I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes
Spitting Off Tall Buildings - Dan Fante
Bruno Dante -- aspiring playwright, part-time depressive, and full-time drunk -- has hitchhiked cross-country, escaping the sunshine, have-a-nice-day culture of L.A. for the more cynical climate of New York. It seems to be his kind of town. But he's Bruno Dante, and things are always bound to go wrong.He finds himself in the rut of deadbeat temping jobs, but they don't last. Dante won't play office politics or kiss ass. Longer stints as the night manager of a run-down hotel, a window cleaner,
Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life - Kathleen Norris
View our feature on Kathleen Norris’s Acedia & Me. Kathleen Norris’s masterpiece: a personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soul-weariness, and brilliantly explores its relevancy to the modern individual and culture. Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn’t drag herself out of bed in the morning, couldn’t summon the energy for daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia. She had
Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now - Lama Surya Das
We're all given the same twenty-four hours a day.We can spend our time feeling hurried and harried,overwhelmed by chores and demands, distractedand burned out . . . or we can awaken to BuddhaStandard Time, the realm of timelessness whereevery choice, every action, and every breath canbe one of renewal and infinite possibilities. Buddha Standard Time shares one of the greatrealizations of Buddhism, an insight that anyonecan learn to apply. The minutes and hoursof our days do not simply march
Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate - Patti Stanger, Lisa Johnson Mandell
From the star and executive producer of Bravo's hit show The Millionaire Matchmaker comes a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches approach to snagging Mr. Right For You--in just one year.
Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die - Jon Katz
In Soul of a Dog, Izzy & Lenore,  A Good Dog, and other acclaimed works, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz has written meaningfully about the cherished bond between humans and animals—especially our intense connection to our pets. Now, in this moving and thoughtful book, Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a devoted companion, and offers comfort, wisdom, and a way forward from sorrow to acceptance. When Jon Katz first brought Orson home, he
What Would Wonder Woman Do?: An Amazon's Guide to the Working World - Jennifer Traig, Suzan Colon
Beyond saving the planet, let's not forget that Wonder Woman also holds down a full-time job. In this hilarious and empowering handbook, the most popular female comic book character unveils her secrets for being a super hero in the office and finding your inner Wonder Woman. Ace a job interview, combat a tyrannical supervisor, move up the corporate ladder, handle office romance, and more. Pairing original comic book art with wry text, this colorful hardcover is perfect for the working girl
Maslow on Management - Abraham Maslow, Gary Heil, Deborah Collins Stephens
"Proper management of the work lives of human beings, of the way in which they earn their living, can improve them and improve the world and in this sense be a utopian or revolutionary technique." The pioneer behind the hierarchy of needs and the concept of self-actualization, Dr. Abraham Maslow was-and is-one of the world's most esteemed experts on human behavior and motivation. However, while perhaps most famous for his work in the area of humanistic psychology, his legacy of work
Your Body's Telling You: Love Yourself: The Most Complete Book on the Metaphysical Causes of Illnesses and Disease - Lise Bourbeau
Your Body's Telling You: Love Yourself Cover to cover, the reader discovers a most powerful tool, as he becomes his own healer. The reference material, a comprehensive guide to the cause of over 500 illnesses and disease, is a succinct and visionary work that is truly and literally a labor of love. Full description
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Wisdom from the Mastery of Love - Miguel Ruiz
Our popular Charming Petites feature eye-catching artwork and a wide array of subjects. Unless otherwise indicated, each has a 24K gold-plated or silver-plated charm to keep on the ribbon bookmark or wear on a bracelet. Excerpts from the best-selling "The Mastery of Love (by the author of "The Four Agreements). "To become masters of love, we have to practice love. The art of relationship is also a whole mastery, and the only way to reach mastery is with practice."
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