You Have No Idea

  • Filename: you-have-no-idea.
  • ISBN: 9781101569160
  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Vanessa Williams
  • Publisher: Penguin



The highly anticipated first book by a widely respected entertainer whose career highlights include The Right Stuff, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and former Miss America When Vanessa Williams was growing up, she had a plan: She’d go to college and major in musical theater; afterward she’d get her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and then she would embark on a successful career on Broadway. And to make sure she stayed on that path, her mother, Helen Williams, gave her a list of things that she should never— ever—do. Near the top of that list was “never ever pose nude for anyone.” So when Vanessa became the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss America in September 1983 (an accomplishment that she never planned for or desired), only to be forced to resign ten months later due to a nude photo scandal, the lives of both Vanessa and Helen took an unexpected turn. But Vanessa survived this setback, and many others to come, to enjoy a thirty-plus-year career as an award-winning singer and actress. Vanessa has been asked to write her memoir many times, but only now—with the help of her mother—is she ready to tell her story. Vanessa grew up in Millwood, New York, part of one of the town’s only black families. As a teenager, Vanessa defied Helen, flirting with boys, drinking, and smoking pot. But despite their early conflicts, Helen has always ardently protected her daughter, staying in contact with the FBI about the multiple death threats Vanessa received after being crowned and being there for her during the dissolution of her two marriages. Now the mother of four children, Vanessa describes how she’s made it through the ups and downs of her life as well as her career. Jointly written by Vanessa and Helen and filled with dozens of personal family photos and mementos, You Have No Idea is an empowering celebration of the love between a mother and daughter and the life of a woman who beat the odds to achieve her destiny.

Leviticus

  • Filename: leviticus.
  • ISBN: 9781621898115
  • Release Date: 2013-08-28
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Maurice D. Harris
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers



Leviticus has been called "irrelevant," "primitive," and "a backwater" of the Bible, even by scholars and people of faith who treasure Scripture. Many find it alienating, or, at minimum, confusing. In Leviticus: You Have No Idea Rabbi Maurice D. Harris offers readers surprising new ways of looking at the Bible's least popular (and least understood) book. Grounded in his progressive religious values and beliefs, Rabbi Harris approaches the various laws, rituals, and stories of Leviticus with an open-minded curiosity about what we can learn today about life, ethics, God, and higher meaning by studying this text. Taking the Bible seriously but not literally, Harris uses a plain-spoken, accessible style to explain confusing elements of Leviticus. He explores topics that matter to many of us in contemporary society, including LGBT equality, the dangers of religious fundamentalism, the impacts of childhood trauma, criminal justice reform, and more. With this book, the author invites us into an ancient text that, read with care, challenges us to be better people and help repair this broken world.

We Have No Idea

  • Filename: we-have-no-idea.
  • ISBN: 9780735211537
  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Jorge Cham
  • Publisher: Penguin



Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science. In We Have No Idea, they explore the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. This entertaining illustrated science primer is the perfect book for anyone who's curious about all the big questions physicists are still trying to answer. From the Hardcover edition.

Low Magick

  • Filename: low-magick.
  • ISBN: 9780738730325
  • Release Date: 2011-09-08
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Lon Milo DuQuette
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide



Take a fascinating journey into the life of one of the most respected, sought-after, and renowned magicians alive today: Lon Milo DuQuette. In this follow-up to his popular autobiography, My Life with the Spirits, DuQuette tells how a friend was cursed by a well-known foreign filmmaker and how they removed that curse with a little help from Shakespeare. He explains how, as a six-year-old, he used the Law of Attraction to get a date with Linda Kaufman, the most beautiful girl in first-grade. DuQuette also reveals the ins and outs of working with demons and provides a compelling account of performing an exorcism at a private Catholic high school. As entertaining as they are informative, the true stories in this memoir contain authentic magical theory and invaluable technical information.

You Have No F king Idea

  • Filename: you-have-no-f-king-idea.
  • ISBN: 9781682613351
  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Matt Baier
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press



You Think You Know But You Have No Idea

  • Filename: you-think-you-know-but-you-have-no-idea.
  • ISBN: 9781622876143
  • Release Date: 2014-05-05
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Toccara S. Burrell-James
  • Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.



Candi Thomas is a 26 year old working woman and College student who is currently studying to obtain her Master's Degree in Business, with a Minor in Criminal Justice. When her friend's actions and her outside life threaten to be revealed to her family, she is willing to go to any limits to keep this from happening. See she's a good girl in her family's eyes, and she's more than determined to stop bad things about her from making it to them, especially her mother and sister. She has two best friends, Monae (Mo) and Zanae (Nae) who are the two who know about the wild and crazy life Candi is living. They are the only two who Candi can trust, or are they? Candi and her two besties share all their secrets with each other, but only time will reveal the truth about them. Candi meets this great guy named, Dre which made it a lot easier for her to get over her lying, cheating ex-boyfriend Jay. But is Dre really who he says he is? When things starts to be revealed about Candi will she be able to handle them? Will Candi be able to control the situation? Or will her outside life finally come back to haunt her and her Mother and sister finally find out the truth?

101 Things You Say All the Time

  • Filename: 101-things-you-say-all-the-time.
  • ISBN: 9781462847549
  • Release Date: 2011-08-09
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Charles Adams
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



We all use these expressions to a greater or lesser extent because they are helpful. They constitute a kind of verbal shorthand by which we can express our intentions and our emotions. We are on cloud nine or in the pink. We are under the weather or at sixes and sevens. Sometimes things pan out, or they just aren't up to snuff. We know what we mean when we say these things, but we don't always know what we're talking about. How did these expressions come into the language? What are we really saying when we're happy as a clam or three sheets to the wind? This book intends to give you some of the answers-while at the same time letting you have some fun. Three possible explanations as to origin are given for each commonly used expression. Only one is correct, and a number on the page that follows will tell you which one it is. The other two are simply fabrications, which I made up to confuse you. See if you can figure out which is which. See if you can separate the wheat from the chaff. CFA

The Best in the World

  • Filename: the-best-in-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9781409142300
  • Release Date: 2014-11-06
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Chris Jericho
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



The two-time bestselling author, wrestler and metal rocker returns with another insightful and hilarious memoir. Inspired by Anton Chigurh, Javier Bardem's character in No Country for Old Men, Chris Jericho decided to put down his guitar, ease off on the red-carpet appearances in Hollywood and return to ring. What followed were the best three years of his wrestling career. A trilogy that began with A LION'S TALE and was followed by the bestselling UNDISPUTED now concludes with a behind-the-scenes account of Jericho becoming WON WRESTLER OF THE YEAR for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. The book also features the final word on Jericho's feuds with Shawn Michaels and Rey Mysterio, his run-in with Mickey Rourke, life hanging out with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Mike Tyson and Lars Ulrich, and the resurrection of his band Fozzy, which saw them play to huge audiences in the UK and Europe and support Metallica.

The Suitcase Entrepreneur

  • Filename: the-suitcase-entrepreneur.
  • ISBN: 9781501178184
  • Release Date: 2017-09-05
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Natalie Sisson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Now in its third edition, The Suitcase Entrepreneur teaches readers how to package and sell their skills to earn enough money to be able to work and live anywhere, build a profitable online business, and live life on their own terms. With new material pertinent to today’s business world, readers will receive the blueprint to create their ideal lifestyle and become their own digital nomad. After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business—which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee, and launch her first digital product. After five years, she now runs a six-figure business from her laptop, while living out of a suitcase and teaching entrepreneurs worldwide how to build a business and lifestyle they love. In The Suitcase Entrepreneur you’ll learn how to establish your business online, reach a global audience, and build a virtual team to give you more free time, money, and independence. With a new introduction, as well as updated resources and information, this practical guide uncovers the three key stages of creating a self-sufficient business and how to become a successful digital nomad and live life on your own terms.

All Groan Up

  • Filename: all-groan-up.
  • ISBN: 9780310341437
  • Release Date: 2015-04-21
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Paul Angone
  • Publisher: Zondervan



All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and A Freaking Job! is the story of the GenY/Millennial generation told through the individual story of author Paul Angone. It’s a story of struggle, hope, failure, and doubts in the twilight zone of growing up and being grown, connecting with his twentysomething post-college audience with raw honesty, humor, and hope.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

  • Filename: who-thought-this-was-a-good-idea.
  • ISBN: 9781408710760
  • Release Date: 2017-08-03
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this . . . Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in Congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion - meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace, bursting in on secret climate talks, or nailing a campaign speech in a hailstorm - there were dozens of less-than-perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Like the time she learned the hard way that there aren't nearly enough bathrooms at the Vatican. Full of hilarious, never-before-told stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate portrait of a president, a book about how to get stuff done, and the story of how one woman challenged, again and again, what a 'White House official' is supposed to look like. Here Alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and beyond, including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work (and always carrying a spare tampon). Told in a smart, original voice and topped off with a couple of really good cat stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is the brilliantly funny, frank and inspirational memoir from a savvy political star.

Difficult Women

  • Filename: difficult-women.
  • ISBN: 9780802189646
  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Roxane Gay
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.



Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.

You Are a Badass

  • Filename: you-are-a-badass.
  • ISBN: 9781473649491
  • Release Date: 2016-10-13
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Jen Sincero
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: - Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want. - Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW! - Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

Me Before You

  • Filename: me-before-you.
  • ISBN: 9781101606377
  • Release Date: 2012-12-31
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher: Penguin



#1 New York Times bestseller, and major motion picture. Read the sequel After You and Jojo’s new book, Paris for One. They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

Big Magic

  • Filename: big-magic.
  • ISBN: 9780698408319
  • Release Date: 2015-09-22
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher: Penguin



The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-News Named a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy. From the Hardcover edition.

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