Author bio

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Andrews McMeel Publishing - book author

Andrews McMeel Publishing is the author of books: Screw Calm and Get Angry, Love Is All You Need, Keep Calm and Drink Up, The Little Book of Forest Bathing: Discovering the Japanese Art of Self-Care, This Book Will Make You Fall Asleep, I Love You to the Moon and Back, Keep Calm and Bake Cake, You're the Spring in My Step, Keep Calm and Pray, It's Always Wine O'Clock


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In our current state of economic misery and political distrust, surely there is a limit to just how much keeping calm and carrying on one might be expected to undertake. You may very well find that getting frustrated and enraged might be the only way to get things changed around here.

To help you achieve a new state of mild motivation, Screw Calm and Get Angry brings together several centuries of embattled and embittered epithets. It would seem that across the world and across the centuries, there is plenty of evidence to suggest you're not alone in bemoaning the way the odds are stacked:

* On Politics: "The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly,' meaning 'many,' and the word 'ticks,' meaning 'blood sucking parasites.'" --Larry Hardiman

* On Work: "By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day." --Robert Frost

* On Money: "The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any." --Katherine Whitehorn

* On Business: "Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it, and that's true anywhere in the world." --Andrew Young

* On War: "You can't say civilization don't advance...for in every war they kill you a new way." --Will Rogers

* On Life: "If you wake up and you're not in pain, you know you're dead." --Russian proverb

A parody of the famed Keep Calm and Carry On British motivational poster, and featuring the same successful format as our best-selling Keep Calm and Carry On book, Screw Calm and Get Angry is destined to be the motivational mantra for the realists of the world!

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Isn't love a wonderful thing?  There's exciting, tingly, invigorating love; warm and fuzzy, comforting love; all-consuming, distracting, butterflies-in-your-tummy love and a million other ways that it can manifest itself.  This blissful book proudly celebrates love's glorious diversity.

 

"It matters not who you love . . . or how you love, it matters only that you love."—John Lennon

Every kind of love is glorious and deserves to be celebrated.  This joyful little book takes pride in love's greatness, in all its various guises.
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"In victory, you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it," stated Napoleon Bonaparte. Inspired by the iconic World War II poster "Keep Calm and Carry On," Keep Calm and Drink Up is a gentle riff on the classic British war campaign.The original slogan inspired a stiff upper lip and optimistic energy, but Keep Calm and Drink Up proves that in the long run, it's a stiff drink and flowing spirits that really motivate the masses. Keep Calm and Drink Up features more than 100 proverbs and mantras from the likes of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Rumi, Dave Barry, and Garrison Keillor, including:* "There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne." --Bette Davis* "I know the truth is in between the first and fortieth drink." --Tori Amos* "Twenty-four hours in a day, twenty-four beers in a case. Coincidence?" --Stephen Wright* "Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat." --Alex Levine
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Discover the Japanese mindfulness practice of Shinrin-yoku—and the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits of slowing down and taking in the natural world.

What’s an easy way to lower your blood pressure, combat anxiety and depression, and boost your immune system? Shinrin-yoku. The Little Book of Forest Bathing is all about finding strength, peace, and beauty in your surroundings. Drawing on recent research, Forest Bathing maps out the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of immersing yourself in natural surroundings. It then goes on to provide a how-to guide to forest bathing, with methods ranging from hiking to traditional meditation to literal tree hugging. Interspersed in these informational tidbits are brilliant photos, lush illustrations, sensual typography, poem excerpts, and forest-related quotes. Forest Bathing is perfect for anyone aspiring to slow down, be more mindful, and connect with something greater.
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This humorous gift book provides inspiration and strategies that are way more fun than counting sheep to help you get a good night's sleep.

If you're tired of sleepless nights and wish you could drop off in two shakes of a lamb's tail, then this book is for you! Filled with more adorable sheep than you can count, and plenty of relaxing puzzles and quotes, this soporific little volume will have you snoozing in no time. Or if you prefer, you can literally count the sheep on each page to help ease you into the land of nod.

 
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 Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars...--Gilbert Parker

 Love can truly make you feel out of this world. This delightful book, packed with heartfelt quotations from romantics old and new, is the perfect way to say, I love you to the moon and back.
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 An inspiring cookbook for calm and tranquil baking, featuring 70 straightforward recipes.

 This charmingly illustrated cookbook will inspire tranquility and serenity for the home cook. It features an assortment of soothing recipes, from serene "Raspberry and Pistachio Sandwich Cake" to the peaceful "Sticky Date and Orange Pudding" and tranquil tarts such as "Walnut and Fig Tart." Each recipe will include straightforward step-by-step instructions to ensure a relaxing, composed baking experience.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a World War II British government poster that struck a chord in difficult times. Now we are in need of a stiff upper lip and optimistic energy once again. This cookbook will inspire a calm kitchen with its straightforward recipes and motivational quotes, mantras, and wry truths.

 As Marie Antoinette said - and indeed any sane person would say - "Let them eat cake."
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A modern twist to traditional declarations of love with a fresh, contemporary design.

Falling in love is like finding the yin to your yang, the butter on your biscuit, the flame to your candle. This little book is packed with romantic, funny, and charming ways to tell the one you love just how much they mean to you.
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PRAYERFUL WORDS FOR TURBULENT TIMES In times of trouble and times of joy, the importance of prayer cannot be overstated, whether to ask for guidance in our own lives, as an appeal for help for others or simply to give thanks. This inspirational little book is packed with quotations and prayers to help you keep calm on every step of life's journey.
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Down the hatch, bottoms up, make it a double—the world of drink is full of delights fit for any occasion.  Wet your whistle with this collection of wit and wisdom from the most quotable quaffers.

"Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine, or poison is a matter of dosage."—Paracelsus
 
For the wine lover on your list, this clever collection entertains and reminds us that it's always time to drink wine. Lift a glass, kick back, and enjoy the wit and wisdom of Frank Sinatra, William Shakespeare, Dorothy Parker, and other jovial imbibers.
 
Now is the time to drink!—Horace
 
A man ought to get drunk at least twice a year . . . so he won't let himself get snotty about it.—Raymond Chandler
 
Keeping one's guests supplied with liquor is the first law of hospitality.—Margaret Way