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Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

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An Oprah Bookclub 2016 Selection The highly anticipated memoir by best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out - three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times best seller list - her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another - and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they've been taught so that they can finally, after 13 years of marriage, commit to living true - true to themselves and to each other.  Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.

©2016 Glennon Doyle Melton (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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The Artist's Journey

89 ratings

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I have a theory about the "Hero's Journey". We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero's journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling. The hero's journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started. What then? The passage that comes next is the "Artist's Journey". On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create. You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do? Ready or not, you are called.

©2018 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Book, LLC

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The Gutter Prayer

7 ratings

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"The Gutter Prayer is captivating and complex. Guerdon is a city that seethes with history, horror, and hidden secrets." (Nicholas Eames) A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries-old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. Enter a city of saints and thieves.... The city of Guerdon stands eternal. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. But in the ancient tunnels deep beneath its streets, a malevolent power has begun to stir. The fate of the city rests in the hands of three thieves. They alone stand against the coming darkness. As conspiracies unfold and secrets are revealed, their friendship will be tested to the limit. If they fail, all will be lost, and the streets of Guerdon will run with blood. "A groundbreaking and extraordinary novel.... Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination." (Peter McLean)  The Gutter Prayer is an epic tale of sorcerers and thieves, treachery and revenge, from a remarkable new voice in fantasy.

©2019 Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
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Quantum Spacewalker

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An improbable heroine with an impossible task and a universe in the balance.... It's the day after Armageddon. Now what? Aneera Henderson knows. She is one of an elite force of Universe Healers. As a former Emergency Room technician, she's seen every kind of trauma. But nothing prepared her for the shambles the entire Universe is in from Satan's rebellion. Her brother, Jarl, delivered the Revelation 19 sword to Jesus, who used it to put a decisive end to the rebellion at the epic battle of Armageddon on Earth. A new era has begun. Satan has been cast into the Abyss for a thousand years but he left a tragic mess behind. Aneera, along with the enigmatic Quinn and other Universe Healers, faces deception, ambush, and vicious assaults from remnants of the rebellion hiding throughout the Universe. Will they be able to complete the restoration of the Universe in the alloted seven years? And will Aneera uncover the mystery of Quinn's disappearance before he's lost to her forever?

©2021 Grace S. Grose (P)2021 Grace S. Grose

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My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding

2 ratings

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A small-town fake-relationship romantic comedy.  Josh Landry is one of the hottest bartenders in New Orleans. He’s shown many a female tourist that things are definitely big and easy down here. And he’s now been celibate for a year. Because he finally met her.  Yes, her. The One. But after nothing more than a hot good-night kiss and a promise to meet up again next year if they’re both still interested, she went home to Iowa. It’s been a long year. But now it's Mardi Gras again, and he's ready for his happily ever after. If she shows up. Oh, she shows up. For her best friend’s wedding. But Tori is a terrible bridesmaid because all she can think about is her knight-in-shining-Mardi-Gras-beads from last year. Well, and because she accidentally lays a hot kiss on her BFF. A.k.a. the groom. Unfortunately, no one believes that it was a case of mistaken identity. So now she has to convince everyone she has no intention of ruining the wedding. She's going to need a crazy-about-her boyfriend ASAP. Even if he’s just faking it. Well there's only one other person she knows in Louisiana...Josh is all in. In fact, he's thrilled. And he's not faking anything. But the groom isn't faking his sudden case of cold feet either. And now Tori might have a choice to make. 

©2019 EN Fiction, Inc (P)2020 Pink Flamingo Productions, Inc

Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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The War of Art

534 ratings

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Think of The War of Art as tough love...for yourself. Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us. Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.  Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members, and thousands of others around the world.

©2011 Black Irish Entertainment LLC (P)2019 Black Irish Entertainment LLC

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Do the Work

114 ratings

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Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start? The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by best-selling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work. Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door. “There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours.” For other titles like Do the Work, visit thedominoproject.com for more information.

©2010 Steven Pressfield (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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The Warrior Ethos

42 ratings

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Wars change, warriors don't. We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet, and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and in what we believe.  Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the warrior ethos? From where did it come? What form does it take today? How do we (and how can we) use it and be true to it in our internal and external lives?  The Warrior Ethos is intended not only for men and women in uniform, but artists, entrepreneurs, and other warriors in other walks of life. The audiobook examines the evolution of the warrior code of honor and "mental toughness". It goes back to the ancient Spartans and Athenians, to Caesar's Romans, Alexander's Macedonians, and the Persians of Cyrus the Great (not excluding the Garden of Eden and the primitive hunting band).  Sources include Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Xenophon, Vegetius, Arrian, and Curtius - and on down to Gen. George Patton, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan.

©2011 Black Irish Book, LLC (P)2011 Black Irish Books, LLC

Category: History, Military
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Turning Pro

125 ratings

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The follow-up to his best-seller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice.  "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." (Steven Pressfield, author) Turning pro is free, but it's not easy. When we turn pro, we give up a life with which we may have become extremely comfortable. We give up a self we have come to identify with and to call our own.  Turning pro is free, but it demands sacrifice. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an internal odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy, and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro.  What we get when we turn pro. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice, and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had until then been afraid to embrace and live out.

©2012 Steven Pressfield (P)2012 Steven Pressfield

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Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

60 ratings

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There's a mantra real writers know but wannabe writers don’t. And the secret phrase is this: "Nobody wants to read your shit." Recognizing this painful truth is the first step in the writer's transformation from amateur to professional.   “When you understand that nobody wants to read your shit, you develop empathy. You acquire the skill that is indispensable to all artists and entrepreneurs - the ability to switch back and forth in your imagination from your own point of view as writer/painter/seller to the point of view of your reader/gallery-goer/customer. You learn to ask yourself with every sentence and every phrase: Is this interesting? Is it fun or challenging or inventive? Am I giving the reader enough? Is she bored? Is she following where I want to lead her?"

©2016 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Books, LLC

Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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The Authentic Swing

1 rating

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The story behind The Legend of Bagger Vance If you've listened to his books The War of Art and Turning Pro, you know that for 30 years Steven Pressfield (Gates of Fire, The Afghan Campaign etc.) wrote spec novel after spec novel before any publisher took him seriously. How did he finally break through? Ignoring just about every rule of commercial book publishing, Pressfield's "first" novel not only became a major best seller (over 250,000 copies sold), it was adapted into a feature film directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Charlize Theron.  Where did he get the idea? What magical something did The Legend of Bagger Vance have that his previous manuscripts lacked? Why did Pressfield decide to write a novel when he already had a well-established screenwriting career? How does writing a publishable novel really work?  Taking a page from John Steinbeck's classic Journal of a Novel, Steven Pressfield offers answers for these and scores of other practical writing questions in The Authentic Swing.

©2013 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2013 Black Irish Books, LLC

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