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Reviews of Close is Not a Four Letter Word

C.L.O.S.E. is an acronym with five essential ingredients necessary for every sales call. If one of the ingredients is left out, then you are more likely to LOSE than CLOSE the sale!

"In a very, very crowded field of regurgitated sales theories and limp cheerleaders, this guy actually has something new to say. A quick read that entertains and definitely has the goods. Belongs next to the classics of the genre. Very well done." — Carter Hayes, Rated 5 Stars, Amazon.com Reader Review

"Most people are looking for the secret to sales. There is no secret, but Michael couldn't make it easier for anyone to close more business. The book was easy to read and more importantly, easy to implement."- Brian Parsley, weskill.com

"As a Closing how-to, this book offers a refreshing and palatable perspective on building and improving closing skills at any level. By putting these theories to work for you, you are improving your ability to close and therefore, improving your business."— Trevor Johnson, Sales Recruiter, cartermackay.com


Reviews of Little Miss Straight Lace: A Novel of Mystery and Romance

A 2010 Reader's Favorite Book Award Finalist

Little Miss Straight Lace is the story of Josie Natale, a beautiful and brilliant biostatistician, who lives and works in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. When Josie learns just a bit too much about her pharmaceutical client’s latest research, her life begins to spin out of control, and a dashing computer security expert from South America seems the perfect antidote. But is his sudden arrival really just the happy coincidence it appears to be? Find out in this rollercoaster ride of suspense, humor, and romance.

Praise for Little Miss Straight Lace: “…a great beach read...all the ingredients for a story that’s hard to put down…” —Author A.J. Braithwaite, from Inside Hawley Lodge

“Romana’s characters are portrayed with skill, each is a credible person filled with foibles, warts and gaffs…the various twists and turns are handled with skill, are easily followed, and add depth and dimension often lacking in works provided by newer writers…Maria Romana’s 'Little Miss Straight Lace' is a fast paced, keep ‘em guessing and turning the page type read sure to intrigue readers who enjoy good writing, a bit of romance, a lot of action, and a downright good read...” —Molly Martin, Molly’s Reviews


About the Book Letters to my Granddaughter: A Grandmother's Gems Connecting Family, Community and Service

Without grandmothers or grandfathers, too many children from eighteen years old and younger would not receive the emotional support or have their basic needs met, which could contribute to them becoming healthy adult people.

Letters To My Granddaughter focuses on the life of one family’s journey from St. Louis, Misouri, to the housing projects of San Francisco, California. Eight years later, they moved to the suburbs of San Mateo County, California. Curry remains steadfast to her granddaughter’s question, by sharing her early years, falling in love, learning about the duties of a wife and mother, becoming a Christian, and how choices were made to protect their children as they were growing into adult. There were times when it was hard, yet they stayed on their course. An interesting and enlightening section unfolds in ‘Family Adventures’ where Danielle’s three aunts, her Dad and four uncles write her letters too.

"The title of the book tells exactly why it was written, to answer questions that the author's grandchild asked. That practicality is much appreciated. This book answers a child's curiosity about her grandmother's journey through life. True stories are provided. History is observed. Interactions with famous people, community people and family people are shared. This book has many smiles and a few tears . . . real life. Great positive response from the San Mateo and San Francisco Bay Area communities. Uplifting great gift!" - SuzieKProfit, Rated 5 Stars, Barnes & Noble.com Reader Review


About the Book Ultimate Road Trip: 12 Journeys That Shape Your Future

Ultimate Road Trip is an exciting navigational tool taking you through the challenges, twists, and turns of life bringing you great hope and encouragement. You will celebrate life’s journey, not just the destination.

Based on inspirational biblical journeys, pastor and author Jay Stewart aptly applies lessons learned to your everyday life. Practical application is made from Esther’s journey to the palace, Saul’s journey to Damascus, the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt, the Queen of Sheba’s journey to Solomon, and others.

From thrilling stories in the Word, researched historical information, exegetical insight, and theological perspective, you will be encouraged and inspired. The compelling writing style, humor, practical wisdom, and easy-to-understand biblical truths appeal to all ages.

"This book is such a well-written life tool that was clearly inspired by the Lord. Jay Stewart has done an excellent job in laying down some very basic Biblical principles to help both believers and non-believers walk out life in a positive, productive, Godly way. He has given twelve steps to take that will launch you into the journey of a lifetime! What an excellent read!" - SoInLove, Rated 5 Stars, Amazon.com Reader Review

"Many people are on life’s journey with no idea where they’re going. If they’re not careful, they may end up nowhere! With insight that is both engaging and practical, Jay Stewart comes alongside to help us find our way. This is a book that will speak to a new Christian and a mature believer. I wholeheartedly recommend it!" - Robert Whitlow, Best-selling author of Higher Hope


About the Book Magill's Survey of American Literature

Offers profiles of major U.S. and Canadian writers accompanied by analyses of their significant works in fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction.

Magill's Survey of American Literature, originally published in 1991 with a 1994 supplement, offered profiles of major U.S. authors of fiction, drama, and poetry, each with sections on biography, general analysis, and analysis of the author's most important works - novels, short stories, poems, plays, works of nonfiction. The Revised Edition updates these essays and adds many new ones, covering 339 writers at the heart of literary studies.

Expanding the Scope

For this edition, we added 73 new authors to the 266 already profiled. For the first time, Canadians are included, such as Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Anne Hébert, Farley Mowat, Alice Munro, and Michael Ondaatje.

In addition, an effort was made to cover even more minority and women writers. Also featured are authors of young adult literature, such as Judy Blume, M. E. Kerr, Madeleine L'Engle, Walter Dean Myers, Gary Paulsen, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.


About the Book Masterplots, Revised Third Edition

A classic reference work for more than sixty years, Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon.

More than 1,800 plot summaries and critical essays are included, with entries still arranged alphabetically by title. Most of the entries are three to five pages long and include works of fiction, drama, poetry, essays, short stories, and nonfiction. Depending on the type of work, an entry may note author, genre, time frame and setting of plot, when first published or performed, and principal characters. The plot summary and/or literary criticism are followed by an annotated bibliography, which is a new feature of this edition. All 1,801 entries have either been newly written or revised. New contributors and their affiliations are listed in volume 1.

As with past editions, high-school and college students will find Masterplots a valuable tool, as will their teachers. The addition of the bibliographies will help students continue their exploration of an author or work. High-school, public, and academic libraries will want to update their collections with this new edition.


About the Book Critical Survey of Poetry

This work incorporates all the material from the 1984 Critical Survey of Poetry: Foreign Language Series and its 1987 Supplement as well as that of the 1992 Critical Survey of Poetry: English Language Series Revised Edition in addition to entries for well over 100 additional poets. The result is a wealth of background material on nearly 700 poets from ancient times to the present from many nations around the world.

The first seven volumes contain signed, alphabetically arranged articles on individual poets from Dannie Abse to Stefan Zweig, ranging in length from a half-dozen to a dozen pages. Each entry includes a listing of the subject's major collections of poetry, a description of work done in other literary genres, a list of awards and honors, a biographical sketch, an analytic essay, a list of other literary works, and a bibliography of secondary print sources. More than half of the entries include something not always found in works like these: a picture of the writer. Volume 8 is a virtual mini-reference library on poetry consisting of 7 essays on various types of theory and criticism, 45 essays surveying poetry around the world, a selection of "research tools" including a list of poetry awards and award winners, explanatory essays on language and linguistics and poetical terms, and a chronological list of poets. A 20-page bibliography completes the volume, while a trio of indexes (geographical, categorical, and subject) provides easy access to individual entries and essays throughout the set.

Intended for students in high school and college, the Critical Survey of Poetry provides a solid foundation for any student of poetry. The selection of poets is wide and varied, with contemporary poets like Rita Dove, Martin Espada, Robert Pinsky, Mark Strand, and Wislawa Szymborska represented along with such predecessors as Catullus, Sappho, Cynewulf, and Homer and just about every other major poet in between. This will be a valuable addition to reference collections in public, high-school, and college libraries.—American Library Association


About the Book Critical Survey of Short Fiction

Critical Survey of Short Fiction in its first edition (1981) was the first in Salem's Critical Survey series, which now totals more than 50 volumes. In 1987 the original edition gained a supplement that included 49 more authors; in 1993 all were combined into a single revised edition. The second edition of this work, invaluable for high-school and undergraduate students studying short fiction, is even more useful and user-friendly than the first and its various incarnations, with the addition of more information and 133 authors to the original 347. Among the added writers are Sherman Alexie, Aldous Huxley, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ezekiel Mphahlele, and E. Annie Proulx. The first six volumes contain 515 author entries arranged alphabetically for easy access. They vary in length but have the same items included, beginning with birth and death dates, and a portrait if available, followed by a list of principle works of short fiction. The articles are divided into sections: "Other Literary Forms," "Achievements," "Biography," and an analysis of the major stories, including discussion of character development, themes, literary devices, plot, and more. Each entry also supplies a bibliography of other major works and an annotated bibliography of more critical articles or books on the author's short fiction. These bibliographies, updated to include works published as recently as 2000, are invaluable for students just beginning to study literature.

Each of the first six volumes also includes a contributors' list, a list of authors, and geographical and category indexes. Volume 7 consists of 29 survey essays on history, theory, and genre as well as world cultures. These vary in length from 3,000 to 10,000 words. A new feature, "Research Tools," provides lists of award winners as well as a chronology, glossary, and bibliography.

In both historical and cultural terms, the variety of authors who are included is quite impressive, from Homer to today's young writers, such as Melissa Bank and Rick Bass. As more internationally acclaimed authors are translated and read outside their language and geographical area, the new edition of Critical Survey of Short Fiction reflects this trend and includes more writers from Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. It remains a standard reference source for research on the short story and is highly recommended for all high-school and undergraduate library reference collections.—American Library Association


About the Book Great Lives from History: The 20th Century

This set is the eighth installment in the Great Lives series, which is a revision and expansion of the publisher’s 10-volume Dictionary of World Biography (1998–99). The scope of the set is extensive: 1,334 alphabetically arranged essays covering 1,348 individuals. Some 288 of the entries are new, and 166 have been “heavily or completely updated.” According to the “Publisher’s Note,” the set has “an extra concentration of new or updated material on women and ethnic and racial minorities.” The essays are organized in a straightforward manner. Each is prefaced with the subject’s occupation, nationality, dates of birth and death, and area of achievement. The main body of the essay includes sections entitled “Early Life,” “Life’s Works,” and “Significance.” An annotated list of additional resources follows each essay. Cross-references tie the entries to content in the companion Great Events from History: The 20th Century. A number of useful features support the text. For example, maps appear in all volumes, as do the set table of contents and list of maps and sidebars. The last volume contains a list of rulers and heads of state, a chronological list of entries, and lists of entries by category and geographical location, as well as personage and subject indexes. Like other of the publisher’s recent offerings, purchase of this set entitles a school or library to free access to Salem History, which offers the content online. Once they purchase this set, libraries that already own previously published titles in the Great Lives series quality for free online access to the earlier works. Recommended for high-school, college, and public libraries.—American Library Association


About the Book Great Lives from History: The Incredibly Wealthy

This set is the eighth installment in the Great Lives series, which is a revision and expansion of the publisher’s 10-volume Dictionary of World Biography (1998–99). The scope of the set is extensive: 1,334 alphabetically arranged essays covering 1,348 individuals. Some 288 of the entries are new, and 166 have been “heavily or completely updated.” According to the “Publisher’s Note,” the set has “an extra concentration of new or updated material on women and ethnic and racial minorities.” The essays are organized in a straightforward manner. Each is prefaced with the subject’s occupation, nationality, dates of birth and death, and area of achievement. The main body of the essay includes sections entitled “Early Life,” “Life’s Works,” and “Significance.” An annotated list of additional resources follows each essay. Cross-references tie the entries to content in the companion Great Events from History: The 20th Century. A number of useful features support the text. For example, maps appear in all volumes, as do the set table of contents and list of maps and sidebars. The last volume contains a list of rulers and heads of state, a chronological list of entries, and lists of entries by category and geographical location, as well as personage and subject indexes. Like other of the publisher’s recent offerings, purchase of this set entitles a school or library to free access to Salem History, which offers the content online. Once they purchase this set, libraries that already own previously published titles in the Great Lives series quality for free online access to the earlier works. Recommended for high-school, college, and public libraries.—American Library Association


About the Book The Nineties in America

The Gulf War, dot-coms, impeachment, grunge, Y2K... The Nineties in America examines the iconic personalities and moments of this important decade. With more than 600 articles about films, books, political leaders, events, fads and technology, this three-volume encyclopedia serves as a valuable source of information and keen insights for today's students.

Scope & Coverage

This new three-volume set serves as a companion piece to the popular Decades series, which includes The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America and The Eighties in America. It features important events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada during the period of 1990-1999. Written with the needs of students and general readers in mind, The Nineties in America presents clear discussions of its topics. Entries fall into the following general categories: arts and literature, business and economics, crime and punishment, disasters, education, environmental issues, film and television, health and medical issues, international relations, journalism, military and war, politics and government, popular culture, popular music, religion and spirituality, science and technology, sexuality, social issues, sports, and transportation.


About the Book The Forties in America

Joining previously published Salem sets on The Fifties, The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, and The Nineties in America, The Forties in America offers a clear and innovative approach to North America during the 1940's. The set covers the full breadth of North American history and culture, with 650 alphabetically arranged, easy-to-understand articles.

Every decade in the 20th century is closely identified with at least one landmark event or major turning point. During the 1940's that key event was World War II. World War II not only fully preoccupied the United States and Canada through nearly half the decade; it also left both nations and virtually the entire world fundamentally changed. No other twentieth century event had a transformational impact on its decade as great as that of World War II on the 1940's. However, while, The Forties in America, devotes a great deal of space to the war, it does not do so at the cost of neglecting other subjects. The set makes a special effort to treat the war within the context of its impact on nonmilitary aspects of American and Canadian life. Hence, while it covers the essential military details of the war-major campaigns, selected battles, important weapons, and principal military commanders-it places considerable emphasis on how those and other aspects of the war affected government, business, culture, and daily lives. Subjects of the approximately 650 essays include political and military leaders, athletes, entertainment figures, films, books, radio and television shows, plays, events, fads, products, technology, and overviews of such broad issues as agriculture, business, communications, demographics, education, housing, literature, radio, religion, race relations, politics, science, and the arts.


About the Book The Thirties in America

Every decade in the 20th century is closely identified with at least one landmark event or major turning point. The key event of the 1930's was the Great Depression. This unparalleled worldwide economic downturn drove the economies of both the United States and Canada into steep decline, profoundly shook the confidence of North Americans in the free market system, and gave rise to a political and social revolution in the United States fostered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

The Thirties in America naturally devotes a great deal of its space to Depression-era topics, including New Deal programs, but not at the expense of other important subjects. In addition to the set's extensive coverage of such Depression-era subjects as the economic downturn, bank failures, Dust Bowl conditions, and unemployment and such transformational New Deal programs and agencies as Social Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Housing Administration, the National Recovery Administration, and the Works Progress Administration, The Thirties in America covers a diverse array of other events and developments that set the 1930's apart from other decades, including the development of sound and color films and a general blossoming of the film industry; the first ominous signs of the coming world war; the ascendancy of radio entertainment; golden eras of Major League Baseball and professional boxing; the birth of Canada's Dionne quintuplets; the rise of gangsters such as Al Capone, John Dillinger, Ma Barker, and Bonnie and Clyde; major breakthroughs in nuclear physics that would eventually make possible atom bombs and nuclear energy; exciting new theories in astronomy about black holes and neutron stars and the discovery of Pluto and the invention of electric typewriters, instant coffee, radar, and the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes.

The decade also had its share of dramatic events, such as the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby; the disappearances of Amelia Earhart and Judge Crater; the Hindenburg disaster; the repeal of Prohibition; Marian Armstrong's concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial; and the devastating Dust Bowl. The 1930's also experienced a flowering of the arts--the photographer Ansel Adams; composers such as George M. Cohan and George Gershwin; musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, and many others; writers such as Pearl S. Buck, Erskine Caldwell, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Thomas Wolfe, and Lillian Hellman.


About the Book Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues

A comprehensive look at the many ways in which humankind interacts with and affects the natural world. Includes overviews of controversial issues, analysis of key legislation and policy issues, summaries of environmental catastrophes and other ecological events, and biographies of notable environmentalists.

This three-volume set culls information from fields relevant to the study of environmental issues, such as biology, geology, genetics, demographics, and anthropology. Written by experts and ranging in length from 500 to 2000 words, the 475 alphabetically arranged articles assembled by editor Allin (Cornell Univ.) cover a wide variety of topics, including air pollution, national parks, organizations, solar power, and legislation, as well as manmade environmental issues (e.g., sick building syndrome, smog, and asbestos) and significant events (e.g., the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Dust Bowl, and the Chernobyl nuclear accident). All the articles are signed, cross referenced, and illustrated with photographs, charts, tables, and graphs, and those longer than 1000 words include bibliographies. Volume 3 includes a time line of milestones in modern environmentalism, directories of environmental organizations and national parks, a glossary, and a bibliography. This work, along with Natural Resources (LJ 8/98), is an excellent overview of the natural world and its endangered resources. Recommended for all libraries.


About the Book The Caterpillar Factor

The Caterpillar Factor presents four basic principles that can help you to transform your life into an exciting and meaningful experience. Just as the ground-ridden caterpillar has the inborn ability to transform itself into a free-flying butterfly, so do you possess the innate potential to reach the highest levels of personal and spiritual fulfillment. Discover these four principles and be ready to transform your life.

Written for an inspirational speaker, conducting seminars on personal and spiritual development in the United States and Mexico on topics such as:

  • motivation
  • self esteem
  • parenting
  • stress coping techniques

Mission Statement: “To assist individuals, groups and organizations in the progressive realization of their dreams though the discovery of their innate talents and personal potential.”


About the Book Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You

The cover of this book emphasises as the world should be. This book is a true life history of a person who grew up in the shadows of discrimination - which nearly killed him. A story of a Holocaust evader who grew up to become a head engineer at Lockheed, he teaches the lessons he learned along the way, teaching people "No more discrimination to anyone." We all are humans with needs and wants. One of of those wants is the need of human equality and another is a need to be treated the way you treat others!


About the eBook You And Your Data: How Your Personal Data Affects Your Job Search

Did you know that employers utilize data including criminal background checks, driving records, credit reports and drug tests when contemplating new hires? Do you know what your data says about you and what you can do to repair it and better prepare yourself for job interviews in an extremely tight job market? This book can help you prepare you for job interviews and increase your chances of getting hired. It’s not just your data. It’s your future!


About the eBook Intimate Gestures: The Pleasures of Mind/Body Foreplay

Intimate Gestures is for people wanting to enhance their intimate, sensual, sexual lives. Whether you are single and preparing to offer a potential partner the very best sexual experience; or in a relationship/marriage and want to enhance your experience of mutual sexual intimacy, this eBook will make it possible!

Intimate Gestures teaches you about simple yet often overlooked attitudes and actions that will dramatically improve emotional and physical intimacy. And when two people can be emotionally intimate, for a night or a lifetime, their experience of physical intimacy is enhanced. While designed for adults, this book is not a graphic sex manual—this is a fun but serious look at ways to provide yourself and your partner with great sex.


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