Work! Consume! Die!

Author: Frankie Boyle

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000742681X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Brace yourself for Frankie’s novel, he’s more outspoken and brilliantly inappropriate than ever.

Der unmögliche Krieg

Author: Falko Rademacher

Publisher: Falko Rademacher

ISBN: 3739384905

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Der in Berlin stationierte Special Agent Wesley Tucker wird das Opfer einer diabolischen Intrige. Was wie ein relativ harmloser, aber unorthodoxer Spezialauftrag anfängt, entwickelt sich zu einer internationalen Verschwörung mit mehreren Todesopfern. Tucker wird beurlaubt und steht vor dem Ende seiner Laufbahn. Aber er gibt sich nicht geschlagen – während alle Seiten versuchen, die Affäre zu vertuschen, begibt er sich allein auf die Jagd nach den Hintermännern. In London trifft Tucker auf eine Frau aus seiner Vergangenheit. Kann sie ihm helfen, oder bringt er sie nur unnötig in Gefahr? Allmählich stellt sich heraus, dass Tucker in einen unmöglichen Krieg geraten ist, dessen Parteien unbesiegbar scheinen. Die Zahl der Toten steigt, und schließlich findet sich Wes über den Dächern von London in einer ungewöhnlichen Folterkammer wieder.

Ordinary Lives

Studies in the Everyday

Author: Ben Highmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136905243

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This new study from Ben Highmore looks at the seemingly banal world of objects, work, daily media, and food, and finds there a scintillating array of passionate experience. Through a series of case studies, and building on his previous work on the everyday, Highmore examines our relationship to familiar objects (a favourite chair), repetitive work (housework, typing), media (distracted television viewing and radio listening) and food (specifically the food of multicultural Britain). A chair allows him to consider the history of flat-pack furniture as well as the lively presence of inorganic ‘stuff’ in our daily lives. Distracted television watching and radio listening becomes one of the preconditions for experiencing wonder through the media. Ordinary Lives links the concrete study of routine existence to theoretical reflection on everyday life. The book discusses philosophers such as Jacques Rancière, William James and David Hume and combines them with autobiographical testimonies, historical research and the analysis of popular culture to investigate the minutiae of day-to-day life. Highmore argues that aesthetic experience is embedded in the mundane sensory world of everyday life. He asks the reader to reconsider the negative associations of habit and routine, focusing specifically on the intrinsic ambiguity of habit (habit, we find out, is both rigid and adaptive). Rather than ask ‘what does everyday life mean?’ this book asks ‘what does everyday life feel like and how do our sensual, emotional and temporal experiences interconnect and intersect?’ Ordinary Lives is an accessible, animated and engaging book that is ideally suited to both students and researchers working in cultural studies, media and communication and sociology.

Gay Men’s Working Lives, Retirement and Old Age

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137435321

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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This book examines the working lives, retirement plans, and old age experiences of three generations of gay men born 1924–86. It draws on data collected from interviews with 82 men in Australia, England, New Zealand, and USA. The first half of the book concentrates on the men’s working lives, while the second half of the book explores the interviewees’ concerns about old age and retirement. The author analyses the men’s contrasting stories, highlighting key generational differences in their experience of being ‘out’ in the workplace and the dominant work narratives which emerge in each age group. This important work will have cross-disciplinary appeal to scholars of sociology, gerontology, health sciences, gender, queer, and gay and lesbian studies, as well as practitioners.

Contaminated Samples

Author: Frankie Boyle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007560826

Category: Humor

Page: 35

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A free sampler containing the outrageous first chapters from Frankie’s three books My Shit Life So Far, Work! Consume! Die! and Scotland’s Jesus. Perfect for when you want to feel deeply offended.

Salt and Light

The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life

Author: Mark Shea

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 1616364963

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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Salt and Light offers a fresh perspective on the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes, showing how these two pillars of Christian moral teaching complement each other. The Ten Commandments are the "ground floor," providing the bare minimum contours of the moral life. The Beatitudes, by contrast, point us to a way we can live our lives as creatures intended to share in the life of God. Mark Shea, in his engaging style, introduces the modern reader (who often thinks of the moral life as a list of dos and don'ts) to a fuller grasp of Catholic moral teaching as part of the process of being transformed by the Holy Spirit and living joyfully in virtue, not merely as a rule keeper. Salt and Light reveals the commandments as showing us our brokenness and pushing us toward the Savior—and then points the reader to the way to ultimate happiness: our beatitude. This book is an excellent companion volume to The Work of Mercy, which examines the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and is a rich exploration of the Church's moral and social teaching.

Rebels at Work

A Handbook for Leading Change from Within

Author: Lois Kelly,Carmen Medina,Debra Cameron

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491903937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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Struggling to make changes at work or convince management to take action? Ready to challenge conventional thinking or introduce a new idea, but worried about being viewed as a troublemaker or getting in way over your head? Rebels At Work provides concrete ideas, techniques and advice on how to refine your thinking, improve your approach to work, and manage yourself so you can achieve more and stay sane and optimistic in the process. Authors Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina -- successful and occasionally wildly unsuccessful rebels themselves, Lois at marketing agencies, Carmen at the CIA -- reveal ways to navigate corporate politics, frame and communicate ideas, deal with controversy, avoid common mistakes, and manage yourself so you know when and how to keep pushing and when to quit.

A Man's Guide to a Nursing Career

Author: Chad O'Lynn, RN, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106862

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Named a 2013 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Winner of the Dr. Gene Tranbarger Writing Award from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing "Though O'Lynn emphasizes a male perspective on becoming a nurse, this book should be required reading for anyone thinking about entering the nursing profession....The section on nursing education from the perspective of both students and instructors is worth the price of the book....Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “I love this book. It has inspired and motivated me to continue to do something for men in nursing at the college where I teach as well as for men in our delivery rooms and postpartum units. We need to move beyond women and children and include men as fathers to truly promote wellness for families.” --Janet Ierardi, MSN, RNC, CNE Assistant Professor Family Focused Nursing Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing--from the earliest consideration of a nursing career through education and clinical practice--designed specifically for men. Written by the author of Men in Nursing: History, Challenges and Opportunities, it was created at the request of numerous colleagues for a book that addressed the practical needs and concerns of men throughout their nursing career journey. The text presents the numerous career paths available in nursing along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses who are adept at information management and high tech-skills. The history of nursing is discussed through biographies of nine remarkable male nurses, offering much needed historical role models. The guide discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of anti-male sentiment that is sometimes present. It takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and also addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book discusses the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork. Also covered are professional development and leadership concerns in light of criticism from some women that men advance for self-serving reasons or “on the backs” of women colleagues. Key Features: Discusses how to navigate the rigors of nursing school along with strategies for success Explains how cope with anti-male sentiment Describes how to create an application that stands out from the pack Helps male students to boost caring skills and touch patients in ways that reflect professionalism, empathy, and skill Includes helpful advice for landing a first job

Imagining the Black Female Body

Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture

Author: C. Henderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230115470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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This volume explores issues of black female identity through the various "imaginings" of the black female body in print and visual culture. Contributions emphasize the ways in which the black female body is framed and how black women (and their allies) have sought to write themselves back into social discourses on their terms.

Republic of Korea

Selected Issues

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1463901232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

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The recent global financial crisis has exposed the limitations of a conventional inflation targeting framework in insulating an economy from all shocks, and demonstrated that its rigid application may aggravate the effect of shocks on output and inflation. Possible refinements to the inflation targeting framework in Korea were investigated by taking into account developments in the financial sector. The findings indicate that incorporating financial stability considerations will ease business cycle fluctuations by mitigating the buildup of factors that lead to large fluctuations in output and inflation.

Harlequin Special Edition April 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2

The Taming of Delaney Fortune\Meant-to-Be Mom\His Secret Son

Author: Michelle Major,Karen Templeton,Stacy Connelly

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460390490

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes The Taming of Delaney Fortune by Michelle Major, Meant-to-Be Mom by RITA Award Winning author Karen Templeton and His Secret Son by Stacy Connelly. Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition!

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

Radical Graphics/Graphic Radicals

Author: Laurel Harper

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: 9780811816809

Category: Design

Page: 223

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Meticulously researched and vibrantly illustrated, a definitive resource profiles forty international graphic designers who have set new standards for the graphic arts and broken the constraints of traditional design and discusses the evolution of radicalism in design, from the influence of the Dadaists to the cutting-edge advertisements of today.


A Novel

Author: Thomas Bernhard

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307833593

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The scientist Roithamer has dedicated the last six years of his life to “the Cone,” an edifice of mathematically exact construction that he has erected in the center of his family’s estate in honor of his beloved sister. Not long after its completion, he takes his own life. As an unnamed friend pieces together—literally, from thousands of slips of papers and one troubling manuscript—the puzzle of Rotheimer’s breakdown, what emerges is the story of a genius ceaselessly compelled to correct and refine his perceptions until the only logical conclusion is the negation of his own soul. Considered by many critics to be Thomas Bernhard’s masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation on the tension between the desire for perfection and the knowledge that it is unattainable.

Gone in a Flash (Ebook Shorts)

A Women of Justice Story

Author: Lynette Eason

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441239812

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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Connor and Samantha Wolfe are finally taking their family on a much-deserved vacation aboard a luxurious cruise ship. Unfortunately, crime doesn't take a vacation.

Instant Love


Author: Jami Attenberg

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307345882

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“We are all walking around this city with our hearts sadly swimming in our chests, like dying fish on the surface of a still pond. It’s enough to make you give up entirely.” —from Instant Love But we don’t give up. We keep trying. We’re either too stupid to learn from our mistakes or we honestly believe that the next time will be different; it’s hard to say which. Driven by the mad hopefulness that is part of the human condition, we are constantly falling in and out of love with a slightly different version of the person who came before. Jami Attenberg chronicles those exact moments with heartbreaking realism in her powerful debut, Instant Love. Told through the eyes of three young women and their friends and lovers, Instant Love explores what it means to be in love, what it means to be lonely, and what it means to be both at the same time. Holly turns to computer dating to find love even as she thinks wistfully of a former boyfriend who loved her well and fed her ice cream. Maggie recounts the story of her one crazy summer to her disbelieving husband and feels the distance between them grow wider than the void across their king-sized bed. And Sarah Lee remembers the one who got away and the one she ran away from, all the while moving toward the one she can actually love. As Holly, Maggie, and Sarah Lee move through the rituals of modern love, they have to decide who is worth taking a chance on in a world where things don’t fall into place easily, people are often difficult, and disappointment is the rule. Through their stories, Attenberg presents a rare, honest look at love. Also available as an eBook. From the Hardcover edition.