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Michael Graham, a humorist and political commentator, recounts the presidency of Bill Clinton.
Douglas Rushkoff's latest salvo on complacent media culture, set in 2008, features Jamie Cohen, a young hacker who, like the biblical Joseph, suffers betrayal and then penance (via the talk-show circuit) before joining forces with a venture capitalist determined to turn everyone into mindless consumers. Meanwhile, Jamie's former pals have developed a way to kill the Web's - and the stock market's - profit-making capacities. A dazzling satire of 1990s dot-com mania, this McLuhanesque cultural critique establishes a new publishing precedent: it is the first "open-source" ebook, annotated by online readers. This first print edition includes the best of their footnotes chosen by the author.
With her characteristic sense of humor and style, RoAne offers veteran advice on everything you need to know to make valuable business connections in and outside the workplace. Through proven strategies and simple steps, RoAne shows how anyone can: *learn to identify and utilize a pre-existing network of contacts *avoid becoming a "nudge" networker *acquire valuable referrals *get the "dos" and "don'ts" of networking both on-and offline *pick up advice on how to work trade shows and conferences *create connections that result in lifelong friendships *receive the low-down on gender differences in networking; and much more. RoAne even offers a Yiddish glossary so readers can distinguish the mavens from the kvetchers. Whether you're a novice or an experienced networker looking to further unlock the savvy person within, RoAne shows you how to build a safety net of support, information and relationships.
In a near future United States where the subliminal power of television has been boosted to irresistible levels, Dodd Corely is a man increasingly at odds with the world. His live-in girlfriend, Sheila, is addicted to the popular Travels television station, which features 24-hour-a-day viewing of a hypnotically seductive sphere bouncing on an endless, surreal journey through a variety of unspoiled natural environments. His friend and fellow veteran of the South American War, Danny Marauder, has joined the Anarchists, a disreputable group dedicated to the overthrow of the established order. His best friend, Toby, is so busy watching the Travels station's #1 rival, Jesus TV--which has just announced the greatest live special in television history: the Second Coming of Jesus Christ--that he fails to notice his own daughter is pregnant . . . a crime punishable by sterilization in this overpopulated society. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
A life-changing debut novel, Turtle Island Dreaming is the inspirational story of a woman's journey across a magical island of self-discovery.
Sheeny lives in a world scoured clean by the glass wind that comes roaring out of the empty space where a mountain used to be. A wind whose gusts can strip flesh from bone and whose breezes leave a dust of glass so fine it accumulates in the lungs with every sip of air. Delpha lives in an otherwhere, an otherwhen in which no glass wind blows. Her world is poised on the precipice of its reality, needing only the faintest push to fall. And if that should happen, there will be no picking up the pieces. Two women, two worlds, rush toward a shattering collision. Unless . . .
A guide to finding joy and relaxation through the practice of taking a daily walk.
It's 1903. Harry Houdini, the great escape artist, seeks the help of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, to discredit Maximillian Cairo; an infamous occultist and the most debauched man in London. But the two men get more than they bargained for when they interrupt a magic ritual. That night, they set something loose; something no one can face and stay sane. Something that runs amok; spreading death and madness throughout an unsuspecting Edwardian London. Both men are tortured by self-doubt for the first time in their lives. Have their logical minds been tainted by this brush with frenzy? Their sole hope to understand what is happening to them lies with the only witness to the first murder. But the man refuses to reveal what he?s seen; even to save his life. All Houdini's talents and all Conan Doyle's powers of deduction combined may not be enough to save them from what they have unleashed on the world.