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The Gifted Boss: How to Find, Create and Keep Great Employees

by Dale Dauten HarperCollins e-books (May 17, 2011)

Want freedom from management, mediocrity and morons?

Ever wonder what the best bosses know that you don't?

Do you want to have great employees, people who don't need to be managed and who make everyone around...

Your Pinkie Is More Powerful Than Your Thumb: And 333 Other Surprising Facts That Will Make You Wealthier, Healthier and Smarter Than Everyone Else

by Mark Di Vincenzo HarperCollins e-books (March 01, 2011)

Mark Di Vincenzo, the New York Times bestselling author of Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon, brings us another book of fascinating, eminently useful facts certain to make you healthier, wealthier, and wiser....

Big Secrets

by William Poundstone HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

The Book That Gives the Inside Story on Hundreds of Secrets of American Life --Big Secrets.

Are there really secret backward messages in rock music, or is somebody nuts? We tested suspect tunes at a recording...

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

by Stanley Newman & Daniel Stark HarperCollins e-books (November 09, 2010)

With more than 1,300,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many words as any other crossword dictionary.

Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined fifty years in the...

Savvy Chic: The Art of More for Less

by Anna Johnson HarperCollins e-books (October 26, 2010)

From Anna Johnson, the author of Three Black Skirts and Handbags comes an invaluable manual for how to live well and elegantly on a budget. The perfect book for our more frugal times, Savvy Chic celebrates “the...

Do Fish Drink Water?: Puzzling And Improbable Questions And Answers

by Bill McLain HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

Is it true that elephants are afraid of mice?

How much gold does the United States store in Fort Knox?

Why do I get a headache when I eat ice cream too fast?

How did the "seventh inning stretch" originate?

As the...

Dictionary of American Slang 4e

by Barbara Ann Kipfer & Robert L. Chapman HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back...

More How Do They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

Have you ever wondered:

- How do they know how much an aircraft carrier weighs?

- How do they get music onto a CD?

- How does an electric eel generate electricity?

- How do they know how long a second is?

- How do...

American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide

by Anthony Dias Blue HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

The incomparable Anthony Dias Blue—the world's leading expert on American wine—has revised and updated his definitive reference on America's wine-producing regions and wines. Both entertaining and informative...

How Did They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton HarperCollins e-books (August 31, 2010)

The totally satisfying answers to more than 100 questions that drive normal people—not to mention infomaniacs and trivia buffs—crazy.

Questions about matters great and small, from ancient times to yesterday....

Buyer's Guide to American Wines: The Right Wine for the Right Price

by Anthony Dias Blue HarperCollins e-books (August 17, 2010)

In this completely updated and revised edition, Anthony Dias Blue, the renowned wine expert and author of the definitive wine reference American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide, offers consumers his authoritative...

The World's Worsts

by Les Krantz HarperCollins e-books (June 22, 2010)

A hilarious collection of the lowest of the lows – from the worst generals to the dumbest dogs, the shortest Hollywood marriages to the most dangerous golf courses.

The World's Worsts is the latest compendium...

Cowboy: The Ultimate Guide to Living Like a Great American Icon

by Rocco Wachman & Matthew A. Pellegrini HarperCollins e-books (May 04, 2010)

The ultimate guide to living like a great American icon, Cowboy by Rocco Wachman—celebrity host of CMT’s popular “Cowboy U”—is an essential manual of cowboy culture, cowboy living, and cowboy lore,...

How to Stay Out of the Doghouse

by Josh Rubin, Jason Musante & Partners & Spade HarperCollins e-books (April 20, 2010)

An elegantly cheeky guide to keeping the woman in your life happy—while secretly doing whatever you want. Published in tandem with the woman’s guide How to Keep Him on a Short Leash, How to Stay Out of the...


by Dr. Mardy Grothe HarperCollins e-books (August 25, 2009)

Perfect for linguaphiles and lovers of quotes, Ifferisms is a lively compendium of wit, wisdom, and wordplay from Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like, Viva La Repartee, and Oxymoronica....

Don't Know Much About Literature

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (July 28, 2009)

From Homer to Harry Potter, from Chaucer to Charlotte's Web, acompelling book of quizzes on history's most influential literary worksand writers

  • Did a whale named "Mocha Dick" inspire Melville's masterpiece?
  • Who...


by Russell Lynes HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

In this classic work by the renowned wit and pundit whom the New York Times has lauded as "one of America's foremost arbiters of taste and mores . . . an acclaimed expert on what was highbrow, what was lowbrow,...


by Russell Lynes HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

Our eminent founding father Ben Franklin once famously compared guests to stinking fish. While this assessment may seem a trifle harsh, the truth remains that social intercourse is a most risky endeavor. Who...

For the Love of Letters

by Samara O'Shea HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's block? Considered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to begin? Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't...

Don't Know Much About Anything Else

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers...

The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives

by Eugene Ehrlich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else."


Don't Know Much About Anything

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology,...

Why Do Pirates Love Parrots?

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Are you the type of person who stays up nights wondering how they get the paper tag into Hershey's Kisses? Or why portholes are round?

Even if you don't lose sleep over such matters, you have to admit that such...

Who Put The Butter In Butterfly?: ... And other Fearless Investigations in

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The English language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar: cooties, doozies, and heepie-jeebies; finks and funks; mugwumps and muumuus; deep six and cloud nine....

Living a Jewish Life, Updated and Revised Edition

by Anita Diamant & Howard Cooper HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Living a Jewish Life describes Judaism as not just a contemplative or abstract system of thought but as a blueprint for living fully and honorably. This new edition builds on the classic guide, which has been...

Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Loaded with meaty trivia and tasty, bite-sized facts!

mental_floss is proud to offer a delicious, hearty helping of brain-food that's sure to fire up your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge...

Do Elephants Jump?

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ponder, if you will ...

Where do you find fascinating explanations

for a multitude of mysteries?

Why do pianos have 88 keys?

How does the hole get in the needle of a syringe?

Why is peanut butter sticky?

Pop culture...

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...

Why Girls Can't Throw

by Mitchell Symons HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Warning: the truth can be shocking, seductive, offensive, outrageous...even disgusting!

Are you perplexed by the mysteries of the universe, confounded by the workings of the human body, prone to pondering the...

When Do Fish Sleep?

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ponder, if you will ...

Why are tennis balls fuzzy?

How come birds don't tip over when they sleep on telephone wires?

What makes yawning contagious?

Why, oh why, do roosters have to crow so early in the morning?...

Bertha Venation

by Larry Ashmead HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

An ideal gift book with personality and charm, Bertha Venation is a legendary editor's lifetime collection of the amazing names of actual people, with his own inimitable wit, commentary, and stories.

Roger Gotobed...

Gothic Charm School

by Jillian Venters HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

An essential, fully illustrated guidebook to day-to-day Goth living

There's more to being a Goth than throwing on some black velvet, dyeing your hair, and calling it a day (or a night). How do you dress with...

The Elements of Story

by Francis Flaherty HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

“A splendid book for journalists (new or old), fiction writers, essayists, and critics. But it could also be of great use to the intelligent common reader, the man or woman who wonders why it’s impossible...

One-Letter Words, a Dictionary

by Craig Conley HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Merriam-Webster, move over!

Until now, no English dictionary ever found the fun or the fascination in revealing the meanings of letters. One-Letter Words, a Dictionary illuminates the more than 1,000 surprising...

A Wedding Like No Other

by Peggy Post & Peter Post HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Destination weddings planned in exotic locales, intimate weddings organized on a shoestring budget, full-scale galas with guests from all over the globe. . . . In A Wedding Like No Other, read the stories of...

Where Do Nudists Keep Their Hankies?: And Other Sexual Questions You Always Wa

by Mitchell Symons HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Of course you have! (Or if you haven't, perhaps you should.) Now Mitchell Symons, the reigning King of All Pointless Trivia, carries his inquisitiveness unabashedly into the bedroom and emerges with a smile,...

Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ponder, if you will ...

What is the difference between a kit and a caboodle?

Why don't people get goose bumps on their faces?

Where do houseflies go in the winter?

What causes that ringing sound in your ears?


Robert's Rules in Plain English 2e

by Doris P. Zimmerman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A revised edition of the bestselling Robert's Rules in Plain English, which still stands as the most concise, most-user friendly guide to parliamentary procedure on the market today.

If you've ever had to run...

Not Quite What I Was Planning: And Other Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Ob

by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time.

One Life. Six Words. What's Yours?

When Hemingway famously wrote, "For Sale:...

The Modern Girl's Guide to Life

by Jane Buckingham HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A stylishly smart collection of practical advice for the busy modern woman

With information on entertaining, etiquette, housekeeping, basic home repair, decorating, sex, and beauty, this indispensable book has...

A is for Armageddon: A Catalogue of Disasters That May Culminate in the End of the World as We Know It

by Richard Horne HarperCollins e-books (December 21, 2010)

A Is for Armageddon is a stunningly illustrated, eye-openingly informative, and wickedly entertaining catalog of disasters that may possibly culminate in the end of the world as we know it. Richard Horne—author...

Everything Is Under Control

by Robert A. Wilson HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes...

Are Lobsters Ambidextrous?

by David Feldman HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Ponder, if you will ...

Has anyone ever seen a live Cornish game hen?

Why do quarterbacks say "Hut"?

Why do "sea" gulls congregate in parking

lots of shopping centers?

What does the "Q" in Q-Tips stand for?

Pop culture...

The Book of Lists: Horror

by Amy Wallace, Del Howison & Scott Bradley HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The phenomenally popular Book of Lists series has sold millions of copies from coast to coast, enthralling trivia aficionados with fascinating infobits about simply everything! Now the latest edition turns an...

The Pessimist's Guide to History 3e

by Doris Flexner & Stuart Berg Flexner HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The classic irreverent look at the past—now updated with even more appalling facts!

Fourteen billion or so years ago, the Big Bang exploded—and it's been downhill from there. For every spectacular discovery...

Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs

by Theodora Lau, Kenneth Lau & Laura Lau HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

"By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed."

The appeal of Chinese proverbs is profound and universal. With brevity, clarity, and simplicity, these carefully chosen words help pass wisdom...

Do I Have To Wear White?

by Anna Post HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

"I can't choose between my two best friends. Can I have two maids of honor?"

"My fiancé and I are considering a destination wedding. Are we obligated to cover our attendants' travel expenses?"

"Do we have to...

I'll Find a Way or Make One

by Dwayne Ashley, Juan Williams & Adrienne Ingrum HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

A comprehensive and definitive guide to America's 107 historically black colleges and universities, this commemorative gift book explores the historical, social, and cultural importance of the nation's HBCUs...

How to Catch a Pig

by Denis Boyles HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Way back before man abandoned the woods for the cities—and traded his hunting rifle for a BlackBerry—he had to know how to do certain things to survive. He had to trap and build and grow things, using his...

The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate

by Eugene Ehrlich HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Between TV talk shows, radio call-in programs, email and the Internet, spontaneous-talk media has skyrocketed in the '90s. People are interacting more frequently and more fervently than ever before, turning...