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30 Perfect Days: Finding Abundance in Ordinary Life

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$12.99
30 Perfect Days, Finding Abundance in Ordinary Life, is a story about the author's quest to live in the moment, make connections, and pay attention to what life has to offer. Like many of us, she would like a more interesting and meaningful life with a vision of what her mission is. But during an Artist's Way workshop, she wondered "what if we embrace the lives we have, day by day, trying to live each day as perfectly as possible?" By the end of her journey, Taller has learned lessons about forgiveness, faith, and acceptance, and knows first-hand that a change of approach can lead any seeker to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Once we embrace our life as it is, patterns begin to emerge and we start to see how our own behavior has taken us to where we are today and that we've created a life that is more stressful than it needs to be because we are worrying, working towards an unrealistic vision, keeping God out of it, not asking for help, and not being forgiving enough towards ourselves or others. Each chapter can be used for journaling and reflection. Like Sue Monk Kidd's Where the Heart Is, the book challenges the reader to live more in tune with who they, and the author demonstrates tools that help people achieve abundance in ordinary life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780692277508
Publication Date: 
2014-09-01

Aging With a Plan : How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow

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$37.00

Everyone ages, and nearly everyone will also experience having to support aging relatives. Being prepared is the best way to handle this inevitable life stage. This book addresses a breadth of topics that are relevant to aging and caring for the elderly, analyzing each thoroughly and providing up-to-date, practical advice. It can serve as a concise and comprehensive resource read start-to-finish to plan for an individual's own old age or to anticipate the needs of aging relatives, or as a quick-reference guide on specific issues and topics as relevant to each reader's situation and needs.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, "Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow" develops recommendations for building sustainable social, legal, medical, and financial support systems that can promote a good quality of life throughout the aging process. Chapters address critical topics such as retirement savings and expenses, residential settings, legal planning, the elderly and driving, long-term care, and end-of-life decisions. The author combines analysis of recent research on the challenges of aging with engaging anecdotes and personal observations. By following the recommendations in this book, readers in their 40s, 50s, and early 60s will greatly benefit from learning about the issues regarding aging in the 21st century--and from investing some effort in planning for their old age and that of their loved ones.

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9781440838903
Publication Date: 
2015-05-01
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All That Glitter Is Not Gold

All That Glitter Is Not Gold
$14.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781938950322
Publication Date: 
2014-01-01

Anonymous

Anonymous
$16.95
$8.50
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781940466132
Publication Date: 
2013-01-01

Baby Beards!

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$8.99
BABY BEARDS is a book that explores the fun and excitement of healthy eating for a toddler. The BIG messes and HUGE smiles bring plenty of photo opportunities. Young children will love the colorful illustrations, rhymes, and trying to find the dog and camera on each page. Parents will love interacting and talking with their child as they read. As an added bonus, parents can add photographs and record eating milestones, making this book one that children will ask to have read OVER and OVER again!
ISBN/SKU: 
9780985080686
Publication Date: 
2014-06-27

Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to Hurt : Shift Your Perception of Pain, a Self-healing Guide

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$14.99
At a time when there are numerous books and magazine articles on pain management, diet and nutrition, exercise, and changing your lifestyle, Sandy Rozelman has put together a book incorporating all of these topics and more as they relate to chronic pain. As a person who has had to endure chronic pain for many years, Sandy has researched methods to empower herself and has compiled them into one book. All that she shares, she has applied to the management of her own chronic pain. If you are experiencing chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to conventional medicine, "Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to Hurt" has arrived just in time to guide you down a gentle path of self-healing. Sandy offers easy-to-use suggestions in an easy-to-understand format, knowing that when you are experiencing pain, the last thing you want to do is spend hours reading books on how to feel better.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781633678798
Publication Date: 
2015-02-28
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Cleveland Summertime Memories : A Warm Look Back

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$17.95

What made the summertime special when growing up in Cleveland? The final school bell has rung, so put on your shades, slather on the sunscreen, and relive some of your fondest memories . . .

Taking a dip at the city pool with your best friends. Building a sandcastle in your clam diggers at Edgewater Park. Pulling up to Manners Big Boy in your parents' car for a burger and a Big Ghoulardi. Cooling off with a ornate sundae at Boukair's near the Palace Theatre. Watching the Indians lose (again) but being dazzled by the fireworks at Municipal Stadium. Riding the Rocket Ship and then being terrified by Laughing Sal at Euclid Beach Park. Packing a picnic for the first season at Blossom.

Enjoy stories told by dozens of Northeast Ohioians who shared in the same fun and excitement of growing up in the Cleveland area.

Look inside and rediscover some of your own Cleveland summertime memories!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781938441509
Publication Date: 
2013-12-06

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots

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$21.99
Ever since Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed first called the records he was playing "rock and roll," northeast Ohio has been a driving force in this musical phenomenon. From the disc jockeys who spun the music to the musicians who played it, the clubs that welcomed it and fans who encouraged it, rock and roll has been as much a part of this north coast as the lake that hugs it. It was those early years, from the 1950s on, that led Cleveland to becoming the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and ultimately home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. While the city spawned several widely recognized names, such as the James Gang (with Joe Walsh), the Raspberries (with Eric Carmen), and Bobby Womack, it is the music itself that will keep this town rocking on the shores of Lake Erie, and beyond, for a long time to come.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780738577869
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01
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Daffodils and Fireflies

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$13.99
BETSY'S FORGOTTEN HER WAY HOME. When her mother is dying, Betsy Kramer makes the uncharacteristic decision to return to her home at Windy Hill to work on her tattered relationships and spend time gathering driftwood with her mother Margaret. Before she dies, Margaret admits to Betsy that she knows about the treehouse, but she doesn't reveal anything about who Betsy's father is. At her mother's funeral, Tom, the only man Betsy ever loved, returns and reminds her that daffodils were once her favorite flower, but she avoids him. Lingering at Windy Hill, Betsy finds letters from her estranged father hidden in a hatbox and realizes the enormity of the lie perpetrated by her mother. Her mother could have saved her from sexual harassment, from being fatherless, and from making the worst choice of her life, if she'd not kept secrets. As Betsy and Tom start spending time together, picking peaches and antiquing, Betsy faces her biggest demon, and even the fireflies hovering over the Magical Pond can't help her. With vivid imagery and deep feeling, Daffodils and Fireflies chronicles one woman's journey home again. "'Daffodils and Fireflies' is written with style, power and grace...An emotional voyage that hurts and enlightens."-Les Roberts, author of the "Milan Jacovich Mysteries." ..".a thoughtful and moving novel...vivid detail and emotional depth..."-Trudy Brandenburg, author of the "Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series." "Claudia is a superb writer with an authentic voice..."-Betsy Muller, Artist's Way study group leader, author of "Energy Makeover." "Compelling characters drive this well-written novel. Clever. Vivid. Claudia pulls you right into the story." -Christine Benedict, author of the mystery thriller "Anonymous." ..".tragedies as well as the triumphs. You'll be moved by this touching book of women's fiction."-Deanna Adams, author of "Peggy Sue Got Pregnant."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781937327644
Publication Date: 
2015-04-01

Deep Cover Cleveland Vol. 1: 99 Little Known Things About Northeast Ohio

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$16.99
The first of a series, Deep Cover Cleveland vol I allows long time residents of a region, as well as newcomers, to view their home with new eyes -- with fascinating buried facts dancing before them. Though the subject matter for this work is not well known, it should be. Far from bringing to light trivia, Deep Cover Cleveland presents topics of natural, cultural and social import and ties them to larger events in the region and world. Vol I, spanning geologic time and the last ice age up to the financial depression of 1893, uncovers forgotten facets of Northeast Ohio's changing landscape, prehistory, Native American heritage, unique architectural history, and more, always keeping the area's people primary. **As of May, 2016 volume I has been revised with more pictures and info. and greater clarity.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781494823382
Publication Date: 
2014-03-08

Deep Cover Cleveland Vol. 2: 99 Little Known Things About Northeast Ohio

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$16.99
The one-year-old book series, Deep Cover Cleveland: 100 Little known things about Northeast Ohio, has made residents look at our region with new eyes. Volume I has brought to light important area contributions to prehistory, art, education and more that have sadly languished in obscurity. The newly released volume II concentrates on the 20th and 21st Centuries, and shows that even noteworthy recent Northeast Ohio history, such as Youngstown Kitchens and the Cleveland countercultural comics connection, is not often enough recognized.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781512352184
Publication Date: 
2015-05-24

Devil Wears Clogs

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$19.99

Have you contemplated what your life would have been like if you lived abroad? Have you dreamt of taking your career overseas? You are not alone.

The victim of an extreme case of wanderlust, author Jennifer Burge, has been on a mission to see as much of the world as possible, beginning with Europe. At thirty, Jennifer began the journey in real-life, having one of the world's largest tech consulting firms finance her plans. Within days of the collapse of the Twin Towers, the "mission" comes in the form of an international assignment in Germany. As tomorrow is no longer guaranteed, Jennifer knows she must walk through the open door or risk losing the opportunity of a lifetime. Armed with a heavy dose of wit and sarcasm, the author relies on her professional strength to navigate the alien European landscape. Jennifer's faux pas are many before she learns to respect the true depth of the cultural divide, realizing that it is she that must change and not an entire continent. What would your life look like if you rolled the dice and seized an opportunity to live and work overseas? The Devil Wears Clogs' is the essential "How NOT live Abroad" guide for those interested in an honest look at what happens when you pursue your career in another country. Anyone already living outside their native country will identify with Jennifer's mistakes as well as her triumphs. The Devil Wears Clogs is the first installment of a three part-series that spans four continents.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780994244901
Publication Date: 
2014-12-31
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Essay Writing

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$39.95
Book by Kenneth P. Cash
ISBN/SKU: 
9780615180465
Publication Date: 
2015-05-25

Grammar/Spelling

Grammar/Spelling
$11.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780615402406
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01

I was Jackie Mason's Chauffer for 5 Minutes and More Celebrity Encounters

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$14.95
Irv Korman continues to recount his interviews and personal encounters with some of the most legendary icons in the entertainment industry. Irv once again breaks out his collection of stories to share with readers. Learn about their thoughts on acting, life, love, and politics. Be entertained by this unique collection of photos, memories, facts, and quotes. There is sure to be something for everyone, so sit back, pick an entertainer, and learn something you've never known about them.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781940466064
Publication Date: 
2013-10-01
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I was Jerry Lewis' Bodyguard for 10 Minutes and Other Celebrity Encounters

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$14.95
Irv Korman is an award winning writer, theater critic, actor, lecturer and part-time magician. Join Irv as he recounts his experiences and interviews with legendary icons in the entertainment industry. This splendid memoir provides an entertaining look into a life many of us never get to take part in. Filled with pictures and interviews, this collection shares with the reader the thoughts of many entertainment icons. Read their views, in their own words, on the subjects of acting, life, love, and politics.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780982565346
Publication Date: 
2011-11-01
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I'm Doing Me

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$12.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9781482710311
Publication Date: 
2014-05-09

It Came from Ohio : True Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Unexplained

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$7.99

An investigative reporter looks into 13 tales of mysterious, creepy, and unexplained events in the Buckeye State, including:

- The giant, spark-emitting Loveland Frog

- The bloodthirsty Melon Heads of Kirtland

- The lumber-wielding Werewolf of Defiance

- The Mothman of the Ohio River

- The UFO that inspired "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

- and more!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781598510638
Publication Date: 
2012-10-01
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Lethal Little Lies

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$12.99
Times are tough in the newspaper business these days. In between staff cuts, furloughs and declining advertising dollars, Jubilant Falls Journal-Gazette editor Addison McIntyre hasn't got time to listen when candidate Rick Starrett claims his opponent Virginia Ferguson ran a dirty state senate campaign. Short on staff, time and patience, she can't waste time on sore losers-then Virginia Ferguson is shot. As she dies, she names Rick Starrett as the man who pulled the trigger. That gets Addison's attention. To further complicate things, Kay Henning, the wife of reporter Marcus Henning, has come up missing and believed to be in danger. Did she leave of her own accord or was she kidnapped? Is there something that ties these two events together? Who's telling the truth? And who is telling what could be lethal little lies? This is the third in Debra Gaskill's Jubilant Falls series.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781490312262
Publication Date: 
2013-05-01

Marie Antoinette's Head : The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution

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$26.95
Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century France. For the better part of the queen's reign, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most ostentatious best. Who was this minister of fashion who wielded such tremendous influence over the queen's affairs? Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Scholarship, Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the rise of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a country barber in the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and premier hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing a variety of sources from the 18th and 19th centuries, including memoirs (including Leonard's own), court documents, and archived periodicals the author, French History professor and expert Will Bashor, tells Autie's mostly unknown story. Bashor chronicles Leonard's story, the role he played in the life of his most famous client, and the chaotic and history-making world in which he rose to prominence. Besides his proximity to the queen, Leonard also had a most fascinating life filled with sex (he was the only man in a female dominated court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, theft, exile, treason, and possibly, execution."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780762791538
Publication Date: 
2013-10-01
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Personal Trainer: A Tale of Pain, Gain, Greed, & Lust

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$14.95
In Upper Arlington, Ohio, an affluent suburb just outside of Columbus, the state capital of Ohio, a young man becomes a "certified personal trainer." He begins to provide service in an Upper Arlington club called FitAgain, part of a nationwide chain of so-called health clubs all across the United States and in several countries. A slightly older but young mother comes under his care and receives his services. In the process, the services he delivers to her are substandard and the young mother's fate is sealed. The personal trainer is then confronted by the legal system to address the harm he has caused. He faces two, perhaps even three trials and along the way he is exposed to the courtroom drama brought to bear on his case by judges, bailiffs, lawyers, witnesses and jurors. Flaws in the fitness industry and in the legal system are exposed and revealed in this new legal thriller. At the end, one righteous man is left to mete out justice when all else seemingly fails.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780989401203
Publication Date: 
2013-05-01
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Politics Is a Joke

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$12.99
I don't approve of political jokes. I've seen too many of them get elected.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781622950652
Publication Date: 
2013-03-05

Sand Opera

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$16.95
Sand Opera is what political poetry must be like today in our age of seemingly permanent war.--Mark NowakSand Opera emerges from the dizzying position of being named but unheard as an Arab American, and out of the parallel sense of seeing Arabs named and silenced since 9/11. Polyvocal poems, arias, and redacted text speak for the unheard. Metres exposes our common humanity, while investigating the dehumanizing perils of war and its lasting effect on our culture.From Hung Lyres: @When the bombs fell, she could barely raise
her pendulous head, wept shrapneluntil her mother capped the fire
with her breast. She teeteredon the highwire of herself. She
lay down & the armies retreated, nevershowing their backs. When she unlatched
from the breast, the planes took off again.Stubborn stars refused to fall . . . Philip Metres has written a number of books and chapbooks, most recently A Concordance of Leaves (Diode, 2013), abu ghraib arias (Flying Guillotine, 2011), To See the Earth (Cleveland State, 2008), and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront Since 1941 (University of Iowa, 2007). His work has appeared widely, including in Best American Poetry, and has garnered two NEA fellowships, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, four Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Anne Halley Prize, the Arab American Book Award, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. He teaches at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781938584091
Publication Date: 
2015-01-01
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Shopping Cart Filled With Love

Shopping Cart Filled With Love
$12.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781469191898
Publication Date: 
2012-04-02
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TaNellie

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$20.95
Society's rules vanish...when trumped by power and wealth. Walk alongside Frank Leo, a former mob enforcer known as Frankie Flowers, thanks to an ever-present carnation in his lapel...a stand-up guy who can be your best friend or worst nightmare...Meet Mattie Matt, a career racketeer, who came up the hard way, while nurturing a life long dream which is now within his grasp and promises to change his life forever...Young Bessie Mae Purifoy, a southern girl, who flees New Orleans trying to outrun an evil curse placed on her family by persons unknown. She settles up north in hopes of embracing a new future...Marta de LaCosta, of Barcelona, Spain, arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world, admired or desired by those she meets, but her heart holds a haunting secret...TaNellie, the hustler with the lines and grace of a thoroughbred who runs his unique stable unlike any other. He must come to terms with the only thing standing in his way...himself. TaNellie is a deftly woven tapestry of America's fast life, whose threads begin during the depths of the Depression, causing generational repercussions. Richly characterized and tightly plotted, TaNellie will fascinate you until the last page is turned.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781478714354
Publication Date: 
2013-05-01