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"Read this book for new ideas to make you a better leader." - Mark Sanborn – President, Sanborn & Associates Inc. Bestselling Author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader

"In BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS Taylor Scott has brilliantly packaged a way forward for Millennials and leaders of Millennials to not only coexist in Corporate America, but to also transform menial jobs into meaningful work. If you loved playing sports as a kid or even as an adult, but find yourself stuck in a career hamster wheel, this book is for you. Prepare to reignite the child-like faith you had back then, realizing actionable steps toward new realms of happiness and success today." - Eric Chester - Bestselling Author of On Fire At Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out, Award Winning Keynote Speaker, and the Founder of the Center for Work Ethic Development.

The Problem: Millennials and those leading Millennials as today’s front-line employees, entry-level managers, middle managers, and even some executives, are caught in the proverbial hamster-in-a-wheel that is Corporate America. A lack of inspiration and motivation looms over people who spend their days, trudging through life as real life ‘Eyeores’. Many are okay with the sea of mediocrity that is their daily routines, but others, in fact, the majority, have a desire for more; for better days and a more enjoyable, meaningful, fulfilling, and a more productive life – at work and at home. Yet, beautiful, smart, intelligent, creative, and really great people are simply stuck, dead in their tracks. 

The Millennial generation gets frustrated, fed up, and all too often they’re quick to shut down communication with peers and leaders. This prevents those very peers and leaders from seeing their full talent, potential, and beauty. Furthermore, and possibly even scarier, today’s leaders of the Millennial generation get fed up with their teams and individuals they lead. They mistake their attitudes and uncomfortable, social awkwardness for disinterest, lack of urgency and focus. So we're left with a general lack of connection and engagement among teams all throughout Corporate America. Leaders push rather than pull. They manage through fear as opposed to leading with love. They dictate orders, aiming to break people down as opposed to coaching, building them up.

In BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS: Lessons From Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed, Taylor Scott resurfaces what many have forgotten from those simple, yet profound lessons we learned playing sports at a younger age. Our Little League, High School, and College coaches taught us lessons, values, winning principles, and dropped pearl after pearl of wisdom we never knew we needed back then. Taylor is bringing them back to the forefront, and inspiring anyone and everyone who wants a change in their day-to-day grind. The lessons we learned playing sports when we were younger can be applied today, in the midst of our busy, frustrating, often demoralizing, and stressful corporate climb. 

Why can’t we get up and go to work every day to have fun, put our talents to good use, be a part of a winning team, and achieve meaning and fulfillment NOW, just like we did when we played Little League?! This book reminds readers how to do just that, and may very well be the encouragement you didn't know you needed to break through the demoralizing Corporate Corporateness of your daily grind.

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Ballgames to Boardrooms: Leadership, Business, and Life Lessons from Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed
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Sexy = Yoga is a solid guide that will make you more appealing to others in almost every situation. This book is truly a road map for everyone who wants to unleash their inner sexy, become aligned with their purpose, and live a life that is filled with abundance. 

This book features spectacular photos of Ranee practicing Acroyoga, step-by-step yoga sequences to achieve any goal at any level, recipes to complement your yoga practice, and a bonus gift for readers. 

Sexy = Yoga is designed to increase your consciousness, become aligned with your purpose, and live a life that is filled with abundance, in this book, Ranee Reese takes you on a journey that will engage your inner confidence, physical strength, spiritual enlightenment and unleash your brilliance through yoga. Along the way, she shares how yoga not only changed her life and perspective, but how it can change yours as well. 

Her book is receiving world-wide acclaim from many well known people in the personal development and self help space: 

Les Brown, Bestselling Author and World-Famous Motivational Speaker. "As a speaker, Ranee Reese shares her voice and journey to motivate and inspire people. In Sexy=Yoga, she brings her empowering message to people everywhere to impact lives." 

Bob Proctor, Bestselling Author and Featured Teacher in the Blockbuster Film, The Secret. "Ranee Reese's book is one that will inspire you to manifest your dream life and attain the positive mindset to be successful. I want to share this with everyone I know. Sexy=Yoga is truly a life-changing read!" 

Sharon Lechter, Author of Think and Grow Rich for Women and Co-Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. "Ranee's message in Sexy=Yoga is one that truly empowers women to live their best lives with passion and vision. For any woman who wants to tap into her inner goddess and her full potential, this book is a must-read!" 

Greg S. Reid, Bestselling Author of Thoughts are Things and Stickability, and the Founder of Secret Knock. "Having gotten to know Ranee through my Secret Knock networking events, she has shown herself to be a true achiever who has overcome a great deal to get to where she is today. In her book, she shares her journey, so that others will be able to persevere and come through adversity to shine, just as she has." 

Berny Dohrmann, Founder of CEO Space International. "After working with Ranee Reese through CEO Space International, I have come to know her entrepreneurial spirit. She is a true visionary, which she proves with Sexy=Yoga. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to achieve more with their lives and go after their dreams." 

Arash Ghiasi, Business Consultant, Mentor and Coach. "Ranee's strength and grace emanate the power of a focused mind. The style of yoga she teaches is a reflection of her passion and commitment to perfection.

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Sexy = Yoga: A Fast and Easy Guide on Achieving the Ultimate, Sexy You! (Collectors)
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In The HARVARD Effect Author John-Leslie Brown asks, "Why will the world be different because you were born?"

Farrah Gray, Self-Made Millionaire, "You may have thought you've heard it all, but you haven't, until you've read the HARVARD Effect ..."

Under the tutelage of his legendary father, Les Brown, John-Leslie Brown began speaking at the aleatory age of 10, later becoming the highest paid speaker in America at age 14 and commanding audiences as large as 20,000. by the time he reached his early twenties, John-Leslie began sharing the state with pioneers in business and entertainment such as The Dalai Lama, Richard Branson, T.D. Jakes, Gladys Knight, Bob Proctor, Berny Dohrman, Ice Cube, and Krs-One. Now in his early 30's John-Leslie has developed a unique ability to deliver passionate messages of inspiration which transcend cultural and generational boundaries.

In the HARVARD Effect you will gain a 100 plan for your life, allow yourself to bounce back from falling, learn resource management that will allow you to virtualize yourself, acknowledge your journey, rise to the occasion, and dwell in gratitude.

"I have no words to describe the service you have rendered to the twelve Harvard Graduate and Profesional Schools' (HGPSG') and Harvard Extension Entrepreneurship Association' (HEEREA') mission. We are dedicated to sharing our highest gifts to the world; we are grateful you have come to us to share your highest gifts, gifts of wisdom man and knowledge. You genuinely inspired the entire community. This is truly a value-added for all." Dolly Amaya - Harvard Leadership Conference.

"Your book engaged me and energized me to the end...I'm done with most books after 50 pages but not yours. I hope I can hook people until the end like that in my books. It is a gift. You are truly a creative spirit filled with ideas and thoughts that never end." Myra S. White, JD, PhD Harvard Professor


Follow Author John-Leslie Brown at HarvardEffect.com for all of the latest.

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"Ron Lewis has helped more young people answer the Call to ministry than anybody I know. These principles will guide you confidently into the purposes of God."

Dr. Rice Broocks, Co-founder, Every Nation,

Author of God's Not Dead and Man, Myth, Messiah

WHAT IS FULL-TIME MINISTRY?

"'Come follow me, ' Jesus said, 'and I will send you out to fish for people.' At once, they left their nets and followed him." Matthew 4:19-20

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, "full-time ministry?" Maybe you think of a man in a collar or flowing robes, a preacher on TV, or a missionary in the bush of Africa, the frozen tundra of Siberia, or the jungles of the Amazon. Perhaps you think of a campus minister who has helped you get to know Jesus in a personal way. To a degree, these can all be examples of full-time ministry. From here on, when I use the phrase "full-time ministry," I am mindful that all ministry--in every sphere of life--is a full-time calling. However, for the sake ofclarity in this book, when I refer to full-time ministry, I am referring to a man or woman whose primary occupation is gospel ministry and all it entails.

Full-time ministry is a job, a vocation, and a career, but, as we will see, it is so much more.

This subject is often misunderstood and usually brings with it a handful of questions:

-Does God want you to go into full-time ministry? (Chapter 2)

-What is the real difference between a Christian who works a "secular job" and a full-time minister? (Chapter 3)

-Does it please God more if you are a full-time minister? (Chapter 3)

-If I go into ministry, where do I begin? (Chapter 5)

-What will it cost me to follow Jesus into full-time ministry? (Chapter 7)

-How can I be paid for doing Christian ministry? (Chapter 9)

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The Story of Joey The Giraffe Joey The Giraffe Stands Tall is a wonderful fable for children about a young giraffe who is struggling with his confidence and his identity. Joey shares his feelings with Fola, a wise and very tall giraffe. On a memorable walk she teaches Joey life's most important lessons. Strolling through the jungle, Joey has several chances to apply the lessons Fola shares with him. Joey does so successfully and eventually he is able to Stand Tall in character. Like all great fables, Joey The Giraffe Stands Tall conveys priceless principles about respect, manners, selflessness, service, humility and family. This entertaining story teaches children, and adults], in a fun way, that growing in character is the way to confidence, self-esteem and joy. NOTE: Until the "Look Inside" feature is available on August 30th, you can download the first sections of this elegantly illustrated book free at http: //markjbooks.com ] Why Joey The Giraffe Stands Tall Was Written For better than two decades both the online course Mark shares once a year, The MasterKeyExperience(TM) and his workshops on personal development culminate with a principled philosophy based on the word "Giraffe." And for just as long as Mark has been speaking to groups, attendees have asked for that "Giraffe Philosophy" to be detailed in writing. In July of 2016 Mark released "Standing Tall" to meet that pent up demand. It instantly hit "Best Seller" on Amazon. Over 1000 people who have been through Mark's course have shared and many insisted that this profoundly simple "Giraffe Philosophy" should also be taught to children and in schools. Joey The Giraffe Stands Tall was written to meet that demand. The Author Mark Januszewski lives on Kauai, Hawaii and graduated American International College in 1971 as a double major. He holds degrees in English and Education. Mark has simultaneously educated and entertained audiences internationally since 1995. His power packed workshops have been described as both "riveting and unique." As the old saying goes, "the proof is in the printout" and the printout on Mark is this clear. The last 54 workshops he's done have sold out months in advance. Mark hosts two live events per year on Kauai and both are sold out six months in advance including the 2016 sessions.
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Darryl and Sherrie Clark had never intended to become foster parents; they didn't think they could handle becoming attached to a child and then having to give her back. But they took a chance with their hearts and became foster-to adopt parents. Their lives changed forever.

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They couldn't be happier when they learn they'll be adopting the two little girls they had been fostering. Then unexpectedly, everything changes.

The Clarks race against time to save their foster children, who are -positioned- to become sacrificial lambs. They're surprised to discover how the system silences the voices of the foster children. But it doesn't stop there. When they struggle to expose the deceit, manipulation, and corruption occurring within this powerful establishment, it silences their voices as well.

In Small Voices Silenced, author Sherrie Clark reveals her family's experiences after being inducted into this secret society where even some of its members are unaware of its existence. She shares her suspenseful journey into this unique world where laws designed to protect children are twisted, leading to further victimization of these same children.

When this appalling practice is applied to their small foster girls, it shakes Darryl's and Sherrie's faith to the very core. Then they're given a second chance. But will it lead to another heartbreak, or will it be an answer to prayer?

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Small Voices Silenced: The Secret Society of Sacrificed Children
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Everything you think you know about success is wrong. Set Goals. Work Hard. Be Persistent. It's the typical success advice you can probably repeat in your sleep. The type of advice that doesn't seem to work for you - or anyone you know, for that matter. You work your butt off, but at the end of the day, you're no closer to success than you were yesterday. The ugly truth is that it's not what you're doing that is holding you back. It's who you are. It's the baggage between your ears that keeps you from achieving your dreams and goals. That's why we have to change the dialogue about success. It's why we need to have an EDGY conversation.

An EDGY conversation is a gut-wrenchingly honest, no-holds-barred discussion about confronting and fixing the beliefs and behaviors that limit your ability to be amazing. It tackles head-on the uncomfortable yet powerful truth that pain, fear and love - yes, love - have a huge impact on success. EDGY is how ordinary people become extraordinary. EDGY is how a master chef, a World War II veteran, a 15-year-old girl, a homeless retired paramedic, an Australian potato farmer and a shoe executive became amazing, did the unthinkable and forever changed their corner of the world. And EDGY is how you can achieve outrageous success, regardless of who or where you are in life right now. You don't need another book on success. You just need to be more EDGY. Let's talk about it.

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Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success
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Homosexuality has taken center stage in our nation, churches, and homes. Everyone knows or cares deeply for someone who experiences same-sex attraction, sexual confusion, or practices homosexuality. While the entire world talks about homosexuality, the subject remains taboo in many churches. The fear of being labeled as hateful, a bigot, or ignorant has kept many Christians out of the conversation. The church remains silent, leaving many people who love God confused about what the Bible really says about sexuality.

Did God make people gay? Does God love homosexuals? Will people have to deal with same-sex attraction their entire lives? Landon Schott brings truth and clarity to sexual confusion, using over 400 scripture references to reveal the heart of the Father and mind of Christ.

Gay Awareness exposes false teaching and deception that have created a false identity through the lens of sexuality instead of the eyes of God's Word. Gay Awareness will stretch you and challenge you, but with relentless love bring you comfort and healing.

In Gay Awareness: Discovering the Heart of the Father and the Mind of Christ, top-selling author and nationally known speaker Landon Schott addresses:

- What the Bible actually says about marriage, sexuality, and homosexuality.

- Mistakes the Church makes when addressing homosexuality and the gay community.

- Contradictions between the gay lifestyle and the Christ-centered lifestyle.

- Clear insight into how to genuinely show Christian love to those who practice homosexuality.

- How people can experience deliverance and freedom.

Featuring an extensive interview with highly respected authority Dr. Michael L. Brown, a multiple book best-selling author and expert on spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, Gay Awareness is the book you've been looking for to find clarity, teach you what Scripture says about homosexuality and how to respond to people with love, grace, and truth.

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Gay Awareness: Discovering the Heart of the Father and the Mind of Christ on Sexuality
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-Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.-

A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel--a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice--but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.

One of the best-loved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many dis-tinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. It was also named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal). HarperCollins is proud to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
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Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published.

Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator.

Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.

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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume I: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park
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Gluten free recipes perfected

Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. You need new techniques and that's where our test kitchen team can help. We tried thousands of recipes (most were pretty awful) before we figured out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. In this landmark book, we tell what works (and why) so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And we have reinvented the rules of baking to produce amazing cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits and more.

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The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook: Revolutionary Techniques. Groundbreaking Recipes.
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The New York Times bestseller from the founder of Oh She Glows
-Angela Liddon knows that great cooks depend on fresh ingredients. You'll crave every recipe in this awesome cookbook -
--Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Isa Does It
-So many things I want to make This is a book you'll want on the shelf.-
--Sara Forte, author of The Sprouted Kitchen
A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling with an eating disorder for a decade, Angela vowed to change her diet -- and her life -- once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she'd been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, which is now an Internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web.
This is Angela's long-awaited debut cookbook, with a trasure trove of more than 100 moutherwatering, wholesome recipes -- from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes -- all packed with flavor. The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes many allergy-friendly recipes -- with more than 90 gluten-free recipes -- and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains, too
Whether you are a vegan, -vegan-curious, - or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, too, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow
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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out
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A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.

In 2004, David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks--most notably in Paris--incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes.

In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You'll find Soupe a l'oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with radicchio, root vegetables, and pomegranate. And of course, there's dessert: Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce, Duck fat cookies, Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze, French cheesecake...and the list goes on. David also shares stories told with his trademark wit and humor, and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David's kitchen reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.

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My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
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"Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food." --The Washington Post

Today's optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his visionary New York Times-bestselling book, chef Dan Barber, recently showcased on Netflix's Chef's Table, offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too. Looking to the detrimental cooking of our past, and the misguided dining of our present, Barber points to a future "third plate" a new form of American eating where good farming and good food intersect. Barber's The Third Plate charts a bright path forward for eaters and chefs alike, daring everyone to imagine a future for our national cuisine that is as sustainable as it is delicious.

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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
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By the #1 and critically-acclaimed Paleo food blogger, Nom Nom Paleo features over 100 flavor-packed, nutrient-dense recipes using real, whole ingredients for foodies, fitness buffs, and families, presented in a fun, fresh style complete with awesome cartoons and tons of 4-color photography.

A New York Times cookbook best-seller.

Nom Nom Paleo is a visual feast, crackling with humor and packed with stunningly photographed step-by-step recipes free of gluten, soy, and added sugar. Designed to inspire the whole family to chow down on healthy, home-cooked meals, this cookbook compiles over 100 foolproof paleo recipes that demonstrate how fun and flavorful cooking with wholesome ingredients can be. And did we mention the cartoons?

Nom Nom Paleo kicks off with a fresh introduction to Paleo eating, taking readers on a guided tour of author Michelle Tam's real-food strategies for stocking the kitchen, saving time, and maximizing flavors while maintaining a Paleo lifestyle. Also, sprinkled throughout the book are enlightening features on feeding kids, packing nutritious lunches, boosting umami, and much more.

But the heart of this book are Michelle's award-winning primal Paleo recipes, 50 percent of which are brand-new --- even to diehard fans who own her bestselling iPad cookbook app. Readers can start by marrying their favorite ingredients with building blocks like Sriracha Mayonnaise, Louisiana Remoulade, and the infamous Magic Mushroom Powder. These basic recipes lay the foundation for many of the fabulous delights in the rest of the book including Eggplant "Ricotta" Stacks, Crab Louie, and Devils on Horseback.

There's something for everyone in this cookbook, from small bites like Apple Chips and Kabalagala (Ugandan plantain fritters) to family-sized platters of Coconut Pineapple "Rice" and Siu Yoke (crispy roast pork belly). Crave exotic spices? You won't be able to resist the fragrant aromas of Fast Pho or Mulligatawny Soup. In the mood for down-home comforts? Make some Yankee Pot Roast or Chicken Nuggets drizzled with Lemon Honey Sauce. When a quick weeknight meal is in order, Nom Nom Paleo can show you how to make Crispy Smashed Chicken or Whole-Roasted Branzini in less than 30 minutes. And for a cold treat on a hot day, nothing beats Paleo-diet-friendly Mocha Popsicles or a two-minute Strawberry Banana Ice Cream.

Eating healthy doesn't mean sacrificing flavor. This book gives you "Paleo with personality," and will make you excited to play in the kitchen again.

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These days, people are accustomed to seeing chocolate labeled 54%, 61%, or 72% on grocery store shelves, but some bakers are still confused by what the labeling means and how to use it. In Seriously Bitter Sweet, Alice Medrich presents 150 meticulously tested, seriously delicious recipes--both savory and sweet--for a wide range of percentage chocolates. "Chocolate notes" appear alongside, so readers can further adapt any recipe using the percentage chocolate on hand. The book is a complete revision of Alice's 2003 Bittersweet, which was named the 2004 IACP Cookbook of the Year. Since 2003, the world of chocolate has grown exponentially and terms like "bittersweet" and "semisweet" no longer suffice as chocolatiers everywhere are making chocolates that are labeled with specific percentages of cocoa.Alice clearly outlines the qualities of different chocolates as she explains how to cook with them. With tricks, techniques, and answers to every chocolate question, Seriously Bitter Sweet will appeal to a whole new audience of chocolate lovers

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Seriously Bitter Sweet: The Ultimate Dessert Maker's Guide to Chocolate
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In this funny, frank, and tender new memoir, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette recounts how opening a pizza restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage.

In this funny, frank, tender memoir and New York Times bestseller, the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette recounts how opening a restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage.

When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests: espresso machines, wooden boats, violin-building, and ice cream-making. So when Brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant, Molly was supportive--not because she wanted him to do it, but because the idea was so far-fetched that she didn't think he would. Before she knew it, he'd signed a lease on a space. The restaurant, Delancey, was going to be a reality, and all of Molly's assumptions about her marriage were about to change.

Together they built Delancey: gutting and renovating the space on a cobbled-together budget, developing a menu, hiring staff, and passing inspections. Delancey became a success, and Molly tried to convince herself that she was happy in their new life until--in the heat and pressure of the restaurant kitchen--she realized that she hadn't been honest with herself or Brandon.

With evocative photos by Molly and twenty new recipes for the kind of simple, delicious food that chefs eat at home, Delancey is a moving and honest account of two young people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together.

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Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME

The back must slave to feed the belly. . . .
In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion.
Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider s perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers.
In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster, Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service.
Praise for Sous Chef

This is excellent writing excellent and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney s. Gabrielle Hamilton
Michael] Gibney has the soul of a poet and the stamina of a stevedore. . . . Tender and profane, his book will leave you with a permanent appreciation for all those people who desire to feed, to nourish, to dish out the tasty bits of life. The New York Times Book Review
A terrific nuts-and-bolts account of the real business of cooking as told from the trenches. No nonsense. This is what it takes. Anthony Bourdain
A wild ride, not unlike a roller coaster, and the reader experiences all the drama, tension, exhilaration, exhaustion and relief that accompany cooking in an upscale Manhattan restaurant. USA Today
Vibrantly written. Entertainment Weekly
Sizzling . . . Such culinary experience paired with linguistic panache is a rarity. The Daily Beast

Reveals the high-adrenaline dance behind your dinner. NPR"
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In this indispensable volume of kitchen wisdom, Julia Child gives home cooks the answers to their most pressing kitchen questions. How many minutes should you cook green beans? What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette? How do you skim off fat? What is the perfect way to roast a chicken? Here Julia provides solutions for these and many other everyday cooking queries. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You'll be guided to the quick saute as the best and fastest way. And once you've mastered that recipe, you can apply the technique to chops, chicken, or fish, following Julia's careful guidelines. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom is packed with essential information about soups, vegetables, and eggs, for baking breads and tarts, and more, making it a perfect compendium of a lifetime spent cooking.
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Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking
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Gathers traditional Irish recipes for appetizers, soups, stews, vegetables, meat, eggs, fish, salads, sauces, breads, and desserts featured in James Joyce's writings.
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The Joyce of Cooking: Food & Drink from James Joyce's Dublin
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First published in 1962, Elizabeth David's culinary odyssey through provincial France forever changed the way we think about food. With elegant simplicity, David explores the authentic flavors and textures of time-honored cuisines from such provinces as Alsace, Provence, Brittany, and the Savoie. Full of cooking ideas and recipes, French Provincial Cooking is a scholarly yet straightforward celebration of the traditions of French regional cooking.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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French Provincial Cooking
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Just remembering the crispy fried chicken and luscious peach cobblers a grandmother or aunt used to make can set your mouth watering. And since remembering is no substitute for eating, cooks across the country have turned to Cooking Texas Style to find recipes for the comfort foods we love best. Thirty years after its first publication, popular acclaim has made this collection of favorite family recipes the standard source for traditional Texas cooking.

Here are over three hundred tasty recipes from the kitchens of Candy Wagner and Sandra Marquez. You'll find classic Texas dishes such as chicken-fried steak, barbecue, chili, guacamole, and cornbread hot with jalapenos, as well as novel, exciting ways to prepare old favorites such as Tortilla Soup, Fajitas, and Chicken and Dumplings. Organized for easy reference, all the recipes are clearly explained, simple to prepare, and simply delicious. Cooking Texas Style is an invaluable addition to the kitchen bookshelf of anyone interested in cooking--and eating--Texas style.

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Cooking Texas Style: Traditional Recipes from the Lone Star State
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"Extraordinary," "poetic," and "inspired" are only a few words that have been used to describe the food at Chez Panisse. Since the first meal served there in 1971, Alice Waters's Berkeley, California, restaurant has revolutionized American cooking, earning its place among the truly great restaurants of the world. Renowned for the brilliant innovations of its ever-changing menu, Chez Panisse has also come to represent a culinary philosophy inspired by nature -- dedicated to the common interest of environment and consumer in the use of gloriously fresh organic ingredients.

In Chez Panisse Cooking, chef Paul Bertolli -- one of the most talented chefs ever to work with Alice Waters -- presents the Chez Panisse kitchen's explorations and reexaminations of earlier triumphs. Expanding upon -- and sometimes simplifying -- the concepts that have made Chez Panisse legendary, Bertolli provides reflections, recipes, and menus that lead the cook to a critical and intuitive understanding of food itself, of its purest organic sources and most sublime uses. Perhaps best described by Richard Olney, "Paul Bertolli's cuisine is what 'health food' should be and never is: a celebration of purity. The food is imaginative but never complicated; it is art."

Enhanced by Gail Skoff's breathtaking hand-colored photographs, Paul Bertolli's recipes remind us of the simple and passionate joys in cooking and of the inspiration to be drawn from each season's freshest foods: glistening local salmon creates a wildly colorful springtime carpaccio or is grilled later in the season with tomatoes and basil vinaigrette; autumn's fresh white truffles are sliced into an extraordinarily textured salad of pastel hues with fennel, mushrooms, and Parmesan cheese; figs left on the tree until they grow heavy and sweet appear in a fall fruit salad with warm goat cheese and herb toast. Season by season, Chez Panisse Cooking will captivate the senses and imagination of the cook with such entrancing recipes as Sugar Snap Peas with Brown Butter and Sage; Buckwheat Cakes with Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche, and Capers; Grilled Fish Wrapped in Fig Leaves with Red Wine Sauce; Lamb Salad with Garden Lettuces, Straw Potatoes, and Garlic Sauce; Marinated Veal Chops Grilled over an Oak Fire; or Seckel Pears Poached in Red Wine with Burnt Caramel. Here, some of the restaurant's most remarkable recent menus for special occasions are recreated, from a White Truffle Dinner to the Chez Panisse Tenth Annual Garlic Festival, to a supper for poet Vikram Seth that began. with "The Season's song, a summer ballad/Tomatoes, basil, flowers, beans/In unison dance, Lobster Salad..."

Many of these recipes reflect Paul Bertolli's love of northern Italian food; for other dishes, the inspiration is French; in all, there is a keen awareness of the abundance of uncompromisingly pure, seasonal ingredients to be found in America.

Above all, the Chez Panisse recipes are meant to inspire the cook to create his or her own version; to awaken the senses to the nuances of taste, texture, and color in cooking; to "discover the ecstatic moments when the intuition, skill, and accumulated experience of the cook merge with the taste and composition of the food." Since its original publication in 1988, this classic cookbook has proved to be indispensable to the shelf of every serious cook and every serious cookbook reader.

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Chez Panisse Cooking
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Aretha Franklin has recorded 39 studio albums, had 20 number-one R&B singles, 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins. It's a career that's legendary. Franklin was not a groundbreaker. She just did what she does better and longer than anyone else. She recorded her first major label album when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House and then sang at the inauguration of Barack Obama. This book looks at the incredible life of Franklin. While the contents of this book have been researched, this book is unauthorized.
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Respect: The Life and Times of Aretha Franklin
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By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued. Drawing on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including U.S. presidents and his business clients, this first full-length biography makes use of many of Kissinger's private papers and classified memos to tell his uniquely American story. The result is an intimate narrative, filled with surprising revelations, that takes this grandly colorful statesman from his childhood as a persecuted Jew in Nazi Germany, through his tortured relationship with Richard Nixon, to his later years as a globe-trotting business consultant.
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Kissinger: A Biography
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The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War--winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon


Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times.

Andrew Roberts's Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century.

An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon's sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians.

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Napoleon: A Life
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This timely study offers a radical re-reading of Conrad's work in the light of contemporary theories of masculinity. Drawing on gay studies, feminism, film theory and literary theory, Roberts shows how Conrad's fiction, even as it reflects certain assumptions of its day about the role of men in society, offers striking insights into the instability of the 'masculine'. The book explores the relationship of masculinity with colonialism, modernity, the visual and the body in a wide range of Conrad's major and lesser-known fiction.
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Conrad and Masculinity
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood's blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture.

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him "The Legend"; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war--including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates--and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

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American Sniper LP: Memorial Edition
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During a career spanning sixty years, the Reverend Billy Graham's resonant voice and chiseled profile entered the living rooms of millions of Americans with a message that called for personal transformation through God's grace. How did a lanky farm kid from North Carolina become an evangelist hailed by the media as "America's pastor"? Why did listeners young and old pour out their grief and loneliness in letters to a man they knew only through televised "Crusades" in faraway places like Madison Square Garden? More than a conventional biography, Grant Wacker's interpretive study deepens our understanding of why Billy Graham has mattered so much to so many.

Beginning with tent revivals in the 1940s, Graham transformed his born-again theology into a moral vocabulary capturing the fears and aspirations of average Americans. He possessed an uncanny ability to appropriate trends in the wider culture and engaged boldly with the most significant developments of his time, from communism and nuclear threat to poverty and civil rights. The enduring meaning of his career, in Wacker's analysis, lies at the intersection of Graham's own creative agency and the forces shaping modern America.

Wacker paints a richly textured portrait: a self-deprecating servant of God and self-promoting media mogul, a simple family man and confidant of presidents, a plainspoken preacher and the "Protestant pope." America's Pastor reveals how this Southern fundamentalist grew, fitfully, into a capacious figure at the center of spiritual life for millions of Christians around the world.

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America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation
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In Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, one of the most admired Southern historians of our time takes on one of the greatest cultural icons of all time. The result is a masterpiece: a vivid, gripping biography, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society-- indeed, American society--in the second half of the twentieth century. Author of The Crucible of Race and William Faulkner and Southern History, Joel Williamson is a renowned historian known for his inimitable and compelling narrative style. In this tour de force biography, he captures the drama of Presley's career set against the popular culture of the post-World War II South. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley was a contradiction, flamboyant in pegged black pants with pink stripes, yet soft-spoken, respectfully courting a decent girl from church. Then he wandered into Sun Records, and everything changed. "I was scared stiff," Elvis recalled about his first time performing on stage. "Everyone was hollering and I didn't know what they were hollering at." Girls did the hollering--at his snarl and swagger. Williamson calls it "the revolution of the Elvis girls." His fans lived in an intense moment, this generation raised by their mothers while their fathers were away at war, whose lives were transformed by an exodus from the countryside to Southern cities, a postwar culture of consumption, and a striving for upward mobility. They came of age in the era of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, which turned high schools into battlegrounds of race. Explosively, white girls went wild for a white man inspired by and singing black music while "wiggling" erotically. Elvis, Williamson argues, gave his female fans an opportunity to break free from straitlaced Southern society and express themselves sexually, if only for a few hours at a time. Rather than focusing on Elvis's music and the music industry, Elvis Presley: A Southern Life illuminates the zenith of his career, his period
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