Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima

Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima

Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima by Stephen Walker

HarperPerennial | 2006 | ISBN: 0060742852 | 400 pages | MOBI | 1.99MB


A riveting, minute-by-minute account of the momentous event that changed our world forever.


On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American plane onto the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On that day, a firestorm of previously unimagined power was unleashed on a vibrant metropolis of 300,000 people, leaving one third of its population dead, its buildings and landmarks incinerated. It was the terrifying dawn of the Atomic Age, spawning decades of paranoia, mistrust, and a widespread and very real fear of the potential annihilation of the human race.


Author Stephen Walker brilliantly re-creates the three terrible weeks leading up to the wartime detonation of the atomic bomb—from the first successful test in the New Mexico desert to the cataclysm and its aftermath—presenting the story through the eyes of pilots, scientists, civilian victims, and world leaders who stood at the center of earth-shattering drama. It is a startling, moving, frightening, and remarkable portrait of an extraordinary event—a shockwave whose repercussions can be felt to this very day.


Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up
Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff
2011 | EPUB | 481.57KB

From leading psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff comes a step-by-step guide explaining how to be more self-compassionate and achieve your dreams in life.

The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion--and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure.

Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem that many experts believe is a better and more effective path to happiness: self-compassion. The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and other leading psychologists indicates that people who are compassionate toward their failings and imperfections experience greater well-being than those who repeatedly judge themselves. The feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are also highly stable, kicking in precisely when self-esteem falls down. This book powerfully demonstrates why it's so important to be self-compassionate and give yourself the same caring support you'd give to a good friend.

This groundbreaking work will show you how to let go of debilitating self-criticism and finally learn to be kind to yourself. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, practical exercises, and humor, Dr. Neff--the world's foremost expert on self-compassion--explains how to heal destructive emotional patterns so that you can be healthier, happier, and more effective. Engaging, highly readable, and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneer who first established self-compassion as a field of study almost a decade ago, Dr. Neff gives lectures on self-compassion internationally and conducts workshops for those who want to learn more about developing self-compassion.

The High-Beta Rich

The High-Beta Rich

The High-Beta Rich: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust by Robert Frank

Crown Business | 2011 | ISBN: 0307589897 | EPUB | 256 pages | 2.47MB


The rich are not only getting richer, they are becoming more dangerous. Starting in the early 1980s the top one percent (1%) broke away from the rest of us to become the most unstable force in the economy. An elite that had once been the flat line on the American income charts - models of financial propriety - suddenly set off on a wild ride of economic binges.


Not only do they control more than a third of the country’s wealth, their increasing vulnerability to the booms and busts of the stock market wreak havoc on our consumer economy, financial markets, communities, employment opportunities, and government finances.


Robert Frank’s insightful analysis provides the disturbing big picture of high-beta wealth. His vivid storytelling brings you inside the mortgaged mansions, blown-up balance sheets, repossessed Bentleys and Gulfstreams, and wrecked lives and relationships:


• How one couple frittered away a fortune trying to build America’s biggest house —90,000 square feet with 23 full bathrooms, a 6,000 square foot master suite with a bed on a rotating platform—only to be forced to put it on the market because “we really need the money”.

• Repo men who are now the scavengers of the wealthy, picking up private jets, helicopters, yachts and racehorses – the shiny remains of a decade of conspicuous consumption financed with debt, asset bubbles, “liquidity events,” and soaring stock prices.

• How “big money ruins everything” for communities such as Aspen, Colorado whose over-reliance on the rich created a stratified social scene of velvet ropes and A-lists and crises in employment opportunities, housing, and tax revenues.

• Why California’s worst budget crisis in history is due in large part to reliance on the volatile incomes of the state’s tech tycoons.

• The bitter divorce of a couple who just a few years ago made the Forbes 400 list of the richest people, the firing of their enormous household staff of 110, and how one former spouse learned the marvels of shopping at Marshalls, filling your own gas tank, and flying commercial.


Robert Frank’s stories and analysis brilliantly show that the emergence of the high-beta rich is not just a high-class problem for the rich. High-beta wealth has national consequences: America’s dependence on the rich + great volatility among the rich = a more volatile America.


Cycles of wealth are now much faster and more extreme. The rich are a new “Potemkin Plutocracy” and the important lessons and consequences are brought to light of day in this engrossing book.


high-beta rich (hi be’ta rich) 1. a newly discovered personality type of the America upper class prone to wild swings in wealth. 2. the winners (and occasional losers) in an economy that creates wealth from financial markets, asset bubbles and deals. 3. derived from the Wall Street term “high-beta,” meaning highly volatile or prone to booms and busts. 4. an elite that’s capable of wreaking havoc on communities, jobs, government finances, and the consumer economy. 5. a new Potemkin plutocracy that hides a mountain of debt behind the image of success, and is one crisis away from losing their mansions, private jets and yachts.


Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom

Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom

Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich by Robert Frank

Three Rivers Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0307341453 | 288 pages | EPUB | 868.96KB


The rich have always been different from you and me, but this revealing and funny journey through "Richistan" entertainingly shows that they are more different than ever. Richistanis have 400-foot-yachts, 30,000-square-foot homes, house staffs of more than 100, and their own "arborists." They're also different from Old Money, and have torn down blue-blood institutions to build their own shining empire.


Richistan is like the best travel writing, full of colorful and interesting stories providing insights into exotic locales. Robert Frank has been loitering on the docks of yacht marinas, pestering his way into charity balls, and schmoozing with real estate agents selling mega-houses to capture the story of the twenty-first century's nouveau riche.


House-training the rich. People with new wealth have to be taught how to act like, well, proper rich people. Just in the nick of time, there's been a boom in the number of newly trained butlers--"household managers"--who will serve just the right cabernet when a Richistani's new buddies from Palm Beach stop by.


"My boat is bigger than your boat." Only in Richistan would a 100-foot-boat be considered a dinghy. Personal pleasure craft have started to rival navy destroyers in size and speed. Richistan is also a place where friends make fun of those misers who buy the new girlfriend a mere Mercedes SLK.


"You want my money? Prove that you're helping the needy!" Richistanis are not only consuming like crazy, they're also shaking up the establishment's bureaucratic, slow-moving charity network, making lean, results-oriented philanthropy an important new driving force.


Move over, Christian Coalition. Richistanis are more Democratic than Republican, "fed up and not going to take it anymore," and willing to spend millions to get progressive-oriented politicians elected.


"My name is Mike and I'm rich." Think that money is the answer? Think again as Robert Frank explores the emotional complexities of wealth.


And, as Robert Frank reveals, there is not one Richistan but three: Lower, Middle, and Upper, each of which has its own levels and distinctions of wealth --the haves and the have-mores. The influence of Richistan and the Richistanis extends well beyond the almost ten million households that make up its population, as the nonstop quest for status and an insatiable demand for luxury goods reshapes the entire American economy.


The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook

The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook

The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health by Marwan Sabbagh, Beau MacMillan

Ten Speed Press | 2012 | ISBN: 1607742470 | 240 pages | EPUB | 3.72MB


A full-color cookbook and health guide featuring 100 recipes designed to reduce the risk and delay the onset of Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss, for people with a family history of these conditions or those already in the early stages, and their caregivers.


Eat Smart, Stay Sharp


Strong medical evidence suggests that simple changes and additions to your diet can reduce the risk or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and memory loss.


In The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh outlines the latest evidence-based research on Alzheimer’s and nutrition, and presents a dietary plan with nearly 100 recipes to enhance your health. Incorporating high-powered brain-boosting ingredients like turmeric, cinnamon, leafy greens, and even red wine, the recipes developed by Food Network star chef Beau MacMillan are also full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and omega-3s.


The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook is a science-to-table plan that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and its strategies and recipes—from sandwiches to salads and beverages to main dishes—can also diminish your chances of developing other inflammatory illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. This combination cookbook and health guide is a powerful, proactive, and preventive approach to achieving optimum brain health.


Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers

Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers

Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites by Cynthia Nims

Ten Speed Press | 2012 | ISBN: 1607741814 | 168 pages | EPUB | 9.46MB


This collection of 75 recipes for savory puffs, chips, crackers, breads, nuts, veggies and meats puts a fresh, crunchy spin on homemade snacks.


Are you ready to take your love of salty snacks to the next level?


This collection of seventy-five recipes for veggie chips, cheese straws, toasted nuts, pita chips, herb crackers, savory cookies, and snack mixes puts a fresh, crunchy spin on homemade nibbles.


So broaden your horizons beyond microwave popcorn and bagged chips to include inventive snacks like Roasted Chickpeas with Sumac, Coconut Crisps with Basil and Chiles, Salami Chips with Grainy Mustard Dip, Stilton and Walnut Pinwheels, and more.


Indeed, with all the excess sodium and hidden preservatives in prepackaged foods, it’s smart as well as delicious to make your own savory bites from scratch. Nutritious offerings like Parsnip and Carrot Chips, gluten-free recipes like Cumin Lentil Crackers, and the option to customize the amount of added salt (or alternative spices and sprinklings) will appeal to snackers of every stripe. Perfect for cocktail parties, after-school snack time, or anytime you need a nosh, this collection’s easy techniques and exotic flavors are sure to delight anyone with a “salty tooth.”


The Healthy Skin Diet: Your Complete Guide to Beautiful Skin

The Healthy Skin Diet: Your Complete Guide to Beautiful Skin

The Healthy Skin Diet: Your Complete Guide to Beautiful Skin in Only 8 Weeks by Karen Fischer

Exisle Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1877437522 | 235 pages | EPUB | 1.28MB


Winner of the 2008 Australian Food Media Awards for Best Health, Nutrition or Special Diet book.


The skin you have today will be totally renewed within two months. In fact, the body you have today, all your cells and tissues, will be totally new within a year. This is because your body turns over 6 billion cells each day and new ones are made to replace them. The pimple you have right now is not the one you had a month ago and it's certainly not the same blemish you had last year. So, whatever your skin condition may be, whether it is quite okay or out of control, you can improve your skin quality and have fantastic looking skin within only eight weeks ... and THE HEALTHY SKIN DIET will show you how.


THE HEALTHY SKIN DIET is designed to supply your body with the specific building materials to make gorgeous skin. Beautiful skin is created by a body that's functioning properly; by a body that is eliminating wastes efficiently, digesting food and transporting nutrients at lightning speeds around the body; it's not something exclusively reserved for the genetically blessed. You can have it too. With its eight basic guidelines, THE HEALTHY SKIN DIET will take the guesswork out of creating clear skin.


You don't even have to have bad skin to follow THE HEALTHY SKIN DIET as this program is fantastic for overall health and wellbeing. You can be in your nineties or starting school, and there is even information for parents with babies suffering from eczema.


So, if you have acne, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, rosacea, the odd pimple or simply want to prevent premature ageing and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, this is the book for you. You'll also find the program works wonders for sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, arthritis and allergies! In fact, this book is the key not only to wonderful skin but to feeling wonderful too!


New American Vegan

New American Vegan

New American Vegan by Vincent J Guihan

PM Press | 2011 | ISBN: 1604860790 | 240 pages | EPUB | 3.99MB


Weaving together personal stories with 120 appetizing recipes, this friendly cookbook delivers authentically American and vegan cuisine that has to be tasted to be believed. Midwestern-inspired recipes range from very basic to the modestly complicated, but always with an eye on creating something beautiful and delicious in its simplicity. Clear text provides step-by-step instructions and helps new cooks find their feet in a vegan kitchen, with a whole chapter devoted to terms, tools, and techniques. With an eye towards improvisation, the cookbook provides a detailed basic recipe that is good as-is, while providing additional notes that explain how to take each recipe further—to increase flavor, to add drama to the presentation, or just to add extra flourish.


Marijuana Cooking: Good Medicine Made Easy

Marijuana Cooking: Good Medicine Made Easy

Marijuana Cooking: Good Medicine Made Easy by Bliss Cameron, Veronica Green Green Candy Press | 2005 | ISBN: 1931160325 | 96 pages | EPUB | 5.92MB


Increasing awareness of the therapeutic properties of marijuana — to ease muscle tension, relieve pain, promote appetite, and induce overall relaxation — has generated widespread interest in its use as a medicine. Without question, the best and safest medicinal application of marijuana is through ingestion. In Marijuana Cooking: Good Medicine Made Easy, authors Bliss Cameron and Veronica Green guide would-be chefs through the process of making their own tasty and healthy home remedies using marijuana as the main ingredient. Five different methods of preparing pot for use in the kitchen are provided with step-by-step instructions, as well as advice on personalizing dosage and substituting ingredients to account for different tastes and medical conditions. The recipes include Bliss Balls, Butterscotch Blondies, Honey Chocolate Brownies, Honey Whole Wheat Banana Bread, and Honey Pumpkin Bread. Lush, high-quality photographs of actual marijuana dishes grace nearly every page, making the book a delight for the eyes as well as the body.


Italian Family Cooking: Like Mamma Used to Make

Italian Family Cooking: Like Mamma Used to Make

Italian Family Cooking: Like Mamma Used to Make by Anne Casale

Ballantine | 1984 | ISBN: 0449901335 | 384 pages | EPUB | 6.56MB


Anne Casale invites you into her kitchen to share the special secrets behind hundreds of home-style recipes that have been part of her family's heritage for years and years.


A second-generation Italian American and the head of her own cooking school, she takes you by the hand and shows you how to make her father's succulent veal roast, her Nonna Louisa's very own homemade pasta, savory soups based on her mother's perfect broth, sumptuous desserts from her pastry-chef father-in-law, and scores of her own wonderful originals. Best of all, she explains the recipes so carefully and clearly that you are sure to start your own new tradition of delicious


Italian Family Cooking:


  • Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fried Mozzarella
  • Linguine with Tomato-Garlic Sauce
  • Penne with Mushrooms and Prosciutto
  • Delectable Five Layer Pasta Pie
  • Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Lemon Juice
  • Chicken Legs Stuffed with Sausage and Scallions
  • Fillets of Sole Florentine
  • Mussels with Hot Tomato Sauce
  • Zucchini with Roasted Peppers
  • Fluffy Potato Pie
  • Ricotta Mousse with Raspberry Sauce
  • Espresso Cream Tart
  • Sicilian Cassata with Chocolate Frosting ...and many more!

For beginners and experts alike, here's a cookbook full of old-fashioned warmth, wisdom, and goodness -- updated for you and your kitchen.


Food of India: 84 Easy Recipes from the Spicy Subcontinent

Food of India: 84 Easy Recipes from the Spicy Subcontinent

Food of India: 84 Easy Recipes from the Spicy Subcontinent by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Brinder Narula, Vijendra Singh, Sanjay Mulkani

Periplus Editions | 2012 | ISBN: 0794605656 | 112 pages | EPUB | 12.54MB


Widely acknowledged as one of the world's greatest cuisines, Indian food has traditions stretching back over three thousand years. The blending of subtle cultural, ethnic and religious influences over the centuries has created a unique cuisine as varied as the country itself. This selection of over 80 delectable recipes includes dishes from Hindu Tamil Nadu, Christian Kerala as well as tandoori favorites from the Punjab. Striking color photographs and detailed information make this brilliant cookbook the perfect introduction to the rich and diverse world of Indian cuisine!


Fish Grilled & Smoked

Fish Grilled & Smoked

Fish Grilled & Smoked: 150 Recipes for Cooking Rich, Flavorful Fish on the Backyard Grill, Streamside, or in a Home Smoker by John Manikowski

Storey Publishing LLC | 2004 | ISBN: 1580175023 | 264 pages | EPUB | 20.76Mb


Master fisherman and chef John Manikowski offers seafood lovers 150 succulent recipes for cooking just about anything that swims, including freshwater fish, ocean fish, and shellfish, as well as fish-friendly condiments, sauces, side dishes, and desserts. He even suggests beers and wines that pair well with his dishes. In addition to recipes, you'll find step-by-step instructions for rigging a smoker streamside, operating a smoker at home, and building a full-size backyard smokehouse. You'll even learn which species of fish are best for smoking, and you'll discover the secret of Manikowski's delicious and innovative "soft smoke" method.


Betty Crocker Whole Grains

Betty Crocker Whole Grains

Betty Crocker Whole Grains

Betty Crocker | 2012 | ISBN: 1118313003 | 240 pages | EPUB | 39.26MB


Delicious ways to add healthy whole grains to your family's daily diet.


If you're looking for an easy way to feel better every day, this is the book for you. Study after study proves that one of the simplest ways to improve your family's health and wellbeing is by switching to a diet rich in whole grains like wheat, barley, wild rice, and oats.


Here you'll find whole grain recipes for every meal of the day and snacks in between—from healthy breakfasts to delectable desserts. Plus, the book includes glossary and identification information, nutritional information and guidelines, and more than 50 full-page photos that offer tasty inspiration.


  • Includes more than 150 great-tasting, good-for-you recipes that are packed with healthy whole grains
  • Features a special section of 10 delicious quinoa recipes like Breakfast Quinoa and Quinoa Pilaf
  • Offers three chapters devoted to fast cooking—slow cooker meals and sides, on-the-go snacks, and dinners in 30 minutes or less

If you're looking for a delicious ways to improve you and your family's diet, Betty Crocker Whole Grains is the perfect cookbook for you.


Baked: Over 50 Tasty Marijuana Treats

Baked: Over 50 Tasty Marijuana Treats
Baked: Over 50 Tasty Marijuana Treats by Yzabetta Sativa
2011 | EPUB | 11.73MB

Few marijuana cookbooks acknowledge that cannabis is a spicy, harsh-tasting plant that’s difficult to cook due to its flavor, consistency, and inability to dissolve in water. Baked addresses these issues head on by providing clear visual and textual instructions on how to make marijuana foods that look and taste great. These 60+ recipes counteract the problematic flavor, texture, and solubility of cannabis, producing delicious edibles that patients and recreational users alike actually enjoy eating. Author and chef Yzabetta Sativah specializes in producing healthy baked goods for medical marijuana users, including those with special dietary requirements. This book includes such gourmet delights as Marshmallow Meltdown, Dreamy Raspberry Bars, Lavender Love Bites, Aloha Hawaiian Bread, Baked Fudge, and Coco Nutty Lime Cookies, all certified classics at medical marijuana dispensaries across the country. More than just a cookbook, Baked offers a way to explore a healthier way of life by expanding culinary horizons.

Clear Skin Cookbook

Clear Skin Cookbook

Clear Skin Cookbook by Dale Pinnock

Right Way | 2012 | ISBN: 0716022966 | 192 pages | EPUB | 9.99MB


Dale Pinnock, the UK's first Medicinal Chef, explains how what we eat can affect our skin. He shows how we can all help increase the appearance and overall radiance of our skin, simply by eating the right foods. Discover how easy it is to choose and prepare dishes that are not only tasty but also enhance skin healing and combat the effects of ageing. This title: reveals the vital vitamins and magic minerals in our food which can maintain skin health; offers help for all common skin conditions, from acne and eczema to psoriasis; includes mouthwatering recipes for breakfasts, soups, starters, main dishes, desserts, snacks and drinks.


Jungleland

Jungleland
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S Stewart
HarperCollins | 2013 | ISBN: 0061802549 | 288 pages | EPUB | 5.99MB

"I began to daydream about the jungle...."


On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras.


Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed journalist Christopher S. Stewart wonders what he's gotten himself into. Stewart and Morde seek the same answer on their quests: the solution to the riddle of the whereabouts of Ciudad Blanca, buried somewhere deep in the rain forest on the Mosquito Coast. Imagining an immense and immaculate El Dorado–like city made entirely of gold, explorers as far back as the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés have tried to find the fabled White City. Others have gone looking for tall white cliffs and gigantic stone temples—no one found a trace.


Legends, like the jungle, are dense and captivating. Many have sought their fortune or fame down the Río Patuca—from Christopher Columbus to present-day college professors—and many have died or disappeared. What begins as a passing interest slowly turns into an obsession as Stewart pieces together the whirlwind life and mysterious death of Morde, a man who had sailed around the world five times before he was thirty and claimed to have discovered what he called the Lost City of the Monkey God.


Armed with Morde's personal notebooks and the enigmatic coordinates etched on his well-worn walking stick, Stewart sets out to test the jungle himself—and to test himself in the jungle. As we follow the parallel journeys of Morde and Stewart, the ultimate destination morphs with their every twist and turn. Are they walking in circles? Or are they running from their own shadows? Jungleland is part detective story, part classic tale of man versus wild in the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shangri-La. A story of young fatherhood as well as the timeless call of adventure, this is an epic search for answers in a place where nothing is guaranteed, least of all survival.


Toss, Keep, Sell

Toss, Keep, Sell

Toss, Keep, Sell!: The Suddenly Frugal Guide to Cleaning Out the Clutter and Cashing In by Leah Ingram

Adams Media | 2010 | ISBN: 1440509190 | 157 pages | EPUB | 1.5MB


The American house is one cluttered place. Frugal folks need to get their homes in order and find ways to make money from the junk they no longer need or want. That's where this book comes in!


Organized by rooms of the house and tasks of the day, this book becomes a veritable clutter checklist. Each chapter in this reader-friendly guide features:


  • Cashing In: A profile of everyday people who have earned big while clearing out
  • Quick Clutter Challenge: Easy ways for you to declutter a space in thirty minutes or less
  • A Keep, Toss, Sell Chart: A visual organizer to help get every room of the house under control
  • Cash Back in This Chapter: What better way to motivate you than to point out potential earnings from one chapter's worth of tips?

You can forget paying big bucks for a professional organizer. With Leah Ingram as your guide, you'll have extra money--and a home you can be proud of--in no time!


The New Frugality

The New Frugality

The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better by Chris Farrell

Bloomsbury | 2010 | ISBN: 1608191699 | 256 pages | EPUB | 2.16MB


The 2008 crash brought high-flying, free-spending,debt-amassing Americans back to earth with a thud. But as trusted finance reporter Chris Farrell explains, there's a silver lining to this cloud: It is accelerating a trend already under way in America toward what he calls the New Frugality-a fresh way of thinking about how, what, and why we consume.


In this down-to-earth, approachable book, Farrell explains both the theory and the practice of living frugally. The good news is a frugal lifestyle isn't about penny-pinching: It's about wasting less and getting more from each day and each dollar.


Chris Farrell is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Business Week and the resident personal finance expert and economics editor for American Public Media's Marketplace Money. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Praise for The New Frugality:


"A how-to for people who say the Great Recession has made them want to change." - Minneapolis Star Tribune


"Farrell's advice comes wrapped in a message aboutfinancially and ecologically sustainable living that is particularly welcome in tough times."- SmartMoney.com


"Here's the good news: Being frugal is not synonymous with being cheap. Buy the good bike, the low-energy-use appliance; they're better made and will last longer. Just don't be reckless, with your life or your habitat." - Los Angeles Times


The Cheapskate Next Door

The Cheapskate Next Door

The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means by Jeff Yeager

Three Rivers Press | 2010 | ISBN: 0307592472 | 256 pages | EPUB | 2.04MB


He’s at it again, but this time he’s not alone. America’s Ultimate Cheapskate is back with all new secrets for how to live happily below your means, á la cheapskate. For The Cheapskate Next Door, Jeff Yeager tapped his bargain-basement-brain-trust, hitting the road to interview and survey hundreds of his fellow cheapskates to divulge their secrets for living the good life on less.


Jeff reveals the 16 key attitudes about money – and life – that allow the cheapskates next door to live happy, comfortable, debt-free lives while spending only a fraction of what most Americans spend. Their strategies will change your way of thinking about money and debunk some of life’s biggest money myths. For example, you’ll learn: how to cut your food bill in half and eat healthier as a result; how your kids can get a college education without ever borrowing a dime; how to let the other guy pay for deprecation by learning the secrets of buying used, not abused; how you can save serious money by negotiating and bartering; and how – if you know where to look – there’s free stuff and free fun all around you.


From simple money saving tips to truly life changing financial strategies, the cheapskates next door know that the key to financial freedom and enjoying life more is not how much you earn, but how much you spend.


Managing Retirement Wealth

Managing Retirement Wealth

Managing Retirement Wealth: An Expert Guide to Personal Portfolio Management in Good Times and Bad by Julie Jason

Sterling Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 1402789270 | 320 pages | EPUB | 7.04MB


Winner of the prestigious EIFLE award for excellence in financial literacy education, Managing Retirement Wealth will help you deal with the uncertainty investors face, especially when transitioning into retirement. With a blend of optimism (everyone can do something to improve his or her situation) and a dose of healthy skepticism (don't invest unless you understand what can go wrong), seasoned personal portfolio manager Julie Jason will help you:


  • Understand how to deal with the uncertainty of the markets so that you can anticipate, not react to market-moving events
  • Graduate from random buying and selling to taking a big-picture portfolio approach to managing your assets
  • Construct a goal-directed personal portfolio customized to serve you and your family for a lifetime
  • Establish a workable oversight system to enable you to correct missteps so that you stay on course to meeting your goals
  • Develop a sense of healthy skepticism to help you evaluate investment opportunities and advice

Whether you are a novice or an experienced investor, you'll find resources, insights, and strategies here to make effective decisions upon which a sound financial future can be based in good markets and bad. Managing Retirement Wealth was honored with three awards:


  • The 2012 EIFLE Award for Investing and Retirement Planning recognizing "excellence in financial literacy education."
  • The 2012 Axiom Business Book Silver Award in Personal Finance/Retirement Planning/Investing honoring the year's "best business books."
  • The 2012 International Book Award in Personal Finance "honoring knowledge, creativity, wisdom & global cooperation through the written word."

How to Retire the Cheapskate Way

How to Retire the Cheapskate Way

How to Retire the Cheapskate Way: The Ultimate Cheapskate's Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement by Jeff Yeager

Three Rivers Press | 2013 | ISBN: 0307956423 | 320 pages | EPUB | 3.42MB


Unlike most retirement planning and lifestyle books that focus on investing -- or at the other end of the spectrum, on how to get the senior discount on a Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's -- this new book from Jeff Yeager, America's favorite cheapskate, makes the compelling case that you can have a joyous, worry-free retirement by merely spending smart and focusing on what you truly want and expect out of retirement.


Combining Yeager's loveable humor and offbeat anecdotes that have garnered him an ever-growing fan base, How to Retire the Cheapskate Way shares with readers hundreds of retirement secrets and tips, including:


  • How to Simple-size Your Way to a Better Retirement
  • The 20 Secret Cheapskate Principles for Retiring Comfortably on Less...Maybe Even on Social Security Alone
  • How to Survive the Medical Maelstrom (without resorting to DIY surgery at home)
  • Plus Dozens of Fun Ways to Both Earn a Little Extra Income During Retirement and Painlessly Cut Your Expenses

Yeager, who serves as the official "Savings Expert" for AARP and its 40+ million members, weaves together both everyday practical tips and life-changing financial strategies with the real life stories of frugal retirees as well as people of all ages who are working toward a better, earlier, happier retirement The Cheapskate Way.