185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame
Author: Pamela Redmond Satran
Publisher: Harper Collins
How to be cool when you're afraid you've forgotten how . . . Sure, you can try to stay younger by exercising, coloring your hair, and wearing stylish clothes—but how do you respond when someone asks, "Do you Twitter?" How Not to Act Old gives you simple ways to come back from over the hill and to act as young as you look. Covering everything from old-people entertainment (cancel that dinner party!) to old-people communication (it's called a "voice mail," not a "message," and no one leaves or listens to them anyway), Pamela Redmond Satran decodes the behaviors, viewpoints, and cultural touchstones that separate you from the hip young person you wish you still were. This irreverent guide is essential for anyone who doesn't want to embarrass their kids—or themselves.
Dogs now dominate the $48 billion a year pet business, with nearly 40 percent of American households owning a total of 77.5 million dogs. Dog products, dog services, dog admiration - okay, let's call it dog worship - has become totally over the top. If you have a dog-obsessed friend or relative, you've seen the phenomenon. Or maybe you're a dog owner and lover, and have found yourself buying, doing, craving, needing dog-related items (doggie treadmills, dog swimming pools, caffeine-free doggie java) and services (doggie massage, dog perfume, aromatherapy, hair coloring, and yes, doggie tattoos) that would have seemed outlandish a generation ago when applied to your everyday household Rover. But Rover isn't called Rover anymore, he's called Rufus. Or Lola, according to the Tumblog Hipster Puppies. In fact, all Top Ten Dog Names are people names. And the canine Rufus doesn't stay home alone all day; he goes to Doggie Daycare. Eats brightly-frosted martini-shaped doggie treats. Wears designer tutus. Gets married on the beach. Has... Well, you'll see. Rabid is a catalog of how over-the-top our dog obsession had become. It's a book aimed not only at dog skeptics but at dog lovers and the people who love them. Funny, fun, yet holding a mirror up to our dog-centered society, Rabid will help us laugh at our own behavior and at the even-more-insane antics of all those other dog people. And it will give some solace to the 60 percent of us who've so far evaded America's dog mania. Photos throughout.
As a part of the Nurse Manager's Guide series, this how-to guided approach provides strategies and tools to help coach and motivate nurse managers when it comes to communicating with their nurses in order to reduce conflict for each generational cohort of nurses. And ultimately, this will improve organizational performance and patient safety overall.
How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully
Author: Arielle Eckstut
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.
My name is Alfie, Suddenly 80: Finally Single and Lovin’ It! When strolling with an old friend one beautiful day, I expressed my thoughts to him. “Doesn’t a day like this make you feel good to be alive?” He responded without skipping a step. “I wouldn’t go as far as that!” I persisted, “Do you know wrinkles on our faces are actually laughter lines?” My friend’s reply was as expected. “Surely nothing is that funny!” He had not yet mentally entered the Golden Age. And so, as such, this was not the moment to tell him that reaching the age of eighty is not a time to just endure and try to make the best of it. For me, it’s a time of leisure and freedom. Free to explore whatever I wish and to bind the thoughts and feelings of a lifetime. I, Alfie, invite you to join me for some fun and laugh-out-loud humor between the covers of this book.
First in a delicious series: Five friends and dancers on a Russian river cruise discover it takes legwork to solve a murder. It’s never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini—a.k.a. the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a lavish river cruise up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But when murder cuts in, the five fabulous friends find it’s not so easy to tap their troubles away. The chef has been killed (the food was lousy, but come on), and a passenger has gone missing. With a killer on board, the Hoofers need to watch their step. But with a little fancy footwork, these soft-shoe sleuths may get a leg up on a murderer who’s cruising for a bruising. Includes travel tips and tasty recipes!
We can't stop the aging process, but with the help of How Not to Become a Little Old Lady, we can at least not act older than our age. Author Mary McHugh offers up more than 100 pointers of things not to do to stave off little old ladyhood. Illustrated with the humorous line art of Adrienne Hartman, this little book reminds us not to boil our vegetables until they are gray, tell boring stories with no point to them, carry a tissue up our sleeve, or dye our own hair and think nobody can tell.