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All Your Friends Like This

Author : Hal Crawford
ISBN : 9781460705261
Genre : History
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ALL YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THIS is a topical, punchy and provocative look at how social networks are taking over the news. How do you get your news? Chances are not from a newspaper or the TV - that's so old-school. If you're anything like the rest of us, you get it from Facebook or Twitter. The great power shift from traditional media to social networks is happening right now. This boom means that, for millions of us, our first exposure to information about the world comes from our friends, not news media. But social networks don't do news the old-fashioned way. Because we share stories that make us look good, inspire us and fire us up, the tone and flavour of the news-making process is irrevocably altered. What does this mean for media? For journalists? The audience? Are we better off or worse off because of it? Highly topical, provocative and totally absorbing, ALL YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THIS does for the media what Freakonomics did for economics. If you're interested in the news, in what we read and why we read it then this game-changing book is essential.
Category: History

With Friends Like These

Author : Sally Koslow
ISBN : 0345521811
Genre : Fiction
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Quincy, Talia, Chloe, and Jules met after answering a roommate ad for an apartment. Despite having little in common, the women became fast friends. A decade later, Quincy, a Midwestern introvert, is trying to overcome a set of tragedies by hunting for the perfect home; Talia, a high-energy California wife and mom, is growing resentful of her friends’ greater financial stability; timid Chloe, from New England and also a mother, is trying to deflect pressure from her husband, a hedge fund manager, to play the role of trophy wife; and Jules, a fiercely independent New York City native and entrepreneur, is confronting her forties alone. As the women wrestle with the challenges of love and motherhood, will their relationships survive? Witty and wise, Sally Koslow’s With Friends Like These hits an emotional bull’s-eye for anyone who has had—or even been—a less than perfect pal. This high-five to sisterhood will leave you certain that close friends can never be replaced. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Sally Koslow's The Late, Lamented Molly Marx.
Category: Fiction

With Friends Like These

Author : Nicholas Coleridge
ISBN : 9781409139539
Genre : Fiction
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A brilliantly fast-paced thriller set in the world of magazines and high society A beautiful socialite divorcing one of the richest and most powerful men in Europe... An investigative journalist with a gift for persuading people to be indiscreet... A magazine in need of a hot story to boost declining circulation ... A publishing director with a taste for risk-taking ... These were always going to be inflammable ingredients, but not one of the key players could have guessed that they would ignite into violent and horrible death, nor that Kit Preston, publishing director of Weiss Magazines, would lose his job, his lover, and stand accused of murder, before the story was even half told ...
Category: Fiction

With Friends Like These

Author : Gillian Roberts
ISBN : 9781611872927
Genre : Fiction
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Well-known Broadway playwright and TV producer Lyle Zacharias is throwing himself a lavish birthday party in his hometown of Philadelphia. Guests include his current wife, ex-wives, friends, former partners-not to mention Amanda Pepper and her own irrepressible mother, Bea. Yet when Lyle drops dead in the middle of a speech, it appears the likely perpetrator is none other than Bea, whose gift was fifty delicious, but apparently poisoned, tarts! It's up to Amanda to clear her mother's name and find the real murderer...before he or she strikes again! But Amanda herself may be the next target! Who says teaching isn't exciting? With any more excitement, Amanda will have to retire before she hits thirty-one...if she lives that long!
Category: Fiction

With Friends Like These

Author : ReShonda Tate Billingsley
ISBN : 9781416539568
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The third book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley Only one girl will be chosen.... In the year since Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel joined Rachel Jackson's church youth group, the four best friends have bonded over boys, pitched in on community projects, and shared their deepest secrets. There's nothing they don't know about each other -- or is there? When a special guest arrives at Rachel's group and announces auditions for a television talk show, the girls will come to know a side of each other they never knew existed. And they may not like what they see. Will the four friends become enemies? The race to find the perfect host for KRCP's Teen Talks is heating up -- the competition is fierce, and so are the lies the girlfriends tell about each other in order to win the coveted spot. But more painful than any lies they can concoct is the cold, hard truth: none of them will reach their ultimate dreams if cutting each other down is how they choose to get ahead. Is winning a place in the spotlight worth losing their friendship? Includes a reader's group guide! Be sure to read the previous novels in ReShonda Tate Billingsley's fresh and fun series that looks at the Ten Commandments in a whole new light: Nothing But Drama and Blessings in Disguise -- now available! ReShonda Tate Billingsley is a general assignment reporter for KRIV-TV, the Fox affiliate in Houston, Texas. She is the author of the nonfiction book Help! I've Turned Into My Mother! and three previous adult novels: My Brother's Keeper, for which she received the prestigious Gold Pen Award for Best New Author from the Black Writer's Alliance and the Nova Lee Nation Award from the Greater Dallas Writing Association; the national bestseller Let the Church Say Amen, chosen for Library Journal's Best of 2004 list for Christian fiction; and I Know I've Been Changed, a Main Selection of the Black Expressions Book Club. Her previous Christian teen novels are Nothing But Drama and Blessings in Disguise, both available from Pocket Books. She is also a contributor to the story anthology Have a Little Faith. Visit her website at
Category: Juvenile Fiction

With Friends Like These

Author : David Meren
ISBN : 9780774822275
Genre : History
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One of the most enduring images of Quebec's Quiet Revolution is of Charles de Gaulle proclaiming "Vive le Qu�bec libre!" from the balcony of Montreal City Hall. The incident laid bare Canada's unity crisis and has since dominated interpretations of the Canada-Quebec-France triangle. David Meren demystifies this cri du balcon by looking beyond de Gaulle to Quebec's evolving relationship with France after the Second World War and the clash of nationalisms that resulted. By seeking to understand Quebec, Gaullist, and Canadian nationalism, Meren not only casts doubt on established interpretations of events, he also reveals how the challenge of responding to American superpower and influence shaped the triangle.
Category: History

Friends Like These

Author : Danny Wallace
ISBN : 9781407028118
Genre : Travel
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Danny Wallace is about to turn thirty and his life has become a cliché. Recently married and living in a smart new area of town, he's swapped pints down the pub for lattes and brunch. For the first time in his life, he's feeling, well ... grown-up. But something's not right. Something's missing. Until he finds an old address book containing just twelve names. His best mates as a kid. Where are they now? Who are they now? And how are they coping with being grown-up too? And so begins a journey from A-Z, tracking down and meeting his old gang. He travels from Berlin to Tokyo, from Sydney to LA. He even goes to Loughborough. He meets Fijian chiefs. German rappers. Some ninjas. And a carvery manager who's managed to solve time travel. But how will they respond to a man they haven't seen in twenty years, turning up and asking if they're coming out to play? Part-comedy, part-travelogue, part-memoir, Friends Like These is the story of what can happen when you track down your past, and of where the friendships you thought you'd outgrown can take you today...
Category: Travel

What If All Your Friends Turned On You

Author : Liz Ruckdeschel
ISBN : 9780375893391
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The popular interactive series returns! Can you save Haley from loserdom? Sixteen-year-old Haley Miller is back at Hillsdale High school after the holiday break, and she’s finally got her driver’s license! But something fishy is going on. The few people she trusts are now acting less than trustworthy, and she’s beginning to wonder: is she turning into an outcast? Haley was looking forward to her best spring break yet, but now it’s not clear she’ll get an invite from anybody. Maybe readers—with their excellent decision-making skills—can guide Haley back to her rightful place in the social strata. Anything’s possible in this fun series where Choose Your Own Adventure meets Gossip Girl. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

With Friends Like These

Author : Alan Dean Foster
ISBN : 9780575131637
Genre : Fiction
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Dreams of love, hate, fear and revenge come true in... WOLFSTROKER - Willie Whitehorse could have been just another boozed-up guitarist, if it hadn't been for his songs. Somehow they were different - they reached out and grabbed people's souls. Now agent Sam Parker wanted a piece of the action. But when he had it, Sam knew he'd made a terrible mistake...a mistake it was much too late to correct... WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE... - The aliens had returned to Earth after centuries because they needed allies. But after hundreds of years, they had no idea what they would be getting the universe into...and they soon found out! DREAM GONE GREEN - Pericles was a poet and a genius, who also happened to be a horse! WHY JOHNNY CAN'T SPEED - A father could teach his son a lot of important things, but combat on the freeways wasn't one of them...not when the kit was eighteen and too full of himself to survive. But revenge did have it's compensations!
Category: Fiction

Quest For A Gentleman

Author : Sheila L. Ramsey
ISBN : 9781477141229
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sheila is about to venture into a world of the unknown: Her first semester in college. A music major fresh out of high school, she expects her studies to be easy, her friendships to be plentiful, and her opportunities to be endless. However, she is not prepared for the hurdles that await her ahead at Plantation Grove. In its light-hearted delivery, Quest for a Gentleman involves the struggle of an African American girl attending a historically Black college who simply wants to meet her Mr. Right. Holding dear to her religious teachings, God and the Bible are all she needs in her quest. But as life would have it, she encounters her share of deceit among her new friends, isolation from campus social cliques, and utter dismay from her college professors. It is a difficult lesson to learn as she ponders whether she is really ready for this journey after all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography