The Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major

Author: Aaron Clarey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781467978309

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 1226

"Worthless" is the single most important book young men and women can read before they attend college. While teachers, guidance counselors and even parents are afraid to tell you the truth in an effort to spare your feelings, “Worthless” delivers a blunt and real-world assessment about the economic realities and consequences of choosing various degrees with a necessary and tough fatherly love. Don't lie to yourself. And certainly don't waste four years of your youth and thousands of dollars in tuition on a worthless degree. Buy this book and understand why it is important you choose the right major. The book itself could be the wisest investment you ever make.


Author: Marilyn Hardy

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited


Category: England, Northern

Page: 234

View: 6841

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.

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: 9644

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 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: 4623

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


Author: Robyn Hennessy

Publisher: Brown Dog

ISBN: 178545059X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 6922

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: N.A

ISBN: 9781480854017

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 3170

David Mills Hays 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 Jasons restless. Make that reckless. And when the first thread frays from the tapestry of his enviable life, and then another and another, it doesnt take long for it all to unravel. Good-bye, trophy wife, starter castle, wealth, health, and professional accolades. Good-bye, perfect life. Yet, as it all slips away, Jason finds himself not as alone as he thought. Not as worthless as he thought. And he finds that an empty bank account doesnt mean youve got nothing left to give.


Author: May Sage

Publisher: Madam's Books

ISBN: 1537879669

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

View: 2346

Enslaved at Vincent’s for five years, Cece has absolutely no sense of self worth left by the time the Knights unexpectedly get her out. She drifts further into depression until a stranger sees through her shields and forces her to recover. Michael never thought he might find a consort, or a girlfriend, for that matter. Vampire politics involve games; the only women who can stand it are those who have been groomed for it. It’s a matter of tradition and as King of the American Coven, he cannot escape it. The problem? He has no interest in any of the Aspirants. Comes Cece, a human, who has unknowingly been trained to become a vampire Lord’s mate for five years. She’s absolutely perfect for him. If only she could believe in herself... Age of Blood is a series of steamy paranormal romance. Worthless, book number two, is a novella.

The Value of Worthless Lives

Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Author: Ilaria Serra

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823226786

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 3255

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

The Last Worthless Evening

Four Novellas & Two Stories

Author: Andre Dubus

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567920673

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 3732

Andre Dubus has reached that point in the affection and dependence of his readers that argument is always breaking out over which tale or tales are his best. This is the sign of signs in a writer's reputation. It means he's been acknowledged as one of the authentic voices of his generation, a writer to whom readers and critics alike turn to discover how they feel. The four novellas and two stories of The Last Worthless Evening deepen Dubus's hold on his material, and so are bound to lengthen that frequently debated list of his "best" among his advocates.The range in this new book is greater than in any previous Dubus collection. The novellas begin in the Navy, where two young officers (one white, one black) discover each other on the changing terrain of residual racism; offer shrewd homage to the detective story in Dubus's patented territory northwest of Boston; move on to the life of a suburban girl coming beautifully of age as her mother doesn't; and finish with a magnificent defense of her life and children by a woman who refuses defeat at the hands of her brutal and pathetic husband. The stories tell about a Hispanic shortstop lost among the gringos on a major-league team, and show what happens to an eleven-year-old kid when he meets up with a broken, angry, and decidedly dangerous Vietnam vet who takes him into a local bar for a treat.

A Real Man versus a Worthless Man

Author: Garry Hall Sr.

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1681399709

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4226

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: 5795

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.

The Beautifully Worthless

Author: Ali Liebegott

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872865711

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 2214

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

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: 9119

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 Remains

Author: Peter Helton

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN: 1780104340

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8706

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: 7934

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").

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: 6856

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: 3479

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.