Author: Chuck Palahniuk
"A billion husbands are about to be replaced." From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of a new product that gives new meaning to the term "self-help." Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of gratification for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of feminine products to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for battery-powered world domination must be stopped. But how? From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Rosie Molinary
Publisher: Seal Press
Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequateâ€”inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinaryâ€”in no uncertain termsâ€”encourages women, whatever their size, shape, and color, to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite todayâ€™s media-saturated culture. Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Beautiful You incorporates practical techniques into a 365-day action plan that empowers women to regain a healthy self-image, shore up self-confidence, reframe and break undermining habits of self-criticism, and champion their own emotional and physical wellbeing. Through accessible, doable daily actions, women and girls are encouraged to manifest a healthy outlook on lifeâ€”teaching them to live large, and starting them on the path to learning to love themselves and others. Molinary steers clear of the florid affirmations and daily meditations often utilized by books geared toward personal growth, and instead delivers a hip, modern guide of inspirational thought that keeps pace with the times. Beautiful You is a practical, candid, and accessible handbook that will strike a chord with every woman who has ever faltered in her self-confidence or lost her personal brillianceâ€”and it will make sure she never lets it happen again.
Author: Marie Pasinski
Publisher: Hachette Books
Unlock the adult brain's surprising potential--and look radiant from the inside out! Have you lost your healthy glow and that sparkle in your eyes? Is it becoming harder to recall names, faces, and where you left your keys? Has your life become routine? Are you so overwhelmed by work, family, finances (or all three) that you feel exhausted at the end of every day? If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, chances are you are in need of a brain/beauty makeover! Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You is for any woman who suffers from "Bad Brain Days." Harvard neurologist Marie Pasinski, M.D., gives women lifestyle advice proven to help them look younger and healthier without a trip to the cosmetic counter or plastic surgeon. Dr. Pasinski will show you how to tap into your brain's remarkable ability to change and redesign itself, giving you better mental clarity, as well as more energy and confidence. She will reveal how a sharper, stronger, and healthier brain can transform your life--at home, at work, and at play. By following the simple steps in Dr. Marie Pasinski's program, you will: discover why your brain is the essence of your beauty lose weight, sleep better, get fit make "Mommy Brain" or "Senior Moments" a thing of the past feel rejuvenated and more energized experience a new sense of control over your body and mind reveal the inner joy that comes from a beautiful brain Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You explains why beauty begins from the inside out. When your brain isn't at its best, you can't look your best. With its inspiring, easy-to-follow program and compelling scientific evidence, this breakthrough book will help you think, look, and feel ten years younger.
Author: Lizzie Velasquez
In a time when beauty is dictated by magazine covers and actresses, Lizzie Velasquez provides a first account of her journey to find the beauty within and reemphasize the importance of staying true to oneself. Sections include advice on being unique, how
Author: Jonny Diaz, Gwendolyn Mitchell Diaz
Publisher: Harrison House
Based on the #1 hit song "More Beautiful You" by Jonny Diaz, this book that was co-wrote with Gwendolyn Diaz, contains lessons that will help women of all ages discover their "true" beauty and incredible worth.
Author: Amy Reed
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When thirteen-year-old Cassie moves to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. She chooses some dangerous new friends and is quickly caught up in their fast-paced world of drugs, sex, secrets, and cruelty. Cassie's new existence both thrills and terrifies her. She embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, starts sleeping with an older boy, and gets pulled into a twisted friendship triangle that is tinged with violence and abuse. Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral, and there's no turning back.
Author: Destiny Fowler
Publisher: Advantage BibleStudy
Destiny Fowler brings to light the truth behind Proverbs 31:25 and helps young girls to see themselves the way their Heavenly Father sees them. As your child reads this book, she will discover that she is strong, has dignity and is not afraid of the future. This book will plant a seed in her life that will help her blossom into the woman of God that She is called to be, beautiful both inside and out!
Author: Nat Kringoudis
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Join Dr Nat Kringoudis in this eye-opening book as she tells you everything your PDHPE teacher never did about how hormones affect sexuality, physical health and appearance and mental wellbeing. She will show you how to make your hormones happier than a Pharrell Williams song (and change your life in the process). Your body is talking ... It's time to listen! Feeling empowered and comfortable in your skin, understanding how hormone health affects your physical and emotional health, making good choices in your sexual relationships, and looking and feeling good â€“ all this is possible with Dr Nat Kringoudis at your side. Let's face it, as young women we aren't necessarily taught everything we need to know about managing our hormones, our fertility and our sexual health; even our friends don't always share with us their anxieties about their bodies, or their emotional and sexual wellbeing. In Beautiful You, doctor of Chinese medicine, fertility queen and hormone health guru Nat Kringoudis will open the discussion on understanding your own body, balancing hormones and sexual empowerment. Through her clinical practice and her online resource, the Pagoda Tree, and her powerful fusion of Western and Chinese medicine, Nat has helped thousands of women change the way they think about their health, and so transform their lives: now you too can learn how to make your hormones happier than a Pharrell Williams song!
Author: Kristi L. Casaus
Publisher: WestBow Press
Beautiful You takes you on an unconventional and humorous adventure through the life of the Proverbs 31 woman, exposing a life-altering truth: You are this woman! You were her before you did the laundry, before you organized the closets (in what world, right?), and after you ate that piece of chocolate cake. You will continue to be her in the days to come, whether married or single, whether you have human children or cat-and-dog children or no children. Right now, in this very moment, whatever your situation, you are a beautiful, precious daughter of the one true God. He wants you to know this so deeply inside yourself that it reflects brightly on the outside for His glory. Start living today with a supernatural awareness that: â€˘ You are a valuable, beautifully cut and colored diamond, shaped by God Himself! â€˘ You are a safe person for people to come to, and you can be trusted! â€˘ You can have joy unspeakable! â€˘ You are free to follow your bliss! â€˘ You are a leader, not a saleswoman! â€˘ You can rejoice over your future and not fear your past! â€˘ You are ... A Beautiful You!
Author: Mira T. Lee
â€źA tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters.â€ťâ€”Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak Two sistersâ€”Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sisterâ€™s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister againâ€”but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceansâ€”but what does it take to break them? Told in alternating points of view, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, the story of a young womanâ€™s quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. But itâ€™s also an unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someoneâ€”and when loyalty to oneâ€™s self must prevail over all.
Author: Helen Phillips
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2015 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by Time Out, Bustle, The Atlantic, Electric Literature, Kobo, Kirkus and more... "Riveting... thrillerlike...drolly surreal...Ultimately, The Beautiful Bureaucrat succeeds because it isn't afraid to ask the deepest questions." The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice "A joyride..." -Karen Russell NAMED A MUST READ OF THE SUMMER by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, HelloGiggles and more... A young wife's new job pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in a first novel Ursula K. Le Guin hails as "funny, sad, scary, beautiful. I love it." In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database. After a long period of joblessness, she's not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings-the office's scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread. As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine's work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.
Author: Warren Berger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
To get the best answer-in business, in life-you have to ask the best possible question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows that ability is both an art and a science. It may be the most underappreciated tool at our disposal, one we learn to use well in infancy-and then abandon as we grow older. Critical to learning, innovation, success, even to happiness-yet often discouraged in our schools and workplaces-it can unlock new business opportunities and reinvent industries, spark creative insights at many levels, and provide a transformative new outlook on life. It is the ability to question-and to do so deeply, imaginatively, and â€śbeautifully.â€ť In this fascinating exploration of the surprising power of questioning, innovation expert Warren Berger reveals that powerhouse businesses like Google, Nike, and Netflix, as well as hot Silicon Valley startups like Pandora and Airbnb, are fueled by the ability to ask fundamental, game-changing questions. But Berger also shares human stories of people using questioning to solve everyday problems-from â€śHow can I adapt my career in a time of constant change?â€ť to â€śHow can I step back from the daily rush and figure out what really makes me happy?â€ť By showing how to approach questioning with an open, curious mind and a willingness to work through a series of â€śWhy,â€ť â€śWhat if,â€ť and â€śHowâ€ť queries, Berger offers an inspiring framework of how we can all arrive at better solutions, fresh possibilities, and greater success in business and life.
Author: Lawrence Osborne
"Letâ€™s not mince words. This is a great book. Truly difficult to put down... sophisticated, smart and uncomfortable, and the story is cracking." â€“ Lionel Shriver, Washington Post "Startlingly good...Osborne has been described as an heir to Graham Greene, and he shares with Greene an interest in what might be called the moral thriller.â€ť â€“ Katie Kitamura, New York Times Book Review "A seductively menacing new thriller by Lawrence Osborne...who unites Graham Greeneâ€™s fondness for foreign soil with Patricia Highsmithâ€™s fascination with the nastier coils of the human psyche.â€ť â€“NPRâ€™s â€śFresh Air" FINANCIAL TIMES SUMMER PICK 2017 GUARDIAN BEST HOLIDAY READS 2017 On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American girl on vacation with her family, to help this stranger. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean Sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies. But when their seemingly simple plan to help Faoud unravels all must face the horrific consequences they have set in motion. In this brilliant psychological study of manipulation and greed, Lawrence Osborne explores the dark heart of friendship, and shows just how often the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions.
Author: Lisa Unger
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
An impulsive good deed transforms the mundane life of Ridley Jones, a young New York City writer, when she receives a mysterious package that forces her to question everything she knows about herself and her family and sends her on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth that could leave her running for her life. A first novel. Reprint.
Author: Barney Saltzberg
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Demonstrates the many ways that torn, crinkled, and smudged bits of paper can be transformed into various shapes and images.