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As I Knew Him

by Anne Serling

"A haunting and beautifully written memoir about the creator of The Twilight Zone." --Robert Redford "Beautifully written. . .I laughed and I cried. I plan to read it again once I catch my breath." --Carol BurnettIn this intimate, lyrical memoir about her iconic father, Anne Serling reveals the fun-loving dad and family man behind the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week. After his unexpected, early death, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. But through talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories, Anne not only found solace, but gained a deeper understanding of this remarkable man. Now she shares her discoveries, along with personal photos, revealing letters, and scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together. A tribute to Rod Serling's legacy as a visionary, storyteller, and humanist, As I Knew Him is also a moving testament to the love between fathers and daughters. "A tender, thoughtful and very personal portrait of American genius Rod Serling." --Alice Hoffman"Richly told. . .a haunting memoir about grief, creativity, and a father-daughter bond as memorable and magical as any Twilight Zone episode." --Caroline Leavitt "Filled with anecdotes and self-reflection. . .Serling still casts an outsized shadow." --Variety"Lush memories of a remarkable father and adept analysis of his work." --Kirkus Reviews

Long Shadows

by Erna Paris

How do nations reinvent themselves after cataclysmic events? Who gets to decide what happened yesterday, then to propagate the tale, and what are the consequences of their choices? These are some of the questions author and historian Erna Paris carried with her through the United States, with its long-buried memory of slavery; to South Africa, to sit in on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's attempts to heal the divisions of apartheid; to Japan, France and Germany and the unresolved pain of Hiroshima and the Holocaust; and to the former Yugoslavia where she exposes the cynical shaping of historical memory, and the way the world community responded to the lethal outcome of that half-imagined history.Combining gripping storytelling with insight and sharp observation, Paris takes us to the places of reckoning--be they courtrooms or concentration camps--and finds hope in the way ordinary people grapple with the defining events of their lives. Evocatively written, her journey illuminates a crucial subject that straddles the 20th and 21st centuries.

Bigger Than the Game

by Dirk Hayhurst

"The best writer in a baseball uniform." --Tyler Kepner, The New York TimesAfter nearly a decade in the minors, Dirk Hayhurst defied the odds to climb onto the pitcher's mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Newly married, with a big league paycheck and a brand new house, Hayhurst was ready for a great season in the Bigs. Then fate delivered a crushing hit. Hayhurst blew out his pitching shoulder in an insane off-season workout program. After surgery, rehab, and more rehab, his major-league dreams seemed more distant than ever. From there things got worse, weirder, and funnier. In a crazy world of injured athletes, autograph-seeking nuns, angry wrestlers, and trainers with a taste for torture, Hayhurst learned lessons about the game--and himself--that were not in any rulebook. Honest, soul?searching, insightful, hilarious, and moving, Dirk Hayhurst's latest memoir is an indisputable baseball classic. Praise for The Bullpen Gospels and Out of My League"Dirk Hayhurst writes about baseball in a unique way. Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious." --Bob Costas "A fun read. . .This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life." --Keith Olbermann"Entertaining and engaging. . .reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four." --Booklist"A rare gem of a baseball book." --Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated"A humorous, candid, and insightful memoir of Hayhurst's rookie season in the majors. . .Grade: Home Run." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Highly Sensitive Person

by Elaine Aron

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the HSP, it's a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, and an HSP herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life. Updated with a new Author's Note, including the latest scientific research, and a fresh discussion of anti-depressants for HSPs, this edition of The Highly Sensitive Person also includes: Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivitiesWays to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the processInsight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationshipsTips on how to deal with overarousalInformation on medications and when to seek helpTechniques to enrich the soul and spirit"Elaine Aron's perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap." --Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness"Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all." -Riane Ensler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

Out of My League

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 Illustrated"A fun read. . .This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life." --Keith Olbermann"Entertaining and engaging. . .reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four." --Booklist"Observant, 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 Norman E. Rosenthal

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.

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.

A Pedigree To Die For

by Laurien Berenson

Win, Place. . .Or Die.The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau.Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she's put on the scent of Sam's questionable past. . .and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn't ready to come to heel.For, as Melanie soon discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog world, the instinct for survival, and winning, can prove fatal.

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.

The Enchanted Formulary

by Lady Rhea Eve Lefey

Make your own oils, blends, and fragrances--and make your dreams come true! The proper oils, blends, and fragrances are central to the practice of Wicca, and essential for many spells, candle magick, mojo bags, ritual bathing, incenses, floor washes, potpourri, anointing sacred objects, and much more. For over thirty years, Wiccan expert Lady Rhea has been creating her own special formulas that she supplies to some of the world's quintessential Pagan stores such as The Warlock Shoppe and Enchantments--and now she shares them with you! In The Enchanted Formulary, Lady Rhea gives you the recipes that she's perfected over three decades and also shows you where to get some of the harder-to-find ingredients. Some of the 300 blends included are formulas for love; money, luck, and success; healing and personal transformation; and uncrossing and protection. You'll also learn: * The magick of oils * Mixology (how to mix and blend) * Magical application (different uses of oils for magickal purposes) * Popular perfume fragrances today and the their role in magick * Astrological influences on when to blend your oils The Enchanted Formulary can be easily used on its own or with Lady Rhea's The Enchanted Candle, and each recipe comes with detailed information on the origins of the fragrance. The road to self-empowerment begins here! Praise for The Enchanted Candle "The Enchanted Candle includes rituals for every occasion together with details on the basics of 'how to do it' and--most important--why this all works. All aspects are here: candles, oils, herbs, seals; all the ancillary items plus where to find them. This is a complete book that you'll use time and again." --Raymond Buckland, author of Practical Candleburning Rituals and Advanced Candle Magick

Wiccan Spell A Night

by Sirona Knight

Here are 365 new ways to create a little magic, every night of the year. Designed around the cycles of the 13 pagan moons, Wiccan Spell a Night will help you realize your dreams--whether you want to spice up an existing romance, experience new heights of passion, or banish harmful negative vibrations. All of the spells, charms, and potions in this captivating book come with simple, user-friendly instructions. Here you'll find the Treasure Map Sex Spell for lovers, the Steaming Tropical Nights Spell, Cash Constellations Dream Placket for prosperity, the True-Blue Dream Charm, and many other ways to help bring happiness, love, and prosperity your way tonight! And for those special nights when you want to add some pizzazz to your love life, there are philters, spells, and charms that harness the powerful aphrodisiac properties of many readily available foods, flowers, spices, and herbs. Wiccan Spell a Night makes it easy to sprinkle a little night magic into your life, fill the coming year with love, joy, and success, and find positive new ways to make your dreams actually come true! Sirona Knight is the author of many books on Wicca and Celtic spirituality, including Wiccan Spell a Day, The Wiccan Spell Kit, The Witch and Wizard Training Guide, The Witch and Wizard Spellbook, Celtic Traditions, and Love, Sex, and Magic. A high priestess of the Celtic Druid tradition and practicing New Age Witch, she holds a master's degree in psychology and is also a certified hypnotherapist. She lives in northern California. Fill your nights with love, joy, success, and magic! Inside you'll find charms, potions, spells, and recipes specifically arranged to coincide with the powerful cycles of the moon. From prosperity potions to soothing meditations, from seductive sex magic spells to healing herbal remedies, Wiccan Spell a Night will show you how to find positive new ways to make your dreams come true! Full Moon Love Boon taps into the fertile power of the moon to bring you your deepest desires. . . Fairy-Tale Moon Magic shows you how to ask for help to make your own fairytale come true. . . So Relaxing Moonlight Magic shows you how to enter a higher state of consciousness and open yourself for communication with the divine. . . . . . Plus 362 other powerful spells!

Goth Magick

by Brenda Knight

The Modern Art of Dark MagickAt night it's easy to see yourself as you really are: artistic, elegant, romantic, Goth. You're part of something that's beyond all the clichéd answers manufactured by mainstream society. You already know what color black to wear or why despair is a healthy response to the current state of the world. You've got taste in poetry, literature, vampirism, and know it's mundane life that has to change, so that you can howl, brood, rage, and passionately express your inner demons!So why not use a grimoire of unique dark magick to do just that?Brenda Knight, a Goth Witch, knows how to demystify the many misrepresentations surrounding the Goth movement. She also understands how to celebrate its positive, vital spirit. In Goth Magick, she will teach you to:*Cast spells, perform ritual, and animate charms*Create and empower supernatural tools for a Goth altar of high-sheen black and blood red*Truly inhabit Goth temples and other sacred spaces with a knowledge of feng shui, astrology, and tarot*Know Goth mythology and the history of dark magick*Celebrate your individualism while maintaining a connection to the spiritual tribeAnd much, much more.Welcome to Witchcraft's new dark age.

Crypt 33: The Saga of Marilyn Monroe

by Adela Gregory Milo Speriglio

The Shocking Truth Behind Marilyn's Death--Revealed at LastShe was an icon, a sex symbol, and a living legend. But when she was found naked and dead on the morning of August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe became the subject of a mystery that has fascinated and perplexed the world for generations. Was her death an accident? Suicide? Or murder? In this riveting account, private investigators Gregory and Speriglio uncover startling evidence that may solve the case once and for all. Crypt 33 reveals:The truth about Marilyn's affairs with JFK and Robert KennedyThe top-level government secrets that endangered Marilyn's lifeHow Marilyn pulled strings as a political power playerThe identity of the friend who knowingly opened the door to Marilyn's killersThe startling connection between JFK's father and mobster Sam Giancana Evidence of the deadly drugs and how they were administered to MarilynThe rumors of an assassination plot masterminded by the Cosa Nostra and and high-ranked government officialsWhat happened to the audio tape recording of Marilyn's murderThe tangled web of wiretaps in Marilyn's homeWhy Joe DiMaggio sent flowers to Marilyn's grave for years Half a century after her death, Marilyn Monroe still lives in our hearts. Now, at last, the truth can be told."Spiriglio and Gregory are fluent, convincing writers." --Publishers Weekly"The best autopsy of Marilyn Monroe." --Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., author of From Crime Scene to Courtroom

Wild Pitches

by Dirk Hayhurst

"Dirk Hayhurst has done it again...Turns out he's a starter and a closer."--Tim Kurkjian, ESPNAs a major and not-so-major league pitcher, Dirk Hayhurst has learned to master more than striking out batters. While waiting for his name to be called in the bullpen, he honed his gifts as a storyteller, one the New York Times calls the "best writer in a baseball uniform." In this often hilarious collection of adventures on and off the diamond, Dirk details the intricacies of pulling off an epic team prank, even if it's at his own expense; the art of creating the perfect professional baseball nickname; his comically ineffective attempts at writing romance novels; and the bizarre tale in which a bear gets punched in the face (yes, really). No matter how wild his story, Dirk proves once again he knows that it's all in the delivery."I find his writing both entertaining and thought provoking...unlike his fastball."--Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays All-Star "Dirk Hayhurst writes about baseball in a unique way. Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious." --Bob Costas"Hayhurst delivers an entertaining story for more than just sports fans."--Jordan Bastian, MLB.com"Hayhurst explains life in the minors and the major leagues like you've never read it before."--J. J. Cooper, Baseball America"Insight and humor from the pitcher's mound."--Businessweek51,300 Words.

Furry Friends Forevermore: A Heavenly Reunion with Your Pet

by Gary Kurz

How will we meet our beloved pets in the hereafter?Will our pets look and act the same in heaven as they did in life? Will the reunion last for eternity or only for a precious few fleeting moments? While coping with the loss of a cherished pet, solace can be found in knowing that one day we'll meet our furry friends in heaven. But how can the idea of eternity with our devoted companions provide comfort if we don't understand what that future will look like? Drawing on Scripture, Gary Kurz helps grieving people understand the mystery of death, painting a pragmatic, yet comforting portrait of the reunion we will have with God and our animal confidants in heaven.Uplifting, compassionate and wise, Furry Friends Forevermore transforms grief to hope, allowing pet lovers to take comfort in the knowledge that we will indeed meet our cherished best friends once more.Praise for Gary Kurz and Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates"Wonderful, inspiring and comforting...a must read if you want to know that without a doubt you will see your pets in heaven." --Mary Buddemeyer-Porter, author of Will I See Fido in Heaven?"A great comfort to me and all I am associated with." --Terry Hickey, Founder, Halton/Peel Pet Loss Support Group

Mr. K's Book Of Really Nasty Jokes

by K

Here's what they're saying about Mr. K's Book of Really Nasty Jokes: "I couldn't put it down!" --Benny the Shoplifter, Ferd, New Jersey "Vile. . .utterly disgusting. . .shockingly repulsive. . .and that was just the copyright page!" --Miss Henrietta Starch, Librarian, Prairie Oyster, Texas "This book made me laugh so hard I dropped my dentures into my soup!" --Hiram Crimp, author of Never Trust a Fart: Surviving Old Age with Dignity Mr. K is a pseudonym. He has worked as a pimp in a leper colony in Guatemala, a crash test dummy in Detroit, and a deep sea fisherman in Iowa. From 1989 through 1992 he was in the Federal Witness Protection Program until he was booted out for marrying a horse. He is the author of The Looter's Guide to American Cities and Dial M for Martyr: Suicide Bombing for Beginners. He lives in Oatmeal, Nebraska, with his wife, the former Miss Tequila Mockingbird.

The F Word

by Kelly Bare

"Cancel your subscription to that bridal magazine! The F Word is the perfect marriage of personal insight and original advice you'll actually use." --Hilary Black, Editor in Chief, Tango Magazine "With humor and warmth, Kelly Bare's book helps couples bypass the pressures of planning a wedding without sacrificing the romance. --Susan Piver Author, The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do." He Asked! You Said Yes! So. . .Now What? The moment you get engaged is one you'll never forget, as you begin your journey on an obstacle-free path to decades of wedded bliss. Right? Not necessarily. That one little question can spawn a one of big questions. Kelly Bare has been there. In The F Word, she shares first hand experiences of navigating the premarital minefield, providing reassuring and helpful information that will help you worry less about what a bride is supposed to be, and more about who you really are: How fighting can be good for you Why everyone in your family--and his--is acting like a lunatic Why etiquette truly is important When--and how--to arrange a "meet the parents" get-together Alternatives to cringe-worthy bachelorette parties The real scoop on how to register for gifts How to let go of perfection and plan a wedding that's really "you" Why marriage education classes could be the best investment you ever make Whether you're recently engaged, planning your wedding or preparing to take your relationship to a new level, The F Word will help you get from "I Will" to "I Do" with your relationship--and your sanity--intact. "A poignant, candid memoir. Brides-to-be will find a true friend here with Kelly Bare." --Rachel Greenwald, author of the New York Times Bestseller Find a Husband After 35 Using What I Learned at Harvard Business School." Kelly Bare is a writer and editor in New York City.

A Boy And A Jaguar

by Catia Chien Alan Rabinowitz

2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner<P> Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably.<P> Except when he talks to animals...<P> Then he is fluent.<P> Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation" as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.

The Daughters Of Maeve

by Gina Sigillito

For Hundreds of Years...In Ireland and the New World... Irish Women Have Made a Difference From ancient times to the present, Irish women have made their mark in times of peace and war, in Ireland and America. With their accomplishments largely ignored by the history books, these extraordinary women have fought for equality, struggled for independence, and met the challenge of nation building. Courageous, passionate, creative, able to stand tall on the battlefield--and in the kitchen--their stories will inspire brave women everywhere, for the daughters of Maeve have achieved remarkable feats against incredible odds. Meet women such as-- Brigid . . . saint and patroness of Ireland Grace O'Malley . . . pirate queen of Connacht Queen Maeve . . . ancient warrior Clara Dillon Darrow . . . suffragist Mother Jones . . . union leader Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy . . . U.S. first lady Sinead O'Connor . . . singer Mary Robinson . . . president of Ireland Maureen O'Hara . . . actress Sandra Day O'Connor . . . Supreme Court justice Maud Gonne . . . Irish revolutionary This indispensable reference will move, instruct, and empower readers to reach for their dreams as they stand on the shoulders of great Irish women. 50 Fascinating Profiles Gina Sigillito has studied Irish history, art, literature, and politics at the Irish Arts Centre, Ireland House at New York University, and Trinity College, Dublin. She has served as a guest host and producer on the Irish radio program Radio Free Éireann and has traveled extensively throughout Ireland. She is co-author of The Wisdom of the Celts, also available from Citadel Press.

Cats & Daughters: They Don't Always Come When Called

by Helen Brown

Some say your previous cat chooses your new feline. If so, what in cat heaven's name was our beloved Cleo thinking when she sent us a crazy cat like Jonah?Helen Brown swore she'd never get another cat after her precious Cleo died. But that was before a cute Siamese with an intense blue gaze wrapped her around his paw. Demonstrating the grace of a trapeze artist--and a talent for smashing anything breakable--Jonah seduced the household with his daredevil antics and heart-melting purr. With her son getting married, her daughter setting off on a potentially dangerous personal quest, and a recent brush with her own mortality, Helen faced a whirlwind of joys and challenges. Yet Jonah proved just the thing to ease the busy household's growing pains. Uplifting, witty, and wise, here is a story of love and family--four-legged members included. Don't Miss Helen Brown's Beloved Bestseller, Cleo"A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open." --Booklist"An absolute must." --Cat World"Even non-cat-lovers will be moved." --Good Housekeeping

U Cn Spl Btr

by Dr Laurie E. Rozakis

A quixotic stab at improving the nation's literacy. Hey, it can't hurt. --Asbury Park Sunday PressDid you just end your last memo to your boss "CU L8R?" Do mysterious voices tell you to use "their" and "there" interchangeably? Don't know the difference between "its" and "it's?" Suffer no more--help is on the way! Discover: * The top 50 most misspelled words and how to fix them * 50+ "hard" words that'll immediately power up your spelling IQ * Painless step-by-step exercises * Memory joggers . . . And much more! Using amusing quizzes, humorous tests, and "MadLibs"-type exercises, U Can Spl Btr will help you get into perfect spelling shape. It's never too soon--or too late! Dr. Laurie E. Rozakis earned her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A full professor of English at Farmingdale State College, Dr. Rozakis has published over 100 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing, Vocabulary for Dummies, and The Portable Jewish Mother: Guilt, Food, and. . .When Are You Giving Me Grandchildren? Dr. Rozakis frequently appears on television, including Live with Regis and Kelly, The CBS Morning Show, Good Day, New York, Metro Relationships, and Fox Personal F/X. Her career and books have been profiled in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Time magazine, and the Chicago Tribune.

She's Gone Bridal!

by Liz Razin

Don't Lose Your Head on Her Big Day! Welcome to the Bridal Zone, an alternate universe where logic and reason cease to exist, and wedding madness rules. So what's a girl to do when her BFF turns into a BFH (Bride from Hell) and is determined to take everyone down with her? In this lifesaving book your very own PBT--Personal Bridal Therapist--will guide you through the nine stages of life with the bride-to-be. 1. Denial: Is she really marrying him? 2. Diagnosis: Early detection of "bridezilla" behavior 3. Masquerading: Playing the part of "good" friend 4. Anger: Managing meltdowns without having to say you're sorry 5. Transference: Reap the benefits of the bride without all the fuss! 6. Fixation: Stop obsessing over her wedding! 7. Family Therapy: There really is someone worse than your relatives 8. Catharsis: How to create wedding well-being on the big day 9. Withdrawal: What to do when the invitations stop coming "A must-read for any BFF, friend or family member likely to be pulled into the bridal tornado." --Leslie Milk, author of It's Her Wedding But I'll Cry If I Want To "Wise and compassionate advice. . .will make you laugh through your tears. . ." --Anne Goldfield, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Liz Razin knows all too well the plight of the bridal attendant, having been a bridesmaid eight times and a maid of honor four. Inspired by the trauma of bridesmaiddom, she used the psychology skills she honed at Tufts University to write She's Gone Bridal! Liz's work has appeared in The Boston Phoenix, Stuff@Night magazine, and the Associated Press. Currently, she is a partner at a New York advertising agency and lives dangerously close to Bloomingdale's. . .where she gets many of her bridesmaid dresses.

Twentieth-Century World

by Carter Vaughn Findley John Alexander Murray Rothney

Equipping readers with a solid understanding of "the big picture," the new Seventh Edition of Findley and Rothney's best-selling TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD thoroughly covers recent world history by focusing on themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature. This unique thematic approach helps readers effectively place historical events in a larger context. Extensively revised and updated, the Seventh Edition integrates the latest, dramatic phases in world history, including more in-depth coverage of the economic growth of India and China, recent developments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the global financial crash, the war on terror, new international environmental initiatives, and more.

Grandmothers Against the War

by Joan Wile

One Person Can Make A Difference! Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night thinking, "I've got to DO something," but felt like you were just one person who couldn't bring about change? Well, Joan Wile woke up one night thinking she had to do something about the war in Iraq. Little did she know how far she would go. . . Joan founded Grandmothers Against the War in 2003. In this outspoken memoir, she tells the amazing story of the courageous, spunky women who stood up for their beliefs and refused to back down. From getting arrested and jailed in Times Square, to marching to Washington, D.C., to speaking and performing in Europe, these activists are sure to inspire you with their hope and determination against all odds. It's never too late to change your life--and take action!

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