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A Field Guide to Left Wing Wackos

Author : Kfir Alfia
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Here's everything you need to know about Anarchists, Peace Moms, Granolas, and many other types of left-wing wackos…so you can annoy them before they annoy you! Dreadlocks. Megaphones. The stench of patchouli oil and bad ideas. Who are these ridiculous characters clogging our streets and college campuses, protesting everything from "American imperialism" to genetically modified food to tax cuts? And how can an articulate, employed, sane person like yourself glean entertainment value from their antics? Kfir Alfia and Alan Lipton, the founders of ProtestWarrior, America's leading antiactivist organization, have spent years studying the eighteen distinct species of leftist protesters in our midst-everyone from Blacktivists to Hacktivists to Islamothugs. And in this hilarious guide, they will teach you: How to easily differentiate among similar species like Communists, Anarchists, and College Students. How to recognize the subtleties of the Performance Artist versus the Dylan Wannabe and the Acid Freak versus the Granola. How to confront, tease and taunt these wackos with witty comebacks, demolishing zingers, and infuriating facts. (Here's one: "War never solved anything ... except for slavery, fascism, Nazism and communism!") A Field Guide to Left Wing Wackos is the manual you want at your fingertips to defend yourself and the American Way-and have some fun while you're at it.

The Field Guide to Counseling Toward Solutions

Author : Linda Metcalf
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The Field Guide toCounseling Toward Solutions When it was first published in 1995, Linda Metcalf's book Counseling Toward Solutions became an instant bestseller. The book offered a new and positive program for changing individual behavior that helped K-12 students with their own problems and gave them self-esteem in the process. Now, The Field Guide to Counseling Toward Solutions offers school counselors, teachers, and administrators a complete program for changing the way that schools deal with a variety of issues.?From an alternative school program that enlists the power of teacher mentors to the elementary program that involves the teacher, parent, and student in the counseling process, this book shows how to make change happen and how to make it last. The solution-focused approach helps everyone involved to begin their own change process by noticing when a problem does not occur, rather than focusing on the problem or what caused it. It includes information targeted to specific age groups--elementary school students, middle schoolers, and adolescents--because each developmental stage requires a certain perspective and focus in order to collaborate and reach solutions. The Field Guide to Counseling Toward Solutions offers guidelines for developing a school-wide program that encompasses virtually all of the day-to-day programming that schools must provide for students. The book includes techniques and suggestions for: Training staff to become more solution-focused and student-centered Working together with teams, teachers, and parents so that the "system" creates and maintains change Creating support groups for parents and students Reducing special education referrals through solution-focused conversations In this book, bestselling author and veteran school counselor Linda Metcalf offers more than a simple positive strategy or technique--she provides a way to think about school "clients" that can change interactions and guarantee success.

The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors

Author : Josh Chetwynd
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A gift-worthy playbook of common and unexpected words and idioms that have their roots in sports and games. There are many metaphors we can quickly identify from the realm of sports: covering all the bases (baseball), game plan (football), and par for the course (golf). But the English language is also peppered with the not-so-obvious influence of sports and games, such as go-to guy (basketball) and dead ringer (horse racing). Filled with pithy entries on each idiom, plus quotes showing how big talkers from President Obama to rapper Ice-T use them, this quirky little handbook from former minor league ballplayer and award-winning journalist Josh Chetwynd is sure to be a conversation starter at tailgates, cocktail parties, and in the boardroom.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Author : Joy McCullough
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“A cozy and enjoyable read.” —Kirkus Reviews “The likable cast and relatable premise will resonate with readers grappling with the uncertainty of change.” —Booklist A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along now that their parents are dating in this lively, endearing novel. Sutton is having robot problems. Her mini-bot is supposed to be able to get through a maze in under a minute, but she must have gotten something wrong in the coding. Which is frustrating for a science-minded girl like Sutton—almost as frustrating as the fact that her mother probably won’t be home in time for Sutton’s tenth birthday. Luis spends his days writing thrilling stories about brave kids, but there’s only so much inspiration you can find when you’re stuck inside all day. He’s allergic to bees, afraid of dogs, and has an overprotective mom to boot. So Luis can only dream of daring adventures in the wild. Sutton and Luis couldn’t be more different from each other. Except now that their parents are dating, these two have to find some common ground. Will they be able to navigate their way down a path they never planned on exploring?

A Field Guide to Happiness

Author : Linda Leaming
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In the West, we have everything we could possibly need or want—except for peace of mind. So writes Linda Leaming, a harried American who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to the rugged Himalayan nation of Bhutan—sometimes called the happiest place on Earth—to teach English and unlearn her politicized and polarized, energetic and impatient way of life. In Bhutan, if I have three things to do in a week, it’s considered busy. In the U.S., I have at least three things to do between breakfast and lunch. After losing her luggage immediately upon arrival, Leaming realized that she also had emotional baggage—a tendency toward inaction, a touch of self-absorption, and a hundred other trite, stupid, embarrassing, and inconsequential things—that needed to get lost as well. Pack up ideas and feelings that tie you down and send you lead-footed down the wrong path. Put them in a metaphorical suitcase and sling it over a metaphorical bridge in your mind. Let the river take them away. Forced by circumstance and her rustic surroundings to embrace a simplified life, Leaming made room for more useful beliefs. The thin air and hard climbs of her mountainous commute put her deeply in touch with her breath, helping her find focus and appreciation. The archaic, glacially paced bureaucracy of a Bhutanese bank taught her to go with the flow—and take up knitting. The ancient ritual of drinking tea brought tranquility, friendship, and, eventually, a husband. Each day, and each adventure, in her adopted home brought new insights and understandings to take back to frantic America, where she now practices the art of "simulating Bhutan." This collection of stories, impressions, and suggestions is a little nudge, a push, a leg up into the rarefied air of paradise—of bright sunlight and beautiful views.

Field Guide to Dreams

Author : Kelly Regan
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At last, a field guide to identifying and interpreting dream symbols, from falling to flying! Dreams can be mysterious, exhilarating, and terrifying—but they don’t have to be confusing. With Field Guide to Dreams, you’ll unravel the hidden meanings behind these mysterious subconscious messages. For example, you may find yourself naked in front of your high school classroom during a time of great change—perhaps you’re feeling insecure about a decision you recently made. Of if you find buried treasure in a dream, you may have hidden talents or knowledge. Organized by dominant symbol (animals, caves, hospitals, teachers, and so on), each full-color image refers to a complete dream description. This book gives you clues to a dream’s meaning and explains the significance of having the same dream time and again. You’ll hear what Freud and Jung might say about a particular vision and discover a dream’s sometimes strange, often illuminating, historical and cultural context. With Field Guide to Dreams at your bedside, you’ll never wonder if that cigar was just a cigar!

The Field Guide

Author : Holly Black
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After finding a mysterious, handmade field guide in the attic of the ramshackle old mansion they’ve just moved into, Jared; his twin brother, Simon; and their older sister, Mallory, discover that there’s a magical and maybe dangerous world existing parallel to our own—the world of faerie. The Grace children want to share their story, but the faeries will do everything possible to stop them...

A Baker s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies

Author : Dede Wilson
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More than 75 favorite Christmas cookies from around the world will keep you making memories through many happy holiday seasons. This special field guide format gives you quick reference to the details of each cookie "species,” including its Habitat (country of origin), Field Notes (helpful information), Lifespan (how long it will keep), and Related Species (recipe variations). You will also see at a glance which cookies are especially fun to make with kids and which are quick to prepare, which freeze well and ship well, and much more. And there are even creative tips on hosting a Christmas cookie decorating party or a cookie swap!

Tuning into Mom

Author : Michal Clements
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American mothers are household CFOs, in charge of an estimated $2.45 trillion in direct spending. They are also an important influence on other family members' buying habits. Many organizations have identified moms as an important customer group, but the broad, age-based definitions these companies work with mask an array of different consumer behaviors. Written by two leading marketers, this book provides a new approach to understanding the "American Mom" market, examining the effect of age of the eldest child on women's values and attitudes to food, exercise, education, health, technology, and fashion. The authors examine the mom's influence on (or control of) the purchasing habits of children of all ages;from infants and toddlers to young adults. In doing so, it brings focus to the frequently-overlooked purchase influence of moms on teenagers.The authors combine large scale quantitative research of more than 4,700 mothers with qualitative case studies from individual participants. The authors also draw on decades of real-world experience to combine their research with implementable examples of best practice. Highly recommended for practitioners in retailing and product development, this book will also be a valuable supplemental text for college courses in consumer behavior and marketing strategy.

A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents

Author : Liza Palmer
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Grace Hawkes has not spoken to her previously tight-knit family since her mother's sudden death five years ago. Well, most of the family was tight-knit--her father walked out on them when she was 13 and she and her two brothers and sister bonded together even closer with their mother as a result. She's been doing her best to live her new life apart from them, but when their estranged father has a stroke and summons them, Grace suddenly realizes she's done the same thing he had done...abandoned those who need her most. And need her they do, for inside the hospital walls, a strange war is unfolding between the pseudo-kindly woman who is their father's second wife and the rest of the original Hawkes clan. Upon reconnecting with her brother and sisters, Grace will find a part of herself she thought was lost forever. As they unravel the manipulative deception of the second Mrs. Hawkes, Grace will finally be able to stand up for her family--and to remember what a family is, even after all these years.