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August 12th, 2015 by admin

Awaiting Madame: Life Inside The House Of One Uber-Class Family Book
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Awaiting Madame: Life Inside The House Of One Uber-Class Family

by: Words By Weltner

Product rating: 4.7 with 7 reviews


In the wake of an injury, Broadway dancer Matthew Whyteman goes overseas to serve as the fitness trainer for an octogenarian heiress. But after being thrust into an unfamiliar old-money world and initiated into the ranks of a highly dysfunctional live-in staff, Matthew finds out that life with Madame is a far cry from the easy-money gig he anticipated. In spite of the fact that his idle assignment (Awaiting Madame) becomes an inescapable purgatory, he digs into the role and fights to secure his position within her entourage. While traveling to various properties in Morocco, Austria, England, and France, his middle-class American upbringing humorously collides with her European über-class lifestyle. And although the journey with Madame ultimately renews Matthew’s creative spirit, it also reminds the reader that inspiration often dwells in unexpected places. Based on actual events, Dan Weltner details Matthew’s gap year abroad in the form of a witty first-person narrative, and pointedly exposes the oddities of working as a servant within a twenty-first century upstairs/downstairs household.

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August 4th, 2015 by admin

Forget This! (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Book
Book Title:

Forget This! (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

by: RH/Disney

Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews


Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out takes you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind. This new chapter book based on the film lets the reader decide how the story will end! It’s perfect for girls and boys ages 6 to 9.

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August 1st, 2015 by admin

What Should Riley Do? (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Book
Book Title:

What Should Riley Do? (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

by: RH/Disney

Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews


Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out takes you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind. This new chapter book based on the film lets the reader decide how the story will end! It’s perfect for girls and boys ages 6 to 9.

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July 17th, 2015 by admin

Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results Book
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Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results

by: Career Press

Product rating: 5.0 with 60 reviews


Every employee is different, but unfortunately many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. In doing so, these otherwise well-intentioned leaders are working harder than they should while not getting all they could out of their teams.

Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by focusing their energy where it will make the biggest difference. It teaches leaders how to:

  • Figure out where they are currently investing their time and energy across their teams
  • Identify the unique leadership needs of each team member
  • Make smarter decisions about how and where to invest their time and energy to get the best results out of everyone

    Through simple frameworks brought to life with stories from the trenches, leaders will be able to see their own teams–and themselves–from a new perspective. Paradoxically these methods will enable leaders to improve their team’s performance exponentially while expending half the effort.

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    June 12th, 2015 by admin

    The Art of Paper Weaving: 46 Colorful, Dimensional Projects--Includes Full-Size Templates Inside & Online Plus Practice Paper for One Project Book
    Book Title:

    The Art of Paper Weaving: 46 Colorful, Dimensional Projects–Includes Full-Size Templates Inside & Online Plus Practice Paper for One Project

    by: Quarry Books

    Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews


    Perfect for Paper Lovers: A Traditional Technique with a Modern Twist!

    Originating in Germany and refined in nineteenth-century Denmark and Norway, the charming, time-honored craft of paper weaving has been transformed by virtuoso paper crafters Anna and Lene Schepper into a modern art form with an amazing array of creative possibilities.

    In The Art of Paper Weaving, Anna and Lene, creators of the blog PaperMatrix.dk, show how to get started with essential tools and techniques, then present instructions for 46 beautiful, colorful two- and three-dimensional projects from cones to stars to spheres, boxes, and beyond, in six gorgeous, inspiring themes: Love and Friendship, Celebrations, Magic Circus, Tivoli Gardens, Exotic Palace, and Advanced Designs.

    In addition to full-size templates for each project, which are also available for download online, you’ll find practice paper to make a rocket ship!

    The Art of Paper Weaving gives paper crafters of all skill levels the techniques they need to master the craft, incredible projects, and the inspiration they need to create something truly unique.

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    May 31st, 2015 by admin

    The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season Book
    Book Title:

    The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season

    by: Blue Rider Press

    Product rating: 4.1 with 26 reviews


    What’s it like to live through sports’ longest season, the 162-game Major League Baseball schedule? THE GRIND captures the frustration, impermanence, and glory felt by the players, the staff, and their families from the start of spring training to the final game of the year; classy baseball writing in the Roger Angell or Tom Boswell tradition. 

    “There is no sport with an everydayness, a drum-drum-drum beat like baseball,” says Barry Svrluga. Players even have a name for this relentless, unmatchable rhythm: The Grind. Svrluga, a star baseball writer for the Washington Post, wrote a series about the personal toll that baseball takes, with each installment highlighting one cog in the baseball machine.
     
    There’s The Wife, The Scout, The Starter, and plenty more characters on the field and behind the scenes of baseball. Svrluga’s mini-portraits lay bare the constant toil of not just the star players, but a lineup of the supporting cast. This series is THE GRIND, a raw, intimate look at the wear-and-tear nature of baseball. It’s a sport like no other, emphasizes Svrluga, and each chapter demonstrates the unique mental, emotional, and physical costs of America’s pastime. Built upon material that appeared in the Washington Post, THE GRIND expands on these profiles and includes installments not previously published by the Post.

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    May 11th, 2015 by admin

    The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out Book
    Book Title:

    The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

    by: Avery

    Product rating: 4.5 with 25 reviews


    Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures.
     
    When Mathilde Thomas moved from her native France to the United States to expand her skin-care company, Caudalíe, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. She interviewed thousands of women and was struck by how different the French and American approaches to beauty were. American women are all about the quick fix—the elusive product or procedure that will instantly solve a nagging beauty problem, even if it hurts, is wildly expensive, or is damaging in the long term. The French, by contrast, approach beauty as an essential and pleasurable part of the day, a lifelong and active investment that makes you look and feel good.

    Mathilde used these insights to turn Caudalíe into one of America’s top beauty brands. Drawing on her company’s twenty years of scientific skin-care expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists—as well as the beauty secrets she learned growing up on a vineyard in Bordeaux—The French Beauty Solution covers everything from how to use natural ingredients such as oil and honey to wash your face; what foods to eat for healthier hair, skin, and nails; and the amazing properties of grapes and grapeseed oil. She also introduces an easy three-day grape cleanse that European aristocrats have been using to detox for hundreds of years. Blending stories, science, DIY recipes, and tons of savoir faire, The French Beauty Solution is the last beauty regimen you’ll ever need.

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