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Shell Scott. He's a guy with a pistol in his pocket and murder on his mind. The crime world's public enemy number one, this Casanova is a sucker for a damsel in distress. When a pair of lovely legs saunters into his office, he can't help but take the job, even when the case is a killer. Shell feels like a walking, talking target. He's not an easy guy to mistake for someone else, with his gray eyes, broken nose and missing ear tip, but who would want to take a shot at such a stunning and attractive man? Something's fishy in the state of Denmark when Shell finds he is dodging bullets and it seems like everyone is holding a smoking gun. This case just might land Shell a new, deluxe residence...in the morgue.Honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America!
Boys and girls' bodies are the same in some ways and different in others. Everybody Has a Body: God Made Boys and Girls discusses the differences between male and female bodies in a way that children aged 2-5 can understand. The book introduces children to the way gender contributes to the dignity of the human person. Everybody Has a Body is a simple, fun introduction to the differences between boys and girls.
After ripping his jeans irreparably, Chris is finally given money to buy a brand-new pair instead of taking a hand-me-up from his younger brother. So what does he do? He lets his best friend, Greg, convince him to buy a new video game for Greg's Atari instead. Chris can only put off wearing his "new" jeans for so long before his mom starts asking questions. On top of that Greg has been keeping Chris away from his Atari game. It seems like Chris just can't catch a break!
Fed up with being teased by the school bully, Chris blurts out that he's going to the school dance on Friday with the prettiest girl in Bed-Stuy -- and that he's taking her in a limousine! Word travels fast, and soon Chris has only four days to find a date and a limousine, or he'll be the laughingstock of Corleone Jr. High. As if that wasn't bad enough, he somehow lets it slip that he is the best break-dancer in all of Brooklyn -- and all the kids at school want to see him prove it on the dance floor. Can Chris get out of this mess without getting caught or beaten up? Probably not, but he's going to try!
What is emo? For starters it's a form of melodic, confessional, or EMOtional punk rock. But emo is more than a genre of music-it's the defining counterculture movement of the '00s. EVERYBODY HURTS is a reference book for emo, tracing its angsty roots all the way from Shakespeare to Holden Caufield to today's most popular bands. There's nothing new about that perfect chocolate and peanut butter combination--teenagers and angst. What is new is that emo is the first cultural movement born on the internet. With the development of early social networking sites like Make Out Club (whose mission is to unite "like-minded nerds, loners, indie rockers, record collectors, video gamers, hardcore kids, and artists through friendship, music, and sometimes even love") outcast teens had a place to find each other and share their pain, their opinions, and above all, their music-which wasn't available for sale at the local record store. Authors Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley lead the reader through the world of emo including its ideology, music, and fashion, as well as its influences on film, television, and literature. With a healthy dose of snark and sarcasm, EVERYBODY HURTS uses diagrams, illustrations, timelines, and step-by-step instructions to help the reader successfully achieve the ultimate emo lifestyle. Or, alternately, teach him to spot an emo kid across the mall in order to mock him mercilessly.
Meet the members of the Love, Joy, Peace and Deliverance Community Choir, a group of young adults joined together through their passion for singing the Lord's praises--although their hearts are far from the things of God. Patrice Russell was raised in the church, but she is hell bent on living like the devil, not even trying to get help for the sex addiction she knows she has. Lorene McCall has been Patrice's best friend since childhood. When she's not singing, Lorene is cussin' like a sailor. Then she meets the man who inspires her to turn her life around. When an enemy from his past shows up to settle a score, Glen Pearson is out to win by any means necessary, even if it means violating the woman he loves. Dwayne Mitchell is battling with his sexual identity. When his mother makes a startling confession on her deathbed, Dwayne promises to stop allowing men to use his body. How long will he be able to hold to that promise?They may be faithful churchgoers, but this group proves that everybody in the church ain't saved!
Meet Magnolia.Her father's dead, her boyfriend's ditched her to commit himself more fully to surfing, and her mother's depressed because she can't get cast on The Real Housewives of Orange County. All Magnolia wants is to reinvent herself.Meet Ford.Half his family is in jail, the other half probably should be, he shoplifted his way into a job at a record store, and his brother pawned his 1953 Telecaster for a quick buck. All Ford wants is to reinvent himself.Ford, meet Magnolia.When the two teens are cast in Spotlight, a reality TV singing competition, both see it as their chance to start anew. With each episode, as they live together in a Hollywood Hills mansion and sing their hearts out, Ford and Magnolia fall in love. But how genuine can that love be when a television audience is watching their every move--and when their pasts are catching up them so much faster than they can run?Perfect for fans of Pitch Perfect, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Mindy Kaling, and Meg Cabot, Everybody Knows Your Name is a romantic comedy that delivers an unforgettable cast of characters (and way more laughs than any episode of American Idol).
A dinner party turns into a case of whodunit when the host, millionaire Roger Harden, is found dead before the first course. On the scene are psychologist Julie West and Reverend James Burton, who don their detective hats to take a closer look at their fellow partygoers.There are ten possible suspects, all sharing close living quarters at the millionaire's secluded home on Palm Island. Each one harbors deep secrets and a reasonable motive to have wanted Roger gone. But in order to uncover the true criminal, Julie must first push aside her growing attraction to the reverend, and focus on a different type of fascination--one for murder.Note: This is a previously published work. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.
Arguably bacon is one of America's favorite foods, in any format and any use. Its distinctive flavor is tough to replicate, and the various forms of imitation bacon are but faint echoes of the real thing, at best. Whether eaten plain, out of hand, it can be used to liven up any recipe. If you're among bacon's multitudinous fans, you'll find many appealing recipes in this book that will introduce you to new ways to enjoy this delicious food. Eat hearty!
Twenty years after the release of Nirvana's landmark album Nevermind comes Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, the definitive word on the grunge era, straight from the mouths of those at the center of it all. In 1986, fledgling Seattle label C/Z Records released Deep Six, a compilation featuring a half-dozen local bands: Soundgarden, Green River, Melvins, Malfunkshun, the U-Men and Skin Yard. Though it sold miserably, the record made music history by documenting a burgeoning regional sound, the raw fusion of heavy metal and punk rock that we now know as grunge. But it wasn't until five years later, with the seemingly overnight success of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," that grunge became a household word and Seattle ground zero for the nineties alternative-rock explosion.Everybody Loves Our Town captures the grunge era in the words of the musicians, producers, managers, record executives, video directors, photographers, journalists, publicists, club owners, roadies, scenesters and hangers-on who lived through it. The book tells the whole story: from the founding of the Deep Six bands to the worldwide success of grunge's big four (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains); from the rise of Seattle's cash-poor, hype-rich indie label Sub Pop to the major-label feeding frenzy that overtook the Pacific Northwest; from the simple joys of making noise at basement parties and tiny rock clubs to the tragic, lonely deaths of superstars Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley. Drawn from more than 250 new interviews--with members of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees, Hole, Melvins, Mudhoney, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season, L7, Babes in Toyland, 7 Year Bitch, TAD, the U-Men, Candlebox and many more--and featuring previously untold stories and never-before-published photographs, Everybody Loves Our Town is at once a moving, funny, lurid, and hugely insightful portrait of an extraordinary musical era.From the Hardcover edition.
Yes, you married the wrong person and your spouse did, too. So, what exactly does it mean? It means everybody goes wrong. It means everybody clings to unrealistic expectations about marriage. It means the old marriage models are failures and it is time for a new paradigm. For most of us, misconceptions and myths about romantic relationships remain unquestioned. We follow conventional guideposts because everyone else is following them. Everybody Marries the Wrong Person discusses the twenty misleading beliefs about romantic relationships and addresses the big six warning signs of users and abusers: substance abuse/dependence, mental cruelty, physical and/or sexual battery, anger, controlling behavior and under-functioning/under-responsibility.Everybody Marries the Wrong Person means that marriage cannot succeed without mature love and discusses the eight basics of mature love and lists four behavioral goals. Mature love develops as we manage personal expectations and reactions, focus on partners strengths and choose to be both loving and lovable.
Keith's on guitar, Charlie's on drums, and Ronnie's on rhythm. But who's on drugs? Everybody.Welcome to the red-eyed world of rock and roll, where every riff comes with a spliff--a coked-up compendium of your favorite musicians and their favorite drugs. Loaded with sordid tales of debauchery, lists, and bleary-eyed photos, there's more stuff in here than in one of Snoop Dogg's favorite brownies, including: * The Top Ten Albums to Tweak to * The Top Ten Rock Star Drug Quotes * The Top Ten Drug Busts in Rock * Extreme acid casualties * Outrageous drug stories of rock legends * The secret history of Dylan and drugs * Henry Rollins and Frank Zappa: How to act like you're on drugs without actually doing any * And the answer to the ever popular rock and roll drug question, "Who gave the Beatles their first hits of acid?" (Their dentist!)So put on your favorite CD, don't try the green acid, and enjoy! Note: Pages are not suitable for rolling papers. R. U. Sirius (aka Ken Goffman) is the co-editor of 10 Zen Monkeys and the host of two weekly podcasts, "The R.U. Sirius Show" and "Neo-Files with R. U. Sirius." He has worked as a columnist for ArtForum International and The San Francisco Examiner. He has written for Time, Esquire, Wired, and Boing Boing. He is the author of CounterCulture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House, How to Mutate and Take Over the World, and The CyberPunk Handbook, and co-author of Design for Dying with Timothy Leary. He lives in Mill Valley, California.
Baylor provides ten rules for finding a rock. "Not just any rock, Baylor is careful to note, but 'a special rock that you find yourself and keep as long as you can--maybe forever."
"Vachss is a contemporary master. "--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Vachss' writing is like a dark roller coaster ride of fear, love and hate. " --The Times- Picayune A hit man defies the confines of a life sentence to avenge his sister's batterer. An immaculately dressed man hires a street gang to extract his daughter from a Central American prison, for reasons as mysterious as they are deadly. A two-bit graffiti artist with a taste for Nazi-ganda finds himself face-to-face with three punks out to make a mark of their own--literally--with a tattoo needle. From neo-noir master Andrew Vachss comes Everybody Pays, 38 white-knuckle rides into a netherworld of pederasts and prostitutes, stick-up kids and fall guys--where private codes of crime and punishment pulsate beneath a surface system of law and order, and our moral compass spins frighteningly out of control. Here is the street-grit prose that has earned Vachss comparisons to Chandler, Cain, and Hammett--and the ingenious plot twists that transform the double-cross into an expression of retribution, the dark deed into a thing of beauty. Electrifying and enigmatic, Everybody Pays is a sojourn into the nature of evil itself--a trip made all the more frightening by its proximity to our front doorstep. "Vachss [is] in the first rank of contemporary American crime writers. "--The Kansas City Star "Andrew Vachss has become a cult favorite, and for good reason. " --Cosmopolitan From the Trade Paperback edition.
ONCE UPON A TIME . . .. . . when you were little, you learned that everyone poops. But did you ever discover how much? Well, sit down on that cold porcelain throne and get ready to laugh your butt off at the most amazing, hilarious, need-to-go facts on the one thing everyone does--but nobody talks about. Filled to the rim with piles of fascinating dirty fun, this illustrated kids' book for grown-ups answers all the questions you never thought to ask: How do astronauts poop in space? Where does poop go after you flush? Why can I see the corn but not the chicken? Can I light my poop on fire? Who invented the first flushing toilet? What's the poop on Michael Jackson, Elvis and John Wayne?
Everybody Present illustrates the transformative effects of mindfulness on educators, students, and their classrooms. Using concrete examples, Didde and Nikolaj Flor Rotne present a mode of classroom engagement that reduces stress to make room for thoughtful learning. A working manual addressed to everyone in the educational universe, Everybody Present presents real-world applications grounded in solid research. Stories, exercises, and case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of mindful practices across all areas of education. By exploring the challenges of teaching, Everybody Present will help all educators transform feelings of inadequacy into experiences of abundance. Everybody Present seeks to create a new kind of culture in our schools: one that counters stress and facilitates learning. It reframes the student-teacher relationship, showing teachers how to supplant antagonism and foster strong relationships by planting seeds of mindfulness in their students and encouraging them to embark on a mindfulness practice of their own. Everybody Present is intended to contribute to the creation of a culture throughout the educational system writ large, working against stress and victim mentality to set in motion a revolution of silence, allowing each individual the experience of inter-being, inner calm, and joy.
Gold Pen Award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley returns to the Houston congregation of her #1 Essence magazine bestseller, Let the Church Say Amen, in this warm and powerful sequel. When her husband hears God's call to become a preacher, Rachel Jackson Adams is distressed -- she grew up a preacher's daughter, and knows how difficult life under the microscope can be for a reverend's family. But hot-headed Rachel has toned down her wild ways, and for the sake of her marriage and her two children, she is now the reluctant first lady of Zion Hill, unafraid to rock the boat with her unconventional ideas for revitalizing the church. When her son, Jordan, begins fighting at school, Rachel turns to the boy's father, Bobby -- Rachel's first love from years ago. Married now himself, there should be nothing between them except their concern for Jordan -- so why does seeing Bobby again feel so distractingly tempting? With her brothers facing dramas of their own, and her father, Reverend Simon Jackson, recovering from illness, Rachel must listen carefully to discover what God truly wants for her -- and to decide if Bobby is the lover of her dreams or the devil in disguise
How many times have you heard grown-ups say, 'Just be yourself'? But how can you be yourself when that self always seems to be different---depending on where you are, who you're with, or what you're doing? Your parents see you as their little girl and your friends think you're a cool chick ... while you feel like a big geek who can't do anything right. And that cute boy in math? Who knows what he's thinking! If you think it's easy to say 'just be yourself' but it's not so easy to do it, then this book is so for you! It will help you figure out who you really are deep down inside. You'll learn to be that person no matter who you're with through surveys, helpful tips, and places to write down your thoughts. You'll learn to be the young women God created you to be!
When psychologist Julie West responds to a call from "reformed" criminal Stefan Lauber, she doesn't expect to find him murdered in Room 623 at the Cartledge Inn. Even more, she can't understand why people are calling to reserve that particular room before the body even gets cold. She's going to find out, though, even if it means working with the man she secretly loves to solve the mystery. And once Julie and Pastor James Burton are on the case, there's no time to dwell on unrequited love. Not when there's a murderer on the loose, odd detectives to work with...and more killings to come.Note: This is a previously published work. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.
A street-smart guide by a trusted expert that exposes how we make shocking money mistakes, often involving the people we trust the most, and explains how we can prevent or undo those missteps. In Everybody Wants Your Money, David W. Latko uses straight talk, a sense of humor, and vivid human stories from the trenches of real life, to illuminate the potentially catastrophic fiscal missteps that Americans make in the course of their lives. He shows readers a sensible path to success and financial security, carefully documented with solid facts. As Latko emphasizes throughout the book, most of the money-related lessons we have been taught since childhood simply are wrong. Attempting to apply such misinformation to our personal financial practices, virtually ensures failure. We fall into these money traps by trusting our family, our adult children, our financial advisors, neighbors, or friends. Most of these people mean us no conscious harm, but are in the grips of the same misguided conventional wisdom that leads people into money minefields that cost us BIG. Latko advises readers on the common errors people make in selecting and entrusting a financial advisor, and explains how to make an informed choice where you stay in control. He brings to light the mistakes many retirees make in giving their adult children the keys to their financial kingdom -and offers innovative, low-risk strategies for protecting, and passing on, our lifetime's wealth. Latko challenges the conventional wisdom of divorce settlements, asserting that the so-called 'equal' division of assets is almost always a travesty to the women involved. Using real-life case histories, Latko shows precisely how most divorce settlements are structured to trap the ex-spouse in a downward spiral of poverty. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition
Every couple has disagreements. All too often, though, when we engage in arguments, our goal is not to resolve the conflict at hand, but rather, to win the fight. Unfortunately, when you win an argument, your spouse is the loser, and nobody wants to be or live with a loser. When you resolve a conflict, your spouse becomes your friend. Good marriages are based on friendship, not on winning arguments. Now, Gary Chapman provides couples with a simple blueprint for achieving win-win solutions to everyday conflicts and disagreements. By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings, and understanding why particular issues are so important to their spouse, couples can find solutions that result not only in resolving the conflict at hand, but also leave both partners feeling loved, listened to, and appreciated.
Finally a go-to guide to creating and publishing the kind of content that will make your business thrive.Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar online communication, because in our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, a writer.If you have a web site, you are a publisher. If you are on social media, you are in marketing. And that means that we are all relying on our words to carry our marketing messages. We are all writers.Yeah, but who cares about writing anymore? In a time-challenged world dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines and Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchat and YOLO and LOL and #tbt. . . does the idea of focusing on writing seem pedantic and ordinary?Actually, writing matters more now, not less. Our online words are our currency; they tell our customers who we are.Our writing can make us look smart or it can make us look stupid. It can make us seem fun, or warm, or competent, or trustworthy. But it can also make us seem humdrum or discombobulated or flat-out boring.That means you've got to choose words well, and write with economy and the style and honest empathy for your customers. And it means you put a new value on an often-overlooked skill in content marketing: How to write, and how to tell a true story really, really well. That's true whether you're writing a listicle or the words on a Slideshare deck or the words you're reading right here, right now...And so being able to communicate well in writing isn't just nice; it's necessity. And it's also the oft-overlooked cornerstone of nearly all our content marketing.In Everybody Writes, top marketing veteran Ann Handley gives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, production and publishing, with actionable how-to advice designed to get results.These lessons and rules apply across all of your online assets -- like web pages, home page, landing pages, blogs, email, marketing offers, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. Ann deconstructs the strategy and delivers a practical approach to create ridiculously compelling and competent content. It's designed to be the go-to guide for anyone creating or publishing any kind of online content -- whether you're a big brand or you're small and solo.Sections include:How to write better. (Or, for "adult-onset writers": How to hate writing less.)Easy grammar and usage rules tailored for business in a fun, memorable way. (Enough to keep you looking sharp, but not too much to overwhelm you.)Giving your audience the gift of your true story, told well. Empathy and humanity and inspiration are key here, so the book covers that, too.Best practices for creating credible, trustworthy content steeped in some time-honored rules of solid journalism. Because publishing content and talking directly to your customers is, at its heart, a privilege."Things Marketers Write": The fundamentals of 17 specific kinds of content that marketers are often tasked with crafting.Content Tools: The sharpest tools you need to get the job done.Traditional marketing techniques are no longer enough. Everybody Writes is a field guide for the smartest businesses who know that great content is the key to thriving in this digital world.
Gavin Grey is everyone's All-American. A star running back at the University of North Carolina in the late 1950s, he graces the covers of Time and LIFE magazines and appears on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Everybodys Autobiography is among the very best of Gertrudes writing--[it] speaks with the true and original voice of Gertrude Stein, without apparent art or bravado. --Janet Hobhouse~In 1937, Gertrude Stein wrote a sequel to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but this darker and more complex work was long misunderstood and neglected. An account of her experiences as a result of writing a bestseller, Everybodys Autobiography is as funny and engaging as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but it is also a searing meditation on the meaning of success and identity in America. Posing as the representative American, Stein transforms her story into history--responding to the tradition of Thoreau and Henry Adams, she writes: "I used to be fond of saying that America, which was supposed to be a land of success, was a land of failure. Most of the great men in America had a long life of early failure and a long life of later failure. " Everybodys Autobiography is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious, and may yet prove to be among her most popular books.
While the Corner Kids are giving their dog Jake a bath, they recall when Three J first got Jake and how he decided to share him with Gabby and Alex.
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