Pick Me UpPick Me Up

Unlike a linear journal, this book can be opened up to any page, encouraging and engaging readers time and time again through continued use.

Author: Adam J. Kurtz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143109082


Page: 256

View: 799

A quirky, creative companion that offers a pick-me-up on every page On the heels of his internationally successful first book, 1 Page at a Time, graphic designer and illustrator Adam J. Kurtz delivers another intimate and engaging journal for anyone who loves to explore ideas, record thoughts and feelings, and capture those fleeting but amazing moments of everyday life. Unlike a linear journal, this book can be opened up to any page, encouraging and engaging readers time and time again through continued use. Rather than simply complete tasks and turn pages, users are encouraged to leave their mark, and if they land on the same page days or weeks later, they can review, reflect, and revise their previous response. Feeling lonely? Pensive? Peeved? Questioning? This deceptively simple book offers perspective, hope, and a twist of existential metaphor – and is perfect to pick up again and again.


Lecture, TED2006, February 2006. https://www.ted.com/ talks/joshua_prince_ramus_on_seattle_s_library. Kupper, Mike. ... “Adam J. Kurtz's 'Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later.” Cool Hunting, September 26, ...


Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452168272


Page: 224

View: 698

Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

Teens Talk About Anxiety and DepressionTeens Talk About Anxiety and Depression

Kurtz, Adam J. Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later. New York, NY: TarcherPerigee, 2016. Lin, Y. S. Defeating Depression. (Effective Survival Strategies). New York, NY: Rosen Publishing, 2016. McDonagh, Thomas, and Jon Patrick ...

Author: Jennifer Landau

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508176473


Page: 64

View: 109

In real teens' voices, this engaging book offers comfort and advice for young people dealing with their own mental health issues or those of a loved one. A compilation of true stories by young adults facing the challenges of anxiety and depression, the book features compelling first-person accounts of panic attacks, suicidal depression, and self-harm, among other topics. Each contributor brings a unique perspective to the discussion of mental illness, and the relatable tone helps readers connect with an issue of great relevance to their own lives.

Amidst the ChaosAmidst the Chaos

Can't wait for him to pick me up. ... All the pep talks and promises of protection were a clear indicator of that. ... Taking a rest now, going out later tonight. Wish me luck! You? I think I'm the one that needs all the luck, Red.

Author: Alice J. Black

Publisher: Fire & Ice Young Adult Books

ISBN: 9781680466621


Page: 306

View: 138

Defying the laws of nature, Ruby Dawson is a Demon Hunter. Ruby is coming to terms with everything that at one time, seemed impossible. Surely life can't get any harder. Only it seems things are going from bad to worse as she begins to notice not only shadow demons, but other creatures that once were hidden. As she begins to embrace the gift of her genetics, it seems that the people in her life are not impervious to the effects of the darkness settling over Black Haven and she must figure it out before her friends are pulled into the shadows. Can Ruby stop the darkness and save those she loves before it's too late?


at 4 am, all just studying me intently, i ended up telling them to fuck off after 2 days, i never knew who was going ... the best pep talk i have ever heard, it makes you want to fight, well i'm still here, 'i'll die when i decide' was ...

Author: Thomas Appleby

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477130315


Page: 244

View: 560

This book is intended to make any reader, firstly laugh, then in no particular order, flinch, be jealous, feel sick, feel sorry, angry and disgusted or just plain sad. This is the original story of nobodies, but the type of people a lot of people can relate to, to some degree. Events are sometimes in random order, due to the author's sometimes random memory. The main dilemma in writing a 'warts n' all' book, is, whilst it's fine to do so if you are famous, on the other hand, when even your wife can barely remember who you are, it's a bit different! Basically, who gives a shit? But going with the old cliché 'Everyone has a book in them' here's mine. It is a book of many contrasts, wild and excessive and funny to some, but at some points it is balanced out with the tales of the complete opposite, about family, heartbreak and loss, and has some pretty morbid moments I must admit, but this is generally about the knowledge that you gain in this life, I can't say I have learned completely yet, who does? But I'm getting there, and if I don't, who really gives a toss anyway? I didn't invent Penicillin, or The Wheel, or even American Idol, I'm just a regular guy in some respects. There is a great quote out there which that wholeheartedly sums up my philosophy towards life, 'Live as if you'll die tomorrow. Dream as if you'll live forever.' There is also a historical element to some of the recollections, relating to people and places, just to try to make me look a bit more clever if possible, well I need something! As for writing about real life, as a musician formerly, I now understand when a band says you have your have the first part of your life to write your first album, it's the same with writing about real life, all your own experiences are exhausted after that. As anyone who knows me, I'm one of the worst liars in the universe, imagination I'm crap at, I do prefer real life. So I won't be forging a career in Fiction anytime soon. Anyway, it's all academic, I'll probably get banned from writing books ever again, if anybody ever reads this. Names have been changed to protect the slightly guilty, the guilty, and the really guilty, I hope I've not dropped anyone in this too much. There are certain stories which I cannot and will not write about, too sensitive for some people I know, and are frankly a bit too harsh for this book, and that's saying something.

Helen of PasadenaHelen of Pasadena

The last thing I wanted was for him to pick me up at my house. ... After our dress fitting/sex pep talk, Tina went home to get ready. ... “You are now officially a couture size 8, except in the boobs. Lucky you! Turn around.

Author: Lian Dolan

Publisher: Prospect Park Books

ISBN: 9780984410248


Page: 304

View: 838

This laugh-out-loud funny novel about a mom reinventing herself was written by Lian Dolan, who is a Satellite Sister, writes the nationally popular blog the Chaos Chronicles, and produces the hot Chaos Chronicles podcast. She's a sharp and funny speaker who is much in demand.


Betina called me later that night to ask how my appointment had gone. My mind was blank with shock, and I answered my cell ... “Ivy, it's going to be okay,” she said, starting into a pep talk. “You'll see. ... Come pick me up, okay?

Author: C.K. Kelly Martin

Publisher: DCB

ISBN: 9781770864535


Page: 180

View: 478

Ivy’s seemingly perfect, master-of-social-causes boyfriend breaks it off in the school hallway before their final exam. So much for love. It turns out Jeremy wants to get good and laid by someone new over summer vacation, before they both head off to different universities in the fall. At her grandmother’s seventy-fifth birthday party, Ivy is in no mood to socialize. In fact, she’s downright delicate. Unfortunately, sixteen-year-old Lucan’s peanut allergy reaction happens right in front of her eyes. As Ivy keeps him company the two realize they’re second cousins who haven’t seen each other in six years due to a mysterious family feud. The old drama is the last thing on Lucan’s mind. He has more immediate problems, like his mom’s noisy playtime activities with her brash younger boyfriend. On top of that, Lucan’s a constant witness to his best friend’s toxic relationship, which he begins to suspect has become abusive. As the weeks pass, Lucan and Ivy’s summer seems more like a minefield of disastrous events — but at least they have their developing friendship with each other to count on. Or is that what’s really going on?

Micky AdamsMicky Adams

I turn to go and I give them a little pep talk on the way out. 'Look, lads, providing you lot are all telling me the truth, I'm sure it will get sorted, sooner rather than later, and we can all get on with our lives.' I go back up to ...

Author: Micky Adams

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785903281


Page: 432

View: 698

Micky Adams has a football CV as long as your arm, having put in 438 appearances as a full-back - for teams such as Gillingham, Leeds, Fulham and Southampton, followed by a management career that took in over a dozen clubs at every tier of English football. As a manager, Adams took the helm at some of the biggest clubs in the English football, including Leicester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Port Vale and Fulham, winning four promotions and a league title, as well as a reputation for bringing success and stability in often difficult environments. In this extraordinary autobiography, written with veteran sports writer and long-time friend Neil Moxley, Micky Adams reveals the truth behind incidents on and off the pitch, including what really happened at La Manga, where three Leicester City players were accused of sexual assault during a mid-season training break, and what it was like to play with Alan Shearer and Matt Le Tissier in one of the most enduring careers in football.

Mallets AforethoughtMallets Aforethought

Luckily, Sam's own self-esteem was robust enough not to suffer from his father's pep talks. “If he offers to pay for either one, come and talk to me,” I said. “We'll work something out.” “After I pick myself up off the floor,” Sam ...

Author: Sarah Graves

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553898774


Page: 304

View: 958

Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree left her high-powered career for a dilapidated fixer-upper and the dream of a quiet existence in the quaint town of Eastport, Maine. But she found that no matter how carefully you remodel your life, murder can take up residence anywhere. It’s Eastport’s most notorious landmark: the old Harlequin House. Named for the disgraced physician Chester Harlequin, it was used as a hideout for gunshot gangsters and their molls during Prohibition’s heyday. Now fixer-upper enthusiast Jake Tiptree and Harlequin’s only living descendant, Ellie White, are refurbishing the mansard-roofed mansion to host the local Historical Society’s upcoming gala. But when stripping down old wallpaper reveals a secret door to a room containing not one but two corpses, Jake and Ellie once again find home repair leading to homicide. One of the bodies is a skeleton dressed in 1920s flapper chic. But the other is that of real-estate mogul Hector Gosling, and in his pocket is a paper bearing the single word “Guilty.” The less-than-scrupulous tycoon has been poisoned, and when it’s learned that the offending substance is the poison that Ellie’s husband George has been using to kill red ants, he is immediately taken into custody. Then it develops that George had recently accused Gosling of a scheme to scam George’s vulnerable old aunt out of her life savings—and George out of his inheritance. With George held for murder, Jake and a pregnant Ellie swing into action. In between Ellie’s Lamaze sessions, baby showers, and CPR classes taught by Jake’s ex-husband Victor, the two amateur sleuths must sift their way through a trail of seemingly contradictory clues. Then another corpse surfaces and suddenly Jake and Ellie realize they must find this killer fast. A clever culprit is not only building an airtight case against Ellie’s husband. He—or she—is planning to nail everyone who stands in the way.


I recalled Red's little pep talk the night we whacked Officer Des Farrow about how my purpose was not to be a hero ... me if I yelled a number eight into the cell phone, abandoned the Taurus and had Johnny pick me up a few blocks away.

Author: H. A. Covington

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468518771


Page: 388

View: 721

Shane Ryan is a wrong guy. Wrong race. Wrong gender. Wrong class. Wrong side of the tracks. Wrong attitude. America in the near future is a cold, cruel place, especially in the hardscrabble rural Pacific Northwest. There’s war in the Middle East, a revived draft, mass unemployment, an economy permanently on the skids, greed and corruption, incompetence and stupidity at the top. Poor blue-collar kids from the trailer park are last in line for everything. America has screwed Shane Ryan, and he returns the favor. He joins the Northwest Volunteer Army, a terrorist organization dedicated to overthrowing the United States government and establishing an independent nation. America is about to learn the hard way that what goes around, comes around.