The Conversation Piece will make you think twice about the everyday opinions you take for granted. What instrument is not music to your ears? If, for one day, you could have anything to yourself--any object or place--what would you choose? What food and beverage combination is your personal favorite? What movie character is most like you?
The Conversation Piece provides more than three hundred opportunities to explore creatively your thoughts about the world you live in. It's a book about you, about your friends--about everyone you know! If you were an entry in the dictionary, under which word would people find you? Ask yourself today. . . . You may change your mind tomorrow!
The Conversation Piece Too gets people talking about everyday opinions, life changing moments and everything in between. If you had to write a one sentence mission statement for your life, what would it be (22)? Thinking back to all the TV series finales that you've seen over the years, which show do you think had the best final episode (3)? If you could be a contestant on any game show, past or present, which show would you pick (253)?
The Conversation Piece Too gives you a chance to find out what people think about the big questions and the little ones. In one sentence, what do you believe is the secret of life (97)? In your opinion, what flavor of ice cream would best describe your disposition (298)? Get to know your family and your friends--even yourself--a lot better.
The Everything Chinese Cookbook is a "user friendly" specialty cookbook which is ideal for the novice kitchen cook wanting to prepare and serve traditional Chinese dishes. Individual chapters are devoted to dipping sauces, appetizers, soups and salads, rice and noodles, beef dishes, pork entrees, chicken and other poultry, tofu and eggs, fish and other seafood, Chinese vegetables; desserts and snacks.
Similar to the popular Gifts in a Jar recipe books, except these recipes for homemade gifts are meant to be bagged. Gift tags are included with each recipe simply cut out, fold over the top of the bag and attach with staples, ribbon, raffia or twine.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. originally wrote Life's Little Instruction Book as a gift for his son who was leaving home to begin his freshman year in college. Brown says, "I read years ago that it was not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children but to provide a road map, and I wanted to provide him with what I had learned about living a happy and rewarding life." Life's Little Instruction Book is a guidebook that gently points the way to happiness and fulfillment. The observations are direct, simple, and as practical as an umbrella.
"But it's not just for young people," says Brown. "Most of us already know how to live a successful and purposeful life. We know we should be more understanding and thoughtful, more responsible, courageous and appreciative. It's just that we sometimes need reminding." Life's Little Instruction Book is that reminder, as well as the perfect gift for a relative or a friend who needs encouragement at any time of the year.
Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.
Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks softly.
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
Be kinder than necessary.
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
Commit yourself to constant self-improvement.
Don't major in minor things.
Never cut what can be untied.
Since its debut in 1991, Life's Little Instruction Book has revolutionized the publishing industry. This little plaid book, which has been embraced the world over, has sold more than nine million copies, spent more than two years atop the New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into 33 languages. Though originally written as a gift from a father to a son, its simple message has been enjoyed by men and women of all ages around the world.
Over five hundred suggestions and reminders on how to live a happy life are packed into this third volume of a winning best-seller. There are numerous copycats around which mimic the format and content; but Brown's suggestions are clear winners, providing positive and uplifting advice.