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Been There Done That

Author : Al Roker
ISBN : 9780698136489
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Life lessons from New York Times bestselling author and Today show personality Al Roker and his wife, globetrotting ABC news journalist Deborah Roberts. Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have sixteen Emmy Awards between them. They have covered everything from the Olympics and the Gulf War to natural disasters and the AIDS crisis in Africa. Now these two married journalists and parents have collaborated on the most personal and important “story” of their lives. Been There, Done That is a funny, heartfelt, and empowering collection of life lessons, hard-won wisdom, and instructive family anecdotes from Al and Deborah’s lives, from their parents and grandparents, and from dear friends, famous and not. Here, Al and Deborah candidly share childhood obstacles like obesity and growing up in the segregated south; the challenges and blessings that come from raising very different kids; hard-won truths about marriage and career; the illuminating “little things” that adults can learn from children; and the genuine wisdom that the elderly can share with a younger generation. These are real-life stories told from every perspective—from parent, spouse, daughter, son, and friend, stories that every reader can relate to, appreciate, and share. From the Hardcover edition.

Been There Done That

Author : Darrien Lee
ISBN : 9781451694802
Genre : Fiction
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In Darrien Lee's much-anticipated sequel to All That and a Bag of Chips, readers meet up again with Craig Bennett, who is still wary of love even years after his affair with Venice Taylor. This compelling continuation of the Craig Bennett and Venice Taylor saga reveals Craig to be still smarting from Venice's decision to marry her high school sweetheart despite the passion she and Craig shared during their college romance. Devastated by the loss, Craig has dedicated himself to building his company, Bennett Architectural, Inc., into a multimillion-dollar empire and rising to career success. However, his personal life is not quite as fruitful -- even though he has had several meaningless flings with beautiful, intelligent women -- due to the impenetrable wall of regret preventing him from reaching out to another woman. As fate would have it, Craig finds himself faced with a challenge that tests his will, trust, and capacity to love and forces him to confront the issues that have been plaguing him for the past seven years. In Been There, Done That Darrien Lee crafts a fascinating novel complete with intricate relationships, life-changing decisions, and painful matters of the heart.

Been There Done That Try This

Author : Craig Evans
ISBN : 9780857008718
Genre : Family & Relationships
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If you only buy one book to improve your life this year, make it this one. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency - anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects. Including full color artwork from Aspie artists showing visually how they interpret each stressor, this is THE inspirational guide to life for young adults, the newly diagnosed, and as a life-long reference for anyone on the spectrum - written by Aspies for Aspies.

Been There Done That

Author : Mike Winchell
ISBN : 9780448486734
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Award-winning and bestselling authors turn their own real-life experiences into captivating works of fiction! Where do authors get their ideas? And how do they turn those ideas into stories? This anthology looks at the process of taking real-life experiences and turning them into works of engaging fiction. The collection features award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors who provide both original fictional short stories as well as the nonfiction accounts that inspired them. The contributing authors include Julia Alvarez, Karen Cushman, Margarita Engle, Dee Garretson, Nathan Hale, Matthew Kirby, Claire Legrand, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Linda Sue Park, Adam Rex, Gary Schmidt, Alan Sitomer, Caroline Starr Rose, Heidi Stemple, Rita Williams-Garcia, Tracy Edward Wymer, Lisa Yee, and Jane Yolen. From the Hardcover edition.

Before I Forget

Author : B. Smith
ISBN : 9780553447132
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 58. 72 MB
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“I know where I’m going. I’m still myself. I just can’t remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I’ll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It’s like I’m talking to my other self—the self I used to be. She tells me, This is what we need to buy—not that. I’m conscious of that other self guiding me now.” Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. She’s not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks. B. and her husband, Dan, working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well as lessons learned along the way. At its heart, Before I Forget is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope. From the Hardcover edition.

Don T Make Me Stop This Car

Author : Al Roker
ISBN : 0684868946
Genre : Humor
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A collection of essays, some serious and some humorous, offers the author's thoughts on parenting and life in general that draw on his experiences as the father of two girls and his own childhood as the oldest of six children.

Been There Run That

Author : Kay Koplovitz
ISBN : 0795344899
Genre : Business & Economics
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Start Up. Go to Market. Raise Capital. Pivot. Scale. Sell. Rinse. Repeat. The whole recipe is in this book. "Ready to join the ranks of the successful? Buy this book!" -Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner, DFJ Venture; lecturer, Stanford University Forty-five proven entrepreneurs-thought leaders in technology, media, e-commerce, software and life sciences-share their best practices from the trenches to power the success of others. All the tools you'll need are in this book, whether you're starting out or deep into the growth phases of your second or third company. Here is real-life, actionable information from those who have "been there, run that." Selected and with intros and takeaways by Kay Koplovitz, who created the basic cable network business model that continues to drive the industry. Koplovitz is the founder of USA Network and the Syfy Channel-the first woman network president in television history-and Chairman and Co-creator of Springboard Enterprises. Alumnae of the Springboard program have become successful in all fields and have gone on to found companies that include Zipcar, ConstantContact, AgraQuest, iRobot, ViaCord and Minute Clinic. Springboard Enterprises is an expert network of innovators, investors and influencers that fosters venture capital investments in women-led, high-growth companies. Since 2000, 562 women entrepreneurs have participated in Springboard's programs. To date, Springboard portfolio companies have raised over $6.6 billion in financing, have created tens of thousands of new jobs and have generated billions of dollars in annual revenues. All of the author's net proceeds from "Been There, Run That" will benefit Springboard Enterprises.

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