Shakespeare and Modern Culture

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307377954
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 368
View: 7929

Continue Reading →

From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare." Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as "naturally" true: ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership, love and jealousy, men and women, youth and age. Marjorie Garber delves into ten plays to explore the interrelationships between Shakespeare and contemporary culture, from James Joyce's Ulysses to George W. Bush's reading list. From the persistence of difference in Othello to the matter of character in Hamlet to the untimeliness of youth in Romeo and Juliet, Garber discusses how these ideas have been re-imagined in modern fiction, theater, film, and the news, and in the literature of psychology, sociology, political theory, business, medicine, and law. Shakespeare and Modern Culture is a brilliant recasting of our own mental and emotional landscape as refracted through the prism of the protean Shakespeare. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Storytime Yoga

Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story
Author: Sydney Solis
Publisher: Storytime Yoga
ISBN: 0977706303
Category: Education
Page: 114
View: 4873

Continue Reading →

Storytime Yoga enlightens young minds with the magic of yoga while recounting some of the world's most delightful, instructive stories in a way that encourages literacy and vibrant physical health. Includes eight multicultural wisdom stories scripted with yoga poses, as well as instruction for relaxation and meditation using story. Designed for parents, teachers, and anyone interested in working with kids from Pre-K through 6th grade, it is packed with inspired and yet practical information.

The Confidence Code for Girls

Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
Author: Katty Kay,Claire Shipman,JillEllyn Riley
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006279700X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
View: 6531

Continue Reading →

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless. It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they’re consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren’t getting “perfect” grades, and how many likes and followers they have online. Katty Kay and Claire Shipman use cutting-edge science and research, as well as proven methods of behavioral change, to reach girls just when they need it the most—the tween and teen years. Packed with graphic novel strips; appealing illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves. If you or the girl in your life loved The Gutsy Girl or Rad American Women A-Z, you'll love this.

The Female Man

Author: Joanna Russ
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504050932
Category: Fiction
Page: 221
View: 601

Continue Reading →

Four alternate selves from radically different realities come together in this “dazzling” and “trailblazing work” (The Washington Post). Widely acknowledged as Joanna Russ’s masterpiece, The Female Man is the suspenseful, surprising, darkly witty, and boldly subversive chronicle of what happens when Jeannine, Janet, Joanna, and Jael—all living in parallel worlds—meet. Librarian Jeannine is waiting for marriage in a past where the Depression never ended, Janet lives on a utopian Earth with an all-female population, Joanna is a feminist in the 1970s, and Jael is a warrior with claws and teeth on an Earth where male and female societies are at war with each other. When the four women begin traveling to one another’s worlds, their preconceptions on gender and identity are forever challenged. With “palpable anger . . . leavened by wit and humor” (The New York Times), Russ both employs and upends genre conventions to deliver a wickedly satiric and exhilarating version of when worlds collide and women get woke. This ebook includes the Nebula Award–winning bonus short story “When It Changed,” set in the world of The Female Man.

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446490599
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 8546

Continue Reading →

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide

Author: Greg Horine
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 013465398X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 7421

Continue Reading →

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple project management could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs • Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them • Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make • Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects • Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project • Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) • Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk • Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management • Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality • Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations • Organize and lead high-performance project teams • Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects • Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices • Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives • Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management • Gain key insights that will accelerate your learning curve • Know how to respond to real-life situations, not just what they teach you in school

Crush It with Kindle

Self-Publish Your Books on Kindle and Promote Them to Bestseller Status
Author: John Tighe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990470205
Page: 252
View: 9997

Continue Reading →

Did you know you can now become a published author and be selling your book to Amazon's hundreds of millions of Kindle customers in less than 24 hours? Or that Amazon will pay you an incredible 70% royalty? Or that thanks to Amazon's free Kindle app there are now an estimated 5 billion plus Kindle ready devices in the world? Our ability to self-publish through Amazon's Kindle platform is revolutionizing the publishing industry, with Amazon selling an estimated 600 million Kindle books last year. Best of all, Amazon want your content! This is part of their strategy to grow their market share and it's why they've made publishing on Kindle so incredibly easy. Have you always dreamed of becoming a published author? Do you have a message that you want to get out to the world? Are you an entrepreneur, expert, speaker, coach, consultant or professional who wants a book as a positioning tool to help grow your business? Whatever the reason, now is your time. Crush It with Kindle shows you step-by-step how to write, publish and successfully promote your books on Kindle so that you can become a bestselling published author.

Three Times Lucky

Author: Sheila Turnage
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110157559X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6236

Continue Reading →

Newbery honor winner, New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award Finalist, and E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor book. A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known. Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.

The Happy Kid Handbook

How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World
Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170962
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 615

Continue Reading →

With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the “perfect” parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Parenting today has gotten far too complicated. It’s never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the “parenting advice” parents are met with at every corner, it’s hard not to become bewildered. It seems that in the past it was a good deal simpler. You made sure there was dinner on the table and the kids got to school on time and no one set anything on fire, and you called it a success. But today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness--attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting. And who is to say one is more right or better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. It seems like a no-brainer, right? But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental. That’s where The Happy Kid Handbook by child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley comes in. She shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children. It’s not about giving in every time your child wants something so they won’t feel bad when you say no, or making sure that they’re taking that art class, and the ballet class, and the soccer class (to help with their creativity and their coordination and all that excess energy). Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The 90-Minute Book

Author: Dean Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781947313965
Page: 48
View: 3329

Continue Reading →

Here's How to Get Your First Book Outlined, Written and Published in Just 90-Minutes... You already know what your book is going to be about. You've spent years thinking about it, and developing your specialized knowledge. The time consuming part is to get what's in your head out on paper where it can start spreading your idea. That's where we come in. We help people just like you get your first book outlined, written and published as a paperback in as little as 90 minutes. Step 1: We spend 30 minutes outlining and developing your chapters, titles, headlines, and the questions that your book will answer to fully express your idea. Step 2: We record a 60-minute podcast style audio interview where you get to talk about your ideas in a comfortable format where we can draw out your best thinking and fully address your topic. Step 3: We take it from here and get a transcript of your interview, create a killer cover and format for your book, set it up to be printed just like this one and get the first copy of your book in your hands. Most people think it takes months of hard work and hours of writing in solitude to create a book. Now you can get your book outlined, written and out in the world in as little as 90 minutes. If you'd like us to help, just send an email to: [email protected] and we'll take it from there.

Sony CLIe For Dummies

Author: Denny Atkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764576324
Category: Computers
Page: 377
View: 7551

Continue Reading →

Shows users how to make the most of Sony's popular Palm OS PDA, the CLIE Sony holds the second largest share of the U.S. PDA market-12.1 percent Guides new and intermediate users through the all the latest CLIE features and functions, from using Graffiti and working with Microsoft Office and PDF files to scheduling appointments, checking e-mail, and beaming data Covers cool multimedia features such as taking digital photos, producing slide shows, recording and watching movies, transferring music, and creating reminders using the built-in voice recorder Written in a friendly, accessible style by PDA guru Denny Atkin, Editorial Director of Handheld Computing magazine


Build the Brand, Business, and Lifestyle You Deserve. It's Time to Write Your Book.
Author: Jesse Tevelow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781982055554
Page: 222
View: 1040

Continue Reading →

Are you tired of your job? Looking for something more rewarding and profitable? Have you ever thought, or been told, "You should write a book, or start a business!" Well, it's time to give it a shot. Jesse Tevelow has self-published two books (Authorpreneur is his third), which are both #1 bestsellers on track to generate $30,000 per year in passive income. And that's just for starters. He also used his books to launch a business that banked over six figures in its first year. Other part-time authors are doing far better, earning six, or even seven figures per year. Many have leveraged their books to build fulltime business ventures. This wasn't possible ten years ago, but the publishing industry has changed. People are finding unparalleled freedom and wealth through writing, and you can too. Authorpreneur will show you how.

The Mind Map Book

Author: Tony Buzan,Barry Buzan
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781406610208
Category: Brain
Page: 277
View: 5726

Continue Reading →

Have you ever wanted to improve your memory, creativity, concentration, communicative ability, thinking skills, learning skills, general intelligence and quickness of mind? The Mind Map, which has been called the 'Swiss army knife for the brain', is a ground-breaking note-taking technique that is already used by more than 250 million people worldwide and has taken the educational and business worlds by storm.


Author: Neil Rackham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138465954
Page: N.A
View: 7903

Continue Reading →

True or false? In selling high-value products or services: 'closing' increases your chance of success; it is essential to describe the benefits of your product or service to the customer; objection handling is an important skill; open questions are more effective than closed questions. All false, says this provocative book. Neil Rackham and his team studied more than 35,000 sales calls made by 10,000 sales people in 23 countries over 12 years. Their findings revealed that many of the methods developed for selling low-value goods just don�t work for major sales. Rackham went on to introduce his SPIN-Selling method. SPIN describes the whole selling process: Situation questions Problem questions Implication questions Need-payoff questions SPIN-Selling provides you with a set of simple and practical techniques which have been tried in many of today�s leading companies with dramatic improvements to their sales performance.

A Quick Guide to Teaching Informational Writing, Grade 2

Author: Marika Páez Wiesen,Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325026909
Category: Education
Page: 90
View: 8960

Continue Reading →

"Informational writing is the perfect genre for second graders because nobody is more curious about the workings of the world and is more eager to tell you a zillion facts about the topic at hand." --Marika Paez Wiesen Informational writing taps into second graders natural inclination to explore and excitedly share the new and strange discoveries that fill their worlds on a daily basis. Marika Paez Wiesen offers a framework that will help you harness this energy and implement an informational writing unit of study that thoughtfully addresses the wide range of learners typically found in a second grade classroom. Addressing the heightened emphasis on reading and writing informational texts in the Common Core State Standards and on state tests, this unit of study guides you through the entire writing process. After considering how to plan and prepare an informational writing unit that builds on young writers? passions, interests, and abilities, Marika describes how to get started choosing topics, planning a draft, and beginning to write chapters. Ensuing chapters explore ways to elaborate on and revise these chapters with an eye towards addressing conventions and using features common to nonfiction texts. The final chapter offers ideas on how best to celebrate this writing and extend this learning across the curriculum. A Quick Guide to Teaching Informational Writing, Grade 2 is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your students, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit

How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career

Author: James Scott Bell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780910355346
Page: N.A
View: 9781

Continue Reading →

Now, learn the master key for writing great short stories, and the strategies for using them to advance your writing career As most writers will tell you, the hardest fiction form to master is the short story. To be successful, a short story needs to have "emotional wallop," and in under 7,000 words. Not easy to do. In this book, #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell explains the essential ingredient for a successful short story, no matter the genre. He shows how any writer-whether planner or "pantser"-can use this key to unlock infinite story possibilities. And turn readers into fans. Which is part of the strategy for short story writing today. With the coming of the digital revolution in publishing, short fiction presents possibilities beyond a one-time sale to a literary journal. Writers can use stories to increase discoverability, grow as a writer, generate some side income, and get back in touch with the sheer joy of writing. This book uses examples from the best stories by undisputed masters of the craft, including Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, John O'Hara, John Cheever, Stephen King and Irwin Shaw. In addition, five complete stories are included to show you the master key in action. Once you've been through this book, even once, you'll be well on your way to crafting short stories that readers love-which will build your fan base and boost your long-term writing career.

Non Fiction Writing Templates

44 Tips to Create Your Own Non Fiction Book
Author: Brad Jones
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523318179
Page: 34
View: 4711

Continue Reading →

Discover how to write your first Nonfiction book with easeNo matter how you slice it, writing nonfiction is a daunting task. It requires large amounts of research, fact checking, and accurate sourcing. You're putting your name on the line. So, you want to make sure that your work is the best that it can be. Subpar is unacceptable.All of these writing concerns are covered in the book: Non Fiction Writing Templates: 44 Tips to Create Your Own Non Fiction BookWhy you should check out Non Fiction Writing TemplatesThis book will be a good fit if you: Have not written a Nonfiction book before Don't know where to start Want a quick, easy-to-read guide to help get you started Want to use simple, yet effective Nonfiction writing templates of varying detail Want access to 44 essential Nonfiction writing tips Don't know what to write about How to research effectively Throughout this Book, we're going to walk you through the basics of writing a full-length, interesting nonfiction piece that includes solid sources, creative organization, and accuracy. We'll start the process by giving you a series of tips (44 in total) to help you get started and work through any sticking points. At the end of the book we'll present you with 3 different templates to help you structure your story, each varies in its support and detail to cater for your individual needs.This book is meant for the beginner and will start you out on your journey of writing Nonfiction. Everything in it is simple and easy to follow - it contains specific, easy-to-do tips and language.Writing Nonfiction can change your life, but it isn't easy to do. Give yourself the respite you deserve and start on your journey today by checking out Non Fiction Writing Templates: 44 Tips to Create Your Own Non Fiction Book.Take action now! Pick up your copy today by clicking the Buy Now button at the top of this page-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tags: Non Fiction Writing for Beginners, Writing a Book, Writing Non Fiction Book, Writing Fiction Stories, Making Money Online, Passive Income, Writing Templates, Non Fiction Writing, Writing Non Fiction, Kindle Publishing, How to Write Non Fiction, Non Fiction Writing Templates, Non Fiction Writing for Beginners, Writing a Book, Writing Non Fiction Book, Writing Fiction Stories, Making Money Online, Passive Income, Writing Templates, Non Fiction Writing, Writing Non Fiction, Kindle Publishing, How to Write Non Fiction, Non Fiction Writing Templates

Voice-of-the-Customer Marketing: A Revolutionary 5-Step Process to Create Customers Who Care, Spend, and Stay

Author: Ernan Roman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071743081
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 3371

Continue Reading →

Learn how you can use the revolutionary five-step marketing process that helped Microsoft, NBC Universal, and IBM achieve double-digit increases in sales. "When HP uses the Voice of the Customer methodology, our marketing campaign results improve dramatically: response rates improve 3X to 10x, sales increase 2x or more, and we can spend far less to get great results. When we don’t use VOC, our results can suffer greatly." -Garry Dawson, Hewlett-Packard, Americas Advertising and Direct Marketing Manager "Ernan is a leading expert in creating disciplined “Voice of Customer” driven marketing processes. If you want to move from just talking about VOC to being a leader in implementing it, you must read this book." -Fred Neil, Global Head of CRM, Dell "The clearest and best book yet published on the subject of Voice of the Customer marketing principles. In this hands-on tutorial, Ernan takes you through the steps that can transform your business, putting your customers at the center of defining what is relevant and what will drive deeper engagement." -Bernd Schmitt, Professor, Columbia Business School, Author of Customer Experience Management and Big Think Strategy In Voice of the Customer Marketing, Ernan Roman, the award-winning marketing guru who created the IDM (Integrated Direct Marketing) and Opt-in marketing methodologies shows you a proven, step-by-step process for understanding the expectations of your customers and prospects for more effective relationships and deeper levels of value. He then demonstrates how to use these insights to develop high impact, high return relationship marketing strategies and action plans which generate consistent double-digit increases in response and sales. The book's numerous case studies demonstrate the most effective uses of Voice of the Customer marketing in action, and the most frequent mistakes marketers make-trying to "manage" customers rather than continually engaging them. This book is essential reading for all marketers, whether in Fortune or Growth sized companies, who want dramatic increases in sales and marketing effectiveness.

Social Media Just for Writers

The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books
Author: Frances Caballo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480030824
Category: Computers
Page: 140
View: 399

Continue Reading →

You wrote your book and sold copies to family members, friends, and colleagues. Now you want to reach readers around the state, across the country, or on the other side of the world. But how? With social media, you can build your platform and reach markets you never imagined possible before. In this book you will learn how to: create your Facebook fan page and initiate active engagement with your readers, use a myriad of Twitter applications to help you economize your time while expanding your tribe, optimize your LinkedIn profile with keywords, tackle Google+ with renewed confidence, build Pinterest pinboards and use them to promote your books and blog, and round out your online strategies with offline marketing techniques.