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Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet!
Julie Winterbottom

Workman Publishing Company, 2013

Every day is April Fools' Day. Pure heaven for the prankster, Pranklopedia is as indispensable a compilation of pranks as Jokelopedia is a collection of jokes. Written by longtime Nickelodeon Magazine editor in chief Julie Winterbottom, Pranklopedia is a complete prank encyclopedia. It includes over 70 pranks, with step-by-step directions; a full-color, sixteen-page insert of supplementary materials, including "tasty " soup can labels ( ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of Seduction
Robert Greene

Profile Books Ltd, 2004

Which sort of seducer could you be: *Siren? *Rake? *Cold Coquette? *Star? *Comedian? *Charismatic? or *Saint? This book will show you which. 'Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won ...
  
  











  



  
Dark Places: A Novel
Gillian Flynn

Broadway Books, 2010

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free ...
  
  











  



  
And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie

Harper, 2011

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks…including And Then There Were None , the world’s bestselling mystery, in which ten ...
  
  











  



  
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor Ph.D.

Plume, 2009

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated ...
  
  











  



  
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive
Dave Pelzer

HCI, 1995

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no ...
  
  











  



  
The Monster at the End of This Book
Jon Stone

Golden Books, 2003

Starring loveable, furry old Grover! What did that say? On the cover, what did that say? Did that say there will be a monster at the end of this book? IT DID? Oh, I am so scared of monsters!!!
  
  











  



  
Dr. Seuss's ABC (Beginner Books, I Can Read It All By Myself)
Dr. Seuss

Random House / Beginner Books, 1991

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go! , his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and ...
  
  











  



  
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries, No. 1)
Louise Penny

Minotaur Books, 2008

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and ...
  
  











  



  
The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence
Gavin de Becker

Dell, 1999

True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the ...
  
  











  



  
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
Judith Herman

Basic Books, 1997

When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large. Trauma and Recovery ...
  
  











  



  
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare

SparkNotes, 2003

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Hamlet on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.   Each No Fear Shakespeare contains The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary
  
  











  



  
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
Michelle Knight

Weinstein Books, 2014

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.    Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and ...
  
  











  



  
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Random House Books, 1985

Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia.  They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art.  They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art.  During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory.  When the war was over, they got married and began to ...
  
  











  



  
Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, & Other ...
Peace

PsychopathFree.com, 2013

"The psychopath carefully selects the most indifferent & heartbreaking way imaginable to abandon you. They want you to self-destruct, cleaning up any loose ends as they begin the grooming process with their latest victim. They destroy you as a way to reassure themselves that their new target is better. But most importantly, they destroy you because they hate you. They despise your empathy & love, qualities they must pretend to feel every single ...
  
  











  



  
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 20th Anniversary Edition
Ellen Bass, Laura Davis

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2008

Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear ...
  
  











  



  
David Gets In Trouble

Blue Sky Press, 2002

Caldecott Honor artist and bestseller David Shannon make readers laugh aloud when young Spencer's mountain of toys becomes overwelming. A story with universal appeal "When David gets in trouble, he always says . . . 'NO! It's not my fault! I didn't mean to! It was an accident!'" Whatever the situation, David's got a good excuse. And no matter what he's done "wrong," it's never really his fault. Soon, though, David realizes that making excuses ...
  
  











  



  
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Revised Edition
Alice Miller

Basic Books, 1997

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer—and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their ”love.” Alice Miller writes, ”When I used the word ...
  
  











  



  
I Was So Mad (Little Critter) (Look-Look)
Mercer Mayer

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2000

Mercer Mayer's very popular Little Critter stars in a picture book about feeling angry. With minimal text and funny illustrations to spell out every new situation, the book shows the Critter family saying no to everything Little Critter wants to do. He can't keep frogs in the tub. He can't help paint the house. Finally, mad at the world, Little Critter announces he will run away. When pals come by and ask him to come and play baseball, our ...
  
  











  



  
Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set You Free
Brian F. Martin

Perigee Trade, 2014

In*vin*ci*ble : incapable of being overcome "When you grow up living with domestic violence, witnessing those you love tear each other down with physical & verbal blows, your brain doesn't know how to deal with that."- Forward The NFL and the Ray Rice case has shined a light on domestic violence, but what about those who grow up living with domestic violence?  According to UNICEF, growing up with domestic violence is one of the ...
  
  











  








   



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