The Value of Worthless Lives

Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Author: Ilaria Serra

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823226786

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 8414

There are many good books on Italian immigration to the United States, including success biographies, field researches and historical investigations. What is lacking however is an account of the immigrant experience from a "grassroots" point of view. This book tells the stories of a normal people, the great majority of the immigrant population, through their own, sometimes almost illiterate, words.With this book I aim to contribute to this country's story of immigration with these first-hand accounts of those who lived it, first-generation immigrants. It was said once, by Giuseppe Prezzolini, that Italian immigration left tears and sweat but not "words." The material of this book proves such arrogance wrong. I tried to be as thorough as possible in my field research looking for such "words" on both sides of the Ocean. I consulted Italian and American archives, I looked for books out of print, and scavenged for unpublished ones in private houses and forgotten drawers. What I found fills a silence and gives a wider spectrum of the immigrant experience, from the miner to the tailor, from the janitor to the professor.The book will interest scholars of Italian immigration because it adds information from within the protagonists' self. Their tales may be average, their memory may be inaccurate but their drive toward a new life and their immigrant "philosophy," made of grinding teeth and hope, is all there in its most fresh features. The book will also interest scholars of the autobiographical genre because it adds a new facet to the autobiographical voice. There are only a few studies on the life writing of the lower class (which come from France and England, not the US). I have tried toformulate new concepts that describe the autobiographical "I" of these works, conc

A Real Man versus a Worthless Man

Author: Garry Hall Sr.

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1681399709

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6735

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Men, do you know how to treat women? Women, are you sick of choosing the wrong men? Just because you buy her jewelry; doesn’t mean she deserves to be mistreated. Just because he is tall, dark and handsome; doesn’t mean he is Mr. Right. Just because you give her money; doesn’t mean she is your property. Just because he has a good job and drives an expensive car; doesn’t mean he is Mr. Right. So, God made man in His own image Genesis 1:27. A man comes in all shapes, sizes and characteristics. When it comes to a woman, I know what a man is going to say and what he is going to do to get her. I may have not always been that perfect man. But, throughout the years I got my act together and learned how a woman wants to be treated. This book is to help both men and women to determine what A Real Man Versus A Worthless Man is. These methods will enable them to fulfill their purposes and create the lives they were designed to have. From my own past experiences and having daughters of my own and listening to their stories about men; prompted me to write this book. A REAL MAN VERSUS A WORTHLESS MAN

Worthless and Other Teens Coping in a Crazy World

24 Short Stories

Author: P.S. Marrow

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483679632

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 7860

Colton learns about healing when a trip to the train trestle doesnt end well. Kelsey finds a maze of difficulties when she runs away from home to spite her sister. A horse named Beamer helps Ryan heal after a tragic accident. Aria witnesses her brothers horrifying psychotic break that sends him to the psych ward. Salinas magic spell bites back. A.J. is tested when hunger drives him to commit a crime. In the title story, a teen befriends Worthless, a beaten and abused child, who desperately needs help. Many of these stories are based on true events. From a fishing village in Maine, to a military base in Alaska, these brilliantly-written tales of private struggles show that even in lifes worst hardships, there is always hope. Suspenseful and gripping, the authors skillful gift of storytelling portrays vivid images, which engage readers from the first page and entertains with memorable characters who cut to the core of the teen experience.

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid

How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value

Author: Daniel

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422186997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 850

Introducing the global mind-set changing the way we do business. In this fascinating book, global entrepreneurship expert Daniel Isenberg presents a completely novel way to approach business building—with the insights and lessons learned from a worldwide cast of entrepreneurial characters. Not bound by a western, Silicon Valley stereotype, this group of courageous and energetic doers has created a global and diverse mix of companies destined to become tomorrow’s leading organizations. Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid is about how enterprising individuals from around the world see hidden value in situations where others do not, use that perception to develop products and services that people initially don’t think they want, and ultimately go on to realize extraordinary value for themselves, their customers, and society as a whole. What these business builders have in common is a contrarian mind-set that allows them to create opportunities and succeed where others see nothing. Amazingly, this process repeats itself in one form or another countless times a day all over the world. From Albuquerque to Islamabad, you will travel with Isenberg to discover unusual yet practical insights that you can use in your own business. Meet the founders of Grameenphone in Bangladesh, PACIV in Puerto Rico, Sea to Table in New York, Actavis in Iceland, Studio Moderna in Slovenia, Hartwell Metals in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, Given Imaging in Israel, WildChina in China, and many others. You’ll be moved by the stories of these plucky start-ups—many of them fueled by adversity and, more often than not, by necessity. Great stories, stunning successes, crushing failures—they’re all here. What can we, in the East and West, learn from them? What can you learn—and what will these entrepreneurial stories, so compellingly told, inspire you to do? Let this book open doors for you where you once saw only walls. If you’ve ever felt the urge to turn a glimmer of an idea into something extraordinary, these stories are for you.

The Worthless Agreement

The Truth behind the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Separation of Religion & Government

Author: Troy Veenstra

Publisher: Veenstra Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 12

View: 6008

Its value once held as a priceless artifact worth the country’s weight in gold, now worth just as much and just as useless as an average roll of toilet paper found at any grocery or convince store across America

Worthless Men

Author: Andrew Cowan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444759434

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9635

It's market day in an English city two years into the Great War. The farmers are coming in from the country, the cattle are being driven through the streets and that evening a trainload of wounded soldiers is due to arrive. At the local mansion, its new hospital tents to the ready, waits Montague Beckwith, himself a psychological casualty of the war. In the town's poorest quarter, Winnie Barley prays that Walter, her missing son, will be on the train (but that her violent husband is not). In the pharmacy, Gertie Dobson dreams of romance while her father keeps unsuitable men at bay. And everywhere is Walter, a ghostly presence who watches as the girl he loved from a distance is drawn into Montague's orbit. Weaving together multiple viewpoints, Andrew Cowan creates a panoramic, extraordinarily vivid portrait of a place as individual as it is archetypal. Here is a community where the war permeates high and low; where the factory now produces barbed wire, the women are doing the men's jobs, and the young men are no longer so eager to answer the King's call. And here is the tragic story of a casual betrayal, and a boy who proved that those at the bottom of the heap - the worthless ones - could be the most valiant of them all. Â

Worthless Remains

Author: Peter Helton

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN: 1780104340

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1247

The English PI with “a biting wit” returns to dig up the dirty secrets of a celebrity archaeologist in this delightful mystery series (Kirkus Reviews). Being a bodyguard isn’t Chris Honeysett’s thing. He’s more of a destitute artist type. When he isn’t an out-of-work private investigator operating from his cottage in Bath. But a check is a check, and babysitting Guy Middleton seems an easy gig. Famous for his archaeology-based reality show, Middleton has been receiving death threats, and his latest shoot—to uncover the treasures at a local historic mansion—might give his stalker fans easier access than normal. Could someone really want to kill him? The more Honeysett gets to the know the haughty, grossly disagreeable star, the question is: who wouldn’t want him dead? But the menace only escalates when more than Roman remains are unearthed on the mansion grounds. Now it’s Honeysett’s job to connect the crimes of the past with those promised for the near future.

You Are Worthless

Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

Author: Scott Dikkers

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740789414

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 9078

You Are Worthless is the self-help book from hell. This bracing blast of negativity takes aim at the impossibly cheerful "inspirational self-help" books flooding the market and hits the bullseye, with chapters such as "Your Good-for-Nothing Friends," "Your Miserable Job," and "Life: What's the Use". This hilarious parody collects hundreds of tidbits of painful reality such as "You're no good, you're not great-looking, and you're going to die someday and it's probably going to hurt." Who among us isn't sick to death of the gushy, new-agey inspirational books that blindly assert that everyone is worthy? We all know the truth, and this book is as refreshing as a slap to the face. Just some of the depressingly humorous nuggets of truth include: * You don't really have any outstanding qualities. It's safe to say you're pretty much just like everybody else. * The only reason your pet likes you is because you feed it. * As you get older, you are going to have less and less control over your bladder. * If you take a big risk and follow your dream, chances are you're going to fall flat on your face. You Are Worthless also features a section called "Hopeless Role Models from History," including Helen Keller ("I've had it"), and Abraham Lincoln ("The only thing I'm good at is losing").


Author: Marilyn Hardy

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited


Category: England, Northern

Page: 234

View: 7696

In this honest and moving memoir, Marilyn Hardy recounts the trials and tribulations of her life: an impoverished childhood in a northern mining town; the difficult relationship with her undemonstrative mother and her beloved father's death. In adulthood she was married to a violent man and struggled to bring up her three children alone with her own serious health problems. Latterly she has found true happiness with her third husband, Richard, and the joy that her eleven grandchildren bring her. Marilyn writes with grace and candour, and with such closely observed descriptions of times past that the reader feels transported to another era.

Barren, Wild, and Worthless

Living in the Chihuahuan Desert

Author: Susan J. Tweit

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816523337

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 8318

Appearing barren and most definitely wild, the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States may look worthless to some, but for Susan Tweit it is an inspiration. In this collection of seven elegant personal essays, she explores undiscovered facets of this seemingly hostile environment. With eloquence, passion, and insight, she describes and reflects on the relationship between the land, history, and people and makes this underappreciated region less barren for those who would share her journeys. "There's often little to this terrain, but to the author it's a beautiful landscape bursting with stories and wildlife, with big cities and small chunks of quietness found in few other places on earth. Tweit's essays have a pleasant style that combines history with personal discovery." —Book Talk "Sense of place is measured by one's awareness of the landscape and the extent to which it dictates thought and behavior. Barren, Wild, and Worthless dramatizes the aspirations, needs, and functional rhythms of life that are revealed and defined by this seventh sense." —Southwestern American Literature

Samule the Worthless White Mule

Author: Diana J. Schmid

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481764802

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8472

This is a true story. I had long searched for a young, white mule to raise and train and was expecting to find one around six months old. When I did finally find one he was a newborn and being sold along with his mother. They were consigned to a Fox Trotter sale that was coming up in a couple weeks. I was not interested in the mare and did not attend the sale. Little did I know, the owner had decided her baby was a worthless, white mule and may hinder her sale. He left the little, three week old mule to fend for himself, alone on pasture, and sold the mare. As soon as I found out his plight I raced over there and paid a steep price to rescue a weak and starving, six week old, orphan mule. Years later, wanting SaMule to get the best in training, I thought I had found a top notch trainer in Kentucky. I had even taken a trip there to see his facility and meet his staff. I was so excited about the prospect of finally being able to ride my dream mule. I had done all his ground work and knew he was ready for a real education. I was thrilled the day they picked him up and he was headed for Mule School. Five months later he was returned to me nearly starved to death and covered with welts and wounds. Once again I had paid a steep price and so had SaMule. Is he worthless? I think not! SaMule has proven himself to be kind, brave, determined and forgiving.

The Beautifully Worthless

Author: Ali Liebegott

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872865711

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 4831

A tender, tragic, absurd and highly original voice, Liebegott's award-winning epic road poem has been compared to Kerouac and Wojnarowicz.

How to Sell a House When It's Worth Less Than the Mortgage

Options for "Underwater" Homeowners and Investors

Author: Dwan Bent-Twyford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470455036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 400

Due to the wave of refinancing in recent years, and the fall in home values, in 2009 about 12 million homeowners and investors will be "underwater"--owing more than their property is worth. This book explains all the options for these homeowners who are trapped with houses they want to get free from, people whose property value has dropped so low that they can't sell the property, people whose mortgage payment has adjusted and now they can't afford the property. In addition to offering advice on subject to's, rentals, leases, loan modifications and more...the book will teach America how to short sale their own home.

The Dictionary of Worthless Words

3,000 Words to Stop Using Now

Author: Dave Dowling

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1936863448

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 5036

Contains 3,000 unessential and pointless words and phrases that make writing clumsy and unclear, and offers examples of more concise alternatives.

The Spotted Sheep with the Worthless Wool

Author: Mary Falconer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452096368


Page: 24

View: 1724

In this first of a new series of story's, the author has drawn from her many years of watching the animal on her fathers farm. It became the most interesting thing to her to observe, at times, how animals from the wild would become part of the day to day story's of the farm animals. Some of the adventures lived by these children of nature are mingled with elements of truth, though the author admits that there is no way to prove it, and, some of the names of the characters have been changed to protect those innocent animals who did not want to be mentioned. The hope is, that through these story's, many children will find within themselves a desire to examin all life around them, and perhapes discover better and new ways to protect those innocent lovely creatures who give us so very much.


Author: Robyn Hennessy

Publisher: Brown Dog

ISBN: 178545059X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 9756

It's never the drug itself that triggers the rush you get, that's already inside you... But the drug stimulates an uncontrollable release of serotonin and endorphins, causing you to feel a surreal happiness you never thought possible. It's only when the drug wears off and all the doors slam shut that you remember what is to be alone, struggling to survive in a life so worthless... You don't see anything but darkness, even when you detach yourself from your body and become the spirit watching over it. You need to disconnect because it's the only way you can escape, from a reality that has nothing left for you anymore... My name is Robyn and I was raped when I was ten years old. This is the true story of my life-long battle with depression and how, after years of abuse and addiction, I finally found happiness in my search for better life...


A Tale of Unlikely Redemption

Author: David Mills Hay

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480853992

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 6039

David Mills Hay’s debut novel tells the story of Jason Knightbridge, the kid from the wrong side of the trailer park whose charm and good looks, athletic chops and hops, plus a few lucky breaks, soon have him sitting on top of the newly-burgeoning Walla Walla wine industry. But Jason’s restless. Make that reckless. And when the first thread frays from the tapestry of his enviable life, and then another and another, it doesn’t take long for it all to unravel. Yet, just as the bleakness becomes unbearable, Jason finds himself not as alone as he thought...not as worthless as he imagined.

Capital Gains, Minimal Taxes

The Essential Guide for Investors and Traders

Author: Kaye A. Thomas

Publisher: Fairmark Press Inc.

ISBN: 0967498112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 5097

A complete, authoritative guide to taxation of stocks, mutual funds and market-traded stock options.