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The Gamer's Bucket List: The 50 Video Games to Play Before You Die
The Gamer's Bucket List
The 50 Video Games to Play Before You Die
Paperback      ISBN: 1633531317
#1 Amazon Best Seller ─ Which games are worth playing?

The 50 best games: From pixelated pioneer adventures to stunning space odysseys, the boundaries of the video game world are expanding every day. Grand epics and gritty mysteries. Fierce competition and friendly cooperation. Powerful emotions and uproarious laughter. Video games are fantastically diverse and wonderfully creative, but not all games are created equal. With so many games out there on so many different consoles, computers, and devices, how do you decide which games are worth playing? Backed by years of writing about games professionally and decades spent playing them, Chris Watters lays out a list of 50 games to entertain and enlighten you. Whether you're trying to learn more about the world of gaming or strengthening your claim to true gaming fluency, these are the games you'll want to play, and why you'll want to play them.

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide
Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1501144111
As featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

A do-it-herself guide to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies, and the real scoop on how women can get honest car service at the garage, from engineer turned auto mechanic and award-winning entrepreneur Patrice Banks.

Do you feel lost when explaining your car problems to a mechanic? Do you panic when something goes wrong with your ride? Have you felt like you were being overcharged or pressured into unnecessary add-ons at the auto shop?

Fear no more: The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide has got your back.

So many women feel powerless, nervous, or embarrassed when taking our cars in for a repair, and yet we outnumber men both as drivers and as customers at auto repair shops The time has come for us to grab the wheel and finally take control of our cars.

Filled with easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions, great tips, and lifesaving rules of thumb, The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide will help take away the confusion and mystery surrounding cars, teach women what they need to know about how their cars work, and what they need to do to keep them running smoothly.

Patrice Banks was once like most of us: a self-professed "auto airhead" who was clueless about car maintenance, yet convinced that mechanics were taking advantage of her. Now she's an auto pro devoted to empowering women to learn basic car repairs and knowing what to do in an emergency. So whether you get a flat tire when you're stranded in the middle of nowhere, your car overheats, or a mysterious dashboard light suddenly starts blinking, help is just a reach-in-the-glove-box away.
How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace
How to Disappear
Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace
Hardcover      ISBN: 1599219778

How to Disappear is the authoritative and comprehensive guide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who's ever entertained the fantasy of disappearing--whether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence. Written by the world's leading experts on finding people and helping people avoid being found, How to Disappear covers everything from tools for disappearing to discovering and eliminating the nearly invisible tracks and clues we tend to leave wherever we go. Learn the three keys to disappearing, all about your electronic footprints, the dangers and opportunities of social networking sites, and how to disappear from a stalker. Frank Ahearn and Eileen Horan provide field-tested methods for maintaining privacy, as well as tactics and strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. They explain and illustrate key tactics such as misinformation (destroying all the data known about you); disinformation (creating fake trails); and, finally, reformation--the act of getting you from point A to point B without leaving clues. Ahearn illustrates every step with real-life stories of his fascinating career, from undercover work to nab thieving department store employees to a stint as a private investigator; and, later, as a career "skip tracer" who finds people who don't want to be found. In 1997, when news broke of President Bill Clinton's dalliance with a White House intern, Ahearn was hired to find her. When Oscar statuettes were stolen in Beverly Hills, Ahearn pinpointed a principal in the caper to help solve the case. When Russell Crowe threw a telephone at a hotel clerk in 2005, Ahearn located the victim and hid him from the media. An indispensable resource not just for those determined to become utterly anonymous, but also for just about anyone in the brave new world of on-line information, How to Disappear sums up Ahearn's dual philosophy: Don't break the law, but know how to protect yourself.

Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival: Aisle by Aisle, HG-Style!
Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival
Aisle by Aisle, HG-Style!
Paperback      ISBN: 0312676735

Finally . . . a real-world guide that will help you navigate the supermarket and stock up on guilt-free foods, from mealtime must-haves to snack finds and more It's Hungry Girl's ultimate resource for grocery-store survival---a must-own manual that makes shopping for better-for-you foods easy and fun Inside you'll find:

* HG All-Stars and grocery-store standouts

* Calorie counts and comparisons for foods in every aisle

* Guilt-free meal ideas and snack solutions for every craving and situation

* Easy-to-digest info about nutrition labels and ingredient lists

* HG's complete supermarket list with aisle-by-aisle food finds

Hungry Girl's amazingly comprehensive supermarket guide is your key to guilt-free shopping, eating, and living

Icon: Flagship Wines from Bc's Best Wineries
Icon
Flagship Wines from Bc's Best Wineries
Hardcover      ISBN: 1771512075

​​Winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best New World Wine book in English Canada

An icon wine is the very best wine that a producer can make. It truly is the rising tide that lifts all boats, in the sense that the prestige of an icon wine cascades across a winery's entire portfolio. Icon wines are made with a winery's best grapes, and are aged in the winery's finest and most expensive barrels. They are aged another several years in bottle before release, and production volumes are often limited.

British Columbia has a thriving and exciting wine industry that attracts winemakers from across the globe, and has brought global acclaim to local vintners. It now has a such an array of high-calibre winemakers that John Schreiner has compiled a book showcasing the icon wines from BC's best wineries--and the region itself.

For each wine profiled, readers will learn the behind-the-scenes story of the winery and winemaker, as well as the history, provenance, and inspiration behind each wine. The available vintage is listed along with detailed tasting notes, information on number of cases produced, percentages of varietals in the case of blends, and even clone number of particular varietals.

Schreiner emphasizes that there is no better way to understand a wine than to assemble vertical tastings, or five or more vintages of the same wine. Vertical wine tasting allows one to drill down to a wine's essentials, and demonstrates how a wine can vary from year to year due to weather, variation in style of winemaking, and other factors.

Not only is this book the essential guide for any collector of BC wine, but it is also a culmination of research that illuminates John Schreiner's passion and unique contribution to BC's wine region.

Investing in Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market
Investing in Liquid Assets
Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market
Paperback      ISBN: 1416550186

Now more than ever, the value of Investment-Grade Wines (IGWs) and opportunities to invest in wine as an asset class are soaring. With a little research and a little risk, wine enthusiasts on every level will find it possible to gain big rewards in wine investment -- and there's never been a better time to try. IGWs have dependably outperformed blue chip stocks over the past 150 years, and the upscale wine market is still an area in which independent investors can profit handsomely.

A third-generation wine merchant, and CEO of one of the largest rare-wine companies in the world, David Sokolin knows how to turn fine wine into cold cash. And he knows how you can, too. In simple, practical terms, "Investing in Liquid Assets" provides all the information you need to understand the economic principles that govern the world of fine wine and take advantage of the resources currently available.

Using his insider's expertise, Sokolin defines Investment-Grade Wine and identifies the most financially important wine regions and styles. Defining the key players in the field, Sokolin shows you how to navigate the world of wine critics and understand the impact of their scores, and he explains why it's perfectly fine that your own personal tastes really don't matter. He offers tips on where to find reputable sources for fine wine, how to manage storage and resale, as well as all-important buying and selling strategies. In the second half of the book, he gives overviews of the world's greatest wine regions and offers his predictions about which regions and which wines are likely to represent the greatest investment opportunities in the near future.

Providing information and tactics previously known only to successful professionals, "Investing in Liquid Assets" turns your passion for fine wine into a valuable resource that will pay for itself.

A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life
A Life Less Throwaway
The Lost Art of Buying for Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0399582517
A revolutionary guide to the art of mindful buying that will teach you how to resist cheaply made goods and make smart, fulfilling purchases that last a lifetime.

With the whole world trying to convince us to spend our way to happiness, we've been left cluttered, stressed, and unfulfilled. Tara Button, founder of BuyMeOnce, is at the forefront of the global movement to change the way we shop and live forever. Tara advocates a life of mindful buying that celebrates what lasts, giving you exercises that help you curb impulses, ignore trends, and discover your true style. Once a shopaholic herself, her groundbreaking mindful curation method reveals the amazing benefits of buying for life and will help you:

- Spot the tricks that make you overspend
- De-clutter your home
- Find the products that serve you best
- Rediscover the art of keeping and caring for things
- Find happiness, success, and self-worth, beyond buying
The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-Housing & Micromanaging
The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions
Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-Housing & Micromanaging
Paperback      ISBN: 098345941x

Admissions rates of 6 percent? Kids applying to thirty-two colleges? Sixteen-year-olds with more impressive resumes than Fortune 500 CEOs? Has the nation lost its mind? Why yes, it has J.D. Rothman, the Neurotic Parent of blog fame, takes readers on a hilarious satiric journey through today's insane college admissions process. The vividly illustrated book takes you from the Itsy-Bitsy Fiske Guide and Junior Kumon Tips for Preschoolers through Rejection Letters from the Heart and Bed Bath & Bye-Bye.

The Ontario Craft Beer Guide: Second Edition
The Ontario Craft Beer Guide
Second Edition
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1459739299
With nearly one hundred new breweries, this second edition of The Ontario Craft Beer Guide is an indispensable field guide to the province's beer.

The explosion of craft beer variety in North America has created a climate of amazing quality and bewildering options for beer drinkers. Choosing a drink in that landscape can be intimidating, but in The Ontario Craft Beer Guide beer lovers have a concise and expertly curated guide to over one thousand offerings, with simple tasting notes, ratings, and brewery biographies. Let noted experts Jordan St. John and Robin LeBlanc guide you to your next favourite beer, from your new favourite brewery.
The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Concert Posters
The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Concert Posters
Paperback      ISBN: 1603602011

Are you ready to rock? The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Concert Posters is the latest "how to" book in Gemstone Publishing's series for new and experienced collectors alike. This volume melds the awesome artwork of talented concert poster artists with t