Books for Living

a reader’s guide to life

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Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144479079X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From the author of the best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. 'I'm on a search and have been all my life: to find books to help me make sense of the world, to help me become a better person, to help me get my head around the big questions that I have, and figure out the answers to some of the small ones while I'm at it' Will Schwalbe Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape into another reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book-what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even a cookbook), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honour those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?" Books covered include: David Copperfield Rebecca Stuart Little The Importance of Living Giovanni's Room Bird by Bird The Girl On The Train 'I used to say that the greatest gift you could ever give anyone is a book. But I don't say that anymore because I no longer think it's true. I now say that a book is the second greatest gift. I've come to believe that the greatest gift you can give anyone is to take the time to talk with someone about a book you've shared. A book is a great gift; the gift of your interest and attention is even greater' Will Schwalbe

Books for Living

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Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385353545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.

Books for Living

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Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385353553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, and to find the answers to life’s questions big and small. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book and how it relates to concerns we all share. These books span centuries and genres—from Stuart Little to The Girl on the Train, from David Copperfield to Wonder, from Giovanni's Room to Rebecca, and from 1984 to Gifts from the Sea. Throughout, Schwalbe tells stories from his life and focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully.

Living Alone and Loving It

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Author: Barbara Feldon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416586423

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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After a relationship impasse, Barbara Feldon -- universally known as the effervescent spy "99" on Get Smart -- found herself living alone. Little did she know that this time would become one of the most enriching and joyous periods of her life. Now Feldon shares her secrets for living alone and loving it. Prescribing antidotes for loneliness, salves for fears, and answers for just about every question that arises in an unpartnered day, she covers both the practical and emotional aspects of the solo life, including how to: Stop imagining that marriage is a solution for loneliness • Nurture a glowing self-image that is not dependent on an admirer • Value connections that might be overlooked • Develop your creative side • End negative thinking Whether you are blessed with the promise of youth or the wisdom of age, Living Alone & Loving It will instill the know-how to forge a life with few maps and many adventures.

Living Green

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Author: Greg Horn

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1893910741

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: N.A

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Over 85 percent of Americans today express concern about health and the environment, yet only a small fraction say they know where to begin. If you are concerned about climate change, personal health, or simply wish to tread more lightly on the earth, this book is for you. It wil help you get past the worry adn take positive action to improve both your health and the health of the planet. Based on a lifetime of research and practice, Greg Horn provides the ultimate primer for living sustainably.

The End of Your Life Book Club

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Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780307739780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The author recounts his mother's life, recalling how they discussed books during the final stages of her last illness and describing how this activity furthered their appreciation for literature, and strengthened their bond.

30 Lessons for Living

Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

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Author: Karl A. Pillemer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410447371

Category: Self-Help

Page: 409

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Draws on a renowned gerontologist's extensive discussions with hundreds of senior-aged Americans to reveal wisdom gleaned from their experiences with everything from families and finances to careers and aging, in a lifestyle primer that shares key principles based on the most commonly imparted advice. (inspiration).

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715645986

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and the seismic impact it's having on our culture, business and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most 'solo dwellers', compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions. With eye-opening statistics, original data and vivid portraits of people who go it alone, Going Solo upends common preconceptions to provide the definitive take on the rise of this major trend and how it is transforming modern society.

Send (Revised Edition)

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Author: David Shipley,Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307270610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Send—the classic guide to email for office and home—has become indispensable for readers navigating the impersonal, and at times overwhelming, world of electronic communication. Filled with real-life email success (and horror) stories and a wealth of useful and entertaining examples, Send dissects all the major minefields and pitfalls of email. It provides clear rules for constructing effective emails, for handheld etiquette, for handling the “emotional email,” and for navigating all of today’s hot-button issues. It offers essential strategies to help you both better manage the ever-increasing number of emails you receive and improve the ones you send. Send is now more than ever the essential book about email for businesspeople and professionals everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Are You Doing with Your Life?

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Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation of America

ISBN: 9781888004243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 271

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?J. KRISHNAMURTII TEACHINGS FOR TEENS, edited by Dale Carlson. Teens learn to understand the self, the purpose of life, work, education, relationships. Through paying attention rather than accepting the authority of their conditioning, they can find out for themselves about love, sex, marriage, work, education, the meaning of life and how to change themselves and the world. The Dalai Lama calls Krishnamurti "One of the greatest thinkers of the age."

Cory Stories

A Kid's Book about Living with ADHD

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Author: Jeanne Kraus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591471486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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A young boy named Corey explains what it feels like to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and how his parents and his doctor have helped him learn to adjust to it.

A Manual for Living

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Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062511114

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

The Pain Companion

Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain

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Author: Sarah Anne Shockley

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685705

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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A Practical, Gentle, and Empathetic Approach to Pain Where do you turn when medication and medical treatments do not relieve persistent, debilitating pain? What can you do when pain interferes with work, family, and social life and you no longer feel like the person you used to be? Relying on firsthand experience with severe nerve pain, author Sarah Anne Shockley accompanies you on your journey through pain and offers compassionate, practical advice to ease difficult emotions and address lifestyle challenges. Her approach helps reduce the toll that living in pain takes on relationships, self-image, and well-being while cultivating greater ease and resilience on a daily basis. Dozens of accessible, uplifting practices guide you every step of the way from a life overcome by pain to a life of greater comfort and peace. The Pain Companion also offers profound insights for medical practitioners and invaluable guidance for anyone who loves or cares for others in pain.

Living M/S; A Book for Masters, Slaves, and Their Relationships

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Author: Dan And Dawn Williams

Publisher: The Nazca Plains Corporation

ISBN: 1610981960

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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This book is a valuable resource for those interested in real-time Total Power Exchange Relationships. Dan and dawn share the reality behind the lifestyle that so many only fantasize about. This is a book based on the experience of a couple, who has been living together as Master and slave for well over a decade and covers such topics as: challenges of living as a M/s couple; building your own M/s dynamic; changing terminology; the communities of M/s and BDSM and how they dance together (and apart); styles of D/s and M/s; Ms and polyamory; leather; orchestrating situations with multiple slaves, as well as many other topics.

Here We Are

Notes for Living on Planet Earth

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Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408470

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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#1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! "Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."--Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. Praise for Here We Are: -"A sweet and tender distillation of what every Earthling needs to know and might well spend a lifetime striving to achieve. A must-purchase for new parent shelves"--School Library Journal

Resilience

Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

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Author: Eric Greitens

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054432398X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The Navy SEAL, humanitarian and best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist draws on ancient wisdom and personal experience to counsel readers on how to promote personal resilience and overcome obstacles through positive action. 100,000 first printing.

The House Rules Book

Or How to Survive Living Together

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Author: Francesca Leung

Publisher: Spruce

ISBN: 9781846015045

Category:

Page: 96

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Everyone knows someone who argues about chores or the correct way to stack the dishwasher. And everyone has their pet hates they wish the rest of their household would just stop. So simply fill in this book of charts - to be kept as a holy Bible for maintaining peace in the household and make everyone's lives better. Living together isn't easy, but at least with this book you can have a laugh about it, though we take no responsibility for any disputes or arguments that might arise from using it.

More Alive and Less Lonely

On Books and Writers

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Author: Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612196039

Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS

Page: 300

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A collection of bestselling, NBCC prize-winning author Jonathan Lethem's finest writing on the subject of writers and writing, from Melville's "Moby-Dick" to David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest"

Live It!

Achieve Success by Living with Purpose

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Author: Jairek Robbins

Publisher: Grand Harbor Pub

ISBN: 9781477824740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Every person you meet is either a warning or an example. Which are you? Jairek Robbins, decorated performance coach and lifestyle entrepreneur, guides you through his proven, step-by-step process for filling the gap between where you are today and where you want to be. In reassuring and easy-to-understand language, Robbins helps you build a strong foundation for authentic happiness. Each chapter is strategically designed to engage you with personal reflections and challenges that will encourage you to make immediate improvements to your everyday behavior. Robbins's uplifting method will give you the tools you need to avoid the distractions in your life and concentrate on the areas that deserve the biggest focus, including health, family, intimate relationships, your professional life, and spirituality. Robbins leads you toward a life of growth and contribution that will enable you to become the happiest, healthiest, and most fulfilled version of yourself--and inspire you to help others do the same.