Project: Happily Ever After

Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters
Author: Alisa Bowman
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762441666
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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What do you do when your marriage is so unhappy that you begin to fantasize about your husband's funeral? That's how bad it got for Alisa Bowman. . . So she launched a last-ditch effort to save her marriage. Project: Happily Ever After is her fearlessly honest and humorous account of how she went from being a “divorce daydreamer” to renewing her wedding vows—and all of the steps in between. From bikini waxes to erotica, romance instruction manuals to second honeymoons, the silent treatment to power struggles, she goes where many marriage-improvement gurus have feared to tread. Equal parts funny, poignant, and most importantly, useful, Bowman's story will give other miserably-married folks courage and hope. And in addition to telling her own story, she packs straightforward prescriptive guidance, including a “10-Step Marital Improvement Guide.” Readers will laugh. They'll cry. And they can start on the road toward their own happy ending!

Happily Ever After

The Romance Story in Popular Culture
Author: Catherine M. Roach
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253020522
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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"Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the BiblicalSong of Songsto Disney’s princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in the romance novel, a genre known for tales of fantasy and desire, sex and pleasure. Hailed on the one hand for its women-centered stories that can be sexually liberating, and criticized on the other for its emphasis on male/female coupling and mythical happy endings, romance fiction is a multi-million dollar publishing phenomenon, creating national and international societies of enthusiasts, practitioners, and scholars. Catherine M. Roach, alongside her romance-writer alter-ego, Catherine LaRoche, guides the reader deep into Romancelandia where the smart and the witty combine with the sexy and seductive to explore why this genre has such a grip on readers and what we can learn from the romance novel about the nature of happiness, love, sex, and desire in American popular culture.

Fairy Tale Knits

32 Projects to Knit Happily Ever After
Author: A. Stewart-Guinee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470508612
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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32 whimsical patterns for children twelve months to eight years Two timeless traditions-fairy tales and knitting-come together magically in the season's most original knitting book. You'll get patterns to knit pieces that are reminiscent of the world's most beloved fabled characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, Hansel and Gretel, knights, pirates, and many more. From a fanciful capelet and muff to a playful baby jumper and hat, these are the children's knitting patterns dreams are made of. Richly wrapped in the look and feel of a real storybook, Fairy Tale Knits is saturated with lush photography and a beautiful full-color design. Whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter, these 32 imaginative projects truly make for knitting happily ever after. You'll get 32 patterns for innovative projects kids will love to wear Designs that are wearable for everyday school and play A full-color design featuring lush photography Fairy Tale Knits is a sophisticated and enchanting knitting book you and your children will turn to again and again.

31 Dates in 31 Days


Author: Tamara Duricka Johnson
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580054218
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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On the eve of her 31st birthday, after yet another painful breakup, Tamara Duricka Johnson decides it’s time to overhaul her dating habits. When a friend jokingly suggests that she embark on a “dating project,” inspiration strikes: in honor of turning 31, she'll go on 31 dates in 31 days — and resist the urge to turn each date into her next relationship. Instead, she’ll have to wait until the 31st date to pick one of the 30 men to go out with a second time. With each date, Johnson learns something about herself. Some experiences are awful, but others are amazing — and all of them help change her attitude about not just dating but people in general. In the end, though, she realizes there’s only one man of the entire 30 that she can see herself marrying — and one year later, she does. Chatty, fun, and confessional, 31 Dates in 31 Days is an entertaining journey that offers astute insights into the modern dating scene.

The Longevity Project

Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade S tudy
Author: Howard S. Friedman Ph.D.,Leslie R. Martin Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101513373
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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Watch a video Watch a Fox News segment on The Longevity Project. This landmark study--which Dr. Andrew Weil calls "a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions"--upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age. We have been told that the key to longevity involves obsessing over what we eat, how much we stress, and how fast we run. Based on the most extensive study of longevity ever conducted, The Longevity Project exposes what really impacts our lifespan-including friends, family, personality, and work. Gathering new information and using modern statistics to study participants across eight decades, Dr. Howard Friedman and Dr. Leslie Martin bust myths about achieving health and long life. For example, people do not die from working long hours at a challenging job- many who worked the hardest lived the longest. Getting and staying married is not the magic ticket to long life, especially if you're a woman. And it's not the happy-go-lucky ones who thrive-it's the prudent and persistent who flourish through the years. With questionnaires that help you determine where you are heading on the longevity spectrum and advice about how to stay healthy, this book changes the conversation about living a long, healthy life.

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062474243
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
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“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

The Inconvenient Indian

A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Author: Thomas King
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452940304
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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In The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian–White relations in North America since initial contact. Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada–U.S. border, King debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, takes an oblique look at Indians (and cowboys) in film and popular culture, wrestles with the history of Native American resistance and his own experiences as a Native rights activist, and articulates a profound, revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. Suffused with wit, anger, perception, and wisdom, The Inconvenient Indian is at once an engaging chronicle and a devastating subversion of history, insightfully distilling what it means to be “Indian” in North America. It is a critical and personal meditation that sees Native American history not as a straight line but rather as a circle in which the same absurd, tragic dynamics are played out over and over again. At the heart of the dysfunctional relationship between Indians and Whites, King writes, is land: “The issue has always been land.” With that insight, the history inflicted on the indigenous peoples of North America—broken treaties, forced removals, genocidal violence, and racist stereotypes—sharpens into focus. Both timeless and timely, The Inconvenient Indian ultimately rejects the pessimism and cynicism with which Natives and Whites regard one another to chart a new and just way forward for Indians and non-Indians alike.

Seeking Happily Ever After

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without LosingYour Mind(and Finding Lasting Love Along the Way)
Author: Michelle Cove
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101444428
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Read Michelle Cove's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. The ultimate antidote to negative dating guides, this practical, positive book helps single women figure out and achieve their personal goals for their romantic futures. Singleness is no longer a quick blip on the radar of our lives; for more and more of us, singleness is a bona fide life stage, with its own joys and challenges. Positive and uplifting, Seeking Happily Ever After is the first true road map to that life stage for women- a guide to navigating the ups and downs and developing a plan for understanding and achieving your own romantic goals. Seeking Happily Ever After offers individualized advice for twelve different "types" of single women-from women who've spent their whole life dreaming of a perfect wedding to those who have always assumed they would marry young but are now unsure-and many more. Filled with exercises and "action items" to help the reader clarify her thinking, Seeking Happily Ever After covers topics both large and small in a single woman's life, including: -How to cut through the noise of media, family, and friends and understand what kind of relationship and partner you truly want. -How to not put off starting your "real life" until you couple up. -How to keep from beating yourself up about not having reached your romantic goals. "Happily ever after" means something different to everyone, and this book gives any woman the tools to understand and achieve her own vision of the good life.

You-Nicorn

30 Days to Find Your Inner Unicorn and Live the Life You Love
Author: Danielle a Vincent
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999439258
Category:
Page: 272
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After more than 10 years of corporate cubicle life, Danielle decided to leave her job at The Oprah Winfrey Network and craft an exciting life. With the rigor of a scholar, she tested self-help programs, spiritual courses, and mental practices. YOU-NICORN is a collection of the 30 most important lessons she learned during that time.

The Joy of Half a Cookie

Using Mindfulness to Lose Weight and End the Struggle with Food
Author: Jean Kristeller,Alisa Bowman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698178858
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
View: 707

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Anyone who’s tried to lose weight through sheer will power knows how difficult, if not impossible, it can be. In this practical and paradigm-shifting book, Dr. Jean Kristeller presents a new alternative--a program for weight loss based on her successful Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program. Instead of frustration, depravation, backsliding, guilt, and a lack of results, The Joy of Half a Cookie provides simple, proven ways to lose weight and keep it off, using what we now know about the power of the mind. The first book to bring mindfulness to the dieting space in a truly accessible and mainstream way, The Joy of Half a Cookie will show readers how to lose weight while: ditching willpower, guilt, and cravings loving every bite, including favorite and previously “forbidden” foods tapping into the body’s satiety signals Written for anyone who wants to lose weight – not just the mediation and yoga crowd – this accessible book delivers a proven way to find peace of mind and a healthier relationship with food, for life.

The Princes and The Treasure


Author: Jeffrey A. Miles
Publisher: Handsome Prince Publishing
ISBN: 0991053672
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 28
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In the magical kingdom of Evergreen, beautiful Princess Elena is suddenly whisked away by an old woman. Undefeated champion Gallant and shy bookworm Earnest go on a quest to find “the greatest treasure in the land” so one of them can save and marry the princess. Along the way, Earnest and Gallant realize “the greatest treasure in the land” is not what they expected. This is a 28-page, full-color, illustrated children's adventure picture book with a same-sex marriage.

The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

The Little Things That Make a Big Difference
Author: Shaunti Feldhahn
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601421214
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 244
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Feldhahn has identified twelve powerful habits that the happiest marriages have in common. These little, unexpected, often overlooked actions can make a huge difference in your relationship!

Happily Ali After

An Other Fairly True Tales
Author: Ali Wentworth
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062484141
Category: Humor
Page: 256
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“Hilarious. . . . Her glass isn’t half full—it’s ‘empty and cracked.’”—Entertainment Weekly (the Must List) Moved by a particularly inspirational tweet one day, Ali Wentworth resolves to live by the pithy maxims she discovers in her feeds. What begins as a sort of self-help project quickly turns into something far grander—and increasingly funnier—as the tweets she once viewed with irony become filled with growing metaphysical importance. And thus begins her “Unhappiness Project.” It’s not all that long before Ali expands her self-improvement quest to include parenting, relationships, fitness (or lack thereof), and dieting advice. The results are painfully (at times literally) clear: when it comes to self-help, sometimes you should leave it to the professionals. “Razor-sharp.”—Cosmopolitan “Irresistible. . . . Sharply observant and incisively funny.”—Library Journal

The Rosie Project

A Novel
Author: Graeme Simsion
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476729093
Category: Fiction
Page: 295
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A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father. Reprint.

The Husband Project

21 Days of Loving Your Man--on Purpose and with a Plan
Author: Kathi Lipp
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736933107
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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Using the sense of humor that draws thousands of women a year to hear her speak, Kathi Lipp shows wives through simple daily action plans how they can bring the fun back into their relationship even amidst their busy schedules. --from publisher description.

The Millionaire Daddy Project


Author: Roxanne Snopek
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence
ISBN: 1633752704
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
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***USA TODAY bestseller*** "... more than a love story... intensely complicated and emotional..." With one shocking announcement, successful restaurateur Dane Bergman has gone from millionaire playboy to daddy. Now the sole guardian of an adorable and willful four-year-old child, he's counting on his executive assistant, Pamela Atwater, to save his ass. Even if it means bringing her along on a month-long ocean-side retreat. Pamela prides herself on being the perfect assistant. Whatever Dane wants or needs, she's there—pretending to ignore his golden charm and drop-dead gorgeousness. With his daughter, however, Pamela sees a new side to her powerful boss. Private. Vulnerable. A man who tempts her to cross the line from professional...to personal. But is one month long enough to convince Dane that his perfect assistant might just be his perfect match? Each book in the Men of the Zodiac series is STANDALONE: Impulse Control The Millionaire's Deception The Millionaire's Forever Ten Days in Tuscany The Millionaire Daddy Project Revenge Best Served Hot The Prince's Runaway Lover Seducing the Colonel's Daughter One Night with the Billionaire The Greek Tycoon's Tarnished Bride Blurring the Lines Her Sworn Enemy

Can't Think Straight


Author: Kiri Blakeley
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806534990
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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So that was it. You send your fiancé to the dry cleaners one day and he comes back gay. When Kiri Blakeley realizes her ten-year relationship was built on lies, she screams. Then drinks. And spends the ensuing months in a foggy, new world of sexual encounters. This is her story of learning to love (whatever that means) again. "A page-turner. . .you'll never look at your significant other quite the same again." --Jonathan Alpert, Metro's "No More Drama" columnist "A journey from devastation to renewal." --Alisa Bowman, author Project: Happily Ever After "Brutally honest, self-deprecating, emotionally-wrenching, and somehow still laugh-out-loud funny." --Kimberly Dawn Neumann, author of The Real Reasons Men Commit "A book you and your friends will be quoting, pondering, and rehashing." --Hannah Seligson, author of New Girl on the Job "Erica Jong meets Tucker Max. . .wickedly funny." --Judy Dutton, author of Secrets from the Sex Lab For ten years Kiri Blakeley was a writer for Forbes magazine, where she covered entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, technology, travel, wealthy people, and entrepreneurs. She graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Brooklyn.

Making a Match

Courtship in Shakespeare and His Society
Author: Ann Jennalie Cook
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400861756
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 284
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Making a Match examines the various options posed at every stage of English wooing, together with the presentation of these protocols in the plays of Shakespeare. Across the canon, wooing may command either a casual reference or a central position in the action, but no play escapes a connection of some kind. Instead of taking a fixed position on an institution intended to stabilize the commonwealth, Shakespeare constantly shifts position, in a kaleidoscope of caricature, criticism, acceptance, subversion, or indifference. For general readers and specialists alike, this work supplies a rich understanding of the codes so familiar to the playwright and his audience--an understanding essential for an appreciation of the subtleties of his art. Delving into primary sources, social history, demography, and literary criticism, the author offers the widest possible range of both Renaissance and modern views on the most crucial experience of Elizabethan culture. Besides correcting or illuminating the interpretations of Shakespeareans, this book offers valuable material for any area of research on the English Renaissance that touches on courtship. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Book of Khalid


Author: Ameen Rihani
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732680789
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani