Year of Yes

Year of Yes

Year of Yes
Rating 4 / 5 based on 31 votes

Year of Yes is Biography & Autobiography books by Shonda Rhimes, publish by Simon and Schuster 2015-11-10. You may find Shonda Rhimes info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Year of Yes details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (31 readers) Shonda Rhimes Simon and Schuster 1476777144 2015-11-10

Book Summary

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times). She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today. Her iconic characters live boldly and speak their minds. So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances? That she suffered panic attacks before media interviews? With three children at home and three hit television shows, it was easy for Shonda to say she was simply too busy. But in truth, she was also afraid. And then, over Thanksgiving dinner, her sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms: You never say yes to anything. Shonda knew she had to embrace the challenge: for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her. This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes. “Honest, raw, and revelatory” (The Washington Post), this wildly candid and compulsively readable book reveals how the mega talented Shonda Rhimes finally achieved badassery worthy of a Shondaland character. Best of all, she “can help motivate even the most determined homebody to get out and try something new” (Chicago Tribune).

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Yes Man

Yes Man

Yes Man
Rating 4 / 5 based on 30 votes

Yes Man is Biography & Autobiography books by Danny Wallace, publish by Simon and Schuster 2010-05-11. You may find Danny Wallace info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Yes Man details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (30 readers) Danny Wallace Simon and Schuster 9781439107294 2010-05-11

Book Summary

Recently single, Danny Wallace was falling into loneliness and isolation. When a stranger on a bus advises, "Say yes more," Wallace vows to say yes to every offer, invitation, challenge, and chance. In Yes Man, Wallace recounts his months-long commitment to complete openness with profound insight and humbling honesty. Saying yes takes Wallace into a new plane of existence: a place where money comes as easily as it goes, nodding a lot can lead to a long weekend overseas with new friends, and romance isn't as complicated as it seems. Yes eventually leads to the biggest question of all: "Do you, Danny Wallace, take this woman . . ." Yes Man is inspiring proof that a little willingness can take anyone to the most wonderful of places.

The Daily Show (The Book)

The Daily Show (The Book)

The Daily Show (The Book)
Rating 4 / 5 based on 8 votes

The Daily Show (The Book) is Humor books by Chris Smith, publish by Grand Central Publishing 2016-11-22. You may find Chris Smith info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Daily Show (The Book) details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (8 readers) Chris Smith Grand Central Publishing 1455565350 2016-11-22

Book Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Yes, Chef

Yes, Chef

Yes, Chef
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 1121 votes

Yes, Chef is Biography & Autobiography books by Marcus Samuelsson,Veronica Chambers, publish by Random House 2012-06-26. You may find Marcus Samuelsson,Veronica Chambers info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Yes, Chef details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (1121 readers) Marcus Samuelsson,Veronica Chambers Random House 0440338816 2012-06-26

Book Summary

JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VOGUE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the great culinary stories of our time.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Yes, Chef chronicles Samuelsson’s journey, from his grandmother’s kitchen to his arrival in New York City, where his outsize talent and ambition finally come together at Aquavit, earning him a New York Times three-star rating at the age of twenty-four. But Samuelsson’s career of chasing flavors had only just begun—in the intervening years, there have been White House state dinners, career crises, reality show triumphs, and, most important, the opening of Red Rooster in Harlem. At Red Rooster, Samuelsson has fulfilled his dream of creating a truly diverse, multiracial dining room—a place where presidents rub elbows with jazz musicians, aspiring artists, and bus drivers. It is a place where an orphan from Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, living in America, can feel at home. Praise for Yes, Chef “Such an interesting life, told with touching modesty and remarkable candor.”—Ruth Reichl “Marcus Samuelsson has an incomparable story, a quiet bravery, and a lyrical and discreetly glittering style—in the kitchen and on the page. I liked this book so very, very much.”—Gabrielle Hamilton “Plenty of celebrity chefs have a compelling story to tell, but none of them can top [this] one.”—The Wall Street Journal “Elegantly written . . . Samuelsson has the flavors of many countries in his blood.”—The Boston Globe “Red Rooster’s arrival in Harlem brought with it a chef who has reinvigorated and reimagined what it means to be American. In his famed dishes, and now in this memoir, Marcus Samuelsson tells a story that reaches past racial and national divides to the foundations of family, hope, and downright good food.”—President Bill Clinton

The Year of Less

The Year of Less

The Year of Less
Rating 3 / 5 based on 15 votes

The Year of Less is Self-Help books by Cait Flanders, publish by Hay House, Inc 2018-01-16. You may find Cait Flanders info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Year of Less details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (15 readers) Cait Flanders Hay House, Inc 1401953522 2018-01-16

Book Summary

In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy —only keeping her from meeting her goals —she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year. The Year of Less documents Cait’s life for twelve months during which she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things besides shopping. She decluttered her apartment and got rid of 70 percent of her belongings; learned how to fix things rather than throw them away; researched the zero waste movement; and completed a television ban. At every stage, she learned that the less she consumed, the more fulfilled she felt. The challenge became a lifeline when, in the course of the year, Cait found herself in situations that turned her life upside down. In the face of hardship, she realized why she had always turned to shopping, alcohol, and food —and what it had cost her. Unable to reach for any of her usual vices, she changed habits she’d spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to her. Blending Cait’s compelling story with inspiring insight and practical guidance, The Year of Less will leave you questioning what you’re holding on to in your own life —and, quite possibly, lead you to find your own path of less.

Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes

Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes

Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes
Rating 3 / 5 based on 251 votes

Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes is Music books by Chris Welch, publish by Omnibus Press 2009-11-11. You may find Chris Welch info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (251 readers) Chris Welch Omnibus Press 0857120425 2009-11-11

Book Summary

Yes have now been on the rock circuit for an incredible 34 years. Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford are just some of the star players who helped to make the band one of the greatest-ever names in classic rock. Their turbulent story spans the early days of pub and club gigs, international supergroup status in the heyday of rock, and various line-ups since.Chris Welch's definitive biography of Yes is once again updated to include the historic return of Rick Wakeman to the classic Yes line up during 2002 and their subsequent highly successful tour of America.

A Lotus Grows in the Mud

A Lotus Grows in the Mud

A Lotus Grows in the Mud
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 5 votes

A Lotus Grows in the Mud is Biography & Autobiography books by Goldie Hawn, publish by Penguin 2006-02-28. You may find Goldie Hawn info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Lotus Grows in the Mud details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (5 readers) Goldie Hawn Penguin 1101205326 2006-02-28

Book Summary

In this candid, insightful, and unconventional memoir, Goldie Hawn invites us to join her in an inspirational look back at the people, places, and events that have touched her. It is the spiritual journey of a heart in search of enlightenment. With her trademark effervescence, Goldie delivers a personal look at private and powerful events that carried her through life: her father’s spontaneity; her mother’s courage; and the joy of being a daughter, a sister, a parent, and a lover. She writes about her childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. She takes us on a tour of her go-go years in 1960s New York City, the phenomenon of TV’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, her Oscar-winning debut in Cactus Flower and Hollywood stardom. She writes intimately about the challenges of love, anger and fear, and the importance of compassion and integrity. She speaks openly about her family, her partner Kurt Russell, her children; her faith, her curiosity for that which she doesn’t yet know, and her thirst for knowledge. Most of all, it is a trip back through a life well lived by a woman well loved.

Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 10 votes

Arc of Justice is History books by Kevin Boyle, publish by Henry Holt and Company 2007-04-01. You may find Kevin Boyle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Arc of Justice details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (10 readers) Kevin Boyle Henry Holt and Company 1429900164 2007-04-01

Book Summary

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes. And so it began-a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality. Historian Kevin Boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly re-creates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the middle class. Ossian Sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured here, is an epic tale of one man trapped by the battles of his era's changing times. Arc of Justice is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

All the Way

All the Way

All the Way
Rating 3 / 5 based on 1 votes

All the Way is Biography & Autobiography books by Jordin Tootoo, publish by Penguin Canada 2014-10-21. You may find Jordin Tootoo info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the All the Way details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (1 readers) Jordin Tootoo Penguin Canada 0143193104 2014-10-21

Book Summary

It seemed as though nothing could stop Jordin Tootoo on the ice. The captain of Canada’s Under-18, a fan favourite on the World Junior squad, and a WHL top prospect who could intimidate both goalies and enforcers, he was always a leader. And when Tootoo was drafted by Nashville in 2000 and made the Predators out of camp in 2003, he became a leader in another way: the first player of Inuk descent to suit up in the NHL. The stress of competition in the world’s top hockey league, the travel, the media, the homesickness—and the added pressure to hold one’s head high as a role model not only for the young people of his hometown of Rankin Inlet but for the culture that had given him the strength and the opportunities to succeed—would have been more than enough to challenge any rookie. But Tootoo faced something far more difficult: the loss of his brother in the year between his draft and his first shift for the Predators. Though he played through it, the tragedy took its inevitable toll. In 2010, Tootoo checked himself into rehab for alcohol addiction. It seemed a promising career had ended too soon. But that’s not the way Tootoo saw it and not the way it would end. As heir to a cultural legacy that included alcohol, despair, and suicide, Tootoo could also draw on a heritage that could help sustain him even thousands of miles away from Nunavut. And in a community haunted by the same hopelessness and substance abuse that so affected Tootoo’s life, it is not just his skill and fearlessness on the ice that have made him a hero, but the courage of his honesty to himself and to the world around him that he needed to rely on others to sustain him through his toughest challenge. All the Way tells the story of someone who has travelled far from home to realize a dream, someone who has known glory and cheering crowds, but also the demons of despair. It is the searing, honest tale of a young man who has risen to every challenge and nearly fallen short in the toughest game of all, while finding a way to draw strength from his community and heritage, and giving back to it as well.

The Year of Saying Yes

The Year of Saying Yes

The Year of Saying Yes
Rating 3 / 5 based on 832 votes

The Year of Saying Yes is Fiction books by Hannah Doyle, publish by Headline 2017-07-01. You may find Hannah Doyle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Year of Saying Yes details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (832 readers) Hannah Doyle Headline 1472241258 2017-07-01

Book Summary

'Hannah's writing makes me laugh and laugh and LAUGH... I am officially a fan girl' Lucy Vine Welcome to Izzy's rollercoaster year of saying yes. Get ready for non-stop hilarity, unadulterated entertainment and the journey of a lifetime. The Year of Saying Yes was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story! For fans of Anna Bell and Zoe May... Dear Readers, I hold my hands up: I'm stuck in a rut. For three years and counting I've been hopelessly in love with the same guy - and the closest we've ever got is a drunken arse grab (NB: this doesn't count). My favourite hobby is googling cats for spinsters and I'm sick of my shoestring salary that barely pays for my shoebox flat. I need a head-to-toe life makeover. Enter my 'Year of Saying Yes', which is where you come in. To help me sort out my sorry life, I need you to #DareIzzy. For the next 12 months I'll be saying 'yes' to your challenges, no matter how wild, adventurous or plain nuts they are. 'No' is not an option! Here goes... Wish me luck! I'm going to need it. Love, Izzy x Readers love THE YEAR OF SAYING YES: 'Prepare yourself readers, you will be in hysterics in laughter until your belly hurts. I FREAKING LOVED THIS... I feel like I have reunited with my old love. *happily sighs*' A Crave For Books Blog 'Move over Bridget Jones there's a new girl in town!' Goodreads reviewer 'A hilarious read' Bella magazine 'The most excellent and humorous book I have read in a very long time' Dreaming With Open Eyes 'I loved loved this book, it was fun, hilarious and witty' Escapades of a Bookworm 'SO good ... full of laugh-out-loud moments' On My Bookshelf 'A bundle of laughs' The Book Magnet '4% in, I was already laughing out loud and snorting ... the other 96% just kept getting better' The Writing Garnet 'A fabulous and fun read' By The Letter Book Reviews 'A hilarious, light hearted read' BrizzleLass Books 'A breath of fresh air, that made me laugh and smile the whole way through... I will be telling anyone who will listen to me, just how great this story really is' Kelly's Book Corner 'Hannah Doyle's witty writing had me hook, line and sinker' Shaz's Book Blog 'I highly encourage everyone to pick up this story' Alba In Bookland 'Ultimate beach read' Reveal magazine 'This is a laugh out loud level of funny ... an all around fun book to read ' Rachel's Random Reads Blog 'Prepare yourself readers you will be in hysterics in laughter until your belly hurts' A Crave For Books Blog

The Gratitude Diaries

The Gratitude Diaries

The Gratitude Diaries
Rating 4 / 5 based on 5 votes

The Gratitude Diaries is Biography & Autobiography books by Janice Kaplan, publish by Penguin 2015-08-18. You may find Janice Kaplan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Gratitude Diaries details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (5 readers) Janice Kaplan Penguin 0698404165 2015-08-18

Book Summary

In this New York Times bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work, and health. On New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade editor in chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next year will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective. Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, Kaplan brings readers on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what you have. Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life, including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and fitness. She learns how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks helps CEOs succeed. Through extensive interviews with experts, and lively conversations with real people, including celebrities like Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, and Jerry Seinfeld, Kaplan discovers the role of gratitude in everything from our sense of fulfillment to our children’s happiness. With warmth, humor, and appealing insight, Kaplan’s journey will empower readers to think positively and start living their own best year ever.

A Proposal They Can't Refuse

A Proposal They Can't Refuse

A Proposal They Can't Refuse
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

A Proposal They Can't Refuse is Fiction books by Natalie Caña, publish by MIRA 2022-06-07. You may find Natalie Caña info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Proposal They Can't Refuse details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Natalie Caña MIRA 0369718445 2022-06-07

Book Summary

“Utterly charming… A Proposal They Can't Refuse is a surefire winner!” —Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man Natalie Caña turns up the heat, humor and heart in this debut rom-com about a Puerto Rican chef and an Irish American whiskey distiller forced into a fake engagement by their scheming octogenarian grandfathers. Kamilah Vega is desperate to convince her family to update their Puerto Rican restaurant and enter it into the Fall Foodie Tour. With the gentrification of their Chicago neighborhood, it's the only way to save the place. The fly in her mofongo—her blackmailing abuelo says if she wants to change anything in his restaurant, she'll have to marry the one man she can't stand: his best friend’s grandson. Liam Kane spent a decade working to turn his family’s distillery into a contender. But just as he and his grandfather are on the verge of winning a national competition, Granda hits him with a one-two punch: he has cancer and has his heart set on seeing Liam married before it’s too late. And Granda knows just the girl…Kamilah Vega. If they refuse, their grandfathers will sell the building that houses both their businesses. With their futures on the line, Kamilah and Liam plan to outfox the devious duo, faking an engagement until they both get what they want. But soon, they find themselves tangled up in more than either of them bargained for.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Rating 4 / 5 based on 3501 votes

Ready Player One is Fiction books by Ernest Cline, publish by Ballantine Books 2011-08-16. You may find Ernest Cline info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ready Player One details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (3501 readers) Ernest Cline Ballantine Books 0307887456 2011-08-16

Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 417 votes

A Wrinkle in Time is Juvenile Fiction books by Madeleine L'Engle,General Press, publish by GENERAL PRESS 2019-07-18. You may find Madeleine L'Engle,General Press info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Wrinkle in Time details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (417 readers) Madeleine L'Engle,General Press GENERAL PRESS 9389157722 2019-07-18

Book Summary

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

My Year of Saying No

My Year of Saying No

My Year of Saying No
Rating 4 / 5 based on 251 votes

My Year of Saying No is Fiction books by Maxine Morrey, publish by Boldwood Books Ltd 2020-04-16. You may find Maxine Morrey info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the My Year of Saying No details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (251 readers) Maxine Morrey Boldwood Books Ltd 1838890386 2020-04-16

Book Summary

Lottie Wentworth has never been more pleased to hear Big Ben ring in the new year and wave goodbye to The Year of Saying Yes! When a long-term relationship ended, her best friend’s scheme to get Lottie back in the swing of things seemed like a good idea. She’s kept her promise to Jess to see it through but, as a lover of the quiet life, Lottie couldn’t be happier to say hello to a brand new year – The Year of Saying No! Unfortunately, the one thing she still seems unable to say no to is the crush she has on her best client and now friend, Army veteran, Seb Marshall. But she’s working on it, and with rescue dog Humphrey at her side, she knows that she’ll manage just fine. Lottie’s decision to stop trying to please everyone has brought a sense of relief beyond what she had expected. Her actions and determination have also begun to send ripples throughout her life and those closest to her, bringing about changes none of them could have expected. But will all those changes be for the good? What readers are saying about My Year of Saying No: 'I honestly fell head over heels in love with this book.' 'A warm and funny read with the biggest of hearts. It felt like a giant hug.' 'Modern, fresh, and unputdownable.' Rachel Dove 'I cannot stress enough how much I think you should read this novel.' 'Bloody brilliant!!! I adored this book and everything it made me feel! 'Pure fun escapism.' 'Funny, witty, romantic, uplifting, fabulously fun' 'Fast, fun, fantastic book from Maxine. She is fast becoming a favourite of mine. Keep them coming Maxine!' I absolutely adored this book!' 'Maxine Morrey has become a must-read for me.' 'I couldn't put this one down' 'Wow oh wow!!' 'What an absolutely gorgeous read, with utterly amazing characters. I have loved this book so much. It has been an absolute joy to read.' 'This is highly deserving of five million stars. It is a fantastic read!!' Praise for Maxine Morrey:'A lovely story that kept me turning the pages' Jules Wake ‘A stunning, perfect novel – it literally took my breath away.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars ‘A warm hug of a book.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

Yes to Life

Yes to Life

Yes to Life
Rating 4 / 5 based on 3 votes

Yes to Life is Psychology books by Viktor E. Frankl, publish by Beacon Press 2020-04-01. You may find Viktor E. Frankl info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Yes to Life details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (3 readers) Viktor E. Frankl Beacon Press 0807005568 2020-04-01

Book Summary

Find hope even in these dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece, a companion to his international bestseller Man’s Search for Meaning. Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychiatrist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience, and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity. Published here for the very first time in English, Frankl’s words resonate as strongly today—as the world faces a coronavirus pandemic, social isolation, and great economic uncertainty—as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim “Live as if you were living for the second time,” and he unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis contains opportunity. Despite the unspeakable horrors of the camps, Frankl learned from the strength of his fellow inmates that it is always possible to “say yes to life”—a profound and timeless lesson for us all.

More Than Enough

More Than Enough

More Than Enough
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

More Than Enough is Biography & Autobiography books by Elaine Welteroth, publish by Penguin 2019-06-11. You may find Elaine Welteroth info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the More Than Enough details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Elaine Welteroth Penguin 0525561595 2019-06-11

Book Summary

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2020 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK — BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY NOW OPTIONED FOR DEVELOPMENT AS A TV SERIES BY PARAMOUNT TELEVISION STUDIOS AND ANONYMOUS CONTENT “The millennial Becoming . . . Inspiring and empowering.” —Entertainment Weekly “An essential read for women in the workplace today.” —Refinery29 Part-manifesto, part-memoir, from the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue, an exploration of what it means to come into your own—on your own terms Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of an unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers. Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and often the only Black woman in the room, she’s had enough of the world telling her—and all women—they’re not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we’re ultimately reminded that we’re more than enough.

Machine Habitus

Machine Habitus

Machine Habitus
Rating 4 / 5 based on 734 votes

Machine Habitus is Social Science books by Massimo Airoldi, publish by John Wiley & Sons 2021-12-13. You may find Massimo Airoldi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Machine Habitus details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (734 readers) Massimo Airoldi John Wiley & Sons 1509543295 2021-12-13

Book Summary

We commonly think of society as made of and by humans, but with the proliferation of machine learning and AI technologies, this is clearly no longer the case. Billions of automated systems tacitly contribute to the social construction of reality by drawing algorithmic distinctions between the visible and the invisible, the relevant and the irrelevant, the likely and the unlikely – on and beyond platforms. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops an original sociology of algorithms as social agents, actively participating in social life. Through a wide range of examples, Massimo Airoldi shows how society shapes algorithmic code, and how this culture in the code guides the practical behaviour of the code in the culture, shaping society in turn. The ‘machine habitus’ is the generative mechanism at work throughout myriads of feedback loops linking humans with artificial social agents, in the context of digital infrastructures and pre-digital social structures. Machine Habitus will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, media and cultural studies, science and technology studies and information technology, and to anyone interested in the growing role of algorithms and AI in our social and cultural life.

The Word for Yes

The Word for Yes

The Word for Yes
Rating 3 / 5 based on 1 votes

The Word for Yes is Young Adult Fiction books by Claire Needell, publish by HarperCollins 2016-02-16. You may find Claire Needell info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Word for Yes details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (1 readers) Claire Needell HarperCollins 0062360515 2016-02-16

Book Summary

At once honest and touching, Claire Needell's debut novel is a moving look at date rape and its aftermath, at the love and conflicts among sisters and friends, and how these relationships can hold us together—and tear us apart. The gap between the Russell sisters—Jan, Erika, and Melanie—widens as each day passes. Then, at a party full of blurred lines and blurred memories, everything changes. Starting that night, where there should be words, there is only angry, scared silence. And in the aftermath, Jan, Erika, and Melanie will have to work hard to reconnect and help one another heal. The Word for Yes will inspire necessary conversation about a topical and important issue facing our society. The book includes a thoughtful author's note that provides resources for readers.

Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 43 votes

Why Not Me? is Humor books by Mindy Kaling, publish by Crown Archetype 2015-09-15. You may find Mindy Kaling info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Why Not Me? details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (43 readers) Mindy Kaling Crown Archetype 080413815X 2015-09-15

Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and creator of The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever comes a hilarious collection of essays about her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life. “This is Kaling at the height of her power.”—USA Today In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares insightful, deeply personal stories about falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, and believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. In “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions,” Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”) Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

What I Know For Sure

What I Know For Sure

What I Know For Sure
Rating 4 / 5 based on 990 votes

What I Know For Sure is Body, Mind & Spirit books by Oprah Winfrey, publish by Flatiron Books 2014-09-02. You may find Oprah Winfrey info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the What I Know For Sure details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (990 readers) Oprah Winfrey Flatiron Books 1250054079 2014-09-02

Book Summary

As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons—which, for fourteen years, she's shared in O, The Oprah Magazine's widely popular "What I Know For Sure" column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful cloth bound book with a ribbon marker, packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme—joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power—these essays offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women—while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.

Das Ja-Experiment – Year of Yes

Das Ja-Experiment – Year of Yes

Das Ja-Experiment – Year of Yes
Rating 3 / 5 based on 583 votes

Das Ja-Experiment – Year of Yes is Social Science books by Shonda Rhimes, publish by Heyne Verlag 2016-10-31. You may find Shonda Rhimes info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Das Ja-Experiment – Year of Yes details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (583 readers) Shonda Rhimes Heyne Verlag 3641203759 2016-10-31

Book Summary

Shonda Rhimes schreibt Drehbücher für die erfolgreichsten Serien: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice und How to Get Away with Murder sind auch hierzulande Publikumsrenner. Bloß beim Drehbuch für ihr eigenes Leben fehlt ihr der nötige Schwung: Privat ist sie schüchtern, ängstlich, menschenscheu. Bis sie eines Tages beschließt, sich zu ändern. Mit einem fi lmreifen Trick: einfach ein Jahr lang zu allem Ja sagen. Ebenso witzig und selbstironisch wie ihre TV-Serien und zugleich schonungslos ehrlich beschreibt Rhimes die große Wirkung eines kleinen Wortes, das aus ihr einen neuen Menschen macht – glücklich, selbstbewusst und 60 Kilo leichter. Die wahrscheinlich unterhaltsamste und motivierendste Aufforderung, das eigene Leben mutiger zu gestalten!

Untamed

Untamed

Untamed
Rating 4 / 5 based on 18 votes

Untamed is Biography & Autobiography books by Glennon Doyle, publish by Dial Press 2020-03-10. You may find Glennon Doyle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Untamed details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (18 readers) Glennon Doyle Dial Press 1984801260 2020-03-10

Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club Pick) In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • Cosmopolitan • Marie Claire • Bloomberg • Parade • “Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love This is how you find yourself. There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves. For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.

Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End

Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End

Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End is Biography & Autobiography books by Liz Levine, publish by Simon and Schuster 2020-01-28. You may find Liz Levine info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Liz Levine Simon and Schuster 1982109343 2020-01-28

Book Summary

A genuinely moving, funny, and inventive account of loss and grief, mental illness and suicide, from film and TV producer Liz Levine (Story of a Girl), written in the aftermath of the deaths of her sister and best friend. I feel like I might be a terrible person to be laughing in these moments. But it turns out, I’m not alone. In November of 2016, Liz Levine’s younger sister, Tamara, reached a breaking point after years of living with mental illness. In the dark hours before dawn, she sent a final message to her family then killed herself. In Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End, Liz weaves the story of what happened to Tamara with another significant death—that of Liz’s childhood love, Judson, to cancer. She writes about her relationship with Judson, Tamara’s struggles, the conflicts that arise in a family of challenging personalities, and how death casts a long shadow. This memorable account of life and loss is haunting yet filled with dark humor—Tamara emails her family when Trump is elected to check if she’s imagining things again, Liz discovers a banana has been indicted as a whistleblower in an alleged family conspiracy, and a little niece declares Tamara’s funeral the “most fun ever!” With honesty, Liz exposes the raw truths about grief and mourning that we often shy away from—and almost never share with others. And she reveals how, in the midst of death, life—with all its messy complications—must also be celebrated.

Greenlights

Greenlights

Greenlights
Rating 4 / 5 based on 21 votes

Greenlights is Biography & Autobiography books by Matthew McConaughey, publish by Crown 2020-10-20. You may find Matthew McConaughey info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Greenlights details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (21 readers) Matthew McConaughey Crown 0593139143 2020-10-20

Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN “McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.” So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 34 votes

My Year of Rest and Relaxation is Fiction books by Ottessa Moshfegh, publish by Penguin 2018-07-10. You may find Ottessa Moshfegh info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the My Year of Rest and Relaxation details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (34 readers) Ottessa Moshfegh Penguin 0525522123 2018-07-10

Book Summary

From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

Die a Little

Die a Little

Die a Little
Rating 3 / 5 based on 13 votes

Die a Little is Fiction books by Megan Abbott, publish by Simon and Schuster 2005-02-22. You may find Megan Abbott info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Die a Little details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (13 readers) Megan Abbott Simon and Schuster 0743271742 2005-02-22

Book Summary

By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything Femmes fatales. Obsessive love. Double crosses. How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles’s hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott’s debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue. This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney’s office. Lora’s comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love with a mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant with a murky past. Made sisters by marriage but not by choice, the bond between Lora and Alice is marred by envy and mistrust. Spurred on by inconsistencies in Alice’s personal history and possibly jealous of Alice’s hold on her brother, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy Los Angeles. Assuming the role of amateur detective, she uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution, and ultimately, murder. Lora's fascination with Alice’s "sins" increases in direct proportion to the escalation of her own relationship with Mike Standish, a charmingly amoral press agent who appears to know more about his old friend Alice than he reveals. The deeper Lora digs to uncover Alice’s secrets, the more her own life begins to resemble Alice’s sinister past—and present. Steeped in atmospheric suspense and voyeuristic appeal, Die a Little shines as a dark star among Hollywood lights.

Ugly Love

Ugly Love

Ugly Love
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 34 votes

Ugly Love is Fiction books by Colleen Hoover, publish by Simon and Schuster 2014-08-05. You may find Colleen Hoover info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ugly Love details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (34 readers) Colleen Hoover Simon and Schuster 1476753199 2014-08-05

Book Summary

From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, a heart-wrenching love story that proves attraction at first sight can be messy. When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.

Ashley Bell

Ashley Bell

Ashley Bell
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 54 votes

Ashley Bell is Fiction books by Dean Koontz, publish by Bantam 2015-12-08. You may find Dean Koontz info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ashley Bell details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (54 readers) Dean Koontz Bantam 0345545974 2015-12-08

Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE • The must-read thriller of the year, for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. The girl who said no to death. Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live. She replies, “We’ll see.” Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science. An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she? Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions. Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced story with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious plot filled with staggering surprises. Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master. Praise for Ashley Bell “A mind-bender filled with satisfying surprises.”—People (book of the week) “[With] lyrical writing and compelling characters . . . Koontz stands alone, and this novel is a prime example of literary suspense. . . . One of his best.”—Associated Press “Grabs you on page one and keeps you enthralled with ever widening loops of intrigue, spine-tingling plot twists, absorbing characters and emotional involvement . . . extraordinary.”—Bookreporter “Heart-pounding and mind boggling . . . a rarity of a thriller—one that asks big questions about life and destiny while succeeding in creating [an] eerie sense of reality.”—Shelf Awareness “Strap in and hold on. . . . When a writer has managed to catch this kind of lightning in a bottle, every reader should experience the full jolt.”—BookPage

The Little Book of Big Lies

The Little Book of Big Lies

The Little Book of Big Lies
Rating 4 / 5 based on 432 votes

The Little Book of Big Lies is Self-Help books by Tina Lifford, publish by HarperCollins 2019-11-19. You may find Tina Lifford info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Little Book of Big Lies details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (432 readers) Tina Lifford HarperCollins 0062930303 2019-11-19

Book Summary

An inspiring and illuminating guide to true self care, from the sage teacher and breakout star of the critically acclaimed drama, Queen Sugar, from Executive Producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay for OWN. Featured on Essence Magazine's Culture List In all your years of schooling, did you ever take a single class that explained how to navigate the hurt, drama, and fear that come with living? Tina Lifford sure didn’t. She learned the hard way—through experience as both a Hollywood actress and as the founder of the personal development network The Inner Fitness Project. Now, she brings together her own hard-won insights as well as those of her clients in this helpful and transformative guide. A blend of personal anecdotes and meaningful, practical—and most important, actionable—advice, The Little Book of Big Lies is the life skills class you need to nurture the inner you and move beyond the past. In fourteen raw, personal stories, Tina teaches you how to change your self-perception—to see yourself in the best possible light, to love and honor what you see, and to forge a new sense of what’s possible in every aspect of your life. But make no mistake, The Little Book of Big Lies is not a “rah-rah” quick fix for fear and pain. Like physical fitness, building and maintaining emotional strength requires continued effort. This invaluable book is the foundation you need to start building inner health and well-being so you can thrive. Tina guides you on a journey of self-discovery that will help you turn shame into self-acceptance, self-rejection into self-love, blame into freedom, and old hurt into power. Wise and powerful, The Little Book of Big Lies will completely change how you think and live.

Feminism in Practice

Feminism in Practice

Feminism in Practice
Rating 3 / 5 based on 408 votes

Feminism in Practice is Language Arts & Disciplines books by Karen A. Foss,Sonja K. Foss,Alena Amato Ruggerio, publish by Waveland Press 2021-09-23. You may find Karen A. Foss,Sonja K. Foss,Alena Amato Ruggerio info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Feminism in Practice details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (408 readers) Karen A. Foss,Sonja K. Foss,Alena Amato Ruggerio Waveland Press 1478648163 2021-09-23

Book Summary

Feminism in Practice uses feminism as a blueprint for exploring change strategies. It features twenty contemporary feminists from diverse arenas, including activists, comedians, musicians, politicians, poets, and showrunners. The women come to life through line drawings, brief biographies, extensive quotations, their definitions of feminism, and the change strategies they employ. Questions for reflection encourage readers to think through their own relationship to feminism and change. Chapter 1 defines feminism, raising issues with the typical definition of feminism as the effort to achieve equality between women and men. It concludes with a description of over twenty types of feminism. Chapter 2 describes the triggering events, happening places, and key ideas of the four waves of feminism. The opening chapters provide a comprehensive understanding of the diversity and complexity of feminist movement. The book is organized around five primary objectives that animate contemporary change efforts—proclaiming identity, naming a problem, enriching a system, changing a system, and creating an alternative system. Each objective is developed through theoretical assumptions and twelve change strategies that show it at work in feminist movement. Feminism in Practice also serves as a practical handbook that readers can use to experiment with the strategies and expand their toolkits for creating change in their lives and worlds. The authors are uniquely qualified to explore issues of feminism and change. Karen Foss and Sonja Foss are second wave feminists who have written extensively on alternative change strategies, feminist communication, and feminist theory. Alena Ruggerio brings to the project the standpoint of a third wave feminist at home in pop culture. Her scholarship lies at the intersection of rhetoric, feminism, and religious studies. To learn more about Feminism in Practice, listen to the authors’ October 2021 interview on The Jefferson Exchange.

A Year of Reading

A Year of Reading

A Year of Reading
Rating 4 / 5 based on 2 votes

A Year of Reading is Literary Criticism books by Elisabeth Ellington,Jane Freimiller, publish by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2016-10-04. You may find Elisabeth Ellington,Jane Freimiller info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Year of Reading details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (2 readers) Elisabeth Ellington,Jane Freimiller Sourcebooks, Inc. 1492642231 2016-10-04

Book Summary

Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach? Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover or just book curious choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including: • Description and history • Extra credit • Did You Know? • Have You Seen the Film? • and more! A Year of Reading also gives advice and tips on how to join or start a book group, and where to look for other reading recommendations. Perfect for clubs or passionate individuals, this beautiful and concise second edition is the essential guide to picking up your next inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes!
Rating 4 / 5 based on 120 votes

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! is Self-Help books by Amy Newmark, publish by Simon and Schuster 2018-08-14. You may find Amy Newmark info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (120 readers) Amy Newmark Simon and Schuster 161159278X 2018-08-14

Book Summary

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! celebrates the empowerment we feel when we say “Yes!” to something that challenges us. Change your life for the better by doing the things that scare you. These 101 true, revealing stories will help you do just that. In a world where “why” is too often asked and “no” is too often an answer, this book encourages us to ask “why not” and celebrates the tremendous power in saying “Yes!" The authors of these 101 stories explain how saying “Yes!” changed their lives for the better. Whether it’s something little, like trying a new food or something big, like jumping out an airplane, you’ll be ready to shake up your own life after you read about their experiences.

This Is Me

This Is Me

This Is Me
Rating 4 / 5 based on 5 votes

This Is Me is Self-Help books by Chrissy Metz, publish by HarperCollins 2018-03-27. You may find Chrissy Metz info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the This Is Me details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (5 readers) Chrissy Metz HarperCollins 0062837923 2018-03-27

Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC’s This Is Us. When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America’s most watched—and most talked about—network show, even building on its fan base in the drama’s second season. As Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz presents a character that has never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in her, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Considered a role model just for being her authentic self, Chrissy found herself on magazine covers and talk shows, walking red carpets, and as the subject of endless conversations on social media “I don’t know what you’ve been through to play her,” she is often told by fans, “but it was something.” In This is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy’s This is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments, and leaves the reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it. Chrissy Metz grew up in a large family, one that always seemed to be moving, and growing. Her father disappeared one day, leaving her mother to work a series of menial jobs and his children to learn to live with the threat of hunger and the electricity being cut off. When her mother remarried, Chrissy hoped for “normal” but instead experienced a form of mental pain that seemed crafted just for her. The boys who showed her attention did so with strings attached as well, and Chrissy accepted it, because for her, love always came with conditions. When she set out for Los Angeles, it was the first time she had been away from her family and from Florida. And for years, she got barely an audition. So how does a woman with the deck stacked against her radiate such love, beauty and joy? This too is at the heart of This is Me. With chapters that alternate from autobiographical to instructional, Chrissy offers practical applications of her hard-won insights in a series of “Bee Mindful” interstitials. There she invites you to embrace gratitude in “Say Thank You” or to be honest with your partner and yourself in “The Shrouded Supreme.” Blending love and experience, Chrissy encourages us all to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down, find our own unique gifts, and pursue our dreams.

Film Makers

Film Makers

Film Makers
Rating 3 / 5 based on 926 votes

Film Makers is Young Adult Nonfiction books by Lyn Miller-Lachmann,Tanisia Moore, publish by Chicago Review Press 2022-09-06. You may find Lyn Miller-Lachmann,Tanisia Moore info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Film Makers details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (926 readers) Lyn Miller-Lachmann,Tanisia Moore Chicago Review Press 1641606126 2022-09-06

Book Summary

In Hollywood, women don't have to be in front of the camera to shine. Each of the 15 women profiled in Film Makers shares a common trait: she is, as Shonda Rhimes says, "First. Only. Different." These phenomenal women have redefined the film and television industry, winning awards historically given to a male counterpart, being the only woman in a writers' room, or portraying stories no one else could tell. While their resumes are impressive, it is how they live their lives that has made a greater impact in the communities they serve. Many of them, like Gina Prince-Bythewood and Greta Gerwig, mentor other women. Some, like Agnieszka Holland and ChloÉ Zhao, have stood up to those who seek to ignore or silence them. All of them tell their stories with passion and integrity, serving as role models and champions for future generations. We hope they will inspire you to use the tools of film to tell your story!

Some Gods of El Paso

Some Gods of El Paso

Some Gods of El Paso
Rating 3 / 5 based on 363 votes

Some Gods of El Paso is Fiction books by Maria Dahvana Headley, publish by Tor Books 2015-10-28. You may find Maria Dahvana Headley info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Some Gods of El Paso details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (363 readers) Maria Dahvana Headley Tor Books 0765384604 2015-10-28

Book Summary

Some Gods of El Paso by Maria Dahvana Headley is a short fantasy story of a couple on the run from the law for stealing and illegally trading in strong emotions in 1920s US. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Smash It!

Smash It!

Smash It!
Rating 4 / 5 based on 985 votes

Smash It! is Young Adult Fiction books by Francina Simone, publish by Harlequin 2020-09-22. You may find Francina Simone info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Smash It! details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (985 readers) Francina Simone Harlequin 1488069395 2020-09-22

Book Summary

Refreshingly authentic and bold… Don’t miss this smashing #ownvoices novel from Francina Simone! Filled with heart, humor and a heroine to root for, Smash It! is a perfect read for fans of Julie Murphy, Ibi Zoboi and Ashley Poston. Olivia “Liv” James is done with letting her insecurities get the best of her. So she does what any self-respecting hot mess of a girl who wants to SMASH junior year does… After Liv shows up to a Halloween party in khaki shorts—why, God, why?—she decides to set aside her wack AF ways. She makes a list—a F*ck-It list. 1. Be bold—do the thing that scares me. 2. Learn to take a compliment. 3. Stand out instead of back. She kicks it off by trying out for the school musical, saying yes to a date and making new friends. Life is great when you stop punking yourself! However, with change comes a lot of missteps, and being bold means following her heart. So what happens when Liv’s heart is interested in three different guys—and two of them are her best friends? What is she supposed to do when she gets dumped by a guy she’s not even dating? How does one Smash It! after the humiliation of being friend-zoned? In Liv’s own words, “F*ck it. What’s the worst that can happen?” A lot, apparently. #SMASHIT

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive
Rating 3 / 5 based on 857 votes

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive is Self-Help books by Amy Newmark,Loren Slocum Lahav, publish by Simon and Schuster 2015-05-05. You may find Amy Newmark,Loren Slocum Lahav info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (857 readers) Amy Newmark,Loren Slocum Lahav Simon and Schuster 1611592488 2015-05-05

Book Summary

It’s time to thrive! Whether life’s dealt you a setback or you’re ready for a positive change, this collection of 101 inspiring and empowering stories will motivate you to create balance and more meaning in your life There’s nothing like true, inspiring stories from real people to encourage you. These empowering and uplifting stories by people who have flourished instead of floundered in the face of challenges, pursued their dreams, and changed their focus and their lives will motivate you to reorient your life and thrive too! Great for anyone in need of a boost and inspiration.

The Gospel of Yes

The Gospel of Yes

The Gospel of Yes
Rating 3 / 5 based on 21 votes

The Gospel of Yes is Religion books by Mike Glenn, publish by WaterBrook 2012-06-05. You may find Mike Glenn info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Gospel of Yes details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (21 readers) Mike Glenn WaterBrook 0307730484 2012-06-05

Book Summary

God would like a word with you What you believe about God affects the way you approach life—often in ways you don’t realize. Are you convinced that God limits you, or liberates you? Is he more interested in correcting you or connecting with you? And when you hit a rough spot and start looking for help, do you believe God is against you or on your side? In The Gospel of Yes, Mike Glenn reveals God’s most powerful word, which opens our eyes to everything he does. That word is YES. God said “yes” to creating a world for us to live in and “yes” to inviting us into a relationship with him. No matter what we face in life, the best way to live is captured in one word: yes. When you live in God’s “yes” you find your identity, your true value, and your unique purpose on earth. You can stop trying to be someone else and enjoy being yourself as you join with God in doing the work of his kingdom. When God looks at you he always says “yes.” It’s time to live like you know it. Includes Discussion Questions for Personal and Group Use.

Year of Yoga

Year of Yoga

Year of Yoga
Rating 4 / 5 based on 785 votes

Year of Yoga is Health & Fitness books by Kassandra Reinhardt, publish by Simon and Schuster 2022-06-21. You may find Kassandra Reinhardt info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Year of Yoga details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (785 readers) Kassandra Reinhardt Simon and Schuster 1681888467 2022-06-21

Book Summary

Align your yoga practice to the natural world with a holistic approach to movement, breath, and meditation for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Incorporate the mindful practice of yoga into your daily life with ten-minute morning sequences, affirmations, and evening meditations. Learn how to awaken your body and how to give it the rest it needs with yoga sequences, meditations, and breathing exercises designed specifically for the different cadences of the year. Year of Yoga includes holistic practices for relieving daily stresses and tensions. For difficulty sleeping, find relief with a restorative yin yoga sequence. If mornings are hard for you, wake your body and focus your mind with grounding Hatha sequences. To lift your spirit, read one of the 80 affirmations that illuminate the beauty and possibility each of the four seasons presents. For anyone looking to quiet their busy mind, Year of Yoga is the book for you. 22 YOGA SEQUENCES: Each sequence includes step-by-step poses and descriptions, complete with photos 80 AFFIRMATIONS AND BREATHING EXERCISES: Calm your mind and restore your body with 20 affirmations and a breathing exercise for each season of the year VIDEO-GUIDED PRACTICES AND MEDITATIONS: All twenty-two yoga sequences and each of the evening meditations is accompanied by a QR code linking you to a video recording of author Kassandra Reinhardt guiding you through your practice or meditation CONNECT WITH NATURE: Fully immerse yourself to the rhythms of nature with daily, lunar, and seasonal rituals CREATE RITUALS: Add consistency and routine rituals to your daily life to help boost your mood, improve productivity, and increase happiness


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