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Exchanging comedy for community activism, Bill Cosby teams up with Dwight Allen, Eminent Professor of Education Reform at Old Dominion University, to issue a challenge to the federal government and the new captains of industry: produce one hundred billion dollars and reform, revamp, and reinvent our schools. Together, Cosby and Allen do more than discuss the problems- the crumbling buildings, flagging test scores, and failing students- they offer concrete solutions, outlining a point-by-point plan for putting dot-com dollars to work.
ESPN.com columnist describes his experiences during the spring of 2000 when he attended all the Red Sox home games.
Wynn Tynan, a young woman growing up in rural Maine, has been raised by her accomplished parents to be an artist. When Wynn's idyllic life takes a brief wrong turn -- she becomes pregnant as a teenager -- her loving but dominating mother is determined that her goals remain intact, and with reluctance, Wynn gives the baby up for adoption. At art school, she meets Patrick Foss, with his golden eyes, ragged sweaters, and single-minded devotion to his sculpture, and knows she has found the love of her life. But fate intervenes with a tragedy from her past, and Wynn's life spirals into nightmare. In an effort to make sense of her life -- both the horror and the eventual redemption -- Wynn asks herself five crucial questions. This novel, written in Wynn's voice, is her answer to them. There have been many books written about the bond between mother and daughter, but perhaps none so unusual as "Five Questions." With the compassion and insight of Wally Lamb and with a strong dose of sagacious wit, Kitty Burns Florey brings us the heartbreaking story of mother love gone wrong, of terrible loss, and of the unexpected blessing of a second chance.
Can a young lady allow her beloved sister to sacrifice herself on the marriage altar? Emily Smithfield cannot. So when her mother announces that a marriage has been arranged between Emily's older sister Lydia and Lord Wesleigh, a man the sisters have never met, Emily offers to marry the gentleman in her sister's stead. This will mean Lydia can marry the man she loves. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
From the time he was able to body slam a pillow, Michael dreamed of becoming a professional wrestler, vanquishing imaginary enemies and nagging self-doubt with every drop kick he landed. As his buddies hit the books, Michael got hit. When they left for college, he enrolled in Shane Stratford's Wrestling Academy, where cash -- and a particularly punishing "audition" -- afforded him a first look into a world part circus, part sport, and all spectacle. <P>From penny-ante matches to national notoriety, Michael rises through the ranks of professional wrestling. Hopped up on speed, pumped up on steroids, and fueled by a frustration he can't quite name, he adopts and discards identities in a bid to find the "gimmick" that will make him complete. His search will bring him in contact with people weird and wonderful: athletes and actors, crazy fans and crooked managers, the full rich range of folks who revel in the ring.<P>Combining elements of sports narrative a la "North Dallas 40, " the behind-the-scenes authenticity of "Pumping Iron, " and a flair for the bizarre that recalls John Irving, "Living the Gimmick" is a novel not soon forgotten.
Me 101: A Workbook for a Better Relationship provides the structure and format for you to openly and honestly express who you truly are to yourself and your romantic partner. Your responses to our clever quizzes and questionnaires will allow you the freedom to be who you really are in your relationship. By revealing your authentic self, your proclivities and passions, boundaries and fantasies, Me 101 will help you create a climate of fun and intimacy that you never dreamed was possible.
A collection of stories from R. E. Klein with humor and unexpected plot twists.
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