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  • Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life

    Michael Port

    eBook (Mariner Books, Oct. 6, 2015)
    “An indispensable guide for introverts and extroverts alike.” — Inc. MagazineA Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Every interaction is a performance, and much of our success—professional and personal—hinges on being able to inspire an audience. And while some people seem to be naturals in the spotlight, this ability very rarely derives from talent alone. Confident communication is a skill, and anyone can learn how to do it. In Steal the Show, New York Times best-selling author, top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor Michael Port teaches you how to make the most of your own moments in the spotlight. He makes it easy to give your presentations a clear focus, engage your listeners, manage your nerves, play the right role in every situation to give your message maximum impact, and much more. Drawing on his MFA training at the prestigious Graduate Acting Program at New York University, Port has engineered a system that the non-actor can use to ensure his or her voice is heard when it matters most. “The most unique and practical book written on the topic of public speaking and performance in everyday life. You’ll learn how to express yourself authentically, be more creative, and increase your confidence in all aspects of life.” —Howard Behar, former president, Starbucks Coffee “Michael cuts to the core of what you actually need to get ridiculously good at speaking and performing, and the results are even more dramatic than I’d envisioned. Steal the Show is the only book you’ll ever need when it comes to performance and public speaking.” —Jordan Harbinger, host of The Art of Charm MICHAEL PORT, the author of six books, including Book Yourself Solid, has been featured on all the major TV networks and is one of the most in-demand speakers working today. He runs a company of experts advising businesses on marketing, business development, and public speaking. Learn more at www.MichaelPort.com.
  • The Flea: The Amazing Story of Leo Messi

    Michael Part

    Paperback (Sole Books, Dec. 17, 2017)
    The captivating story of soccer legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest soccer player.
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  • The Greta Thunberg Story: Being Different is a Superpower

    Michael Part

    Paperback (Sole Books, Sept. 29, 2019)
    Her parents didn’t want her to do it. Her classmates refused to join her. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the pigtailed teenager who sat alone on the cobblestones in front of the Swedish Parliament with a hand-painted banner saying School Strike for Climate. Before she went on strike, fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg refused to speak and eat. She had no friends and no purpose in life. But one day she decided to act. A year later, her strike sparked a global movement with millions of followers who shared a common goal: Save the planet. Now. Being Different is a Superpower is the heartfelt story of one family’s love and devotion to each other and their quest for a better world.Michael Part’s bestselling books are published in 17 languages in 36 countries worldwide.Ages 9-up
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: The Rise of a Winner

    Michael Part

    Paperback (Sole Books, March 27, 2014)
    Cristiano Ronaldo: The Rise of a Winner is the gripping life story of a boy who rose from the streets of Madeira to become one of the greatest soccer players ever. A heartfelt, startling tale of his journey to glory and what made him the man he is.
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  • Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    Michael Palin

    Paperback (Arrow, May 30, 2019)
    HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story.____________________________________‘Beyond terrific. I didn’t want it to end.’ – Bill Bryson____________________________________ Michael Palin – Monty Python star and television globetrotter – brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. The ship was filled with fascinating people: the dashing and popular James Clark Ross, who charted much of the ‘Great Southern Barrier’; the troubled John Franklin, whose chequered career culminated in the Erebus's final, disastrous expedition; and the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, a brilliant naturalist – when he wasn't shooting the local wildlife dead. Vividly recounting the experiences of the men who first set foot on Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic ice, beyond the reach of desperate rescue missions, Erebus is a wonderfully evocative account of a truly extraordinary adventure, brought to life by a master explorer and storyteller.____________________________________'This is an incredible book. I couldn’t put it down. The Erebus story is the Arctic epic we’ve all been waiting for.’ – Nicholas Crane‘One robust little tub of a boat, two death-defying voyages to the ends of the earth. Palin has given us a fascinating account of extraordinary courage’ – Charlotte Gray, author of The Promise of Canada: People and Ideas that Shaped Our Country ‘What more could a reader ask for? Fascinating mystery, chilling adventure, compelling characters … simply terrific writing by Michael Palin.’ – Roy MacGregor, author of Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada ‘Michael Palin is a cracking good companion on this journey of ambition, longing, triumph and tragedy… the age of adventure lives on’ – Alanna Mitchell, author of The Spinning Magnet: The Force that Created the Modern World and Could Destroy It
  • Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life

    Michael Port

    Paperback (Mariner Books, Oct. 18, 2016)
    “An indispensable guide for introverts and extroverts alike.” — Inc. MagazineA Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Every interaction is a performance, and much of our success—professional and personal—hinges on being able to inspire an audience. And while some people seem to be naturals in the spotlight, this ability very rarely derives from talent alone. Confident communication is a skill, and anyone can learn how to do it. In Steal the Show, New York Times best-selling author, top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor Michael Port teaches you how to make the most of your own moments in the spotlight. He makes it easy to give your presentations a clear focus, engage your listeners, manage your nerves, play the right role in every situation to give your message maximum impact, and much more. Drawing on his MFA training at the prestigious Graduate Acting Program at New York University, Port has engineered a system that the non-actor can use to ensure his or her voice is heard when it matters most. “The most unique and practical book written on the topic of public speaking and performance in everyday life. You’ll learn how to express yourself authentically, be more creative, and increase your confidence in all aspects of life.” —Howard Behar, former president, Starbucks Coffee “Michael cuts to the core of what you actually need to get ridiculously good at speaking and performing, and the results are even more dramatic than I’d envisioned. Steal the Show is the only book you’ll ever need when it comes to performance and public speaking.” —Jordan Harbinger, host of The Art of Charm MICHAEL PORT, the author of six books, including Book Yourself Solid, has been featured on all the major TV networks and is one of the most in-demand speakers working today. He runs a company of experts advising businesses on marketing, business development, and public speaking. Learn more at www.MichaelPort.com.
  • Harry Kane The Hurricane

    Michael Part

    Paperback (Sole Books, Aug. 24, 2018)
    The small kid played in the park behind his home, day in and day out. No goal posts. No proper pitch. All he needed was some grass and two trees and he was the happiest kid on earth. Growing up, they said he didn't look like a proper striker. But Harry Kane proved them all wrong. This is the beautiful story of one family's love for the game, and one kid who never gave up on his dream.
  • Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism

    Michael Cart

    Paperback (Neal-Schuman Publishers, Sept. 1, 2016)
    Cart's authoritative survey is already a go-to text for students of literary studies, teachers, and YA staff. In this new edition he gives it a thorough update to make it even more relevant and comprehensive. Surveying the landscape of YA lit both past and present, this booksketches in the origins of literature targeted at young adults;shows how the best of the genre has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience;closely examines teen demographics, literacy, audiobooks, the future of print, and other key topics;includes updated treatment of best-selling authors like John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth, plus interviews with leaders in the field;presents new and expanded coverage of perennially popular genre fiction, including horror, sci fi, and dystopian fiction;offers an updated overview of LGBTQ literature for young adults, including Intersex;covers such commercial trends as adult purchasers of YA books and the New Adult phenomenon; andfeatures abundant bibliographic material to aid in readers' advisory and collection development.Cart's up-to-date coverage makes this the perfect resource for YA librarians who want to sharpen their readers' advisory skills, educators and teachers who work with young people, and anyone else who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it's heading.
  • The Greta Thunberg Story: Being Different is a Superpower

    Michael Part

    eBook (Sole Books, Sept. 25, 2019)
    Her parents didn’t want her to do it. Her classmates refused to join her. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the pigtailed teenager who sat alone on the cobblestones in front of the Swedish Parliament with a hand-painted banner saying School Strike for Climate. Before she went on strike, fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg refused to speak and eat. She had no friends and no purpose in life. But one day she decided to act. A year later, her strike sparked a global movement with millions of followers who shared a common goal: Save the planet. Now. Being Different is a Superpower is the heartfelt story of one family’s love and devotion to each other and their quest for a better world.Michael Part’s bestselling books are published in 17 languages in 36 countries worldwide.Ages 9-up
  • Eden Hazard the Wonder Boy

    Michael Part

    Paperback (Sole Books, Nov. 5, 2019)
    Eden looked at the fence. A ball flew over the wooden fence and landed near his feet. The roar of the crowd, just beyond the backyard fence. He carefully pushed some plants aside, revealing the hole in the fence.Eden gripped the fence and watched as the two groups of men fought over the ball. He was so close to the action that he could see the sweat on one man’s broad forehead, his long hair wringing wet. The crowd on the other side of the fence, lining both sides of the field, cheered wildly. Eden loved how they ran. He wanted to run with them. He cupped his hands on either side of his mouth and shouted: “Goal!”Eden Hazard - The Wonder Boy is about a loving family dedicated to each other, to the beautiful game, and the magical rise to the top of one of the world’s best players.Michael Part’s biographies about the top soccer players in the world are translated into 17 languages worldwide. Ages 9 and up.
  • Neymar The Wizard

    Michael Part

    Paperback (Sole Books, Nov. 15, 2014)
    Neymar the Wizard is the fascinating coming-of-age story of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, the skinny kid from Mogi das Cruzes, who has been called the next Pelé. Neymar has taken Brazil and the world by storm and continues to inspire millions of fans around the world with his talent, heart, and winning smile. Following the international bestsellers, The Flea the Amazing Story of Leo Messi and Ronaldo The Rise of a Winner, by Michael Part, Neymar The Wizard is the heart warming and emotional story of a father and son, who, against all odds, made the journey from the edge of poverty, to international stardom, through love, conviction, and a young boy s belief in himself.
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  • Balotelli - The Untold Story

    Michael Part

    Paperback (Sole Books, March 16, 2017)
    Talented, unique, and always on the edge, this is the story of Mario Balotelli’s journey from near death as an infant to becoming one of the world’s bestknown strikers. Balotelli’s story is one of triumph over personal and racial challenges, and his struggle to find his own true identity.