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CAROL BOLT is a multi-disciplinary artist with a history of incorporating words, drawings and interactive elements into her two-dimensional and sculptural work. Her work is informed by a strong interest in mainstream cultural objects and imagery; creating mass through repetition and accessibility through humor are predominant aspects of her work. Her work has been widely exhibited at locations including Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She is the author of seven books and lives in Seattle.
DAD’S BOOK OF ANSWERS
Stewart, Tabori and Chang – June 1, 2006
As the old saying goes, “Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual.” Well, neither did fatherhood—until now. With this beautifully designed collection of advice culled from the hard-won wisdom of other fathers, baffled dads everywhere can now receive immediate answers to questions that have eluded them for years.
Dad’s Book of Answers, the latest installment in the tremendously successful Book of Answers series, follows the practice of bibliomancy, foretelling the future through books. For questions ranging from “Is it time to have that ‘birds and bees’ talk with my daughter?” to “Am I spending enough quality time with my kids?” or even “Can I open a beer bottle with a screwdriver?” this book has the answer for Dad. He simply meditates on or speaks the question aloud while riffling through the pages, and stops when the time feels right. He then opens the book to where his hand came to a pause, and the wisdom he seeks will literally be at his fingertips. This book is individual parenting collectively made easier.
MOM’S BOOK OF ANSWERS
Stewart, Tabori and Chang – April 1, 2004
Everyone has a mom. Some people are moms. And we can all use, from time to time, even more advice from Mom. For seekers of wisdom, here is Mom’s Book of Answers, offering oracular counsel of the maternal kind. Carol Bolt’s Book of Answers series follows the practice of bibliomancy, or foretelling the future through books. The natural successor to The Soul’s Book of Answers and Love’s Book of Answers, this beautifully packaged volume draws advice from that ancient wellspring of hard-won wisdom: other moms.
Whether you’re seeking guidance about a specific or general parenting issue, or just need that particular point of view for yourself, the solution—from moms through the ages—is channeled through this prophetic guide.
So when you find yourself wondering at 3:00 a.m., “Will I ever get a good night’s sleep again?” hold the book closed, then meditate on or speak your question aloud while riffling through its pages. When you feel the time is right, stop and open the book to the page where your fingers came to rest. There is your answer.
THE SOUL’S BOOK OF ANSWERS
Stewart, Tabori and Chang – October 1, 2003
In need of spiritual guidance? Try bibliomancy, the ancient art of foretelling the future using books. Hold The Soul’s Book of Answers closed, and for a few seconds concentrate on your question or say it aloud. Stroke the edge of the pages with your finger. When you feel the time is right, open the book to the page where your finger stopped. There is your answer.
Bolt has modernized and perfected the design and content of this format. And where her previous title, Love’s Book of Answers, offered direction for those with romance on their minds, The Soul’s Book of Answers contains wisdom from writings drawn from many spiritual traditions. This new Book of Answers addresses open-ended questions such as “How should I face this situation?” or “What do I need to do about…?” Whether the question is about a moral conflict, a future event, or simply, “What should I meditate on today?” this book of divination will help anyone’s spiritual quest.
LOVE’S BOOK OF ANSWERS
Stewart, Tabori and Chang – October 8, 2002
Love’s Book of Answers draws on the ancient wisdom of bibliomancy—the art of foretelling the future using books—to help those enraptured or demolished by love. Created by the best-selling author of the original Book of Answers, this seductive, insightful, and highly entertaining divination tool provides answers to any yes/no question about your romantic life.
The book consists of 300 short phrases (one for every spread), which readers flip to by chance in order to find an answer to a question. “Is it a good day to make a pass at your brother’s best friend?” Consulting the book, you might be told, “the outcome could be hot”…or instead “don’t consider it a goal.” Whatever your concern—and anyone looking for love has at least a thousand—Love’s Book of Answers can help you find your way.
THE MOVIE BOOK OF ANSWERS
Hyperion – November 21, 2001
For decades people have been looking to the movies to help solve life’s perplexities. Now here’s the answer. This collection of quotations from all kinds of film genres—dramas and comedies, sci-fi and mystery, teen romances and cult classics—offers sensible answers to all of a reader’s pressing questions. Whether it’s queries about love or money, work or friendship, choosing a blouse or leasing a car, Hollywood has the answer. But the best question this book answers is what to get that hard-to-buy-for person in everyone’s life.
THE LITERARY BOOK OF ANSWERS
Hyperion – October 11, 2000
To be or not to be? For this and other questions, this book has the answers.
Are you certain of your future? Your job? Relationships? Money? If the answer is “no,” then this follow-up to the sleeper sensation, The Book of Answers will help you find the solutions from famous works of literature—and what a wealth of advice it provides. If you’re curious about whether you’ll get that promotion or land that account; buy a second home or a new car; call the guy you met last week at your friend’s party or tell your mother-in-law what you really think of her cooking, you can expect superb guidance from the likes of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Henry James, and Charles Dickens. Featuring such pearls of wisdom as “To thine own self be true,” “Keep up appearances whatever you do,” and “Tread lightly,” this entertaining and provocative book will provide hours of fun and fortune-telling, while helping readers brush up on their literary knowledge. The perfect gift for questioners of all types and stripes, The Literary Book of Answers is for anyone who’s got a burning question. “And that’s the answer.”
THE BOOK OF ANSWERS
Hyperion – October 6, 1999
Should you ask your boss for a raise? Call that cute guy you met at a party? Sell your stock? Tell your best friend her boyfriend’s cheating on her? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handy method of handling some of life’s more pressing dilemmas? The answer to these questions (and hundreds of others) is in this unique little book that’s impossible to put down. It’s simple to use: just hold it closed in your hands and concentrate on your question for a few seconds. While visualizing or speaking your question, place one palm down on the book’s front and stroke the edge of the pages back to front. When you sense the time is right, open to the page your fingers landed on and there is your answer! It’s fun, satisfying, and a lot less time-consuming than asking everyone you know for advice. Wondering what to get that someone who’s hard to buy for? We’ve got the answer for you…
Praise for THE BOOK OF ANSWERS
“A magical thing…so good it is almost impossible to believe it’s taken humanity two full millenia to come up with it!“—The Evening Standard, London