This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal´s website, and is labeled ´´phenomenal´´ by Lawyers´ Weekly and ´´brilliant´´ by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party´s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate - from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond´s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from ´´win-win´´ to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. ´´The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,´´ says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team´s best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer´s Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond´s tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one´s goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is ´´life changing´´, beginning on page one. ´´The most inspirational book I have read this year´´ said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. ´´This book can change the world,´´ says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY
Therese is nineteen and working in a department store during the Christmas shopping season. She dates men, although not with real enthusiasm. One day a beautiful older woman comes over to her counter and buys a doll. As the purchase is a C.O.D. order, Therese makes a mental note of the customer´s address. She is intrigued and drawn to the woman. Although young, inexperienced and shy, she writes a note to the customer, Carol, and is elated and surprised when Carol invites her to meet.Therese realizes she has strong feelings for Carol, but is unsure of what they represent. Carol, in the process of a bitter separation and divorce, is also quite lonely. Soon the two women begin spending a great deal of time together. Before long, they are madly and hopelessly in love. The path is not easy for them, however. Carol also has a child and a very suspicious husband?dangerous ground for the lovers. When the women leave New York and travel west together, they discover the choices they´ve made to be together will have lasting effects on both their lives.Considered to be the first lesbian pulp novel to break the pulp publishing industry-enforced pattern of tragic consequences for its lesbian heroines, The Price of Salt was written pseudonymously by Patricia Highsmith?the author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.As one reviewer wrote in 1952, ´´Claire Morgan is completely natural. She has a story to tell and she tells it with an almost conversational ease. Her people are neither degenerate monsters nor fragile victims of the social order. They must?and do?pay a price for thinking, feeling and loving ´differently,´ but they are courageous and true to themselves throughout.´´About Vintage Lesbian Pulp FictionIn the early 1950s new sub-genres of the vintage paperback pulp novel industry emerged?science fiction, juvenile delinquent, sleaze, and lesbian fiction, for instance?that would tantalize readers with gritty, realistic and lurid stories never seen before. Mysteries, thrillers and hardboiled detective pulps were already selling quite well. Publishers had come to realize, however, that sex would sell even more copies. In a competitive frenzy for readers, they tossed away their staid and straightforward cover images for alluring covers that frequently featured a sexy woman in some form of undress, along with a suggestive tag line that promised stories of sex and violence within the covers. Before long, books with these sensational covers had completely taken over the paperback racks and cash registers. To this day, the ´´good girl art´´ (GGA) cover art of these vintage paperback books are just as sought after as the books themselves were sixty years ago.With the birth of the lesbian-themed pulp novel, women who loved women would finally see themselves?their experiences and their lives?represented within the pages of a book. They finally had a literature they could call their own. For lesbians across the country, especially those living in small towns, these books provided a sense of community they never knew existed, a connection to women who experienced the same longings, feelings and fears as they did?the powerful knowledge that they were not alone. We are excited to make these lesbian pulp novels available in ebook format to new generations of readers.