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Almost Dead (San Francisco / Cahill Family #2)

by Lisa Jackson

A woman who wants to get even will do whatever it takes for revenge, including murder. Hidden in the Cahill family's twisted past is a secret, that will be only be satisfied by blood.

Your Worst Poker Enemy: Master The Mental Game

by Schoonmaker Alan N.

AT THE TABLE, YOU'RE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY. --Stu Ungar, the world's greatest poker player Do you play hands you should fold? Do you sometimes go too far with hands, hoping to get lucky while knowing that the pot odds don't justify calling? Ever kept playing even when you knew you were off your game because you were losing and wanted to get even? Have you let anger or destructive urges affect the way you play even though you know better? Don't despair! Now, in Your Worst Poker Enemy, psychologist Dr. Alan Schoonmaker shows you how to reap the full benefits of the poker knowledge you already have by helping you to identify and stop psychologically based mistakes. This must-have book also features detailed sections that examine crucial points far beyond the scope of most other poker strategy guides, including: Using Intuition vs. Logic Evaluating Yourself and the Opposition Understanding Unconscious and Emotional Factors Adjusting to Changes Handling stress Dr. Schoonmaker will help you to recognize and defeat the often crippling psychological factors that distort your perceptions about yourself, other players, and the game itself and send you on your way to becoming the best poker player you can be! Alan N. Schoonmaker, Ph. D, is the author of the top-selling The Psychology of Poker and is a columnist for Card Player magazine. He received his Ph. D. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and has conducted research and taught at UCLA, Carnegie-Mellon, and Belgium's Catholic University of Louvain. He lives in Las Vegas.

Killer Poker No Limit!: A Winning Strategy For Cash Games And Tournaments

by John Vorhaus

It's The Cadillac Of Poker. . . And You're In The Driver's Seat No limit Texas hold'em is the game of choice for newbies drawn in by nail-biting televised games, and for experienced players who relish the thrilling roller coaster ride (and profit!) that only no limit can provide. No limit is poker at its purest--the only game where, with one move, you can instantly obliterate your opponents. . . or your stack. In the first Killer Poker book devoted exclusively to no limit Hold'em, John Vorhaus, dubbed "the sage of poker of our time" by CNN, outlines a complete strategy that allows you to play smart, winning poker while relishing the rush of the game. Vorhaus explores no limit from the inside out, examining its appeal and the qualities it takes to go the distance as a player. He instructs readers in key no limit skills such as: Devising a plan for every hand Classifying your opponents' style of play--and your own Knowing the value of unpredictable and inconsistent play Ensuring you have the right bankroll--and the right motivation--before you play Having an exit strategy for every game Dominating and crushing no limit tournament fields And much more! With Killer Poker No Limit! you'll learn to see the game the way the pros do, and you'll gain the Killer confidence and insider knowledge that enable you to make the right moves at the right time. . . and reap the rewards.

Pot-Limit Omaha Poker

by Jeff Hwang

Are You Ready For The Next Wave Of Poker? If youve never tried Pot-Limit Omaha, youre missing out on the most exciting, most lucrative cash game around. Omaha has long been the most popular form of poker in Europe, and now its spreading like wildfire throughout North America. The reason is simple: Omaha offers more action and bigger pots than Texas Holdem. Isnt it time you got in on it? Whether youre a cash-game professional or poker hobbyist--and whether you play live or online--this book will arm you with a winning big-play strategy thats easy to master even if youve never played Omaha before. Youll discover the subtle distinctions that set Omaha above other games. Key topics include: The Big Play Objectives The Power of the Big Draw Straight Draws and Starting Hand Construction Playing the Position Game Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/LoComplete with practice situations and hand quizzes, this is the most comprehensive Omaha book available--and the only one youll ever need. Jeff Hwang is a semi-professional poker player and an investment analyst who regularly writes about the gaming industry for the Motley Fool, a well known website about stocks and investing. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B. S. /B. A. in both finance and management, Jeff has been an advantage player since 1999, when he took an interest in blackjack. After he graduated college, Jeff picked up poker, and he has been playing semi-professionally ever since. His regular lineup includes Pot-Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, with the occasional No-Limit Holdem game. The material in this book is the result of playing various Omaha games nearly exclusively for over eighteen months, both live and online. Jeff lives in St. Louis eight months of the year and spends time in Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D. C. , and on the road the rest.

Every Hand Revealed

by Gus Hansen

What If You Were Able To Get Right Inside The Mind Of World-Famous Poker Pro Gus Hansen-- And Learn His Winning Secrets? Now You Can. One of professional poker's most intriguing and fascinating players, Gus Hansen has often been called "The Madman" for his crazy, fearless, aggressive style. But you can't dispute the fact that this poker superstar knows how to win--and win big. The holder of the inaugural Poker Superstars Invitational title as well as the only player to win three World Poker Tour tournaments, Gus won his fifth major international title when he became the 2007 Aussie Millions Champion, outlasting 747 players and nabbing $1. 2 million. Now, for the first time ever, Gus analyzes the hands that he played during the tournament and reveals his secrets for winning in Every Hand Revealed. You'll learn: An extensive, easy-to-follow analysis of the more than 300 hands he played during the Aussie Millions. . . The radical, yet coolly logical, methods behind Gus's "madness" that have helped him to win consistently. . . Each and every bluff, precise calculation, educated guess, and read of his opponents . . . How to call large bets with seemingly unplayable hands. . . When to raise out of position with garbage holdings. . . How the prize structure should influence your play. . . And much more! Offering unlimited access to one of the most successful, popular poker players out there, Every Hand Revealed will help you understand some of poker's most coveted secrets--and simply shows you the right way to play the game whether you're a beginner or a poker pro. Now with Gus Hansen by your side, you too can turbo-charge your game and watch it take off!Superstar poker pro Gus Hansen has shaken up the poker world with his loose, aggressive style. Called "The Great Dane" as well as "The Madman," the five-time international title-holder transforms his hands with cool logic . . . and flattens his opponents. Voted one of the world's sexiest men by People Magazine, Gus is an avid athlete, backgammon player, and poker commentator for both Danish and American T. V.

Tournament Hold'em Hand by Hand

by Neil D. Myers

Dear Aspiring Poker Tournament Winner, Do you regularly play in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments? Do you want to get to the final table more often? Then this book is for you! $10,000 TV tournaments that last for days require very different winning strategies than much faster paced tournaments that last for hours. Most of us never play in the televised extravaganzas. Instead, we play regularly in No-limit Hold'em tournaments that have buy-ins of $40 to $1,000. Many tourney entrants never win money. A few savvy players know that small tournaments can be fun and profitable if you know exactly how to play them. Hand-by-hand, I will reveal why these players make more than their fair share of final tables--and how you can join them. You'll learn: How to win despite a run of bad cards How to assess good-value tournaments and avoid bad ones How to play when you are short-stacked How to build a big stack and use your chips as a weapon The vital importance of position in tournament play When and how to change pace as the blinds and antes increase Some of the conventional advice about tournament play is just plain wrong. Success requires more than a desperate attempt to survive and wait for big cards. So if you want a chance to feel the thrill of a big payday at your next tournament, buy this book now! I'll see you at the final table.

Lessons from the Felt

by David Apostolico

Outperform The Competition At Any Level In Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, David Apostolico explored the tournament strategies that have taken professionals like Doyle Brunson, T. J. Cloutier, and Billy Baxter to the very top. Now he shows you how to apply those advanced techniques and tactics to all kinds of no-limit hold'em tournaments--multi-table, single table, online, satellites, sit and go--so that you can win at every level in every arena, from freerolls to big money events. Think Like A Pro Apostolico provides in-depth analysis of hands he's encountered in real-life games, plus key sample hands that cover crucial poker concepts. He reveals the thought processes that go into making the smartest decision, no matter what cards you're dealt or what environment you're playing in. In learning to think like a pro, you'll also learn to anticipate your opponents' moves, and you'll acquire strategies that can be used to throw even the most experienced players off their game. Apostolico recounts notable hands he's played with some of the best in the business, including Barry Greenstein and John Phan, and also offers insights gleaned from his many years on the circuit, as well as advice on adapting and evolving your strategy to suit each game. Improve Your Odds Whether you're aiming to dominate your neighborhood game or make your first inroads into the big money tournaments, Lessons from the Felt provides the expertise and analysis you need to improve your skills, your odds, and your enjoyment. David Apostolico is the author of Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, Tournament Poker and the Art of War, and Machiavellian Poker Strategy. He plays in dozens of poker tournaments each year and has won tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and online.

The Illustrated Guide to Blackjack

by Dennis Purdy

You've got a pair of jacks. The dealer shows a seven. Do you split or stand? The Illustrated Guide to Blackjack will show you the right move to make in this and every possible blackjack scenario, using real-game situations and solutions that test and hone your skills to the max. Former gambling pro Dennis Purdy not only reveals the best plays for each hand, he shows you why they work, with clear, concise logic, user-friendly charts, and a unique flashcard format that makes each lesson stick. Mastering essential strategy has never been faster or easier. Whether you're visiting the tables for the first or the fiftieth time, The Illustrated Guide to Blackjack will teach you how to keep on winning, again and again.

Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour

by David Apostolico

The invitation-only Professional Poker Tour is strictly limited to the top 200 players in the world. David Apostolico is one of the elite, and he found that going up against other poker masters every day was like attending an incomparable seminar. He takes you through specific hands that he either played or observed, giving detailed analyses that will teach you how to think like a pro. Assessment and adaptability are key factors for survival and success in fast-moving games with experienced players. Smart strategy is your greatest asset, and by studying the extensive hands in this book, you'll learn the tactics and approaches of legendary winners. Most poker books focus on the math and science of poker. But the pros know that there really are no hard and fast rules, and that playing by the book will only get you so far before your game becomes completely transparent. By studying the real-world strategies of players like Doyle Brunson, T. J. Cloutier, Billy Baxter, Berry Johnson, and many others--brought to you by one who's been there--you can raise your game to the next level, and have a great time doing it. David Apostolico has just delivered his third book telling you how to destroy your opponents at the poker table. I loved all of them and feel everybody should add all three to their poker library. --Tom McEvoy, WSOP champion and co-author of the Championship series of poker booksDavid Apostolico plays in dozens of poker tournaments each year. He has won tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and online.

Beyond Bluffs: Master the Mysteries of Poker

by James A. Mckenna

Play your opponents, not just your cards! The most important game being played in a poker room has nothing to do with cards--it's the psychological battle being waged between players. In Beyond Bluffs, poker columnist and psychotherapist James A. McKenna shows you how to elevate your game to a new level by playing your opponents as expertly as you play your hand. With these advanced people skills, you'll be able to determine how and when a player is bluffing, and know which bluffs to use in response. You'll even be able to predict how different types of players will think and react in any game situation. Go beyond spotting bluffs to reading your opponents! In his acclaimed Beyond Tells, McKenna introduced a unique way of integrating personality types with reading tells. Beyond Bluffs delves further into those six key personality types--The Boss, Party Hardy, High Roller, System Player, Loner, and Hunch Player--revealing the psychological patterns that govern the way they live and the way they play. McKenna shows you how to spot the subtle clues that reveal when a person is bluffing or telling the truth. You'll learn when, how, and against whom to bluff with garbage hands, how to avoid bluffing when you don't have to, and the difference between planned and unplanned bluffs. Discover the clues to look for and unravel the mysteries of poker! Plenty of poker books outline strategies that can help you become a good tactical player. Beyond Bluffs goes further, unraveling the real mysteries of the game and providing the psychological advantage that will help you play smarter every time. James A. McKenna, Ph. D. , has been a practicing individual and group therapist for over 35 years, as well as a management consultant to Fortune 500 corporations. His column, Power Poker Psychology, appears regularly in Poker Player and Gambling Times magazines. He lives in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri.

The Rules of Poker

by Sheree Bykofsky Lou Krieger

The Ultimate Argument Settler This book holds the answer to every poker argument, standstill, or face-off imaginable. Experts Lou Krieger and Sheree Bykofsky provide answers to hundreds of tough questions like: What is the minimum raise in a no-limit game? Can you bet and raise with a single chip? Can you cut a deal at the final table? Do players have the right to see the winning hand? And much more: Comprehensive rules for all the major games An easy-to-use index Handy charts Anecdotes from dealers, players, and poker room staff around the world about real-life arguments and how they were settled. Here is the poker bible that will let you concentrate on what's really important--winning.

Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker

by Sheree Bykofsky Lou Krieger

It takes a special book to take a player to the next level, and this is that book. --Amy Calistri, Poker School Online While other highly touted books on hold'em poker offer enough tips to turn a committed beginner into a moderately successful player, none offers the strategies needed to turn an experienced player into a consistent winner--until now. This guide even goes one step further by exposing exactly what the pros don't want you to know. My only worry is that they have given away too much information. --Matt Lessinger, author of The Book of Bluffs Revealed within these pages are the actual techniques--equally effective for virtually all poker games--that professional gamblers use to win consistently. You'll find out how to quickly recognize and capitalize on betting patterns, how to develop a table image that pays big dividends, advanced bank management techniques, and why the cards you hold are often less important than the way you play them, plus: Why folding more can lead to winning more How betting limits dramatically impact the way you should play your hands Why women have an innate edge Telltale signs to look for when choosing a casino table Why it's smarter to be the one who bets and not the sucker who calls Easy to understand, helpful, and fun to read. --Dave Scharf, author of Winning at Poker Take that next step--armed with the secrets of the pros! A popular columnist for several magazines, including Bluff and Fifth Street, the newspaper The Nevada Sunday, as well as the author of seven top-selling books on poker, Lou Krieger is one of gaming's biggest names. In 2000, he was dubbed one of the most influential gaming writers of the past hundred years by Casino Journal--an honor bestowed on only four others worldwide. Sheree Bykofsky has been the winner or first runner-up in hundreds of poker tournaments, both in casinos and online, and won a seat as a participant in the 2004 World Series of Poker. She is also a literary agent and the author of more than twenty books, as well as countless articles on a variety of subjects, which have appeared in major magazines and newspapers.

Killer Poker Online/2

by John Vorhaus

A revolutionary new approach to a revolutionary game Since the 2003 publication of the groundbreaking Killer Poker Online, the Internet game has exploded and the online poker landscape has completely changed. More than 150,000 people are logged in and playing online for real money every day. What does this mean for you? Lots of opportunities to take serious money from novices. Update your Internet play now and make sure you get your share. In Killer Poker Online/2 You'll learn how to: Understand and exploit the patterns, tendencies, and weaknesses of online players Play winning strategies that are not possible in real-world games Beat the unique sit-and-go tournament Vanquish foes in heads-up play Recognize the pitfalls of online cash games Navigate and dominate full-field online tournaments The online game these days is both easier and harder to beat, and with Killer Poker Online/2, you'll learn the latest strategies to bring home the cash. Praise for John Vorhaus and Killer Poker Are you ready for a revolution? John Vorhaus will lift your mind to a higher poker plane. --Russ Hamilton, 1994 WSOP Champion Like a latter-day Aesop, Vorhaus weaves pearls of wisdom into each of his witty and clever tales. He rests secure in his position as one of poker's premier teachers. --Barry Shulman, publisher, Card Player magazine Don't lend this book to anyone--you'll never get it back! --Annie Duke, 2004 WSOP Tournament of Champions winner

The Scientific 100

by John Lynda Simmons

Who are the great scientists throughout the ages, and what exactly did they do to earn their importance? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking, The Scientific 100 provides the fascinating answers. Vivid biographical sketches chronicle the lives and accomplishments of the world's preeminent scientists. And in the tradition of the Citadel Press 100 Series, they are ranked provocatively in order of influence--an inspiration for lively discussion. This unique volume is a browser's treasure trove and a handy reference for the general reader. John Simmons has been associated with Current Biography for more than fifteen years. He has written frequently about Nobel laureates in science. A member of the New York Academy of Sciences, he divides his time between New York City and Paris.

Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates

by Gary Kurz

Do all dogs and cats really go to heaven? Yes, they do! The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you'll ever endure. But recovery isn't only about closure. You also want to know where your best friend has gone. After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in Paradise. After devoting countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls. You'll finally find answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife--and you'll also get a 30-day devotional to help you work through your grief. If you've ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you'll welcome this amazing book's reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again.

Out of My League: A Rookie's Survival in the Bigs

by Dirk Hayhurst

A humorous, candid and insightful memoir of Hayhurst's rookie season in the majors. . . Grade: Home Run. --Cleveland Plain DealerAfter six years in the minors, pitcher Dirk Hayhurst hopes 2008 is the year he breaks into the big leagues. But every time Dirk looks up, the bases are loaded with challenges--a wedding balancing on a blind hope, a family in chaos, and paychecks that beg Dirk to answer, How long can I afford to keep doing this? Then it finally happens--Dirk gets called up to the Majors, to play for the San Diego Padres. A dream comes true when he takes the mound against the San Francisco Giants, kicking off forty insane days and nights in the Bigs. Like the classic games of baseball's history, Out of My League entertains from the first pitch to the last out, capturing the gritty realities of playing on the big stage, the comedy and camaraderie in the dugouts and locker rooms, and the hard-fought, personal journeys that drive our love of America's favorite pastime. A rare gem of a baseball book. --Tom Verducci, Sports IllustratedA fun read. . . This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life. --Keith OlbermannEntertaining and engaging. . . reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four. --BooklistObservant, insightful, human, and hilarious. --Bob Costas

Raising a Responsible Child

by Elizabeth Ellis

It has often been said: Give a man a fish, and he has food for a day. Teach him to fish, and he can provide for himself over a lifetime. Raising a Responsible Child explains the phenomenon of the overindulgent parent--who helps and protects too much -- and the underdeveloped child--who never really learns to stand on his or her own feet. Today many parents are especially prone to shower their children with love and attention and attempt to minimize stress by doing for them. In the scurry of modern life, parents often can't resist giving in to children's demands or solving their problems just to keep the peace. While this is basically a loving approach, it does not teach children how to be responsible and independent. Parents learn the hard way that their overindulgence does more harm than good: their children will only come to them with more demands and act helpless in the face of new problems. If you find yourself entrenched in this pattern, you can change by using a system of consistent, straight forward, and logical rules every day. You can teach your children to take responsibility for their actions and earn their privileges -- and you will find, perhaps to your surprise, that they are willing and ready to do so. Some of the issues this book will help you to deal with are: -- The whiny and overly demanding preschooler-- The small child who throws tantrums in public to get his way-- The older child who is inconsiderate of family members-- The teenager who is constantly late for school-- The young adult, who can't get her life together and mooches off her parents indefinitely. Many parents discover that the tried-and-true methods detailed here not only help their children handle emotions in a more mature and constructive manner but also result in higher self-esteem and a happier outlook on life.

The Emotional Revolution:

by Rosenthal Norman E.

Feel Better. . . Live Better Scientific discoveries are unlocking the mysteries of our emotional lives. Every week brings us new information on the environmental, hormonal, genetic, and chemical factors that affect our feelings, and an ever-expanding repertoire of methods to manage specific emotional conditions. But how can we apply this cutting-edge research to our own lives? In The Emotional Revolution, Norman E. Rosenthal, psychiatrist, researcher, and specialist in the fields of psychopharmacology and psychobiology, offers a comprehensive guide to these exciting breakthroughs. He explores the latest findings about the body mechanisms that create emotions--and why our feelings can sometimes go out of control. He also offers simple self-help strategies and evaluates dozens of the newest treatments--both traditional and alternative--that can help with everything from depression and addiction to anxiety and excessive anger. Here is fascinating, up-to-the-minute information you won't find in any other single resource, including: Clues to the biological basis of monogamy A new link between depression and heart disease, and what this means for the treatment of both conditions How simple patterns of eye movements can help alleviate painful memories How taking a commonly-used blood pressure medication can help you cope with trauma How lying in the dark releases a hormone that can alleviate anxiety and craving The surprising health benefits of friendship and religion The deadly dangers of anger The health-promoting powers of love The first book to combine scientific research with prescriptive guidelines for the general reader, The Emotional Revolution is your guide to understanding the complexities of human feelings--and improving your life. A well-researched, clearly-written, and absorbing book. Highly recommended for anyone who's ever seen a psychiatrist--or who hasn't! --Dean Hamer, Ph. D. , author of The Science of Desire Norman E. Rosenthal, M. D. , is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University. A practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Rosenthal has been listed in The Best Doctors in the U. S. For twenty years, he was a senior researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has appeared on 20/20, CNN, National Public Radio, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, and Good Morning, America. Dr. Rosenthal lives and practices in Rockville, Maryland. Visit his Web site at www. normanrosenthal. com.

The Military 100

by Lanning Lt. Col. Ret. Michael

THEY WERE CONQUERERS. LIBERATORS. HEROES. MADMEN. ALL CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER ON THE FIELD OF BATTLEThis compelling study by Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U. S. Army, Ret. ) lists the hundred most influential military leaders not by their victories, their combat prowess, or even their legacies, but by the lasting impact that their lives had upon the world, the lives they affected, and the historical significance of their actions in war. Warriors from every corner of the globe and every era are profiled, both glorious and notorious, modern and ancient, good and evil, including: George Washington Attila the Hun Adolf Hitler Napoleon Hannibal Alexander the Great H. Norman Schwarzkopf Ghengis Khan George S. Patton Sun Tzu Oliver Cromwell ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOS AND PORTRAITSLt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U. S. Army, Ret. ) served as public affairs officer for General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. He has spent more than twenty years on active duty in the U. S. Army. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he served as an infantry platoon leader and a company commander. The author of twelve books, Lanning lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

The African American Soldier: From Crispus Attucks To Colin Powell (updated)

by Lanning Lt. Col. Ret. Michael

"For more than two hundred years African Americans have fought for their own personal freedom as well as that of their fellow Americans. Blacks contributed to the success of the revolution that gained the country, but not its slaves, their independence. Blacks played a significant role in preserving the union in the Civil War and securing their own freedom. From the expanse of the American West to the heights of San Juan Hill, from the trenches of France to the heartlands of Germany and Japan, from the icy mountain ridges of Korea to the thick jungles of Vietnam and the sands of the Persian Gulf, African Americans have performed loyally and bravely. "--From The African-American SoldierIn this moving and revealing account, Michael Lee Lanning brings to life the battles in which African Americans fought so courageously to become full citizens by risking their lives for their country. This updated edition includes analyses of African-American soldiers' involvement in recent U. S. conflicts, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michael Lee Lanning serves as public affairs officer for General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. He has spent more than twenty years on active duty in the United States Army. He has written nine books of military history, including The Military 100 and Senseless Secrets. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Making It Work When You Work A Lot: 10 Power Strategies For Connecting As A Couple

by Joel D. Block

A sampling of real-life stories behind the curtain in the executive suite: Marion has a ten-percent marriage. Her husband is on the road eighty percent of the time and catches up on sleep half of the time he is at home. She uses innovative techniques to save her relationship. The neglect and resentment Joyce felt as a result of her husband Paul's extraordinary work schedule was temporarily eased by her fling with a former colleague. She confessed her infidelity to Paul--and they're still together! Learn about repair strategies that are tried and proven. Rob, a stay-at-home dad, also considered having an affair. He's come up with a better solution, one that saved his marriage as well as his ego. Kevin had developed an intriguing method for keeping Janice at a distance. We'll see how Janice reacted and what they did to bring value back to their relationship. Alex badgered Florence about her housekeeping, then acknowledged that his beef was Florence's meteoric career progression, especially since his career had stalled. Unlike many other couples where the wife is the bigger earner, Florence and Alex worked things out brilliantly. These successful couples have confronted--and overcome--the considerable challenges of balancing work and home life by focusing on the bottom line: strategies for maintaining the vitality, energy, and love that first brought them together. In this groundbreaking guide, relationship specialist Dr. Joel Block will show you what they did, how they did it, and how you can, too. Let this book be your portable relationship coach--the ultimate resource for Making It Work When You Work a Lot. Dr. Joel Block is a clinical psychologist specializing in couples therapy. His success in treating hundreds of devastated executive marriages over the years has led him to formulate a blueprint for success that addresses the challenges that are unique to these relationships. Making It Work When You Work a Lot is a real-life action plan with the mission of protecting executive marriages. It was formulated after interviews with nearly one hundred executives and their spouses, men and women from across the country. Each chapter is derived from the specific concerns of executives struggling to make their marriages work. As you will discover, the issues they raised involve competencies that are also crucial in the world of business. Dr. Block shows you how solutions to problems encountered in the workplace translate directly to successful resolutions of similar challenges at home: 1.

Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words

by George Barris

You Are The First One I'm Telling This To. I'll Tell You All. . . No one looked like her. No one walked like her. No one talked like her. Sexy yet vulnerable, and unexpectedly talented, she was no ordinary screen goddess. Few really knew her. What others wrote, she called Lies! Lies! Lies! Here, at last, is Marilyn Monroe's account, in her own singular voice. It was June 1, 1962, her thirty-sixth birthday. Famed photographer and reporter George Barris had come to see Marilyn on the set of what would be her final, unfinished, film. They had met eight years earlier, became friends, and planned to do a picture book and autobiography. Now the time was right. For the next six weeks Barris photographed and interviewed the actress. Don't believe anything you read about me except this. . . she told Barris. And so she began to confide the truth about herself. Barris last talked to Marilyn on August 3, less than twenty-four hours before she was found dead in her apartment. At their last meeting, she was effervescent and eager to embrace life. I feel I'm just getting started, she said. Barris firmly believes that murder, not suicide, caused Marilyn's untimely end and he could not bring himself to publish her thoughts or the haunting photos of that summer--until now. Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words is a candid memoir enhanced by 150 black-and-white and color photos, many never before published. A highlight is The Last Photo Shoot where Marilyn appears luminous without makeup on the beach at Santa Monica and in a North Hollywood house. This moving book brings Marilyn Monroe back--beautiful, flirtatious, and sweet as a first kiss--for one rare and radiant farewell. George Barris has worked as a photojournalist for many of the country's major magazines, from Life to Cosmopolitan. He is the co-author (with Gloria Steinem) of Marilyn-Norma Jean, and contributed to Norman Mailer's book, Marilyn. He lives in California.

How To Stubbornly Refuse To Make Yourself Miserable About Anything-yes, Anything!,

by Albert Ellis

Most emotional misery and psychological disturbances are unnecessary over-reactions and can be significantly reduced--that is the simple message of this book. Not only are anger, anxiety and depression unnecessary, they are unethical, for when you allow yourself to become emotionally disturbed you are being unfair and unjust--to yourself. Dr. Albert Ellis, the originator of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET), contends that we ourselves create our own feelings and choose to think and feel in self-harming ways. The way to escape this trap we set for ourselves is by application of the principles of RET. Given the stress and strain of modern day-to-day living, the last things we need are the inhibiting, crippling problems we bring upon ourselves by the way we think and feel about the world and the people around us. The simple, logical method outlined in this book is the soundest approach yet devised to acquire true mental health and happiness. Dr. Albert Ellis is the founder of the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, which now has branches throughout the United States and around the world. He is the author of more than forty-five books, including A New Guide to Rational Living (with Robert A. Harper, Ph. D. ), Sex Without Guilt and Sex and the Liberated Man.

501 Golf Jokes For Almost All Occassions

by Franklin Dohanyos

First Golfer: Hey, how's your golf game? Second Golfer: Not so good. It seems the older I get, the better I used to be! Whether you're slicing your way through the fairway or chipping up enough dirt to build an in-ground pool, there's nothing like a good golf joke to keep a duffer from taking the game too seriously (you know who you are). This riotous collection contains enough material for you and your fellow golfers to laugh your way to the 19th hole, game after game. Two golfer and their caddies were out on the course one day. By the fifteenth hole one of the golfers had blown so many putts he went berserk. He started swearing out loud, grabbed his putter and, with a mighty toss, threw it at the water hazard forty yards away. One caddy turned to the other and said, Five bucks says he misses the water! For anyone with a sense of humor, even those who think that golf and golfers are best left to America's Funniest Home Videos, 501 Golf Jokes will always make a hold-in-one at parties, at the office, at any occasion. Franklin Dohanyos collaborated with Karoyln Grimes on the holiday bestseller Zuzu Bailey's It's A Wonderful Life Cookbook and is the editor of The Cats Of Our Lives. He runs his own public relations firm and lives in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Magickal Judaism: Connecting Pagan And Jewish Practice

by Jennifer Hunter

Discover the Joys of Being a Jewish Pagan Ancient and life-affirming, passionate and mystical, Judaism has links with Wicca and NeoPaganism that run strong and deep. Smashing the stereotype that Pagan means Celtic, Magical Judaism shows that the Jewish tribe has its own rich history of nature holidays, magic, deities, and symbols. In this first-of-its-kind text, Jennifer Hunter draws on pre-monotheistic Hebrew history, mainstream and alternative Judaism, ceremonial magic, and eclectic NeoPaganism to create spells, meditations, rituals, and holiday traditions. Magical Judaism infuses the NeoPagan way with the living, breathing rites of the Jewish people, revealing a liberating spirituality that reveres earth and sky, dark and light, mind and heart. Whether you're Jewish by birth, Pagan by practice, or drawn to both Jewish and Pagan paths, Magical Judaism will provide all the tools you need to craft a holistic and integrated religious path. Learn how to: Celebrate Jewish holidays in authentic tribal ways Connect with the powerful teachings of the Kabbalah Discover the magic of keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath Connect with Canaanite Goddesses and the Shechinah Craft effective spells using ancient Jewish symbols and folk magic . . . and much more Jennifer Hunter is the author of Rites of Pleasure, 21st Century Wicca, and Wicca for Lovers. She lives with her daughter Ilana in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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