THEY SERVE BAGELS IN HEAVEN: One Couple’s Story of Love, Eternity, and the Cosmic Importance of Everyday Life is based on the true life story of Irene Weinberg, whose husband Saul died next to her in a tragic car accident. The amazing messages Irene received before, during and after the accident contained a Directive from Heaven, opening her to a profound Spiritual Awakening that took Irene on a healing journey from devastating loss to a renewed sense of inner strength, spiritual wisdom and passion for life. After reading this funny, touching and inspiring eternal love story, you will gain comfort, solace and wisdom from its healing messages about love, crossing over, past lives, what heaven does about evil, soul mates, healing both in heaven and on Earth and more. You will surely both laugh out loud and weep when you read this earthy, humorous and magical story. As THEY SERVE BAGELS IN HEAVEN embraces you, it will change your perceptions about today and give you hope for tomorrow. A healing salve for your soul!
About the Author:
Irene Weinberg is an influential and thought-provoking writer on the afterlife, soul mates and our life’s purpose on Earth. Her compelling work on the subject has sparked powerful conversations about the human search for happiness and our soul purpose. She is a highly sought-after public speaker whose spirited lectures have inspired and motivated audiences at conferences and spiritual get togethers, as well as bookstores nationwide. Popular in her social media communities, Weinberg continues a lively blog and enjoys engaging online with her readers. You can follow along with Irene's adventures in the afterlife on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature establishes how the longing to recover a lost home or past drove some of the central conflicts of the nineteenth-century United States. Providing one of the few U.S. literary histories that examines cultural material from both before and after the Civil War, John Funchion argues that a diverse array of novels, from William Wells Brown’s Clotel to L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, imagined new politically—and antagonistically—charged communities through forms of nostalgic longing.
In contrast with studies that characterized the nineteenth-century U.S. novel as a consensus-generating form complicit with disciplinary culture, Funchion shows how novels shaped a series of culture wars by advancing antagonistic nostalgias. Southern slave owners and their slaves or industrial magnates and their union opponents alike enlisted the power of nostalgia to validate their rival visions of the nation as lost moments awaiting recovery. Antagonistic nostalgias legitimated the political claims of movements as diverse as abolitionism, sectionalism, populism, socialism, anarchism, and cosmopolitanism. Novel Nostalgias provides a deep cultural historical understanding of the nineteenth-century United States, but ultimately, it also allows for a better understanding of how twenty-first-century movements function.
About the Author:
John Funchion is Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Miami.
Published: Ohio State University Press - August 30th, 2015
"Novel Nostalgias: ""The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature" establishes how the longing to recover a lost home or past drove some of the central conflicts of the nineteenth-century United States. Providing one of the few U.S.
Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome,”—featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu!
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.
New York Times bestselling co-authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff met thanks to international taxation law, and soon struck up a writing partnership based on a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. Their first collaboration resulted in the international bestseller Illuminae. Separately, Amie is also the co-author of the bestselling Starboundtrilogy, while Jay is the author of the award-winning Lotus War trilogy and the Nevernight Chronicle. They live with their respective spouses in Melbourne, Australia, and are fuelled almost exclusively by caffeine and readers’ tears. You can learn more about Amie and Jay at amiekaufman.com and jaykristoff.com.
In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history—a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose.
Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it.
Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth—and for a brief moment they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees.
About the Author:
David Dayen is a contributing writer to "Salon" and a weekly columnist for the "Fiscal Times," and he writes for publications including the "New Republic," the "American Prospect," "The Guardian," "Vice," "The Intercept," and the the "Huffington Post." He lives in Los Angeles. This is his first book.
In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American historya scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street.
El horóscopo chino es un texto oracular predictivo que proviene de varias disciplinas taoístas (la numerología, la astrología, el I Ching) combinadas con el pensamiento filosófico, moral y religioso del budismo y el confucianismo. Los doce animales del horóscopo son metáforas del comportamiento humano, y también del comportamiento de la energía que todo lo envuelve. Esta herramienta es tan certera que puede predecir nuestro futuro en lo amoroso, en lo económico, en lo familiar y en lo relativo a la salud.
El horóscopo chino es, sin duda, un mapa de la existencia y una excelente guía para mejorar nuestra calidad de vida durante 2017.
Acerca de la autora:
"Nací en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el 9 de Mayo de 1956. Cursé la primaria y la secundaria en el Far West Bonaerense: Escuela Almirante Brown y Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, respectivamente.
Estudié en el Conservatorio Nacional de Arte Dramático desde 1975 a 1977.
Integré seminarios con Carlos Gandolfo y simultáneamente estudié sobre Astrología Oriental, Tao, I-Ching en el Instituto Dharma de Buenos Aires. Entre 1983 y 1986 tomé clases sobre I-Ching con el sinólogo Juan Flesca. En 1988 viajé a China por seis meses. Recorrí el país y estudié en Beijng con maestros taoístas, sinólogos, astrólogos especialistas en feng shui, tao e i ching (Mi libro Mi China es un relato autobiográfico donde relato este viaje iniciático). Comencé a escribir los libros anuales de predicciones en 1984 hasta la actualidad con continuidad y gran difusión en Argentina, América y España. Con Juan Galindo (médico holístico) escribimos Alimentación y Horóscopo chino (año 1986).
Entre 1994 y 2000 me interné a estudiar la civilización Maya y sus profecías, y ese mismo año publiqué El libro del destino. Astrología Maya. Desde 2003 integramos junto a Miguelg Rinberg, Juna Namuncura y Ana Tarantola, la nueva cosmovisión bien aspectada de la Argentina con bases solidas y científicas en la especialidad de cada uno: eco-espiritualidad, mapuche, maya, asirio caldea, tarot transpersonal y oriental basada en el I-Ching, la intuición y el bazi. Vivo hace muchos años en Traslasierra (Córdoba, Argentina), matizo con Buenos Aires y lugares donde viajo por trabajo, amor y conocimiento."
Business and leadership in general are fast changing worlds. But too often policies, procedures, and bureaucracy can slow necessary changes to a crawl, and negatively affect a company’s bottom line.
FAST is a revolutionary approach to leadership that simplifies exactly what is needed in order to be successful. FAST is straightforward, pragmatic, and easy to follow, and will challenge you to think differently about the way you approach your business, your leadership―and your life.
FAST has been successfully used to turnaround failing projects, under-performing departments, and money-losing companies. This method of analyzing all aspects of business and leadership has been implemented in large, complex projects bringing change in record time. It has been used to help leaders, businesses, and corporations alike increase both growth and profitability. It also helped the author, Gordon Tredgold, to successfully run my first marathon at the age of fifty-two.
Whatever your goals, FAST will help you successfully achieve them.
“FAST is the best leadership book ever. Gordon has written a Bible for CEOs and their leadership teams to transform the way employees at all levels think.” – Tammy Kling, CEO, Books on Fire - Global Bestselling Author, Futurist
“Reading FAST has resonated perfectly with my entrepreneurial experience―my mistakes and learning from them. This book effectively sums up things we need to keep our focus on and in the business world, if we want to not just succeed but succeed smartly! Every entrepreneur and hopeful, MUST read this!” –Szebastian Onne, Almost Naked CEO: HQ 101, Worldwide
“Gordon Tredgold is the TOP leadership expert to follow on Twitter, and has been trusted to guide Fortune 500 companies on leadership. The book FAST is a reflection of the man.” – Ken Dunn, Bestselling Author of The Greatest Prospector in the Word
About the Author:
Gordon Tredgold has worked in transformational leadership roles for over twenty years, running $100m+ programs, leading $200m+global operations departments, and implementing large complex organizational change programs for Fortune 100 companies. He is also a visiting professor at Staffordshire University.
Artist Michele Oka Doner discovered the wonders of the sea as a child growing up on Miami Beach. In 2006 she discovered Professor Nancy Voss’ remarkable collection of sea creatures at the University of Miami’s Marine Invertebrate Museum. The result of their meeting is Into the Mysterium, a photographic journey through this mysterious collection of endangered oceanic beings. With critic, curator and author, Alastair Gordon as interviewer, Michele will tell stories of how she came upon this collection, how this magical book was created, and how these beautiful organisms inspired her sets and costumes for Miami City Ballet.
About the Author:
Michele Oka Doner is one of today’s foremost artist-designers, whose prodigious career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, furniture, jewelry, public art, and functional objects. All of Oka Doner’s work is fueled by her lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary.
She is well known for her numerous public art installations, including “A Walk on the Beach,” at The Miami International Airport (1995-2008) which features nearly a mile of dark terrazzo inlaid with bronze and mother of pearl. Recent work includes collections with Christofle and Steuben Glass as well as public art projects at Rutgers University and the Ocean County Library, both in New Jersey.
Her sculpture and functional objects have been acquired by several prestigious museums, among them The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Virginia Museum of fine Arts, and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Among her many publications are two monographs: Natural Seduction published by Hudson Hills Press (2003) examines the broad scope of Oka Doner’s work; and Workbook published by Oka Press (2004), which focuses on blueprints of thousands of cast bronzes for her public projects.
In the midst of the Jazz Age, while Americans were making merry, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken by polio and withdrew from public life. From 1924 to 1926, believing that warm water and warm air would help him walk again, he spent the winter months on his new houseboat, the "Larooco," sailing the Florida Keys, fishing, swimming, playing Parcheesi, entertaining guests, and tending to engine mishaps. During his time on the boat, he kept a nautical log describing each day's events, including rare visits by his wife, Eleanor, who was busy carving out her own place in the world. Missy LeHand, his personal assistant, served as hostess aboard the "Larooco."
While FDR was sailing the Keys, the larger world was glittering. Chaplin, Gershwin, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Gertrude Stein, Frida Kahlo, Martha Graham all were flourishing in the Roaring Twenties, but so were Stalin, Al Capone, and Hitler. The world went on as Roosevelt fished for mangrove snapper and drank martinis.
Karen Chase presents FDR's log entries, interspersed with photographs from the tumultuous outer world, to form a kind of timeline between two arenas -- one man's small private life full of struggle and fun, juxtaposed with the large public sphere. Chase gives us a side of FDR seldom seen before, revealing his wit, his penchant for practical jokes, and his zest for each day's ordinary concerns in the context of his painful struggle to regain the use of his legs.
The book also includes a facsimile of the original "Larooco" log. For many decades FDR's log was virtually unknown to the public, appearing only once, in 1949, in his son Elliott's four-volume collection of Roosevelt s personal letters.
About the Author:
Karen Chase is the author of "Polio Boulevard: A Memoir," "Land of Stone: Breaking Silence through Poetry," as well as three volumes of poetry, "Kazimierz Square," "BEAR," and "Jamali-Kamali: A Tale of Passion in Mughal India."
“OUT OF THE WOODS, An Applied Theory of Self” is a thought-provoking template for introspection and the vanquishing of fear. An inspiring and insightful guide to life. A brilliantly crafted elucidation of a path to self-discovery and personal growth.
In describing the book, Barriere-Mendez states “I stand here with a difficult task: to propose and to discuss an Applied Theory of Self that saved my life. Let me say that again – saved my life. I wish someone else had written it thirty years ago and had placed it in my hands. It would have been a life with less heartache and headaches. A better, fuller life.”
This powerful book is an incredibly stimulating read. It takes the ontological perspective of idealism to negotiate a compromise between determinism and indeterminism. Barriere-Mendez asserts that the true nature of reality is internal and that we must become familiar with this inner reality in order to conquer our fears. He posits that this awareness and victory over fear is what sets those who truly determine the course of their own lives apart from those who do not.
This book allows the reader to find a simpler, truer reality where they can be themselves fearlessly — a spirituality that’s based on experience and not necessarily faith; a practical spirituality to be practiced in our world and reality and not on distant mountain tops.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jorge A. Barriere-Mendez was born in Cuba and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He studied Literature and Philosophy and has published two earlier books: Vacuity in 2003 and Shadowboxing in 2015. Both of his previous publications are collections of short stories. Barriere-Mendez is also conducting seminars where he teaches his philosophy and provides the tools for a better more productive life, as found in his latest book.