Abandoning the comfort and security of a typical retirement, a couple travels and treks through the most isolated parts of the world.
After their retirement, Dennis James and Barbara Grossman decide to travel where tour buses won't and where the US government says don't," incorporating trekking into their travels as a way to see untouched areas of the world considered inhospitable by many.
Armed with a passport, an interest in non-Western and indigenous cultures, a spirit for adventure, and a sense of humor, they hike through the forests in the highlands of Papua New Guinea; visit the traditional hunter-gatherer Baka Pygmy community in Cameroon; stay with the cliff-dwelling Dogon people in Mali; explore Roman ruins in Algeria; meet a nervous mother rhino in Nepal; and witness bull-jumping, a coming-of-age ritual for young Hamer men in Ethiopia.
In defiance of typical tourist travel, ignoring State Department warnings, and with a curiosity and hardiness that belies their ages, Dennis and Barbara choose to travel the roads not taken so frequentlyto places like Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, and Gazaseeking the truth behind the headlines and exploring the deeper questions about the local cultures they encounter. Why do these people cling to the art, sexual mores, economic and political hierarchies, and spiritualities that govern their lives? And how and why do they remain resistant to the pressures of globalization?
A journey into the other sides of the world, Songs of the Baka and Other Discoveries puts aside preconceptions and combines the wisdom of age with the stamina of youth.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 240 Pages (14,774 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
George S. K. Rider's The Rogue's Road to Retirement takes a unique approach to growing olddon't do it! After retiring, Rider embarks on a bumpy journey to find himself and a new lease on life. For the first time, he gets in touch with his creative sidean unusual direction indeed, since he spent seventy years of his life as a college athlete turned Navy officer turned Wall Street trader and weekend jock. Told through a series of uproariously humorous and sometimes poignant adventures, The Rogue's Road to Retirement is about getting back in touch with your inner rascal and getting off your duff (George ends up in an MTV video, a Pepsi ad doing the polka, and Sports Illustrated)!
Rider's adventures and stories reflect on finding a new passion in retirement by:
being kind to your kids (after all, you need them to do the lawn work now);
discovering the joys of guilt-tripping your grandchildren into hanging out with you;
struggling with the age-old dilemmatake another nap or go to the gym;
driving your spouse nuts now that you're both home 24/7;
barhopping (or barhobbling) after sixty-five;
savoring the sweet memories of friends and loves ones now gone;
and much more.
The Rogue's Road to Retirement is about the rebels, raconteurs, and roués who refuse to grow old gracefully, who want to grow old the way they grew upraising hell, having fun, and giving their kids and grandkids a run for their money.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 256 Pages (1,233 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
Pocket Guide for Young Men Without Fathers is designed to give ten-year-old and up boys without dads self-confidence and teach them what fathers teach their sons. Divided into four main sections -- Being a Man, Respecting Yourself, Your Future, and Other Important Lessons -- it consists of twenty-eight short, easy-to-read chapters including:
? Walk with Confidence
? Respecting Your Mother and Other Women
? How to Shave
? Table Manners
? The Difference Between a Job and Career
? Saving Money
? Responding to Authority Figures
And much more.
This invaluable guide is full of vital life lessons that aim to keep boys on the right path. It is co-written by an experienced father and inner-city schoolteacher and a professional counselor within the African American community.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 126 Pages (5,445 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
From the political climate to natural disasters, to managing the stress and overwhelm of everyday life, women have more to deal with than ever. Life feels overwhelming and exhausting much of the time. The third in her Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, One Minute to Zen will provide numerous tools to help deal with stress in one minute, the same amount of time it can take for all hell to break loose!
When teaching moms across the country, while giving talks to corporations, and across Ali's thriving social media channels, people are asking for more tools to use quickly and effectively to help recover from the stress they face in daily life.
In One Minute to Zen, Ali has compiled a list of tools that make it possible to recalibrate, achieve balance, and recover from stress quickly and with ease, in order to live a more mindful and joyful life. Known for her authenticity and relatability, Ali shares personal stories and anecdotes to help connect her audience and show how to really put her suggestions to use.
The goal is to put these tools into the hands of every mother who needs them (we all do!) and also teach them how to pass them on to their children, thus creating in each family a chain reaction of calm and confidence when faced with challenges big and small.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 226 Pages (631 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
Following on the heels of his successful book on grandfatherhood (Grandpa Rules), veteran comedy writer Michael Milligan set his sights on the joys and stresses of fatherhood. A response to all those dad books full of empty platitudes and hokey lessons, Dad Rules is a book for the hip dad who can use a laugh (if not a drink) at the end of another trying day with his kids. A perfect gift for the dads in your life, this book is laugh-out-loud funny and offers useful insights and tips on how to embrace the world's greatest job.
• Tips on what to really expect when you're expecting
• How to survive on two hours of sleep a night
• The joys of dropping the kids off at Grandma's
• How to babysit and watch football at the same time
• And much more!
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 161 Pages (7,059 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
Of today's retired men, one third are reasonably happy, one third are dissatisfied, and one third have resigned themselves to their situation. After retiring, Dag Sebastian Ahlander, former Swedish Consul General in New York, learned the importance of relishing every agedespite setbacks and illnessesin order to acquire wisdom and perspective and gain greater satisfaction for the years that remain. Drawing on his own experiences, Mr. Ahlander penned Handbook for Happy Old Men , offering 109 pieces of advice for making the change from Grumpy Old Man to Jolly Gent.
Mr. Ahlander's suggestions for a better retirement include:
Don't become a Micro Management Guru. Don't try to reorganize your wife's kitchen where you have never done a thing during your active years.
You don´t have to comment on everything. Life is supposed to be lived, not commented upon.
Don´t downsize. Now is your chance to enjoy the home you have spent a lifetime acquiring and arranging.
Steer clear of your adult children´s big problems. You'll just lose sleep. But do help them with the small stuffyou have the time now for practicalities, they don´t.
Smile and people will smile back at you. A red bow tie helps!
Handbook for Happy Old Men is both a thought-provoking call to transformation and a practical guide to making the simple changes that make your life that much happier. Remember, time may be short, but life is long. It's high time to count your blessings and forget the rest. The choice is yours!
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 224 Pages (1,606 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
Pregnancy is exciting for parents-to-be!
Your life is about to change forever, whether this is the first new baby in your life or not. The amount of information out there about pregnancy can be overwhelming for everyone involved. But fear not: this practical pictorial guide, packed with accessible and stylish infographics, will help you to get up to speed and give you all the essential facts you need, as well as a healthy dose of fun trivia to help you remember and break up the facts. This book covers everything you need to know about pregnancy:
• Getting Pregnant: Once you've decided to have a baby, it's not always as easy to get pregnant as you once thought!
• Being Pregnant: Pregnancy myths, morning sickness, and all the changes happening to you and your baby.
• Nourishment: Cravings! Everybody gets them -- but what should you avoid indulging in?
• Well-Being: Different methods of exercise, what tests should you get, and, most important, how to relax!
• Final Stages: All the last-minute things you should do before the baby arrives! From what to stock in the nursery to the first signs of labor, this section will make sure that you're completely ready to go when it's time.
This book offers both men and women an easy guide to pregnancy, from finding out what's going on inside a pregnant woman's body to understanding the various cravings she might experience.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 192 Pages (71,345 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
I wrote this book hoping to help others who are and have gone through similar situations. I must help people who need to find the light at the end of the tunnel. If my words don't help then my donation of 20% to victims of sexual and physical violence will. Buy a book and help me help others.
"They" have a lot to say about parenting, but is what "they say" truly the best way? Who is the ever-present "they" anyway, and how do they know what's best for your child? With insightful information from a real mom who's learned how to navigate the hearsay when it comes to parenting, They Say: Not Your Average Parenting Book encourages new parents to trust their instincts, listen to their gut, and keep in mind that what may work for one family may not work for another. With a firmly guilt-free approach and helpful insights on parenting from the newborn stage through the toddler years, Lauren Jumrukovski shares the good, the bad, and the ugly truths that helped shape the practical ideas she offers within these pages. Tackling subjects such as potty training, discipline, breastfeeding, infant and toddler sleep, traveling, and managing relationships within the whirlwind of new parenthood, Lauren shares what worked for her, and reminds parents from all walks of life that it's normal to question oneself as a parent, especially in the age of social media... but that we don't have to let our anxieties get in the way of enjoying the large and small moments along the way. Candid, insightful, and ultimately revelatory, They Say is a judgment-free, uplifting guide for parents and parents-to-be, from one mom who's been there.
We all have busy lives but want to be the best parent to our child, without compromise.
Many of us turn to the internet when we want a snap answer to a parenting dilemma, but how do we determine what is reliable information? This book is the antidote to those overwhelming search engine results. It's a one-stop source for time-poor parents who need reliable, tried and tested advice on all the parenting conundrums from classic to topical, such as:
What's the best way to encourage good behavior?
How can I ensure my child has a healthy body image.
How can I ensure they do their homework with minimal fuss?
How can I get my children to play nicely together instead of fight?
With no-nonsense solutions, each designed to be read in less than 5 minutes, this book will help to boost your confidence when making important parenting decisions.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 192 Pages (18,584 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020