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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Virtual Bookstore: Heath and Wellness Picks

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

Chasing the Shark: A Journey from Fear to Freedom
by Rosanne Masone

Baby boomer and life coach Rosanne Masone claims sharks—yes, sharks!—played an important role in her own rescue. In Chasing the Shark: A Journey from Fear to Freedom, Masone describes how she faced her crippling fear of water to become a certified PADI rescue diver and swim with sharks. Now, Roseanne delivers motivational speeches that include her diving experiences, and is on a quest to teach others how to change “no” mentalities to “yes” mantras. Visit her at www.giantstridesllc.com. 

Naked: This is My Story, This is Our Song 
by Leslie Masters, M.D.

Not long after beginning her work in cosmetic medicine, Dr. Leslie Masters noted a recurring theme: Patients seeking her help rarely asked for a smaller waist, a tighter face or a flatter tummy.  They presented their goal as “I just want to feel better.”  Knowing the solution was not to be found in the operating room but deep within, Dr. Masters wrote Naked: This is My Story…This is Our Song. Naked is the true story of Leslie Masters, a 45-year-old physician, single mother of three, soccer mom, cheer and gymnastics coach, cosmetic medicine expert, entrepreneur and small business owner who—on the surface—appeared to have it all.

The cover of her book is bare except for Masters own scarred form. “This soccer mom bared the outside imperfections for the book cover to make a point,” says Dr. Masters. “I’m now ready to expose the inside scars as well to give others strength, experience and hope.” From surviving a horrific car accident in her teens and overcoming an addiction to pain medication to DEA officers in her office, Naked shares the good, the bad and the worst of what she has been through, and how beauty is truly more than skin deep.  Visit Dr. Masters at www.drlesliemasters.com.

Finding My Breath: My Journey from OCD to Yoga
by Rochelle Lynn Falack

If yoga can help Rochelle Falack overcome OCD, imagine the relief it could bring to your life. Falack tried medication and therapy to deal with her OCD. Nothing worked. She finally found relief when she tried yoga. Today, Falack is a Kripalu-certified yoga teacher who has practiced and taught the art for more than 20 years. Finding My Breath is her remarkable story to recovery. Learn how yoga can help you manage stress, fight depression and rise about emotional hardships.  http://www.findingmybreath.com

Cooking with Healthy Girl
by Mandy Potter

If Mandy Potter said you could lose weight and eat healthier without giving up the foods you love, would you believe her? Potter’s full-color cookbook contains such family favorites as Green Bean Casserole, with fewer calories and less sugar, fats, carbs and cholesterol than even the Campbell’sâ Fat-Free or Healthy Requestâ Cream of Mushroom Soup versions. Besides the cookbook, Potter shares tips and videos at www.cookingwithhealthygirl.com.