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  • The Master of the Ladder: the Life and Teachings of Rabbi Yehudah Leib Ashlag

    by Yedidah Cohen
    In "The Master of the Ladder: the Life and Teachings of Rabbi Yehudah Leib Ashlag," we find the story of a great Kabbalist; his passion for serving God; his teachings of the path he received from his Masters; his courage and perseverance in opening up the inner wisdom of the Torah—Kabbalah; and the implications of this great wisdom for us as individuals and for society. Told through his personal documents, interviews with those who knew him, through his letters and his teachings, we get a ... more
  • Arab Humanist: The Necessity of Basic Income

    by Nohad A Nassif

    ARAB humanist is a story of an Arab woman, LouLou, who rebelled against her family while living in America. LouLou wanted to claim her own independence and womanhood but was crippled by her naivety, poverty, lack of a good social safety net, and other misfortunes. ARAB humanist is an autobiography that contains story art. In ARAB humanist, a fresh light is shed on one of the most important humanist topics of our time: “Universal, Unconditional Basic Income.”

  • Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church

    by Chrissy Stroop
    Twenty-one timely, affecting essays by those who survived hardline, authoritarian religious ideology and uprooted themselves from the reality-averse churches that ultimately failed to contain their spirits. Winner of the 2019 Eos Award. In this timely and revealing anthology, Chrissy Stroop and Lauren O’Neal collect original and previously published pieces about leaving Christianity. Examining the intersections of queerness, spiritual abuse, loss of faith, and the courage needed to leave o... more
  • Mid-life Crisis on Wheels - a bicycle journey around the world

    by M. L. Buchman

    Cutting-edge computer systems designer. Crisis project manager. Consultant to the Fortune 100. Utter workaholic.

    Before he became a writer, M.L. “Matt” Buchman had dreamed of traveling the world by sailboat or small plane. Not once did he think about doing it by bicycle — not until he lost everything: career, house he’d been remodeling for the family he never had time to find, sense of self, all of it.

    Broke and burned out at thirty-five, he sold everything... more

  • 'Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind': Shakespeare's Sonnets, Alchemy and Individuation

    by William Bishop
    It is my intention, in reading together literary critics, artists and theorists, to show how the development of Shakespeare’s conception of his own subjectivity develops over the course of his sonnet sequence. I will discuss and utilise the Jungian concept of individuation, and the Lacanian concept of desire, as well as language from the lexicon of the fifteenth and sixteenth century alchemists to develop an understanding of how the intimately psychological nature of the production of art is bei... more
  • 5 Steps to Effectively Buy Essay Cheap

    by Subhajit Khara
    Buying essays online is a common activity for students who just don’t have the time to work on their own assignments, or for students who need a little extra homework help. There are dozens of custom writing companies online. Most of them work in much of the same way. This article is here to give a step-by-step guide on how to use common online writing websites. After following these tips, students will know how to buy cheap essay ... more
  • The Story of Dr. Seuss

    by Amba Brown
    The Story of Dr. Seuss explores the fascinating life behind one of our favorite authors through rhyme. We know and love his books, including The Cat in The Hat, The Grinch, and Green Eggs and Ham, and now we can get to really know the man himself. In this short and fun biography, you will learn about Ted’s early years, family life, path to success, building and flourishing in his writing career and beyond!
  • Philosophy in Hamlet

    by Jasminka Marić

    “Philosophy in ‘Hamlet’” is a revised, updated and enlarged version of the magister’s thesis which was successfully defended at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of Belgrade University in 2012, as the first thesis on “Hamlet”. On the basis of the study of “Hamlet” by Lev S. Vygotsky, the book “Philosophy in ‘Hamlet’” points out the philosophical problems set in Shakespeare’s enigmatic tragedy: the problem of b... more

  • A Cross of Silicon: Collected Essays 2016-2019

    by Jonathan Salem Baskin
    This book will change the way you talk about technology. Baskin has spent the past three years documenting the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, autonomous cars, smart cities, and new uses for big data, though always asking the same questions: Who asked for it? Who does it impact? What does it really cost? In a series of witty, biting essays posted on his blog, A Cross of Silicon, he's found answers to those questions incomplete or, just as often, utterly unavailable or unfat... more
  • The Accidental Tsundere: Dating for Late Bloomers, Loners and Misfits

    by L.M. Bennett
    L.M. Bennett is a late-bloomer who began dating at the age of thirty-five after bariatric surgery. She found herself twenty years behind the dating curve, navigating body issues, and matched with people who had been playing the game longer and harder than her. The Accidental Tsundere is a humorous, painfully honest summary of her missteps and often sardonic observations of “on the job” training. Advice includes LGBT-friendly tips on how to identify the dreaded F-Boy Classic, weed out bored house... more
  • The Ageless Wisdom (As Embodied in Thirukkural)

    by DR. R. Prabhakaran
    Thirukkural is an ancient Tamil literature. It covers all aspects of human life. It has been translated into 38 languages of the world. In English alone, there are more than 50 translations of Thirukkural. It emphasizes that virtue and righteousness should be the basis of all human endeavors. It is considered as a practical guide to the “Art of Living”. The book is secular in nature. The ideas of Thiruvalluvar are eternally valid and universally applicable. Dr. Prabhakaran is an avid enthusias... more
  • Fate Came Calling: A Young Man's Journey Became a Lifetime of Adventure. Based on the Life of Warren Vest

    by Kurt Bryan
    Fate Came Calling: As a young farmer and freshman student at the University of Missouri, Warren Vest was unexpectedly chosen to transport a new species of animal to a continent on the other side of the world. His remarkable journey led to a series of events that altered the course of his life from farming to becoming an incredible pilot and airline executive. His strong leadership and outstanding contributions changed the lives of countless others along the way. Whenever fate came calling, Warr... more
  • John Lennon book in progress

    by Bradley Laidman
    I know more about John Lennon's life and work than practically anybody. At least I think I do. We will see if people will give my piece a chance
  • Detours THE Good Stuff\t

    by Vickie McGillis
    Katie Munson was a struggling, poor young mother with four small children. At just 22 years of age, and freshly divorced, Katie had relocated her young family to their new home in a small rural town in southeastern Minnesota. In the comfort of her new surroundings, Katie presumed that she, along with her son and three baby girls, were safe from harm’s way. She believed they had escaped the iniquity from her past and were free to begin a renewed and happy life together. December 2, 1967, was a ve... more
  • Ninety-Year-Old Vet’s Journey Through Life

    by Al Monroe
    For many years now, I have wanted to write about my life, and especially about some of the people in my life. I’m sorry to say that due to my lack of faith in my writing skills, I gave up many times. In those days, I thought I wouldn’t live past sixty years old, but here I am—ninety years old, and still going strong. Well, not so strong, but people are surprised when I tell them how old I am! And would you believe it—due to the encouragement of a few of my family, friends, VA doctors, nurses, an... more
  • Wordstruck! The Fun and Fascination of Language

    by Susanna Janssen
    Wordstruck! entertains and enriches with a wealth of humorous, insightful revelations on language and cultures. Dive in anywhere and delve into everything from cockney slang to terms of endearment around the world; from pungent Shakespearean insults to foreign translations gone riotously bad; from the intriguing origins of “hello” as a phone greeting to why we speak English using several hundred Arabic words. Discover fascinating word origins, fall in love with metaphors and malapropisms (and ev... more