After spending the bulk of her career as the co-founder of a socioeconomic think tank and training firm for underserved populations and systems, and penning industry-disrupting, "The Quick and Dirty Guide to Entrepreneurship", Dr. Rhonda Anderson returns with this easy to follow playbook, transporting you on a practical and spiritual journey to unapologetic, next level success. No matter your current financial status, level of education, or personal circumstances, this book will provide you the game-changing tools to shift your mindset, identify your personal and professional goals, create a manageable action plan, and finally claim your victory. Dr. Rhonda clearly reveals, in eight groundbreaking strategies, the blueprint for how to shake off the injuries of your past and present, get off the sidelines, get back into the game, and consistently WIN.
A fake-date rom-com to steal your heart! 'A total knockout: funny, sexy, and full of heart'
Author: Farrah Rochon
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A total knockout: funny, sexy, and full of heart' Kirkus If you love Helen Hoang, Abby Jimenez and Talia Hibbert, you'll LOVE Farrah Rochon, whose books are always witty, hot, and engaging (BuzzFeed)! The Boyfriend Project was one of Cosmopolitan's '12 Books You'll Be Desperate to Read This Summer' and one of Oprah Magazine's Best Romances of 2020, and described as 'a prime example of how complex and insightful romances can be' (Jasmine Guillory) What happens when three women discover, thanks to the live tweeting of a disastrous date, that they've all been duped by the same man? They become friends of course! The dating game is on. And the rules just went out the window. When it comes to personal training, Taylor Powell kicks serious butt. Unfortunately, her bills are piling up, rent is due, and the money situation is dire. Taylor needs more than the support of her new best friends, Samiah and London. She needs a miracle. And Jamar Dixon might just be it. The oh-so-fine former footballer wants to get back into the NFL, and he wants Taylor to train him. There's just one catch - no one can know what they're doing. But when they're accidentally outed as a couple, Taylor's game plan is turned completely upside down. Is Jamar just playing to win...or is he playing for keeps? Raves for Farrah Rochon: 'Relatable and real... I smiled the whole time I was reading' Andie J. Christopher 'The free-spirited, tell-it-like-it-is page-turner you've been looking for!' Kwana Jackson 'A multilayered story about friendship, love, and following your dreams - all of it told with heart and emotion' Nalini Singh 'Funny, fresh, sexy, and heartfelt. This is my new favorite romance series' Suzanne Brockmann 'A smart, funny digital-age romance about real women living in the real world. Couldn't put it down!' Abby Jimenez 'A masterpiece of modern-day Jane Austen with effortless, razor-sharp social commentary, romance, and humor. Farrah Rochon is one of the absolute best romance writers today. Period' Kristan Higgins 'Swoon-worthy romance, the power of true friendship, and a grand gesture that makes your heart sigh with pure satisfaction. Absolutely a must-read summer romance!' Priscilla Oliveras 'Rochon is a romance master who adeptly writes interesting and dynamic characters... A richly layered conflict adds depth and complexity to this charming workplace romance' Kirkus
Tired of being unnoticed by the woman you like? Tired of being in the friend-zone? Well, this book contains tips and techniques that you can follow to get the woman of your dreams. By the end of this book, you will have all the answers that you need. What a woman likes in men, how to improve your social life and become more noticeable etc. If you think looks and money are primary in attracting women, you are wrong! shadythree's Playbook is a guide for you to understand a woman and master the basic principles of attraction...
How Abusers in Power Undermine Civil Rights Reform
Author: Ruth Colker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"The rules of the public discourse game have changed, and The Public Insult Playbook argues that the political left needs to account for the power of vitriol in crafting their theories for social and political change. With this book, noted constitutional law expert and disability rights advocate Ruth Colker offers insights into how public insults have come to infect contemporary public discourse-a technique not invented by but certainly refined by Donald Trump-and, importantly, highlights lessons learned and tools for fighting back. Public insults act as a headwind and dead weight to structural reform. By showcasing the power of insults across a number of civil rights battlegrounds, The Public Insult Playbook uncovers the structural nature of personal attacks, and offers a blueprint for a legal and political strategy that anticipates the profound but poorly understood damage they can inflict to whole movements. The book catalogues how public insults have been used against people with disabilities, immigrants, pregnant women, women seeking abortions, women who are sexually harassed, members of the LGBTQ community and, of course, Black Americans; we see how completely the tactic has been adopted and embraced by the American right wing. These examples demonstrate both the pervasiveness of the deployment of insults by the political right and the ways in which the left has been caught flat-footed by this tactic. She then uses the Black Lives Matter movement as a case study to consider how to effectively counter these insults and maintain an emphasis on structural reform"--
The Powerful Woman's Playbook for Love and Success
Author: Charreah K. Jackson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A game-changing book for professional women on how to navigate love and career from relationship expert Charreah Jackson. Essence Senior Editor and international dating & career coach Charreah K. Jackson answers the never-ending question for women: Is it truly possible to have your dream career and be part of a fulfilling, satisfying, lasting romantic relationship? In this relatable, entertaining, and confessional guide, Charreah weaves through the complicated world of dating and career, showing YOU how to be a Boss Bride. With advice ranging from dating like a pro and how to go hard AND go home, Charreah gives you the insight and inspiration to become a Boss Bride – a powerful woman who manages the many roles in her life with pride and enthusiasm, demands her worth, lives in the moment, and prioritizes love. Packed with tips, tricks, strategies, and testimonies from women across America, Charreah shows you the path to getting the corner office and walking down the aisle – and how to stay a Boss Bride for life.
Five years ago, Natalie Haynes left her small hometown of Playbook Springs to become a celebrity photographer in Los Angeles, California. When she moved she swore she’d never return to the place where others mocked her and her family, claiming they were gold diggers. But when her Hollywood actor boyfriend publicly humiliates her, pregnant Natalie has no choice but to return home. The last thing she expects is to be offered a job by her older brother’s best friend, Daniel “Coop” Cooper. Coop has plans to expand the hardware store his parents left him, and Natalie’s artistic talent will help make it happen. Soon, however Coop realizes that what he wants most is Natalie herself. Only Natalie’s not planning on staying in Playbook Springs. She’s pregnant with another man’s child, and she believes she and her baby will never truly belong in Coop’s world. But Coop won’t let Natalie go without a fight. He’s liked her since she was a child. He’s in love with the woman she’s become. And he wants to be a father to Natalie’s child. Now he just has to prove that no matter where she lives, Natalie will always be home in the arms of the cowboy who loves her.
A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses, and Ringless Carousers
Author: Phineas Mollod
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Having presented the definitive portrait of the enlightened male in THE MODERN GENTLEMAN, Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro explore affairs of the heart (and temptations of the loins) in this rollicking sequel. The authors begin by charting the life of the evolved bachelor, offering sage advice on such topics as ‚ÄúOne-Night Stands,‚Äù ‚ÄúDemystifying the Flogger,‚Äù and ‚ÄúWebslinging‚Äù (dating online). Mollod and Tesauro next contemplate the transitional man's path from the ‚ÄúMe Cycle‚Äù to the ‚ÄúWe Cycle.‚Äù Whether you are trying to convince close friends of the charms of your new love or testing the long arm of puritanical parents by ‚ÄúLiving in Sin,‚Äù Mollod and Tesauro have a stiff drink and cool counsel at the ready. And for those modern bachelors who are getting hitched, the authors have copious advice on staging an unorthodox wedding with class, managing the financial merger, stoking the bedroom coals, and embarking on ‚ÄúDaddy Detox.‚Äù Packed with sharp wit and insightful commentary, THE MODERN LOVER is the definitive guide for guys negotiating the road from bachelor pad to bedroom fads to brand-new dad. This sequel to THE MODERN GENTLEMAN (40,000 copies sold) offers essential advice and instills savoir faire for avowed bachelors (rounding out the sexual resume; test-driving toys and tolerances), serial monogamists (balancing provocative friendships with at-home loyalties; avoiding the dreaded state of ‚ÄúP-Whipped‚Äù), and husbands-to-be (managing in-laws and outlaws; minding ‚ÄúLights & Darks‚Äù). Mollod and Tesauro are monthly manners columnists for Men's Health magazine. Authors Mollod and Tesauro have championed manners ‚Äúmakeovers‚Äù on CNN and The Montel Williams Show. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Play To Win is the answer to Kissy Denise's best selling book "You Can't Force A Man To Value You." Play to Win is a Playbook for good men who want to get and keep a smart, beautiful, heart-centered, spiritually evolved, high value, boss chick. For years players and bad men, have held all of the cards in the dating realm. They know how to keep even the most intelligent woman at his beck and call and surrendering to him in every way. Have you ever wondered why you can't seem to get that smart, beautiful, really sweet woman to fall madly in love with you? Ever wondered why no one has fully submitted to you? Want to know how to get a woman who would never cheat on you? Are you tired of gold diggers who use you up for your money? Are you ready to start a family with an amazing woman and raise your kids in a conscious, healthy, loving, prosperous environment? Have you experienced yourself giving your all to a woman, protecting, providing, helping her start a business, and being the man God called you to by, while she meanwhile was very ungrateful and divorce raped you? Men have way more control over their lives than they realize. Play To Win is going to help you finally score the woman you've been dreaming of your entire life, and settle down and build an empire together. In Play To Win, Kissy Denise is going to show you how to get and keep the perfect woman, and turn your house into a home.
Overcome Scarcity, Experience True Prosperity, and Create the Life You Really Want
Author: Leisa Peterson
Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials
Category: Business & Economics
“Leisa has a truly unique gift and has designed a path that will transform your relationship with money.”—Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom and creator of Millennial Money In the world of personal finance the biggest challenge is the sense that there’s never going to be enough. It is this mindset of scarcity, and not the amount spent on lattes, that holds people back the most from achieving their financial dreams. Using techniques she’s developed as a financial planner and spiritual coach, Leisa Peterson guides you to dig deeper and discover the root of your financial thinking to change not just the way you save and spend, but the way you live your life. Through powerful practices, compelling stories and extensive research, The Mindful Millionaire meets you wherever you are in your money journey by exploring: *Where your current money habits come from and why you feel the way you do about money and success. *How to break the cycle of fear, grief, and shame that often surrounds your money habits. *How to write a new money story that inspires joy, satisfaction and prosperity. *Why wealth building isn’t just about positive thinking and “manifesting” things into reality. *How to stop financial self-sabotage and procrastination. *Where practical financial advice misses the mark. *The most effective tools for changing how you think and feel about money. *What true financial independence looks like and how to discover the millionaire within. “This book helps you realize your intrinsic value so your financial decisions reflect what matters most to you. This is the key to true financial freedom."—Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., Founder of BNI and New York Times bestselling author of Truth or Delusion? Busting Networking’s Biggest Myths “If you've read other finance books and still felt empty, this is the book you've been waiting for.”—Joe Saul-Sehy, Creator and Co-Host, Stacking Benjamins Podcast
Friendship turns into young love, a nasty breakup, and maybe a second chance. Can this billionaire make his great life perfect? Blake Murphy wants redemption. More than that, he wants a second chance. He'd been avoiding his home town since the day he left for college. Trista Kennedy would be there and he had no idea how he'd face her after the way he'd treated her. But now he'd find out. His high school reunion was coming up and he'd see her then. Trista had moved on from Blake. Until she saw him when he came home for their high school reunion. He was handsome, rich, and easy going. He'd only been boyishly good looking in high school. So much had happened in a decade. Blake's old flame - the one who'd come after he'd broken Trista's heart - was ready to scoop him up again. Trista couldn't even think about competing with her. She'd never outshine the former cheerleader and constant social butterfly. But she felt something. Yearning. What might have been. Regret. She thought he felt it, too. Is there a chance to mend broken relationships in the heat of a small Arizona town after a decade apart?
Tara's boyfriend was the hottest pro-ball prospect in the 'hood, and when Tara snags his heart, he promises an undying loyalty to their love and his 'hood, but when his basketball career takes off and he skyrockets to stardom, Nick quickly gets "brand new," forgetting about his 'hood and abandoning his wife before the ink is dry on their marriage license. Will Tara's revenge prove bittersweet? Tracy thought she found the man of her dreams in Rico...until she discovered he was living a double life. When Rico is forced to choose between his baby mama and girlfriend, he discovers that there's hell to pay. Will he escape alive, or will his dishonor lay him down? Charlotte has a body for days, and when she effortlessly steals heart of the neighborhood kingpin, Man, they're all set to live happily ever after...until Man's on/off again girlfriend, Stacy, is released from jail early after taking the fall for him. Stacy has her sights set on returning home to Man and the home they shared before she went away, but when she discovers she's been replaced in both the house and Man's heart, there's a lot of slow singin' and flower bringin' as someone is sent to the pearly gates. Playbook of a Baller's Wife follows three women as they discover that things are never fair, and often deadly, in love and war, and the war waged when there's hood love always ends with someone being lullabied into a permanent slumber.
Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera is a no-nonsense guide for producers looking to get the best performances from "real people" to tell powerful stories on video. Director/producer Amy DeLouise brings years of experience to this resource for creating the best on-screen impact with non-actors for interviews, re-enactments, documentary and direct-to-camera messages. With useful case studies and tips on everything from managing locations and budgeting to strategies for managing crews and the expectations of executive producers and clients, this is an invaluable resource for professionals working in reality TV, documentary, corporate video, and more. Ample case studies with perspectives from industry professionals interviewed by the author, as well as her own plentiful stories from the field Tips are featured in sidebars throughout the text, so that readers can see how the information applies to real situations Full-color photographs allow readers to visualize real world production situations The appendix includes useful templates and checklists for working producers
"If I find you naked in my bed, I will fire you on the spot." Maggie didn't need warning. She knew that Principe Tomasso Scorsolini, her gorgeous Italian boss, was way out of her league. But now Tomasso needs to marry. He's had enough of gold diggers--innocent Maggie will be the perfect convenient wife! Maggie doesn't know exactly what her new royal duties will be. Though being naked in the prince's bed is no longer a firing offense--it's a requirement!
Oliver's strange journey spans 30 years and takes him from teenage hacker in Germany to internet millionaire in America. Along the way, he meets escaped mental patients, gold diggers, stalkers, sex addicts, mobsters, porn stars and heroin addicted prostitutes. On his search for true love in all the wrong places, he marries an agoraphobic benzo addict, and after his divorce, he falls in love with not just one but several crackwhores in jail. "Fans of BREAKING BAD and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK are going to love this book." "A fascinating glimpse into the dark world of prostitution and drug addiction." "It's a brutally honest snapshot of the mental health crisis in America. After reading this book, I realized that we are all a little crazy. Some more than others." "If you liked THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK or ZOO STATION, you're going to get hooked on this book." "It's a must-read for anyone who has ever struggled with severe emotional distress. You are not alone." "Spellbinding storytelling. Oliver Markus hooks the reader and weaves an intricate tapestry of love and pain, hope and betrayal."