New Life, No Instructions
Author: Gail Caldwell
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Traces the story of the author's midlife losses of her closest companions and her decision to pursue a corrective surgery that unexpectedly restored her sense of self and her connection to her community.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strong West Wind traces her close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer. Reprint.
Bird by Bird
Author: Anne Lamott
"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
Life A User's Manual
Author: Georges Perec
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Over twenty years ago, Godine published the first English translation of Georges Perec's masterpiece, Life A User's Manual, hailed by the Times Literary Supplement, Boston Globe, and others as "one of the great novels of the century." We are now proud to announce a newly revised twentieth anniversary edition of Life. Carefully prepared, with many corrections, this edition of Life A User's Manual will be the preferred reference edition for the future. Life is an unclassified masterpiece, a sprawling compendium as encyclopedic as Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and, in its break with tradition, as inspiring as Joyce's Ulysses. Structured around a single moment in time — 8:00 p.m. on June 23, 1975 — Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, like an onion being peeled, an extraordinary rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, unlikely, moving, funny, or (sometimes) quite ordinary. From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer, from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist, from the fears of an ex-croupier to the dreams of a sex-change pop star to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime, Life is a manual of human irony, portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes, passions and despairs, betrayals and bereavements, of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world. But the novel is more than an extraordinary range of fictions; it is a closely observed account of life and experience. The apartment block's one hundred rooms are arranged in a magic square, and the book as a whole is peppered with a staggering range of literary puzzles and allusions, acrostics, problems of chess and logic, crosswords, and mathematical formula. All are there for the reader to solve in the best tradition of the detective novel.
A collection of advice on how to live a happy and rewarding life
Show Me How
Author: Lauren Smith, Derek Fagerstrom
Publisher: Harper Collins
Show Me How is a revolutionary reimagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of art that just happens to also be an indispensable real-life resource. Visit showmenow
The first-ever comprehensive guide to exercise after life-changing weight-loss surgery Bariatric surgery is a highly effective way to take control of your weight. But it’s only one part of the solution. The helpful advice and proven fitness program in this book provide the tools you need to make sure your bariatric surgery produces sustained weight loss. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, Bariatric Fitness for Your New Life informs, educates and outlines functional exercise programs. No matter your current level of fitness, you can dive into these safe weight-loss workouts that include: • Stretching Moves • Cardio Exercises • Yoga Poses • Strength Training • Myofascial Release • Balance Work
New Life New Heart
Author: Carolyn Sutton, Bishop Cardell
When it comes to marriage, there are no "how to" or instructions manual that gives all the answers or solves all the problems that a couple might face. However, we know that marriage was originated and instituted by God according to Genesis 2:22-24. Our heavenly Father is the one that has the master-plan for marriage. He knows all about it. Every person brings with them into the marriage their own personality, their background, their culture and many other life experiences and issues. We believe that the very fifiber that keeps your marriage woven together is God. Trust Him in your marriage!
Your Heart's Desire
Author: Sonia Choquette
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Nationally known intuitive and spiritual leader Sonia Choquette shares the nine universal principles for creating the reality of your dreams. Step by step, with practical advice, specific exercises, and modern-day parables, she teaches readers to make the changes in thought and behavior that will lead them to the attainment of their most heartfelt desires. 256 pp. National publicity. 30,000 print. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Harriet Rochlin, Fred Rochlin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When people think of the Jewish immigrant experience, it's usually the Lower East Side of New York that comes to mind. But, in fact, thousands of Jews lived in western mining towns and on ranches and trading posts in the late nineteenth century. Here is a vivid chronicle of the lives, experiences, and contributions of the Jewish men and women who helped shape the American frontier.--From publisher description.
Transform Your Life
Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Tharpa Publications US
By following the practical advice given in this resource, readers can transform their minds and lives, fulfill their human potential, and find everlasting peace and happiness. What is the real meaning of human life? How to find the source of happiness The actual methods to solve our daily problems How to accomplish our ultimate goal
A woman's struggle for freedom, identity and dignity. Cast of 3 women and 5 men.
A helpful guide explains how to accomplish a wide variety of essential life skills, all divided into such categories as Business, Pets, Finance, Health and Exercise, Electronics, Education, Parenting, Safety, Food, the Outdoors, Writing, and more.
After Great Pain
Author: Diane Cole
Publisher: Winedale Pub
Diane Cole has written on diverse subjects for many national publications, including Psychology Today, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.