Your Life is a Book

Your Life is a Book Author Brenda Peterson
ISBN-10 9781570619311
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 272
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Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to write your memoir and get published with the help of two well-known publishing professionals. Your Life is a Book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In addition to exploring the unique elements of crafting a memoir—story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not the beginning!)–Your Life is a Book also focuses on the self-exploration, awareness, and understanding that this emotional literary project triggers. With proven writing exercises and prompts, this book is a practical and enlightening guide to perfecting the art of memoir writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The End of Your Life Book Club

The End of Your Life Book Club Author Will Schwalbe
ISBN-10 9780307961112
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 352
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“What are you reading?” That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying. Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.



Your Life Is a Book And It s Time to Write It

Your Life Is a Book   And It s Time to Write It Author M. a. Kevin Quirk
ISBN-10 9781936780211
Release 2011-04
Pages 160
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Do you have a story that you just have to tell? Do you seek to preserve your life history as a gift for loved ones, or to pay tribute to those who have meant the most to you? Do you yearn to write about one major life experience to inspire others? You're not alone. The desire to write our life story is a timeless, universal urge. Somewhere inside us we know that writing a book about our life will touch those we love, while enriching our lives in today's cell phone-laptop lifestyle. Life is a book, and women and men from 19 to 99 are hearing the call to write it. Someone is waiting to hear you tell your life story: who you are, how you've lived, what you've learned. They want to hear all the stories that have shaped your life. "Your Life Is a Book - And It's Time to Write It An A-to-Z Guide to Help Anyone Write Their Life Story" will take you on the journey of creating your memoir, autobiography, or life story. It doesn't matter how old or how young you are, or whether you've written a lot, a little, or not at all. Through practical tools, lively writing exercises, engaging questions, and helpful illustrations, you'll receive the guidance and encouragement you need from an expert life-writing teacher. Start writing your life story today Kevin Quirk, M.A., has been helping ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds write their life stories as ghostwriter, personal historian, and Writing Your Life Story teacher since 1998. A former journalist and founder of Life Is a Book, he is coauthor of "Brace for Impact: Miracle on the Hudson Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life."



This Book Will Save Your Life

This Book Will Save Your Life Author A.M. Homes
ISBN-10 9781847082923
Release 2012-08-16
Pages 380
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This Book Will Save Your Life is an uplifting story about one man's efforts to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern-day everyman, a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home in Los Angeles who needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all-consuming pain. At the same time a wide sinkhole appears outside his living-room window, threatening the foundations of his house. A vivid novel about compassion and transformation, This Book Will Save Your Life reveals what can happen if you are willing to open yourself up to the world around you. Since her debut in 1989, A. M. Homes has been among the boldest and most original voices of her generation, acclaimed for the psychological accuracy and unnerving emotional intensity of her storytelling. Her keen ability to explore how extraordinary the ordinary can be is at the heart of this touching and funny novel, which was shortlisted for the Richard & Judy Book Club in 2007.



Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life Author Bill Burnett
ISBN-10 9781101875339
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 272
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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.



Your Life is a Unique Experience

Your Life is a Unique Experience Author Jens Pieper
ISBN-10 1463467435
Release 2009-01-19
Pages 128
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Your Life is a Unique Experience! Unique, sure, but what about adventure, thrills and excitement? What about those "why" questions? If you have ever asked yourself any of the following questions, this book could be coming by at the right moment. "Why do I get this constant feeling, that there is "more" out there?" "Why am I so frustrated and so tried? "Why should I endure this any longer?" "Why am I so unhappy with my spouse, my children, my boss, my job?" "Why do I not know my way out of all this?" "Why do I eat, drink, smoke so much?" "Why am I not so happy anymore?" Mostly, these "why" questions are suppressed as they surface. They occur far to often and they have no answers anyway! (or so we think) This book offers a new 'tool box" to improve the outcomes to life's challenges and offers the reader a chance to find personalized answers to those diffucult "why" questions - and a way out! Your personal adventure along a trail to reach your full potential is about to begin!



Change Your Life

Change Your Life Author Allen Klein
ISBN-10 9781573445658
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 216
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Allen Klein, master of the right quote at the right moment, has gathered his favorite, most inspiring words of wisdom into this treasury of moving and meaningful sayings from around the world that incite readers to live life to the fullest. Readers can take this book on the go to get a quick shot of inspiration at any time, or they can select one quote every day for in-depth thought and meditation. The book’s small size makes it ideal to carry in a purse or a bag, or to keep by the computer for those moments of need. However readers choose to use these uplifting and inspiring quotes, they all have the potential to be life-changing. Kipling once said that words are "the most powerful drug used by mankind" — the words in this book are the prescription readers need to revise their lives. The book features a foreword by Jack Canfield, cocreator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.



This Is Your Life Harriet Chance

This Is Your Life  Harriet Chance Author Jonathan Evison
ISBN-10 9781616205362
Release 2015-09-08
Pages 304
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“Insightful, richly entertaining . . . Evison writes humanely and with good humor of his characters, who, like the rest of us, muddle through, too often without giving ourselves much of a break. A lovely, forgiving character study that’s a pleasure to read.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review With Bernard, her husband of fifty-five years, now in the grave, seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance impulsively sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise that her late husband had planned. But what she hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease on life becomes a surprising and revelatory journey into Harriet’s past. Jonathan Evison has crafted a bighearted novel with an endearing heroine at the helm. Part dysfunctional love story, part poignant exploration of the mother-daughter relationship, nothing is what it seems in this tale of acceptance, reexamination, and forgiveness. “A terrific novel, funny and moving, wistful and wise. Jonathan Evison’s writing crackles on the page.” —Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins “This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is as sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is bighearted.” —Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette “[An] irresistible, inventive novel full of important ideas about how we live our lives as parents, children, partners, and human beings . . . Evison is a ridiculously gifted storyteller.” —Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins “A generous and wise tale, told with Evison’s trademark verve and charisma, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is a deeply felt and deeply comforting novel.” —Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers “This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! has all the wonderful snap and sizzle we’ve come to expect from Jonathan Evison’s work, and as much heart as any novel I’ve read in recent years.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk “Both uplifting and melancholy, funny and thought-provoking, this entertaining read speaks directly to the importance of acceptance and healing.” —Booklist



My Life for Your Life

My Life for Your Life Author Clarke A. Paris
ISBN-10 0615472885
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 200
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My Life For Your Life is a book that features the biograpies of eight American heroes. Eight American heroes (police officers) who died at their own hands. The book opens with the author's own story about his personal battle with Police Related Stress (Cumulative Stress/PTSD) as well as another chapter written by his wife outlining her struggles in dealing with her husband's Cumulative Stress. There is also a chapter written by a Police Psychologist outlining Police Stress, Cumulative Stress, PTSD and suicide. The most real and heart wrenching portion of the book are the letters written to the late police officers. The letters are written by loved ones, friends, and family members. This book outlines the greater stressors in police work, provides an understanding of those stressors and has a list of agencies and organizations who provide psychological help to police officers and military personnel.



The Change Your Life Book

The Change Your Life Book Author Bill O'Hanlon
ISBN-10 9780757316326
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 144
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Making dramatic life changes can be difficult. The true secret to life-long transformation, according to certified professional counselor Bill O'Hanlon, is to take baby steps; small, subtle changes will yield profound and lasting results when added together. In this concise book, O'Hanlon shares his simple formula for making the small changes that lead to big shifts: Change the Doing, Change the Viewing, and Change the Setting. Each simple concept is illustrated with examples of everyday challenges with easy-to-implement experiments for affecting transformation, as in this example from "Change the Viewing": Don't expect, be happy: Ken Keyes developed a simple strategy to be happy: Expect everyone and everything to be exactly as it is. When you are upset, he suggests, it is only because your expectations haven't been fulfilled and you are demanding that reality be as you want it to be, rather than how it is. So expect things to be as they are, and you'll be happy. For the next day or so, every time something happens within you or out in the world that could upset you, shift into expecting it to be exactly as it is. Tell yourself it is exactly as it is supposed to be. As a licensed marriage and family therapist and the author of more than thirty books, O'Hanlon understands that it often takes only simple adjustments to create a better life. With a therapist's keen understanding of what works, O'Hanlon offers straightforward advice that is reminiscent of chatting with a dear friend for achieving simple yet significant life changes.



Why Your Life Sucks

Why Your Life Sucks Author Alan Cohen
ISBN-10 9780307418746
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 224
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The in-your-face, no-hype guide to getting happy… Your life sucks if… • You routinely make someone or something more important than you • The life you are living on the outside doesn’t match who you are on the inside • You say yes when you mean no • You try to fix other people • You’ve forgotten to enjoy the ride When your life sucks, it’s a wake-up call. Now self-help guru and bestselling author Alan Cohen invites you to answer that call, change your course, and enjoy the life you were meant to live. In ten compelling chapters, Cohen shows you how to stop wasting your energy on people and things that deaden you–and use it for things you love. With great humor, great examples, and exhilarating directness, Why Your Life Sucks doesn’t just spell out the ways in which you undermine your power, purpose, and creativity–it shows you how to reverse the damage. Here is an encouraging but loud-and-clear reminder that in every moment we generate our own experience by the choices we make, and that today is the best day to begin your new life. From the Trade Paperback edition.



How to Murder Your Life

How to Murder Your Life Author Cat Marnell
ISBN-10 9781476752419
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 384
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From the New York Times bestselling author and former beauty editor Cat Marnell, a “vivid, maddening, heartbreaking, very funny, chaotic” (The New York Times) memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs. At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America—and that’s all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a “doctor shopper” who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills; a lonely bulimic who spent hundreds of dollars a week on binge foods; a promiscuous party girl who danced barefoot on banquets; a weepy and hallucination-prone insomniac who would take anything—anything—to sleep. This is a tale of self-loathing, self-sabotage, and yes, self-tanner. It begins at a posh New England prep school—and with a prescription for the Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to New York, where we follow Marnell’s amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Lucky. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve. From the Condé Nast building to seedy nightclubs, from doctors’ offices and mental hospitals, Marnell “treads a knife edge between glamorizing her own despair and rendering it with savage honesty.…with the skill of a pulp novelist” (The New York Times Book Review) what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can’t say no. Combining “all the intoxicating intrigue of a thriller and yet all the sobering pathos of a gifted writer’s true-life journey to recover her former health, happiness, ambitions, and identity” (Harper’s Bazaar), How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and necessary.



Your Life

Your Life Author Scot D. Spooner
ISBN-10 9781468536508
Release 2012-01
Pages 132
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Th is book will force you to take a long hard look at the problems you have always had, and are currently experiencing and offer you simple difficult solutions to the common complex problems of life.



Rewrite Your Life

Rewrite Your Life Author Jessica Lourey
ISBN-10 9781633410510
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 264
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According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. Every author calls on, crystallizes, and shades his or her life experiences to craft fiction, whether they’re writing world-bending sci fi or a thinly veiled autobiography. It is precisely those most conflict-ridden moments of our lives—the tragedies, humiliations, and terrors—that shape the best stories. But how do we select and then write our most significant story—the one that helps us to evolve and invites pure creativity into our lives; the one that people line up to read? In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jess Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel that recycles and transforms your most precious resources—your own emotions and experiences. This fact-to-fiction process provides not only the essential building blocks of best-selling novels, but is also personally transformative. Based on the process the author developed and field-tested in the wake of her husband’s suicide, Rewrite Your Life is devoted to the practice of discovering, healing, and evolving through fiction writing. It combines research, practical and engaging guidance, and personal experience to meet readers where they are and take their creativity and personal growth to the next level. Tender, raw, and laugh-out-loud funny, Rewrite Your Life offers both a map and a compass for those seeking to harvest their life experiences to heal, lead a more authentic life, and craft a rich, powerful work of fiction.



Open Your Mind Open Your Life

Open Your Mind  Open Your Life Author Taro Gold
ISBN-10 9780740793455
Release 2011-05-11
Pages 112
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"This book will enlighten and ennoble the reader." --Arun Gandhi, Gandhi Institute director and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Open Your Mind, Open Your Life encourages and uplifts readers with more than 300 inspiring guideposts based on the timeless wisdom of Eastern thought. It's filled with sage advice on opening life to its inherent joy, including: * Master your past in the present, or the past will master your future. * Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in theirs. * True happiness in life is found always within. * As water carves through stone, those who persevere will win. * Turn your face to the sun and shadows will only fall behind you. Open Your Mind, Open Your Life is richly illustrated with exquisite Far East-inspired patterns and original watercolor art. The book also includes profiles of great Buddhist and Eastern thinkers such as Nichiren, Lao-tzu, Confucius, and Mahatma Gandhi.



It s Your Life Live BIG

It s Your Life  Live BIG Author Josh Hinds
ISBN-10 9781937879051
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 192
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It's Your Life, Live BIG! It's Your Life, Live Big is the inspiring, true story of how Josh Hinds overcame Tourette’s and other challenges to become a successful motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and pioneer of personal development on the internet. From a learning disability to a reversal of his family’s fortune, Josh’s journey in life was filled with one obstacle after another. But by learning to see past the adversity and focus on a vision of what life could be, he overcame those hurdles to enjoy success. Josh now shares his experience with audiences in person and around the world to inspire them that they, too, can Live BIG!



Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life

Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life Author Vimala Rodgers
ISBN-10 9781476748078
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 224
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When we purposefully change our handwriting, we introduce attitudes that can improve our relationships, give us the impetus to achieve and take risks, and simply bring out the best in us. This is because our handwriting is a reflection of our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we fall in love, survive a serious illness, or change careers, our view of life is dramatically altered and, as a result, our handwriting patterns change. Conversely, desired transformations can result from intentionally changing the way specific letters are written: * Stick to that diet by changing the letter T. * Avoid being overlooked for that well-deserved promotion by changing the letter G. * Reduce stress and cease juggling too many things at once by changing the letter S. * Overcome shyness or stage fright by changing the letter A. Included is an enlightening assessment test that identifies those personality traits requiring attention. Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life profoundly reveals that the key to making dreams come true is as simple as putting pen to paper.