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The Fun Of It

Author : Amelia Earhart
ISBN : 9780897336581
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

If You Re Not Having Fun You Re Doing It Wrong

Author : Keith Neuber
ISBN : 9781644628867
Genre : Self-Help
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Where are you on the roller coaster of life? Climbing to new heights. Holding on, hoping you don’t crash. Stuck in a downward plunge. Are you having any fun? Life’s roller coaster provides ups, downs, highs, and lows. Even though we don’t know what’s coming next, wouldn’t it be great to enjoy the ride? There is a way to get more enjoyment out of life, and it’s called perspective management. The Art of Perspective Management is an exploration of the human experience, with an emphasis on proactive decision-making. It’s a fun read that embraces the construct, “While you can’t always control the circumstances in your life, you always have a choice for how you respond to them.” Consider a traffic jam. Is it an annoyance or an opportunity for some down time? If you are late for an appointment, it’s a bummer. If you don’t want to go to the appointment, it’s a blessing. If you are headed away from the jam, it’s your lucky day. Our perspective determines how we react to any situation. In The Art of Perspective Management, Keith takes a lighthearted approach to exploring the factors that contribute to development of perspective, explaining perspective’s influence on decision-making, and describing the technique of reframing, which can make any experience life productive. Readers can expect to laugh and learn because Keith’s motto is, “If you are not learning and having fun, then he’s doing it wrong!”
Category: Self-Help

It S A Hop Skip And Jump For Fitness And For Fun

Author : John; Tina Block
ISBN : 9781449799861
Genre : Games
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An intriguing, motivated book explores skipping rope—its history, its health benefits and the good ol’ ditties we used to sing! Grab a rope, or just skip in place; jump with joy in your heart and bring enthusiasm to your life. Restore your self-confidence, encourage the inner you as you gain strength and endurance, and even shed a few pounds for a healthier lifestyle. Start jumping now! Get all your friends involved—Mom and Dad, brother and sister, even Grandpa and Grandma. Step up to the challenge and fun for a new beginning to a new you and have a wonderful time doing it! To all the little children in our lives that bring us the touch of joy through their interaction and enthusiasm—may they carry forward this joy to all those that are willing to share with them. Two little eyes to look to God, two little ears to hear His word, Two little feet to walk in His ways, two little lips to sing His praise. Two little hands to do His will, and one little heart to love Him still. May we keep skipping uphill!
Category: Games

The Fun Of It

Author : E.B. White
ISBN : 9780307432230
Genre : Literary Collections
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William Shawn once called The Talk of the Town the soul of the magazine. The section began in the first issue, in 1925. But it wasn't until a couple of years later, when E. B. White and James Thurber arrived, that the Talk of the Town story became what it is today: a precise piece of journalism that always gets the story and has a little fun along the way. The Fun of It is the first anthology of Talk pieces that spans the magazine's life. Edited by Lillian Ross, the longtime Talk reporter and New Yorker staff writer, the book brings together pieces by the section's most original writers. Only in a collection of Talk stories will you find E. B. White visiting a potter's field; James Thurber following Gertrude Stein at Brentano's; Geoffrey Hellman with Cole Porter at the Waldorf Towers; A. J. Liebling on a book tour with Albert Camus; Maeve Brennan ventriloquizing the long-winded lady; John Updike navigating the passageways of midtown; Calvin Trillin marching on Washington in 1963; Jacqueline Onassis chatting with Cornell Capa; Ian Frazier at the Monster Truck and Mud Bog Fall Nationals; John McPhee in virgin forest; Mark Singer with sixth-graders adopting Hudson River striped bass; Adam Gopnik in Flatbush visiting the ìgrandest theatre devoted exclusively to the movies; Hendrik Hertzberg pinning down a Sulzberger on how the Times got colorized; George Plimpton on the tennis court with Boris Yeltsin; and Lillian Ross reporting good little stories for more than forty-five years. They and dozens of other Talk contributors provide an entertaining tour of the most famous section of the most famous magazine in the world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Literary Collections

Those Guys Have All The Fun

Author : James Andrew Miller
ISBN : 9780316125765
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The inside story of one of the most successful networks in modern television history: ESPN. In 1979 it began as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events, and now spans eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success, as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Playful Path

Author : Bernard De Koven
ISBN : 9781304351821
Genre : Education
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A Playful Path, the new book by games guru and fun theorist Bernard De Koven, serves as a collection of ideas and tools to help us bring our playfulness back into the open. When we find ourselves forgetting the life of the game or the game of life, the joy of form or the content, the play of brain or mind, body or spirit, this book can help us return to that which our soul is heir.
Category: Education

62 Projects To Make With A Dead Computer

Author : Randy Sarafan
ISBN : 9780761159766
Genre : Computers
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Computer hacking takes on a whole new meaning when you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: announcing the most wildly inventive, eco-friendly craft book on repurposing everyday objects since Generation T. Except in this case the raw material isn't a T-shirt, but the stuff we all have lying around and have no idea what to do with, or even how to get rid of properly—your old cell phone, a broken printer, irredeemable iPod, busted digital camera, mysterious thatches of cables and wires, orphaned keyboards, and of course, those dead PCs and laptops. Created by a Parsons design graduate who’s obsessed with navigating the intersection of art and technology, here are 62 ingenious projects that are irresistibly geek-chic. An iMac Terrarium—how cool is that? A laptop Digital Photo Frame. The impressively green Scanner Compost Bin. Plus a power strip Bird Feeder, Walkman Soap Dish, My First Squiggle Bot, Qwerty Hair Tie, Flat-screen Ant Farm. Each project has complete, step-by-step instructions, is rated by difficulty—in a thorough first chapter the author covers all the tools and skills needed to take apart electronics safely—and is arranged by use, from stuff for the house, to fashion, toys, arts and crafts, items for pets, and more.
Category: Computers

Leaping Tall Buildings

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ISBN : 9781576876206
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Some are mild mannered geeks, others mad geniuses or street-smart city dwellers driven to action. These are the men and women behind the masks and tights of America’s most beloved superheroes. But these aren’t the stories of the heroes’ hidden alter egos or secret identities…these are the stories of their creators! Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics gives you the truth about the history of the American comic book—straight from the revolutionary artists and writers behind them. From the founders of the popular comics website Graphic NYC—writer Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner—comes the firsthand accounts of the comic book’s story, from its birth in the late 1930s to its current renaissance on movie screens and digital readers everywhere. Kushner’s evocative photography captures the subjects that Irving profiles in a hard-hitting narrative style derived from personal interviews with the legends of the art, all of which is accompanied by examples of their work in the form of original art, sketches, and final panels and covers. The creators profiled include Captain America creator Joe Simon, Marvel guru Stan Lee, Mad magazine’s fold-out artist Al Jaffee, visionary illustrator Neal Adams (Batman), underground paragon Art Spiegelman (Maus), X-Men writer Chris Claremont, artist/writer/director Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), comic analyst Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), American Splendor’s Harvey Pekar, painter Alex Ross (Kingdom Come), multitalented artist and designer Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library), artist Jill Thompson (Sandman), and more. Leaping Tall Buildings, like comics themselves, uses both words and images to tell the true story of the comic’s birth and evolution in America. It is a comprehensive look at the medium unlike any other ever compiled covering high and low art, mass market work and niche innovations. It is the story of an art form and an insider’s look at the creative process of the artists who bring our heroes to life.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Powerful Profits From Blackjack

Author : Victor H Royer
ISBN : 9780818407857
Genre : Games & Activities
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Solid Advice From A Casino Industry Insider In this outstanding, fully updated guide to winning at blackjack, gambling columnist and consultant Victor H. Royer provides a wealth of tips and step-by-step techniques for enhancing the casino gaming experience and becoming a more knowledgeable and more successful player. With methods proven on casino floors around the world, he guides you through the basics of blackjack, from knowing when to split cards and when to stand pat to the finer points of betting for maximum success. Powerful Profits from Blackjack can increase your odds of winning and getting more enjoyment from every trip to the casino. Here are just a few of the valuable tips you'll learn: The truth behind Shuffling Machines—which are OK, and which to avoid, and why Includes a Modified Basic Strategy for your best advantage! Also includes a card-size Modified Basic Strategy that you can copy (print) and carry with you Why you should never split 10s—except in some Blackjack Tournaments The importance of "soft hands," and why casinos hate them How the number "17" can make or break your hand Why all blackjack games are NOT the same How to find a casino that offers you the best chance of winning And much more! Can This Book Give You An Edge? Bet On It! 134,500 Words
Category: Games & Activities