Instant Wall Street Journal bestseller! From the first female real estate broker on Million Dollar Listing LA, a no-nonsense guide to analyzing big egos, deflecting power plays, and taking control of any room. Behind Tracy Tutor's on-screen persona is an uncanny knack for projecting confidence in the most intimidating of circumstances. The breezy, tough-talking, utterly inimitable businesswoman has rivaled her male co-stars to land increasingly high-profile deals in the world of LA real estate. Now, Tracy is leveraging her years of experience to write the go-to manual for any woman struggling to convince people she's in charge. If you get thrown off course by narcissistic personalities or freaked out by high-stakes situations, don't assume you're weak. When fear is running the show, you get wrapped up in your head and start missing important cues. Yes, the people you're dealing with seem scary, but they're more predictable than you think. Once you understand them, it's easy to push the right levers of influence to get what you want. Through candid, hilarious stories of her rise through a world of misogyny and cutthroat business dealings (text message screen shots from creeps included!), Tracy offers a crash course in the psychology of power dynamics and social signaling. You'll learn: • What five things you should always find out about someone before you meet them • How to choose the perfect outfit for an important meeting, even when dressing on a budget • When and how to use humor strategically to lighten the mood and command authority This book is a must-read for any ambitious woman who wants to win her next business confrontation before she even walks into the room.
From the first female real estate broker on Million Dollar Listing LA, a no-bullshit guide to analyzing big egos, deflecting power plays, and taking control of any room. Behind Tracy Tutor's entertaining on-screen persona is an uncanny knack for projecting confidence in the most intimidating of circumstances. The breezy, tough-talking, utterly inimitable LA real estate broker has rivaled her male co-stars to land increasingly high-profile deals. Now Tracy is leveraging her years of experience to write the go-to manual for women who struggle to convince people they're in charge. The first step in Tracy's system for confidence is to figure out what people want and how they operate. From there, simply push the right levers of influence. Through candid, hilarious stories of her rise through the male-dominated world of high-end real estate (text message screen shots from creeps included ), Tracy offers a crash course in the psychology of power dynamics and social signaling. You'll walk away knowing: - What five things you should always find out about someone before you're in a room with them - How to communicate confidence with any outfit, even if you're dressing on a budget - The different types of humor you can use to lighten up and empower yourself in any meeting This book is a must-read for any ambitious woman who wants to learn not only how to be in important rooms but how to run them.
Sunday Scrabble - which is played by arranging nine store-bought, off-the-shelf, Scrabble boards into a composite three-board by three-board (forty-five-square by forty-five-square) mega grid and combining the corresponding nine standard bags of one hundred tiles each into a single Sunday bag of nine hundred tiles all told - gets even better and better as you vary the minimum word-width from the classic two letters to seven letters, one more letter at a time. So says the author after 120, two-person games of Sunday Scrabble while meticulously recording the turn-by-turn results. Games 1-20 play two-letter words on up. Games 21-40 play three-letter words on up. Games 41-60 play four-letter words on up. Games 61-80 play five-letter words on up. Games 81-100 play six-letter words on up. Games 101-120 play seven-letter words on up
The nation's #1 real estate broker and charismatic costar of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York shares his secrets on how to be successful. In the ten years since moving from Sweden to New York City, with no experience in real estate and no contacts, Fredrik Eklund has transformed himself into the best seller in the most competitive real estate market on the planet. In The Sell, Eklund leverages his years of experience to create the go-to manual for self-promotion and sales. At the core of the book are chapters tied to Eklund's 10-step program for "selling anything to everyone," and he shares his secrets on everything from personal authenticity and looking your very best to crafting the perfect sales pitch, negotiating with savvy, and closing deals promptly and efficiently . . . lest they slip away. Whether you're just starting a job as a sales rep at Verizon, navigating your career as an executive or entrepreneur, or hitting your stride closing big transactions as a banker at Goldman Sachs, The Sell will show you how to improve your game and radically increase the money you're bringing home. The Sell is a vital resource for anyone who wants to have an impact in his or her personal and professional life, with a razor-sharp focus on selling: selling yourself--or your brand--no matter your background.
“Raw, real, and impossible to put down.” —Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice and Moxie “Tender, gripping, and deceptively haunting.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys and The Last True Love Story “Bold and edgy…will leave readers breathlessly turning pages.” —Gae Polisner, author of The Memory of Things and The Summer of Letting Go Eight friends. One game. A dozen regrets. And a night that will ruin them all, in this high-stakes gripping story of manipulation and innocence lost, from the author of Bleed Like Me. Chloe Sanders is ready for a change. She’s tired of watching her best friend Eve turn away from her for the more interesting and popular Holly Reed, and tired of living with her grandparents while her parents volunteer overseas. Chloe spends her days crushing on a guy named Mateo, being mostly ignored by Eve and Holly, and wishing the cornfields of Iowa didn’t feel so incredibly lonely. Then a new girl transfers to her high school—Chloe Donnelly. This Chloe is bold and arty and instantly placed on a pedestal by Eve and Holly. Now suddenly everyone is referring to Chloe Sanders as “Other Chloe” and she figures the only thing to do is go with it. Chloe Donnelly introduces all her friends to a dangerous game: a girls vs. guys challenge that only has one rule—obtain information by any means necessary. Chloe Donnelly’s got power over everyone—secrets she’s exploiting—and she uses it to keep them all playing. When the game turns nasty, soft-spoken Mateo chooses Other Chloe to help him expose everything Chloe Donnelly has done. But neither realize just how much the truth could cost them in the end.
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
CAN'T... we allow ourselves to be limited by other people's opinions and predictions of our future. The Lauren Philosophy is about rebelling against this horrible four-letter word: Can't. When people tell you that you can't do something, what's your first response? How you respond to limitations says a lot about what you believe about yourself. With vulnerability, wit, and sarcasm, Lauren shares her sometimes painful stories to provide you with insight and a how-to plan for transformation. Lauren is an inspirational writer, speaker, and leader, pushing you to reach what you once thought was impossible. You will find your story in her voice and embrace your extraordinary potential in ways you never thought possible.
Get ready for Trouble (R.S. Grey, USA Today bestselling author) in this New York Times bestseller about starting over, finding love, and embracing life's second chances. Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words "wrong number" in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line. Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to hate-until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past.
New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton delivers another action-packed techo-thriller in State of Fear. When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge. From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only entertains and educates, but will make you think.