Game Set Match: A Professional Matchmaker’s Advice on How To Win At The Game of Love

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A collection of dating and relationship advice from one of only 14 Master Executive Certified Matchmakers, Julia McCurley. Julia explores everything from dating do’s and don’ts to the challenges of online dating to the myth of sexual empowerment to keeping your relationship alive by “dating your mate”.

Based on a decade of professional experience with over 500 clients, thousands of dates, hundreds of budding relationships and a lifetime of personal experience, Julia’s advice is refreshingly direct, funny and to the point. Read it cover to cover or pull it out like a reference book when you encounter a specific situation where you need guidance. Whether you are new to dating, re-entering the dating world after a failed relationship, or are in a committed relationship looking to keep that “spark”, Game Set Match should be required reading!

Deal available on February 21st, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

While She Slept

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When Jill Cahill was leaving to return home after visiting with her family for a week, she turned to her sister with a grin, and said: “If Jeff kills me, you can have all my things.” A few days later, she was in a coma in a Syracuse hospital, her skull shattered by a savage beating inflicted by her 37-year-old husband. Six months later, she was dead.

Jeff and Jill Cahill seemed to have it all. Two kids, a dog, a nice house of the picket fence variety. But their relationship wasn’t as happy as it seemed. Jeff and Jill had been having serious financial problems and were headed towards divorce, legally separated but living in the same house until Jill could afford to move out.

But on April 21, 1996 Jeff and Jill had a torrid argument while their kids were upstairs sleeping. In the aftermath, Jeff claimed that his wife had started stabbing him with a kitchen knife–and that was the reason for his taking a Louisville slugger straight to her head. She lay in a coma for nearly six months, and just as she started to show signs of coming out of it… she received a visitor.

On October 27th of that same year, staffers at the University Hospital in Syracuse New York, noticed a strange-looking guy lurking in the hallway wearing a wig and outdoor boots. When Jill’s nurse went to check on her patient, she found her gasping for air, with bruises around her mouth, and white powder (later to be determined as cyanide) flecked across her chest…

Deal available on February 19th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

The Hacking of the American Mind

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While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his New York Times bestseller Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery—our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover.

Dopamine is the “reward” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the “contentment” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don’t need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin—because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated—with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease.

Deal available on February 19th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

There Are Worse Things I Could Do

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A HILARIOUS, WISE, REVEALING ROMP THROUGH FIVE DECADES OF HOLLYWOOD!
“Wow!!! Adrienne, like Mame, has LIVED!!!! And like Candide, she emerges unscathed, as dear as she was when she began. But what a wild ride!!!” —Bette Midler

Originally published in 2006, this L.A. Times bestseller by Tony-nominated actress, iconic “scream queen”, and vampyre thriller author Adrienne Barbeau is many things: a touching coming-of-age journal, an inspiring actor’s handbook on how to survive in the biz, and a witty Hollywood memoir—chronicling five decades of stage, screen, and romance.

There’s only one Adrienne Barbeau, as singular and irreplaceable as Marilyn, Meryl, or Hepburn—and as down-to-earth as any soccer mom (which she is). Only one Swamp Thing girlfriend, only one Ruthie the snake charmer, only one original Rizzo. No other voice in Hollywood can you imagine as Creepshow’s Billie growling, “Get out of the way, Henry, or I swear to God you’ll be wearing your balls for earrings.”

Twelve-year-old Barbeau entrusted her journal with a secret: she must become an actress. She set out with single-minded determination, succeeding on the strengths of an unsurpassed work ethic and discipline, unshakable commitment to the truth of her characters, a soul-stirring voice, a preternaturally perfect beauty, and her bawdy sense of humor—all on full display here!

Deal available on February 18th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

The Cat Rescue Diaries

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Thousands of years ago, a cat purred, and humans listened. We were fascinated. Today, we’re still fascinated by the purr, but in many cases, we’ve let our feline companions down. There are millions of homeless and hungry cats. These are but a few of the stories of the lucky ones, rescued from bad situations and given a place on easy street.

You’ll be inspired, you’ll be awed, and you’ll say “awww” over stories about cats like these:

Ms. Sammy, the cat delivered to her “furever” home by the coroner.
Lima, the kitty with a horribly infected tail, but who never stopped purring in appreciation of her human’s efforts to help her get well.
Hanuko, the rescue with two human mommies.

From tales of cats rescued from a warehouse, a barn, and even a coffee can, to heartwarming stories of feline determination and human compassion, every story in The Cat Rescue Diaries is evidence of what happens when good people seek out the purr and find their “purrfect” feline match.

Deal available on February 13th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

Travel Stories and Highlights

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Travel the world with these coffee-time reads

This anthology showcases the talents of 55 authors, writers and poets. Among them are well-known travel memoirists, experienced travel writers and rising stars in the travel writing world.

A compilation of 66 short stories and 66 highlights, this collection will transport you around the globe from the comfort of your own home. It is a book you can pick up and enjoy whenever you have a spare minute.

See the world through the eyes of a Dominican man on his first trip abroad. Travel across the outback to the most remote roadhouse in Australia. Teeter on the edge of a cliff on the Adriatic coast as the bus loses control. Chill out on a Flotel in the remote Amazon tributaries of Bolivia. Find Christ in the high Andean passes between Chile and Argentina. Experience terror in the Egyptian desert at the hands of armed soldiers. Swim as nature intended with reef sharks in the warm waters of the Maldives.

Enjoy these and many more fascinating insights. They will stay in your thoughts long after you finish reading them.

This book will inspire your travel dreams.

Deal available on February 12th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

You Are Not So Smart

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An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise.

You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you’re as deluded as the rest of us. But that’s OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It’s like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework.

Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including:

Dunbar’s Number – Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends.

Hindsight bias – When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along.

Confirmation bias – Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions.

Brand loyalty – We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it.

Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, You Are Not So Smart is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.

Deal available on February 8th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

Family Pledge

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Our Public School System is damaged beyond repair.
The system is fatally broken. Those who govern the system are misguided. The pool of talented teachers is too shallow and the teachers’ unions continue to obstruct the most promising paths forward.

What’s a parent to do? Award Winning Educator, Dr. James Casale has a revolutionary solution:

School reform starts at home.

In this powerful new book, he provides an inside look at the depth of these problems and offers steps you as a parent can take to safeguard the success of your children.

Dr. Casale is an award-winning educator who spent 50 years in the public school system at every level: From teacher to principal, to assistant superintendent, and college professor.

From the depth of this experience, he lays out a powerful call to action for parents to take charge of their child’s future. And reveals exactly what they need to do in order to raise Smart, Happy, Healthy and Upstanding Citizens who can excel in school, at home and in life.

Many parents mistakenly limit their involvement in their child’s education to helping them with homework or volunteering at school. This may have been true decades ago, but times have changed.

Parents must no longer rely on schools to raise their children. And instead take a Family Pledge to accept their sacred responsibility to becoming their children’s first set of teachers and role models.

Deal available on February 5th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

The Night Lives On

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In this New York Times bestseller, the author of A Night to Remember and The Miracle of Dunkirk revisits the Titanic disaster.

Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember was a landmark work that recounted the harrowing events of April 14, 1912, when the British ocean liner RMS Titanic went down in the North Atlantic Ocean, a book that inspired a classic movie of the same name. In The Night Lives On, Lord takes the exploration further, revealing information about the ship’s last hours that emerged in the decades that followed, and separating myths from facts.

Was the ship really christened before setting sail on its maiden voyage? What song did the band play as water spilled over the bow? How did the ship’s wireless operators fail so badly, and why did the nearby Californian, just ten miles away when the Titanic struck the iceberg, not come to the rescue? Lord answers these questions and more, in a gripping investigation of the night when approximately 1,500 victims were lost to the sea.

Deal available on February 4th, 2019

Category: Nonfiction

Weird-o-pedia

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Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:

HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food)

NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time)

SURFING THE INTERNET ACTUALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER (but not as smart as reading this book will)

Now the next time someone tells you smugly that Pluto isn’t a planet,you can counter with any one of these hundreds of weird facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.

Deal available on January 31st, 2019

Category: Nonfiction