Fifteen Minutes Book
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Fifteen Minutes


  • Author : Karen Kingsbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471131387

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Fifteen Minutes Excerpt :

Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he'll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God. Overnight, Zack becomes the nation's most popular contestant, a country singer comparable to a young Tim McGraw. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster. Meanwhile, a former Fifteen Minuteswinner is searching for meaning amidst her own private losses. Can she warn Zack about the real price of fame? Or will Zack lose everything he loves for his fifteen minutes of glory?

Every Fifteen Minutes Book
Score: 3.5
From 33 Ratings

Every Fifteen Minutes


  • Author : Lisa Scottoline
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466874619

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Every Fifteen Minutes Excerpt :

Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country, and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can't turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest" himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life? New York Times best selling author Lisa Scottoline's visceral thriller, Every Fifteen Minutes, brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts.

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day


  • Author : Joan Bolker
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1998-08-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429968881

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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day Excerpt :

Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

Fifteen Minutes Outside Book

Fifteen Minutes Outside


  • Author : Rebecca P Cohen
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402254376

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Fifteen Minutes Outside Excerpt :

What if you got outside every day, and what if you could get your kids to come along? It sounds modest, but the effects, as dynamic outdoor spokesperson Rebecca Cohen herself can testify, are profound. This inspiring collection of activities gives families an idea for every day of the year, requiring little planning, no expertise and relatively little resources (time, cash, or patience!), no matter where they live. Simple and inspiring, this book is bursting with hundreds of easy ways to get your family out into nature a little bit every day.

Fifteen Minutes of Shame Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Fifteen Minutes of Shame


  • Author : Lisa Daily
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-03-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101213605

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Fifteen Minutes of Shame Excerpt :

View our feature on Lisa Daily's Fifteen Minutes of Shame. What happens when America’s favorite dating expert finds out on national television that her husband is cheating on her? Darby Vaughn’s fifteen minutes of fame quickly becomes fifteen minutes of shame when the story of her divorce is splashed across supermarket tabloids. If Darby takes her philandering husband back, her career will be over. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose the only man she’s ever loved. As she rebuilds her life with help from her girlfriends, Darby has to make some tough choices, but she stays true to her heart every step of the way.

Where s My Fifteen Minutes  Book

Where s My Fifteen Minutes


  • Author : Howard Bragman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-12-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440655166

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Where s My Fifteen Minutes Excerpt :

An accessible and insightful PR guide from a top adviser to the rich and powerful Media attention can boost careers, generate millions of dollars, and make dreams come true. It can also destroy reputations and derail carefully laid business plans. All publicity is not good publicity. No one knows this better than Howard Bragman. For more than thirty years he has helped prominent people—movie stars, business leaders, philanthropists— get their messages out, in good times and bad. His book won’t make anyone famous overnight, but it will help readers understand the changing world of today’s PR. If your public’s perception doesn’t match reality—if you are a better person, offer a better product, or stand for a better cause than anyone realizes— you need help. Bragman shows how to: Understand your real target audience Respect what the media needs and wants Give memorable interviews, even during a crisis Handle the new challenges of the Internet age He illustrates his lessons with juicy examples, from Frank Sinatra and Madonna to Coca-Cola and Monica Lewinsky. Whether you’re trying to build a business, advance your career, or change the world, there’s much to be learned from Bragman’s insights and experience.

Where s My Fifteen Minutes  Book

Where s My Fifteen Minutes


  • Author : Howard Bragman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 1591842360

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Where s My Fifteen Minutes Excerpt :

A celebrity PR advisor explains the importance of having a reputation or product that matches public perceptions, counseling readers on understanding target audiences, respecting the media, and meeting technological challenges. 20,000 first printing.

Fifteen Minutes Book

Fifteen Minutes


  • Author : Erinna Mettler
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781911586357

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Fifteen Minutes Excerpt :

In a world obsessed with celebrity culture do the best stories belong to ordinary people? A tramp wanders through New York on the day John Lennon is shot; a doctor remembers a Muhammad Ali fight from his childhood; a mother’s Harry Potter obsession follows the death of her child. Intentionally or not, celebrities past, present and future assert their influence over the lives of us all. Addressing this very modern phenomenon, these stories offer an unflinchingly honest and thought-provoking picture of the world in which we live. Fifteen Minutes is a short story collection about fame, presented through the extraordinary eyes of unabashedly ordinary characters.

Their Fifteen Minutes Book

Their Fifteen Minutes


  • Author : Mark W. Falzini
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2008-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595522538

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Their Fifteen Minutes Excerpt :

In 1927, young airmail pilot Charles A. Lindbergh wowed the world by being the first to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. His daring accomplishment won him not only the $25,000 prize, but worldwide recognition. It also cost him his privacy that lasted a lifetime. In 1932, the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped and later found dead-a crime that shocked America and the world. Bruno Hauptmann was tried, convicted, and executed for his role in the little boy's death. Their Fifteen Minutes is a unique collection of biographical essays filling in the blanks and providing background regarding the key figures involved in the case, such as: Henry "Red" Johnson, the first "prime suspect" Hans Kloppenburg, Hauptmann's best friend Jafsie, also known as Dr. John F. Condon, who served as the intermediary between the kidnappers and the family Betty Gow, a servant employed by the Lindberghs Until now, the lives of those touched by this case have gone virtually unrecorded. Known only for their brief encounter with history, Their Fifteen Minutes tells the rest of their story showing there was much more to them than their fifteen minutes of fame.

Fifteen MInutes With    Book

Fifteen MInutes With


  • Author : G. Michael Dobbs
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593935924

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Fifteen MInutes With Excerpt :

Perhaps the first question any journalist has when they land an interview is “How much time do I have?” Chances are you will have 10 to 20 minutes to speak with someone well known. That’s not much time and it requires writers not only to prepare to use those few minutes wisely but also to be able to improvise, Journalist G. Michael Dobbs has been fortunate to have spoken with dozens of newsmakers and celebrities during his almost 40 year career. This volume of interviews includes conversations with people such as Vincent Price, Ray Bradbury, Dave Attell, Maureen O’Hara, Don McLean, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Rice, Lillian Gish, Buster Crabbe, Bill Cosby, William Gaines, Paula Poundstone, Rachel Maddow, Bob Backlund and many more.

Fair to Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes Book

Fair to Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes


  • Author : Wayne L. Rickman
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2014-10-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491742273

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Fair to Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes Excerpt :

Using the baseball analogy that is the woven throughout the book, Wayne Rickman in Fair-to-Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes has hit a homerun! Drawing upon his extensive experience in marketing, sales, coaching, parenting, and life, Mr. Rickman has succeeded where many of his predecessors have not. Fair-to-Fabulous is not only entertaining and inspirational, but it is also educational and useful. Rather than simply relying upon “feel good” stories or “five rules for a lifetime of bliss,” the book employs the use of questions rather than pat answers. By posing carefully crafted sets of basic questions and open lists for the reader to consider and then answer in each chapter, by the end the reader has not only been on an illuminating journey of self-discovery, but even more importantly a clearer path forward towards a more rich and rewarding personal and professional life. It truly does take you around the proverbial bases and by the time you reach home plate, you really do feel “fabulous” about your ability to shape and respond to what the future has in store. Love Fair to Fabulous, this is a winner Wayne.“ Andy Abrams, President and Dean Charleston School of Law”

Fifteen Minutes of Fame Book

Fifteen Minutes of Fame


  • Author : Gary Watson
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2004-12-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1468510150

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame Excerpt :

Should a journalist ever become a participant in the story he is covering? Thats the ethical dilemma facing Clint Stockton in Fifteen Minutes of Fame, the exciting first novel by Gary Watson. Clint, top reporter for the Advocate, a second-rate daily newspaper in Atlanta, is already at odds with his wife over his job when he begins following two murder investigations - the beating of a homeless man on a downtown street, and the shootings of three big-rig truck drivers. As his workload mounts and his personal life becomes even more stressful, Clint uncovers information about the killings that brings him to a choice. Does he remain merely a reporter who covers the news, or does he get involved and end up making the news? His career, his relationships, resolution of the crimes and even life and death are on the line as Clint struggles to make his decision.

Fifteen Minutes of Terror Book

Fifteen Minutes of Terror


  • Author : Dale Justus
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2011-08-10
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462041985

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Fifteen Minutes of Terror Excerpt :

Dale Justus was a new employee of the United States Postal Service on July 21, 1986. His new job as a rural mail carrier at the post office in Edmond, Oklahoma, assured him great opportunities for the future. It would be nearly a month later, on August 20, that City Letter Carrier Patrick Henry Sherrill came to work with three guns in his mail bag and used two of them to massacre fourteen of his fellow workers and seriously wound six others before taking his own life. Justus’s secure future almost ended after only thirty days on the job. There have been several accounts of what happened on that blackest day in the history of the postal service. Some accounts have offered incomplete portions of the truth, but most of these were written by those with no personal knowledge of the facts. It has taken twenty-five years for someone to write a thoughtful, factual account about this unspeakable tragedy. Walk with Justus as he recounts a story that begins years before that fatal day and extends well past the actual event. Experience the terror and unfathomable aftermath with him and the other employees who were at the Edmond Post Office on that fateful day.

In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot Book

In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot


  • Author : Greville Texidor
  • Publisher : Victoria University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: New Zealand
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 0864730462

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Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up Book

Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up


  • Author : Catherine O'Sullivan Shorr
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504010535

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Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up Excerpt :

Catherine O’Sullivan Shorr sheds light on the infamous Silver Factory’s final years in the conclusion of this exhilarating, uncensored oral history The late 1960s brought seismic shifts to Andy Warhol and life at the Silver Factory. The hub of his avant-garde scene shifted from the Factory on Manhattan’s 47th Street to the downtown bar Max’s Kansas City; new stars like drag queens Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, and Candy Darling began to replace Warhol’s old favorites; and a shocking act of violence left him paranoid and mistrusting of even his closest friends. Told by the actors, artists, writers, and hangers-on who populated and defined the Factory, Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up is an unprecedented exposé of these tumultuous times. By 1967, it seemed to many that the Factory had outlived its 15 minutes of fame. Superstars like Edie Sedgwick, who had reached the height of fame only the year before, were now running out of money and falling victim to drug addiction. Some Factory dwellers had falling-outs with Warhol, while others, like Lou Reed and John Cale of the Velvet Underground, got caught up in disputes of their own. When radical feminist Valerie Solanas shot and nearly killed Warhol, the artist had already relocated to the White Factory in Union Square, leading to further rifts within the group. Intimate interviews with scene insiders and candid photos from Billy Name portray the true stories behind the legends and mystique of the Silver Factory.