The Art of Pickleball

The Art of Pickleball Author Gale H. Leach
ISBN-10 9780976222477
Release 2005
Pages 160
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A cook. A speech therapist. A credit union executive. A fashion model-turned-cancer activist. A secretary. A homemaker -- all were mothers. Nineteen lives cut short -- women from all walks of life, hailing from every corner of the United States and a province in Canada. Some were homemakers with little or no formal education; others were career women with college degrees and accomplished resumes. Regardless of their backgrounds, all these women share one thing in common: an addiction to smoking that culminated in an array of illnesses and their untimely demise. Their stories, told by their surviving daughters, pay tribute to the mothers they lost, often at pivotal moments in the daughters' lives, and the legacy they continue to live with every day. A Breath Away offers a powerful anti-smoking message that goes beyond the statistics to today's generation of girls and young women, to think twice before lighting up.



The Art of Pickleball

The Art of Pickleball Author Gale H. Leach
ISBN-10 1937083179
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 216
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Arizona Book Award Winner This book describes everything from equipment to tournament strategy in straightforward, conversational language that will benefit novice and seasoned players alike. The Art of Pickleball shows how to perform basic and advanced strokes anad provides excellent tips for doubles play, mental conditioning, gamesmanship, and offensive and defensive strategies. Drills are included to help readers develop recommended shots. Master the fundamentals with step-by-step illustrations and photos Choose the right paddle and other accessories Polish your skills, from overhead smashes to dinks Learn the fine points of safety Techniques designed to take you to the next level Quick answers to your questions Easy to read and understand"



The Art of Pickleball

The Art of Pickleball Author Gale H. Leach
ISBN-10 0981462987
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 144
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Pickleball is a fun, fast-paced game that is gaining popularity around the world because it's easy to learn and can be played by all ages. This book describes everything from equipment to tournament strategy in straightforward, conversational language that will benefit novice and seasoned players alike.



Pickleball Fundamentals

Pickleball Fundamentals Author USA Pickleball Association
ISBN-10 9781492510925
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 176
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Pickleball Fundamentals offers detailed descriptions, drills, gamelike activities, and photos so readers can quickly master the sport’s essential techniques: groundstroke, serve and return, volley, dink shot, overhead smash, lob, and drop shot.



Smart Pickleball

Smart Pickleball Author Prem Carnot
ISBN-10 1502596024
Release 2014-11-29
Pages 166
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Just because you know the rules and have had a blast playing pickleball since the day you learned, doesn't necessarily mean that you're playing as well as you could be...Players of every age and ability can learn to play better and win more when they start to apply the principles of Smart Pickleball(tm). In this book, Prem Carnot, The Pickleball Guru, takes you along on an entertaining journey full of colorful characters and astonishingly familiar scenarios as he teaches one of his highly-renowned, frequently sold-out "Pickleball Guru Academy" clinics and a number of private lessons. With diagrams, drills, and a captivating allegorical style The Pickleball Guru uses case studies and personal examples to teach you the difference between just "getting the ball over the net" and playing Smart Pickleball(tm).This book will keep you turning the pages and have you raring to get back out on the courts to practice what you learn the minute you close the cover.



At the Line Pickleball

At the Line Pickleball Author Joe Baker
ISBN-10 1539972852
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 158
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Would you like to learn the winning strategy used by all of the top pickleball players? Look no further than this shot-by-shot guide that will take you through every phase of the game, showing you the highest percentage shot for about every playing situation. Players at all levels can benefit from this well illustrated and easy-to-understand strategy guide. Author Joe Baker's videos on pickleball strategy have been watched by hundreds of thousands of fans. In collaboration with top players and coaches in the sport, he is now sharing the techniques and strategies in this guide. Baker also covers topics like court coverage teamwork and communication, dinking targets, the pitfalls of too much aggression, ball striking technique, and his winning philosophy. Diagrams make the information easy to follow. Advanced pickleball strategy is not obvious and as a consequence, most players never reach their potential. Not understanding the best strategy is often what keeps a good recreational player from becoming a tournament player. This book can help you avoid common mistakes and help speed your way to playing high-percentage pickleball. Quizzes at the end of each chapter test your knowledge of the material and help you process the advice.



Bruce and the Road to Courage

Bruce and the Road to Courage Author Gale Leach
ISBN-10 1937083004
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 192
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The adventures of a caterpillar who deals with fears and bullying and learns to believe in himself and his abilities.



Mind Game

Mind Game Author Neil Schulenburg
ISBN-10 0692756396
Release 2016-09-23
Pages 102
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Psychotherapist and avid tennis and pickleball player Neil P. Schulenburg, PhD, combines his two passions to give players this guide to mastering the mental aspects of the games. Before you pick up the racquet or paddle, learn how to reach the right frame of mind for success. Sports are as much about the psychology of the game as they are about strength and skill. Sports like tennis and pickleball require intense focus and discipline. In partner tennis and pickleball, it is also imperative to be aware of your partner's mentality and know how to support without distracting. Mind Game helps players improve their own mental focus and understand the mental focus of other athletes. In simple terms, Dr. Schulenburg explains neuroprocessing and the functions of the two hemispheres of the brain. He shows how to think about the game and review your performance in new ways to help the hemispheres process this information. Dr. Schulenburg's neurological expertise makes him the perfect mental coach for players of all skill sets. Whether you are a seasoned expert or it's your first time setting foot on the court, boost your competitive play with Mind Game.



Bruce and the Road to Honesty

Bruce and the Road to Honesty Author Gale Leach
ISBN-10 1937083373
Release 2013-10-01
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The Saga Continues ... Bruce and his companions returned home as heroes, having saved many from the tyranny of the evil bat, Stang. Bruce's real victory, however, was in learning his own worth and the value of his friends and family. Now, as he prepares to change into a butterfly, Bruce's parents share a secret that sends him away again in search of a home he never knew he had. On the journey, Bruce is caught in a storm of conflicting emotions and doubt, learning of the anguish that accompanies deception and how hard it is to do what's right when things are not what they seem.



Off the Cliff

Off the Cliff Author Becky Aikman
ISBN-10 9780698405639
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 320
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“You’ve always been crazy,” says Louise to Thelma, shortly after she locks a police officer in the trunk of his car. “This is just the first chance you’ve had to express yourself.” In 1991, Thelma & Louise, the story of two outlaw women on the run from their disenchanted lives, was a revelation. Suddenly, a film in which women were, in every sense, behind the wheel. It turned the tables on Hollywood, instantly becoming a classic, and continues to electrify audiences as a cultural statement of defiance. But if the film’s place in history now seems certain, at the time its creation was a long shot. Only through sheer hard work and more than a little good luck did the script end up in the hands of the brilliant English filmmaker Ridley Scott, who saw its huge potential. With Scott on board, a team willing to challenge the odds came together—including the stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon and a fresh-faced up-and-coming actor named Brad Pitt, as well as legends like actor Harvey Keitel, composer Hans Zimmer, and old-school studio chief Alan Ladd Jr.—to create one of the most controversial movies of all time. But before icons like Davis and Sarandon got involved, Thelma & Louise was just an idea in the head of Callie Khouri, a thirty-year-old music video production manager, who was fed up with working behind the scenes on sleazy sets. At four a.m. one night, sitting in her car outside the ramshackle bungalow in Santa Monica that she shared with two friends, she had a vision: two women on a crime spree, fleeing their dull and tedious lives—lives like hers—in search of a freedom they had never before been able to realize. But in the late 1980s, Hollywood was dominated by men, both on the screen and behind the scenes. The likelihood of a script by an unheard-of screenwriter starring two women in lead roles actually getting made was remote. But Khouri had one thing going for her—she was so inexperienced she didn't really know she would be attempting the nigh impossible. In Off the Cliff, Becky Aikman tells the full extraordinary story behind this feminist sensation, which crashed through barricades and upended convention. Drawing on 130 exclusive interviews with the key players from this remarkable cast of actors, writers, and filmmakers, Aikman tells an inspiring and important underdog story about creativity, the magic of cinema, and the unjust obstacles that women in Hollywood continue to face to this day.



The Hike

The Hike Author Drew Magary
ISBN-10 9780399563867
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 288
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“The Hike just works. It’s like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It’s just that good.” —NPR.org “A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching.”—BoingBoing From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the “Producer,” the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path. At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival. From the Hardcover edition.



Turning Memories Into Memoirs

Turning Memories Into Memoirs Author Denis Ledoux
ISBN-10 0974277347
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 272
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Turning Memories Into Memoirs contains countless helpful suggestions for remembering--researching--organizing--collecting and writing memories and family or personal stories. It includes* how-to writing exercises* clear explanation of literary techniques* proven motivational supports and* examples from the workshops. Turning Memories is a useful reference and guide for both beginners and experienced writers who want to write personal and family stories.



Broken Monsters

Broken Monsters Author Lauren Beukes
ISBN-10 9780007464623
Release 2014-07-31
Pages 544
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In the city that’s become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. The new thriller from Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls.



The Wellness Project

The Wellness Project Author Phoebe Lapine
ISBN-10 9780553459234
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 384
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For those battling autoimmune disease or thyroid conditions—or just seeking healthy life balance—the voice behind the popular blog Feed Me Phoebe shares her yearlong investigation of what truly made her well. After she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in her early twenties, Phoebe Lapine felt overwhelmed by her doctor’s strict protocols and confused when they directly conflicted with information on the bestseller list. After experiencing mixed results and a life of deprivation that seemed unsustainable at best, she adopted 12 of her own wellness directives—including eliminating sugar, switching to all-natural beauty products, and getting in touch with her spiritual side—to find out which lifestyle changes truly impacted her health for the better. The Wellness Project is the insightful and hilarious result of that year of exploration—part memoir and part health and wellness primer (complete with 20 healthy recipes), it’s a must-read not just for those suffering from autoimmune disease, but for anyone looking for simple ways to improve their health without sacrificing life’s pleasures.



Lace

Lace Author Shirley Conran
ISBN-10 9780857865366
Release 2012-07-19
Pages 768
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WHICH ONE OF YOU BITCHES IS MY MOTHER? 1980. In Manhattan's most exclusive hotel, four friends come face to face with a young, mega-watt film star. She has a question for them that has brought her from the streets of Paris to the playgrounds of the rich and famous - and it has almost destroyed her. . . Kate, Maxine, Judy and Pagan have soared to the top in fashion, PR and interior design. Now they are forced to look back at their lives: their wicked behaviour at school, the building of careers and the breaking of hearts. These women have never questioned their friendship, but now they must answer to Lili. Lace is the book that every mother kept hidden from her daughter. Originally published in 1982, it is the debut novel from the million-copy bestselling author of Superwoman.



Sea Power

Sea Power Author Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
ISBN-10 9780735220607
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 384
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From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world’s most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world’s oceans from the admiral’s chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution. When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan’s legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject.



My Life with Bob

My Life with Bob Author Pamela Paul
ISBN-10 9781627796323
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 272
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People Pick • O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now • Vanity Fair Hot Type • Glamour New Book You’re Guaranteed to Love This Summer • LitHub.com Best Book about Books • Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This Summer • Seattle Times Book for Summer Reading • Harper’s Bazaar • Vogue •The Washington Post • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • The Atlantic Imagine keeping a record of every book you’ve ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years – carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk – reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life – her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment. But My Life with Bob isn’t really about those books. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It’s about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It’s about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It’s about how we make our own stories.