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If I'd Known Then

by Ellyn Spragins

Now in paperback, the popular second volume in the What I Know NowTM series offers wonderfully candid letters from women under forty, who give advice to the girls they once were. Readers will discover familiar names as well as new voices, including actress Jessica Alba; singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield; author Hope Edelman; Olympic soccer gold medalist Julie Foudy; singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb; and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Here are stories of young love; of daring to chart a new path when everyone tells you to play it safe; of realizing that perfection is a pipe dream. The ideal gift for any young woman in your life, this collection provides "a boost of hope that today's turmoil can foster tomorrow's growth, success, and happiness" (Boston Globe).

If I'd Known Then

by Ellyn Spragins

If you could send a letter back in time to yourself, what would it say? Following in the tradition of the bestsellingWhat I Know NowTM comes a new collection that will speak directly to young women. Editor Ellyn Spragins asked women under forty to write letters to the girls they once were, filled with the advice and insights they wish they'd had when they were younger. Readers will recognize familiar names as well as meet new voices in these wonderfully candid missives, including: author Hope Edelman; actress Jessica Alba; Olympic soccer gold medalist Julia Foudy; activist Zainab Salbi; actress Danica McKellar; and author Plum Sykes. A perfect gift at graduation or for any important young woman in your life,If I'd Known Thenoffers rare glimpses into the personal stories of extraordinary young women-and will inspire readers to live their best lives.

If I'd Known Then

by Ellyn Spragins

Now in paperback, the popular second volume in the What I Know NowTM series offers wonderfully candid letters from women under forty, who give advice to the girls they once were. Readers will discover familiar names as well as new voices, including actress Jessica Alba; singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield; author Hope Edelman; Olympic soccer gold medalist Julie Foudy; singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb; and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Here are stories of young love; of daring to chart a new path when everyone tells you to play it safe; of realizing that perfection is a pipe dream. The ideal gift for any young woman in your life, this collection provides "a boost of hope that today's turmoil can foster tomorrow's growth, success, and happiness" (Boston Globe).

If I'd Never Known Your Love

by Georgia Bockoven

After her beloved husband's business trip to Colombia turns deadly and he is kidnapped, an adoring wife vows to do whatever it takes, for however long it takes, to bring him home to their children and to her waiting arms. Original.

If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times

by John Lloyd John Mitchinson

John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting,a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology of hundreds of quotes you probably have never heard before, arranged thematically from A to Z. From laugh-out-loud-funnybone to some real headscratchers, Lloyd and Mitchinson have gathered a universe of star-studded blurbs like: The Beatles are dying in the wrong order---Victor Lewis Smith. When you forget to eat, you know you're alive---Henry James. I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty---Nancy Reagan. You know that look women get when they want sex? Me neither---Steve Martin.

If I'm Dead

by Marcia Clark

It started with a haunting image: a Ford Explorer, iridiscent in the moonlight and alone on a desolate stretch of beach. Its owner, Melissa Gibbons, has gone missing. Her husband says she flew the coop. But Los Angeles Deputy DA Rachel Knight is convinced otherwise: Melissa Gibbons has been murdered. So begins the confounding case that Rachel must present before a disbelieving jury. A dissatisfied heiress and her philandering husband-- what really happened? The husband has a fiendishly convincing case that Melissa faked her own death and fled. But with the support of her trusty sidekick, Detective Bailey Keller, Rachel pieces together a much more sinister truth. In this short, standalone Rachel Knight thriller, readers follow our savvy and riotiously entertaining heroine through the surprising world of LA crime.

If I'm so Smart, why aren't the answers Easy?

by Robert A. Schultz James R. Delisle

Based on surveys with more than 5,000 gifted young adults, If I m So Smart, Why Aren t the Answers Easy? sheds light on the day-to-day experiences of those growing up gifted. In their own enlightening words, teens share their experiences with giftedness, including friendships and fitting in with peers, school struggles and successes, and worries about the future. By allowing teens to share their real-life stories, the book gives readers a self-study guide to the successes and pitfalls of being gifted in a world not always open to their unique and diverse needs. Teens will be able to reflect on their own experiences through the engaging journal prompts included in the book, and their parents and teachers will enjoy hearing directly from other students about the topics gifted teens face daily.

If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single?

by Susan Page

If you want to find your soul mate, you first have to know yourself. If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? offers intelligent, practical, and engaging guidance to singles looking to improve their romantic relationships--by getting to know their own past patterns and relationship needs. Guided at every step by Page's 10 strategies for better self-knowledge, readers will find quizzes, case studies, and anecdotes from the author's decades of experience as a counselor to both couples and singles. Each aspect of the book is tailored to help readers figure out what they really want--and learn not to settle for less.If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? has been translated into 22 different languages, and this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of its debut. Offering advice that's positive, compassionate, and effective, this book will help readers understand their own romantic motivations and find the partner they're looking for.ABOUT THE AUTHORBest-selling relationship author Susan Page has been counseling both singles and couples on their romantic lives since 1980. She holds a Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Early in her career, she worked as Director of Women's Programs at the University of California at Berkeley, establishing the first university-based human sexuality program in the country.An in-demand international speaker, Susan Page has traveled to over 26 states as well as Canada, Korea, Mexico, and Australia to speak on relationship topics. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, Donahue, and dozens of other television and radio shows nationwide. Her work has been showcased in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, New Woman, McCall's, and many other national publications.Page also served as a consultant to writer/director Gary Goldberg on the romantic comedy Must Love Dogs, released in 2005.

If It Ain't One Thing

by Cheryl Robinson

Winona Fairchild has made more than her share of mistakes in life, but now, she's coming home to Detroit to make things right. She meets Porter Washington, a man with his own devastating failures and secrets. When their paths finally cross, will they be able to put their regrets and pain in the past and face a brighter future together?

If it Aint One Thing it's Another

by Leah Whitney Sharron Doyle

A richly textured story of deceit; If It Ain't One Thing It's Another, is the most riveting tale of the decade. Every once in a while an author comes along with dazzling talents. In her debut novel Sharron Doyle broke us off with this sensational tale of vengeance, thirst and hunger. Streetwise, Petie is grinding on the road to infamy. His throne is toppled and his rule is coming to an end. He will not be kingpin, but he's bent on taking his family, his mistress, best friends and fellow hustler through their most traumatic experiences. On lockdown, Petie is no snitch and does not cooperate with the justice department. After being released Petie's twisted method of exacting revenge on his enemies will shock and open the eyes of every reader. He comes armed to the nines ready to get rid of those who snitched or betrayed him. His enemies find out that if ain't one thing it's another: this is revenge at all cost. This story brings you on a fast paced journey through the life of hustling where the grit of the streets and greed of the hustle are presented sumptuously in a magnificently convoluted plot. Mixed with zesty scenes, this clever, sexy tale from the streets you will not want to put down until it ends. From the Polo Grounds in Harlem, Sharron Doyle delivers brilliantly with a terrific drama from the inside out. If It Ain't One Thing It's Another will be forever etched in your mind.

If It Could Happen Here

by Jeff Patton

Filled with solid insights on how the principles Potton has developed can be applied in differentcontexts

If It Die

by Andre Gide

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters. Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled moments of that life. With If It Die, Gide determined to relay without sentiment or embellishment the circumstances of his childhood and the birth of his philosophic wanderings, and in doing so to bring it all to light. Gide's unapologetic account of his awakening homosexual desire and his portrait of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas as they indulged in debauchery in North Africa are thrilling in their frankness and alone make If It Die an essential companion to the work of a twentieth-century literary master.

If It Feels Good: Using the Five Senses to Enhance Your Lovemaking

by Joan Elizabeth Lloyd

The author of "Nice Couples Do" reveals the exciting role each of the five senses plays in uninhibited, imaginative love making. Divided into sections that specifies each sense, this guide is presented in the easy-to-read format of erotic case studies, interspersed with playful suggestions to sexually recharge a relationship. (May)

If It Hadn't Been For Yoon Jun

by Marie G. Lee

Seventh grader Alice's life couldn't be better. She has two fabulous best friends, a boy from the football team who seems to like her, and she has just been chosen to be on the junior high cheerleading squad. But then Yoon Jun moves to town, and because he is Korean, like Alice, her father tries to make her be friends with the new boy. But Alice thinks Yoon Jun is kind of a dork and can't figure out why she should have to be friends with him simply because they happen to come from the same country. Alice was a baby when her parents adopted her and brought her to the U.S. so she doesn't remember anything about Korea and considers herself 100% American. But then Alice and Yoon Jun are assigned to work on a project together for their school's International Day, and Alice discovers that spending time with Yoon Jun might not be so terrible after all.

If It Is Your Life

by James Kelman

Giving voice to the dispossessed and crafting stories of lives held in the balance, James Kelman reaches us all. Penetrating deeply into the hearts, minds, and desperation of characters who find themselves in everyday situations--in the hospital, at a bus stop, in a living room with the endless roar of the vacuum cleaner and a distant wife--Kelman follows their streams of consciousness and brings their worries to life. With honesty and dark humor, he confronts the issues of language, class, politics, gender, and age--identity in all its forms.

If It Isn't Love

by Dwayne S. Joseph

Discovering she has only six months to live, Jean Stapleton-Blige tries to repair the relationships with her children, who want nothing to do with her, and her minister husband, who has spent their marriage seducing other women.

If It Isn't Love

by Joseph Dwayne S.

Discovering she has only six months to live, Jean Stapleton-Blige tries to repair the relationships with her children, who want nothing to do with her, and her minister husband, who has spent their marriage seducing other women.

If It Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too

by Malaak Compton-Rock

A must have book for anyone has ever wanted to make a difference in the world. ________________________________________________ Service is the rent we pay for living" says preeminent children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman and this is the motto by which Malaak Compton Rock, dedicated humanitarian and wife of comedian Chris Rock, lives her life. From a childhood grounded in the importance of giving back to her work in public relations at The U. S. Fund for UNICEF to becoming a full-time mother and humanitarian, Malaak's life has fully embodied this sentiment. Part memoir, part practical guide,If It Takes a Village, Build Oneoffers readers insightful advice on everything from how to find just the right volunteer opportunity, how to get kids involved in a life of service, how to research charities, and even how to start a nonprofit, as Malaak did several years ago. All of this practical wisdom is grounded in inspirational anecdotes about her own experience with service, including her work with Katrina rebuilding and her recent brainchild, Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, a program for at-risk kids from Bushwick, Brooklyn, which takes teens on a two week service mission to South Africa to volunteer and experience the world. The book also features interviews with other well known humanitarians, like PR powerhouse Terrie M. Williams, activist Bobby Shriver, and journalist Soledad O'Brien and engaging sidebars with interesting facts about service and nuggets of advice. At the end of the narrative readers will find a compendium of information including Malaak's favorite charities, unique service ideas, and suggested reading and web resources, which will make this a book to be visited time and time again. Far from being preachy or sanctimonious, Malaak's warm voice reminds us all that giving back is ultimately easier and infinitely more fulfilling than we thought it could be. Warm, honest, and accessible,If it Takes a Village, Build Onewill be the must-have book (and perfect gift!) for aspiring do-gooders.

If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon

by Jenna Mccarthy

"Hilarious, smart, and utterly addicting. Watch out, Nora Ephron." -Valerie Frankel Jenna McCarthy presents an uproarious but insightful peek behind the curtains at the unholy state of matrimony. With ballsy wit and bawdy humor, she explores everything from male domestic idiocy and the frustrating misfires in spousal communication to how to stay true to the peskiest of vows: forsaking all others. Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, this book is a must-read manifesto on surviving marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.

If It Weren't for Eve, I'd be a Perfect Wife

by Terri Camp

The genius of Terri Camp's writing is that she addresses themes common to all women with a humorous touch and a spiritual purpose. Terri is capable of merely making women laugh, but that isn't what God called her to. With a skillful pen, Terri covers subjects that often represent deep wounds in many relationships. Not one for ceremony, Terri opens up her heart, revealing her vulnerable side, enabling others to face their own shortcomings and seek God's path to healing and fullness in marriage. Uplifting. Filled with laughs, tears, and smiles of "me too" recognition, this book brings out the best in the reader and reminds women everywhere that they're not alone as they experience the challenges and blessings of marriage. erri and her husband, Steve, live in rural IowaFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

If It's Lonely at the Top, You're Not Doing Something Right

by John Maxwell

Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others' mistakes--and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Chapter 1, If It's Lonely At The Top, You're Not Doing Something Right, of Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don't have to. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a "Mentoring Moment" for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don't set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You'll find them here.

If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat

by Hugh Hewitt

This is a book about winning elections in an age when security has trumped almost every other issue and the technology of political effectiveness is evolving with lightning quickness. Hewitt offers real-world tactics for individuals who (1) care about the future of the United States and (2) want to work effectively to help elect candidates who will lead the country-on a national or local level-in the right direction. In this book, Hugh Hewitt does more than rehash conservative grievances, preach to the choir, or even preach to the choir plus the undecideds. He aims to change the behavior of the choir, one reader at a time. Hewitt includes material targeted to people of faith when appropriate and appeals to all readers who consider themselves conservative or center-right. The recklessness of our leaders on security and many other crucial issues has never been clearer, and acting in response to that recklessness has never been so urgent. The silly response is anger. The smart response is winning elections.

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

by Julia Sweeney

"I took so long to assemble my lovely family. If only they would disappear." While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer and performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist. Happily for us, the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan ("After the movie?") and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies (including the Chinese Pat), knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger who wrote, "Desperately Seeking Sweeney-in-Law." She recounts how she explained the facts of life to nine-year-old Mulan, a story that became a wildly popular TED talk and YouTube video. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law, who candidly reveals a story that most people would keep a secret, or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share. Poignant, provocative, and wise, this is a funny, and at times powerful, memoir by a woman living her life with originality and intelligence.

If Jack's in Love

by Stephen Wetta

Every neighborhood has that house: The one with the broken down cars in the front yard; the one where the father is always out of work and starting fights with other dads;the one no one wants to go near. Twelve-year-old Jack Witcher lives in that house. And that's just where his problems begin. It is 1967 and Jack's father has lost his job, yet again. The war in Vietnam is perpetually on the news, and Jack is in love with a girl named Myra. But Myra's family is the opposite of Jack's. Her father is well dressed and well spoken. Her brother is the town's golden boy. Jack schemes to win Myra's love with the only person in town who will deign to be his friend, the town jeweler and sole Jew. But when Myra's brother goes missing, Jack's pot-smoking older brother becomes suspect number one...

If Joan of Arc Had Cancer

by Janet Lynn Roseman

Reclaim Inner Strength, Courage, and Faith Joan of Arc, the fourteenth-century teenager who led the armies of France before facing the Inquisition, stands as the quintessential icon of feminine courage and faith. These are the attributes most needed by women facing a diagnosis of cancer or any life-threatening disease. Drawing directly from the words Joan spoke at her trial, author Janet Lynn Roseman presents thirty-one Flames of Courage and thirty-one Gateways to be used over the course of a month or a year to resurrect inner fortitude and create an environment for healing. Her approach encompasses body, mind, and spirit and will help you access and reclaim your personal power to find healing and peace in your journey.

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