You Get What You Pitch For: Control Any Situation, Create Fierce Agreement, and Get What You Want In Life

By Anthony Sullivan with Tim Vandehey

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Pitching is about persuasion: radiating positivity, controlling the situation, winning an audience's trust, creating "fierce agreement," and getting them to want to give you what you're asking for. Written not just for a business audience, You Get What You Pitch For will approach the pitch as what it really is: a methodology for building productive, positive, mutually beneficial person-to-person interactions. Pitchman Anthony "Sully" Sullivan and co-author Tim Vandehey weave a lifetime of vivid stories and colorful characters, one-of-a-kind pitchman-lingo, and field-tested pitching techniques into an entertaining, practical, put-this-material-to-work-today user's manual for an extraordinary set of skills that millions of people can use to become the most confident, charismatic and powerful version of themselves. You Get What You Pitch For is built around common, real-life scenarios almost anyone can relate to, from handling disagreements, job interviews, making an important speech, getting funding, going after a promotion, and more.

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The Illustrated Art of Manliness: The Essential How-To Guide

By Brett McKay & Ted Slampyak

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An indispensable, hands-on guide dedicated to the lost art of being a man, The Illustrated Art of Manliness distills more than 100 practical skills every modern man needs to know into an entertaining, easy-to-follow visual format.

Founder of The Art of Manliness Brett McKay and bestselling illustrator Ted Slampyak write brilliantly illustrated articles to help men be the best fathers, brothers, sons, and men they can be. This book features their most essential work alongside dozens of never-before seen guides on subjects ranging from chivalry and self-defense to courage and car repair, including:
How to disarm an attacker
How to fell a tree and start a fire anywhere
How a car engine works, and how to fix it
How to use every tool in your toolbox
What to wear on a first date and to a job interview
How to lead a meeting and command the attention of a room
How to dance, fight, shave, shake a hand, pick a lock, and fire a gun
And other advice for when you're lost, in danger, or merely confronting a shirt that needs to be ironed.
The Illustrated Art of Manliness features a classic, timeless package, including full-color illustrations, and will be a perfect gift for you or the man in your life.

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Dare to Be Kind

Lizzie Velasquez

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When Lizzie Velasquez was 17 years old, she came across a video online titled "The World's Ugliest Woman"--only to discover that the 8-second viral video featured her. Born with a genetic condition that makes it impossible for her to gain weight, Lizzie had always known she was "different," but after her online bullying went public she decided to stand up on behalf of victims everywhere. She also made it her mission to help create a kinder world.

Today, her popular YouTube channel has half a million followers and her massively popular TED talk has been seen more than 10 million times. In this daring and revelatory book, she draws on her experiences overcoming bullying--from the schoolyard to the Internet--to reveal the hidden forces that give rise to cruelty, and how we can redirect them to unlock empathy and kindness. Lizzie shows how each one of us can use everyday acts of empathy to create a kinder culture and a better world. Her insights include:

  • How--and why--to integrate acts of kindness into your routine
  • How to truly embrace people's differences as well as your own
  • How to "try on" some confidence and manage the perils of insecurity
  • How to overcome challenges with the right mental attitude

Through her own story, Lizzie shows the radical ripple-effect that kindness can have on the world around us. Lizzie did not let a single harsh act define who she was - she redefined herself, and started a movement in the process. Our nation today feels absorbed, she writes, in a culture of meanness, and we must focus--both collectively and as individuals--on instilling our interactions and relationships with understanding.

Dare to Be Kind is not about where you come from or what you've been through. It's about finding the path to radical acceptance, love, and tolerance--of yourself and all of those around you--and how that path can help you lead a confident, resilient, and harmonious life, and ultimately, become a helper in forging a better future for our children and a more compassionate world for everyone.

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For Goodness Sex

Al Vernacchio

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For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values, and Health

 

A progressive, effective, and responsible approach to sex education for parents and teens that challenges traditional teaching models and instead embraces 21st century realities by promoting healthy sexuality, values, and body image in young people.

 

Sex education today generally falls into one of two categories: abstinence-only or abstinence-based education—both of which tend to withhold important, factual information and leave young adults ill-equipped to make safe decisions. Al Vernacchio, a high school sexuality educator who holds a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality from the University of Pennsylvania, has created a new category: sex-positive education. In For Goodness Sex, he refutes the “disaster prevention” model of sex ed, offering a progressive and realistic approach: Sexuality is a natural part of life, and healthy sexuality can only develop from a sex-positive, affirming appreciation.

 

Curious yet fearful of being judged, young people turn to peers, the Internet, and the media, where they receive problematic messages about sex: boys are studs, girls are sluts; real sex should be like porn; hookups are better than relationships. Without a broader understanding to offset these damaging perceptions, teenagers are dangerously unprepared intellectually and emotionally to grow and develop as sexual beings. For Goodness Sex offers the tools and insights adults need to talk young people and help them develop healthy values and safe habits. With real-life examples from the classroom, exercises and quizzes, and a wealth of sample discussions and crucial information, Vernacchio offers a guide to sex education for the twenty-first century.

Mate: Become The Man Women Want

Tucker Max & Geoffrey Miller

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The #1 bestselling pioneer of "fratire" and a leading evolutionary psychologist team up to create the dating book for guys 

 

Whether they conducted their research in life or in the lab, experts Tucker Max and Dr. Geoffrey Miller have spent the last 20+ years learning what women really want from their men, why they want it, and how men can deliver those qualities.

 

The short answer: become the best version of yourself possible, then show it off. It sounds simple, but it's not. If it were, Tinder would just be the stuff you use to start a fire. Becoming your best self requires honesty, self-awareness, hard work and a little help.

 

Through their website and podcasts, Max and Miller have already helped over one million guys take their first steps toward Miss Right. They have collected all of their findings in Mate, an evidence-driven, seriously funny playbook that will teach you to become a more sexually attractive and romantically successful man, the right way:

 

- No "seduction techniques"

- No moralizing

- No bullshit

 

Just honest, straightforward talk about the most ethical, effective way to pursue the win-win relationships you want with the women who are best for you.

 

Much of what they've discovered will surprise you, some of it will not, but all of it is important and often misunderstood. So listen up, and stop being stupid!

 

Coming to Your Shelf September 15, 2015

The Newborn Sleep Book

Lewis Jassey & Dr. Jonathan Jassey

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The Newborn Sleep Book: A Simple, Proven Method for Training Your New Baby to Sleep Through the Night

 

The first and only proven, safe plan for a sound night’s sleep for newborns—and parents.

 

Here is the first and only guide to lay out a detailed sleep program for newborns—as early as the first few weeks of life. Developed and refined by two successful pediatricians, the “Jassey Way” boasts a more than 90% success rate of getting children to sleep through the night prior to their one month birthday.

 

A safe and proven technique, the Jassey Way uses a feeding schedule that allows newborns (and their parents) a full night’s sleep at a younger age than other sleep training techniques.

A Team to Believe In

Tom Coughlin with Brian Curtis

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After a tough 2006 season, the New York Giants appeared to be heading for more disappointment–and potential shake-ups–in the coming season. Instead, they fought their way to an unforgettable Super Bowl finish against the previously undefeated New England Patriots.

In A Team to Believe In, head coach Tom Coughlin gives the ultimate insider’s account of the Giants’ 2007 campaign and reflects on the resilience and selflessness that allowed the team to succeed. Behind the saga of persistence and on-the-field triumphs, however, is the story of how Coughlin, a proud and intensely private man, often mischaracterized by the press as a strict disciplinarian, has continually made subtle adjustments to his approach to the game and to the new players. Whether giving the right speech for the right occasion, drawing media criticism away from his players, or fostering team unity with offbeat events and smartly timed relaxed curfews, Coughlin approached the season willing to make the necessary changes to his management style–and the team followed.

In gripping detail, Coughlin takes us on the Giants improbable 2007 journey: the tough staffing and free-agency decisions; the early-season setbacks that again placed the team in the media’s crosshairs; late-season near misses, comeback victories, and goal-line stands; the play-off march through Tampa Bay and Dallas and the overtime victory against Green Bay in the subzero cold of Lambeau Field; and the amazing two weeks that ended with Super Bowl XLII. Along the way, Coughlin explains what life experiences prepared him for the season’s challenges and what lessons helped his team achieve a string of improbable victories.

The 2007 New York Giants are an inspiring example of team and trust, hope and perseverance, and A Team to Believe In is the thrilling story of their astounding underdog season.

This Book Will Change Your Life

Ben Carey

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Is the year ahead looking much the same as the last? Another 365-day grind of meetings, dinner dates, and deadlines? If so, try this book.

 

Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, This Book Will Change Your Life will help you poke a stick in the spokes of your routine.

 

It's not the soft-hearted kind of book that's interested in what you have to say; rather it contains 365 daily orders, each one of which could turn your humdrum existence into a daily free-fall.

The Power of Less

Leo Babauta

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With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it's amazing that were ever able to accomplish anything. The Power of Lessdemonstrates how to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary freeing you from everyday clutter and allowing you to focus on accomplishing the goals that can change your life for the better.

The Power of Less will show you how to:

Break any goal down into manageable tasks
Focus on only a few tasks at a time
Create new and productive habits
Hone your focus
Increase your efficiency

By setting limits for yourself and making the most of the resources you already have, youll finally be able work less, work smarter, and focus on living the life that you deserve.