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How We Are Hungry

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 9780241958841
Genre : Fiction
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How We Are Hungry is a collection of Dave Eggers's short stories that twist and inspire the imagination Dave Eggers has championed the cause of the short story so magnificently that through his own McSweeney's magazine and through its many imitators the form is once again in the ascendant. Yet while celebrating the work of others, Eggers has also proved himself time and again one of the modern masters of the form. This unmissable collection is Egger's first, and showcases his talents in a variety of stories that are short-short, short-long and every length in between; and in stories that are dark, funny, inspiring, daring and endlessly inventive (including the acclaimed 'Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly'). In short, in stories that will make you appreciate that Dave Eggers and the short story were made for each other - and, in turn, for you. 'Possibly the most admired and emulated American author of his generation' Independent 'Brilliant, confident floods of language' Sunday Herald 'Intensely pleasurable, striking in its beauty...a triumph of both form and content' Guardian
Category: Fiction

Companion To Literature

Author : Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN : 9781438127439
Genre : Short stories, American
File Size : 35.21 MB
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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.
Category: Short stories, American

The Only Permanent Solution To All Human Problems Is The Rational God

Author : Sajith Buvi
ISBN : 9781943093618
Genre : Religion
File Size : 85.77 MB
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You need not label you. Even if you did, that is fine. You may come in any hue or color-Christian, Muslim, atheist, liberal, conservative, Marxist, black, white, man, woman, homosexual, American, African, CEO, homeless, geek, dunce or any identity. The bottom line is you are a human being. You cannot escape that truth. You cannot bury the inviolable equality that truth brings. Once you are a human being you are an intelligent being. Once you are an intelligent being you have to face and explore the truth of life, including the existence or nonexistence of God. The religious, the atheists, the scientists and the entire world can argue whatever they want. Their arguments do not affect the truth of your existence. You cannot slip into that mess because the world doesn't live your life; only you live your life. If God is true, He or She cannot be limited to the belief of the religious. God must be accessible to the intelligent human being as well. So come on, let us explore God rationally.
Category: Religion

The Gods Are Hungry

Author : Chika Okeke
ISBN : 9784921324
Genre : Gods, Igbo
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Category: Gods, Igbo

Happiness By Design

Author : Paul Dolan
ISBN : 9780698156920
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 73.69 MB
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This is not just another happiness book. In Happiness by Design, happiness and behavior expert Paul Dolan combines the latest insights from economics and psychology to illustrate that in order to be happy we must behave happy Our happiness is experiences of both pleasure and purpose over time and it depends on what we actually pay attention to. Using what Dolan calls deciding, designing, and doing, we can overcome the biases that make us miserable and redesign our environments to make it easier to experience happiness, fulfilment, and even health. With uncanny wit and keen perception, Dolan reveals what we can do to find our unique optimal balance of pleasure and purpose, offering practical advice on how to organize our lives in happiness-promoting ways and fresh insights into how we feel, including why: • Having kids reduces pleasure but gives us a massive dose of purpose • Gaining weight won’t necessarily make us unhappier, but being too ambitious might • A quiet neighborhood is more important than a big house Vividly rendering intriguing research and lively anecdotal evidence, Happiness by Design offers an absorbing, thought-provoking, new paradigm for readers of Stumbling on Happiness and The How of Happiness.
Category: Self-Help

The Don T Diet Live It Workbook

Author : Andrea Wachter
ISBN : 0936077565
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 68.15 MB
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This sensitive workbook teaches readers how to be at peace with their bodies.
Category: Self-Help

The Key To Survival

Author : Tracey L. Smith
ISBN : 9781478610328
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 24.26 MB
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The Key to Survival has established itself as an affordable, straightforward text geared toward students with varying backgrounds. Based on reader feedback, research in communication and other fields, and events in the news, the first ten chapters have been thoroughly revised. An added final chapter addresses the widespread surge in communicating electronically and offers practical guidelines for using this medium. Smith and Tague-Buslers conversational writing style and their clear presentation of multifaceted topics defuse the possibility of confusion or intimidation. They define and analyze how specific human mental and physical processes affect interactions with others, stressing that effective communication is essential to meeting basic human needs. Unlocking a more complete understanding of these processes enables readers to implement the authors suggested techniques for mastering successful communication. Engaging chapter-opener narratives link common miscommunication experiences to essential points discussed in the text, spiking readers interest in ways to improve their own communication. Discussion questions, activities, boldfaced key terms throughout the text, and a comprehensive glossary are additional features that enhance teaching and learning about interpersonal communication.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reflections For A Better Life

Author : Christopher Perry
ISBN : 9781490801070
Genre : Self-Help
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Reflections for a Better Life grew out of a desire to answer questions about the relevance of the biblical message to modern life, and particularly, how to live a better life. Although most of them are exhortatory, many are simply meditations on common themes and are meant to be thought- and action-provoking, rather than authoritative pronouncements on faith or morals. Like the Bible itself, they are often meant to call the reader him- or herself into question and to facilitate reflections on one’s life and one’s relationship to God.
Category: Self-Help


Author : Frank Partnoy
ISBN : 9781847658180
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 83.66 MB
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Warren Buffett compares stock trading to great athletes: they excel not because of fast neurological responses, but because of their ability to delay as long as possible before reacting. Successful CEOs, fire fighters, and military officers all know how to manage delay to gather as much information as possible to get the results they need. In Wait, Frank Partnoy argues that decisions of all kinds, whether 'snap' or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal. Apologies are better received if they are not rushed and people who can defer gratification are happier and more successful than those who must have everything now. Partnoy demonstrates that the ability to wait is crucial to getting the right answer and that gut instincts are often wrong.
Category: Psychology

A Flow Chart Of Life

Author : Rev. Nancy Purcell
ISBN : 9781466966772
Genre : Reference
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This book of inspirational essays stresses the importance of perception when building a belief system. The essays give hints on how to keep our mind and hearts open to the awareness that we are in charge of our thoughts and feelings in the evolution of our spiritual growth. It emphasizes how we are to bring our gifts into our world.
Category: Reference