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In his latest book, Dr. Habib Sadeghi provides a compassionately based, scientifically sound approach to the missing ingredient in the weight-loss recipe: self-love. You'll learn that real self-love is far more than an ethereal concept. It's a tangible evolutionary force that will create changes in your life that can only be described as miraculous. Did you know that the electromagnetic power of the heart is five thousand times stronger than that of the brain? That's the power of your love, and you'll learn how to harness its healing energy by taking one simple step. You'll discover the exciting emerging science of epigenetics and that fat is not all in the family. You've never been doomed by your genes and have far more control over your weight than you ever realized. Most importantly, this program was created, from compassion and experience, by someone who has been there. You'll be amazed and inspired as Dr. Sadeghi shares how this program created a profound healing in his own life. So prepare yourself for a revelation that combines the latest science with spiritual nutrition for a quantum weight-loss program that serves up a satisfying portion of real soul food. Take the journey to discover where the answers have been all along . . . within.All proceeds from Within will be donated to Roots of Empathy, University of Santa Monica and Healing Institute of Beings.
A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypesThe older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me.Gloria Steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women's rights and equality for more than four decades. In Doing Sixty & Seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere--and especially of women: the issue of aging. Whereas turning fifty, in her experience, is "leaving a much-loved and familiar country," turning sixty means "arriving at the border of a new one." With insight, intelligence, wit, and heartfelt honesty, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called "the greatest adventure of our lives."While appreciating everybody's experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the "invisibility" that often accompany a woman's senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating. It frees women as well as men to embrace that "full, glorious, alive-in-the-moment, don't-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now."This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
In the Edgar Award-nominated first novel of the Jack Leightner crime series, the Brooklyn homicide detective investigates a perplexing murder in dangerous terrain: the rundown neighborhood of his youthUnlike the other members of the elite Brooklyn South Homicide Task Force, Detective Jack Leightner prefers his murders baffling. He likes to lose himself in tough cases, and he has just caught a murder that will consume him like no other: an unidentified body, bound execution style, on the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Leightner is finishing his first look at the corpse when he discovers a knife wound and loses his lunch. He has seen a thousand dead bodies, but nothing brings back bad memories like death by knife.The victim was a hardworking Dominican man with a family, a job, and no ties to the underworld. Investigating this murder will suck Leightner back into Red Hook, the neighborhood of his youth--now a labyrinth of empty docks and crumbling housing projects. It's a tough case, but not half as hard as going home.
"Houston, we've had a problem here."On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion badly damaged their spacecraft. With compromised engines and failing life-support systems, the crew was in incomparably grave danger. Faced with below-freezing temperatures, a seriously ill crew member, and a dwindling water supply, a safe return seemed unlikely.Thirteen is the shocking, miraculous, and entirely true story of how the astronauts and ground crew guided Apollo 13 to a safe landing on earth. Expanding on dispatches written for the New Yorker, Henry S. F. Cooper Jr. brings readers unparalleled detail on the moment-by-moment developments of one of NASA's most dramatic missions.
In the bohemian sixties, a young writer tries to make sense of his lifeWith the poet Marilyn Hacker, Delany moves into a tenement on a dead-end street that the landlord reserves for interracial couples. Between playing folk music in the evenings at the same Greenwich Village coffee shop as Bob Dylan and preparing shrimp curry for W. H. Auden and Chester Khalman, who have accepted an invitation that night for dinner, Delany takes a stab at writing science fiction. This young prodigy would complete and sell five novels before he turned twenty-two! (And then have a nervous breakdown . . .) This beautifully written memoir is a testament to a neighborhood where experimentation was a way of life.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
In a universe where information flows freely, lack of knowledge can be cataclysmicWith a burst of radiation to the brain, an angry young man is transformed into a dim-witted slave--suitable only for the most brutal work. But the tragedy of Rat Korga is the prologue to the story of Marq Dyeth, an "industrial diplomat," who travels from world to world in this exciting, sprawling future, solving problems that come with the spread of "General Information." The greatest fear in this future is Cultural Fugue, a critical mass of shared knowledge that can destroy life over the surface of an entire world in hours. In this dizzyingly original novel, information is perilous, but without it a human is only a rat in a cage.This is the book in which, a decade before the fact in 1984, Delany predicted the Internet.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
A breakneck race through tomorrow's marvelsIn 3172, the universe is divided between three political units: the stars and worlds of Draco, with Earth as its power center; the Pleiades Federation, on whose capital world, New Ark, lives the incredibly wealthy Von Ray family, descended from well-heeled merchants whose ancestors made their fortune as pirates; and the Outer Colonies, where, in their underwater mines, tiny quantities of the fabulously valuable Illyrion have been discovered. Lorq Von Ray was a playboy and young space-yacht-racing captain who, at a party at Earth's Paris, clashed with Draco's Prince Red. This sets Lorq on a demonic quest, through which he hopes to find vengeance.When a star goes nova and implodes, in the seething stellar wreckage for a few days--even hours--lie tons of Illyrion, the element that makes interstellar travel possible. To help him secure the priceless fuel, Lorq recruits a gypsy musician, a would-be novelist, and some other ragtag misfits. But an even more dangerous fuel than Illyrion is revenge . . .This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
In a war-riven world, why will saving humanity require . . . a poet?At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two decades of savage war. Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism--but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel-17.Sabotage threatens to undermine the war effort, and the military calls in Rydra. Random attacks lay waste to warships, weapons factories, and munitions dumps, and all are tied together by strings of sound, broadcast over the radio before and after each accident. In that gibberish Rydra recognizes a coherent message, with all of the beauty, persuasive power, and order that only language possesses. To save humanity, she will master this strange tongue. But the more she learns, the more she is tempted to join the other side . . .This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
In Bellona, reality has come unglued, and a mad civilization takes rootA young half-Native American known as the Kid has hitchhiked from Mexico to the midwestern city Bellona--only something is wrong there . . . In Bellona, the shattered city, a nameless cataclysm has left reality unhinged. Into this desperate metropolis steps the Kid, his fist wrapped in razor-sharp knives, to write, to love, to wound.So begins Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany's masterwork, which in 1975 opened a new door for what science fiction could mean. A labyrinth of a novel, it raises questions about race, sexuality, identity, and art, but gives no easy answers, in a city that reshapes itself with each step you take . . .This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
The classic sequel to Cheaper by the DozenAfter Dad died, life at the Gilbreth house became more challenging to say the least. But with twelve kids, a resourceful mother, and an irrepressible blend of humor and sentiment, America's favorite extra-large family will find a way to keep it all together. The Gilbreths happily rise to every occasion: Mother works to keep the family business running without Dad, and the kids tackle the adventures of growing up en masse.With the clan struggling to make ends meet and stay together, everyone has to pitch in. Their attempts to pinch pennies frequently result in comical chaos, and everyday life at the Gilbreths' is full of good cheer, even when confronted by tragedy. From the trials of the first year without Dad to the daily crises of a family with a double-digit headcount, the stories of Belles on Their Toes are wholesome, heartwarming, and always hilarious.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the authors' estates.
The classic American memoir of twelve kids, two parents, and a world of laughter and loveTranslated into more than fifty languages and adapted into two classic motion pictures, Cheaper by the Dozen is the unforgettable story of the Gilbreth clan as told by two of its members. In this endearing, amusing memoir, siblings Frank Jr. and Ernestine capture the hilarity and heart of growing up in an oversized family.Mother and Dad are world-renowned efficiency experts, helping factories fine-tune their assembly lines for maximum output at minimum cost. At home, the Gilbreths themselves have cranked out twelve kids, and Dad is out to prove that efficiency principles can apply to family as well as the workplace. The heartwarming and comic stories of the jumbo-sized Gilbreth clan have delighted generations of readers, and will keep you and yours laughing for years.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the authors' estates.
Three books of timeless wit and heart from celebrated humorist Erma BombeckIf Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? is Erma Bombeck's timelessly witty look at the hidden side of married life. Motherhood captures one of the toughest jobs on earth with humor and heart. And The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank is Bombeck's take on the unforgiving frontier of American suburbia.
Featuring the Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning novella "Last Summer at Mars Hill"Twelve exceptional stories by the multiple award-winning author of Waking the Moon and Black Light prove that Elizabeth Hand is just as adept with short fiction as she is in the novel form. The title story traces a world-changing summer at a New England artists' colony for young Shadowmoon Starlight Rising, who comes to know life, death, and an unbelievable secret about the strange apparitions that dwell in her community. Other stories include "Snow on Sugar Mountain," which features a young boy who has the power to shapeshift into any form with the help of a Native American artifact; "The Bacchae," in which womankind rules a savage futuristic version of our world; and "The Erl-King," where a fairy tale horrifyingly comes true. Each story includes an afterword by the author. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Felt from a distance, Susan and David's attraction to each other was powerful, but will their stubborn prejudices solidify their loathing, or give way to their passion? Susan Anderson has despised David Lane ever since their first meeting. He enraged her with his verbal barbs and cold contempt; he had no idea who she was or what her true relationship had been with his father, Peter, who left her his Maine beach house. David assumed Susan was a vulture, preying on his old man for his wealth. And Susan was in no mood to defend herself against the charges of such a pigheaded man. But when a severe storm strands them alone in the beach house, David and Susan's mutual dislike for each other--and their fierce attraction to each other--is brought to a head. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Their love ended in tragedy years ago. Now, with a little magic, can it be revived?An extraordinary meeting at a pond on a hot summer night brought Serena and Justin together. She was a long-time resident of Salem, he a professor from New York researching witchcraft. Despite having just met, they made love under a witch's moon as if they had known each other their whole lives. There was something familiar about him, as if she had spent her entire life waiting for him. Love has not always been kind to Serena's family. Could her ancestors be trying to rewrite their own tragic stories by giving these modern-day lovers the happy ending they never had? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Trapped by a storm and with no way out, Leigh must face the man that she both despises and desires After the death of her rock star husband, Richard, Leigh swore off musicians. When Derek, her husband's best friend, summons her to his Star Island estate in the Florida Keys, it is with trepidation that she makes the trip. Leigh and Derek never got along, and their bitterness toward each other has lasted beyond her husband's death. When she arrives at Derek's home, Leigh is stunned to learn that he wants to complete Richard's unfinished music. As a tropical storm hits the Keys, Leigh is stranded with nothing to do but give it a try. But what will happen when they realize that beneath their mutual distrust lies an abundance of undiscovered chemistry? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Does true evil exist in the world? Are people really what they seem?<P> Abandoned by each of her children's fathers, Shelley Tremayne's having a tough time raising six kids alone. When she sees a TV newscast about five boys committing a horrible crime and recognizes her eleven-year-old son Joey in the surveillance camera footage, her life becomes infinitely worse. Although Joey swears he only witnessed the incident, the other boys point to him as the instigator, a charge supported by the evidence. But Shelley simply can't accept that her Joey could be responsible for such a heinous act. Shelley and her children can't return to their grubby home, where their neighbors are waiting to express their outrage. Fortunately, good Samaritans John and Eunice Bolton volunteer to shelter the family at their farm, and offer them the help and caring that they've given to so many others in desperate straits. But who will believe Shelley when she discovers that the Boltons are not as kind as they appear?
An unhealthy friendship takes a sinister turn...<P> Almost everyone has a friend whom they barely tolerate. It's that person whose jokes are always annoying, who tries to butt in on nights out, or who keeps coming over unannounced. For Martha, that friend is her new neighbor, Jennie. Jennie worships Martha. She loves everything about her: Martha's house, Martha's impressive children, Martha's attractive husband, even the way Martha dresses. But when Jennie starts changing, gaining confidence and succeeding in love and work, Martha's life begins to come apart at the seams. Gillian White's Copycat is a biting suburban satire about a fraught relationship between frenemies taken to its most extreme conclusion.
When a child is hurting, it can be the most painful challenge a parent will face. With compassion and perspective, Dr. Brad Reedy offers hope and wisdom for children who struggle and the parents who love them. The Journey of the Heroic Parent will take you on a journey to a happier, healthier relationship with your struggling child--and yourself. Through lessons learned, mother, father, and child will achieve greater understanding, love, and humanity--no matter what the outcome.Every day parents face heartbreaking situations. Raising a child struggling with mental health issues, addictions, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders or just the normal angst associated with growing up can be frightening and confusing. When all you've done is not enough, when your child seems lost and you feel inept and impotent, Dr. Reedy can help you take the necessary steps to find your child, not with cursory cures or snappy solutions, but rather by effecting positive change in your own behavior. On your journey, you will confront, reevaluate, and grow confident in your beliefs as a parent. You will learn how to lovingly and effectively communicate your intentions to your child. Reedy's process will teach you how to find peace and security in your skills as a parent, and help you get comfortable exactly where you are. Even if you've made mistakes, even if you think you've failed, you still have the power to be a great parent. Healthy parenting leads to a healthy life for your whole family, and The Journey of the Heroic Parent will be your guide as you walk the path to hope.her children." --Jane Seymour, Emmy & Golden Globe Winning Actress, Author, Artist, Entrepreneur, and Mother "The Journey of the Heroic Parent shows how the generation gap that exists between parents and children can be bridged as a parent embraces their own journey of self discovery." --Nikki Sixx, Bass Player/Motley Crue, Sixx Sense Radio Host "I'm on the front lines daily with codependency and emotional trauma that parents often experience when their child needs or is in treatment and see first-hand the dramatic effect these conditions have on relationships. Unfortunately, far too many parents are torn apart by not having the tools Brad provides in this must-read for any parent. This book is also an awakening to behavioral health professionals as this vital information is often overlooked. Parents looking for more than another self-help surface guide should take the time to invest in this smart and impactful resource." --Miles Adcox, CEO, Onsite
Erich Fromm's bestselling 1941 debut, about freedom and authoritarianism, is as relevant today as when it was first publishedThe pursuit of freedom has indelibly marked Western culture since Renaissance humanism and Protestantism began the fight for individualism and self-determination. This freedom, however, can make people feel unmoored, and is often accompanied by feelings of isolation, fear, and the loss of self, all leading to a desire for authoritarianism, conformity, or destructiveness. It is not only the question of freedom that makes Fromm's debut book a timeless classic. In this examination of the roots of Nazism and fascism in Europe, Fromm also explains how economic and social constraints can also lead to authoritarianism. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
Renowned social psychologist Erich Fromm outlines a guide to well-being in the modern ageThough laptops, smartphones, and TVs have in many ways made life more convenient, they have also disconnected us from the real world. Days are spent going from screen to machine, machine to screen. In The Art of Being, renowned humanist philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm draws from sources as varied as Sigmund Freud, Buddha, and Karl Marx to find a new, centered path to self-knowledge and well-being. In order to truly live, Fromm argues, we must first understand our purpose, and the places where we lost it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
Erich Fromm's groundbreaking examination of an age-old question, and a stunning look at how to pursue a life with purpose and meaningLife in the modern age began when people no longer lived at the mercy of nature and instead took control of it. We planted crops so we didn't have to forage, and produced planes, trains, and cars for transport. With televisions and computers, we don't have to leave home to see the world. Somewhere in that process, the natural tendency of humankind went from one of being and of practicing our own human abilities and powers, to one of having by possessing objects and using tools that replace our own powers to think, feel, and act independently. Fromm argues that positive change--both social and economic--will come from being, loving, and sharing. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
Gloria Steinem's insightful and uniquely sensitive account of Hollywood's brightest star from the Golden AgeFew books have altered the perception of a celebrity as much as Marilyn. Gloria Steinem reveals that behind the familiar sex symbol lay a tortured spirit with powerful charisma, intelligence, and complexity. The book delves into a topic many other writers have ignored--that of Norma Jeane, the young girl who grew up with an unstable mother, constant shuffling between foster homes, and abuse. Steinem evocatively recreates that world, connecting it to the fragile adult persona of Marilyn Monroe. Her compelling text draws on a long, private interview Monroe gave to photographer George Barris, part of an intended joint project begun during Monroe's last summer. Steinem's Marilyn also includes Barris's extraordinary portraits of Monroe, taken just weeks before the star's death.
An anthology of Erma Bombeck's best writing, and a tribute to one of America's sharpest witsWhen she began writing her regular newspaper column in 1965, Erma Bombeck's goal was to make housewives laugh. Thirty years later, she had published more than four thousand columns, and earned countless laughs--from housewives, presidents, and everyone in between. With grace, good humor, and razor-sharp prose, she gently skewered every aspect of the American family. This collection holds the best of her columns--not just her famous quips, but also the heartbreaking observations that gave her writing such weight. In 1969, Erma wrote: "screaming kids, unpaid bills, green leftovers, husbands behind newspapers, basketballs in the bathroom. They're real . . . they're warm . . . they're the only bit of normalcy left in this cockeyed world, and I'm going to cling to it like life itself." Three decades later, Bombeck's writing remains a timeless examination of the still-cockeyed world. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
A look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, from the woman who perfectly captures life's humor and heart Anyone who thinks motherhood is easy has never had children. To care for children, a husband, and oneself is a superhuman task, and any woman who appears to be expert at doing all three simultaneously is not Supermom--she's a good actress. For three decades, Erma Bombeck chronicled motherhood's daily frustrations and victories. In this classic anthology, she presents all sorts of mothers, and even a stay-at-home dad, on good days and bad. With hilarious anecdotes and deep compassion, she shows that there is no other profession that demands so much, and rewards so highly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
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