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by Kelly Mitchell & Matthew ZakutnyHave you ever walked around your house wondering WHY this was installed that way or WHY there is orange shag carpet in the kitchen? Maybe you wondered WHY there has to be a front yard or WHY do pests keep getting into your home? We provide a comedic look at the WHY and some insight on what should be. This book provides a tour of the insanity of past, present, and future home design highlighting the tragic comedy of why things are the way they are and what could be done differently to elevate ... more
by Kelly MitchellWhen a teacher exclaims, “Clap if you can hear me,” students are meant to clap once in unison in answer to demonstrate they are attentive, focused, and processing what is being said. The essential ingredient in enhancing education is paying attention. This book presents practical solutions to empower students and parents in education. Clap If You Can Hear Me is a navigational guide that exposes critical deficits in PreK through higher education programs. It also illuminates best practices to ... more
by Peter Munoz IIIDo today’s resistance movements pose a real challenge to power? The present volume argues that only the Bible offers a coherent basis and strategy for achieving an authentic resistance, one grounded paradoxically in a radical embrace of nonresistance and a total rejection of violence. This thesis is pursued in conversation with the ideas of Michel Foucault, René Girard, and John Howard Yoder, among others. Beginning with the Hebrew scriptures, the author identifies a dialectical movement tracing... more
by Luana Andronico, Iolanda MusciaYou have always dreamt to get married in Sicily but you feel overwhelmed by the number of things to do and don’t know where to start from? Maybe you have already read tons of guides and blogs but you feel like they have not given you the right information and have not succeeded in making you comfortable to jump on this adventure? Taormina or Noto, Palermo or Etna, where would you like to get married? How can you find your vendors and how can you trust them? What is it and how important is the w... more
by D W HoyleThe Idea of Things is a detailed and systematic, yet patently playful and consummately comical overview of how the brain strives to represent the things in our world, while also imbuing things with feeling—and how the ensuing ideas the mind generates about things, swayed by selective attention, shape our everyday experience with its many ironies and subtle shadings. It's mind candy. With extra sprinkles.
by Belinda WoolrychLike many thousands of mature Australians, you are not alone. Transitioning from your family home can feel incredibly overwhelming and stir up mixed emotions from the past. Downsizing can be difficult or even overwhelming if you have lived in your home for 20, 30 or 40 years. It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Belinda Woolrych, Downsizing Expert & Author, has written a comprehensive and insightful dow... more
by Chick Lit Café - Book Reviews & Promotion SERVICES“The funniest book of the year” Are you sick of a society that seems obsessed with children? Do you find modern parents insufferable? Your Children Are Boring is a uniquely humorous look at our culture's obsession with children, a world where virtually every advert has a squawking child in it, where pubs are full of wailing infants, and where every other Facebook post is tagged #ProudDad. Why do parents themselves behave like infants? Why having a child doesn't make you less selfish, wh... more
by Kevin CaseyThis book takes a no-holds-barred look at some of the baffling ways our brains temporarily cease to function as we navigate the 21st century. As a species, we appear to be transforming from healthy scientific skeptics into ill-informed, outraged cynics. We are losing our intellectual humility, reluctant to accept the limits of our knowledge. We are entering a new post-factual age in which spin overrides reason and science is forced to compete with head-in-the-sand denial. Alternate truths are d... more
EXCEPTIONALLY UPSETTING: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about itby Howard BurtonAs American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this "exceptional nation" can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before. With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed analysis, Howard Burton, creator and host of the award-winning Ideas Roadshow, wades into America's partisan fray, weaving together historical investigation, pop culture and a passionate belief in the country's true strengths in order to develop a concrete way out of the current cult... more
by Mickie Winkle94, irreverent,illustrated, anecdotes satirizing: politics, police, our renaming mania, California, ATT, Comcast, Charities and our whacky human ways.
by RS Amblee
A digital world is rising! Not only our phones are going smart our homes, cities and even businesses are going smart. It is a momentous time for India to catapult itself in the digital world.
At the same time the world is also deglobalizing to protect itself from future COVID-like pandemics. Not-so-coincidentally, a smart world is a deglobalized world. This has created an incredible opportunity for India to become the digital hub driving this me... more
by C.L. HolleyBlack & White addresses the hot-button topic of racism in a unique and compelling manner. As a black man born in the South during the civil rights struggle, the author shares moving and emotional stories of his family facing racism from the 1960s to modern day. He addresses the racial hang-ups and struggles of blacks and whites along with challenges for each race. Historical facts and excerpts from articles are shared to back up the author's points. The book concludes with a heart-touching story... more
by Robert Kopecky
The Season of Living Dangerously recounts the views of a lifelong baseball fan as he watched the unique 2020 season unfold—games played in empty ballparks, new rules implemented to speed up play, Covid-19 cancellations, players and management openly expressing their views on racial inequity in America, the postseason expanded to allow over half the teams to participate, and the World Series held for the first time at a neutral site. This diary of the 2020 season addresses not only the c... more
by Dunk Dougan IX
Do you remember the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic? Our lives halted (for only 1 week in Texas) and the prolonged state of stasis left us withering to the bitter winds of constant change which violently swirled around us.
From the humble perspective of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, The Road To COVID-30 seeks to smash through the barrier that holds you back from your future: Yourself. For you see, you must shift with the paradigm or else be left abandoned, alone, to simply turn... more
by Meredith AllardDo you want to write historical fiction? Join Meredith Allard, the executive editor of The Copperfield Review, the award-winning literary journal for readers and writers of historical fiction, as she shares tips and tricks for creating believable historical worlds through targeted research and a vivid imagination. Give in to your daydreams. Do the work. Let your creativity loose into the world so you can share your love of history and your passion for the written word with others.
by Ron WhitchurchThe First Book about the Unsung Heroes of the Operating Room 50 Years in the OR: True Stories of Life, Loss, and Laughter While Giving Anesthesia (LoonLake Press) takes readers along for over 100 of the most memorable cases by debutauthor Ron Whitchurch. Spending 50 years safely putting people to sleep, watchingover them as they dozed through operations both planned and unplanned, these arethe incidents that stood out in a long career in which Whitchurch enjoyed everyminute of this life-and-de... more