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Don T Get Too Comfortable

Author : David Rakoff
ISBN : 0385516835
Genre : Humor
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A bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess from an award-winning humorist. Whether David Rakoff is contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good-times-and-chicken-wings populism of Hooters Air; working as a cabana boy at a South Beach hotel; or traveling to a private island off the coast of Belize to watch a soft-core video shoot—where he is provided with his very own personal manservant—rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly skewered. Somewhere along the line, our healthy self-regard has exploded into obliterating narcissism; our manic getting and spending have now become celebrated as moral virtues. Simultaneously a Wildean satire and a plea for a little human decency, Don’t Get Too Comfortable shows that far from being bobos in paradise, we’re in a special circle of gilded-age hell. This edition includes an excerpt from David Rakoff's Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.
Category: Humor

Zan And The Mythical Art Of Miz Management

Author : James Alden
ISBN : 9781770979635
Genre : Humor
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The suggestions on management behaviour outlined in this book are in support of the principles of Miz-Management and the theoretical methodology for creating an ideal state of Mizery in the workplace. Miz is simply a contraction of the word miserable and therefore, Miz-Management means miserable management for Mizzies (masochists). While the purpose of this book remains vague, it attempts to outline largely unproven methodologies, supported by unimaginative examples of Miz-Management behaviour, specifically for those who want to be perceived as trying to improve their management skills, but who really want to be anything but successful. With the best of intentions to simply fill the void for a Miz-Management behaviour guide, unfortunately it has also been inadvertently adopted by some masochistically challenged managers for Miz-Use as an inverse guide to impede the advancement of Miz-Management in the workplace. Fortunately this counter culture will not succeed because the Miz-Force is strong.
Category: Humor

The God Of All Comfort

Author : Linda Kennedy
ISBN : 9781490876511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 that God is the “Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” Is that really true? If God really does love me, why did He allow me to go through such horrible times of distress and pain? Why couldn’t I have a “normal” life just like everyone else? After all, I wasn’t really that bad of a person, was I? Hadn’t I worked hard to turn my life around? Here my husband and I were now attending a good, Bible-teaching church, and I was learning more about Jesus and His love for me every day. We were finally ready to start a family after being married for ten years—I felt in my heart that I was now ready to become a mom. But then everything started to fall apart. This book is to let you know that no matter what you are facing, God, our Heavenly Father, is always right beside us, and when we keep our eyes on Him and trust Him, He will see to it that we are brought to a place where life can make sense. Was this story something that I dreamed about as a little girl? Far from it! Yet I can honestly say that I am more at peace today than I have ever been in my life. The God of all comfort is always right here, just waiting for me to draw near to Him, and He is waiting for you as well.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On My Way

Author : Stacy May
ISBN : 9781469168272
Genre : Fiction
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This story On My Way is about how I see my life playing out: some things is just the way they are. I always wanted to help inspire people to do what it is they love; there will be ups and downs in life and I truly understand that mistakes are a must because it helps us grow. But we all know on your way up, there is always a little drama. What would life be like without drama? I dream of having the best and ON MY WAY will tell you how I get there!!! Enjoy
Category: Fiction

The 6 Reasons You Ll Get The Job

Author : Debra Angel MacDougall
ISBN : 9781101443996
Genre : Business & Economics
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What Are Employers Really Looking for? It's Not What You Think. More people than ever are applying for the same few jobs. Surfing job boards and submitting a dozen résumés a day just doesn't work. The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job shows you exactly how to tailor your pitch and stand out from the crowd so that you get hired. Talent alone will not get you the job. The short list of candidates all have the ability to do the work, so what makes the difference? Whether employers know it or not, intuitively they are always looking for a candidate who meets or exceeds each of six qualities: ?Presentation ?Ability ?Dependability ?Motivation ?Attitude ?Network These qualities may sound familiar, but you'll be surprised at how employers judge them. You'll discover how to promote these six qualities to your advantage so employers take notice. You'll also learn proven strategies for finding jobs in the Hidden Market while your competition is still waiting by the phone. By mastering a few simple, often overlooked techniques, you'll get noticed by the person who has the power to hire you now.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of Being

Author : Dennis Merritt Jones
ISBN : 9781440635755
Genre : Self-Help
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The Art of Being: 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life helps readers become inspired and stay inspired, with motivational and uplifting writings that can be read daily, supported by "Mindfulness Practices," or action steps to make it simple. Ultimately, the understanding at which the reader will arrive is that spirituality, the "art of being," is actually a lifestyle, a way of walking our sacred earth every day. The Art of Being is a user-friendly manual to guide you to become acutely aware of how to live more mindfully on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour, moment-by-moment basis and thus create more peace and happiness in your life-and in the lives of those around you.
Category: Self-Help

From Pain To Power

Author : Angellisa Robinson
ISBN : 9783737513326
Genre : Philosophy
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A book of encouragement, from a young Christian perspective, about how to overcome your pain and gain power.
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Trouble Don T Last Always

Author : Shane Salter
ISBN : 9780595347964
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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His mother abandoned him. His drug-dealing dad landed him in the middle of a gunfight. After entering the foster care system, he fell through the cracks. He was rejected by everyone, known by no one... Born to a teenage mother whose hopes and dreams for her son were shattered by her own drug addiction, author Shane Salter was thrust into parenting his younger brother at the tender age of four. His first look at the world was through a broken windowpane into an alley leading nowhere. When his mother walked out and left him, he kept it together and took care of his brother until they found foster care, a system as threatening to a child as any dark alley in New York, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, or Los Angeles. He sought what his mother was unable to give: nurturing, guidance, and the opportunity to be a child. With all odds against him, he survived and emerged more determined than ever to succeed.
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The Preacher

Author : Billie Conner
ISBN : 9781469119809
Genre : Fiction
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Reverend Nathaniel Wolde is trying hard to cope with the changes that have come into his life. Though now a prosperous man, he'd never believed himself poor. All his friends told him it was progress, and he'd have to deal with it. This book deals with the many facets of his life. He is a partner in a real estate venture, and is a Aide to 6th District Congressman William Willey. He is heavily involved in the efforts to gain statehood for western Virginia. Reverend Wolde attended a session of the U.S. senate and at the urging of John Breckenridge, read the Constitution. He buys the old Morgan estate for his wife, Baroness Mary Catherine MacTavish. Marion county hosts an Independence Day gala there. Ian MacTavish comes for a month-long visit; young Riley comes home after 6 months in Scotland, and bonds with his older brother, Roy. it tells the story of David Sullivan, and how he stole his college sweetheart away from her home in New York City, to come live in the mountains of western Virginia. It tells the story about Reverend Wolde's adopted father, a Red Coat Sergeant in the Kings Army, and how he became friends with a British Admiral, and both men settled in western Virginia. Reverend Wolde becomes an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church, and his friends built him a church. The entire Wolde family, and several friends accompany Ian and Riley when they return to Scotland aboard the family's clipper ship, The Catherine Ross.
Category: Fiction

Here S The Man

Author : Robert Jackson
ISBN : 9781468502077
Genre : Reference
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You cannot know Robert Jackson very long before you are aware of his passion for Jesus. It is this passion for Jesus that provides the desire that he has for mentoring men to become all they can be for Jesus. Robert's prior books asked the question, “Where is the man?” He begins to open up Joseph's life to declare in this book, HERE'S THE MAN! No one wants to be viewed as a failure. You were created to dream and given gifts to make that dream happen. As God declares His will for our lives we begin to make a plan to achieve or reach for that will. However, unplanned disruptions seem to build roadblocks to that destiny or the fulfillment of our dream. Are they roadblocks? Are these disruptions keeping us from God's will? We begin to question have we really heard from God? Did we miss something in what I thought was God's plan for me? In this book about Joseph, you will find principles that can help you to understand how God, the Father moves from declaring His will to taking us unto the plan of fulfilling that will. The important insights and illumination in this book from God's Word can alter our mindset, keep us from fighting the plan God has for us, and alter the circumstances of your life and bring a change that will positively impact you and your family. You will be challenged and changed as you see how God finally declares to Egypt and the world “HERE'S THE MAN”!
Category: Reference