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Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor and Himself

by Michael J. Rosen HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

James Thurber spent most of his career at the New Yorker magazine, drawing cartoons and writing essays and stories. Collecting Himself is a one-of-a-kind compilation of James Thurber's vintage writings, featuring...


Proust and the Squid

by Maryanne Wolf Harper Perennial (August 01, 2017)

"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself...


Raising Bilingual Children

by Maritere Rodriguez Bellas Atria Books (September 02, 2014)

For most immigrant parents in America today, raising bilingual children is not a choice or a decision, but rather a way of life. Yet teaching children their parents’ native language often comes second to ensuring...


Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

by Simon Schama HarperCollins (April 12, 2011)

“Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller.”

—Boston Globe

“A writer of gorgeous prose.”

Washington Post

The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble,...


Born Reading

by Jason Boog & Betsy Bird Touchstone (July 15, 2014)

A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers,...


Like a Yeti Catching Marmots

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2012)

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...


The Mindful Writer

by Dinty W. Moore Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2012)

Going beyond the typical "how to write" book, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits,...


Signed, Sealed, Delivered

by Nina Sankovitch Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten...


Tibetan Calligraphy

by Sanje Elliott & Sarah Harding Wisdom Publications (November 21, 2011)

In Tibetan Calligraphy, Sanje Elliott shows us how to capture the elegance and grace of Tibetan calligraphy without prior knowledge of either Tibetan language or calligraphy. This beautiful book includes many...


The Art of Thinking Clearly

by Rolf Dobelli Harper Paperbacks (May 06, 2014)

Have you ever . . .

  • Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it?
  • Paid too much in an eBay auction?
  • Continued to do something you knew was bad for you?
  • Sold stocks too late, or too...


Everyday English

by Patrick Scrivenor Reader's Digest (June 26, 2012)

Do you puzzle over participles, argue over agreement, or throw up your hands over the comma? This back-to-basics overview of the English language includes just what you need to know to make a great impression...


Kiss My Asterisk

by Jenny Baranick Skyhorse (March 04, 2014)

Grammar has finally let its hair down! Unlike uptight grammar books that overwhelm us with every single grammar rule, Kiss My Asterisk is like a bikini: it’s fun, flirty, and covers only the most important...


The English is Coming!

by Leslie Dunton-Downer Touchstone (September 14, 2010)

English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity...


The Miracle of Language

by Richard Lederer Pocket Books (May 11, 2010)

Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements...

Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language...


The First Five Pages

by Noah Lukeman Touchstone (August 31, 2010)

IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.

Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors...


Stonewalled

by Sharyl Attkisson Harper (November 04, 2014)

Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and...


Push Back!

by B. K. Eakman Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

How many times have you had the unsettling experience of being treated as a troublemaker as soon as you question or raise an objection to a school policy, a textbook, a course of study, a new county regulation,...


Spanish Without Words

by David Tarrada Agea Meadowbrook (December 31, 2013)

You don’t need words to speak Spanish. All you really need is this unique "phrase book" of the most common Spanish expressions, complete with authentic Spanish gestures and body language. It's the fastest...


The Black Panther

by David Hilliard Atria Books (June 30, 2008)

"We knew from the beginning how critical it was to have our own publication, to set forth our agenda for freedom...to urge change, to use the pen alongside the sword," writes David Hilliard in the preface to...


A Little Book on Form

by Robert Hass Ecco (April 04, 2017)

An acute and deeply insightful book of essays exploring poetic form and the role of instinct and imagination within form—from former poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert...


Writing to Wake the Soul

by Karen Hering Atria Books/Beyond Words (November 05, 2013)

Through the power of everyday words, find and deepen your connection with faith and self in the spiritual practice of writing.

Whether you approach this book primarily as a reader or a writer, you can open a...


The Torchlight List

by Jim Flynn Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

In today’s world it seems that everywhere we turn we are saturated with book recommendations from talk shows, magazines, radio shows, friends, and top ten lists. But which books are really the best, and what...


Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8

by W. W. Denslow, Judy Cova Kelly & Kathleen Kryza Skyhorse (February 01, 2012)

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3–8 provides a fun and engaging approach for developing effective test-taking skills in children. Chapters detail the coaching of test thinkers, test-reading strategies,...


Learning at Home Pre K-3

by Ann C. Barbour Skyhorse (December 19, 2011)

Families play a critical role in helping young children develop a solid academic foundation and love of learning. Numerous examples have proven time and again that children’s learning behavior is strongest...


The Writer's Legal Guide, Fourth Edition

by Tad Crawford & Kay Murray Allworth (August 01, 2013)

In an increasingly digitized and complex publishing world, writers need to know how to protect themselves against copyright infringement, legal trouble, and unwise concessions to publishers. Still the author’s...


Publish Your Book

by Patricia Fry Allworth (February 01, 2012)

Publish Your Book: Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author is a professional guide to publishing success for the new and struggling author. With insider tips, up-to-date marketing strategies,...


I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World

by James Geary HarperCollins e-books (February 08, 2011)

“Sherlock Holmes could glance at a bowler hat and tell that its owner's wife had ceased to love him. In this brilliant book about metaphor James Geary is no less astonishing, as he deciphers the subtle implications...


On Speaking Well

by Peggy Noonan HarperCollins (September 14, 2010)

For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming...


Unless It Moves the Human Heart

by Roger Rosenblatt HarperCollins (January 04, 2011)

Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works—from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring...


How Writers Work

by Ralph Fletcher HarperCollins (August 10, 2010)

Unlock the secret to being a writer! Turn to this practical and enjoyable guide by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.

Surprise! There is no secret to being...


Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

by Renni Browne & Dave King HarperCollins e-books (June 15, 2010)

Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published...


Oxymoronica

by Dr. Mardy Grothe HarperCollins e-books (October 20, 2009)

ox-y-mor-on-i-ca (OK-se-mor-ON-uh-ca) noun, plural: Any variety of tantalizing, self-contradictory statements or observations that on the surface appear false or illogical, but at a deeper level are true, often...


Hot for Words

by Marina Orlova HarperCollins e-books (August 18, 2009)

Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words—and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining...


Fluent in 3 Months

by Benny Lewis HarperOne (March 11, 2014)

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his...


Write Away: One Writer's Approach to the Novel

by Elizabeth George HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Bestselling author Elizabeth George has spent years teaching writing, and in Write Away she shares her knowledge of the creative process. George combines clear, intelligent, and functional advice on fiction...


Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

by Elmore Leonard William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

"These are the rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking place in the story."—Elmore Leonard

For aspiring writers...


Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd

by Albert Jack HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from?

From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone...


A Broom of One's Own

by Nancy Peacock HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was...


Spider, Spin Me A Web

by Lawrence Block HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with...


How to Write

by Richard Rhodes HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers: 101 Motivational Stories for Writers - Budding or Bestselling - from Books to Blogs

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark & Susan M. Heim Chicken Soup for the Soul (May 21, 2013)

With 101 stories from published writers who stuck with it and succeeded, you will be inspired and encouraged, whether you’re an aspiring author, a blogger, or a bestselling writer.

No matter the genre, no matter...


The Practice of Poetry

by Robin Behn William Morrow (April 16, 2013)

A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.


Speaking of Journalism

by William Zinsser Harper Paperbacks (May 07, 2013)

Veteran journalist and writing teacher William Zinsser, whose books on writing have sold more than 700,000 copies, presents 11 of his most successful students discussing what it is like to work as a journalist...


The Riddle of the Labyrinth

by Margalit Fox Ecco (May 14, 2013)

In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending...


The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language

by Natalie Goldberg Atria Books (March 19, 2013)

Sit. Walk. Write. These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg’s revolutionary writing and life practice, which she presents here in book form for the first time. A whole new slant on writing that she developed...


The Birds and Bees of Words

by Mary Embree Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and...


The Elements of Internet Style

by Editors of Eei Press Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Learn the rules of today’s tech-driven publishing landscape! The Elements of Internet Style is the first guide to embrace the new reality of creating content in the electronic age. It is packed with the tools...


The Perfect Screenplay

by Katherine Herbert Allworth (September 21, 2010)

They say in L.A. everybody is writing a screenplay. With The Perfect Screenplay, everybody everywhere will be writing well-presented, saleable screenplays. Packed with tips from an insider on how Hollywood operates,...


Writing the Great American Romance Novel

by Catherine Lanigan Allworth (September 21, 2010)

The complete guide to turning romances into cash. Romance novels are the top-selling genre in fiction. How can aspiring writers break into this lucrative field? With Writing the Great American Romance Novel,...


To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

by Phillip Lopate Free Press (January 22, 2013)

Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining...