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Verbalicious Vocabulary System

by Liv Montgomery & Made for Success Made for Success (May 01, 2013)

Effective communication is the key to success.But you can't influence anyone unless you have the ability to say exactly whatyou mean. Imagine if you could build your vocabulary and have fun at the sametime....


Speaking with Power and Persuasion

by Rebecca Shafir Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2013)

We all love the convenience of a short, precise textmessage, but it comes at a cost. More and more people are ill equipped to pickup a phone or arrange an in-person meeting, and often even the idea of speakingcauses...


Conversational Writing

by Dawn Jones & Made for Success Made for Success (November 28, 2011)

Would you like to immediately capture the attention of your reader--and keep it? Would you like people to grasp the point of your message--and remember it? Would you like people to read and respond to your emails...


Becoming Fluent

by Richard Roberts, Roger Kreuz & P. J. Ochlan Blackstone Publishing (August 28, 2015)

Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, students may be further discouraged...


The Story of English in 100 Words

by David Crystal Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2012)

In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to...


Murder Your Darlings

by Roy Peter Clark & Jefferson Mays Little, Brown Spark (January 21, 2020)

From one of America's most influential writing teachers, a collection of 50 of the best writing strategies distilled from 50 writing and language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White.

With so many excellent...


Wild Words

by Nicole Gulotta Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

A guide for the next generation of writers--self-care rituals, creativity-generating rhythms, and personalized strategies for embracing your craft no matter what life throws at you

Part memoir and part spirit...


Consider This

by Chuck Palahniuk & Edoardo Ballerini Grand Central Publishing (January 07, 2020)

Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes us behind the scenes of the writing life, with postcards from decades on the road and incredible examination of the power of fiction and the art of storytelling.In...


Nonconformity

by Nelson Algren, Richard Poe & Daniel Simon Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest twentieth-century writers.

"You don't write a novel out of sheer...


How to Rock It like a TED Talk

by Cathey Armillas Made for Success (November 07, 2017)

Do you love to watch TED Talks? Would you like to give presentations that have the same impact?

Whether your goal is to give a TED Talk or to deliver presentations at the same level as TED Talks, How to Rock...


The Story of the Pony Express

by Glenn D. Bradley & Bobbie Frohman Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

The Pony Express was a swift mail service that wasonly active from April 1860 to October 1861. It was a crucial communicationlink between the East Coast and West Coast during a time when communicationbetween...


Hack Attack

by Nick Davies & Steven Crossley Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2015)

At first, it seemed like a small story. The royaleditor of the News of the World wascaught listening to the voice mail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. Heand a private investigator were jailed, and the...


Dead White Guys

by Matt Burriesci & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (May 12, 2015)

After his daughter was born prematurely in 2010, Matt Burriesci set out to write a book about thirty-two great books, from Plato to Karl Marx, and how their lessons have applied to his life. As someone who has...


The End of Ownership

by Aaron Perzanowski, Jason Schultz & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2016)

If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, or sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the e-books...


Daws Butler Teaches You How to Do Voices

by Charles Dawson Butler & Joe Bevilacqua BearManor Media (February 01, 2014)

Now you can learn howto be a voice actor with this audio set of demonstrations by the legendaryvoice of Yogi Bear: Daws Butler! Daws talks directly to you, demonstrating hisdialect technique and entertaining...


Wake Up Your Writing @ Work

by Mandi Stanley & Made for Success Made for Success (November 18, 2011)

By listening to this audio program loaded with meaningful examples, today's workplace writer will gain the hot tips, tools, and techniques for getting his written message across with the results he wants. Join...


Pep Talks for Writers

by Grant Faulkner & Greg Tremblay Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handbook from the executive director of National...


Scan Artist

by Marcia Biederman & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2019)

The best-known educator of the twentieth century was a scammer in cashmere. "The most famous reading teacher in the world," as television hosts introduced her, Evelyn Wood had little classroom experience, no...


Inspire Any Audience

by Tony Jeary & Zig Ziglar Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

Find out why Zig Ziglar calls this the "ultimate presenter's handbook." From presentation planning to conquering jitters to getting an action response, this guide covers everything you need to know to positively...


Better Than Great

by Arthur Plotnik & Richard Waterhouse Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2012)

A veritable 'TKO of terminology,' Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary--the must-have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages...


The Story Theater Method

by Doug Stevenson & Made for Success Made for Success (November 18, 2011)

Great stories are more like a movie than a report. Like a good movie, they are crafted to stimulate an emotional as well as a logical response. They are engaging and effective because they activate the listener's...


The Nonverbal Secrets to Telling a Great Story

by Larry Iverson & Made for Success Made for Success (November 17, 2011)

Have you ever wondered why some presenters have such a strong impact on their audience? What if there was a way you could increase your credibility when you speak? How would you like to know nonverbal strategies...


How to Watch TV News

by Neil Postman, Steve Powers & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

America is suffering from an information glut. Most Americans are no longer clear about what news is worth remembering or how any of it connects to anything else. Thus, Americans are rapidly becoming the least...


The Art of Nonfiction

by Ayn Rand, Marguerite Gavin, Robert Mayhew & Peter Schwartz Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In 1969, the world-renowned author Ayn Rand gave a series of informal lectures on the art of nonfiction to a select group of friends and associates. These edited transcripts take the listener step by step through...


The Art of Fiction

by Ayn Rand, Marguerite Gavin, Tore Boeckmann & Leonard Peikoff Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In 1958, Ayn Rand, legendary author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, gave an informal course to friends and acquaintances on the art of reading and writing fiction. Now the edited transcripts of these...


The N Word

by Jabari Asim & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In The N Word, a renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word.

In 2003, the book Nigger started an intense conversation about the use and implications...


Meander, Spiral, Explode

by Jane Alison & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2019)

"Doctors don't imitate Galen. Why should writers follow Aristotle? Jane Alison in her fresh, original book about narrative is our new Aristotle." -Edmund White, author of The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading...


How to Talk to Anybody, Anytime, Anywhere

by Chris Widener & Made for Success Made for Success (November 15, 2013)

Leadership and influence author Chris Widener teaches asimple three-step process to make sure you're always prepared to talk toanybody, anytime and anywhere.

Have you ever felt like you don't know what to say...


Give Me Liberty

by Christopher L. Webber & Jim Manchester Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2014)

"Give me liberty," demanded Patrick Henry, "or give medeath!" Henry's words continue to echo in American history, and that quote, andthe speech it comes from, remains one of the two or three known to almost...


Daws Butler Teaches You Dialects

by Charles Dawson Butler & Joe Bevilacqua BearManor Media (April 01, 2013)

As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!

DawsButler was the voice magician behind such classic cartoon characters as YogiBear, Huckleberry Hound, and Quick Draw McGraw. Daws talks directly to you,demonstrating...


The Elements of Expression, Revised and Expanded Edition

by Arthur Plotnik, Richard Waterhouse & Jessica Page Morrell Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

A funny and useful grammar book! There are many grammar and usage books that give advice on correct English. This isn't one of them. The Elements of Expression targets expressiveness as a goal apart from getting...


How Fiction Works

by James Wood & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (April 21, 2009)

What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent...


Stein on Writing

by Sol Stein & Christopher Lane Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

Steinon Writing providesimmediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whethernewcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author,and instructor, explains, "This...


Talk on the Wild Side

by Lane Greene The Economist (November 06, 2018)

Language is the most human invention. Spontaneous, unruly, passionate, and erratic it resists every attempt to discipline or regularize it--a history celebrated here in all its irreverent glory.

Language is a...


The Art of X-Ray Reading

by Roy Peter Clark & Jefferson Mays Little, Brown & Company (January 26, 2016)

Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.

Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark...


The Book of Human Emotions

by Tiffany Watt Smith & Suzanne Toren Little, Brown & Company (June 07, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...


Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church

by Paul Boehmer Little, Brown & Company (October 27, 2015)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The story behind this groundbreaking book--one of the most significant works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate--has...


Syria's Secret Library

by Mike Thomson & David Rintoul PublicAffairs (August 20, 2019)

The remarkable story of a small, makeshift library in the town of Daraya, and the people who found hope and humanity in its books during a four-year siege.

Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just southwest...