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Michelle thought she had lost everything at 17. Her father, a Hollywood legend, had summoned her to his Montana ranch. When he had learned of his daughter's affair with a hired hand, he had fired him and destroyed his family. Michelle, pregnant, had fled to Seattle. Years have passed. Her son is lost to her. Her father needs her.
Drawing on the writings of the great philosophers, You Kant Make it Up sends the reader on thrilling, non-stop tour of their most outrageous and counter-intuitive conclusions. Augustine said that babies deserve to go to hell. Berkeley asserted that matter doesn't exist. Bentham would have argued that Dan Brown is better than Shakespeare. All these statements stem from philosophy's greatest minds. What were they thinking? Overflowing with compelling arguments for the downright strange - many of which are hugely influential today - popular philosopher Gary Hayden shows that just because something is odd, doesn't mean that someone hasn't argued for it. Spanning ethics, logic, politics, sex and religion, this unconventional introduction to philosophy will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, infuriate, entertain and amuse you. Gary Hayden is a journalist and popular philosopher. He has a master's degree in philosophy and has written for The Times Educational Supplement. He is the author of This Book Does Not Exist: Adventures in the Paradoxical.
There is an army of women waiting for their men to return in Fort Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories, Siobhan Fallon takes readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the marriages and families - intimate places not seen in newspaper articles or politicians' speeches. When you leave Fort Hood, the sign above the gate warns, You've Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming. It is eerily prescient.
In You Know You Love Me, the sequel to Gossip Girl, it's brunette vixen Blair Waldorf's seventeenth birthday, and she knows exactly what she wants--Nate, her studly troubles boyfriend of three years. But Blair's been too busy filling out Ivy League college applications to notice that Nate has found himself another playmate.
Did you know that one hundred million Americans game over three billion hours a week? One in three British males would rather play video games than have sex with their partner. Gaming isn't just a pastime anymore, but an actual epidemic! So whether you're the one gaming or are a parent to/dating a gamer, like it or not we're all in the gaming world. Packed with trivia questions, hilarious illustrations, and hard-to-believe fun facts, You Know You're a Video Game Addict If . . . is a hysterical guide to one of America's most widespread addictions.
You Live Once, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Clint Sewell knows there probably isn't a woman within fifty miles who would shed a tear if Mary Olan turned up dead--because there isn't a husband around who hasn't spent a night or two in Mary's bed. The latest occupant is Clint's boss. Joe's a nice guy, sure, but he's not above deceiving his wife . . . not above spreading rumors to cover up his sins . . . and maybe not above letting someone else take the fall when the unscrupulous Mary is found lifeless--with Clint Sewell's belt around her lovely neck. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald "The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."--Stephen King "My favorite novelist of all time."--Dean Koontz "To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut "A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."--Mary Higgins Clark
Read Katharine Brooks's posts on the Penguin Blog. As revolutionary as What Color Is Your Parachute?, this career guide for a new generation of job- seekers, from one of America's top college career counselors With the job market in flux, young people face The Question: what are you going to do with that major? In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks provides a road map for twenty-somethings, replacing obsolete thinking that "major = career," and instead using positive psychology, mapping techniques, and experimental wanderings to help job seekers reframe their skills. Brooks provides effective strategies to help readers mine their academic and life experiences for new insights into landing jobs with the best employers, and finding alternatives when the situation calls for a Plan B. You Majored in What? offers a practical and proven approach to reframing experiences, discovering overlooked opportunities, and finding a true calling, regardless of your undergraduate major or the state of the job market.
The legendary actor and bestselling author of Pieces of My Heart offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood's golden age For millions of movie lovers, no era in the history of Hollywood is more beloved than the period from the 1930s through the 1950s, the golden age of the studio system. Not only did it produce many of the greatest films of the American cinema, but it was then that Hollywood itself became firmly established as the nation's ultimate symbol of glamour and style, its stars almost godlike figures whose dazzling lives were chronicled in countless features in magzazines like Photoplay and Modern Screen. While these features were a standard part of the work of studio publicity departments, they told eager readers little about what life was really like for these celebrities once they stepped out of the public eye. No one is better qualified to tell that story than Robert Wagner, whose own career has spanned more than five decades and whose New York Times bestseller, Pieces of My Heart, was one of the most successful Hollywood memoirs in recent years. You Must Remember This is Wagner's intimate ode to a bygone time, one of magnificent homes, luxurious hotels, opulent night-clubs and restaurants, and unforgettable parties that were all part of the Hollywood social scene at its peak. From a dinner party at Clifton Webb's at which Judy Garland sang Gershwin at the piano to golf games with Fred Astaire, from Jimmy Cagney's humble farmhouse in Coldwater Canyon to the magnificent beach mansion built by William Randolph Hearst for Marion Davies, from famous restaurants like the Brown Derby and Romanoff's to nightspots like the Trocadero and the Mocambo, Wagner shares his affectionate memories and anec¬dotes about the places and personalities that have all become part of Hollywood legend. As poignant as it is revealing, You Must Remember This is Wagner's account of Hollywood as he saw it, far from the lights and cameras and gossip columns--and a tender farewell to the people of a mythical place long since transformed, and to a golden age long since passed.
As a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever...How did Mayor Olivia Stuart really die? And how is Martin Smith connected to her death?The night of the storm, a stranger walked into Grand Springs's hospital. "Martin Smith" can't remember his name or where he was going when he lost control of his car and crashed.Months later he's still searching for his identity. His intuition tells him the mayor's murder holds the key, and he's determined to stay in Grand Springs until he finds the truth.Computer guru Juliet Crandall is the perfect person to help. She has the know-how and computer access to research the past of anyone in town. Helping the gorgeous and intriguing Martin is a breath of fresh air in her solitary life. But who is he really? Martin's scars hint at a violent past-could he be dangerous?Find out in the dramatic conclusion of the 36 Hours series.
I WAS NEVER THE TYPE FOR WILD, IMPOSSIBLE CRUSHES. Sensible Kate, that's me. There's only one guy I've ever been passionate about: Brick Preston, the hero of my favorite soap. And it was pretty one sided, as mad passions go. Until Brick (known as Thad Marshall in real life) enrolled at North High--and asked me for a date. I just knew we were destined to embark on a lifetime of ecstasy. The only problem was, I was madly in love with a character on TV, who cast women aside like used tissues. If Thad Marshall was anything like Brick Preston, how would I ever hold on to him? And if he wasn't, would I want to?
In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season-- different-- firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still "scratchin' their heads over Sandy," who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day. Accompanied by sidebars filled with statistics, here's a book sure to delight budding baseball fans.
The #1 bestseller that gives YOU complete control over your body and your healthWith new health studies and advice bombarding us every day, few people know much about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout the miraculous system that is the human anatomy.YOU: The Owner's Manual challenges preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, and takes you on a fascinating grand tour of all your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and numbers-remembering systems and organs--including the heart, brain, lungs, immune system, bones, and sensory organs.In this updated and expanded edition, America's favorite doctors, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, discuss how YOU actually have control over your genes. Discover how diseases start and how they affect your body--as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life.There are also 100 questions asked by you, and answered by the experts. For instance, do you know which of the following statements are true? As you increase the amount you exercise, the rewards you gain from it increase as well. If you're not a smoker, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your lungs. Your immune system always knows the difference between your own cells and enemy invaders. The biggest threat to your arteries is cholesterol. Memory loss is a natural, inevitable part of aging. Stress is the greatest ager, and controlling it changes which of your genes is on.Did you answer "true" for any of the above? Then take a look inside. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, YOU: The Owner's Manual debunks myths and gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing How-To plan--as well as great-tasting and calorie-saving recipes--that can help you live a healthier, younger, and better life.Be the best expert on your body
A few years ago, we wrote YOU: The Owner's Manual, which taught people about the inner workings of their bodies--and how to keep them running strong. But you know what? There's a big difference between an adult's body and your body, between adults' health mysteries and your health mysteries, between their questions and your questions. So, teens, this book is for YOU. We'll talk to you about the biological changes that are happening in your brain and your body. We'll show you how to get more energy, improve your grades, protect your skin, salvage more sleep, get fit, eat well, maximize your relationships, make decisions about sex, and so much more. In fact, in these pages, we answer hundreds of your most pressing health-related questions. And you know what else? We are going to treat you like adults in one very important way: We're not going to preach. We're going to give you straight-up information that you can use to make smart choices about how to live the good life--and enjoy every second of it. Starting right now.
My prior career as a courier began and ended when I traveled to Paris to deliver a six-hundred-year-old golden dragon statue and learned I was a Guardian. That's a Keeper of the Gates to Hell to you mere mortals. This I found out from Drake Vireo, a scrumptiously sexy (in human form at least) real-life dragon. Then he stole my artifact out from under my nose--and from under the dead body of the person I was supposed to deliver it to. After tracking Drake down to a local bar, I discovered I'm also a wyvern's mate. And wouldn't you know Drake is a wyvern? He couldn't be just some underling--he had to be head dragon. But the fact that he's the prime suspect behind the murders in Paris's immortal underworld--murders I must solve in order to clear my suddenly soiled name--means it will take some convincing to get me to partake of the sensual pleasure he offers. Just because I'm naive doesn't mean I'm easy. Other than being a murder suspect, conjuring up a demon in the form of a shaggy Newfoundland, and fending off the advances of a horny dragon, I'm having a wonderful time in Paris. Wish you were here.
Freekin just wants to fit in and have a normal life. The good news is that he's in love with class beauty queen, Lilly. The bad news? He's dead. Not that Freekin's going to let a little thing like mortality get in his way. As a matter of fact, he's going to gather up his courage and ask Lilly out. Now if he can only stop his ears from falling off whenever she's around (it's the decay talking), then maybe he'll be able to hear when she answers him.
What do you do when you have to give up the person you love most? Thirty-five-year-old Miranda is not an impulsive person. She's been at Domestic Goddess magazine for eight years, she has great friends, and she's finally moving on after a breakup. Having a baby isn't even on her radar--until the day she discovers an abandoned newborn on the platform of a Brooklyn subway station. Rushing the little girl to the closest police station, Miranda hopes and prays she'll be all right and that a loving family will step forward to take her. Yet Miranda can't seem to get the baby off her mind and keeps coming up with excuses to go check on her, until finally a family court judge asks whether she'd like to be the baby's foster parent--maybe even adopt her. To her own surprise, Miranda jumps at the chance. But nothing could have prepared her for the ecstasy of new-mother love--or the heartbreak she faces when the baby's father surfaces.... CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED
A pioneer in gluten-free cooking, Roben Ryberg has worked with gluten-free flours for over 15 years. Now, in You Won't Believe It's Gluten-Free!, she vastly simplifies the challenges of this special diet--while perfecting the flavor of everyone's favorite foods. Completely comprehensive, You Won't Believe It's Gluten-Free! offers 500 recipes for all kinds of breads and baked goods, plus easy appetizers, soups, entrees, and salads to win over any crowd. It also features desserts for special occasions--even wedding cakes! Unlike the standard use of three or more flour blends, these recipes often call for just one flour, and many recipes include corn, potato, rice, and oat flour variations. This is an essential cooking bible for anyone with celiac disease, wheat allergy, IBS, or other gluten sensitivities.
Ten score years ago, a remarkable boy was born into a remarkable country. Young Abe Lincoln tells the story of that boy, who went on to play an historic role in the shaping of his country. Written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness, this classic picture biography is now being reissued with a bold new paperback cover to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. With vibrant artwork and carefully crafted text, Young Abe Lincoln is an appealing, insightful biography of Lincoln's early life. With fun illustrations and a chatty narrative style, Cheryl Harness brings to life the experiences that sparked Abe to seek public office, and vividly captures the spirit of the times.
Cam and her best friend Eric take a trip to the library to check out some books. But instead of finding a new favorite story, they find a mystery to solve. Will Cam's photographic memory come to the rescue once again? The Cam Jansen Adventure series has been a favorite with older readers for years, and now younger readers can join in the fun. When it's time to make the transition to more difficult books, Cam Jansen will be waiting.
When a cat appears in their classroom one rainy day, Cam and her friend Eric figure out where it came from.
Cam's photographic memory helps a scatterbrained substitute teacher, especially when he discovers that he has misplaced his coat.
It's field trip day in Cam and Eric's class. Only where is Eric's permission slip? He had it on the bus, but now it's gone! Did someone take it? Did it blow away? After a few red herrings, Cam's click-click memory kicks in just in time for Eric to join the class on their field trip to the zoo. Perfect for new readers, these Young Cam Jansen Easy-to-Read mysteries feature easy-to-follow storylines, brief sentences, and visual clues within the illustrations, and will introduce readers to feisty Cam, whose adventures can be followed in the Cam Jansen series for transitional readers.
`This timely book focuses on learning within the context of children's growing sense of self and their emotions. . . a book that should be easily available for all early years practitioners to consult' - Nursery World `Exudes a deep understanding of very young children. It fills the gap for early years practitioners in the core foundation stage area of personal, social and emotional development' - Times Educational Supplement `Considers how children's development can be assisted in ways that are responsive to their needs. It discusses how children develop confidence, independence, awareness of the needs of others and the disposition to learn. It also looks at the issues of emotional well-being, moral and spiritual developments and how children relate to the wider world. This is an essential read for those working in this area and anyone else with an interest in the current debate about early years provision' - Childright This book shows that personal and social development is essential to children's early learning. The kind of person we become colours all else that we do in life. But personal and social development must be supported by sensitive interventions from adults who understand children's needs. The author presents the theory and practice of personal and social development with young children, using everyday examples from early years settings. Drawing on her extensive experience in early years settings, Marion Dowling shows how children can be helped to develop confidence, social skills and independence, and how early years workers can contribute to this. Each chapter includes suggestions for early years practice as well as professional questions for consideration.
Follows the life of the nurse who served on the battlefields of the Civil War and later founded the American Red Cross.
America urgently needs a new direction. But who will provide it? The time has come to move the country forward with a clear agenda based on common sense for the common good. There Is A Better Way. Make no mistake: Congressmen Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy are proud Republicans. But they believe the party had lost sight of the ideals it believes in, like economic freedom, limited government, the sanctity of life, and putting families first. This isn't your grandfather's Republican party. These Young Guns of the House GOP--Cantor (the leader), Ryan (the thinker), and McCarthy (the strategist)--are ready to take their belief in the principles that have made America great and translate it into solutions that will make the future even better, solutions that will create private sector jobs, maximize individual freedom, and establish a better world for our children. This groundbreaking book is a call to action that sets forth a plan for growth, opportunity, and commitment that will propel this country to prosperity once again. Together, the Young Guns are changing the face of the Republican party and giving us a new road map back to the American dream.
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