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I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture -- full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail, which is taking place in the world's emerging markets.
Dr. King's best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963. In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. Often applauded as King's most incisive and eloquent book,Why We Can't Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. King examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality. The book also includes the extraordinary Letter from Birmingham Jail which King wrote in April of 1963.
If you reward your children for doing their homework, they will usually respond by getting it done. But is this the most effective method of motivation? No, says psychologist Edward L. Deci, who challenges traditional thinking and shows that this method actually works against performance. The best way to motivate people-at school, at work, or at home-is to support their sense of autonomy. Explaining the reasons why a task is important and then allowing as much personal freedom as possible in carrying out the task will stimulate interest and commitment, and is a much more effective approach than the standard system of reward and punishment. We are all inherently interested in the world, argues Deci, so why not nurture that interest in each other? Instead of asking, "How can I motivate people?" we should be asking, "How can I create the conditions within which people will motivate themselves?" "An insightful and provocative meditation on how people can become more genuinely engaged and succesful in pursuing their goals. " -Publisher's Weekly
Today, we're married to our cars. But life behind the wheel of an automobile didn't come naturally to Americans. <P><P>Crooked politicians, unscrupulous businessmen, burning streetcars, and convoluted tax shenanigans are a few of the players in this gripping tale of corruption, greed, and endless miles of asphalt. In Andy Singer's accessible, scandalous tale of motordom, comics, text, and historic photographs tell the story of the rise of the U.S. highway system and the corresponding demise of rail and public transportation. He also explores how we can ditch the car and rebuild a functional transportation system that can bring wealth, happiness, and freedom.
This book includes reflections by teachers who work in U.S. public elementary, middle, and high schools in a variety of settings ,in which they talk about their motivations for coming into teaching, and their thoughts about the profession itself.
A beautifully written, darkly funny coming-of-age story from an award-winning, bestselling German author making his American debut. Mike Klingenberg doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties - including the gorgeous Tatiana's party of the year. Andre Tschichatschow, aka Tschick (not even the teachers can pronounce his name), is new in school, and a whole different kind of unpopular. He always looks like he's just been in a fight, his clothes are tragic, and he never talks to anyone. But one day Tschick shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. Turns out he wasn't invited to Tatiana's party either, and he's ready to do something about it. Forget the popular kids: Together, Mike and Tschick are heading out on a road trip. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance.
This book answers the most pressing question about the Holocaust: Why did the West do nothing as Hitler's killing machine took hold? The Allies stood by and watched Nazi Germany imprison and then murder six million Jews during World War II. How could the unthinkable have been allowed to happen? Theodore Hamerow reveals in the pages of this compelling book that each Western nation had its own version of the Jewish Question--its own type of anti-Semitism--which may not have been as virulent as in Eastern Europe but was disastrously crippling nonetheless. If just one country had opened its doors to Germany's already persecuted Jews in the 1930s, and if the Allies had attempted even one bombing of an extermination camp, the Holocaust would have been markedly different. Instead, by sitting on their hands, the West let Hitler solve their Jewish Question by eliminating European Jewry.
Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day always has a positive message included in each imaginative, inspiring and rhythmic story it tells. Furthermore, it is sure to be a joyful and entertaining read for you and every beloved child in your life.
With new movies, TV shows and books appearing all the time, the popularity of Star Trek is at an all-time high. Now, following his bestselling "The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Trek Quiz Book", Robert W. Bly provides 750 more multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and mix-and-match questions covering the entire spectrum of Star Trek lore. Including information on the new series, Star Trek: Voyager, and film, Star Trek: Generations. Why You Should Never Beam Down in a Red Shirt also provides complete coverage of the final season of The Next Generation, more from the current season of Deep Space Nine and questions and answers from a variety of new sources-- including several recently published autobiographies by stars of the original series. In addition, the book contains a host of new features-- a listing of companies selling Star Trek collectibles, an appendix listing Star Trek fan publications, a Star Trek bibliography and more. "Why You Should Never Beam Down in a Red Shirt" is one book no Star Trek fan should be without.
Witchcraft is said to be the oldest religion in the world. Growing numbers of people are becoming attracted to 'the old way', with the connection it offers to the natural world and the magical force of the universe. This book explains `the way of the witch' and shows the relevance of modern Wicca in today's world.
The dark, hollow feeling in Becka's stomach returned. It was as If she knew something dreadful was just around the corner. Becka Williams joins her friends at a birthday party only to find they've invited the enemy. The group heads to a local bookstore to meet the star of The Hex, the hottest show on TV. Becka quickly discovers that the glamour comes with a price as she uncovers lies that defy what she knows to be true. Will Becka speak up for truth or be spellbound by the allure of the Craft? She must decide before it's too late....
Here are 365 new ways to create a little magic, every night of the year. Designed around the cycles of the 13 pagan moons, Wiccan Spell a Night will help you realize your dreams--whether you want to spice up an existing romance, experience new heights of passion, or banish harmful negative vibrations. All of the spells, charms, and potions in this captivating book come with simple, user-friendly instructions. Here you'll find the Treasure Map Sex Spell for lovers, the Steaming Tropical Nights Spell, Cash Constellations Dream Placket for prosperity, the True-Blue Dream Charm, and many other ways to help bring happiness, love, and prosperity your way tonight! And for those special nights when you want to add some pizzazz to your love life, there are philters, spells, and charms that harness the powerful aphrodisiac properties of many readily available foods, flowers, spices, and herbs. Wiccan Spell a Night makes it easy to sprinkle a little night magic into your life, fill the coming year with love, joy, and success, and find positive new ways to make your dreams actually come true! Sirona Knight is the author of many books on Wicca and Celtic spirituality, including Wiccan Spell a Day, The Wiccan Spell Kit, The Witch and Wizard Training Guide, The Witch and Wizard Spellbook, Celtic Traditions, and Love, Sex, and Magic. A high priestess of the Celtic Druid tradition and practicing New Age Witch, she holds a master's degree in psychology and is also a certified hypnotherapist. She lives in northern California. Fill your nights with love, joy, success, and magic! Inside you'll find charms, potions, spells, and recipes specifically arranged to coincide with the powerful cycles of the moon. From prosperity potions to soothing meditations, from seductive sex magic spells to healing herbal remedies, Wiccan Spell a Night will show you how to find positive new ways to make your dreams come true! Full Moon Love Boon taps into the fertile power of the moon to bring you your deepest desires. . . Fairy-Tale Moon Magic shows you how to ask for help to make your own fairytale come true. . . So Relaxing Moonlight Magic shows you how to enter a higher state of consciousness and open yourself for communication with the divine. . . . . . Plus 362 other powerful spells!
Holly Cathers's world shatters when her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Wrenched from her home in San Francisco, she is sent to Seattle to live with her relatives, Aunt Marie-Claire and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole. In her new home, Holly's sorrow and grief soon give way to bewilderment at the strange incidents going on around her. Such as how any wish she whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the way a friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. And there's the undeniable, magnetic attraction to a boy Holly barely knows. Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launced into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances, where ancient magics yield dangerous results. The girls will assume their roles in an intergenerational feud beyond their wildest imaginations...and in doing so, will attempt to fulfill their shared destiny.
Cecily longs to return to her beloved Edgeley Hall, where her father was lord of the manor. But now he has completely ruined her life. He is moving them to Caernarvon, in occupied Wales, where he can get a place for almost nothing, since the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will get to be the lady of the house at last--if all goes well. Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English came and destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now Gwenhwyfar must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl who has taken what should have been hers. While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And meanwhile the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem. Outside the city walls of Caernarvon, tensions are rising ever higher--until finally they must reach the breaking point.
Star CBC-radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the East Coast. With wit, style and a born writer's knack for telling detail, Rich Terfry gives us the story of his unusual life through the eyes of his shy but brilliant and preternaturally observant alter ego, Buck. Born in a small town to a mother who begins yelling at him the moment he is born and a father who disappears into drink, Buck imbibes fear and insecurity like other kids guzzle milk. Hobbled by his fears and demons, Buck almost disappears into the "evil in the woods" that lurks just beyond the town's border . . . until he is saved by three gifts: baseball, romantic love and music. His journey out of his dark hometown and into the wide world begins with a killer pitching arm (Buck almost makes it to the pros) and continues with his transformation into hip-hop artist Buck 65. Along the way, we watch as Buck develops into a hopeless romantic and an obsessively creative, shape-shifting man who both fears life and dives into it with abandon. Nothing is small in Wicked and Weird--a lively, entertaining, often shocking portrait of a life lived on the edge, by turns devastating and brilliantly funny.From the Hardcover edition.
Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They're rather like you and me--only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They're also very good kissers.) Delilah S. Dawson's darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that's part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible. When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy's electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she's coming to love?
She's been burned not once but twice by London's so-call ed gentlemen . . .Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she's best known and loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar--again--the scandal has her outraged friends calling for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it's time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor--Alexander Ramsey, her late brother's best friend and a notorious rogue.So why won't a confirmed scoundrel let her be as bad as she wants to be?Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex's aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex's past and Gwen's newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.
Whatever June Coffin says, goes--literally. And it's not just because she's a chain smoking rebel. As a Siren, June has the ability to force people to obey any command she voices. But in a world where those with supernatural powers quickly become lab rats for science, she'd rather look out for herself than fight on the front lines...until her similarly gifted twin brother, Jason, is captured by Chicago's Institute of Supernatural Research. To save Jason, June has no choice but to enter a hidden world of conspiracy, murder--and strange bedfellows--including a widowed paranormal advocate whose memory June accidentally erased, and a fiery paranormal separatist leader. Soon the lines between attraction and strategic alliance become blurred. But in a city exploding with paranormal crossfire, and her brother's life at stake, June will have to face her inner demons and finally take a stand.74,357 Words
Born of an incestuous relationship between King Arthur and his half sister, the evil sorceress Morgause, the bastard Mordred is reared in secrecy. Called to Camelot by events he cannot deny, Mordred becomes Arthur's most trusted counselor -- a fateful act that leads to the "wicked day of destiny" when father and son must face each other in battle
Matthew Bartholomew, doctor of medicine and fellow of Michaelhouse, Cambridge, is traveling with a party from the college to accept the gift of a parish church in Suffolk. But when the benefactor begins to unduly rush the deed to legalize the transfer, Bartholomew senses that Suffolk is not the tranquil retreat that he had been led to believe. And when Michaelhouse's student priest is found murdered in the church that was to become his living, Bartholomew realizes that he and his party are threatened by dark forces within the village. Compelled to investigate, he descends into a nightmarish world of superstition and heresy.
SECOND SIGHT AND SEDUCTION... Daniel Mackenzie lives up to the reputation of the scandalous Mackenzie family--he has wealth, looks, and talent, and women love him. When he meets Violet Bastien--one of the most famous spiritual mediums in England--he immediately knows two things: that Miss Bastien is a fraud, and that he's wildly attracted to her. Violet knows she can't really contact the other side, but she's excellent at reading people. She discerns quickly that Daniel is intelligent and dangerous to her reputation, but she also finds him generous, handsome, and outrageously wicked. But spectres from Violet's past threaten to destroy her, and she flees England, adopting yet another identity. Daniel is determined to find the elusive Violet and pursue the passion he feels for her. And though Violet knows that her scandalous past will keep her from proper marriage, her attraction to Daniel is irresistible. It's not until Daniel is the only one she can turn to that he proves he believes in something more than cold facts. He believes in love.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kresley Cole's scorching tale about a jaded werewolf and a captivating young witch in the third novel in the Immortals After Dark series is "one for the keeper shelf" (RT Book Reviews)!Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed--until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive. Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go. If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul--or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?
The "USA Today"-bestselling author of "A Wicked Lord at the Wedding" delivers a new historical romance in her lighthearted and delicious Regency series. Original.
The very proper Miss Langley does not know what she has done to encourage the attentions of a lord, only that they are most unwanted and very improper!So when a handsome stranger saves her from his clutches, Madeline is too relieved to suspect that her tall, dark defender may have a less than respectable reputation....