Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Author: Jenny Lawson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101573082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

Saint Mick

My Journey From Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf

Author: Mick Foley

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 1943818819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

View: 2024

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From beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley comes a Yuletide tale like no other. After a lifetime of putting his body on the line to entertain his dozens (and dozens!) of fans, the Hardcore Legend is paying the price – physically and emotionally. When the final bell on Mick's career tolls, not in the ring, but in a neurologist's office, his future seems far from merry and bright. Until Mick is given the chance to become Santa Claus – not dress up, not pretend, but become Santa – allowing him to rediscover the joy of performing. Fully committing to his new mission, Mick details the drastic measures he takes to keep the Christmas magic alive for his young children, as well as the many children he meets in his travels who are in need of some Christmas Spirit. In order to fully embrace his new red-suited responsibilities, Mick enters the fascinating world of the Santa subculture, where he hones his Christmas craft while worrying he’ll be excommunicated from the Santa world for, among other things, his Santa character being run over by a motor vehicle on Christmas Eve on WWE television. And with the help of an unlikely elf – 8-time Grammy award winner Norah Jones – Mick learns valuable lessons about the real power and responsibility of wearing the red suit. Because true success as Santa comes not by appearing in front of millions on TV, but by touching peoples' lives by creating "Santa moments" for both the young and the young at heart. Part jolly memoir, part whimsical ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas, part solemn tribute to the power of finding the best part of oneself in the unlikeliest of places, Saint Mick offers the magic of Christmas on every single page. With a foreword by Stephanie McMahon, and featuring never-before-seen photos of the whole Foley family!

Brekky Central

The book that Channel 7 tried to stop

Author: Adam Boland

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522867197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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'I thought I knew a bit about breakfast TV. I was wrong. What we see is nothing compared to what goes on behind the scenes. I was fascinated to read this brutally honest account of so many stories that have become Australian media folklore. The characters, the drama, the egos. It is an unflinching account from the man who has arguably had a greater impact on the way we watch TV than anyone since Graham Kennedy.' MIA FREEDMAN Between Sunrise and The Morning Show, Adam Boland oversaw thirty hours of network television a week, turning a daggy finance nerd and a suburban mum into household names. He even helped propel Kevin Rudd into The Lodge. Now, for the first time, he takes us behind the camera, inside the Sunrise family. Brekky Central is the story of the most competitive timeslot on television; the stakes are high and so are the pressures on those who show up each morning to win the ratings. Along the way, celebrities do what celebrities do, television executives outmanoeuvre each other and presenters succeed or fail. This is a world of hellishly long hours, of silliness and seriousness, an extraordinary mix of egos, scandals and drama but also a celebration of the magic that is television.

A Difficult Neighbourhood

Essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II

Author: John Besemeres

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760460613

Category: Political Science

Page: 525

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Through a series of essays on key events in recent years in Russia, the western ex-republics of the USSR and the countries of the one-time Warsaw Pact, John Besemeres seeks to illuminate the domestic politics of the most important states, as well as Moscow’s relations with all of them. At the outset, he takes some backward glances at the violent suppression of national life in the ‘bloodlands’ of Europe during World War II by the Stalinist and Nazi regimes, which helps to explain much about the region’s dynamics since. His concern throughout is that a large area of Europe with a combined population well in excess of Russia’s could again be consigned by the West to Moscow’s care, not this time by more and less malign forms of collusion, but by distracted negligence or incomprehension. ‘This is a wonderful collection of essays from a leading Eastern Europe specialist. John Besemeres brings a lifetime of experience, profound insights, and an incisive style to subjects ranging from wartime and post-war Poland through contemporary Ukraine to Putin’s Russia. At a time when doublespeak has become the new normal, his refreshing honesty has never been in greater need.’ — Bobo Lo This publication was awarded a Centre for European Studies Publication Prize in 2015. The prize covers the cost of professional copyediting.

Britain

Be Fluent in British Life and Culture

Author: Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 1854186272

Category: Travel

Page: 359

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Examines the work and the personalities behind British cultural icons, pulling out the key information in easily digested, entertaining chunks. The culture of everyday life is also revealed, exploring the variation between the English, Scots and Welsh, and dissecting how they approach life; how they eat, socialize, vote, dress and laugh.

The Expositor's Study Bible

Author: Jimmy Swaggart

Publisher: Jimmy Swaggart Ministries

ISBN: 1934655570

Category: Bibles

Page: 2440

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The Expositor's Study Bible (KJV) is different than any other study Bible ever produced. With abbreviated commentary notes placed directly in the scripture, it makes Bible study easier than ever before. With over 1 million copies in print today, The Expositor's Study Bible has become one of the most loved Bible study tools of our time.

The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice

Looking Forward at Forty

Author: J. Richard Harrison

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780527128

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

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This volume celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice, its impact on our understanding of organizational decision making.

The Wild Vine

A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine

Author: Todd Kliman

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307591302

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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A rich romp through untold American history featuring fabulous characters, The Wild Vine is the tale of a little-known American grape that rocked the fine-wine world of the nineteenth century and is poised to do so again today. Author Todd Kliman sets out on an epic quest to unravel the mystery behind Norton, a grape used to make a Missouri wine that claimed a prestigious gold medal at an international exhibition in Vienna in 1873. At a time when the vineyards of France were being ravaged by phylloxera, this grape seemed to promise a bright future for a truly American brand of wine-making, earthy and wild. And then Norton all but vanished. What happened? The narrative begins more than a hundred years before California wines were thought to have put America on the map as a wine-making nation and weaves together the lives of a fascinating cast of renegades. We encounter the suicidal Dr. Daniel Norton, tinkering in his experimental garden in 1820s Richmond, Virginia. Half on purpose and half by chance, he creates a hybrid grape that can withstand the harsh New World climate and produce good, drinkable wine, thus succeeding where so many others had failed so fantastically before, from the Jamestown colonists to Thomas Jefferson himself. Thanks to an influential Long Island, New York, seed catalog, the grape moves west, where it is picked up in Missouri by German immigrants who craft the historic 1873 bottling. Prohibition sees these vineyards burned to the ground by government order, but bootleggers keep the grape alive in hidden backwoods plots. Generations later, retired Air Force pilot Dennis Horton, who grew up playing in the abandoned wine caves of the very winery that produced the 1873 Norton, brings cuttings of the grape back home to Virginia. Here, dot-com-millionaire-turned-vintner Jenni McCloud, on an improbable journey of her own, becomes Norton’s ultimate champion, deciding, against all odds, to stake her entire reputation on the outsider grape. Brilliant and provocative, The Wild Vine shares with readers a great American secret, resuscitating the Norton grape and its elusive, inky drink and forever changing the way we look at wine, America, and long-cherished notions of identity and reinvention.

Pinstripe Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481416022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 617

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Profiles the New York Yankees team and chronicles the teams World Series championships and American League pennants.

Towards a Comparative Institutionalism

Forms, Dynamics and Logics Across the Organizational Fields of Health Care and Higher Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785602748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 9766

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The volume examines ongoing dynamics within the organizational fields of health care and higher education, as seen from an institutional theory perspective. To date, few studies have attempted to compare developments across these two critical societal sectors and actors.

Bottom of the 33rd

Hope and Redemption in Baseball's Longest Game

Author: Dan Barry

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062079022

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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“Bottom of the 33rd is chaw-chewing, sunflower-spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough.” —Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax “What a book—an exquisite exercise in story-telling, democracy and myth-making.” —Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award for Let The Great World Spin From Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry comes the beautifully recounted story of the longest game in baseball history—a tale celebrating not only the robust intensity of baseball, but the aspirational ideal epitomized by the hard-fighting players of the minor leagues. In the tradition of Moneyball, The Last Hero, and Wicked Good Year, Barry’s Bottom of the 33rd is a reaffirming story of the American Dream finding its greatest expression in timeless contests of the Great American Pastime.

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps

Author: Steve Englehart,Joe Staton

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9780857680235

Category: Green Lantern Corps (Imaginary organization)

Page: 144

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The universe is infinite, and in the depths of space many abhorrent and deadly invaders are hiding, plotting, and can strike without warning at any time. The galaxy's largest team of heroes stands ready to challenge these threats, armed with the most powerful weapon ever created - the Power Ring.

Newsletter Marketing

Insider Secrets to Using Newsletters to Increase Profits, Get More New Customers, and Keep Customers Longer Than You Ever Thought Possible

Author: Shaun Buck

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484082379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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This book is to your business what Tom Brady is to the Patriots - they might be fine without him, but when you add the magic of Brady's touch, it's a blowout win every time. Likewise, businesses can run without newsletters, but the ones who use them on a consistent basis see amazing results. Better client retention, more leads and referrals, and crazy amounts of new clients are just some of the “Brady-like” results you can expect! Newsletter Marketing is going to help you get your newsletter off the ground and running and help you understand why it's important, what it does for your clients, and - most importantly - give you a ton of insider secrets from the master of marketing himself, Shaun Buck - The Newsletter Pro! Sometimes the mysteries of marketing can be a bit overwhelming, but this book walks you through one of the easiest and most profitable marketing strategies of all time. You can expect information like: How to Create a Successful Monthly Newsletter5 Ways to Use a Newsletter to Grow Your Business & 8 Ways Newsletters Will Grow Your Bottom Line.Marketing gurus have called the author, Shaun Buck, an expert in his field. Shaun's company, “The Newsletter Pro” ships more than a million newsletters a year and successfully creates custom content for their clients. It has been called “the best newsletter company in the world” by famous Chief Marketing Officer, Dave Dee of GKIC, who highly recommends using a newsletter and as such gives Shaun first hand knowledge of the do's and don'ts of newsletters. Read this book and implement the tips given and you will be the guy who wins every. single. time.

The Grand Canyon

Between River and Rim

Author: Pete McBride

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847863042

Category: Travel

Page: 236

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience--an end-to-end, rim-to-river exploration of the Grand Canyon. Award-winning photographer Pete McBride, along with best-selling authors Kevin Fedarko and Hampton Sides, takes us on a gripping adventure story told through stunning, never-before-seen photography and powerful essays. By hiking the entire 750 miles of Grand Canyon National Park--from the Colorado River to the canyon rim--McBride captures the majesty of as well as calling us to protect America's open-aired cathedral. This is the most spectacular collection of Grand Canyon imagery ever seen, showing beauty from vantages where no other photographers have ever stood. It will also highlight the conservation challenges this iconic national park faces as visitation numbers grow and development pressures surrounding it mount. This photography will inspire and remind us why we protect such a cherished public space. Proceeds benefit the Grand Canyon Association, and an accompanying documentary will tentatively release at Sundance in 2018--all in time for the national park's centennial.

Jamie Cooks Italy

Author: Jamie Oliver

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932252

Category: Cooking

Page: 408

View: 1314

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Escape to Italy with Jamie's new cookbook . . . Jamie returns to cooking the food he loves the most, getting right to heart of the Italian kitchen in his ultimate go-to Italian cookbook. He shows you that truly authentic Italian cooking is simple, beautiful and achievable. 'An irresistible collection of classic Italian recipes, trusty old favourites like carbonara and ragu sitting alongside more inventive dishes including baked tiella rice with mussels or turbot al forno. An essential purchase for any fan of Italian cuisine' Daily Express Find all of the recipes from Jamie's Channel 4 hit-series Jamie Cooks Italy, and many more inside this book. _____________ This wonderful, best-ever collection of recipes, delivers on big flavours and comfort; a celebration of truly great Italian food you'll want to cook for yourself, your friends and your family. Featuring warming winter recipes including . . . · MUSHROOM BREAD SOUP, a thick, comforting soup with oregano, stinging nettles, porcini and chilli flakes. This dish is one guaranteed to make you smile. · POT ROAST CAULIFLOWER with sweet onions, anchovies, olives and white wine. This spectacular dish lets a big, juicy cauliflower take centre-stage. · WHOLE ROASTED SEA BASS served with fennel, olive and sweet orange salad, full of fragrant and fresh flavour. · WINTER SALAD with sweet roasted onions, garlic, crushed hazelnuts and Barolo dressing, perfect for colder weather. _____________ Featuring 140 recipes in Jamie's fuss-free and easy-to-follow style, the book has chapters on Antipasti, Salads, Soups, Pasta, Rice & Dumplings, Meat, Fish, Sides, Bread & Pastry, Dessert and all of the Italian basics you'll ever need to know. Jamie fell in love with Italian food 25 years ago. Now he's sharing his ultimate recipes, a mixture of fast and slow cooking, famous classics with a Jamie twist, simple everyday dishes and more indulgent labour-of-love choices for weekends and parties. VIVA L'ITALIA! 'A triumphant return to Jamie's Mediterranean comfort zone' The Pool Don't wait, buy Jamie Cooks Italy now, and be the first to try food that will transport you straight to the landscapes of Italy.

Harry Kane

Author: Frank Worrall

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781786062710

Category:

Page: 288

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The story of the local kid, born five miles down the road from White Hart Lane stadium, who became the hero Tottenham and England greatly needed, stepping out of the suburbs and into the limelight. Harry Kane is a Spurs boy through and through - 'one of our own', as the fans' ditty goes - and a legend in the making. He proved to be one of the Lane's most promising players. After graduating through the youth ranks, Kane had his first Premier League start in 2014, leading to his winning the Golden Boot after scoring twenty-five goals in the 2015/16 season. The boy who started out in the same junior club as David Beckham, the boy who was rejected by Arsenal because he wasn't big or quick enough, the boy who made Ars�ne Wenger regret his decision after Kane proved the Gunners wrong, had become Tottenham's most promising striker Now, in the first ever biography of the striker, bestselling football writer Frank Worrall delves into why Harry Kane became his club's, and his nation's, great hope, and how he got to that position, all seemingly from nowhere. He delves into what makes Harry tick, his hopes and dreams and just why Manchester United was willing to pay up to �60 million for his skills.