I Suck at Girls

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Author: Justin Halpern

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062113380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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From the #1 New York Times bestseller author of Sh*t My Dad Says, Justin Halpern, comes a laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching collection of personal stories about relationships with the opposite sex, from a first kiss to getting engaged and all the awkward moments in between. With Sh*t My Dad Says, Halpern brought his brand of talented comedic writing to the world. Now, with this equally poignant, hilarious, and provocative memoir, he establishes himself as one of popular writing’s great humorists among the likes of David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, and David Rakoff. Fans of biting, honor-infused memoirs such as Me Talk Pretty One Day and Assassination Vacation will find Halpern’s I Suck at Girls an unforgettable journey into the best and worst moments of one man’s adventures in romance.

I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To

10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After

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Author: Bethenny Frankel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451667426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"Filled with a mix of candid personal stories and the no-nonsense advice she's known for, [this book] is the next step on Bethenny's A Place of Yes journey ... by someone who has made many relationship mistakes and knows a thing or two because of it. Bethenny takes a deep look at her own dating and relationship history and gets to the heart of the mistakes women make and what it takes to find and sustain a meaningful connection. Look for Bethenny's take on hot topics such as understanding your man, the do's and don'ts of dating, how to trust your gut, and much more"--Amazon.com.

How to Be Cross Eyed

Thriving Despite Your Physical Imperfection

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Author: Jonathan Roseland

Publisher: Jonathan Roseland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 540

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There's that moment when you meet a new person and you can tell that they are just a bit disoriented by your weirdness. You feel that familiar little pang of embarrassment and shame because you know how weird you must look to them. You're physically imperfect. So am I. I know that moment as well as you do… But you don't have to be cross eyed (or have a conspicuous physical imperfection) to enjoy this book. Really thriving requires an uncommon set of barely legal biohacking tools, social dynamics strategies from the fringes of polite society and rapid mindset transformation technologies which this lifehacking manifesto delves deeply into. This book is especially for that one or two percent of the population that have a glaring physical defect. Which I fall into. I'm cross-eyed with Strabismus, if you're reading this, perhaps you are too. There's certainly people out there with more conspicuous physical imperfections, who have it worse than I do. However, the eyes are the window to the soul, they really are a part of nearly every important human interaction. Not having normal eyes has been a disadvantage that I've needed to develop a specific set of skills and life strategies to overcome. I was talking to my lovely fiancée about this book and she asked me if the purpose of the book was to help the self esteem of people with physical imperfections. Not really. This book is more about the lifehacks that I've employed over the past 10 years; strategies, methods and tools that really work to help you overcome the challenge of a physical imperfection and thrive. These things will likely improve your self esteem, but they will also work if you have low self esteem, or no self esteem (or too much self esteem - as I'm sometimes accused of having!) Self esteem is not my focus. My focus is on things that work. This is not your typical self help book… I've had a pretty interesting life; I've seduced a politician's daughter in Medellin, Colombia, I hung out with spies in Kiev, Ukraine. I've almost died underwater twice, I participated in a bank robbery and I lost my virginity to a spy (yes, really!) From having sex in a brand new Maserati and getting in high speed car chases to being deported from South American countries and representing the US Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump I've found the happiness that I didn't give a damn about and realized my dream of becoming an adventuring philosopher. I'm not a theorist in the business of making generalizations. The tactics and tools presented here are for rigorous practitioners, ethical hedonists and open minded self experimenters. I may sound like quite the pompous pontificator but I'll offer no apologies because story telling is the best way to impart the unconventional mindset that saved me from mediocrity and the biohacks that enabled me to defy my selfish genes. If you're bored of the tired problem>generalization>platitude>strategy formula that most self help books follow you'll enjoy this memoir of adventures, failures and unexpected successes across three continents. I'll share with you some powerful tools for transformation - biohacking, smart drugs, flowstate, red pill mindset and tantric sex - with which I've managed to pack several lifetimes' worth of peak experiences into a single decade.

Girl at the End of the World

My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

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Author: Elizabeth Esther

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 030773188X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp “modesty vision” that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away. Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least I’m all set for the end of the world. Selah. A story of mind control, the Apocalypse, and modest attire. Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings (to “break her will”). Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. Not until she was grown and married did she find the courage to attempt the unthinkable. To leave. In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Girl at the End of the World is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail. Includes reading group discussion guide and interview with the author

The Dragon Girl: the Beginning.

The Beginning

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Author: Steven Wood

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469119560

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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This is a story about a teenage girl that moves to a new town after leaving her old one where she was well known, but not knowing the danger that lurked in the future. She has a strange dream which becomes true where she meets someone that is to help her along the way, while also going to school too. She has to go through the school year making new friends and taking the team to the top while defending and learning this new power that she receives from the new person. But the person she meets is not what u think but a dragon like human that is here to keep the world safe from any harm, they have become part of life and blending in with humans. This teenage girl name is Crystal and she has to become one of these things and take out the ones that want to do harm to the humans, and she will learn more things as she continues on her journey through high school and even into college. She has to change her present in order to save the future from total destruction of the evil that is to come, and meet new dragons and old ones along the way to help her out. Will she succeed in doing so and save the world or will she fail, you will have to find out in the next books to come.

City of Ashes

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Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439163847

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

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Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly). Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go -- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Daddy's Girl

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Author: Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061797767

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Natalie Greco loves being a teacher, even though she can't keep her students from cruising sex.com during class. She loves her family, too, but her boyfriend fits in better with the football-crazy Grecos than she does. Then a colleague, handsome Angus Holt, talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, and her world turns upside down. A violent prison riot breaks out, and Nat rushes to save the life of a mortally wounded guard whose last words are: "Tell my wife it's under the floor." Nat delivers the cryptic message, but before she knows it, she's suspected of murder and hiding from cops and killers alike. She is forced on the run to solve the riddle of the dead man's last words and to save her own life—and find real love.

The Girl He Left Behind (Mills & Boon Cherish) (The Crandall Lake Chronicles, Book 2)

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Author: Patricia Kay

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474040993

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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TWO LITTLE SECRETS It should be a dream come true for divorcée Eve Kelly. After twelve years, her high school sweetheart Adam Crenshaw is back – and sexier than ever! But Eve has a problem. Her eleven-year-old twins. Twins their secret daddy can never know about...

Plastic

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Author: Sarah N. Harvey

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554695198

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4040

When Jack develops an interest in something, he puts his all into it, making lists, doing research and learning all he can. When his best friend Leah decides to have plastic surgery for her sixteenth birthday, Jack is horrified, and then determined to stop her. Researching the surgery and the results, he finds that there are unscrupulous surgeons operating on the very young, and no one does anything about it. Jack organizes a protest and becomes an instant celebrity. But when someone else takes up the cause and the protest turns violent, Jack is forced to make some tough decisions.

Mermaid

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Author: Tarynne Bourret

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499046219

Category: Fiction

Page: 566

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Erika Lawrence is a young girl with a knack for swimming underwater without coming up for air for a consecutive amount of time; for her it’s normal, to others, not so much. Though after taking one last swim in her high schools swimming pool while waiting for her best friend, she notice’s something odd about her right eye, in the far bottom right corner of the iris she sees something off; there with the mix of lavender is a pigment of red that shouldn’t be there. At first she shrugs it off, even though she’s still concerned about it, but then on the day after her eighteenth birthday something happens. Strange visions appear in her mind throughout the nights of when she is asleep, alongside with the need for water, blood, the consumption of flesh and a supressed memory of her mother. All the while the red in her eye begins to grow... Worried for her own sanity, she goes to her grandparents for guidance, asking them for some kind of answer to be given, if she truly had become something frightful, and what they tell her shocks her, the birthplace of her mother. Wanting to know more about her mother’s supposedly secret past Erika and her friend Alison Jones; head there in search for the truth, only to find that some things are best left to be forgotten...