The Yellow Envelope

Author: Kim Dinan
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 1492635383
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope? After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away. Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving--of ourselves--is transformational.

Driving Miss Norma

Author: Tim Bauerschmidt
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641215255
Release Date: 2017-08-28
Genre: Fiction

Als bei Miss Norma 2015 im Alter von 90 Jahren Gebärmutterkrebs diagnostiziert wurde, riet man ihr zu einer Operation, zu Bestrahlung und Chemotherapie. Doch Norma – nach sieben Ehejahrzehnten erst frisch verwitwet – dachte nicht daran, ihrem Ende in einem Krankenhausbett entgegen zu dämmern. Sie richtete sich zu ihrer vollen Größe von eineinhalb Metern auf und sagte ihrem Arzt: »Ich bin neunzig Jahre alt, ich gehe auf Reisen!« Sie packte das Nötigste und begab sich zusammen mit drei Vollzeitnomaden – ihrem pensionierten Sohn Tim, seiner Frau Ramie und ihrem Pudel Ringo – in einem zehn Meter langen Wohnmobil auf eine unvergessliche Reise. Driving Miss Norma erzählt voller Charme und ansteckender Lebensfreude von ihren Erlebnissen.

Vom Gl ck des Strebens

Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864702679
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Self-Help

Und jedem Streben wohnt ein Glück inne ... Zu Fuß quer durch die USA wandern oder so viele Vogelarten wie möglich beobachten - das sind nur zwei Beispiele für ungewöhnliche Herausforderungen, denen sich ganz gewöhnliche Menschen gestellt haben. Chris Guillebeau beschreibt, wie das Streben nach selbst gesteckten Zielen Sinn und Glück in das eigene Leben bringt. Chris Guillebeau hat sein Projekt, alle Länder dieser Erde zu bereisen, umgesetzt. Und er hat erkannt: Nicht das Ziel an sich ist am wichtigsten, sondern der Weg dorthin. Nach etwas streben, planen, äußere und innere Hürden überwinden - all dies macht uns oft glücklicher und lässt uns innerlich mehr wachsen als das Erreichen des Ziels selbst. Zahlreiche inspirierende Beispiele sowie praktische Ratschläge weisen dem Leser den Weg: So findet er seine ganz persönliche Herausforderung, so geht er sie an und verleiht damit seinem Leben mehr Bedeutung.

A Secret Gift

Author: Ted Gup
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101444630
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An inspiring account of America at its worst-and Americans at their best-woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a small newspaper ad offered $10, no strings attached, to 75 families in distress. Interested readers were asked to submit letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author's grandfather Sam Stone was inspired to place this ad and assist his fellow Cantonians as they prepared for the cruelest Christmas most of them would ever witness. Moved by the tales of suffering and expressions of hope contained in the letters, which he discovered in a suitcase 75 years later, Ted Gup initially set out to unveil the lives behind them, searching for records and relatives all over the country who could help him flesh out the family sagas hinted at in those letters. From these sources, Gup has re-created the impact that Mr B. Virdot's gift had on each family. Many people yearned for bread, coal, or other necessities, but many others received money from B. Virdot for more fanciful items-a toy horse, say, or a set of encyclopedias. As Gup's investigations revealed, all these things had the power to turn people's lives around- even to save them. But as he uncovered the suffering and triumphs of dozens of strangers, Gup also learned that Sam Stone was far more complex than the lovable- retiree persona he'd always shown his grandson. Gup unearths deeply buried details about Sam's life-from his impoverished, abusive upbringing to felonious efforts to hide his immigrant origins from U.S. officials-that help explain why he felt such a strong affinity to strangers in need. Drawing on his unique find and his award-winning reportorial gifts, Ted Gup solves a singular family mystery even while he pulls away the veil of eight decades that separate us from the hardships that united America during the Depression. In A Secret Gift, he weaves these revelations seamlessly into a tapestry of Depression-era America, which will fascinate and inspire in equal measure. Watch a Video

Lust Money Murder Books 1 9 Gift Box Set

Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Mike Wells
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-12-10
Genre: Fiction

Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine fights her way into the Secret Service, determined to punish the man responsible. Join Elaine on a dangerous, romantic journey that takes her halfway around the globe and into the hands of the most ruthless counterfeiter in the world.

Heaven s Gift

Author: Clarence Tropez
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781681394176
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Heaven’s Gift is an inspiring story of heart break and losing a loved one, but through prayer and faith finding joy and happiness in the end. Heaven’s Gift brought two families who suffered great loss, and gained great comfort together. Heaven’s Gift will bring peace to your soul and joy to your heart.

The Marketing Toolkit

Author: Jeff Della Mura
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781848035942
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Good marketing really can transform a business but here's how to get to the nuts and bolts of what is right for your business. This book supports anyone who is responsible for the survival and success of businesses by simplifying the marketing process. It delivers actionable steps on more than 60 topics which form the core of marketing - understanding customer needs in order to satisfy them profitably. It uniquely covers associated vital issues such as working with designers, buying resources, negotiation skills, etcetera. Above all you have quick access to evergreen wisdom and uncomplicated, practical, information that will help move you forward. It is written by an expert - the author is an experienced business professional and a practising marketing professional, an accustomed teacher who knows how to write what a reader needs and a practising business adviser who has first-hand experience of the most common pitfalls and errors.

Freaky Tuesday 17

Author: Melissa J. Morgan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440697067
Release Date: 2007-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Brynn’s just transferred to a brand-new school in a town close by. A town in Bizarro World, that is, where academic excellence is the fast track to popularity and Candace—yes, quiet, seemingly insecure Candace—is the reigning queen bee. Brynn’s not sure how she’ll ever fit in to this parallel universe, until one day she notices Candace crumbling under the weight of some serious self-imposed stress. So Brynn takes Candace under her wing and teaches her the fine art of chilling out before she turns into a complete basket case at the tender age of thirteen.

Das Spiel von Liebe und Tod

Author: Martha Brockenbrough
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 9783732006090
Release Date: 2016-07-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Unser Geheimtipp für junge Erwachsene: Eine hinreißende Liebesgeschichte, die weit über das Einzelschicksal hinausgeht. Liebe und Tod als Personifikationen ihrer selbst in einem tödlichen Wettstreit um die Gefühle zweier Liebender. Romeo und Julia, Kleopatra und Mark Anton, Napoleon und Josephine, sie alle waren schon Figuren in dem jahrtausendealten Spiel von Liebe und Tod. Die Regeln sind einfach. Verlieben sich die Paare vor dem ausgewürfelten Termin, hat die Liebe gewonnen, trennen sie sich, triumphiert der Tod und einer der Liebenden muss sterben. Immer wieder steht Henry vor der Tür des Jazzclubs, in dem Flora allabendlich singt. Er ist hingerissen von der schönen jungen Frau, ihrer Stimme und ihrer Musik. Flora dagegen versucht lange, sich gegen ihre Gefühle zu wehren. Ihre Haut ist schwarz und eine Beziehung mit einem weißen jungen Mann ist im Seattle des Jahres 1937 völlig ausgeschlossen. Was Flora und Henry nicht wissen: Sie sind nur Figuren in einem uralten Spiel, in dem die Liebe selbst und ihr alter Widersacher Tod menschliche Gestalt angenommen haben. Und beide nutzen all ihre manipulativen Fähigkeiten, um zu gewinnen.

The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness

Author: Joel ben Izzy
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565128545
Release Date: 2005-09-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This inspiring memoir by a storyteller who lost his voice, and gained some unexpected wisdom, is “nothing less than a spiritual odyssey” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Heartwarming and smart and wonderfully written,” this is that rare, magical book—a book that tells a good story, but also shows us how the tales we learned when we were children shed light on our adult lives (Detroit Free Press). An award-winning professional storyteller, Joel ben Izzy had the unusual opportunity to relive those lessons when he lost his voice after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer, and reconnected with his old teacher, Lenny. Through his meetings with Lenny, Joel rediscovers the wisdom of ancient tales and takes us on a journey into a world of beggars and kings, monks and tigers, lost horses and buried treasures—and in the end tells us the secret of happiness. “This is a beautiful book full of old tales—from China, India, Persia, Jerusalem—that help storyteller Joel ben Izzy through dark times of silence and back into light and sound once more. Wonderful!” —Grace Paley “Heartfelt . . . This brief book speaks to people in trouble. It provides edifying advice, intimately given, like the best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie.” —TheDallas Morning News “What a gift, what a blessing, funny, brilliant, wise.” —Anne Lamott