A Christmas and New Year's Story
Author: John Ross Dix
Category: Christmas stories
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...
Author: Robyn Hennessy
Publisher: Brown Dog
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The former mining town of Stanley lies only twenty minutes drive from the beautiful cathedral city of Durham. Yet the two are worlds apart. Marilyn Hardy recounts in touching detail the trials of growing up in this impoverished mining town and her life-long struggle to find happiness, from her troubled relationship with her undemonstrative mother, an early suicide attempt and the death of her much-loved father to her violent relationship with her second husband and her long-term struggles with serious health problems. Her journey from troubled childhood and early adulthood to her current happy marriage and eleven grandchildren is shared with candour and grace in this heartfelt memoir, and gives a fascinating insight into a time gone by.
Author: Marilyn Hardy
Publisher: Random House
Category: England, Northern
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.
A Tale of Unlikely Redemption
Author: David Mills Hay
Publisher: Archway Publishing
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
Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies
Author: Ilaria Serra
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
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.
How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
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
Author: Garry Hall Sr.
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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.
24 Short Stories
Author: P.S. Marrow
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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
The Truth behind the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Separation of Religion & Government
Author: Troy Veenstra
Publisher: Veenstra Publishing
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
Living in the Chihuahuan Desert
Author: Susan J. Tweit
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Category: Social Science
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.
Author: Peter Helton
Publisher: Severn House/ORIM
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").
Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day
Author: Scott Dikkers
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Author: Brian Lajeunesse
Publisher: Brian Lajeunesse
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.
Author: Diana J. Schmid
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A tender, tragic, absurd and highly original voice, Liebegott's award-winning epic road poem has been compared to Kerouac and Wojnarowicz.
Author: Ali Liebegott
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Author: E.A. Reynolds
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.
Options for "Underwater" Homeowners and Investors
Author: Dwan Bent-Twyford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Contains 3,000 unessential and pointless words and phrases that make writing clumsy and unclear, and offers examples of more concise alternatives.
3,000 Words to Stop Using Now
Author: Dave Dowling
Publisher: Marion Street Press