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Space Tourist’s Handbook

In May 2001, billionaire Dennis Tito made history as the first “space tourist”-he’s the guy who paid $20 million to travel to the International Space Station. Since that landmark voyage, many others have followed in his footsteps-all courtesy of Space Adventures, the first travel agency devoted exclusively to outer space.

But before you can blast off, there’s plenty to learn. In this illustrated handbook, Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson gives would-be space tourists the exact same training program that he gives to the billionaires. Here are step-by-step instructions for liftoff, sleeping in weightless environments, using the “vacuum toilet” on the spacecraft, living in zero gravity, and much more. It’s all so informative, the instructors at Space Adventures are already integrating this handbook into their lesson plans.

With more than 25 illustrations (and a special full-color section showing popular vacation “destinations”), The Space Tourist’s Handbook is fascinating reading for amateur astronauts of all ages.

ERIC ANDERSON is the president and CEO of Space Adventures, Ltd. He resides in Washington, D.C.

JOSHUA PIVEN is coauthor of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Stuff Every Husband Should Know

On the heels of the successful Stuff Every Man Should Know and Stuff Every Woman Should Know comes the volume that both genders will treasure: Stuff Every Husband Should Know. Finally, the priceless, practical wisdom that all wives hope their husbands possess is gathered in one book! New husbands and their long suffering brethren alike will find helpful knowledge of all kinds:

• The Ten Commandments of Laundry
• How to Hire Handymen
• Side with Your Wife, Not Your Mother
• How to Drive in Peace
• Wife Space Comes Before Man Cave
• And much, much more!

This stylish pocket-sized hardcover is the perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, Father’s Day, or any time of the year.

ERIC SAN JUAN is the editor of a seven-newspaper chain in central New Jersey and the coauthor of A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense. A decade into marriage, he is delighted to find that his wife and son still seem healthy and well fed.

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Stuff Every Man Should Know

This little gift book is packed with tips, tricks, and life hacks for the modern Renaissance man.

With chapters on domestic life, personal appearance, etiquette and socializing, business and pleasure, love and relationships, and health and wellness, it’s the ultimate little black book for men of all ages. You’ll find all the answers in a concise but comprehensive pocket-sized package.
 
This handy reference guide features everything the modern man should know (but might not), including:

   • How to Cast a Fishing Rod
   • How to Open a Beer Bottle Without an Opener
   • How to Ask for a Raise
   • How to Start a Simple Skincare Routine
   • How to Make Friends as an Adult
   • How to Entertain Children

Plus wardrobe essentials, advice on car maintenance, how to start a conversation in five languages, exercise tips, grilling instructions, and much, much more!

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Stuff Every Woman Should Know

This pocket-sized handbook features all the skills a modern lady needs!
 
This little gift book is packed with tips, tricks, and life hacks for women who need to know everything. With advice on etiquette and social situations, entertaining and cooking tips, do-it-yourself instructions, health information, self-defense techniques, and much, much more, this is the ultimate—but petite!—reference guide for go-getters, self-starters, and independent women everywhere. Featuring:
 
·      How to Ask for a Raise     
·      Ten Stylish Pieces Every Woman Should Own     
·      How to Throw a Football     
·      Good Responses to Bad Pick-Up Lines     
·      How to Host a Cocktail Party     
·      How to Parallel Park

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Stuntwoman’s Workout

To perform the dangerous, awe-inspiring stunts and daring feats for Hollywood’s top action movies, stuntwoman Danielle Burgio needs to stay in peak physical condition. Now she shares the exclusive fitness program that allows her to meet any challenge on the big screen and in real life. This full-color fitness book provides a comprehensive workout that shows regular people how to get in action-star shape. You’ll learn to:

    * Shed pounds with cardio exercises and muscle toning
    * Strengthen your body with martial arts and gymnastics
    * Increase focus, flexibility, and coordination with exercises that promote total body awareness and overall wellness
    * Energize workouts with speed and endurance exercises

With more than 50 exercises that build strength, concentration, and well-being, The Stuntwoman’s Workout is your ultimate guide to staying fit-and embracing a life full of action.

DANIELLE BURGIO is a longtime Hollywood stuntwoman who has worked on The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Daredevil, Pearl Harbor, Blade, Angel, Birds of Prey, Crossing Jordan, Monster-in-Law, Will & Grace, and other TV shows and movies. She lives in Los Angeles.

JENNIFER WORICK is the coauthor of The Action Heroine’s Handbook. She lives in Philadelphia.

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This Saint Will Change Your Life

Great news! Whoever you are, whatever you do, there is a patron saint who wants to help you- specifically you-with your life. There is a patron saint of booksellers. There is a patron saint of traveling salesmen. There are patron saints for vegetarians, cab drivers, and cancer patients. For astronauts, horseback riders, and dysfunctional families. For men who are physically unattractive. For families stressed by houseguests. These saints are ready to help, and their services are absolutely free!

This Saint Will Change Your Life! describes the real-life histories of more than 300 saints and explains how they have become associated with certain people, places, and professions. Also included are 300 gorgeous full-color holy cards that depict these heavenly allies in all their glory. First published in 2007, this revised edition includes a fresh new design and a sprinkling of new saints-like St. Francis De Sales, patron saint of bloggers!

Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of several books about saints. He's appeared as an expert on CNN, the BBC, and Inside Edition and has written articles about saints for the Wall Street Journal, Inside the Vatican, and Catholic Digest, among other national publications. He lives in Connecticut.

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