Self Help/Advice

Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Anotherby Tia Mowry

From the bloating to the belching to the Baby Story marathons that might just drive you crazy, prime-time star and new mom Tia Mowry delivers the lowdown in a frank, hilarious guide to modern pregnancy.

Tia Mowry’s 800,000+ Twitter followers know that she tells it like it is. Now, in a pregnancy guide like no other, Tia leaves no topic off-limits while helping expectant moms stay empowered, pampered, and laughing out loud. From sex during the third trimester to pimped-out strollers, Oh, Baby! reveals what to really expect on that nine-month road to the delivery room.

Sharing her personal experience with cravings (she couldn’t have done it without sourdough bread and Funyuns); maternity clothes (Tia prefers black, with sequins); panty liners (memorize that aisle at the drugstore); vagina exercises (just say No!); and hiding your bump from your coworkers (tricky for Tia, since her character on The Game was in lingerie half the time), the maternity maven also discusses Ask the OB Q&A’s she posed to her own ob-gyn, along with dozens of tried-and-true tips for combating morning sickness, fear, and everything else that might overshadow a radiant glow.

From the time she started showing to the moment she welcomed her new baby boy, Cree Taylor, into the world, Tia was in the spotlight, from Access Hollywood to every glossy magazine and countless online sites. Yet she stayed down-to-earth throughout it all. Keeping it real, Oh, Baby! helps every mommy-to-be stay stylish, maintain her dignity, and trust her gut (no matter how big it gets).

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by Dr. Sanjiv Chopra with David Fisher

An accessible and inspiring guide to good leadership based on a popular lecture that Dr. Chopra has presented to thousands

Very few of us are leaders all the time, in everything we do, but all of us can become a leader in specific situations. In a committee, in business, at a social club or at a religious institution, we all find a time in our lives when we can lead. Few people set out knowingly to become leaders, rather they see a need and they find a way of dealing with it, and often others choose to follow their example.

Based on a talk that he has given to more than 60,000 people in at least seven countries, the “LEADERSHIP” mnemonic that Dr. Chopra explains is as follows:

L - listen well
E - empathy
A - attitude
D - dreams and decisiveness
E - effectiveness
R - resilience
S - a sense of purpose
H - humility and humor
I - integrity and imagination
P – principles

And willingness to pack other people’s parachutes. Drawing from his experience as Faculty Dean for Continuing Education for Harvard Medical School as well as the writings and lives of great leaders throughout history, this easy-to-read, inspiring book will serve as a reminder and a guide to becoming leaders in our own lives.

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by Jamie Chase

“Have you ever received a standing ovation at the cash register? I have.”—Jamie Chase

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the world of coupons—and guilty that you can’t seem to nail the “system” to save money—kick back with Jamie Chase, couponing teacher and savvy shopper whom Brian Williams of NBC’s Nightly News dubbed “the Master.”

The system is simple: there’s no chasing all over town on a single shopping trip; no stockpiling of items you don’t need; no weekly tracking of item prices, driving you to buy what you don’t need simply because there’s a sale.

Chase instructs readers on where to find coupons, how to use them, where to get the most bang for your buck, and how to start thinking like a couponer every time you make a purchase. Sound too easy? With a little practice, you’ll see the savings rolling in while you live your life—stress-free and thousands of dollars per year richer!

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by Maria Menounos

New York Times Bestseller

Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets on everything: her systems to organize life, manage time, and ascend the ladder of success; her lazy woman's workout; her weight-loss tips (how she lost forty pounds and kept it off); and her guide to styling yourself like the stars—a self-proclaimed EveryGirl, Maria often does her own hair and makeup for celebrity events.

In The EveryGirl's Guide to Life, Maria shares personal experiences and photos from her life and professional journey as well as the various mantras, mottos, and philosophies she's adopted from the world's most impressive women. She gives advice on health, career, relationships, renovations, recreation, and more. From your carpet to the red carpet, Maria teaches the EveryGirl on a budget how to do it all, while living a healthier and happier life.

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way by Tyrese Gibson by Tyrese Gibson

New York Times Bestseller

Actor, singer, songwriter Tyrese Gibson crafts a memoir filled with every emotion and life experience one could possibly imagine. With personal experiences paired with reflective questions based on his extremely popular blog piece, "The Love Circle", Tyrese hopes to inspire readers to pursue their dreams and not let life's obstacles stand in the way.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way is organized into a series of fundamental questions that helped Tyrese redefine who he was as a human being, and evolve into a new man. Tyrese stresses that life becomes infinitely richer when one takes the time to know him or herself and understand the true meaning of peace and fulfillment. This book is a guide to helping yourself, using his experiences as a learning tool. "It's not about talking down to people, it's about elevating them," Tyrese says.

Some of Tyrese's chapter-based questions include: How much do you love yourself? How much do you want for yourself? Why do men cheat? What is your bottom line? Are you ready for the next level?

by Terry Bradshaw and David Fisher

New York Times Bestseller

In the follow up to the New York Times bestselling It’s Only a Game, America’s most popular sports analyst (and four-time Super Bowl champ) shares a trove of hard-won, surefire secrets for success in all of life’s arenas.

More personal that its predecessor and full of Bradshaw’s signature, good-natured irreverence, Keep It Simple explores the aspects of Bradshaw’s life that have brought him happiness and sorrow alike, from his deep-seated personal beliefs to his broken marriages. Through it all, his famous sense of humor stays intact: As Bradshaw admits, the only thing he has done well consistently is fail. When it comes to failure, he is an expert and through it all he has learned how to turn failure into… success. Well, at least sometimes. Keep It Simple delivers invaluable, hard-won life lessons, all delivered in the straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is style that is Terry’s trademark.

New Latina's Bible by Sandra Guzman

In this new edition of a book that’s been a go-to guide for young Latinas for years, award-winning journalist Sandra Guzman tackles the real-world complications facing Latinas today. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, The New Latina’s Bible explores a wide range of issues, touching on everything from family to dating to the workplace. Guzman offers helpful tips on improving self-esteem, and provides simple, easy-to-follow women’s health advice. New chapters take on important topics like sexual abuse, domestic violence, interracial relationships, and LGBTQ issues.

In The New Latina’s Bible, Guzman shows other Latinas that they are not alone in the day-to-day dilemmas that they encounter, and that understanding these challenges can strengthen and empower them as women. A must-read for any Latina who faces the trials of living, loving, and dreaming in two worlds—the old world of their mamá, tías, and abuelitas, and the new world in which they are immersed—this comprehensive book helps to bridge the gap between the dual realities that shape and define the nueva Latina.

by Belisa Vranich

Guys Can Be Dogs . . .

So consider this book the ultimate BS detector. In today's hookups without-heart society, this brutally honest guide reveals the most common lies boys tell and the truths behind them so you and your friends can separate the good guys from the bad.

'Everyone else is doing it.' 'I won't show anyone these pictures.' 'If we get pregnant, we could take care of it on our own.' Lies like these get lots of girls in trouble, especially when they cast aside their doubts and make poor choices in the heat of the moment. Written by psychologist Belisa Vranich and former Seventeen magazine editor Holly Eagleson, this provocative book sets the record straight with a 'cheat sheet' on what guys lie about, why they lie, and how you can respond. By learning how to react before embarrassing or volatile situations arise, you will be more confident and more likely to enjoy healthier, honest, and more fulfilling relationships.

 

Have You Ever Been Played?

Lie #8: I can't wear a condom.

Lie #2: Guys are built to cheat.

Lie #17: I'll love you forever.

Lie #3: You're a slut if you've had sex with lots of guys.

 

Yes, boys lie. But now you and your friends have the anti-get-played book.

by Brande Roderick

Bounce, Don’t Break has something for every age - from the young woman unsure of what lies ahead to the seasoned businesswoman who is looking to sharpen her game. Brande takes the reader in hand and guides her through eight steps to success that assess self-reliance and self-esteem; help the reader identify personal and professional goals and determine whether she is working hard enough for them; break down financial advice; offer guidance on finding love (coupled with some of her past dating adventures); and reveal that personal resilience is the key to success in business and in life.

Packed with fun and informative quizzes to help the reader to assess where she is in her own journey, useful sidebars with tips and tricks Brande has picked up along the way, as well as personal anecdotes illustrated with more than 40 photographs, this inspirational book shows that with resilience, hard work, and clear, defined goals, any woman can be successful like Brande.



by Dan Bylsma

To Dan Bylsma, the Gods of Sport resided in his back yard and were personified in his big brothers Scott, Greg and Jon. They became his biggest competition, his heroes and his best friends. Mentored by his athletic family, this youngster learned early what it took to win - on and off the field! This book offers practical advice to parents who are faced with the complex challenges of raising children in sports - How much should they practice? - What level of competition is appropriate? - How hard do you push? - Why stress education?

Dan Bylsma reached his pinnacle of success - playing in NHL hockey - by applying simple lessons and values. So Your Son Wants to Play in the NHL is an examination of life and sports, and the important lessons we learn and teach in the pursuit of our dreams.



by Pamela J. Brown, Ph.D

Pamela J. Brown’s Baby Beatitudes: A Pacifier for New and Expectant Parents has been contracted by Patty Rice at Andrews McNeal. The book offers comfort, encouragement and humor to everyone involved in a baby’s life. The bliss that comes when a baby enters a family often becomes a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows as the responsibilities and pleasures of caring for the baby occur. Baby Beatitudes can remind and comfort during both.

by Dr. Sheri Lerner

Bouncing Back from Pregnancy tailors the maximized living strategies presented in the New York Times bestseller Body by God to the specific needs of new mothers.

Ten pounds. Thirty pounds. Maybe even seventy-five pounds. Pregnancy can take its toll on an otherwise healthy body, even after your little angel has arrived. Popular “diets” can shed the pounds, but they can also interfere with breastfeeding as well as your own nutritional needs at this important time. Body by God gave readers a comprehensive strategy for following God’s plan in the areas of exercise, nutrition, and time and stress management. Bouncing Back from Pregnancy applies those same proven principles to the unique needs of women who have just given birth. Topics include aerobic and resistance exercise for new moms and coping strategies for the distinctive stress faced by mothers of young children. In addition, there is a bonus section featuring a fitness plan for women to follow during pregnancy.

by Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Everyone knows Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano on the HBO hit television series The Sopranos. But there's so much more to her, as her candid, outspoken autobiography proves. In Wise Girl, Jamie-Lynn reveals both the perks and the pressures that have come with fame, and how uncertain, fearful times have made her stronger, more confident and able to face life's challenges.

Writing openly and from the heart, she describes the emotional and physical toll taken when Lyme disease left the healthy 19-year-old paralyzed at the height of The Sopranos' popularity; an obsession with her weight that nearly destroyed her career; and the dark side of overnight success. Her story will both surprise and inspire you. For this wise girl, the key to success isn't just what's on the outside -- it's using your brains, going with your gut and learning from your experiences, including the mistakes, every day.



by Michael Crider

From sleeping through the night to discarding diapers, new parents focus on getting their kids to the next stage. Michael Crider was especially anxious for his son to grow up: He looked forward to fishing trips, to playing ball, and to training Ryan to be dad's designated driver! And then, something horrible happened: Crider got his wish, and the tot who could be silenced with a stuffed animal or a good burp had turned into a person who needed his parents less and less. From Ryan's first steps to his first ride on the school bus, Michael Crider's new Guy's Guide chronicles his feeble fatherly attempts to hang on to his little boy. Honest, heartwarming and hilarious, it gives new meaning to "be careful what you wish for!"

by Stacy Schneider

New York City defense attorney and CNN commentator Stacy Schneider has not only been part of the legal system, she’s been through it. As both a lawyer and divorcee, she has first hand experience with one of this country’s ugliest yet most common courtroom battles, divorce. In her debut book He Had It Coming, Stacy divulges tips, plans and strategies that will give women the instruments they need to navigate their way from a rocky marriage to a seamless divorce. Offering practical legal advice on how to utilize everyday tactics to survive a divorce, Stacy tackles prominent issues such as how to keep the house, how to prevent your soon-to-be-ex husband from getting the lawyer he wants, how to cut legal fees and what will help win a property settlement. She includes personal anecdotes of her own divorce in which she implemented these tools and the positive outcome they yielded.

by Laura Corn

New York Times bestseller

Bestselling author Laura Corn has helped millions of couples revitalize their relationships with her world-famous recipe: Anticipation + Variety = Great Sex. Now, in The Great American Sex Diet, Laura adds a powerful new ingredient based on a discovery that grew out of a personal crisis in her life. Its effect was truly miraculous. In fact, it saved her relationship.



by Laura Corn

America’s favorite seduction expert, Laura Corn, is back with a spicy new book of suggestions for the bedroom.  In 101 Sexy Dares, Laura embarks on her mission to inspire couples to break out of their comfort zones.  101 suggestions are labeled “for her eyes only” or “for his eyes only” and sealed in envelopes bound into the book which includes techniques, ingredients, and dares that challenge the reader to surprise his or her partner with mischievous and sexy tricks.

by Dr. Belisa Vranich

There are a million reasons why we put off therapy, but Dr. Belisa would like to suggest an alternate solution: self-examine. In her new book, Get a Grip, the acclaimed clinical psychologist teaches her readers the keys to emotional problem solving. With a unique combination of Freudian theory, Zen Buddhism and Dr. Belisa's "tough love" mantra, Get a Grip offers on-the-go treatment for all of your lingering hang-ups.

"In a world where all that people want to see are measurable outcomes, the quest to nurture our inner child, to find ourselves, and to link mind and body has been replaced by a push to see external quantifiable goals," says Dr. Belisa. By contrast, Get a Grip provides a step-by-step guide to a self examination of the truth behind what you do, why you do it, and how to change your life.



by Bruce L. Fleet

Financial expert Bruce Fleet combines decades of experience in business and personal finance with the wisdom of Solomon to offer readers a unique, solid, well-grounded, proven method of wisely investing for the benefit of themselves and their families.

The Solomon Secret: Financial Wisdom from History’s Wealthiest Man is a direct yet simple solution to the problem offering the reader real advice for real success in a real world. While shelves are lined with get-rich-quick books, Fleet offers a fresh, honest set of steps to help individuals and families properly assess their situation, plan a bright future, and take steps to make it all possible. Calling on the wisdom of the richest man to ever live, this fascinating guide blends ancient wisdom with contemporary advice.