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

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.

Self Help Book

Self Help

  • Author : Rahul Badami
  • Publisher : SRB Concepts
  • Release Date : 101-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641869393

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame Book

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

  • Author : Dale Patterson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 088995481X

Fifteen Minutes of Fame Excerpt :

Over 150 regular folks getting their time in the spotlight - some are heroes, some are far from that. But they all share one thing in common- they weren't planning to become famous. It just happened that way. How about Captain Sullenburger who safely landed his stricken US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all on board; or Max Yasgur, the New York dairy farmer who rented out his field for a small musical gathering and woke up to find Woodstock in his back yard; or Rosie Ruiz, who for 15 shining moments basked in the winner's spotlight at the Boston Marathon - until it was discovered she travelled most of the route on the subway. And how about places? Lewiston, Maine, population 40,000 which hosted the Ali-Liston rematch and for one night was the epicenter of the sports universe. Or animals? Martha the Passenger Pigeon, Dolly the Sheep, Paul the Octopus...

Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame and More  Book

Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame and More

  • Author : Edward Segal
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2000-04-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 0471370584

Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame and More Excerpt :

A GUIDE TO GUARANTEEING YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Products, Services, or Expertise into the Public Spotlight and Stay There! Praise for Edward Segal s Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame And More! "In Edward Segal s Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame And More!, readers will discover the ease of becoming famous as well as the ways to handle fame. The book demystifies the mysterious process of obtaining free publicity and does it in a wonderfully readable and engaging style. The book is so well written that enjoyment and enlightenment go hand in hand."--Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the bestselling Guerrilla Marketing series of books "Edward Segal perfectly captures the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of fame, and provides all the tools you need to help achieve your desired level of public recognition. Great reading!" Sergio Zyman, author of The End of Marketing As We Know It--Former chief marketing officer of the Coca-Cola Company With this book, public relations guru Edward Segal does for you what he s done for more than 500 high-profile clients nationwide: he helps you to achieve and manage the fame you crave and deserve. In lively, bite-sized chapters peppered with revealing anecdotes about and quotes from notables in the worlds of business, high technology, entertainment, sports, and more Segal arms you with proven tools and techniques for getting your company, organization, or self squarely in the public spotlight, and staying there. Throughout the book, you ll also find instructive, often hilarious "Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame" accounts of some of the most successful and disastrous uses of these techniques.

I Thought it was Just Me  but it Isn t  Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

I Thought it was Just Me but it Isn t

  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592403356

I Thought it was Just Me but it Isn t Excerpt :

Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivity.

Beauty Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Lisa Daily
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101571880

Beauty Excerpt :

What's it like to be the most beautiful girl in the world? Molly desperately wants to be beautiful. And that's what she tells Dharma, the mysterious portrait artist who sketches her face at the town fair just minutes after she's humiliated in front of Hudson, the guy of her dreams. When Molly wakes up the following morning, she's the most beautiful girl in Miracle, Ohio. Babies coo in her arms, her house fills with flowers from dozens of drooling boys, and she's chosen to be a model for the hottest store in town. Best of all, Hudson finally falls for her. But Molly soon discovers that beauty--and her wish--comes with a price. She's faced with an impossible choice: Will reclaiming her true identity mean letting go of Hudson for good?

The Politics of Humiliation Book

The Politics of Humiliation

  • Author : Ute Frevert
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-03-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198820314

The Politics of Humiliation Excerpt :

In a brilliant procession through the last 250 years, Ute Frevert looks at the role that public humiliation has played in modern society, showing how humiliation - and the feeling of shame that it engenders - has been used as a means of coercion and control, from the worlds of politics and international diplomacy through to the education of children and the administration of justice. We learn the stories of the French women whose hair was compulsorily shaven as a punishment for alleged relations with German soldiers during the occupation of France, and of the transgressors in the USA who are made to carry a sign announcing their presence when walking down busy streets. Bringing the story right up to the present, we see how the internet and social media pillorying have made public shaming a ubiquitous phenomenon. Using a multitude of both historical and contemporary examples, Ute Frevert shows how humiliation has been used as a tool over the last 250 years (and how it still is today), a story that reveals remarkable similarities across different times and places. And we see how the art of humiliation is in no way a thing of the past but has been re-invented for the 21st century, in a world where such humiliation is inflicted not from above by the political powers that be but by our social peers.

So You ve Been Publicly Shamed Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

So You ve Been Publicly Shamed

  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698172524

So You ve Been Publicly Shamed Excerpt :

Now a New York Times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control. Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.

Hiroshima Book
Score: 4.5
From 36 Ratings


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593082362

Hiroshima Excerpt :

"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

Shame Nation Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Shame Nation

  • Author : Sue Scheff
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492649007

Shame Nation Excerpt :

Foreword by Monica Lewinsky and as seen on Dr. Oz "Smart. Timely. Essential. The era's must-read to renew Internet civility." — Michele Borba ED.D, author of Unselfie An essential toolkit to help everyone — from parents to teenagers to educators — take charge of their digital lives. Online shame comes in many forms, and it's surprising how much of an effect a simple tweet might have on your business, love life, or school peers. A rogue tweet might bring down a CEO; an army of trolls can run an individual off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. In Shame Nation, parent advocate and internet safety expert Sue Scheff presents an eye-opening examination around the rise in online shaming, and offers practical advice and tips including: • Preventing digital disasters • Defending your online reputation • Building digital resilience • Reclaiming online civility Armed with the right knowledge and skills, everyone can play a positive part in the prevention and protection against online cruelty, and become more courageous and empathetic in their communities. "Shame Nation holds that elusive key to stopping the trend of online hate so kindness and compassion can prevail." — Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today "Scheff offers the latest insight as to why people publicly shame each other and will equip readers with the tools to protect themselves from what has now become the new Scarlet Letter." — Ross Ellis, Founder and CEO, STOMP Out Bullying

Stop Getting Dumped  Book

Stop Getting Dumped

  • Author : Lisa Daily
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN 10 : 0452283833

Stop Getting Dumped Excerpt :

Recommends a plan for single women to turn themselves into "dream girls" who do not have relationships with losers, and suggests ways to attract and marry desirable men.

The Shame Machine Book

The Shame Machine

  • Author : Cathy O'Neil
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2022-03-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781802060324

The Shame Machine Excerpt :

'With moral clarity and powerful storytelling, Cathy O'Neil reverse engineers the 'shame machine,' revealing its inner workings and inciting nothing short of a cultural reckoning that has the potential to blow this machine to bits' - Ruha Benjamin Shame is being weaponized by governments and corporations to attack the most vulnerable. It's time to fight back Shame is a powerful and sometimes useful tool. When we publicly shame corrupt politicians, abusive celebrities, or predatory corporations, we reinforce values of fairness and justice. But as best-selling author Cathy O'Neil argues in this revelatory book, shaming has taken a new and dangerous turn. It is increasingly being weaponized -- used as a way to shift responsibility for social problems from institutions to individuals. Shaming children for not being able to afford school lunches or adults for not being able to find work lets us off the hook as a society. After all, why pay higher taxes to fund programmes for people who are fundamentally unworthy? O'Neil explores the machinery behind all this shame, showing how governments, corporations and the healthcare system capitalize on it. There are damning stories of rehab clinics, reentry programs, drug and diet companies, and social media platforms -- all of which profit from 'punching down' on the vulnerable. Woven throughout The Shame Machine is the story of O'Neil's own struggle with body image and her recent weight-loss surgery, which awakened her to the systematic shaming of fat people seeking medical care. With clarity and nuance, O'Neil dissects the relationship between shame and power. Whom does the system serve? How do current incentive structures perpetuate the shaming cycle? And, most important, how can we all fight back?

Slow Days  Fast Company Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Slow Days Fast Company

  • Author : Eve Babitz
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681370095

Slow Days Fast Company Excerpt :

No one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated “its own kind of moral laws,” spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and ’70s. One man proved elusive, however, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. Slow Days, Fast Company is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California that far exceeds its mash-note premise. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind–swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on three-day drug binges holed up in the Chateau Marmont, soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow’s script will kill them off, Italian femmes fatales even more fatal than Babitz. And she even leaves LA now and then, spending an afternoon at the house of flawless Orange County suburbanites, a day among the grape pickers of the Central Valley, a weekend in Palm Springs where her dreams of romance fizzle and her only solace is Virginia Woolf. In the end it doesn’t matter if Babitz ever gets the guy—she seduces us.

15 Minutes Alone with God Deluxe Edition Book

15 Minutes Alone with God Deluxe Edition

  • Author : Emilie Barnes
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736975674

15 Minutes Alone with God Deluxe Edition Excerpt :

Devotions to Fit Your Busy Life It can be hard to carve out quiet time with God when so many things are competing for your attention. But the benefits of spending just 15 minutes a day drawing closer to Him greatly outweighs the commitment. Nurturing your relationship with your Heavenly Father will not only strengthen you spiritually, it will help you accomplish all you set out to do. Each entry in this beautiful edition of the bestselling 15 Minutes Alone with God (over half-a-million copies sold) features a short Scripture reading, key verse, an inspiring devotion, easy action steps, and additional verses for further study. Let these heartfelt insights from Emilie Barnes bring you into deeper fellowship with God. Emilie's heart was always to help women like you in practical ways as you manage your busy home and life, and her words remain as inspiring today as when they were first published.

Golden Gate Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Golden Gate

  • Author : James Ponti
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534414969

Golden Gate Excerpt :

In this second installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies returns for another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls. After thwarting a notorious villain at an eco-summit in Paris, the City Spies are gearing up for their next mission. Operating out of a base in Scotland, this secret team of young agents working for the British Secret Intelligence Service’s MI6 division have honed their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t. Fourteen-year-old Sydney is a surfer and a rebel from Bondi Beach, Australia. She’s also a field ops specialist for the City Spies. Sydney is excited to learn that she’ll be going undercover on the marine research vessel the Sylvia Earle. But things don’t go exactly as planned, and while Sydney does find herself in the spotlight, it’s not in the way she was hoping. Meanwhile, there’s been some new intel regarding a potential mole within the organization, offering the spies a lead that takes them to San Francisco, California. But as they investigate a spy who died at the Botanical Gardens, they discover that they are also being investigated. And soon, they’re caught up in an exciting adventure filled with rogue missions and double agents! This mission is hot! The City Spies are a go!