In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren Dungy share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they've learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other's dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually.
In 1903, a young woman sailed from India to Guiana as a 'coolie'--the British name for indentured laborers who replaced the newly emancipated slaves on sugar plantations all around the world. Pregnant and traveling alone, this woman, like so many coolies, disappeared into history. Now, in Coolie Woman, her great-granddaughter Gaiutra Bahadur embarks on a journey into the past to find her.
Takes readers inside Hillary Clinton's decision to join the Obama Cabinet, her four years in his inner circle as Secretary of State, and the mysterious workings of Bill and Hillary's political machine as she makes her decision about the 2016 election.
We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)-the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process. CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management. And yet there are industries with more human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy. Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in-depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line.
The rising percentage of childless women is an overlooked and underappreciated social issue of our time. Melanie Notkin explores this phenomenon to understand the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact of childlessness, and how the "new normal" will impact social structures in the decades to come. Otherhood gets at the heart of our social consciousness around childlessness to trigger thought-provoking conversation.
Lisa Bloom covered the 2013 trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Her inside story examines race, gun laws, and violence, how the state of Florida bungled the case, and how racial inequality and biases still run deep in the criminal justice system.
The author describes how she found hope and joy through forgotten childhood memories while caring for her mother over thousands of hours as she suffered through the heartbreaking mental decline of Alzheimer's.
The world's eyes were on Mississippi during the summer of 1964, when civil rights activists launched an African American voter registration project and were met with resistance from white supremacists. Sue Lorenzi Sojourner and her husband, Henry Lorenzi, arrived in Holmes County, Miss. in September 1964 until she left in 1969, collecting photographs, oral histories, and documents chronicling the dramatic events she witnessed.
Presents a controversial study of the civil rights movement after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., drawing upon congressional testimony, court cases, press releases, and other sources to document the battle over King's image and legacy.
Naturalist Joel Greenberg relates how the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. His cautionary tale provides a close look at what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.
In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand argues that extraordinarily rare events are anything but. In fact, they’re commonplace. Not only that, we should all expect to experience a miracle roughly once every month. But Hand is no believer in superstitions, prophecies, or the paranormal. His definition of “miracle” is thoroughly rational. No mystical or supernatural explanation is necessary to understand why someone is lucky enough to win the lottery twice, or is destined to be hit by lightning three times and still survive. All we need, Hand argues, is a firm grounding in a powerful set of laws: the laws of inevitability, of truly large numbers, of selection, of the probability lever, and of near enough.
Beyond bacon pays homage to the humble hog by teaching you how to make more than one hundred delicious paleo recipes featuring cuts from the entire animal. There are photos for each recipe. Recreates dishes perfected generations ago in a healthy way.
An informative guide to looking and feeling your best. Zarian highlights affordable and creative ways for both women and men to hone their fashion instincts and build a stylish, multi-purpose wardrobe, regardless of budget or body shape.
Describes how a period of transition in the journalist author's life marked by her empty nest, a recent illness and her aging parents led her to forge a deep friendship with a gifted Kenyan gardener with whom she transformed her yard and shared long-buried secrets.
Reveals that the secret to weight loss is planning and provides all of the essential tools, including a two-week meal plan, shopping lists, quick meal ideas, and tips for eating, to make losing weight easy for busy women.
There is more to the "Paleo" lifestyle than food choices. Solving the Paleo Equation is not a health formula, a philosophy, a cult, a fad, or a movement, but an education, an manual on do-it-yourself health enhancement. It addresses the main areas that "health seekers" often dangerously ignore.
Simmons shares the key to success--meditation--and guides readers to use stillness as a tool to access their potential. He attributes his meditation practice with changing his life for the better and says that there is no "bad" way to meditate, only different forms for different people. Simmons guides readers into finding greater clarity and focus, and explains how to be healthier in both mind and body.
A survey of current research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.
Conventional wisdom, personal experience, and the way you do anything/everything are turned upside-down. Evans maintains that there is no luck in building wealth, that everything that happens is a direct consequence of our own actions and attitudes, and that you can become the director of your own destiny and financial future.
In 1939 the Oregon Webfoots stormed through the first NCAA basketball tournament. Seventy-five years later, the tournament has evolved into a national obsession. In 1939 the national invitation tournament was in only its second year. Frei tells the story of the teams, coaches, world and national politics in the March before the Madness.
Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE ART OF IRON MAN 3 provides an insider's look into the making of the film directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr.
Offers a repository of images snapped for alt-weeklies, fanzines, and college newspapers as well as a selection of gig flyers, record label promo items, backstage passes, and other memorabilia gathered from collectors around the country. Arranged chronologically, each chapter includes a brief essay by Minneapolis rock scribe Jim Walsh.
Dave Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating, to funeral instructions, the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father's ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert.
A biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters. Few know of the strong bond Abigail shared with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody, When the sisters all moved, they relied on letters to buoy them through pregnancies, illnesses, grief, political upheaval, and, for Abigail, life in the White House. The narrative traces their lives from childhood sibling rivalries to their eyewitness roles during the American Revolution and their adulthood as outspoken wives and mothers.
A study of the partnership between the thirty-seventh President and his wife argues that the couple endured political and intimate disappointments during their fifty-three-year marriage but ultimately shared genuine affection.
The memoir of a woman who always found herself in the right place in the most interesting times. Anita Reynolds, a racially-mixed African American, was an actress, dancer, model, literary critic, psychologist, and a globetrotting adventurer. She was in Hollywood movies, in New York in the 1920s among Harlem Renaissance elites and Greenwich Village bohemians, in Paris with the Left Bank avant-garde, in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, and escaped from Europe in 1940 as the Nazis closed in on Paris.
The biography of Elizabeth Seton tells the story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Catholicism was illegal in New York when she was born in 1774; Catholic priests were arrested, sometimes hung. When Elizabeth later became a Catholic, she was scorned. This is the story of a brave woman who forged the way for the other women who followed and who made a name for herself in a world ruled by men.
In 1961, 27-year-old Brian Epstein discovered an unknown rock band--and our world was forever changed. The fifth Beatle is Epstein's untold true story: the tale of a visionary who discovered, managed, and guided the Beatles to international stardom, rewriting the rule of the pop music business in the process. He helped spread the Beatles' message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the age of 32. In graphic format.