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by J. J. JeromeSomething’s wrong with our society. Evolution was the driving force behind the human race until the 1960s when science began to derail the process. After all, survival of the fittest doesn’t apply when technology allows everyone to survive and reproduce. The end of evolution helps explains everything from the decline of the nuclear family to gender neutrality, mass shootings, the anti-vax movement, and our growing political division. This eye-opening book examines the biological, social, politi... more
by Tracy L. Adkins'Ghosts of Athens and Beyond: History and Haunting of North Georgia' is the follow up to 'Ghosts of Athens: History and Haunting of Athens, Georgia,' published in 2016. 'Beyond' follows the same format: each chapter covers one location, first detailing the history then revealing the spooky events experienced there as told to the author by the people who experienced them.
by Doug ColvardDo you ever seek to understand why you do the things you do? Are you looking to inject purpose into your life? In Pivot Points: Living a Purpose Oriented Life, Doug Colvard provides you with a unique ability to peer inside the life of a normal person who deals with everyday issues—loss, love, betrayal, mentorship, and struggle to name a few. Doug shares stories from his life to empower you to think more critically about your own life and show you a way to find yourself in the process. With... more
by Kari LoyaConversations Across America is about a father-son journey of a lifetime: a 73-day, 4,600-mile cross-country bike trip Kari took in 2015 with his 75-year-old dad, Merv, who had early-stage Alzheimer’s. Their adventure reminds us of the power of perseverance and adaptability in the face of uncertainty. It’s also a heartwarming example of listening and discovery, including 300 short conversations with people who approached them along the way, providing a rich snapshot of America, especially rural ... more
by Susanna HeiskanenEver wondered why people in the Nordic countries are said to be the happiest in the world? Nordic Lifestyle has been praised as the antidote to modern day busy-ness. Understand how the Nordics have managed to keep it all together even through hardship and freezing temperatures. Inside Nordic Lifestyle, you will learn: •\tWhat makes the Nordics Nordic •\tWho are the Nordic people and what makes them special •\tWhat the Nordics have given the world •\tHow you too can live like the Nordics ... more
by Charlotte RijkenbergDreaming of moving abroad? Your adventure starts here! Have you been waiting for the right time to move abroad? Let me tell you, the time is now! Not sure if you can do this? I believe anyone can move abroad, and so can you! Pick up this engaging guide-meets-workbook and turn your dream into reality. JAM-PACKED WITH PRAGMATIC ADVICE AND RELATABLE STORIES Kickstart your move with down-to-earth advice from living abroad advocate Charlotte Rijkenberg. With her positive can-do attitude, Cha... more
by Peter GelfanCan learning how our minds work make you a better writer? For thousands of years, writers have been taught theories and rules about writing based on tradition, philosophy, esthetics, poetics, scholarship, mysticism, and arbitrary dictates. Meanwhile, over the past few decades, cognitive science has discovered much about how the human mind sees the world and extracts meaning from it, giving us a better understanding of the role stories and storytelling play in human survival, growth, and e... more
by JAMES BUCHANANThe Art of Being a Writer is what I've learned over a twenty-five year ghostwriting career shared with you. No BS, no deep or self-involved navel gazing. Just really good ideas and concepts succinctly presented and described to help you be a better writer and achieve your literary goals. Written in bite-sized chapters of condensed writer's advice The Art of Being a Writer will help you: 1. Understand what makes good writing hard. 2. Access your subconscious--harvest your blinks--where our... more
by David S. WhiteA Compassionate Guide to End of Life Dying can be hard work, but the evolution of healthcare over the past 50 years has made it harder than it needs to be. Author David White shares from his life’s work spent at more than 10,000 bedsides as a hospital, nursing home, and hospice chaplain, outlining the options that are ours to choose, and giving compelling reasons to have “the Conversation” about the care we’d prefer at end of life. This is an essential roadmap for a time of life that awaits u... more
by Susan Barrett PriceKITTY'S PEOPLE is a biographical novel following the Flanagan family as they grapple with disease, organized crime, alcoholism, fires, a wicked stepmother, abortion, and cold-blooded murder between 1885 and 1934. Born in Chicago, Kitty experiences the utopian community of Leclaire, Illinois, before the family settles in St. Louis. This saga is Kitty Flanagan's origin story from her youth as the daughter of Irish immigrants, through her years as a tragedy-plagued young mother and businesswoman, t... more
by John A. Lipman
“Without dedicated public servants, as yourself, at the local level, our efforts here in Washington would be for naught. I am very much aware of your personal commitment in this regard and I thank you for it….”
Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President, writing to Al Delbello in 1977.
“Al’s legacy is bigger than all of us, touching each of our lives, even today. A kind, generous and brilliant man who was a mentor to me, (Al) proved that anything is possibl... more
by Linda A. GerdnerThis book provides a groundbreaking exploration of the historical significance of Hmong reverse appliqué and circumstances that led to the development of this unique textile art form. Made by members of two Laotian Hmong sub-groups, the White Hmong and Striped Hmong (named after their distinct styles of clothing), reverse appliqué is a complex form of needlework traditionally used to decorate clothing. It also serves as a form of group and social identification. Many of the beautifully photog... more
by Marcia Lite-BrausYou’re the Cake: The Guy’s the Frosting shares real stories of some painful, hysterical, and even frightening dating mistakes the author made as well as the hard-won lessons she learned before finding the most delicious “frosting” with her second husband. It’s her gift to single women of any age to help them avoid the same mistakes she made and to realize that the most important ingredient in finding happiness is having a healthy relationship with yourself. We’re all products of our childho... more
by Dave DunnLove, Crowd Out, Forgive, Accept is a how-to guide for supporting a loved one with anorexia, complete with personal notes from both the author, Dave Dunn, and his daughter, Kara. This book will be useful to families who find themselves battling anorexia in their homes, to those who know someone battling anorexia and to professionals who are helping individuals and families struggling with anorexia.
by Leon ConradWhy does story exist? What makes story ‘story’? How can understanding story help us shape our life story more effectively? One afternoon in 2010, I’m in my comfy study, warm coffee on the desk, good book in my hands. But I’m stuck. I can’t go further. The book is H. Porter Abbott’s 'Cambridge Introduction to Narrative', and I'm stuck on this passage: "What is necessary for the story of Cinderella to be the story of Cinderella? … This is a question that can never be answered with precisio... more
by Ashley L. PetersonStigma can have a huge impact on the lives of people living with mental illness. That needs to change, but how can we make it happen? A Brief History of Stigma explores the past and present of stigma to give a solid basis to examine strategies to reduce stigma and critically evaluate their effectiveness. It also incorporates the author's experiences as a former mental health nurse living with a chronic mental illness. The book is divided into three parts. Part I explores what exactly stigma i... more