Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316073622

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 8773


In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.


Author: David Wygant

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140193398X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 182

View: 5228


Are you sick and tired of trying to make your relationships work? Have you had enough of putting your own needs and desires on the back burner while you try to fulfill those of someone else? Here's the reality of the situation: dating is not about trying to make things work, and it's not about putting off the things you want. What dating is all about is finding the person who is the best match for you. The problem is that too many people aren't willing to get naked, that is, to be honest with themselves and with their prospective mates. They hide who they really are inside, become frustrated with their partners, and then the relationship ends up on the rocks. Imagine how easy dating would be if you knew exactly who you were dating from the get-go, and the other person knew the same thing. In this informative book, dating expert David Wygant takes you on a journey that will change your life forever. David will help you conquer your relationship fears and insecurities once and for all and attract the kind of people you want to meet, date, and build long-term relationships with. Being single and dating means that you have the freedom to meet the right person, and the power to finally get it right. Being single can be the most amazing adventure if you're willing to reveal the real you-both to yourself and to others. Within these pages, you will discover how to use the Law of Attraction in dating to your advantage, how to speak from your heart, how to understand exactly what you want out of life, and how to communicate honestly-with yourself and with your mate. By the time you're done reading, you'll be naked, too-and you'll be well on your way to finding your perfect partner.

Getting Naked

A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

Author: Patrick Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787976393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 6603


A New York Times bestselling author, consultant and business writer illustrates the principles of inspiring client loyalty, explains the theory of vulnerability and provides concrete steps for making it work in any organization.


Author: Michael Ian Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144246738X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 942


A child discovers that the only thing more fun than being naked is wearing nothing but a cape.


Author: Shannon Ford-Jefferson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438932987

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 124

View: 5869


Teaching Naked

How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

Author: Jos? Antonio Bowen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118238087

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 3858


You've heard about "flipping your classroom"—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize "naked" face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.


Author: Howard Colyer,Luigi Pirandello


ISBN: 1291888683

Category: Italian drama

Page: 148

View: 3561


I Can See You Naked

Author: Ron Hoff

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836280005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 5615


This may be the best piece of advice in this book: When something strikes you as funny, don't let it get away. Hold on to it for dear life. It could be gold. My theory is this: Everything that strikes you as funny is going to turn up on television some day. I'll just give you this one example—because it relates directly to the book you're reading. For as long as I can remember, I've always thought that the old idea of visualizing an audience naked, as a way to control nervousness, was a funny sort of notion. It just struck me funny. I mean, it's not one of those ideas that flits in and out of your mind. It sticks. And it asks for some kind of response. So, I made it the title of a book on presentations. I Can See You Naked. Need I tell you what happened next? The idea spread across the networks like a giggle through a classroom. Millions upon millions of people are howling their heads off about this quirky notion of speakers talking to naked audiences. It's hilarious. Dynamite. A TV writer's dream come true. Then, amidst the laughter, a question hit me: Had my book unleashed all of this hilarity? Surely not. But how many speakers would now visualize their next audience in a state of dishabille? I shuddered to think of it. If you're a presenter, a naked audience is not going to improve your concentration. Eye contact is going to be a real problem for you. And you're going to be very self-conscious about that $600 designer suit you're wearing. This was all dutifully explained in I Can See You Naked—the first edition. But something told me it was time for new emphasis. Even with the relaxed morality that pervades our TV sets and movie screens, there remains a statement that must be resaid: Never speak to a naked audience. It can be distracting. There are all kinds of other psychological exercises that can be tapped to rid yourself of nervousness in the face of an awaiting audience. One woman even wrote to tell me that Chapter 13, which starts, "It's the night before your big presentation" enabled her to keep her sanity. Can you imagine? I considered changing the title of the book to reflect that thought, then decided that a promise of sanity was probably more that I could deliver—times being what they are. As with the first edition, this expanded edition is dedicated to helping you be a better presenter. But it is also dedicated to candor, to saying things that—for one reason or another—never show up in other books on presentation. Who else would tell you "to keep an eye out for the barracuda?" (Chapter 51). Who else would tell you that "you may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time?" (Chapter 17). Who else would employ the Mafia to give you a pointer or two on presentations? (Chapter 31). In short, this is a very different book on presentations. It's even different from the first edition of I Can See You Naked, which still strikes me as a funny notion, great for sitcoms—but now there are other things to laugh about, look at, learn from, and try as you get ready to make your next presentation.

Juliet, Naked

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594484775

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 1501


Ending her relationship with a man who turns out to be in love with a reclusive singer, Annie initiates an e-mail friendship with the musician that reveals their mutual loneliness, his concerns about his young son and his plans to release an acoustic version of his most successful album. By the E. M. Forster-winning author of About a Boy. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.


Stripping to the Core in 40 Days

Author: Dena McMillon-Billups

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546245219

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 495


This book will become your daily companion as you use the reflective and creative practices to discover who you are at the core. This book gives people who have dismissed the idea of being creative a second chance. Most of us were robbed of our creativity when we were told to color inside the lines. Naked reminds us that we are made in the image of God and He is the Master Creator. You will soar as you make a choice to doodle your thoughts, engage in literary and poetic writings, and complete meditative activities. Forty was used several times throughout the Bible as a testing time, and as a result, change occurred. Naked has forty days of authentic truth telling, and no matter where you are in the process of change, youll never have to remain stuck when you ART (activate right thinking). Naked is a book where biblical principles meet creative practices, inspiring you to push toward your creative core and operate from your self-wealth.

Naked Wine

Letting Grapes Do what Comes Naturally

Author: Alice Feiring

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306819538

Category: Cooking

Page: 231

View: 8979


From the famous, funny, and irreverent wine author, a personal journey into the new?and old?world of natural wine


Author: Betsy Franco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440566356

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3523


When Jesse Lucas, a troubled, magnetic acting major, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford's Rodin Sculpture Garden, he burns his finger on the bronze. By the time he returns to the garden that night, an eighteen-year-old girl has emerged from the statue, naked and disoriented. It is 2008, yet her mind is swimming with vivid, fractured memories of her volatile past in nineteenth-century Paris--of serving as Rodin's muse, of her passionate affair with the acclaimed artist, and of her own creations. So begins Betsy Franco's extraordinary and imaginative novel, Naked. Stranded in the sculpture garden, Camille--or Cat, as she insists on being called--forms a deep bond with Jesse, who is soon leaving for college and is as lonely and disturbed as she. As Jesse encourages Cat to confront the sinister memories that afflict her, she helps him overcome the fury he has toward his abusive father and find peace within himself. Rich, inventive, and told with a compelling mix of grace and wry humor, Naked is a bold debut that explores love, loss, and the power of art, and brings to mind the magical realism found in The Time Traveler's Wife and Midnight in Paris.

Naked in the Wind

Author: Brinda Charry

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143100898


Page: 261

View: 7739


Who Knows What I Am? Who Cares? I Don T Ever Step Into A Church And If I Go To The Temple It S Only To Look At The Bangle Stalls On The Big Festival Days. Without Warning A Family On Campbell Street Wakes Up To The Return Of A Long-Lost Member: Vasu. After Nearly Fifteen Years Of Unexplained Absence He Turns Up Suddenly, Accompanied By Anand, His Mysterious Caretaker. They Are Met By Vasu'S Family, Including His Long-Suffering Wife Shanti And Their Children, Priya And Vivek; Their Beautiful, Strong-Willed, Yet Insecure Neighbour Kathy; And The Feisty, Flirtatious Maid-Servant Rani. In The Days That Follow, The Two Men Become The Centre Of Attention And Conflict. The Residents Of Campbell Street Attempt To Understand The Mystery Of Their Companionship Even As Rumours Gather: Of Men Fleeing Justice Only To Regroup And Recover Their Strength Before The Next Onslaught On Religious Sanity, Of Money Being Collected To Fund Temples, And Of A Personal Obsession That Threatens To Destroy The Entire Community. In A Series Of First-Person Narratives, Unusual Characters Like Sapna, The Eunuch Queen Of A Touring Circus, And Railway Track, Who Alternates Between Bouts Of Insanity And The Occasional Moment Of Utter Lucidity, Take The Plot Forward Without Pause. Driven By Emotionally Charged Encounters Between Individuals On The One Hand And Unexpected Collisions Between Individuals And Society On The Other, Naked In The Wind Shows Us New Ways Of Understanding A Country In Transition, Where Religious And Communal Identities Have Begun To Define The Very Nature Of Existence.

Naked Forex

High-Probability Techniques for Trading Without Indicators

Author: Alex Nekritin,Walter Peters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6592


A streamlined and highly effective approach to trading without indicators Most forex traders rely on technical analysis books written for stock, futures, and option traders. However, long before computers and calculators, traders were trading naked. Naked trading is the simplest (and oldest) trading method. It's simply trading without technical indicators, and that is exactly what this book is about. Traders who use standard technical indicators focus on the indicators. Traders using naked trading techniques focus on the price chart. Naked trading is a simple and superior way to trade and is suited to those traders looking to quickly achieve expertise with a trading method. Offers a simpler way for traders to make effective decisions using the price chart Based on coauthor Walter Peters method of trading and managing money almost exclusively without indicators Coauthor Alexander Nekritin is the CEO and President of TradersChoiceFX, one of the largest Forex introducing brokers in the world Naked Forex teaches traders how to profit the simple naked way!

The Bare Naked Book

Author: Kathy Stinson,Heather Collins

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781554510498

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8721


A picture book for toddlers describes various parts of the human body.

Naked Option

Author: Joe Kolman

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 1905641478

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 8813


Dave Ackerman, the narrator of Naked Option, is a brilliant trader but one day, recklessly trying to one-up his firm's superstar,he goes naked on anoption trade and loses $112 million in two hours. His career is over. Thenhe hears about an auditing job at an investment bank. He knows within minutes that something is very wrong, but he's so desperate, he takes the job. His new partner is Susanna Cassuto, an attractive young auditor he tags as a rich party girl.yut on the couch with the lights off, she becomes something else - awkward and inexperienced. What is going on? Together, they discover the elegant embezzlement scheme going on: one trader is workinginside with a partner outside. When somebody turns up dead, Dave and Susanna race to put the pieces together - but the bank drops the case. They're fired. Furious, Dave goes out on his own to find the killer. But the killer finds him first.


Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth

Author: Susan Zakin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9781568582948

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 356

View: 3903


A hard-hitting collection of new writing on nature, the environment, and the human relationship to the natural world covers genetics, globalization, technology, and other related subjects, with contributions from Edward Abbey, A. L. Kennedy, T. C. Boyle, Bruce Chatwin, and many others. Original.


Author: Vicente Moreno Martin


ISBN: 0615180906

Category: Religion

Page: 356

View: 631


Book of travel in search for spirituality in the modern world

Work Naked

Eight Essential Principles for Peak Performance in the Virtual Workplace

Author: Cynthia C. Froggatt

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787953904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2475


Alternative workstyles can be a way to attract, retain, and motivate talented employees "Enlightening, enjoyable, and extremely practical . . . offers real clarity about what is wrong with the way most companies work, plus exact directions on how to fix each and every office foolishness. Do what Froggatt says and watch your employees productivity rise."--Scott Shuster, BusinessWeek Corporate and individual resistance to new ways of working are often imbedded within a company's culture--and can stifle change and hinder productivity. Organized around eight simple yet critical principles of the new workplace, Work Naked challenges long-held beliefs about the appropriate time, place, look, and feel of productivity in the knowledge era, showing how a wealth of hidden potential can be released by giving employees the freedom to work how, when, and where they want. Cindy Froggatt suggests workplace options that can help balance work and personal life, and helps managers address the needs of the many knowledge workers who require a greater degree of autonomy to perform, create, and innovate. She presents numerous examples of companies of different sizes and types that have instituted telework or alternative programs--and clearly explains the benefits and pitfalls of implementing them. Cindy Froggatt (New York, NY) is Principal of Froggatt Consulting, whose clients include Compaq, Mercedes-Benz, Capital One, and Nova Corporation.