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The ultimate Woody Allen film companion by Bailey, Jason, 1975-

The ultimate Woody Allen film companion

"A complete look at the extensive, ageless, unparalleled filmography of Woody Allen. Writer, actor, director, comedian, author, and musician, Woody Allen is one of the most culturally and cinematically influential filmmakers of all time. His films - he has over 45 writing and directing credits to his name - range from slapstick to tragedy, farce to fantasy. As one of history's most prolific moviemakers, his style and comic sensibility have been imitated, but never replicated, by countless other

Jan 19, 2015
Why the romantics matter by Gay, Peter, 1923- author.

Why the romantics matter

"With his usual wit and e´lan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media. Gay's scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties

Jan 19, 2015
What more can I say? - why communication fails and what to do about it by Booher, Dianna Daniels.

What more can I say? - why communication fails and what to do about it

"An essential guidebook for honing business communication skills... Communications expert Dianna Booher provides an essential nine-point checklist for success in the art of communication and persuasion-for building solid relationships, and for increasing credibility in the workplace. With lessons from politics, pop culture, business, family life, and current events, the book identifies common reasons that communicators fail to accomplish their goals, along with examples and analyses of messages

Jan 19, 2015
Why the universe is the way it is by Ross, Hugh

Why the universe is the way it is

Jan 19, 2015
A year without fear - 365 days of magnificence by Kieves, Tama J.

A year without fear - 365 days of magnificence

" Career coach and Harvard-trained lawyer Tama Kieves presents 365 tidbits of easy-to-digest wisdom in a day-by-day format that readers will love! In this day-by-day book, motivational speaker, career coach, and Harvard-trained lawyer Tama Kieves presents the reader with 365 days worth of inspiration for overcoming fear, conquering obstacles, and achieving their life's greatest work. With morsels of wisdom presented in an easy-to-action format, this book will help readers to realize and achieve

Jan 19, 2015
Wilde in America - Oscar Wilde and the invention of modern celebrity by Friedman, David M., 1949- author.

Wilde in America - Oscar Wilde and the invention of modern celebrity

Oscar Wilde was hired to go to America to promote a Gilbert & Sullivan work by presenting lectures on interior decorating. But Wilde had his own business plan. He would go to promote himself. And he did, traveling some 15,000 miles and visiting 150 American cities as he created a template for fame creation that still works today.

Jan 19, 2015
How to be an adult in love - letting love in safely and showing it recklessly by Richo, David, 1940-

How to be an adult in love - letting love in safely and showing it recklessly

Stating that the purpose of life is to love and be loved, counsels readers on how to overcome obstacles to healthy relationships, sharing exercises and guided meditations for promoting connection and commitment while overcoming fear.

Jan 19, 2015
How to read the solar system - a guide to the stars and planets by North, Chris (Chris E.), author.

How to read the solar system - a guide to the stars and planets

The Solar System - so what is it? This book looks at all the major players, including our more familiar neighbours - the Sun, the planets and their moons - the occasional visitors to our planet - asteroids, meteors and comets - as well as distant stars and what might be beyond our Solar System - Earth Mark II?

Jan 19, 2015
A man of good hope by Steinberg, Jonny, 1970- author.

A man of good hope

"In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city's population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the world. This ... book tells Asad's story, [from a childhood living in a bewildering number of places to an adulthood of financial and romantic succe

Jan 19, 2015
The joy of spiritual living - simple steps to your best self by Rose, Frank, 1927-

The joy of spiritual living - simple steps to your best self

Drawing on decades of group work, the authors offer simple techniques that unlock joy and personal groth in the midst of life's most challenging moments. For spiritual growth groups, the book includes resources for facilitators; for those working alone, it includes transcripts of real-life group discussions so the reader can share in the group experience. The exercises are based on the teachings of eighteenth-century mystic Emanuel Swedenborg but can be used by anyone regardless of faith tradi

Jan 19, 2015
Island on fire - the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world by Witze, Alexandra, author.

Island on fire - the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world

Jan 19, 2015
Is there life after football? - surviving the NFL by Holstein, James A., author.

Is there life after football? - surviving the NFL

"Draws upon the experiences of hundreds of former players as they describe their lives after their football days are over. It also incorporates stories about their playing careers, even before entering the NFL, to provide context for understanding their current situations. The authors begin with an analysis of the 'bubble'-like conditions of privilege that NFL players experience while playing, conditions that often leave players unprepared for the real world once they retire and must manage thei

Jan 19, 2015
In this moment - five steps to transcending stress using mindfulness and neuroscience by Strosahl, Kirk, 1950-

In this moment - five steps to transcending stress using mindfulness and neuroscience

" Little daily hassles can add up to big, big stress. Whether you're stuck in traffic, hauling your kids out the front door in the morning, dealing with a demanding boss, or worrying about money, it's easy to become overwhelmed. Stress is a normal part of daily life; but over time, chronic stress can take its toll on both your mental and physical health, leading to everything from anxiety and depression to weight gain and disease. So how can you move past the little hassles that get in the way o

Jan 19, 2015
How to talk to anyone - 92 little tricks for big success in relationships by Lowndes, Leil.

How to talk to anyone - 92 little tricks for big success in relationships

What is that magic quality making some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?" What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people. The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book 'How to Talk to Anyone,; Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques-- she takes

Jan 19, 2015
I think you're totally wrong - a quarrel by Shields, David, 1956-

I think you're totally wrong - a quarrel

"An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls). David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he has overcommitted to art. At antipodes since first meeting twenty-five years ago, they headed to a cabin in the Cascade Mountains and threw down. The focus? Life vs. Art. Over the next four da

Jan 19, 2015
Menopause - change, choice and HRT by Wren, Barry G.

Menopause - change, choice and HRT

Jan 19, 2015
Mr. Lincoln goes to war by Marvel, William

Mr. Lincoln goes to war

Jan 19, 2015
My Facebook for seniors by Miller, Michael, 1958- author.

My Facebook for seniors

Jan 19, 2015
National Geographic stunning photographs by

National Geographic stunning photographs

"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivaled conduit to the world around us. Shot by Nation

Jan 19, 2015
Paradoxology by Kandiah, Krish, author.

Paradoxology

Jan 19, 2015