"In the wake of his marital separation, Lorenzo lives in a little church in the middle of Manhattan in virtual isolation. He rises from the experience a new man to become an award-winning NYC street photographer and best-selling author who has inspired many with this novel about his experience and the lessons learned from it. #1 Best-Selling Essay & Artist Memoir in 2010 & 2011"
"The inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. You’ll cheer for the man who somehow maintained his selfhood and humanity despite the monumental degradations he suffered, and you’ll want to share this book with everyone you know."
"In '67, singer–song writer Smith, determined to make art her life left her family behind in Philly for a new life in Brooklyn. When she discovered that the friends with whom she was to have lived had moved, she found herself homeless, jobless, and hungry. Through a series of events, she met a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe who changed her life."
"Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his soul to break out of the Memphis inner-city ghetto and into a world of opportunity."
"When Professor Randy Pausch was asked to give a final lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave – “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” – wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment."
""Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.""
"In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now.""
"Elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama was offered a book contract, but the intellectual journey he planned to recount became instead this poignant, probing memoir of an unusual life."
"Just read the reviews. If you know anything about this man, you know he is a model of strength, perseverance and passion. Cancer survivor and 7 time winner of one of the greatest endurance races of all-time."
"Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure."
"Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever."
"Applauded as his most incisive and eloquent book, it recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. Disappointed by the slow pace of school desegregation and civil rights legislation, King observed that by 1963 Asia and Africa were “moving with jetlike speed, but we still creep at a horse-and-buggy pace.”"
"The book details a lengthy, austere, and deeply moving personal essay about Frankl's imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years, and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live."
"Although accepting of his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence, and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth rooted in devotion to God and attributed the turning points, successes, and challenges in his life to the will of God."
""I'm pretty sure this was the academic version of the New Testament that I used at the college prep I went to taught and run by Jesuits. The New Testament, as many know, is the story of the life of Jesus Christ. His story is perhaps the most important ever told about overcoming obstacles in pursuit of your personal values and the inherent wisdom you are compelled to share with the world."
"A book of astoundingly strong women who overcame issues that the average person just doesn't deal with in everyday life. The 106 motivating articles in Love Your Life! will give you the tools to live with purpose."
"Elie Wiesel's narrative of his own one-year experience spent in a concentration camp has appropriately become a classic in the field. Read it to find meaning in a seeming meaningless life. Read "Night" if you are going through your own "dark night of the soul" and want to find an answer to the perennial question, "Where is God?""
"The inspiring true accounts of 8 unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading, an instant classic, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize."
"A good deal of this autobiography was written secretly while Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. Long Walk to Freedom also discloses a strong and generous spirit that refused to be broken under the most trying circumstances--a spirit in which just about everybody can find something to admire."
"Stress consultant Carlson reads his self-help guide with conviction, his gentle voice clear and persuasive. He presents common-sense advice for living a less hectic and more meaningful, loving life. His essential message is that we get caught up in minutiae, "the small stuff," and never get around to doing what makes us or our loved ones happy."
"Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living. You will learn: How to eliminate that most devastating handicap-self doubt How to free yourself from worry, stress and resentment How to climb above problems to visualize solutions and then attain them."