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Sharon Osbourne's life has always been an extreme rollercoaster ride. And despite her best efforts, the last few years have been the most dramatic and turbulent of all. In her gripping new autobiography Sharon reveals the truth behind the headlines. There have been times of huge joy and pleasure - becoming a grandmother for the first time and seeing both Jack and Kelly come through testing times to find happiness and contentment at last. But there has also been a lot of heartache. Sharon describes the shocking and unexpected battle to save her thirty-year marriage to Ozzy - and the devastating betrayal that lay behind their separation. She also lived through every mother's worst nightmare when Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - and writes movingly of her hopes and fears for her beloved son. A tough but fair judge on the X Factor, Sharon is just as hard on herself. She is honest about the mistakes she has made - from misguided plastic surgery to her battles with her weight and body image. Filled with laughter, tears and hard-won wisdom, Unbreakable is as funny, frank and fearless as Sharon herself.
Jenni Rivera was a talented and beloved Mexican American singer in the male-dominated banda and norteño music scene who died in a tragic plane crash in December 2012. She had been working on her memoir, Unbreakable, for several years. Jenni Rivera was a mother of five, grandmother of two, singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, star of her own reality show, and entrepreneur. Hers was a life of trauma, tragedy, personal battles, perseverance, and extreme success. She became the most successful Spanish-language singer in the United States and had sold more than 15 million records worldwide. She had signed to star in an ABC television sitcom just before her death. Constantly in the media, Jenni's personal matters were at the center of many news stories that exposed her less-than-perfect-life; Jenni made it her mission to speak openly about her issues, building intimacy and trust with her fans. Consequently, she became a figure of strength and resilience and served as a source of encouragement to women of all ages. In Unbreakable, the late singer's only authorized autobiography, Jenni takes the reader back to the crucial times in her life, revealing the difficulties and struggles she has never discussed publicly. She writes candidly about her experiences with domestic and sexual abuse, divorce and body image issues, making her way in a male-dominated industry, and raising five children as a single mother. As she tells her inspirational story of hardship and triumph, it becomes clear that Jenni will always be the "Rivera rebel from Long Beach," the girl who never lost her sense of humor, her positivity, or her fighting spirit. "I can't get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other and ugly things happen to me like any other woman. The number of times I have fallen down is the number of times I have gotten up." --Jenni Rivera
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones comes the fourth and final part in the sexy, suspenseful The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series--finally revealing the long-awaited wedding between Amy and Liam. But with the explosive secret they're hiding, will their enemies ever let them live happily ever after?For six long years I lived on the run, in fear and devastated by loss. That began to change the day I met Liam Stone, who is so much more than his money and power, and even the protection he has offered me. He is passion. He is friendship. He is love and happiness, and the man who made my enemies his own. And now with his help, the secret that drove me into hiding is buried, our enemies contained. Liam and I can finally start our life and put this behind us. The nightmare is over. Unless...it's not.
One thing, a cupboard, was the only thing in Tracy Elliott's life that didn't get shattered. As a stripper, Elliot lived hard and suffered the consequences. In Unbroken, she tells the deeply impacting story of how her life was put back together by the power and redemption of God.
Welcome back to New Orleans. Where the streets swirl with jazz and beauty. Where the houses breathe with ghosts. A year ago, Rebecca Brown escaped death in a New Orleans cemetery. Now she has returned to this haunting city. She is looking forward to seeing Anton Grey, the boy who may or may not have her heart. But she also meets a ghost: a troubled boy who insists only she can help him. Soon Rebecca finds herself embroiled in another murder mystery from more than a century ago. But as she tries to right wrongs, she finds more questions than answers: Is she putting her friends, and herself, in danger? Can she trust this new ghost? And has she stumbled into something much bigger and more serious than she understands?
Strange but True Bible Facts Did you know: that King David swore like a sailor? that the Book of Ecclesiastes encourages drinking, especially beer? that mandrakes were the biblical equivalent of Viagra®? that the law of Moses prescribes bikini waxing? that Joseph's "coat of many colors" might have actually been a dress? that Eve might have been created, not from Adam's rib, but from something a little lower down? Discover all this, and more, in The Uncensored Bible.
The official novel of Naughty Dog's award-winning videogame franchise! In the ancient world there was a myth about a king, a treasure, and a hellish labyrinth. Now the doors to that hell are open once again. Nathan Drake, treasure hunter and risk taker, has been called to New York City by the man who taught him everything about the "antiquities acquisition business." Victor Sullivan needs Drake's help. Sully's old friend, a world-famous archaeologist, has just been found murdered in Manhattan. Dodging assassins, Drake, Sully, and the dead man's daughter, Jada Hzujak, race from New York to underground excavations in Egypt and Greece. Their goal: to unravel an ancient myth of alchemy, look for three long-lost labyrinths, and find the astonishing discovery that got Jada's father killed. It appears that a fourth labyrinth was built in another land and another culture--and within it lies a key to unmatched wealth and power. An army of terrifying lost warriors guards this underground maze. So does a monster. And what lies beyond--if Drake can live long enough to reach it--is both a treasure and a poison, a paradise and a hell. Welcome to The Fourth Labyrinth.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Being an investor is a journey, not a destination. The path that journey will take will largely stem from you. This journey isnt to a fixed place, marked on a map. Its ever-changing, reflecting the dynamic of the market process, and the inevitable economic chaos of todays hyper-managed economy. Fortunately, there are some ideas and principles you can apply to throw the returns of the average investor far ahead of the curve. In short, theyre the things that prepare you for those unpredictable opportunities that present themselves. Uncharted shows how a commitment to responsible investment analysis can help grow your wealth and prepare against the chaotic world we live in. Put those principles to work in your portfolio. Perhaps the most important thing thats needed today is a cool head amidst the chaos of todays market. Its especially critical to stay nimble, and ready to move when governments change their whims without a moments notice. Stay safe, stay nimble, stay rational, and stay solvent.
Thirty years after the Church Committee unearthed COINTELPRO and other instances of illicit executive behavior on the domestic and international fronts, the Bush administration has elevated the flaws identified by the committee into first principles of government.Through a constellation of non-public laws and opaque, unaccountable institutions, the current administration has created a "secret presidency" run by classified presidential decisions and orders about national security. A hyperactive Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice is intent on eliminating checks on presidential power and testing that power's limits. Decisions are routinely executed at senior levels within the civilian administration without input from Congress or the federal courts, let alone our international allies. Secret NSA spying at home is the most recent of these. Harsh treatment of detainees, "extraordinary renditions," secret foreign prisons, and the newly minted enemy combatant designation have also undermined our values. The resulting policies have harmed counterterrorism efforts and produced few tangible results.With a partisan Congress predictably reluctant to censure a politically aligned president, it is all the more important for citizens themselves to demand disclosure, oversight, and restraint of sweeping claims of executive power. This book is the first step.
Even with her father as principal, Asa Andersen is certain that sixth grade will be perfect, until a new boy in school starts making fun of her name and the baby her mother is expecting is born prematurely.
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods touches readers' hearts with this all-time favorite winter tale of love and family...Once Sharon Adams had her future all planned--only to see it snatched away in a heartbeat, leaving her dreams in the dust. And then a fateful snowy night found two strangers at her door. The first was Cord Branson, an intriguing and irresistible stranger. And the second was a baby, the one she'd always dreamed, and long despaired, of finding...Loner cowboy Cord couldn't say exactly what had brought him to Sharon's door; he knew only that he had to go inside. And when he saw the lovely woman with that beautiful baby in her arms, for one wild and improbable second he imagined she was his. The baby theirs. And he knew that, whatever it took, somehow he had to make it happen...
The only thing that's more eager to please you than your dog...is this Bathroom Reader about dogs! It's a very good book! Oh, yes it is! Good book! So cuddle up with your canine companion and lap up...Movie muttsDoggie heroesThe scoop on poopDecoding your dog's behaviorFamous folks and their faithful FidosHow to train your puppy to be a TV starBackstage hijinks at the Westminster Dog ShowThe world's largest, fastest, smartest, and oldest dogsThe stories of Marmaduke, Snoopy, Odie, and much, much more!
Whether you're a history buff, or you just like reading great stories, you'll see the past in a whole new light after reading Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into History. Uncle John uncovers the truth behind some of history's most persistent myths, flushes out information you were never taught in school, and gives history fans something they can really digest. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers' Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.Where else could you learn about the 10 most forgotten people in history, mistakes that led to great discoveries, and how a fish had a hand (er, fin) in beating Napoleon? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about...The short history of underwearOdd deaths of famous figuresAbe Lincoln, fashion iconThe real Lady GodivaRoyal inbreeds and promiscuous popesThe true story of BraveheartAnd much more!
"My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, baloney, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and mayonnaise on toasted bread with catsup on the side." -Hubert H. Humphrey (former Senator from Minnesota) Humphrey's sandwich doesn't include any of the top 5 food gifts from Minnesota-wild rice, potato lefse, lutefisk, maple sugar and syrup, or bison jerky-but it provides a glimpse into Minnesotans' unique character. And favorite son Garrison Keilor isn't the only Minnesotan with a sense of humor; St. Urho Day, created as a joke by a couple of Minnesotan Finns, is today recognized in all 50 states. And whereas all states have official flowers and birds, Minnesota has a state beverage (milk) and muffin (blueberry). Sounds like a good place for breakfast.Its people are just one interesting facet of a state where travelers can find such fascinating curiosities as the SPAM Museum or the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices. And Uncle John cannot help but be enamored of a state with a town competing with cities in Illinois and New York to lay claim to the world's only two-story outhouse.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is plunging into another superb state. This time around, it's New Jersey, the Garden State, long proud of its traditions, its history, and its accent. From Jersey tomatoes and blueberries, the Tigers of Princeton and the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers, the songs of the Boss and the Chairman of the Board, the Garden State has long provided a treasure trove of exceptional sons and daughters, legends and folklore, amazing facts and figures-not to mention a wealth of jokes. Whether going "down the shore," getting lost in the Pine Barrens, dining on great cuisine in Newark's Ironbound district, or driving down the Turnpike, traveling around New Jersey captures the imagination. Interesting and entertaining articles cover tons of little-known facts like:* Known as the "Pathway of the Revolution," New Jersey was the site of over 100 battles during the War for Independence.* Mud from a secret South Jersey riverbank rubs the sheen off of every new baseball used in the Major League.* A gas station in Englewood sports a plaque saying "It All Started Right Here." What started there? Frank Sinatra's career. The station sits on the site of the Rustic Cabin where he worked as a singing waiter.
Oops, they did it again. Whether it's Tom Cruise going berserk on Oprah's couch, Taylor Swift ending a relationship just so she can write a song, or Jennifer Lawrence falling at the Oscars--twice, when celebrities get involved, goofs are bound to happen. And those goofs take center stage in Showbiz Blunders, which includes several BRI classics along with some all-new hijinks from today's (and yesterday's) dimmest stars. So get ready to feel superior to folks who make way too much money as you read about. . . -Kooky stars: Shia LaBeouf apologizes for plagiarism via plagiarized statements and Tara Reid ponders where whale sharks come from -How to get fired from your own TV show -Hollywood's biggest bombs: Jack and JillFrom Justin to Kelly, Battlefield Earth, and more -John Wayne as Genghis Kahn, possibly the most questionable casting decision ever -The day Johnny Cash accidentally burned down a forest -The fake reality of reality television -How the movie The Beach destroyed the beach it was filmed on -Eye-rolling movie bloopers--like digital watches in the Edwardian era -And the award goes to. . . oops! And much, much more!
As the birthplace of baseball, the Boss, and Bubble Wrap, New Jersey has got it all, and Uncle John's Plunges into New Jersey covers it all . . . in brilliant Technicolor! This cool compendium is full of electrifying trivia and fascinating facts about the Garden State, and this edition is jam-packed with photographs and illustrations too! What kind of information is in these pages, you ask? Read all about what to eat at a diner (breakfast anytime, obviously), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Shuffle, the parts of Ellis Island that aren't in New York, Jersey Boys, Jersey Girls, and the Jersey Devil, and much more! It's the perfect gift for all New Jerseyans -- whether they were lucky enough to be born in the Garden State or just always wished to be.
It's wacky and fun! It's illustrated and easy to read! It's a whole new twist on learning! And it's FOR (curious) KIDS ONLY-boys, girls, kids who like to read, kids who don't...even grown-up kids. Go ahead, be curious! Inside Uncle John's Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader you'll find 288 pages packed with strange science, weird news, obscure history, odd sports, and the interesting origins of everyday things. Special to this edition: amazing animal quack-ups, history's biggest quacks, ducky weather, fine feathered friends, quacky fashion, and things that are "Just Ducky" (which could mean really good or...soaking wet). And that's not all!The newest fact-packed reader in the Uncle John's FOR KIDS ONLY series features such topics as...-Thorrablot! An Icelandic holiday with all the rotten shark you can eat!-Banned from Toy Stores: the Atomic Energy Lab science kit-Gag-inducing Stuff Found in Fast Foods-The World's Stupidest Apps-Moonbows, Snowballs, and Fire from the Sky!Plus...riddles and jokes, quotes and quizzes, experiments and recipes, brainteasers and much, much more!Uncle John's Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader includes story lengths to fit any attention span, and they're all fun, informative, and educational.
Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful novellas collected here concerns an aspect of the lives of black people in the post-slavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression. Originally published in 1938, Uncle Tom's Children was the first book from Richard Wright, who would continue on to worldwide fame as the author of numerous works, most notably the acclaimed novel Native Son and his autobiography, Black Boy.
Uncommon Fathers is a compelling collection of essays by fathers who were asked to reflect and write about the life-altering experience of having a child with a disability. Nineteen fathers have taken an introspective and honest look at this deeply emotional subject, offering a seldom-heard perspective on raising children with special needs. (from the publisher)
Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A father's exhilarating and inspiring love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome, whose vibrant and infectious approach can teach us all how to live a little better"Jillian was born October 17, 1989. It was the last bad day."Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day her parents, Paul and Kerry, brought her home from the hospital, they were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also with overwhelming love, which they channeled to "the job of building the better Jillian." They knew their daughter had special needs, but they refused to have her grow up needy. They were resolved that Jillian's potential would not be limited by preconceptions of who she was or what she could be.In this charming and often heart-stirring book, Paul tells stories about Jillian making her way through the world of her backyard and neighborhood, going to school in a "normal" classroom, learning to play soccer and ride a bike. As she grows older, he traces her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, including vignettes about her inspiring triumphs and the guardian angels--teachers, neighbors, friends--who believed in Jillian and helped her become the exceptional young woman she is today.In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Being with Jillian, Paul discovered the importance of every moment and the power of the human spirit--how we are each put here to benefit the other. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. As Paul writes, "Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions," a model of grace, happiness, and infectious enthusiasm. She embraces all that she is, all that she has--"I love my life. I just love my life," she says. In her uncomplicated life, we see the possibility, the hope, and the beauty of our own.
A breathless novel of sensual daring and fiery adventure, UNCONQUERED introduces the brilliant outspoken Miranda, who would give up nothing for a man, and whose spirited ways and breathtaking sensuality would sweep her into perilous escapades of brutality and erotic discovery...From the Paperback edition.
Zombie Double BillGeorge A. Romero's classic 1968 film Night of the Living Dead launched a new era of gut-munching mayhem relentelessly terrorizing the hearts of moviegoers and launching the zombie movie phenomenon. Screenwriter John A. Russo turned the flesh-eating frenzy into two horrific blood-drenched novelsNight Of The Living DeadA cemetery in rural Pennsylvania. A brother and sister putting flowers on their father's grave. A strange figure shambling toward them-eyes dead and teeth gnashing. So begins a night of endless terror that would live on in infamy. Seven strangers locked inside a small farmhouse fight off an army of walking corpses. Who will survive? And who will have their flesh devoured. . . 'Return Of The Living Dead Not long after the first zombie outbreak a bus crashes in a small American town. Local churchgoers rush to the scene to save the living-and destroy the dead. But they're too late. A terrifying new plague of undead has been unleashed. A new horde of victims has been infected. And this time they are ravenous. . . Two great gruesome zombie thrillers in one volum John Russo wants everyone to know he's a really nice guy even though he loves to scare people. He started it by co-scripting the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead one of the greatest fright flicks of all time ranked #18 on the Internet Movie Database's top 100 Scariest Movies. (In a fine example of showmanship and multi-tasking Russo also played a zombie in the film. ) He also wrote the screenplays and/or stories for Midnight Santa Claws The Majorettes Return of the Living Dead Bloodsisters and Inhuman. Mr. Russo has authored fifteen terror-suspense novels including Living Things The Awakening Voodoo Dawn and Inhuman. His nonfiction books Scare Tactics and Making Movies are considered bibles of independent filmmaking by film students and horror fans. Those who are not faint of heart will enjoy digging into this presentation of Night of the Living Dead and the original stark-and-dark version of Return of the Living Dead. Look for John Russo's upcoming cinematic shockfest Escape of the Living Dead which is now in preproduction for a 2011 release. Mr. Russo resides in a suburb of Pittsburgh PA. To his knowledge none of his neighbors are zombies though "there is that one guy around the corner who is rumored to have devoured the mailman a few years ago. " "Truly harrowing. "-Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times