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I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By
by Hoda Kotb

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>From <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and beloved <i>Today</i> show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes--drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account--that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.</b><br /><br />Several years ago, <i>Today</i> show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter. She thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, but soon a funny thing started happening - reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. The quotes weren't only providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people. So many of their comments read, "I really needed this today," a phrase that inspired the book's title. <br /><br />In <i>I Really Needed This Today</i>, Hoda not only shares 365 sayings and quotes, she writes about the people and experiences that have pushed her to challenge boundaries, embrace change, and explore relationships to their fullest. Written with her signature wit and warmth, this book is the ideal companion to tuck beside your bed or to bring with you on-the-go to keep you motivated, recharged, and inspired each day.
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b><i>Bed of Procrustes聽</i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb鈥檚 landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don鈥檛 understand. The other books in the series are聽<i>Fooled by Randomness,聽The Black Swan,聽Antifragile,聽</i>and聽<i>Skin in the Game.</i></b><br /><br />By the author of the modern classic <i>The Black Swan</i>, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.<br /><br /><i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb鈥檚 view of modern civilization鈥檚 hubristic side effects鈥攎odifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. <br /><br />Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.<br /><br />With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.<br /><br /><b>鈥淭aleb鈥檚 crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.鈥濃€?lt;i>Financial Times</i></b>
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader鈥檚, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world鈥檚 most heinous murderers.<br />
A History of Western Philosophy in 500 Essential Quotations
by Lennox Johnson

Language

English

Pages

182

Publication Date

August 18, 2019

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Featuring quotations by Plato, Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius, John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell, and many more, <i>A History of Western Philosophy in 500 Essential Quotations</i> contains two-and-a-half thousand years of wisdom distilled into one compact volume.<br /><br />However, this more than a collection of witty aphorisms and pithy one-liners. This collection also features subtle philosophical arguments on morality, the nature of knowledge, the existence of God, and many other topics. <br /><br />An essential collection for anyone looking to quickly familiarize themselves with the most important ideas in the history of Western philosophy. <br />
Deconstructing Trump: The Trump Phenomenon Through the Lens of Qu...
by Dr. Mardy Grothe

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 23, 2019

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<p><strong>***Buy the paperback and get half off the Kindle eBook: just $1.99***</strong></p><br /><p>If history鈥檚 greatest thinkers, writers, and political leaders were around today, what would they say about Donald Trump? Happily for us, <em>they鈥檝e said amazing things</em> on this very subject, often in prescient and compelling ways. In the fourth century B.C., for example, Plato described Trump perfectly in his Laws:</p><p><strong>"There is simple ignorance, which is the source of lighter offenses, and double ignorance, which is accompanied by a conceit of wisdom; and he who is under the influence of the latter fancies that he knows all about matters of which he knows nothing."</strong></p><p>Is it a mere coincidence that someone writing 2,500 years ago was able to capture the essence of the current U. S. President?聽 Hardly.聽 In <em>Henry V</em> (1599), Shakespeare did it as well:</p><p><strong>"I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart."</strong></p><p>And, in his 1798 Farewell Address, George Washington followed suit by saying:</p><p><strong>"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."</strong></p><p>In 2015, not long after Trump declared John McCain a 鈥渓oser鈥?for becoming a Vietnam War POW, quotation maven Mardy Grothe accidentally stumbled upon a 350-year-old Moli貓re quotation that got him thinking, 鈥淲ow! That sounds a lot like Donald Trump.鈥?Over the next several months, after finding similar Trump-illuminating quotations from past thinkers, Grothe launched a quotation-seeking, self-help effort in order to help him cope more effectively with the disturbing reality of a Trump Presidency.</p><p>That self-help project ultimately evolved into this remarkable anthology of 1,000 quotations, <em>all of which</em> were written decades鈥攐r, more typically, centuries鈥攂efore Trump arrived on the political scene.聽 This book attempts to deconstruct The Trump Phenomenon.聽 It has been prepared exclusively for those who鈥檝e been alarmed, troubled, upset, embarrassed, bewildered, disgusted, or otherwise distressed by the whole idea of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America.</p>
The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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Packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes,<b> </b><i><b>The Shakespeare Book</b> </i>is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare<b>.</b> Every work is covered, from the comedies of <i>Twelfth Night</i> and <i>As You Like It</i> to the tragedies of <i>Julius Caesar</i> and <i>Hamlet</i>. With detailed plot summaries and a full analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets, and other poetry.
Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women
by Becca Anderson

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! 鈹€ Positive Affirmations for a Badass</strong></h3><p><strong>Fans of Rachel Hollis and聽</strong><em><strong>Girl, Wash Your Face</strong></em><strong>聽will love聽Becca Anderson's聽</strong><em><strong>Badass Affirmations</strong></em></p><p><strong>Even a badass needs daily affirmations:</strong>聽We all need reminders. You don鈥檛 leap out of bed knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-do鈥檚 and responsibilities. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Often we find ourselves at the back of our own bus, having made everyone else happy but our own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let鈥檚 stop that, shall we?</p><p><strong>The incredible art of self-affirmation:</strong>聽Positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself, but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best way. There are reasons we need esteem boosters. We pick up scars and get bumps and bruises in daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have old 鈥渢apes鈥?from poor parenting looping through your unconscious brain. 鈥淵ou鈥檒l never amount to anything. You鈥檙e not good at sports. Your sister has a better singing voice than you, so we鈥檙e sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.鈥?Even nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on our souls. But, we can overcome with the right mix of badass affirmations. Every day and in every way, you can learn the art of self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>Self-affirmation adjustment:</strong>聽If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by life鈥檚 busyness and demands, stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a 鈥済ratitude adjustment.鈥?You have need for some 鈥渕e TLC鈥?and a dose of radical self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>In <em>Badass Affirmations</em><em> you will:</em></strong></p><p>鈥?Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily<br />鈥?Experience a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction<br />鈥?Take control of your destiny<br />鈥?Strengthen your self-esteem</p>
The Journey of A Thousands Hopes: Without HOPE There is No Tomorr...
by Bassel Hamdan

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English

Pages

44

Publication Date

July 13, 2019

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Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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<b>National Best Seller</b><br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>Wild</i>, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive.<br /><br /> Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her three prior books and in her "Dear Sugar" columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. <br /> 聽聽聽聽 This book gathers, each on a single page, more than 100 of Strayed's indelible quotes and thoughts--"mini instruction manuals for the soul" that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all. <br /> 聽聽聽聽聽 Be brave enough to break your own heart.<br /> 聽聽聽聽聽 You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. <br /> 聽聽聽聽聽 Keep walking. <br /> 聽聽聽聽聽 Acceptance is a small, quiet room. <br /> 聽聽聽聽聽 Romantic love is not a competitive sport.<br /> 聽聽聽聽聽 Forward is the direction of real life. <br /> 聽聽聽聽聽 Ask yourself: What is the best I can do? And then do that.
Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Fea...
by Boze Hadleigh

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.<br /><br />Spanning the entire animal kingdom, <i>Holy Cow!</i> explains:<br /><br /> Why hot dogs are named after canines. Why people talk turkey or go cold turkey.<br /> Why curiosity killed the cat, although dogs are more curious about us.<br /> Why letting the cat out of the bag originally referred to a duped shopper.<br /> What a horse of another color is, what horsefeathers politely alludes to, why a mule is a lady鈥檚 slipper, and what horseradish has to do with horses.<br /> Why the combination of humans and cows probably led to capitalism聴its name from Latin for head, as in heads of cows.<br /> Why holy cow and sacred cow have almost opposite meanings.<br /> Whether people actually chewed the fat or ate crow (and why it鈥檚 a crowbar).<br /> How a hog became a motorcycle and a chick a young woman.<br /> What happens to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. What buck has to do with being naked. Why the birds and the bees. <br /> Why a piggy bank and why one feeds the kitty.<br /> What lame ducks have to do with U.S. presidents.<br /> How red herring came about via activists opposed to fox hunting.<br /> Where snake oil, popular in the 1800s and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, came from.<br /> That the proverbial fly in the ointment goes back to the Bible鈥檚 Ecclesiastes (10:1).<br /> How Swiss watchmakers created teensy-weensy coaches for fleas to pull in flea circuses.<br /> And much聴much!聴more. <br /><br />Don't be a lame duck and get this book!

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