Thursday, February 4, 2010

One Woman Shares Her Wisdom on Appetite in Xlibris Self-Published Book

Many people, especially women, have been taught to refuse desire. In the self-published book, Eating Desire, Lisa Powers inspires one to get what they really want to live a truly happy life.

Eating Desire celebrates a woman’s appetite in all facets of life. Author Lisa Powers explains the logic of excessive indulgence as a result of depriving oneself from what one really wants.

By learning to listen to what a person really wants for his or herself instead of suppressing them, one can have a truly happy life.

Eating Desire is a personal account of Lisa’s obsession with food to conceal the terror and shame of her dark childhood. She also chronicles her transformation from being self-loathing to self-loving.

This book transcends satisfying one’s appetite for food, as it explores other important desires of life. These include comfort, connection, personal fulfillment, power and protection, sexual pleasure, transcendence, transformation and witness.

In this Xlibris self-published book, Lisa stresses how one’s relationship to food mirrors one’s struggle for emotional, spiritual and sexual fulfillment. One’s hunger for food is a wake-up call to listen to what one truly wants in life. It is not about indulging in the excess but in going down to the things that truly matter: that of steering the path that one is meant to take.

People with eating disorders will find the wisdom of Eating Desire truly helpful. The more one listens to what they really want, the less one tends to overeat or deprive oneself. Therefore leading one to become happier.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Daddy, Where's your Vagina?: A Self-Published book on Stay-at-Home Dads

In the past, women were expected to stay at home and take care of the children while the men went to work to provide for the family.

Times have changed. Nowadays, however, both parents go to work or it’s the other way around – the woman works while the man stays at home.

Joseph Schatz writes his experiences as a stay-at-home dad in the Xlibris release, Daddy, Where's your Vagina?.

This self-published book lets you in on the beauty and madness of being a stay-at-home dad.

Schatz shows how this compendium leads to an entirely new and different parenting discovery and experience. With gripping and hilarious chronicles of Schatz as a full time stay-at-home dad for more than 9 years, Daddy, Where’s your Vagina? provides practical tips for couples, invaluable lessons on parenting and highlights the joy of fatherhood.

Whether you are a stay-at-home dad or a working parent, Daddy, Where's your Vagina? is a must read for you.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Self-published book bags 2009 Reader's Favorite Award

Bill Poje, author of the self-published title Painless bagged the first prize for the fiction thriller category in the 2009 Reader's Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest.

With more than a thousand authors from all over the US who joined the event, this self-published book grabbed the highly coveted gold award alongside other winners in different categories.

Founded by Debra Gaynor, Reader's Favorite aims to provide qulaity books to readers as well as help authors gain more publicity and recognition through credible book reviews and a Book Contest.

Reader's Favorite believes that book awards have a huge impact on influencing booksellers and buyers alike. Through their honest book reviews, authors are pointed out issues and given suggestions for areas of their book that need improvement.

Winners of the Reader's Favorite awards were announced on January 15, 2010.

Painless is a story of a man named Augustus 'Aug' Valentine who seems to have everything going in his personal and professional life until he is faced with a riddle of deceit and the portent of death.

Bill Poje holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting/Business Administration from Aquinas College and an MBA in Finance and Operations from the Owen Graduate School of Management in Vanderbilt. He became the financial controller for the largest exporter in the Bahamas, after which he moved back to the US to write books.

He is currently working on the sequel to Painless as well as essays, short stories and poetry.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kiwi on a Cloud: Self-published Mystery/Adventure Novel

Perky Debbie McWard, New Zealand adventure travel guide, dodges two former lovers, flirts with a hesitant widower, Gil Rocklin, and copes with raucous investigative reporter, Frank Ferret, among her travelers.

Romances give way to fear, as a tourist is murdered, and another is falsely blamed. Debbie discovers that an indicted Yugoslavian war criminal, Ratac "the Butcher" Bymarovitch, is disguised and hiding among her trampers. But among six possible suspects, who?

The most terrifying question is why, of all the tours in the world, one of the world’s most hunted criminals specifically sought out Debbie’s tour group in which to hide, plot, and murder.

Only Debbie, her friends, and two small children can thwart the Butcher’s killing and his rekindling of the Balkan wars.

Surprises sizzle in Croatia, Slovenia, and New Zealand.

Written by Norm Aspen, Kiwi on a Cloud is a mystery novel published by Xlibris.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Published book on how leaders fail

There is no person out there who has achieved success without ever failing. In fact, failure is the most important element in success. Like it or not, fear it or don't, you are bound to fail more than a few times in your lifetime. And while you cannot get away with failure, you can definitely learn from it.

There are so many books out there on how to succeed, but hardly on how to fail. Author Lee Thayer means well, and has decided to publish a book about failing - in a way that can define your success.

Her self-published title, How Executives Fail is a definitive book about how you unknowingly contribute to your failure. With the right mix of humor, irony, wit and wisdom, this self-published book reveals that what you think greatly determines the outcome.

How Executives Fail lets you into the things that fail or can potentially fail you and will surely change you for the better.

Lee Thayer holds a career as a pioneer and influential innovator in designing and developing high performance organizations since 1960. He became consultant for big firms such as AT&T, Hallmark, IBM, General Motors, Westinghouse and the US Air Force, among others. He has also been invited to speak in major leadership programs all over the world.

He is currently mentoring and coaching CEOs and company presidents at the same time being passionate about his writing and speaking engagements.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Self-published book gets into the sport of Geocaching

Geocaching is the hottest, fastest growing high tech sport in the country. Do you have a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver? Do you have access to the internet? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you like to go on scavenger hunts for hidden treasures? If you answered yes then you are ready for geocaching!

Team Laughing Gravy has enjoyed geocaching so much that we wanted to open up the sport to more of the public. The Reno area abounds in breathtaking scenery. Many of the local cachers have taken advantage of this by placing caches in locations that provide awesome views.

Rick and Bea Vandenberg, authors of Geocaching Around Reno with Team Laughing Gravy, hope to entice you to find some caches with the photos in this self-published book.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Published book for Preschool Teachers

Early childhood education comes with a diverse range of programs that may have positive benefits not just for children but also for the entire society as well.

Some of the advantages of early childhood education include higher grades; better ability to focus; improved social skills; lesser referrals to remedial schools and increased parental involvements.

While there may be some flak against early childhood education, the pros may outweigh the cons.

Hazel S. Adams’s A Handbook for Preschool Teachers, explains conceptualization as the key to early childhood learning.

In her self-published book, Hazel illustrates play and flexibility as the two key elements to conceptualizing. Find out how Hazel uses this concept that preschool teachers can apply for effectively carrying out the child’s developmental phase.