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Innovate Like Edison

by Michael J. Gelb Sarah Miller Caldicott

A carefully-researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America's global leadership in innovation with his focus on practical accomplishment. Now, Gelb and Caldicott apply the best practices of Edison to contemporary business situations to help today's leaders harness their own innovative potential. Innovate Like Edison is a blueprint for success that will enable executives and entrepreneurs to thrive in today's culture of innovation.

Louder than Words

by Jenny Mccarthy

On the morning Jenny McCarthy discovered her two-year-old son Evan having a seizure, her life turned upside down. From being the mother of an average toddler she was suddenly thrown into a world of turmoil. As doctor after doctor misdiagnosed his symptoms, Evan suffered many harrowing, life-threatening episodes. Then, one amazing doctor recognized the truth. Evan was autistic. Desperate, but relieved to finally have a diagnosis, Jenny didn't know what to do or where to go for guidance. Alone, and without any resources - except for her unshakeable determination to help her son - Jenny soon realized that she'd have to become a detective if she was ever going to be able to help her son. She embarked on a frantic search for guidance and information, and spoke with many doctors, nurses, parents, government agencies and private foundations. Essentially, she earned a Ph. D. in 'Google research'. Eventually, she discovered the groundbreaking programme that became the key to helping Evan. Deeply moving, and at times heartbreaking, in Louder Than Words Jenny McCarthy reveals more than the winning formula that worked for her son. Here she tells of the remarkable, sometimes harrowing, journey of discovery they took together. She shares the frustrations and joys of raising an autistic child and creates a road map for concerned parents. She also shows how, with love and determination, parents may be able to shape their child's destiny and their future happiness.

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

by Laurie Viera Rigler

Read Laurie Viera Rigler's posts on the Penguin Blog.<P> After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. <P> Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy? <P> Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman's life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman; and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. But not even her level of Austen mania has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of nineteenth-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condom-less seducers, and marriages of convenience. <P> This looking-glass Austen world is not without its charms, however. There are journeys to Bath and London, balls in the Assembly Rooms, and the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, who may not be a familiar species of philanderer after all. But when Courtney's borrowed brain serves up memories that are not her own, the ultimate identity crisis ensues. Will she ever get her real life back, and does she even want to? <P>

Think India

by William L. Simon Vinay Rai

With 1. 1 billion residents, the world's largest democracy is poised to dominate the world stage. Vinay Rai, one of India's wealthiest men, gives an insider's view into his country's dynamic transformation, revealing the forces and unique characteristics behind India's meteoric rise.

The Secret History of the American Empire

by John Perkins

From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" comes an expos of international corruption. Perkins suggests how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations. .

This Old Spouse

by Sharyn Wolf

A do-it-yourself guide to a happy and fulfilling marriage In every marriage, the blush of new love tends to fade with the wear-and-tear of daily life, but this doesn't mean a marriage must be condemned. In this smart and sassy relationship guide, Sharyn Wolf, CSW, helps readers identify and fix the problems that, over time, creep or crash into long-term relationships. Wolf begins by helping readers conduct a current "appraisal" of their marriage and envision a blueprint for improving it. She then gives spouses the tools to break down walls, repair past mistakes, and restore their relationship to its original luster. With a light touch and welcome common sense, this invaluable guide will enlighten and entertain anyone whose relationship could use a little renovation. .

Twinkie, Deconstructed

by Steve Ettlinger

A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?, he was at a loss and determined to find out. From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China to the Hostess factories and their practices, Twinkie, Deconstructed demystifies some of the most common processed food ingredients, where they come from, how they are made, how they are used, and why. Beginning at the source (hint: they're often more closely linked to rock and petroleum than any of the four food groups), we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powder, all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake. An insightful exploration of the modern food industry, if you've ever wondered what you're eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you. Consequently, as Hostess plans to permanently close its doors in 2012, this book will provide a relevant guide into the practices of one of the biggest companies of all time. .

To Catch a Predator

by Chris Hansen

The correspondent of the powerful NBC Dateline "To Catch a Predator" series presents a strong analysis of what some feel is a child predator epidemic and a startling look at the shortcomings of the current systems within society.

There's a Spouse in My House

by Peter Scott

Laughter is the best medicine in this hilarious and insightful guide to surviving the start of a marriage The wedding was beautiful, the honeymoon was magical, but now comes the hard part. In There's a Spouse in My House, Peter Scott guides newlyweds through the peaks and valleys of the first years of marriage with a generous dose of humor and a hard-won helping of personal experience. Covering topics from cohabitation ("Wives are surprised to learn that there must always be a minimum of fourteen different mustard varieties in the fridge") to holidays ("You have six months to tell your families where you'll be spending Thanksgiving in 2047") and everything in between, There's a Spouse in My House shows newlyweds how to make it through those first years with both their sense of humor and love for each other still intact. .

Secrets of a Former Fat Girl

by Lisa Delaney

An inspiring account of one woman's successful mission to lose six dress sizes and change her life for goodAny woman who's ever been a "fat girl" knows: the label sticks in your mind, regardless of how much weight you lose. Twenty years ago, at 5'4" and 185 pounds, Lisa Delaney was despondent over diets that never worked and disappointed by her dull job and lack of a love life. Fortunately, a late-night epiphany involving a half-gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream convinced her that becoming a former fat girl-in body and spirit-was the key to creating a life she truly loved. Today, seventy pounds lighter, Lisa is a successful writer at a national magazine. She is married to a man she loves. And she wears a size two. Eye-opening yet refreshingly accessible, Secrets of a Former Fat Girlreveals the seven secrets of Delaney's success, exploring how shifting from wannabe former fat girl to actual former fat girl is as much about seeing yourself as a confident, secure, desirable woman as it is about achieving an ideal weight. Featuring concrete advice to help readers drop two, four (or more!) dress sizes and re-imagine their own best lives, this book offers the strategies and support to help them effect real change once and for all.

Naked on the Page

by Jane Ganahl

Jane Ganahl is one of millions of single people out there looking for love at midlife, and she's (more or less) happy (damn it!) Jane Ganahl is forty-nine, single, and loving it-mostly. In Naked on the Page, Ganahl chronicles the highs, lows, and in-betweens of dating at midlife, along with the professional and personal changes that come fast and furious as she heads toward her fiftieth birthday. Writer of the popular "Single Minded" column for the San Francisco Chronicle, Ganahl employs keen insight and lively wit as she recounts the events of one tumultuous year in her life. Smart, funny, and always honest, Naked on the Page proves that there's still plenty of life-and love-after youth is gone.

Fifteen Minutes of Shame

by Lisa Daily

View our feature on Lisa Daily's Fifteen Minutes of Shame. What happens when America's favorite dating expert finds out on national television that her husband is cheating on her? Darby Vaughn's fifteen minutes of fame quickly becomes fifteen minutes of shame when the story of her divorce is splashed across supermarket tabloids. If Darby takes her philandering husband back, her career will be over. If she doesn't, she'll lose the only man she's ever loved. As she rebuilds her life with help from her girlfriends, Darby has to make some tough choices, but she stays true to her heart every step of the way. .

52 Ways to Cheat at Poker

by Allan Zola Kronzek

It?s no news that cheating pervades American culture. Americans cheat on taxes, tests, sports and spouses. But the largest arena for cheating may be at the poker table! With an estimated 60-80 million Americans playing poker every week?for the highest stakes ever?you can be sure that not everyone is playing by the rules! In this fascinating look at the card sharper?s art?from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech methods of today?deception expert Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented. Topics include codes and signaling systems, hidden cameras and miniature ear pieces, false shuffles, cuts and deals, peeking and flashing, deck and card switches, culling, instant stacks, marked cards, ?location play,? the ?cooler,? and dozens of other devious devices. Each chapter zeroes in on a single cheating concept and provides expert advice on how to spot and foil the scam (when possible!). You?ll learn the secrets of shade, flash, and juice?the subtlest marking systems; why cutting the cards doesn?t guarantee an honest deal, how a crooked dealer can stack the flop in hold ?em, why casino card rooms are not 100% safe, and how cheating crews crush the opposition without marked cards or sleight of hand. Thoroughly illustrated and researched, and enlivened with historical sidebars, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker is essential reading for anyone who plays cards for money? or anyone interested in the ingenious ways cheats steal your money while appearing to do nothing at all. .

Burning Bright

by Tracy Chevalier

Flames and funerals, circus feats and seduction, neighbours and nakedness: a sparkling historical drama from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. London 1792. The Kellaways move from familiar rural Dorset to the tumult of a cramped, unforgiving city. They are leaving behind a terrible loss, a blow that only a completely new life may soften. Against the backdrop of a city jittery over the increasingly bloody French Revolution, a surprising bond forms between Jem, the youngest Kellaway boy, and streetwise Londoner Maggie Butterfield. Their friendship takes a dramatic turn when they become entangled in the life of their neighbour, the printer, poet and radical, William Blake. He is a guiding spirit as Jem and Maggie navigate the unpredictable, exhilarating passage from innocence to experience. Their journey inspires one of Blake's most entrancing works. Georgian London is recreated as vividly in Burning Bright as 17th-century Delft was in Tracy Chevalier's bestselling masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring. This novel is perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Essie Fox's Somnambulist.

The Romance Readers' Book Club

by Julie L. Cannon

A southern tale of a teenage girl who opens a Pandora's box of passion and guilt Bored with her sheltered life on the family farm in Rigby, Georgia, fifteen- year-old Tammi Lynn Elco senses things can change when she acquires a stack of forbidden romance novels. Eluding the watchful eye of her Granny Elco, Tammi forms a secret book club with two girlfriends and her eccentric Aunt Minna, reading about weak- in-the- knees passion and sharing their own stories of love and heartache. When Rigby is seized in an economically damaging drought, local preachers are quick to proclaim sin as the reason for the devastation, forcing Tammi and her fellow book club members to come to terms with the emotions they're feeling and the strict expectations of the community surrounding them. "Dixie Diva" Julie L. Cannon has written a heartfelt coming- of-age tale with true southern flair.

They Did it with Love

by Kate Morgenroth

Secrets lurk under the smooth surface of a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, until a murder reveals all Sofie and her husband have left Manhattan in search of a more tranquil life in the suburbs. But when a member of Sofie?s new neighborhood book club turns up dead, things get messy. She discovers that everybody has something to hide, including her own husband. Her neighbor Priscilla has been married to Gordon for fifteen years, but the love left their marriage a long time ago. Susan is Priscilla?s biggest supporter until she has to choose between loyalty to her friend and telling the truth. Ashley is eager to fit in, but her youth and status as a second wife keep her on the outside. She may know more than they think she does, though. Julia seems to have it all?the perfect house, job and husband. But her untimely death has people questioning how perfect her life really was. Through this swamp of suburban secrets, Sofie must wade to find the truth behind Julia?s murder and the state of her own marriage. They Did It with Love is a delightful, twisty, and twisted exploration of the things we?ll do for love.

Dear Jane Austen

by Patrice Hannon

Advice delivered with sense and sensibility just in time for the major motion picture Becoming Jane View our feature on Austen-inspired books and special content. Women have looked to Jane Austen's heroines as models of appropriate behavior for nearly two centuries. Who better to understand the heart of a heroine than Austen? In this delightful epistolary "what if," Austen serves as a "Dear Abby" of sorts, using examples from her novels and her life to counsel modern-day heroines in trouble, she also shares with readers a compelling drama playing out in her own drawing room. Witty and wise--and perfectly capturing the tone of the author of Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice--Dear Jane Austen is as satisfying as sitting down to tea with the novelist herself. .

The Geography of Wine

by Brian J. Sommers

Wine is more than taste, smell, and appearance-it is a reflection of a place and its people. Why is Bordeaux a great place for red wines? Why do some places produce Rieslings and others produce Chardonnay? A fun and fascinating examination of terroir (the French word for the geography of a vineyard) this book takes connoisseurs-and potential connoisseurs-on a tour of wine regions, and explains the principles geographers use to understand the critical factors that make up the "wine character" of a place. From the Loire Valley to Napa Valley, Madeira to South Africa, Australia to Chile, The Geography of Wine is an entertaining and informative introduction to viticulture for worldly wine lovers everywhere. .

Everything You Need to Know About Latino History

by Himilce Novas

The popular primer to Latino life and culture?updated for 2008 Latinos represent the fastest-growing ethnic population in the United States. In an accessible and entertaining question-and-answer format, this completely revised 2008 edition provides the most current perspective on Latino history in the making, including: ? New Mexico governor Bill Richardson?s announced candidacy for the 2008 presidential election ? Ugly Betty?the hit ABC TV show based on the Latino telenovela phenomenon ? The number of Latino players in Major League baseball surpassing the 25 percent mark ? Immigration legislation and the battle over the Mexican border ? The state of Castro?s health and what it means for Cuba More than ever, this concise yet comprehensive reference guide is the ideal introduction to the vast and varied history and culture of this multifaceted ethnic group. .

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

by Charles Darwin

This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

How to Date Men

by Janis Spindel

The hardest part about dating is understanding the mysterious inner workings of a man?s brain. How can women know what men are really looking for if men don?t tell them? They can ask Janis. With over fourteen years of experience as a professional matchmaker, Janis Spindel has a unique insider?s perspective on contemporary dating culture. All her clients are men, and they tell her exactly what they want in a relationship. Janis offers women a step-by-step plan for winning a man?s heart, such as: ? It?s okay to ask a guy for his number, as long as you do it with confidence ? Don?t wear your work clothes on a date, ever! Freshen up before meeting a guy ? Pay him a compliment?he?s human. He?ll love it. Entertaining and empowering, What Men Really Want is the next best thing to a private appointment with the nation?s premier matchmaker. .

The Extreme Future

by James Canton

A renowned global futurist prepares businesses and individuals for the radical changes on the horizon An advisor to three presidents spanning over thirty years, Dr. James Canton identifies probable outcomes and future trends in business, technology, environment, terrorism, population, and medicine to help companies and individuals prepare for the coming complex and volatile global changes, including: * How climate change and energy trends will reshape the planet* How astounding medicine trends will enhance people's lives* How the rise of China will bring on a new global power struggle In the tradition of Future Shock, Megatrends, and The Tipping Point, Extreme Future is the essential forecasting handbook for navigating the twenty-first century.

Do You Think What You Think You Think?

by Julian Baggini Jeremy Stangroom

Explore the gray areas in your gray matter with philosophical brainteasers from the bestselling author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten <P> Is your brain ready for a thorough philosophical health check? <P> The author of the international bestseller The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten and his fellow founding editor of The Philosopher's Magazine have some thought-provoking questions about your thinking: Is what you believe coherent and consistent? or a jumble of contradictions? If you could design a God, what would He, She, or It be like? And how will you fare on the tricky terrain of ethics when your taboos are under the spotlight? Here are a dozen philosophical quizzes guaranteed to make armchair philosophers uncomfortably shift in their seats. The answers will reveal what you really think-and it may not be what you thought. Fun, challenging, and surprising, this book will enable you to discover the you you never knew you were.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

The Numbers Behind Numb3rs

by Keith Devlin Gary Lorden

The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as ?the Math Guy? on NPR?s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to Numb3rs) explain real-life mathematical techniques used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to catch and convict criminals. From forensics to counterterrorism, the Riemann hypothesis to image enhancement, solving murders to beating casinos, Devlin and Lorden present compelling cases that illustrate how advanced mathematics can be used in state-of-the-art criminal investigations. .

Left Bank

by Kate Muir

A devilishly sneaky, chic, and ironic peek at the glittering inhabitants of Paris's most exclusive neighborhood Olivier and Madison Malin have what most celebrity magazines would call the perfect life. Olivier is a telegenic version of Sartre: philosopher, gourmand, and media personality -- the darling of Paris's most exclusive cafis, as well as the darling of more than one mistress. And Madison's celebrity has eclipsed even her husband's. An American film star turned Parisian It girl, Madison has buried her Texas upbringing -- along with a few years from her true age -- beneath the trappings of an exquisitely decorated salon, an impeccable French accent, and a collection of couture gowns. Together, Olivier and Madison are the toast of Paris's neighborhood of neighborhoods, the Left Bank, where the perfect couple and their friends indulge in fine wines, bon mots, and some exceptional cheeses. Everything looks flawless, if a touch pretentious. But when their precocious trophy daughter Sabine goes missing at a European mega-amusement park, her self-centered parents are finally forced to focus on something other than their own reflections. With the sting of a good Camembert, Kate Muir's fiction debut is a sophisticated, fun, and delightfully satirical look at family life along Paris's Left Bank that will have readers of all ages hungry for more.

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