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Eat, Pray, #FML Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781733963701
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Published: Gabrielle Stone - June 20th, 2019

A year and a half into our marriage, I found out my husband had been having an affair with a nineteen-year-old for six months. I filed for divorce and left.

Two weeks later I met a man, and we fell madly in love. It was a fairy-tale romance for a month and a half, and he convinced me to join him on a romantic month-long vacation in Italy. Forty-eight hours before we were supposed to get on a plane, he told me he needed to go by himself. I was devastated. So, I had a decision to make. Either stay home and be heartbroken, or go travel Europe for a month by myself. And staying at home heartbroken? F%*k.

That. What does a woman do when her life has fallen apart and her heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months? She goes on a wild adventure, makes some bad decisions, and does a sh*t load of soul searching. But most importantly? She finds out how to love…herself.

This is so not Eat, Pray, Love. This is Eat, Pray, #FML.


10 Minutes to Intuition Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781733318006
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Published: 20/20 Intuition - December 1st, 2019

Do you get gut feelings, have hunches, or feel vibes about people? The intuition is a real thing that has been studied and tested. How wonderful would it be if yours could work better? Develop yours with 10 Minutes to Intuition, a daily journal for a more intuitive life.


Punch Cover Image
$18.97
ISBN: 9781483426044
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Published: Lulu Publishing Services - February 19th, 2019

Punch, a pompous, jowly, elderly fish recounts his glorious past when he perceived himself to be the center of attention at Madame Rothschild's beloved villa in the south of France. Jerry Singer is the author of numerous children's stories. The story of Punch was created after visiting Madame Rothschild's villa and gardens in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. Jerry Singer resides in Los Angeles, California. Meg Owenson is a talented illustrator and concept artist working from her small seaside studio in Scarborough, UK. Since graduating with a degree in Fine Arts she has worked on everything from computer games and films to books and apparel.


Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425279571
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Published: Berkley - February 2nd, 2016

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.
 
From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined her life.
 
Most people think there’s no such thing as a fat vegan. Most people don’t realize that deep-fried tofu tastes amazing and that Oreos are, in fact, vegan. So, even after Jasmin embraced a vegan lifestyle, having discovered her passion in advocating for the rights of animals, she defied any “skinny vegan” stereotypes by getting even heavier.
 
More importantly, she realized that her compassion for animals didn’t extend to her own body, and that her low self-esteem was affecting her health. She needed a change. By committing to monthly juice fasts and a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, Jasmin lost almost a hundred pounds, gained an understanding of her destructive relationship with food, and finally realized what it means to be truly full.
 
Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, this is Jasmin’s story of how she went from finding solace in a box of cheese crackers to finding peace within herself.


Words Written in the Dark Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780998841687
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Published: Patrick Adams Books, LLC - May 31st, 2019

A book of poetry that faces love, heartbreak, and letting go.


Betty Boop's Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life: Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon Cover Image
By Susan Wilking Horan, Kristi Ling Spencer, Betty Boop (Contributions by), Zac Posen (Contributions by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781510750050
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Published: Skyhorse - January 21st, 2020

“Everybody’s favorite liberated cartoon woman.” 
Elle

Classic and loveable Betty Boop is as fashionable, inspiring, and popular as ever!

If there’s one thing Betty knows, it’s how to make a lasting impression. For more than 80 years, the glamorous international icon has sung, sashayed, and “Boop-Oop-a-Dooped” past rules and conventions, unafraid to take risks or set trends, and proving time after time that she can do anything she sets her mind to! Betty is beloved by millions of fans around the world, who are enchanted not only by her adorable appearance and iconic phrase, but also by her wit, inspiring messages, and ahead-of-her-time wisdom. 

Here the authors take ten empowering and universally inspiring themes pulled directly from the classic Fleischer Studios Betty Boop cartoons and demonstrate why they’re more relevant than ever in today’s world by blending them with modern images and timeless wisdom and advice. All-encompassing topics include:
 

  • Self-confidence
  • Positive thinking
  • Independence
  • Kindness
  • Healthy living
  • And more!

Youthful, ambitious, sassy, and confident, Betty Boop seeks to make a positive change in the world around her. She is vibrant and magnetic—she inspires. Betty is stylish and sexy, but never to please anyone but herself. She’s got class. She’s proud of who she is and won’t apologize for it, approaching life with irrepressible moxie. And with her daring look, can-do attitude, and irresistible charm, Betty is ready for anything that comes her way.


Towards the Moon with Fellini: Adventure into the Cosmic Unknown Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781733187503
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Published: Christina Engelhardt - August 6th, 2019

Over the last decade of his life, the great Italian film director Federico Fellini, one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th Century, was haunted by a Voice that he believed was not of this world. The Voice issued odd demands, offered counseling and told Fellini he was to be a conduit to help mankind through an orchestrated and carefully crafted plan. Christina Engelhardt was part of that plan. Towards the Moon with Fellini is more than a memoir, it is an inspiring and suspenseful supernatural epic chronicling the last great and most mysterious adventure of Fellini through the eyes of his muse, psychic, confidant, and friend. While there have been articles, interviews and renowned pieces of literature loosely based on these incredible events, this deeply intimate account offers what none of them could: the unsettling and almost unbelievable truth. With photos, letters, and illustrations from Fellini himself, Christina tackles this amazing tale, an adventure through the jungles of Tulum in search of a reclusive shaman and the answers to a great mystery, guided by a powerful, invasive entity the party will come to call "You." As their adventure leads them all over the world, You follows, becoming a constant presence, pushing them to share a universal message that comes from somewhere beyond the stars, a message Christina seeks answers about to this day...Towards the Moon with Fellini is more than a memoir, it is an inspiring and suspenseful supernatural epic chronicling the last great and most mysterious adventure of Federico Fellini through the eyes of his muse, psychic, confidant, and his friend. While there have been articles, interviews and renowned pieces of literature loosely based on these incredible events, my deeply intimate account offers what none of them could: The unsettling and almost unbelievable truth. This is a wild, action-packed tale of adventure and intrigue; a journey deep into the unknown. It is a story of love, chaos, and growth. It is a calling to once again remind us that there is so much more beyond this plane of existence, so much more to see and experience if we just open our eyes, hearts, and souls.


What's Next?: Creativity in the Age of Entertainment Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781543907032
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Published: BookBaby - August 19th, 2017

What's Next? Creativity in the Age of Entertainment is a memoir of observations by Grammy(R) Award-winner Jan Karlin about her concurrent careers as a musician, educator and cultural entrepreneur. Over time, she discovered that creativity is the shared background of arts, education, innovation, and entertainment. This book explores why creativity is often misunderstood in our market-driven era, the Age of Entertainment.


Perfectly Fulfilled Prophecies and the Destiny of Mankind Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781734132601
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Published: Frontier 7 Publishing - October 5th, 2019

This book makes breakthrough discoveries in
· basic physics
· cosmology
· synchronizing the ancient Chinese chronological documents with astronomical phenomena and biblical events like Noah’s flood
· correcting Israel’s calendar only to make breakthrough discoveries in two subjects that are still more profound
· already fulfilled biblical prophecies
· impending biblical prophecies


Show Me Yours And I'll Show You Mine Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781642378405
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Published: Gatekeeper Press - February 14th, 2020

Got problems? Me too. I feel cheated because when I moved to Los Angeles two years ago, someone with a nice manicure convinced me that there was a fresh-pressed juice to solve every obstacle that arose in my path. The reality that expensive liquid celery would not fix my sticky relationship drama quickly hit me harder than a Trader Joe's bag full of unripened avocados.
So, are you ready to feel a lot better about all of the mistakes you made in your early twenties? Then you are in the right place. I would like to formally invite you along for the ride through some of the messiest and most embarrassing moments of mine.
While sure to provide a chuckle and some SMH moments, Show Me Yours And I'll Show You Mine is not quite a self-help book but more of a nostalgic collection of aha moments and memoir brought to you by self-reflection and growth. Step into my mind as I work out why I am the way that I am, and you'll learn a thing or two about yourself in the process. We will discuss naughty men, my inner child, eating disorders, rescue animals, STIs, breakups, friendships, and how it actually is possible to feel safe in our own chaotic minds even when the world argues otherwise.

Alexa, play "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo.


Honky in the House: Writing & Producing The Jeffersons Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781733079587
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Published: Antler Productions - October 20th, 2019

Jay Moriarty's Honky In The House is a fascinating look into the inner workings of The Jeffersons, one of the most successful and groundbreaking TV series of all time. It's also a very personal account of breaking into the entertainment business and a master course in writing for television.


Don't Sleep with Him Yet: A Badass Guide to Dating in 10 Empowering Steps Cover Image
By Dr
$19.99
ISBN: 9781545651766
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Published: MCP Books - June 4th, 2019

- How to turn up the chemistry with someone you're interested in, including what flirting does for the brain

- How and where to meet "good" men, and exactly which men to avoid

- The real reasons guys bail on you-from first date forward

- Why you and your male BFF may be predisposed to fall in love

- How to deal with the pressure to sleep with a guy you are dating before you're ready

Awaken your ''inner badass'': stand your ground while you do you. In the process you'll attract men, enjoy romance and ultimately realize true emotional intimacy. And that's just for starters. ''Don't Sleep With Him Yet'' covers topics ranging from the murky area of sexual consent, to what constitutes great sex for you both (including when to say "yes"). You'll also discover what drives the psychological allure of the unavailable, why players quickly get bored with a woman after sex, and how narcissistic men use emotional manipulation to keep their partners down...


I Guess I Am Lonely... Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780578617497
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Published: Samuel Solomon - February 8th, 2020

i guess i am lonely… is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak designed to pull readers in with the author's powerful and honest bravery embedded on every page. Told from a unique perspective, author Sam Solomon writes a transcendent journey of agony, recollection, awareness and rebirth.


Porn Again Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780990754619
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Published: JBS Books - November 4th, 2014

In PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR, Josh Sabarra throws open the proverbial closet -- and bedroom --doors, taking readers on a Hollywood thrill-ride through growing up, coming out, coming of age and finally finding himself at 40. Despite being a high-level entertainment executive, Josh was still a virgin at 31. Uncomfortable in his own skin, haunted by painful childhood memories, he kept laser-focused on building an unparalleled career trajectory at the expense of his personal life.

Tormented by schoolmates for being "different," Josh clung to his aberrantly close relationships with a small circle of adult females. But, even with that support, the shame and contempt that grew from his sexuality locked him in a prison of self-hate that robbed him of an emotional and sexual identity for more than three decades. Movie studio jobs, through which he met celebrity idols, led to friendships and relationships with some of the industry's most notable characters. Those intimacies created a false sense of acceptance and approval, requiring that he continue to up the stakes - celebrity lovers, the crazy world of online dating, sexual fetishists and porn stars-for-hire.

The gay best friend you always wanted, Josh Sabarra delivers a whip-smart, poignant memoir set against a glittering backdrop that is at once heartbreaking, glamorous, sexy and hilariously honest.


Shock Wave Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781974668991
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 17th, 2017

After Cuba detonates an atomic bomb in the Caribbean, an ever-worsening series of global disasters have authorities and scientists baffled. The world is coming apart, literally. The catastrophe is unstoppable, and Scott DeSantis will do anything to save his wife Linda and their children. But Linda has a secret she has never revealed to anyone. While the world's population is helpless in the face of this escalating Armageddon, Linda sees history repeating itself. To save everything that they love, Linda and Scott must return to the place of her birth and confront the man who once before destroyed a world in his quest for power. The stakes couldn't be higher and the odds against them are a million to one. Fighting ancient armies, a nuclear holocaust and even time itself, the deciding battle for the future of the world will be fought five thousand years in the past, in a place called... Atlantis.


Shock Wave 2: The Book of Vallora Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781727835021
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 10th, 2018

The truth is a lie. Honesty is rebellion. Privacy is deception. Conformity is salvation. Those are the four pillars which hold up an empire that was founded in blood and death and is maintained by the continuous garroting of the human spirit. Martin Black, formerly Karras of the Atlantian Senate and now calling himself Martin Schwartz, did it. His escape into the future just a hair's breadth ahead of the destruction of Atlantis allowed him to create a new world order where he is the undisputed leader. It is into this alternate 21st century world that Linda and Scott are thrown by the Vortex after they escaped from Atlantis. And while the world looks familiar to them, the future is not what it used to be. They are strangers in a dangerous land, relentlessly pursued by Martin Schwartz and his forces who will stop at nothing to get the Book of Vallora which Linda brought into the future. The Book is essential to fulfill Martin's primary ambition, to keep his stranglehold on the world forever. For Linda and Scott it's their last chance to get back home... if they can stay alive. It's impossible to know who can be trusted or who will betray them and one false move will get them killed. Their perilous journey will take them right back to where it all began. The final battle for the future of mankind will once more be fought in a place called... Atlantis.


Dying for a Living: Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781942500445
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Published: Boulevard Books - September 20th, 2018

One of the finest screen and television character actors of his generation, Patrick Kilpatrick has played against a broad spectrum of superstars including Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Pam Grier, and Naomi Watts, to name a few. With an entertainment career spanning more than 170 credits as lead actor, producer, screenwriter, director, and global entertainment teacher, Kilpatrick is now sharing his life in his much-anticipated two-volume memoir. Revealing details of a volatile, yet privileged upbringing, and a searing, often hilarious and scandalous literate look behind three decades of working with Hollywood's elite, Kilpatrick tells a rollicking tale that will keep you turning the pages!


Alone in Amsterdam: The Diary of an American Woman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781691146598
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Published: Princess Engelbrecht - September 7th, 2019

Alone in Amsterdam is a unique blend of travelogue and diary. PK Engelbrecht has an uncanny way of drawing the reader into her physical journey overseas and her internal quest to find meaning and peace. We see Amsterdam through the eyes of a sensitive young artist. The freedom of smoking weed and being alone give her the opportunity to fully feel the pain of loss while giving clarity to the possibilities of the future. Engelbrecht is funny, sardonic and sensitive. We want to know what she is going to say next, how she is going to handle the people she meets and if she is going to make it on time to a tour. We feel her urgency, her delight, her frustrations and, ultimately, her optimism. Her relationships are fraught with misunderstandings, conflicts and unfulfilled promises. She is traveling in familiar territory but her way of describing the encounters is blatantly honest. She takes responsibility but is quick to shift blame when she sees fit. Amsterdam seems different as we see it through Engelbrecht’s eyes. She has a keen sense of the ordinary and the exceptional. She unravels the mystery of Rembrandt and the tragic reality of Ann Frank in her own way, which informs the reader of the writer’s personal struggles. She truly feels the pain of others and tries to find why tragedy happens and how to move forward. What I found particularly interesting was that I found myself shouting at her when I saw her making a grave mistake. When she talks back to customs officers I was horrified. I knew the consequences she was about to face and I wanted to protect her. Her audacity stunned me. I found myself rooting for Engelbrecht as her story began to unfold. I wanted her to overcome her sadness and disappointment. I wanted her to mend broken relationships. And I wanted her to find love. Lynne Feldman


Mrs. White's SUB SNIPS: Substitute Teaching Cartoons From Real Life Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781696294157
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Published: Independently Published - September 29th, 2019

These humorous substitute teaching real life experiences show fun snapshots or 'snips' into the world in which all who sub, used to sub, or want to sub can relate to. These cartoons illustrate 15 years of subbing grades K-12. All school teachers and administrators will be able to identify with this book. Have any of these situations happened to you? You've got to read it to believe it!


Duplicity Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781788304061
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Published: Olympia Publishers - November 28th, 2019

England, 2003. Tom McIntyre is a worried man. Debts are piling up, his career is in free-fall, and his family life is under strain. Only his wife, Alison, remains unswerving in her support of him. Close to rock bottom, Tom clinches the deal of a lifetime and then tragedy strikes, putting everything Tom values at risk.

In the aftermath, a toxic mix of grief, substance abuse and blame leads to different paths for the family. Duplicity is a story of lost innocence, radicalisation, and family bonds. Can grief, love and hate be reconciled? And can Tom repair his fractured family?


How I Escaped Political Correctness And You Can Too Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781941959114
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Published: Inner Mammal Institute - January 19th, 2018

You care about the greater good, but you want to define it for yourself. Yet you fear ridicule, shunning and attack if you disagree with the politically correct view. This book shows you how biology drives political correctness, and how to transcend your biology to feel good in a world of conformity.