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The Best of Bits & Pieces books in large print

Bits & Pieces has been inspiring people with its wit, wisdom, and memorable quotations for more than 40 years. Readers consistently ask if we would put all this good advice into a large-print volume—to make it easier for them to read and mark their favorite passages. So we’ve taken their advice. Currently we have 7…

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COPING WITH LOSS: From Heartache to Healing

Losing someone dear to us is part of life. Yet how often when friends, relatives, or coworkers are struggling with someone’s passing are we unable to find the words to adequately express our sympathy or provide comfort? That’s why we created Coping With Loss: From Heartache to Healing.

Each volume in this three-book set is a nondenominational collection of varying perspectives on the grieving process. Coping With Loss: From Heartache to Healing includes quotes, prayers, stories, and insights from people all over the world who have suffered through a loved one’s death or who have come to the aid of someone in mourning.

Click on the links below to view sample pages from each volume included in the set. Inside, you’ll see expressions of every emotion from anguish to renewal spanning cultures and centuries. Some will mirror your own perspective; others may challenge your beliefs. But somewhere every reader will come across a special passage that illuminates their personal experience of loss.


Sample pages (PDF):
Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3

These books each one between 22 and 26 pages are small enough to include in a sympathy card and readers can keep the collection close at hand (in a pocket or purse) for a quick dose of comfort when needed. And the books don’t have to be read cover to cover to glean something useful from them. The material is organized in a way that allows each reader to easily search for a message that seems most appropriate at the time.

Volumes may be purchased individually or as part of a set. For specific pricing information call one of our representatives at 800.878.5331; they will review the options with you or send you a sample copy for further consideration.

We sincerely hope that Coping With Loss: From Heartache to Healing helps you ease the sorrow of a grieving friend or relative, or provides you solace for your own loss.

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Lessons from the Workplace: Common sense leadership and practical management

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Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Lee Iacocca, automobile executive

In Lessons from the Workplace: Common sense leadership and practical management, you’ll find other motivational quotes and stories to help you be a better leader.
Lessons from the workplace

You’ll find inspiring stories on how to:

  • Be a coach, not a hero
  • Speak up and keep up
  • Give credit where it’s due
  • Lead by giving up the ball
  • Put your mind to it
  • Communicate effectively in 9 ways

Plus! Quotes from executives and managers including:

  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • And more!

This new book offers common-sense leadership and practical management in a concise, easy-to-read, collection of executive experience designed to help you benefit from the hard-won success of others.

Lessons from the Workplace delivers quotes, stories and common-sense examples to clearly illustrate how to become an effective leader. It entertains, motivates and offers valuable insights into the art managing employees, working with colleagues and getting along with people.

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Starting out: Quotes to inspire your success

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You’ve crossed a bridge, but your journey is just beginning. The path before you is paved with uncertainties, trials, triumphs and achievements. Somewhere beyond the horizon is your future…
Starting out (cover image)

This new book, Starting out: Quotes to inspire your success, brings you quotes for the high school graduate, the college graduate, or anyone beginning anew.

You get ideas on learning, dreams, goals, success and the journey.

The beginning is the half of every action.
Greek Proverb

Whether you’re entering the job market, starting your own business or trying something new, this is a great way to encourage that first step.

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The Best of BITS & PIECES


Edition: Leather-Bound

Price: $49.95 plus shipping


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RMRv_bitscover130_sample_0BITS & PIECES has been inspiring people for over 35 years. Many of our readers have asked if we would put all this good advice into one volume so they can mark their favorite parts and refer to them quickly and easily.


Many of us have created lives that give very little support for experimentation. We believe that answers already exist out there, independent of us. What if we invested more time and attention to our own experimentation? We could focus our efforts on discovering solutions that work uniquely for us.

Margaret Wheately


Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. Dan Gilbert Isaac Stern, the famous violinist, once ran into boxer Muhammad Ali at a party. To start a conversation, Stern said, “You might say we’re in the same business. We both make a living with our hands.” “You must be pretty good,” replied…


Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

Martin Luther King JR.

Stretch your legs according to your coverlet.

English Proverb