Going Solo

The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone


Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122770

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 3878

A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.

Going Solo


Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1318

In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa. 'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. 'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Going Solo

Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad


Author: Robert Beeson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1684280451

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 5472

As parents face the difficult reality of a broken home, a sense of being completely overwhelmed can shut down the perspective they need to find restoration. Parents need to know that they can choose to define this season of their lives, instead of becoming defined by circumstances. They can deliberately look toward God and come to a deeper understanding of His true nature, power, and intimate care. As this former Christian music industry executive shares his story of divorce, his seven years as a single father, and his transition to a second marriage and a blended family, he also offers readers some hard-learned lessons and insights on being an effective, empathetic, and empowered single parent, answering crucial questions such as:How do I find peace when everything around me is chaos?How do I manage meeting needs when I have nothing to give?How and where do I begin again?The author addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting, while revealing the keys to gaining strength and courage for each day. He also shares how he found his “solo” relationship with his heavenly Father through his “solo” parenting season. Readers will learn five helpful habits and practical healing principles they can immediately apply in this season of life.

Go Solo


Author: Michelle Ponto

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781389639289

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

View: 7522

Your guide to traveling and fulfilling your dreams on your own. From "Sex in the City" to traditional fairy tales, from the moment we are born we are surrounded with the idea of finding the "one." But what if your soulmate hasn't come along yet? Shouldn't you have fun in the meantime? Michelle has made going solo her mission by exploring the world on her own and living life to its fullest. In "Go Solo," she shares her experience as well as stories from the inspiring solo travelers she has met along the way. Whether you dream of traveling the world, buying a home or simply want to dine at a 5-star restaurant on your own, you'll find tips and empowering stories to get you started on your journey. Take a chance and step out of your comfort zone. Who knows...you just may meet your "plus one" along the way.

Boy and Going Solo


Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014137845X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1829

Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Going Solo in the Kitchen


Author: Jane Doerfer

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101946458

Category: Cooking

Page: 309

View: 6559

At last, a practical and persuasive cookbook for anyone living alone--with more than 350 delicious recipes for all occasions--filled with money-saving tips and shortcuts. Here is food that will lure the reluctant single back into the kitchen. Featured in Southern Living magazine.

Girl Online: Going Solo

The Third Novel by Zoella


Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501162128

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4484

Award-winning YouTuber and blogger Zoe “Zoella” Sugg presents the third novel in her New York Times bestselling Girl Online series. Every time I walk around a corner there’s another reminder of him. Even though I’m sure he must be far away from where I am, I keep thinking I see him in a crowd of people just ahead of me....Am I going crazy? You know that saying that goosebumps happen when someone walks over your grave? That’s the same feeling I get—shivery, cold, a little bit scared—and it always makes me feel a bit pathetic. What can I do to drive the ghosts away and feel normal again? Penny’s life is back to normal. As she starts the school year, she’s ready to face the world—alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early, and no one, including Penny, knows where he is or why he’s left everything behind. So when Penny accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else might be the right remedy—Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, as does her new friend Posey, who she can really help deal with her stage fright. And when charming Scottish photographer Callum comes along, Penny has more than her fair share of distractions. But is he the right kind of distraction? Can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her around every corner?

Going Solo

A New Lawyer's Guide to Starting and Building a Law Practice on a Tight Budget


Author: D. L. Carr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481977616

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 645

GOING SOLO - A New Lawyer's Guide to Starting and Building a Law Practice on a Tight Budget: A current and relevant guide for the new lawyer facing today's employment challenges. Published in 2013. A "must read" book for every law student about to enter the job market, or the new lawyer wanting security and control of their own profession. An excellent "step by step" guide that is easy to follow. Loaded with specific and practical tools to successfully start and grow your law practice on a tight budget. The book is direct, simple and to the point. Not one minute is wasted with outdated or useless information. Whether you wish to start your own practice, or simply be more valuable to your firm, this book is for you.

Go Solo!

A Savvy Woman's Guide to Transformation & Self - Discovery Through Travel


Author: Jennifer I Buchholz,Amy Oaks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692650806


Page: 150

View: 1151

Travel enthusiast and Life Coach Jennifer Buchholz will be your guide on your own personal journey of self-discovery in GO SOLO! Explore your personal why, when and where to go, and then how to actually make it happen! Jennifer shares personal experiences and insights from her own solo travels, as well as a series of activities to coax you gently out of your comfort zone, and toward who you are truly meant to be. You can travel solo with confidence-and experience new-found freedom and growth along the way. This book has a companion Travel Journal. Jennifer is the owner of Transform via Travel www.transformviatravel.com For bulk ordering information, please email: [email protected]

Girl Online 03: Going Solo


Author: Zoe Sugg,Zoe Sugg alias Zoella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141372181


Page: 352

View: 6954

Penny's life is back to normal. As Penny starts the school year she's ready to face the world - alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan's invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy. Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey - struggling with stage fright and in need of support. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah's shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?

Going Solo

One-act Plays for One Actor


Author: Andrew Biss

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547298976

Category: One-act plays

Page: 82

View: 325

The six one-person plays included in this collection are ideal for actors looking to showcase their talents at solo performance theatre festivals, whose popularity has grown exponentially in recent years. Poignant, sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes heart-warming and frequently witty, each piece allows the actor to explore a multifaceted, well-rounded character that will demonstrate their skills at their finest and fullest. They say never judge a book by its cover but it's something many of us are apt to do at some point. Judging a person by their appearance is equally unwise, as none of us can know the personal turmoil behind the public facade of a perfect stranger. But what if we could? Juxtaposing the public face with the private, conflicted person behind it, these solo plays present an actor with the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the mind of the character they're portraying. "Haunting...intense...totally engaging" - The Concordian "A masterly collection by an excellent writer." - Author A. J. Moreton

Going Solo

100 Original Audition Monologues


Author: Jason Milligan

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573693427

Category: Acting

Page: 112

View: 5028



Author: Kwame Alexander,Mary Rand Hess

Publisher: Blink

ISBN: 0310761905

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1381

New York Times bestseller! Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift. “A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll.” —Booklist, starred review “Many readers will identify with Blade’s struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider.” —Publishers Weekly “The authentic character development and tone will strike a chord with young adults.” —School Library Journal

Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities


Author: Laura E. Marshak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606131800

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 3731

It's a fact that children with disabilities are more likely than other children to be living in single-parent homes. If you're raising a child with disabilities on your own--solo parenting--whether by choice or circumstance, you'll find a wealth of support, affirmation, and practical ideas in this guide to living well. This is the first book for solo parents whose kids have a wide variety of disabilities (physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric), and who are widowed, separated, divorced, single by choice, adoptive or foster parents, or military spouses with deployed partners. In Going Solo, Laura Marshak skillfully weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers and fathers (and grandparents, too) with reliable coping strategies gleaned from 25 years as a practicing psychologist and specialist in disability adjustment. The book's insightful personal narratives and the author's deconstruction of these to off

Going Solo

Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century


Author: G. Stuart Smith

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

View: 7081

Citing the controversial, rising use of single-person video news reporting, a guide for developing VJs, digital journalists, backpack journalists and other mobile solo video news distributors provides guidelines for reporting, shooting and editing stories and footage. Original.

The Great Mouse Plot



Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241329906

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 4257

A true story all about The World's Number One Storyteller - Roald Dahl.

The Irregulars

Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington


Author: Jennet Conant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743294599

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1313

A best-selling account describes the intelligence operations of allied forces during World War II as experienced by wounded RAF pilot Roald Dahl, a patriot who infiltrated the upper reaches of Georgetown society and worked with such figures as Churchill, Roosevelt, and spy chief William Stephenson to influence U.S. policy in favor of England. Reprint.

Going Solo on the Baltic Sea

2,500 Kilometres to the Arctic Circle by Kayak


Author: Detlev Dr. Henschel

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 373756101X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 3633

Author and scientist Detlev is someone who has broken free from the shackles of German tradition. One day, he grabbed his kayak and simply paddled off into the sunset: to the Arctic Circle, to be precise, leaving his old life behind. The original idea of the kayaking expedition was to do the entire Baltic Sea and live solely off the fat of the land like a ‘budding Viking’ – pure minimalism. He dubbed the project Shin-ken Sho-bu as a nod to his time in Japan: “Doing things with deadly seriousness”, which, as it turned out, couldn’t have been more apt: halfway through the trip, a cross-eyed motorboat captain ended up crushing him against the wall in a Swedish lock. The resulting bone splinters and cervical spine syndrome kept him side-lined for a year before he could eventually resume the expedition. Detlev had to rethink his original plan. After all, dreams meet reality out at sea and there is an adventure lurking around every corner! Loneliness, hunger, self-doubt and the monotony of paddling were his constant companions on the ninety-one-day voyage, not to mention the pain of sitting for hours on end, the torments of the unpredictable Baltic Sea, the icy Northern European weather and his frequent lack of energy, even for the cosy nightly campfire. Especially in our fast-moving, jaded times, Detlev’s ironic, self-critical and frank account and the descriptions of his bare-knuckle experiences make for a riveting read – not only for paddlers but also anyone who is fed up with life and the daily grind, still has dreams and might like to see them materialise one day. Detlev has been on a number of unusual expeditions since and coined his ‘RoNindoc’ philosophy: ‘Life is short, one day it’s gone!’ www.detlev-henschel.com


A Memoir of Hope


Author: Hope Solo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062303503

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1711

"My family doesn't do happy endings. We do sad endings or frustrating endings or no endings at all. We are hardwired to expect the next interruption or disappearance or broken promise." Hope Solo is the face of the modern female athlete. She is fearless, outspoken, and the best in the world at what she does: protecting the goal of the U.S. women's soccer team. Her outsized talent has led her to the pinnacle of her sport—the Olympics and the World Cup—and made her into an international celebrity who is just as likely to appear on ABC's Dancing with the Stars as she is on the covers of Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, and Vogue. But her journey—which began in Richland, Washington, where she was raised by her strong-willed mother on the scorched earth of defunct nuclear testing sites—is similarly haunted by the fallout of her family history. Her father, a philanderer and con man, was convicted of embezzlement when Solo was an infant. She lost touch with him as he drifted out of prison and into homelessness. By the time they reunited, years later, in the parking lot of a grocery store, she was an All-American goalkeeper at the University of Washington and already a budding prospect for the U.S. national team. He was living in the woods. Despite harboring serious doubts even about the provenance of her father's last name (and her own), Solo embraces him as fiercely as she pursues her dreams of being a world-class soccer player. When those dreams are threatened by her standing within the national team, as when she was famously benched in the semifinals of the 2007 World Cup after four shutouts and spoke her piece publicly, we see a woman of uncompromising independence and hard-won perseverance navigate the petty backlash against her. For the first time, she tells her version of that controversial episode, and offers with it a full understanding of her hard-scrabble life. Moving, sometimes shocking, Solo is a portrait of an athlete finding redemption. This is the Hope Solo whom few have ever glimpsed. Signed poster inside.

Fighting for Air

The Battle to Control America's Media


Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429923606

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3501

A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting toward the small town. Minot's fire and rescue departments attempted to reach Clear Channel, which owned and operated all six local commercial radio stations, to warn residents of the approaching threat. But in the age of canned programming and virtual DJs, there was no one in the conglomerate's studio to take the call. The people of Minot were taken unawares. The result: one death and more than a thousand injuries. Opening with the story of the Minot tragedy, Eric Klinenberg's Fighting for Air takes us into the world of preprogrammed radio shows, empty television news stations, and copycat newspapers to show how corporate ownership and control of local media has remade American political and cultural life. Klinenberg argues that the demise of truly local media stems from the federal government's malign neglect, as the agencies charged with ensuring diversity and open competition have ceded control to the very conglomerates that consistently undermine these values and goals. Such "big media" may not be here to stay, however. Fighting for Air delivers a call to action, revealing a rising generation of new media activists and citizen journalists—a coalition of liberals and conservatives—who are demanding and even creating the local coverage they need and deserve.