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About Christian Blauvelt
Christian Blauvelt is an entertainment and culture journalist, who serves as the managing editor of leading film and TV industry website IndieWire. He regularly appears on TV and has presented at South by Southwest and San Diego Comic-Con. Blauvelt is the author of many books including Star Wars Made Easy and New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen.
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The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. Be prepared!
Would you survive in the spice mines of Kessel?
Could you escape from a giant space slug?
From tackling extreme weather and finding shelter, to avoiding social pitfalls, learn what to do to stay alive in a galaxy far, far away.
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Packed with witty career advice for budding entrepreneurs, this Star Wars self-help book is full of brilliant business advice and funny quotes from Lando Calrissian and other Star Wars characters.
As the galaxy's resident wheeler-dealer, Lando has lots of useful advice for the business novice. If you're setting up a start-up and want to know how to win over investors, when to back away from a deal, or how to gamble away the fastest starship in the galaxy, this is the book for you! With additional tips from other galactic scoundrels, including Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt, Watto, Qi'ra and even some sound business advice from Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, you'll be well and truly equipped to grow your amazing new venture and win at life!
The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Star Wars: Be More Lando is a tongue-in-cheek guide to winning over heroes and influencing droids. It features favourite moments from the ?Star Wars movies alongside hilarious advice and fitting ?Star Wars? quotes.
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Move from apprentice to master with assertiveness advice from the Star Wars galaxy's most powerful leaders, including Darth Vader, Palpatine, and Supreme Leader Snoke.
Negotiating the workplace can be an impossible task, especially if that workplace is a towering, all-powerful force intent on taking over the galaxy. Whether your day-to-day work involves developing plans to build the Death Star, building a rebellion, or simply trying to make the printer work, the leaders of the Star Wars universe offer perfect examples of common professional pitfalls and how to deal with them assertively.
Find out how to ask for a pay rise, manage annoying colleagues, present with confidence, and move from intern to CEO with top tips from Star Wars: Be More Vader and the most powerful villains in the Star Wars movies.
The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Star Wars: Be More Vader is a tongue-in-cheek guide to assertiveness, featuring favourite moments from the Star Wars series alongside hilarious advice and iconic Star Wars quotes.
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Pursue a more mindful life with words of wisdom from Star Wars mentors Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker.
A balanced mind. Inner calm. A positive influence on the world. A Jedi must embody all of these qualities in order to master the Force. But these same self-enlightenment skills can also help you to master a chaotic life in a galaxy much closer to home.
The heroes of the Star Wars universe have faced many trials and tribulations during their adventures. Learn from their experiences - and in many cases mistakes - to discover new mindfulness techniques to deal with stressful situations. Whether it be for coping with relationship struggles, managing workplace stress, or trying the save the galaxy from your overbearing father, Star Wars: Be More Yoda will not only give you tips for mindful thinking, but bring a moment of joy to your day.
The perfect gift for a Star Wars fan, Star Wars: Be More Yoda is an entertaining guide to mindfulness, featuring iconic moments from the Star Wars series alongside light-hearted advice for life.
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Remember a time when all of Hollywood—with the expressed encouragement and investment of the government—joined forces to defend the American way of life? It was World War II and the gravest threat faced the nation, and the world at large. Hollywood answered the call to action.
This is the riveting tale of how the film industry enlisted in the Allied effort during the second World War—a story that started with staunch isolationism as studios sought to maintain the European market and eventually erupted into impassioned support in countless ways. Industry output included war films depicting battles and reminding moviegoers what they were fighting for, "home-front" stories designed to boost the morale of troops overseas, and even musicals and comedies that did their bit by promoting the Good Neighbor Policy with American allies to the south. Stars like Carole Lombard—who lost her life returning from a war bond-selling tour—Bob Hope, and Marlene Dietrich enthusiastically joined USO performances and risked their own health and safety by entertaining troops near battlefronts; others like James Stewart and Clark Gable joined the fight themselves in uniform; Bette Davis and John Garfield created a starry haven for soldiers in their founding of the Hollywood Canteen. Filmmakers Orson Welles, Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, and others took breaks from thriving careers to make films aiming to shore up alliances, boost recruitment, and let the folks back home know what beloved family members were facing overseas. Through it all, a story of once-in-a-century unity—of a collective need to stand up for humanity, even if it means risking everything—comes to life in this engrossing, photo-filled tale of Hollywood Victory.
This novelty Star Wars book is full of wise words and sage advice from the galaxy's leading rebel, Princess Leia, and many other brave, confident characters. Full of Star Wars quotes, witty advice and stills from the iconic films, this book will help with everything from starting a revolution to succeeding at life in a galaxy of mindless stormtroopers.
General. Senator. Princess. Rebel. Feminist icon. Leia Organa is a legendary Star Wars symbol of what it means to stand up for yourself and fight for what you believe in - no matter the personal cost. As the figurehead of the Rebellion and Resistance, and a prime example of an individual succeeding in a tyrannical workplace, Leia's name is synonymous with courage, grit and conviction. Whether she is refusing to comply with Darth Vader's demands, evading the wrathful clutches of the Empire or rescuing her friends from the Death Star, Leia is not afraid to challenge those in positions of authority and power. Filled with inspiring advice from Leia and other heroes - Rey, Padmé, Yoda, Obi-Wan, Jyn and many more - this book provides thoughtful and funny reflections on independence, staying true to yourself and challenging the status quo.
The perfect gift for a Star Wars fan, Star Wars: Be More Leia is a humorous guide to rebellion, leadership and activism, featuring iconic moments from the Star Wars movies alongside key advice for life.
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Look, it's a Jedi!
Have you ever wondered how a Jedi becomes a Jedi? (Spoiler alert: It's not easy.) Charting the journey from tiny, Force-sensitive toddler to awesome Jedi Master, this book has all the answers to your questions, including: Is there a Jedi school? Can anyone be a Jedi? Where do you get a lightsaber from?
This is the funniest Force-friendly guide you'll EVER read, packed with Jedi history, ancient secrets, and Master Yoda's top tips for beginners.
The perfect gift for young kids, Star Wars: Use the Force! is a playful and informative guide to all things Jedi, featuring fun facts from the Star Wars movies and TV series alongside hilarious cartoons, and tips and (mind) tricks for wannabe Jedi Knights. In the Star Wars galaxy there's never a dull moment - just like in Star Wars: Use the Force!.
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Highlighting the great films set in the Big Apple since the dawn of cinema to the present, Cinematic Cities: New York City is both a trove of information including behind-the-scenes stories and trivia, and a practical guide full of tips on where to go, eat, drink, shop, and sleep to follow along the path of your favorite films set in NYC. Organized by neighborhood and featuring photographs and illustrated maps throughout, this is a love letter to the city and a one-of-a-kind history of the movies.
Featured films and locations include The Godfather, The Seven Year Itch, King Kong, North by Northwest, On the Town, West Side Story, When Harry Met Sally, the films of Woody Allen, and scores of others.
Don't know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy.
Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or your kids keep asking you tricky questions about the dark side? Don't worry! We have you covered. Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. This book will answer questions about the movies, the Star Wars universe, and much more!
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