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"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!" Zest. Gusto. Curiosity. These are the qualities every writer must have, as well as a spirit of adventure. In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing. Here are practical tips on the art of writing from a master of the craft-everything from finding original ideas to developing your own voice and style-as well as the inside story of Bradbury's own remarkable career as a prolific author of novels, stories, poems, films, and plays. Zen In The Art Of Writing is more than just a how-to manual for the would-be writer: it is a celebration of the act of writing itself that will delight, impassion, and inspire the writer in you. In it, Bradbury encourages us to follow the unique path of our instincts and enthusiasms to the place where our inner genius dwells, and he shows that success as a writer depends on how well you know one subject: your own life.Show more
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD, equips you with powerful weapons to battle the unseen dragons that are breathing fire on your emotional brain, driving unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and robbing you of joy and contentment. Your brain is always listening and responding to hidden influences, many of them harmful. Unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sabotage your health. Dr. Amen shows you how to recognize the hidden dragons and gives you strategies to train them to help rather than hurt you. Your Brain Is Always Listening will enable you to: Overcome pain from your past Break bad habits Shut down self-defeating thoughts Shore up your capacity to cope with stress and uncertainty Reduce your vulnerability to people and practices that are hurting you Heal addictions You can stop feeling sad, mad, nervous, or out of control and start being happier, calmer, and more in charge of your own destiny. Let one of the world's most renowned brain doctors show you how.Show more
Congratulations, you are about to get younger! Dr. Henry Lodge provides the science. Chris Crowley provides the motivation. And through their New York Times bestselling program, youll discover how to put off 70 percent of the normal problems of agingweakness, sore joints, bad balanceand eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury. Plus, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton now explains how following Harrys Rules for diet, exercise, and staying emotionally connected directly affects your brainall the way down to the cellular level. The message is simple: Learn to train for the next third of your life, and youll have a ball.Show more
Visionary writings from the protean Bradbury, America's preeminent master of the fantastic who has enchanted millions of readers worldwide. Part memoir, part commentary, these writings are an exploration and celebration of ideas. Bradbury reflects on art, literature, history, architecture, science fiction, and the people who have influenced him.Show more
Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of The Given Day and Live by Night, returns with a psychologically and morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present. Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomas, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa's social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything, money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past, and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full. Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill, World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of "the most interesting and accomplished American novelists" (Washington Post) writing today.Show more
In her deliciously steamy novellas, Lori Foster introduced the sinfully attractive-and sensual-Winston brothers. Now she continues their story-as sexy Zane Winston sets his roving eyes on the lady of his dreams. Zane Winston is used to fielding women's not-so-subtle advances. But he's still shocked when an exotic gypsy whispers some very suggestive words in his ear-and surprised to find that he's aroused by her words rather than amused. After all, she's not exactly his type. But he soon discovers that Tamara Tremayne's not really all that exotic. Her so-called psychic powers are (mostly) made up. Her waist-length black mane is a wig. And underneath the witchy makeup is a very stubborn, seductive woman-who may be in very serious danger. Tamara refuses to accept Zane's help-but he's still sure she's the woman for him. She may not be supernatural. But she's sassy. Sexy. And totally wild.Show more
Based on actual events, this is the epic story of Abilene, Kansas, at a time when the cowboy was king, might made right, and the future seemed as unsettled as the endless prairie. Abilene, 1871. Will Merritt is fiercely protective of the cattle trade that made his father' s fortune. Idolizing the cowboys who flood the streets each summer, Will and his friends are drawn to Abilene' s exotic Texastown district-- a powderkeg of saloons and brothels so notorious that the mayor has hired the West' s most famous gunman, Wild Bill Hickok, to police its streets. Yet even with Hickok as marshal, Abilene boils with deep divisions. The townsfolk resent the migrant settlers whose new farms are slicing up the rangeland. And no one is more intolerant than Will' s best friend, Jasper, who delights in tormenting any farmer he encounters. But Will finds himself torn when he meets the beautiful and beguiling Anna, whose dignity and determination test his deepest beliefs. Then Will' s father reveals a stunning secret that challenges Abilene' s future, one that makes the Merritts outcasts. And when Wild Bill' s tenure as marshal comes to a violent head, Will realizes that everything-- his family, his friends, and the only home he' s ever known-- could be gone in an instant, leaving only an empty wilderness once again.Show more
Readers can "feel heat radiating off the pages" (Publishers Weekly) of New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lori Foster's steamy romances. Her work has even earned her a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. The first in her compelling Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, When You Dare is sure to satisfy Foster's loyal fans-and win her new ones.Show more
From Diane Rehm, renowned radio host--one of the most trusted voices in the nation--and best-selling author: a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions. Soon to be a public television documentary of the same name, featuring the author. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments--both for and against--that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue. With a highly personal foreword by John Grisham, When My Time Comes is a response to many misconceptions and misrepresentations of end-of-life care; it is a call to action--and to conscience--and it is an attempt to heal and soothe our hearts, reminding us that death, too, is an integral part of life.Show more
SHE'S LEARNED ALL ABOUT KILLERS: They aren't the kind of women anyone misses. Truck-stop hookers, runaways.no one would even notice they'd disappeared if the killer didn't photograph their lifeless bodies, posed in the back of a semi-trailer. Exactly like the infamous Trucker murders. But this isn't just a copycat. It's a vendetta. NOW HE'LL TEACH HER: Carmen Jacobs interviewed the world's most terrifying serial killers for her bestselling book, The Heart of a Predator. The police might not believe her, but she knows there's a monster out there, paying homage to other murderers. The only person who can predict where he'll strike next is Griffin Archer-a reclusive software millionaire with ample reason not to help her. HOW TO DIE.: Carmen has charmed her way past Griffin's defenses before. He didn't intend to let it happen again. But with a psycho sending her trophies of his kills, he has no choice but to get involved. The clues point to a killer obsessed with Carmen-someone who knows her work, her past, her secrets. Someone who won't be satisfied until he has made all her deepest fears come true.Show more
From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic--and the chances for another worldwide pandemic. In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza. By the summer of 1918, the second wave struck as a highly contagious and lethal epidemic and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. It would impact the course of the war, and kill many millions more soldiers than warfare itself. Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. No war, no natural disaster, no famine has claimed so many. In the space of eighteen months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people--one-third of the global population at the time--came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million. In this powerful book, filled with black and white photographs, nonfiction master Albert Marrin examines the history, science, and impact of this great scourge--and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today.Show more
Go zero to sixty in this dangerously sexy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. The Torpedo Ink motorcycle club has its relationships put to the test in this gritty, suspenseful new installment of the series as members seek to build new lives--and find love--in the community of Sea Haven.Show more
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