The Menstuff® library lists pertinent books and calendars that provide meditations and daily affirmations for men. See also Books New Age and Spirituality.


2001 Multicultural Resource Calendar. This calendar focuses primarily on the US. It includes entries of religious holidays and festivals, historical/cultural events, and birthdays as well as months specially designated by congressional or presidential proclamations for special themes. They have included events and historical dates that recognize that discrimination has occurred against groups such as people with disabling conditions and gays/lesbians. They have also included a Resource Section with detailed information about most events to encourage an informed awareness of these events that will make interactions with other cultures an experience of learning, appreciation and mutual respect. or 800.865.5549

Dads: Special thoughts for some of the world's greatest people, Garborg's Hearts 'N Home, 1993

Fatherhood: Insight and wisdom from Great American Fathers. American Heritage magazine introduces a collection of inspiring and thoughtful quotations that celebrates fathers throughout American history. The quotes included in this compilation feature famous men offering advice to their sons and daughters remembering their own fathers, and reflecting on parenthood, marriage, and family life - universal words of wisdom that have been passed down through generations of fathers to their children. Exploring such topics as growing up, choosing a career, and starting a family, the men in these pages share words of guidance, encouragement, and advice. Whether witty, wise, or nostalgic, the reflections in this book will be cherished by fathers and children alike. Triumph, 1999 ISBN 1-57243-326-4 Buy this book!

Key: and the name of the key is willingness, Center for the Practice of Zen Buddhist Meditation, 1984

Letting Go:  Mediations for codependents, Harper/Hazelden, 1989

Alexander, Anita & Susan Payne, Gingersnaps:  Daily affirmations for African American children and families. This rich collection of daily affirmations helps Black children face the challenges and delights of growing up in today's world, and gives youngsters a positive outlook for each day. Infused with references to notable African Americans - Rudy Bridges, Marva Collins, Marian Wright Edelman, Mae Jemison, Carter G. Woodson - who have come to strength through adversity, this book is a timeless keepsake to last a lifetime. The book is divided into twelve thumbed sections. Subjects include: courage, family, feelings, friendship, heritage, imagination, joy, responsibility, school, and more. Hyperion Book, 114 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011, 1998, ISBN 0-7868-1306-7 Buy this book!

Alexander, Bill, A Man's Book of the Spirit: Daily Meditations for a Mindful Life. We are taught to be strong - not to cry or feel. We courageously blaze trails through the wilderness, oblivious to the beauty surrounding us. Our spirits are lost in a maze of misapprehensions, false pressures, and misleading media messages extolling the virtues of power and success. It is time for man to get in touch with his truest and most sensitive nature - to explore the realities of his life and his history. Here is the guidance and empowering affirmation you need to tune out the deafening clamor and focus on healing. Here is comprehension and truth that will enable you to achieve your greatest potentials - a success by your own stars, a lover in your own right...and a possessor of untold inner riches. Avon, Books, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, 1994, ISBN 0-380-77175-6 Buy this book!

Alexander, William, A Father's Book of the Spirit:  A legacy of love for fathers and sons and the generations that follow them. Daily Meditations. What is a father?  A man is called a father the day his firstborn enters this world. In truth, the quest for fatherhood has just begun, and it will last a lifetime. Father is the proud young man filled with joy at the sight of his newborn and the exhausted, frustrated caretaker of a baby, wide awake at 3 a.m. As the child grows, Father is the rule maker, and the rule breaker. He is the invincible hero to his son; the knight in shining armor to his daughter. Father is all powerful, all knowing, all wise and wonderful...until his child reaches adolescence. Now Father is patient and kind, loving and proud, helpful and understanding. Everything he wished his own father would be. Everything he wishes he could be. And when his son becomes a father, he will understand. Here for every man striving to be the father he always wanted to be, are daily meditations offering understanding, compassion, reassurance and spiritual guidance on life's most exciting and rewarding journey - that of becoming a father. Avon 1997, 800.238.0658 ISBN 0-380-78632-X Buy This Book!

Alvrez, Alicia, Bedtime: 365 nightly readings for passion & romance. Have more fun in bed. A delicious collection of romantic readings and amorous suggestions to indulge your heart, mind, body and soul. With selections by: Pablo Neruda, Rumi, Anais Nin, Christopher Marlowe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and many others. Conari Press, 1995 ISBN 1-57324-184-9 Buy this book!

Bates, Charles, Mirrors for Men:  Affirmations & actions for daily reflection, Yes, 1991

Beal, Stephen, Stepping Stones to Recovery for Men, Experience the miracle of 12 step recovery. Men in 12 Step Recovery share their experience of working their Program in this collection of articles, personal stories, slogans and prayers. Written by men for men, this book is suitable for all 12 Step Fellowships. Glen Abbey Books, PO Box 31329, Seattle, WA 98103, 1992, ISBN  0-934125-28-7 Buy this book!

Berger, Bradley Ian & Kalev Pehme, Men are: A Book of Inspiration. Men wake up!  This book is for you. We men must start to take a positive outlook on our lives. We must do it ourselves; no one is going to do it for us. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines and books have pummeled us enough. A day doesn't pass where there isn't a story bashing men. It's in vogue and this is the alternative. By reducing men to stereotypes, men are made adversaries to everyone. Men are finding it harder and harder to make friendships, to be lovers, and to fulfill their familial duties. In the age of Men Bashing, men have been taught that men lack sensitivity and have primitive emotions; that they consciously and unconsciously use their sexuality not as an expression of love, but as a desire for domination; that to be a man is something less than human. Young men, in particular, need to know that to be a man is good. A fulfilling meaningful life as a man is a goal to strive for. To be a good man means to be a good human being. This book is meant to serve as an inspiration to men. It consists of words describing men. Inspirational words that state what men are and what they are capable of being. This book is for you! Self Published, 11 Oak Valley Drive, Glen Head, NY 11545 516.676.2982, 1989, ISBN 0-9360351-1-8 Buy this book!

Biagini, Rob, The Men's Challenge Deck:  Practicing the Way of the Superior Man. Looks like an ideal tool to jump-start a faltering men's group. 80 unique Men's Challenge Deck cards are at three different "challenge levels" for the cards, ranked according to levels of difficulty - 28 low cards, 27 medium cards, and 25 high cards. Each challenge level easily identifiable by a distinct color:  Yellow = low, blue = medium and red = high. Plexus,,, 888.626.9662 1999 Buy this Deck Direct

Bloch, Douglas, Words that Heal:  Affirmations & meditations for daily living. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear, or hopelessness...having problems with your health...going through a crisis in your job...suffering grief after the loss of a loved one or simply looking for encouragement and inspiration, this book offers comfort, support, insight, and understanding. Here are fifty-two separate teachings - each comprised of a meditation, a series of affirmations, and an inspirational quotation - that you can use to transform your most deeply held beliefs, improve your mental and emotional outlook, increase your self-esteem, and embark on a fulfilling journey of change and spiritual growth. An invaluable guide, a remarkable tool, this book puts the power to enhance your life where it your hands. Bantam, 1990 ISBN 0-553-34809-4 Buy this book!

Bodian, Stephan, Meditation for Dummies:  A reference for the rest of us! Put some balance back into your stessed-out life. It's easy!  In the past decade, researchers have discovered what great meditators have known all along - meditation has unrivaled power to quiet your mind, relax your body, improve your health, and bring more love and joy into your life. While over 5 million Americans meditate regularly, millions more remain unaware of the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being that can result from such a simple practice. This guides you down the road to increased awareness and inner peace. It also covers the historical origins and traditional wisdom behind modern meditation practice. Relax, take a deep breath, and we'll do the rest! Inside, find helpful advice on how to:  Use meditation to help strengthen and heal your body. Increase your awareness of the world around you - and inside you. Find out how meditation has enriched the lives of all types of people. Use meditation to fight everyday stress. Cultivate love and compassion toward yourself and others. Increase your ability to focus on and complete important tasks. Prepare for meditation - what to wear, where to go, how to do it, all explained in plain English. IDG Books Also, dummies website is 1999 Buy this book!

Boykin, Keith, Respecting the Soul: Daily reflections for black lesbians and gays. We're all looking for answers to life's questions. We all want to reach our goals, maintain a loving relationship, and strengthen our ties to family and community. But how do we face our doubts and fears? How do we reconcile the prejudice of others with the truth we know about ourselves? And how do we deal with the obstacles that stand in our way? The primary challenges facing black lesbians and gays are internal, not external. The deepest wounds are usually self-inflicted, leaving behind the scars of internalized racism and homophobia. With a unique insight for each day of the calendar year, this book can help change this reality by provoking, inspiring, and empowering you, sensitizing your families and friends, and sharing the wisdom and experience of hundreds of well-known people who have contributed to our collective history. This book gives you the encouragement you need to respect your own soul. Avon Books, 1999, ISBN 0-380-80021-7 Buy this book!

Brown, Jackson Jr, Live & Learn & Pass It On: People ages 5 to 95 share what they've discovered about life, love and other good stuff, Rutledge Hill, 1992

Brussat, Mary Ann, 100 Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive:  Living deeply and fully every day, Harper, 1994

Claire Lina, Acronyms of Light:  Letting inner guidance help teach, Quantum, 1987

Chodron, Pema, The Wisdom of No Escape & the path of loving-kindness, Shambhala, 1991

Collier, Lindsay, Get Out of Your Thinking Box:  365 ways to brighten your life & enhance your creativity, Robert D Reed Publishers, 1994

Dreamer, Oriah Mountain, The Invitation. One night, after an unsatisfying evening at a party, the author wrote the start of this book. By the light of her streetlight, she began, "It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing...I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain..." Her profound invitation became the framework for this wise and inspiring book. Chapter by chapter, the author uses passages from her "Invitation" to welcome readers into a life that is more soul fulfilling and passionate, and has far greater truth and integrity. In a sense, she invites readers to get a life instead of buying into a lifestyle. Each chapter ends with a guided meditation specific to the theme of the chapter, such as "The Joy" and "The Failure." Despite her suspiciously New Age-sounding name, she is a highly grounded, practical, and honest writer. This fresh and beautifully packaged book is destined for great acclaim in the realm of spiritual inspiration. HarperCollins, 1999 ISBN 0062515745 Buy this book!

Exley, Helen, Dads... A beautiful little book about fathers, quotes from Francis Darwin to Nancy Sinatra, honoring the flesh and bones. Exley Publications, 1997 ISBN 1-85015-791-X Buy This Book!

Exley, Helen, The Love Between Fathers and Daughters. "I know I have my father wrapped around my little finger, but he has we wrapped around his", says Holly, the daughter of Charlton Heston. This beautiful collection celebrates the magical bond between fathers and their daughters. It's the perfect gift from one to the other. Exley Publications, 1995 ISBN 1-85015-643-3 Buy This Book!

F, M.A., Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men. Written by and for men recovering from addictions, the book addresses such concerns as spirituality, intimacy, loneliness and relating to others as a spouse, father or friends. It offers a year's worth of daily readings each of which includes a quote, a meditation, and a closing thought. This book provides support and guidance in maintaining an emotionally and spiritually balanced life. It is must reading for anyone striving to achieve serenity. Harper & Row, 1986, ISBN 0-06-255445-X Buy this book!

F, M.A., Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men. Men striving to achieve serenity or working on maintaining emotionally and spiritually balanced lives will find in this a year's worth of daily support and guidance grounded in the Twelve Steps. Quotations from sources as varied as Shakespeare, Wendell Berry, Michael Spinks, Woody Allen, Susan Sonag, Abraham Maslow, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan and Lillian Hellman address concerns such as intimacy, loneliness and spirituality. Exploring men's roles as lover or spouse, father and friend, each of the 365 readings includes a meditation and a closing thought to "ignite new possibilities and strengthen you on your path." If you have a previous edition of Touchstones, there's no real change in this edition except the cover. Hazelden, 1991 ISBN 0-89486-394-0 Buy this book!

Farias, Don, Words to the Wise:  A wonderful witty & wise collection of good advice on life, R&E, 1992

Fox, Jennifer, Resolutions for the Millennium. The year 2000 and beyond promises to be an inspiring and reflective time, an opportunity to slow down and evaluate where we are in life, and what we would like to accomplish in the future. This book gathers together a range of contemplative and creative goals, allowing us to consider the possibilities. In this thoughtfully uplifting and lighthearted volume are appealing ideas ranging from the spiritual to the fanciful, from the childlike to the challenging. This book is certain to refresh and revive those inner aspirations we all have to lead richer, fuller lives. Andrews McMeel Publishing,, 1998, ISBN  0-8362-6985-3 Buy this book!

Glennon, Will, Practice Random Acts of Kindness: Bring more peace, love and compassion into the world. It all began with a placemat. When Anne Herbert doodled "Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty" in a restaruant in Northern California, no one could ever have predicted that the idea would take root to become a global goodwill movement. From classrooms to boardrooms to the streets, it spread person to person across the world and was even featured in Life magazine's Special Millennium issue as one of the 50 Most Important Things in the last 100 years. This book is a compilation of inspiring meditations, quotes, and true stories collected from the growing number of "kindness experts" in the world who demonstrate the incredible power one tiny act can have. Written with heart and deep understanding of the times in which we live, this book offers us the spiritual and psychological impetus to "pay it forward" in a meaningful way. During times of disaster, war and poverty, simple human kindness can restore hope and reconnect us all. Conari Press,, 2007, ISBN 1-57324-272-1

Godek, Gregory J.P., Romantic Mischief: The playful side of love. Surprise your lover!  Get ready to engage your playful side and act on a whim!  From outrageous gifts and spontaneous gestures to Valentine surprises and everyday romance, this little book is filled with ideas and resources guaranteed to inspire you and delight your partner. Casablanca Press, Sourcebooks, PO Box 372, Naperville, IL 60566, 630.961.3900 or 1997, ISBN 1-57071-151-8 Buy this book!

Gray, John, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Book of Days: 365 inspirations to enrich your relationships, HarperCollins, 1998, ISBN 0060192771 Buy this book!

Hay, Louise, Love Your Body:  A positive affirmation guide for loving & appreciating your body, Hay House, 1989

Hayward, Susan, Begin it Now:  You have a purpose, In Tune, 1990

Hayward, Susan, Guide for the Advanced Soul: Hold a problem in your mind, open this book to any page & there will be your answer, In Tune, 1990

Hendrix, Harville, The Parenting Companion Meditations and Exercises:  for Giving the Love that Heals. This wife and husband team brought their relationships expertise to acclaimed parenting guides with a groundbreaking premise:  by healing past wounds to their own psyches, parents can nurture and encourage emotional wholeness in their children. Now, with this wonderful companion volume, you can achieve personal transformations that will enrich the life you share with your children, regardless of their age. Here are practical, hands-on exercises and affirmations that make their previous work into a day-to-day reality. As you learn more about yourself and your own upbringing, you'll resolve the "cycle of wounding" - the handing-down of emotional wounds from parent to child. Discover how the unconscious mind guides your search for a life partner. Strengthen the parent-child bond for a lifetime. Understand the influences that internally shape how you interact with your child. Give your child a sense of assurance as you present a model of your own healed self. Pocket Books, 1999, ISBN 0-671-86885-3 Buy this book!

Hifler, Joyce Sequichie, A Cherokee Feast of Days. This beloved Cherokee inspirational writer offers her second volume of daily meditations based on her Native American heritage. Volume II attunes the reader to nature and to the wisdom of native people. Along with the readings are quotes from Native Americans of all tribes, revealing an earth wise and spiritual approach to daily life. Council Oak Books, Tulsa, OK 74120 800.247.8850, 1996, ISBN 1-57178-053-X Buy this book!

Holland, Barbara, Endangered Pleasures: In defense of naps, bacon, martinis, profanity and other indulgences. Take back the joy. The minute the alarm clock punctures our dreams, we go to work. We have convinced ourselves that productivity is the name of the game and that leisure is a notorious sign of laziness. Welcome to the nineties. The author insists that enough is enough. It's time to kick back, relax, and relish the truly good things in life - and embrace the so-called bad. After all, bacon is not a villain, happy hour is not a death knell, and sleeping in may not be mandatory, but it sure feels great! HarperCollins, 10 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022, 1996, ISBN 0-06-101031-6 Buy this book!

Johnson, Addie, A Little Book of Thanks Yous: Letters, notes & quotes. Rediscover the joys of gratitude! The author explores the who, what, where, when, whys, and especially hows to "thank yous."  You'll find handwritten letters and spontaneous acts of random gratitude, a litany of ways to count the blessings we're grateful for, with inspiring words from around the world and throughout the ages, and thank you letters from politicians, artists, and ordinary folk. In this little book of big-hearted ideas, the author offers up inspiration to anyone who has ever frozen before the blank interior of a Thank You car, including: creative and simple ways to express your thanks, practical tactics for giving and acknowledging gifts, poetry and quotations to inspire a grateful heart or jump-start a tank you note, and stories, suggestions and examples of how to enlarge someone's life with the humblest of expressions. Conari Press,, 2010, ISBN 978-1-57324-374-2

Jones, Don, Wisdom for the Journey. The tradition of collecting the proverbs and wise sayings of masters of the spiritual, on inner, way stretches at least as far back as ancient Egypt, and includes such luminaries as Amen-em-opet. Solomon, and Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius). We welcome the arrival of the wisdom sayings of the author. In person, he is a wise counselor with an uncanny capacity to "nail" an issue, summarize an involved discussion, and cut the confusion. Like all authentic sages, he has a clearly focused consciousness and an x-ray-like perception. In this short volume you will discover "pith" and "grit" and some of the most marvelous distillations of human wisdom, particularly as it applies to everyday issues in your life. The blessing that he offers will spread in an every-widening circle. Two Snakes Publishing. 2000 ISBN 1-878318-51-9 Buy this book!

Kabat-Zinn, Jon, Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life. Mindfulness is considered the heart of Buddhist meditation but its essence is universal and of deep practical benefit to all. In essence, mindfulness is about wakefulness. Our minds are such that they are often more asleep than awake to the unique beauty and possibilities of each present moment as it unfolds. While it is in the nature of our mind to go on automatic pilot and lose touch with the only time we actually have to live, to grow, to feel, to love, to learn, to give shape to things, to heal, our mind also holds the deep innate capacity to help us awaken to our moments and use them to advantage for ourselves, for others, and for the world we inhabit. Just as a garden requires attending to if we hope to cultivate flowers and not have it be overrun with weeds, mindfulness also requires regular cultivating. In this book, the author maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in one's own life. It speaks both to those coming to meditation for the first time and to longtime practitioners, anyone who cares deeply about reclaiming the richness of his or her moments. Hyperion, 1994 ISBN 0-7868-8070-8 Buy this book!

Kennedy, James "Jimmy the Bartender", w/Denis Boyles, Jimmy the Bartender's Guide to Life: Advice on women, money, sex, work and other stuff that screws up men's lives. He's just a bartender and writes one of the most popular columns in Men's Health magazine. He has more horse sense than most therapists, psychologists or self-proclaimed maven will ever have. An old-fashioned, bow-tied barkeep who happens to have some of the best answers around to life's problems and the guts to look you in the eye and tell 'em to you straight. So, pull up a stool. You'll find some brilliant, often hilarious answers to more than 100 essential questions plus Jimmy's lists including the best ballpark brews, the best regional pickup lines, the 10 most sacred saloon commandments and Jimmy's own barroom wife-screening test. Rodale Press, 800.848.4735 ,, 1999, ISBN 1-57954-172-0 Buy this book!

Kritsberg, Wayne, John Lee, Shepherd Bliss, A Quiet Strength: Meditations on the Masculine Soul. For all men who are seeking a new vision of masculinity - one that allows them to explore new roles, reclaim ancient feelings, break free of society's stereotypes, and learn to integrate body, mind, emotions and spirit - this book is an invigorating and inspiring companion. Written by three of the preeminent writers and leaders of the men's movement, this daily guide to self-discovery offers 365 powerful meditations, each with an opening quotation and an accompanying thought for the day. From the Odyssey to Carl Jung and from Federico Garcia Lorca to D. H. Lawrence come insightful quotations that open up worlds of healing wisdom, as the authors cover topics that include love, sex, the power of brotherhood, reconnecting with the earth, acknowledging the inner spirit, accepting and sharing feelings, the importance of play, achieving balance, finding joy, honoring the inner child, and much more. Day by day this book will challenge and nurture you in your journey toward a fuller, more passionate life, spiritually grounded masculinity, and richer relationships with family, friends, and lovers. Bantam Books, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, 1994, ISBN 0-553-35121-4 Buy this book!

Lazear, Jonathan, Meditations For Men Who Do Too Much. Indispensable support for men caught up in the daily cycle of work, achieve, acquire. Anne Wilson Schaef, author of Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much, says about this book: "Many men read my book daily and I agreed with Jonathon that there needed to be a companion volume that came from a man and spoke directly to men about the unique issues that men face in their lives. The quotes in this book are wonderful!  Having become a mini-expert on quotes, I am thrilled to say that most were new to me and are powerful and to the point. Rarely have I seen such a rich and delicious variety of memorable quotes. And, they are used beautifully to lead into exquisite tidbits of thought-provoking and soul-stirring words for daily reflection for men. I am glad the men I know will have the possibility of this little book in their lives and I am glad that I will have a new gift item that can offer doors of options from the self-abuse and self-destruction patterns I see lived out in many of the men for whom I care a great deal. May we as men and women find new, full, life--enhancing ways to live with ourselves, with each other and with our planet." Fireside/Parkside, Rockefeller Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, 1992, ISBN 0-671-75908-6 Buy this book!

Lee, John, Writing from the Body: For writers, artists and dreamers who long to free your voice. Certain writing books go beyond questions of craft and art to explore the deepest sources of the creative impulse. This is not a "head book"; it's a heart book, a should book, a hand book, a back book, and a soul book that liberates writers from the shackles of self-consciousness and doubt. This book offers meditative techniques, physical exercises, and candid counseling - all designed to combat the fears, self-imposed standards, and suppressed feelings that block creative potential. Inspirational quotes from poems and prose develop the central message: in order to write from the truth of our total experience, we must return to our bodies. St. Martins, 1994 ISBN  0-312-11536-9 Buy this book!

Lerner, Rokelle, Affirmations:  For the inner child, Health Comm, 1990

Lewis, Cynthia Copeland, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Wisdom of the sandbox, little barefoot philosophers, kids see the world straight on, without a lot of fuss or complications. Sample from the hundreds of lessons in this mind-refreshing book, and rediscover the joy of keeping it simple. Workman Publishing, 1994 ISBN 1-56305-700-X Buy this book!

Lewis, Richard, Living By Wonder: The imaginative life of childhood. Too often a child's imagination is seen as merely a passing phase of childhood which has little or no relation to the real work of learning. Too often we educate the imagination out of children thinking it has no practical role in how they ultimately perceive and create their individual worlds. This is a collection of essays by the author, a teacher and writer, which considers the life of the imagination as a necessary part of every child's growing consciousness. In each of these thoughtful essays, he explores the diverse facets of a child's imagination and its rich expression through language-making, play, art, stories and poetry. Whether he is observing the laughter of children or reflecting on their questions of "why?"; whether watching children catch fireflies or search for their solitude; whether seeing them dance or run through the waters of a sprinkler, what becomes clear to the reader is the vitality of imagination as the source of our learning and understanding. Addressed to anyone concerned with the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual life of children (and adults), this book makes a compelling and timely statement. Its importance lies not only in its application to children, but in its exploration of values which we, as adults, need to keep alive in ourselves and in the culture at large. A Parabola Book in association with Touchstone Center Publications, New York,1998, ISBN 0-930407-38-5 Buy this book!

Long, George, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: A practical guide for living in an irrational world. Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome, A.D. 121, and ascended to the Imperial throne at forty. One of "The Five Good Emperors," he ruled in a time of war and plague, of economic, moral and religious uncertainty - yet his twenty-year reign has been historically remembered as a golden age of justice, logic, moderation and consistency. Composed while on military campaign in his later years, the meditations are more than the spiritual diary of a remarkable leader and philosophic sage. Serious, clear-headed and insightful, these reflections provide an anchor in turbulent times. As relevant today as when first penned, his wisdom has inspired generations of influential Americans. Avon, 1993. ISBN 0-380-72216-X Buy this book!

Louv, Richard, The Web of Life:  Weaving the values that sustain us. A celebration of family, community & nature. With great warmth and wisdom, these healing and insightful bedtime stories for adults weave together the strands of life:  family friendship, community, nature, time and spirit. "As our hands hold the strands," writes the author, "the strands begin to hold us." Conari Press, 1996 Buy this book.

Maggio, Michael compiled, Quotations for a Man's Soul. A man's path to self-awareness and understanding need never be a lonely one. This collection of wise quotations is the perfect companion for the man seeking deeper meaning in his spirituality, life goals, relationships and identity. Prentice Hall 1998 Buy This Book!

Maggio, Michael Compiled, Sex, Money & Sports, Quotations on the only things men care about. Wherever men gather, it isn't long before the conversation turns to one of the three great themes of our times:  sex, money and sports. This eminently quotable collection is the first place to turn for the last word on everything near and dear to a man's heart - from sex to money to...well, sports. Prentice Hall, 1998 ISBN 0-7352-0053-X Buy This Book!

Milton, Adrian, Lavender Light: Daily meditations for gay men in recovery. As gay men in recovery, we face special challenges every day of our lives. But with true courage, support, and understanding, we can strengthen our spirits to meet these challenges. This is the first book of daily meditations written especially for gay men in recovery. These simple yet powerful words of wisdom speak to our own unique experience - and reflect upon issues that are rarely addressed by support groups or recovery literature. These day-by-day messages of hope and healing offer refreshing new insights into our most personal concerns:  homophobia, self-acceptance, coming out, same-sex relationships, civil rights and much more. There are the affirmations we need to grow with each passing day. To take charge of our lives. And to empower our spirits with the brilliant light of truth, beauty, encouragement and love. Perigee Publishing, 200 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, 1995, ISBN 0-399-51939-4 Buy this book!

Ming-Dao, Deng, 365 Tao Daily Meditations. The treasury of life-enhancing daily readings turns a wise Taoist light on every facet of life. Each daily entry begins with a one-word title and its Chinese character in elegant calligraphy. A brief, poetic aphorism provides the theme, followed by a clear, insightful meditation on the day's Taoist principle. HarperSan Francisco, 1992. ISBN  0-06-250223-9 Buy this book!

Moore, Thomas, Meditations:  On the monk who dwells in daily life, what every man needs to know. Sometimes in their chanting monks will land upon a note and sing it in florid fashion, one syllable of text for fifty notes of chant. Melisma, they call it. Living a melismatic life in imitation of plain-chant, we may stop on an experience, a place, a person, or a memory and rhapsodize in imagination. Some like to meditate or contemplate melismatically, while others prefer to draw, build, paint, or dance whatever their eye has fallen upon. Living one point after another is one form of experience, and it can be emphatically productive. But stopping for melisma gives the soul its reason for being. Harper, 1994 ISBN 0-06-017223-1 Buy this book!

Osho, What is Meditation? In these pages, a thoroughly modern mystic answers the question in dozens of thoroughly modern ways. Meditation is fun, he says, a celebration and relaxation. Meditation is scientific, he says elsewhere, an experiment and a transformation. Everyone who has wondered what meditation is will find that the author paints the answer with a broad, inviting brush and with a remarkable variety of colors. And those who have already begun to explore meditation will find their understanding deepened and enriched by the author's expansive view. Element, 1995, ISBN  1-85230-726-9 Buy this book!

Parker, Mina, Half Full: Meditations on hope, optimism and the things that matter. Filling up our metaphorical glasses makes our glasses more full. The best way to feel like we've got a lot to give in this world is to give a lot. The more we count our blessings, the more blessings we have to count. This book is full of safe advice from a young writer who knows, first hand, what to do when looking at the bright side fails. She puts her fingers in her ears and sings loudly until she can't hear her own negative messages. So sit back, put your feet up. Take some time to get to know your inner optimist. And, if you inner pessimist tries to take over, follow this simple procedure: the glass is half empty anyway, so drink it, or dump it over someone's head. Shake things up, exaggerate your troubles until you can laugh them away. The next time you're tempted to daydream - do it! Each of the mini-essays or meditations is an invitation to look at your life. Based on wise quotes from an eclectic collection of folks, these little essays speak to our hearts and minds, our funny bones and optimist muscles. This book gives us a jump start on a bad day. Red Wheel/Weiser,, 2006 ISBN 1-57324-293-4

Pasnick, Robert, What Every Man Needs to Know . How to be a really great guy. Okay, so maybe you're already a great guy, but who can't use a little help now and then?  This book is for all men who want to be a better lover, father, brother, friend, son, seeker, and adventurer. There's a little advice, a few suggestions and some ideas to get you thinking - all offered in a straightforward, practical way that makes them easy to read and even easier to use. Get back in touch with your family, friends and (eek!) your feelings - and find yourself again with this handy resource that tackles every subject from friendship to parenting to falling in love. HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022, 1994, ISBN 0-06-251064-9 Buy this book!

Peck, M. Scott, Meditations from the Road:  Daily reflections from The Road Less Traveled and The Different Drum. The wisdom of this book can provide daily inspiration. Brilliantly integrating traditional psychology and spiritual insight, the author shares his thoughts about the nature of loving relationships, how to become one's own person, how to be a more sensitive parent, the meaning and necessity of community in our lives, and so much more. This will help you along your way toward achieving wisdom and fullness in your life. Touchstone, 1993. ISBN  0-671-79799-9 Buy this Book!

Porter, Dablia & Gabriel Cervantes, 365 Reflections on Fathers. For the father in your life...a collection of thoughtful and heartwarming quotations that say how much you love him. Share the memories, reflections and musings of others on the wisdom and fortitude of fathers. Adams Media, 260 Center St., Holbrook, MA 02343 800.872.562, 1998, ISBN 1-588062-009-4 Buy this book!

Ray, Veronica, Letting Go: A moment to reflect, Hazelden, 1989

Rosemond, John, Because I Said So:  366 insightful and thought-provoking reflections of parenting and family life. The author's latest work covers every conceivable aspect of parenting from Allowances to Sibling rivalry with the same characteristic wit and practical wisdom that millions of parents have cherished in his six previous books. This day-to-day collection contains 366 tips or "reflections" for battle-worn parents, one per dated page. True to form, the reflections are often humorous, always commonsensical, and always thought-provoking. Taken together, they illuminate the complex web that exists between child rearing, marriage and the family. The author's philosophy harkens back to a simpler time when "because I said so" was the only reason a parent ever needed to give a child. Nothing has changed. Successful parenting still calls for the same basic ingredients that worked for thousands of previous generations. By following his old-fashioned, common sense advice, parents can avoid raising children who are spoiled and sassy, and deal effectively with daily problems as diverse as bedwetting and boredom, territoriality and television. Andrews & McMeel, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111, 1996, ISBN 0-8362-0499-9 Buy this book!

Rutledge, Leigh W. and Gregory P. Hancock, editors, Too Much of a Good Thing...Quotes you can't get enough of. The authors have collected memorable "gay" lines from interviews, television, books, movies and everywhere else and packed them into the entertaining and frequently hilarious volume. Hundreds of familiar figures - past and present, gay-friendly and homophobic - are represented, including classic purveyors of outrageous wit such as Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Pierce, Bruce Vilanch, Quentin Crisp, Harvey Fierstein and Oscar Wilde. This is a book you'll come back to again and again. Alyson Publications, 2000 ISBN 1-55583-413-2 Buy this book!

Schaef, Anne Wilson, Laugh! I Thought I'd Die (if I didn't):  Daily meditations on healing through humor. Whether we're in recovery for alcoholism, codependency, gambling, drug or eating disorders, we all share one basic experience: recovery is hard work. And often it's when we're pushing our programs the hardest that recovery seems more elusive than ever. At these times, letting go, even laughing at ourselves, can be the most healing gift of all. Here is a daily meditation book that addresses the need for laughter and lightness in Twelve Step living. Each entry takes a humorous, ironic, or rueful look at such aspects of recovery as denial, grandiosity, gratitude and change. The meditations show us that humor can be a great way to tease ourselves into new awareness - awareness that often emerges when we least expect it. By turns irreverent and provocative, this book will serve as a daily reminder that we all have the right to experience a full range of emotions in our lives, especially joy and laughter. After all, that's what recovery is all about. Ballantine Books, 1990 ISBN 0-345-36097-4 Buy this book!

Scheuermann, Ted, Larry Stephens, Brian Newman, Bob Dyer, The Man Within: Daily Devotions for men in recovery. A recovery companion for a man's needs. "Sometimes what men need most is another man to talk with, another man who will share their burden as they walk the path of recovery," say the authors of this book. Find the strength and support you need in these 365 inspirational and Scripture-based insights on recovery and everyday issues unique to men. From men who have been there and understand the process of recovery. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1991, ISBN 0-8407-3240-6 Buy this book!

Shapiro, Ed & Deb, Be the Change:  How meditation can transform you and the world. A prisoner in a Chinese jail, the author was able to find solace by sitting quietly in contemplation. Deeply affected by the experience of walking on the moon, astronaut Edgar Mitchell went from exploring outer space to discovering the vastness of inner space. While coping with HIV, Mark Matousek found healing through group meditation. Seane Corn used her yoga and meditation expertise to work with child prostitutes in Los Angeles. In the last few decades, people in all walks of life have begun to realize the profound benefits of meditation. While this ancient practice is personally transformative in that it calms the mind and reduces stress, awakens the heart, and deepens insight, can meditation also change the world for the better? Two award-winning authors and some of today's most notable voices explore this issue, reflecting on how looking within can resolve issues such as anger and fear, inspiring a movement toward a more caring and peaceful future. Sterling Ethos,, 2009 ISBN 978-1-4027-6001-3

Shore, Lee Ward, Meditations for Men Who Do Next to Nothing: and would like to do even less. Reading this book could be all the work you'll ever have to do. It's a tough world out there. And as modern men, we make choices every day that have far-reaching effects on our health, happiness and how often we score with the babes -0 or, indeed, if we ever do. Do we couragesouly negotiate the potholes on the running track of life?  Or do we take stock of our situation and realize that victory is hollow, and that what we really want to do is sit down, crack a frosty, turn on the tube, and watch some other loser run the race?  Here, then, is a man's treasury of quotations, ruminations, and belly-scratching fits of mumbling to inspire us to fight the good fight: to eliminate all activity and decision-making from our lives and gain absolute serenity, not to mention the contented state of stupefaction you'll achieve when you flip through this book. Warner Books, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, 1994, ISBN  0-446-39525-0 Buy this book!

Sniechowski, James and Judith Sherven, Opening to Love 365 Days a Year. In this collection of insightful essays and transformative affirmations, the authors, renowned relationship experts, help you experience the daily adventure of true, passionate, lasting love. You will learn how to foster the genuine, spiritually nourishing intimacy that comes from celebrating the differences between you and your partner. It is your invitation to become: more available to give and receive love, more determined to leave old wounds behind, and more confident that you can resolve whatever needs attention so your life and your love can flourish. By addressing some of the most significant aspects of dating and marriage - such as conflict, romance, trust, commitment, self-respect, curiosity, celebration, frustration, and sexuality, just to name a few - this fascinating book will show you how to open your life to the transformational power of real-life love. Whether you are currently looking for a partner, already in a committed relationship or hoping to repair a neglected relationship but don't know how, this amazing book will give you instant insights that you can practice all through the year. Health Communications, or, 2000 ISBN 1-55874-745-1 Buy this book!

Snyder, Rachel, What There is to Love About A Man. At last!  A book that unabashedly and occasionally breathlessly honors and celebrates all things male - body, mind and spirit. No analysis, no apologies, no how-to. Simply page after uncluttered page paying homage to the perplexing, provocative and endearing qualities that make up the millennial male. Courage, passion, fears, power, kisses, logic, wonder, insightfulness, enlightening and more than a little sizzling, this book is guaranteed to inspire new appreciation for any man that you know, and a richer, deeper affection for every man that you love. Sourcebooks,,1999, ISBN 1-57071-463-0

St. Clair, Moriah S, 365 Empowering Ways to Move Beyond Abuse: A daily healing companion for survivors. The power to make a difference is in your hands right now. Those of us who have felt the pain of any kind of abuse, know that such wounding is both deep and pervasive - touching many aspects of our lives. Because of this, our healing process invites us to profoundly address much of our lives. There is a time for remembering, feeling, getting clear, letting go and moving on. This book is here to help with all of these healing phases. This book is here to be your daily companion to achieve wholeness and well-being. There is a place in our hearts where we compassionately touch the truth. This book will meet you there. Pathways United Publications, 2000 ISBN 1-89226-804-3 Buy this book!

Steinsaltz, Adin, Simple Words: Thinking about what really matters in life. The real quest is to understand the words that we use constantly, for these are the foundation of our existence. What are they? What are they made of? These words, as powerful as they are, are also very foggy. They have a meaning for each of us, but what precisely is that meaning? Clarifying our understanding of simple words will not just change our way of speaking - it will also change our way of thinking and change our basic feelings. When we know certain things about those words, we become different people; we are recreated. Simon & Schuster, 1999 ISBN 0-684-84642-X Buy this book!

Stewart, Meiji, Children are Meant to be Seen & Heard: Humor & wisdom for honoring children. Puddle Dancer, 1996 ISBN 0-9647349-2-3 Buy this book!

Stewart, Meiji, It's a Jungle Out There! Humor & wisdom for living and loving life, Puddle Dancer, 1996 ISBN 0-9647349-5-8 Buy this book!

Terry, Rod, Brother's Keeper:  Words of inspiration for African-American men. African-American brothers speak their minds on courage, brotherhood, self-esteem and black pride. Peter Pauper Press, 1996 ISBN 0-88088-058-9 Buy this book!

Vanceburg, Martha & Sylvia Silverman, Family Feelings, Daily meditations for healthy relationships. In uplifting daily meditations, this book offers sound psychological and spiritual guidance to help us through the day-to-day struggles and conflicts of family life. Each page offers a special insight on a specific challenge - independence, love, parenting, aging - and shows ho to exchange outmoded patterns and behaviors for healthier, more fulfilling family relationships. Each daily meditation begins with a quote specifically selected from a wide range of inspirational sources - from Henry David Thoreau and Marcel Proust to Golda Meir and Shirley MacLaine - and ends with a motivational "gem" to carry with your throughout the day. For anyone who seeks to develop richer, more rewarding relationships, here is a book of wisdom to help you resolve the dilemmas and discover the rewards of family feelings. Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10103, 1989, ISBN 0-553-34705-5 Buy this book!

Walker, Richmond, Twenty-Four Hours a Day: Meditations. The gift of spiritual discovery for nearly four decades, Hazelden's classic daily meditation book has guided millions of recovering people toward a deeper and more intimate connection with a Higher Power of their understanding. Whether you are new to recovery or searching out a deeper meaning of the Twelve Steps, this book will help you discover the power of prayer and begin the creation of a solid, spiritual foundation. Featuring an inspirational thought, meditation and prayer for each day of the year, this book offers you encouragement, support, and wisdom to help you continue your path to spiritual and personal growth. Hazleden, 1992, ISBN 0-89486-834-9 Buy this book!

Wangerin, Walter, Reliving the Passion:  Meditations on the suffering, death & resurrection of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Mark, Harper, 1992

Wideman, John Edgar, Fatheralong:  The Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society, Pantheon, 1994

Wilde, Stuart, Affirmations:  What I Am Has Beauty & Strength. Most of the organizations and structures in the world around you are designed to take away your individual power. This book serves not so much to give you nice words to say to yourself, but as a magnificent and devastating battle-plan, where you learn to expand the power you already have in order to win back absolute control of your life. That is the only true spiritual path for you. Everything else is just a way station while you gather enough confidence to step out on your own. You need your power back and fast. To get it you will have to become like a "gorilla on the path" and walk up to the system and lovingly demand your bone back. At this point in your life you have enough courage, power and charisma to push against the manipulations that are imposed on you and win back absolute control. Using the power of the light within you, you are able to pull energy from the Universal Mind. It will give you a transcendent view that you can use for any endeavor you choose. From time to time men and women like Thomas Jefferson, Einstein, Francis Bacon and Ayn Rand have understood the simplicity of this power and used it to exhibit genius. The same is easily possible for you. White Dove Int, 1989 ISBN 0-930603-36-2 Buy this book!

Yogananda, Paramahansa, Spiritual Diary:  An inspiration thought for each day. Self-Realization Fellowship, 1982

Zelinski, Ernie J., Don't Hurry, Be Happy! 650 Smart Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life. Rediscover the simple joy of slowing down. Are you so busy being busy that you don't have time for the really important things in life?  Things like friends, laughter, and... sunsets?  Then it's time to slow down, relax, and enjoy those moments that are too valuable to miss. You'll be moved and inspired by more than 650 tips for a slower, more enriching life, such as: Put work in its place. Sure, you have to make a living. Why make it an obsession?  Don't compare yourself to Bill Gates. Your contentment with your own life will come from accepting yourself. Have a heart-to-heart talk with a six-year-old. You'll be reminded of what really matters. And hundreds more!  Prima Publishing, PO Box 1260BK, Rocklin, CA 95677, 916.632.4400. 1999,, ISBN 0-7615-1855-X Buy this book!

Ziglar, Zig, Something to Smile About:  Encouragement and inspiration for life's ups and downs. A book filled with stories from the author's own life as well as the lives of others who have shared their inspiring, encouraging experiences with him through the years. He says a daily word of encouragement is the fuel of hope. The concepts and messages provide that fuel and you can apply them to challenging situations in your life every day. Families, coworkers and students can share these positive passages. You'll read about people with disabilities or disadvantages who overcame all odds to succeed in fields they were once excluded from and about seemingly small efforts that teach lessons of a lifetime. You'll want to return to the touching stories and anecdotes again and again. In them, you will find encouragement and motivation that will make a difference in your life. And you'll want to pass on to others the good feelings and valuable lessons you discover. Thomas Nelson Publishers 1997 Buy This Book!

Zubaty, Rich, Water People. On South Pacific islands, when the sun sets over the lagoon and the fishing boats return, a stream of men carrying guitars and ukuleles forms around the palm huts on the beach and flows up onto somebody's front porch. While young kids splash and bathe in the turquoise light, old men, married men, young men and boys wrap broad shoulders and thick forearms around delicate instruments and begin singing in the high-pitched voices of sea birds calling from another century. They sing of love and courage and spiritual awakenings. Of sea journeys and mystical roots and the wisdom of fish. They pluck their notes from the surf and rhythms from the tide and melodies from the currents of time. They've been doing this for thousands of years - old me, married men, young men and boys. This is how male culture is transmitted. Self Published, Panther Press, PO Box 259141, Madison, WI 800.203.4028, 1996


We encourage you to get several calendars. Have one at work, one in your home office or beside the phone, maybe one in your workspace at home or beside the john to remind you to be a human being rather than a human doing all the time, and a special one if you have children to give you ideas that remind you to spend more time with them. Tear, share & stick anywhere. On the fridge, computer screen, bathroom mirror, bulletin board, and in your lunch box.

Achieve Your Dreams calendar: Motivational quotes for success. Cullman Ventures, Inc., Indianapolis, IN 46278, 1999,

Achieve Your Dreams calendar, 2003. What does it really take to accomplish your goals? This desktop calendar provides daily words of encouragement to keep you moving toward extraordinary results in life and work. Each page delivers a daily dose of encouragement through motivational quotes and stirring photography to create a dynamic calendar that's sure to inspire all year long. The Mead Corporation, Dayton, OH 45463 ISBN 38576-38583

African-American Almanac, 2003. This calendar/almanac was created in the spirit of Sankofa, a West African principle of learning from the past to build the future. It honors and uplifts African-American culture through history timelines, quotations, health tips, recipes, lists, profiles of great African Americans. It's a legacy of history, inspiration and daily living to enjoy, treasure and share with family and friends. American Greetings Corp, Cleveland, OH 44144 ISBN 74215-03011

African American History, Pomegranate Communications, PO Box 6099, Rohnert Park, CA 94927 800.227.1428, 1997,

The Best of 1001 Sex Secrets Every Man & Woman Should Know, Accord

The Best of 1001 Sex Secrets Written by Women & Men Who Already Know, Women and men of all ages candidly reveal their most intimate fantasies and personal desires - their revelations...often quite humorous. 2001, Accord, Denver, CO. ISBN 1579391125

Black History and Heritage. Celebrate black history and heritage with this commemorative daily calendar. Its pages highlight important days in African-American history and profile the achievements of ancient and modern African leaders who have bettered the world. DateWorks, American Greeting Corp. ISBN 74215-01041

Brain Quest: Grades 3-4. 1000 questions and answers to challenge the mind plus factoids, games, riddles and all manner of fun. Ages 8-10. Workman Publishing, NY Page-A-Day, 2001. ISBN 0-7611-2258-3

Customer Service Excellence: Over 300 tips and inspiring quotes for winning customer satisfaction. Whether you sell a product or a service, whether you work on the front line or in the back office, customer service is one of the most important ingredients to your success. This calendar contains practical, innovative ideas for improving your customer service, and dealing with challenging customers or coworkers. The daily tips and suggestions provided can help service provides reach their potential, build customer loyalty, and increase sales. Caulton-Roberts Associates, 800.515.5734, 2001. ISBN 0-9653252-6-1

Dads: Funny and true tales of fatherhood 2003, applauds all our devoted fathers with a year's worth of brilliant suggestions, creative counsel, and heart warming stories. Dad may not be perfect, but he does his job with lots of love. And that's what matters most - and what this calendar celebrates. Andrews McMell Publishing, Kansas City, MO. ISBN 50837-21055

Dads: Funny true tales of fatherhood pays homage to all the unsung heroic fathers who've survived potty training, family vacations, curfews, and driving lessons and reminds them that it's all worth it. With wittily wise entries about fatherhood and the help of such famous dads as Homer Simpson, parenting for daddies just got easier - well, maybe not easier, but at least funnier. Dads finally have their day with this entertaining and endearing calendar. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2001. ISBN 0-7407-1583-6

Dr. Buff's 365 Day Parenting Calendar, Pomegranate Communications, PO Box 6099, Rohnert Park, CA 94927 800.227.1428, 1997,

The Old Farmers Every Day Calendar Almanac. Wit, wisdom and lore for every day of the year. Start every day with fun and fascinating weather lore, quirky history, safe advice, a surefire household hint, or a memorable proverb from the editors. This is North America's oldest continuously published periodical. Yankee Publishing Co, 2001, ISBN 1-57198-204-3

Forgotten English, Pomegranate Communications, PO Box 6099, Rohnert Park, CA 94927 800.227.1428, 1999,

14,000 Things to Be Happy About, Workman Publishing Company, 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 1999, or ISBN 0-7611-1509-9

Gay & Lesbian Calendar, Pomegranate Communications, PO Box 6099, Rohnert Park, CA 94927 800.227.1428, 1998,

The 365 Greatest Things About Getting Older, 2003. Based pm the book 1--3 Great Things About Getting Older, it includes new entries not found in the book or previous calendars. Perpetually optimistic and lighthearted, each day's entry provides a humorous "greaet thing" about aging or a quote from a celebrity about getting older. This calendar will soothe anyone who's anxious about aging. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, MO ISBN 50837 21047

Jump at the Sun: Daily inspirations for people of color. This powerful, inspiring calendar is filled with encouragement and wisdom specifically for and by people of color. The motivating, uplifting, or affirming words from people as diverse and accomplished as Oprah Winfrey and Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Colin Powell, Satchel Paige and Michael Jordan, remind people of color to appreciate and celebrate a proud heritage, shared challenges, and soaring accomplishments on a daily basis. With the advice from current leaders, enduring words from heroes of the past, and traditional African proverbs, this calendar will inspire while giving a moment of reflection. Andrews McMeel Publishing, ISBN 50837-19397

Just for Dads. A calendar for my awesome, brilliant, ever-so-handsome, adoring, and only occasionally annoying Dad. This calendar is for my dear old one-and-only dad, a year of accolades, anecdotes, heartfelt appreciations, proverbs, and big verbal hugs. Classics from the Paternal Patter Hall of Fame. Fun stuff for dads and kids to do together. Lessons from Archie Bunker, Mike Brady, and other TV dads. Fatherhood trivia. Plus the humorous: "I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford." - Dave Barry. Workman Publishing, or 2006

Kids Say the Damnedest Things! Here they are...children at their candid best, saying the darndest things to bring laughter to your day! This delightful calendar features excerpts from the popular TV show hosted by Bill Cosby and from the original Art Linkletter's "House Party" show which ran from 1952-1969. Date Works, American Greeting Corp, ISBN 74215-01045

If Life is a Game, These are the Rules, 2000 Calendar, Ten Rules for Being Human as Introduced in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cherie Carter-Scott, Andrews McMell Publishing, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111, 1999, ISBN 0-8362-2032-3

Life's Little Instruction Calendar, 2001. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111 ISBN 50837 19398

Life Strategies: Doing what works, Doing what matters. Based on his book, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw incorporates the Ten Life Laws, which empower readers to take responsibility for their actions, break free from self-destructive patterns, and create the life strategy needed to succeed in every area of life. His strong, no-nonsense approach offers encouragement to stop making excuses and start making life-changing habits. Readers can use this calendar each day to help strengthen or develop their own winning life strategies. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City. 2001. ISBN 0-7407-1725-1

The Mystic's Wheel of the Year 2003: A multifaith calendar reflecting eco-egalitarian spirituality. It features holy days reflecting the non-patriarchal, mystical God-Goddess roots of Judaism (Kabbalism), Christianity (Wisdom Tradition), Islam (Sufism), Baha'ism and Buddhism (Tantra/Zen). In includes a focus on milestones, teachers, and activists in mysticism and environmentalists, and the human rights and peace movements, PO Box 77167, Washington, D.C. 20013, 800.821.6604 or or, Page Two, 2001, ISSN 1092-8855

The Mystic's Wheel of the Year 2002: A multifaith calendar reflecting eco-egalitarian spirituality. It features holy days reflecting the non-patriarchal, mystical God-Goddess roots of Judaism (Kabbalism), Christianity (Wisdom Tradition), Islam (Sufism), Baha'ism and Buddhism (Tantra/Zen). In includes a focus on milestones, teachers, and activists in mysticism and environmentalists, and the human rights and peace movements, PO Box 77167, Washington, D.C. 20013, 800.821.6604 or or, Page Two, 2001, ISSN 1092-8855

The Mystic's Wheel of the Year 2001: A multifaith calendar reflecting eco-egalitarian spirituality. PO Box 77167, Washington, D.C. 20013, 800.821.6604 or, Page Two, 2001

The Mystic's Wheel of the Year 2000: A multifaith calendar reflecting eco-egalitarian spirituality. PO Box 77167, Washington, D.C. 20013, 800.821.6604 or, Page Two, 2000

New Passages Calendar, Universal Press, 1997

The Old Farmer's Almanac Every Day Calendar, Yankee Publishing, 1997

The Old Farmer's Almanac Every Day Calendar. Get the day off to a good start, every day, with enticing bits of weather lore, quirky history, household hints, or time-tested proverbs. Yankee Publishing 2001 ISBN 14021-00087

Page-A-Day Calendar, Workman Publishing Company, 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 1999, or , ISBN 0-7611-1591-9

Parents Tips & Tricks, Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing, 1998

The Road Less Traveled Calendar, Universal Press, 1997

Self Matters: Creating your life from the inside out, 2003. Phillip McGraw. Millions know Dr. Phil from his appearances on Oprah and his No. 1 best-selling books Life Strategies and Relationship Rescue. This calendar, based on his latest work Self Mattes, gives a nuts-and-bolts plan to discover who you really are and how to live your best life. From how to recognize the most pivotal people in your life to identifying how you allow the world to affect your self and your self esteem, these daily testaments, questions, and challenges will help you further explore, understand, and live the plan set forth in the book. This calendar offers the daily motivation to finally get real about your life. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, MO ISBN 50837-21171

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey. Cullman Ventures, Inc., Indianapolis, IN 46278, 1999,

Sex for Dummies: Every day the Dummies Way. For more than 20 years, Dr. Ruth Westheimer has traveled the world taking her message of sexual literacy to millions of people who need information on love, relationships and sex, but have been too afraid to ask. From the basics to procreation and puberty, she tackles any subject in this daily desktop calendar. The Time Factory,, ISBN 1-57900-725-2

Shakespeare's Pickup Lines: Tried and true pickup lines from the great bard himself. Lost for words? Failure as a flirt? Can't even get to first base? Then theses stylish icebreakers from the pen of the great Bard himself may be just what you need. This collection of silver-tongued lines comes from some of his greatest works. With 365 days of time-tested pickup lines to choose from, you should have no trouble at all in making your intentions clear! Major international holidays are marked and the calendar is printed on quality paper in a new, improved format. The Ink Group, ISBN 174040117-4

Simplify Your Life 2000 Calendar Volume III, Elaine St. James, Andrews McMell Publishing, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111, 1999, ISBN 0-8362-9266-9

Soul Mates Calendar, Universal Press, 1997

Stanley Do-It-Yourself Handyman Hints and More. Make something great. For the man or woman who has everything, here's how to fix it, protect it, maintain it, or upgrade it. Great tips and tidbits appear on each page, tips that make upkeep easier, even for the homeowner without special skills or ability. Year-In-A-Box, ISBN 38576-69691 2001

Stress Busters: 365 tips to feel healthy & alive. A calendar for 2000, Katherine Butler, Workman Publishing Company, 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 1999, or , ISBN 0-7611-1564-1

The Official 365 Sports Facts-a-Year 2003. The unexpected Shaquille O'Neal on his talents: "I'm like the Pythagorean theorem. Not too many people know the answer to my game." Plus milestones hit, heroes made, records broken, the crowd rising to its feet. Down 3-35, the Bills rally for the win. Dempsey puts away 5 in one day - in 11 minutes on one day, actually. It's all sports, all the time. Workman Publishing, NY or ISBN 19628-12561

365 Sports Facts-A-Year. All-stars and also-rans. Record breakers and heart-breakers, last century's hero and yesterday's goat. Plus the Williams sisters. Nicklaus vs. Palmer. The Giants' perfect game and the day Harry "the Horse" rode roughshod over the Lakers. It's a year's worth of obsession, because you really, really love sports. Workman Publishing, New York 2001. ISBN 0-7611-2255-9

365 Ways to Boost Your Child's Success. All parents want to give their children the help, support, and encouragement needed to excel - this powerful collection of user-friendly ideas will show the way. It is a functional guide filled with quick tips, proactive suggestions, and practical strategies to help parents give their children that extra edge needed to succeed in life. It covers such topics as developing a can-do attitude, school success, constructive ways to add responsibility to a child's life, and nurturing positive self-esteem. Its commonsense advice applies to all age groups and is short, useful, and fun. Any parent can use the ways in this calendar to help children feel good about themselves and successfully take on life. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2001, ISBN 0-7407-1579-8

To Do Today, American Girl. Ready?  Munch on a cookie. Scoop up a treat. Play a kooky game. Splash in the sun. Jump into 2000, a year packed with fun!  Each day you'll discover a great thing to do. They're all dreamed up by girls just like you!  Set...Do the activity before the day ends. Or save it to share with your family or friends. If ideas pile up, don't toss them away. Save them like sunshine for a rainy day. Go!  So, start the fun. You won't be done 'til you reach 2001! Send in your bright ideas! Share crafts, moneymakers, recipes, games or ideas you think other girls would love. Jot them down and send them to: To Do Today Editor, American Girl Library, 8400 Fairway Place, Middleton, WI 53562, 1999

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader . Better than reading in bed! Make every moment of the day a little more interesting with a year of truly absorbing entertainment adapted from the best-selling books. With postable pages that stick to the walls, the mirror, the tub - even the john itself - this is the only calendar just for the bathroom. The quirky and compulsively readable pages are filled with fascinating lore, offbeat-but-true trivia, brainteasers, and more. Plus the Burdick Springwound Car and other Legendary Lemons, what "avocado" really means, lipstick permits and other odd laws, and the surprising origin of Wheaties. Bookland Ean

Ways to Live to 100, Simon Reynolds. Good games are an important component of longevity, but research shows lifestyle factors go a long way toward determining how long we live. If you would like to live to eighty, ninety, or even one hundred years old, this calendar can help. With suggestions ranging from Practice maintains muscle tone in old age" to "Keep up the Zinc...tests on animals show that those short of zinc are more prone to cancer," this calendar offers advice and ideas on exercise, activities, diet, and attitude that could very well increase both the quality and length of your life. Andrews McMeel Publishing, ISBN 50837-19527

Win the Day!  366 quotations to help you achieve your personal best, 2000 calendar, Andrews McMell Publishing, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111, 1999, ISBN 0-8362-2376-4

You Might be a Redneck if.... Jeff Foxworth. It's a new millennium and everyone is wondering what's in store for America's rednecks. Will they ever adopt indoor plumbing? Will the NASCAR circuit go electric? Will the second coming of Elvis finally arrive? Such pressing questions can only be answered by the "master" redneck humorist himself, and there's only on place to find these answers. 2001, Longstreet Press, 2140 Newmarket Parkway, Ste 122, Marietta, GA 30067 ISBN 1-56352-613-1

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