What S Yours Is Mine
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|Author||: Tom Slee|
|Editor||: Scribe Publications|
Airbnb facilitates the booking of over 37 million overnight stays per year. Uber operates in 450 cities in 60 countries. Both claim to be part of the rapidly growing ‘sharing economy’ — but what does that actually mean? Here, Tom Slee offers a razor-sharp examination of the ‘sharing economy’: from its genesis in open-source software and media file sharing, through to the present day popularity of Uber, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, and similar services, which operate outside of normal business regulations, taking on none of the risk or responsibility when something goes wrong. He asks, how did we get from the generosity of what’s mine is yours, to the self-interest and greed of what’s yours is mine?
|Author||: Tess Stimson|
|Editor||: Bantam Dell Publishing Group|
Grieving over her inability to have a child, Grace opens her heart to her abandoned nephews before her estranged sister falls ill, a situation that is further complicated by a surrogate pregnancy and her sister's need for a donor kidney. Original.
|Author||: Adam D. Thierer,Clyde Wayne Crews|
|Editor||: Cato Institute|
This book explores how regimes that respect property rights including the right to exclude rivals better serve consumers and innovation.
|Author||: Ville Männistö|
|Editor||: Living Word Publications Private Limited|
Do you know what it means to be in covenant with God? If you are searching for more meaning in your Christian walk, there is a deeper revelation available in the power of the New Covenant. In this book we will see how a single story runs through the whole Bible, weaving a beautiful garment of salvation from the Old into the New Testament, finishing in the significant work of Jesus on the cross. Understanding the covenant mindset in the Bible is foundation for our identity and to our personal relationship with God. God loves us just the way we are, but His plan is not for us to remain as we are. Jesus wants to take our broken life, breathe His life into it and show us through His covenant how everything that belongs to Him belongs to us!
|Author||: Rachel Botsman,Roo Rogers|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
“Amidst a thousand tirades against the excesses and waste of consumer society, What’s Mine Is Yours offers us something genuinely new and invigorating: a way out.” —Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air and The Ghost Map A groundbreaking and original book, What’s Mine is Yours articulates for the first time the roots of "collaborative consumption," Rachel Botsman and Roo Roger's timely new coinage for the technology-based peer communities that are transforming the traditional landscape of business, consumerism, and the way we live. Readers captivated by Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail, Van Jones’ The Green Collar Economy or Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point will be wowed by this landmark contribution to the evolving ecology of commerce and sustainability.
|Author||: Tom Slee|
|Editor||: Between the Lines|
We live in a culture of choice. But, in an age of corporate dominance, our freedom to choose has taken on new meaning. Upset with your local big box store? Object to unfair hiring practices at your neighbourhood fast food restaurant? Want to protest the opening of that new multinational coffeeshop? Vote with your feet! What if it’s not that simple? In No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart, Tom Slee examines the implications of our fervent belief in the power of choice. Pointing out that individual choice has become the lynchpin of a neoconservative corporate ideology he calls MarketThink, he urges us to re-examine our assumptions. Slee makes use of game theory to argue that individual choice is not inherently bad. Nor is it the societal fix-all that our corporations and governments claim it is. A spirited treatise, this book will make you think about choice in a whole new way.
|Author||: Noah Richler|
|Editor||: McClelland & Stewart|
Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction A Globe and Mail Best 100 Book (2006) National Post Best Books (2006) A bold cultural portrait of contemporary Canada through the work of its most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and storytellers. Stories are the surest way to know a place, and at a time when the fabric of the country seems daily more uncertain, Noah Richler looks to our authors for evidence of the true nature of Canada. He argues why fiction matters and seeks to discover — in the extra-ordinary diversity of communities these writers represent — what stories, if any, bind us as a nation. Over two years, Richler has criss-crossed the country and interviewed close to one hundred authors — a who’s who of Canadian literature, including Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — about the places and ideas that are most meaningful to their work. The result is a journey through the reality of Canada and its imagination at a critical point in the country’s evolution. Within thematic chapters he exposes our “Myths of Disappointment” and considers the stories of our native peoples, the rise of the city, and how our history as a colony shapes our society and politics even today. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is an impassioned literary travelogue and a vivid portrayal of our society, the work of Canadian authors, and the idea of writing itself. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is based on Noah Richler’s ten-part documentary of the same name originally broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship Ideas program in spring 2005.
|Author||: Helen Oyeyemi|
Finalist for PEN Open Book Award From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox comes an enchanting and thought-provoking collection of intertwined stories Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret--Oyeyemi's keys not only unlock elements of her characters' lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In "Books and Roses" one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers' fates. "'Sorry' Doesn't Sweeten Her Tea" involves a "house of locks," where doors can be closed only with a key--with surprising, unobservable developments. And in "If a Book Is Locked There's Probably a Good Reason for That Don't You Think," a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason). As ever, Oyeyemi's creative vision and storytelling are effervescent, wise, and insightful, and her tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers.
|Author||: Nick Dyer-Witheford|
|Editor||: Between the Lines|
The utopian promise of the internet, much talked about even a few years ago, has given way to brutal realities: coltan mines in the Congo, electronics factories in China, devastated neighborhoods in Detroit. Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution through an unsparing analysis of class power and computerization. Dyer-Witheford investigates how technology facilitates growing polarization between wealthy elites and precarious workers. He reveals the class domination behind everything from expanding online surveillance to intensifying robotization. At the same time, he looks at possibilities for information technology within radical movements.
|Author||: Stephanie Scott|
"Each chapter of this enrapturing novel is elegantly brief and charged with barely contained emotion." --New York Times Book Review A gripping debut set in modern-day Tokyo and inspired by a true crime, for readers of Everything I Never Told You and The Perfect Nanny, What's Left of Me Is Yours charts a young woman's search for the truth about her mother's life--and her murder. In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the wakaresaseya (literally "breaker-upper"), a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings. When Satō hires Kaitarō, a wakaresaseya agent, to have an affair with his wife, Rina, both assume it will be an easy case. But Satō has never truly understood Rina or her desires and Kaitarō's job is to do exactly that--until he does it too well. While Rina remains ignorant of the circumstances that brought them together, she and Kaitarō fall in a desperate, singular love, setting in motion a series of violent acts that will forever haunt her daughter's life. In an engrossing dual narrative inspired by a true crime, Stephanie Scott exquisitely renders the affair and its intricate repercussions. As Rina's daughter, Sumiko, fills in the gaps of her mother's story and her own memory, Scott probes the thorny psychological and moral grounds of the actions we take in the name of love, asking where we draw the line between passion and possession.
|Author||: Max Sebastian|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
SEQUEL TO "WHAT'S MINE IS YOURS" Sean Ruskin's all-consuming sexual fantasy is to share his beautiful wife, Katie, with other men. The trouble is, he's only realized this after she walked out on their marriage. Converted to a less monogamous view of marriage by his adventures with best friend Henry and his wife, Michelle, Sean feels certain he can now offer Katie a new kind of relationship that will keep her satisfied in ways she could never have imagined. But as Sean struggles with how to talk to Katie about what he's been through, and how he now feels about her, he discovers a long-hidden secret about her that could thwart any attempt at reconciliation...
|Author||: Max Sebastian|
His best friend wants him to date his wife...After Sean Ruskin's marriage collapses, his best friend and co-worker, Henry Robinson, offers him a place to stay. With no one else to turn to, and nowhere else to go, Sean accepts -- only to find complication in the form of Henry's beautiful, flirtatious wife, Michelle.His efforts to be a responsible friend are blown out of the water when Henry suggests that Sean take Michelle out on a date. Does Henry really know what he's asking Sean to do? Sean is intrigued by the idea of his friend's wife-sharing fantasy, but what if it means he ends up breaking up someone else's marriage - and hurts his only real friend in the process?A wife-sharing romance, told from the boyfriend's perspective - from the author of The Madeleine Trilogy.
|Author||: Gary Chapman|
|Editor||: Moody Publishers|
- Over 11 million copies sold - #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running - Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas, lasting love Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
National bestselling author K’wan presents a story of four women fighting to survive in the urban jungle. Yoshi is young, fine, and larcenous. She lives her life playing on men’s hearts as well as their pockets. She learns the hard way that all that glitters isn’t gold. Billy, a former high school basketball star, has been looking for love. Then she meets someone new and her whole world is turned upside down and she will never be the same. Reese is an around-the-way chick, trying to keep up with the Joneses. There’s a revolving door on her bedroom as she tries to find the love she always felt was missing. Her promiscuity leaves her pregnant from a one-night stand and Reese is faced with the task of breaking an age-old cycle, passed down from mother to daughter in her family, and standing on her own. Rhonda is twenty-something with three kids, by three men, and riding the system all the way to the bank. To her, work is a dirty word; between the multiple checks she gets from the government, and the games she plays with men, she’s living the life of a ghetto superstar. The game soon turns ugly when one of her “sponsors” snaps and decides to get some payback. Harlem has never seen four friends as scandalous as these. The neighborhood will never be the same again.
|Author||: Sarah Stewart|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)|
A dazzling depiction of the connection between diverse readers of all ages and their books, from beloved author-illustrator team Sarah Stewart and David Small. This Book of Mine is a celebration of the power of reading, of the ways in which books launch our adventures, give us comfort, challenge our imaginations, and offer us connection. From new mothers to fantasy lovers, butterfly hunters to musicians, the readers of This Book of Mine all share a common passion for favorite books—whether freshly discovered at the library or bookstore or saved from childhood and reread across a lifetime. A unique gift for bibliophiles young and old, This Book of Mine trumpets a simple truth: A well-loved book in hand brings color to any reader’s life.
|Author||: JoLanda Rogers|
|Editor||: T.A.L.K. Consulting, LLC|
Yours is Yours & Mine is Mine is a book written for children ages 3 to 8 discussing the importance of body safety and awareness. In this book the author provides a reading guide for parents and caregivers that correlates with each page of the book. It is during the primary years children are taught the importance of sharing. It's important that they also know when it's okay NOT to share. Bodies are not for sharing.
|Author||: Mariko Lin Chang|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
The first book to focus on the differences in wealth between women and men, Mariko Lin Chang draws on the most comprehensive national data on wealth and on in-depth interviews to show how differences in earnings, in saving and investing, and, most important, the demands of care-giving all contribute to the gender-wealth gap. A comprehensive portrait of where women and men stand with respect to wealth, Shortchanged not only sheds light on why women lack wealth, but also offers solutions for improving the financial situation of women, men, and families.
|Author||: Naima Coster|
|Editor||: Platinum Spotlight Series|
Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She's accepted that her future won't be what she'd dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her mother, Mirella, has abandoned the family to reclaim her roots in the Dominican Republic. That took courage. It's also unforgivable.
|Author||: Marsha Diane Arnold|
|Editor||: Kids Can Press Ltd|
A sweet and funny story about sharing, friendship and belonging. When Little Panda startles Big Panda awake inside his den, Big Panda crankily declares, “Mine.” Then he puts Little Panda outside, “Yours.” When he still won’t leave, Big Panda offers Little Panda a kite. Which delights him! Until the kite’s tail starts annoying the other animals in the forest by sweeping up their things. They all give him the same message: their things, “Mine; ” the kite, “Yours.” And soon the animals themselves get caught as they try to reclaim their stuff. Can they all learn a new word — “Ours”? No “mine” allowed! This story’s too fun not to share!