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Business and How To
Excellence in Execution: HOW to Implement Your Strategy by Robin Speculand (MorganJames) Leaders need to execute their strategies more effectively than ever. This new approach to adopting the right mindset, toolset, and skillset helps them do just that.
On Course: Become a Great Leader & Soar! by Ken Pasch (MorganJames) Filled with analogies from the world of flying, this book lines out winning ways to become a better leader.
The Incredibly Useful Book of Delegation: How to Delegate So It Gets Done Correctly the First Time! (Incredibly Useful Books) (Volume 1) by Silver Rose This book taps into the Socratic Method to present practical ways of engaging people’s full energy in their jobs. Incredibly useful!
Write the Book You’re Meant to Write: A Guide for First-time Authors by Gail Woodard (Dudley Court Press) You want to write a book but the questions keep coming. How do you start the writing? Who will produce the book? This book lays the framework beautifully.
Expanding the Conversation by Jaime B. Hansen Based on the premise that men and women are equal but not the same, this book pushes us to accept the differences and flaunt them for a competitive advantage for both genders.
Everyday Turnaround™: The Art and Science of Daily Business Transformation by Eric Kish This book about turnaround tactics provides a pragmatic view of the challenges a leader faces and the daily rituals that can be embedded into the muscle memory of the organization.
It Needs To Be Done: How to persuade others to do it with less hassle and stress by Dick Cochran Almost all work is accomplished in groups or teams. This book explains proven principles to successfully persuade others to willingly do what’s needed.
Do You Want to Work in Baseball? Advice to acquire employment in MLB and Mentorship in Scouting and Player Development by Bill Geivett Drawing on his 28 years in professional baseball, Geivett answers a wealth of questions about how to break into the employment game in this pro sport.
The Language of Man: Learning to Speak Creativity by Larry Robertson Why is creativity vital to who you are and how all of us progress? How can you learn to cultivate your own creative capacity? This well-researched thesis provides the answers.
You Can’t Ride Two Horses With One Ass by Kurt Bartolich Conventional thinking gets flipped on its ear to teach you a new ethos: How to grow your business by protecting your brand’s authenticity. Fun approach throughout.
Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time by Laura Stack (Berrett-Koehler) This excellent efficiency how-to guide for the modern leader was inspired by Peter Drucker’s groundbreaking book The Effective Executive.
All Hands On Deck: Navigating Your Team Through Crises, Getting Your Organization Unstuck, and Emerging Victorious by Peter Boni As the captain of your ship, you’ll learn the ABCs to Advance based on fundamental steps that align “all hands on deck.” The result? You’ll come out on top in the world of business.
FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward by Vivian Blade This book lays out a crisp, thought-provoking approach to taking control of one’s career, complete with rich, instructive examples.
The Reality of Change by Fred Johnson and Paul Metler What is the key to mastering positive change, extraordinary leadership, and optimal business outcomes? This book delves into the emotional and interpersonal challenges of change.
Big Dreams Take Small Sacrifices by Sourena Vasseghi The author’s struggles with cerebral palsy and triumphs over adversity have taught him–and everyone who reads this book–which sacrifices count the most.
The Quiet Rich by Kevin J. Palmer This “I can” book shows how average folks do above-average things to achieve financial freedom. More than a “how to” book, it connects behaviors that naturally exist within one’s personality and demonstrates how anyone can unleash success.
How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not (NYT best-seller) by Robert Shemin (Crown Publishing) Why do some people attract wealth while others stay financially trapped? This book shows how sticking with the old moneymaking rules keeps you broke—and breaking them makes you rich.
Reflection Management by Nadav Goldschmidt This book offers a fresh, easy-to-understand and simple-to-execute management style that leads to achieving success.
What Everybody Ought To Know Before Moving A Data Center by Blaine Berger This “how to” book for IT professionals spell out what needs to happen through story and instruction.
The Predictable Profits Playbook by Charles E. Gaudet II Revealing critical components for being dominant in any industry, this book illuminates possibilities for business growth. From The Entrepreneur’s Marketing Champion.
Would You Want to Work for YOU™? by Brenda Bence This leading-edge business book tells CEOs how to build an executive leadership brand that inspires loyalty and drives employee performance.
The Capacity to Succeed by Dr. Mel Gravely How can the minority business industry sustain itself in today’s hyper-competitive world? The author unpacks a well-researched “how to” approach for minority firms to build their ongoing success.
What the Fork? by Sue Jacques, The Civility CEO™ This etiquette expert serves an enlightening plateful of “do’s and don’ts” so you’ll never have to wonder, as she once did, “What the fork do I do now?” when dining and hosting.
The Pricing and Profit Playbook by Joanne M. Smith Pricing is one of the largest levers companies have for improving profits, yet B2B companies often under-invest in pricing. This book shows leaders how to transform high-profit pricing one play at a time.
A Teen’s Guide to Finding a Job by Naomi Vernon This practical tool in a young job seeker’s toolkit prepares teens for a demanding job search and provides valuable resources. It’s tailored for teens, their parents, teachers, and counselors
DO WHAT YOU CAN! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results by John Hall Enjoy this practical, motivating approach to taking simple ordinary steps to living an extraordinary life.
Mastering Business and Personal Success: Understanding How People Think and Behave by Ed Hammond & Richard Shaw Readers discover how to follow the signposts to a better life! It’s written for individuals, business owners, managers, employees, and job searchers to assess situations from different angles.
The Cost of Ignorance: What You Don’t Know About Performance-Based Insurance Can Save Your Company Millions by Robert Phelan This story doubles as a bracing narrative full of drama and an intriguing solution for middle-market businesses who buy insurance. Your view of insurance will never be the same.
Dare to Speak! Discover the Secret of Successful Public Speaking by Frank Manfredi & Anthony Manfredi How could you have prepared your speech better? By practicing the one key secret to speaking—audience rapport. This book emphasizes aspects of speaking that help set the stage for success.
The Secret of Getting Better Customers by Jeanne Rossomme This ebook helps small businesses “pull up the weeds and get more fruit from the good plants” in the garden of their client roster. It features examples and doable steps of best practices (and sometimes worst practices) and tools to get better faster—downloadable templates and samples included.
Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Exposé of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business by Michael J. Daughtery This CEO details an extraordinary government surveillance program that compromised national security and invaded the privacy of tens of millions of online users worldwide.
The Green CEO: Leadership that Drives Profit and Sustainability by Lynn VanLeeuwen Leaders learn the principles and relationships of sustainability leadership and how to work with tools like the Systainership System. Excellent, in-depth map to taking the helm of a “green” organization.
Secrets Your Boss Isn’t Telling You: How to Advance Your Career and Have More Fun At Work! by Colleen Kettenhofen Colleen conducted in-depth conversations with more than 200 mid-level managers and supervisors for this book. She found out things like “why I fire one employee but keep another” to “what are the top traits employees” and more. Juicy secrets throughout!
The ABCs of Effective Supervision by Albert A. Crusoe This book for supervisors delivers 26 practical guidelines for succeeding in their positions. These guidelines provide courses of action for focusing on employee success.
Actions Against Distractions: Managing Your Scattered, Disorganized, and Forgetful Mind by Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. This book helps you improve your attention, memory, and organization by going from “good intention” to “effective action.” It’s time to take action against distractions and enjoy increased peace of mind.
You Can Present With Confidence: How to Speak Like A Pro, Dazzle Your Audience, and Get The Results You Want Every Time by Paul du Toit, CSP Discover the tools you need to develop a fearless and commanding presence on the platform.
The Underdog Edge: How Everyday People Change the Minds of the Powerful and Live to Tell About It by Amy Showalter What makes underdogs who need to influence “big dogs” successful? This consultant to those “in the trenches” shows how they overcome the odds to make meaningful change.
Bye Bye Boring Bio by Nancy Juetten This book becomes your best friend as you breeze through its engaging articles, fill in the bio worksheets, and study the compelling bio examples to find the right message for your own bio. Excellent resource.
Boring Meetings Suck by Jon Petz Finally. A book that says how to get more out of your meetings, or get out of more meetings! Funny, sassy, right on the money. (Wiley & Sons)
Build a Business, Not a Job! How to Build Your Business to Sell, Scale, or Own Passively by David Finkel, L. Stephen Wilklow, Stephanie Harkness This step-by-step business guide provides a concrete road map to build a business you can sell, scale, or own passively. It features a no-nonsense formula from business owners who have created level-three businesses on their paths to success.
Consensus is Not Kumbaya by Rand Golletz This “gift of provocations” by a top-level consultant not only provides insightful advice; it challenges executives to adopt a tough-minded attitude that leads to substantial—and profitable—shifts in their organizations. Irreverent and instructional.
What is the Color of Opportunity by Dr. Mel Gravely This is a must-read for minority firms and those who want to understand the color of common business opportunities. Its entertaining parable style addresses today’s realities at the crossroads of business and race.
Master Your World: 10 Dog-Inspired Leadership Lessons to Improve Profits, Productivity, and Communications by Mary Kelly, PhD What does it take to be a great leader? This book shows how little things can make enormous differences in people’s lives. Lighthearted and full of practical lessons the author learns from her dogs, it’s for leaders at any level of an organization.
How to Talk to Someone You Don’t Want To—But Have To by Wave J. Bannister An extensive book filled with strategies and effective ways to respond to conflict at home and at work, it serves as an impressive in-depth communications primer.
A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress by Larry Robertson This author provides a new definition of entrepreneurship, punctuated by interviews of leading entrepreneurs, including Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohammed Yanus.
Vision For A Change: A Social Entrepreneur’s Insights From the Heart by Lynn Price As the founder of Camp To Belong and honored social entrepreneur, Price shares heartfelt directives that catalyze readers into taking action for a better world.
Mapping Your Volunteer Vacation by Jane Stanfield For international volunteers, this book covers everything from soup to nuts when it comes to finding, planning, and enjoying an international volunteer vacation.
How to Get Into College: Advice For Stressing Less From A Teen Who’s Been Through It by Joseph Panyin Pobee Designed to give high school students the inside edge on applying for college, it’s written by a grad who’s been through the process.
How to Sell to Men Without Wearing a Low-Cut Dress by Deborah Gardner This book blows away any misconceptions about why saleswomen need to learn key strategies for selling products to male customers—with no cleavage necessary.
Leadership for Life: Your Guide to Becoming a Transformational Leader by Douglas B. Gehrman This guide speaks to people who want to operate from meaning in their lives and develop leadership qualities in themselves and others.
You: The Total Package by Sharon Skaling This ebook is not just about the clothes you wear. It is about appearance, behavior, communication, style, authenticity. It is about You: The Total Package.
Bringin’ in the Rain: A Woman Lawyer’s Guide to Business Development by Sara Holtz Marketing is no longer a mystery to women lawyers who take the messages in this book to heart.
The Risk-Taking Handbook by Jim McCormick By embracing the advice and insights in this handbook and engaging in the exercises, readers can experience profound and wonderful risk-taking rewards in their lives.
No More Little Old Ladies! 15 Essential and Specific Proven Anti-Aging Strategies for Gutsy Women in Their 40s and 50s by Barbara Morris, R.Ph. The road to “old ladyhood” starts in midlife, but with this well-thought-out plan of prevention, women can stay young. This youthful-thinking pharmacist tells how.
Embrace Your Rights: 50 Self-Empowering Rights that Create Joy, Perfection, and Purpose by Karen Ridley These 50 powerful Rights provide a roadmap for achieving lasting change and self-empowerment that benefits everyone.
The Cowboy Code™: A Sure-fire Guide to Ridin’ the Trails of Life by Doug Butler Advice with a cowboy twist—how to live by your own Cowboy Code based on Doug’s experiences “in the saddle” as a farrier, singer, speaker, and authentic cowboy.
No More Rotten Eggs – 13 Steps to Hiring Grade AA Talent by Debra Thompson and Bill Greif These hiring consultants shared their successful model and tools to help companies hire the right people. Includes a CD with forms, questions, worksheets, checklists, and legal guidelines.
The Guiding Write: How to Impress, Influence and Interest Your Readers by Dee Dukehart To get your words to paint pictures and engage your readers, relearn the basic grammatical, punctuation, and syntax rules that add quality to your writing.
Success—It’s All in Your V.O.I.C.E. by Dee Dukehart What’s the formula for improving speaking presentations? Velco, Organize, Integrate, Commit, Energize to gain V.O.I.C.E. power. This book shows you how.
What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Now That I’m 40, 50, 60 by Patricia Drain This self-guided “tour” for designing your next career is especially geared for Baby Boomers looking for a new beginning and ultimate job and life satisfaction.
Defeating the 8 Demons of Distraction: Proven Strategies to Increase Productivity and Decrease Stress by Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. This book arms workforce employees, independent professionals, and family mangers with simple yet powerful strategies to stop distractions in work/life settings.
Ending the Tobacco Holocaust: How Big Tobacco Affects Our Health, Pocketbook and Political Freedom, and What We Can Do About It by Michael Rabinoff Yes, smoking does cost lives, money, and integrity. Yes, this book conveys what each person can do to stop its devastation. Take action today!
Love Your Life and It Will Love You Back: 10 Lessons for Using the Power of Love to Succeed in Life by Sourena Vasseghi This amazing 29-year-old professional speaker who has a speech impediment due to cerebral palsy shows readers why loving life to the max is worthwhile.
Press Pause . . . Press On: Bringing Balance & Perspective To Work & Life by Patricia Katz Feel trapped by the pace of 21st century living? No more crash and burn. No more blur and endure. Just 64 ways to find peace of mind from a life balance expert.
Find More Time: How to Get Things Done at Home, Organize Your Life, and Feel Great About It by Laura Stack, MBA, CSP (Broadway Books) Laura shows you how to make every area of your life strong. It’s a follow-up book to Leave the Office Earlier.
Master Your Middle Management Universe: How to Succeed With Moga Moga Management Using 3 Easy Steps! by Mary Elston How to become a Moga Moga middle manager who “gets the job done now and gets the job done right.” It features a whole program to make living in the middle much easier.
Enjoy the Hell Out of Your Life by Ramone Yaciuk What can an old man—and all your life lessons—tell you that has lasting value? Ramone answers that question in the title of this book. The chapters that follow add richness and fun.
Laid Off? Don’t Stress! How to Get from Mad to Glad by Kitty Wiemelt Heartfelt stories by 21 people who share their gut-wrenching career-change experiences. Find support, encouragement, and fresh ideas on these pages.
Brilliance Unbridled:How the Secret Lives of Horses Reveal Your Power, Courage and Passion to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Kendall SummerHawk What can a horse whisper to YOU about business success? Fresh, insightful ideas that will help you unbridle your talent so that you and your business can thrive!
Bounce Back: The New Play Ethic at Work by Lynn Grasberg, CCO (Chief Comic Officer) Lynn shows how to stop worrying and start playing at work. It reveals how to recover from (and even enjoy) challenges that once knocked you for a loop.
Bricks to Bridges: Making Implementation Strategy Come Alive by Robin Speculand This how-to book with outrageous graphics helps organizations successfully implement their change strategies. Written by an Asian-Pacific consultant.
The Communication Catalyst by Mickey Connolly and Richard Rianoshek, PhD (Dearborn Trade Publishing) This book provides a boat to cross the sea of miscommunication, useless meetings, and wasteful memos with ten brilliant principles that provide a strong rudder.
Engineering Legends By Richard Weingardt, PE The unsung heroes of the engineering world and their achievements are featured in this collection of biographies.
Essentials of Influence by John A. Jenson What characteristics make the mark of an influencer in any walk of life? Jenson isolates 12 traits that all leaders should aspire to have in this classy, poetically written book.
Forks in the Road by Richard Weingardt, PE This collection of essays inspires engineers and other professionals readers to “show up” in policy positions and get involved in their communities.
From Grunt to Greatness by Michael Charest If you know you’re capable of more, if you struggle with self-doubt, this book gives you a boost—from an expert coach who’s helped thousands live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Get Slightly Famous by Steven Van Yoder (with Barbara McNichol) The author instructs small business people on how to become celebrities in their fields and attract more business with less effort using proven PR strategies.
Getting Them to Give A Damn by Eric Chester (Dearborn Press Publishing) This is full of solid, proven advice for managers and supervisors of our young, emerging Generation Why workforce.
Hire for Fit: Select the Best Executive for Your Organization by Don Andersson What does it cost to hire the wrong executives? Millions. How do you hire the right ones and keep them happy? Read this how-to book, backed by a wealth of experience and practical wisdom written.
Leave the Office Earlier: Do More in Less Time and Feel Great About It by Laura Stack, MBA, CSP (Broadway Books) Explains how to improve results, lower stress, and save time in today’s workplace from The Productivity Pro.
Lessons from the Window Seat by David Specht An engaging and practical business book for teams in organizations, written in a novel format to keep readers spellbound.
Managing Your Energy at Work: The Key to Unlocking Hidden Potential in the Workplace by Carol A. Bergmann This book spells out a revolutionary new way to help individuals in the workplace get free from the energy blocks that hold them—and their organizations—back.
Motivational Leadership: Strategies and Wisdom From America’s Top Professional Motivators compiled by Vilis Ozols, CSP In this anthology of wisdom for company leaders, 14 authors and speakers tell their secrets for increasing motivation in the workplace.
Motivational Selling compiled by Vilis Ozols, CSP In this anthology of wisdom for salespeople everywhere, 14 authors and speakers tell their secrets for succeeding in sales.
Sanborn on Success by Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE Practical comments complement quotable quotes from one the country’s leading business philosophers.
Six-Figure Shoeing by Dr. Doug Butler, PhD, FWCF An expert horseman, businessman, and teacher instructs farriers how to set up and operate a successful farrier business.
Tango: Dance of Self-Discovery by Katherine Carol Fun and simple steps to passionate partnerships and soulful living—a playbook for people who want more joy in their lives. Transformational.
The Truth Zone by Ward Flynn To rekindle the spirit of entrepreneurism, this book provides tools to help transform the workplace into a more productive, collaborative environment.
This Time I Dance by Tama Kieves (Tarcher/Putnam) A former Harvard-graduated lawyer turns toward her life’s work—writing—and shows career changers and soul searchers how to “dance” in their own lives.
Turn Eye Appeal into Buy Appeal: How to easily transform your marketing pieces into dazzling, persuasive sales tools by Karen Saunders Every business owner can have the expertise of a design pro on their desk 24/7 with this book of tips and techniques on creating better marketing pieces.
Where’s Your Organization’s HEART? Questions to Propel Your Business to Greatness by Suzy Allegra Through asking provocative questions, this book addresses the core values and qualities that make employees, customers, and vendors feel included.
Health and Lifestyle
Feed the Baby Hummus: Pediatrician-Backed Secrets from Cultures Around the World by Dr. Lisa Lewis (Familius) This easy-to-read parenting book has a twist. Complementing pediatrician guidelines for safe baby care, Dr. Lewis concludes each section with tips from global baby-care routines. Highly informative.
Through the Tunnel: Unlock The Pain Of Your Past And Find The Courage To Grow Up, Not Just Old by Dr. Bonnie Lyon (Dudley Court Press) When you no longer choose to live in pain and are willing to look at your own dysfunction, change can occur and be maintained. This book leads the way to profound transformation.
To Soften the Grief: What to Say and Do to Comfort a Bereaved Mother by Joan E. Markwell (lead author) (Dudley Court Press) It’s a book every bereaved mother wants family and friends to take to heart. Their careless words don’t need to cause pain on top of the pain of losing a child. Poignant. Needed!
Anger 101: The Healthy Approach to Being a Bitch by Lori DiGuardi This coach delves into one woman’s journey to find herself and shares her sage advice on how women can embrace their anger with healing results.
Bipolar MD: My Life As a Physician with Bipolar Disorder by Paul Golden MD (Dudley Court Press) Dr. Paul delves into what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder every day but still carry on a full and satisfying life. Encouraging and insightful for people with this disorder.
Cubicle to Cuba: Desk Job to Dream Job by Heidi Siefkas Get ready for more adventures with tour guide Heidi who opens the mysteries of traveling in Cuba with stories from her travels worldwide.
The Heart of Your Move: The Woman’s Relocation Guide to Easing the Stress, Comforting the Soul, and Listening to Her Heart by Carolyn Masters (Wheatmark) This book reveals ways for women to listen to their feelings and smooth out their stress when relocating their home.
Abuse & Energy: Bringing You Home Through the Transformational Power of Energy by Mariane E. Weigley, JD This book advances the premise that we are energy! It shares personal life stories of emotional abuse, allowing readers to come to a greater understanding of their own lives.
The Patients’ Time Has Come by Elizabeth Rankin, BScN How can you become more empowered as a patient in today’s world of medical care? Find the complete prescription and cure here.
The Formula: Seven Steps for Healing from Depression and Manic Depression by Alicemarie Joana O’Neill How does one survive the turbulence of a breakdown—again and again? How does one continue past the shame and grief? The answer is in The Formula.
Echoes of Silence: Letters to a Drug Addicted Mother from the Woman Who Took Her Place by Gwen Miller The author is forced to choose between her own freedom and saving three neglected and abused young children. A compelling and true story with eye-opening insights.
Leave Cancer in the Dust: 50 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer and Supercharge Your Health by Kristina N. Sampson If you expect another “how to beat cancer” message, you’ll love the fresh slant delivered in the form of 50 tips to prevent of any kind of disease.
Your Mother Called (Mother Earth) . . . You’d Better Call Her Back! by Gina Murphy-Darling. This outrageous book carries Mrs. Green’s passionate message of respect for Mother Earth in a humorous, inspiring, “get with it” kind of way. For maximum effect, leave it in the bathroom for all to read.
Friends with the Scale: How to Turn Your Scale into a Powerful Weight Loss Tool by Linda Spangle, RN, MA This book turns your enemy—the scale you step on—into your friend for losing weight. It will show you exactly how to make the dreaded scale your ally. Fun, informative.
Retro Baby: Cut Back On All the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development by Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this book features more than 100 time-tested activities for returning to the activities babies did in the 1950s—and were better off for it!
Cut Through The Noise: Nursing Home Care in the Baby Boomer Era by Dr. Kojo Pobee, MD, CMD What better place to turn for advice on nursing homes than a physician who runs one? In his caring way, Dr. Pobee gives comprehensive advice for moving your family member into a nursing home.
A Little Bit Can Hurt: The Shocking Truth about Food Allergies—Why We Should Care, What We Can Do by Donna T. DeCosta, MD The author tells the stories and reveals the faces of people living with food allergies, and what they did about them. Compelling and heartfelt as well as informative with excellent resources.
Making Perfect Popcorn by John Beigel Finding a dearth of information about his favorite treat, John Beigel, physicist, former CEO, and author, became a popcorn aficionado. He now discloses his popped-to-perfection secrets so that you can purchase, prepare, eat, and enjoy a full popcorn-driven experience.
Finding Happiness in Turbulent Times: An Action Guide Based on Aristotle’s Ideas by Gary Madvin, CLU, ChFC and Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. Discover how the ancient philosophical principles of Aristotle can help you the way to find contentment and happiness. Stop feeling empty, overwhelmed, confused, or dissatisfied and start feeling fulfilled, satisfied, certain, and in control.
Wisdom to Wellness – International Book Awards winner 2012 by Maureen Minnehan Jones This health practitioner reveals a new paradigm for understanding how disease originates in the body and teaches a technique—called Modus Operandi—for overcoming it.
The Prostate Storm: One Guy Battles Prostate Cancer, BPH and Prostatitis, and Bets On a Cure-All by Steve Vogel Blunt, insightful, sometimes funny, Vogel tackles the big controversies in the prostate world—PSA screening, overtreatment, cancer-inflammation-diet connection, and more.
A Woman’s Guide to Thriving after Prostate Cancer: You’ve Helped Him Through—Now What About You? by Cindie Hubiak How can you take a prostate cancer experience from surviving to thriving? This book is filled with tactics and encouragement for women whose loved ones are battling cancer.
Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex After Recovery from Sex Addiction by Alexandra Katehakis This easy-to-read therapeutic book helps sex addicts get in touch with their healthy sexual side—and when they are ready, be able to embrace true intimacy and acceptance in themselves and in their mates.
SoundShifting: A Tone-By-Tone Tour to Using Your Voice for Self-Healing by Tryshe Dhevney This sound and healing expert reveals how the tool of sound can change long-held beliefs influencing every aspect of life . . . and even heal disease as it did for the author. A treasure!
Let’s Cook Tonight by Gigi Centuro Want to eat healthy and cook fresh meals at home but feel overwhelmed and have no idea where to start? Gigi has created a system for menu-planning, shopping, and easy meal preparation as part of a growing movement to get people to eat well at home more!
The Naked Tooth: What Cosmetic Dentists Don’t Want You to Know by Dr. Colleen Olitsky, Dr. Jason Olitsky (Greenleaf Book Group) These leading cosmetic dentists bust common misconceptions and present a step-by-step process for achieving the perfect smile in this well-illustrated guide to selecting a quality cosmetic dentist.
Snakes in My Dreams by Dr. Mike Deninger Dr. Mike understands from the inside out what it’s like to recover from life’s tragedies. This book poignantly tells of his journey through alcoholism, incest, and discrimination, conveying truths he feels compelled to share “before my time is up.” Beautifully written.
How to Eat Well & Not Wear It by Nancy Bennett, MS, RD, CDE This book stands above the plethora of nutrition and weight loss books with its fresh, fun, and engaging presentation. You will make healthier food choices.
The Reveal, Build A Big Dream Journal by Rudy Ruettiger and Nikkos Zorbas The legendary hero of Hollywood film Rudy combines his talent with life coach/recording artist to reveal the secrets behind their success in a journal format.
99 Ways to Stop the Drama in Your Life by Don Steirer Stop the emotional storm and get back to living in harmony with the universe. This book shows you how to accomplish that, and how to do it FAST.
Tales from the Road: Adventures of Mid-Life Runaways by Anita S. Henehan Run away with the author and other RVers as they share stories of fun and fiascos living on the road. It features dozens of helpful tips and great places to travel.
Intentional Joy: How to Turn Stress, Fear & Addiction into Freedom by Lynn Telford-Sahl “Peace is only a breath and a smile away.” This book helps readers melt away stress and overwhelm by teaching skills that shift readers into a joyful place effortlessly.
A Mind That Matters: Alternative Techniques for Successful Living by Christopher Emmanuel Those who suffer from mental illness and addictions might miss knowing their true purpose. This book shows how the author healed his mind and discovered passion for life.
Letter to Oprah: Bringing Positive Changes to a World Longing for Love and Happiness by Suma Shewale Suma shares valuable information about health and peace written in such a persuasive way that Oprah will want to put it out into the world.
Where Does It Hurt? Surprising Stories and Insights for Releasing Pain and Restoring Whole Body Health by Dr. Matthew Norton In this treatise on how to recover and maintain top health, Dr. Norton shows how correcting underlying health issues now can prevent a world of hurt later.
Curing the Cause and Preventing Disease by Dr. Steven Ross, DC Dr. Ross’s book opens up a new era of healthcare called Functional Diagnostic Medicine, which provides solutions based on scientific diagnostic assessments.
Beyond Bipolar: Principles for Recovery by Jane Mountain, MD Following her Insights for Recovery book, Dr. Mountain shares solid principles that help people with bipolar disorder go beyond coping to managing the disease.
Take Charge! Steps to Prevent Breast Cancer by Laura F. Shwaluk, BSc, DC Through research, treatment, and trial studies, Dr. Laura sheds light on how women can stay healthy and prevent breast cancer. The breast massage oil she’s developed is fabulous.
Curing the Cause . . . Preventing Disease: How Getting to the Root of Illness and Disease Can Give You Optimal Health by Dr. Steven B. Ross Dr. Ross presents scientific, alternative, and holistic approaches to uncovering and resolving chronic health issues—a roadmap to optimal health.
100 Days to Weight Loss Success by Linda Spangle It can be done! Follow the day-by-day suggestions for better eating and better living by this health expert. Especially helpful—how to deal with the emotional triggers of food.
Bipolar Disorder: Insights for Recovery by Jane Mountain, MD A family physician who has experienced bipolar disorder herself and in her family sheds light on how to manage symptoms and live well with this disorder.
Booby-Trapped: How to Feel Normal in a Breast-Obsessed World by Nili Sachs, Ph.D. This powerful indictment of our breast-obsessed culture is delivered through gripping stories of women in therapy who come to understand their bodies.
Boomers Really Can Put Old on Hold by Barbara Morris Want to say NO to all those misperceptions about old age? This book is for you, written by an active pharmacist in her 70s. She gives Baby Boomers sound advice for keeping your youthful qualities.
Bullies Behind the Wheel by Joel Shorey What can every driver do to prevent road rage and deal with the bullies on the roads? Shorey’s years of truck-driving experience helps readers make sense of aggressive drivers’ attitudes and he tells us what to do about them.
How to Pronounce French, German, and Italian Wine Names by Diana Bellucci This reference book features simple pronunciation rules and examples for avoiding embarrassment by mispronouncing names of European wines.
How to Pronounce French Rose Names by Diana Belluci This reference book provides easy pronunciations for rose collectors and dealers, and encourages the proliferation of antique roses.
How to Run Away from Home After 50 by Anita S. Henehan A former homemaker overcame her fears and left her home of 39 years to experience living on the road. A delightful read for RVers and those considering the RV lifestyle.
I Ordered Soup and Got Broom Bristles by Barbara Fagerlund, Norma Stepp, and Nadine Bridges An amusing (yet extremely serious) look at the health hazards of eating in restaurants, written by three finicky sisters.
Life is Hard, Food is Easy by Linda Spangle, RN (LifeLine Press) This step-by-step guide makes it easy to understand and deal effectively with emotional challenges that sabotage weight-loss for many people.
Living with Enthusiasm: How the 21-Day Smile Diet Can Change Your Life by Mary Marcdante This book features a fabulous, totally valid prescription for adding joy and enthusiasm to one’s life in 21 days.
Revlon Dolls and Their Look-alikes by Kathy Barna This reference book delves into the history of well-known dolls from the 1950s and helps collectors understand their value.
See Sport Run: Baseball Spectator’s Guide See Sport Run: Hockey Spectator’s Guide by The Minkster Are you challenged to understand the great American game of baseball and hockey or know someone who is? These great primers tell how these games are played.
Shades of Gray by J. Graham Armstrong Information, poetry, and drawings get inside depression from a young man’s experience. With great artistry, this book helps people understand and work through the disease.
Success in a Shaker Jar by Linda Spangle, RN An expert in weight-loss counseling, Linda coaches users of a medical weight-loss product to make the most of it and keep weight off permanently.
Vietnam in the Absence of War by Thomas G. Rampton In this autobiography, a draftee in the U.S. Army “tours” Vietnam in 1968 during the Vietnam War. He returns in 1998 and 1999 to this beautiful county on bicycle trips that reveal many contrasts and insights 28 years after.
Who Lives in Your Backyard? by Susie Mottashed An artistic instruction book featuring Susie’s illustrations and journal entries. It encourages everyone to see what joys of nature live nearby.
Love and Relationships
Holy Crap! I Married a Farmer! Joy-filled Lessons Connecting Our Sisters in Agriculture by Jolene Brown Exclusively for women who marry farmers, Brown rallies her sisters and delivers eye-opening moments, treasured memories, and just plain laughter. A fun read for anyone!
Pizza with a Rabbi: A Stroll Through Traditional Judaism by Robert Shemin and Rabbi Pinchas Taylor Asking and answering questions a Jewish boy always wanted to ask about his faith.
When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything by Heidi Siefkas This happily married, globetrotting professional seemed to have it all until a tree limb struck her down, breaking her neck. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. This memoir poignantly recounts her recovery and her new philosophy: Here’s to looking up.
Signs of Life, Love, and Other Miracles by Stephanie Ager Kirz In this collection of heartfelt and comforting stories, the recently widow author learned through her travels how cultures celebrate death and embrace the afterlife.
How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure by Lynette M. Smith Imagine a world of people focused on gratitude for one another. Make it so! Start by writing letters of appreciation that will be treasured forever. This book helps you touch others with your genuine, original letters to express deep feelings of appreciation.
Walking Tall by Peggy O’Neill This LITTLE PERSON has a lot to say about learning to be BIG on the inside. It’s full of self-revelations that promote self-esteem and motivates change.
The Hom Memoirs: Adventures of a Chinese Couple Who Found Happiness in America by Janet Hom (Wheatmark) This memoir tells a poignant story about living in 1950s China and how a young immigrant couple made a good life for themselves and their extended family in Tucson, Arizona.
121 University Place: The True Story of a Homeless Tortured Boy and the Psychiatrist Who Saved His Life by Louis Panesi The author reveals details of his years of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis while showing a world of affection for the generous man who saved his life.
Good by John A. Jenson This book guides readers toward the creation of “good” through these approaches: to design, package, and deliver. Look for eloquent twists throughout.
Circles in the Sky: The Life and Times of George Ferris by Richard G. Weingardt A fascinating biography of the American engineer who developed the Ferris wheel for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and died a young man, broke and lonely.
My Ex is Having Sex with Rex, the straight story of a woman who picked up her life when her husband left to pick up men by Jennifer Lee The subtitle says it all. A gutsy story of insights gained after Jennifer’s 16-year marriage ended. “Witty, poignant, compassionate, a little naughty, and very honest.”
12 Miles to Paradise by Ted Simendinger This novel combines horseracing adventures with relationship intrigue in an outrageously humorous way. Fully entertaining; look for the movie!
Anchors of the Soul by Carol Egmont St. John A novel about two disparate lives and how they come together, told from the perspective of two women living in a New England fishing village.
Best Friends Are Like Suspenders: They Hold You Up When You Are Falling Down by Bev Van Horn This narrative non-fiction about three women who face a daughter’s fatal bout with AIDS reveals the importance of women’s relationships in times of crisis.
Dear Mom, I’ve Always Wanted You to Know…Daughters Share Letters from the Heart by Lisa R. Delman (Penguin Group) In their own words, daughters share the feelings they’ve kept inside for so long. This healing book of letters—and the author’s reflections about them—honor the most important relationship in life.
Encouraging Words For New Stepmothers by Jean McBride, MS, LMFT As a marriage counselor and a step-mom herself, this author brings insight and encouragement into the lives of stepmothers—new and otherwise.
Lead Now or Step Aside compiled by Eric Chester (anthology) The combined expertise of 14 youth-oriented speakers provides insights and activities for teenagers in leadership roles.
Love is No Guarantee: Essential Ingredients to Creating a Successful Relationship by Peter Hector Peter Hector shows how to protect your love relationship from forces that could blind-side you and become a more loving force yourself!
Maltese Crossing: Love, Loss, and Lessons of Compassion by Kuan Yin as told to Dr. P.D. Sargent A heartfelt story in the voice of a canine goddess who brings lessons of the soul to her mistress and to all who experienced the loss of a beloved pet.
My Lasting Wishes: A Gift of Love by Peggy Lowes This beautifully designed handbook offers a lasting journal for recording important information to proactively communicate after-death wishes to loved ones.
Real Belonging: Give Siblings Their Right to Reunite by Lynn S. Price A special true story about sibling connection written by the founder of Camp to Belong, an organization that brings separated foster siblings together.
Stand, Walk, Run Free: Overcoming Expectations of a Perfect Life by Constance Morgan A perfect life turns into a struggle for survival as the author recounts confronting the trauma and gift of having a disabled child.
Stop Singing the Blues: 10 Powerful Strategies for Hitting the High Notes in Your Life by Dr. Cynthia Barnett Through real-life stories, Dr. Cynthia Barnett has crafted a warm book of encouragement. It offers instruction with heat that fires up readers to achieve their dreams.
Walk in My Boots: The Joy of Connecting by Bonnie Ross-Parker This book conveys the positive power of connection and motivates readers to go the extra mile in their relationships.
Why Did I Marry You Anyway? by Barbara Bartlein, RN A solid book of advice, tools, and examples for couples who want to improve their relationship, written by an experienced counselor.
White House Usher: Stories from the Inside by Christopher B. Emery A delightful read from a former White House usher who served three presidents. Great behind-the-scene anecdotes of the author’s eight years of service.
Expanding the Conversation by Jaime B. Hansen Based on the premise that men and women are equal but not the same, this book pushes us to accept the differences and flaunt them for a competitive advantage for both genders.
The Colors of Tucson by Diana Madaras This book takes you on an artful journey woven through the special places of Madaras’ beloved Tucson. Its 90 paintings rekindles memories for Tucsonans while introducing newcomers and visitors to the Old Pueblo.
Ascension KIs: Opening the Doorways to Light by Shima Shanti and James Gordon Kelly IV These KIs make perfect tools for meditation, contemplation, and spiritual practices to access your divine identity.
Sketches of Saskatoon by Patricia Katz This sunny collection of 40 paintings in ink and watercolor chronicles the special charms of this warm, friendly place. It entices all readers to visit the author/artist’s beloved city in the Saskatchewan prairies.
Communicating and Connecting with FULL INTENTION by Hawkeye Richardson This practical book conveys how to communicate and connect with intention in productive, satisfying ways. Its ideas, tools, and sales support the nonprofit organization Tell Me A Good Story.
The Power of Spiritual Gifting: A Journey of the Soul by Sonia Easley Through her own discoveries, the author strives to help others through lessons gleaned from a spiritual process. Sonia’s life inspiration is her word, expressed in this impeccable and heartfelt way.
Look, Lead, Love, Learn: Four Steps to Better Business, a Better Life and Conquering Complexity in the Process By Bill Sheridan The author combed the blog posts of CPA Success for chartered accountants to feature down-to-earth essays in this mighty package. It stresses that one’s rate of learning must be greater than the rate of change.
An Unlikely Journey: Make a Difference. Do Good. Have Fun. By Mark W. Erwin Ambassador Erwin looks back on his diplomatic career and the advice that helped him realize that “significance” is the successful pursuit of “making a difference by doing good while having fun.”
Come To Your Senses: An Inspirational Guide for Using ALL of Your Senses by Joan Brock At age 32, Joan Brock suddenly lost her eyesight and five years later, she lost her first husband to cancer. In this insightful review of 14 sense, Joan shares how she overcame adversity and inspires those who have experienced losses to “get on with it.”
Peace Matters: 33 Powerful Actions All Mothers Can Take to Raise Peace-Conscious Children by Soraya Deen Dedicated to mothers everywhere, this Muslin mother shows them how to help their children face the challenges of life in kind, peace-promoting ways. Poignant and powerful messages.
Oneness Gems by E. C. Emmanuel The insights shared in Oneness Gems came from the author’s life experiences, from sacred scriptures from East to West, and from his spiritual practices—all woven into this day-by-day approach that inspires grace and oneness.
There Is More . . . 18 Near-Death Experiences by Sharon Lund, PhD The 18 stories of people who had near-death experiences show how the experience transformed who they are and eliminated their fear of death. This uplifting book carries readers to a deeper understanding of this most natural phenomenon.
The Tao of Yahtzee by Elaine M. Dollowitch This “play” book for creating the life you desire is based on the popular dice game, Yahtzee, which becomes a vehicle for personal growth and transformation. It’s a fun way to make the law of attraction work!
Heart-Oriented Thinking by Sonia Easley This inspirational book presents readers with a state of mind for achieving goals and realizing dreams through a gentle, uplifting process that aligns physical and spiritual aspects of life.
Soulwise: How to Create a Conspiracy of Hope, Health and Harmony by Dr. Phil Johnson Through this book, the author aims to spark a movement to embrace the dream of One World One Family, unleashing humanity’s collective capacity to care for a world in need.
For The Dreamers: Quotations From The Wise by Frank M. Manfredi Can we put the essence of wisdom into action in our work and relationships? This book captures a significant words of wisdom from the past to inspire.
Finding Your Authentic Voice: Seven Practices to Free the Real You and Experience Love, Happiness, and Fulfillment by Andrea Beaulieu Following these practices consistently will lead to living a life that you’ll treasure. And when you face challenges, you’ll experience less stress and strain, and more joy and love than ever.
SuperWisdom: Seven Vital Secrets for a Rich and Purpose-Filled Life by Tom Russell Embrace these profound lessons for spiritual growth that are found within. This book shows how to tap into spiritual teaching systems through practical SuperWisdom tools.
Making Lemonade: Choosing a Positive Pathway after Losing Your Sibling by Zander Sprague This loving brother addresses the trauma of losing his sister in a violent death and helps other siblings in the same “club” gain ways to cope and generate hope.
Healing the Hole in Your Soul: 9 LifeSpark Secrets to Coming Alive through Loss by Lisa Bell We can understand the magic of using loss to improve our lives through Bell’s LIFESPARK guide. Book profits go to the ALS Foundation in memory of the author’s sister.
Christmas Lost and Found: Rediscovering the True Spirit of Christmas by John Jenson (Hyperion) A gift book filled with memories and morals about the Christmas holiday season.
Discover Your Soul Potential: Using the Enneagram to Awaken Spiritual Vitality by Kathy Hurley and Theodorre Donson This easy-to-understand book applies spiritual wisdom that leads to the development of soul using descriptions of the nine Enneagram personalities.
The Freedom of Innocence by Lara Shah Through her powerful narrative, Lara Shah reactivates the energy of the 12 Divine Laws of Healing that exist within—an energy capable of profound healing on all levels of one’s being.
From Attitude to Zeal by Margie Seyfer This book features stories and poems gleaned from positive people who have changed their lives by changing their attitudes. It inspires readers to use the ABCs of good attitude. After all, “Attitude is Infectious.”
FunStuff to Keep You Laughing by RuthKay Petersen A whimsical booklet that encourages readers to add more laughter to their days with FunQuotes, Funny One-Liners and ideas to tickle the funny bone.
Hello It’s Me by Patrick Cardero An easy-to-read and thought-provoking approach to universal questions between Patrick and God. Every bit as powerful as Conversations with God.
Humor Me! compiled by Brad Montgomery, CSP This highly entertaining book combines the wisdom of not one, but 16 experts on the power of laughter and humor.
Prescription for a New You: 52 Doses of Encouragement by Suzanne Vaughan This marketing pad features fabulous inspirational “prescriptions” that are easy to fill. Just tear off a page and give it to someone who needs a boost!
Look Another Way by John Jenson An attractive gift book of poetic insights that are bound to change the way you look at life.
Lost and Found: Finding the Silver Linings in Life by John Jenson (Hyperion) A book of vignettes that illustrate what we can gain from what we lose in life.
Lost and Found: Finding the Silver Linings in Life Page-A-Day Calendar by John Jenson (Workman Press) This calendar features 366 vignettes and quotes, one for each day in 2000.
RAUT: Remembering Roland Rautenstraus, The 12th President of the University of Colorado by Richard Weingardt, PE The University of Colorado published this biography honoring Roland Raut, an admired leader, engineer, and educator.
Releasing the Inner Magician by Deborah Sandella A book of intuitive meditations, initiations, and inspirations based on Earth, Water, Breath, Fire. This is first in a series of Inner Magician workbooks and workshops.
Real Estate and Investing
Your Keys to Moving On: A Guide to Navigating Divorce and the Marital Home by Joan Rogliano The expert agent who wrote this book specializes in helping people deal with the sensitive issues around buying or selling a home as they’re going through a divorce.
Understanding Money: How Your Thoughts and Beliefs Change Your Financial Reality by Jake Shirley (Kindle) Not often discussed in financial books is the role one’s mindset plays in life. This puts a reader’s thoughts and beliefs at the forefront of monetary success. Thought-provoking.
Selling Luxury Homes 12 Secrets Luxury Home Sellers Know That You Can Use Today by Jack Cotton This trio of books showcases the luxury real estate market from different angles and shows how anyone who’s buying or selling can apply the concepts that work in high-end home sales.
MindSet Over Mortgage by T. James Enright, Jr. This ebook prepares readers to face the financial questions rarely asked before ever applying for a mortgage. . . and prevents a myriad of mistakes. Practical. Instructive.
Making Big Money Investing in Foreclosures without Cash or Credit Updated Version by Peter Conti (Kaplan Publishing) An updated version of this moneymaking guide for real estate investors filled with foreclosure-buying strategies.
You Can’t Take It With You So How Will You Leave It Behind? by Steven W. Allen This “plain English” guide to wills and trusts is written by an experienced estate planning attorney who shares his expertise, wisdom, and common sense.
To Sell or Not to Sell . . . Employer Retirement Plans by Tom Foster and Todd D. Thompson, The Hartford’s Retirement Plans Group (Kaplan Publishing) This guide book helps agents and financial planners understand, apply, and sell smart retirement planning strategies to their clients.
Buy Even Lower: The Regular People’s Guide to Real Estate Riches by Scott Frank and Andy Heller (Kaplan Publishing) his book follows Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High and shows how to save even more money, time, and energy when buying investment properties.
The Real Estate Investor’s Online Toolbox by Todd Little (Kaplan Publishing) This book has already been named December’s Book of the Month for the Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). It emphasizes online resources for investors and includes discounts to REIA members for National Partner services.
40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing by Robert Shemin (John Wiley & Sons) To answer the question “how do I get started?” Shemin details a simple-to-follow plan backed with case studies and real-world examples. He shows how anyone can get started on the road to real estate riches.
Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High: Real Estate Investing for the Long Run by Scott Frank and Andy Heller (Dearborn Trade Publishing) The authors lay out a proven real estate investing lease option program that describes how to consistently make money while keeping a full-time job.
Cash and Control—You Can Have Both by Stefania Aulicino The author, a former Wall Street investment banker, explains an unconventional process for finding money to grow your business through venture capital. Part of The Entrepreneur’s Advocate Series.
How to Achieve Absolute Financial Freedom by Joseph J. Janiczek This comprehensive book details the mindset, roadmap, and behaviors required to declare financial independence in a practical, holistic way.
The Landlord’s Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Small Investment Properties (3rd edition) by Barbara McNichol, Richard Rusdorf and Daniel Goodwin (Dearborn Press Publishing) The ultimate must-have guide for those who want to reap the rewards of property ownership and minimize the hassles. A top seller since 1985.
Make More Money Investing in Multiunits: A Step-by-Step Guide by Gregory Warr (Dearborn Press Publishing) This book spells out how to best capitalize on purchasing and managing properties that are between 12 to 50 units and more.
Making Big Money Investing in Foreclosures without Cash or Credit by Peter Conti & David Finkel (Dearborn Trade Publishing) This is a comprehensive moneymaking guide for real estate investors to find and purchase properties in foreclosure using other people’s money.
Nickel and Dime Your Way to Wealth by Deborah Owens Millions of people wake up believing they won’t ever achieve financial security. Owens bases this inspirational book on a parking lot attendant who refused to buy into that thinking and accumulated a small fortune.
Profit from Your Vacation Home Dream by Christine Karpinski (Dearborn Press Publishing) This expert on vacation home rentals expands on the wisdom from her first book for owners of vacation homes, How to Rent by Owner.
Real Estate Dealmaking by George Donohue (Dearborn Press Publishing) “To live is to negotiate,” says Donohue, the president of William B. May real estate, the oldest real estate firm in New York City. He conveys his philosophy and tactics in this comprehensive guidebook for real estate investors.
Secrets of a Millionaire Landlord: Maximize Profits and Minimize Hassles by Robert Shemin, Esq. (Dearborn Trade Publishing) Best-selling author outlines a step-by-step system that simplifies every aspect of the landlord process. It includes a wealth of forms, policies, and procedures.
Secrets of Buying and Selling Real Estate Without Using Your Own Money by Robert Shemin (John Wiley & Sons) In understandable, step-by-step language, this book walks you through explanations and examples of real estate financing.
Successful Real Estate Investing: How to Avoid the 75 Most Costly Mistakes Every Investor Makes by Robert Shemin (John Wiley & Sons) Written for novice investors, this how-to book highlights 75 common mistakes and offers real-life strategies for avoiding them.
Successful Real Estate Investing: How to Avoid the 77 Most Costly Mistakes Every Investor Makes by Robert Shemin (John Wiley & Sons) A great compilation of lessons learned from one of America’s leading investors.
A Trader’s Guide to Analyzing Stocks by Bev Day, MBA, CFE By applying chart analysis to every trade you make on the stock market, beginning traders can find profits in every move.
Unlimited Riches: Making Your Fortune in Real Estate Investing by Robert Shemin (John Wiley & Sons) The ultimate handbook for people serious about building a career in real estate investing. It features an appendix of essential forms for managing investments.
What No One Ever Told You About Real Estate Investing by Robert Hill, Esq. (Dearborn Press Publishing) This book features 111 real-life insights from dozens of investors who have good, bad, and downright ugly stories about lessons they have learned in real estate.