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Charlotte Brand is tired of dull boyfriends and boring sex. Kingsley Edge, who owns clubs rumored to supply more than just cocktails, seems just the man to revive her: intense, sophisticated...and looking for a submissive he can train for an elite client.Charlotte is seduced by the offer...and by Kingsley himself. Soon they are engaged in a series of lessons that test her darkest desires. But when their training is over, will Charlotte be ready to let him go?
The subprime mortgage crisis has already wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people and now it threatens to derail the U.S. economy and economies around the world. In this trenchant book, best-selling economist Robert Shiller reveals the origins of this crisis and puts forward bold measures to solve it. He calls for an aggressive response--a restructuring of the institutional foundations of the financial system that will not only allow people once again to buy and sell homes with confidence, but will create the conditions for greater prosperity in America and throughout the deeply interconnected world economy. Shiller blames the subprime crisis on the irrational exuberance that drove the economy's two most recent bubbles--in stocks in the 1990s and in housing between 2000 and 2007. He shows how these bubbles led to the dangerous overextension of credit now resulting in foreclosures, bankruptcies, and write-offs, as well as a global credit crunch. To restore confidence in the markets, Shiller argues, bailouts are needed in the short run. But he insists that these bailouts must be targeted at low-income victims of subprime deals. In the longer term, the subprime solution will require leaders to revamp the financial framework by deploying an ambitious package of initiatives to inhibit the formation of bubbles and limit risks, including better financial information; simplified legal contracts and regulations; expanded markets for managing risks; home equity insurance policies; income-linked home loans; and new measures to protect consumers against hidden inflationary effects. This powerful book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how we got into the subprime mess--and how we can get out.
Providing an overview of substance abuse counseling, this volume emphasizes the need to treat clients from an individualized perspective, based on his or her particular behaviors, culture, gender, and mental health. Both the process of behavior change and the context in which it occurs are described in chapters on assessment and treatment planning, group work, working with families, preventing substance abuse, and the effects of drugs. Case studies illustrate the principles outlined and their practical applications. Appendixes include case history forms, initial behavior assessments, a comprehensive drinker profile, the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, a questionnaire on drinking and drug abuse, a family drinking survey, and lists of Web sites, treatment manuals, and self-help resources.
The fifth edition has been revised to address changing substance abuse problems in U.S. and across the globe. This fifth edition has been significantly updated in content and references.
The story of human civilization can be read most deeply in the materials we have found or created, used or abused. They have dictated how we build, eat, communicate, wage war, create art, travel, and worship. Some, such as stone, iron, and bronze, lend their names to the ages. Others, such as gold, silver, and diamond, contributed to the rise and fall of great empires. How would history have unfolded without glass, paper, steel, cement, or gunpowder?The impulse to master the properties of our material world and to invent new substances has remained unchanged from the dawn of time; it has guided and shaped the course of history. Sass shows us how substances and civilizations have evolved together. In antiquity, iron was considered more precious than gold. The celluloid used in movie film had its origins in the search for a substitute for ivory billiard balls. The same clay used in the pottery of antiquity has its uses in today's computer chips.Moving from the Stone Age to the Age of Silicon, from the days of prehistoric survival to the cutting edge of nanotechnology, this fascinating and accessible book connects the worlds of minerals and molecules to the sweep of human history, and shows what materials will dominate the century ahead.
Salads are often considered an appetizer or a summertime meal. When the weather is too hot, lightly tossed greens with seasonal fruits and veggies are perfect for cooling the body and filling the stomach. But with rich, filling ingredients and heartier flavors, salads can be served as main courses even in spring, autumn, and winter. Substantial Salads offers one hundred healthy and delicious recipes for green salads, whole-grain salads, and dressings. All are made with seasonal ingredients for fresh and cost-effective meals.Recipes include: Grilled asparagus with mozzarella Warm root vegetables with ham and gorgonzola Roast beef and bean salad with tapenade Halloumi potatoes with lamb kebabs Apple chicken salad Quinoa and oven-baked salmon salad And many moreTake advantage of the season's most wonderful ingredients, such as goat cheese, fresh berries, asparagus, wild mushrooms, melon, and fish. Each dish is easy to prepare and is perfect to serve as an entrée or as an accompaniment to other dishes. Be inspired by the time of year and craft fresh, delicious salads!
Three orphaned children were definitely not on his shopping list!Luke Duncan never would have believed that going grocery shopping would lead to becoming foster father to three orphans. But no matter how he met them, it was clear that Brian, Hannah and Troy needed him. Now all he has to do is convince the social worker assigned to their case that a single man can be the perfect caregiver.Too bad the social worker is Kealey Fitzpatrick. After their disastrous blind date, he would have sworn she'd never darken his door again.
Successful businessman Ryan Bennett had agreed to masquerade as his wealthy cousin for a blind date. But from the moment Ryan saw Julie Nelson to the moment he should have said good-night, he was captivated and couldn't resist an invitation to share her bed. In the hazy afterglow of their heated lovemaking, Ryan confessed his true identity, claiming the passion between them was real despite his deception, but Julie wasn't buying it. Obviously she considered him the enemy. Except now she was having the enemy's baby. . . ;.
Amy never knew whom Mr. Devon worked for--the organization that's after her, or some other secret government agency. All she knew was that he seemed to be her ally. He always appeared just when she needed help or vital information. But ever since Mr. Devon's death, Amy has relied on her own smarts to survive. And she'll need them more than ever now that a new substitute teacher at school has it in for her. Ms. Heartshorn has a reputation for being demanding. She doesn't tolerate fools or careless work. And her feedback can be . . . well, a little harsh. Amy hates her. But when she learns why Ms. Heartshorn is really at school, Amy totally flips out.
When sisters get together...expect the unexpected Michelle is teamed up with Stephanie's best friend Allie, and Stephanie is matched with new girl Cynthia in the "Big Pal, Little Pal" program at school. Stephanie wants to make Cynthia feel right at home. And what better way to do so than to devote all her free time to hanging out with her 'little pal'? Michelle is psyched for the school program, too. Now Allie, Stephanie, Cynthia and Michelle can all hang out together! But when Stephanie and Cynthia start spending all their time together -- just the two of them -- Michelle starts to get worried. Especially after Michelle and Stephanie get into a big fight and end up not speaking to one another! Is Stephanie going to dump her for a substitute sister?
Everyone has been in this predicament: you're at home, with no time (or desire) for a trip to the store-but the recipe you're using calls for an ingredient you don't happen to have on hand. With this book, you'll have a solution: substitute. In Substituting Ingredients, author Becky Sue Epstein has collected more than 1,000 easy-to-find, healthy, and cheap substitutions. You'll find: Substitutions for difficult to find items and common items you may not have on hand, Green, nontoxic household cleaner solutions, Less expensive ingredient options, The best ways to measure fruits and vegetables for recipes, Simple recipes for condiments, sauces, marinades, and spice mixtures, and Strategies to remedy too much or too little of an ingredient.
From the book: The dread signal cuts through the ether like a knife. No code clerk need spell out its meaning it is the signal of disaster. Somewhere a sub is down, men are trapped far below the ocean's surface, time is running out... This is an absorbing drama of submarine escape. Crammed with stories of horror and despair, of incredible fortitude and courage, it reflects the supreme dedication of the men who brave the hazards of the silent service.
Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not be disturbed and a devastating truth that could doom Ashley and the expedition: they are not alone.
The Subterraneans is an autobiographical Beat love story, a hipster romance. It is a very simple book. Boy meets girl. Then, right away, problems occur.
How Byzantine artists approached the problem of representing the incorporeal, immaterial forms and inscrutable natures of angels.
Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Philip Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy, begun with the critically acclaimed The Golden Compass. Lyra and Will, her newfound friend, tumble separately into the strange tropical otherworld of Cittàgazze, "the city of magpies," where adults are curiously absent and children run wild. Here their lives become inextricably entwined when Lyra's alethiometer gives her a simple command: find Will's father. Their search is plagued with obstacles--some familiar and some horribly new and unfathomable--but it eventually brings them closer to Will's father and to the Subtle Knife, a deadly, magical, ancient tool that cuts windows between worlds. Through it all, Will and Lyra find themselves hurtling toward the center of a fierce battle against a force so awesome that leagues of mortals, witches, beasts, and spirits from every world are uniting in fear and anger against it. This breathtaking sequel will leave readers eager for the third and final volume of His Dark Materials.
Located on the tranquil southwest coast of Ireland, the abbey of The Salmon of the Three Wells is the perfect place for study and contemplation-and an unlikely setting for murder. But in A.D. 666, a headless female corpse is unearthed from a well on the premises of this secluded religious community. Sister Fidelma, an advocate of the Brehon law courts, is summoned to investigate. En route to the abbey, Fidelma encounters a Gaulish merchant ship whose cargo and crew have inexplicably disappeared-and discovers that her beloved friend Brother Eadulf may be among the missing. As she tries to determine if the abandoned ship is connected to the murder at the convent, local tensions and vicious gossip plague her investigation-and she must navigate through a maze of sinful secrets to get to the truth....
In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. The media lampooned John Birchers's accusations that Dwight Eisenhower was a communist puppet. Mainstream America snickered at warnings by California Congressman James B. Utt that "barefooted Africans" were training in Georgia to help the United Nations take over the country. Yet, in Utt's home district of Orange County, thousands of middle-class suburbanites proceeded to organize a powerful conservative movement that would land Ronald Reagan in the White House and redefine the spectrum of acceptable politics into the next century. Suburban Warriors introduces us to these people: women hosting coffee klatches for Barry Goldwater in their tract houses; members of anticommunist reading groups organizing against sex education; pro-life Democrats gradually drawn into conservative circles; and new arrivals finding work in defense companies and a sense of community in Orange County's mushrooming evangelical churches. We learn what motivated them and how they interpreted their political activity. Lisa McGirr shows that their movement was not one of marginal people suffering from status anxiety, but rather one formed by successful entrepreneurial types with modern lifestyles and bright futures. She describes how these suburban pioneers created new political and social philosophies anchored in a fusion of Christian fundamentalism, xenophobic nationalism, and western libertarianism. While introducing these rank-and-file activists, McGirr chronicles Orange County's rise from "nut country" to political vanguard. Through this history, she traces the evolution of the New Right from a virulent anticommunist, anti-establishment fringe to a broad national movement nourished by evangelical Protestantism. Her original contribution to the social history of politics broadens--and often upsets--our understanding of the deep and tenacious roots of popular conservatism in America.
From the acclaimed author ofYoungerandBabes in Captivity,a funny and moving novel about friendship, fame, and the fight for one suburb's future!Greetings from New JerseyStella Powers is an A-list movie star who has just landed an Oscar-worthy role and a hot new rock-star husband when her mother's death brings her world tumbling down. Floundering as her life becomes one tabloid horror after another, Stella finds herself stuck in the New Jersey suburb she fled twenty years ago. But Homewood is no longer the sleepy town she remembers: housing prices are skyrocketing and glitzy new stores -- and people -- are moving in. To Stella and her young daughter, this is good news. Wish youweren'there. The bad news: Stella's childhood best friend, Mary Jean, who married Stella's old boyfriend and raised four kids in Homewood, can no longer afford to live there. Mary Jean is determined to wrest back the town but needs Stella on her side. The stakes for both women are high, but how can these old friends reconnect after so much time has passed? Or more importantly, how can they not?
A "brilliantly written and convincingly researched argument that marriage and the family, far from being the handmaidens of oppression by a ruling class, are in fact the chief obstacles to the exercise of any authority, whether political or religious, temporal or spiritual" (Auberon Waugh, "The Daily Mail").
In this major reconsideration of Herman Melville's life and work, Michael Paul Rogin shows that Melville's novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his patrician and politically prominent family--which, three generations after its Revolutionary War heroes, produced an alcoholic, a bankrupt, and a suicide. Rogin argues that a history of Melville's fiction, and of the society represented in it, is also a history of the writer's family. He describes how that family first engaged Melville in and then isolated him from American political and social life. Melville's brother and father-in-law are shown to link Moby-Dick to the crisis over expansion and slavery. White-Jacket and Billy Budd, which concern shipboard conflicts between masters and seamen, are related to an execution at sea in which Melville's cousin played a decisive part. The figure of Melville's father haunts The Confidence Man, whose subject is the triumph of the marketplace and the absence of authority. A provocative study of one of our supreme literary artists.
He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced. She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable. From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he finally works up the courage, he realizes he can't. Because Amy doesn't speak Chinese, and Simon is failing English. But somehow, Amy and Simon connect, and they find that they understand each other. Enough for Simon to admit that he is dropping out of school. Enough for Amy to confess that she is pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's baby. Amy and Simon feel lost in a world so much bigger than they are, and yet they still have each other. In this brilliant debut by P. J. Converse, two unlikely teenagers discover that love has a language all its own.
A high-speed history of the tunnels and trains that transport millions of people every day and lie hidden beneath the streets of many cities around the world.
"Book 3 of Unmistakably Cooper Ellis". Cooper finally has a boyfriend but now she's not so sure she wants one. A family vacation sounds like the perfect break, but when Josh is invited Cooper must make difficult decisions and juggle her priorities.
Read Heidi Grant Halvorson's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Just in time for New Year's resolutions, learn how to reach your goals-finally-by overcoming the many hurdles that have defeated you before. Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a rising star in the field of social psychology shows us how to overcome the hurdles that have defeated us before. Dr. Grant Halvorson offers insights-many surprising-that readers can use immediately, including how to: * Set a goal so that you will persist even in the face of adversity * Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle * Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail The strategies outlined in this book will not only help everyone reach their own goals but will also prove invaluable to parents, teachers, coaches, and employers. Dr. Grant Halvorson shows readers a new approach to problem solving that will change the way they approach their entire lives.Watch a Video
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