ASKING FOR A FRIEND

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Asking For A Friend

Author : Jessica Weisberg
ISBN : 9781568585352
Genre : History
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A delightful history of Americans' obsession with advice--from Poor Richard to Dr. Spock to Miss Manners Americans, for all our talk of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, obsessively seek advice on matters large and small. Perhaps precisely because we believe in bettering ourselves and our circumstances in life, we ask for guidance constantly. And this has been true since our nation's earliest days: from the colonial era on, there have always been people eager to step up and offer advice, some of it lousy, some of it thoughtful, but all of it read and debated by generations of Americans. Jessica Weisberg takes readers on a tour of the advice-givers who have made their names, and sometimes their fortunes, by telling Americans what to do. You probably don't want to follow all the advice they proffered. Eating graham crackers will not make you a better person, and wearing blue to work won't guarantee a promotion. But for all that has changed in American life, it's a comfort to know that our hang-ups, fears, and hopes have not. We've always loved seeking advice--so long as it's anonymous, and as long as it's clear that we're not asking for ourselves; we're just asking for a friend.
Category: History

Asking For A Friend

Author : Richard Mancuso
ISBN : 1388836866
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This Ebook is in color. Author Richard Mancuso goes into intimate detail of his personal journey to find relief from a debilitating form of herpes, one that he has suffered from for over 20 years. This book reveals his journey and describes in great detail what it was like to find complete relief through an experimental vaccine created by Dr William Halford, and records his experience during the Phase One trial overseas. In this tell-all memoir, complete with descriptions and photographs, the author spends a great deal of time discussing the stigma of Herpes and dispelling its many myths. This provides readers with a better understanding of how we can all make changes for a better chance of combating the disease and fighting the mistreatment of those who suffer from it. The book explores the author's struggles and experiences, helping those unfamiliar with the effects of herpes to understand the suffering of someone they know and/or love.
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The Art Of Asking

Author : Amanda Palmer
ISBN : 9781455581078
Genre : Self-Help
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FOREWORD BY BRENE BROWN and POSTSCRIPT FROM BRAIN PICKINGS CREATOR MARIA POPOVA Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.
Category: Self-Help

Asking For It

Author : Louise O'Neill
ISBN : 9781681445366
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma. The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there. To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Her mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma"--photos she will never be able to forget. As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors chose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma. Asking For It is a powerful story about the devastating effects of rape and public shaming, told through the awful experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by an act of violence.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Asking For Trouble

Author : Sandra Byrd
ISBN : 1414360258
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When a fifteen-year-old American girl finds herself living outside of London because of her father's job transfer and becomes a columnist for her British school's newspaper, she uses Bible truths to dole out wise advice to her classmates, but soon finds it hard to follow her own advice.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Asking For It

Author : Lilah Pace
ISBN : 9780425279519
Genre : FICTION
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Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid and ashamed of her own fantasies: being taken by force by a man who will claim her completely. When the mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes a stunning offer: they will remain near-strangers and meet in secret so that he can fulfil her fantasies. Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne's wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to take their arrangement down an even darker path.
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Asking For Truffle

Author : Dorothy St. James
ISBN : 9781683312925
Genre : Fiction
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When Charity Penn receives a letter saying she won a trip to Camellia Beach, South Carolina complete with free cooking lessons at the town’s seaside chocolate shop, The Chocolate Box, she’s immediately skeptical. She never entered any contest. Her former prep school friend offers to look into the phony prize—only to end up drowned in a vat of chocolate. Struck with guilt, Penn heads to the southern beach town to investigate why he was killed. But as wary as she is of the locals, she finds herself lured into their eccentric vibe, letting her defenses melt away and even learning the art of crafting delicious chocolates. That is, until delight turns bittersweet as she steps straight into the midst of a deadly plot to destroy the seaside town. Now, only Penn’s quick thinking and a mysterious cask of rare chocolate can save the town she’s learning to love. Rich and decadent, Asking for Truffle, the first in a new cozy series by Dorothy St. James, is sure to be a delectable read for fans of JoAnna Carl and Joanne Fluke.
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Asking For Trouble

Author : Elizabeth Young
ISBN : 9780062091949
Genre : Fiction
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Unmarried, thirty-year-old Sophy Metcalfe told a little white he to soothe her nagging mother. The white lies name was "Dominic," the ideal boyfriend: charming, successful, the kind of prospective son-in-law that would make any mother proud. But now that Sophy's thin and beautiful sister, Belinda, is getting married, Dominic is going to have to make an appearance in the flesh -- which should be a pretty neat trick ... since the genuine article vanished from Sophy's life after a single, singularly unmemorable evening. So she resorts to a very drastic measure -- aka Josh Carmichael, the escort she hires at the very last minute, sight unseen. But the trouble with white lies is that they tend to multiply. The trouble with rugged, too-sexy, and independent Josh is ... well, that Sophy's actually beginning to like him! Even if they make it through the Wedding Day from Hell together -- with its new intrigues, old flames, and all-too-familiar faces -- there's the night that follows... and, of course, the morning after. And that could end up being the biggest trouble of all! A hip, witty, and freshly fantastic delight, Asking for Trouble is the most hilarious and knowing novel to make the scene since Bridget Jones first set pen to paper to record her most intimate innermost thoughts.
Category: Fiction