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Thirteen-year-old Bobby Connor is a normal adolescent boy--at least he hopes he is--just trying to survive middle school. But it seems he's being foiled at every turn, and even his own body is conspiring against him. And when his math teacher is seriously injured from the shock and fright of witnessing just how out of control Bobby's changing adolescent body is getting, he starts to worry he's anything but normal. Faced with expulsion from school for violating the student handbook code, Bobby opts for therapy--Correctional Erectional Therapy. It's official: Bobby Connor is not normal. But in this uproarious and heartfelt novel, he's going to do his darndest to make it seem that he is . . . or maybe just try to make it through middle school. .
A harsh reality of life is that it's not always enjoyable. Everyone has experienced rejection. Whether in the form of hash words, unreciprocated love, loss or betrayal. Most people perceive rejection as a negative occurrence, when, in reality, rejection can be one of the most powerful tools in life. Downside Up contains step-by-step guides, resources, and inter-active pages necessary to restore lost identity and transform dreams into reality. Downside Up offers wisdom, guidance, and personal application while also outlining and establishing key biblical principles that promote emotional and mental wellness. Readers will: Understand the importance of developing a positive and God-designed self-portraitIdentify their life's purpose and maximize their potential for successDiscover the value of godly mentors and other positive relationshipsOvercome negative thoughts, fear, and lack of self-confidence Rejection is not about experiencing loss. It is an asset for fulfilling your dreams.
Beneath the sewer grates and manholes of the city lies a strange and secret world called the Downside. Every Downsider knows that it's forbidden to go Topside, and most fear a collision of the two worlds. But fourteen-year-old Talon is curious about what goes on above ground, and one day he ventures out in search of medicine for his ailing sister. There he meets Lindsay, who is as curious about Talon's world as he is about hers. When Lindsay visits the Downside for the first time, she marvels at the spirit of the Downsiders, and the way they create works of art from topside "trash," like old subway tokens and forgotten earrings. As awed as she is by the Downside, however, she also questions its origins, and when she finds out that this fantastic world is not all it appears to be, she is determined to tell Talon the truth. Then a construction accident threatens to crush Talon's world, and his loyalty is put to the test. Can the truth save the Downside, or will it destroy an entire civilization? Neal Shusterman takes readers on an amazing journey into a place that's only a few steps away, yet beyond their wildest dreams.
Downsizing is one of the most frequently used business strategies for reducing costs, returning firms to profit or for restructuring businesses following takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. Downsizing measures are also set to become much more prevalent in the public sector as governments seek to restrict levels of public spending. This book is one of the first to provide a thorough study of downsizing from a global perspective. It examines the phenomenon in its entirety, exploring how it is initiated and what the process of downsizing looks like. It also looks at the effects of downsizing at a number of different levels, from the individual (e. g. , motivational effects, effects on health and stress levels) to the organizational (e. g. , financial outcomes, reputational and productivity outcomes). Written by an international team of experts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of downsizing that examines both the strategic and human implications of this process.
When you're moving a lifetime's accumulation of belongings from a larger home into a jewel box, the task can seem overwhelming-and so can your emotions. How do you decide what to pack and what to part with? How can you use the things you have so that they function well and look right? Downsizing Your Home with Style answers these questions and more. Learn how to: Create more storage Make your stuff look smaller and your space look bigger Update and modernize your favorite old pieces Multipurpose your rooms and furniture Find a new home for the stuff you no longer need From the initial evaluation of your new home to one year after you have settled in, interior designer Lauri Ward takes you through every step with detailed tips, lists of good buys, tricks of the trade, photographs, and anecdotal examples, so that achieving spectacular results is simple and affordable, whatever your style or budget.
Fourteen stories of science fiction, fantasy, horror and romance including Unbirthday Party; Baby, You Were Great; When the Moon Was Red; Sirloin and White Wine; Perchance to Dream; How Many Miles to Babylon?; The Downstairs Room; Countdown; The Plausible Improbable; The Feel of Desperation; A Time to Keep; The Most Beautiful Woman in the World; The Planners; Windsong.
What do you do when you're drafted into a war that encompasses all time, to fight battles that rage across the ages? How do you survive when every jump through time means there is less left that is really you? Who do you trust, when it becomes clear that victory will eliminate all that you hold dear? For time travel is the triumph of the age and a deadly trap. The traveler arrives not in the flesh, but in the body of someone, anyone, then alive. Ron Moosic, former government agent, is now a young girl, and someone is trying to eliminate him/he Ron doesn't know who, or why, or even when...but he'd better find put fast. Because for him, time is running out.
The full scripts of award-winning Downton Abbey, season two including previously unseen commentary from Julian Fellowes. Opening in 1916, as the First World War rages across Europe, Season Two is the next dramatic installment of the much-loved, award-winning drama. The Crawley family and their servants play their parts on the front line and back at home as their lives are intensified by the strains of war. The shooting scripts give a fascinating view of how Julian Fellowes weaves his storylines of love, loss, and betrayal to captivate the audience. With key insights into the research and creative processes, this will appeal to fans and students alike.
It's Christmas and Florida orange grower Michael Barnes is in the Big Apple with a couple of hours to kill. In no time, he's scammed by a shady blonde and robbed by a bogus policeman. His rental car is stolen by a "good Samaritan" and he's framed for the murder of a slimy, two-bit movie producer.
Diamond In The RoughBrenna Thompson's dreams of making it big in the world of jewelry design come to a screeching halt when her ex-fiance takes off with the precious gemstones she's been working on. Enter FBI agent Heath Packer, who claims he's there to help-but whose ulterior motives he can't possibly share with impulsive Brenna. Watching Brenna's every move is Heath's job, but believing the attractive artist could be involved in this crime is becoming increasingly difficult. And the more time he spends with her, the more he feels himself falling in love.But what will happen when she finds out the truth about the investigation? Does she share his growing feelings? Or will she feel twice betrayed?
Does Lois care enough about Green to follow someone else's ideas to save it? How will members of Green work together to redevelop the town's shrinking economy?
A rich historical and personal portrait of Manhattan from the bestselling writer who is for many the living embodiment of the city.Manhattan, the keystone of New York City, is a place of ghosts and buried memory. One can still see remnants of the British colony, the mansions of the robber barons, and the speakeasies of the 1920s. These are the places that have captivated the imaginations of writers for centuries. Now Pete Hamill brings his unique knowledge and deep love of the city to a New York chronicle like no other.During his 40 years as a newspaperman, Pete Hamill has been getting to know Manhattans neighborhoods and inhabitants intimately, bearing witness to their greatest triumphs and tragedies. From the winding, bohemian streets of Greenwich Village to the seedy alleyways of the meatpacking district and to the weathered cobblestones of South Street Seaport, Hamill peels back the layers of history to reveal the citys past, present, and future.More than just history or reporting, this is an elegy by a native son who has lived through some of New Yorks most historic moments, and who continues to call this magnificent, haunted city his home.
New York Times Bestselling Author Chuck Klosterman's First Novel Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it's perfect. Mitch Hrlicka lives in Owl. He plays high school football and worries about his weirdness, or lack thereof. Julia Rabia just moved to Owl. She gets free booze and falls in love with a self-loathing bison farmer who listens to Goats Head Soup. Horace Jones has resided in Owl for seventy-three years. He consumes a lot of coffee, thinks about his dead wife, and understands the truth. They all know each other completely, except that they've never met. Like a colder, Reagan-era version of The Last Picture Show fused with Friday Night Lights, Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl is the unpretentious, darkly comedic story of how it feels to exist in a community where rural mythology and violent reality are pretty much the same thing. Loaded with detail and unified by a (very real) blizzard, it's technically about certain people in a certain place at a certain time...but it's really about a problem. And the problem is this: What does it mean to be a normal person? And there is no answer. But in Downtown Owl, what matters more is how you ask the question.
Introduces this black and white bird of the woods of North America.
In 1946 rural Ireland, Brideen Conway has her heart set on Kieran McDermot, but one thing stands in the way of their union. The couple can't afford to marry, and Kieran's curmudgeonly father won't pass down the family farm. Kieran faces the unpleasant possibility of leaving Brideen behind to find his fortune in England. Meanwhile, wealthy pub owner Austin Glynn has more than enough money to offer a substantial dowry, if only someone would take an interest in his daughter Aideen. Kieran's feckless older brother Martin volunteers to take Aideen's hand, though the rest of the village suspects he's interested more in Austin's dowry than in his daughter. When Martin disappears after his proposal and is believed to be dead, the parish priest Father Donovan sets in motion a plot to see Brideen and Kieran wed. After all, so what if the dowry might change hands a few more times than is entirely usual, as long as the couple can tie the knot? InThe Dowry,Walter Keady spins a winsome tale in the best traditions of Irish literature, applying a wealth of charm and graceful wit to this story of love, money, and marriage. Before the story begins, a brief but very helpful glossary of unusual Irish usage is provided.
One sultry night, a young bride overhears an extraordinary conversation. The voices speak of a plot to murder a wife who has failed to produce a child and whose family has failed to produce the promised dowry. . . Megha is sick with horror when she realizes she is the intended victim. Her husband--the very man who tied the sacred necklace of marriage around her neck--and his mother are plotting to kill her! In the moment of panic, she runs for her life. Frantically racing through Palgaums deserted streets, her way lit only by the lights strung up for the Diwali festival, her single goal is to escape death by fire. But fleeing from her would-be killers seems impossible--unless she can find someone to help her. . . To approach her best friend would bring scandal to an innocent womans doorstep, and turning to her own strict, conservative family is out of the question. Instead, with nothing but the sari she wears and a memory of kindness, Megha finds her way to Kiran, the one man who has shown her friendship and respect. Hiding her in his apartment, Kiran becomes her protector. But the forbidden attraction that grows between them can only bring more danger. . . Caught between tradition and the truths buried in her heart, a dowry bride will discover the real cost of the only things worth having in life. . . "Packed with detail. . . splendidly depicts passion, brutality, and cultures in conflict. " --Dorothy Garlock
One sultry night, a young bride overhears an extraordinary conversation. The voices speak of a plot to murder a wife who has failed to produce a child and whose family has failed to produce the promised dowry... Megha is sick with horror when she realizes she is the intended victim. Her husband--the very man who tied the sacred necklace of marriage around her neck--and his mother are plotting to kill her! In the moment of panic, she runs for her life. Frantically racing through Palgaum's deserted streets, her way lit only by the lights strung up for the Diwali festival, her single goal is to escape death by fire. But fleeing from her would-be killers seems impossible--unless she can find someone to help her... To approach her best friend would bring scandal to an innocent woman's doorstep, and turning to her own strict, conservative family is out of the question. Instead, with nothing but the sari she wears and a memory of kindness, Megha finds her way to Kiran, the one man who has shown her friendship and respect. Hiding her in his apartment, Kiran becomes her protector. But the forbidden attraction that grows between them can only bring more danger. . . Caught between tradition and the truths buried in her heart, a dowry bride will discover the real cost of the only things worth having in life... "Packed with detail. . .splendidly depicts passion, brutality, and cultures in conflict." --Dorothy Garlock
From award-winning author John Shirley comes an inventive whodunit featuring the master of mysteries, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.When Nicholas Fogg, an unsuccessful private investigator, dies on the job, he learns that the afterlife is not what he expected. Disappointed--but not too surprised--to find himself in the very dead town of Garden Rest, he befriends the famous Arthur Conan Doyle to crack a case from beyond the grave and solve the ultimate riddle: Is it possible to be murdered if you are already dead?
The unique body-typing program that teaches you how to: Lose weight Achieve your ideal body shape Target your trouble spots Boost your energy Eliminate food cravings forever Feel better than you ever thought possible Do you crave coffee and sweets--or a nice thick steak? Do you get love handles--or jiggly pockets on your thighs? Are you quick-tempered--or impatient and easily depressed? Believe it or not, your answers to these and other questions posed in this breakthrough book will help you discover which of the four basic "Body Type" categories you fall into--the first step toward determining what you need to do to lose weight and look and feel better than ever. More than just a diet, Dr. Abravanel's one-of-a-kind plan is a complete health, fitness, and nutrition program that first teaches you how to determine your body type and then custom-tailors a three-step weight-loss plan and exercise regimen just for you. Using the latest scientific research, Dr. Abravanel has revised and expanded this successful strategy to make it even more effective and easy to follow. This revolutionary program includes: A newly revised Body Type questionnaire you can do at home A detailed list of foods you should avoid--and those you must eat A four-week eating plan, complete with daily menus and recipes A guide to supplements, herbal remedies, and exercise routines for each Body Type A Long Weekend of Rejuvenation to purify your system and clear your mind Now, to find out which Body Type you fall into, turn to the first page. . . .
What accounts for miraculous healings unexplainable by doctors? Is there a reality to spiritual healings?William Gladstone initially approached Dr. Zhi Gang Sha with some skepticism and disbelief.William believed that there was more to life than the material world, but he knew that the world has many dishonest and self-deceiving mystics. So he decided to explore.William, having studied medical anthropology at Harvard University, had met and worked with some of the greatest spiritual leaders on the planet. He was excited to explore Dr. Sha and his healing practices. William spent weeks with Dr. Sha watching him at work, talking to his students, and observing his healings. He interviewed him at length, asking for specifics and addressing difficult questions. He delved into the science behind Dr. Sha's work and explored the underlying concepts beneath these "miracle" healings.What William learned amazed him and opened his mind to possibilities he never expected.Dr. Zhi Gang Sha is a medical doctor trained in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, as well as ancient Chinese sacred energy and spiritual healing. Over the last decade, he has healed hundreds of thousands of individuals with thousands documented and available for viewing on YouTube. How does he do it? Is it the placebo effect or something much more profound?Dr. and Master Sha: Miracle Soul Healer documents the remarkable journey of a world renowned spiritual teacher and master healer who has not only demonstrated the ability to heal but also to teach people to heal themselves.Written for skeptics as well as believers, Dr. and Master Sha: Miracle Soul Healer explores the results and methodology of Dr. Sha's unique life journey and his stated life mission to serve humanity and the Divine and create a healthier and happier world.This book explores the ultimate mystery of how faith, science, and healing can change your life.
Popular physician and personality Art Hister's practical, humorous guide to reaching a ripe old age in the best of health.Dr. Art Hister is well known for his authoritative, common- sense, and very funny books about how to stay healthy. Following on the heels of the highly successful Midlife Man, this book presents Hister's advice for avoiding disease and living well, now and into the golden years.Taking a straightforward approach, Dr. Hister tells you how to eat, drink, exercise, sleep, and not smoke your way to good health and long life. He also leads you through the maze of conflicting information about diet, weighs the pros and cons of alcohol, and discusses various exercise programs and stop-smoking techniques. In addition, Dr. Hister looks at non-traditional therapies such as acupuncture, naturopathy, reflexology, and herbal therapies, and gives advice about when to see your doctor. Authoritative, up-to-date, and written in Dr. Hister's trademark humorous style, Dr. Art Hister's Guide to Living a Long and Healthy Life contains a plethora of practical, down-to-earth information for anyone who cares about his or her health.
Dr. Art introduces the planet Earth and explains its matter cycles, energy flows, and life webs, while encouraging us to think globally and act locally.
Great taste in no time -- the Atkins way! Since its original publication, Dr. Atkins' Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook has sold more than one million copies. Based on the bestselling Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, the recipes in this completely revised edition will let you eat the most up-to-date Atkins way, whether you're just beginning to slim down or want to maintain your goal weight and enhance your health and well-being. The new edition will make it easier than ever to follow the controlled carbohydrate lifestyle pioneered by Dr. Atkins. Highlights include: 50 entirely new recipes recipes for breakfast updated favorites new nutritional data, including Net Carbs Designed for healthy eating and simple preparation, the controlled carb recipes in this must-have new edition of a perennially favorite cookbook will help you every day to produce delectable meals that will be the key to a whole new you.
THE HEALING POWER OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Long a champion of complementary medicine and nutritional therapy, Dr. Robert Atkins, author of the #1 best-seller Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, presents the scientific basis for the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and hormones in the treatment and prevention of many of the chronic illnesses that plague us today. These vita-nutrients harness the body's ability to heal itself, rather than resorting to conventional drugs and invasive procedures, and address the true causes of disease instead of temporarily alleviating symptoms, promoting longer-lasting and more effective healing. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Atkins shares vital information on more than 120 supplements, including: The specific restorative powers of each nutrient How to determine the optimal dosage schedule How to obtain supplements that are new to the market or are available only in limited supply The formula for a basic foundation of vita-nutrients that almost everyone needs every day Best of all, Dr. Atkins shows you how to create a personalized program to help improve or regain your health by using combinations of nutritional supplements specifically designed to help cure or prevent more than fifty common medical conditions, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or infections. Backed by cutting-edge scientific research, his recommendations are both safe and effective.
Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know about Sharks, Rip Currents, and More Before Going in the Waterby Stephen P. Leatherman
Here, from the nation's most renowned beach expert, is the first complete guide to beach safety. Stephen P. Leatherman (a. k. a. Dr. Beach) introduces the gamut of beach hazards - from sharks to rip currents to jellyfish - revealing which dangers should be of greatest concern and how best to minimize their risks. His scientifically sound advice, interspersed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, makes this book a perfect reference for the millions of travelers and vacationers who visit the ocean shore every year. --BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved