Take This Advice

The Most Nakedly Honest Graduation Speeches Ever Given

Take This Advice

Compiles poignant, irreverent, and humorous baccalaureate speeches made by such speakers as Bill Cosby, Seamus Heaney, Madeleine Albright, Salman Rushdie, Sting, Al Franken, and Edward Albee.

Take My Advice

Letters to the Next Generation from People Who Know a Thing or Two

Take My Advice

Just in time for graduation, a smart and edgy collection of advice for young people from dozens of the most creative and visionary people on the planet. Contributors include: Camille Paglia • Wayne Koestenbaum • Jonathan Ames • Jennifer Belle • Howard Zinn • Joe Dallesandro • Bruce LaBruce • Dr. Laura Schlessinger • Tom Robbins • Judith Butler • Martha Nussbaum Horst • William S. Burroughs • Larry Niven • Veruschka • Lydia Lunch • Spalding Gray • Eileen Myles • Roger Scruton • Ken Kesey Mary Gaitskill • Richard Powers • Mark Dery • Florence King • Mark Simpson • Bob Shacochis • Joanna Scott • Quentin Crisp • Carolyn Chute • Michael Thomas Ford • Alexander Theroux • George Saunders • Charles Baxter • Ian Shoales • Fay Weldon • Bruce Benderson • Scott Russell Sanders • John Shirley • Dr. John Money • Cindy Sherman • Richard Meltzer • Gene Wolfe • Abbie Hoffman • Diane Wakowski • Richard Taylor • Bette Davis • Arthur Nersesian • Jim Harrison • Martha Gellhorn • Lucius Shepard • Dan Jenkins • Steve Stern • Murray Bookchin • John Zerzan • Maurice Vellekoop • Joel-Peter Witkin • Stewart Home • Maxx Ardman • Katharine Hepburn • Bret Lott • Lynda Barry • Alain de Botton • Mary McCarthy • Hakim Bey • Anita O'Day • Chris Kraus • R. U. Sirius • C. D. Payne W. V. Quine • Rita Dove • Robert Creeley • Valerie Martin • Paul Krassner • Alphonso Lingis • Mark Helprin • John Rechy • Ram Dass • William T. Vollmann • Bettie Page

Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Take My Advice

Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Take My Advice

Lucy B. Parker has a problem. Specifically, everyone else's problems. When the advice columnist for her school paper has a little meltdown, Lucy's frister (that's friend + sister), teen superstar Laurel Moses, suggests that Lucy become the new go-to girl for advice! Lucy's not quite sure how that's going to work, considering she's usually the one asking for advice, but with the Sadie Hawkins dance coming up, it seems like everyone in her class needs some help.

Keep Your Assets. Take My Advice.

It is Easier to Climb Out of a Shallow Hole

Keep Your Assets. Take My Advice.

Never Fall Victim to Wall Street Again Recently, most people have been victimized by the revenue generating machine that is Wall Street. The truth is, Wall Street only cares about making the most revenue they can from you. You will learn: The 20%/65% rule of investing in both bear and bull markets. When and why to move your investments to cash. Why agency relationships and suitability are a far cry from fiduciary responsibility. How to convert your IRA to a tax-free Roth IRA using either a Home Equity Line of Credit, a Reverse Mortgage, or a Real Estate Option. A way to pay off your 30-year mortgage in ten or eleven years. How you can get rid of credit card debt in months, not years. Why segmenting your money and using principal for income may put you in a lower tax bracket. How to do a background check on your financial advisor annually. What to look out for in regard to outlandish performance claims by financial advisors. The strategies presented herein will teach you how to have a consistent process and a plan for your success. You will never again fall victim to Wall Street's shenanigans.

Never Take Advice from an Unscarred Man

Never Take Advice from an Unscarred Man

In his new collection of short stories, author Dennis Kolb shares the wisdom that came laced with the bumps and bruises he earned along the way through his life. From hunting for whitetail deer to the challenges of looking for a job after leaving the navy, Kolb shares funny moments and challenging times with wit and humor. He knew he needed to be willing to make the mistakes and happily take his lumps as he journeyed toward his goal a life well-lived. Along the way, he imparts his own brand of wisdom for example, you can't reason with animals or machines, and sometimes repeating the same action gets different results. He knows about humiliation, and he knows about success; he also knows that timing is everything! In Never Take Advice from an Unscarred Man, Kolb recalls his time as a small kid through the last half of the forties, his crazy teen years, his life in the navy, and beyond. The educational bruises and mistakes Kolb recounts have had far more influence on his happiness and success than any formal education could have. In these charming, homespun stories, he offer memories of times past for all to experience and enjoy.

The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda

She sees, coming up a second time, earth from the ocean, eternally green; the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them, over the mountain hunting fish. After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. The one-eyed Odin, red-bearded Thor, Loki the trickster, the lovely goddesses, and the giants who are their enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer, Brynhild the shield-maiden, and the implacable Gudrun. This translation also features the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword. Comic, tragic, instructive, grandiose, witty, and profound, the poems of the Edda have influenced artists from Wagner to Tolkien and speak to us as freely as when they were first written down seven hundred and fifty years ago.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff About Money

Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff About Money

This #1 bestselling guide to managing your career and living comfortably with your finances reveals fascinating insights for everyone from businesspeople to those who manage the household budget. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff About Money illuminates how to: Learn more about the relationship between moods and money Be aware of what you don't know, and what you're not good at Spend the bulk of your time on the "critical inch" of your business Avoid giving away your power.

The Best Investment Advice Is Sometimes About What Not to Do

The Best Investment Advice Is Sometimes About What Not to Do

This Element is an excerpt from It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life (9780137050321) by Saly A. Glassman. Available in print and digital formats. Why the best investment advice you ever get might be what not to do. Shortly after 9/11, a terrible period for all investors and advisors–for all Americans–Edward called to thank his advisor. “Thank me?” the advisor exclaimed. “Why? I feel terrible about our losses over the last year.” Edward said, “No, you don’t understand. You told me not to invest $600,000 in a private equity partnership I was seriously considering. I’ve just learned that investment was a total failure.”