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Piatkus

The Happiness Dictionary

Tim Lomas
Authors:
Tim Lomas

'A delightful compendium' - Evening StandardHave you ever had a feeling that you couldn't quite describe, because no English word exists for it?Indeed, without such a word, it's difficult to remember or understand the feeling, and to talk about it with other people. This applies to all aspects of life, but most of all that most sought-after of feelings, happiness, where our ability to both experience and understand it is limited by the words at our disposal. However, all is not lost. Even if English has not created a word for a specific feeling, another language probably has. These are known as 'untranslatable' words, because they lack an exact equivalent in another language. By discovering and learning these words, the boundaries of our world expand accordingly. These words allow us to give voice to feelings that we've probably experienced, but have previously lacked the ability to conceptualise. They may even allow us to encounter new feelings that we hadn't previously been aware of or enjoyed.This book will introduce you to a wealth of untranslatable words relating to happiness, from languages across the world. Reading it will enrich not just your understanding of happiness, but also the way that you experience it.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

You Get What You Pitch For

Anthony Sullivan, Tim Vandehey
Authors:
Anthony Sullivan, Tim Vandehey
Robinson

Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons

Simon Brett
Authors:
Simon Brett

'Brilliant! Will make a perfect Xmas stocking filler' Bronya Ralley'Delightful. This dip-in-anywhere book put a smile on my face from the first page . . . for everyone who likes a good chuckle' Ruth MilliganAs we all know, the oxymoron is one of the great beauties of the English language. It has been defined as 'a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory'. Famous examples would include 'bitter-sweet', 'open secret' and 'compassionate Conservatism'.Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons brings together a great many examples of the oxymoron genre, amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas. The book is arranged according to various categories ranging from Popular Culture to Political Principles and Business Ethics, all covered in Simon Brett's inimitably witty style.Anyone with an 'unbiased opinion' will quickly grasp that Seriously Funny makes a 'devilishly nice' book.

FaithWords

Street Smarts From Proverbs

Mitch Kruse, D.J. Williams
Authors:
Mitch Kruse, D.J. Williams

STREET SMARTS FROM PROVERBS reveals Solomon's steps to divine wisdom while providing tools to navigate out of conflict into community.When Mitch Kruse, who once ruled the collector car auction world, lost almost everything the day after the IRS raided his company, he learned that going to church three times a week while growing up did not guarantee the answer to one question, "Have you ever thought about changing the scorecard of your life from money to wisdom?" His pursuit to find the answer sparked a lifelong journey through the ultimate wisdom book for emerging leaders, Proverbs, one that connects God's heart with street smarts. Mitch introduces each of the 12 words with a real-life story of someone who has experienced God's miraculous restoration through humbling their heart to Him. In every subsequent chapter, Mitch explains, illustrates, and applies one of the four components of each pearl, providing an easy-to-understand, yet life-transforming, step-by-step process to assimilate each respective trait of wisdom. Using practical analogies, Mitch gives memorable tools for the reader to recall every point with the purpose of applying it to conflict at work, with family, among friends, and in ministry. He shares tangible tools to be shrewd, yet harmless, in business dealings; how to separate wisdom from foolishness though discretion; and how to seek wise counsel for life's decisions. Mitch concludes the book with the timeless truths of discipline, intimacy with God and others, and how to become a lifelong learner.

Virago

You're the Only One I Can Tell

Deborah Tannen
Authors:
Deborah Tannen
Robinson

How to Speak Any Language Fluently

Alex Rawlings
Authors:
Alex Rawlings

Alex Rawlings

Alex Rawlings has been fascinated by languages and determined to learn as many as possible for as long as he can remember. He was born and raised in London, where he spoke English and Greek at home, studied German, French and Spanish at school, picked up Dutch, Afrikaans, Hebrew, Italian and Catalan on the side, then studied Russian and German at Oxford University, where he was named Britain's Most Multilingual Student in 2012 after being tested for fluency in all those languages in a competition run by Harper Collins. Since then he has studied many more, including tricky ones like Hungarian and Serbian, and has lived in five different countries, teaching languages, coaching learners, and organising conferences and workshops around the world for language enthusiasts. Alex's writes his practical advice and detailed observations on language learning on his popular blog RawLangs.com, and has also contributed to online and offline publications by the British Council, the European Commission, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, and to the blogs of several language learning companies. This book was conceived in Russia, planned in Hungary, written in Spain, and published in London. Alex travels the world speaking and learning new languages with his Hungarian dachshund, Zolt√°n.

Anthony Sullivan

Anthony Sullivan is an English entrepreneur and pitchman best known as the leading spokesman for the OxiClean brand. His production company, Sullivan Productions, Inc., produces TV commercials for consumer products.

Clive Whichelow

Clive Whichelow has written for the likes of Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross, Spitting Image and Smith and Jones and written for the Mail On Sunday, Express, and others.

D.J. Williams

Derek D.J. Williams, born and raised in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East. His global travels have engrossed him in myriad cultures, and provided him with a unique perspective that has fueled his creativity over the course of an 18-year career in both the entertainment industry and nonprofit sector. Writing credits include Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse (Credo House, Fall 2009), contributing writer for HOLY BIBLE: MOSAIC (Tyndale 2009), The Disillusioned (Westbow 2013), and his latest novel, Waking Lazarus, released in June 2016 with endorsements from Oscar Winner and Cinematographer, Peter Anderson. Currently based in Los Angeles, Williams continues to add to his producing and directing credits of more than 300 episodes of broadcast TV syndicated worldwide by developing new projects for television, film, and print.

Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years including eight months as number 1; You're Wearing THAT?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation; I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner and That's Not What I Meant! A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she has written for and been featured in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Time and Newsweek. She lives with her husband in the Washington, DC area.

Debra Fine

Debra Fine is an internationally recognised speaker and trainer. As a member of the National Speakers Association she travels extensively giving lectures and conducting workshops on the topic.

Derek D.J. Williams

Derek D.J. Williams, born and raised in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East. His global travels have engrossed him in myriad cultures, and provided him with a unique perspective that has fueled his creativity over the course of an 18-year career in both the entertainment industry and nonprofit sector. Writing credits include Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse (Credo House, Fall 2009), contributing writer for HOLY BIBLE: MOSAIC (Tyndale 2009), The Disillusioned (Westbow 2013), and his latest novel, Waking Lazarus, released in June 2016 with endorsements from Oscar Winner and Cinematographer, Peter Anderson. Currently based in Los Angeles, Williams continues to add to his producing and directing credits of more than 300 episodes of broadcast TV syndicated worldwide by developing new projects for television, film, and print.

Elizabeth Stokoe

Elizabeth Stokoe is Professor of Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, using conversation analysis to understand how talk works. Outside the University, she runs workshops with professionals using her research-based communication training method called the "Conversation Analytic Role-play Method". She is one of thirteen WIRED 2015 Innovation Fellows; has given TEDx, New Scientist, SciFoo/Google, Cheltenham Science Festival and Royal Institution lectures, and her research and biography were featured on the BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific.

Hugh Murray

Hugh Murray's TV and radio writing credits include work for Steve Coogan, Smack the Pony, Monkey Dust and others.

NJ Enfield

N. J. Enfield is a professor and the chair of linguistics at the University of Sydney, and a research associate in the Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Simon Brett

SIMON BRETT is the author of over ninety books, many of them crime novels. His humorous writing includes the internation bestsellers How To Be A Little Sod and Summersdale's very successful Baby Tips series. He was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in English. A former radio and television producer, he has to date written over ninety books. A great many are crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter and Fethering series. Simon was Chairman of the Crime Writers Association from 1986 to 1987 and of the Society of Authors from 1995 to 1997. He is President of the Detection Club and was awarded the 2014 CWA Diamond Dagger. He lives near Arundel in West Sussex and is married with three grown-up children, three grandsons, one granddaughter, and a cat called Polly.

Susan Scott

Susan Scott is the founder of Fierce, Inc., a global training company whose clients include Yahoo, Starbucks, Cisco, BP, General Dynamics, New York Life, Nestle, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Lego, C.A.R.E., Best Buy, Coca-Cola. and Ernst & Young. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Tim Lomas

Dr Tim Lomas is one of Europe's leading experts on positive psychology and the programme leader at the University of East London's MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (one of the most highly respected post-graduate courses in Europe). He has written for the Guardian and has published numerous academic papers in high-profile journals, including Psychology, Public Policy and Law, Mindfulness, Psychology and Health and the Journal of Happiness Studies. His first book The Positive Power of Negative Emotions was published in 2016.

Tim Vandehey

Tim Vandehey is a bestselling ghostwriter and co-author. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and daughters