Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Marshall B. Rosenberg)

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

“An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Continue reading…

Advice to Young Men and (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life (William Cobbett)

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Advice to Young Men and (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life

“It is the duty, and ought to be the pleasure, of age and experience to warn and instruct youth and to come to the aid of inexperience. When sailors have discovered rocks or breakers, and have had the good luck to escape with life from amidst them, they, unless they be pirates or barbarians as well as sailors, point out the spots for the placing of buoys and of lights, in order that others may not be exposed to the danger which they have so narrowly escaped. Continue reading…

The Luck Factor: Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them (Max Gunther)

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The Luck Factor: Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them

“Luck. We can’t see it, or touch it, but we can feel it. We all know it when we experience it. It’s an obvious description of obvious events. But does it go deeper than this? And if it goes deeper, does it do so in any way which we can harness to our own and others’ advantage?

Taking us on a richly anecdotal ride through the more popular theories and histories of luck—from pseudoscience to paganism, through mathematicians to magicians—Max Gunther arrives at a careful set of scientific conclusions as to the nature of luck, and the possibility of managing it. Continue reading…

Honoring the Self: Self-Esteem and Personal Tranformation (Nathaniel Branden)

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Honoring the Self: Self-Esteem and Personal Tranformation

“‘Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem,’ says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, ‘and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence—and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself—your self-esteem—is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.’

How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect.

How to nurture self-esteem in children.

How to break free of guilt and fear of others’ disapproval. Continue reading…

A__hole: How I Got Rich and Happy by Not Giving a Damn About Anyone and How You Can, Too (Martin Kihn)

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A__hole: How I Got Rich and Happy by Not Giving a Damn About Anyone and How You Can, Too

“Tired of being walked all over? When the waiter brings you something you didn’t order, do you assume he knows best? Are you ready to demand the respect you deserve?

Martin Kihn doesn’t care what your answers are, because of course you need this book. Watch and learn as this one-time softy transforms himself into a lean, mean a-hole machine.”

New Books Playground says: A__hole: How I Got Rich and Happy by Not Giving a Damn About Anyone and How You Can, Too did not teach us much but it has been really funny. Continue reading…

Living the Truth: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty (Keith Ablow)

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Living the Truth: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty

“Dr. Keith Ablow, bestselling author and host of a new daily one-hour daytime-TV talk show, presents his first self-help book. Based on more than 20 years of clinical experience and highlighting stories from his own practice, Ablow shows how ignoring or burying painful memories and experiences can negatively affect every aspect of our lives, and he presents strategies to help the reader transform the pain of the past into the power of the future. Continue reading…

The Identicals (Elin Hilderbrand)

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The Identicals

“Identical twin sisters who couldn’t look more alike… or live more differently.

Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She’s inherited her father’s rundown house on Martha’s Vineyard, but she can’t hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking.

Two beautiful islands only eleven miles apart.

Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. Continue reading…