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How May We Hate You?: Notes from the Concierge Desk

by Anna Drezen & Todd Dakotah Briscoe

Most people think hotel employees are effortlessly cheerful, naturally helpful, and genuinely like their work. 

 

Most people are wrong.

 

Find out what really goes on in the world of hospitality with this...


Reading and Writing Cancer: How Words Heal

by Susan Gubar

An important addition to the literature of cancer by an award-winning scholar and memoirist.

Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers,...


The Survival Doctor's Complete Handbook

by James Hubbard, Md

It's the worst snowstorm you can remember. The ice-covered streets are abandoned. You hear a boom in the distance, and your computer screen goes blank. Darkness. A crash and another bang from inside the house....


Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum

by Philip Delves Broughton

In the tradition of The Dangerous Book for Boys, a visually dazzling compendium of practical knowledge, fascinating trivia, and worldly wisdom for young boys—designed as a charming and informal full-color...


Sense - Think - Act: 200 exercises about basic human ability

by Stefan Szczelkun

This practical core of this book is a collection of about 200 exercises to experience basic human ability.

The senses pick up information in various media from outside and inside the body. They monitor what...


The Little Black Book of Lawyer's Wisdom

by Tony Lyons

A handy guide to legal wisdom past and present.

To be a lawyer or a politician or a judge, one must dedicate their lives to serving the public good. For anyone considering a career in law or anyone interested...


Last-Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell

by Joey Green

The golden days of complimentary in-flight champagne and cushy sleeping car coaches on the Orient Express are largely behind us. Say hello to $50 "leg room upgrade" fees and bedbug-infested hotels. What's a...


A Dictionary of Marketing

Just Write: Creating Unforgettable Fiction and a Rewarding Writing Life

by James Scott Bell

Writers are given a wealth of opportunities to cultivate a successful writing life, break out, and find an audience for their work. Yet so many writers, from beginners to veterans, find their careers stuck in...


Mom Candy: 1,000 Quotes of Inspiration for Mothers

by Jena Pincott

Sweet, satisfying and calming, Mom Candy is the perfect pick-me-up gift for mothers of all ages. With 1,000 quotes, reflections, and insights Mom Candy gets at the heart of motherhood—from the anticipation...


Superstitions: and why we have them

by Max Cryer

In Superstitions, Max Cryer explains the origins of many of the things we commonly say and observe and why we continue to include them in our lives: kissing under the mistletoe, the unlucky number thirteen,...


The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living

by Anna Newell Jones

Popular blogger Anna Newell Jones of AndThenWeSaved.com delivers this self-help manifesto that reveals how a "spending fast" will help you get on the road to living debt-free.

In 2009, young photographer Anna...


Human Nature

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1931 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Human Nature' is an essay about the curiosities of human nature...


How Fat Was Henry VIII?

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

Ever wondered how fat Henry VIII really was? Or what made Mary I 'bloody'? Was George III's madness caused by porphyria, or was it arsenic poisoning? What really happened between Queen Victoria and her Highland...


Essential iPad: iOS 9 Edition

by Kevin WILSON

Learn to use your iPad the easy way, with iOS 9, the latest release of Apple's mobile operating system. Now in full color, this book explores…

•             Setting up your iPad

•            ...


American Wit and Wisdom: Quips and Quotes in Celebration of the USA

by Michael Getz

"Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic."  -Dan Rather"To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling."  -Maya Lin"Laughter is America's most important...


On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine

“A book this informative has no right to be this much fun. On the Origins of Sports is a winner.”

—Dan Okrent, founder, Rotisserie Baseball

On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the...


No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon

by Buzz Aldrin & Ken Abraham

Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life—both in outer space and on earth—in this inspiring guide-to-life...


Butterflies of the Midwest

by Jaret C. Daniels

At the park, in the garden or on a walk, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Jaret C. Daniels' best-selling butterfly field guides and featuring only Midwest species, Butterflies of the Midwest...


Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats

by Jane Cleland

Enthrall Your Readers!

Suspense is one of the most powerful tools a writer has for captivating readers--but it isn't just for thrillers. From mainstream fiction to memoir, suspense creates the emotional tension...