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You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

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Read Katharine Brooks's posts on the Penguin Blog.
Has it happened yet? Have you been asked The Question? You know the one. It's the question that haunts you from your early undergrad days to months, even years, after you graduate... ""What are you going to do with that major?"" Inevitably this unleashes waves of anxiety, whether you're a liberal arts student unsure what your degree has prepared you for, someone with a "practical" major whose career field is oversaturated (or just unappealing), or a recent grad still searching for inspiration. But take heart - The Question is fundamentally flawed. Your major does not equal your job!
In "You Majored In What?," nationally known career counselor Dr. Katharine Brooks dispels the myths and the old-fashioned thinking that can make your transition to the "real world" so daunting and chaotic. Developed from more than twenty years of teaching and guiding students to successful careers, her Wise Wanderings career coaching system helps you mine your academic and life experiences for career gold through creative yet practical techniques including visual mapping, storytelling, and experimenting. Thanks to the Wise Wanderings system, you can forget what you've been told about the job search. You don't have to know where you'll be in ten years. You don't have to have picked the perfect major. The job-finding process doesn't have to be one more burden on your already overburdened schedule. All you have to do is pay attention. Embrace the chaos. Think. Create maps. Construct small experiments. Celebrate your education. Consider possible lives. Tell stories. And start wandering. Wisely, of course. You'll be amazed at what's waiting out there for you.
You Say Tomato: An Amusing and Irreverent Guide To the Most Often Mispronounced

You Say Tomato: An Amusing and Irreverent Guide To the Most Often Mispronounced

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Ever wonder if "vase" is pronounced VASE or VAHZ? If "Pulitzer" is PYOO-lit-zer or PULL-it-ser? If "niche" is NITCH or NEESH? Whether you're an articulation stickler or (like the rest of us) insecure with pronunciation, R. W. Jackson's You Say Tomato is sure to tickle and inform. With subtle, acerbic repartee, Jackson has created a diabolically funny dictionary of words that, as he gleefully points out, even our highest officials grapple with. Are you among the millions who cringe when George W. Bush pronounces "nuclear" as NOOK-lar? Are those TV news reports correct when they say SAW-di-Arabia? (It's SOW-di, right?) How can they be so nay-EEV? Nothing is sacred with Jackson as lexicographer. He trains his sardonic sights on everything from political correctness to pop music, corporate culture to foreign policy, and reality shows to the right wing. Prepare yourself for a wickedly irreverent reading experience!
You Should Really Write a Book

You Should Really Write a Book

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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold--conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir--while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work.

If you've ever been told that You should really write a book and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves.

With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a good idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too.

Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions--essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Your Astrology Guide 2013

Your Astrology Guide 2013

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WHAT DOES 2013 HOLD IN STORE?
America's most accurate astrology team reveals how to apply ancient wisdom to today's world.
Rick Levine and Jeff Jawer--astrology's fastest-rising stars--go beyond mere prediction: they offer a cosmic weather report that explains planetary events and energies in a way that anyone can understand...and use. Their big, best-selling guide covers a full 17 months instead of 12, with spreads for each sign from August to December 2012 featuring a summary and mini-calendar for each month, plus a free personalized horoscope coupon code from Tarot.com--a $15 value!
Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales

Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales

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A comprehensive guide from an expert in book publicity reveals how, step by step, authors can build their readership to bestselling levels.
Your First 100 Words in Italian

Your First 100 Words in Italian

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Takes the intimidation out of learning Italian

Learning Italian can be scary to you as a beginner, especially if you have attempted once before and failed. The reasons are many: too fast a pace, an overwhelming amount of vocabulary, or problematic memorization. Your First 100 Words in Italian eliminates these obstacles by presenting the meanings and pronunciations of 100 basic words in a simple workbook format, each illustrated and transliterated so you can grasp the word without struggling.

Your First Job

Your First Job

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Step-by-step approach to finding that first job out of high school, college or grad school in today's New Economy.

Your First Job is written by Dan Quillen, who has 25 years of experience as a Hiring Manager and is the author of three job search books by Cold Spring Press (Get a Job; The Perfect Resume; and The Perfect Interview). Chapters include: how to plan for the end of high school, college or grad school with that first job in mind; how to not get discouraged along the way; figuring out goals and objectives; how to plan the job search, including where to apply; how to best use social media; how to prepare a resume; how to write cover letters; how to conduct interviews; how to follow-up after the interview; what to do when you land the job; what's expected at a new job and how to act at work on the first day/first month/etc. Features checklists, resume samples, cover letter samples (including how not to write a resume or cover letter) and more!

Your handwriting can change your life

Your handwriting can change your life

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When we purposefully change our handwriting, we introduce attitudes that can improve our relationships, give us the impetus to achieve and take risks, and simply bring out the best in us. This is because our handwriting is a reflection of our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we fall in love, survive a serious illness, or change careers, our view of life is dramatically altered and, as a result, our handwriting patterns change. Conversely, desired transformations can result from intentionally changing the way specific letters are written:
* Stick to that diet by changing the letter T.
* Avoid being overlooked for that well-deserved promotion by changing the letter G.
* Reduce stress and cease juggling too many things at once by changing the letter S.
* Overcome shyness or stage fright by changing the letter A.

Included is an enlightening assessment test that identifies those personality traits requiring attention. Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life profoundly reveals that the key to making dreams come true is as simple as putting pen to paper.
Your Life is a Book

Your Life is a Book

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Learn how to write your memoir--and get published--with the help of two well-known publishing professionals

Everyone has a story to tell. Your Life is a Book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In addition to exploring the unique elements of crafting a memoir--story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not the beginning!)--Your Life is a Book also focuses on the self-exploration, awareness, and understanding that this emotional literary project triggers. With proven writing exercises and prompts, this book is a practical and enlightening guide to perfecting the art of memoir writing.

Your Story, Well Told: Creative Strategies to Develop and Perform Stories That Wow an Audience (How to Sell Yourself)

Your Story, Well Told: Creative Strategies to Develop and Perform Stories That Wow an Audience (How to Sell Yourself)

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So You've Got a Story to Sell

"Corey Rosen's book is a great resource. I know I will return to it again and again for ideas, inspiration, and entertainment." ―Samantha Harris, cohost of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight and author of Your Healthiest Healthy

2021 International Book Awards finalist in Self-Help: Motivational
#1 New Release in Speech and Public Speaking

Learn the art of telling stories and make the sale, land the client, propose a toast, or impress a date. Corey Rosen is an Emmy-award winning writer and actor with years of experience as a skilled story telling coach. His book is Jam-packed with some of the best story telling strategies out there.

Telling stories well is a skill we all need. We've all got stories to tell─but how do you make your story the best? In his book, Moth veteran and master teacher Corey Rosen inspires you to tell your story. Using the best storytelling techniques from improvisational theatre, Rosen designs an accessible guide for all ages and skill levels. Crafted to help ordinary people tell extraordinary stories, this laugh out loud handbook covers everything from how to tell a good story to going off script.

Learn how to sell yourself through the art of telling stories. The best story telling uses improvisation to enthrall, entertain, and keep audiences on edge. Laugh along with tales of performance triumphs (and disasters) and explore ways to tell your story with confidence and spontaneity. From brainstorming and development to performance and memorization techniques, learn how to tell a good story with:

  • A variety of structures and editing approaches to bring out your best story
  • Improv exercises to stimulate creativity without feeling foolish
  • Quick and easy lessons on building stories
  • Resources for putting on a showcase to tell your story
  • If you're ready to sell the story straight or enjoyed books like Stories That Stick, Long Story Short, or Storyworthy, you'll love Your Story, Well Told.

    Youre Saying It Wrong

    Youre Saying It Wrong

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    For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse.

    With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes. Entries reveal how to pronounce boatswain like an old salt on the deck of a ship, trompe l'oeil like a bona fide art expert, and haricot vert like a foodie, while arming us with the knowledge of why certain words are correctly pronounced the slangy way (they came about before dictionaries), what stalks of grain have to do with pronunciation, and more. With bonus sidebars like How to Sound like a Seasoned Traveler and How to Sound Cultured, readers will be able to speak about foreign foods and places, fashion, philosophy, and literature with authority.
    Zanes Infinite Words

    Zanes Infinite Words

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    New York Times bestselling author Zane shares the lessons she's learned over the years about successful book publishing, filmmaking, and TV production.

    Drawing on decades of experience as a mega-bestselling novelist, successful publisher, and executive producer of two TV shows, Zane offers practical advice on writing and publishing to aspiring writers across all media, including books, TV, and film. With her signature wit and straightforward style, Zane tells it like it is, emphasizing hard work, discipline, and commitment as the keys to a successful writing career.

    Part One covers the writing and creative process, including how to define your writing style, how to outline a story, how to develop characters, typical mistakes to avoid, writing for your medium, and the revision process. Part Two covers the book publishing process, from finding a literary agent who best understands your work, to getting your work in the hands of publishers, to building an audience for your work. Zane also shares wisdom from her early years as a self-published author for those seeking an alternative to traditional publishing.

    Infinite Words isn't just a reference guide; it's an essential companion for writers facing the unique challenges and opportunities of today's ever-evolving world.

    Zen In The Art Of The SAT

    Zen In The Art Of The SAT

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    How do you prepare for a test? Study the material, of course. But studying for the SAT is different--knowing facts is not enough. On the SAT, basic information is presented in tricky new combinations, and getting the right answers depends less on what you know than on how you think.

    Zen in the Art of the SAT, written for those in grades 9-12, can help you achieve your highest score on the new SAT.

    - Learn to let go of worries and fears, calm your mind, and bring your attention to the present moment.

    - Explore the main obstacles actual students have faced and how they overcame them.

    - Assess yourself: know what role anxiety plays in your test-taking and learn how to change reading habits that may be limiting your success.

    - Create a study plan that will work for you.

    - Find out how your parents can support you best.

    - Discover your mind's hidden natural ability to solve problems.

    The techniques in Zen in the Art of the SAT were developed through years of work with students in New York City, one of the most competitive test-prep markets in America.

    Zen in the Art of Writing

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    Zen in the Art of Writing

    Zen in the Art of Writing

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    Bradbury, all charged up, drunk on life, joyous with writing, puts together nine past essays on writing and creativity and discharges every ounce of zest and gusto in him.--Kirkus Reviews Zen and the Art of Writing is purely and simply Bradbury's love song to his craft.--Los Angeles Times