The Spare Room Book

The Spare Room


  • Author : Emily Chang
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642937633

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The Spare Room Excerpt :

Emily Chang is a seasoned executive who has worked with some of the world’s most renowned companies like Procter & Gamble, Apple, and Starbucks. Over the last twenty-one years, her job has brought her and her family to eight different homes across the U.S and China. And everywhere she’s lived, Emily has found herself at the unique intersection of her Offer and Offense. Life has served up young people who have been abused, neglected or marginalized, to find sanctuary in her spare room. Among her deeply personal accounts, Emily shares heart-wrenching stories of an emotionally abused child bride, a dying eighteen-month old boy born with hydrocephalus, and the abused daughter of a local prostitute. With the sixteen young people she and her family have cared for, Emily has found that living into her Social Legacy has not only deeply enriched her home life, it has also enabled her to become a more authentic and relatable leader in the workplace. Each time she opened the door to her spare room, Emily found herself in a front row seat, witnessing one of life’s incredible stories unfold. Integrating work and life, she introduced her spare room kids to colleagues and encourages her team members to invest in their own Social Legacies. Now more than ever, social purpose has become an urgent leadership imperative. The Spare Room will help you identify your Social Legacy to live a more intentional life and lead with authentic purpose.

The Spare Room Book
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

The Spare Room


  • Author : Helen Garner
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2009-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887849015

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The Spare Room Excerpt :

Winner of several prestigious prizes, The Spare Room is extraordinary writer Helen Garner's intense, moving investigation of the boundaries and limits of a lifelong friendship.As the novel opens, Helen lovingly prepares the spare room in her home for her dear friend Nicola, who is coming to visit for three weeks while receiving controversial treatment for late-stage cancer. From the moment Nicola staggers off the plane, gaunt and hoarse but still somehow grand, Helen becomes her nurse, her guardian angel, and her stony judge. The Spare Room tells an unforgettable story full of complex humour, rage, and compassion.

Spare Room Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Spare Room


  • Author : Dreda Say Mitchell
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504071116

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Spare Room Excerpt :

In this psychological thriller from the award-winning author of Trap Door, a young woman’s new home has on the brink of madness. Lisa can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself. Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth. As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth . . . This room has already claimed one victim? Is it about to take another? Praise for International Bestselling Author Dreda Say Mitchell and Her Work “As good as it gets.” —Lee Child “A truly original voice.” —Peter James “Thrilling.” —Sunday Express Books of the Year “Awesome tale from a talented writer.” —The Sun (UK) “Fast-paced and full of twists and turns.” —Crime Scene Magazine Dreda was awarded an MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honors List Spare Room will appeal to readers of domestic noir, as well as fans of authors like Cara Hunter, Lisa Jewell, B. A. Paris, and Rachel Abbott

The Spare Room Book

The Spare Room


  • Author : Kathryn Lomer
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702257674

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This family, she said very slowly, is the Titantic. She looked up at me and added something about an iceberg.Journeys take on many forms ...Akira is sent by his family to Japan to learn English in Australia, a journey into a world very different from his own.Akira’s homestay hosts, the Moffat family, are not quite what he was expecting. But then, what does he know about Australians?In this tender and evocative tale, Kathryn Lomer takes us into two cultures, into lives connected by grief and uncertainty but with hope in common. It is the story of a journey into belonging, understanding and empowerment ... where the first steps are often the hardest.

The Spare Bedroom Book

The Spare Bedroom


  • Author : Elizabeth Neep
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2020-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838886387

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The Spare Bedroom Excerpt :

**Listed Today**: Fun and friendly professional just arrived from London seeks room in central location, double bed preferred, ex-boyfriend optional extra. Armed with a super-sized backpack full of optimism, Jess sets off in search of sun, sea and a much-needed new beginning. Things don’t get off to a good start. Instead of sunshine, she’s met with torrential rain. Her job prospects are as dismal as the weather and that friend-of-a-friend she was meant to stay with has fallen through. Just as Jess is homeless, jobless and wishing she’d gone for the waterproof mascara, she runs into the last person she expected to see. Sam. The ex she never got over. Jess always believed that one day fate would bring them back together. Now he’s here, more gorgeous than ever. Before she knows it, Jess is accepting Sam’s offer to stay in his spare room. But while she may have been less than truthful about the mess she’s in, there is also one rather important thing Sam has neglected to mention. Suddenly Jess isn’t just living with her ex, but with his new girlfriend too. All of that baggage she thought she left behind may have caught up with her… A touching, funny and uplifting look at how finding and losing love can lead you to discover yourself along the way. Fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Kinsella and classic rom coms like My Best Friend’s Wedding will love Elizabeth Neep’s wit and warmth. Readers are falling in love with The Spare Bedroom:  ‘A funny and feel-good read, and Jess is such a relatable character! I couldn't put down the book … I'll definitely be reading more from this author!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I had a blast with this one … I can honestly relate to the main protagonist of the story … I recommend it to all rom com fans’ The Diary of a Young Book Reviewer ‘This book was so good! The characters were so well rounded, you felt like you actually knew them! The plot was so good you didn't want the book to end!’ Good

Spare Room Tycoon Book

Spare Room Tycoon


  • Author : James Chan
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey International
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1857882474

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Spare Room Tycoon Excerpt :

In this companion for anyone already living an independent life and for those who aspire to be doing so, Chan draws on his own experience of nearly two decades and on the personal stories of dozens of other trailblazers to show how to take control of your life as well as your business. The stories of these workplace pioneers recount surprising and fundamental discoveries of how to start, succeed, sustain - and enjoy - independence. All these voices of experience offer valuable perspectives to anyone faced with the pressures and uncertainties of creating an independent career. Chan also provides SPARE, an original framework for tough-minded introspection. Spare Room Tycoon offers a behind-the-scenes look that shows what it's really like, revealing how others deploy their talents, keep their sanity, and swim and prosper in the stormy seas of self-employment.

The Spare Room Book

The Spare Room


  • Author : Katharine Waldo Douglas Fedden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Families
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HXDKUG

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The Spare Room Book

The Spare Room


  • Author : Judith White
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release Date : 2013-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775534174

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Love and passion - and their absence - are explored in this insightful, tragi-comic short story about an illicit affair. The narrator's married friend and his married lover, the new wife of her ex-husband: none of them has much to do with her, until they all want to use her spare room. What emotions will this coming together unleash?

Get Sh t Done  Book

Get Sh t Done


  • Author : Niall Harbison
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241970171

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Get Sh t Done Excerpt :

Do you start every day with a 'to do' list? Every year with new resolutions? Do you fantasise about winning the lottery, travelling the world or retiring at forty? Many of us dream big but we never truly believe we can achieve our life's ambitions. But it doesn't have to be like this. It is possible to make dreams come true as Niall Harbison has found out - aged just 33, and within 1000 days of starting a business in his bedroom, he sold it for millions. Before that he had already lived what seemed like a charmed life. As a private chef for billionaires (among other highlights, cooking for Bill Gate's fiftieth birthday) he travelled all over the world, getting paid to do so while enjoying a lifestyle normally reserved for the rich and famous. But Niall Harbison achieved his dreams despite a serious drink problem and crippling bouts of depression. Now he shares his secrets in Get Sh*t Done! Get Sh*t Done! contains a unique set of principles and a new way of thinking. It includes 'life hacks' that will help you escape the nine-to-five, overcome your limitations and make the things you dream about actually happen - and quicker than you could ever imagine. Let Niall Harbison be your inspiration. Learn how he got paid to snowboard all day and to surf in Hawaii, still gets paid to go on holiday and has never worked a day in his life. And learn how he doesn't let personal challenges get in the way of his goals. Stop dreaming and instead start getting sh*t done!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time


  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371560

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Excerpt :

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Lion  the Witch and the Wardrobe Book
Score: 4
From 390 Ratings

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe


  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-05-28
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849435499

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The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Excerpt :

When this adaptation of C. S. Lewis's classic children's story opened at the RSC Stratford in November 1998, it received rave reviews and broke box office records. Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor's house, they stumble across the gateway to another world, and the adventure begins. The land of Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch, and the four very quickly find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil.

The divisive state of social policy Book

The divisive state of social policy


  • Author : Bogue, Kelly
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447350552

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The divisive state of social policy Excerpt :

The ‘Bedroom Tax’ has been one of the most contentious aspects of the UK government’s austerity politics. In this book Kelly Bogue provides an authoritative assessment of its social impacts. Harnessing personal stories from one estate, The Divisive State of Social Policy traces the links between Housing Benefit reforms and inequality. It explores issues related to the Bedroom Tax including housing insecurity, poverty and damage to social networks. This is a vivid picture of the sharp end of austerity politics and welfare reform, and gets to the heart of the meanings of home and community in the UK today.

Room for the Baby Book

Room for the Baby


  • Author : Michelle Edwards
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375870903

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Room for the Baby Excerpt :

A little boy frets that the sewing room where his baby brother or sister will sleep will never be emptied of all the things his mother has collected from their neighbors over the years, but she uses those things to sew and knit everything from diapers to Hanukkah gifts.

From Spare Room to Spare Money Book

From Spare Room to Spare Money


  • Author : Crystal Rusteen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 1953714447

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From Spare Room to Spare Money Excerpt :

Have people ever told you that your home would make the perfect hotel or bed and breakfast? Have you ever stayed the night somewhere and immediately compiled a list of things you'd do differently? Are you interested in finding new ways of making an income by dipping your toes in the hospitality industry? More and more travelers are checking into Airbnbs over traditional hotels, which means the demand is very high for private homeowners to open their spaces to host guests. Whether that means a quick overnight trip or a long-term stay, many people are accommodating strangers in carriage houses, barns, tiny houses, and even in their spare rooms. This may seem like a very tempting enterprise, but there's a lot to know and plenty to do before you post your home on Airbnb's website. In From Spare Room to Spare Money: Turning Your Extra Space into an Airbnb, you'll learn the ins and outs of hosting, including some tips and tricks for host and guest success that you may never have considered. From Airbnb's own regulations to your building or even city regulations, there's a lot to keep in mind before you hand over the key to travelers from around the world. This book will help you determine if your home is ideal as an Airbnb, and if so, what to do to list your space and prepare for your first guests. If you've been wondering how to turn your home into a money-making rental space, click above to purchase From Spare Room to Spare Money: Turning Your Extra Space into an Airbnb.

Open Up Book

Open Up


  • Author : Alex Holder
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Genre: Finance, Personal
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1788161882

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Open Up Excerpt :

This joyful manifesto takes the silence and shame out of money, and puts you in control of the conversation and your bank balance.