Release of this book was fast-tracked due to the urgent need for it.
Endorsements for this consumer-focused book on COVID-19 illuminate its merits and content well—an essential resource by an MD repeatedly recognized in The Best Doctors in America:
This is a fabulous book that covers various issues related to COVID. In a sea of misinformation and disinformation about COVID this book explains COVID in very clear and easy to understand terms. Most importantly, it is scientifically accurate. Dr. Goldenberg is the perfect person to write such a book.
Daniel Clauw, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Psychiatry
University of Michigan Medical School
Dr. Goldenberg's writing style accurately converts and condenses the complex information available in medical journals into information that members of the general public can easily comprehend and apply to answer common, important and highly relevant everyday questions about this unprecedented modern pandemic.
Daniel J. Sexton MD, FACP, FIDSA
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Publication date is April 8, 2021.
Everything in nature evolves by trial and error. Uncertainty is inherent in trials and knowing how to deal with it proactively creates advantages for you every day. This book gives you ways to combine knowledge with efficient thinking and emotional intelligence to make the most of uncertainty—particularly in your professional world.
Trial, Error, and Success steps beyond the illusion of certainty to account for both chances and causes in our indeterministic world, which is neither perfectly predictable nor perfectly uncertain. Abandoning the traditional view that nature is governed by the laws of physics, the main premise of the book is that everything in nature evolves by trial-and-error processes.
The consequences of not understanding and not accepting the randomness and imperfections in nature are twofold: (1) unnecessary surprises due to false expectations and (2) lost opportunities to utilize the positive effects of random events.
The book presents a framework of insights to help you navigate the uncertainties of daily workplace challenges and make the most of them. Practical benefits are
· new knowledge to help you sense a potential problem in advice or expertise,
· sharpened intelligence so that you can crystallize relevant questions, and
· improved emotional intelligence to deal with the questions in a way that helps your team.
Publication date was July 10, 2020.
Macbeth is Book One in the eight-book series called Shakespeare At Home.
Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong, in their thirty years at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, have created dozens of Shakespeare productions.
Time and again they have seen that, although there are already several major editions of these luminous classics in print, each with its own valuable contribution to make, there is none that provides everything the reader needs to understand the play.
So, they have created their own edition, from a director’s viewpoint, which distills their detailed notes on every line of the play – what is being said, why it’s being said, what the drama of the scene is, and why Shakespeare included it. In other words, everything you need, whether to perform the play in front of an audience of thousands, or just to read it to yourself.
The Shakespeare At Home series is an ideal addition to the libraries of homeschooling parents as well any school library.
Publication date was July 23, 2020.
In Game Plan for Getting Published, literary agent Maryann Karinch tells non-fiction authors how to present a book project to an agent and work with a commercial publisher.
Karinch, who founded The Rudy Agency in 2004, describes a query letter and proposal in detail and provides samples of each. She also introduces the reader to the process of working with a publisher.
The book is concise, humorous, and includes references to other material that would be useful to a first-time author of any genre of non-fiction. Authors of novels would also benefit from the insights included on writing a query letter and book promotion.
Game Plan for Getting Published has generous doses of insider information, some of which come from Karinch's own experience as a commercially published author. The book also gives step-by-step guidance on development of a promotion plan, which is now a required element of most proposals for works of non-fiction.
Publication date was August 29, 2020.
Golfers live in a world of continual experimentation. Every week, and sometimes every day, they are trying new things to improve their game. They are in search of the Holy Grail.
What are they searching for? Timing. Timing is the Holy Grail, producing fluid motion, but elusive and almost impossible to teach.
In a revolutionary book that is sure to change how coaches explain and players play, Steven Yellin’s Simplicity: The Fluid Motion Factor Golf Program teaches a simple and powerful program that allows golfers to enter the Zone.
There is one process in the mind that, when accessed, produces career rounds and major championship victories. The only problem is athletes never know when it will show up, how long it will last and when it does leave, how to get it back.
Simplicity teaches golfers how to access that process by design.
Publication date was March 4, 2021.
Steve Bodansky, PhD is known for the groundbreaking work in extended massive orgasm that he has done with his wife of several decades, Dr. Vera Bodansky. In this book, he guides the reader to healthy, satisfying sexual pleasure through explicit instruction--and humor.
Endorsements tell the story of why Orgasm Matters belongs in every intimate relationship:
Steve and Vera Bodansky’s work on orgasm is the most accurate, helpful, practical, and insightful work on this subject that one is likely to find anywhere. I highly recommend this book.
Christiane Northrup, MD
The New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Another outstanding book by Steve Bodansky on the benefits of pleasure, how to create orgasm with a partner, self-pleasuring and more.
Francoise Devresse, Welcomed Consensus
The book goes beyond the moment of bliss and into how orgasm is part of our vital life force.
Betsy Blankenbaker, Author, Autobiography of an Orgasm
A joy to read. This book is not only insightful, but it is also an incredibly practical approach to expanding our collective perception of pleasure!
—Gia Lynne, Author, On Blossoming: Frank and Practical Advice on Our Bodies, Sexual Health, Sensuality, Pleasure, Orgasm and More
What I learned from Steve and Vera changed my life and improved my marriage tremendously. The ideas and practices in this book will transform your sex and your relationship.
Dave Ellis, Author, Becoming a Master Student
Publication date was February 4, 2021
Into the Ether, the debut novel of popular blogger Dr. David Sherer, is one of the first novels released by Thousand Acres, the fiction imprint of Armin Lear Press. It features a crooked anesthesiologist at the center of a financial thriller full of action and adventure.
Adrian Wren MD is a man on the cusp of middle age, burnt out on medical practice, bitter about his alimony payments and resentful of his pig of a boss. A chance doctor/patient encounter with a powerful government official enables him to glean valuable, privileged information, which he uses to turn his leveraged savings into a fortune. In the process, he falls for his financial advisor, settles an old score with an attorney nemesis, and skips the country under a new identity. Once on his new dream yacht, with the help of two Irish sailors, he sails to the Mediterranean where he enjoys life as a newly rich man-until he is betrayed, hunted down, and returned to the United States. To his surprise, he is offered an alternative to prosecution, a deal involving the President of the United States and connected to a crime committed decades before in the slums of Boston.
David Sherer, MD earned his BA in Music from Emory University, his MD from Boston University and trained in Anesthesiology at the University of Miami. He writes the popular blog “What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You” for Bottom Line Publications and is the author of four non-fiction books.
Publication date is May 25, 2021
Qwyrk has already drawn praise from bestselling author Peter S. Beagle, author of the classic fantasy, The Last Unicorn:
"Charming and funny, the characters are delightful. I wouldn't have missed it for anything."
Qwyrk is having a bad day; several, in fact. One of the Shadow folk tasked with keeping an eye on humanity, she’s ready for a well-earned break in Yorkshire, but now she’s (literally) run into a girl, Jilly, who just saw something quite supernatural and truly awful happen in her town.
As Qwyrk tries to unravel the mystery, layers of villainy are exposed, and she’s stuck with an assortment of unlikely folk that she’d rather not have “helping” her. Together, they confront ancient magic, medieval conspiracies, and the possible end of the world (that again?). It’s not the holiday Qwyrk was hoping for!
Qwyrk is the first in a series of four novels about the adventures of a group of misfits at the edge of reality in modern northern England, a world of shadows, Nighttime Nasties, sorcery, intergalactic councils, tacky nightclub attire, an abundance of sarcasm, and even elves… though they are a bit silly.
Tim Rayborn lived in England for nearly seven years and has a PhD from the University of Leeds. He has written books and magazine articles about music, the arts, history, and business. He is the author of popular histories of macabre events, Beethoven's Skull and Shakespeare's Ear.
Release of eBook on April 20, 2020 commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.
Deepwater Deception is an adventure, an investigation, and a manhunt. It divulges the real reason for the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and leads the reader toward identifying the people responsible for causing it. It is the story of a rig supervisor on a five-day assignment being scapegoated by his employer, BP, as part of a corrupt deal the company made with the United States Department of Justice. It was a deal that allowed BP to return to business as usual after the worst oil-spill disaster in US history and gave the accountable executives free passes.
The narrative moves from the offshore rig to the courtroom, taking the reader on the life-altering journey of Bob Kaluza, an innocent man who was swiftly acquitted, yet carries the scars of being accused of causing the deaths of eleven men and contamination of the Gulf of Mexico.
Publication date was December 8, 2020. This contemporary thriller was the debut novel for our Thousand Acres imprint.
Rayne Foster is on a covert mission to surveil the estate of Florida mafia boss, Donato “Cheese” Chesario. Photographing from a tree in a violent thunderstorm, she spots a camo-clad intruder sneaking into the mobster’s estate using a grappling hook. His intent: steal a box stamped with a Nazi swastika containing an enigmatic object Chesario brought back from Germany after WWII. Fatal complications slam Rayne with blistering surprise when a rogue FBI agent and his nefarious cohort known as the “Magician,” kill their way into the estate to also steal the box. But the object of everyone’s intent has disappeared—an item that, in the wrong hands, will have severe international consequences. Rayne senses her CIA field director has duped her. And as he intended, Rayne is now the bait. And she has no idea what is inside the box.
Publication date was September 18, 2020.
The world of sales and marketing has transformed dramatically. Technology is the clay from which marketing programs are formed. Professionals have an intimate relationship with that technology, always keeping a high-powered computer (aka smartphone) in their pockets and purses.
The owners of Amazon, Alibaba, Facebook, and other mega-companies now rank among the richest persons in the world. That’s because their services provide sellers with extraordinary reach and buyers with exceptional convenience. People buy feelings, not things. What you make motivates buyers less than how your product makes them feel.
A Guide to Growing Your Business addresses these issues of choice, motivation, and more with practical steps to convert a vision into the business they promised their customers, investors, family, and themselves.
Publication date was November 4, 2020.
The coherence effect is the healing effect from making the mind and the body more orderly or coherent. The book contains specific Ayurvedic diet, digestion, detoxification, meditation and exercise/yoga strategies that reliably create coherence, thereby strengthening the immune system and leading to the reduction or elimination of anxiety, depression, PTSD, high blood pressure, fatigue, and other disorders.
Certain chapters show that Transcendental Meditation produces almost immediate brain coherence. That technique is compared to mindfulness and other meditation programs, which are difficult and don’t generate significant brain wave coherence. Brain wave coherence is the new frontier in brain science because it is crucial to high performance mental functioning and the elimination of many disorders, and a lack of normal coherence is associated with reduced mental functioning, autism, schizophrenia and the like. If you haven’t succeeded at meditation,
The Coherence Effect will convince you that you’re not a terrible meditator—you just need a different technique, one that creates brain coherence.
Release of the eBook and paperback versions commemorate the 100th anniversary of the author's birth and bring enduring, yet fresh, ideas to discussions of public policy.
The book is evidence of how change for the better in America has been rooted in contrarian thinking. It also describes how contrarian thinking can shift policies and leadership in the United States to create a much brighter future for the nation.
Both the evidence and the description are often illustrated by historically significant stories from the life of Robert L. Saloschin, known as "The Wizard of FOIA" for his leadership in implementing the Freedom of Information Act.
Robert L. Saloschin had an illustrious career in the United States Department of Justice and, after his retirement, served as a community leader in suburban Washington, DC
Publication date was August 4, 2020.
In our rich land of immigrants, sources and traces of American values are more clearly seen within the context of a framework to discern progress or decline. The long, mostly positive journey that Americans have made with values over time now seems to have reached a dangerous negative inflection point in the nation’s conduct.
To help understand why American values and the public discourse have dipped into negative territory, Jim Hoffman developed a simple American Value System that is directly applicable to leaders in the United States, although the focus in this book is American presidents.
A central thesis of this book frames the question: Do United States presidents who possess and demonstrate superior principles and values deliver the best results during their terms in office?
Publication date was October 1, 2020.
For centuries, a war has raged between singers, musicians, bands--and the authorities. The conflict comes to life in Music vs The Man.
What is it about musicians like John Lennon, Billie Holiday, Paul Robeson, Michael Jackson and Pussy Riot that has put them so frequently in the cross-hairs of the police, immigration officials, city councils, the FBI, and the Kremlin?
Music vs The Man explores the question in chapters featuring artists from Strauss and Shostakovich to Sinatra and the Stones.
Music wields the type of revolutionary power that politicians and authorities only dream of. Music has the power to open hearts, change minds, and motivate people to stand up for what they believe in. That’s why, through the centuries, authorities have been trying to censor it, by throwing musicians in prison, raiding their homes and sometimes even killing them.
In Music vs The Man acclaimed filmmaker and author Peter Rowe tells the wild stories of the efforts of a wide group of musical artists to make their voices heard, and the bold and forceful efforts of the authorities to shut them up.
Publication date was February 14, 2021. This groundbreaking history of the clitoris was the debut book for Armin Lear's Wild Pansy imprint.
The book is the product of years of research by first-time author Sarah Chadwick who interviewed, and was reviewed by, some of the leading authorities in the field of human sexuality.
For millennia, scientists thought women were inside-out versions of men, and male anxiety about female sexuality generated ludicrous
ideas and perpetuated inaccurate information.
The Sweetness of Venus is a provocative, straight-talking history that exposes the
denial, misunderstanding, brutality, and lies endured by this taboo part of human anatomy. It challenges Western culture’s definition
of female sexuality and will have you laughing out loud, shouting “clitoris!” with abandon, and championing sex equality and pleasure for all.
In recommending the book for health and women’s history holdings, Diane Donovan, Senior Review, Midwest Book Review, notes, “This lively, engaging tone is unexpected and welcome, allowing non-history readers and those with little background in the subject to engage on a more personal and passionate level.”
Foreword Review’s Ashley Holstrom writes, “A fun, straight talking history of the clitoris, The Sweetness of Venus is a win for feminism.”