A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world's most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out.'You're born naked and the rest is drag.'As someone who has deconstructed life's hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken 'the fourth wall' to expand on the concept of mind, body, and spirit. This unique perspective has allowed RuPaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but reader beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Once you're willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors.Throughout the history of humans on this planet, there've always been shaman, seers, and mediums who are able to interpret both high and low frequencies and remind humans to look beyond the surface for the truth of who we really are. And who we really are is an extension of the power that created the universe (aka: God in drag). FYI: most people are not willing to hear or accept that.That is RuPaul's secret for success, not only in show business, but in all aspects of life, especially in navigating the emotional landmines that inhibit most sweet, sensitive souls.If you think this book is just about 'doing drag', you are sorely mistaken because for RuPaul, drag is merely a device to deactivate the identity-based ego and allow space for the unlimited.
Backing into the Spotlight
By Michael Whitehall
'Backing into the Spotlight is a hilarious and an unashamedly non-PC memoir . . . Now in his eighth decade, Whitehall is a fine raconteur, gloriously unreconstructed and still deeply suspicious of modernity' Daily MailStanding in front of a full-length mirror in my dressing room at ITV studios, waiting to go on to the set of Backchat, I had a brief conversation with my reflection.'Michael, what the f*** do you think you're doing?'Theatrical agent Michael Whitehall spent a career pushing others into the spotlight. He had been involved behind the scenes with the careers of many prominent actors, including Colin Firth, Richard Griffiths, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Courtenay, Ian Ogilvy, Judi Dench, Edward Fox, Michael Fassbender, Angela Thorne and Nigel Havers.But then, much to his surprise, his son Jack becomes a successful comedian and actor and decides that his new comedy partner should be his father. Whitehall Snr. finds himself reluctantly appearing on stage and then television, cast as the archetypal grumpy old man and thrust, in his early seventies, into a whole new career in front of the camera. Minor fame comes at a sedate pace: one of the highlights being a record £300,000 win for charity with Jack on Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop.In this enchanting memoir Whitehall looks back on his life, from growing up in suburban London in the 1940s and '50s with his saintly father and social climbing-mother, who coined the phrase 'à la carte' to describe people who were posher than she was and whose company she craved, to falling into a career as a successful theatrical agent and producer. As he says, 'Actors can be egotistical, greedy and vain, but they're not half as bad as agents and producers.'Charming, gossipy and above all very funny, Backing Into The Spotlight is no ordinary show business memoir.
Bob Ross by the Numbers
By Bob Ross
Kit includes:Three pre-printed canvases with easy-to-paint, numbered sections -- 2 landscapes and 1 of Bob Ross's famous face 7 paint pots Mini paint brush Mini easel for displaying finished paintings Full-color, fold-out sheets with detailed painting instructions 32-page book on Bob Ross, including painting tips
Moon Sarasota & Naples (Third Edition)
By Jason Ferguson
Explore the soft white beaches, wild Everglades and sun-soaked cities of Florida's Paradise Coast with Moon Sarasota & Naples. Inside you'll find:*Flexible, strategic itineraries from a weekend getaway in Sarasota to a full week exploring Florida's west coastHonest advice for beach-goers, families, water sports enthusiasts, and more*The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, cycling, bird-watching, and fishing*The top sights and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches or head inland to explore palmetto prairies and swampy forests. Indulge at upscale restaurants in Naples, browse fine art galleries, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Work up an appetite by paddling the Great Calusa Blueway, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean*Expert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat*Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout*Handy tips for international visitors, seniors, LGBTQ+ travellers, and travellers with disabilities*Background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, and culture*Full coverage of Sarasota, Charlotte Harbor, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, the Barrier Islands, Naples, and the EvergladesWith Moon Sarasota & Naples' practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.For more of the Sunshine State, try Moon Florida or Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg.
What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?
By Juan Williams
Unsympathetic, ambiguous, and openly racist remarks are a hallmark of Donald Trump's public life. They may have reached their nadir after he failed to condemn white supremacy in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, but perhaps no remark of his is more telling than his campaign pitch to African Americans: "What the hell do you have to lose?"Quite a lot, as it turns out. In this vigorous and timely book, civil rights historian and political analyst Juan Williams issues the truth about just what African Americans have to lose, and how Trump is threatening to take it away. In Williams's lifetime, civil rights have improved, vastly and against great resistance -- including from Trump and his family. Using the 1964 Civil Rights Act as a rubric, Williams recounts the less known and forgotten stories of heroes like Bob Moses, A. Philip Randolph, and Everett Dirksen, who fought for voting rights, integration of public schools and spaces, and more.This book is not merely a much-needed and highly visible history lesson. It signals the alarm about the Trump administration's policies and intentions, which pose a threat to civil rights without precedent in modern America.In a polarized era, it's especially telling when moderates like Williams are prepared to stand up and shout. This book is clear-sighted, inspiring, and necessary, from an author with the experience and standing to make it heard.
Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2019
By Kim Kovel, Terry Kovel
The 2019 Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available--with 15,000 listings and more than 2,500 full-color photographs--from the most trusted name in the industry. The Kovels are the most trusted source for both the casual and the expert collector. With 15,000 actual prices and 2,500 full color photographs, the guide also features exceptionally well-organized, wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute information, and includes more tips, marks, logos, and photographs than any other competitive title. Kovels' is the only guide with prices based on actual sales from the previous calendar year, never estimates. Unlike other guides, which focus almost exclusively on English or high-priced items, Kovels' covers all American and international items. The book is organized by categories most sought-after by collectors, including Depression Glass, Dolls, Jewelry, Furniture, Porcelain, and Sports Memorabilia. Indexes, cross-references, and expert commentary throughout empower readers to collect with confidence and price their own antiques.
Fandango at the Wall
By Arturo O'Farrill, Kabir Sehgal
It's a history that has involved periods of great friendship with robust trade and loose immigration policies. But the US-Mexican relationship has also been beset by wars, drug trade, and human trafficking. And with the latest Trump-induced xenophobia towards Mexico this book contextualizes how it is the latest swing in the up-and-down two-hundred-year history between these countries. THROUGH THESE WALLS also addresses how the broken relationship between these countries have been repaired in the past and will provide clarity to the current debate regarding building the wall and America's posture towards immigrants.
Moon Angkor Wat (Third Edition)
By Tom Vater
The ancient temples at Angkor Wat are unlike anything else on earth. Step back in time and take the trip of a lifetime with Moon Angkor Wat. Inside you'll find:*Strategic itineraries ranging from one to three days in Angkor to a week exploring the Khmer Empire, with suggestions on the most beautiful (and most secluded) temples to visit*Top sights and unique experiences: Explore the sublime forested temple ruins of Angkor, remnants of the ancient Khmer Empire. Marvel at Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world, get up close to Angkor Thom's carved bodhisattva, and wander among nearly 100 ancient monuments deep in the jungle at Koh Ker. Immerse yourself in bustling city atmosphere of Siem Reap or the colourful markets, quiet streets, and funky art galleries of Battambang. Drink thick sweet coffee and sample prahoc or barbequed meats from street carts in Phnom Penh*Tips for the best ways to tour the temples to get the most out of this sacred and awe-inspiring site*Focused advice and historical context from documentarian and journalist Tom Vater*Essential insight on trip planning, health and safety, reservations, transportation (by tuk-tuk, taxi, motorbike, or bicycle), and accommodations ranging from hotels to homestays with local families, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypack*Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout *In-depth coverage of Siem Reap, Angkor and all its temples, Phnom Penh, and excursions to other parts of Cambodia such as Banteay Chhmar, Sambor Prei Kuk, Preah Khan, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear, and BattambangWith Moon Angkor Wat's practical tips and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Exploring more of Asia? Check out Moon Vietnam or Moon Phuket & Ko Samui.
By Gretchen Carlson
A groundbreaking manifesto from journalist Gretchen Carlson about how women can protect themselves from sexual harassment in the workplace and reclaim their power against abuse or injustice.In BE FIERCE, Gretchen shares her own experiences, as well as powerful and moving stories from women in many different careers and fields who decided they too weren't ready to shut up and sit down. Gretchen became a voice for the voiceless.In this revealing and timely book, Gretchen shares her views on what women can do to empower and protect themselves in the workplace or on a college campus, what to say when someone makes suggestive remarks, how an employer's Human Resources department may not always be your friend, and how forced arbitration clauses in work contracts often serve to protect companies rather than employees. Her groundbreaking message encourages women to stand up and speak up in every aspect of their lives. Gretchen also discusses why this fight will require both women and men working together to ensure that our daughters and sons will have a brighter future.BE FIERCE is a cultural movement and a motivating testament to what we can accomplish if we collectively decide to become warriors in the path for a better future.The time is now. Take back your life, your career, and your dignity.
Moon Charleston & Savannah (Eighth Edition)
By Jim Morekis
Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!Moon Charleston & Savannah reveals the charm of these fun-loving sister cities, from historic landmarks to romantic beaches. Inside you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, including quick getaways to each city that can be combined for a week-long escape, plus day trips to the coast and islandsThe top sights and unique activities for making the most of your trip: Sample classic shrimp and grits, the best Southern barbecue in town, or seafood straight off the boat. Browse the museums on Savannah's historic River Street, take a carriage ride through Charleston's French Quarter, or check out the wares at the Old City Market. Take a day-long cruise along the coast, spot wild horses on Tybee Island, or rent bikes in Jekyll Island's Historic District and picnic on the beach. Visit famed Civil War battlefields, check out the First African Baptist Church, and learn about the area's important African American historyExpert, local insight from Savannah native Jim MorekisHonest advice on when to go, how to get around, where to eat, and where to stay, from historic landmark inns to whimsical budget hostelsFull-color, vibrant photos and maps throughoutThorough background on the culture, history, weather, and wildlifeFull coverage of Charleston, Savannah, Beaufort and the Lowcountry, and the Golden IslesWith Moon Charleston & Savannah's expert tips, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Exploring more of the South? Try Moon Atlanta or Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains.
Magic Crystal Ball
By Marlo Scrimizzi
Unlock the mystical power of a fortune teller with the Magic Crystal Ball. Wave your hand over the glass crystal ball to reveal one of 15 "answers" to put you on the path to fulfilling your dreams and finding happiness.Kit includes: A mini glass crystal ball with motion-activated light (glowing aura) and sound (music and mystical answers).A black baseA 48-page mini book, with a brief history and tips on how to use your crystal ball
Secrets Between Friends
By Fiona Palmer
Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.Best friends Abbie, Jess and Ricki are setting sail on a cruise ship, rekindling the excitement of a school excursion they took ten years earlier to the historic port town of Albany, the oldest city on the stunning turquoise coastline of Western Australia. But are they truly prepared for what this voyage will reveal?Ricki, a dedicated nurse, harbours a dream she hasn't chased. Is she actually happy or stuck in a rut?Jess, a school teacher and single mother to little Ollie, had a tough upbringing but found her way through with the help of her closest male friend, Peter. But Peter has bought an engagement ring and is ready to propose to Ricki . . .Abbie had it all: a career, a loving boyfriend and a future, but a visit to the doctor bears scary news. Her world is tumbling down and she feels adrift at sea.SECRETS BETWEEN FRIENDS is a poignant novel of romance, family dynamics and friendship. Through her highly relatable, sympathetic characters, beloved Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer writes about issues, experiences and emotions we have all faced while posing the ultimate question: What is really important in this life?'As always, Fiona Palmer writes realistic characters and situations . . . makes for compelling reading, and issues and emotions the characters face have the power to make us think about our own friendships, families and romantic lives.' BETTER READING'a heartfelt tale of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the closest of mates' YOURS
By Brigit Esselmont
Everyday Tarot takes a fresh approach to a timeless art, giving modern soul-seekers the tools they need to access their inner wisdom and create an inspired life, using the cards as their guide. This contemporary approach to Tarot is empowering, uplifting, powerful, and practical -- instead of seeking to tell the future, this method allows readers to unlock their full potential by connecting more deeply to their own instincts and intuition. This unique book draws on the knowledge of Brigit Esselmont, the renowned Tarot reader and founder of Biddy Tarot. Her distinctive approach blends Tarot with personal growth, creating an actionable wellness practice that speaks to contemporary readers. Beginning with Esselmont's personal story of leaving behind a corporate career to pursue a more grounded, passionate life, this beautiful and useful volume explains how Tarot really works, with a focus on how we approach the cards and draw on our inner wisdom for guidance. Everyday Tarot moves through concrete areas of life (career, romantic relationships, major goals) and incorporates exercises and sample spreads, alongside a quick-start guide to reading the cards that reinforces big picture concepts and builds confidence as readers begin creating powerful and positive change.