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Cabin Life Ain't Easy: A Collection of Short Stories, Essays, and Articles
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 33,010. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a collection of John T. Schmitz’s early work, some of it never before published. Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a humorous look at sometimes serious subjects, but even the author himself admits “No matter how hard I try, I simply cannot sit down at a keyboard with a straight face....”
Confessions of a Reformed Control Freak - The Top Ten Sins Most Managers Make & How to Avoid Them.
Price: $6.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 30!) Words: 60,580. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Essay » Business
Yes I admit it. I was once a control freak. I was a micro-manager. The top ten sins most managers make and how to avoid them are woven into the ten chapters of this book. And yes - I've committed each one of them so I'm hoping you can learn from my mistakes. Don't put your career or organization at risk. Learn to manage and lead the 21st Century way. This book will teach you how.
Here's Your Wisdom For 2011
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 91,050. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political
Here’s Your Wisdom For 2011 is a collection of John T. Schmitz’s columns, which appear in the online magazine Secret Laboratory. Always witty and insightful, the author dissects, analyzes, and comments upon current events, national affairs, and politics. Here’s Your Wisdom is must-read material for anyone who is interested in controlling their own environment by way of the political process.
Why Johnny Can't Reason
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until April 2!) Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
America's Education System is broken. The new expose by Don Gumball and Vince Iuliano!
Mesajınız Var
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until April 6!) Words: 16,930. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Essay » Sociology
Elinizdeki bu kitap, kişisel gelişim yolunda; yola nasıl çıkacaksınız, nereden başlayacaksınız, kendinizi nasıl arındırıp hayatınızın iyiye doğru ilerlemesini sağyalabileceksiniz, bu konularda size başlangıç ipuçları vermede yardımcı olacaktır. Kitabın en ilginç özelliği “sizinle konuştuğunu” fark edeceksiniz. Kitaptan “Şu anın niyetine...” diyerek derin bir nefes alın ve herhangi bir sayfa açın.
For Arabs, Chinese, and Hindus (collection of papers)
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 30,520. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Linguistics / Sociolinguistics, Essay » Sociology
This folder is creative revision of materials put in the CIS-folder (“Для всег СНГ-цев”) but this is not a translation, this is adaptation to the new auditory. Yet this is not a book but a small series of, at present 3, related papers intended to give you initial ideas about the best world language, which is ... Bulgarian, up to my word! The questions are very important for all people.
Personal Things In English (motley collection)
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
This folder contains some things related personally with the author Chris Myrski, yet this is not autobiography and the materials are made interesting for the readers. At present there are 4 things, namely: Myrski Against Myrski, Conditions For Printing Of Myrski; Creative Testament Of Myrski, Open Letter To Microsoft. There are similar folders in Russian and Bulgarian, but they differ.
Speed Notes on Adam Martin's Xenoman
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 2!) Words: 50,510. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Includes Xenoman book summary, character list, chapter summary, glossary of terms, and black box tunings.
Our Inability To Destroy (Social Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until April 30!) Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Essay » Sociology
This is an essay about the contemporary consumer society, that creates artificial things but /is unable to destroy them/ later. It begins with philosophical reflections about the world and then observes some concrete cases of such inability like the: revolutions & wars, outdated moral norms, obsolescence of the things, garbage of different kind, and proposes some directions in which have to work.
Личные Вещи На Русском (разношёрстный сборник)
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 15,760. Language: Russian. Published: December 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
In Russian. Эта папка содержит несколько вещей связанных лично с автором Христо Мирский, однако это не автобиография и материалы сделаны интересными для читателей. На данный момент их 4 штуки, а именно: Мирский против Мирского, Ах, госпожи, господа!, Условия для печатания Мирского, и Творческое завещание Мирского. Имеются схожие папки на английском и болгарском, но они отличаются.
The Origin of Unhappiness: The Scientific Method Applied to the Human Condition - Book III
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until April 6!) Words: 69,590. Language: Simple English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology, Essay » Sociology
Many people feel relatively happy, others feel unhappy. In fact, most people are ignorant of being in a world that prevents the realization of authentic and collective happiness. In our view, it is necessary to know, in a satisfactory way, the essence of the social “world” in which we live, to find the causes of such unhappiness and find a viable alternative.
Лични Неща На Български (пъстър сборник)
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 17,410. Language: Bulgarian. Published: December 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
In Bulgarian. Този папка съдържа няколко неща свързани лично с автора Христо Мирски, обаче това не е автобиография и материалите са направени интересни за читателите. В момента има 4 неща, а именно: Мирски срещу Мирски, Обява, Условия за печатане на Мирски, и Творческо завещание на Мирски. Има сродни папки на английски и руски, но те се различават.
Для Всех СНГ-цев (сборник статей)
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 25,970. Language: Russian. Published: November 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Linguistics / Sociolinguistics, Essay » Sociology
In Russian. Это небольшая папка с вещами, писанные на русском языке и предназначенные в основном для всех СНГ-ейцев. Эту папку я не думал переводить на другие языки, но потом решил претворить её на английском на этот раз якобы для всех арабов и т.д., но это не совсем то, вещи адаптированы к аудитории.
The Sense of the Pen-Real Gland
Price: $5.99 $4.31 USD. (28% off until April 7!) Words: 46,060. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Essay » Sociology
. I saw the power of drive and went for a ride and it was an adventure in the sky. I was driven and am still and it is a surreal and dreamy reality that will never subside. Never subside for there is poetry. I live in poetry and for moments of duende it is mine
И Таз Добра! (Публицистика) — Част Първа
Price: $2.99 $2.49 USD. (17% off until Jan. 1, 2020!) Words: 91,170. Language: Bulgarian. Published: June 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy, Essay » Political
In Bulgarian. Това е първия том от моята публицистика с обем приблизително 2/5 от всичките неща, които са поместени под условното заглавие “За Списания”. Те обхващат доста голям период от време, от около 1990-та (когато Мирски се появи като автор) и до 2017, когато аз реших най-после да затворя тази огромна книга (където броя на всичките статии достигна 68, което е колкото моите години накрая).
Evrenin İlahi Dili ''Uyanış''
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off until April 6!) Words: 13,520. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Hayatımda yolunda gitmeyen bir şeyler vardı. Yıllardır çabalıyordum. Bir türlü hayalini kurduğum yere bırak gelmeyi, yanına bile yaklaşamamıştım. Kontrol etmeye çalıştığım her şey, kontrolümden çıkmıştı.Herkese saçımı süpürge etmiştim, kimse kıymetimi bilmemişti. Hep de beni bulur, hep de benim başıma gelirdi… Arızalanmaktan yorulmuştum…
Il destino dell'umanità: Il metodo scientifico applicato alla condizione umana
Series: The Scientific Method Applied to the Human Condition. Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until April 6!) Words: 25,600. Language: Italian. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
La condizione umana, come analizzata da: profeti, demiurghi, filosofi, sociologi e storici, mostra un divario enorme con la natura umana più autentica, con i suoi bisogni, aspettative e finalità! Questo saggio vuole individuare, concretamente, la reale essenza della società in atto ed i suoi meccanismi evolutivi, autonomi ed estranei alla coscienza dell'umanità, che è succube di quei meccanismi.
Неумението Ни Да Рушим (Социално Есе)
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until May 20!) Words: 10,850. Language: Bulgarian. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Essay » Sociology
In Bulgarian. Това е есе за нашето неумение да рушим, много неща, а в природата всичко е обвързано в цикли, и ако не ги затворим правилно се стига до големи катаклизми. Разгледани са следните случаи: революциите и войните, моралните норми, моралното износване на нещата, боклука от различен вид, хората, и информацията. Нещата хем са философски, хем касаят всички ни, хем не са разрешени правилно.
Now, Look Here (Publicistics) — Part One
Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off until July 1!) Words: 106,550. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy, Essay » Political
This is the first volume of my publicistic materials and in size about 2/5 of all things, which are conditionally put under the heading “For Journals”. It comprises very big period of time, from about1990 (when Myrski emerged as writer) and till 2017 when I decided to put an end to this enormous book (where the number of all papers reached 68 what is exactly the number of my years at the end).
The Worst Paperboy in the World
Price: $1.45 $0.99 USD. (32% off until April 2!) Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Essay » Author profile
In the 1970's for a young boy delivering the New York Daily News to the suburbs, it was the best of times (and the worst of times). Good customers he soon learned, had to be trained and cultivated, like a good garden. Subscribers may have been dropping like flies, but the ones who remained were the very best.