Friends fall out of touch, we run out of time, or sometimes our courage simply fails us - and thank-yous, regrets, feelings, and secrets are left unshared. In 2009, Jackie Hooper came up with a way to help people recapture a moment that had once passed them by. She began asking them to write letters that answered one question: If you had another chance, what would you do differently? Based on the popular blog of the same name, this captivating collection of letters presents the stories of ordinary people.
"We all know bad manners when we see them," Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a postapocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Alford embarks on a journey to find out how things might look if people were on their best behavior a tad more often.
"Very Interesting Book"
Kurek Ashley is one of the world's most respected success coaches and mentors, with an uncanny ability to create miracles through empowerment training. He has helped thousands to transform their lives and fine personal and professional success. In this audiobook, Kurek tells his own personal story, including the tragic helicopter crash that ended his career as a Hollywood actor and stuntman, and killed five good friends, including his closest friend, Mike.
Learn how God often does His best work in our most hopeless situations. What do you do when a shattered dream or an unmet expectation causes you to turn to Plan B? Pastor and author Pete Wilson uses real life stories of disappointments and tragedy along with biblical stories such as David, Joseph, and Ruth to help listeners face their own overwhelming situations and, through them, to learn God is working to help them surrender their plans to receive His.
"A Must Read"
She thought she'd have more time. Laurie Notaro figured she had at least a few good years yet. But no---it's happened. She has officially lost her marbles. From the kid at the pet-food store checkout line whose coif is so bizarre it makes her seethe "I'm going to kick his hair's ass" to the hapless Sears customer service rep on the receiving end of her Campaign of Terror, no one is safe from Laurie's wrath. Her cranky side seems to have eaten the rest of her---inner-thigh Chub Rub and all.
"A hilarious look at life"
Forty-seven years of joyous celebrations after victories and crushing disappointments after defeats are encompassed in Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?, but it is about more than just touchdowns and interceptions - it’s about how a person like Marv Levy, dedicated to his life’s work, can begin his career as the obscure assistant coach of a high school junior varsity team and decades later lead a team to the Super Bowl.
For this book, author Diane Conway approached a police officer, a waitress, a politician, a lawyer, a cab driver, and many others, and asked them each the same question: "What would you do if you had no fear?" The results, chronicled in this book, were both surprising and enlightening.
"A Nice Listen"
Heralding the arrival of a stunning new voice in American fiction, Robin Black's If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This takes readers into the minds and hearts of people navigating the unsettling transitions that life presents to us all.
This week on Car Talk, Tommy puts his marital philosophy to work in a dispute over burning bugs and a Ford pickup. Was caller Doug right to tell his wife she's nuts for suggesting the smoke coming from his defroster vents was insect-related, even if it means he's now sleeping in the truck? Also, a hair-dryer helps unravel a soggy starting problem in Maine, a primer on how to handle an annoying passenger who's telling everyone what a lousy driver he is.
A summer night. A Saturday. For Natalie's amazing older sister, Claire, this summer is fantastic, because she's zooming off to college in the fall. For Natalie, it's a fun summer with her friends; nothing special. When Claire is hit by a car, the world changes in a heartbeat. Over the next four days, moment by moment, Natalie, her parents, and their friends wait to learn if Claire will ever recover.
Are you authoritarian or libertarian? Are we morally obligated to end the world? And just what’s wrong with eating your cat? Would You Eat Your Cat? challenges you to examine these and many other philosophical questions. This unique collection of classic and modern problems and paradoxes is guaranteed to test your preconceptions. Jeremy Stangroom creates contemporary versions of famous dilemmas that explore the morality of suicide and the ethics of retribution. He then delves into the background of each conundrum in detail and helps you discover what your responses reveal about yourself.