Living the Dream

A Novel

Author: Lauren Berry

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250126916

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4224


A cheeky, charming debut about twentysomething best friends in London navigating their careers and love lives past post-collegiate turmoil and into adulthood with lots of pints along the way Emma is a rising star at the marketing firm she works at as a "creative," but would have trouble describing what exactly it is she does all day. She pours most of her actual creative energy into a popular blog that all of her friends agree is brilliant, but she has yet to make a cent on it. Clem is a massively talented screenwriter just back from New York, where she picked up a fancy graduate degree in film. But until she convinces an agent to take on her masterpiece script, she's stuck hostessing at the bar she frequented as an undergrad, and the only calls she's getting are about bills past due and overdrawn bank accounts. In their ironclad friendship both girls find a reliable break from the post-collegiate absurdities and indignities that seem to abound in life right at the moment they feel they should finally be getting it all together. With a rotating cast of lovably insufferable friends, from Emma's fabulous DJ and ladies’ man roommate to Clem's painfully ordinary and predictable childhood chum, the girls wind their way through the twists and turns of aging parents and terrible bosses and regrettable one night stands, unforeseen setbacks and blessings that present as anything but, and remind each other that while their ships might not have come in yet, the after work drinks are cold and the company can’t be beat.

Live the Dream

No More Excuses

Author: Larry Winters

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455513636

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 9322


At the age of 24, working with his wife at a car wash, Larry Winters was struggling to get by. He decided he needed to make a change for the better, so he seized control of his life and, day by day, built his own business. Along the way, he learned many lessons about sacrifice, personal responsibility, determination and independence LIVE THE DREAM: No More Excuses, is Winters' inspiring story of his journey from a young man with no ambition to a man in control of his financial destiny. He uses examples from his own life to teach readers how to gain financial freedom for themselves. Most importantly, Winters stresses how self limitation is damaging and holds people back, keeping them from achieving the successful lives they desire. LIVE THE DREAM provides an inspirational blueprint for readers to gain financial freedom, and build their own businesses---to give up excuses and achieve their life goals, all while staying grounded in what really matters: family, friends and faith. Larry Winters' powerful motivational style will have readers ready to seize the day and live their dreams.

Living the Dream

Author: Tim Baker

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608440877

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 2167


"Living the Dream" is a semi-humorous crime story about a loser named Kurt who thinks that his ticket to Easy Street lies in a half-baked kidnapping plot. After the road trip from hell he arrives in Florida to find that Vicky, his intended victim, is out of town. Vicky's husband, Jimmy, is thinking of divorcing her and probably won't pay the ransom anyway. And Leslie, Jimmy's mistress, wants a piece of Kurt's action. Just to make matters worse, Kurt has a bookie, a biker and an ex-Navy SEAL all wanting a piece of his hide. Kurt had no idea that kidnapping was such hard work. His plan might work if it doesn't get him killed first. Tim Baker was born and raised in Warwick, Rhode Island. After graduating from The Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1980 he embarked on a career in Architecture and Engineering. Along the way he has also worked in the natural gas industry, construction and ice cream sales In his spare time he enjoys a wide variety of activities including sports of all kinds, music, photography, model building and, of course, writing. An avid dog lover, Tim was a volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, raising and socializing potential guide dogs. He has also studied and taught martial arts. Living the Dream is his first published novel, his next novel Water Hazard will be published in the fall of 2009. Currently, Tim is enjoying life in Palm Coast, Florida. To contact Tim or find out about upcoming works please visit his website at

Living the Dream

Sailing the South Pacific and Southeast Asia

Author: Vern and Connie Madison

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452060194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

View: 7475


About our Book Living the Dream is the true-life adventure story of our seven-year cruise from Newport, Oregon, to Phuket, Thailand in the 35-foot steel-hulled sailboat, Tainui. This book gives a true picture of what it’s really like for a retired couple to live their dream of full time cruising to far away places: the highs of beautiful sailing days, snorkeling off pristine coral, anchoring in tropical lagoons, exotic cultural experiences, and the fellowship of the cruising community--but also fear in storms, the exhaustion of sleepless night watches, discouragement of endless boat maintenance, and a rusting through of Tainui’s hull. Although we wrote Living the Dream for a general audience, serious sailors will find a wealth of helpful cruising information and steel boat owners will profit from our significant learning experiences in our maintenance of Tainui's steel hull. About us We began our lives far apart--Connie in parts of Californis that were far from the sea and with no aspirations to cross oceans and Vern in the busy seaport city of Seattle dreaming of sailing away some day. We eventually met at the University of Washington, married, started or family and careers--Vern as a social worker and Connie as a teacher. It was our four years of living with our family in Malaysia while Vern was on the staff of the Peace Corps there that sparked our desire to one day be full time world travelers. Order a personalized autographed copy of our book directly rom us by e-miling us at [email protected] We will send you an order form. ($16.50 plus actual shipping cost). Or order your copy from Author House be clicking the "buy now" button.

Always Living the Dream

Author: John Mihalyo

Publisher: John Mihalyo

ISBN: 1535610824

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

View: 7785


Jake Million is living the life that he has always desired. He is retired and is physically and financially able to do pretty much whatever he dreams of doing. This said, he has never let go of what is most important in his life, his Faith, his Family, his Friends and having Fun. These Four F's continue to play important roles in his day to day life. All those who know love and respect Jake and in turn, he reciprocates as best he can. Thus, the happenings and "ism's" that only Jake can tell in his own unique way. Always Living the Dream is an excellent must read for those who enjoy being entertained by a book. The unpredictability of Jake, his family and friends will have you wondering what's next, from the first page to the last.

Living the Dream

Putting your creativity to work (and getting paid)

Author: Corwin Hiebert

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133085740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7397


Living the Dream is a business book for creative people. It provides the insights and action steps they need to confidently put their skills and passions to work, to make the best business decisions possible, all in service of the ultimate goal--to make a living doing what they love. This inter-disciplinary, no-holds barred guidebook is for emerging and established creative small business owners. It delivers management, marketing ideas, and principles that can make independent creative work stress free and financially rewarding. Living the Dream is void of useless references to big companies, celebrity CEOs, or industry inbreeding. Instead, it gives creative people the real goods on proven business-building strategies without all the mumbo jumbo. This powerhouse of a book is focused on how to be successful and creative as a freelancer or small business owner. Through interviews, case studies, and features, the industry pros and subject matter experts provide the wisdom, objectivity, and context that creatives need. It's all about being creative and getting paid.

Living the Dream

Uncover the Plan. Fulfill Your Purpose.

Author: Daniel Floyd

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1939676037

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 6957


While I don't pretend to know what your particular purpose is, I do know something about the imperative process you will undergo on your way to achieving it. Could it be that the journey is just as important as the destination? Discover how you are being shaped to live out a dream only God Himself could imagine for your life. Wake up from the monotony and begin living your dream today. Throughout these pages you will... Push through uncertainty and move toward purpose. Leverage your current struggles for accelerated progress. Remove self-limitations to ignite your dreams. Exchange fear and insecurity for bold confidence. Find your place in a greater plan.

Living a Dream

A Journey from Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11 to Full-Time Cruiser

Author: Suzanne Giesemann

Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

ISBN: 9780939837809

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 281

View: 1982


On 9/11, USN Commander Suzanne Giesemann was aboard the military aircraft Speckled Trout as it flew over the just-demolished Twin Towers. As aide to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she strode beside him through the still-smoldering Pentagon. All those lives gone in an instant, robbed of the chance to live their dreams: would she and her Naval captain husband get to live their own dream? Come along as Suzanne and Ty leave it all behind, seeking and then sailing Liberty to remote fjords as they adapt to the cruising life, meet the challenges of rough weather and a medical emergency at sea--and ultimately question whether this dream could--or should--last a lifetime.

Living the Dream

My Story

Author: Chantelle Houghton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144640966X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7614


From girl next door to the nation's sweetheart, this is the story of Chantelle's spectacular rise to fame and celebrity. Told in her own words, Chantelle takes us on what has been a sometimes bumpy, but a truly magical journey. As a little girl growing up in Essex, Chantelle Houghton dreamed of becoming famous and living the life of a star. But never could she have imagined just how this dream would eventually come true, transforming her into one of Britain's most loved and talked about celebrities. Here, we learn how her family played a crucial role in helping to shape her dreams and aspirations from an early age. We hear of the difficult times growing up and how Chantelle was able to overcome these obstacles, eventually launching a career in modeling. But it was to be Celebrity Big Brother that would change the course of Chantelle's life forever. She tells of the moment she first discovered she'd been picked, what really went on behind the scenes - the clashes of personalities in the house, the fallings out... and, of course, her falling in love with Preston. Winning Big Brother was a defining moment, and the madness that followed in those first few days outside of the house was to be just the beginning of Chantelle's new dream life. Learning to become accustomed to her new found fame hasn't been straightforward, but Chantelle has always kept her feet firmly on the ground. But it has been her love for Preston that has been the real fairy tale in Chantelle's extraordinary journey. She tells how their love grew away from the glare of paparazzi, and how this whirlwind romance ended up becoming the wedding of the year. In this honest and open autobiography, Chantelle shares her secret hopes and dreams for the future and looks back on the past year and reflects on just what an amazing fairy tale it's been.

Living the Dream

Author: Daniel O'Donnell

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 184717986X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6187


In Ireland, Daniel O’Donnell is more than just a singing star: he has reached the status of 'national treasure'. It has been a long journey for the boy from Kincasslagh, County Donegal, and in Living the Dream he tells his story with his customary sense of humour and down-to-earth charm. Much has happened in Daniel O’Donnell’s life since his first autobiography, Follow Your Dream, and in this new book he reflects on the range of experiences and emotions that accompanied his wife Majella’s battle with cancer; the death of his beloved mother, Julia; his part in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing TV show; and his B&B Road Trip adventures with Majella. And he delves into the relentless touring and recording that took him to the brink of burnout and forced him to reassess his priorities. Daniel O’Donnell is an international phenomenon – ‘a real star’. His fans will love this latest instalment of his extraordinary life story.

Living the Dream

New Immigration Policies and the Lives of Undocumented Latino Youth

Author: Maria Chavez,Jessica L Lavariega Monforti,Melissa R Michelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131725659X

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 495


In 2012, President Obama deferred the deportation of qualified undocumented youth with his policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals forever changing the lives of the approximately five million DREAMers currently in the United States. Formerly illegal, a generation of Latino youth have begun to build new lives based on their newfound legitimacy. In this book, the first to examine the lives of DREAMers in the wake of Obama s deferred action policy, the authors relay the real-life stories of more than 100 DREAMers from four states. They assess the life circumstances in which undocumented Latino youth find themselves, the racializing effects generated by current immigration public discourse, and the permanent impact of this policy environment on DREAMers in America."

Living the Dream

Author: Richard Bingy Brown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462881483

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 2473


Three country boys, Junior, Menny and Moses have sat down under the apple tree in their back yard in St Mary, Jamaica dreaming of reaching England with the hope of getting their riches, so when junior gets his chance the future looks bright. However, soon after arriving in England Junior finds out things are not going to be as easy as first thought. He soon links up with fellow Jamaicans Reload and Serius, two Kingston born gangsters also hoping to live their dream of getting rich by any means necessary. Junior decides going against his principles and taking a big gamble with his life and freedom could be the only way to fulfill his dreams of having the big house, nice car, bling jewelry and designer clothes! Junior quickly helps his brother Menny a promising singer and closest friend Moses to join him in England. But could their passion to fulfill their dreams end up turning into a nightmare?

Living the Dream

My Life and Basketball

Author: Hakeem Olajuwon,Peter Knobler

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316094276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 5121


The star of the Houston Rockets chronicles the cross-cultural journey from his Nigerian childhood to the heights of fame with the NBA, discussing his life on and off the court, rivalry with other players, confrontations with owners and referees, and religious faith. 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Sailing Out of Retirement

Living the Dream


Publisher: Matts Djos

ISBN: 1481116495

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 177

View: 5339


This is a book for retirees, armchair sailors, dreamers, and lovers of the wind and sea. Sailing couple, Matts and Jeanine Djos, will suggest how to find just the right pre-owned boat by their own example and describe from personal experience what may be involved in buying and refitting a boat, shaking it down, and finding just the right marina. Also included are tactics for heavy weather sailing, common sense seamanship, the pleasures (and advantages) of seniority, personal health and safety, and onboard ambiance and comfort. As the poet, Tennyson, wrote, "There lies the ort, the vessel puffs her sail, and while much is taken, much still abides." So come join them, and perhaps you too shall discover something unexpected and remarkable about the rollicking sea, the wayward heavens, and the wonder of discovering a well-found boat that suits your needs perfectly!

Living the Dream

Lessons from the Life of Joseph

Author: Smith Dave

Publisher: Authentic Media Inc

ISBN: 1850789878

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1011


God has a wonderful plan for your life and he wants you to live it! That is the life-changing message of this study of Joseph. The story of Joseph is a truly inspiring account of someone who literally 'lived his dream' and Dave Smith, leader of Kingsgate Community Church, Peterborough, takes this story and looks at five different levels to help you transform your life whatever stage of life you may be in. The story of Joseph is particularly helpful because it shows us the progression of God's dealings in a person's life and therefore has the power to speak to us through all the seasons of our life. Dave Smith has taught on lessons from the life of Joseph in many forums - from large celebration gatherings, to smaller conferences for church leaders, to Bible studies for Christian MPs and workers in Parliament.

Live the Dream

Author: Josephine Cox

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007373104

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5573


When friendship becomes love, two people must face their greatest fear – being hurt again... The powerful besteller from the country’s number one storyteller.

Living the Dream

Author: Dot Richardson,Don Yaeger

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781575662770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8304


The star of the Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. softball team offers a personal account of her athletic career and training for the 1996 summer games

Dream of You

Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For

Author: Jo Saxton

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857219154

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3868


Who were you before life told you what you were supposed to be? Let’s be honest: The life you lead isn’t what you’ve always dreamed. And maybe the person you’ve become isn’t who you’ve imagined you would be. Sure, you can clean it up. You can work longer, love harder, and eat better. You can scrub the surface of your life until it gleams yet still never address that somehow you lost sight of who you really are and what you’re living for. Is this the life you were meant to live? As the child of Nigerian immigrants in the UK, author and speaker Jo Saxton knows firsthand how quickly the world can cause us to doubt our dreams and question who we are. She understands how easily we can exchange our true child-of-God selves for an identity built on lies, guilt, and brokenness. In this powerful book, Jo examines biblical figures and shares her personal story as she invites you to turn to the One who knows you intimately and loves you deeply. He sees all you’ve struggled to hide. He hears the voice inside you that others have silenced. He knows the potential that no one valued. He longs to redeem your story and set you on the path to reclaim The Dream of You. Are you ready?

Living the Dream

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus - The Unofficial Story

Author: Susan Janic

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781550228489

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

View: 8936


Highlights the life and accomplishments of the singer and actress known for her role in the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana," and provides an episode guide to the show.

Living the Dream

Harley Woman: Tales from the Open Road

Author: R.M Singhose

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475926521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 426


Jim and Rose Singhose are no strangers to the road. Theyve been riding Harley-Davidsons for over forty years, and they arent even close to being finished. In 2003, there was little need for discussion: they would attend the one-hundredth birthday celebration of their favorite bikes. They would head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to celebrate with all the other Harley enthusiasts. Of course, there were bound to be some speed bumps along the way. Living the Dream is book three in the Harley Woman series, and it follows Jim and Rose for 13,000 miles, from Oregon to Canada, through Milwaukee, and back again. Along the way, they make a spur-of-the-moment decision to head to Prince Edward Island forwhat elselobster! Later, Rose gets stopped by suspicious customs officials who want to know what shes doing in Canada. Some people might say its crazy to spend so much time on the road. For Rose, theres never any trepidation about a ride on her Harley. Instead of counting the miles away from home, shes comfortable counting the states they cross. Living the biker dream is filled with adventure, the occasional nuisance, and maybe some dangerbut for Rose, its all worth it to feel the wind in her face and freedom in her heart.