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Slow Getting Up

Author : Nate Jackson
ISBN : 9780062383211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, Nate Jackson took the path of thousands of unknowns before him to carve out a professional football career twice as long as the average player. Through his story recounted here—from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches—even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the NFL's workweek. Fast-paced, lyrical, dirty, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wake Up Call

Author : Christopher F. Falcone
ISBN : 9780595307890
Genre : Fiction
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A successful Bakersfield, California, lawyer's young daughter is kidnapped by a Los Angeles drug dealer when his old fraternity brother sells him out to dodge a drug debt. Jim Woodruff has it all: partnership at a successful law firm, a tightknit group of drinking buddies, a beautiful and adoring wife, and a radiant six-year-old daughter. But a phone call one morning rips him out of his perfect life and throws him into a horrifying chain of events that force him to take a hard look at himself and what's important in life. Wake-Up Call is a dark urban thriller that explores race and reality on the violent streets of LA.
Category: Fiction

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

A Mouse In The House

ISBN : 9781628383072
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A Mouse in the House is a loveable tale about three little tails, constantly thinking with their bellies but always following their hearts. Slow Pete, the old and wise rat, leads Big Ralph, the large and brave rat, and Du Moe, the small but courageous mouse, through all sorts of adventures. But living in Mr. Newman’s house isn’t all fun and games. When a robbery leaves Mr. Newman tied up and stranded, the three little friends come to his rescue and prove to him that rodents aren’t really all that bad. Whether it’s Slow Pete making a pair of glasses for Du Moe, or Big Ralph taunting humans to entertain his friends, A Mouse in the House is a story about companionship, bravery, perseverance, and teaches that sometimes, big fun comes from small heroes.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Slow Dance With A Dead Man

Author : Dennis J. Greza
ISBN : 9780595136988
Genre : Fiction
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A contemporary novel that tracks the meandering exploits of malcontent Carl Wallington who finds himself in deep trouble with his domineering girlfriend Deborah McCaul, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. In the unforgiving public light of Deborah’s campaign, Carl’s seemingly poor judgment on the job creates a career-ending scandal he’d rather not deal with so he flees Philadelphia and the eventual consequences of his transgression. Carl’s journey and purpose become increasingly blurred by alcohol and drugs and he becomes convinced that Deborah and her mob are hunting him down and closing in for their revenge. He is haunted by memories of his fatherless childhood and determined to locate the only man he could ever call “Dad.” Leaving behind one undeniable clue as to his whereabouts, Carl hibernates on an Amtrak train and vanishes for twenty-four critical hours. As his friends and enemies converge on Savannah and await his arrival, Carl—a supposed fugitive—wakes up in Orlando and receives tragic but confusing news via a nomadic old clairvoyant named Helen. He races northward to verify the validity of her claim and ultimately discovers the sordid reality of life on the run and its brutal, deadly consequences.
Category: Fiction

Slow Down I M Getting Well Too Fast

Author : Dr. Iren Fellegvari
ISBN : 9781491748800
Genre : Psychology
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Our eyes are involved in most of our experiences and in forming our memories. It seems logical that we can use our eyes to change hurtful memories. Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) was developed with this concept in mind. Emotions play an extraordinary role in our lives. Every event is labeled with a corresponding emotion in our brains. An experience can be characterized as pleasant or dangerous—or by any other identifier that influences our thoughts and actions or determines whether we want to remember a particular occurrence. Events do not change if the emotional labels are altered, but we think and react differently to different labels. People can go from feeling victimized to becoming proud survivors if the labels are changed. A crisis situation can become either a tragedy or a new beginning based on a person’s emotional evaluation. ETT does not change facts, but it can help transform shame, fear, loneliness, emptiness, and other often paralyzing feelings, opening up a person to the possibility of more realistic and empowering mind-sets. ETT offers quick, goal-oriented treatment for severe psychological problems like PTSD, abuse, and eating disorders and everyday situations such as stress in one’s professional life, anxiety that hinders achievement, and more. Learn more about this revolutionary new treatment method designed by a licensed clinical psychologist, and unlock the secret to fast, effective recovery.
Category: Psychology

A Visit With Ms Minnie

Author : Alice W. Martin
ISBN : 9781462893928
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story surrounds the life and times of Minnie Johnson Burruss, who was born and raised in rural America around the turn of the 20th Century. Growing up poor but proud Ms. Minnie had to work hard from childhood through adulthood. As a teenager, she met and married a true gentleman named Jacob Burruss. With a houseful of children, a lot of wisdom and a strong faith in God, they lived through the Great Depression and many other trials and tribulations, including the fire that consumed their son, Matthew. Meet Emma and Annie Lou, Jacobs two sisters, loving but as different as night and day. Contrast Emmas quiet spirit with the insatiable Annie Lou who slips away frequently into the dark of the night. This story (italicized words) is narrated by Ms. Minnie a few years before her death and is based on true events. Only the storyline has been embellished by the author. The characters names and the geographical locations have been changed to protect the innocent. Sit back and take a trip back through time as you spend an evening with Ms. Minnie. First Copyrighted June 2007 by Alice W. Martin Library of Congress, United States Copyright Office Registration No. TXu1-361-060 All rights reserved. No part of this work may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the publisher or author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. Printed in the United States of America. This book is based on actual occurrences. The storyline itself has been created based on the personality of and knowledge about the characters lives. The names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Slow Motion Riot

Author : Peter Blauner
ISBN : 9781453215289
Genre : Fiction
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In Peter Blauner’s Edgar Award–winning first novel, a New York probation officer locks horns with a deadly young drug dealer As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King. A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
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What I Did On My Summer Vacation Or North To Alaska An Inside Passage Cruise

Author : Jim Oooooo
ISBN : 9780557555024
Genre : Humor
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Planning an Alaska Inside Passage Cruise? Like a magnificent symphony, let this account amuse you and inform you. Grand themes occur with repetition and variation - incredibly beautiful scenery, great fun on board the ship, and culturally broadening excursions at every port. Snow-capped peaks on both sides of the Inside Passage, Native Peoples, totem poles, eagles, salmon, whales, and bears. Alaska, so different and so grand! What do you want to find and do on your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise?
Category: Humor

Slow Burn 2

Author : Hollis Weller
ISBN : 9781618682833
Genre : Fiction
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For two veteran police officers and their small group of friends, the first day of the outbreak starts out like any other until they are confronted with a new and unexpected enemy. Each one of them is forced to confront the unthinkable. Zombies are real, and craving the living with an insatiable appetite. Against the full specter of a society crumbling around them, and the dead stalking the living in the streets, it will take all of their skill, knowledge and courage to survive. Yet, amongst it all, they still face enemies among the living as well. Armed gangs free to roam the streets. Powerful men who want to play politics with people’s lives, and wolves in sheep’s clothing. Together, the group faces an uncertain future as they struggle against relentless enemies, living and dead, in a devastated America. Matvei, the Russian mercenary, had been poised to carve out his own empire from the ashes of humanity. Horribly underestimating the enemy he now faced, the once leader of an army struggles to survive against the very creatures he helped create. For Mike and Stephen, the idea to use an abandoned prison as a modern day fortress was brilliant. Solid stone walls protected them and their growing group of survivors against the relentless advance of the undead howling for their blood, giving the people inside a sense of hope in these dark days. Utilizing the skills and knowledge of the people sheltered inside, they had turned the old prison into a working community. They had shelter, food, and weapons to combat the dead. What could go wrong? In a nearby conclave was Father Kettle. He was a man used to his position of authority as a man of God to get anything he desired. Now, along with a congregation of ruthless murderers, he desires everything the survivors hold dear. Father Kettle’s personal assassin, Jonas, had infiltrated the prison to undermine their cause. Joining their conspiracy, burning with the need for revenge is former Councilman Lewis. All the while, far to the north in the burning remnants of Chicago, the countless eyes of an undead host, filled with hunger and rage, looked to the south…
Category: Fiction