The Grownup

The Grownup
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 63
ISBN: 9780804188975
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Release: 2015
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a charlatan "psychic" visits her Victorian home to find the source of her terror and grief, Susan, the psychic, and her teenage stepson are soon forced to confront the truth about ghosts.

The Grownup

The Grownup
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780804188982
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Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone. A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it. “The Grownup,” which originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world’s most original and skilled voices in fiction.

The Grownup

The Grownup
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781474603058
Available:
Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time . . . The Grownup, which originally appeared as 'What Do You Do?' in George R. R. Martin's Rogues short story anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.

The Complete Gillian Flynn

The Complete Gillian Flynn
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 1072
ISBN: 9780553419894
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Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This exclusive ebook collection brings together the three novels from bestselling author Gillian Flynn. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Gone Girl is an unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that Flynn’s work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

The Death of the Grown Up

The Death of the Grown Up
Author: Diana West
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781466840751
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Release: 2008-09-16
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.

Grown Ups

Grown Ups
Author: Marian Keyes
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780385695909
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER! A brand-new book from the #1 bestselling author of The Break and The Woman Who Stole My Life. They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together--birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie--who has the most money--insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . . Still, everything manages to stay under control--that is, until Ed's wife, Cara, gets a concussion and can't keep her thoughts or opinions to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, and Cara starts spilling all their secrets. As everything unravels, each of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's--finally--the time to grow up.

Drug Use for Grown Ups

Drug Use for Grown Ups
Author: Dr. Carl L. Hart
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101981658
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Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Hart’s argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country’s war on drugs, we should all share his outrage.” —The New York Times Book Review From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy life Dr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology, is one of the world's preeminent experts on the effects of so-called recreational drugs on the human mind and body. Dr. Hart is open about the fact that he uses drugs himself, in a happy balance with the rest of his full and productive life as a colleague, husband, father, and friend. In Drug Use for Grown-Ups, he draws on decades of research and his own personal experience to argue definitively that the criminalization and demonization of drug use--not drugs themselves--have been a tremendous scourge on America, not least in reinforcing this country's enduring structural racism. Dr. Hart did not always have this view. He came of age in one of Miami's most troubled neighborhoods at a time when many ills were being laid at the door of crack cocaine. His initial work as a researcher was aimed at proving that drug use caused bad outcomes. But one problem kept cropping up: the evidence from his research did not support his hypothesis. From inside the massively well-funded research arm of the American war on drugs, he saw how the facts did not support the ideology. The truth was dismissed and distorted in order to keep fear and outrage stoked, the funds rolling in, and Black and brown bodies behind bars. Drug Use for Grown-Ups will be controversial, to be sure: the propaganda war, Dr. Hart argues, has been tremendously effective. Imagine if the only subject of any discussion about driving automobiles was fatal car crashes. Drug Use for Grown-Ups offers a radically different vision: when used responsibly, drugs can enrich and enhance our lives. We have a long way to go, but the vital conversation this book will generate is an extraordinarily important step.

Confessions of the Other Mother

Confessions of the Other Mother
Author: Harlyn Aizley
Pages: 173
ISBN: 0807079634
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Release: 2006
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Opting to forgo or postpone her own pregnancy to support a partner in hers, each nonbiological lesbian mother helps redefine motherhood and create a new parenting role. In Confessions of the Other Mother, Harlyn Aizley has put together a riveting collection of personal stories-sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, but at all times celebratory-by eighteen women who are transforming our view of two-parent families. Book jacket.

Being the Grownup

Being the Grownup
Author: Adelia Moore
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0984856064
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Release: 2019-06-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Children need adults to survive. This, despite the profound change our digital era has wrought on family life, remains the essence of parenthood. Being the Grownup The Natural Authority of Parenthood begins not with what should be, but with what is: If you are a parent, it is your job to provide shelter and safety, to make decisions about education, childcare, health and nourishment, to create the habitat that is the context and crucible of family life. Being the Grownup helps parents translate their determination to care for and protect their children into the clarity they need to communicate authority with a firm confidence, whether for bedtime, screen-time or mealtime. Just as she would in a clinical conversation, the author shifts the focus away from disciplinary strategies and back to the core of parenthood, the relationship between parents and children as it evolves, moment-to-moment, from the dependence of infancy to the autonomy of young adulthood. There are a host of reasons that contemporary parents might feel uneasy about embracing their natural authority. There have always been parents who doubted themselves, often blaming their children, who may seem determined to challenge every limit. If authority is natural, why is that so? Looking for the answer in the characteristics of developmental stages or parenting strategies often leaves parents frustrated, because being a parent is not something you do to a child but something you are with a child. Parental authority is not simply a matter of discipline with time-outs, or even skilled negotiation and conflict resolution. Parent and child are two human beings whose bodies and voices, experiences, perspectives and emotions shape their interactions with each other. Like everything else about relationships, it's complicated. Being the Grownup zeroes in on the core challenge for every parent, the hard work of building a relationship that combines trust and connection with confident authority children can feel and rely on. Relationships take time, and so does learning about relationships. Readers will not find bullet points or formulas. Instead, to more fully understand what happens moment to moment between parents and children, and what patterns between them may strengthen or undermine parents' authority, my readers will find moments in the parent-child relationship examined from a variety of angles. Each chapter delves deep into a topic, including attachment, temperament, family systems theory and body language, making connections from theory and research to everyday family life. No one book can tell you what to do in every situation with every child. There are simply too many variables. That's why it's important to know more about what to think about parenthood and the relationship you have with each of your children: Being the Grownup helps you do that.

All Grown Up

All Grown Up
Author: Jami Attenberg
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780544824263
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Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A National Bestseller “I read it twice, laughing, cringing, and even tearing up.” — Judy Blume, New York Times “Powerful . . . All Grown Up is so intimately [and] sharply observed.” — Vogue “Bravo to Attenberg, who, with hilarity and honesty, tells the story of an adult woman who wants what she wants, not what she’s supposed to want.” — Marie Claire Who is Andrea Bern? When her dippy therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she’s a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it’s what she leaves unsaid—she’s alone, a drinker, a former artist, a shrieker in bed, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh—that feels the most true. Everyone around her seems to have a different idea of what it means to be an adult, though. But when Andrea’s niece finally arrives, born with a heartbreaking ailment, the Bern family is forced to reexamine what really matters. Will this drive them together or tear them apart? Told in gut-wrenchingly honest, mordantly comic vignettes, All Grown Up is a breathtaking display of Jami Attenberg’s powers as a storyteller and a whip-smart examination of one woman’s life, lived entirely on her own terms.

The Tree Book

The Tree Book
Author: Gina Ingoglia
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781889538433
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Release: 2008
Editor: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the different types of trees of North America and how to identify them by their leaves, buds, and bark, and explains why trees are important to the environment.

How to Be a Financial Grownup

How to Be a Financial Grownup
Author: Bobbi Rebell
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781938548673
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Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Maven House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bobbi Rebell, award-winning TV anchor and personal finance columnist at Thomson Reuters, taps into her exclusive network of business leaders to share with you stories of the financial lessons they learned early in their lives that helped them become successful. She then uses these stories as jumping off points to offer specific, actionable advice on how you can become a financial grownup just like them. Financial role models such as Author Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur Ivanka Trump, Shark Tank's Kevin O’Leary, Mad Money's Jim Cramer, Designer Cynthia Rowley, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff, PwC's CEO Bob Moritz, and twenty others share their stories with you. The book walks you through some of the biggest money decisions you'll make regarding real estate, investing, debt management, careers, friends and money, family finances, and even health and wellness. You're guided by proven examples and given the information you need to make choices that are right for you. How to Be a Financial Grownup will especially appeal to you if you're interested in new ideas to better manage your finances, especially if you're going through life changes where you have to pay more attention to your financial well-being.

Adults

Adults
Author: Emma Jane Unsworth
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780008334611
Available:
Release: 2020-01-30
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘HILARIOUS’ Stylist ‘DAZZLING’ Marian Keyes ‘WITTY’ Guardian ‘HEARTBREAKING’ Dolly Alderton ‘INCREDIBLE’ Candice Carty-Williams

Manage Your Money Like a F cking Grown Up

Manage Your Money Like a F cking Grown Up
Author: Sam Beckbessinger
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781472143433
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Release: 2019-04-18
Editor: Robinson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You're going to earn plenty of money over your lifetime. Are you going to waste it on stupid crap that doesn't make you happy, or let it buy your freedom and your most audacious dreams? We never get an instruction manual about how money works. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and never deal with it. In Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown Up, Sam Beckbessinger tells it to you straight: how to take control of your money to take control of your life. In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, you will learn: - How to trick your dumb brain into saving more, without giving up fun - How to make a bona fide grown-up budget - Why you need to forget what you've learned about credit - How to negotiate a raise - Why buying a house (probably) won't make you rich - The one super-simple investment you need With helpful exercises, informative illustrations (also: kittens) and straightforward advice, this book doesn't shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you'd had at 25, but is never too late to read.

Sexting

Sexting
Author: Tina Horn
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781592337057
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Release: 2016-01-07
Editor: Quiver Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Times have changed, and so have the rules. Modern grownups need a sex-positive guide to communicating digitally with their lover, and sex guru Tina Horn is here to help you with you swipe right, sext like a pro, and take superb selfies. How frequently should you text a friend with benefits? When is it okay to send someone a nude pic? Modern sex is full of confusing questions that Dear Abby never had to deal with. But don't lose hope if you're feeling confused about erotic etiquette: the Sex Rules series is here to answer all the little questions about how to handle sexual situations--even the ones you didn't know you had. Sexting covers all types of digital flirting. Sexy texts require timing and style, while erotic pictures and steamy selfies may reqiure caution about the cloud. White-hot videos can take you from FaceTime to Oh-FaceTime if you know what you're doing. Learn the dos and don's for when, how, and what to include in a great sexting session and turn your phone into a hot sexting machine! Endorsements: "Tina Horn transmutes experiences most people have never had into tasty brain candy and challenging, informative walks on the wild side. I'd trust this writer to take me pretty much anywhere." - Carol Queen, PhD, Author, Real Live Nude Girl and The Leather Daddy and the Femme "Tina Horn is a compelling public speaker and ingenious educator. Her writing on BDSM and sex worker rights explores some of the most important social issues of our time. In her writing and on her podcast, she manages to make complex issues accessible without dumbing anything down. Having worked with her at several sexuality conferences, I can attest that she is as professional as she is original. " - Tristan Taormino, author of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Womenand Opening Up, host of Sex Out Loud on The VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, founder and producer of The Feminist Porn Conference "Tina Horn reverently unearths the details of the lives of the sex workers she profiles, revealing fetishes, passions, kinks and quirks from an insider perspective. She showcases the artistry inherent in their jobs, lives and sexuality, and by doing so, opens up these underground worlds to curious readers." - Rachel Kramer Bussel, author of Sex & Cupcakes, editor of The Big Book of Orgasms

Fifty Things That Aren t My Fault

Fifty Things That Aren t My Fault
Author: Cathy Guisewite
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780735218444
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A National Bestseller From the creator of the iconic "Cathy" comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls "the panini generation." As the creator of "Cathy," Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her hilarious and deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere. Now Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in this debut essay collection about another time of big transition, when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle. With her uniquely wry and funny admissions and insights, Guisewite unearths the humor and horror of everything from the mundane (trying to introduce her parents to TiVo and facing four decades' worth of unorganized photos) to the profound (finding a purpose post-retirement, helping parents downsize their lives, and declaring freedrom from all those things that hold us back). No longer confined to the limits of four comic panels, Guisewite holds out her hand in prose form and becomes a reassuring companion for those on the threshold of "what happens next." Heartfelt and humane and always cathartic, Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and anyone who is caught somewhere in between.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9780307588371
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

The Novels of Gillian Flynn

The Novels of Gillian Flynn
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780307953681
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.

Grown Up Digital How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

Grown Up Digital  How the Net Generation is Changing Your World
Author: Don Tapscott
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0071641556
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Release: 2008-11-16
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SELECTED AS A 2008 BEST BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST The Net Generation Has Arrived. Are you ready for it? Chances are you know a person between the ages of 11 and 30. You've seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading music, uploading videos, watching a movie on a two-inch screen, and doing who-knows-what on Facebook or MySpace. They're the first generation to have literally grown up digital--and they're part of a global cultural phenomenon that's here to stay. The bottom line is this: If you understand the Net Generation, you will understand the future. If you're a Baby Boomer or Gen-Xer: This is your field guide. A fascinating inside look at the Net Generation, Grown Up Digital is inspired by a $4 million private research study. New York Times bestselling author Don Tapscott has surveyed more than 11,000 young people. Instead of a bunch of spoiled “screenagers” with short attention spans and zero social skills, he discovered a remarkably bright community which has developed revolutionary new ways of thinking, interacting, working, and socializing. Grown Up Digital reveals: How the brain of the Net Generation processes information Seven ways to attract and engage young talent in the workforce Seven guidelines for educators to tap the Net Gen potential Parenting 2.0: There's no place like the new home Citizen Net: How young people and the Internet are transforming democracy Today's young people are using technology in ways you could never imagine. Instead of passively watching television, the “Net Geners” are actively participating in the distribution of entertainment and information. For the first time in history, youth are the authorities on something really important. And they're changing every aspect of our society-from the workplace to the marketplace, from the classroom to the living room, from the voting booth to the Oval Office. The Digital Age is here. The Net Generation has arrived. Meet the future.

Wild Things

Wild Things
Author: Bruce Handy
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451609950
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A nostalgic ramble through classics of children's literature explores the stories of their creators while revealing the wisdom that can be found in masterpieces ranging from "The Cat in the Hat" and "Charlotte's Web" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar.".