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Adulthood Is a Myth

Author : Sarah Andersen

ISBN10 : 1449478964

Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing

Number of Pages : 112

Category : Humor

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Book Summary: GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS! These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious, showcasing how she became one of the most influential voices in web cartoonists.

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

Author : Kate Kelly,Peggy Ramundo

ISBN10 : 0743288947

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Health & Fitness

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Book Summary: An updated edition of the classic self-help book for people with Attention Deficit Disorder! With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference—the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD—focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new: -The new medications and their effectiveness -The effects of ADD on human sexuality -The differences between male and female ADD—including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function -The power of meditation -How to move forward with coaching And the book still includes advice about: -Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses -Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships—including how to decrease discord and chaos -Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory -Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication

Perfect

Author : Max Amato

ISBN10 : 0545829321

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 48

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1675

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Book Summary: A fussy eraser and a mischievous pencil spar in a picture book adventure.

Speak

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson

ISBN10 : 9781429997041

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Fish in a Tree

Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt

ISBN10 : 1101601329

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 339

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Book Summary: A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in. “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

The Invisible Boy

Author : Trudy Ludwig

ISBN10 : 0449818209

Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1259

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Book Summary: A gentle story that teaches how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish, from esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton. A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend... Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody in class ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find The Invisible Boy a valuable and important resource. Includes a discussion guide and resources for further reading.

Shatter Me (Enhanced Edition)

Author : Tahereh Mafi

ISBN10 : 0062184784

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 605

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Book Summary: The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus this exclusive content: Juliette’s police case file Juliette’s medical file Reestablishment “persons of interest” profiles An entry from Warner’s log Reestablishment propaganda posters

A Song Below Water

Author : Bethany C. Morrow

ISBN10 : 125031531X

Publisher : Tor Teen

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1110

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Book Summary: Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about Back sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism. In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers. Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school’s junior year. But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice at the worst possible moment. Soon, nothing in Portland, Oregon, seems safe. To save themselves from drowning, it’s only Tavia and Effie’s unbreakable sisterhood that proves to be the strongest magic of all. "It's beautiful and it's brilliant.”--Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature “An enthralling tale of Black girl magic and searing social commentary ready to rattle the bones.” — Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Paper Towns

Author : John Green

ISBN10 : 1101010932

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1548

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Book Summary: Winner of the Edgar Award The #1 New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller Millions of Copies Sold Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew. #1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.

Drive

Author : Daniel H. Pink

ISBN10 : 1101524383

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1085

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Book Summary: The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.

Against Ethics

Author : John D. Caputo

ISBN10 : 9780253114877

Publisher : Indiana University Press

Number of Pages : 292

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1431

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Book Summary: "Against Ethics is beautifully written, clever, learned, thought-provoking, and even inspiring." —Theological Studies "Writing in the form of his ideas, Caputo offers the reader a truly exquisite reading experience. . . . his iconic style mirrors a truly refreshing honesty that draws the reader in to play." —Quarterly Journal of Speech "Against Ethics is, in my judgment, one of the most important works on philosophical ethics that has been written in recent years. . . . Caputo speaks with a passion and a concern that are rare in academic philosophy. His profound sense of humor deepens the passion of the viewpoints he develops." —Mark C. Taylor "Obligation happens!" declares Caputo in this brilliant and witty postmodern critique of ethics, framed as a contemporary restaging of Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling.

Down Life’s Trail

Author : D. Russell Walker

ISBN10 : 150354124X

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 498

Category : Poetry

Viewed : 1293

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Book Summary: For more years than most of today’s population could possibly recall, I had been writing poems about my family, my own true adventure stories, and just about anything of interest to me, which has been just about anything! I had catalogued, shelved, boxed, and stored material throughout the years all the while that I had been experiencing the many facets of my more varied than some life. From the time that I was a little farm kid, the workings of nature and its wild faces had held intrigue to my mind. Consequently, by the time that I became old and bold enough to begin my own quest of adventure, I just plainly let it happen. Any opportunity to explore life and of things not yet known to me became open season for my whims. In those early years, I had managed to scribble down numerous discoveries that evolved as I waded through life’s happenings. Eventually, I had accumulated many written utterances and at first kept them in piles and eventually files. Through the urgings of family and friends, it has come to the point of sharing my writings of adventurous ramblings with others. But where should I start? The grab bag of writings that I have dealt from for this first widely published volume of mine, which I had decided to name Down Life’s Trail, for in many ways, it does reflect selections written by myself along the bumpy road of life. At the age of twenty-two, I had started out on my own after schooling for the profession as a photographer. This required traveling many miles, first within Maine then to other locations across the country, and involving aerial photos along with all others. I had recorded and kept records of many of the special locations that I had flown over or photographed, both in writings and photos. Now has come the time for me to pursue the publishing of some of my collections. I had promised to my local audience that had been reading my work over the years that I would indeed take a shot at publishing a book of poetry. My decision (right or wrong) is now to begin my offerings with this aptly named volume of Down Life’s Trail, for the following has been derived from short story poems written as I was tripping along life’s trail. Hopefully, you will read and enjoy the enclosed pages that have been randomly selected from the far reaching trail of my life.

The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

Author : Mac Griswold

ISBN10 : 1466837012

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 480

Category : History

Viewed : 1924

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Book Summary: Mac Griswold's The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister—and of the family that has lived there since its founding as a Colonial New England slave plantation three and a half centuries ago. In 1984, the landscape historian Mac Griswold was rowing along a Long Island creek when she came upon a stately yellow house and a garden guarded by looming boxwoods. She instantly knew that boxwoods that large—twelve feet tall, fifteen feet wide—had to be hundreds of years old. So, as it happened, was the house: Sylvester Manor had been held in the same family for eleven generations. Formerly encompassing all of Shelter Island, New York, a pearl of 8,000 acres caught between the North and South Forks of Long Island, the manor had dwindled to 243 acres. Still, its hidden vault proved to be full of revelations and treasures, including the 1666 charter for the land, and correspondence from Thomas Jefferson. Most notable was the short and steep flight of steps the family had called the "slave staircase," which would provide clues to the extensive but little-known story of Northern slavery. Alongside a team of archaeologists, Griswold began a dig that would uncover a landscape bursting with stories. Based on years of archival and field research, as well as voyages to Africa, the West Indies, and Europe, The Manor is at once an investigation into forgotten lives and a sweeping drama that captures our history in all its richness and suffering. It is a monumental achievement.

The Enticing Scribbles

Author : Rupsa Das

ISBN10 :

Publisher : True Dreamster

Number of Pages : 107

Category : Poetry

Viewed : 1091

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Book Summary: We are presenting you an anthology where overwhelming words of different genres will be captivating you and the impending looming writers will give you a ride to the roller-coaster of poetries, micro tales, snippets, tales, and quotes. The Indian Writers present The Enticing Scribbles, compiled by Rupsa Das. These artistic wordings are enriched with the emotions of their souls and it'll lure your heart and make you connect with each one of them ultimately.

Visiting Tom

Author : Michael Perry

ISBN10 : 0062097792

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1947

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Book Summary: “Somewhere between Garrison Keillor’s idyllic-sweet Lake Wobegon and the narrow-mindedness of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street lies the reality of small-town life. This is where Michael Perry lives.” —St. Paul Pioneer Press “Perry can take comfort in the power of his writing, his ability to pull readers from all corners onto his Wisconsin spread, and make them feel right at home.” —Seattle Times Tuesdays with Morrie meets Bill Bryson in Visiting Tom, another witty, poignant, and stylish paean to living in New Auburn, Wisconsin, from Michael Perry. The author of Population: 485, Coop, and Truck: A Love Story, Perry takes us along on his uplifting visits with his octogenarian neighbor one valley over—and celebrates the wisdom, heart, and sass of a vanishing generation that embodies the indomitable spirit of small-town America.

Sweeping Up Glass

Author : Carolyn Wall

ISBN10 : 0440338506

Publisher : Delta

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1908

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Book Summary: Destined to be a classic, Sweeping Up Glass is a tough and tender novel of love, race, and justice, and a ferocious, unflinching look at the power of family. Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night. But someone is killing the wolves of Big Foley Mountain–and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she’s never understood: Her mother’s madness, building toward a fiery crescendo. Her daughter’s flight to California, leaving her to raise Will’m, her beloved grandson. And most of all, her town’s fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies. Now this proud, lonely woman will face her mother and daughter, her neighbors and the wolf hunters of Big Foley Mountain. And when she does, she’ll ignite a conflict that will embroil an entire community–and change her own life in the most astonishing of ways.

An American Story

Author : Debra J. Dickerson

ISBN10 : 0375421181

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1521

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Book Summary: A profoundly courageous and insightful memoir, An American Story documents the events that have shaped journalist Debra Dickerson's conscience. The daughter of former sharecroppers, Dickerson never imagined she would emerge from her squalid St. Louis neighborhood to become an acclaimed journalist with a Harvard Law degree. A constant reader and a straight-A student, nevertheless Dickerson's lack of confidence kept her from accepting the many colleges offers she received. Instead she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, quickly rising through the ranks. In spite of her success, she recognized within herself deep-seated conflict at being a working class black woman living in a white man's world. Her path to self-acceptance is at the heart of this refreshing narrative.

Das Erste Englische Lesebuch Band 3

Author : Elisabeth May

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Audiolego

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Foreign Language Study

Viewed : 1156

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Book Summary: Dieses Buch ist Band 3 des Ersten Englischen Lesebuches für Anfänger. Das Buch enthält einen Kurs für Anfänger und fortgeschrittene Anfänger, wobei die Texte auf Deutsch und auf Englisch nebeneinanderstehen. Die dabei verwendete Methode basiert auf der natürlichen menschlichen Gabe, sich Wörter zu merken, die immer wieder und systematisch im Text auftauchen. Sätze werden stets aus den in den vorherigen Kapiteln erklärten Wörtern gebildet. Dank Wortlisten mit der internationalen Lautschrift fällt das Einprägen und Verstehen besonders leicht. Das Buch ist mit den Audiodateien inklusive ausgestattet. Die Adresse der Homepage des Buches, wo Audiodateien zum Anhören und Herunterladen verfügbar sind, ist am Anfang des Buches auf der bibliographischen Beschreibung vor dem Copyright-Hinweis aufgeführt. Zum Sprachenlernen gibt es kaum eine effizientere Methode als bilinguale Bücher. Diese bieten eine parallele Übersetzung, die dem Leser das Erlernen einer Sprache in kürzester Zeit ermöglicht. Auf einem Blick kann hier sofort gesehen werden, was unbekannte Wörter bedeuten – denn die Übersetzung befindet sich meist auf derselben Seite. So macht Vokabeln lernen Spaß und gelingt spielend leicht. Besonders neue Wörter und Sätze, die immer wieder vorkommen, werden sich fast automatisch im Gehirn festsetzen. Das geschieht häufig sogar unbewusst. Dieses bilinguale Buch für das Sprachniveau A1 und A2 zu lesen, dauert gewöhnlich zwischen einem und drei Monaten. Die genaue Zeit hängt ganz von Ihrer vorherigen Fremdsprachen-Erfahrung und persönlichen Fähigkeiten ab. Nach dem Buch sollten Sie in der Lage sein, einfache Fragen mit Was? Wer? Wo? Wann? Welche/r/s? Wie viel(e)? zu stellen und zu beantworten. Dieses bilinguale Buch hat schon vielen Menschen geholfen, ihr wahres Sprach-Potenzial zu entdecken. So bleiben Sie motiviert und optimieren Ihren Lernprozess. Vergessen Sie nicht: 20 Minuten am Tag sind die Grundlage für Ihren Erfolg! Es ist auch empfehlenswert den VLC-Mediaplayer zu verwenden, die Software, die zur Steuerung der Wiedergabegeschwindigkeit aller Audioformate verwendet werden kann. Steuerung der Geschwindigkeit ist auch einfach und erfordert nur wenige Klicks oder Tastatureingaben. Lesen und hören Sie gleichzeitig!