Dealing with Hard Times

  • Adversity quotient: turning obstacles into opportunities. Paul G. Stoltz. 158.1 STO
  • America’s cheapest family gets you right on the money: your guide to living better, spending less and cashing in on your dreams. Steve and Annette Economides. 332.024 ECO
  • Bankruptcy for small business. Wendell Schollander, Wes Schollander. 346.078 SCH
  • The book of calamities: five questions about suffer-ing and its meaning. Peter Trachtenberg. 128.4 TRA
  • Bulletproof your job: 4 simple strategies to ride out the rough times and come out on top at work. Stephen Viscusi. 650.1 VIS
  • The busy family’s guide to money. Sandra Block, Kathy Chu, John Waggoner. 332.024 BLO
  • Career bounce-back!: the ‘Professionals in Transition’ guide to recovery & reemployment. J. Damian Birkel. 650.14 BIR
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy: repay your debts. Stephen Elias, Robin Leonard. 346.078 ELI
  • Chicken soup for the soul–: stories for a better world. 158.12 CHI
  • Chicken soup for the soul: tough times, tough people: 101 stories about overcoming the economic crisis and other challenges. 158.1 CHI
  • The cliff walk: a memoir of a job lost and a life found. Don J. Snyder. 331.13 SNY
  • CreditBooster ultimate guide to a better credit score: unlock the mysteries of your credit report and improve your score. 332.743 CRE
  • Downsized but not defeated: the family guide to living on less. Hope Stanley Quinn. 640.42 QUI
  • Everyday greatness: inspiration for a meaningful life. Steven R. Covey. 170.44 COV, Spanish Lang. 170.44 COV
  • Everything happens for a reason: finding the true meaning of the events in our lives. Mira Kirshenbaum. 158 KIR
  • Fight for your money: how to stop getting ripped off and save a fortune. David Bach. 332.024 BAC
  • Fight foreclosure!: how to cope with a mortgage you can’t pay, negotiate with your bank, and save your home. David M. Petrovich. 332.722 PET
  • Fired, laid off or forced out!: a complete guide to severance, benefits, and your rights when you’re starting over. Richard C. Busse. 344.012 BUS
  • The frugal gardener: how to have more garden for less money. Catriona Tudor Erler. 635 ERL
  • Frugal luxuries: simple pleasures to enhance your life and comfort your soul. Tracey McBride. 640.42 MACB
  • The frugal woman’s guide to a rich life. 640.41 FRU
  • The gifts of suffering: finding insight, compassion, and renewal. Polly Young-Eisendrath. 155.93 YOU
  • The great eight: how to be happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable). Scott Hamilton. 158.1 HAM
  • Great failures of the extremely successful: mistakes, adversity, failure and other steppingstones to success. Steve Young. 158.1 YOU
  • The hard times guide to retirement security: practical strategies for money, work, and living. Mark Miller. 332.024 MIL
  • Health care on less than you think: the New York Times guide to getting affordable coverage. Fred Brock. 368.382 BRO
  • Help yourself: finding hope, courage, and happiness. Dave Pelzer. 158.1 PEL
  • Here’s the bright side: of failure, fear, cancer, di-vorce and other bum raps. Betty Rollin. 155.93 ROL
  • The homeowner’s guide to foreclosure: how to protect your home and your rights. James I. Wiedemer. 332.722 WIE
  • “Honey I’ve shrunk the bills!” Jack Weber. 640.73 WEB
  • Hope dies last: keeping the faith in difficult times. Studs Terkel. 361.2 TER
  • Hope through heartsongs. Mattie J.T. Stepanek. 811 STE, Audio 811 STE
  • How did I get here?: finding your way to renewed hope and happiness when life and love take unexpected turns. Barbara De Angelis. 158.1 DEA, Spanish Lang. 158.1 DEA
  • How full is your bucket?: positive strategies for work and life. Tom Rath, Donald Clifton. 158.2 RAT
  • How to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Stephen Elias, Albin Renauer, Robin Leonard. 346.078 ELI
  • How to file your own bankruptcy (or how to avoid it). Edward A. Haman. 346.078 HAM
  • How to get credit after filing bankruptcy: the complete guide to getting and keeping your credit under control. Mitch Wakem. 332.743 WAK
  • I’d rather laugh: how to be happy even when life has other plans for you. Linda Richman. 152.43 RIC, Audio 152.43 RIC
  • The impossible will take a little while: a citizen’s guide to hope in a time of fear. 361.2 IMP
  • In control: no more snapping at your family, sulking at work, steaming in the grocery line, seething in meetings, stuffing your frustration. Redford Williams. 152.4 WIL
  • In good times and bad: strengthening your relationship when the going gets tough and the money gets tight. M. Gary Neuman, Melisa Neuman. 646.78 NEU
  • Is there anything I can do?: helping a friend when times are tough. Sol Gordon. 158.25 GOR
  • It’s not over until you win!: how to become the person you always wanted to be–no matter what the obstacle. Les Brown. 158.1 BRO
  • J.K. Lasser’s the new bankruptcy law and you. Nathalie Martin. 346.078 MAR
  • Killing sacred cows: overcoming the financial myths that are destroying your prosperity. Garrett B. Gunderson. 332.024 GUN
  • Life could be sweeter: 101 great ideas from around the world for living a more rewarding life. William Sinunu. 158.2 SIN
  • Living through job loss: coping with the emotional effects of job loss and rebuilding your future. Ann Kaiser Stearns. 331.137 STE
  • The mom & pop store: how the unsung heroes of the American economy are surviving and thriving. Robert Spector. 381.14 SPE
  • More than money: true stories of people who learned life’s ultimate lesson. Neil Cavuto. 170.44 CAV
  • Mortgages 101: quick answers to over 250 critical questions about your home loan. David Reed. 332.722 REE
  • Moving on: creating your house of belonging with simple abundance. Sarah Ban Breathnach. 158.1 BAN
  • Never say never: ten lessons to turn you can’t into yes I can. Phyllis George. 158.1 GEO
  • The new health insurance solution: how to get cheaper, better coverage without a traditional employer plan. Paul Zane Pilzer. 368.382 PIL
  • The not so big life: making room for what really matters. Sarah Susanka. 158.1 SUS
  • Parental unemployment. Ellen Wijnberg. 331.137 WIJ
  • Party central: a month-by-month guide to entertaining on the cheap: festive and frugal ideas for every occasion. 793.2 PAR
  • Pay it down: from debt to wealth on $10 a day. Jean Chatzky. 332.024 CHA
  • Personal bankruptcy laws for dummies. James P. Caher, John M. Caher. 346.078 CAH
  • Poems to comfort: thoughts to encourage. 811.008 POE
  • Points of light: a celebration of the American spirit of giving. Robert Goodwin. 361.37 GOO
  • Real life: preparing for the 7 most challenging days of your life. Phil McGraw. 158 MACG
  • The right words at the right time. 170.44 RIG
  • The road to wealth: a comprehensive guide to your money: everything you need to know in good and bad times. Suze Orman. 332.024 ORM
  • Scam-proof your life: 377 smart ways to protect you & your family from ripoffs, bogus deals & other consumer headaches. Sid Kirchheimer. 364.163 KIR
  • Simple abundance: a daybook of comfort and joy.  Sarah Ban Breathnach. 158.12 BAN
  • Solve your money troubles: get debt collectors off your back & regain financial freedom. Robin Leonard. 346.077 LEO
  • Steering by starlight: find your right life no matter what. Martha Beck. 158.1 BEC
  • Surviving unemployment: a family handbook for weathering hard times. Cathy Beyer. 331.137 BEY
  • Suze Orman’s 2009 action plan. 332.024 ORM
  • This year I will–: how to finally change a habit, keep a resolution, or make a dream come true. M.J. Ryan. 158.1 RYA
  • The Tightwad Gazette III: promoting thrift as a via-ble alternative lifestyle. Amy Dacyczyn. 332.024 DAC
  • Tough transitions: navigating your way through difficult times. Elizabeth Harper Neeld. 158.1 NEE
  • The unemployment survival guide. Jim Stringham, David R. Workman. 650.1 STR
  • Un-jobbing: the adult liberation handbook. Michael Fogler. 332.024 FOG
  • What color is your parachute?: a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers. Richard N. Bolles. 650.14 BOL 2009
  • What is your life’s work?: answer the big question about what really matters–and reawaken the passion for what you do. Bill Jensen. 158.6 JEN
  • What now? Ann Patchett. 158.1 PAT
  • What should I do with my life? Po Bronson. 158.1 BRO
  • Who moved my cheese?: an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life. Spencer Johnson. 155.24 JOH, CD 155.24 JOH
  • Winners never cheat: even in difficult times. Jon M. Huntsman. 174.4 HUN
  • The worry cure: seven steps to stop worry from stopping you. Robert L. Leahy. 152.46 LEA
  • You can overcome every obstacle–no matter what! Lisa Nichols. 158.1 NIC
  • You don’t have to be rich: comfort, happiness, and financial security on your own terms. Jean Chatzky. 332.024 CHA

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

  • As silver refined: learning to embrace life’s disappointments. Kay Arthur. 248.86 ART
  • The desert experience: personal reflections on finding God’s presence and promise in hard times. Tommy Barnett. 248.86 DES
  • Everything must change: Jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hope. Brian D. McLaren. 261.1 MACC
  • Finding God’s path through your trials. Elizabeth George. 248.86 GEO
  • For these tough times: reaching toward heaven for hope & healing. Max Lucado. 248.86 LUC, Spanish Lang. 248.86 LUC
  • God will make a way. Henry Cloud. 248.86 CLO
  • God’s love for you: hope and encouragement for life. Billy Graham. 231.6 GRA
  • Helping a neighbor in crisis. 253 HEL
  • Holding on to hope: a pathway through suffering to the heart of God. Nancy Guthrie. 248.86 GUT
  • Jesus and money: a guide for times of financial crisis. Ben Witherington III. 261.85 WIT
  • Living with less: the upside of downsizing your life. Mark Tabb. 248.4 TAB
  • Mama, get the hammer!: there’s a fly on papa’s head! Barbara Johnson. 248.4 JOH
  • Overcoming life’s disappointments. Harold S. Kushner. 296.3118 KUS
  • The promise: God’s purpose and plan for when life hurts. Jonathan Morris. 248.86 MOR
  • The secret to true happiness: enjoy today, embrace tomorrow. Joyce Meyer. 248.4 MEY, CD 248.4 MEY
  • The source of my strength. Charles Stanley. 248.86 STA
  • Staying up, up, up in a down, down world. Zig Ziglar. 248.4 ZIG, CD 248.4 ZIG
  • Tough times never last, but tough people do! Robert H. Schuller. 248.4 SCH, Audio 248.4 SCH
  • Twenty poems to nourish your soul. 242 TWE
  • What happens to good people when bad things happen. Robert A. Schuller. Large Type 248.86 SCH
  • When bad things happen to good people. Harold S. Kushner. 296.311 KUS, Spanish Lang. 296.311 KUS, CD 296.311 KUS, VIDEO 296.311
  • When God weeps: why our sufferings matter to the Almighty. Joni Eareckson Tada. 248.86 TAD
  • When suffering persists. Frederick W. Schmidt. 231.8 SCH
  • Why?: trusting God when you don’t understand. Anne Graham Lotz. 248.86 LOT

DVDS & VIDEOS

  • Hope when life hurts most. DVD 248.86

AUDIOBOOKS & MUSIC CDS

  • The promise: how God works all things together for good. Robert J. Morgan. CD 248.4 MOR

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

  • And God cried, too: a kid’s book of healing and hope. Marc Gellman. E 248.86 GEL
  • Chicken soup for the kid’s soul: 101 stories of courage, hope, and laughter. J 158.1 CHI
  • This place I know: poems of comfort. J 811 THI

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

ACERCA DE SOBREVIVIR LOS TIEMPOS DIFÍCILES EN ESPAÑOL / DEALING WITH HARD TIMES IN SPANISH

  • ¿Cómo llegué acá?: estrategias para renovar la esperanza y la felicidad al enfrentar lo inesperado en la vida y el amor. Barbara De Angelis. Spanish Lang. 158.1 DEA
  • Cómo organizar un presupuesto. Brette McWhorter Sember. Spanish Lang. 332.024 SEM
  • El don del cambio: una guía espiritual para transformar su vida radicalmente. Marianne Williamson. Spanish Lang. 204 WIL
  • Finanzas personales para dummies. Eric Tyson. Spanish Lang. 332.024 TYS
  • Grandeza para cada día: inspiración para el diario vivir. Steven R. Covey. Spanish Lang. 170.44 COV
  • Para estos tiempos difíciles. Max Lucado. Spanish Lang. 248.86 LUC
  • Los primeros 30 días: tu guía para enfrentar cualquier cambio. Ariane de Bonvoisin. Spanish Lang. 155.24 BON