My Friend Leonard

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Author: James Frey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848542283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside. Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.

Pain My Best Friend

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Author: Leonard Lucas Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532023324

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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God said that he wouldnt put more on you than you could bear, so why is it unbearable? God said that his grace is sufficient for you, but where is the grace? And he said he would offer you mercy, but where is the mercy? So you find yourself depleted of grace, without mercy, and suffering from the unbearable. You are, as the apostle Paul said, Troubled on every side, perplexed, persecuted, and cast down. You are ready to give up. Pain My Best Friend tells you not to give up! Author Chief Apostle Leonard Lucas Jr. addresses the pain you may be experiencing, and he encourages you to suffer through itGod has the ultimate plan for your life. Chief Apostle Lucas explains how the suffering we all must endure is for the cause of Christ and that no matter how bleak or how intense our pain, we must remain steadfast and remember that God is in control. Enduring pain is difficult, and it is easy to allow the roots of bitterness to take a deep hold. Even though experiences or circumstances may seem unbearable, we must continue to die so that we may live. Suffer through on this journeyand you will never be alone.

Strahlend schöner Morgen

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Author: James Frey

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3550920032

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Old Man Joe, der Trinker, das Ausreißerpärchen Dylan und Maddie, Amberton, der Filmstar, der heimlich Männer liebt, und die behütete Einwanderertochter Esperanza - sie sind die Hauptfiguren in diesem großen amerikanischen Gegenwartsroman über die Mega-City L.A. In ihren Geschichten entfaltet sich ein Kosmos urbanen Lebens, ein Kaleidoskop aus grellen und dynamischen Bildern, aus Sehnsüchten und zerstörten Träumen. Dylan liebt Maddie und ist mit ihr unterwegs nach L.A., Stadt der Hoffnung so vieler Menschen auf eine bessere Zukunft. Die Filmstars Amberton und Casey sind nur zur Tarnung miteinander verheiratet und ständig auf der Suche nach Sex und Bewunderung. Esperanza aus Mexiko verdient ihr Geld im Haushalt einer tyrannischen Lady und verliebt sich in deren Sohn. Der Obdachlose Old Man Joe entdeckt seine Mitmenschlichkeit, als er ein drogensüchtiges Mädchen zusammengeschlagen hinter einer Mülltonne findet. Sie und viele andere Figuren, die im Vorübergehen den Weg des Lesers kreuzen, ergeben das fesselnde Bild einer sich ständig wandelnden Metropole, seit Generationen Verheißung und Moloch zugleich. In L.A., der eigentlichen Hauptfigur, spiegeln Fakten und Fiktion einander im Rhythmus von Geschichte und Gegenwart, von Illusion, Liebe und Gewalt. Ein fulminant komponierter Roman über den unzerstörbaren American Dream. Entdecken Sie auch das Hörbuch zu diesem Titel! Filmmaterial zu James Frey und 'Strahlend schöner Morgen' finden Sie hier. Fotos zur Lesereise mit Daniel Haas und Fritzi Haberlandt finden Sie hier.

Second Hand Scott

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Author: G.A. Milnthorpe

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 1782284397

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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Scott Logan, better known as Second Hand Scott, specialises in picking up girls who have just been dumped, jilted or otherwise broken-hearted. But he isn’t your stereotypical romantic cad and bounder; swooping in to take advantage of vulnerable girls - whether they be a saucy old aged pensioner or a middle aged divorcee with an irritating personality. No; he actually thinks he’s being helpful. But when Scott meets a nice girl, a girl who seems to like him for who he is rather than what he can provide, Scott is forced to confront his attitude, his past, his parents and the spectre of Sally Paxton; his first girlfriend – now deceased. Scott needs to decide whether he will forever be Second Hand Scott or whether he might, for once in his life, follow his heart. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

Bright Shiny Morning

A rip-roaring ride through LA from the author of My Friend Leonard

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Author: James Frey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848541171

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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'An absolute triumph of a novel' Guardian 'Compulsive' Independent Welcome to L.A. City of contradictions. It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees. Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis, where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity. Frey's trademark filmic snapshots zoom in on the parallel lives of diverse characters, bringing their egos and ideals, hopes and despairs, anxieties and absurdities vividly to life. Some suffer, like the otherworldly wino who tries to save a spoilt teenage runaway. Others gain, like the canny talent agent who turns sexual harassment to blackmailing advantage. Some are loaded, or grounded, and have luck on their side. Others, like the countless actresses-turned-hookers, or schoolboys-turned-gangsters, are doomed.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

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Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116942

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

Text, Lies and Cataloging

Ethical Treatment of Deceptive Works in the Library

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Author: Jana Brubaker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786497440

Category: Reference

Page: 166

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What do James Frey's A Million Little Pieces, Margaret B. Jones' Love and Consequence and Wanda Koolmatrie's My Own Sweet Time have in common? None of these popular books are what they appear to be. Frey's fraudulent drug addiction "memoir" was really a semi-fictional novel, Jones' chronicle of her life in a street gang was a complete fabrication, and Koolmatrie was not an Aboriginal woman removed from her family as a child, as in her seemingly autobiographical account, but rather a white taxi driver named Leon Carmen. Deceptive literary works mislead readers and present librarians with a dilemma. Whether making recommendations to patrons or creating catalog records, objectivity and accuracy are crucial--and can be difficult when a book's authorship or veracity is in doubt. This informative (and entertaining!) study addresses ethical considerations for deceptive works and proposes cataloging solutions that are provocative and designed to spark debate. An extensive annotated bibliography describes books that are not what they seem.

and you thought accounting was boring

or the debit is the side towards the window

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Author: Edward Gotbetter, CPA

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146203537X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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It was a labor of love to create my memoirs of my experiences as a Certified Public Accountant. I wanted my children, grandchildren and hopefully future great grandchildren to have a record of my life and the trials, tribulations and joys that I have had during my lifetime. They already have a record of my experiences during the Second World War and this memoir should fill in any of the gaps in my life. Included in my memoir are a number of my clients experiences and my relationship with them. I have genuinely enjoyed my chosen profession, including the few bumps along the road that I have included in this memoir. I feel proud that I had the guts to quit ajob and branch out on my own with my wife and family by my side.

Lincoln's Forgotten Friend, Leonard Swett

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Author: Robert S. Eckley

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080933206X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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In 1849, while traveling as an attorney on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln befriended Leonard Swett (1825–89), a fellow attorney sixteen years his junior. Despite this age difference, the two men built an enduring friendship that continued until Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. Until now, no historian has explored Swett’s life or his remarkable relationship with the sixteenth president. In this welcome volume, Robert S. Eckley provides the first biography of Swett, crafting an intimate portrait of his experiences as a loyal member of Lincoln’s inner circle. Eckley chronicles Swett’s early life and the part he played in Lincoln’s political campaigns, including his role as an essential member of the team behind Lincoln’s two nominations and elections for the presidency. Swett counseled Lincoln during the formation of his cabinet and served as an unofficial advisor and sounding board during Lincoln’s time in office. Throughout his life, Swett wrote a great deal on Lincoln, and planned to write a biography about him, but Swett’s death preempted the project. His eloquent and interesting writings about Lincoln are described and reproduced in this volume, some for the first time. With Lincoln’s Forgotten Friend, Eckley removes Swett from the shadows of history and sheds new light on Lincoln’s personal relationships and their valuable contributions to his career. Superior Achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society, 2013

The Club

a gritty thriller you won't put down

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Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943032

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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It's the hottest new night club in town. . . ARE YOU IN? Jenna Lorde knows she's taking on a challenge when she inherits her dad's nightclub. But Zenith comes with a top class reputation and a location which other clubs would kill for, so she reckons she's more than up for it. Until she starts to realise that the dangers aren't just from other clubs. Beneath the glamour of the VIP lounge and the pumping music, sleaze and corruption are starting to creep in, and it'll take all Jenna's cunning to stop the rot. The club's survival - and her own - depend on it ...

Straights

Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture

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Author: James Joseph Dean

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814789412

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America have drastically transformed. It’s almost old news that recent generations of Americans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gay men, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed the attainment of a range of legal rights for same-sex couples. But the changes wrought by a so-called “post-closeted culture” have not just affected the queer community—heterosexuals are also in the midst of a sea change in how their sexuality plays out in everyday life. In Straights, James Joseph Dean argues that heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibility of gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their own heterosexuality will go unchallenged. The presumption that we are all heterosexual, or that there is such a thing as ‘compulsory heterosexuality,’ he claims, has vanished. Based on 60 in-depth interviews with a diverse group of straight men and women, Straights explores how straight Americans make sense of their sexual and gendered selves in this new landscape, particularly with an understanding of how race does and does not play a role in these conceptions. Dean provides a historical understanding of heterosexuality and how it was first established, then moves on to examine the changing nature of masculinity and femininity and, most importantly, the emergence of a new kind of heterosexuality—notably, for men, the metrosexual, and for women, the emergence of a more fluid sexuality. The book also documents the way heterosexuals interact and form relationships with their LGBTQ family members, friends, acquaintances, and coworkers. Although homophobia persists among straight individuals, Dean shows that being gay-friendly or against homophobic expressions is also increasingly common among straight Americans. A fascinating study, Straights provides an in-depth look at the changing nature of sexual expression in America. Instructors: PowerPoint slides for each chapter are available by clicking on the files below. Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6

Memoir of Leonard Horner, F.R.S., F.G.S.

Consisting of Letters to His Family and from Some of His Friends

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Author: Leonard Horner,Katharine M. Lyell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108072844

Category: Science

Page: 392

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Personal letters to and from a prominent Victorian geologist, educator and factory inspector, published in 1890.

Bad Chili

A Hap and Leonard Novel (4)

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Author: Joe R. Lansdale

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0307776506

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance TV series. With his trademark knack for gut-busting laughter and head-splitting action, Joe R. Lansdale serves up a bubbling cauldron of murder and mayhem that only he could create. Hap Collins has just returned home from a gig working on an off shore oil rig. With a new perspective on life, Hap wants to change the way he's living, and shoot the straight and narrow. That is until the man who stole Leonard Pine's boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard gets fingered for the murder. Hap vows to clear Leonard's name, but things only get more complicated when Leonard's ex shows up dead. To the police it is just a matter of gay-biker infighting, but to Hap and Leonard murder is always serious business, and these hit a little to close to home.

Caring Enough to Lead

How Reflective Practice Leads to Moral Leadership

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Author: Leonard O. Pellicer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452280762

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Discover the meaning of caring leadership and bring your school to a new level of excellence! The author examines what it means to be an effective, caring leader who develops meaningful bonds with staff members to establish common core values. This updated edition of a bestseller demonstrates the relationship between caring leadership and moral and ethical choices and expands on the power of caring leadership to transform schools. This revised edition provides veteran and aspiring leaders with: Two new chapters on the art of caring leadership Real-world examples that illustrate what leaders encounter each day Expanded reflective exercises in each chapter

Thank God My Stroke Did Not Lead to Death

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Author: Pastor V. Maxine Williams

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1629078018

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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I never paid too much attention about my health. I ignored the symptoms for months. Thank God for looking out for me and my ignorance. I should have paid attention to the constant headaches, weariness and constantly feeling tired. I was being unreasonable as there were so many days I was drained and worn out. I did not have any idea as to why my sugar level stayed elevated. I sort of watched the things I was eating. I found out that many things can elevate your sugar level. I had deluded myself for a long time. It was not until I became chronically ill and then I could tell everyone, having a stroke is such a rude awakening. It is a sad situation losing your thoughts, your mobility and almost losing your life. It is so tough realizing you can barely move. My story shows how God specializes in anything and everything that has appeared as impossible. My life took such a turn as I could not think, be in motion, or simply talk. If you have any rivers you think you cannot cross just tell yourself God specializes as He carries you through. Jesus had my entire situation in the palms of His hands. As I think back how my family was so torn apart, frighten, and afraid over how distort things had gotten. My right side had become dormant. I really needed a great deal of help after the Lord stepped in and showed everyone I would live and not die. I vividly was lying from down in that hospital from day-to-day telling myself Jesus is that perfect answer. I laid there almost in a comatose state. I was able to think if we have any mountains that we think cannot climb, Jesus will pick you up and enable you to do what seems is without a solution any particular situation regardless to what it is He will help us to climb this mountain. He did it for me and He will do it for anyone who asks for help. My situation of having a stroke was so graphic. My entire family was so devastated. I was one who was so energetic preaching, teaching, running and working through the community. I stayed busy trying to help others rather than really taking good care of myself. Thank God for looking out for me because I had been deceived mentally. I am working hard to get better. I can tell somebody God does specialize in anything that has presented itself to impossible.

The Progressive Revolution

Liberal Fascism through the Ages, Vol. I: 2007-08 Writings

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Author: Ellis Washington

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761861106

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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These volumes chronicle both the historical significance and political deconstruction that the Progressive Age has continuously perpetrated against society, even to this day. These collected essays, articles, and Socratic dialogues are collected from the weekly columns written by the author for WorldNetDaily.com, an independent conservative news website.

Spiritual Marriage

Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock

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Author: Dyan Elliott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691010885

Category: History

Page: 375

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The early Christian and medieval practice of spiritual marriage, in which husband and wife mutually and voluntarily relinquish sexual activity for reasons of piety, plays an important role in the development of the institution of marriage and in the understanding of female religiosity. Drawing on hagiography, chronicles, theology, canon law, and pastoral sources, Dyan Elliott traces the history of spiritual marriage in the West from apostolic times to the beginning of the sixteenth century.