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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances

by Richard Rudgley St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

For all those who might like to believe that drug use has been relegated to the suburban rec rooms and ghetto crack houses of the late twentieth century, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances offers shocking,...

Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff

by Carson St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

The household staff of Downton Abbey carries out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham...

Brush with the Law

by Robert Byrnes & Jaime Marquart St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

Just how tough are the country's most prestigious law schools? Most alumni would answer with stories of humiliating "Socratic dialogue failures" in the classroom and all-night, caffeine-fueled cram sessions....

The Art of Slow Writing

by Louise DeSalvo St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process...

The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness

by Scott Hunt St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2014)

A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert

The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes,...

The King's English

by Kingsley Amis St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern...

Dirty Little Secrets

by Erica Orloff & JoAnn Baker St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

Did you know...

*That, until the mid-1600s, scientists believed that each sperm cell contained a tiny human being?

*That Romans and Egyptians used condoms, but it wasn't until a physician crafted one from a sheep's...

Which Way to the Vomitorium?

by Rose Williams & Lesley O'Mara St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2014)

Tired of feeling like "The Ugly American" every time you visit the Vatican? Fed up with having to consult a dictionary when all you want to say is, "I've just been run over by a chariot!"? Well, now you can...

Cracker Ingenuity

by P. T. Elliott & E. M. Lowry St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2014)

Wondering what to do with all those oil drums in your yard? Does a lack of funds inspire you to race lawnmowers instead of cars, or enter cow-chip-tossing contests instead of bridge tournaments? Ever invite...

America Bizarro

by Nelson Taylor St. Martin's Press (April 29, 2014)

Do you breed rats and mice that could preen like poodles in a pet show? Have creative juices yearning to be set loose on a 20-ton block of packed snow? Possess a melodious voice best suited to singing the praises...

The Riches of Paris, 2nd Edition

by Maribeth Clemente St. Martin's Press (April 22, 2014)

Long considered the epitome of all that is chic, glamorous, and desirable, Paris is every shopper's dream. But even the most indefatigable shopper is sure to be overwhelmed by the embarras de richesses. In The...

Navy SEALs BUD/S Preparation Guide

by SOFREP, Christopher Hagerman, Mike Ritland & Brandon Webb St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2014)

Retired Navy SEAL Chris Hagerman will take you inside the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training program to teach prospective Navy SEALs the ins and outs of the most rigorous military selection program in...

Calculus Made Easy

by Silvanus P. Thompson & Martin Gardner St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson and Martin Gardner has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible...

What's That From?

by Jai Nanda St. Martin's Press (March 11, 2014)

Do you know what films have given us the following quotes?

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."

"Excuse me while I whip this out."

"Would somebody get this walking carpet out of my way?"

"I don't know...

The Complete Tolkien Companion

by J. E. A. Tyler & Kevin Reilly St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links...

Fabulous Bargains!

by Stephanie Gallagher St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

We all want to save money and to own the best merchandise, but few of us want to stick to a complicated, time-consuming budget. In Fabulous Bargains!, Stephanie Gallagher proves that everyone can spend less,...

The Divergent Companion

by Lois H. Gresh St. Martin's Press (February 18, 2014)

The first companion guide to the blockbuster bestselling Divergent trilogy—soon to be a major motion picture

Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion and The Hunger Games Companion...

Restoration London

by Liza Picard St. Martin's Press (February 04, 2014)

How did you clean your teeth in the 1600s?

What make-up did you wear? What pets did you keep?

Making use of every possible contemporary source, Liza Picard presents an engrossing picture of daily life in London...

The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

by K. C. David St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2014)

"Get out your gay/lesbian rice and celebrate! Taking you from the wedding announcement to the thank you notes, this is the ultimate guide to same-sex ceremonies."

-Michael Musto, Village Voice

Your wedding team...

The New York Co-op Bible

by Sylvia Shapiro St. Martin's Press (December 31, 2013)

The New York Co-op Bible, a user-friendly guide to the art of buying and living in a co-op or condo

Sylvia Shapiro, a lawyer and board president of a major Manhattan apartment building, has written what will...

Braving the Fire

by Jessica Handler St. Martin's Press (December 10, 2013)

Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss. Created specifically by and for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the...

TLA Film and Video Guide 2000-2001

by David Bleiler St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

The TLA Film & Video Guide is the absolutely indispensable guide for the true lover of cinema. By focusing on independent and international films, and avoiding much of the made-for-TV/made-for-cable/made-for-video...

Sckraight From The Ghetto

by Bertice Berry, Ph.D. & Joan Coker St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

Is the only art you own on your fingernails? Do you consider kool-aid one of the five food groups?

You know you're ghetto if:

-Turning up the heat means turning on another burner on the stove

-You think of paneling...

Homemade Biography

by Tom Zoellner St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? Homemade Biography is a fun and practical guide to recording a...

Dog Days and Dandelions

by Martha Barnette St. Martin's Press (November 12, 2013)

From apian (like a bee) to zodiac (little-animals circle), a word book that spots the animal origins of words and names

There are mice in your muscles, and blackbirds in your merlot. Behind adulation is a dog's...

Will Write for Shoes

by Cathy Yardley St. Martin's Press (July 23, 2013)

* What is Chick Lit exactly?

* How do I write a Chick Lit novel?

* What are the steps I need to take to get published?

Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre...


by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

Written by a renowned Oxford historian, this fascinating volume presents a global history of truth. Sharp and authoritative, Truth manages to touch every period of human experience; it leaps from truth-telling...

Super Smutty Sign Language

by Kristin Henson St. Martin's Press (October 08, 2013)

A book of truly obscene and offensive insults, sex terms, and pop culture phrases translated into American Sign Language-from the YouTube sensation with more than 2 million views and counting

Have you ever been...

Inferno Revealed

by Deborah Parker & Mark Parker St. Martin's Press (October 08, 2013)

Using Dan Brown's book as a jumping off point, Inferno Revealed will provide readers of Brown's Inferno with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world. Much like the books on Leonardo that followed the...

When Good People Write Bad Sentences

by Robert W. Harris St. Martin's Press (August 27, 2013)

At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem.

Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social...

Ranger Knowledge

by Erik Larsen, Jack Murphy, SOFREP & Brandon Webb St. Martin's Press (August 06, 2013)

Written by a former 75th Ranger Regiment soldier, "Marty" will take you inside the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Program to teach prospective Special...

The Mortal Instruments Companion

by Lois H. Gresh St. Martin's Press (June 18, 2013)

The Mortal Instruments Companion, a must-read guide to the wildly popular Mortal Instruments series, is a terrific gift for the millions of fans both young and old—especially with the Sony Pictures film version...

Interpreting Dan Brown's Inferno

by Deborah Parker & Mark Parker St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2013)

In this sneak peek into Inferno, Dan Brown's brand new novel, Interpreting Dan Brown's Inferno will provide readers with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world—and the ways in which Brown has repurposed...

Coping with Prednisone,  Revised and Updated

by Eugenia Zukerman & Julie R. Ingelfinger, M.D. St. Martin's Press (May 10, 2013)

Approximately one million Americans per year take high doses of prednisone and related drugs. While these medicines may be necessary to treat serious illnesses, they may also have unpleasant, and even devastating,...

The Military Quotation Book, Revised for the 21st Century

by James Charlton St. Martin's Press (May 14, 2013)

Revised and expanded to include over 1,200 quotations, The Military Quotation Book brings together the wisdom of fallen heroes and living politicians, honored statesman and rebellious writers--quoting official...

The Diet Pill Guide

by David Dodson & Deborah R. Mitchell St. Martin's Press (May 07, 2013)

Can you lose weight by taking a pill, powder, or tea? Find out the truth--and the risks...

Containing up-to-date, authoritative information, The Diet Pill Book spells out what over 200 name-brand products contain...

The Complete Book of Home Remedies for Your Dog

by Deborah Mitchell St. Martin's Press (April 30, 2013)

A comprehensive guide for dog and puppy owners looking for safe and reliable home remedies to the most common canine health problems-- anything from fleas to arthritis. It contains an accessible wealth of information...

The Complete Book of Home Remedies for Your Cat

by Deborah Mitchell St. Martin's Press (April 30, 2013)

From hairballs and fleas to obesity and diabetes, this comprehensive guide shows you how to treat a wide range of common feline ailments using simple home remedies, herbal therapies,, and chemical-free options...

The World of Rosamunde Pilcher

by Rosamunde Pilcher & Siv Bublitz St. Martin's Press (March 23, 2013)

Rosamunde Pilcher's worldwide best-sellers, The Shell Seekers, September, and Coming Home, enchanted millions with their beguiling descriptions of the coasts of Cornwall, the Highlands of Scotland, and the society...

How to Move to Canada

by Terese Loeb Kreuzer & Carol Bennett St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

An easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to calling Canada home

More and more Americans are thinking of moving to Canada to find a job, attend colleges and universities, peace of mind---even retirement---and whatever...

Personal Notes

by Sandra E. Lamb St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Do you dread writing notes to say "Thank you," "I'm sorry," or "Congratulations"?

When's the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a faraway friend, just to catch up?

What should you write to a grieving...

The Essential Guide to Children's Vaccines

by Deborah Mitchell St. Martin's Press (October 30, 2012)

The Essential Guide to Children's Vaccines

Deborah Mitchell

How safe are vaccines?

Which vaccines are medically necessary?

Do I have any choice about scheduling my child's vaccinations?

Which childhood diseases should...

Joie de Vivre

by Harriet Welty Rochefort St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2012)

An engaging exploration of the style that permeates all things French—perfect for anyone looking to achieve that classic French flair

For Harriet Welty Rochefort, an American who has lived in France for many...

You Should Really Write a Book

by Regina Brooks & Brenda Lane Richardson St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2012)

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that...

How to Be Invisible

by J. J. Luna St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2012)

"Fascinating... a regular field manual... meticulously researched and very entertaining." --G. Gordon Liddy

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the essential guide to preserving your personal security...

The Story of English in 100 Words

by David Crystal St. Martin's Press (March 27, 2012)

The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages.

In The Story of English in 100 Words, an entertaining history...

Substitute Teaching

by Barbara Pronin St. Martin's Press (November 15, 1983)

The book that tells everything you need to know for a successful and rewarding part-time career:

What a sub does

How to qualify (it's easier than you think)

What you'll earn

How to ensure you'll work as much as...

I Never Knew That About London

by Christopher Winn & Mai Osawa St. Martin's Press (February 28, 2012)

Discover hundreds of fascinating facts about London in this enthralling miscellany

Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis, Christopher Winn takes us on...

English as a Second F*cking Language

by Sterling Johnson St. Martin's Press (June 15, 1996)

In the English language, swearing is essential to effective communication. In this hilarious and illuminating guide, you will learn just how to do it - no f*cking problem.

Whether you want to succeed in business,...

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

by The New York Times St. Martin's Press (October 25, 2011)


A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects.