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The Quitter’s Guide to Finishing by Betsy Schow

Motivational, step-by-step instructions on how you can finally keep those New Year’s resolutions!

It’s easy to make a resolution, but it’s also really easy to quit. And the more you want to change, the more opportunity there is to give up. Betsy Schow knows that game pretty well as when, a few years ago, she decided once and for all to lose weight. She lost 75 pounds and she’s kept it off. The Quitter’s Guide to Finishing shows readers how they can apply Schow’s unique finishing philosophy to all aspects of their lives.

With humorous anecdotes and no-holds-barred frankness, Schow outlines how goal makers can move beyond “the starter’s high” and shift their perceptions in a way that allows them to actually complete their unfinished projects. The Quitter’s Guide to Finishing emphasizes action-oriented goals, planning without escape routes, using healthy rewards as motivation, and dozens of other tips and tricks to get you past the finish line.

Movie Night Trivia by Robb Pearlman

From musicals and comedies, to superheroes and action flicks, make “movie night” with friends or family the best night of the week with a year’s worth of blockbuster brain-benders for film buffs of all ages!

The perfect facilitator for a night of cinema-inspired fun, MOVIE NIGHT TRIVIA runs the gamut from questions about old classics to new releases. This beautiful, full-color gift book is picture-perfect (pun intended) for an Oscar party, or simply a night of family laughs. Answers are listed at the base of each page, rather than the back of the book, in order to minimize frustrating and time-consuming page-flipping. Challenge yourself with true-or-false lightning rounds at the end of each chapter to prove your status as a future film critic to your bar trivia crew, or to your family during movie night!

Featuring an introduction from the creator of “How It Should Have Ended,” MOVIE NIGHT TRIVIA is the only film trivia book to feature full-color photographs, posters, and movie stills throughout, making it the ultimate compendium for film buffs!

Star Trek: Body by Starfleet by Robb Pearlman

A fully illustrated guide that bridges the nexus between stasis and health, Star Trek: Body by Starfleet provides real, practical, and fun exercises for Star Trek fans of all ages and physical abilities so that they may boldly live long and prosper.

Drawing from the most celebrated and iconic elements of over 50 years of Star TrekBody by Starfleet will provide any pop-culture (or junk-food) junkie a fun and healthy way to engage their warp core and get moving. Whether you view the gym as an impenetrable final frontier or regularly bench press boulders like a Gorn, these simple, easy-to-follow instructions — created in consultation with a certified fitness trainer — is for readers of all ages and fitness levels to navigate through a series of enterprising exercises.

Everyone, from an ensign in the Command Training Program to an admiral who’s voyaged through every quadrant, will benefit from the more than 30 exercises featuring Klingon Tribble Twists, Chekov’s Cossack Squats, Jefferies Tube Climbers, and Wesley Crunchers. All of the exercises in Body by Starfleet are designed for standard gravity so they can be performed with little to no equipment everywhere from living rooms to gyms to holodecks. Also included is a section covering nutrition so readers can program their replicators to eat better and cleaner, a workout log for recording activities and progress, and special exercises aimed toward non-humanoid species including Horta and Medusans.

Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom by Robb Pearlman

This new book from the author of Fun with Kirk and Spock casts a wry, satirical eye on one of the most popular sci-fi sagas of all time.

In the successful tradition of adult pop culture humor books like Stuck on Star TrekA Very Klingon Christmas, and the author’s own Fun with Kirk and SpockStar Trek: Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom casts a wry, satirical, and reverential eye on one of the most popular and well-loved television and film franchises of all time.

It’s common knowledge that if a Star Trek character is wearing a red shirt, chances are he’s going to die. But there are so many other ways red shirt–wearers can be humiliated. By mining the humorous depths of Star Trek‘s most popular in-jokes—that anyone wearing a red shirt is doomed—this book chronicles the many ways one Starfleet officer’s day can be ruined.

Poor Red Shirt just can’t catch a break. Whether he’s dealing with real-life problems we all face like accidentally mixing whites with colors or being stuck sitting behind a very tall Gorn in a movie theater or trying out a standup comedy routine in front of an audience of surly Klingons, our hapless hero faces a universe-sized number of obstacles.

Featuring hilarious illustrations and witty gags that both pop culture fans and Star Trek fans will adore, Star Trek: Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom is a fresh new take on one of the most beloved sci-fi sagas of all time.

Michelle Witte

Michelle Witte will be a panelist at the upcoming Salt Lake City Comic Con.

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Fun with Kirk and Spock

Robb Pearlman’s Fun with Kirk and Spock was recently reviewed by Ron Charles at  The Washington Post.

If you’ll be attending Comic-Con, stop by Simon & Schuster’s booth (#1128)  on Sunday at 2pm to get your copy of Fun with Kirk and Spock signed by Robb Pearlman!

 

Deal Announcement! Michelle Witte’s THE FAKER’S GUIDE TO THE CLASSICS

Very pleased to announce that Michelle Witte‘s THE FAKER’S GUIDE TO THE CLASSICS: Everything You Need to Know about the Books You Should Have Read (But Didn’t) has been sold to Lyons Press. The book is scheduled for a Spring 2013 release.

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Ruth Bourdain’s Comfort Me with Offal

Ruth Bourdain’s Comfort Me with Offal will be released on September 4, 2012 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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