The Tao of Programming
By Geoffrey James

An entertaining, tongue-in-cheek look at computing through the eyes of the ancient masters. These proverbs of wisdom have passed through generations, since the dawn of the computer age. Serious thoughts presented on soft pillows of warm smiles. A philosophy of humor to live and work by. Find answers to questions such as: What is the meaning of life? How can I debug a program that locks the keyboard? A must for the computerlist who likes to smile.

150 Pages, 4X7", Paperback, Illustrations

The Zen of Programming
By Geoffrey James

This book is a collection of Zen moments experienced every day by those who share their work and play time with computers. These moments are retold in the form of Chronicles, Folktales, Analects, Koans, and Haiku poetry. Let the Master Ninjei bring you back to those sweet moments of inexhaustible, childlike joy you once had with your work.

128 pages, 4X7", Paperback, Illustrations

Conversations Before a Marriage
By Matt Kramer

George Bernard Shaw once said, "The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished." In the case of marriage, it seems that the illusion doesn't last long after vows are exchanged. This makes the period before a marriage crucial to its success. Unfortunately, most people choose to ignore potential problems because they want to preserve the initial euphoria of their relationship. Once in wedlock, however, those issues are forced into the open. For one in every two marriages, that means divorce. Conversations Before a Marriage by Matt Kramer is a new book that helps readers break down barriers to communication. It teaches readers, through exercises and instruction, how to confront difficult problems experienced by every relationship. Not only can it prepare couples for marriage, but also help lay the groundwork for long and happy lives together.

97 Pages, b&w illustrations

The Writer's Pocket Almanack
By R. John Brockman & William Horton

Bursting with fascinating wit and delightful ideas, this book is for anyone who puts words on paper, thoughts in minds, and ideas into action. It's an idea-generating collection of Aphorisms, Quotations, Historical Anecdotes, Tidbits of Wisdom, and Dangerously Cute Sayings guaranteed to get your verbal juices flowing. Writing a letter? A Proposal? A dissertation? Writing a book? An article? Use this handy book to spark your energies and get your thoughts moving.

183 Pages, 4X7", Paperback, Illustrations

By Shulman, Shulman & Rafferty

Do subliminal tapes really work? Are you being affected by subliminal messages all day? Are we being brainwashed? This most absorbing and important book takes you on a guided tour through the mysterious world of subliminal teaching devices. Do they work? How do they work? Why might they not work? How are they made? Are they a magic cure all to personal problems and nagging bad habits? The most comprehensive review of the research-over 44 pages of references. The writing is lucid and provocative. Trying to decide if subliminal tapes are of value? This book is the place to begin.

288 Pages, 4X7", Paperback,Illustrations

Your Best Interest
By Tom Weishaar

Stop Giving your money away! Take control of your own financial future! Learn the secrets the experts use to control the time value of money! What you don't know about money is costing you daily and dearly. But it doesn't have to. Money matters can be expained simply. Learn the true meaning of the phrase, "Time is money," as you see how the interest-rate magicians pick your pockets and make you feel like they're doing you a favor. Finally, here's a book that explains the secrets of money in everyday language.

160 Pages, 6X9", Paperback, Illustrations

Book 1: A Feelings Dictionary for Successful Communication

It's not all done with mirrors. It's all done with words. The most loving communication puts your feelings into words so that your partner can know and understand you better. The most frustrating communication results when your feelings are misunderstood, misinterpreted, evaluated, and criticized. We need a vocabulary of feelings to help us express our emotions accurately. We need more words than "mad" and "glad". This book gives you the meanings for over 250 feeling words. But more, it gives you at least six similar and opposite words to each entry. This book helps you clearly express your exact feelings for more successful communication.

Book 2: Basic Principles of Successful Communication

When two people are together, there is always communication. Your only choice is to make it loving and positive or destructive and negative. "The quality of each person's life is directly linked to the quality of his or her communication." J. Stewart, noted researcher and author of Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communications. "To say that communication is important to human life is to be trite: communication means life or death to relationships." R. Howe, philosopher and author of The Miracle of Dialogue. This book gives you the basic principles of successful communication and shows you how to use them in your daily life.

Book 3: Romance, Gender Differences, and Successful Communication

Everything that happens in a romantic relationship happens through communication. Communication is the very air that a relationship needs to survive. Nothing can happen without it. Everything is possible with it. A person can survive for weeks without food, a few days without water, but barely a few minutes without air. Like breath, communication provides every relationship with the essence of life. We must breathe constantly to keep our lungs healthy and pink and life supporting. We must communicate constantly so we can experience the excitement, the joy, the exaltation of an open and flowing romantic relationship. This book shows how good communication supports romantic relationships.

Book 4: Intimacy, Change, Conflict and Successful Communication

Quite simply, there can be no intimacy without communication - and no successful communication without some intimacy. Communication is all about intimacy and change and conflict. Throughout our lives we experience change. We change. The people around us change. We try to cope with that change by communicating with others and ourselves. With every change comes conflict - the conflict of letting go of what was, so we can embrace the new. The most powerful conflicts and change come in our intimate relationships. These require our very best efforts at communication. This book shows you how to manage the powerful forces of intimacy and change for more successful communication.

Book 5: Nonverbal Patterns of Successful Communication

Not all communication is verbal. Some experts say that as little as 7 percent of the meaning in an interaction is conveyed verbally. The other 92 percent is body language, facial expression and voice tone. Facial expression sometimes says it all. Did you ever want to say to someone, "Stop looking at me so loudly. I can't hear what you're saying." Body posture and movement; simple eye shifts - a glance, a stare, a peek; tone of voice and inflection; a smile; a frown; sometimes these will actually override what's being said. Learn how to read anyone's nonverbal signals and make your communication more successful.

Book 6: Emotions, Trust, and Successful Communication

Emotions are the true windows to your soul. Emotions are your instantaneous and unfailingly accurate estimates and reactions to people and events. At times, gut-level communication will be most difficult, but it is at these precise times that it is most necessary. "What I am [is] determined by my relationships with those who love me or refuse to love me, with those I love or refuse to love." J. Powell, psychologist, author of Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? This book shows how you can trust and safely express your emotions for more successful communication.

Book 7: Basic Skills of Successful Communication

Communication is the key to any successful relationship. Good communication skills are an essential sign of a mature, self-confident adult. Basic communication skills can be taught. Here are just a few of the topics you'll read about in this book. Good communication is mutual understanding Improved awareness leads to change Good communication is individual Creating compliance from others Repairing damaged communication Foundation for effective communication Assertive, nonassertive, and aggressive communication Listening is an active process Guidelines for effective listening. This book introduces you to the basic skills of successful, communication and shows you how you can integrate them into your daily life.

Book 8: Self-Disclosure and Successful Communication

Research proves it: The better the communication in a relationship, the happier the people are in the relationship. "I think it is almost self-evident that you cannot love another person unless you know that person's needs. And you cannot know those needs unless the person tells you. You cannot know the other person unless you have engaged in enough mutual disclosure of self to be able to anticipate needs, wants, the satisfaction of goals." S.M. Jourard, author of Self-Disclosure: An Experimental Analysis of the transparent Self. This book shows how you can safely use self-disclosure for more success in your relationships.