Description : It’s time for a REDEFINITION among black women in America. In its 2011 hardcover release, Black Woman Redefined was a top-selling book and took home a 2011 Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award from the African American Literary Awards. Author Sophia A. Nelson won the 2012 Champions of Diversity Award, given each year by diversity business executives in Fortune 100 companies. Black Woman Redefined was inspired in part by what Nelson calls “open season on accomplished black women”: from Don Imus’s name-calling of black female basketball players in 2007 and a 2009 Yale University study titled “Marriage Eludes High-Achieving Black Women,” to the more recent revelation that First Lady Michelle Obama is concerned about being painted as an “angry, black woman.” In Black Woman Redefined, Nelson sets out to change this cultural perception, taking readers on a no-holds-barred journey into the hearts and minds of accomplished black women to reveal truths, tribulations, and insights like never before. This groundbreaking book provides black women of a new generation with essential career and life-coaching advice. Based on never-before-done research on college-educated, career-driven black women, Nelson offers her fellow “sisters”—and those who know, love, and work with them—a feel-good volume for personal and professional success that empowers them without tearing others down.
Description : What makes Michelle Obama extraordinary? Read this book to find out. This title explores her childhood, education, and her road to professional accomplishments, including her role as the First Lady of the United States, the wife of the President. Read about others' perspectives on her life, how her life is different to women in the past, and how she has broken boundaries.
Description : In a world where eye cream is made from placenta, Gina Barreca is the lone voice calling out "But wait, whose placenta is it?" She asks the crucial questions: Why is there no King Charming? Why does no bra ever fit? Why are there no tutus in XL? Why do more intelligent women have trusted psychics than have trusted financial advisors? While she definitely wants everyone to know that she's not bitter, Gina does want to know why no one realizes that Anne Bancroft was only thirty-six when she played Mrs. Robinson, the quintessential cougar. In "It's Not That I'm Bitter..." Gina shouts out her message to women everywhere: "You are smart enough to conquer the world, so please stop weeping when you try on bathing suits at T.J. Maxx." As Gina declares "The world lies to us and we want to believe. We want to believe that, if we wear a pair of palazzo pants with a latex escape hatch built into the stomach area, we'll appear five pounds slimmer instantly... We torture ourselves, even though we are smart broads." In deliciously quotable essays on the ability of both chin hairs and tweezers to affect your life, the reason every woman believes she's crazy, the possibility that the "glass ceiling" may just be a thick layer of men, and thoughts on intimate conversations she'd have with Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin, Barreca gleefully rejects the emotional torture, embraces the limitless laughter, and shows other women how they can conquer the world with a sharp wit, good shoes and not a single worry about VPLs.
Description : An updated and revised edition of the Objective CAE course, which prepares students for Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). The Teacher's Book contains teaching notes, extra teaching ideas to extend or shorten the length of the activities, and comprehensive answer keys. The Teacher's Resources Audio CD/CD-ROM contains two complete Advanced practice tests with audio and key, and the course wordlist.
Description : A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the mind of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, a wonderfully weird and weirdly wonderful illustrated look at the world around us—all through the framework of what we carry. “Jacobson’s art is warm, textured, and carefully composed, a little bit Maira Kalman and a little bit Roz Chast. It’s also genuinely funny.” —Vox With bright, quirky, and colorful line drawings, Jacobson brings to life actual and imagined items found in the pockets and purses, bags and glove compartments of real and fantastical people—whether it’s the contents of Oprah’s favorite purse, Amelia Earhart’s pencil case, or Bernie Madoff’s suitcase. How many self-tanning lotions are in Donald Trump’s weekender? What’s inside Martha Stewart’s hand-knit fanny pack? What kind of protein bars does Michelle Obama hide in her tiny clutch at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? An instant New York Times bestseller, Carry This Book provides a humorous and insightful look into how the things we carry around every day can make up who we are.
Description : A second entry in a well-received annual series features as its guest editor the author of Sellout and includes essays on such topics as Obama's presidential race, pop culture and sports.
Description : America Is a nation very divided in many ways. The Presidential election in 2016 illustrated well these divides where American voters were split between the Progressive Secularist Leftist agenda and the Christian Conservative Right views of America. The electoral college ruled in favor of the Conservative Right. NO MORE, TAKING BACK AMERICA looks at 100 of the nation’s political, social, economic, religious issues that confront America today and offers coherent, logical and realistic solutions to each of these issues. Written by a conservative Christian physician who passionately believes in the traditional values of America and upholds the truths of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, NO MORE pulls no punches in addressing these major issues and postulating solutions for each. The solutions presented in many cases are not Politically Correct, but are meant to be thought provoking. The book is divided into major subject matters allowing the reader to focus on those areas and issues that are of prime concern. Bon Appetit!!!
Description : Ronette Bradley hasn’t exactly been an ideal student. Certainly she’s no overachiever. But she’s caught a lucky break. And she’s determined not to screw up. Part romance—part confessional—part college adventures—each ebook is approximately 28,000 words–160 pages. It’s a funny thing about time. The proverb, “Time heals all wounds,” is true to some extent. But Jayson still hurts. Maybe Ronette doesn’t want time to heal this wound. It feels better fresh. Jayson thought she’d change her mind over break. But Ronette is firm. She’s alone, finally. Except she’s not. “Hey, Houseman girl.” This brother has the warmest, friendliest face Ronette has ever seen. The rest, as they say, is history.