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A story about Crazy Horse, a seminal figure in American History.
Children's fictionalized biography of the native American hero.
Erika T. Wurth is an Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee raised on the outskirts of Denver. She is the writer-in-residence at the Institute of American Indian Arts and teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University. Her work is published in numerous journals, including Boulevard, Fiction, Pembroke, Florida Review, Stand, Cimarron Review, the Cape Rock, Southern California Review, and Drunken Boat. Her debut poetry collection, Indian Trains, was published by the University of New Mexico's West End Press.e daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive.Erika T. Wurth is an Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee raised on the outskirts of Denver. She is the writer-in-residence at the Institute of American Indian Arts and teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University. Her work is published in numerous journals, including Boulevard, Fiction, Pembroke, Florida Review, Stand, Cimarron Review, the Cape Rock, Southern California Review, and Drunken Boat. Her debut poetry collection, Indian Trains, was published by the University of New Mexico's West End Press.
Now, with Crazy in Alabama, Childress delivers the touching and vastly entertaining tale of Peejoe, an orphan boy who comes of age during a racially restless summer in the Deep South, and Lucille, his zany aunt Who flees from a soul-numbing marriage-a union she can't entirely escape in the end. For both Lucille and Peejoe, the summer of '65 will live on as the time when everybody went crazy in Alabama. By turns puckishly comic and disturbingly poignant, Crazy in Alabama gets everything right, and then some.
From a bestselling author comes a fun, flirty look at first love! High school senior Mary Jane Ettermeyer has been the good girl for a long time.
To some men, Corrections Officer Sean Daniels would be considered the luckiest guy in the world. He has two gorgeous ladies vying for his attention. Corrections Officer Yadira Cruz is a feisty hot tamale with a history of failed relationships. After a bad breakup with her daughter's father, she sets her sights on Sean. The sex is sizzling, but is Sean ready to give her the commitment she's looking for?Brandi Wallace is a single mom whose nineteen-year-old son, Shamari, is serving time at Rikers Island. On the outside, Brandi is poised, polished, and a knock-out! On the inside, she's hiding a violent past. Sean feels a connection with Brandi, and the need to protect her. Sean might think he's having some harmless fun as he toys with their affections, but what he doesn't know is that each of these women is playing for keeps, and neither one is willing to lose. When Yadira and Brandi learn that Sean's been playing them both, a deadly game begins. The stakes are high, and Sean is the prize. In the fight for his heart, will these two kill each other, or will Sean become the next victim?
From a bestselling author comes a fun, flirty look at first love! High school senior Mary Jane Ettermeyer has been the good girl for a long time. To date, she?s proud to say she?s been able to keep her pledge of abstinence (not that anyone has challenged it). But when the cutest guy in school starts flirting with her, she suddenly finds herself crazy in love, even though her inner Plain Jane tells her he can?t possibly think she?s cute, while her inner Sexy M. J. is questioning her vow to keep herself pure until marriage. Not to mention that hot Jackson House shouldn?t even be talking to her, because he already has a girlfriend! There are a ton of good reasons why she should never speak to Jackson again, except that every time she sees him, all of her resistance seems to melt away. . . . .
"If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough." These days taking chances isn't just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring--and maybe even a little crazy--or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? That's Linda Rottenberg's expertise. As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the world's leading organization dedicated to supporting fast-growing entrepreneurs, she's spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart. Now Rottenberg draws on her unrivaled experience to show you the proven techniques to achieve your dreams: from overcoming fear to facing down critics, from stalking supporters to exploiting chaos. Crazy Is a Compliment combines inspiring stories, original research, and practical advice to create a road map for getting started and going bigger. Rottenberg brings to life iconic entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and Estée Lauder and reveals how companies like MTV, GE, and Burberry found their best successes by breaking the corporate mold and embracing the entrepreneur mind-set. She also introduces us to some of the one thousand entrepreneurs she's advised, like Leila Velez, who started a hair-care company in her kitchen sink in Rio that now earns $80 million a year. As Linda writes: Every day I meet people with a dream. Maybe you're serving coffee and fantasizing about launching a microbrewery; maybe you've skipped college and yearn to start your own design firm; maybe you're sitting in your cubicle and brainstorming a new idea that can improve your company. You have a dream, but you don't know how to turn your dream into reality. Or you've already launched your dream but you're unsure how to take it to the next level. This book can show you the way.
It's almost Halloween, and Nancy can't wait. Not only does she get to dress up, but she and George are having a sleepover at Bess's house. Nancy's puppy finds an old key in Bess's backyard, and after Bess brings the key inside, it disappears. Someone is turning the trick-or-treating into one big trick!
Professional soldier Kid Chronopolous moves in stealth and shadow to take out the world's deadliest threats. Now, after barely surviving a hair-raising mission in South America, the Special Defense Forces agent comes home to Panama City for some sorely needed R & R... and finds a bikini bottom that can belong to only one woman. Nikki McKinney has never forgiven Kid for vanishing from her life after the mind-blowing passion they shared.
Leslie Jane Conly's Newbery Honor winner is a heart-warming tale of how one boy's view of the world is changed.
The inspiring true story of one man's determination to make a difference- and the school he changed forever. "If you act like a winner, you'll be treated like a winner. If you act like a fool, you'll be treated like a fool. " This is the golden rule set forth by Dr. Ben Chavis, the highly unorthodox principal of Oakland, California's American Indian Public Charter School, which was hailed as an "education miracle" by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger after it was transformed from a failing "nuisance" into one of the best public middle schools in the nation. This is the story of how one man, in daring to be different, effected such stunning change. With his rigorous, no-nonsense approach, Dr. Ben Chavis debunks the myth that poor, minority, inner-city schools have little chance at academic excellence. Focusing on back-to-basics ideals, he has created a structured educational model that, combined with the enthusiasm of his students and teachers, delivers astounding results. Now, Dr. Chavis recounts how he did it-in his own words and through the stories of the extraordinary young people he's helped.
It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling impact on the globalizing world has yet to be accounted for? In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been our golden arches or our bomb craters but our bulldozing of the human psyche itself: We are in the process of homogenizing the way the world goes mad. America has been the world leader in generating new mental health treatments and modern theories of the human psyche. We export our psychopharmaceuticals packaged with the certainty that our biomedical knowledge will relieve the suffering and stigma of mental illness. We categorize disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health, and then parade these seemingly scientific certainties in front of the world. The blowback from these efforts is just now coming to light: It turns out that we have not only been changing the way the world talks about and treats mental illness -- we have been changing the mental illnesses themselves. For millennia, local beliefs in different cultures have shaped the experience of mental illness into endless varieties. Crazy Like Us documents how American interventions have discounted and worked to change those indigenous beliefs, often at a dizzying rate. Over the last decades, mental illnesses popularized in America have been spreading across the globe with the speed of contagious diseases. Watters travels from China to Tanzania to bring home the unsettling conclusion that the virus is us: As we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases. In post-tsunami Sri Lanka, Watters reports on the Western trauma counselors who, in their rush to help, inadvertently trampled local expressions of grief, suffering, and healing. In Hong Kong, he retraces the last steps of the teenager whose death sparked an epidemic of the American version of anorexia nervosa. Watters reveals the truth about a multi-million-dollar campaign by one of the world's biggest drug companies to change the Japanese experience of depression -- literally marketing the disease along with the drug. But this book is not just about the damage we've caused in faraway places. Looking at our impact on the psyches of people in other cultures is a gut check, a way of forcing ourselves to take a fresh look at our own beliefs about mental health and healing. When we examine our assumptions from a farther shore, we begin to understand how our own culture constantly shapes and sometimes creates the mental illnesses of our time. By setting aside our role as the world's therapist, we may come to accept that we have as much to learn from other cultures' beliefs about the mind as we have to teach.
Crazy Little Thing is a look at why we want to be in love and the burbling, boiling soup of endorphins, hormones, and neurotransmitters that spill from our brain to make us do things that would otherwise be viewed as insane. Investigative journalist Liz Langley traveled the country to research and interview singularly love-mad folks who maimed, murdered, and married. Langley reveals the science of love and lust, as well as very human stories: a spouse who can't stop loving her criminally psychotic husband, even after he threw acid in her face; the sweet romance between alligator-skinned sideshow performers; and a man whose neurons drive his necrophilia. Langley reveals the control our chemicals have over us in a hilarious, confounding - and too strange to be anything but true - look at love.
A collection of nine stories about Mexican American kids growing up in the Rio Grande of South Texas.
Growing up on his parents' ranch in North San Diego County, Victor Villaseñor's teenage years were marked by a painful quest to find a place for himself in a world he did not fit into. Discriminated due to his Mexican heritage, Victor questions the tenets of his faith and the restrictions it places on his own spirituality and sexuality. Ultimately, his search for identity takes him to Mexico to learn of his family's roots, where he soon discovers that his heritage doesn't determine his intelligence or success. Through this often humorous and poignant tale, Victor deftly undermines the macho stereotype so often associated with Latinos, while exposing the tender vulnerability and naÏvetÉ of a young man grappling with the roles foisted on him by the church and society. Victor's youthful misadventures elicit sympathy, laughter, and tears as he attempts to divine the mysteries of the opposite sex in this powerful, revealing memoir. "The clarity that comes from Villaseñor's personal and cultural experience is not matched in any of Steinbeck's major works" (Los Angeles Times).
Government operative Dylan Hart has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But no nemesis could have prepared the Special Defense Forces commander for the newest member of his team. A street-smart heartbreaker in Day-Glo pink and black leather, Skeeter Bang has been recruited to aid and abet Dylan's latest mission: steal a top-secret file and bury it before all hell breaks loose.
If everyone wants to say I'm trippin', well, that's their problem. . . If you saw my boo Sincere, you'd totally understand why I've dropped everything--even my besties--to be with him 24/7. After all, what girl wouldn't do whatever it takes to show her first-ever boyfriend she's all he could ever want? I know I'm a prize, but relationships are tough enough when you're just a high school senior, so I've really had to up my game to keep a college freshman like Sincere interested. And if that means hacking his cell and following him everywhere, I'm down. Because I just know what we have is for always. And I'm going to prove it, no matter how far I have to go. . . Hot and poppin' with drama and life lessons. The world of teen lit has never seen anything like this before!--Ni-Ni SimoneAmir Abrams is a regular dude with a dream. Born in Brooklyn, Amir has a thing for fresh kicks, fly whips, and all things Polo. For Amir, writing teen fiction was never something he imagined himself doing until he started working with Ni-Ni Simone on Hollywood High. Now, he's amped about the endless possibilities. Amir hopes to be an inspiration to others and is determined to make a difference in the lives of teens everywhere.
A writing about women, the collection of women's movement was in a period of great activity, growth, and anger; it is now in a period of consolidation. Very amusing reflections on women in general and also some famous women in particular. It's as amusing and real today as it was when it was a bestseller by this noted columnist in 1975.
With the country more polarized than ever, the 2012 presidential election is expected to be one of the most heated in our country's history. Among all the polished speeches and great sound bites, sometimes in that torrent of official and unofficial remarks, some real head-scratchers slip out. Crazy Sh*t Presidents Said consists of 1,000 crazy, surprising, eye-popping, historically verified quotations, arranged thematically by subject. "I don't know much about Americanism, but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election." --W. G. Harding "I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming." --Jimmy Carter "I always figured the American public wanted a solemn ass for president, so I went along with them." --C. Coolidge "If I don't have a woman for three days, I get terrible headaches."--John F. Kennedy
How to Land the Hot Guy 1.0A multimillionaire by the age of 27, app developer Evie James is clueless when it comes to hooking up. So she does what any self-respecting geek-girl looking to get laid would do: she programs her own app for landing a hot guy. After a few failed attempts at making contact, beta testing leads her to Caleb Anderson.Caleb is used to female attention, but finds himself attracted to Evie because of her unique brand of awkward. A master of one-night stands, he's more than happy to show her what she's been missing in the bedroom. But he quickly discovers that one night with a woman like Evie will never be enough for him...
His drug and alcohol-fuelled antics made world headlines and engulfed a city in unprecedented controversy. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's personal and political troubles have occupied centre stage in North America's fourth largest city since news broke that drug dealers were selling a videotape of Ford appearing to smoke crack cocaine. Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle was one of three journalists to view the video and report on its contents in May 2013. Her dogged pursuit of the story has uncovered disturbing details about the mayor's past and embroiled the Toronto police, city councillors and ordinary citizens in a raucous debate about the future of the city. Even before those explosive events, Ford was a divisive figure. A populist and a successful city councillor, Ford was an underdog to become mayor in 2010. His politics and mercurial nature have split the amalgamated city in two. But there is far more to the story. the Ford family has a long, unhappy history of substance abuse and criminal behavior. Despite their troubles, they are also one of the most ambitious families in Canada. Those close to the Fords say they often compare themselves to the Kennedys and believe they were born to lead. and regardless of whether the mayor survives the current crack cocaine scandal, Doolittle argues, the Ford name will be on the ballot in the mayoralty election in 2014. Fast-paced and packed with shocking revelations, Crazy Town is a page-turning portrait of a troubled man, a formidable family and a city caught in an astonishing scandal.
It's a long way from the jungles of Colombia to a Colorado library, where Special Forces operative Creed Rivera is staking out one of the world's most dangerous women. With her prim librarian looks, Cordelia "Cody" Stark doesn't look like a nuclear arms broker. But nabbing her is Creed's latest mission-until a trio of thugs shows up and he's suddenly forced to play hero. . . . Armed with secrets that could ignite a global inferno, Cody was already running out of places to hide. And now a hotshot government agent has blown her cover by throwing himself between her and certain death. Trusting the hero who just saved her life is not an option. Resisting him is something else entirely. And when bullets start to fly, a man and a woman running out of time are gearing up for the wildest adventure of their lives.... From the Paperback edition.
"[Wes "Scoop" Nisker] delivers zen zingers with Borscht Belt timing."--The New York TimesComing at a desperate time for the planet, this new Cody's Book draws from religion, evolution, cosmology, and Buddhism, and calls for a new spirituality--one that fits our modern, scientific worldview. Wes "Scoop" Nisker shows why life is beautiful ("Be Here Wow!") and invites all sentient beings to celebrate. Here is a seriously funny manifesto for Nisker fans and anyone looking for crazy wisdom to help cope with today's world.Journalist, author, and Buddhist meditation teacher, Wes "Scoop" Nisker has a number of earlier publications, including The Essential Crazy Wisdom (2001) and Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom (2003). Nisker is well-known in California as an irreverent radio personality.
Beyond the wrought-iron gates and stuccoed facades of the houses of Greenwood, a murderous maze of deceit, adultery, fraud, and betrayal awaits "Nameless".