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The Jewish American novelist Henry Bech--procrastinating, libidinous, and tart-tongued, his reputation growing while his powers decline--made his first appearance in 1965, in John Updike's "The Bulgarian Poetess." That story won the O. Henry First Prize, and it and the six Bech adventures that followed make up this collection. "Bech is the writer in me," Updike once said, "creaking but lusty, battered but undiscourageable, fed on the blood of ink and the bread of white paper." As he trots the globe, promotes himself, and lurches from one woman's bed to another's, Bech views life with a blend of wonder and cynicism that will make followers of the lit-biz smile with delight and wince in recognition.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Beck Diet Solution will change the way you think about eating, dieting, and yourself-forever! The first book to utilize proven Cognitive Therapy techniques for dieting, The Beck Diet Solution is a breakthrough approach for anyone truly serious about making long-term lifestyle changes and losing weight permanently. Based on more than 20 years experience successfully counseling dieters in her practice, Dr. Judith Beck's six-week step-by-step Cognitive Therapy-based program will help you change your eating behaviors by training your brain to "think like a thin person." It will give you the mental and emotional tools you need to stick with any diet you choose, lose weight, and keep it off forever.
The Beck Diet Solution Weight LOSS Workbook is the missing ingredient to keeping excess pounds off forever! Put the power of Cognitive Therapy to work for you with The Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook. The revolutionary approach to permanent weight loss-which made dieting history in the best-selling book The Beck Diet Solution-now helps you easily integrate the program into your busy schedule. Use life-changing skills from Dr. Judith Beck to alter both the behaviors and thoughts that prevent you from losing weight or keeping it off. This step-by-step workbook provides all the tools and techniques you need to succeed in your weight loss goals. In just minutes a day, you'll discover support, encouragement, and reinforcement through interactive charts, inspirational to-do lists, insightful journaling sections, and confidence-building Response Cards. A comprehensive questionnaire also arms you with knowledge about your dieting history, motivation level, eating habits, reactions to dieting, responses to hunger and cravings, and reasons for overeating. The six-week Beck Diet Solution program is like having a personal session with one of the world's foremost psychologists and successful weight loss coaches any time you want it!
19th Century. For years Courtland Becket had denied himself the only woman who stirred his blood, yet he could no longer pretend to ignore the lovely Cassandra. For gone was the girl he had once teased-replaced by a fully grown woman, adamant that they act on their long-denied feelings. It was time for the self-appointed protector of all things Becket to allow himself a taste of the forbidden.But passion's price might very well prove too high when an age-old enemy returns to wreak revenge against the entire Becket clan, leaving Courtland torn between his newfound love...and his duty to the family that means more to him than life itself.
In England, where he spent ten seasons leading his storied club Manchester United and his nation to soccer glory, he is so wildly popular that his countrymen voted him the face they'd most want to see imprinted on their money. (Winston Churchill finished second.) In Japan, where he is worshiped as much for his headline-making fashion trends as for his ability to bend a ball around a wall of defenders, women styled their bikini waxes after the blond mohawk he sported during the 2002 World Cup. And in Spain, within days of his $41 million trade to Real Madrid, his new team received two million requests to buy his number 23 jersey. The legend of David Beckham -- soccer god, global sex symbol, style icon -- has been celebrated around the world, arguably more than Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan combined. Now, with the publication of his long-awaited autobiography, the man who inspired the surprise hit movie Bend It Like Beckham is set to conquer the last remaining outpost where soccer is not a national religion: the United States. Beckham is a classic rags-to-riches saga: a boy, David, is born to a poor East End London family. He develops prodigious soccer skills, and his parents nurture him until he becomes one of the most gifted athletes of his generation. He grows up to marry Victoria -- a Spice Girl, "Posh" -- and enters a celebrity whirlwind of Princess Diana -- esque proportions. Together, the Beckhams are Britain's new royal couple -- their 240-acre estate outside of London is known as Beckingham Palace -- and their presence at parties or charity events guarantees endless tabloid stories and photos as well as adoring mobs that must be restrained by police barricades. Their life is as much a study in managing fame as it is in sports and pop phenomena. In Beckham he talks candidly about the pressures of celebrity -- his wife and sons were the targets of a 2002 kidnapping plot; how he balances his roles as a devoted husband and besotted father with his globetrotting existence as an international soccer player; the behind-the-scenes stories of his most memorable career moments, such as the penalty kick against archrival Argentina in the World Cup that redeemed him to a nation who blamed him for their failure in the previous World Cup; the controversy surrounding his move to Real Madrid and the falling out with the man who shaped his career, Manchester United's famously combative manager Sir Alex Ferguson; and, finally, his love of America -- his first son was conceived in and named Brooklyn -- where, like the great PelÉ, David can imagine playing out his final seasons. So much has been written about David Beckham that it's easy to think we know everything about the world's most famous athlete, but only Beckham himself can set the record straight on his beliefs, his dreams, his loves, his fears, and, above all, his sense of who he is. Beckham is an intimate account of an extraordinary life, a life in which, against all odds, he has managed to keep both feet on the ground.
When her mother suddenly moves them to a new town, Zoe is unhappy about leaving behind what passes for a normal life. And when the first person she meets turns out to be Beck, who rules her new school with a mixture of intimidation and outright violence, she is dismayed. But she has no idea how bad things will get. Unsure of herself and merely trying to fit in, Zoe is initiated, painfully, into the Beckoners, a twisted group of girls whose main purpose is to stay on top by whatever means necessary. Help comes from unlikely quarters as Zoe struggles to tear loose from the Beckoners without becoming a target herself, while also trying to save April-or Dog, as she is called-from further torment. A chilling portrait of bullying and violence that is all too common, The Beckonersillustrates the lure of becoming one of the tormentors rather than the victim, and the terrible price that can be exacted for standing up for what is right.
Beck has a history of taking in stray baby animals, a habit her friend Fawn is constantly teasing her about. So when Beck adopts a lost baby bunny named Bitty, she decides to hide him from the rest of her fairy friends. But then Bitty suddenly disappears! Will Beck be able to find him before her bunny secret gets out? Featuring an all-new Disney Fairies story and lush illustrations, this Step 3 reader is sure to be a hit with little girls everywhere.
With luck like this, who needs more trouble? Becky can't believe her bad luck. Everyone in school except Becky wants the lead in the school play--and Becky gets it! Playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet means lots of mushy love scenes. Some girls think it's romantic. Becky thinks it's disgusting. That's not the worst of it. Since The Party Line is throwing a party for the drama teacher's son, Becky can't convince her classmates that she didn't play teacher's pet to get the part! Get on The Party Line. Meet Becky, Rosie, Allie and Julie in this fun-filled series about friendship, growing up, and having a good time!
How can Becky get the horse of her dreams? Becky wants a horse of her own more than anything, but there's no way she could ever afford it. Or is there? Becky's famous for her brilliant plans. But just when she thinks she's figured out how she'll get her horse, she finds out her parents have been making plans of their own. Are the Bartletts moving? If they do, Becky will lose her horse--and her house, too! Get on The Party Line Meet Becky, Allie, Julie and Rosie in this fun-filled series about friendship, growing up, and having a good time!
Becky has a big surprise for her best friends What a way to earn money! The Party Line's latest paying job is planning a creepy-crawly birthday for a monster- loving seven-year-old. The girls are having a hilarious time coming up with gross party games-the grosser, the better. As if that isn't enough, Becky is putting together a top secret mystery party and she'll need her three best friends to help her do it in style. The only problem is: Becky hasn't exactly told them yet that they're going to help. Can Becky pull off the surprise party of the year? Get on THE PARTY LINE Meet Becky, Julie, Rosie, and Allie in this fun-filled series about friendship, growing up, and having a good time!
Jon Gordon, internationally known as the Energy Addict, has written a powerful book to help readers discover simple ways to energize their lives. Have you found that caffeinated drinks and candy bars aren't giving you the energy you need, or that the crash afterwords is no fun? This book will suggest better and healthier alternatives to get you through your life without it being an endless struggle.
If you've ever found yourself picking off your nail polish, sitting in your sweats with an empty carton of Ben & Jerry's, wondering, "Where are all the good men, and why isn't a gorgeous one standing shirtless in my kitchen mixing me up a pomegranate mojito?" I hate to tell you this, but it's your own fault. Not to worry -- I'm here to help you make that fantasy a reality, with one major addition: you'll be sipping that mojito with a big, glittering diamond ring on your left hand. Sounds too good to be true? It isn't. As a third-generation matchmaker and the president of one of the world's most elite dating services -- the Millionaire's Club -- I've put myself in the enviable position of being friend, confidante, and relationship counselor to men and women the world over. I know what the good guys want in a wife, and what sends them screaming into the night. Now I'm sharing their secrets with you. I've compiled my best tried-and-true advice and I'm going to tell you the things that even your best friend doesn't have the courage to break to you. If you follow my formula, the man of your dreams will appear in your life, and you can be in a committed, monogamous relationship with him in less than a year. Get ready -- I'm about to show you how to make all your relationship dreams come true.
Students and beginning researchers often discover that their introductory statistics and methods courses have not fully equipped them to plan and execute their own behavioral research studies. This indispensable book bridges the gap between coursework and conducting independent research. With clarity and wit, the author helps the reader build needed skills to formulate a precise, meaningful research question; understand the pros and cons of widely used research designs and analysis options; correctly interpret the outcomes of statistical tests; make informed measurement choices for a particular study; manage the practical aspects of data screening and preparation; and craft effective journal articles, oral presentations, and posters. Including annotated examples and recommended readings, most chapters feature theoretical and computer-based exercises; an answer appendix at the back of the book allows readers to check their work.
Through a series of vignettes, the author reflects on his process of becoming a counselor and his development as a professional.
This book can help you develop the skills needed to effectively make the many decisions facing you as a citizen, learner, consumer, and human being, and also to be an effective advocate for your beliefs.
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The author of the popular book Building a Relationship That Lasts now directs the single person toward establishing a successful, lifelong relationship as a married person.
Written by a therapist and a psychology professor, this supplementary text for those embarking on a career in the helping professions focuses on the struggles faced by practitioners and the effects of the demands placed on them. Sample topics include understanding your family of origin; dealing with difficult clients; and managing boundary issues. Self-assessments and inventories found in each chapter encourage students to examine their own motives and aptitudes for becoming helpers. The fifth edition contains new information on ethics, diversity, and social activism.
The author of the highly popular and widely quoted Jewish Way in Death and Mourning and Jewish Way in Love and Marriage now offers a work designed expressly for non-Jews who are contemplating converting, for those who have already converted, and for Jews by birth who wish to gain insight into their heritage.
During the course of his 60-year ministry, John Osteen combined an extraordinary love for people with a vision for ministry best described in his own words: "No limits." In this hardcover volume not only includes content from John's sermon transcripts, but also a foreword and commentary written by his son, Joel; the principles of this "no limits" faith come alive again for a new generation. For the moments of struggle and temptation that every man faces, and the times in life when he feels surrounded and under attack, John's message is profoundly simple-those moments are precisely the time for an unwavering faith. In this book, John schools today's believers in seven qualities of unwavering faith:1. It hears and sees what the world cannot see or hear.2. It prays earnestly even though it has already heard the answer.3. It is strong when there is no evidence of the answer.4. It always says, "Go Again!"5. It goes on when there's just a little evidence.6. It believes for the big when it sees the little.7. It begins with nothing but ends up doing mighty things for God.Osteen also provides principles for those times when faith doesn't seem to be working. BECOMING A MAN OF UNWAVERING FAITH is a guidebook to stronger faith, from a man who spent a lifetime testing its limits.
The role of the new manager demands a new mindset, new activities, and new relationships with people throughout the organization. Becoming a Manager guides the first-time manager through these and other challenges. Part One, Making the Transition, explores how to make the critical shift from individual contributor to manager; what it takes to build a successful partnership with your boss; and the key elements of managing time, which is every manager's scarcest commodity. Part Two, Developing Your Management Skills, examines how to use influence and persuasion to manage without formal authority; how to develop a leadership style; the elements of planning and setting goals; and the critical roles of work processes and continuous improvement. In Part Three, Managing Others, readers learn how to master the performance management process; adopt a process for making sound decisions; and handle difficult people and situations, including high-value customers or a difficult boss. Throughout the course, examples, exercises, Think About It sections, and topical sidebars provide readers opportunities for practice, feedback, and application.
Some books should be preserved in pristine condition. This isn't one of them.Something happens when you interact with your book by writing in it. Becoming a Master Student is about learning, and learning is an active pursuit, not a passive one. When you make notes in the margin, you can hear yourself talking with the author. When you doodle and underline, you can see the author's ideas taking shape. You can even argue with the author and come up with your own theories and explanations. In all of these ways, you become a coauthor of this book. You rewrite it to make it yours.
The thirteenth edition of the bestselling BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today's first-year students. Through interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, and hands-on activities that students can apply right away, this text helps students succeed in college and in life. The thirteenth edition's clean, sophisticated interior design appeals to both traditional students and adult learners. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) deepen students' knowledge of themselves and the world around them. In this latest edition, students will find even more ways to connect to the content with the new Master Students in Action feature and end-of-chapter Skills Snapshot exercise.
The long-standing best seller in student success, Becoming a Master Student, Concise helps students examine their lives from a self-discovery perspective. Articles, strategies, and exercises show students how to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. With updated coverage of diversity, money management, and technology, the text is fresh and relevant to today's students.
From the book: "Becoming a Public Relations Writer" has been written to help guide you through the writing process. It will lead you through the various steps and stages of writing and will help you explore many formats and styles necessary to public relations writers. Because this book grows out of the author's professional and teaching experience, it is limited to the insight of one person. Your own experiences and those of your instructor and colleagues are likely to add to the conclusions and the advice offered here.
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