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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Ozzy Osbourne's self-help book

Ozzy Osbourne's self-help book
Ozzy Osbourne's self-help book_ Paperbacks on Parade: Bio of Ozzy, Final Days of Anne Boleyn, Animal Recue, and Most Cherished Books,The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes by Bob Greene, John J. Merendino, Jr. M.D., and Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D. (Simon & Schuster, $15)
Roughly 24 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 57 million, nearly 1 in every 5 people, have pre-diabetes. When a person is diagnosed, there is often a feeling of confusion. Although lifestyle changes are required to become healthier, many do not know which ones to make. This new paperback will provide the information needed about the disease in addition to providing a three-phase program for modifying diet, increasing physical activity and managing medication so that a diabetic achieve a vibrant, joyful life.
Bob Green, author of the bestselling Best Life book series, endocrinologist Dr. John J. “Jack” Merendino, Jr., and registered dietitian Janis Jibrin will help not just in the management of the disease but also assist in the reduction of symptoms so that common but serious health complications can be avoided. With this guide, you won’t have to let your life be defined by its diagnosis.

Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book edited by Sean Manning with a Foreword by Ray Bradbury (Da Capo, $15.95)
There is nothing quite like the joy of holding a book.
In “Bound to Last,” 30 writers including Julia Glass, Anthony Swofford, and Terrance Holt celebrate the books they hold most dear. Whether focusing on the circumstances behind how a particular book was acquired, or how it became an important part of their personal life, each piece reaffirms that every book tells a story in addition to the one found between its covers. According to Manning, in this age of the e-reader, there is still nothing that can compare to cracking open a book. He claims that he once tried to read “Pride and Prejudice” on an iPod and hated it. He believes that books are reminders of the people we’ve known and places we’ve been and is convinced they also have the power to impact a life.
This is a wonderful little book. The foreword by Ray Bradbury sets just the right tone.

Hired: How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself on Interviews by Elinor Stutz (Career Press, $14.99)
With unemployment in America approaching numbers not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s, applicants need all of the help they can get to find a good job. Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Salem LLC, a sales training company, has written a guide that is a must-read, especially if you are having trouble finding work in our sluggish economy. She begins by underscoring the fact that the interview is not about you, it’s about how well you can solve the company’s problems.
Her advice can help achieve the right mindset for successful interviewing. Learning techniques to steer the conversation to find out what the company is seeking, and polishing the ability to answer tough questions while handling objections are also important. Stutz claims that with skills such as these an applicant can negotiate and close the “sale” with ease.

I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne (Grand Central Publishing, $15.99)
As Ozzy Osbourne recalls, “My father always said I would do something big one day. ‘I’ve got a feeling about you, John Michael Osbourne,’ he’d tell me, after he had a few beers. ‘You’re either going to do something very special or you’re going to go to prison.’ And he was right, my old man. I was in prison before my eighteenth birthday.”
In his autobiography, first published last year and a New York Times bestseller, Ozzy reveals that he was born into a life that was so poor the entire family slept in one room. He discovered at an early age that music could be his ticket out of poverty. How he reinvented himself, changed the landscape of rock and roll music forever, and lived life on his own terms are revealed in witty, horrific, and entertaining book, which has been described by the Associated Press as “gritty and raunchy…side-splittingly funny…entertaining…as over-the-top as the author himself.” Indeed.

Rescue Ink: Tough Guys on a Mission to Keep Our Animals Safe by members of Recue Ink, with Denise Flaim (Plume, $16)
When Joe, Johnny O, Batso, Eric, and Robert met at tattoo and motorcycle conventions, they discovered they had more in common than just their bulging biceps and head-to-toe body ink. Each of the men had been rescuing animals from abuse for years. They united under the rallying cry of “Abusers are Losers” and started Rescue Ink, a nonprofit organization based in New York.
Dense Flaim, a former staff writer for Newsday, has written several books relating to animals including “Getting Lucky: How Our Special Dog Found Love and a Second Chance at Angel’s Gate” and “The Holistic Dog Book.”
The website for the organization is www.rescueink.org.

How to Help the One You Love: A New Way to Intervene and Stop Someone from Self-Destructing by Brad Lamm (St. Martin’s Press, $14.99)
Lamm, a leading expert in the world of addiction and behavior disorders, has a novel approach to intervention. Instead of the “trap them to help them” method, he invites the person in question to participate from the start so that they can make difficult decisions allowing him to climb out of such holes as alcohol, gambling, or prescription drug abuse. As he explains in his book, no one has to endure unhealthy, abusive, possibly deadly behavior that threatens to unravel relationships and lives. He claims that change is possible by breaking through the common barriers to change including denial, fear, or blame. Unlike self-help books written for the addict or troubled person, “How to Help the One You Love” speaks directly to the loved ones who know that change is critical and urgent. More than a self-help book, this is a help-you-act-now book.

Who Stopped the Sale: Learn to Master the Art of Sales, Become an Essential Asset, and Close More Business by Richard F. Libin (Automotive Profit Builders, $14.99)
This book helps define the job of a successful salesperson as it challenges sales professionals to close more sales without ever selling in the traditional sense. Each chapter provides practical tips and ideas based on critiques of real-life examples. Libin builds a convincing case that by asking the right questions, having a good attitude and continuing self-improvement, the art of becoming an exceptional sales person is not only possible but probable.

The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir (Ballantine, $17)
Not many writers can bring history vividly to life quite like Alison Weir. In two of her previous bestsellers, “The Six Wives of Henry VIII,” and “The Life of Elizabeth I,” she captured the very essence of two rather complex characters. “The Lady in the Tower,” first published in 2009, centers around one of the most tragic figures of British history, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII. Weir recreates the Tudor era in such a vivid way, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Boleyn’s final days are almost unbearable.
Charged with treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London in May of 1536, Anne protested her innocence to the very end. Was she guilty of any crime or were the charges against her fabricated by Henry VIII so that he could arrange a third marriage and, perhaps, sire an heir?
Richly researched, highly readable, and utterly captivating, this is the comprehensive and essential biography of this extraordinary, courageous woman, a Royal who was surrounded by enemies bent on destroying her. As National Public Radio reported, this book has all the intrigue and tension of a novel.

Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase by Duff McDonald (Simon & Schuster, $16)
Jamie Simon is one of America’s most important bankers. As companies crashed and burned during the recent economic meltdown on Wall Street, Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, saw his corporation post a $5 billion profit. Not bad considering the fact that it was achieved during one of the worst years in our financial history.
Award-winning journalist Duff McDonald, a contributing editor at Fortune and New York magazines, provides an unprecedented and deeply personal look at the extraordinary figure behind JP Morgan’s success. The grandson of a Greek immigrant banker and the son of a stockbroker, finances seem to be part of Dimon’s DNA.
Drawing on countless hours of interviews with Dimon and his intimate inner-circle of friends, colleagues, and family members, McDonald chronicles the baker’s storied career and his inimitable corporate style which is a rare combination of intellect, frugality, caution, honesty, and humanity.
This biography is highly readable, thoroughly researched, crisply written and accessible. Simply put, if there is a hero left on Wall Street, Dimon is it.

The Secret Lives of Marc Rich, The King of Oil by Daniel Ammann (St. Martin’s Press, $16.99)
It wasn’t an easy task to write a book about Marc Rich, often referred to as one of the world’s most enigmatic men.
The billionaire oil trader and former fugitive is, in fact, so secretive he would not allow his picture to be taken for more than 20 years, much less speak to a reporter on the record. Daniel Amman, business editor of the highly regarded Swiss weekly, “Die Weltwoche,” achieved the almost impossible when he finally convinced Rich to sit down for thirty hours of interviews. The result is a book that is both candid and revealing. For example, his lucrative and unpublicized dealings in such hot spots as Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, Fidel Castro’s Cuba, war-raved Angola, and Apartheid South Africa are documented in detail.
In addition to his interviews with Rich, Ammann utilized sources from throughout the world, both pro and con, to balance his exceptional reporting.



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