Description : Recently single, Danny Wallace was falling into loneliness and isolation. When a stranger on a bus advises, "Say yes more," Wallace vows to say yes to every offer, invitation, challenge, and chance. In Yes Man, Wallace recounts his months-long commitment to complete openness with profound insight and humbling honesty. Saying yes takes Wallace into a new plane of existence: a place where money comes as easily as it goes, nodding a lot can lead to a long weekend overseas with new friends, and romance isn't as complicated as it seems. Yes eventually leads to the biggest question of all: "Do you, Danny Wallace, take this woman . . ." Yes Man is inspiring proof that a little willingness can take anyone to the most wonderful of places.
Description : Eric Heffer was probably one of the most influential figures on the left of the British Labour Party. He was Member of Parliament for Walton Liverpool and in 1991 he received the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. His autobiography provides an insider's view of the politics and personalities of nearly three decades of Labour politics. A born rebel, Heffer was kicked out of the Communist party for descent, sacked from Harold Wilson's government and was a thorn in the side of Kinnock's leadership. His book contains an attack on the rightward drift of the Labour Party's present leadership, which remains crucial to the debate surrounding the future direction of the Labour Party.
Description : One word. Unlimited consequences. The book that inspired the major film starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel 'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I WILL SWEAR TO SAY YES WHERE ONCE I WOULD SAY NO.' Danny Wallace had been staying in. Far too much. Having been dumped by his girlfriend, he really wasn't doing the young, free and single thing very well. Instead he was avoiding people. Texting them instead of calling them. Calling them instead of meeting them. That is until one fateful date when a mystery man on a late-night bus told him to 'say yes more'. These three simple words changed Danny's life forever. Yes Man is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say YES to everything, in order to make his life more interesting. And boy, did it get more interesting.
Description : Leaving the Pigeonhole; a Personal Revolution is a comprehensive guide to self transformation in the work place. The book offers an innovative approach to the questions that consume many white collar workers such as:'¢ Why do I always end up working for someone that treats me badly?'¢ How can I change the way that people perceive me?'¢ What separates the winners from the losers?'¢ How can I under a personal revolution?If any of these apply to you, you will certainly benefit from Leaving the Pigeonhole's change model and will learn to apply it to any realm of your life, which you may want to change.
Description : Much has been written about the ups and downs of financial markets, from the lure of prosperity to the despair of crises. Yet a more fundamental and pernicious source of uncertainty exists in today's world: the traditional "insurance" risks of earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. Insightfully exploring these "acts of God and man," Michael R. Powers guides readers through the methods available for identifying and measuring such risks, financing their consequences, and forecasting their future behavior within the limits of science. A distinctive characteristic of earthquakes, hurricanes, bombings, and other insurance risks is that they impact the values of stocks, bonds, commodities, and other market-based financial products, while remaining largely unaffected by or "aloof" from the behavior of markets. Quantifying such risks given limited data is difficult yet crucial for achieving the financing objectives of insurance. Powers begins with a discussion of how risk impacts our lives, health, and possessions and proceeds to introduce the statistical techniques necessary for analyzing these uncertainties. He then considers the experience of risk from the perspectives of both policyholders and insurance companies, and compares their respective responses. The risks inherent in the private insurance industry lead naturally to a discussion of the government's role as both market regulator and potential "insurer of last resort." Following a thoughtful and balanced analysis of these issues, Powers concludes with an interdisciplinary investigation into the nature of uncertainty, incorporating ideas from physics, philosophy, and game theory to assess science's limitations in predicting the ramifications of risk.
Description : THE STORY: The setting is a hotel in the tropics where a beleaguered desk clerk tries to placate, amuse and occasionally seduce the widely varied clientele who come and go during the course of the play's quick flowing action, each acting out a brie
Description : A beautifully written, unforgettable novel of a troubled marriage, set against the lush landscape and political turmoil of Trinidad Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of postcolonialism that stands among great works by Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy. When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new circumstances, their marriage endures for better or worse, despite growing political unrest and racial tensions that affect their daily lives. But when George finds a cache of letters that Sabine has hidden from him, the discovery sets off a devastating series of consequences as other secrets begin to emerge.
Description : Kendall Cashmon, 26, is a single, sharp, and fiscally savvy investment advisor for a prominent investment firm in Atlanta, GA. Now, after 5 years of being molded into a rich and successful member of the senior advisory team by her mentor and boos, Charlie Chiles, Kendall is seemingly on her way to the top. That is until she receives a bombshell announcement from her trusted mentor, and shes introduced to a new colleague, the sexy and accomplished Xavier Aldrich. Instantly attracted, Xaviers presence at the firm causes internal conflict for Kendall as she begins to question her priorities in life, as falling in love was never supposed to be in the plans. Succeeding Charlies unexpected surprise, the truth about the world of wealth and luxury that Kendall thought she knew so intimately begins to unfold. Kendall will be faced with tough decisions not know who to trust that will challenge her values and ultimately affect her new found love, her career, and the one thing she cherishes most in life. www.KimberlyMaryie.com
Description : This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. It opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji-period drama and follows with six chronological sections: "The Age of Taisho Drama"; The Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath"; "Wartime and Postwar Drama"; "The 1960s and Underground Theater"; "The 1980s and Beyond"; and "Popular Theater," providing a complete history of modern Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, M. Cody Poulton, John K. Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any study of modern Japanese literature and modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nations.
Description : When Printers with feet come to Earth One boy will lose his best friend. Make fun of giant monsters. Meet several people. Stop for a hotdog. Find out that intergalactic printers are plotting to take over the Earth. Get into a paintball war. Get beat up by giant monsters. See places that dont even exist. Meet up with a magical genie. And find that the greatest hope of allwas in the printers he killed. And by the way, this isnt in order.