Say Goodbye to Hollywood Book

Say Goodbye to Hollywood


  • Author : Anthony ‘A-Class’ Quinones
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490707259

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Say Goodbye to Hollywood Excerpt :

Anthony Woodz Diaz has dreams of Hollywood, but his dreams will be more like nightmares as he struggles to overcome adversities living in the slums of New York City. With just his single mom, disconnected siblings, and no positive father figure, Anthony takes matters into his own hands and turns to the streets of Spanish Harlem for guidance and shelter. Just when the troubled teen seems to be getting his turbulent life in order, his dreams of Hollywood are shattered for good, and he is forced to say good-bye to Hollywood.

Bullshit Jobs Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Bullshit Jobs


  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501143335

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Bullshit Jobs Excerpt :

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

Ice Cream for Breakfast Book

Ice Cream for Breakfast


  • Author : Laura Jane Williams
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-04-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473659957

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Ice Cream for Breakfast Excerpt :

'Read this for life lessons you know but have neglected.' Stylist 'Rediscover and embrace your inner silliness and watch your busy, stress-filled actual life become, well, simpler.' Red Discover the surprising art of reconnecting with your inner child in order to make your adult life that little bit simpler. You can own your own home and want to build a blanket fort on a bad day. Hell! On a good day, too. Give yourself permission to seek praise, ask for help, and have something soft snuggled against your face because you're sad. You can pay your bills on time and still exclaim out loud when something is really f*cking cool, run a business and wear cat-covered thermals under your suit. You can take time to play, just because. Full of spirit and un-self-conscious enthusiasm, Ice Cream for Breakfast: Child-Like Solutions to Bullsh*t Adult Problems is the permission slip all too-grown-up-for-their-own-good-but-secretly-scared-of-adulting adults need to locate their inner-child nestled deep within, so that we might all relax enough to laugh harder, wonder more, and marvel at magic on the daily.

Eat Bacon  Don t Jog Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Eat Bacon Don t Jog


  • Author : Grant Petersen
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-11-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761183099

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Eat Bacon Don t Jog Excerpt :

This is your brain on Grant Petersen: Every comfortable assumption you have about a subject is turned upside down, and by the time you finish reading you feel challenged, energized, and smarter. In Just Ride—“the bible for bicycle riders” (Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review)—Petersen debunked the bicycle racing– industrial complex and led readers back to the simple joys of getting on a bike. In Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog, Petersen upends the last 30 years of conventional health wisdom to offer a clear path to weight loss and fitness. In more than 100 short, compelling directives, Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog shows why we should drop the carbs, embrace fat, and hang up our running shoes, with the latest science to back up its claims. Diet and Exercise make up the bulk of the book, with food addressed in essays such as “Carbohydrate Primer”—and why it’s okay to eat less kale—and “You’ll Eat Less Often If You Eat More Fat.” The exercise chapters begin with “Don’t Jog” (it just makes you hungry and trains muscle to tolerate more jogging while raising stressors like cortisol) and lead to a series of interval-training exercises and a suite of kettlebell lifts that greatly enhance strength and endurance. The balance of the book explains the science of nutrition and includes more than a dozen simple and delicious carb-free recipes. Thirty years ago Grant Petersen was an oat-bran-, egg-white-, lean-meat-eating exercise fanatic who wasn’t in great shape despite all that. Today, at sixty, he is in the best shape of his life with the blood panel to prove it.

The Joy of Hex Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

The Joy of Hex


  • Author : Nina Kahn
  • Publisher : Castle Point Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250272522

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The Joy of Hex Excerpt :

Calling all witches and badass b*tches! It's time to shake what the divine goddess gave you and live a life of bold intentions, powerful magick, and supernatural fun! Whether you're a baby witch, an experienced witch, or somewhere in between, this kickass collection of rituals and spells will inspire and invigorate your personal practice. Channel the mystical energies within and around you as you learn to manifest your dreams and open doors to exciting new possibilities. No matter what it is you're after (money, love, friendship, or inner peace), The Joy of Hex has you covered. Inside you'll find: -More than 35 rituals and spells to help you live your best life -The lowdown on witchy tools like crystals, wands, athames, altars, oils, herbs, and more! -Positivity and empowerment as you learn to trust yourself and use your intuition -Mystical and magickal rituals that soothe the soul and make life sparkle -A path to conquering the goals that matter most to you -A chance to connect to Earth's natural cycles like the goddess you are Unleash a glitter bomb of feminine power onto the world and make happy happen with Nina Kahn's The Joy of Hex, the friendly user's guide to the best spells in the cosmos.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies


  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-07-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038978480

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The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Excerpt :

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

My Queen  My King Book

My Queen My King


  • Author : Miranda Grant
  • Publisher : Miranda Grant
  • Release Date : 2022-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 823
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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My Queen My King Excerpt :

Honey, Does This Taste Like Poison to You? It's illegal to be anything other than happy, but when I get dumped by my fiance three days before our wedding, I'm not going to lie, it kinda sucks. So I get hammered - because drunk is a type of happy. I then try to kill him with a wasp, start a war with the fairies, and end up in jail about to be executed in public, but you know...staying happy. Even when I'm blackmailed into marrying the grumpy fairy king who's rumoured to eat children. And when I find out he's going to kill me. Okay, slight lie. I panic a little bit and try to kill him. Buuut it's with cake and cakes are for happy celebrations, so I'm pretty sure that's still legal... I Will Destroy Everything For Her. When the Court forced me to take a wife, I wasn't supposed to fall in love. Now I have a weakness I'm struggling to protect. My kingdom is at war. The Court wants to use her to take my throne. The rebels want to kill her to bring me to my knees. And our world, its customs and traditions, will destroy her very soul. Arienna Morningstar will not survive being queen. Unless... I destroy it all.

Everyday Joy and Tacos Book

Everyday Joy and Tacos


  • Author : Amy Klene
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-12
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982217860

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Everyday Joy and Tacos Excerpt :

Everyday Joy and Tacos is a twenty-eight-day guide to create a joyful life. The book has twenty-eight sections with seven quick mindfulness activities in each section to guide the reader to create new, healthy, and fun mindful habits in their lives. Over the twenty-eight days, the reader defines what brings them joy, identifies what takes their joy away, and is encouraged that it is possible to find joy even during grief.

No Bullshit Guide to Linear Algebra Book

No Bullshit Guide to Linear Algebra


  • Author : Ivan Savov
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-25
  • Genre: MATHEMATICS
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN 10 : 0992001021

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No Bullshit Guide to Linear Algebra Excerpt :

This textbook covers the material for an undergraduate linear algebra course: vectors, matrices, linear transformations, computational techniques, geometric constructions, and theoretical foundations. The explanations are given in an informal conversational tone. The book also contains 100+ problems and exercises with answers and solutions. A special feature of this textbook is the prerequisites chapter that covers topics from high school math, which are necessary for learning linear algebra. The presence of this chapter makes the book suitable for beginners and the general audience-readers need not be math experts to read this book. Another unique aspect of the book are the applications chapters (Ch 7, 8, and 9) that discuss applications of linear algebra to engineering, computer science, economics, chemistry, machine learning, and even quantum mechanics.

Breaking Fast Book

Breaking Fast


  • Author : Adam Von Rothfelder
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2018-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 1792103166

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Breaking Fast Excerpt :

Adam Von Rothfelder takes a deep dive into the history on "Breakfast" to help reframe the dynamic narrative of nutrition in today's present culture. Cutting through the bullshit of DIETS is the key to ultimate health, and it begins with a true understanding of the impact nutrition has on our lives.

IS THIS WOMAN FOR REAL Book

IS THIS WOMAN FOR REAL


  • Author : TRACY EVERETT
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2017-10-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN 10 : 9783743836808

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IS THIS WOMAN FOR REAL Excerpt :

Sometimes I wonder if I am off with the fairies. I always listen to what people have to say very carefully especially if it involves my family and our future.

My Wife is a Beautiful CEO Book

My Wife is a Beautiful CEO


  • Author : Mei GanCaiShaoBing
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Release Date : 2019-10-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647363581

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My Wife is a Beautiful CEO Excerpt :

Yang Chen, a peddler selling mutton kebabs in a vegetable market, is ordinary in appearance and lazy in character. But one day, Lin Ruoxi, the beautiful president of a multinational company, came to marry him. If there was a woman crying in front of Yang Chen more than half a year ago, Yang Chen would only think that she was deliberately disguise herself. But now, when this woman he once met cried, Yang Chen involuntarily felt a sense of guilt. Under Lin Ruoxi's threat of suicide, he finally agreed to her request. But Lin Ruoxi soon discovered that the man selling mutton kebabs was not only a master of marketing management from Harvard University, but also proficient in many foreign languages. His profile only showed that he was adopted at the age of 5 and returned to China at the age of 23. What mysterious past does Yang Chen have? ☆About the Author☆ Mei Gan Cai Shao Bing is a web novelist. He has written urban novel My Wife is a Beautiful CEO, The Female CEO's Divine Bodyguard and romantic fiction Red Makeup Dream. His new book My Cold And Beautiful Wife is in series.

Kidding Book

Kidding


  • Author : Laura Jane Williams
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762465743

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Kidding Excerpt :

Kidding is the new adulting. Consider this your permission slip to relax, laugh, and finally find happiness. At once hilarious, irreverent, and downright inspiring, Kidding shows you how to connect with your inner child to make your mundane, complicated adult life much simpler (and happier). It's a book about using your imagination and creativity to find joy, and about being happier by being who you are-which is to say, by being a big kid at heart. Author Laura Jane Williams argues that you can be an adult but still embrace childlike (not childish) tendencies: you can own your own home and still want to build a pillow fort when the mood strikes; you can pay your bills on time and still snuggle something soft against your face because you're sad; you can run a business and still take time to play. Divided into 40 short lessons, it's an accessible, fun introduction to the self-help world that anyone can stomach. Laura's experience as a nanny to three young, precocious children has transformed her view on life, and in this book she passes along the lessons she's learned from them. Because kids live in the present. They lose themselves in what they love, they show off, and they like themselves. Kids are curious by default, and they don't have limits because they haven't learned they exist yet. Kids do whatever the f*ck they want, precisely because they want to. To put it simply, kids have the answers, man.

Rewire Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Rewire


  • Author : Richard O'Connor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698156968

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Rewire Excerpt :

A refreshing guide to becoming a healthier, happier self. We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, dieting for the umpteenth try, or acting on any of a range of bad habits we just can’t seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, PhD, reveals exactly why our bad habits die so hard. We have two brains—one a thoughtful, conscious, deliberative self, and the other an automatic self that makes most of our decisions without our attention. Using new research and knowledge about how the brain works, the book clears a path to lasting, effective change for behaviors that include: • Procrastination • Overeating • Chronic disorganization • Staying in bad situations • Excessive worrying • Risk taking • Passive aggression • Self-medication Bringing together many different fields in psychology and brain science, Dr. O’Connor gives you a road map to overcoming whatever self-destructive habits are plaguing you, with exercises throughout the book. We can rewire our brains to develop healthier circuitry, training the automatic self to make wiser decisions without having to think about it; ignore distractions; withstand temptations; see ourselves and the world more clearly; and interrupt our reflexive responses before they get us in trouble. Meanwhile, our conscious minds will be freed to view ourselves with compassion at the same time as we practice self-discipline. By learning valuable skills and habits—including mindfulness, self-control, confronting fear, and freeing yourself from mindless guilt—we can open ourselves to vastly more successful, productive, and happy lives.

Drink  Smoke  Pass Out Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Drink Smoke Pass Out


  • Author : Judith Lucy
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2012-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742536613

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Drink Smoke Pass Out Excerpt :

A book about life that discusses liquor and lovemaking as much as it does the point of it all. Judith Lucy has looked everywhere for happiness. Growing up a Catholic, she thought about becoming a nun, and later threw herself into work, finding a partner and getting off her face. Somehow, none of that worked. So lately, she's been asking herself the big questions. Why are we here? Is there a God? What happens when we die? And why can't she tell you which of her friends has herpes, but not what they believe in? In her first volume of memoir, the bestselling The Lucy Family Alphabet, Judith tried to work out her parents. In Drink, Smoke, Pass Out, she tries to find out if there's more to life than wanting to suck tequila out of Ryan Gosling's navel. With disarming frankness and classic dry wit, she reviews the major paths of her life and, alarmingly, finds herself on a journey. 'A well written, poignant, moving and naturally humorous story of one forty-something's attempt to get her life together.' Australian Bookseller + Publisher 'An often hilarious, at times disarming account of her ongoing search for spiritual awakening.' Madison 'Can she write? Heck, yeah . . . At least one laugh per page – that's about 245 laughs' Herald Sun