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by a mother of seven with the overwhelmed, stretched-too-thin,
sleep-deprived mom in mind, From Frazzled to Focused walks busy readers
through the easy-to-follow steps that will help them arrange their lives
so they have more time to do what they love each day.
components of Caroline's unique time-management method will help any
overextended mother create systems from the chaos of a hectic household:
* Select (help moms determine what that should focus their limited time and attention on) * Simplify (how to streamline mental and physical space) * Systemize (create simple systems for everyday life to keep things running smoothly) * Sustain (maintain those systems and tweak when necessary).
these systems in place is the key to a more organized, relaxed life.
Readers will learn how to free up space, reduce anxiety, and spend more
time on the things that really matter.
About the Author
Rivka Caroline is a mother, rabbi’s wife, and professional time
management consultant in Miami. She holds a
bachelor’s degree in psychology and will be completing her master’s in
psychology in 2013. She teaches individuals, small businesses, and teams
within corporations how to leverage their time to work effectively and
find time for the things that count. Perhaps more important, Rivka has
seven children and is still quite relaxed and sane and able to find time
for what matters. People often ask her how she “does it all.” This book
is her detailed response. (Spoiler alert: She doesn’t actually do it
Fashion model, surrealist artist, muse, photographer, war
correspondent—Lee Miller defies categorization. She was a woman who
refused to be penned in, a free spirit constantly on the move from New
York to London to Paris, from husbands to lovers and back, from
photojournalistic objectivism to surrealism.
made the unprecedented transition from one side of the lens to the
other, from a Condé Nast model in Jazz Age New York to fashion
photographer, creating stunning images that imbued fashion with her
signature wit and whimsy. Miller became a celebrated Surrealist under
the tutelage of her lover, Man Ray, and then joined the war effort
during World War II, documenting everything from the liberation of
concentration camps to the daily life of Nazi-occupied Paris. Miller was
recognized as “one of the most distinguished living photographers”
during her hey-day as a fashion photographer, but an astonishing number
of these images have remained unpublished. Lee Miller in Fashionis
the first book to examine how her career as a model and fashion
photographer illuminates her life story and connects to international
fashion history from the late 1920s until the early 1950s.
world of fashion emerges as the backbone of Miller’s creative
development, as well as an integral lens through which to understand the
effects of war on the lives of women in the 1940s and 1950s. Miller
witnessed incredible acts of resistance born out through fashion—and her
photographic record of women’s indomitable spirit even in times of war
has remained an invaluable resource in fashion and global history. Lee Miller in Fashion
presents these striking archival fashion photographs as well as contact
sheets, memos, and Miller’s published illustrations, vividly setting
the wit, irrepressible creativity, and daring of Miller within the
larger story of women’s experience of fashion, art, and war in the
About the Author
BECKY E. CONEKIN is a senior lecturer in history at Yale
University and a senior research fellow in European Studies at the
Whitney & Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
She has previously taught in Paris, Berlin, and London at the London
College of Fashion. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the
author of The Autobiography of a Nation: The 1951 Festival of Britain, Vernier: Fashion, Femininity & Form with Robin Muir, and the co-editor of The Englishness of English Dress and Moments of Modernity: Reconstructing Britain, 1945–1964.
Photographer Jake Mayfield, undertaking a personal quest for artistic integrity, finds beauty,
passion, and racial discord on the lush and feral Caribbean island of Soufrière. On his first day
there he has a run-in with Rollo Joseph, a dangerous pseudo-rasta whose presence haunts him
both physically and psychologically as their conflict escalates by surprising yet almost inevitable
degrees. Mayfield takes refuge in the company of Sheila Faber, the German proprietor of the Red
Ginger Restaurant, and in the arms of her employee Rita Blanford, a reticent native girl.
In a panorama of island life the story moves back and forth from the streets of Granville, the
capital town and Rollo’s turf, to the verdant surroundings of the Red Ginger and the tropical
forests of the island’s highest peak, to the ramshackle seaside village of Pagan Bay, as
Mayfield’s journey spirals downward into paranoia and criminal tourism. Part existential
adventure, part love story, this earthy and idiosyncratic novel is a descriptive and sometimes
humorous account of man’s essential dilemmas, a microcosm of sex, war and survival.
About the Author
Michael Jarvis was born on an air force base and traveled regularly, living as a child in Guam, Georgia,
and England. He graduated from Florida International University and lives in Miami, scouting locations
for various film projects and writing fiction.
Vinotinto F.C. Radiografía de la evolución de Venezuela en el ciclo de César Farías. En enero de 2008 César Farías asume las riendas de la selección venezolana de fútbol y se hace una escisión de análisis en la cronología vinotinto. El nuevo D.T tenía la misión de superar un listón que su antecesor, Richard Páez, había dejado muy alto. Un proceso largo con una propuesta seria de recambio generacional, la inclusión de oriundos que dieron profundidad al equipo, el trabajo sistemático y sostenido de una propuesta, la consolidación de una idea de juego y el convencimiento de los elementos para ejecutar la idea, son las claves que Farías implementó para que, en el análisis, la selección se acercara a la imagen de un club con tradición y arraigo. Desde las páginas de El Nacional, Daniel Chapela fue testigo y cronista de ese proceso que hoy se alza con el reconocimiento de ser el más exitoso en la historia del fútbol nacional. En esta selección de columnas se pueden demarcar varios momentos del proceso Farías al frente de la Vinotinto. Ensayos y errores suficientes para alcanzar un nivel deslumbrante durante la Copa América 2011 y la concreción de una idea de fútbol propia con las eliminatorias hacia Brasil 2014. La disección de este momento histórico del fútbol venezolano bajo la mirada de un periodista avezado en relatar las historias ocurridas en las canchas locales y foráneas, mucho antes del enamoramiento entre la selección y el país.
Sobre el autor:
Daniel Chapela (Caracas. 1969) es una de las figuras principales del periodismo deportivo en Venezuela. Con más de 20 años de experiencia en distintos medios de comunicacón, ha construido su credibilidad sobre las bases de una pasión sincera por desentrañar al fútbol y conocer su esencia. En ese mismo tenor, a los 25 años, se emprendió en la realización de un libro itinerante que desde varios rincones del mundo definió “El 11 de América”. Piedra angular de su producción literaria que trazó el camino de una carrera definida por el análisis sesudo, serio y responsable del deporte más popular del planeta. Semana a semana publica sus columnas de opinión en el diario El Nacional de Venezuela. Ha cubierto los últimos cinco mundiales de fútbol para distintos medios nacionales e internacionales. Fue Director de Comunicaciones en la Copa América Venezuela 2007. Combina sus funciones de periodista con la labor docente y la inquietud de formar nuevos profesionales. Pertenece al grupo de comentaristas de DirecTV Sports y hace parte de “Los Cronistas”, programa radiofónico de gran prestigio en el que, diariamente, se analiza el panorama deportivo local. Su carrera ha crecido a la par del fútbol del que es testigo. Por esta razón, se convierte en la voz de más peso para explicar la evolución de una práctica antes menospreciada y que ahora acapara la atención de toda Venezuela.
Tigertail's award-winning 2014 WordSpeak teen
team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. Six
incredible teens spit poems that will rivet you to your seat. Book cover
is designed by Chris Meesey. Maylin Enamorado is this year's teen book
Pete Fernandez is a mess. He's on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancée has up and left him. Now, after the sudden death of his father, he's back in his hometown of Miami, slowly drinking himself into oblivion. But when a co-worker he barely knows asks Pete to locate a missing daughter, Pete finds himself dragged into a tale of murder, drugs, double-crosses and memories bursting from the black heart of the Miami underworld - and, shockingly, his father's past. Making it up as he goes and stumbling as often as he succeeds, Pete's surreptitious quest becomes the wake-up call he's never wanted but has always needed - but one with deadly consequences. Welcome to Silent City, a story of redemption, broken friendships, lost loves and one man's efforts to make peace with a long-buried past to save the lives of the few friends he has left.
About the Author
Alex Segura is a novelist, comic book writer and musician. His first crime novel, Silent City, arrives this October from Codorus Press. It is the first in a series. Alex also performs regularly in New York as part of the indie rock group Faulkner Detectives. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats. He is a Miami native.
Praise for the book:
"Murder, mayhem, Miami...and every character has their own great taste in music. Silent City knows that every city has its own dark and twisted personality. And so do its inhabitants. Take a chance and step inside." - Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE INNER CIRCLE, as well as the bestsellers THE TENTH JUSTICE, DEAD EVEN, THE FIRST COUNSEL, THE MILLIONAIRES, THE ZERO GAME, THE BOOK OF FATE and THE BOOK OF LIES
They've served the rich, the famous, and the infamous, ranging from Madonna and Al Capone to Amelia Earhart and Bill Clinton. They've escorted patrons to their cars during the cocaine wars and sent trays of food from the kitchen to high profile patrons via Secret Service agents. They work at the second-highest grossing restaurant in the United States--one of the most coveted jobs in the business. They are the waiters of Joe's Stone Crab, a one-of-a-kind South Florida landmark.
Joe's Stone Crab opened in Miami Beach in 1913 as a modest restaurant situated behind the apartment of owners Joe and Jennie Weiss. Miami Beach, not yet a city, could be accessed only by ferry. Stone crabs weren't even on the menu. A lot has changed in the past century: Joe's Stone Crab boasts locations in Chicago and Las Vegas, and people travel across the globe to dine on its signature stone crabs, a delicacy often mimicked but never matched by countless other restaurants.
Throughout its history, Joe's has never accepted reservations. The anticipation and camaraderie in waiting two to three hours for a table has become as much a part of the dining experience as the exquisite food. Along the way, Joe's has gained a reputation for excellent service provided by its extremely dedicated, talented, and loyal wait staff.
A chance to serve at Joe's is one of the most sought-after jobs in the restaurant business. Staff members are paid extremely fair wages, compensated with retirement packages, and receive generous time off. It's not unusual to encounter a waiter who has been at Joe's for fifteen or twenty years. Some have stayed on for upward of thirty, forty, and even fifty. Bonds between coworkers are strong, and some are so proud of their home-away-from-home that some waiters even request to be buried in the front courtyard at Joe's for all of eternity.
By giving voice to these unsung individuals, Deeny Kaplan Lorber reveals the inner workings of Joe's in this collection of fascinating, intimate vignettes. Go behind the scenes of a thriving business that treats both staff and customers like family. For one hundred years, Miami natives and tourists alike have waited and dined alongside celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Dan Marino, and Jennifer Lopez. There's no other place in the world quite like Joe's Stone Crab; this is the story of the waiters, not the wait.
Inspirational author, professor and attorney, James B. Roche of Wells, Maine will debut his religious fiction novel, Hardway To Heaven at the Coral Gables Books & Books location on Saturday, January 4that 7:00 p.m.
Roche, a political science professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine and Florida attorney, has been working toward publication for the past three years while teaching and raising his two young children.
The book opens in Boston, Massachusetts where John Malone, a corporate attorney, is working feverishly to make partner. His plans are derailed however when he dies from a brain tumor and wakes up in the first level of heaven with his hospital roommate, Marcus who died on the same day as John. Marcus is a large, boisterous man who seems to have all of life’s answers. The two men make their way through the various levels of heaven in hopes of reuniting with loved ones who died before them. As they do, they develop a deeper understanding of life’s secrets. It is a story of faith, love, friendship, sacrifice and of course, hope. It is also a story which illustrates that while there are many differences among the various religions of the world, there are many similarities as well and perhaps it is these similarities that are truly divine.
Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and difficult—but she was hooked.
In this honest and irreverent memoir, she introduces readers to the realities of life as an aid worker. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes to the massive aid effort to clean up a shattered Haiti. But we also see the alcohol-fueled parties and fleeting romances, the burnouts and self-doubt, and the struggle to do good in places that have long endured suffering.
Tracing her personal journey from wide-eyed and naïve newcomer to hardened cynic and, ultimately, to hopeful but critical realist, Alexander transports readers to some of the most troubled locations around the world and shows us not only the seemingly impossible challenges, but also the moments of resilience and recovery.
About the Author
JESSICA ALEXANDER spent much of the last decade responding to humanitarian crises across the globe. A former Fulbright scholar, she has worked for various NGOs as well as UN agencies. She has a dual masters degree from Columbia and is currently working toward her PhD.