Blue Structure from the publisher, Calypso Editions

"Terrifying in courage and grace, the poems of Jan Freeman's Blue Structure explore the brutal architecture of love, grief, and survival. Freeman writes 'Blue is above your head and you cannot touch it/though it is almost always there' and yet Freeman manages to graze and grasp love's luminous azure shards. In the strange wounds that great loves know, Freeman opens language to its throat and bones. These poems are horizons, tunnels, gardens, holes, mazes, curtains, stones, fences, mythologies, branches, windows, and hands. These poems, elegiac and muscular, ache and sing. Freeman's muted voice soars, deft and searing, as it ripples with piercing depth. Here, we discover again what exists, spoken and unspoken, about those who endure the full tilt of life: 'If loneliness becomes freedom, ring the bells.'"

-Rachel Eliza Griffiths

A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa—including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas.

Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, where they have the pleasure of seeing Charles Edward Hall don a traditional red suit and become the world's most famous Santa Claus—a role he has played for twenty-seven straight years.

But Hall wasn’t always such a jolly old soul. Believe it or not, this Santa was once a Scrooge. For the first time, Charles tells the inspiring story of his own transformation, from a wide-eyed child who once caught a glimpse of Santa through a frosty windowpane, to a young man who lost his faith in jolly old Saint Nick.

It wasn’t until fate intervened, in the form of an unexpected role, a stage malfunction, and hundreds of letters from children, that Charles rediscovered his Christmas spirit. Ultimately, he realized Radio City was his life’s work, and that Santa isn’t just a role. He lives in the hearts of the millions who attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and everyone who embraces the Christmas spirit.

Santa Claus, in other words, is real. When Charles needed him most, Santa was there, with kind words and a special gift. As this delightful true-life fable proves, he is there for everyone. All it takes is a good heart, an honest joy, and a belief in the magic of Christmas.

In this provocative, raw and deeply honest book, Leslie Malin opens the door to allow bravery and transformation to enter for all of us. Who has not suffered from self-doubt, fear of failure, and loss? The essential question is "Can I brave life's storms or will I curl up in the desire to be safe rather than venture forth to meet my future?"

Cracked Open is a meditation. This volume combines quotations from many traditions, eras, and genres, coupled with the author's reflections on their meaning. Leslie Malin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years in the field. Her reflections are grounded in her personal history, as well as enriched by standing witness for her clients as they triumphed over daunting challenges.

Cracked Open's interior four-colored presentation presents a quotations page with a corresponding reflections page. Read this book cover to cover. Then explore its deeper value when you randomly enter at any page to discover just the right quotation and reflection that can lead your thinking into channels of deeper personal awareness.

In our new book we show investors on Main Street how to make money by renting their stocks! That's right! Investors can actually "rent" stocks in their portfolios by trading covered call options. This conservative investment strategy allows investors to generate extra cash flow in their portfolios. The covered call options strategy is so safe, it is suitable for most retirement accounts. By the time you finish reading this book, you will agree that this conservative investment strategy is indeed bulletproof!


Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA, earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and a Sloan Fellowship Executive MBA from the London Business School. Dr. Mack worked at various energy and financial institutions, acted as a faculty member at MIT, and worked at NASA and AT&T Bell Labs – where she obtained a patent for research on optical fibers. Because of Dr. Mack's extensive knowledge of the derivatives, energy trading, and investment banking world, she has been invited to write opinion columns for the UK edition of the International Business Times.

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Chasing Wild ASS is a narrative of John Haggins' travels to more than 60 countries around the world. He has interspersed photos and aromatic recipes that will whet your appetite and allow you to dream, discover, rediscover and understand the pleasure of traveling to many far away destinations. The title came about while chasing jackasses in Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary in Gujarat, India. Chasing Wild ASS is food for the soul; it's adventure, history, culinary, culture and a lifestyle, with a bit of humor to spice it up. Chasing Wild ASS will entertain and offer tips to massage your soul. It's a celebration of life.  

From the author:
"I promise you'll have a trip of a lifetime. You have to live each moment as if it's your last. My world is your world, so remember, get up, get out and travel."

In today’s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s Guide raises and addresses many of the issues parents encounter when seeking to turn their children’s creative passion and talent into a sustainable career in entertainment. 

Most importantly, maintaining a child’s health and happiness is underlined throughout. Drawing on author Steven Beer’s extensive contacts in the industry, the book quotes the personal experiences of industry players, stars and their parents, and veteran sources. This indispensable guide will help parents ensure that their children are instilled with morals and values that will make them not just good performers, but good people, capable of becoming responsible adults who will run their own careers someday.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Miller, who teaches Influencing and Negotiating, Managerial Decision Making, and Human Resources Management in the Stillman School's MBA program, co-authored the book with his daughter, Jessica Miller. Jessica is a former investment banker and now applies her negotiation skills as a commercial real estate broker.

Lee Miller is a Harvard Law School graduate with extensive experience as a human resources and leadership consultant, strategic adviser, speaker, executive/ career coach and corporate trainer. Currently, he is the principal for HELIX Innovation Network. In addition to teaching in the MBA Program at Seton Hall, he is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University

Drawing on knowledge and extensive experience as a senior-level professional in human resources, Miller writes a career column for The Star-Ledger, is a Wall Street Journal online contributor and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “The Early Show,” “Today New York,” “Fox and Friends,” “Economy Watch” and “Morning Edition.”

The Novel and it's sound track KRYMEA: RIVER OF BLOOD written by Lillian Taylor Stajnbaher; This crime noir story explores the aftermath of coming of age as the daughter of a sociopath. KRYMEA is molded as a cold-blooded and ruthless killer, but propelled by the moral code engrained by her mother prior to knowing of her crime family roots. Krymea's internal conflicts collide to bring about an unending series of tragedies. Realizing she is too broken to get it right, Krymea reconciles herself to being embattled with the roots of the evils that broke her.





The Calling by Dr Jamie Turndorf
In a deserted cemetery outside Verona, Italy, a man lies bleeding to death, stabbed by a kitchen butcher knife. On his dying breath, he fingers a priest…Based on a never-before-revealed Vatican cover-up, The Calling is a gripping tale of sex, corruption and intrigue. Written by Dr. Jamie Turndorf, #1 international bestselling author, and her husband, Dr. Emile Jean Pin—world-renowned former Jesuit priest and Vatican professor—The Calling offers a fascinating and unprecedented insider’s view of the underbelly of the Catholic Church, the tragedy of mandatory celibacy, and the indomitability of the human spirit.

Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistanc

The captivating story of a courageous woman who left a life of privilege for a world of danger and international espionage

Born into a wealthy meatpacking dynasty in Chicago and educated at Wellesley, raven-haired beauty Muriel Gardiner renounced her family’s materialistic lifestyle and as a young woman left the United States. First studying at Oxford, then attending the University of Vienna medical school, Muriel befriended Anna Freud and studied the fledgling science of psychoanalysis just as the dark clouds of Hitler’s war were moving across Europe. During this tumultuous time, she married twice, had a daughter and, in Vienna, fell in love with a leader of the Austrian underground.. When Germany finally annexed Austria in March of 1938, Muriel began to help Jews and anti-fascists escape, smuggling forged documents across borders and risking her own life. Eventually, she left Europe for New York—but using her wealth and vast network of connections, continued to rescue many still trapped behind enemy lines.

Here, for the first time this electrifying woman who impressed everyone she met with her intelligence and powerful personality, receives her due. An American heiress turned resistance hero, Muriel went on to become an eminent psychoanalyst, and was a founder of the International Rescue Committee. Drawing from Gardiner’s unpublished writings and interviews with those who knew her best, Sheila Isenberg offers Muriel’s astonishing story of moral courage and humanistic zeal. With all its twists and turns, this inspiring account reveals a heroic woman who lives on as a legend of her time.

Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything by Ulrich Boser

For centuries, experts have argued that learning was about memorizing information: You're supposed to study facts, dates, and details, burn them into your memory, and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But this approach to learning isn’t nearly enough for the world that we live in today, and in Learn Better journalist and education researcher Ulrich Boser demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn.

In this brilliantly researched book, Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. He covers six key steps to help readers “learn how to learn,” all illuminated with fascinating stories like how Jackson Pollock developed his unique painting style and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds. Boser’s witty, engaging writing makes this book feel like a guilty pleasure, not homework.

Learn Better will revolutionize the way students and society alike approach learning and makes the case that being smart is not an innate ability ― learning is a skill everyone can master. With Boser as their guide, readers will be able to fully capitalize on their brain’s remarkable ability to gain new skills and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness

by John Yates, Matthew Immergut, Jeremy Graves

A revolutionary, science-based approach to meditation from a neuroscientist turned meditation master, The Mind Illuminated is an accessible, step-by-step toolkit for anyone looking to start—or improve—their daily meditation practice.

The book that bestselling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves “brings the path of meditation to life,” The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions.

This groundbreaking manual provides illustrations and charts to help you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices. The Mind Illuminated is an essential read, whether you are a beginner wanting to establish your practice or a seasoned veteran ready to master the deepest state of peace and mindfulness.

Storytelling at Work: How Moments of Truth on the Job Reveal the Real Business of Life

By Mitch Ditkoff

Storytelling at Work is a groundbreaking book about the power of personal storytelling to spark insight, meaning, and innovation – especially in the modern day workplace where data and information have too often supplanted knowledge and wisdom. The author of the book, Mitch Ditkoff, has been an “innovation provocateur” to some of the world’s most forward thinking organizations since 1987 and has come to realize that the single most effective way to jump start wisdom in the workplace is via the sharing of well told stories – first person “moments of truth” that have embedded within them the DNA of what it really takes to be a positive force for change, on or off the job.

Part One of Storytelling at Work includes 37 of the author’s own stories from the front lines of business, both as the Co-Founder of Idea Champions – a leading innovation consultancy – and earlier in his life, as a young entrepreneur trying to find his way in the world. The stories are entertaining, evocative, and mind opening. Each one is followed by a brief reflection – a simple way for readers to apply the message of the story to their own lives.  Part Two of the book is a collection of 16 essays on the art and science of storytelling, a thought provoking exploration of why stories are such a powerful communication medium and how the reader can make best use of stories to have the most possible positive impact on others.

How to Live Like a MILLIONAIRE When You're a Million Short

By Marilyn Anderson

A must-have guide with all kinds of money-saving tips on living the luxury life for less. Discover how to save thousands of dollars on entertainment, travel, shopping, fashion, beauty, health, home décor, and more.

Each chapter has real stories, practical tips and useful website links. Learn how to get deals on Broadway and Vegas shows, designer clothes and shoes, restaurants and hair salons, and shopping online and off.

Many of the tips include getting things for FREE, such as how to get your hair done at upscale salons for free, getting designer clothes for free, and even how to spend six nights at a four-star resort in Spain for FREE! 

Although not everyone will want to do everything in the book, everyone will want do some of the things right away.

The Book of Zev

By Marilyn Horowitz

Can a New York City cab driver and a beautiful private chef prevent a fanatical Middle Eastern dignitary from blowing up the United Nations and launching a nuclear attack on Israel in less time than it took God to create the world?

The Book of Zev is a political thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. After a bitter divorce, Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine. Independently, the two consult the same psychic who inadvertently sends Sarah Zev's session tape. When Sarah contacts Zev to pick up the recording, a series of events forces them to connect with a powerful terrorist in order to thwart his plans to destroy the UN and Israel.

Melissa Kalt, M.D.

Dr Kalt is a physician, intuitive, healer, mentor, coach, facilitator, speaker, and writer.  A woman of extraordinary vision, depth, and healing, Melissa brings forth into her life’s work an inner state of stillness, aliveness, and alignment.  Melissa sees the greater truth in her clients and is passionate about catalyzing their unrealized potentials. Learn more at:

Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks & Other Deadly Killers: How to Prevent and Reverse the Hidden Cause of Our Most Devastating Diseases

by Vijaya Nair

Heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease are leading causes of death in America, but did you know that they are all caused by chronic, low-grade inflammation? Conventional drug therapies for these conditions have dangerous and lifelong side effects, yet they fail to address the origin of illness.

In her ground-breaking new book, Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks & Other Deadly Killers, Dr. Vijaya Nair takes a unique but effective approach to treating some of America’s most deadly diseases. Divided into two parts, the book first explains how chronic inflammation is the hidden cause behind many diseases, including cancer, blindness, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Part two details Dr. Nair’s top seven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant supplements, including soy, curcumin, and green tea, which can prevent as well as combat disease. Finally, the author emphasizes the benefits of a healthy diet, exercise, and plenty of sleep in order to enjoy a better quality of life.  

Good health is within reach. With Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks & Other Deadly Killers, you’ll find out how simple lifestyle changes can help you live disease free.