful” (Charles Duhigg, best-selling author of The Power of Habit). Out of Office is a book for every office worker – from employees to managers – currently facing the decision about whether, and how, to return to the office. The past two years have shown us that there may be a new path forward, one that doesn’t involve hellish daily commutes and the demands of jam-packed work schedules that no longer make sense. But how can we realize that future in a way that benefits workers and companies alike? Based on groundbreaking reporting and interviews with workers and managers around the world, Out of Office illuminates the key values and questions that should be driving this conversation: trust, fairness, flexibility, inclusive workplaces, equity, and work-life balance. Above all, they argue that companies need to listen to their employees – and that this will promote, rather than impede, productivity and profitability. As a society, we have talked for decades about flexible work arrangements; this book makes clear that we are at an inflection point where this is actually possible for many employees and their companies. Out of Office is about so much more than zoom meetings and hybrid schedules: it aims to reshape our entire relationship to the office.

How to Have Your Life Not Suck

How to Have Your Life Not Suck

How to Have Your Life Not Suck
Rating 3 / 5 based on 175 votes

How to Have Your Life Not Suck is Religion books by Bianca Juarez Olthoff, publish by Zondervan 2019-08-27. You may find Bianca Juarez Olthoff info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the How to Have Your Life Not Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (175 readers) Bianca Juarez Olthoff Zondervan 0310345278 2019-08-27

Book Summary

Do you ever just want someone to help you figure life out--to tell you how to win at work, what guys to stay away from, and what jeans rock your body shape? This book is the perfect cocktail of sass and down-to-earth guidance to navigate your way to the life you want to live. With so much information at your fingertips, real success, good dates, and true friendships can often feel out of reach. Packed with lessons learned from her own mistakes and heartache, Bianca Juarez Olthoff is your guide (minus the cargo shorts and tacky hat) in avoiding unnecessary detours on the path to your best self. With her signature wit, engaging stories, and brilliant insights from a counselor friend, Bianca gives spot-on advice for adulting, career, relationships, and faith. Following the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi, Bianca's humorous and honest anecdotes will empower you to create a successful life and discover all you can be. This curated manual for the modern woman will help you: Connect with a mentor, let go of bad friendships, and find a relationship worth keeping Trust the goodness of God even in loss, betrayal, and unanswered questions Take initiative, do hard things, and achieve meaningful success Fall in love with God's Word and see the Bible come alive Bianca will show you that though life is tough, you are too.

You Suck

You Suck

You Suck
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 89 votes

You Suck is Fiction books by Christopher Moore, publish by Harper Collins 2009-10-13. You may find Christopher Moore info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the You Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (89 readers) Christopher Moore Harper Collins 0061801984 2009-10-13

Book Summary

Being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues. But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue. And that really sucks.

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Pinocchio
Rating 3 / 5 based on 178 votes

Pinocchio is Fiction books by Carlo Collodi, publish by Xist Publishing 2015-06-12. You may find Carlo Collodi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Pinocchio details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (178 readers) Carlo Collodi Xist Publishing 1681950634 2015-06-12

Book Summary

The Beloved Children's Story of Pinocchio “A conscience is that still small voice that people won't listen to.” ― Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio Read the classic version of Pinocchio, perfect as a read-aloud or for young readers. When the kindly woodcarver wishes for a son, he is granted an amazing gift. Pinocchio is a story that has delighted generations and belongs in every kid's library. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Normal Sucks

Normal Sucks

Normal Sucks
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Normal Sucks is Biography & Autobiography books by Jonathan Mooney, publish by Henry Holt and Company 2019-08-13. You may find Jonathan Mooney info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Normal Sucks details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Jonathan Mooney Henry Holt and Company 1250190177 2019-08-13

Book Summary

Confessional and often hilarious, in Normal Sucks a neuro-diverse writer, advocate, and father meditates on his life, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learn—individually, uniquely, and with advantages and upshots to every type of brain and body. As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn't learn to read until he was twelve, the realization that that he wasn’t the problem—the system and the concept of normal were—saved Mooney’s life and fundamentally changed his outlook. Here he explores the toll that being not normal takes on kids and adults when they’re trapped in environments that label them, shame them, and tell them, even in subtle ways, that they are the problem. But, he argues, if we can reorient the ways in which we think about diversity, abilities, and disabilities, we can start a revolution. A highly sought after public speaker, Mooney has been inspiring audiences with his story and his message for nearly two decades. Now he’s ready to share what he’s learned from parents, educators, researchers, and kids in a book that is as much a survival guide as it is a call to action. Whip-smart, insightful, and utterly inspiring—and movingly framed as a letter to his own young sons, as they work to find their ways in the world—this book will upend what we call normal and empower us all.

Everything Is F*cked

Everything Is F*cked

Everything Is F*cked
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 11 votes

Everything Is F*cked is Self-Help books by Mark Manson, publish by HarperCollins 2019-05-14. You may find Mark Manson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Everything Is F*cked details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (11 readers) Mark Manson HarperCollins 0062888471 2019-05-14

Book Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries. Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself. With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.

The Secret

The Secret

The Secret
Rating 3 / 5 based on 3579 votes

The Secret is Body, Mind & Spirit books by Rhonda Byrne, publish by Simon and Schuster 2007-02-26. You may find Rhonda Byrne info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Secret details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (3579 readers) Rhonda Byrne Simon and Schuster 1416554998 2007-02-26

Book Summary

The worldwide bestselling phenomenon that has helped millions tap the power of the law that governs all our lives to create—intentionally and effortlessly—a joyful life. In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions, and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

Wildpreneurs

Wildpreneurs

Wildpreneurs
Rating 3 / 5 based on 1 votes

Wildpreneurs is Business & Economics books by Tamara Jacobi, publish by HarperCollins Leadership 2020-02-11. You may find Tamara Jacobi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Wildpreneurs details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (1 readers) Tamara Jacobi HarperCollins Leadership 1400216338 2020-02-11

Book Summary

Real-life “wildpreneur” Tamara Jacobi shares her insights on what it takes to successfully make the leap from a safe yet soul-crushing day job to chasing your dreams. This book illuminates how surf guides, ski builders, yoga and wellness instructors, environmental activists, nature lovers, podcasters, artisans, and other creatives achieve an adventurous lifestyle and financial viability. Whether you’re stuck in the nine-to-five grind, are an enterprising college grad, a dynamic retiree, or are just an out-of-the-box thinker, it’s time to embrace your free spirit and become a Wildpreneur! Entrepreneur and author Tamara Jacobi understands the challenge and reward of turning your passion into a business. Over ten years ago, she and her family started the Tailwind Jungle Lodge, a treehouse style eco-lodge in the jungle on the Mexican Pacific coastline. Jacobi shares the lessons she’s learned, alongside stories and wisdom from other Wildpreneurs. In Wildpreneurs, you will: Access a practical blueprint for starting and managing an unconventional business. Receive the support needed to stay on track with what can be a difficult path filled with unexpected challenges and is worth it in the end. Gain insights into the world of Wildpreneurship, its characters, and the lifestyle that is within anyone’s grasp. Discover an alternative to living on autopilot, an opportunity to move beyond fear, come alive, and tune into inspiration while also making a living. Let Wildpreneurs help you blaze the path to your own journey of meaning, purposefulness, and adventure—and start living the life of your dreams.

Scheitern erlaubt!

Scheitern erlaubt!

Scheitern erlaubt!
Rating 4 / 5 based on 525 votes

Scheitern erlaubt! is Self-Help books by Karen Rinaldi, publish by Goldmann Verlag 2020-05-18. You may find Karen Rinaldi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Scheitern erlaubt! details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (525 readers) Karen Rinaldi Goldmann Verlag 3641238072 2020-05-18

Book Summary

»Ich bin alles andere als perfekt und ich arbeite auch nicht daran.« Karen Rinaldi Karen Rinaldis große Leidenschaft ist das Surfen. Dass sie kein Talent dafür hat, kann sie nicht davon abhalten. Denn sie hat einfach Spaß daran. Und das ist es, was für Rinaldi dabei am meisten zählt. Mit ihrem ebenso mutigen wie humorvollen Plädoyer ruft sie uns dazu auf, neue Dinge zu wagen – auch auf die Gefahr hin, dass wir Fehler machen. Wir sollten uns wieder erlauben, etwas nur deshalb zu tun, weil es uns Freude bereitet. So lernen wir, im gegenwärtigen Moment zu leben und achtsam zu bleiben. Nicht zuletzt üben wir uns beim Scheitern in unwesentlichen Bereichen in Geduld und Beharrlichkeit für die Dinge, die im Leben wirklich zählen.

How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 2 votes

How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck is Photography books by Steve Stockman, publish by Workman Publishing Company 2011-06-02. You may find Steve Stockman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (2 readers) Steve Stockman Workman Publishing Company 0761165290 2011-06-02

Book Summary

Newly updated and revised, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly—whether you read it cover to cover or just skim a few chapters. It’s about the language of video and how to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication). It’s about the rules developed over a century of movie-making—which work just as well when shooting a two-year-old’s birthday party on your phone. Written by Steve Stockman, the director of the award-winning feature Two Weeks, plus TV shows, music videos, and hundreds of commercials, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck explains in 74 short, pithy, insightful chapters how to tell a story and entertain your audience. In other words, how to shoot video people will want to watch. Here’s how to think in shots—how to move-point-shoot-stop-repeat, instead of planting yourself in one spot and pressing “Record” for five minutes. Why never to shoot until you see the whites of your subject’s eyes. Why to “zoom” with your feet and not the lens. How to create intrigue on camera. The book covers the basics of video production: framing, lighting, sound (use an external mic), editing, special effects (turn them off!), and gives advice on shooting a variety of specific situations: sporting events, parties and family gatherings, graduations and performances. Plus, how to make instructional and promotional videos, how to make a music video, how to capture stunts, and much more. At the end of every chapter is a suggestion of how to immediately put what you’ve learned into practice, so the next time you’re shooting you’ll have begun to master the skill. Steve’s website (stevestockman.com) provides video examples to illustrate different production ideas, techniques, and situations, and his latest thoughts on all things video.

Why Your Life Sucks

Why Your Life Sucks

Why Your Life Sucks
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 3 votes

Why Your Life Sucks is Self-Help books by Alan Cohen, publish by Bantam 2007-12-18. You may find Alan Cohen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Why Your Life Sucks details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (3 readers) Alan Cohen Bantam 030741874X 2007-12-18

Book Summary

The in-your-face, no-hype guide to getting happy… Your life sucks if… • You routinely make someone or something more important than you • The life you are living on the outside doesn’t match who you are on the inside • You say yes when you mean no • You try to fix other people • You’ve forgotten to enjoy the ride When your life sucks, it’s a wake-up call. Now self-help guru and bestselling author Alan Cohen invites you to answer that call, change your course, and enjoy the life you were meant to live. In ten compelling chapters, Cohen shows you how to stop wasting your energy on people and things that deaden you–and use it for things you love. With great humor, great examples, and exhilarating directness, Why Your Life Sucks doesn’t just spell out the ways in which you undermine your power, purpose, and creativity–it shows you how to reverse the damage. Here is an encouraging but loud-and-clear reminder that in every moment we generate our own experience by the choices we make, and that today is the best day to begin your new life.

Bared to You

Bared to You

Bared to You
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 939 votes

Bared to You is Fiction books by Sylvia Day, publish by Penguin 2012-05-24. You may find Sylvia Day info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bared to You details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (939 readers) Sylvia Day Penguin 1101604786 2012-05-24

Book Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the first novel in the Crossfire series—a provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire, and became a global phenomenon. Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness... He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily... Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds...and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...

Don't Quit Your Day Job!

Don't Quit Your Day Job!

Don't Quit Your Day Job!
Rating 3 / 5 based on 841 votes

Don't Quit Your Day Job! is Business & Economics books by Larry Winget, publish by Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media 2021-06-22. You may find Larry Winget info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Don't Quit Your Day Job! details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (841 readers) Larry Winget Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media 1722526092 2021-06-22

Book Summary

"Winget provides a wealth of sound entrepreneurial counsel customized for the beginner and covering everything from social media to time management." - Kirkus Reviews Larry Winget is NOT against starting your own business or becoming an entrepreneur. He is against doing it the wrong way, with no plan, little preparation and only your passion to rely on. Larry often says people have been sold an old bag of “hooey” about what it takes to be successful in business. Forget passion, motivation, “loving what you do”, etc. Those things matter, but only a little. What really matters is finding a problem and solving it, serving your customer better than the competition, knowing how to sell and managing your time, resources and employees. You will not only be asked the tough questions in this book, you’ll get the answers. Questions like: Is your business necessary? What problem does it solve? What need does it fill? What pain does it alleviate? What tangible benefit will the customer receive? What should I charge? What gives you the right to be in business? Learn how to: Hire and fire Manage employees according to the core values of honesty, integrity and more Serve your customer the way they want to be served Sell…no skill is more important Become impossible to say no to Create value in the mind of the customer “Circle the Wagons” and defend yourself and your business when it all goes to Hell This short course in business preparation and business survival is the handbook you need before you quit your day job!


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