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The Fix 2

by K'Wan

Two lives . . . two paths . . . one tragic outcome. The Fix 2 is in and the game is afoot!The past few months have been a living hell for Persia. Seemingly overnight, she has fallen from grace and found herself scraping rock bottom, all in the name of two lovers--Chucky and cocaine. One was supposed to love her and the other take away the pain, but they've both fallen short on their promises. The last time she saw either one of them was the night she almost lost her life. It has taken a bout of physical therapy and a stint in a rehabilitation center for Persia to be able to start pulling together the pieces of the life she almost ruined. She's living at home with her mother and stepfather and is refocused on school. For the first time in what seems like forever, she is finally able to enjoy life as an average teenage girl trying to graduate from high school. That's when they get the phone call that sends everything to the left.As Persia struggles with her demons, her childhood friend Li'l Monk is embracing his. Under the tutelage of the vicious crime lord Ramses, Li'l Monk is quickly making his way through the ranks of the Pharaoh's army and creating a name for himself on the streets as a ruthless killer. Just as his father, Big Monk, had always predicted, he is walking a mile in his daddy's bloody shoes. As cold as Li'l Monk's heart is, however, he still has a soft spot for his old friends. When a childhood pal comes to him for a favor, Li'l Monk finds himself with blood on his hands and dirt on his name. When the double cross knocks him out of favor with Ramses, Li'l Monk is left with two options: kill or die. K'wan delivers another instant street classic that is sure to keep him at the top of the charts.

Fix and Flip

by Mark Loeffler Ian Szabo

The ultimate how-to guide to fixing-and-flipping propertiesJudging from the number of reality TV shows devoted to home renovation, it's easy to think that fixing-and-flipping is a sure-fire, straightforward way to make money, fast. But there's a lot more to the real estate business than a little hard work and some basic DIY skills. Just like every other business venture, to be successful you need to understand the potential pitfalls as well as the possible profits before diving in, and Fix and Flip: The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit is designed to help you do just that.Putting everything you need to know about how the business of fix-and-flips work right at your fingertips, authors Mark Loeffler and Ian Szabo are the perfect pair for the job, bringing you both the financing and contracting expertise that has made their own renovation business a huge success. Offering step-by-step guidance on exactly how to effectively renovate and sell, Loeffler and Szabo walk you through the skills you need to get started, how to identify properties with potential, saving money on materials, preparing to sell, and much, much more.Packed with expert advice on both the financing and contracting aspects of fixing-and-flipping propertiesFilled with checklists and practical techniques to help you get to work right awayExplains the pitfalls to avoid and the profits to be made in the fix-and-flip businessPacked with invaluable tips, handy checklists, and time- and cost-saving techniques to help you make the most money you can from distressed properties, this is the only book you need to start fixing-and-flipping like a pro.

The Fix Is In

by Brian Tuohy

Professional sports in America: it's all about fair play and the goal of winning championships. At least that's the spin. But could it be a massive showbiz operation filled with greedy owners, crooked referees, and coddled players, all with the unstated goal of grabbing as much money as possible?Author Brian Tuohy provides a full-sourced saga of the corruption that has infected the storied histories of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and NASCAR.With reality obscured by a complacent and often complicit sports media, The Fix Is In shines a light on a hidden history of clandestine arrangements between television networks and sports leagues, all against a background of drinking, drugging, and crime.Finally, here's a book that unflinchingly examines the sordid underbelly of the American sports industry.Brian Tuohy maintains the website thefixisin.net and is a frequent contributor to the CBS Sports website bleacherreport.com, where he chronicles sports scandals and conspiracies as the stories break. Brian has been interviewed by The New York Times, ESPN, Fox Sports, and The Power Hour radio program.

Fix-It and Enjoy-It

by Phyllis Pellman Good

Meet the Fix-It and Enjoy-It Cookbook, an irresistible collection of more than 675 All-Purpose, Welcome-Home Recipes. Fix-It and Enjoy-It Cookbook offers choice recipes for stove-top and oven cooking. Note this: Fix-It and Enjoy-It Cookbook is a "cousin" of the extraordinarily popular Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook. Fix-It and Enjoy-It Cookbook is by New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Pellman Good, lead author of the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook series (more than 8.8 million copies already sold!). Fix-It and Enjoy-It Cookbook brings you: delicious food for everyday that is easy to prepare; recipes which use ingredients that are already in most cooks' cupboards; recipes which are not intimidating; the skills they require are simple and basic; nutritional food which your family and friends of all ages will heartily enjoy!

Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Church Suppers Diabetic Cookbook

by Phyllis Pellman Good

What's someone with diabetes to do at a church supper or potluck? Stand back and watch? Not necessary at all if you cook with the Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Church Suppers Diabetic Cookbook. This brand new collection from New York Times bestselling cookbook author, Phyllis Pellman Good, will turn these events into pure pleasure for ANY ONE who wants to eat nutritionally-and enjoy every bite! The American Diabetes Association has once again worked with Good to select the recipes. And the ADA has supplied the Exchange List Values and Basic Nutritional Values for each recipe. All the recipes are favorites of home cooks and their families from across the country. Comfort food is no longer off-limits for those who must pay careful attention to what they eat. And get this-if you don't have diabetes, you can eat this food, knowing that the recipes have been modified to reduce fats and carbohydrates, while keeping their matchless flavor. This Cookbook is for EVERYONE who wants to be mindful of what they eat! Don't overlook the visual portion control guides. Notice that these recipes cover all parts of the meal. No deprivation here! Step right up to the table and help yourself to Pork Tenderloin with Teriyaki Apricot Sauce, Baked Barbecued Burgers, Garden Lasagna, Black Bean Pumpkin Soup, Raspberry Punch, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, and 600 more irresistible dishes! Now you can take your place in line at the next church supper or potluck when the recipes come from this delectable collection.

Fix-It and Forget-It 5-ingredient favorites

by Phyllis Pellman Good

So who has time to prepare food these days? We time-starved cooks need recipes that are guaranteed to be- Quick to fix, Easy for anyone to make, whether you're a cook or not, Delicious and satisfying. The solution? Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites-the latest member in the multi-million copy Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook series! This smart cookbook offers convenience and comfort to anyone faced with a too-full life and hungry people to feed. Gather five or fewer readily available ingredients + your slow cooker + Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites-and you can have- Apricot Chicken, Lazy Lasagna, Sweet and Savory Brisket, Bacon Feta-Stuffed Chicken, Tortellini with Broccoli, Upside-Down Chocolate Pudding Cake, Brownies with Nuts. Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites, with its more than 700 recipes, can be your new faithful companion. Turn to it for Main Dishes, Meats and Pastas, Vegetables, Soups, Breads, Breakfasts and Brunches, Desserts, Appetizers, Snacks, and Beverages. From New York Times best-selling author Phyllis Pellman Good, who believes that it is possible to do home-cooking and to enjoy the great satisfaction it brings to those who cook and to those who eat.

Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook

by Phyllis Pellman Good

"You absolutely can make holiday meals with ease and with pleasure!" says slow cooker champion Phyllis Pellman Good. Her latest collection, Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook: 600 Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes, will fi ll your head with menu ideas, give you gentle guidance with each recipe, and deliver dishes that your friends and family will love. "Stop your fretting. Put an end to the nightmares. Get out your slow cookers!" Good urges. "These are 600 stand-out, slow cooker recipes - all from home cooks from across the country. "These are 600 manageable, slow cooker recipes - from cooks who want to feast with their loved ones without being exhausted and frazzled."

Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook Revised and Updated

by Phyllis Pellman Good

With diabetes threatening so many of us, a cookbook with reliable recipes is a must-have resource. Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetes Cookbook, Revised and Updated offers 600 delicious, quick, and easy-to-prepare recipes, all conveniently made in a slow cooker. Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook maven, Phyllis Pellman Good, has once again teamed with the American Diabetes Association to provide complete Exchange Value and Basic Nutritional Values for each recipe. You can use these tasty and trusted recipes to plan your meals safely. In addition to the Cookbook's scrumptious recipes from home cooks, the ADA has brought these new and helpful features to the book: A Week of Menus, using recipes from the Cookbook. These show how to use a daily meal plan and stay within your calorie limit. Clear Tips for planning meals and menus for those with diabetes. Visual Clues for learning Portion Control. Plus information about how many servings of the various food groups to eat each day. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions that are easy to understand, absorb-and live by! Think of Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook, Revised and Updated as your cooking companion in the fight against diabetes. Good News-everyone at the table can enjoy these make-it-again recipes! Who can resist Turkey Cacciatore, Chianti-Braised Short Ribs, Creamy Corn, and Pumpkin Butter-just a few of the 50 new recipes you'll find in this yummy collection!

Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Cookbook

by Phyllis Pellman Good

If you'd like to include more meatless dishes in your cooking, this cookbook is for you. If you want to cook confidently for your vegetarian friends or family, Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Cookbook is full of tasty ideas. And it's full of options, too! For the first time ever, we are offering both slow-cooker recipes and stove-top and oven recipes in one handy cookbook. Half of these 500 recipes are for slow cookers. In fact, all of the recipes are easy to prepare; all are made with easy-to-find ingredients. Here are tried and true vegetarian favorites. And you'll discover lots of fresh ideas using familiar ingredients, food we already buy and love, set to new recipes. Not sure how all the parts of a vegetarian meal come together? Flip to the 50 menus to find well-balanced meals and tasty food combinations. Now you can confidently serve a nutritionally complete vegetarian meal for a weekday family supper, or a feast for a special day. Now you can experience how enticing and satisfying vegetarian cooking is!

Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It

by Anneli Rufus Billee Sharp

In this D.I.Y. guide to the good life, readers learn how to edit their lives, since in the long run, less is more - pedal now or paddle later! Readers and their families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime. The best things in life are free - or very nearly free - and author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom. Based on a sensible foundation of global responsibility and foresight for the next seven generations, Billee Sharp's philosophy is compelling. From the radical common sense introduction to the practical how-tos and yummy recipes, Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It is a step-by-step handbook to revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life in the process. Learn how to start a community garden and to seed share, ditch the grass and raise organic veggies in the front lawn, eco-clean the house with lemons and lavender cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, organize a trade-for-what-you-want free flea market, and cook meals for pennies.

Fix Me

by Rune Michaels

After losing their parents in a car accident four years ago, a pair of sixteen-year-old twins share an abusive relationship that is almost beyond control. Outside the house, the extremely shy girl and her violent brother get by...until the day when she is confronted by a reminder of her old life. She escapes to the only place she feels safe: the elephant habitat at the city zoo. Against all odds, she makes friends with the head zookeeper's son and spends the summer there, hiding from the life she used to know. She bonds with the elephants, who have the tough skin she so desperately yearns for, and a chimp who has been abused. But how long will she be able to outrun the horrors of her past? And will she be able to find the strength to live the life she deserves? Rune Michaels crafts another powerful psychological drama in which the past has an incredible power to influence the present. Questions of identity, trust, and what it means to be exposed punctuate this gripping novel, which ultimately leaves readers with a profound sense of hope.

Fix You

by Beck Anderson

When Kelly Reynolds' husband died, he left her--the awkward, cautious one--to raise their two young boys. She's pieced herself back together, barely. Now she takes refuge in her routine: running her kids around and running the trails near her Idaho home. Two years after her husband's death, a chance encounter on a run brings Andrew into her life. But Andrew is Andy Pettigrew, the Andy Pettigrew, famous actor. Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn't fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn't own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn't walk five paces in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork. But despite this, they click. It may be inexplicable, but it works. However, it's also becoming clear that Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame. Kelly's hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous, and as much as she might want to indulge the fantasy, she doesn't know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. She and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep. Beck Anderson's witty, engaging writing yields an emotional tale of love, loss, and all the little things that make up a life. In the end, what is it that really holds us together? Kelly must decide if love can fix two people who might be broken beyond repair.

Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies

by Corey Sandler Tom Badgett

Learn to diagnose and fix simple PC problems with this easy-to-follow guide When something goes wrong with your computer, it's frustrating and potentially expensive. With Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies, you can find out what's wrong, how to fix it, whether you need to call in professional help, and how to practice preventive maintenance. This friendly guide avoids techie jargon and shows you how to diagnose the problem, find out whether the software or hardware is at fault, make simple repairs, and add external devices such as scanners, printers, and hard drives. It also helps you maintain your computer through basic steps like defragmenting the hard drive and cleaning out files - techniques that can prevent a lot of problems from occurring in the first place. Written specifically for first-time computer users, this book explains how to diagnose basic PC problems, understand error messages, and fix common issues Specific step-by-step procedures guide you through basic repairs such as replacing the hard drive Explains common mistakes and how to avoid them Outlines the steps for preventive maintenance, such as how to defragment the hard drive, clean files, delete old files, and organize files Explores ways to expand and enhance a computer with external devices including hard drives, Web cameras, Web phones, scanners, printers, flash drives and other hardware Shows what you can fix yourself and when to seek help from a repair service or the manufacturer Easy to read and follow, Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies will boost your confidence when dealing with your computer and with professional technicians, too.

Fixed

by Beth Goobie

Nellie Joanne Kinnan is an Advanced Cadet in the Black Core Program at the Detta training center. Weapons and violence are second nature to this twelve-year-old, but she is never exactly sure what it is she is being trained for. Nellie is a dedicated and skilled cadet. She knows she wants to serve the Goddess and the Empire. But there is so much that she doesn't understand. When a weapons training session brings her face-to-face with her twin, Nellie's world is thrown into turmoil. Suddenly she questions her commitment to the violence that has dominated her young life. As she slowly learns to trust her rebellious twin, she comes to realize that much of what she has been taught about life in both the Interior and the Outbacks is not true. Faced with this reality, Nellie must find new weapons and new strength in her struggle to continue to serve the Goddess. In this exciting sequel to Flux, Beth Goobie has once again created a cast of memorable characters within a story that will both fascinate and challenge readers.

Fixed Income Analysis

by Frank J. Fabozzi Martin L. Leibowitz

In the Second Edition of Fixed Income Analysis, financial expert Frank Fabozzi and a team of knowledgeable contributors provide complete coverage of the most important issues in fixed income analysis.Now, in Fixed Income Analysis Workbook, Second Edition, Fabozzi offers you a wealth of practical information and exercises that will solidify your understanding of the tools and techniques associated with this discipline. This comprehensive study guide--which parallels the main book chapter by chapter--contains challenging problems and a complete set of solutions as well as concise learning outcome statements and summary overviews.If you want to make the most of your time in the fixed income marketplace, the lessons within this workbook can show you how. Topics reviewed include:The risks associated with investing in fixed income securitiesThe fundamentals of valuation and interest rate riskThe features of structured products--such as mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securitiesThe principles of credit analysisThe valuation of fixed income securities with embedded options

Fixed Income Analysis Workbook

by Frank J. Fabozzi

In this fully revised and updated Second Edition of Fixed Income Analysis, readers will be introduced to a variety of important fixed income analysis issues, including the general principles of credit analysis, term structure and volatility of interest rates, and valuing bonds with embedded options.

Fixed Income Securities

by Bruce Tuckman Angel Serrat

Fixed income practitioners need to understand the conceptual frameworks of their field; to master its quantitative tool-kit; and to be well-versed in its cash-flow and pricing conventions. Fixed Income Securities, Third Edition by Bruce Tuckman and Angel Serrat is designed to balance these three objectives. The book presents theory without unnecessary abstraction; quantitative techniques with a minimum of mathematics; and conventions at a useful level of detail. The book begins with an overview of global fixed income markets and continues with the fundamentals, namely, arbitrage pricing, interest rates, risk metrics, and term structure models to price contingent claims. Subsequent chapters cover individual markets and securities: repo, rate and bond forwards and futures, interest rate and basis swaps, credit markets, fixed income options, and mortgage-backed-securities. Fixed Income Securities, Third Edition is full of examples, applications, and case studies. Practically every quantitative concept is illustrated through real market data. This practice-oriented approach makes the book particularly useful for the working professional. This third edition is a considerable revision and expansion of the second. Most examples have been updated. The chapters on fixed income options and mortgage-backed securities have been considerably expanded to include a broader range of securities and valuation methodologies. Also, three new chapters have been added: the global overview of fixed income markets; a chapter on corporate bonds and credit default swaps; and a chapter on discounting with bases, which is the foundation for the relatively recent practice of discounting swap cash flows with curves based on money market rates. [FOR THE UNIVERSITY EDITION] This university edition includes problems which students can use to test and enhance their understanding of the text.

The Fixer

by Bernard Malamud

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction, this magnificent novel is the story of an ordinary man accused of "ritual murder" and of his heroic victory over almost incredible brutality and degradation.

The Fixer

by T. E. Woods

T. E. Woods delivers a fast-paced thriller--the first in an electrifying new series--peopled with sharp, intriguing characters and more twists and turns than a corkscrew. Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed--permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible--and quite deadly. . . . In the office of a clinical psychologist in Olympia, Washington, a beautiful young woman is in terrible emotional pain. She puts up walls, tells lies, and seems to speak in riddles, but the doctor is determined to help her heal, despite the fact that she claims to have hurt many people. As their sessions escalate, the psychologist feels compelled to reach out to the police . . . but it might be too late. In Seattle, a detective gets a call from his son. A dedicated journalist, he wants his father's expertise as he looks into a suspicious death. Together they follow the trail of leads toward a stone-cold hired killer--only to find that death has been closer than either could have imagined. Advance praise for The Fixer "Pitch-perfect . . . solid characters, unpredictable twists and excellent plotting; a must-read for those who enjoy crime fiction."--Kirkus Reviews

The Fixer

by Daniel Paisner Ira Judelson

From New York's foremost bail bondsman with "over $30 million on the street" comes the story of a modern-day "fixer" who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York.With from-the-gut prose, Ira Judelson sheds light on the highs and lows of the bondsman life. But Judelson is no process server. He sees himself as a sort of modern day "macher"--using his juice as a bail bondsman to help friends old and new out of jams wherever he can. He is also a keenly observant and wildly charismatic insider who's seen it all. Prepare to be shocked, but also informed in The Fixer as Judelson reveals the unwritten laws of the courtroom and even prison--not to mention the shameless activities of his unbelievable list of clients, including former New York Giants Plaxico Burress and Lawrence Taylor; rappers Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ja Rule, Lil' Wayne, and DMX; comedian Katt Williams; notorious Manhattan madam Kristin Davis; and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You'll see why the New York Times describes Judelson as "an inevitable entry in the BlackBerrys of New York defense lawyers, an ATM for desperate rappers, actors, athletes, executives, and madams with pocketbooks much fatter than his." The Fixer is a rollicking narrative that follows Judelson as he learns the ins and outs of the down-and-dirty world of bonds: which judge might let you slide, which ones have zero tolerance, which lawyers do pro bono for the right case, and the cops and DAs who believe in second chances. Judelson illuminates a world almost entirely opaque to the general public, but also entertains and informs with the inside scoop on the underbelly of the justice system.

The Fixer Upper

by Mary Kay Andrews

The delightful New York Times bestselling author returns with a hilarious novel about one woman's quest to redo an old house . . . and her life. After her boss in a high-powered Washington public relations firm is caught in a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. Out of options, she reluctantly accepts her father's offer to help refurbish Birdsong, the old family place he recently inherited in Guthrie, Georgia. All it will take, he tells her, is a little paint and some TLC to turn the fading Victorian mansion into a real-estate cash cow. But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise when she arrives in Guthrie. "Bird Droppings" would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismol-pink dump with duct-taped windows and a driveway full of junk. There's also a murderously grumpy old lady, one of Dempsey's distant relations, who has claimed squatter's rights and isn't moving out. Ever. Furthermore, everyone in Guthrie seems to know Dempsey's business, from a smooth-talking real-estate agent to a cute lawyer who owns the local newspaper. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the pesky FBI agents who show up on Dempsey's doorstep, hoping to pry information about her ex-boss from her. All Dempsey can do is roll up her sleeves and get to work. And before long, what started as a job of necessity somehow becomes a labor of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected--back home again.

The Fixer Upper

by Judith Arnold

As the admissions director for one of Manhattan's finest private schools, Libby Kimmelman is overworked, underpaid-and totally overwhelmed by flowers, chocolates and other bribes from zealous parents determined to enroll their little Einsteins. The one parent who does intrigue her is Ned Donovan. Vermont-rugged, carpenter-sexy, he shows up in her office trying to explain how his ten-year-old genius son applied to the school without his knowledge.A widower with a lust for her marble fireplace, Ned is the kind of man whose natural earthiness seems so deliciously sexy in the city. His knee-melting offer to strip her floors almost makes her forget her annoying ex, her exasperating teenage daughter and the fact that she is about to lose her magnificent, rentstabilized New York apartment. But is this building renovator after his son's admission, her old apartment...or, incredibly, her?

The Fixer-Upper Man

by Cooper Lawrence

If you're like women the world over, no doubt you've wasted a lot of time trying to transform unchangeable men into great boyfriends. With The Fixer-Upper Man, relationship expert Cooper Lawrence provides a blueprint for changing the ones worth keeping-and putting those that aren't back on the market. More important, she'll teach you how to differentiate between a Fixer Upper and a Money Pit-so you'll grab onto the former and run screaming from the latter. Is he . . .Smart and talented, but underemployed? Cute under all that hair and buff under all those baggy clothes? Sweet but a tad . . . hmm . . . boring? With this book, you'll apply Lawrence's tips with such finesse that your Fixer Upper won't even know what's fixed him. He'll go from good to great in no time. Forget that old saw that a woman can't change her man. With this handywoman's special guide, you'll make your man over into a showplace all your own.

Fixin' to Git: One Fan's Love Affair with NASCAR's Winston Cup

by Jim Wright

In the past twenty years, big-time stock-car racing has become America's fastest growing spectator sport. Winston Cup races draw larger audiences--at the tracks and on television--than any other sport, and drivers like Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, and Mark Martin have become cultural icons whose endorsements command millions. What accounts for NASCAR's surging popularity? For years a "closeted" NASCAR fan, Professor Jim Wright took advantage of a sabbatical in 1999 to attend stock-car races at seven of the Winston Cup's legendary venues: Daytona, Indianapolis, Darlington, Charlotte, Richmond, Atlanta, and Talladega. The "Fixin' to Git Road Tour" resulted in this book--not just a travelogue of Wright's year at the races, but a fan's valentine to the spectacle, the pageantry, and the subculture of Winston Cup racing. Wright busts the myth that NASCAR is a Southern sport and takes on critics who claim that there's nothing to racing but "drive fast, turn left," revealing the skill, mental acuity, and physical stamina required by drivers and their crews. Mostly, though, he captures the experience of loyal NASCAR fans like himself, describing the drama in the grandstands--and in the bars, restaurants, parking lots, juke joints, motels, and campgrounds where race fans congregate. He conveys the rich, erotic sensory overload--the sights, the sounds, the smells, the feel--of weekends at the Winston Cup race tracks.

Fixing Access Annoyances

by Phil Mitchell Evan Callahan

When an application is part of the Microsoft Office suite, it's sure to be a leader in its field. In the realm of desktop database management, Access is top dog with millions of users. But this is one dog that can bite. Although Access is a powerful, relational tool with the fetching talents of a Labrador, it's not an easy beast to train. Still, millions of users count on Access for everything from managing parts databases to running Web catalogs to working as a front end to mondo SQL databases. But Access is chockablock with annoyances---report hassles, query conundrums, VBA bugs, arcane error messages, and more. O'Reilly's Annoyances series offer real-world help, right now, and Fixing Access Annoyances continues tradition. You'll not only squash bugs and workaround Access' limits, but you'll learn how to use Access to the max, whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro. Coverage includes install/configuration annoyances, building better tables and queries, creating forms that work right, generating reliable and sophisticated reports, pulling in data from a variety of sources, crafting macros and VBA code to customize Access, and much more. You could grab those other books for help, but do they solve problems from page one? Meet a book of a different stripe. The authors come armed with knowledge of the program's quirks, design hurdles and interface snags. They provide you with battle plans in Fixing Access Annoyances to save you time and bouts of hair pulling. Stop information from spiraling out of control when working with Access and trying to make this #$@@#$ thing work! Don't let its quirks, bugs, and troublemaking features beat you. Who you gonna call for help? Instead of waiting on the line for tech support or searching for the answer on the Internet with its too many resources to find exactly what you need, take control of databases with Fixing Access Annoyances , your partner on database adventures.

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