Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment—her own home in Newtown, Connecticut—into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect.
CLIMBING THE HILL: HOW TO BUILD A CAREER IN POLITICS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Ten Speed Press
This inspiring, nonpartisan guide, written by longtime staff members of Republican and Democratic house leadership teams provides all the hard-won secrets and strategies you need to build a career in local politics or Congress, make a difference, and ascend from an internship to leadership. With practical tips on how to not only land a job but also create the foundatio for a lasting and impactful career in public service, this guide will empower anyone who feels the urge to improve this country with meaningful work.
CRAWL OF FAME: JULIE MOSS AND THE FIFTEEN METERS THAT CREATED AN IRONMAN TRIATHLON LEGEND
In 1982, Julie Moss ran the Ironman triathlon for her college senior research project. Her idea was quirky, even crazy; only a handful of hardcore, highly trained enthusiasts competed in the little-known, 140.6-mile combination of swimming, cycling, and running. Julie brought no experience or appreciable training beyond running two marathons. She did bring a latent willpower that, the world soon found out, wouldn’t be denied.
After becoming the unlikely leader during the marathon, the final leg of the Ironman, Julie fell and lost all bodily function fifteen meters (50 feet) from the finish. While on hands and knees, she watched her rival pass her. Thirty seconds later, she crawled across the line―stunning the millions who were watching on television. At age twenty-three, Julie became the instant global icon, and the public face of fitness and endurance sports ― which exploded in popularity, partly because of her inspiration.
TUFF JUICE: MY JOURNEY FROM THE STREETS TO THE NBA
Caron Butler’s extraordinary journey from his delinquent youth in the streets of Racine to his role as an accomplished pro basketball player, dedicated husband and father, active philanthropist and burgeoning businessman.
“Caron is an unbelievable role model, someone who got into trouble when he was young, then turned his life around and set a shining example for others. Everybody who meets him, myself included, walks away in awe.” – DWYANE WADE
“If America loves redeemed bad guys with skills, this blood-and-guts memoir by NBA basketball star Butler should satisfy that appetite for granting second chances … provides a bold, candid opportunity to appreciate a talented, complicated athlete.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A COURT OF REFUGE: STORIES FROM THE BENCH OF AMERICA'S FIRST MENTAL HEALTH COURT
In A Court of Refuge, Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren tells the story of how the first dedicated mental health court in the United States grew from an offshoot of her criminal division, held during lunch hour without the aid of any federal funding, to a revolutionary institution. Of the two hundred thousand people behind bars at the court's inception in 1997, more than one in ten were known to have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. To date, the court has successfully diverted more than twenty thousand people suffering from various psychiatric conditions from jail and into treatment facilities and other community resources. Working under the theoretical framework of therapeutic jurisprudence, Judge Lerner-Wren and her growing network of fierce, determined advocates, families, and supporters sparked a national movement to conceptualize courts as a place of healing.
HOME SWEET ANYWHERE
HOW WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, CREATED A NEW LIFE, AND SAW THE WORLD
In 2010, Lynne and Tim Martin sold their home, disbursed most of their belongings and set out to travel and live around the world for the rest of their lives. This euphoric, inspiring memoir is more than a tale of second chances it’s a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad and a “home free” lifestyle a reality.
“Martin never sugarcoats the challenges involved ("I ache with longing for my family occasionally"), but she concludes: "Every day, we learn something, see something, plan something, meet someone or solve some brand-new problem.” A good trade-off. And an even better book.” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
A STRAY CAT STRUTS
MY LIFE AS A ROCKABILLY REBEL
St. Martin's Press
The first-ever memoir by a member of the Stray Cats, featuring Slim Jim Phantom's stories of a rock 'n roll life, friendships with icons like George Harrison and Keith Richards, and marriage to Britt Ekland.
“Slim Jim Phantom is to drumming as Woodie Guthrie is to guitar playing.” – FRED ARMISEN
“Slim is still youthful and hotheaded but he lays down a strong beat and is a big help with the daily crossword puzzle.” – HARRY DEAN STANTON
“An entertaining pop music memoir for fans of drummers, Eighties music, and/or rockabilly.” – LIBRARY JOURNAL
CRACKED, NOT BROKEN
SURVIVING AND THRIVING AFTER A SUICIDE ATTEMPT
Rowman & Littlefield
The raw, emotionally truthful and inspiring account of how Kevin Hines attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge when he was 19 years old, and then became one of the few survivors to regain full mobility who is now dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
“Hines presents a vivid and moving memoir of how he descended into mental breakdown, fought to overcome his demons with the help of family and medical experts, and has made it his ‘life’s work to educate people all over this great country, and around the globe, to prevent suicide and understand mental illness.’” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
THE KING OF STYLE:
DRESSING MICHAEL JACKSON
The first art-driven book about the costumes, apparel, shoes and accessories worn by Michael Jackson, including hundreds of lavish photographs and a behind-the-scenes look into the process of collaborating with him on the making of his wardrobe, written by his longtime costume designer Michael Bush.
“In his new art book, King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson, Bush revisits the making of the entertainer's spellbinding stage costumes, his iconic accessories and his one-of-a-kind pop regalia. By sharing his personal take on some of the pieces featured in the book, Bush also gives Rolling Stone a glimpse of the man underneath the elaborate garments.” – ROLLING STONE
Like Dorothy Allison's 'Bastard Out of Carolina', Debra Busman's Like A Woman is a vivid coming-of-age story, revealing the lives of teenage girls on the streets of Los Angeles, trying to hold onto their sense of humanity against a backdrop of racism, poverty, sexism, and violence.
“Busman’s prose is fittingly straightforward and, at times, bleakly, brilliantly sparse. This is a laudable debut.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“'Like A Woman' is gritty but tender: charming in its immodesty and sinewy as a junkyard dog.” – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
YOGA'S HEALING POWER
LOOKING INWARD FOR CHANGE, GROWTH & PEACE
Physical poses―asanas―are the best-known aspects of yoga, but in the eight limbs practice, healing comes through exploring your relationship to the world and to yourself while learning to recognize the obstacles that block your path. Yoga’s Healing Power shows how to create the life you want from the inside out, working with your mind and emotions, your body and breath, your memories and your pain. With hands-on exercises, meditations, journaling prompts, and stories of healing, this book helps you uncover your particular gifts and begin to feel joy. Foreword by Dani Shapiro.
“Yoga and life are journeys, and this book is a wonderful guide along the path!” – GREG LOUGANIS, FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
“I was deeply humbled and greatly inspired by Ally Hamilton’s courageous take on life, love, loss, and surrender.” – CLAIRE BIDWELL SMITH, AUTHOR OF THE RULES OF INHERITANCE
THE UNBIASED TRUTH ABOUT THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR WEED
Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S., a nationally recognized clinical expert and researcher on marijuana, provides science-based information to help you sort through what you hear on the street and in the media and cut straight to the facts. Whether you're a parent concerned about your child's use, someone with an illness considering treatment with medical marijuana, a user who has questions about marijuana's health effects, or if you're trying to make up your mind about legalization, this book will give you the most current and accurate information you need to make informed decisions.
“A very valuable resource for those who want to understand this problem and move beyond rhetoric to reality.” – NY JOURNAL OF BOOKS
THE NATIVE ADVERTISING ADVANTAGE
BUILD AUTHENTIC CONTENT THAT REVOLUTIONIZES DIGITAL MARKETING AND DRIVES REVENUE GROWTH
An ad tech exec at Hearst reveals the next generation of marketing—and provides the insight and know-how for leveraging it for maximum impact. The author defines what native advertising is, how it works, how it’s used, the ethics and legality of it, and how effective it is. Produced by marketers and featured alongside the main content, native advertising breaks down the traditional barrier between advertising and editorial. The Native Advertising Advantage reveals why native advertising is an effective tool in any company’s digital marketing strategy―and how to use it to build new revenue streams. He shows how publications as diverse as BuzzFeed, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times are attracting readers who are just as interested in the content of these native ads as they are of journalist-written editorial content.
JUST ADD WATER
A SURFING SAVANT'S JOURNEY WITH ASPERGER'S
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From the best freestyle surfer in the world, Clay Marzo, an inspiring and moving memoir about his ascendance to the top of the surfing world while struggling for most of his young life with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome.
“An intriguing read for any surfer, and details the life of Clay Marzo with tact and illumination.” – FREESURF MAGAZINE
“A hyperactive, autistic kid who could not pay attention in school becomes a top surfer. The water was his power source and he thrived in a sport that he loved.” – TEMPLE GRANDIN, AUTHOR OF THE AUTISTIC BRAIN
FOOD TRUTHS FROM FARM TO TABLE
25 SURPRISING WAYS TO SHOP & EAT WITHOUT GUILT
Written by Michele Payn, a farm and food advocate, this book identifies marketing half-truths and guides you through the aisles of the grocery store to simplify smart food shopping and restore your freedom to enjoy food.
Turns food confusion into clarity, enabling readers to have confidence regarding how to buy, prepare, and serve safe, healthy, and nourishing food
Offers an informed voice of reason to the overly sensationalized food and health arena
Provides practical tips and accurate information that allows readers to make decisions based on their own social, ethical, environmental, and health standards
Reveals why parents should not feel guilty if they cannot afford the "right" label or the "right" food when food-shopping for their family