Fearless and astute, funny and tragic, this collection heralds the arrival of a unique literary talent.
Author: Justin Taylor
Publisher: Harper Collins
Justin Taylor's crystalline, spare, and oddly moving prose cuts to the quick. His characters are guided by misapprehensions that bring them to hilarious but often tragic impasses with reality: a high school boy's desire to win over a crush leads him to experiment with black magic, a fast-food employee preoccupied by Abu Ghraib becomes obsessed with a coworker, a Tetris player attempts to beat his own record while his girlfriend sleeps and the world outside their window blazes to its end. Fearless and astute, funny and tragic, this collection heralds the arrival of a unique literary talent.
screen They were three of the best days of her life. ... Everything here is so plain and simple, in contrast to Rachel's garish make-up and big hair.
Author: Luiza Sauma
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Wry, beautiful, surprising and deeply moving' Rachel Seiffert, Guardian 'Captures so excellently the low level anxiety that hums through everyday life' Daily Telegraph ____________________________________________ You wake up. You go to work. You have strategy meetings about how to use hashtags. After work you get so blackout drunk you can't remember the circumstances which have led you to waking up next to your colleague. The next day you stay in bed, scrolling through your social media feeds and wondering why everyone else seems to be achieving so much. Then you hear about Life on Nyx, a programme that offers the chance to move to another planet and start a new, meaningful way of life. But there's a caveat: if you go, you can never come back. ____________________________________________ 'An acute satire of our social media-dominated times and a haunting examination of depression and anxiety rendered in diamond sharp prose' i 'Sauma has the horrors of the workplace nailed with satirical precision' Sunday Times Culture 'Weird, wonderful and beautifully written' Daily Mail 'For fans of Black Mirror' Elle 'Millennial angst meets sci-fi' Stylist 'Uplifting, unputdownable and mordantly funny' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti
I look forward to Josie eating a few copies of this book and wish Opus were here to join her. As noted in the epilogue, the best thing to come out of my ...
Author: Paul Oyer
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Conquering the dating market—from an economist’s point of view After more than twenty years, economist Paul Oyer found himself back on the dating scene—but what a difference a few years made. Dating was now dominated by sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and OkCupid. But Oyer had a secret weapon: economics. It turns out that dating sites are no different than the markets Oyer had spent a lifetime studying. Monster.com, eBay, and other sites where individuals come together to find a match gave Oyer startling insight into the modern dating scene. The arcane language of economics—search, signaling, adverse selection, cheap talk, statistical discrimination, thick markets, and network externalities—provides a useful guide to finding a mate. Using the ideas that are central to how markets and economics and dating work, Oyer shows how you can apply these ideas to take advantage of the economics in everyday life, all around you, all the time. For all online daters—and for anyone else swimming in the vast sea of the information economy—this book uses Oyer’s own experiences, and those of millions of others, to help you navigate the key economic concepts that drive the modern age.
never ever shall it become so. What you will get here, you will not likely find in any other publication. In other words, there are things that truck ...
Author: Steve Richards
Publisher: Steve Richards
Have you ever thought about driving a big truck? Have you ever even just wondered what really goes on in the world of eighteen wheelers? Can you be a trucker? It looks interesting, but it must be complicated. How could anyone even begin to maneuver one of those huge monstrosities? Trust me, you can do this! Not only is it possible for almost anyone to successfully navigate into the world of transportation, but you will be helping out a necessary part of the economy and one that is constantly and even desperately in search of drivers. There is no unemployment for a big rig driver. Let me show you how to do it all! Everything you will ever need to know is right here in these pages including how to find some of the most incredible jobs, and many things that you are not supposed to know about. And there are MANY things you are not supposed to know about. So jump on it and learn what it takes to get paid to do what others are willing to pay for the privilege of doing. With me as your tour guide you will be able to get out & see the sights, be on a permanent vacation, & you will learn just what it takes to become happily involved as a "Professional Tourist."
... I've always argued that the explosion of zombie literature in recent years can only be a good thing. Just as there are good, bad, and ugly zombie movies ...
Author: Matt Mogk
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The most comprehensive zombie handbook ever published—with a foreword by Max Brooks! In one indispensable volume, Matt Mogk busts popular myths and answers all your raging questions about the living dead.* Q. How can I increase my chances of survival? A. One simple step is to keep away from other people. Without people there can be no zombies. Q. What is the connection between the Voodoo zombie and the flesh-eating zombie of popular culture? A. Other than a shared name, absolutely nothing. Q. Will zombies actually eat me, or will they just bite and chew? A. Research suggests the neuromuscular activity required for swallowing may be too complex for a zombie. Q. Will we see any warning signs before the dead rise? A. Unfortunately, entire populations could be infected with the zombie sickness before anyone even knows there’s a problem. Q. How come Zombie Awareness Month is in May and not October? A. Unlike witches and vampires, zombies are not otherworldly creatures. They are made of flesh and blood. Don’t forget to wear your gray ribbon. * Many more questions about zombies—including why not all of them are undead—are answered inside the book.
This is the most timeconsuming and difficult part of the manifestation process. From here on, it's quite easy. You'll have to practice until you get used to ...
Author: Adrian Calabrese
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Get everything you ever wanted in 6 easy steps! Within you lies the secret of your dreams—powerful spiritual and intuitive reserves that allow you to achieve your goals and transform your life. Learn how you can begin immediately to manifest everything you want or need with the step-by-step approach presented by Dr. Caeabrese. Hundreds of her clients and students have achieved outstanding practical results using the methods in this book, which includes interactive workbook sections. Follow the sure-fire 6-step method for drawing whatever you want into your life Use any of the 60 affirmations to help you manifest your goals Discover your hidden talents and creative abilities, and use them to give your manifesting work a final blast of energy Learn ways to ensure that your request to the universe has been transmitted Love, money, cars, homes, even good health-discover how to get whatever you desire in 6 easy steps with How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted.
That was the stuff of fanciful dreams, she chided herself. In truth, she had taken a risk by inviting him here, though not as great a risk as it may have ...
Author: Jo Goodman
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Talented and poised, actress India Parr has claimed the attention of London's most impressive gentlemen, yet prefers isolation when not on stage. Matthew Forrester, Viscount Southerton, also known as South, is hunting a traitorous murderer with the help of his three boon companions: North, East, and West--The Compass Club. When the quest leads to the popular Miss India Parr, it's up to South to determine if the extraordinary actress is the puppet or the puppeteer. But India dare not trust South with the truth, so she responds with passion and their complicated lives begin to unravel. REVIEWS: "Jo Goodman is a master storyteller." ~The Romance Dish THE COMPASS CLUB, in series order Let Me Be The One Everything I Ever Wanted All I Ever Needed Beyond A Wicked Kiss THE DENNEHY SISTERS, in series order: Only My Love My Heart's Desire Forever in My Heart Always in My Dreams Only in My Arms THE MARSHALL BROTHERS, in series order: Her Defiant Heart His Heart's Revenge THE THORNE BROTHERS TRILOGY, in series order: My Steadfast Heart My Reckless Heart With All My Heart
Is this the meeting where you break it to us that we're out, or is this the meeting ... “This could turn out to be a great thing for all of us,” I say.
Author: Jillian Lauren
A Best Memoir of 2015, “This memoir is compulsively readable and full of humor and heart.”—AdoptiveFamilies.com “A punk rock Scheherazade” (Margaret Cho) shares the zigzagging path that took her from harem member to PTA member… In her younger years, Jillian Lauren was a college dropout, a drug addict, and an international concubine in the Prince of Brunei’s harem, an experience she immortalized in in her bestselling memoir, SOME GIRLS. In her thirties, Jillian's most radical act was learning the steadying power of love when she and her rock star husband adopt an Ethiopian child with special needs. After Jillian loses a close friend to drugs, she herself is saved by her fierce, bold love for her son as she fights to make him—and herself—feel safe and at home in the world. Exploring complex ideas of identity and reinvention, Everything You Ever Wanted is a must-read for everyone, especially every mother, who has ever hoped for a second act in life.
It was a mix ' n match sort of thing as compared to Ohio State where everything was new . ... This kid is better than we ever thought he was .
Author: Thomas J. Whalen
The following summer, Russell stunned the sports world by announcing his retirement, ending his and the Celtics' celebrated reign."
The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity.
Author: Justin Taylor
Publisher: Harper Collins
The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity. In a new suite of powerful and incisive stories, Justin Taylor captures the lives of men and women unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures. A man writes his girlfriend a Dear John letter, gets in his car, and just drives. A widowed insomniac is roused from malaise when an alligator appears in her backyard. A group of college friends try to stay close after graduation, but are drawn away from—and back toward—each other by the choices they make. A boy’s friendship with a pair of identical twins undergoes a strange and tragic evolution over the course of adolescence. A promising academic and her fiancée attempt to finish their dissertations, but struggle with writer’s block, a nasty secret, and their own expert knowledge of Freud. From an East Village rooftop to a cabin in Tennessee, from the Florida suburbs to Hong Kong, Taylor covers a vast emotional and geographic landscape while ushering us into an abiding intimacy with his characters, Flings is a commanding work of fiction that captures the contemporary search for identity, connection, and a place to call home.
“Finest thing that ever there was for recycling. The best ones are over at the ... “You see everything here if you sit long enough and quiet enough.
Author: Ed Taylor
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
“The Quarry,” Rory croaked. “There’s been a massacre! They’re dead…. all DEAD!” It is high summer in the picturesque fishing village of Barlmouth and the beach and streets are thronged with tourists. Suddenly they are attacked by flocks of seagulls, acting in a structured and coordinated way. Why? Terrorism! Rork is a young seagull who discovers that local businessmen are secretly culling the birds in his colony. He finds himself thrust unwillingly into leadership of the gulls and organises a dramatic protest. Factions within the gull colony resort to more vicious methods to avenge their kinfolk and Rork struggles on two fronts to contain the inevitable escalation. Anne Rigby is a feisty young reporter for the local paper who realises that the birds have a message to convey and searches for the reason. The local population takes sides in the conflict that follows, which is followed avidly on national television. This culminates in a pitched battle between gulls and gunmen, centred on and around the elegant launching party of a superyacht belonging to a local dignitary. The conclusion is as sudden and surprising as it is unexpected. The Dirty Bombers is a humorous work of young adult fiction that will also appeal to older readers. It can be seen as an analogy for conflict between groups such as the Palestinians and Israelis, with peacemakers and hardliners on both sides, making the topic accessible to teen readers. Author Ed has been inspired by Richard Adams and John Wyndham.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hypnosis but Were Afraid to Ask Jonathan Royle. wearing expensive jewellery and in fact in every way possible I ...
Author: Jonathan Royle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
CONFESSIONS OF A HYPNOTIST by Top Television & Media Hypnotist and International Celebrity Mind Therapist Dr. Jonathan Royle – BSc is subtitled: “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Hypnosis But Were Afraid to Ask” and the title pretty much says it all. For many years now most Industry Experts have regarded “Hypnotherapy” by Dave Elman as the Handbook for Hypnotherapists and anything by Ormond McGill as must study reading for Stage Hypnotists, However at long last that has all now changed with the release of “Confessions of a Hypnotist” by Dr. Jonathan Royle - BSc This encyclopaedic course available in both Hard Back and Paper Back formats is an amazing compilation of many of Royles Ebooks including “The Professional Art of Stage Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy & Complete Mind Therapy” - “The Lazy Mans Guide To Stage Hypnotism” – “Make A Million From Hypnotherapy” – “Hypnotising Animals for Fun and Profits” – “Hypno-Tricks How To Be an Instant Hypnotist” – “Theres No Such Thing As Hypnosis” and many others! Not only have all of Royle’s previous works been compiled into one volume, but all of the information has been completely updated and extensively added to making this without doubt the most comprehensive Home Study Training Course on all areas of the Hypnotic Industry ever written or released to the general public. Indeed many of the Secrets, Ploys, Methods & techniques revealed within the pages of this course have never appeared in print or any other form of training course before, indeed they have been jealously guarded by the Most Successful hypnotists for years, but here for the first time Royle has decided to lift the lid and reveal the True Secrets of Hypnotic Success which can change your life and your clients life forever! To detail all of the mind-blowing secrets, ploys. And tried, tested and proven to work in the real world of Hypnosis & NLP techniques that this combined course contains would take hours, so here are just a few brief examples of the contents: A brief example of the Hypnotherapy, NLP & CMT Contents: • What hypnosis is about and how it works. * How the human mind works. * Rapport, observation, recognition, and leadership skills. * Principles of verbal, physical and reverse psychology. * Hypnotherapy, Advanced Hypnotherapy, Hypno-Analysis and Creative Visualisation. * Inductions for the consulting room * Standard phrases for hypnotic inductions and how to deepen the hypnotic trance. * How to identify the trance states and awaken clients. * How to deal with abreaction’s and hard to awaken subjects. * Hypnotherapy scripts for stopping smoking, weight loss, skin problems, and confidence building. * Psychotherapy and how to tackle advanced problems such as acute depression and sexual problems. * The use of hypnosis for past life regression. * Shortcuts to alternative medicine. * How to increase your hypnotherapy business and income. * How to earn money from stress management and motivational training. * The Fast Phobia Cure Treatment Known as Neuro Associative Conditioning (NAC) * The Complete Mind Therapy (CMT) session structure. Many people have gone on to become successful hypnotherapists after taking this course. Take this opportunity and you too can enter this wonderful and rewarding occupation. "Thanks for the training, which was excellent value for money and has provided me with a career for life which I enjoy immensely!" Bill Graham – www.hypnosis4u.co.uk A brief breakdown of the Stage Hypnotism Methods taught: • What hypnosis is about and how it works. * How the human mind works. * Rapport, observation, recognition, and leadership skills. * Principles of verbal, physical and reverse psychology. * Seven different suggestibility tests to use before hypnosis. * Over thirty different induction methods and techniques to hypnotize people. * How to create your own hypnotic inductions. * Standard phrases which hypnotists use. * Standard
When a thing is enormously beautiful, it hurts. ... the solution to the “problem of evil”: Why does a good and loving God allow so much earthly suffering?
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
In the style of C. S. Lewis, Kreeft provides an unexcelled look at the nature of Heaven that offers readers a refreshingly clear, theologically sound, and always fascinating glimpse of that "undiscovered country." Kreeft's engaging and informative account thoughtfully answers intriguing questions about heaven that speaks to the mind and heart.
Lord Lansdowne told me it was by much the finest thing of the sort we had ever had here . Kemble is very anxious for its success , as , if this fills his ...
Author: Mary Frampton
"Including various interesting and curious letters, anecdotes, etc., relating to events ... during that period" [i,e, 1779-1846].
Gorgeous photographs and candid commentary are collected by authors Eva Talmadge—whose short story “The Cranes” was cited as Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2008 in Dave Eggers’ Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009—and Justin ...
Author: Eva Talmadge
Publisher: Harper Collins
A beautifully packaged full-color collection of literary tattoos and short personal essays, The Word Made Flesh is an intimate but anonymous confessional book, in the vein of thought-provoking anthologies like PostSecret and Not Quite What I Was Planning. Gorgeous photographs and candid commentary are collected by authors Eva Talmadge—whose short story “The Cranes” was cited as Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2008 in Dave Eggers’ Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009—and Justin Taylor, author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, and editor of the acclaimed short fiction anthology, The Apocalypse Reader.