This is the biggest, most complete and most authoritative book ever written on poker-everything there is to know about the Great American Game from the rules of each variation to the most expert instruction on playing the odds.
Sean Covey's wildly popular the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens was one of the first teen success guides ever, and has become a timeless classic read by millions of teens all over the world. Now, in the 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make, Covey goes into even greater depth in helping teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem; dealing with their parents; making friends; being wise about sex; coping with substances; and succeeding at school and planning a career. Covey speaks directly to the pain and confusion that teens and their parents experience in the face of these weighty, life-changing, and extremely common difficulties. Friendly and upbeat as ever, he shows them how to use the 7 Habits to cope with, manage, and ultimately conquer each challenge--and become happier, more productive people.
Do you think you're funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter's The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being -- and writing -- funny for money. If you've got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it's creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today's top comedy professionals -- from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields -- stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays -- and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your "authentic" voice -- the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level -- making money -- by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. Written in Carter's unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.
If your child suffers from bad headaches, then you know all too well the panic and frustration they cause -- and not just for your child, who may be too young or unwell to articulate what he's feeling, but for everyone in the family. When over-the-counter medications don't work and your pediatrician doesn't have an answer, you can now turn to preeminent headache and migraine expert Dr. Seymour Diamond for help. In Headache and Your Child, he gives parents information on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatment options available for this increasingly common childhood illness. Dr. Diamond's extensive experience guides you from accurate identification through the best therapy for your child's specific problem, focusing particularly on migraines -- the most common acute headache in children and adolescents. He also discusses the whole gamut of possible headache causes, from stress through more serious conditions. With this book as a guide, you'll find: Help in identifying what type of headache your child experiences so you can quickly find the most effective, appropriate treatments Step-by-step exercises for controlling pain A diet that helps identify migraine triggers Alternatives to adult medications too strong for treating children Information about biofeedback, relaxation methods, and much more.
Winner of the 1995 James Beard Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook Although many people think that cooking without meat means spending more time in the kitchen, the cooks at the world-renowned Moosewood Restaurant know this isn't so. Busy balancing home, work, and other commitments, they've been cooking for family and friends every day of the week for over twenty years. Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home is the result of that experience -- over 150 carefully honed and tested recipes calling for the best ingredients, accompanied by time-saving tips and planning suggestions, add up to a delicious whole-foods cuisine that is versatile and healthful and can be prepared with a minimum of effort. This book contains dishes full of exciting flavors, sure to please every taste, from savory soups to substantial main-dish salads, from hearty stews to palate-teasing "small dishes." Sauces, salsas and dressings, and a collection of almost-instant desserts turn the simplest meal into an occasion. Chapters on techniques and menu planning, lists of recipes for special needs, including nondairy and vegan fare and kid-pleasing food, as well as an in-depth guide to stocking the meatless pantry (including a list of recommended convenience foods), make Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home the essential companion to everyday cooking.
Most bachelor parties are flawed in some way -- boring, predictable, uncomfortable, expensive, unstructured. The culprit: bad planning. The Playboy Guide to Bachelor Partiesmakes a great gift for any man, whether he's planning a traditional raunchy boozefest or a more civilized affair of steaks and scotch. Learn what usually goes wrong and why; the who, when, and where of invitations; how much the night will cost; the ins and outs of cigars, booze, and limousines; and last-minute bachelor party ideas. There are more options than you think! Activities range from the PG-rated fishing, golfing, skydiving, and whitewater rafting to the R-rated strippers and shot glasses. Do you know how to toast the groom? How to call for a stripper -- and not get scammed? And what to tell your girlfriend the next day? Playboy, in its 50th year of celebrating bachelorhood, knows best. Contains complete listings of possible party activities and prices Includes complete city guides for hotspots like Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Tijuana Explains brothel terms and stripper scams Saves party planners money and hassles Offers a mix-and-match activity chart and to-do checklist Loaded with entertaining trivia, quotes, toasts, and classic Playboy cartoons
QUILTS -- PIECES OF FABRIC SEWN TOGETHER LIKE MOMENTS IN TIME, AS HANDMADE AS LIFE ITSELF. Every quilt has a story to tell, an endearing story that lasts forever. Whether it is a craft-fair find, a generations-old family heirloom, or an art collector's most prized piece, quilts warm our bodies and our hearts. Ever since pioneer women organized sewing circles to combat the harshness and isolation of the American West, women have turned to quilting to celebrate, share, and heal.
How to Choose Them, How to Use ThemAre you intimidated by your neighborhood sex toy store? Are you baffled by online sex toy shops? Ever wished sex toys came with a user's manual? Well, now they do. Sex Toys 101is the first fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the world of sex toys. Practical and authoritative, yet playful and accessible,Sex Toys 101tells you everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about sex toys, from vibrators and dildos to lubricants and butt plugs. Authors Rachel Venning and Claire Cavanah, founders of the renowned store Toys in Babeland, offer expert advice about sex toys, such as: what to look for when you shop for one, tips on how to get the most fun out of them, and how to clean and maintain them. Also included are answers to the most frequently asked questions:Will my vibrator give me an electrical shock?Is it possible to become addicted?Could they desensitize me?Will my girlfriend's sex toy replace me?Sex Toys 101presents much-needed information and gentle encouragement to a wide range of readers, both female and male, gay and straight, from the uninitiated and curious to the avid, experienced sex toy aficionado.
Testing for Kindergarten: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Ace the Tests for: Public School Placement, Private School Admissions, Gifted Program Qualificationby Karen Quinn
The first and only guide to preparing a child for kindergarten testing, from an expert in teaching parents how to work with their children.
Japanese-American musician Sudo (</Zen Guitar/>) assumes the reader has just acquired a new piece of software and needs to learn how to install and use it. Drawing from eastern philosophy, he sets out seven principles to avoid frustration: Expect the unexpected. It always takes longer than you think. Do not waste time. Learn and teach, teach and learn. Warm heart, cool head. Do good work. and Know when to turn the machine off. He has not indexed his series of short articles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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