1,000 Places to See Before You Die
by Patricia Schultz
Around the World, continent by continent, here is the best the world has to offer: 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves, hilltop villages, snack shacks, castles, festivals, reefs, restaurants, cathedrals, hidden islands, opera houses, museums, and more. Each entry tells exactly why it's essential to visit. Then come the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone and fax numbers, best times to visit. Stop dreaming and get going.
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
by Nancy Pearl
Seattle librarian Pearl lists and describes books she would recommend. The material is organized into some 175 thematic entries. Themes chosen are either arbitrary or whimsical, depending on one's point of view, with entries devoted to novels written by women named Alice, Cold War spy fiction, American history nonfiction, King Arthur, New York, and Zen Buddhism being a few examples. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Debt-Proof Your Marriage : How to Achieve Financial Harmony
by Mary Hunt
When Mary Hunt became a "cheapskate," which she redefined as one who saves consistently, gives generously, and never spends more than he or she has, she and her husband climbed out of debt and worked to create lasting financial harmony in their marriage. And with "Debt-Proof Your Marriage", you can too.
Life Matters : Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money
by A. Roger Merrill
Many believe that you can either have a balanced life at home or you can be highly productive at work, but you can't do both. The Merrills disagree. They say the answer does not lie in some mechanical "balance the scale" approach to work and family or in trying to run between the bases fast enough to touch them all in one day. The answer lies in creating a dynamic equilibrium in which work, family, time, and money are all vital, richly rewarding, and highly interrelated parts.
The Big Turnoff : Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid
by Ellen Currey-Wilson
In her revealing and outspoken take on parenting, Currey-Wilson recounts her increasingly outlandish behavior, such as literally throwing herself in front of the TV set at her son's playmates' houses to prevent any inadvertent watching, and the intermittent fits of insecurity that find her worrying whether Casey might be ostracized for not knowing the theme song to SpongeBob SquarePants. But something remarkable happens as TV assumes a backseat to real life: Currey-Wilson's relationships with her laidback husband, new-age sister, eccentric mother, and remarkably self-possessed son begin to deepen and grow.
The Everything No Trans Fat Cookbook : From Store Shelves to your Kitchen Table
by Linda Larsen
There is a nationwide call to cut trans fats from your daily diet. Trans fat raises LDL (lipoprotein, or "bad cholesterol") levels in your body. By lowering your trans fat intake, you decrease the chance of coronary heart disease--the leading cause of death in the United States. Now you can ensure your family's health by preparing trans fat-free meals at home. This informative cookbook will arm you with the facts on trans fats and give you the knowledge you need to read nutrition labels and shop for healthy ingredients.
The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook : Eating Well for Better Health
by Cheryl Forberg
Good food is one of life's greatest pleasures. That's the foundation of this new recipe collection from the highly respected Mayo Clinic. Eating well is not about enduring a restrictive meal plan. It's about enjoying superb foods that also have remarkable health benefits. The 150 recipes inside are designed to be as satisfying as they are good for you.