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|Author||: Valerie Sherrard|
|Editor||: Penguin Canada|
In the haze of a food-induced stupor, Zoey Dalton and her best friends Bean and Jenna make a pledge to begin performing random acts of kindness—anonymously. Their previous track record for altruism is pretty much a flat line, so anything they do to help others is bound to be an improvement. What if the random acts of kindness are unwanted and misunderstood? What if, instead of spreading joy and good will, the trio’s actions stir up trouble, wreak havoc and maybe even cause bodily harm? That, of course, would be a different story. This story, in fact.
|Author||: J. A. Jance|
From New York Times bestselling author J. A. JANCE comes an all- new novella, in which Sheriff Joanna Brady and investigator Ali Reynolds join forces to solve a crime that has hit dangerously close to home Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate—she is up for re-election as sheriff, pregnant with her third child, and her eldest is packing up to leave for college. Then Joanna is woken in the middle of the night by a call reporting a motor vehicle accident. Her mother and stepfather’s RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass. Something about the accident seems suspicious, though, and when Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds, a journalist turned investigator, she accepts her offer to help. They come up with a plan to find out who was responsible…even if that person is not the villain they’d expected. Published by William Morrow
|Author||: Scott Adams|
|Editor||: Andrews McMeel Publishing|
Dilbert, the hapless cubicle worker, returns in a whimsical new look inside the bizarre world of office life, as Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, and their companions cope with incompetent management, tiny raises, incomprehensible project acronyms, and other baffling tribulations of the corporate world. Original.
|Author||: Julia Kent|
|Editor||: EverAfter Romance|
A New York Times and USA Today bestseller! I never intended to pick up a naked hitchhiker wearing nothing but a guitar. A guitar. Really. I don't collect guys like that (don't ask what kind of guys I do collect), but when you spot a blonde, tanned, sculpted man with a gorgeous smile and his thumb poking up and practically begging you to stop – you stop. And I definitely never thought I'd be staring into the bright blue eyes of Trevor Connor, the lead singer for Random Acts of Crazy, an indie rock star I followed like the slobbering fileshare fangirl I am. How he came to be nude and lost six hundred miles from home is quite the tale, but how we fell in love is even more unreal. Because someone like Trevor Connor, headed to Harvard Law next year, isn't supposed to want someone like me, a rural Ohio chick majoring in Boredom at Convenience Store University who is all curves and frizzy blonde hair and manners so unpolished they have sharp edges that make you bleed. But he did. When his best friend, Joe Ross, the bass player for Random Acts of Crazy and a man who makes Calvin Klein models look like Shrek, drove eleven hours through the night to rescue him, though, it got real complicated. It's one thing to like two different guys and be torn. What do you do, though, when maybe – just maybe – you don't have to choose? * * * * * * Random Acts of Crazy is a standalone, full-length novel (300+ pages, 85,000 words) featuring Darla Jo(sephine) Jennings, the 22-year-old niece of Josie Mendham from the Her Two Billionaires series. It has, like many New Adult novels, an exploration of sexuality for the three main characters, doesn't shy away from mature content, and Darla has a sailor's mouth.
|Author||: Jeffrey Yamaguchi|
A collection of fifty-two weekly projects is designed to reveal how the author's personal creative and artistic journey transformed his life and provides inspiration for the reader's own artistic odyssey through such endeavors as painting, writing, drawing, carving, singing, dancing, cooking, and performing. Original.
|Author||: The Editors of Conari Press|
|Editor||: Conari Press|
A lavish new edition encourages readers to promote compassion through kind gestures, sharing true personal stories, quotations, and suggestions for generous behaviors. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
|Author||: Andrew Taylor|
|Editor||: History PressLtd|
Drawn from many sources, this engaging collection demonstrates that 'gentlemanly behaviour' transcends all barriers, from gender and wealth to age and class. Here are noble acts by footballers and fashionistas, television personalities and teenagers, great commanders and humble private soldiers, elderly philosophers and very young children.
|Author||: Jack Womack|
|Editor||: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.|
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year: In a dystopian future New York, a girl’s diary chronicles her life as society begins to crumble around her. Until recently, Lola Hart’s biggest problem was her annoying little sister. Now the twelve-year-old girl’s once comfortable life is slowly falling apart. Her mother is a teacher, but she’s lost her job. Her father is a writer, but no one is buying his scripts. It’s gotten so bad that they can no longer afford their Manhattan apartment or the tuition for Lola’s exclusive private school. They move to a small apartment near Harlem, and Lola enrolls in public school—but the Harts aren’t alone in their troubles. Riots, fires, TB outbreaks, roaming gangs, and civil unrest have become commonplace, threatening the very fabric of life in New York. In the pages of her diary, Lola documents her family’s attempts to adjust as the city and the country spin out of control. Jack Womack, a winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, has been compared to both William Gibson and Kurt Vonnegut for his vivid prose and unbridled imagination. In this novel, “Womack’s stark vision of the United States’s decline is an uncompromising satire that, perhaps even more than it did in the mid-1990s, forces us to confront a world instantly recognizable as our own” (Los Angeles Review of Books). “A heartrending coming-of-age story. Flecked with black humor, this is speculative fiction at its eerie best.” —Entertainment Weekly
|Author||: Julia Kent|
|Editor||: Julia Kent|
You know those television stories about the woman who goes to the emergency room thinking she has a bad case of indigestion or kidney stones or a burst appendix and she comes home with a bouncing baby boy? Stupid woman, right? Who the heck doesn’t know she’s pregnant for nine and a half months? I used to think those mamas were one block short of a level trailer. Used to. Random Acts of Baby is the 11th book in Julia Kent's New York Times bestselling series as Darla, Trevor, and Joe go on a long, crazy journey involving a baby, living two lives, and learning who you can count on most when you need a helping hand.
|Author||: Julia Kent|
|Editor||: Julia Kent|
It all started with a game of Truth or Dare… It’s bad enough I got arrested for prostitution on Christmas Eve. Alleged prostitution, mind you. I didn’t do it. Of course I didn’t. The cops say I offered up a certain sex act for a $5 gasoline gift card, but honey? My sex acts are worth way, way more. So when I tried to explain what happened to the person who came and bailed me out of jail, she wasn’t exactly impressed. Because it was my boyfriend’s mother. Now, I got two boyfriends, so Murphy’s Law said it had to be the mother I hate the most. And she hates me right back. Even more now that I lost her son. That’s right. Where in the hell are Joe and Trevor? It’s Christmas Eve, and I keep getting pictures on social media showing Joe and Trevor all oiled up in g-strings that look like candy canes, dancing with a bunch of well-coiffed older women. I, on the other hand, am wearing Santa pants, flip flops, and smell like jail cell pee. That game of Truth or Dare turns out to be way more dangerous than anyone expected. And our savior? It ain’t the baby Jesus. Not the three wise men. No little drummer boy. Not even the donkey that carried the Virgin Mary on its back while she howled for an epidural. Nope. Can you guess? That’s right. Mavis the Chicken. Can she help us out of this clustercluck? * * * Random Acts of Christmas is the eighth book in the New York Times bestselling Random series. Join the gang on Christmas Eve as Darla is unfairly arrested, Trevor and Joe are forced to become strippers, and candy canes appear in places where sugar is a bad, bad idea in this crazy, rollicking romp. Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, new adult romance, rockstar romance, rock star romance, coming of age romance, erotic romance, seductive story, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, bbw romance, college romance, contemporary woman julia kent, julia kent romance **Previously published under the title Merry Random Christmas**
|Author||: The Editors of the Conari Press|
|Editor||: Mango Media|
An all-new volume of inspirational true stories, thoughtful quotations, and ways to practice kindness and generosity every day. When Random Acts of Kindness was first published in 1993, it inspired a movement that culminated with Congress declaring a National Random Acts of Kindness Week. The Editors at Conari Press were flooded with heartwarming stories about acts of kindness from people all over the country. This book is packed with stories from people who have observed or engaged in random acts of kindness, and their stories serve as motivation for more of us to go out and be a force for good. Kindness inspires kindness—this is the magic fueling the movement. Not only is this book full of amazing true stories of everyday kindnesses, it also shares thoughtful quotes to provide some extra inspiration for the journey. Open up this sequel to Random Acts of Kindness and learn more about: How people from every imaginable background have witnessed and practiced kindness The difference that one act of kindness can make Ways to go out and be a source of generosity and love
|Author||: Sharon Grehan|
|Editor||: Creative Guy Publishing|
Random Acts of Malice features a selection of the wickedest (and funniest) articles from the last five years of Happy Woman Magazine. Featuring work by some of the best satirists on the planet: Sharon Grehan, Elizabeth Hanes, Elaine Langlois, Pamela Monk, Jessica Becht, Mike Boone, Crystal Click, Christina Delia, Stephen James, Meredith Litt, Susan Shoemaker, Diane Sokoloski, Sarah Szucs, and Julie Ward... Can you afford NOT to buy this book? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations on your very fine judgment! The Best of Happy Woman Magazine is just what the title suggests - the very best of the award winning website Happy Woman Magazine.com. Inside you will find miles and miles - well, actually if each page is laid end to end you will have approximately 2914 inches of humour, which is a lot. To all of the people who have slaved away for the past five years making Happy Woman Magazine the blazing success that it is (you know who you are!) without a word of thanks or praise, and to all the loyal readers and fans, I would like to take this opportunity to say "You're welcome!" -Sharon Grehan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Random Acts of Malice and Happy Woman Magazine are parody publications, so don't come crying to us if someone accidentally took out your liver or you starved to death on our diet. The interviews are not real and the jury is still out on the interviewer's status.
|Author||: Brenda Knight,Becca Anderson|
|Editor||: Mango Media Inc.|
Great ideas on how to improve the world all year long, from simple acts you can do for yourself to big things you can do for your community, and more. In 1995, a small group of people at Conari Press came together around the idea that small gestures and simple acts can make a difference in people's lives. Thus, Random Acts of Kindness was born. But they had no idea how big this little idea would become, or that it would sell over one million copies. This good-humored guide to being the change you want to see in the world is filled with suggestions for making a real difference, in ways both large and small. From improving someone’s life with just one penny to ensuring all children are well fed, the day-by-day positive proposals of Random Acts of Kindness combine inspiration with action. Despite the hurly-burly of our busy lives, we can all make a beneficial impact on the environment, throughout out local community, and within our own hearts. This book of inspired ideas and good deeds conveys how the power of one?that is, you?can make a better world starting today! This little book shows how to start?with the small, with the particular, with the individual?in order to make a difference in the world. Random Acts of Kindness features: True stories about acts of kindness and generosity of spirit Suggestions for living more compassionately Inspirational quotes to get you started Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Week in February. Perform deeds of compassion and consideration toward others.
|Author||: Danny Scheinmann|
With over 200,000 copies sold in the UK, a Richard & Judy pick, rights sold in 19 countries, called "riveting" and "mesmerizing," this is a cinematic debut from a gifted new writer. Based on real family events, Danny Scheinmann's novel paints a dramatic portrait of two epic love stories. 1992: Traveling through South America with his girlfriend, Leo wakes up in a hospital to find his girlfriend is dead. He blames himself for the tragedy and is sucked into a spiral of despair. But a surprising secret leads Leo to discover something that will change his life forever. 1917: Moritz is a POW fugitve, with seven thousand kilometers of the Russian steppes separating him from his first love, whose memory has kept him alive through carnage and captivity. The war may be over, but he now faces a perilous journey and the insecurity of whether his love is still waiting.
|Author||: Rebecca Holmes|
This book is a collection of trips that were taken with my family and friends. It is a random sampling of some of the trips we took over many years. It is a collection of journal entries that were recorded at the time of taking the trips. The names were changed to protect the innocent and events and places have been fictionalized to suit the story. I hope that in some small way, this collection of journal entries honors a fortunate life of being able to safely travel our world.
Random Acts was written by Dwayne "Doc" Andrew, a professional Magician and Busker. This handbook is 30 years of experience created to give an emerging busker the skills necessary to have a fun and profitable career. There are also insights for experienced performers wanting to increase their skills. This book covers every aspect of Magical Street Performance, from getting people to stop, all the way through getting them to tip. There are also processes to create characters that resonate with audiences . This book is full of techniques necessary attract and hold an audience with everything else also competing for their attention. Random Acts highlights several street Performers who exemplify the best aspects of a successful show and what works for them. Thus the name of the book. Dwayne also goes into detail on how to take a show into other markets and gives a lot of attention to surviving in a fast changing world. These are the things every experienced Street Performers wish they knew years ago.
|Author||: George K. Ilsley|
|Editor||: arsenal pulp press|
In these raw, uncompromising stories, author Ilsley explores the thin line between love and hate, and the outer perimeters of desire that can both heal and destroy. Infiltrating the dark confines of queer sensibilities, in which young men are undone by self-loathing and the powers-that-be, the question is posed: what happens when people know they are hated? Yet in the primal fantasies and bitter ironies there lies a sense of a new definition of masculine power encompassing both the gay and straight, dissonant and equal at the same time.