Tag Archives: holiday book picks

Virtual Bookstore: Holiday Picks

Contributions for this post were supplied by Maggie Hames, Social Media Specialist & Kelly Rynard, Literary Publicist

The Journey: Living Life Without Limits
by MonJurr

Summary:Statistics show that millions of people struggle with depression and feelings of hopelessness. In his new book, The Journey: Living Life without Limits, MonJurr uses his own religious calling to dispense motivational advice for others who desire to live a life free of frustration and turmoil.

 

Who should read this: Men and women of all ages
Find out more: http://monjurr.com/
——————————————————————————————————–

Motivation
by Lou Peel

Summary: Many people struggle with motivation and self-confidence. In her new book, Motivation, author Lou Peel uncovers an introspective look at every woman’s self-esteem and creative abilities. Learn a better outlook on life, become empowered and inspired to do more. It will illustrate how self confidence will lead an optimistic outlook on life and gain personal power.

Who should read this: Women, especially those needing to take control of their lives and seize opportunities
——————————————————————————————————–

What Now?
by Patty Bialak

Summary:  After three failed marriages, Patty Bialak has learned that you don’t need a ring on your finger to be truly happy. She lives a healthy, active lifestyle in San Juan Capistrano, California. She works as a freelance Certified Public Accountant, teaches yoga and goes hiking daily. In her new book, What Now? A Memoir of Self Realization, Bialak reveals her journey to happiness and why she believes life is all about living authentically.

“Finding your passion means doing all the things you enjoy and never letting an opportunity slip by. When an opportunity presents itself and your first instinct is to say, ‘I could never do that,’ do it anyway,” says Bialak.
——————————————————————————————————–
A Passion for Prying
by Nancy Mangano

Summary:  High heels are a must for private investigator Natalie North. Her specialty? Busting adulterous partners. And while no one can catch a cheating husband faster, Natalie is ready for a bigger challenge.

When a murder-suicide takes place at a nearby diner, Natalie finally has a chance to prove herself.  But does she have what it takes? A Passion for Prying by criminal justice enthusiast Nancy Mangano, is a spicy read packed with witty humor and a touch of the risqué.

Find out more:  http://nancymangano.com/
——————————————————————————————————–

Expiation
by Greg Messel

Summary:  Earning 4 ½ out of 5 stars, Expiation is “recommended to those of you who like stories about long-lost loves… an easy and wonderful read.” Back before exes could learn everything about each other with one click of the Facebook mouse, the two high school sweet hearts lost touch. Numerous internet searches, disconnected landlines and changed addresses left the couple still wondering “What if?” 30 years later. What happens when the two finally see each other after all these years?

Find out more:  http://expiationbook.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/hello-world/

Virtual Bookstore: Non-Fiction Picks

This is a guest post by Hannah Shaner at BohlsenPR.  For more information or to request a review copy of any of the books below, contact Hannah at hshaner@bohlsenpr.com

Beyond the Wall: A Memoir
by Dolores E. Cross

Summary:
For Dr. Dolores Cross, veteran marathon runner and honored college and university president, Jan. 6, 2006, was the last day of her life as she knew it.

After having resigned from her position as president of a fragile historically black college in Atlanta only four years earlier, Cross found herself in a cold courtroom that Tuesday morning, listening in dismay as she was fined, sentenced to a year of house arrest, 500 hours of community service and five years probation. False accusations and press reports spread that she had embezzled millions of dollars in student financial aid in her role as president of Morris Brown College—a crime she did not commit. What did happen and how did she deal with it?

Who should read it: Lovers of memoirs, non-fiction works, heartbreakingly true stories

Find out more: www.doloresdrc.org

—————————————————————————————————

Pants on Fire
by Paul Christopherson

Summary:
Pants on Fire: Cutting Through the Biggest Lies of 21st Century American Plutocracy examines the role played by purposeful lying in both government and society. Analyzing what he refers to as ‘big-money lies,’ Christopherson outlines the seven key lies governing America, maintaining that some of the most successful include the notions that deregulation, free markets and loose money are economically advantageous.

Who should read it: Broad audience – those who have lost their jobs, who are struggling financially, who are more concerned with political agendas than politics in general. 

Find out more: www.christophersonp.com

—————————————————————————————————
Virtual Travel
by Barry Shuler

Summary:
Barry Shuler’s Virtual Travel: Embrace or Expire provides a compelling view of a future where people will be able to travel to any location without physically leaving their hometown. This experience of the future will be so realistic that it will be indistinguishable from traditional physical travel; it will retain the positive aspects while eliminating the downsides we currently experience as well as add more benefits that physical travel could never deliver. Through this book, readers will realize that it is time to take virtual travel seriously and use it as a tool of preparation to begin planning for its arrival.

Who should read it: Businesspeople, people who travel, people in travel, transportation and hospitality industries

Find out more: barryshuler.wordpress.com

—————————————————————————————————

Have We Lost Our Common Sense?
by Bob Terrell

Summary:
Have We Lost Our Common Sense? is a no-holds-barred discussion of the most diverse and controversial issues of today. Author and former Ford Motors executive Bob Terrell reminds Americans of simpler times, when we solved problems with common sense, had more effective solutions to our country’s problems and Grandpa knew best.

Who should read it: The American public

Find out more: www.amazon.com

—————————————————————————————————

Finding My Breath
by Rochelle Lynn Falack

Summary:
Rochelle Lynn Falack tried medication and therapy to deal with her OCD. Then she decided to try yoga – and her life has never been the same. Yet, when this modern Orthodox Jew recently published a first-person account of her harrowing personal story, some in the local Jewish community expressed discomfort and distate over her revelations.

When she was 3, Falack’s teenage babysitter forced her to eat cockroaches with her scrambled eggs and routinely stuck the child’s head in the toilet after she had used it. Too young to understand, Falack coped by retreating inside her head to count.

She reveals all in Finding My Breath, a nonfiction, first-person account of her struggle, including how her husband turned to drugs to cope with his wife’s OCD.

Finally, at age 30, she recognized she needed help. She discovered yoga by chance – and soon realized she was counting less and less. She eventually traveled to Bali to learn how to become a certified teacher.

Now, through Finding My Breath, she hopes to help other OCD sufferers find a way to gain some control over their compulsions.

Who should read it: People who like true, personal stories, yoga lovers

Find out more: www.findingmybreath.com

—————————————————————————————————

My Guardian Angel and Me
by Arlan W. Horman

Summary:
In My Guardian Angel and Me, author Arlan W. Horman takes readers on an intimate journey through a lifetime of military service and a career in civil engineering. Born just as the United States entered World War I, Horman recalls decades of experience and service as a combat engineer in England, Germany and France during World War II. Personal and revealing, Horman recounts the dozens of times he was protected by the presence of his guardian angel.

Who should read it: Veterans, those interested in U.S. history / military history, those interested in engineering, senior citizens, those interested in healing/spirituality/religion.