Author: Rebecca Hall
Did you ever wanted to transform your sedate life into a more exciting and fruitful existence or do something totally radical? Have you ever dreamed of singing with a band, visiting a nudist colony, climbing a mountain, starting a new career, or relocating to another country? Don't wait until next year or the year after to start making plans - life is too short to sit and let the action pass you by. Find your true self by trying something new. This book of quirky ideas, fun-filled tips, and thought-provoking quotations will fill you with aspirations, encourage you to dream and live large.
40 Experts on the Subject of Turning Forty
Author: Ronnie Sellers
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Speaking to the reader who has or will soon turn 40, this inspiring collection of essays features contributors from all walks of life. All royalties are donated to cancer research.
Author: Jane Garton
Category: Literary Criticism
This book provides a wide range of upbeat and fun suggestions on how to luxuriate in your new-found time. Things to Do Now That You're...Retired will teach you how to make the most of retirement by pursuing activities you enjoy.
Author: Robert Allen
Make all the days in your life count. This is the real thing, not a trial run, so grab life by the horns! Now that you're 50, you have the experience and wisdom to accomplish anything you set your mind to. Whether it's learning to salsa, indulging your skin in a bath of donkey's milk, or sand surfing in Brazil, throw caution to the wind and go for it. You might just enjoy it!
101 Fabulous Things to Do Before You're Too Old, Married, or Pregnant
Author: Sarah Ivens
Do you feel stuck in a rut? Is life passing you by? Are you coming to a milestone in life and wondering if you missed out on great adventures along the way? Don’t panic! It's not too late to wear that itsy bitsy bikini or go gallivanting off to Bora Bora or spend more time with dear old Dad. No Regrets offers you 101 ways to ensure you’ll look back on life with a great big smile. No matter what your age or stage in life, this book will help you live life at full tilt, without regrets and without apologies. For every woman who wants to live life to the fullest and wake up each morning with No Regrets-a delightful must-have antidote for all of the woulda/coulda/shouldas in your life. Faced with new chapters in your life-even wonderful ones like getting married or having a baby—you might find yourself questioning the things you haven’t gotten around to doing, rather than the things you have. When you stayed in and missed the party of a lifetime, were you boring? Should you have told the handsome man on the train you fancied him, spent more time with your inspirational great aunt before she died, and fought against the in-crowd to stand up for what you believed in? In a word, YES! No Regrets gives you 101 ways to ensure that your life is rich with extraordinary experiences. With suggestions to satisfy every part of your personality, from your fashion maven to your intellectual side to your inner outdoorswoman, you’ll be inspired to live life as it should be lived—in pursuit of fun and adventure. Sarah Ivens invites you to learn to: Ride a Mechanical Bull Ditch Toxic Friends Buy Yourself a Princess Dress Retrace a Famous Roadtrip Stay Up All Night in Vegas Master a Foreign Language And much more. With real-life anecdotes from Sarah and other women, as well as simple, cost-friendly alternatives for each idea, No Regrets is the perfect guide to seizing opportunities, taking chances, and going after all life has to offer.
Author: Eva Gizowska
Coming out of a relationship and being single again can be a very daunting experience, but this new edition of the classic must-have book for the newly-single provides a wealth of inspiration and tips for rebuilding a happy and healthy life. Things To Do Now That You're Single Again will help you plan your journey as a single person, and is packed with positive ideas to remind you of all the great opportunities that are out there waiting to be explored. With 600 simple, fun and practical suggestions, this is the perfect book for encouraging Ms. or Mr. Singleton to seize the moment, rediscover the excitement of being footloose and fancy-free and live life to the full.
Author: Tracey Turner,Richard Horne
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Challenges young readers to master a list of one hundred and one trivia questions by detailing the answer to each question and then asking readers related--and often humorous--questions about them.
Thirty Achievers on Turning Thirty
Author: Chris Taylor
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
This collection of thirty illuminating, instructive, and thought-provoking essays includes contributions from such fascinating achievers as Jessica Flannery (co-founder of Kiva.org), Douglas Merrill (VP at Google), Chris Webber (NBA star), Amy Richards (author, feminist), Daniel Bernard Roumain (violinist/musical innovator), Jennifer 8. Lee (writer, NYT reporter), Vivek Shah (president of Fortune/Money Digital Publishing), Teresa Williamson (founder of TangoDiva and author of Flying Solo), Jen MacNeil (author of jen365/in the new blog), Alex Jamieson (author of The Great American Detox Diet), KT Tunstall (singer/songwriter), and many more.
Author: Ann Hodgman,Patricia Marx
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
A hilarious compilation of drawings, witty reflections, and zany observations shares the joys of turning forty, covering such useful topics as "Inside the 40-Year-Old Male Brain" and "What Passes for Thrills at 40." Original. 35,000 first printing.
The Try-It-Out, Get-It-Done, Live-It-Up List!
Author: Jessica Misener
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Make the most of your twenties with this must-have millennial bucket list featuring the essential skills, knowledge, and goals to achieve before reaching the big 3-0. There’s no time in your life like your twenties. Let Things To Do Before You’re 30 be your tour guide through this weird and wonderful decade, with advice on everything from traveling the world to learning new languages. In this simple, list-based guidebook, you’ll find 600 things to do before turning 30. Get advice for keeping up your health (are you really drinking enough water?), maintaining your relationships, taking care of your home (you’re not in college anymore—time to learn how to frame your art and hang it on the wall), and ultimately, becoming the best self you can possibly be, while unclogging drains and changing tires along the way.
Author: Shawn Cornelius
Congratulations! You're done with school and ready to enter the "Real World." If you're like most people, school did a great job of preparing you academically but failed to give you the practical advice you need to be a fully-fledged independent grownup. - When should you buy a house? - How much should you be putting away every month? - How do you make sure your boss appreciates you? - What is this 401(k) thing that everyone is talking about? - What are some tricks for feeling your best when you travel? - What do you do if your car breaks down? This book answers these burning practical questions and many, many more. Captured in these pages are 150 things that you absolutely need to know as a grownup. Written in simple and easy-to-understand language, Shawn Cornelius eloquently captures the practical side of being a grown-up out on your own, in 150 conveniently digestible pieces. His advice as a father and a business professional is a must read for anyone starting out.
Author: Kristin McCracken
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
A whimsical compendium of 101 personal goals for every woman under the age of forty who wants to get the most out of life ranges from "Make out with the best man" and "Eat the worm" to "Boycott February 14th" and "Quit your book club." Original.
Author: Fumio Sasaki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: House & Home
The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
Over 100 Imaginative, Inspirational and Irresponsible Ideas to Try Before You Grow Up
Author: Kate Gribble,J. A. Wines
Let's face it—by the time you reach 40 there's no getting away from the fact that you're officially a grownup. So before you reach that landmark birthday, make sure those last few years of youth are (mis)spent wisely. After all, you're unlikely to want to take up naked bungee-jumping after you've turned 40, are you? And, of course, if you've already hit the big four-zero, then this is your chance to look back and see just how wild your youth really was. Packed full of original ideas—some frivolous and fun, some inspirational and thought-provoking, and some sexy and downright illegal—this book is guaranteed to stave off middle age and spur you on to live life to the fullest.
Author: Amy Goyer
Category: Family & Relationships
Things to do now that you're...a Grandparent provides the newly appointed grandparent with 600 ingenious, fun and creative ideas to explore. For most of us, news of a grandchild's impending arrival will send us into a dizzying array of emotions. Like other major events in our lives, no single emotion fits the bill. How could it? The birth of a grandchild signals a new stage of your life - a new beginning. There are so many different ways to be involved in our grandchildren's lives - and it is up to us to choose the ones we are most comfortable with. Grandparents today are very different from grandparents of only a generation ago: we are generally healthier, busier and more likely to still be working when our first grandchild arrives. As a result, our role as grandparent can vary greatly - from being the on-hand care giver while parents go to work; or the long distance grand who explores grand parenting via emails, letters, photographs and presents; or you may be somewhere in between - providing regular supportive and fun contact with your grandchildren. In whatever capacity, there are great joys to be had rediscovering the passage of childhood for the third time and relearning the skills of parenting, once removed.
An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy
Author: Luminita D. Saviuc
Based on a phenomenally popular blog post, a simple and counterintuitive approach to finding true joy When PurposeFairy.com founder Luminita Saviuc posted a list of things to let go in order to be happy, she had no idea that it would go viral, shared more than 1.2 million times and counting. Based on that inspiring post, this heartfelt book gives readers permission to give up--that is, to let go of the bad habits that are holding them back from achieving authentic happiness and living their best lives. Lessons include: · Give Up the Past · Give Up Your Limiting Beliefs · Give Up Blaming Others · Give Up the Need to Always Be Right · Give Up Labels · Give Up Attachment Simple yet wise, and informed by the author's own inspiring personal journey, this liberating little book presents a fresh twist on happiness advice: take a step back to reflect, and give yourself permission to let things go. From the Trade Paperback edition.
More Than 70 Experts on the Subject of Turning 70
Author: Ronnie Sellers,Mark Evan Chimsky,Renee Rooks Cooley
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 celebrates the opportunities to have meaningful and fulfilling lives at 70 and beyond. This inspiring collection of 70 essays, follows the popular success of other books in the series like 50 Things to Do When You Turn 50 and 60 Things to Do When You Turn 60. The contributors include a wide diversity of people 70+ who have taken on exciting challenges and have found fun, intriguing, and surprising ways to make their lives rewarding. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 features such luminaries as world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, American Book Award-winning author Gary Zukav, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Elaine Madsen, and the acclaimed writer Daniel Klein. As an added bonus, portions of Mark Twain's famous 70th-birthday speech, in which he reveals the secrets of his longevity, will be included. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 is the perfect gift for anyone reaching this milestone age. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research and prevention.
The whittler's guide to life
Author: Matt Collins
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling. There are 50 projects featured in the book, ranging from quick makes to more elaborate projects, and even a chapter on creating things from cork. The 8 main themes are: Quick Things – including a doorstop, a bookmark and a gift-box book; Into The Woods – including a willow whistle, walking stick, fish hook and slingshot; Around The House – including chopsticks, coat and crochet hooks; Cork Creations – including a succulent pot, stamp, and earphones spool; Ornamental Carving – including a boat, a deer and a spinning top; Kitchen Carving – including a carrot flute, apple candle and onion flower; The Natural World – including a bird feeder and instructions to prepare a fish for cooking, a graft an apple tree. The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting a penknife, maintaining your blade, choosing your caving material, and carving techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.
Author: Eve Batey ,Patricia Corrigan
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
Come to San Francisco, to the edge of the continent, to a place that inspires exhilaration and contemplation at the same time, to a world-class city! While you’re here, grab a Mission-style burrito, rent a bike in Golden Gate Park, get tipsy on an alcoholic malt, join a sea chantey sing-along, shop in Haight-Ashbury for tie-dye socks, sample Dungeness crab in season, rock out at a free music festival, and pay tribute to our literary heritage. Then catch the boat to Alcatraz Island, down some dim sum, hike urban trails with an ocean view, hear a jazz band, relax in a redwood grove, meet a giant Pacific octopus, ride an historic streetcar, brunch on beignets, go to the opera, take a free walking tour, and catch a glimpse of our wild parrots on the wing. With pointers from 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die, travelers can do all that and much, much more, including many free activities. So come to San Francisco—and be sure to bring this book!