If you have ever sat at the knees of a family member or neighbor who regaled you with their wild stories and hard-earned lessons, you have probably learned a thing or two about how others’ stories can help prepare you for life. Through Boy to Successful Man, you will gain invaluable information from two authors who have seen it all.
For anyone who feels misunderstood, for anyone who feels angry, for anyone who feels lost-this book is for you. There is no shame in feeling trapped or confused by the expectations for you to grow from a boy into a man. This book is a tool to give young men great lives, no matter their circumstances.
In Boy to Successful Man, Rico Austin PhD and Dr. Suave Powers have collaborated to create a literal “pocket” book of advice for young men. Specifically, it caters to young men who may not have had the guidance of a father figure. Each chapter teaches basic lessons, often through short, anecdotal stories of Rico’s life. Many of the lessons are simplistic, but that is exactly the point. This is a book of the basics for anyone whose education is lacking. In today’s fast paced world, there are not many people who will go out of their way to ensure that the gaps in others’ educations have been filled. Rico Austin and Dr. Suave Powers do exactly that within the pages of Boy to Successful Man.
In addition, Rico Austin shares information about his upbringing, which many would call challenging. However, he does not write solely for individuals who have been raised in similar situations. His advice is ambiguous and versatile enough to apply to people from all different backgrounds. Whether one has grown up in a family with an absent father or with well-meaning parents who were simply too busy to instill life lessons into their children, Uncle Rico’s advice holds true.
The authors of this book boast a great deal of credibility. Both are highly educated with multiple degrees, and they often reference quotes by experts. These experts range from Ernest Hemingway, to Lil’ Wayne, to Eleanor Roosevelt, to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Mahatma Gandhi. (The level of exposure that readers gain from the quotes themselves is noteworthy!) In the chapter about education, Rico Austin states that, “education, in its general sense, is a form of learning in which skills, knowledge, and habits of a group of people are handed down from one generation to the next.” That is precisely what the quotes shared in this book are intended to do-pass on a great deal of wisdom from previous generations. Overall, Rico Austin and Dr. Powers’ advice reads as a family member providing guidance to a beloved child. It is clear that each chapter in this book has been written from that same place of concern and care for our future generations.
Are you tired of hearing the scare tactics claiming you’ll never be able to retire? Are you insulted with male oriented advice that discounts women’s individual needs? Are you worried that Social Security and Medicare won’t be around? Have you noticed that it’s often the men that sabotage retirement for the women?
This book is full of common sense solutions for women:
Design a customized retirement based on your personality
How to use existing skills to establish creative income
Downsize and balance your budget without sacrifice
How the woman’s social network is your retirement advantage
How to plan for quality of life and greater longevity
How to manage your partner to save your retirement
When to sell your home for maximum benefit
Improve your health to benefit your body and budget
Learn to avoid the most common mistakes in retirement
If you are ready to take your retirement back, you need this book.
This book starts out with short, but intense pieces that have sharp angles of life and love. It continues with theme based chapters that flood your senses. The range is from rogue romances to the search for personal meaning to passages of time and the future.
For me, the emotion in these poems reach inside your heart and mind if you allow. The style is not flowery or overly complex, but personal and thought provoking instead with elements of social commentary. This book has swept me away and I don’t want to come back.
Champion Your Career – Winning in the World of Work
When Kaori Sansa’s father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father’s death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure? (Book 1 in the Sacred Guardian series)
The country had just gone to war with Japan, and a new patriot is born in the small coastal town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The date is January 20, 1942. As the years go by, take a journey with him and how he discovered a gift. An American history lesson for today. An amazing book. An Amazing journey. Visit the following website to discover a story you will probably want to share with others even children. childofgreatestgeneration.com
“Loose Threads” tracks two women who join Dog Breakfast (DB) co-op, an informal security outfit. DB safeguards an egalitarian society that encourages individual excellence. The co-op trains acolytes to earn Olympic gold.
___Nyssa struggles with PTSD from a 3-year stint in the sex trade. DB is like paradise compared to her former life. But the training is tough, and she must deal with issues of trust before she reclaims her libido.
___Jen suffers from vertigo, yet she climbs a skyscraper to attack the summit of the world’s most powerful CEOs.
___”Loose Threads” takes place in the Pacific Rim, circa 2070s. Earth struggles from the impacts of Climate Change, and the narrative records the 1st-round of the Sustainability War.
Wesley Mandell, a once-popular socialite, believes he can gain fame by establishing a proven link between a coincidence and a parallel universe.
Located in rural Virginia in horse country, he lives with his wife and two Hispanic employees. His experiment creates a response that shakes him and everyone else to the core.
When good and evil do battle over your very soul, you have to ask yourself— Why? Why would evil want you so badly as to die for your soul; while good wants you so badly as to risk their own to save yours? This is the story of the battle for a soul, and it takes place within one NAVY SEAL. “Defending Heaven” came to Chad Nichols in a dream. He was called to see where it took him. As he wrote the book he perceived it to be fiction, but as he read the finished project he asked himself, “is it really?”
Read about the protagonist’s journey into loving her dark skin. Going through discrimination, colorism, bullying, and not having a father figure in her life, and growing to love her dark skin. Free for Kindle unlimited members or 7.99, paperback 16.99.
An intellectual, conspiracy thriller set in Malta:
A gripping conspiracy thriller that takes archaeologist Tom Kettering on a journey of discovery from his home on the sweltering island of Malta to the dreaming spires of Oxford and the burning sands of the Egyptian desert.
Tom has unearthed a bizarre shaped skull, similar to those previously exhibited in Valletta’s Archaeological museum, until 1985, when suddenly and without explanation, they were removed from public display and never seen again. Tom is determined his skull will not face the same fate and seeks advice from Alessandro Tiepolo, a renowned expert and a Jesuit priest with a private agenda and a mysterious past of his own.
Guided by Tiepolo, Tom delves into Malta’s megalithic past and uncovers a surprising connection with the ancient pharaohs.
The mystery is compounded by startling revelations found in the Ethiopian Book of Enoch and Tom is convinced there is a connection. A connection someone does not want him to make.
Around him, people are dying in suspicious circumstances and Tom fears he could be next but why?
Who is behind the plot to silence him before his research is published?
Does Father Alessandro Tiepolo hold the answers?
In Humanity” is a statement of anger, near bitterness and deep pain! It is a protest! It includes eleven (11) written pieces that cover the gamut of protest and anger. It is personal, private, communal and corporate. It will touch you with the beauty of the verse and the simplicity and power of its truth.
In Humanity is offered as a chapbook in hope that you will find in it expression for your anger, angst and a statement that resonates with the pain that is felt by Black and Brown people in this country and around the world.
A college graduate, not to mention future father and husband–in that order–finds out he can make a living, or his living can make him.
My hope for this book is that I give a glimpse to you, the reader, into the experiences we went through when my husband – a young, healthy man – was diagnosed at age 50 with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. My aim is to give you some insight into how to perhaps deal with each change with a little more understanding, and the knowledge that you aren’t alone. On those days where you are frustrated or unsure if you can continue with your journey as a caregiver through this terrible disease, you must remember that nobody is infallible and nobody is a saint. You are human, you make mistakes, and you are doing the very best you can.
When my husband was first diagnosed, I remember telling a friend, “I don’t think I can do this; I don’t know if I can ever do the full care when he gets to that stage.” I was able to continue the care-giving a lot longer than I ever imagined – one day at a time.
I wanted to “give back” in some way to help others who are facing what we faced. My memories are still very vivid right from the first indication that something was wrong. I don’t regret any of the treatments we tried or the care-giving I did. My only regret is that I wasn’t able to cure him.
A young lady is having a wonderful day playing outside when she falls and hurts herself. She has to go to the urgent care for help. She is initially scared, but she soon finds out that she has nothing to fear.
This book is an excellent way to help children with their fear of going to medical clinics. Additionally, early exposure to medical facilities may foster a desire for a career in medicine.
Kassidie Noel Winters is tired of living behind shattered glass! Kassidie was a child full of joy, laughter, and pure innocence. At the age of six, her life drastically changed forever by the one person she trusted. The dark hole left by being robbed of her innocence became filled with low self-esteem, anger, and poor decisions that would follow her into adulthood. Through professional counseling, Kassidie unlocks the buried parts of her past to face her childhood struggles, forgive her abuser, and put the shattered pieces in her life back together. From the first page of the book to the explosive ending, the reader will experience Kassidie’s pain, recovery, and ultimately her triumph.
A beautifully biased and democratic leaning book from the current view of what is going on right now. Step through each month with the poet as she rhymes and free forms her way through the pandemic, caucus, space launch, fight against racism, and more.
Proceeds being shared with “Color of Change” and “Coalition for The Homeless” organizations.
“Korian is a towering achievement. The imaginary world is full of magic and the emotions that the characters displayed are well rendered. Giorgio Garofalo proved to be a master of imagination.” —OnlineBookClub
A startling blend of mysticism, myth, nature and adventure.
We all have a dark side, but his . . . destroys worlds.
The Manian’s Spear, is the thrilling first installment in the Korian series of epic, dark fantasy novels. Set on Endura, a world as wondrous as it is mysterious, the saga follows Korian, Doric and Will—three outcasts with unique powers—as they come of age in a mystical world ravaged by a dark insatiable evil. It’s a story, layered in myth, of two species: humans and firstlings—the indigenous humanoid species, and their battle against an unimaginable nightmare.
When an ancient evil is awakened, a legacy is tragically thrust upon Korian, Doric and Will. Cursed with the burden to seek out the Azura: a faceless enigma; a gift from the gods; the guardian; a super-being, and the last hope for the downtrodden species, the unwary boys must reluctantly embark on a tortuous quest. Relentlessly pursued by a dark featureless figure wielding a powerful dark magic, they encounter a number of unique characters and creatures, and a sorcerer with the moniker, Manian, along the way. As they follow three distinct paths toward a great purpose: to find the Azura and the Portal to the realm of the gods, their quest uncovers the true meaning of friendship, the harsh reality of who they are and drives them towards the final confrontation for Endura, where the fates of everyone rest with the resolve of one man, his enchanted spear, and a force that evil did not reckon: the unbound power that comes when the rapture of love is suddenly and irretrievably lost.
Detective David Knight lives in Birchwood, California. It is a small town in The Fiasco Valley of Elviño County, which is world-famous for the wine it produces. The town seems idyllic until young, healthy, male, harvest workers start turning up dead. While trying to solve the crimes, David meets a beautiful Mexican woman and falls in love. Follow David as he does detective work in order to catch the killer, or killers, and solve the rash of murders. Keep following David as he runs from the drug cartels that have started their own country and as he escapes monumentally mad Martians. David’s political views and psychological problems are often put on display and the results are rather amusing. It’s a hilarious and informative look at life in a dull town in a wealthy valley that is beset by murders . . . or is it? Since this book doesn’t really fall into an established genre, the author came up with a new one. VD is a political sarcastic comedy, and so falls into the new “Polisarcasmedy” genre. It could become a huge, popular genre if our politicians don’t improve.
Trouble is, she’s searched for it in all the wrong beds…there was the hazel-eyed bad boy, the millionaire sugar daddy, and the husband who couldn’t stay away from the bottle. Follow her through her trials and triumphs in this cautionary tale about the double life of Carma Carmelite.