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If This Isn T Nice What Is

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN : 9780795348648
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection of commencement speeches and other wit and wisdom from the New York Times–bestselling literary icon and author of Slaughterhouse-Five. Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly insightful and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. This expanded second edition also includes more than sixty pages of further thoughts from Kurt (whose good advice wasn’t limited to graduation speeches). Edited by Dan Wakefield, and including such pieces as “How to Make Money and Find Love!,” “How to Have Something Most Billionaires Don’t,” and “Somebody Should Have Told Me Not to Join a Fraternity,” this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers everywhere. Hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and at times deeply serious, these reflections are ideal not just for graduates but for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their “long-delayed puberty ceremony”—marking the long and challenging passage to full-time adulthood. “Like Mark Twain, Mr. Vonnegut used humor to tackle the basic questions of human existence.” —The New York Times
Category: Literary Collections

Murder Isn T Pretty In Pink

Author : Kassandra Torres Colon
ISBN : 9781468943047
Genre : Drama
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Is about a teen that had encounter various hard times experience in life including a murder he had witness which will change his life for ever.
Category: Drama

It Isn T Murder If They Re Yankees

Author : Jerry Stratton
ISBN : 1930252714
Genre : Fiction
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It is easy to be a terrorist in America. Everything you need is in your local supermarket. Forget dynamite or gunpowder. Forget guns. Americans keep the most technologically advanced toys of any country in the world. The most deadly killers in the world this side of water, and all it takes is a spark. A few wires, a battery (usually provided) and you're set. The Quiet Man's foray into terrorism required more than a few wires. He required a targeted approach. Cruise missiles up the tailpipe. A couple of transistors and switches. The car alarm comes on, the device is armed. The car alarm switches off...five...four...three...two... And that's that. Ten cars. Ten devices. There were the usual calls for rounding up all Arabs and 'detaining' them for 'questioning.' Long-term questioning behind barbed wire. Don't panic, said the police. Hell, let 'em panic, said everyone else. Maybe they'll turn their damn alarms off. They did. Sunday morning the Quiet Man slept in peace. But not because it was quiet. The lack of car alarms didn't stop the bottles and the screams. He slept because he'd done something. The Quiet Man slept and dreamt of power.
Category: Fiction

Different Is Nice

Author : Toler Sachs Randi Toler Sachs
ISBN : 9781440186158
Genre : Fiction
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Roxanne always believed the world was divided into two groups, the beautiful people and the others. She was definitely an other. Nevertheless, life has been good. She has a loving husband, three great, healthy, and attractive children, and a career in her chosen profession. But what would it be like to join the beautiful side? Fate steps in and gives her an answer. Will she like being the new Roxanne?
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The Power Of Nice

Author : Ronald M. Shapiro
ISBN : 9781118969663
Genre : Business & Economics
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Learn to get what you want without burning bridges In this revised and updated edition of the renowned classic The Power of Nice, negotiations expert, sports agent, New York Times bestselling author, attorney, business leader and educator, Ron Shapiro, shares the key principles of effective negotiation through a combination of a time-tested process, anecdotes, and exercises. Drawing on his unparalleled experiences from the worlds of sports, law, business and politics, as well as dealing with life issues common to us all, Shapiro takes you through the steps of his systematic approach: The Three Ps, Prepare-Probe-Propose. Learn how to use the process to empower you in negotiations. Regardless of your level of experience or the extent of your confidence, you will get what you want while building stronger relationships for the future. This updated edition contains: Significant new material including an expanded view of its applicability to a broad array of business and life challenges a new streamlined version of the Preparation Checklist a more precise understanding of the concept of WIN-win forewords by Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, and an Epilogue highlighting negotiation lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela The book also provides a link to reinforcement of its lessons through the website of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute. Whether you are negotiating with, among others, a customer or client, a boss or government official, or even setting a teenager's curfew or getting a last seat on an airplane, this invaluable guide will help you read the other side and bring the power of human psychology and a time-tested process to the negotiating table. If you're tired of uneven "compromise" and the feeling of being manipulated, turn the tables for good with The Power of Nice, and learn strength from the master himself.
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Nice Girls Don T Get The Corner Office

Author : Lois P. Frankel
ISBN : 9781455554126
Genre : Business & Economics
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Before you were told to "Lean In," Dr. Lois Frankel told you how to get that corner office. The New York Times bestseller, is now completely revised and updated. In this edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors--over 130 in all--that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as: Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win. Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it. Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don't equate negotiation with confrontation. Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.
Category: Business & Economics

Journey If Where You Re Going Isn T Home

Author : Max Zimmer
ISBN : 9780985448127
Genre : Mormon teenagers
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The story of a boy growing up Mormon in America with a dream to play jazz trumpet. ... It begins in 1956. Young Shake Tauffler hears a line of music on the radio of a cattle truck that changes his life forever. The music is jazz. The instrument is a trumpet. His family is moving one last time - from a southern Utah ranch to a town outside Salt Lake - on his father's quest to bring his family from Switzerland to the heartland of the Mormon church. In two months, when Shake turns twelve, he'll join his buddies on a shared journey through the ranks of his father's take-no-prisoners religion. At the same time, armed with a used trumpet and his bike, he'll start another journey, on his own, to a place whose high priests aren't his father's friends but the Negro greats of jazz, men he's been taught to believe are cursed but from whose music he learns everything he dreams of being.
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The Celebrity At Home

Author : Violet Hunt
ISBN : 9781775562573
Genre : Fiction
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The daughter of the artist Arthur William Hunt, Violent Hunt was a prolific writer who dabbled in a number of genres, as well as a prominent figure in the literary circles in London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In The Celebrity at Home, a charming novel written from the perspective of a spunky young girl, Hunt draws on her own life experiences.
Category: Fiction