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Anti-Bride Wedding Planner: Hip Tools and Tips for Getting Hitched

Anti-Bride Wedding Planner: Hip Tools and Tips for Getting Hitched

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Tie the knot outside the box armed with this companion volume to the wildly popular Anti-Bride Guide. Featuring sassy and savvy ideas, useful questionnaires, handy pockets, and space for notes and doodles, the Anti-Bride Wedding Planner provides creative inspiration for brides-to-be who want to kick the conventional wedding to the curb.
Be My Guest: Theme Party Savoir-Faire

Be My Guest: Theme Party Savoir-Faire

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With fifteen special events captured on film by the celebrated photographer Jessica Craig-Martin, Be My Guest is a detailed, original and practical guide to building a successful theme party written by renowned party-giver Rena Sindi. Invitations, table settings, recipes, cocktails, decorations, music - this book will show you how to make your parties unforgettable. The fifteen theme parties in this book can be adapted to two, two hundred or two thousand people. Be My Guest elaborates on the following legendary theme parties: Black and White; Art; Baby Shower; Hot Hacienda; Ladies Luncheon; 1001 Arabian Nights; Hawaiian Luau; Theatrical Heads; Signature Styles (a dinner party prepared by three famous chefs - Daniel Boulud, Nobu and Claudia Fleming); Dragon Red and Cherry Blossom Pink; Vietnamese; Jungle Fever; Tango; Disco Gold; Kids Party.
Book of Etiquette

Book of Etiquette

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A truly encyclopedic view of etiquette explains the historical reasons for a particular faux pas, as well as the differences in etiquette from one culture to another. Every social situation is covered: from formal dinners to intimate settings, from weddings and funerals to successful business etiquette. You also learn to cope with fast-changing new rules for the Internet, cell phones, pagers, and other creations of the technological revolution.
Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Ever

Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Ever

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Families will treasure this collection of rituals and traditions for many occasions, from such personal milestones as a child's first day of school or a teenager's new driver's license to mainstream holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. Special celebrations in a warm family setting help foster self-esteem and creativity, open up communication channels, and may even entice older children to stay at the dinner table a little longer. Such cherished events can be as simple as a Sunday lunch orchestrated by the kids. Each ritual is inspired by those of real families. Their stories are shared, along with practical instructions on how to implement and tailor the ritual to one's own family. All it takes is organziation, imagination, and a willingness to resist outside interference for a few precious moments.
Bridal Bargains Wedding Planner: The Dollars & Sense Guide to Planning Your Wedding

Bridal Bargains Wedding Planner: The Dollars & Sense Guide to Planning Your Wedding

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Bridal Bargains is America's top bestselling wedding book. Now all that money-saving advice comes in a handy to-go package: the Bridal Bargains Wedding Planner. Packed with worksheets, budgets and to-do lists, the Bridal Bargains Wedding Planner is a spiral-bound solution to planning a wedding without going broke.
Bridal Bouquets

Bridal Bouquets

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As every bride knows, flowers set the tone for a wedding. From elegant calla lilies to simple forget-me-nots, Bridal Bouquets provides a wide range of ideas and styles to enhance the joy of the occasion. Organizing the bouquets by color scheme for ease in selection, Jane Durbridge explains the secret of successful arrangements -- ranging from formal and dramatic to simple and homey. Beginning with questions as basic as which flowers will be in season at the time of the wedding, Bridal Bouquets is an invaluable guide for all brides-to-be. Photographer Craig Fordham illustrates each style with such stunning images that the only decision remaining is which to choose.
Bride and Groom Thank-You Guide

Bride and Groom Thank-You Guide

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A couple's guide to creating the perfect thank-you note explains how to express one's gratitude with ease and with a personal touch, with information on everything from how to create a unique card or note, to how to thank the bridal party and other special people, to the proper wording for thank-yous for non-traditional gifts. Original. 25,000 firs
Can You Say A Few Words?: How to Prepare and Deliver a Speech for Any Occasion

Can You Say A Few Words?: How to Prepare and Deliver a Speech for Any Occasion

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-Your alma mater asks you to say a few words at an upcoming fundraising dinner
-You've won an employee award and will have to give a short acceptance speech at the ceremony
-Your parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and you'd like to make a toast at their party

Everyone's counting on you to sound polished, to be prepared, to speak with savvy-in short, to give a speech that's as memorable as the occasion itself.

Don't dread these invitations to speak. Instead, learn to prepare clear, concise, and engaging speeches that will live up to your audience's expectations and match the mood of the occasion.

Award-winning corporate speechwriter Joan Detz offers solid advice for tackling this nerve-racking task-with pointers, tips, and trade secrets that will help you make the most of every speaking opportunity.

Clearly written and fun to read, this invaluable guide provides all the practical advice and encouragement you need to deliver a winning speech.

Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every

Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every

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For centuries, the Catholic Church has offered an abundance of splendid traditions that extend religious and spiritual practice into daily life. Now, Meredith Gould reintroduces these customs and rituals to modern Roman Catholics.

Using the liturgical calendar, The Catholic Home provides familiar and new ways to celebrate each season and its special days. Gould reviews major holy days, select saints' days, familiar prayers, and suggests meaningful ways to prepare as a family for such sacraments as Baptism, Confirmation, First Eucharist, and Matrimony.

This book includes a concise history of each ritual and clarifies the meaning behind it by highlighting celebrations of Catholic holidays from different parts of the globe. Your family will learn to make Advent wreaths, Jesse trees, St. Lucy's crowns, King's cakes, All Souls altars, traditional foods, and participate in family devotions.

Throughout The Catholic Home, Gould's down-to-earth practicality and sense of humor give the activities she describes modern relevance no matter how ancient their origins. Excerpts from the official Catechism of the Catholic Church are included to illuminate Church doctrine on matters of faith and ritual. This indispensable guide will appeal to Catholics young and old and inspire beloved family traditions to be handed down from one generation to the next.

Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude

Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude

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The acclaimed author of The Choosing Civility returns to the subject of common decency and thoughtful behavior.

Many of us find ourselves confronted with rudeness every day and don't know how to respond. From the intrusive cell-phone user who holds loud conversations in public to the hostile highway driver who cuts one off with a quick swerve of his car, politeness seems to be on a downward spiral, surprising us at every turn.
P.M. Forni, the author of Choosing Civility, has the answer. He knows that rudeness begets rudeness and, in The Civility Solution, shows us what to do when confronted with bad behavior by being assertive as well as civil. In more than one hundred different situations, he shows us how to break the rudeness cycle by responding to a variety of confrontations from bullying to rude internet behavior or the hurtful words of an insensitive family member. How would you respond to the following?

...A salesperson ignores your requests
...A fellow driver gives you the infamous finger
...Your child's playmate misbehaves
...Your boss publicly reprimands you

P. M. Forni has solutions for all of these and many more. In yet another simple and practical handbook, P. M. Forni presents logical solutions that reinforce good behavior and make our world a more civil place.

Fabulous Gifts

Fabulous Gifts

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A truly great gift brings joy to the recipient and the giver. In this unique, illustrated guide from Hollywood gift guru Lash Fary, readers will find:
- A quiz to help find ideal presents for family, friends, business associates, and others
- Inexpensive, Moderate, and Expensive "best choices" for a wide range of situations and occasions
- Tips and suggestions for group gifts
- Creative tricks of the trade for wrapping, cards, and memorable presentation
- Organizing secrets to avoid last-minute shopping (and lifesaving ideas for when it can't be avoided)
Celebrities and corporate clients rely on Lash Fary to find the gifts that are tasteful, thoughtful, and truly special. Here he shares his insider knowledge on everything from re-gifting to tying the perfect bow.

Here Comes the Bride Notecards

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Jokes for Roasts and Toasts

Jokes for Roasts and Toasts

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How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you had to make a toast or a short speech at somebody's birthday or wedding? Or when you had to deliver a snappy putdown speech at a friend's roast? Well, take heart. Jokes for Roasts and Toasts, the second volume in the Yuk Yuk's Joke Book series, has come to your rescue. Full of pithy remarks, quotable bon mots, and merciless insults, Roast and Toasts will provide you with the cerebral arsenal you need to shine at social occasions. The first section of the book is party roasts that would make Dean Martin proud. And in the second section there are many toasts to celebrate having a drink with a friend, or just having a drink. Memorize them. Here are some roasts, followed by toasts.
Knot Guide to Destination Weddings

Knot Guide to Destination Weddings

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The biggest trend to hit weddings in the past decade is the destination wedding. Whether on a Caribbean beach or in the Italian countryside, more and more couples throw their weddings far from home. The idea is an exciting one, but planning long distance can be complicated.

In The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings, Carley Roney and JoAnn Gregoli break down the unique process of planning from afar--from deciding on your destination to whether or not you should fly in your officiant--and all the legal and practical considerations in between. Armed with a variety of experts on the subject, tips, and lessons from couples who have been through the experience, this book is jam-packed with checklists and practical, insightful advice from wedding people in-the-know.

With so many intricacies to take care of, couples "wedding away" need a clear game plan. The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings ensures no detail, big or small, will fall through the cracks. The authors tackle:

-picking out and booking the perfect location
-listings of the top wedding spots worldwide
-establishing the wedding budgets
-hiring planners and/or vendors from a distance
-the etiquette of destination weddings
-countless ways to make your wedding unique
-legal marriage requirements for foreign locales
-planning a full weekend of events, including the reception, rehearsal dinner, and guest activities
-using the Internet to coordinate the event

Meaning Of Wedding Anniversaries

Meaning Of Wedding Anniversaries

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From the 1st year's paper to the 65th anniversary's diamonds, the years of marriage have long been ascribed a symbol in the form of a traditional gift. But what do these symbols mean? From the creators of The Meaning of Flowers and The Meaning of Herbs comes The Meaning of Wedding Anniversaries, a beautiful compendium of lore and wisdom. This lovely gift book explores the significance behind the symbols, offering meditations upon the years, past and future. Each poetic entry is accompanied by an enchanting collage by acclaimed artist Ann Field, as well as gift suggestions ranging from traditional to uniquely creative. Whether a couple is just starting out, or celebrating a milestone, The Meaning of Wedding Anniversaries reminds us that these symbols aren't just inspiration for gifts, but a means of honoring a lifetime of love.
More Perfect Union

More Perfect Union

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From a year in wedding land comes this humorous yet poignant memoir--from choosing the perfect gown to balancing advice, from well-intentioned loved ones to avoiding the dreaded label bridezilla.
Mother of the Bride: The Dream, the Reality, the Search for a Perfect Dress

Mother of the Bride: The Dream, the Reality, the Search for a Perfect Dress

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"An account that is sweetly sentimental and brutally honest, touching and witty--in short, a true gem." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A work that adds great luster to an already golden event." -- The Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Her prose is spare, but rich with meaning and always very honest." -- The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Pithy wit and cute drawings sketch the happy tears, bittersweet memories and flares of anxiety that a daughter's wedding elicits." -- The Dallas Morning News

The relationship between a mother and daughter is often fraught-- but never so much as during the preparations for that walk down the aisle. Ilene Beckerman has taken that walk with three daughters and tells us--with great wisdom and wit--why childbirth is less painful than planning a wedding.

Personal Wedding Planner

Personal Wedding Planner

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A Personal Wedding Planner, a magnificent all-in-one spiral organizer, makes it easy to have a truly special wedding. Featuring accessible summaries of deadlines, handy write-in worksheets, and a convenient pocket organizer for forms, notes, and receipts, this highly illustrated color workbook is the perfect resource for creating a memorable, customized wedding.

The book includes:

-- Scheduling, using a month-by-month calendar

-- Setting a budget and sticking to it

-- Making a guest list

-- Selecting the wedding party, colors, and wedding party attire

-- Finding the perfect gown and accessories

-- Planning an engagement party, shower, and rehearsal dinner

-- Working with vendors -- caterer, photographer, videographer, and cake baker

-- Planning a ceremony and making it unique

This new edition, which includes all-new glossy new interior color photos, makes a splendid bridal shower gift and a delightful keepsake to remember that most special day.

Paperback Fiction

Bedrock Faith
By: May, Eric Charles
Memorial
By: Washington, Bryan
Lying Life of Adults
By: Ferrante, Elena
Infinite Country
By: Engel, Patricia
You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
By: Matthewson, Janina
Hench
By: Walschots, Natalie Zina

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
By: Ai Weiwei
Going There
By: Couric, Katie
Between the Lines
By: Beutter Cohen, Uli
David Copperfields History of Magic
By: Britland, David
Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
By: Wengrow, David
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin
By: Silverman, Ben

Hardcover Fiction

Noor
Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
Little Hope
Author: Joella, Ethan
Chouette
Author: Oshetsky, Claire
Termination Shock
Author: Stephenson, Neal
Sentence
Author: Erdrich, Louise
All of Us Villains
Author: Herman, Christine Lynn