Life is Good

Life is Good
Author: Bert Jacobs,John Jacobs
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781426215704

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This inspiring book of wisdom, life lessons, and self-help from National Geographic celebrates the power of optimism: the driving force behind the authors’ beloved, socially conscious clothing and lifestyle brand, now worth more than $100 million. Following the chronology of their personal and professional journeys, Bert and John share their unique ride—from their scrappy upbringing outside Boston to the unlikely runaway success of their business. The brothers illuminate ten key "superpowers" accessible to us all: openness, courage, simplicity, humor, gratitude, fun, compassion, creativity, authenticity, and love. Their story, illustrated with the company's iconic artwork, shows how to overcome obstacles and embrace opportunities—whether it's growing stronger from rejection, letting your imagination loose, or simplifying your life to focus on what matters most. In these colorful pages, Bert and John's plainspoken insights are paired with inspiring quotations, playful top-ten lists, deeply moving letter from the Life is Good community, and valuable takeaways from tapping the power of optimism to live your best life. Both entertaining and profound, Life is Good: The Book is the ultimate guide to embracing and growing the good in your life.

Life Is Good

Life Is Good
Author: Bert Jacobs,John Jacobs
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
ISBN: 9781426215636

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"From Life is Good founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs, this inspiring book of wisdom outlines the ten key "superpowers" readers need to live their best lives. Based on the brothers' personal and professional journey, this whimsically illustrated guide captures the unique voice and profound optimism that is the foundation of their beloved T-shirt and apparel company, now worth more than $100 million. Life Is Good: The Owner's Manual will inspire readers of all ages and passions to discover--and embrace--the good in their lives. Entertaining yet profound, easygoing yet powerful, this engaging book reveals how to tap into the hidden power of optimism. Beginning with their upbringing in working class Boston and following the arc of their lives from postgrad wanderlust to the birth of a small business, Bert and John use their experiences to illuminate the ten superpowers on which optimism is founded--from humor and compassion to gratitude and authenticity. Capturing their buoyant, community-focused outlook and supplementing with top-ten lists and the company's iconic stick-figure illustrations, this book doesn't preach. Instead, it offers lighthearted, practical self-help that will inspire and empower readers to embrace their lives with delight and daring"--

Life is Good

Life is Good
Author: Bert Jacobs,John Jacobs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-09-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781426215704

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Entertaining yet profound, easygoing yet powerful, this engaging book reveals how to tap into the hidden power of optimism. Beginning with their upbringing in working class Boston and following the arc of their lives from postgrad wanderlust to the birth of a small business, Bert and John use their experiences to illuminate the ten superpowers on which optimism is founded - from humor and compassion to gratitude and authenticity. Capturing their buoyant, community-focused outlook and supplementing with top-ten lists and the company's iconic stick-figure illustrations, this book doesn't preach. Instead, it offers lighthearted, practical self-help that will inspire and empower readers to embrace their lives with delight and daring.

Life Is So Good

Life Is So Good
Author: George Dawson,Richard Glaubman
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-05-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780812984873

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One man’s extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98 “Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn’t anything I would change about my life.”—George Dawson In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the entire sweep of the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson’s irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars and the presidents, to defining moments in history, George Dawson’s description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that has sustained him through it all: “Life is so good. I do believe it’s getting better.” WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD “A remarkable autobiography . . . . the feel-good story of the year.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A testament to the power of perseverance.”—USA Today “Life Is So Good is about character, soul and spirit. . . . The pride in standing his ground is matched—maybe even exceeded—by the accomplishment of [George Dawson’s] hard-won education.”—The Washington Post “Eloquent . . . engrossing . . . an astonishing and unforgettable memoir.”—Publishers Weekly Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

Life Is Good

Life Is Good
Author: Amy Hall
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-07-16
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781449451325

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It's true, life is wonderful. Every day there is a multitude of fantastic, magical moments. Unfortunately, they can easily slip beneath your radar and go unnoticed in hectic modern life. Tune in to these ever-present treasures and appreciate them in their full color and beauty. This book is a charming collection filled with the daily sights, sounds, and sensations that will make you pause, smile, and recognize that life is a daily delight. Instead of becoming buried in interminable paperwork today, take a moment and listen to the ice cream truck's song or the pattering of rain against the window. Indulge in a thick chocolate milkshake poured from a stainless steel canister or sneak a slurp straight out of the milk jug. Find humor in watching kittens at play or a dog with a ball in his mouth. Enjoy life, because every moment counts.

My Life as a Book

My Life as a Book
Author: Janet Tashjian
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-07-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1429930322

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Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a "reluctant reader," his mom has pushed him to read "real" books-something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls. My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Life Is Short And So Is This Book

Life Is Short And So Is This Book
Author: Peter Atkins
Publsiher: peter atkins
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2011-03-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can't get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters. That's the topic of this book. I don't pretend to have all the answers. I'm still learning every day, and many of the good ideas here I've picked up from other people either directly or by reading. But this is what's worked for me. Like life, this book is short. Many books I read could communicate their ideas in fewer pages. So I've tried to be brief in line with the wise person who noted: "If I'd had more time I would have written a shorter letter". I don't think brevity implies lack of content. The concepts here have improved the quality of my life, and I hope they're useful to you as well. Using these concepts, I have created a life I love. My job doesn't feel like work. I love and respect the people with whom I spend time. And I'm also passionate about my life outside work. I've learned how to create a balance that makes me happy between work and other interests, including my family, friends and exercise. Sadly I think that's rare. And yet, while I know I'm lucky, most people can work towards those goals in their own lives. My interest in making the most of my life began when I was just starting college, but when I was in my mid-thirties a boss I admired died of cancer. He was young. He had a great wife; he had three young children; he had a fantastic career -- he had everything in life. He just didn't have enough time. So, while I'd often thought about how to get the most out of life, the death of someone so young and vital increased my sense of urgency to act on it. One of the things I've always wanted to do was to work for myself. As a result, I left an exciting job at Microsoft in 2001 amidst the Internet bust to found the investing firm I now run. It was hard to do, both financially and emotionally. When I left Microsoft, many people - friends, family, and even some of the press - thought I was deluding myself to start a fund focused on Internet-related companies during a market crash. A press quote from the time said: "Call him a little crazy. Call him a little nuts." I'd never seen that type of coverage before. And, in a sense, the press was right; the business wasn't easy to start. Fortunately, from a vantage point of ten years down the road, it's worked out quite well. A key part of my job is reading and thinking about a broad variety of topics. So writing this book was relatively easy. It's even easier to read. But, like many things in life, actually executing each day on these concepts is extremely difficult. With thanks to Thomas Edison, life is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Even so, I hope you have fun perspiring. Peter Atkins Seattle, WA December, 2010

Life Is Good

Life Is Good
Author: Meredith Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2007-10-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 0696236257

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Everyone needs a lift sometimes, and this brightly illustrated book of upbeat encouragement from Jake and his dog, Rocket, provide just that. On every turn of the page, readers see Jake and Rocket enjoying life and sharing a quick, clever, and uplifting thought--an affirmation of every new days potential.Meredith Books

Life Is Good

Life Is Good
Author: Cam Higgins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-10-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781534495371

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The Good Life Book

The Good Life Book
Author: Brett Cowell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-13
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 099768240X

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Transform your life in 30 days.We are all working hard, but are we working on the right things? We all want to live a good life, yet life itself sometimes seems to get in the way. Based on the author's two decades of experience in helping the leaders of large organizations effect change, this book presents a fresh and structured approach on to how to transform our own lives--to feel alive and to minimize regrets.You will read about how to apply the three disciplines of a good life: Directing Energy Unlocking Potential Enabling GrowthYou'll use these disciplines to not only change your life, but also sustain the benefits of that change through the inevitable highs and lows that come with being human.

A Little Life

A Little Life
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2015-03-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780385539265

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

Life Is Fine

Life Is Fine
Author: Allison Whittenberg
Publsiher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-03-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780375846496

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Life is not fine for Samara Tuttle, but she’s coping. Her overworked mother is distant and cold, and her mother’s boyfriend, Q, attacks Samara when she tries to clean up after his lazy, Funyun-loving self. Samara’s a loner. But all of this changes when Mr. Halbrook arrives at school. Samara’s English teacher takes ill, and in steps Mr. Jerome Halbrook, a suitwearing, blue-eyed African American man who uses Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” to inspire a spirited discussion about poetry, love, and truth. Soon Samara is borrowing his collections of poetry, and then she can’t stop thinking about Mr. Halbrook. Soon Samara is confiding in him about her less-than-fine past, and dreaming of a different future. But when Mr. Halbrook disappears–and it appears that he may not be all that he seemed–will she be able to picture a future without him? From the Hardcover edition.

Life Is Better with You

Life Is Better with You
Author: Lynn Morin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2020-12-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798579653390

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Levi Dawson, a Young, aspiring British actor thought he had everything going for him. He spent his days on the set and his nights living the high life. He was marrying his beautiful co-star actress Emma Taylor at the end of the year and he was happy, so he thought, until the accident that would change everything. Having to move into an experimental rehab center in Boston, Levi now has to accept that he may never walk again. Bound to a wheelchair and burdened with the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness, his therapist Charlotte Thomas does everything in her power to show him the true meaning of life and unconditional love, all while helping him learn to walk. But is love strong enough to overcome all obstacles?

Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-06-28
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780718085483

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Take long walks. Watch the sunset. Shoes are optional. The beautiful four-color book of inspirational photos, Bible verses, quotations, and short writings invites you to escape the buzz of the everyday and into the tranquility that the beach offers. Each section of this book will cover a “beach rule” and encouraging thoughts on how you can incorporate that mind-set or behavior into your daily life. Much of Jesus’ ministry happened along the seashore, where He told His followers about the peace and rest His Father offered them and modeled the best way to live. In the same way, this book transports you to a favorite beach locale and helps you apply rules for beach living to everyday life—rules to slow down, to notice the beauty in the little things, and to incorporate rest into even the most stressful times. Full of serene images, inspiring quotations, and restful Bible verses, this book will be a natural addition to your coffee table or desk, as well as a lovely gift for that beach-loving friend. For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord. —Habakkuk 2:14 NLT

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: Applewood Books
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2008-08
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781429014878

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Upton Sinclair, one of America's foremost and most prolific authors, addresses the cultivation of the mind and the body in this 1922 volume. Sinclair's goal was to attempt to tell the reader how to live, how to find health, happiness and success, and how to develop fully both the mind and the body. Part One: The Book of the Mind covers such subjects as faith, reason, morality, and the subconscious. Part Two: The Book of the Body develops such subjects as errors in diet, the fasting cure, food and poisons, work and play, and diseases and their cures .