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The world situation has become so confused that a young American living on Negative Income Tax finds himself drafted into an international espionage assignment by no less than 5 opposing interests. It is a story of humour and adventure that will be hard to forget.
First complete English translation of Verne's debut novel from 1863
How do dreams come true? Two decades ago, before he was an internationally acclaimed author and teacher, Gay Hendricks didn't know. In fact, he didn't even know what his deepest desires were. Then, when he least expected it -- at a cocktail party -- a question prompted an epiphany. The opposite of the small talk he dreaded at such gatherings, the simple question of a fellow partygoer was big enough to alter the course of Hendricks's personal, professional, and spiritual life. Hendricks shares that catalyzing conversation here, turning it into a powerful, step-by-step process that anyone can use to clarify their dreams, overcome the obstacles that stand in their way, and experience their joyful fulfillment.
Five stories from five unforgettable characters, brought to life by an author the Washington Post hailed as "contemporary...rewarding...masterful." Five friends meet weekly at a restaurant called Yellowbird on New York's Upper East Side, revealing the long-hidden secrets of their pasts and how each, in her fashion, has become a survivor beyond all expectations. The women are Gara, a divorced psychologist and cancer survivor; Felicity, a beautiful attorney married to a rich but controlling man; Kathryn, who is haunted by the brutality of her parents' marriage; Eve, an unabashedly narcissistic actress; and Billie, a former rock star, now owner of Yellowbird. Told with Jaffe's signature liveliness and uncanny understanding of female friendship, Five Women invites us to the table to hear stories both familiar and unthinkable, stories of struggle, heartbreak, survival and redemption. PRAISE FOR RONA JAFFE "Reading Rona Jaffe is like being presented with a Cartier watch: you know exactly what you're getting and it's exactly what you want."--Cosmopolitan "Vivid and trenchant...Wry and very readable...A minor genius."--New York Times Book Review "Jaffe has not lost her wit, her keen eye for human frailties and her ear for the small but telling remark."--Publishers Weekly
Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. World. Five ordinary words that do a great deal of conceptual work in everyday life and literature. In this original experiment in critical semantics, Roland Greene considers how these five words changed over the course of the sixteenth century and what their changes indicate about broader forces in science, politics, and other disciplines. aGreene discusses a broad swath of Renaissance and transatlantic literatureOCoincluding Shakespeare, Cervantes, CamAes, and MiltonOCoin terms of the development of these words rather than works, careers, or histories. He creates a method for describing and understanding the semantic changes that occur, extending his argument to other words that operate in the same manner. Aiming to shift the conversation around Renaissance literature from current approaches to riskier enterprises, Greene also challenges semantic-historicist scholars, proposing a method that takes advantage of digital resources like full-text databases but still depends on the interpreter to fashion ideas out of ordinary language. "Five Words" is an innovative and accessible book that points the field of literary studies in an exciting new direction. "
What is heaven on earth? The answer lies in this true story of one young man's journey to find hope and purpose with the help of an unlikely teacher--a compassionate and wise old nun, whom the world had long-forgotten. By the time Harvard-educated John Schlimm turned 31 years old, he had worked with some of the biggest superstars in Nashville and served under the most powerful people in the White House. But something was missing. His life had come to a standstill, lost in a whirl of questions about belonging, faith, rejection, and purpose. He soon decides to return to his small-town roots in search of a new beginning.Returning home, John meets 87-year-old Sister Augustine, the beguiling self-taught artist-in-residence at the ceramic shop on the sprawling grounds of the local 150-year-old convent. John is instantly bowled over by Sister's quiet grace and vision. Before long, his weekly visits to Sister's shop become a master's class in the meaning of life, love, humility, and second chances. As she directed him on the road to self-discovery and salvation, John returned the favor by putting Sister Augustine on the front page of newspapers and showing his friend that her life still had one very important and unexpected final chapter yet to go.In Five Years in Heaven, John shares the wisdom, humor, grace, and inspiration he experienced during his hundreds of visits with Sister Augustine. Five Years in Heaven reminds us that we can find love and joy in the most unlikely of places, and that the building blocks of peace and happiness are always within our reach.
In October 2001, nineteen-year-old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa. During a security check a few weeks after his arrival, he was arrested without explanation and for a bounty of $3,000, the Pakistani police sold him to U.S. forces. He was first taken to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was severely mistreated, and then two months later he was flown to Guantanamo as Prisoner #61. For more than 1,600 days, he was tortured and lived through hell. He was kept in a cage and endured daily interrogations, solitary confinement, and sleep deprivation. Finally, in August 2006, Kurnaz was released, with acknowledgment of his innocence. Told with lucidity, accuracy, and wisdom, Kurnaz's story is both sobering and poignant--an important testimony about our turbulent times when innocent people get caught in the crossfire of the war on terrorism.
When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it appeared to be turning against him.His survival is testimony to the disciplined human spirit.His story is gripping.From the Paperback edition.
FOR HOLDEN MASTERS, ONE WAS ENOUGHSo having Taylor Angel constantly underfoot was more than any happy-to-be-single man could bear. But if he wanted to get his career back on track, he'd need Taylor's medical expertise. Only Ms. Know-It-All was driving him crazy with her sassy attitude and sassy body.To top it all, his vacation rental had suddenly turned into Grand Central Station, what with his meddlesome housekeeper, hot-to-trot sibling and an ex-girlfriend who had a problem with the ex part. The only way to get everyone off his back was to pretend that the infuriating, if alluring Taylor was his bride-to-be.Should be an interesting summer....
According to Abby ... For Blondes Only is another name for Pamela, Kate, Beth, and me. I feel like we've been best friends forever--we share our most embarrassing secrets, have crushes on the same boys, and eat tons of toffee crunch ice cream. And, you guessed it, we're all blonde. "But everything's changed now that I'm friends with Sarah. Sarah (who happens to be a brunette) is always reading these sappy romances about some guy named Lord Ivo. She's the only person I've ever met who says things like "fair maiden," "humble abode," and "dire consequences." I think she's really special, but the rest of the club says she's just plain weird. "Now I'm miserable--torn between my best friends and Sarah. Who said blondes have more fun?"
Massing confronts the failure of the "war on drugs" and documents the much greater potential for reclaiming drug addicts that can be had by treatment and support rather than criminalization, and at a lower cost than building ever more prisons and militarizing drug source countries in Latin America.
What would you do if you felt like you were dying and the only thing that could save you was the very thing that was killing you?Persia Chandler doesn't know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island City. Her mother and stepfather shower her with the best that life has to offer. During her senior year in high school, she convinces her parents to let her transfer from Catholic school to attend public school. That is the start of her problems--but it's hardly the end. In her new school, Persia is reunited with the friends she was forced to move away from, and starts to drift further and further from the life her mother and stepfather have built for her. To the sheltered Persia, the Harlem underworld is like one big adventure. Things promise to get even more interesting when she starts dating a dealer named Chucky. He introduces her to his world of sex, money, and drugs, dragging Persia along with him on a long and bitter ride into the bowels of addiction.
One conversation is all it takes to break a world wide open. Seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons has been through something no one should ever have to experience. And she's dealt with it entirely alone. On the outside, she's got it pretty good. Her family's well-off, she's dating the cute boy next door, she has plenty of friends, and although she long ago wrote her mother off as a superficial gym rat, she's thankful to have allies in her loving, laid-back dad and her younger brother. But a conversation with a boy at a party one night shakes Macy out of the carefully maintained complacency that has defined her life so far. The boy is Sebastian Ruiz, a recovering addict who recognizes that Macy is hardened by dark secrets. And as Macy falls for Sebastian, she realizes that, while revealing her secret could ruin her seemingly perfect family, keeping silent might just destroy her. The Fix follows two good-hearted teenagers coming to terms with the cards they were dealt. It's also about the fixes we rely on to cope with our most shameful secrets and the hope and fear that comes with meeting someone who challenges us to come clean.
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.
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.
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.
Can you believe it? Great tasty recipes that are easy to prepare- and they're HEALTHY! Bring New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Pellman Good together with the prestigious Mayo Clinic, and that's what you have-irresistibly tasty food that's easy to prepare and nutritious in the bargain! Just "fix it and enjoy it!" Fix-It and Enjoy-It Healthy Cookbook is packed with more than 400 recipes for stove-top and oven cooking. "I am dedicated to offering recipes that make it possible to eat at home, even if you don't have much time, or radiant cooking skills!" says Good. "Here are hundreds of 'make-it-again' recipes from great home cooks-with nutritional punch! "I am delighted to have teamed up with Mayo Clinic, whose dietitians have analyzed all the recipes for their nutritional value. Together, we've adapted the recipes to fit within Mayo Clinic's Healthy Weight Pyramid." Each delicious recipe includes Prep Time, Cooking/Baking Time, its own nutrient analysis, and its number of Pyramid servings. A treasury of more than 400 tasty, HEALTHY recipes! Enjoy it!
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!
The classic slow cooker cookbook for diabetics--with nearly 600,000 copies sold--now available in a larger format! Millions of home cooks have fallen in love with the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks since the first title was released more than a dozen years ago. Now, these same beloved cookbooks are available in a larger format, making the recipes easier than ever to follow! With diabetes threatening so many of us, a cookbook with reliable recipes is a must-have slow cooker resource. Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook maven, Phyllis Good, has teamed with the American Diabetes Association to provide complete Exchange Values 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!
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.
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.
NLP's popularity can be directly attributed to the successful results it easily produces. The aim of this book is to introduce NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in a simple and straightforward way to a wide cross-section of the population. The success of Paul McKenna's books has created a generation of people eager to discover more about NLP. NLP Can Fix Your Life will cut through the jargon that accompanies the methodology, enabling readers to easily understand how they can solve many of their day-to-day problems. The book will explain how to use the specific techniques, as the author weaves the theory around a selection of real-life client problems that she has encountered in her Harley Street practice, enabling readers to 'have a peek behind the therapist's door'. Topics covered will include: overcoming binge-eating, shopping addiction, Facebook obsession and smoking; eradicating fears and phobias such as flying and medical procedures, confidence-building strategies for successful public speaking, overcoming the recession and getting that promotion, plus health and wellbeing techniques for general stress and pain control. Readers will quickly be able to view this book as 'a first aid kit for the mind' and consider consulting it before resorting to more conventional solutions, such as a visit to the doctor, psychotherapist or taking medication.
Do you struggle to lose weight and wonder why? Do your bad habits and lack of confidence hold you back? Do you find yourself repeating bad patterns of behavior? Fix Your Life will show you how easy it can be to rid yourself of life's irritating problems by using the latest psychological techniques of NLP. This is an ideal introduction to the subject, as the author Alicia Eaton cuts through the technical jargon that's usually associated with NLP and explains how the techniques and strategies used by some of the world's most successful people, can easily be incorporated into your daily life. As well as explaining how our minds work and why it's so easy to fall into bad patterns of behavior, the author presents the NLP techniques as 'Apps for the Mind'. So, just as you'd download an App for your phone or computer to expand its' capabilities, you'll now be able to download an 'App for your Mind' to enable you to achieve more than ever before. Client stories from the author's Harley Street practice demonstrate how to fix fears and phobias such as public-speaking or fear of flying; deal with bad habits such as shopping addiction or Facebook obsessions and even apply your very own hypnotic gastric band to combat overeating. Readers are encouraged to view this book as a 'first aid kit for the mind' that can support them, plus friends and family, for many years.
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.
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