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The Art of Slow Writing

by Louise DeSalvo St. Martin's Griffin (October 06, 2014)

In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly.

DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process...

The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness

by Scott Hunt St. Martin's Griffin (August 04, 2014)

A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert

The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes,...

Dirty Little Secrets

by Erica Orloff & JoAnn Baker St. Martin's Griffin (June 16, 2014)

Did you know...

*That, until the mid-1600s, scientists believed that each sperm cell contained a tiny human being?

*That Romans and Egyptians used condoms, but it wasn't until a physician crafted one from a sheep's...

Cracker Ingenuity

by P. T. Elliott & E. M. Lowry St. Martin's Griffin (May 19, 2014)

Wondering what to do with all those oil drums in your yard? Does a lack of funds inspire you to race lawnmowers instead of cars, or enter cow-chip-tossing contests instead of bridge tournaments? Ever invite...

America Bizarro

by Nelson Taylor St. Martin's Griffin (April 28, 2014)

Do you breed rats and mice that could preen like poodles in a pet show? Have creative juices yearning to be set loose on a 20-ton block of packed snow? Possess a melodious voice best suited to singing the praises...

The Riches of Paris, 2nd Edition

by Maribeth Clemente St. Martin's Griffin (April 21, 2014)

Long considered the epitome of all that is chic, glamorous, and desirable, Paris is every shopper's dream. But even the most indefatigable shopper is sure to be overwhelmed by the embarras de richesses. In The...

What's That From?

by Jai Nanda St. Martin's Griffin (March 10, 2014)

Do you know what films have given us the following quotes?

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."

"Excuse me while I whip this out."

"Would somebody get this walking carpet out of my way?"

"I don't know...

The Complete Tolkien Companion

by J. E. A. Tyler & Kevin Reilly St. Martin's Griffin (March 17, 2014)

For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links...

Fabulous Bargains!

by Stephanie Gallagher St. Martin's Griffin (March 03, 2014)

We all want to save money and to own the best merchandise, but few of us want to stick to a complicated, time-consuming budget. In Fabulous Bargains!, Stephanie Gallagher proves that everyone can spend less,...

The Divergent Companion

by Lois H. Gresh St. Martin's Griffin (February 17, 2014)

The first companion guide to the blockbuster bestselling Divergent trilogy--soon to be a major motion picture

Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion and The Hunger Games Companion...

The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

by K. C. David St. Martin's Griffin (January 06, 2014)

"Get out your gay/lesbian rice and celebrate! Taking you from the wedding announcement to the thank you notes, this is the ultimate guide to same-sex ceremonies."

-Michael Musto, Village Voice

Your wedding team...

The New York Co-op Bible

by Sylvia Shapiro St. Martin's Griffin (December 30, 2013)

The New York Co-op Bible, a user-friendly guide to the art of buying and living in a co-op or condo

Sylvia Shapiro, a lawyer and board president of a major Manhattan apartment building, has written what will...

Braving the Fire

by Jessica Handler St. Martin's Griffin (December 09, 2013)

Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss. Created specifically by and for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the...

Sckraight From The Ghetto

by Bertice Ph.D. Berry & Joan Coker St. Martin's Griffin (November 25, 2013)

Is the only art you own on your fingernails? Do you consider kool-aid one of the five food groups?

You know you're ghetto if:

-Turning up the heat means turning on another burner on the stove

-You think of paneling...

Homemade Biography

by Tom Zoellner St. Martin's Griffin (November 25, 2013)

How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? Homemade Biography is a fun and practical guide to recording a...

Super Smutty Sign Language

by Kristin Henson St. Martin's Griffin (October 07, 2013)

A book of truly obscene and offensive insults, sex terms, and pop culture phrases translated into American Sign Language-from the YouTube sensation with more than 2 million views and counting

Have you ever been...

When Good People Write Bad Sentences

by Robert W. Harris St. Martin's Griffin (August 26, 2013)

At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem.

Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social...

The Mortal Instruments Companion

by Lois H. Gresh St. Martin's Griffin (June 17, 2013)

The Mortal Instruments Companion, a must-read guide to the wildly popular Mortal Instruments series, is a terrific gift for the millions of fans both young and old--especially with the Sony Pictures film version...

Coping with Prednisone,  Revised and Updated

by Eugenia Zukerman & Julie R. M.D. Ingelfinger St. Martin's Griffin (May 09, 2013)

Approximately one million Americans per year take high doses of prednisone and related drugs. While these medicines may be necessary to treat serious illnesses, they may also have unpleasant, and even devastating,...

The Diet Pill Guide

by David Dodson & Deborah R. Mitchell St. Martin's Griffin (May 06, 2013)

Can you lose weight by taking a pill, powder, or tea? Find out the truth--and the risks...

Containing up-to-date, authoritative information, The Diet Pill Book spells out what over 200 name-brand products contain...

How to Move to Canada

by Terese Loeb Kreuzer & Carol Bennett St. Martin's Griffin (March 31, 2007)

An easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to calling Canada home

More and more Americans are thinking of moving to Canada to find a job, attend colleges and universities, peace of mind---even retirement---and whatever...

Substitute Teaching

by Barbara Pronin St. Martin's Griffin (November 14, 1983)

The book that tells everything you need to know for a successful and rewarding part-time career:

What a sub does

How to qualify (it's easier than you think)

What you'll earn

How to ensure you'll work as much as...

English as a Second F*cking Language

by Sterling Johnson St. Martin's Griffin (June 14, 1996)

In the English language, swearing is essential to effective communication. In this hilarious and illuminating guide, you will learn just how to do it - no f*cking problem.

Whether you want to succeed in business,...

The Hunger Games Companion

by Lois H. Gresh St. Martin's Griffin (November 07, 2011)

The ultimate companion guide to the blockbuster Hunger Games trilogy

For all those who adore Katniss and Peeta, and can't get enough, this companion guide to the wildly popular Hunger Games series is a must-read...

Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!

by Dr. Aaron E. Md Ms Carroll & Dr. Rachel C. Md Vreeman St. Martin's Griffin (July 04, 2011)

The ultimate myth-busting collection of quirky and curious facts about your body and health

In 2009, Drs. Aaron E. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman explored a wide range of myths and misconceptions about our bodies...

Everyday Etiquette

by Patricia Rossi St. Martin's Griffin (September 12, 2011)

The secret to self-confidence is to know and understand the rules of social engagement before you're in the middle of an uncomfortable situation.

Do you know how to:

Pick the right fork?

Shine at a networking...

You Don't Know Sh*t

by Doug Mayer, Val Stori & Tod von Jahnes St. Martin's Griffin (August 01, 2011)

A brilliant miscellany of all things scatalogical

"You Don't Know Sh*t glides from the sublime heights of human ingenuity to the lowest of the lower depths. It's the ultimate human journey."--Frederick Kaufman,...

Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car

by Lauren Fix St. Martin's Griffin (June 09, 2008)

Lauren Fix's straight-forward, clear and fun advice makes caring for your car easy so you can actually enjoy driving and owning one. With Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car, you'll soon be a confident, knowledgeable...

The Big White Book of Weddings

by David Tutera St. Martin's Griffin (January 04, 2010)

Entertaining expert David Tutera opens his files to reveal a wealth of detailed information about creating that perfect day, featuring advice about everything from wording invitations to negotiating with caterers,...

The Complete Stephen King Universe

by Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden & Hank Wagner St. Martin's Griffin (May 29, 2006)

The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe.

The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines...

How to Kiss with Confidence

by William Cane St. Martin's Griffin (September 12, 2011)

In How to Kiss with Confidence, William Cane reveals that there is more to kissing than simply locking lips. Through a hundred thousand interviews he has discovered the truth about what men and women do, think,...

How to French-Kiss with Confidence

by William Cane St. Martin's Griffin (September 19, 2011)

In How to French Kiss with Confidence, William Cane reveals that there is more to French kissing than simply locking lips and wiggling tongues. Through a hundred thousand interviews he has discovered the truth...

That Costs How Much?: The Bride's Guide to Budgeting for an Unforgettable Wedding

by David Tutera St. Martin's Griffin (September 05, 2011)

Previously published as part of The Big White Book of Weddings.

Entertaining expert David Tutera opens his files to reveal a wealth of detailed information about budgeting for the perfect wedding.

It's tough...

The Art of the Graphic Memoir

by Tom Hart St. Martin's Griffin (November 05, 2018)

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart has written a poignant and instructive guide for all aspiring graphic memoirists detailing the tenets of artistry and story-telling...

The Identity Theft Protection Guide

by Amanda Ph.D. Welsh St. Martin's Griffin (July 06, 2015)


Identity theft is the fastest-growing category of crime in the United States today, and dealing with privacy and identity issues has become an essential part of life in our modern society....

This Will Kill You

by HP Newquist, Rich Maloof, Jim Shinnick & Peter M. Md Fitzpatrick et al. St. Martin's Griffin (May 25, 2009)

Have you been attacked by a great white shark? Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Been exposed to anthrax? No, you haven't, or you'd be dead. This Will Kill You reveals the intriguing facts behind the many...

What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House

by Elizabeth Nix & Elizabeth Hurchalla St. Martin's Griffin (April 06, 2003)

What to Do If a Bird Flies in the House is a girls' guide to solving life's most vexing problems

Everything You Thought You'd Know By Now (But Don't)

Don't be daunted by the daily dilemmas modern life throws at...

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

by Mignon Fogarty & Erwin Haya St. Martin's Griffin (July 04, 2011)

Named to the International Reading Association's 2012 Teachers' Choice book list

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from...

The Serious Shopping Guide: Los Angeles

by Rob Campbell St. Martin's Griffin (December 23, 2013)

The ultimate shopping guide for the stylish Angeleno life.


Clothing for men and women

Furniture and housewares


Many more things you never knew you just had to have

With over 200 listings,...


by Barbara Rollin St. Martin's Griffin (November 01, 2001)

It's the simplest technique imaginable, and it can save you hours of your time, hundreds of headaches, and thousands of dollars.

Barbara Rollin has saved a small fortune by using a technique that is so simple,...

Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding

by Joyce Scardina Becker St. Martin's Griffin (March 31, 2007)

Planning a wedding can be an exciting, overwhelming, and time consuming endeavor. COUNTDOWN TO YOUR PERFECT WEDDING will give brides the exact amount of information they need to plan the wedding they want. It...

The Best Advice in Six Words

by Larry Smith St. Martin's Griffin (November 02, 2015)

The creator of the bestselling, short-form Six-Word Memoir series, Larry Smith, is back again with THE BEST ADVICE IN SIX WORDS, a poignant collection of universal wisdom, life lessons, and caution thrown to...

Everything Else You Need to Know When You're Expecting

by Paula Spencer St. Martin's Griffin (March 08, 2000)

Can you ask your friends to do your baby's laundry? When should you tell your boss you're pregnant? How do you let your mother-in-law know that you're not naming the baby after her? And what if your water breaks...

Good Books Lately

by Ellen Moore & Kira Stevens St. Martin's Griffin (March 03, 2014)

The inside scoop on book groups--from the nation's leading experts!

As book group members across the country have discovered, Ellen Moore and Kira Stevens know everything there is to know about book groups, and...

Word Wizard

by Richard Lederer St. Martin's Griffin (March 31, 2007)

After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular...

The New Health Care System:  Everything You Need to Know

by David Nather St. Martin's Griffin (July 19, 2010)

A primer in plain English that explains how health insurance will work under the new legislation and how it will affect your care and your choices going forward.

Now that "Obamacare" (as the Patient Protection...

W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion, Number 2

by Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo St. Martin's Griffin (December 28, 2015)

Number 2 in the W.C. Privy series, this bathroom companion is chock full of jokes, stories, historical factoids, quizzes, trivia, and pop culture fun. An ecletic reading array, the book includes:

*Rules and Histories...

Writing Out the Storm

by Barbara Abercrombie St. Martin's Griffin (October 08, 2002)

This powerful and deeply inspirational handbook is for anyone coping with serious illness or injury-be it theirs or that of a loved one-who wants and needs to help themselves through the healing process. Offering...

The Quote Verifier

by Ralph Keyes St. Martin's Griffin (March 31, 2007)

Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again,...

W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion

by Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo St. Martin's Griffin (December 28, 2015)

Here you sit, brokenhearted ...with nothing to read but the writing on the wallpaper?

Don't get flushed with despair! W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion is a book that's good for your heart - the more...