Best Alan Gelb books

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement

Alan Gelb

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The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process.


Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted.


For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.  

Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story

Alan Gelb

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Renowned writing coach Alan Gelb shows baby boomers how to create “last says”—short personal narratives that serve as a powerful form of life review.
 
As the baby-boomer generation ages, its members are looking ahead to the biggest challenge of all: making sense of life in its third act. Having the Last Say takes life review out of the realm of memoir writing and journaling—making the rich and timeless tradition of authentic storytelling accessible to those who have never considered themselves “writers.” In creating “legacies” in the form of short personal narratives, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the people, actions, and events that have shaped your life and your values, and to share these stories with those who matter most. Gelb's reassuring and straightforward advice will help you every step of the way, from identifying an engaging topic to employing creative writing techniques to construct a compelling story.

Dr. Koufman's Acid Reflux Diet: With 111 All New Recipes Including Vegan & Gluten-Free: The Never-need-to-diet-again Diet

Dr. Jamie Koufman

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Dr. Koufman’s Acid Reflux Diet is the latest book from Jamie Koufman, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure.

Dr. Koufman’s Acid Reflux Diet is the latest book from New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Jamie Koufman, M.D. It is a companion book to Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, which first introduced attainable strategies for restoring respiratory and digestive health through a scientifically-based nutritional program. 

Dr. Koufman’s Acid Reflux Diet extends those lessons for a lifetime emphasizing lean, clean, green, and alkaline eating. The book also highlights how to recognize your reflux trigger foods, how to get off reflux medication, and how to lose weight the right way—and keep it off.

Dr. Koufman’s Acid Reflux Diet includes 111 amazingly delicious and original vegetarian and gluten-free recipes.

Sample Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower & Watercress Chowder

Makes 4 servings ¦Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Ingredients

1 head cauliflower, diced (small, bite-sized pieces)

1/2 pound or 2 medium potatoes, diced (small, bite-sized pieces)

1 stalk celery, finely diced

1 carrot, minced or finely diced

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon safflower oil 

1/3 cup raw pistachios, shelled

1/4 cup white miso (optional)

1 small bunch watercress

Olive oil (for garnish) up to one teaspoon per bowl

Directions

- In a roasting pan, add potatoes, celery, carrots, and cauliflower. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1 tablespoon safflower oil. Cover with foil and roast at 425O F for 30 minutes.

- Add 1/2 the roasted vegetables to the blender. Add stock, pistachios, Miso, and watercress to the blender and puree till very smooth.

- Put the mixture into a pot and add the rest of the cooked vegetables. 

- Bring to simmer, but do not boil! 

- Garnish with a small amount of very good olive oil (optional)

Notes: As a child growing up in Brooklyn, I loved the fresh cauliflower that was available in summer when we would visit Upstate New York. Infatuation with this incredible and versatile vegetable has only grown over the years as I have learned more and more dishes using it. • This chowder is very popular on my catering menus and has been a huge hit at my underground restaurant in Oakland. • Basil can be substituted for watercress. • This soup is also great for a winter evening because it is hearty. • When you prepare the cauliflower and potatoes, remember that these need to be bite size. •  For gluten-free diets, avoid mugi miso which is made with barley; and for those preferring to avoid soy, use chickpea misos. Chef Philip

Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger & Soy

Makes 4 servings ¦ Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Ingredients

2 pounds sea bass fillet (or any other flaky white fish)

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 inch of ginger root, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks

1 1/2 tablespoon rice wine (or any dry white wine)

2 tablespoon soy sauce (Tamari, gluten-free soy)

4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil* (optional)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs

Directions

- Salt both side of fillet. 

- Scatter ginger over top of fish.

- Drizzle rice wine over the fish and place on heat proof dish for steaming. 

- Place in steamer and cover, and steam for 10-15 minutes.

- Pour water out of the dish.

- Drizzle soy sauce over the fish. 

- Heat toasted sesame oil and olive oil over medium-high heat until they begin to smoke and then pour it carefully over the fish. 

- Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Notes: Sesame oil may be a trigger food for some people, which is  why it is optional. • Halibut is quite expensive and this dish can be made with almost any flaky white fish; ask your fish department for suggestions. In stead of steaming, you can poach the fish. To poach, follow the recipe until just before “placing in steamer,” and place in a skillet, then add 2 cups of chicken stock, bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover, and poach for 10-15 minutes.  Then, continue cooking instructions from “pour water out of the dish.” Sonia

Kick-Ass Carrot Cookies

Makes 3 dozen ¦Vegetarian, Dairy-Free

Ingredients

1 cup oats

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup grape seed oil

1 cup grated carrots

1/2 cup dried cherries (optional; see Notes)

Directions

- preheat oven to 375O F

- In one bowl, combine oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

- In a separate bowl, whisk together maple and oil.

- Add carrots and dried fruit to this mix and blend well.

- Pour the wet mix over the dry mix and gently combine. Do NOT over-mix or the cookies will be rubbery.

- These cookies only bake well if they are small.

- Drop 1 teaspoon on an oiled baking sheet, 2 inches apart.

- Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.

- Be careful not to overcook these cookies as they burn easily after they are complete.

Note: Dried cherries may be a trigger food for some people, and they may be replaced by currants, raisins, dried blueberries, or dried cranberries … or a combination. Chef Philip

A Survival Guide for Paralegals: Tips from the Trenches (Paralegal Reference Materials)

Alan Gelb

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The Survival Guide for Paralegals: Tips from the Trenches, by Karen Levine and Alan Gelb, offers hundreds of tried and true tips from successful legal professionals on how to "survive" your job. The book discusses paralegal work issues, dress, asking for a raise, and office politics in a highly motivating, fun, and empathetic way. From research and interviews to administrative responsibilities and time management, this book is a resource of user-friendly and user-tried hints.

Identification Revolution: Can Digital ID be Harnessed for Development?

Alan Gelb

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Some 600 million children worldwide do not legally exist. Without verifiable identification, they—and unregistered adults—could face serious difficulties in proving their identity, whether to open a bank account, purchase a SIM card, or cast a vote. Lack of identification is a barrier to full economic and social inclusion.


Recent advances in the reach and technological sophistication of identification systems have been nothing less than revolutionary. Since 2000, over 60 developing countries have established national ID programs. Digital technology, particularly biometrics such as fingerprints and iris scans, has dramatically expanded the capabilities of these programs. Individuals can now be uniquely identified and reliably authenticated against their claimed identities. By enabling governments to work more effectively and transparently, identification is becoming a tool for accelerating development progress. Not only is provision of legal identity for all a target under the Sustainable Development Goals, but this book shows how it is also central to achieving numerous other SDG targets.


Yet, challenges remain. Identification systems can fail to include the poor, leaving them still unable to exercise their rights, access essential services, or fully participate in political and economic life. The possible erosion of privacy and the misuse of personal data, especially in countries that lack data privacy laws or the capacity to enforce them, is another challenge. Yet another is ensuring that investments in identification systems deliver a development payoff. There are all too many examples where large expenditures—sometimes supported by donor governments or agencies—appear to have had little impact.


Identification Revolution: Can Digital ID be Harnessed for Development? offers a balanced perspective on this new area, covering both the benefits and the risks of the identification revolution, as well as pinpointing opportunities to mitigate those risks.

Getting it Right!: Milady's Survival Guide for Cosmetology Students

Karen Levine

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Getting it Right: Milady's Survival Guide for Cosmetology Students is a fun-to-read collection of practical, proven tips and hints to make the life of a cosmetology student easier and more productive. Hundreds of short tips are organized by category, making the information easy to find and fun to look through. Tips range from the physical to the abstract and are grouped by categories, such as On the Clinic Floor, Studying for the Exam, and Getting Organized. Compiled from the actual experiences of students, teachers, and professionals throughout the US, the tips are easy to digest and remember. They offer some not-so-obvious ways to make cosmetology school more manageable and preparing for licensure less threatening. The compact size of the book makes it easy to tuck into a handbag or jacket pocket for browsing whenever time permits.

Africa's Private Sector: What's Wrong with the Business Environment and What to Do About It

Vijaya Ramachandran

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Why is business performance lagging in Africa? To provide answers, this volume focuses on the day-to-day problems that private sector managers and entrepreneurs there encounter. Through enterprise surveys conducted in several African countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, these businesspeople identify poor infrastructure—particularly the lack of a reliable source of power—as a huge constraint on private sector activity.


Politics also plays a key role in limiting the success of African businesses. Many countries there have private sectors that are ethnically segmented or dominated by ethnic minorities or both. Segmented networks in already sparse economic environments limit competition, encourage an ambivalent attitude toward facilitating a good business environment, and constrain the growth of firms outside the dominant network. Consequently, Africa has yet to see the emergence of a broad-based business class.


Africa's Private Sector identifies several solutions to address both the infrastructure and political economy constraints hampering business growth in Africa.


Most Likely to Succeed: 2

Alan Gelb

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Examines the circumstances surrounding the brutal murders of Robert Gates, his girlfriend, son, and nephew, and the shocking arrest, confession, and trial of Gates' seventeen-year-old son, Wyley

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement 2nd (second) by Gelb, Alan (2013) Paperback

Alan Gelb

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Most Likely to Succeed: Multiple Murder and the Elusive Search for Justice in an American Town

Alan Gelb

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Very Good to Like New condition. Spine has creasing. Bright clean cover has slight edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping first class from AZ.