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Fiction Writer's Workshop

by Josip Novakovich

Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop

The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours...


Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds

by Christopher Zara & Robbie Lee

Great art comes from great pain.

Or that's the impression left by these haunting profiles. Pieced together, they form a revealing mosaic of the creative mind. It's like viewing an exhibit from the therapist's...


The Intellectual's Checklist

by Richard J. Wallace & James V. Wallace

Can you name:

All five movements of Beethoven's Missa solemnis. Check.

The films that Kurosawa based on Western works. Check.

Dante's Nine Circles of Hell. Check.

If so, you're off to an edifying start--but...


A Miscellany of Garlic: From Paying Off Pyramids and Scaring Away Tigers to Inspiring Courage and Curing Hiccups, the Unusual Power Behind the World's

by Trina Clickner

From ancient Greek lore to vampire movies and modern medicine, what other herb invokes such strong feelings in people as allium sativum - better known as garlic? Most people know garlic can season food and may...


On Writing Fiction: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom about the Craft

by David Jauss

The pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, "How on earth did the author do this?" The answer is simple: He sat alone...


The Dark Side of Apple Pie, Baby Food, and Bunnies: 220 Scary Facts about the Things You Thought You Loved

by Ken Lytle & Katie Corcoran Lytle

Everything is not always as it seems—it's usually worse. With The Dark Side of Apple Pie, Baby Food, and Bunnies, you'll have a light that shines on the evil underbelly that corrupts even the most innocuous...


The Everything Wedding Shower Book: Thrill the Bride and Amaze the Guests With a Celebration to Remember

by Jennifer Jenkins

The Everything Wedding Shower Book is the perfect reference for planning a shower the bride will always remember. Using its clever tricks and tips, you'll be able to throw a terrific shower that suits your budget...


Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar

by Phineas J. Caruthers

Stressed over syntax? Unsure about noun/verb agreement? Afraid to commit a grammatical faux pas? Fear not, dear reader. You have found yourself the perfect guide to proper grammar and style. This refresher on...


The Everything Bachelorette Party Book: Throw a Party That the Bride and Her Friends Will Never Forget

by Jennifer Lata Rung & Shelly Hagen

The Everything Bachelorette Party Book is the perfect handbook for planning a fun and unique bachelorette party for the bride. Including information on everything from parties in the home and a night out on...


The Everything Outdoor Wedding Book: Choose the Perfect Location, Expect the Unexpected, And Have a Beautiful Wedding Your Guests Will Remember!

by Kim Knox Beckius

The Everything Outdoor Wedding Book is all you need to prepare splendid outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. This practical handbook covers it all-from selecting a location and planning an event to creating...


The Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Elvish to Klingon, The Anwa, Reella, Ealray, Yeht (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons

by Stephen D. Rogers

Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? These are among the more than 100 constructed languages you'll find in this book. For each one, author Stephen D. Rogers...


The Chicktionary: From A-line to Z-snap, the words every woman should know

by Anna Lefler

You're all over the definitions of "low lights," "ruching," and a "tankini." But can you spot a "Mrs. Potato Head" when you see one?

That's where The Chicktionary comes in. With the help of Anna Lefler and her...


The Everything Bridesmaid Book: From bachelorette party planning to wedding ceremony etiquette - all you need for an unforgettable wedding

by Holly Lefevre

• The first edition of The Everything® Bridesmaid Book has sold more than 60,500 copies • Includes a new chapter on de-stressing the bride (and bridesmaids!), as well as updated information on nontraditional...


Gluttony: A Dictionary for the Indulgent

by Adams Media

The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged...


Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals: Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every Smart Person Should Know How to Use

by David Olsen & Michelle Bevilacqua

Have you struggled for just the right phrase when grappling with a class assignment? Crafting an office memo, do you want greater clarity and concision? Pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, haven't you...


Sloth: A Dictionary for the Lazy

by Adams Media

The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged...


1,001 Facts that Will Scare the S#*t Out of You: The Ultimate Bathroom Reader

by Cary McNeal

Fact: Chocolate contains the alkaloid theobromine, which in high doses can be toxic to humans, and in even small amounts can kill dogs, parrots, horses, and cats.

This means that despite its name, the Kit-Kat...


The Quotable Stoner: More that 1,100 Baked, Lit-Up, and Zonked-Out Quotes in Tribute to (and as a Result of) Smoking Weed

by Holden Blunts

"I love my FedEx guy 'cause he's a drug dealer and he don't even know it . . . and he's always on time."

--Mitch Hedberg

Talking about weed? It never gets old. There's just a whole lot to be said. And in this...


ManWords: Real Words for Real Men

by Jeremy Greenberg

So your bros are hanging around the grill, shooting the shit while putting back brews from a pony keg. The air's heavy with barbecue sauce, stale belches, and testosterone. And you want to sound manly, like...


Remember That?: A Year-by-Year Chronicle of Fun Facts, Headlines, & Your Memories

by Allison Dolan & Editors of Family Tree Magazine

A Blast From the Past

Take a trip down memory lane with this interactive trivia book of headlines, fads, sports, music and more from 1930–2010. Inside, you'll find year-by-year snapshots of the events and...