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Par Walter Anderson. 1997
The art of dying: how to leave this world with dignity and grace, at peace with yourself and your loved ones
Par Patricia Weenolsen. 1996
A guide to help people facing death make the best of their remaining days and cope with practical and psychological…concerns. Includes advice on preparation and planning, retaining and relinquishing control, and making the gradual transformation from a physical to a spiritual existence. 1996.
Par Laura Schlessinger. 1997
A popular radio host identifies common male behaviour that can be harmful to a man's well-being. Discusses such issues as…chivalry, ambition, sex, and marriage, citing real-life experiences of the author's male radio listeners. Advises men how to avoid messing up their lives. 1997.
Par Sarah Ban Breathnach. 1998
The author asserts that human beings are divided into two groups - the resigned, who think their time on earth…is beyond their control, and the exhausted, who believe there is "something more" to life. To the exhausted she offers nine steps to achieving happiness: sensing, surviving, settling, stumbling, selling out, starting over, searching, striving, and something more. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Peggy Noonan. 1998
A former speech writer for U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush offers "advice and anecdotes about the writing and…giving of speeches." Exhorts both veteran and novice speakers to organize their message using logic, sincerity, humour, and short sentences, while keeping the speech under twenty minutes. c1998.
The author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" offers suggestions on opening one's self to love after…the death of a mate or after a divorce. Describes the healing process common to both men and women. Explains the differences in the ways males and females resolve loss. c1998.
Par Phillip C McGraw. 1999
Behavioural scientist McGraw, an advisor to Oprah Winfrey, demonstrates how to take control over your life: assume responsibility for past…actions, change bad habits, and reverse negative conditioning to prepare the mind and body for greater happiness. Describes ten "life laws" that improve the chances of success. 1999.
Par Loretta LaRoche. 2001
Stress management consultant provides humorous advice on ways to reduce stress in daily life by avoiding overuse of modern technological…gadgets. Urges more family time and less television, reduced use of cell phones, and bigger doses of laughter. 2001.
The author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" (DC16044) discusses ways to become happy and confident. A…former monk, Gray analyzes behaviour that helps individuals to succeed and offers advice on stress management and negative emotions. Includes meditation instruction with practice exercises. Bestseller. c1999.
Par Frank S Pittman. 1998
A psychiatrist depicts the traits that lead people to happiness as adults, mainly by becoming responsible. He laments the collapse…of patriarchy and the rise of a narcissistic society that has led to a nation of victims. Discusses marriage, parenting, divorce, and how to become a grown-up man or woman. c1998.
In this companion to "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and It's All Small Stuff" the author extends his advice to handling…family life. Explores ways of compromising and enjoying household members. 1998.
Par Richard Carlson. 1998
The author offers one hundred short essays to help people enjoy life more and worry less. Ideas include considering that…a journey begins with just one step, transcending problems instead of dealing with them, using the power of reflection, taking lunch breaks, and remembering the Golden Rule. c1998.
Par David Remnick. 1996
Portraits of prominent people, giving attention to "the gap between private life and public ambition." Focuses on personalities such as…Gary Hart from politics and Reggie Jackson from sports to depict a common theme about personal success and tragedy
Par Diane Ackerman. 1997
The author recounts experiences as a telephone counselor in a suicide prevention center. Offers insights into the plight of callers…who are variously lonely, alienated, angry, and abused. Draws concepts and images from nature, science, history, and literature to depict the complex world of the crisis center. Strong language
Par Sylvia B Rimm, Sylvia Rimm, Ilonna Rimm, Sara Rimm-Kaufman. 1999
Summary and conclusions of research by the author and her two daughters, who surveyed successful women about their achievements. The…report formulates twenty suggestions on how to raise competent daughters; includes anecdotal and statistical data. Also offers inspiration and guidance. Bestseller. 1999
Par Sara Shandler. 1999
Inspired by reading Reviving Ophelia (DB 40455) as a seventeen-year-old, the author solicited essays from other adolescent girls to create…a forum for them to express their concerns dealing with family, friends, body image, and societal expectations. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller
Par Sylvia Browne, Lindsay Harrison. 1999
Well-known psychic provides a "how-to" primer with simple pointers on applying her basic perceptions of life, death, and The Other…Side to improve daily existence. Discusses angel and spirit guides, past lives, the mind-body connection to health, and confronting ten deep-seated fears. Makes predictions for the new millennium. Bestseller. 1999
Chicken soup for the college soul: inspiring and humorous stories about college (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
Par Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, Dan Clark. 1999
Collection of anecdotes offering support and encouragement, and a little laughter, for students throughout their college years. Includes sections on…getting accepted, adjusting to a new environment, getting good grades, making friends, and finally graduation. Bestseller
Par Earl A Grollman, Earl A. Grollman. 1993
Discusses ways to cope after the death of a loved one. Examines the different stages of grieving and how to…resume one's own life. Includes samples of exercises to assist in expressing emotions. For senior high and older readers
Par Max Lucado. 1998
The author uses analogies and scripture to lead people into behaving like Jesus in their daily lives and their relationships.…Behavior changes are possible, he contends, and one can eliminate guilt, bad habits, fear, and anxiety by following Jesus' example. Includes a study guide