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NEW! Chat Pack: Greatest Oldest Weirdest Coldest
Fun Questions to Spark Entertaining Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Greatest, oldest, weirdest, coldest . . . Covering the gamut of extremes, this little box contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get people of all ages talking, thinking, and laughing like never before. Grab any card and let the extreme fun begin! For ages 8 to 108.

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Family gatherings • Vacations/Trips
Classroom activities • Business ice-breakers • Hostess gifts

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• What is the greatest movie you’ve ever seen?
• What is the scariest roller coaster you’ve ever ridden?
• What is the biggest change of opinion you’ve ever had?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-193953205-3
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPG

Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Chat Pack™ contains 156 stylized cards, each featuring a fun question guaranteed to get everyone talking. Chat Pack™ is great entertainment for ages 6 to 106.

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Family gatherings • Car trips
Hostess gifts • Business meetings • Classroom activities

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
If, for one month, you could live at any famous residence or house in the entire world,
which one would you pick?
• If you could enter a racehorse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name your horse?
If you could float in a hot-air balloon over any city or place in the world,
what would you choose to float over?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-9755801-6-5
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CP

More Chat Pack
New Questions to Spark Fun Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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More Chat Pack™ contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question that’s guaranteed to get people talking like nothing else can. Pull out a card and let the conversations roll—it's fantastic fun for everyone!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties Social events Gift-giving
Family gatherings Classroom activities Trips/Vacations

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
If you could own any prop that was used in a movie, which prop would you choose?
• If you could have 24/7 phone access to any expert in the world, whom would you want to be able to call whenever you needed an answer?
What is one thing you have never done to celebrate your birthday that you would really love to do on your special day?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-9819946-4-2
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: MCP

Chat Pack for Kids
Creative Questions to Ignite the Imagination
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Chat Pack™ for Kids contains 156 cards, each featuring a question that’s sure to get creative juices flowing and fun conversations going. It’s positive entertainment for kids of all ages—and for the adults in their lives, too!

IDEAL FOR: Car trips Mealtime Bedtime/Sleepovers
Family events Classroom activities Fun with friends

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
Which musical instrument do you think would best describe your personality?
• If you could be guaranteed that one item you currently own would never break, wear out,
or get lost, which item would you choose?

If you could create the ultimate vacation resort, what would it be like?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-9755801-5-8
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPK

Chat Pack Favorites
Fun Questions about Your Favorite Things
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Chat Pack™: Favorites contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to spark an instant conversation about one of your favorite things! The perfect pastime for adults and kids alike, Chat Pack™: Favorites will have everyone talking and laughing in no time—just pull out a card and let the fun begin!

IDEAL FOR: Parties • Road trips/Vacations • Family gatherings
Educational activities • Fun with friends • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• Favorite way to spend $100?
• Favorite line to quote from a movie?
• Favorite flavors of ice cream to put in a triple-scoop cone?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-1-9395320-08
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPF

Christmas Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Light Up the Holidays
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Christmas Chat Pack™ contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question that makes holiday conversations merry and bright while drawing family and friends closer together. It’s fantastic fun for ages 6 to 106!

IDEAL FOR: Holiday travel Christmas parties Family gatherings
Stocking stuffers Hostess gifts New Year’s entertainment

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
If you could indulge in only one type of cookie this holiday season, which cookie would it be?
• Which particular event each Christmas season do you look forward to most of all?
If you were asked to choose four songs for a Christmas medley, which songs would you pick?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-098199460-4
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CCP

NEW! California Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark California Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get people of all ages talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state of California. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Road trips/ Vacations • Gift-giving
Educational activities • Mealtime • Family gatherings

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• From the California Tower in San Diego to the Sundial Bridge in Redding, the Golden State is home to some truly amazing architecture, old and new. Of all the architectural wonders that you’ve seen in person in California, which one is your favorite?
If you were elected governor of California, what is the first law you would try to change or introduce?
• If you could enter a float in the world-famous New Year’s Day Rose Parade (going strong since 1890), what would be the theme of your float for this popular Pasadena pageant?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-1-9395320-3-9
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPCA

NEW! Massachusetts Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark Massachusetts Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get people of all ages talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state of Massachusetts. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Family gatherings • Vacations/Road trips
Educational activities • Mealtime • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• If you could guarantee the preservation of only one historic landmark in Massachusetts, which one would you insist be saved?
The Joshua Ward House in Salem is said to be one of the most haunted houses in America. What would someone have to give you—or do for you—to get you to spend one night alone in this house?
• The White House is hosting a Halloween party for all 50 states, and you’ve been chosen as the evening’s representative for Massachusetts. What would you dress up as to represent, perhaps quite humorously, the Bay State?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-1-9395320-2-2
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPMA

NEW! Texas Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark Texas Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get
people of all ages talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state of Texas. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Family gatherings • Vacations/Road trips
Educational activities • Mealtime • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• If you could stand at the top of Guadalupe Peak—Texas’s highest point at 8,749 feet—and shout something for ALL of Texas to hear, what would you proclaim from the pinnacle?
What is the greatest lesson you think Texans as a whole could teach the rest of America?
• Mary Kay Ash, of Mary Kay Cosmetics, had a 12,000-square-foot PINK mansion in Dallas! If you could have a super-sized home, what twist would you give it to make it uniquely yours?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-1-9395320-1-5
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPTX

Iowa Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark Iowa Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get
Iowans talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state of Iowa. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties/mealtime • Family gatherings • Vacations
Weekend getaways • Educational activities • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• If you could be president of any college or university in Iowa, which one would you choose?
• When out-of-state people meet you for the first time, what is often the first question they ask about Iowa?
• What do you believe is the most beautiful geographical feature in the entire state of Iowa?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-9819946-7-3
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPIA

Michigan Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark Michigan Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get Michiganders talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state
of Michigan. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties/mealtime • Family gatherings • Vacations
Weekend getaways • Educational activities • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• In your opinion, what is the most exciting annual event in Michigan?
• What do you believe is the most picturesque small town in all of Michigan?
• If Michigan could have more of something than it currently has—anything at all—what would you most want to see in greater abundance throughout our state?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-9819946-8-0
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPMI

South Dakota Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark South Dakota Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get South Dakotans talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state of South Dakota. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Family gatherings • Road trips/Vacations
Coffee with friends • Educational activities • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• If you were elected governor of South Dakota, what is the first law you would try to change or introduce?
• If you were in charge of creating a new vacation resort in South Dakota, what would you do to make it different from any other resort in the state?
• “Under God, the people rule” is the South Dakota state motto. If you could write a brand-new state motto to appear on our state seal, what would it be?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-9819946-9-7
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPSD

Minnesota Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark Minnesota Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get Minnesotans talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state of Minnesota. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Family gatherings • Trips/Vacations
Classroom activities • Coffee with friends • Potlucks • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• In your opinion, what is the oddest Minnesota tradition of all?
• What is your personal favorite when it comes to Minnesota hot dishes?
• What is the greatest lesson you think Minnesotans as a whole could teach the rest of America?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-981994-6-5
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPMN

Wisconsin Chat Pack
Fun Questions to Spark Wisconsin Conversations
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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Contains 156 cards, each one featuring a question guaranteed to get Wisconsinites talking about an entertaining topic related to the great state of Wisconsin. Interesting facts are interspersed among many of the questions. FANTASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE!

IDEAL FOR: Dinner parties • Family gatherings • Trips/Vacations
Classroom activities • Coffee with friends • Gift-giving

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
• What is your favorite Wisconsin expression, saying, or term?
• What is the most beautiful drive you’ve ever taken in Wisconsin?
• If you could introduce a brand-new edible item to the Wisconsin State Fair, what would it be?

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-09819946-6-6
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: CPWI

NEW! The Little Box of Simple Joys
156 Ways to Brighten Your Days
By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

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The Little Box of Simple Joys contains 156 conveniently sized cards, each one featuring a fun suggestion or an inspiring thought that’s guaranteed to get you to stress less and smile more. Pull any card out of the box—anytime, anywhere—and discover a little piece of joy just waiting for you!

SAMPLE CARDS
• Forget about celebrating your birthday; instead, celebrate your birth WEEK! Do something special and out of the ordinary every night the week of your birthday.
• Remember this quip from Herm Albright: “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it well worth the effort.”
• The constant pursuit of happiness can easily leave us with no time to actually experience happiness. The solution? Take long pauses in your pursuit of happiness and just BE happy!

Contents: 156 stylized cards, 3.75" x 3" x 1.25" plastic case, ISBN 978-0-9819946-3-5
$10.95 Suggested Retail, Order code: SJ

Hooray for Minnesota Lakes!
For Minnesotans (and those who wish they were) of All Ages
By Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus
Illustrations by Jennifer Awes
Featuring a delightful watercolor illustration on every spread!

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Book Description: Hooray for Minnesota Lakes! is a rhyme- and fact-filled celebration of our state’s most fundamental and famous feature—its lakes. The perfect gift for any current, former, or wannabe Minnesotan, its entertaining, educational, and inspiring message will thoroughly delight adults and children alike.

Throughout the book, each letter of the alphabet stands for something that relates to Minnesota’s lakes (e.g., “L” is for Loon). The letter is then incorporated into a short, whimsical rhyme, which in turn is followed by a fact-filled paragraph that relates to the poem. It’s always educational, and it’s always tons of fun!

Some samples:
* "G" is for Gull Lake, and to be very honest, It's the site of the world's largest ice-fishing contest.
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We Minnesotans are crazy enough to go ice fishing in the dead of winter simply because we can. But offer us an ice-fishing contest where first prize is a brand-new 4X4 pickup truck, and even those who bemoan winter will eagerly show up. Every year since 1991, thousands of anglers from Minnesota—not to mention other states and other countries—have made the late-January journey to Gull Lake, just north of Brainerd. They make the trip to participate in what is billed as the world’s largest ice-fishing contest, officially called the Brainerd Jaycees Ice-Fishing Extravaganza. As many as 11,000 anglers show up each year for the three-hour event, which officially commences with a cannon blast. Each angler entered in the contest can choose any one of 20,000 pre-drilled holes in the ice to call their own, with the hope that from their hole they will pull the winning fish. Though the new pickup truck goes to the person with the heaviest fish, there are 150 winners total (other prizes include new boats, underwater cameras, vacation packages, and gift cards, to name just a few). All proceeds from the event go to local charities, and in one recent year as much as $250,000 was raised for good causes.

Hardcover: Watercolor illustrations, themed interior, 64 pages, 10.25" x 9.25"
ISBN 978-0-9755801-8-9
$19.95 Retail, Order code: MNL

Hooray for Minnesota Winters!
For Minnesotans (and those who wish they were) of All Ages
By Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus
Edited by Joe and Jennifer Lindholm and Allison Thompson
Illustrations by Jennifer Awes
Now, featuring a delightful watercolor illustration on every spread!

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Book Description: Hooray for Minnesota Winters! is a fact-filled celebration of our coldest time of the year, and a light-hearted tribute to the millions of Minnesotans who endure it so boldly!

Throughout the book, each letter of the alphabet stands for something that relates to Minnesota’s winters (e.g., “B” is for Broomball). The letter is then incorporated into a short, whimsical rhyme, which is always followed by “The Cold Facts”—a Minnesota winter statistic and/or news clip that informs and entertains. Fun, fun, fun for adults and children of all ages!

Some samples:
* "W" is for Winter, and let's be perfectly clear: If it weren't for July and August, it would last the whole year!
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...As for temperatures, we can't even count on August to keep us above freezing. Many places in the state have posted August readings in the 20s, but Cass Lake holds the record for the month: On August 1st, 1952, the town recorded a temperature of (drum roll please) 20°! Would you like lemonade or hot chocolate with your barbequed chicken?

Hardcover: Watercolor illustrations, themed interior, 64 pages, 10.25" x 9.25"
ISBN 978-0-9755801-9-6
$19.95 Retail, Order code: MNW

Lemonade Lessons for Life
Refreshing Reminders for Happier Living

By Bret Nicholaus

Paperback: Themed interior, 128 pages, 5.75" x 6.25", ISBN 0-9755801-4-0
$
9.95 Retail, Order code: LLL

In this truly energizing book, national bestselling author Bret Nicholaus offers 18 brief chapters (three to four minutes each) that encourage people to soar to new heights while reminding them of the all-important "little" things in life. Each chapter includes inspirational stories and thought-provoking quotations guaranteed to refresh the reader for living like never before.

Some sample chapter titles (lessons):
* People don't fail, they quit
* On life's highway, spend more time in the right-hand lane
* Silence is golden, so make your words platinum
* Accomplishments are seldom bigger than the size of your dreams
* Be a lighthouse, not an outhouse

It's the Little Things
300 Simple Ways to Indulge Yourself
By Amy Collins

All the rushing around, all the falling behind, all the catching up in life can leave any woman feeling downright drained. In It's the Little Things, Amy Collins offers a much-needed remedy: 300 simple ways for women to indulge themselves and bring peace, joy, humor and balance back into their hectic lives.

Some samples:
* On a cold winter night, throw your sheets in the dryers for a few minutes, make up you bed quickly, and crawl into the incredibly toasty goodness.
* Choose your favorite color and paint just one wall. It makes such a difference, and it only takes a small bit of your time to do it.


Paperback: Themed interior, 272 pages, 5.5" x 6.5", ISBN 1-58062-749-8
$
9.95 Retail, Order code: ILT

The Check Book
200 Ways to Balance Your Life

By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

Paperback: Themed interior, 176 pages, 6" x 6", ISBN 1-57731-112-4
$
10.95 Retail, Order code: CKB

If you want to balance your account, grab the checkbook...but if you want to balance your life, grab The Check Book! In the midst of our complicated, hectic, self-centered world, this inspiring book encourages us all to simplify our lives, slow down, and focus more on the needs of others. This book contains more than 200 suggestions that range from amusing to profound.

Some samples:
* The next time you're feeling sad, do something to cheer someone else up. In the process, two people wil feel better!
* Take a long, late-autumn walk when the aroma of burning wood fills the crisp air.
* As you climb your own ladder of success, consciously reach down and bring others with you.

Who We Are
Questions to Celebrate the Family

By Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie

Hardcover: Themed interior, 176 pages, 6.75" x 7.25", ISBN 1-57731-131-0
$
16.00 Retail, Order code: WWA

Who We Are contains 200 questions specifically created for use within families; includes engaging questions about birth, childhood, marriage, raising a family, career, spirituality, goals, and much more. Answers can be given verbally or written down on the lines provided. A great book for family gatherings throughout the year.

Some samples:
* If you were making a list of your three favorite childhood memories, what would they be?
* What was your favorite game to play as a child?
* Which friend from your past, with whom you've completely lost contact, would you most love to see again?
* In your opinion, what has been your greatest accomplishment in life so far?

The Christmas Letters
A Timeless Story for Every Generation

By Bret Nicholaus

Paperback: Illustrated by Scott Luken, 80 pages, 5" x 7", ISBN: 0-9634251-5-3
$
9.95 Retail, Order code: CL

Audio CD: Read by Bret Nicholaus, music/sound effects, 23 minutes, 5.5" x 5", ISBN: 0-9634251-8-88*
$
9.95 Retail, Order code: CLA

A beautifully written and emotion-packed story of a beloved grandfather who, nearing the end of his life, decides that this year his gift to each family member will be a personalized Christmas letter. However, there’s much more to these"letters" than meets the eye…as Grandpa takes the family to the heart of what Christmas is all about.

The touching story of The Christmas Letters may bring tears to your eyes or a sense of overwhelming joy to your soul; in truth, it will probably do both. About one thing, however, you can be certain: The Christmas Letters will elicit a flood of your own favorite Christmas memories and emotional thoughts of individual family members that made each holiday season so special for you.

EXCITING NEWS! Now available in hardcover through a special publishing arrangement with Hachette Book Group USA.

*Note: A special radio show formatted version of the audio CD is available for local and national radio stations to air. This is a FREE service for them. If you are a radio station and want to air the show please contact us immediately. If you know of a radio station that you think should broadcast the program, please contact us and let us know whom to contact at the station to get the ball rolling.

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