Bit by bit (Connections, Macmillan reading program)
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
Recovery: Freedom from Our
A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” —Russell BrandWith a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction—from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running—into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?"Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi—and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy a...
- Brand: Henry Holt and Co.
- ASIN: B06W5P7384
Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 47)
Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In
Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in Leverage in Death, the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb…For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter—but what was the motive of the masked men?Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.
- ASIN: B078X1YCM2
The Devil Wears Kilts (Scandalous Highlanders Book 1)
The Devil Wears Kilts (Scandalous Highlanders Book
"It's time to fall in love with Suzanne Enoch." —Lisa KleypasThe Price of Passion…On a mission to rescue his runaway sister from the lure of flowery compliments and a useless lot of satin-clad scalawags disguised by their snooty titles, Ranulf MacLawry, Marquis of Glengask, has roared into British society like a storm across the Scottish Highlands. But he's about to find out that satin has its appeal, especially when it covers the curves of Miss Lady Charlotte Hanover—whose tongue is as sharp as her skin is soft...…is Pure PleasureLady Charlotte Hanover has had her fill of hot-headed men, having lost her fiancé in an utterly unnecessary duel. When did brawn ever triumph over brains? And yet there is something solid and appealing about the brash Highlander who's as dangerous in the ballroom as in battle. Sometimes bigger really is better… in The Devil Wears Kilts. "Always an eagerly anticipated pleasure." —Christina Dodd
- ASIN: B00DA72XYG
Shouldn't Want You (Cataclysm Book 2)
Shouldn't Want You (Cataclysm Book
Single dad on tour needs a nanny ...When I answered the ad looking for a nanny willing to travelI was desperate for a job.And this would be the perfect escape from the end of the world as I knew it.I thought my boss would be an overworked businessmanNot the broody guitarist for the alt-rock band on everyone’s lipsHe’s everything I shouldn’t want—The epitome of sex, drugs, and rock ’n' roll. Tatted up,Foul mouthed,And a single dad.He’s also impossible to resist.The way he takes care of his two-year-old son,The way he takes care of me ...But when I give in to this rock god,Will my world come crashing down all over again?Or does he have the ability to put it all back together?If you love hot single dads, cute kids, and forbidden attraction, then grab your copy of Shouldn't Want You today!
- ASIN: B07KF34XMP
The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient
"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWKThe Instant #1 International BestsellerSome people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn't changed for hundreds of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the hills and valleys.The Shepherd's Life the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, modern dispatches from an ancient landscape that describe a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped the landscape over time. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a sheph...
- ASIN: B00OO3ZTUU
Doorways (Connections, Macmillan reading program)
Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 46)
Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In
Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in Dark in Death, by J.D. Robb, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art…It was a stab in the dark.On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel’s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel’s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excus...
- Brand: St. Martin's Press
- ASIN: B071ZZN5BW
Tempting (Inked Hearts Book 1)
Tempting (Inked Hearts Book
He's my best friend’s older brother, off limits and incredibly tempting.I shouldn't peek into Brendon’s sketchbook, even if the tattoo artist is as brooding and stoic as the day is long. I can't help myself. I peel it open, run my fingers along the paper, soak up every ounce of him.His drawings are as beautiful and bold as his dark eyes and his cocky smile. Only, there, on the third page--that’s no tattoo mockup. That's me.Naked.Ready.Waiting in his bed.There's no denying it--those are my blue glasses, my green eyes, my flushed cheeks.Brendon wants me.The smoking hot, ten thousand miles out of my league bad boy wants me-- a good girl v*rgin with thick glasses and no game.It's perfect.Only it's not.He's my best friend's older brother. He's off limits.But damn is he tempting.*A complete standalone**More books about the men of Inked Hearts available now.*Hooking UpPretend You're MineHating You, Loving YouBreaking the Rules*more coming soon*From the author: Tempting is a smoking hot brother's best friends romance with the perfect mix of heat, humor, and emotion. Come find out why readers say "no one writes broken bad boys like Crystal Kaswell."
- ASIN: B075ZNYJBZ
Capital Returns: Investing Through the Capital Cycle: A Money Manager's Reports 2002-15
Capital Returns: Investing Through the Capital Cycle: A
We live in an age of serial asset bubbles and spectacular busts. Economists, policymakers, central bankers and most people in the financial world have been blindsided by these busts, while investors have lost trillions. Economists argue that bubbles can only be spotted after they burst and that market moves are unpredictable. Yet Marathon Asset Management, a London-based investment firm managing over $50 billion of assets has developed a relatively simple method for identifying and potentially avoiding them: follow the money, or rather the trail of investment. Bubbles whether they affect a whole economy or merely a single industry, tend to attract a splurge of capital spending. Excessive investment drives down returns and leads inexorably to a bust. This was the case with both the technology bubble at the turn of the century and the US housing bubble which followed shortly after. More recently, vast sums have been invested in mining and energy. From an investor's perspective, the trick is to avoid investing in sectors, or markets, where investment spending is unduly elevated and competition is fierce, and to put one's money to work where capital expenditure is depressed, competitive conditions are more favourable and, as a result, prospective investment returns are higher. This c...
- Brand: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
- ASIN: 1137571640