Rich and Pretty

Rich and Pretty
Author: Rumaan Alam
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0062429957
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives. As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties. Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren—beautiful, independent, and unpredictable—is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents’ worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about it herself. Each woman envies—and is horrified by—particular aspects of the other’s life, topics of conversation they avoid with masterful linguistic pirouettes. Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparable; for a long a time now, they’ve been apart. Can two women who rarely see one other, selectively share secrets, and lead different lives still call themselves best friends? Is it their abiding connection—or just force of habit—that keeps them together? With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen sense of detail, Rumaan Alam deftly explores how the attachments we form in childhood shift as we adapt to our adult lives—and how the bonds of friendship endure, even when our paths diverge.

Pretty Rich

Pretty Rich
Author: Lynette Murray
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 1291081763
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thin Rich Pretty

Thin  Rich  Pretty
Author: Beth Harbison
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 1429996080
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope In a Jar, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and Shoe Addicts Anonymous, comes a novel about old rivalries, deep secrets, and the three things all women wish they were Twenty years ago, when they were teenagers, Holly and Nicola were the outsiders at summer camp. Holly was the plump one, a dreamer who longed to be an artist. Nicola was the shy, plain one who wanted nothing more than to be beautiful. Their cabin nemesis was Lexi. Rich, spoiled, evil Lexi. One night, Holly and Nicola team up to pull one, daring act of vengeance. But they never dream that this one act will have repercussions that will reach into the future, even twenty years later. And they never realize the secret pain that Lexi holds very close, and how their need for revenge costs Lexi a great deal. Today, Holly is a successful gallery owner, who has put her own artistic dreams on hold. She struggles with her weight and for approval from her constantly-criticizing boyfriend. Nicola, is an almost-famous actress who believes that one little plastic surgery fix is just what she needs to put her over the edge into fame. And Lexi...Lexi is down on her luck and totally broke. Holly will do anything to be thin. Lexi will do anything to be rich. And Nicola will do anything to be pretty. Thin, Rich, Pretty is the story of three women who believe that happiness is the next dress size down, the next dollar figure up, or the next appreciative glance from a stranger. But mostly it's the story of how three women save each other, and show each other the path to true contentment. Told with Beth Harbison's knack for thirty and fortysomething nostalgia, and heartwarming humor, Thin, Rich, Pretty will strike a chord with any woman who has ever got on the scale, looked in the mirror, or the bank, and said, "if only..."

Thin Rich Pretty

Thin  Rich  Pretty
Author: Beth Harbison
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN: 9780312381998
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Twenty years ago, Holly and Nicola were the outsiders at summer camp. Holly, the plump one, was a dreamer who longed to be an artist. Nicola, the shy, plain one, wanted nothing more than to be beautiful. Their cabin nemesis was Lexi. Rich, spoiled, evil Lexi. One night, Holly and Nicola teamed up to pull one daring act of vengeance. But they never considered that this one act would have repercussions for decades. Today Holly is a successful gallery owner who has put her own artistic dreams on hold. She still struggles with her weight and for approval from her overly critical boyfriend. Nicola is an almost-famous actress who believes that one little plastic surgery fix is just what she needs to put her over the edge into fame. And Lexi . . . Lexi is down on her luck and totally broke. Holly will do anything to be thin. Lexi will do anything to be rich. And Nicola will do anything to be pretty. But at what cost? Hilarious, heartwarming, and full of truth, Thin, Rich, Pretty will strike a chord with any woman who has ever looked in the mirror, or at their bank statement, and said, "If only . . . "

Heaven Hell and in Between

Heaven  Hell  and in Between
Author: Yuko Sawa
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2013-08
ISBN: 1483670813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is a story of a woman who is bilingual and bicultural. After college she literally bulldozed her way to higher rungs on the corporate hierarchy in a male dominated business environment of advertising in Japan. She has her stories of how she got there, giving tips on how women trying to rise higher on the corporate ladder where not just "glass" ceilings exist, but "concrete" ceilings. She also describes her observations on the cultural, political and economic differences and upheavals of the recent times as well as developments between the US and Japan, and her observations of other countries in Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Asian countries as far as India, countries where she traveled on business and her vacations with her husband. And how she is today, when she decided to become a writer after she turned sixty-five. She has shown that there is life after retirement, that there are other ways to pursue development of a "second" career. Though pessimistic at times, she always relied on her optimism to achieve fulfillment. The book is full of hope, both yet unachieved and those achieved.

Deep Sky Companions The Caldwell Objects

Deep Sky Companions  The Caldwell Objects
Author: Stephen James O'Meara
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN: 1316033538
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Caldwell Catalogue, compiled by the late Sir Patrick Moore (1923–2012), has delighted amateur astronomers worldwide since its publication in 1995. Twenty years on, Stephen James O'Meara revisits his guide to these 109 deep-sky delights, breathing new life into them and the 20 additional observing targets included as an appendix. This second edition retains O'Meara's detailed visual descriptions and sketches, accompanied by stunning new images taken by amateur photographer Mario Motta and observations by Magda Streicher. The astrophysical descriptions have been updated to account for the many advances in our understanding of the objects, not least due to an armada of space-borne observatories and the new technologies used in large ground-based telescopes. Ideal for observers who have completed the Messier objects and are looking for their next challenge, Deep-Sky Companions: The Caldwell Objects is a fitting tribute from a renowned visual observer to one of astronomy's most famous personalities.

The Florist and Pomologist

The Florist and Pomologist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Floriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Journal of Horticulture Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer

The Journal of Horticulture  Cottage Gardener  and Home Farmer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia
Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN: 024114468X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is Mohsin Hamid's spectacular, thought-provoking novel of modern Asia In this keenly-awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid confirms his place as a radically inventive story-teller with his finger on the world's pulse. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by youths all over 'rising Asia'. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises alongside his, their paths crossing and re-crossing in a love affair sparked and snuffed out again by the forces that careen their fates along. The hero of the story could be any one of us, hungry for a different life. And ours too could be the fate that awaits him . . . Fast-paced, vivid and emotionally absorbing, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change. Praise for How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: 'Even more intriguing, compelling and moving than The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A marvellous book' Philip Pullman 'This brilliantly structured, deeply felt book is written with the confidence and bravura of a man born to write. Hamid is at the peak of his considerable powers here, and delivers a tightly paced, preternaturally wise book about a thoroughly likable, thoroughly troubled striver in the messiest, most chaotic ring of global economy. Completely unforgettable' Dave Eggers 'Mohsin Hamid is one of the best writers in the world, period. Only a master could have written this propulsive tale of a striver living on the knife's edge, a noir Horatio Alger story for our frenetic, violent times' Ben Fountain 'Written in the most compelling second person since Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City, with which it also shares a sharp take on our frenetic, urban lives, Hamid's novel proves that the most compelling fiction today is coming from South Asia' Daily Beast Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. His fiction has been adapted for the cinema, translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Financial Times, Granta, and the New Yorker. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

The King of Pirates

The King of Pirates
Author: Captain Avery
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN: 3752384816
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reproduction of the original: The King of Pirates by Captain Avery

Already Guilty

Already Guilty
Author: Tom Fowler
Publsiher: Widening Gyre Media
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A murdered police officer. The thin blue line. One PI will take on the system to get justice. For someone who never got along well with the cops, C.T. Ferguson finds himself in a good place. His relationship with the Baltimore police is as solid as it's been. He and his detective cousin Rich are almost friends. Then the news comes in: Officer down. The police quickly arrest a suspect. C.T. wants nothing to do with the case. You can't always get what you want. When a vicious assault threatens his life, C.T. must figure out who really killed the murdered officer. It may cost him his improved relationship with Rich, not to mention his life, to find out. Already Guilty is the fourth novel in the riveting C.T. Ferguson mystery series. You'll love this crime novel because it shows the high price of having convictions.

The British drama illustrated

The British drama  illustrated
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Leslie s

Leslie s
Author: John Albert Sleicher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Garden

The Garden
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America
Author: Andrew Jackson Downing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 594
Release: 1856
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fruit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Encyclop dia Britannica

The Encyclop  dia Britannica
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Who Is Rich

Who Is Rich
Author: Matthew Klam
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 0812997999
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is Rich Book Excerpt:

A provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days in so-called “paradise”—the long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat “I seriously, deeply love this book.”—Michael Cunningham NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE WASHINGTON POST Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where, every year, students—nature poets and driftwood sculptors, widowed seniors, teenagers away from home for the first time—show up to study with an esteemed faculty made up of prizewinning playwrights, actors, and historians; drunkards and perverts; members of the cultural elite; unknown nobodies, midlist somebodies, and legitimate stars—a place where drum circles happen on the beach at midnight, clothing optional. Once more, Rich finds himself, in this seaside paradise, worrying about his family’s nights without him and trying not to think about his book, now out of print, or his future as an illustrator at a glossy magazine about to go under, or his back taxes, or the shameless shenanigans of his colleagues at this summer make-out festival. He can’t decide whether his own very real desire for love and human contact is going to rescue or destroy him. A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Who Is Rich? goes far beyond to address deeper questions: of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE “Funny, maddening . . . defiantly original . . . [Matthew] Klam’s prose is so clean, so self-assured, that it feels a little like a miracle.”—The New York Times “A dazzling meditation on monogamy [and] parenthood . . . full of sound and fury and signifying pretty much everything.”—The Boston Globe “Comic, wondrous, and sad.”—The New Yorker “Almost scarily astute.”—People “An electric amalgam of frustration and tenderness, wonder and rebellion: a paean to the obliterating power of parental love.”—Jennifer Egan “A contemporary masterpiece.”—Salon

Rich Kids of Instagram

Rich Kids of Instagram
Author: The Creator of Rich Kids of Instagram,Maya Sloan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN: 1476764107
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich Kids of Instagram Book Excerpt:

Based on the wildly popular blog “Rich Kids of Instagram,” a dishy and hilarious novel about the intersecting lives of the world’s most extravagant, unapologetically uber-rich teenagers. The “Rich Kids of Instagram” are not your typical well-to-do brats. These “kids” drive Ferraris, fly to their weekend getaways in private jets, and post self-indulgent photos of themselves online as frequently—and as wantonly—as they blow wads of cash. Not to mention that they’re more involved in sex, drugs, and power plays than most people twice their age. Drawing from the ten most frequent contributors to the popular blog of the same name—which receives an average of 850,000 unique visitors a month and has been featured on 20/20, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Gawker, and others—Rich Kids of Instagram revolves around a core group of spoiled young people, from a Southern Belle poultry-empire heiress to a media mogul’s driven daughter and an old-money rifle heir with a Mayflower legacy; to a nouveau riche outsider who is thrust into the members-only universe of the .1%, with scandalous results. In a world that is smaller, more connected, and more competitive than ever, where nothing is off limits, some kids are just trying to make a buck—or ten thousand. Prepare to be wowed by this saucy, compulsively readable book about the hilarious display of extravagant wealth and the teenagers who have fallen into it.

Houston Has a Problem

Houston Has a Problem
Author: Saint Andrews
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 1665590025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Houston Has a Problem Book Excerpt:

"Houston Has A Problem" is a story that presents an uncensored look into the world of child molestation, drug abuse, the music business, homophobia, racism, and class wars in America. Written from the perspective of a gay black man born in the racist South of the 1960s, whose father was an evangelical minister and Vietnam War Veteran. It presents a compelling story centred around severe topics in a non-threatening humorous style, that draws the reader in right from the very first sentence. The book is filled with shocking true-life conversations with former rockstars, and executives in the entertainment industry. It presents racism in all its forms, black and white with a more profound look at the current controversial "me too generation" media topic. "Houston Has A Problem" presents a rag to riches story followed by a sharp fall from grace, that ultimately leads to the author's miraculous recovery and happiness.

Fuzzy Problem solving

Fuzzy Problem solving
Author: Richard Allen LeFaivre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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