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In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being. Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend Marylin about this. But Marylin is no longer her best friend. Or is she? Kate and Marylin had always been the kind of best friends who lived on the same block for their entire lives and who could agree on the kind of boys worth kissing (only movie stars) or who should be invited to their sleepover. The kind of best friends who didn't need words to talk, but who always just knew. But lately Marylin has started to think that Kate can be a bit babyish. And Kate thinks that Marylin is acting like a big snob. And a lot of the time, well, it feels as though they just don't know each other anymore. Somehow nothing is the same, but secretly Kate and Marylin both wish that it could be.... Edgar Award-winning author Frances O'Roark Dowell explores how far the bonds of true friendship can be stretched as Kate and Marylin struggle to navigate the inexplicable terrain of sixth grade.
Seidman, a sales trainer and consultant, shows how to identify types of buyers, such as big-picture buyers versus detail-oriented buyers, and how to choose a matching sales message and strategy. In a reader-friendly layout with many checklists and summary points, he describes about 30 distinct strategies for identifying buyer styles and using specific techniques to motivate buyers and overcome resistance. Ideas are illustrated with numerous examples. The last section of the book offers an assessment tool that allows readers to identify their own motivations and decision-making strategies. Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
If money were about math,none of us would be carrying any debt. The numbers are simple. What's complicated is what we do with money. We use money to soothe our feelings and buy respect,to show how much we care or how little. We don't simply earn, save, and spend money: we flirt with it, crave it, and scorn it; we punish and reward ourselves with it. Without realizing it, we give money meaning it doesn't really have--what former psychiatrist and current business coach David Krueger calls our "money story. " And in the process of playing out that money story, we often sacrifice the most important things in our life: our health, freedom, relationships,and happiness. What is your money story? Do you consistently spend more than you have? Do you follow the herd in your investments--even though you know the herd is usually wrong? Have you neglected to save for the future,even when you have the means? Do you feel controlled or shackled by debt? Is your money somehow never "enough"? Is money, or the lack of it, always on your mind? The Secret Language of Money is a guided tour to the subconscious meanings we give money, the conflicted ways our brain deals with money, the reasons we tend to make the same money mistakes over and over--and most importantly, how you can change all that. A brilliant blend of cutting-edge science and real-world application, The Secret Language of Money helps you rewrite your money story and find that elusive balance of wealth, health, and joy we all seek.
In every moment the universe is whispering to you. Even ordinary events in your life carry communications from the realm of the Spirit. . . . Whether we are conscious of it or not, the universe is communicating to us through signs. In this mind-opening book, renowned healer and author Denise Linn shows that coincidence, synchronicity, and those premonitions we've all experienced are never accidents but a kindly world's way of trying to nudge us in the right direction. Drawing on firsthand true stories and native wisdom from around the world, Linn helps us regain our innate capacity to listen to the universe, to use the signs that speak to us every day of our lives. Step by step, she shows us how to call for a sign, how to create the best conditions for receiving it, and how to interpret the signs we receive, with the most comprehensive dictionary of signs ever compiled. Designed to help you develop your own ability to interpret signs as they call to you, the dictionary entries give you a starting point for understanding what your signs are communicating. For instance . . * An abyss might symbolize a chasm in your life. Is there something that seems impassable to you? * A storm can indicate internal conflict. It can also indicate that the air is clearing in regard to a situation in your life. * A crossroads signifies that a time of decision is ahead. Take time and tune in to your intuition before choosing your future path. * Smoke can be a warning of danger. Is there a situation in your life that's about to go up in flames? Smoke can also indicate a lack of clarity. With this powerful, easy-to-use guide, Denise Linn helps us to reconnect with the magic of our inner selves to make the right decisions and choices in our lives.
The long-awaited, bestselling Australian book on alternative health, The Secret Language of Your Body, is now newly expanded and ready for an eager international audience. Author Inna Segal unveils the secrets to understanding the messages of your body and reveals the underlying mental, emotional, and energetic causes of physical symptoms and medical conditions. This inspiring handbook delves deeply into the possible reasons for health issues in all areas of your body. Inna offers a unique, step-by-step method to assist your body in returning to its natural state of health, including a free 35-minute audio download where Inna helps you tune into your body for a powerful healing experience. By encouraging you to connect with your innate healing intelligence and calling on your body's built-in ability to heal itself, Inna gently guides you on a journey of life-changing transformation and empowerment where you will: heal the mental, emotional, and energetic causes of physical ailments use easy, quick, practical exercises to heal your organs learn the secret language of disease and powerful processes for healing understand and release limiting thoughts and emotions discover how to use color to heal your life uncover and apply the messages your body has to teach you
The Secret Language of Your Name: Unlock the Mysteries of Your Name and Birth Date through the Science of Numerologyby Ursula Kolecki Neil Koelmeyer
Do you truly understand your strengths and weaknesses? Are you living at your full potential? Could simply changing the spelling of your name alter your life? While most numerology books focus only on your birthday, The Secret Language of Your Name is the first comprehensive guide to incorporate an exploration of the letters of your name. With this extra step, you are given a unique, complete reading that reveals specific individual keys to success and happiness in all facets of life. Prepare to learn: * how to pinpoint your greatest strengths and weaknesses; * what makes friends, family, and coworkers tick; * how different spellings of your name can affect your future, even what happens when your name changes in marriage; * how to choose the best baby name--with numerical representations of nearly 5,000 names; * whom you are most compatible with in love and business; * how to choose an ideal career path; * and more! With each new challenge, you'll find yourself reaching again and again for this definitive guide.
When Hank hears suspicious sounds coming from near Sally May's clothesline, it leads to a midnight investigation and Hank finds himself facing the dreaded Laundry Monster.
Ten-year-old Ernest Morlaisse has an unadventurous life. He comes home every day and eats the same boring snack, then sits down to do his homework. He lives with his grandmother, who hardly ever says a word, and they have neither a television nor a telephone. Enter Victoria de Montardent, the new girl in class. The moment Victoria lays eyes on Ernest, it's love at first sight: "I love Ernest. . . . We're getting married in thirteen years, eight months, and three days. This is an invitation to our wedding." And believe it or not, Victoria's bulldozer approach works! Ernest is conquered, and soon this quiet boy makes an interesting discovery: that thing beating inside his chest-is his heart. And he begins finding ways to use it: making friends with Victoria's crazy family, convincing his reclusive grandmother to join the living, and starting to search for the father who abandoned him when he was only one day old. In other words, Ernest does a lot of catching up.
Before joining the in 1997, Weiser worked for the for 18 years. In 1992, while at the , Weiser published two articles on Ryszard Kuklinski (1930- ), a former Polish official who was a crucial source of information for the West in a nine-year, clandestine operation leading to dramatic changes in Poland in the 1980s. Recently, in an unusual arrangement with the CIA, Weiser was granted access to the agency's internal files on the operation. He draws upon the detailed information gained from those files and from additional interviews with Kuklinskinow living in the U. S. to create this full, book length account of Kuklinski's covert activities. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Professor David M. Jacobs of Temple University takes us into the private world of those abducted by aliens, letting them describe in their own words what it is like to be abducted. Based on interviews with sixty individuals and more than 300 independently corroborated accounts, Secret Life presents the most complete and accurate picture of alien abductions ever compiled. Dr. Jacobs takes the reader on a minute-by-minute journey through a typical abduction experience and describes in detail the bizarre physical, mental and reproductive procedures that abductees claim have been administered by small alien beings. Jacobs draws from these interviews a profoundly unsettling reason behind the abductions: aliens are conducting a complex reproductive experiment involving the conception, gestation. or incubation of human and alien hybrid beings.
Just another dull debutante? From boxing at Jackson's to dancing starry-eyed society belles around London's ballrooms, Beldon Stratten is the perfect English gentleman. And he's looking for a perfectly bland, respectable wife. Appearances can be deceiving...Exotic Lilya Stefanov is anything but bland. Beldon is intrigued to see that the ragamuffin girl he once knew has matured into an elegant lady, poised and polite! But beneath the mysterious beauty's evening gowns and polished etiquette lies a dangerous secret-and a scandalous sensuality...
The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is an extraordinary memoir--a jewel. Rosemary Kingsland was born in India during the dying days of the British Raj. While there, she and her family lived a life of privilege. But with the fall of the Raj, they were forced to return to England, where their fortunes took a decided turn for the worse. In London, then in Cornwall, then back in London, the simmering tension between Rosemary's parents erupted into outright warfare fueled by alcohol and her father's persistent, unrepentant womanizing. It was a lonely, dangerous childhood. But one day Rosemary's life changed forever. At a café where she had gone to escape from a party her father had insisted she attend with him, she met Richard Burton, the dashingly handsome Welsh actor who was then the toast of the London stage. She had seen him in Under Milkwood some months before. She was an adolescent schoolgirl. He was twenty-nine. The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is a deeply felt evocation of first love, and of family bonds forged in intense isolation. It is made all the more remarkable by the luminous quality and riveting narrative voice of Rosemary Kingsland.
Geeky to gorgeous in sixty seconds... Roxy's about to turn sixteen, but life isn't so sweet. As a band geek, Roxy can barely get the cute guys to notice her, much less go out with her. Then, on her birthday, Roxy is transformed into a siren: seductively beautiful with the power to control all men. She thought sirens were an ancient myth, but suddenly Roxy can get any guy she wants with just a few notes on her flute. There are only two rules: don't tell anyone about being a siren, and don't fall in love. When she starts dating Zach, the guy everybody's crushing on, Roxy realizes she could get used to this siren thing...but how can she keep herself from falling in love?
Nothing's sexier than an man who can keep a secret. A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different -- except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do . . . if only he wasn't struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher. Lara is sure there's something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? And why is he so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town? Her investigation uncovers more than she wants to know, especially about this modern-day Casanova. But if she's ever to make detective, she'll need to expose all his secrets . . . if only her heart wasn't on the line.
From the day Amanda Woods traded right hands with Lyle Leveridge, she knew things were going to change for her. There are some things in life you just can't change, like who your parents are or the way your sister treats you, but she is determined to change what she can. To begin with, she's not going to be just plain Amanda Woods anymore, she's going to be Amanda K. Woods-someone who is proud and strong and sure of herself. Amanda K. Woods is discovering that the person other people think she is and the person she really is are different people. She doesn't quite want to be herself, an eleven-year-old girl who her mother thinks is "average," but then she doesn't want to be like her mother, whose expectations are always high and mighty. She feels closest to her father, but doesn't quite want to be like him, either. She certainly doesn't want to be like her older sister, Margaret, even though her mother thinks Margaret's perfect in almost every way. There is more to Amanda than anyone else can see, and there are things about Amanda that Amanda herself doesn't even know yet. - With the help of a new friend and the borrowed right hand of an old one, Amanda begins to find the secret person who lives inside herself.
WHO IS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA? 2008, the left wing and the Corporate Mainstream Media (CMM) fell head over heels in love with a cool, charming, and attractive smooth talker. His social security number (one of several, incidentally) identified him as Barack Hussein Obama. Over the next four years, he would repeatedly lie to, cheat on, and deceive his liberal lovers as they closed their eyes and ears to the truth, refusing to recognize the shameless, deviously calculated, and treacherous propaganda seeping from the White House. GOD HELP AMERICA, IT'S TIME FOR A SEPARATION. In The Secret Life of Barack Hussein Obama, uncompromising journalist and political commentator Mondo Frazier raises unsettling questions about the man elected to the highest position in this country. Frazier takes what he calls The Obama NarrativeTM, the crowd-pleasing myths perpetrated by Team Obama and the CMM to market and sell their Messianic savior, and fearlessly rips it to shreds. He explores the many mysteries of Obama's past, including his ever-shifting religious affiliations and political leanings, the facts of his mother's background, and Obama's suspiciously "missing" laundry list of records and licenses--including college, marriage, medical, and many, many more. He lays out the facts regarding Obama's shady associations with such negligible headliners as the controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright, ACORN, and former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers--and Obama's actual relationships with those who stumbled into his creepy inner circle. He sheds light on Obama's personal "Hate List," and the man's dark deceptions, broken promises, and the hypocrisies of his current administration. Frazier also reveals four years of Obama's outrageous, egregious, sometimes hilarious, and always very telling public gaffes that the CMM conveniently and deliberately chose to ignore. SO, WHO IS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA? Anyone with guts who tries to answer that question truthfully risks being routinely disparaged and condemned by the CMM as a Nazi, a racist, or a crazy conspiracy theorist. Mondo Frazier courageously turns a blind eye to those foolish generalizations to provide scrupulously researched, eye-opening answers in The Secret Life of Barack Hussein Obama. Frankly, they will astonish readers. And they serve as warnings of Obama's insidious and sinister ambitions, ones that should be faced now so as to move America away from the "Barackalypse" and toward a future that is safer, genuinely righteous, and one-hundred-percent Obama-free. WELCOME TO BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S AMERICA Trillion-dollar-plus deficits every year; Social Security out of money years before the "experts" predicted; millions of houses lost in an automated robo-foreclosure system; billions for cronies who traffic in make-believe jobs "saved or created;" real jobs that disappeared, some never to return; food and energy prices on the rise; the IRS empowered to ensure that every American has approved health insurance; crackdowns on Internet freedoms; a war against contrary thought; billions of dollars to help Brazilian and Chinese energy companies while the extraction and production of American-based energy is stifled--and the list goes on. Every speech delivered by Barack Obama is still his "greatest speech ever!" in the reports of a drooling Corporate Mainstream Media (CMM). An ever-skeptical public hasn't been convinced and are tuning out the constant drone of the CMM noise machine. Life is lived not in the pages or sets of the CMM, but out in the real-world America that has resulted from the policies and rhetoric of Barack Obama and his administration. The Barackalypse is already upon us.
Peter looked at his hand. There were two tiny red marks where the spider's fangs had sunk into his skin.
Being mistaken for a hooker, well that's certainly a new one for Shay. The society pages icon has made her name in charity work. Still, this could be her chance to help these girls from the inside out, if she can play the part just right. It certainly won't be hard to act the street siren with the gorgeous preacher who runs the place, even if he does seem less like a shepherd and much more like a wolf in a clerical collar...one with a hungry look that's making Shay feel she might be his next dinner,..
An unsolved murder. A missing child. A lifetime of deception. In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth, and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies. . .
"One of the stories I tell myself when I am trying to fall asleep is that I have tried. I've tagged along after myself in the pages of my own modern Western, and every few years is another chapter to the story. The myth of the cowboy. I chased a dream and it kicked me in the teeth. Yet I find myself falling for it again and again." Across the rugged and beautiful landscape of the contemporary American West, Tom Groneberg paints an unsparing portrait of his flawed, funny, and sometimes triumphant efforts to become a cowboy. It is a classic tale: a young man, facing a future he doesn't want to claim, has an inspiration -- Go West. Leaving behind his friends and family, Groneberg follows his heart and heads to a resort town in the Colorado Rockies, where he earns his spurs as a wrangler leading tourists on horseback. Like an old saddle blanket, the tale unfolds, revealing the clean threads of a new story. Groneberg moves to Montana, working for wages at a number of ranches before getting a chance to become the owner of a sprawling ranch, fifteen square miles of grass and sky. In lean but passionate prose, Groneberg demystifies the image of cowboy as celluloid hero and introduces us to the tough and kindhearted men who teach him how to be a real cowboy, the woman who teaches him how to love, and their son, who teaches him how to be a man. The Secret Life of Cowboys is both a coming-of-age story as stunning as the land itself and a revealing look at America's last frontier.
Brusque Lady. . . Please meet the Jackal at the bar in the Metro Court at 10:00 PM sharp. Although it is somewhat past my his bedtime, he must speak with you on a grave matter concerning many of your clientele. Do not fail me him. Regards, The Jackal. So begins an evening unlike any other in Port Charles. When high-powered attorney Diane Miller agrees to meet with computer hacker extraordinaire Damian Spinelli, otherwise known as The Jackal, she knows she's in for an interesting night. But the stories he has to tell about some of Port Charles's most famous, and infamous, inhabitants are beyond her wildest imagination. Could these tales possibly be true? Or is Spinelli using her for some other purpose? From the deck of the Smilin' Lila to the halls of General Hospital, from the Case of the Vamping Valkyrie to the Case of the Contrived Contralto, here are Spinelli's tales of intrigue, kidnapping, murder, and more. The office of Spinelli/McCall, P. I. , has never been busier. Spinelli may be a gumshoe like no other, but he will save, defend, and protect the citizens of Port Charles until the bitter end!
Every American Wrestling Federation fan knows that, the evil Dr. Demented is the nastiest and most violent pro wrestler around, the man everyone loves to hate. He's always insulting the audience, inflicting pain on the good guys, and yelling his notorious catchphrase. And he always wins, one way or another. So when fourteen-year-old Wesley Brown accidentally discovers the secret identity of Dr. Demented, he freaks out. Now that he recognizes the man behind the mask, Wesley figures he's dead meat...or worse. Wesley knows pro wrestling is just a big show, but he also knows that a monster like Dr. Demented can't be a nice, normal guy out of the ring...can he?
The Secret Life of Families: Making Decisions About Secrets: When Keeping Secrets Can Harm You, When Keeping Secrets Can Heal You--And How to Know the Differenceby Evan Imber-Black
Secrets come in all shapes and sizes. And for families as well as individuals, they are built on a complex web of shifting motives and emotions. But today, when personal revelations are posted on the Internet or sensationalized on afternoon talk shows, we risk losing touch with how important secrets are--how they are used and abused, their power to harm and heal. In this important work, Evan Imber-Black explores the nature of secrets, helping us understand: The distinction between healthy privacy and toxic secrecy What to tell--and not to tell--young children How to safely confront a family "zone of silence" Why adolescents need to have some secrets--and where to draw the line The effect of "official" secrets, like sealed adoption records and medical testing What to consider before revealing an important secret And much more Filled with moving first-person stories,The Secret Life of Familiesprovides perspective on some of today's most sensitive personal and social issues. Giving voice to our deepest fears and to our power to overcome them, this is a book that will be talked about for years to come.
They're everywhere. Silent and invisible to the naked eye, they're on everything we touch, eat, breathe -- on every single inch of our skin. And despite the remarkable advances of science, germs are challenging medicine in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago. Due to an explosion of infections never before reported in modern history and a new germ horror story surfacing every week, it's no small wonder that we're frightened -- and that antibacterial soaps are a billion-dollar business. Now, renowned microbiologist Philip Tierno cuts through the media hype with the compulsively readable Secret Life Of Germs, revealing exactly where the greatest threats may be hiding. The Secret Life Of Germs provides an inside view of this fascinating and elegantly ordered microscopic world -- from the common cold, E. coli, and Lyme disease to encephalitis, mad cow disease, and anthrax. It takes readers on a historical survey of the culprits of disease and explores the effect that they -- and the scientists who study them -- have had on our world. Rising above the common scare-tactic techniques used by many authors, Dr. Tierno's message is an optimistic one. Recognizing that humans are more often than not the main spreaders of disease, he offers numerous protective response strategies -- health and hygiene tips for inside and outside the home, advice on food safety, and pointers on human contact -- to stop the transmittal. Filled with practical and enlightening information, The Secret Life Of Germs is an engaging book that will keep readers mesmerized while helping them stay healthy.
Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty years ago, Harry Houdini's life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and best-selling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. After years of struggling on the dime museum circuit, Harry Houdini got a break that put him on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. He never looked back. Soon Houdini was performing for royalty, commanding vast sums, and exploring the new power of Hollywood to expand on his legend. At a time when spy agencies frequently co-opted amateurs, Houdini went to London and developed a relationship with a man who would run MI-5. For the next several years, the world's most famous magician traveled to Germany and Russia and routinely reported his findings. After World War I was successfully concluded, Houdini embarked on a battle of his own. He created a group of disguised field operatives to infiltrate the seamy world of fake spirit mediums. In doing so, Houdini triggered the wrath of fanatical Spiritualists, led by the esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Death threats became an everyday occurrence, but the group would pose an even greater danger to Houdini's legacy. Rigorously researched, and as exciting as a good thriller, The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician's life from desperate poverty to worldwide legend, initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic. In this remarkable book, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.
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