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W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles prominent media-driven myths--stories about or by the news media that are widely believed but which, on close examination, proves apocryphal.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN HOW TO LOVEWhen you fall in love you may be repeating bad relationship habits that you learned growing up or in a previous unhealthy relationship. No matter what your history, Getting Love Right can explain how to build and maintain healthy intimacy, including:* How to recognize if you are in a compulsive, apathetic, or healthy relationship* How to become a person who is capable of healthy intimacy* How to choose a healthy partnerIf you are in a relationship or want to be in one, Terence T. Gorski will teach you that love isn't just something that happens -- love is something you can learn.
One schoolteacher who won't let anyone push her around After being the center of nasty gossip in her last hometown, all Julie Donovan wants in Saint Jo, Texas, is a quiet, uneventful life for her and her daughter, Annie. But when a sexy cowboy walks into her classroom with a daughter who looks like Annie's twin, suddenly the whole town is looking for explanations... One stubborn cowboy who's more than willing to cross horns Devoted single dad Griffin Luckadeau will do anything to protect his own, and no sassy redhead is going to get in his way. When he thinks Julie is scheming to steal his ranch out from under him to benefit her own daughter, sparks really begin to fly... Julie and Griffin can't seem to cross paths without a scuffle. But when the dust settles, these two Texas hotheads may realize they've actually found something worth fighting for...
When a young reporter is killed in a hit and run accident, freelance writer Robyn Guthrie agrees to finish one of the stories the reporter had been writing for the local newspaper. But nothing is as simple as it seems when she finds out about shady land deals, an old high school nemesis, and Robyn's aging mother.
Sports agent Dexter Brantley used to be the luckiest guy on the planet. But between the house fires, car wreck and half his clients dumping him, "Dex the Hex" is a wreck himself. Worse, there's a rumor floating about a family curse. If he weren't so paranoid, he would swear someone is out to get him! It's time to take action. Ordinarily Dex would never spend the weekend with a paranormal hunter--even the very hot Lara Wyland--but he's desperate. Still, with one sexually charged moment, Dex doesn't have to be psychic to know he's about to get lucky. Again and again. . .
Lily Morrisette wants roots, respect, and independence. So what is she doing on a road trip with a handsome marine who's carrying her into the heart of serious peril? It started out as a lark fuelled by her strong chemical reaction to sexy Zach Taylor - a tough, yet tender-in-spite-of-himself military man who's determined to break up the engagement of his 'baby sister' Glynnis. But there's no Glynnis waiting at the end of the line - only a ransom note.and a death threat. Amid a dangerous nest of family secrets, the heat between Zach and Lily becomes unbearable as a kidnapper's twisted scheme pulls them closer than either dreamed possible. And when passion explodes, Lily's reckless act could prove to be the best risk she's ever taken - or her last.
With a clear-eyed affection for the wandering souls who populate his stories--as they cling to talismans like a cowboy shirt, a chenille bedspread and a 1953 classic Ford--Matt Cohen causes us to look at them, and the worlds they inhabit, in unexpected ways. In his darkly comic, wholly original manner, he moves and surprises us, makes us laugh, and reveals the many sides of his extraordinary imagination.From the Hardcover edition.
In just four months, Annelise is going to become a mother. But before she hits the delivery room, she's got one last piece of business to take care of-hooking up her single friends with a pair of sexy brothers.Lishelle and Claudia are more than ready for no-strings-attached flings. Soon Lishelle and gorgeous, insatiable Jared are setting the sheets on fire. Even back in Atlanta, the sex is amazing. So why is she bothered that her ex-boyfriend-the one she dumped-is getting married?Meanwhile, Claudia can't get enough of Chad's toe-curling, scream-inducing moves. But introduce him to her high-society friends? Puh-lease. Sure, he's funny, smart and devoted-but without movie-star looks or a matching bank balance, he's hardly Claudia's ideal man. She has an image to maintain.But when tragedy strikes, it becomes apparent to the friends that they need to rethink what's important. Because while a hard man is good to find, it takes more than luck to keep him!life. Because while a hard man is good to find, it takes more than luck to keep him!
A man with nothing left to lose. . . . Rebel. Hell-raiser. Seducer in blue jeans. Ben Foster has been called many things -- except father. His twelve-year-old daughter Alanna has never seen him, and he's starting to think that coming to Bethlehem to meet her could be the second biggest mistake of his life. And when he takes a job fixing up businesswoman Lynda Barone's new house, he may be on the brink of making a third: falling in love with a woman as wrong for him as he is for her . . . except when he takes her in his arms. A woman with everything -- but love. . . . Lynda couldn't remember the last time she had a date. Eighteen-hour workdays and frequent business trips had really taken a toll on her personal life. She'd been so busy carving out a successful career that she almost didn't notice how lonely she'd become. That is, until Ben Foster strode into her life. Suddenly the sexy Southern handyman was invading her home, her senses, stirring dangerous fantasies of a love Lynda had convinced herself she could live without. Lucky for them, neither is the marrying kind. . . . Or are they? Stranger things have happened in a place where the most unlikely lovers can suddenly get lucky. Even if luck has nothing to do with it. . . From the Paperback edition.
This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal's website, and is labeled "phenomenal" by Lawyers' Weekly and "brilliant" by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party's emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate - from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, aNew York Timesbestseller and #1Wall Street Journalbusiness best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond's award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from "win-win" to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U. N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. "The ROI from readingGettingMore will make it the best investment you make this year," says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team's best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer's Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond's tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one's goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is "life changing", beginning on page one. "The most inspirational book I have read this year" said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. "This book can change the world," says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY From the Hardcover edition.
Billy Beede, the teenage daughter of the fast-running, no-account, and six-years-dead Willa Mae, comes home one day to find a fateful letter waiting for her: Willa Mae's burial spot in LaJunta, Arizona, is about to be plowed up to make way for a supermarket. As Willa Mae's only daughter, Billy is heiress to her mother's substantial but unconfirmed fortune--a cache of jewels that Willa Mae's lover, Dill Smiles, is said to have buried with her. Dirt poor, living in a trailer with her Aunt June and Uncle ...
Another extraordinary business fable from the New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lencioni Written in the same dynamic style as his previous bestsellers including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni illustrates the principles of inspiring client loyalty through a fascinating business fable. He explains the theory of vulnerability in depth and presents concrete steps for putting it to work in any organization. The story follows a small consulting firm, Lighthouse Partners, which often beats out big-name competitors for top clients. One such competitor buys out Lighthouse and learns important lessons about what it means to provide value to its clients. Offers a key resource for gaining competitive advantage in tough times Shows why the quality of vulnerability is so important in business Includes ideas for inspiring customer and client loyalty Written by the highly successful consultant and business writer Patrick Lencioni This new book in the popular Lencioni series shows what it takes to gain a real and lasting competitive edge.
12-year-old Willa Jo is up on the roof at Aunt Patty's house. She went up to see the sun rise, but she's staying up there. She spends the day reflecting upon all that has happened to her since her baby sister died.
A Southern charmer for fans of Newbery Honor book Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage Audrey Couloumbis's masterful debut novel brings to mind Karen Hesse, Katherine Paterson, and Betsy Byars's The Summer of the Swans-it is a story you will never forget. Willa Jo and Little Sister are up on the roof at Aunt Patty's house. Willa Jo went up to watch the sunrise, and Little Sister followed, like she always does. But by mid-morning, they are still up on that roof, and soon it's clear it wasn't just the sunrise that brought them there. The trouble is, coming down would mean they'd have to explain, and they just can't find the words. This is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking, story about sisters, about grief, and about healing. Two girls must come to terms with the death of their baby sister, their mother's unshakable depression, and the ridiculously controlling aunt who takes them in and means well but just doesn't understand children. Willa Jo has to try and make things right in their new home, but she and Aunt Patty keep butting heads. Until the morning the two girls climb up to the roof of her house. Aunt Patty tries everything she can think of to get them down, but in the end, the solution is miraculously simple. A Newbery Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year .
Caitlin Ryan has never had an orgasm-and she wants one! So does she(1) Date lots of Mr. Nice-but-Wrongs and keep faking and hoping?(2) Do a little DIY with a battery-operated friend and a lot of imagination?(3) Go to NYC and have a wild night with a totally hot stranger?When (1) and (2) don't work, Caitlin goes for (3). But even with motorbike-riding sex god Liam, old habits die hard, and yet again she has to fake it. Only he notices-and is not happy! Could things get any worse? Well, yes, when Liam becomes her new boss. But when Caitlin reveals that she's never climaxed, Liam rises to the challenge, offering a weekend of hot sex with the only goal her pleasure. Will letting him take control work? Caitlin can't resist finding out....
Gladdy must save her busybody friends from the pricey sances of a phony-baloney New Age guru. That's when Gladdy comes face to face with a dear departed friend with a message.
Bill Garrett was the Jackie Robinson of college basketball. In 1947, the same year Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball, Garrett integrated big-time college basketball. By joining the basketball program at Indiana University, he broke the gentleman's agreement that had barred black players from the Big Ten, college basketball's most important conference. While enduring taunts from opponents and pervasive segregation at home and on the road, Garrett became the best player Indiana had ever had, an all-American, and, in 1951, the third African American drafted in the NBA. In basketball, as Indiana went so went the country. Within a year of his graduation from IU, there were six African American basketball players on Big Ten teams. Soon tens, then hundreds, and finally thousands walked through the door Garrett opened to create modern college and professional basketball. Unlike Robinson, however, Garrett is unknown today. Getting Open is more than "just" a basketball book. In the years immediately following World War II, sports were at the heart of America's common culture. And in the fledgling civil rights efforts of African Americans across the country, which would coalesce two decades later into the Movement, the playing field was where progress occurred publicly and symbolically. Indiana was an unlikely place for a civil rights breakthrough. It was stone-cold isolationist, widely segregated, and hostile to change. But in the late 1940s, Indiana had a leader of the largest black YMCA in the world, who viewed sports as a wedge for broader integration; a visionary university president, who believed his institution belonged to all citizens of the state; a passion for high school and college basketball; and a teenager who was, as nearly as any civil rights pioneer has ever been, the perfect person for his time and role. This is the story of how they came together to move the country toward getting open. Father-daughter authors Tom Graham and Rachel Graham Cody spent seven years reconstructing a full portrait of how these elements came together; interviewing Garrett's family, friends, teammates, and coaches, and digging through archives and dusty closets to tell this compelling, long-forgotten story.
Work, family, exercise, errands, paperwork...more and more Americans have too much to do and too little time to do it in. This is the classic guide that has been helping people simplify and manage their daily lives. Now, with nearly one hundred pages of revised material, this updated edition applies the timeless principles of organization to today's changing lifestyles and technology. Learn how to: Conquer paper and e-mail clutter while integrating digital technology into your organizing program, Maximize closet and kitchen organization and develop great storage ideas throughout your home, Set up and maintain an efficient home office.
Eventually every conqueror, every imperial power, every occupying army gets out. Why do they decide to leave? And how do political and military leaders manage withdrawal? Do they take with them those who might be at risk if left behind? What are the immediate consequences of departure? For Michael Walzer and Nicolaus Mills, now is the time to ask those questions about exiting--and to worry specifically about the difficulties certain to arise as we leave--Iraq.Getting Out approaches these issues in two sections. The first, entitled "Lessons Learned," examines seven historical cases of how and how not to withdraw: Britain's departure from the American colonies and from India, the French withdrawal from Algeria, Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, and the U.S. decision to leave (or not leave) the Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. These cases offer a comparative perspective and an opportunity to learn from the history of political and military retreats.The second section, "Exiting Iraq," begins with an introduction to just how the United States got into Iraq and continues with an examination of how the U.S. might leave from a diversity of voices, ranging from those who believe that the Iraq war has produced no real good to those who hope for a decent ending. In addition to essays by volume editors Walzer and Mills, Getting Out features contributions by Shlomo Avineri, Rajeev Bhargava, David Bromwich, Frances FitzGerald, Stanley Karnow, Brendan O'Leary, George Packer, Todd Shepard, Fred Smoler, and Stanley Weintraub.
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, WITHOUT WARNING, DISASTER STRIKES!WOULD YOU SURVIVE? Stranded in the wild Pinned under a boulder Marooned on an island Trapped in a burning high rise Mauled by a bear Snowbound in your car Surrounded by a forest fire And many more ultimate challengesEvery year, ordinary people find themselves in extraordinary life-or-death situations. Delving into 13 harrowing scenarios, this handbook for survival combines riveting narratives with expert advice and real-life accounts of savvy survivors. It's everything you need to know to get out alive.
With society increasingly held hostage to stress, conflict, and violence, the issue of anger is getting lots of attention. Couples, families, schools, and workplaces are all focusing attention on anger and how to effectively deal with it. In contrast to books that analyze the causes of anger or discuss the issue on a societal level, Getting Over Getting Mad provides us with inspiration and suggestions for making positive changes in ourselves and our relationships. The book's primary emphasis is on prevention, encouraging us to deal with stress, frustration, tantrums, and annoyances quickly, before these disturbances sour feelings and burn bridges. The book also gives concrete suggestions for handling anger in ongoing difficult situations, and chronicles the author's own experiences as a therapist and workshop leader.
SIMPLY THE BEST Gallant to the rescue! So Harry decides he's chosen the wrong sister just as they're about to walk down the aisle; that doesn't make Emily a romantic failure. As her best friend, Meg, sees it, Emily just needs a long holiday and a gorgeous guy who'll make her forget about Harry! The holiday's the easy part; persuading Emily that another romance is the best cure for a broken heart is a tall order even for Meg. That is, until Lyon Gallant comes on the scene. He's rich, he's cute--and he's determined that Emily's going to get over Harry whether she likes it or not!
Helen Bradshaw isn't exactly living out her dreams. She's a lowly assistant editor at GirlTime magazine, she drives an ancient Toyota, and she has a history of choosing men who fall several thousand feet below acceptable boyfriend standard. Not to mention that she shares an apartment with a scruffy , tactless roommate, her best girlfriends are a little too perfect, and the most affectionate male in her life-her cat, Fatboy-occasionally pees in her underwear draw.Then Helen gets the telephone call she least expects: Her father has had a massive heart attack. Initially brushing off his death as merely an interruption in her already chaotic life (they were never very close, after all), Helen is surprised to find everything else starting to crumble around her. Her pushy mother is coming apart at the seams, a close friend might be heading toward tragedy, and, after the tequila incident, it looks as though Tom the vet will be sticking with Dalmatians. Turns out getting over it isn't going to be quite as easy as she thought.
Book discusses negotiation skills in a user friendly way. Applies to multiple disciplines and personal issues.
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