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An ingenious "fill-in-the-blanks" album for Grandfather to complete. When finished and given to his grandchild it contains his lik...es, dislikes, wedding picture, happiest memories and more. Lighthearted color illustrations throughout. This continuously successful fill-in book is a personal keepsake for a grandfather to give his grandchild. Every page of this large-format book is filled with questions meant to jog a grandfather s memory and spaces in which his recollections can be recorded and favorite photos can be placed. 64 color illustrations. Read More

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When Isabel Allende s daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family ...for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, and the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. With Paula, Allende has written a powerful autobiography whose straightforward acceptance of the magical and spiritual worlds will remind readers of her first book, The House of the Spirits. ISBN-13: 9780061564901 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 5/7/2013 Series:P.S. Series Pages: 368 Sales rank: 222,029 Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.82 (d) Read More

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Your ex-spouse is bad mouthing you to your children, constantly portraying you in a negative light, perhaps even trying to turn th...em against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, your relationship with your children could suffer. You could lose their respect, lose their affections-even, in extreme cases, lose all contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But after years of consulting parents who heeded such advice with no success, Dr. Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach is wrong. It doesn t work, and parents are left feeling helpless and hopeless. DIVORCE POISON instead offers a blueprint for effective response. In it, you will learn how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these maneuvers, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, you ll discover powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with your children. DIVORCE POISON is a time-tested work that gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children-and provides practical advice from legal and mental-health professionals to help their clients and safeguard the welfare of children. Whether they are perpetrators of divorce poison, victims of it, or both, parents who heed Dr. Warshak s advice will enable their children to maintain love and respect for their parents-even if their parents no longer love and respect each other. Read More

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Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe and Secure No Matter What Undaunted by the prospect of TEOTWAWKI (The End of ...the World as We Know It), Lisa Bedford tackles every what-if and worst-case scenario head-on, offering practical advice on how to prepare your family for whatever might come your way. From a few days without electricity to an unexpected job loss or total chaos after the destruction of a tornado, Survival Mom provides everything you need to become self-reliant and establish plans for your family, including: preparing the home for a natural disaster alternative sources of energy in a power s-out situation everything you need to know about food storage personal protection (do I really need to learn how to shoot a gun?) Deep inside every mom is a Survival Mom whose passion for her family drives her to make the best of the present and prepare for the future. So tap into your Mama Grizzly instincts and channel your worries into action. Whether you re a full-fledged "prepper" or just getting started, with real-life stories and customizable forms and checklists along with Lisa s "you can do it" attitude, Survival Mom replaces paranoia and panic with the peace of knowing YOU have the power to keep your loved ones safe and secure. Read More

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In this inspirational follow-up to the beloved Things I Want My Daughters to Know, lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard reflec...ts on the lessons she s learned from her daughters and offers further thoughts and words of wisdom garnered from her own life. A mother, a grandmother, and the author of more than twenty-five books on personal fulfillment, Alexandra Stoddard celebrates the wisdom of motherhood and the lessons mothers can learn from their daughters in this warm and deeply moving new book that cuts to the heart of what is important in life. Speaking from her own experience and relying on the many conversations she has had with her contemporaries and their children, Stoddard has created a wonderful gift for every mother, daughter, and mother-to-be to give, receive, and share. Bridging generations, full of timeless insights to help us pursue a life rich with happiness, love, and gratitude, The Shared Wisdom of Mothers and Daughters reminds us of everything that makes life beautiful and profound. ISBN-13: 9780062116376 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 4/2/2013 Pages: 158 Sales rank: 352,068 Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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"A good night s sleep is within reach. Let the great ideas in this book guide you and your child there . . . lovingly." Harvey Ka...rp, M.D., author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block Your toddler isn t sleeping through the night. Your preschooler battles bedtime. And you haven t had a good night s sleep in how many years? Get the rest you all desperately need with advice found in The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Elizabeth Pantley s beloved parenting classic The No-Cry Sleep Solution has helped hundreds of thousands of parents gently coax their babies to sleep. Now she gives you tools to help your one- to six-year-old child get in bed, stay in bed, and sleep all night by providing no-cry solutions for Bedtime battles, dawdling, and evening meltdowns Night waking and early rising Moving out of the crib and into a big-kid bed Graduating from the family bed to independent sleep Ending the all-night breastfeeding routine Stopping nighttime visits to your bed Handling naptime problems Nightmares, separation anxiety, and fears Read More

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A clinically proven, five-week program for improving your child s behavior Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D. have helped... thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child s self-esteem. Their clinically proven, five-week program gives you the tools you need to successfully manage your child s behavior, giving specific factors that cause or contribute to disruptive behavior; ways to develop a more positive atmosphere in your family and home; and strategies for managing specific behavior problems. The completely revised and updated edition includes: new information, based on research, about child temperament; new chapter on the hot topic of play as a means of strengthening parent-child relationship; new section on collaborative disciplining with preschool teachers; expanded section about depression and stress linked to parenting; new research findings about ADHD and its treatment. Uncover the specific factors that contribute to your child s disruptive behavior. Identify with real-life parent testimonials and discover strategies for managing specific behavior problems. Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology. New research highlights the scientific foundation behind the program. Topics include: Understanding Your Strong-Willed Child s Behavior; Strong-Willed Behavior and How It All Begins; Why Is My Child Becoming Even More Strong-Willed?; It Takes More than Just Good Parenting; Does My Child Have ADHD?; Addressing Strong-Willed Behavior: A Five-Week Program; Does My Child s Behavior Really Need to Change?; Week 1: Attending; Week 2: Rewarding; Week 3: Ignoring; Week 4: Giving Directions; Week 5: Using Time-Outs; Integrating Your Parenting Skills; Creating a Positive Climate for Behavior Change; Creating a More Positive Home; Improving Your Communication Skills; Developing More Patience; Building Positive Self-Esteem; Helping Your Child Solve Problems with Peers; Solving Some Common Behavior Problems: Additional Recommendations; Specific Problem Behaviors Read More

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The New York Times–bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention o...f Wings (Viking, January 2014) and her daughter Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, chronicle their travels together through Greece and France at a time when each was on a quest to redefine herself and rediscover each other. As Sue struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel, and Ann ponders the classic question of what to do with her life, this modern-day Demeter and Persephone explore an array of inspiring figures and sacred sites. They also give voice to that most protean of human connections: the bond of mothers and daughters. Read More

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by unstable moods, negative self-image, dangerous impulsivity, and tumultuo...us relationships. Many people with BPD excel in academics and careers while revealing erratic, self-destructive, and sometimes violent behavior only to those with whom they are intimate. Others have trouble simply holding down a job or staying in school. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is a compassionate and informative guide to understanding this profoundly unsettling and widely misunderstood mental illness, believed to affect approximately 6% of the general population. Rather than viewing people with BPD as manipulative opponents in a bitter struggle, or pitying them as emotional invalids, Valerie Porr cites cutting-edge science to show that BPD is a true neurobiological disorder and not, as many come to believe, a character flaw or the result of bad parenting. Porr then clearly and accessibly explains what BPD is, which therapies have proven effective, and how to rise above the weighty stigma associated with the disorder. Offering families and loved ones supportive guidance that both acknowledges the difficulties they face and shows how they can be overcome, Porr teaches empirically-supported and effective coping behaviors and interpersonal skills, such as new ways of talking about emotions, how to be aware of nonverbal communication, and validating difficult experiences. These skills are derived from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mentalization-based Therapy, two evidence-based treatments that have proven highly successful in reducing family conflict while increasing trust. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is an empowering and hopeful resource for those who wish to gain better understanding of the BPD experience and to make use of these insights in day-to-day family interactions. Winner of the ABCT Self Help Book Seal of Merit Award 2011 Read More

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An Amazing Resource for Nursing Moms Although breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, it s not always e...asy. Many new mothers are scared away from nursing because of difficulty getting started and lack of information about what to do when things don t go as planned. In this fully revised and updated edition of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, two of today s foremost lactation experts help new mothers overcome their fears, doubts, and practical concerns about one of the most special ways a mother can bond with her baby. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Jack Newman, a leading authority on infant care, and Teresa Pitman, a La Leche League leader for more than twenty years, give you the facts about breastfeeding and provide solutions for the common problems that arise. Filled with the same practical advice that made the first edition a must-have for nursing moms, the new edition features updates on: ? Achieving a good latch ? What to do if your baby refuses the breast ? Avoiding sore nipples ? Ensuring your baby gets enough milk ? Feeding a colicky baby ? Breastfeeding premature and special-needs babies ISBN-13: 9780307345585 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 11/28/2006 Edition description: Revised Edition Pages: 352 Sales rank: 193,610 Product dimensions: 9.16 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.85 (d) Read More

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Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (?painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will l...augh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what s wrong with you? Esquire), this full color book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we re not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph! Read More

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Parents will do almost anything to get their kids to eat healthier, but unfortunately, they ve found that begging, pleading, threa...tening, and bribing don t work. With their patience wearing thin, parents will ?give in? for the sake of family peace, and reach for ?kiddie? favorites-often nutritionally inferior choices such as fried fish sticks, mac n cheese, Pop-sicles, and cookies. Missy Chase Lapine, former publisher of Eating Well magazine, faced the same challenges with her two young daughters, and she sought a solution. Now in The Sneaky Chef, Lapine presents over 75 recipes that ingeniously disguise the most important superfoods inside kids favorite meals. With the addition of a few simple make-ahead purees or clever replacements, (some may surprise you!) parents can pack more fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in their kids foods. Examples of ?Sneaky? recipes include: No Harm Chicken Parm Power Pizza Incognito Burritos Guerilla Grilled Cheese Brainy Brownies Health-by-Chocolate Cookies Quick fixes for Jell-O(R) Read More

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"If you re a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy." Washington Times Th...e Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand , to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you ll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges. Read More

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Based on nearly two decades of Chantal Sicile-Kira s personal and professional experiences with individuals and families affected ...by this growing epidemic, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, including: - The causes of autism spectrum disorders - How to properly diagnose ASDs - Treatments based on behavioral, psychological and biomedical interventions - Coping strategies for families - Educational needs and programs - Living and working conditions for adults with ASD - Community interaction - Teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals ISBN-13: 9780399530470 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 8/31/2004 Pages: 384 Sales rank: 217,277 Product dimensions: 8.88 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.01 (d) Read More

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Dad s Pregnant Too! is a first-of-its-kind guide written for expectant fathers, but also intended for couples. From the first posi...tive test, to the first time seducing your pregnant partner, to the first push, to the first week home following the birth, Dad s Pregnant Too! exposes and explores everything an expectant dad needs to know (but no one ever tells him). Dad s Pregnant Too! is the most comprehensive guide to help expectant fathers understand their partners, themselves, and what s really going on inside her belly. Medically reviewed Includes pictures of baby s development Read More

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The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity... s value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored to meet the alien threat in very different ways. One of them is Ximen del Azarchel, immortal leader of the mutineers from the starship Hermetic and self-appointed Master of the World, who has allowed his followers to tamper continuously with the evolutionary destiny of Man, creating one bizarre race after another in an apparent search for a species the Hyades will find worthy of conquest. The other is Menelaus Montrose, the posthuman Judge of Ages, whose cryonic Tombs beneath the surface of Earth have preserved survivors from each epoch created by the Hermeticists. Montrose intends to thwart the alien invaders any way he can, and to remain alive long enough to be reunited with his bride Rania, who is on a seventy-millennia journey to confront the Hyades masters, tens of thousands of light-years away. Now, with the countdown to the Hyades arrival nearing its end, del Azarchel and Montrose square off for what is to be their final showdown for the fate of Earth, a battle of gunfire and cliometric calculus; powered armor and posthuman intelligence. The Judge of Ages is the wildly inventive third volume in a series exploring future history and human evolution from John C. Wright. Read More

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Jenny McCarthy s hilarious, no-holds-barred personality has made her an instantly recognizable TV personality and a bestselling au...thor. In Baby Laughs she examines the full range of challenges that new mothers face, including: ? The humiliations of postnatal ?numbing spray,? Tucks medicated pads, and adult diapers; jelly belly, balding, and gum disease; and becoming a ?five-foot puke rag? for the baby ? Heart-stopping terrors, such as baby manicures, breathing checks, and burp failures ? Inadequacies, such as lullaby illiteracy and the need for a ?heavy rotation? of toys, videos, and mobiles ? Daddy antics, such as infant wrestling, home-movie mania, sleeping like a log, and expecting sex ? Dueling grandmas, germ-ridden guests, Olympic-class competitive mommies, anorexic pets and much more. Mothers and fathers will find much-needed relief and insight in this sometimes touching, sometimes gritty, but always perceptive and outrageously funny account of what it truly means to have your very own small bundle of joy. Read More

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In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that many girls today have a brittle sense of self-they may lo...ok confident and strong on the outside, but they re fragile within. Sax offers the tools we need to help them become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter limit her time on Facebook, to choosing a sport, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today s girls and young women. the four factors: Sexual Identity. Girls are trying to look sexy at younger ages than ever before. This has the unintended consequence of disengaging them from their sexual identity. The Cyberbubble. In this era of Facebook and texting, girls can easily become stuck in a "cyberbubble": hyper-connected with their peers, but disconnected from themselves. Obsessions. Some girls are anxious about grades or about sports. Without a strong sense of sell, girls become vulnerable to obsessions. Environmental Toxins. Endocrine disruptors are causing early onset of puberty, putting girls at increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression as teenagers. Read More

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A leading clinical expert in the fields of child cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety disorders, Dr. Tamar Chansky frequently co...unsels children (and their parents) whose negative thinking creates chronic or occasional emotional hurdles and impedes optimism, flexibility, and happiness. Now, in the first book that specifically focuses on negative thinking in kids, Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking provides parents, caregivers, and clinicians the same clear, concise, and compassionate guidance that Dr. Chansky employed in her previous guides to relieving children from anxiety and obsessive compulsive symptoms. Here she thoroughly covers the underlying causes of children s negative attitudes, as well as providing multiple strategies for managing negative thoughts, building optimism, and establishing emotional resilience. Read More

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What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on le...arning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori s instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby s bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens sensitive periods for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children. Read More

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Much-needed answers to your toughest parenting questions. Why are boundaries so important? Do children really want limits set on t...heir behavior? My spouse doesn t seem to care about discipline. Why am I stuck being the ?bad guy? all the time? Is it okay to spank my child? If I do, will he think I don t love him? Will it lead him to hit others and become a violent person? Join the millions of caring parents who have found answers in the wisdom of parenting authority and family counselor Dr. James Dobson. The New Dare to Discipline is a revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller, designed to help you lead your children through the tough job of growing up. This practical, reassuring guide will teach you how to meet your children s needs of love, trust, affection and discipline. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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A much-needed tool that parents of children with O.D.D. can use to identify the source of this turmoil and take back parental cont...rol. Dr. Douglas Riley teaches parents how to recognize the signs, understand the attitudes, and modify the behavior of their oppositional child. Read More

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The STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) program has taught over two million parents more effective parenting techni...ques, encouraging mutual respect between parent and child, cooperation, responsibility, and self-reliance. The Parent s Handbook shows parents the best way to raise responsible children who will grow into responsible adults. Illustrations and charts. Size C. 136 pp. 30,000 print. "...this popular parenting guide explains how to encourage children, effectively communicate with them, and enforce discipline, not punishment." Read More

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Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often repla...ced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn t have to stay that way. The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers. Take the dare! Read More

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Dad s Pregnant Too! is a first-of-its-kind guide written for expectant fathers, but also intended for couples. From the first posi...tive test, to the first time seducing your pregnant partner, to the first push, to the first week home following the birth, Dad s Pregnant Too! exposes and explores everything an expectant dad needs to know (but no one ever tells him). Dad s Pregnant Too! is the most comprehensive guide to help expectant fathers understand their partners, themselves, and what s really going on inside her belly. Medically reviewed Includes pictures of baby s development Read More

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The symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) include severe mood shifts, unfounded accusations and wildly inappropriate d...isplays of anger, a range of self-destructive behaviors, and frantic efforts to avoid abandonment. For the friends and families of people with BPD, The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook supports and reinforces the ideas in its partner book Stop Walking on Eggshells. The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook can be used by itself, or as an accompaniment to the first book. A practical guide to successfully navigating life with someone with BPD, it s chock full of worksheets, checklists, and exercises to help them apply what they ve learned to their own relationship. It includes a form to help to fill in when looking for a clinician, a list of phrases to use, and a glossary of BPD-related terms. The book is easy to read and right to the point. Read More

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Expectant mothers snapped up Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy and Childbirth (135,000 copies sold), and ...reviewers praised it for its warm, reassuring voice of expertise. This is the logical follow-up, an innovative baby book that will guide and reassure new moms and dads through every nuance of the first 12 months of life with baby. Of course, it maintains all the design elements that are the signature of the Great Expectations series and have proven so appealing: innovative graphics; clear-cut, contemporary styling; and sensitive drawings of babies as they develop month-by-month. The text, too, continues that same friendly, supportive, parent-to-parent tone of the earlier book but now with dads playing an integral role. Inside, there s a plethora of information on the nuts and bolts of feeding, diaper changing, and immunizations, as well as cutting-edge research on baby intelligence and development, nutrition and medical care, and insights into the dynamics of the parenting process. Checklists, bulleted sidebars, and quick-reference tables speed up the process of finding needed information. Unique tables in the extensive medical reference section will present the gamut of symptoms, so parents will have help distinguishing between common baby ailments and more serious emergencies that may require immediate attention. Includes a foreword by Dr. Michael Crocetti, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and also an extended resource guide and parent s dictionary. Read More

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I n this edition of his parenting classic, Michael Gurian considers how the culture has changed in the ten years since The Wonder ...of Boys was first published, including the impact of the Internet. Read More

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Josh Wolf--one of the stars and writers of Chelsea Lately and After Lately--delivers a hilarious collection of essays that reminds... us all what it takes to conquer fatherhood without sacrificing manhood. Struggling to make it as a stand-up comic didn t always fit with being a single parent. But Josh figured out his own set of rules--through trial and (frequent) error. Early picking up kids from school? The nearby strip club is a great place to kill time and bond with some like-minded dads. Want a drunken heart-to-heart with your son? First make sure there s no Sharpie around in case you pass out. Wondering where to take that special someone at the end of the night? Remember that no sane woman will have sex with you in a one-bedroom apartment where your kids are sleeping--even if you promise to be really, really quiet. Whether it s revealing the secrets to limitless hookups (hint: it s single moms) and getting rid of your children s friends that you just can t stand (hint: it s not single moms), or blackmailing PTA members and ignoring health codes, Josh is sure to impart some parenting wisdom along the way. Or at least have a good time trying. ISBN-13: 9781455511679 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication date: 3/19/2013 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 222,384 Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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Every new parent knows just how precious the first year of baby s life is. My Baby s Journal makes it easy to hang on to all those... memorable moments: first words, first tooth, first smile, first steps, and many more. When completed, My Baby s Journal will be a wonderful and unique memento full of happy, funny, and appealing memories of the first year of your child s life. ? 8 chapters allow you to compile a fascinating and comprehensive record of baby s first year ? Useful pockets for storing cards, keepsakes, and mementos ? Fine acid-free card inserts to display your favorite photographs of baby ? Irresistibly illustrated with adorable photography ? The perfect gift for new parents everywhere Read More

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Being a teen or tween isn t easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer Cook O Toole knows; she was one...! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The (Secret) Rule Book for Asperkids offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they d had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them. Read More

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History has been taught in a boring way for far too long. A subject as moving and powerful as humanity s past should be inviting, ...and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package. Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history. A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child s retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests. These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history. A combination of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions gives students a chance to show what they ve learned. Used with The Story of the World Text Book and Activity Book (sold separately), the Test and Answer Key gives educators a complete history curriculum for their elementary school students. ISBN-13: 9781933339214 Publisher: Peace Hill Press Publication date: 9/24/2007 Series:Story of the World Series Pages: 96 Sales rank: 201,137 Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d) Read More

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Eat the best foods for your baby s development! Nutrition is never more critical than during pregnancy. What you choose to put on ...your plate affects you and your baby s health not just in utero but for years to come. However, many nutritional guidelines for pregnancy are complex, confusing, and offer an uninspiring list of things to eat for the next nine months. Backed up by the latest nutritional research, this guide debunks pregnancy food myths and uncovers a number of surprising food choices that are superfoods for expectant mothers. Anchovies are a high-protein, naturally salty snack a great food for avoiding feelings of nausea; and they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which foster baby s brain development during the first trimester. Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet containing high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, plus fiber, B vitamins, and other minerals. Their mild, slightly sweet flavor makes them appealing if you re suffering from morning sickness. Cherries contain melatonin, an antioxidant hormone that promotes healthy sleep for you and stimulates cell growth in your growing baby. Celery is a healthy snack rich in silica, a mineral which tones and firms your skin the perfect nutritional support for your stretching and expanding breasts and belly. This one-of-a-kind nutrition reference guide is also packed with helpful quick-reference charts and sidebars, highlighting healthy (but no less delicious!) substitutes for commonly craved foods like ice cream and potato chips. You ll also discover the most up-to-date research regarding pregnancy dilemmas, such as how to get more omega-3s from fish in your diet while avoiding mercury. It s pregnancy nutrition made easy! Read More

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Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep Lady®, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children... learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them ?cry it out? an option that is not comfortable for many parents. Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber! New material and updates include: ? New research on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on postpartum depression ? Additional guidance on feeding your baby and toddler and how feeding relates to sleep ? What you can do to improve your baby s sleep habits before 6 months ? New information on breastfeeding ? Preparing a sibling for the birth of a baby ? Creating a secure attachment with your baby while instilling healthy sleep habits for the family ? How to read your baby s cries Read More

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Are you the victim of a chronic anger, verbal or emotional abuse? Do you constantly second-guess your thoughts and behavior to avo...id being hurt or put down by your husband or boyfriend? If you are among the one out of three women trapped in a hurtful relationship, you can end the abuse and rebuild a loving, compassionate environment for you and your family. In Love Without Hurt, psychotherapist Dr. Steven Stosny explains the many forms of verbally and emotionally abusive relationships so you can identify abuse and why it s so important to take action to change your relationship-especially because, if you have children, they have become innocent victims of the same abuse. Drawing from the revolutionary techniques of his CompassionPower ?boot camp,? this practical program shows you self-healing techniques to help you recover from the pain and abuse, as well as methods for your partner to rewire his anger, resentment, and abusive behavior. Love Without Hurt is an essential guide for ending the cycle of resentment, pain, and abuse and developing a loving relationship. Read More

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Leading family psychologist and personal therapist to Jaycee Dugard, Rebecca Bailey tells parents how to keep their children safe ...in this accessible, must-have guidebook, with a foreword by Terry Probyn, Jaycee s mother. The acclaimed family psychologist, Dr. Rebecca Bailey, tells parents how to keep their kids, toddlers to teens, safe. Whether their children are six or sixteen, whether they live in a rural town, suburb, or a bustling city, all parents worry about threats from cyber-bullying to exploitation and abduction. What should they tell their children and when? What practical steps can they take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe? Dr. Rebecca Bailey, with the assistance of her sister and registered nurse, Elizabeth, gives easily understood, easily followed answers. Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. A smart, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource, Safe Kids, Smart Parents is the most important book a parent can own. Read More

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Girls with Asperger syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognized, advice is often... not readily available. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone provides valuable advice on every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance, and marriage. Employment, career, rituals, and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns, and being misunderstood. Recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls often need validation, information, and advice are identified, and the reflections of over 35 women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some from their partners and parents, are included. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. If you are a female with AS, or even if you think you might be on the spectrum, this book will be essential reading. It will also be a great help to your partners and loved ones, and anybody else interested either professionally or academically in Asperger syndrome. Read More

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Color a picture of Viking warrior, make an edible oasis, create a Moorish ruler s turban and Aztec jewelry and more...don t just r...ead about history experience it! This comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Story of the World Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Tests each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Activity Book. Activity Book 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Read More

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From fluorescent yogurt to 100-calorie snack packs, most "kid friendly" food has little nutritional benefit. We ve convinced ourse...lves that in order to get kids to eat it, food needs to be packaged into something fake, colored, and far from its natural source. No wonder kids protest when we ask them to eat their vegetables. They don t come in a box! Enter Stacey Antine, founder of HealthBarn USA, an organization at the front lines of introducing kids and their families to healthy eating habits and real food. While some parents "sneak" nutritious foods into meals, Antine knows from experience that the key to raising adventurous, wise eaters is to connect kids to the food they eat. Kids are more likely to try new foods and make healthy choices if they understand where ingredients come from, know why certain foods are good for their bodies and minds, and have an active role in preparation, from gathering ingredients to cooking. In Appetite for Life, mealtime is no longer a battleground, but an opportunity for fun and experimentation. In fact, Antine encourages giving children a voice: with her "no yucks allowed" method, kids use a thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating system for each new food they try, but they always have to try at least one bite. Featuring food the whole family will love (no more separate kids menu!), this book includes: nutritious, easy-to-make recipes for all three meals plus snack time, which have been tested and approved by the thousands of kids who attend HealthBarn; family activities like Stacey s Supermarket Spy Kids game; and great-tasting, home-made alternatives to your go-to store-bought foods, with side-by-side nutritional analysis to highlight the benefits of learning to eat the HealthBarn way. Appetite for Life is the key ingredient to a healthier, happier dinner table. ISBN-13: 9780062103710 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 9/10/2013 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 445,371 Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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Winner of National Parenting Publications Award and Mom s Choice Award! Everybody knows how it feels to be ostracized, isolated or... taunted, but most of us are at a loss when it comes to knowing how to make it better. In Carrie Goldman s groundbreaking book, Bullied, she offers concrete solutions for parents, teachers, and kids on how to effectively respond to painful situations whether it is normal social conflict or more serious bullying. Goldman s warm, engaging style combines the real-life stories of bullies, victims, bystanders, and their parents with the most cutting edge scientific research to provide a thorough analysis of cruelty in our culture. She explores how the pop culture permeates homes and schools, often impacting the way kids view those who are different from the accepted norm. Bullied comprehensively addresses issues such as: The media s influence on aggression and bullying How to prevent cyberbullying, or how to manage cyberbullying once it has begun How to safely shift from being a bystander into a witness or an ally Effects of bullying on the brain, both for bullies and for victims Steps to take with the school if you are being bullied or sexually harassed A comprehensive look at restorative justice as a non-punitive response to bullying Techniques to help you deal with verbal taunting in the moment it is happening Identifying the difference between normal social drama and bullying Knowing when to ask for help and how to access effective help The mother of a bullied first grader, Goldman s inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. Bullied is a research-based book born from Goldman s blog post about the ridicule her daughter suffered for bringing a Star Wars thermos to school a story that went viral on Facebook and Twitter before exploding everywhere, from CNN.com and Yahoo.com to sites all around the world. More than 200 people were interviewed for the book, including parents, teachers, kids, social workers, authors, celebrities, researchers, psychologists, actors, actresses, and school administrators. It is a wealth of knowledge packaged in a fascinating read. ISBN-13: 9780062105080 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 8/6/2013 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 348 Sales rank: 349,214 Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Babies can be a joy and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit! This fascinating and hands-on guide shows ...you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new skills everything from recognizing faces, voices, and shapes to understanding new words, learning to walk, and even distinguishing between right and wrong. Whether your little research subject is a newborn, a few months old, or a toddler, these simple, surprising projects will help you see the world through your baby s eyes and discover ways to strengthen newly acquired skills during your everyday interactions. Read More

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Solomon s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition that differen...ce is what unites us. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe disabilities; with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, and Solomon documents triumphs of love over prejudice in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent should parents accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on ten years of research and interviews with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far from the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other a theme in every family s life. Winner of the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction Winner of the 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winner of the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award for Psychology One of the New York Times Book Review s Top 10 Books of 2012 Read More

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Maria Shriver, Kim Kardashian, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears . . . Who do they have in common? Top LA divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.... If anyone ever had a platform to write a divorce book for today s generation, it s Laura Wasser. She has been practicing in her field for nearly twenty years, represented many of the country s top celebrities and has been celebrated for her unique style, her empathy and her expertise. Wasser s personal and professional life have been profiled by publications like the Los Angeles Times, Vogue and Interview. Most important, her approach is different from almost any other and she articulates it in a simple manner. Laura Wasser addresses an entire generation who want and need to handle their breakups differently. It s no secret that the divorce rate in America is more than half the marriage rate. Yet the means for dissolving a relationship often seem hopelessly mired in an outdated perception of how it s supposed to be done. Wasser acknowledges that this generation s realities have evolved greatly since the previous generation s in almost every way, and that they want to get divorced cheaply and efficiently and maintain control of the process themselves. The daughter and partner of a prominent Los Angeles Family Law attorney, she has a deep history in the field, and she knows the available roads to resolution like nobody else. At times psychologist, at times strategist, and distinctly of this generation, Laura and her book will offer readers safer passage through what can be a devastating time, emotionally and financially. Read More

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Debunking the myth that only children are selfish, maladjusted ?little emperors,? a prominent journalist makes a funny, tough-mind...ed, and honest case for being and having an only child. Lauren Sandler is an only child with an only child of her own, who found that discussing the choice to stop at one kid was loaded with anxiety, doubt, misinformation, and judgment. After investigating what only children really are like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself and a lot about our culture s assumptions. In this heartfelt work, Sandler demystifies the perceived problems of the only child and legitimizes a conversation about the larger societal costs of having more than one. We ask when people are having kids never a kid, never one child at a time. If parents no longer felt they had to have second children to keep from royally screwing up their first, would the majority of them still do it? And, as the literature tells us in hundreds of studies that a child isn t better off with a sibling, and it s not something a mother truly wants for herself, then whom is this choice serving? One and Only examines these questions, exploring what the rise of the single-child family means for our economies, our environment, and our freedom. Sandler considers hundreds of studies and interviews, traveling around the world to discover that only children are just fine, their parents often happier, and our planet is better off for them. Sandler s controversial revelations will probably draw rebukes from the majority of parents who believe that having several children is the healthiest model for all members of a family. Others will claim that she s quite possibly cracked the code of happiness, demonstrating that having just one may be the way to resolve our countless issues with adulthood in our overtaxed age. Read More

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A coming-of-middle-age tale told with warmth and wit, Dan Gets a Minivan provides the one thing every parent really needs: comic r...elief. Whether you re a dude, a dad, or someone who s married to either, fasten your seat belt and prepare to crack up. The least hip citizen of Brooklyn, Dan Zevin has a working wife, two small children, a mother who visits each week to ?help,? and an obese Labrador mutt who prefers to be driven rather than walked. How he got to this point is a bit of a blur. There was a wedding, and then there was a puppy. A home was purchased in New England. A wife was promoted and transferred to New York. A town house. A new baby boy. A new baby girl. A stay-at-home dad was born. A prescription for Xanax was filled. Gray hairs appeared; gray hairs fell out. Six years passed in six seconds. And then came the minivan. Dan Zevin, master of ?Seinfeld-ian nothingness? (Time), is trying his best to make the transition from couplehood to familyhood. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. Where it s all heading is anyone s guess, but, for Dan, suburbia s calling and his minivan has GPS. Winner of the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor ISBN-13: 9781451606478 Publisher: Scribner Publication date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 217 Sales rank: 209,206 Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Bestselling fitness expert and beach volleyball icon Gabby Reece uses her own less-than-perfect life to deliver a brutally honest,... wickedly funny, and realistic view of motherhood and marriage. Much has happened to Gabrielle Reece since her 1997 bestseller Big Girl in the Middle. She s still gorgeous, still 6 3?, and a dominant force on and off the beach, but in the last fifteen years, she s settled down with world-class surfer Laird Hamilton and raised three stunning blonde girls. Her life might seem like a fairy tale from afar, but four years after her picture-perfect Hawaiian marriage to Laird, Gabrielle filed for divorce. In the end, the couple worked it out, but My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper tells the unvarnished and often hilarious tale of the turbulent ups and downs that beset every wife and mother even the women like Gabrielle who seem to have it all. Reece writes with wicked humor and down-to-earth wit about how she handles the sometimes mind-numbing details of domestic life, and she turns the notion that women can ?have it all? on its head. As Gabby dismantles the notion of happily ever after, she gives readers plenty of concrete takeaways about how to deal. She underscores the notion that you have to make yourself happy before you can make anyone else happy. My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper is an irresistible, hilarious, and helpful portrait of the humor, grace, and humility it really takes to stay sane given the challenges of being a modern wife and mother. Read More

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Father of two daughters, bestselling author, and a star of The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Steven Schir...ripa brings a welcome dose of humor and old-school advice to the parenting wars. Steven Schirripa knew he was in trouble the moment he held his firstborn daughter in his arms. He realized that he was now in the role of a Big Daddy someone who is strong, loyal, and always looking out for his kids best interest (even if it isn t always the popular decision). Overprotective? Maybe. Willing to tone it down? Absolutely not. With a mixture of bravado and self-effacing humor, Schirripa delivers his categorically antiquated, but always hilarious tough-guy stance on what it takes to raise kids today. Big Daddy s Rules is filled with often hilarious stories of his over-the-top parenting style staring his daughter s new boyfriend down, freaking out after finding a birth control pack in the bathroom, and paying a visit to a teacher who made a less than appropriate comment to his youngest daughter. But Schirripa isn t just cracking jokes here this is a call to action for dads to return to commonsense parenting and reclaim their role as protector and holder of values to be passed down. Read More

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Moving beyond the loss of both his father and brother, E.Ethelbert Miller tells the story of how love survived in his family. When... Miller was about ten years old, his father told him how he considered leaving his mother. Years later, now a writer and a father, Miller looks back on the simple remark and how it shaped him. In Fathering Words, Miller explores his development as an African American writer, the responsibility of his chosen career, and his ambitions to raise the consciousness of Black people. Miller s poetry often relies on the voices of women. Here in Fathering Words, he has chosen to write his memoir in two voices. He places his sister s voice on the page next to his own. The result is a wonderful duet that tells two stories woven into one. Fathering Words is Miller s moving tribute and a powerful memoir. ISBN-13: 9781574780567 Publisher: Black Classic Press Publication date: 8/13/2013 Pages: 179 Sales rank: 634,935 Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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