Author: Sanjay Manjrekar

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9352774523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8143

This book is about me, my cricket career, my life. My strengths and weaknesses, my successes and failures. Every individual lives a uniquely different life. Life stories are always interesting. No one leads an uneventful life. Having been a sportsman, I also want young, aspiring sportsmen to learn from my career. Like a father once said to his son: 'I made twenty mistakes in my life, you'll make twenty new ones.' In Imperfect, Sanjay Manjrekar uses his famous analytical powers to look back on his own career as a cricketer. His photographic memory takes the reader along on his journey from the dusty maidans of Mumbai to the world stage as the combative batsman faces up to the fearsome West Indian and Pakistani pace attacks. In his precise plainspeak, Sanjay reflects on his father Vijay Manjrekar and the effects of his personality on his game. He comments on the complex equations with the India greats with whom he shared the dressing room, and on the lessons learnt from his opponents. He also reveals his own excruciating obsession with batting technique, the quest for perfection, and the battle to shake off his mental shackles. Imperfect sets a new standard for cricket writing in India, with significant life lessons even for those who aren't cricket fans.

Eine Klasse für sich


Author: Julian Fellowes

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641067979

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1369

Der Roman über die wirklich feinen Leute in London – very, very British Julian Fellowes ist nicht nur Oscar-gekrönter Drehbuchautor, sondern auch ein Meister der englischen Gesellschaftskomödie, wie er mit seinem neuen Roman erneut unter Beweis stellt. Damian Baxter ist steinreich und weiß, dass er bald sterben wird. Er hat nie geheiratet und lebt alleine mit Chauffeur, Butler, Koch, Hausmädchen und allem was dazu gehört. Was ihn aber seit langem umtreibt ist ein anonymer Brief, den er vor zwanzig Jahren erhalten hat. Könnte es tatsächlich sein, dass er damals einen Sohn gezeugt hat? Der einzige, der ihm helfen kann, dies herauszufinden, ist der Mann, mit dem er seit Jahrzehnten tödlich verfeindet ist. Julian Fellowes nimmt die Leser mit in die untergehende Welt des englischen Adels. Und er tut es mit enormer Eleganz und feinstem englischen Humor.


Author: Casper Graham

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1634866851

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8703

David Lee gets emotionally attached, falling fast and hard. He can’t do one night stands. He’s had the worst crush on Tobias since high school, but it changes to intense hatred when he discovers how much Tobias sleeps around in college. Tobias has been infatuated with David for years, but grows frustrated and furious after being repeatedly rebuffed. That’s why he enjoys arguing with David. It’s the only time David will pay any attention to him. After college, they lose touch. But when they meet up years later, Tobias is surprised to discover how much feeling he still harbors for David. This time, David agrees to a date. Can the two men work through their issues and find their happily ever after with each other?

Imperfect Match

Liebe ist eigenwillig

Author: Ina Linger

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 373751593X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2298

Alles könnte für Emma so wundervoll sein. Sie fährt mit ihrem besten Freund und Mitbewohner Colin, in den sie heimlich verliebt ist, für fünf Tage nach London und trifft sich dort auch noch mit ihrer Internet-Freundin Anna, alias Midnightrider, um diese endlich mal persönlich in die Arme schließen zu können. Jedoch gibt es da ein kleines Problem: Emma hat sich bei Anna als Mann ausgegeben und wagt es nicht, diesen Betrug zuzugeben, weil sie ihre momentan beste Freundin nicht verlieren will. Ihr bleibt somit keine andere Wahl, als auf Colins großzügiges Angebot, sich für sie auszugeben, einzusteigen und ihren Plan ihn auf der Reise zu verführen, den neuen Umständen anzupassen. So richtig kompliziert wird alles allerdings erst, als Colin deutliches Interesse an Anna zeigt und Annas Bruder Ben zusätzlich nicht nur ständig Emmas sorgsam ausgefeilte Pläne durchkreuzt, sondern auch noch ihre Gefühlswelt gehörig durcheinanderwirbelt. ++++++++++++ Ebenfalls von dem Autorenduo Cina Bard und Ina Linger hier erhältlich: Three-Night Stand: Liebe ist simpel (romantische Komödie)

Imperfect: A Cancer Surgeon's Journey

Author: Ronald Irwin


ISBN: 1329706951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7025

In this engrossing and heart-tugging memoir, Dr. Ronald Irwin tells the story of his life: from gardening with his grandmother as a young child, through a tormented and dysfunctional upbringing to the trials and tribulations of self-funded educational pursuit resulting in national prominence as a cancer surgeon. Dr. Irwin's penchant for introspective self-analysis is readily apparent as he details his rise through academia and the corporate ladder of big hospital administration. Throughout it all his love for his children and his compassionate concern for his patients, are the driving force to his eventual attainment of serenity.

Imperfect Competition and International Trade

Author: Gene M. Grossman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262570930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 387

View: 8985

This book collects 19 of the most influential articles on trade with imperfect competition, providing ready access to current research by top-level economists.


An Improbable Life

Author: Jim Abbott,Tim Brown

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034552327X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9985

“Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . . Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem.”—Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Man NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of someday being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who encouraged him to compete, Jim would become an ace pitcher for the University of Michigan. But his journey was only beginning: By twenty-one, he’d won the gold medal game at the 1988 Olympics and—without spending a day in the minor leagues—cracked the starting rotation of the California Angels. In 1991, he would finish third in the voting for the Cy Young Award. Two years later, he would don Yankee pinstripes and pitch one of the most dramatic no-hitters in major-league history. In this honest and insightful book, Jim Abbott reveals the challenges he faced in becoming an elite pitcher, the insecurities he dealt with in a life spent as the different one, and the intense emotion generated by his encounters with disabled children from around the country. With a riveting pitch-by-pitch account of his no-hitter providing the ideal frame for his story, this unique athlete offers readers an extraordinary and unforgettable memoir. “Compelling . . . [a] big-hearted memoir.”—Los Angeles Times “Inspirational.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer Includes an exclusive conversation between Jim Abbott and Tim Brown in the back of the book.

Future Imperfect

Philip K. Dick at the Movies

Author: Jason P. Vest

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803218604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 6897

Examines the first eight cinematic adaptations of Dick's fiction in light of their literary sources.

Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials

Engineering Use of Group-Theoretic Bifurcation Theory

Author: Kiyohiro Ikeda,Kazuo Murota

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441972965

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 7669

Most physical systems lose or gain stability through bifurcation behavior. This book explains a series of experimentally found bifurcation phenomena by means of the methods of static bifurcation theory.

Imperfect Tense

Author: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Publisher: Whitepoint Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 7969

Imperfect Tense is a meditation on language, and the poems in this collection are grounded in teaching, learning, and living between languages and cultures. Much like the imported "dragon fruit," these poems grasp displacement as opportunity; they relish in perpetual outsider-ness as a way inside a fundamentally shared human condition. The first section of three, "Imperfect Tense" is a specific meditation on Americans' pursuits of Spanish as a second language. "Past Tense" revolves around experiences as an English language and poetry teacher working with immigrant communities. Finally, "Ever Present Tense" is a meditation on the language of family.


Imperfect Duet Book 1

Author: W. Winters,Willow Winters

Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 2229

From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes an emotionally gripping romantic suspense. It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at a man and wanted something more. Even longer since one has looked at me with a gaze that I couldn’t tear my eyes from. One look and I was tempted; one taste and I was addicted. No one is perfect, but that’s how it felt to be in his arms. I started to think everything was going to be alright. That life had finally put the pieces of my broken heart back together. Fate may have brought us together, it’s a pretty little thought my poetic mind had. But there’s no doubt that the sins of his past would tear us apart. “Reading this book leaves you with raw feelings and can break your heart. A very intense love story packed in one single book.” Andrea, early review

Past Imperfect

History According to the Movies

Author: Mark C. Carnes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805037609

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8793

Essays that consider how classic movies have reflected history include the writings of such noted historians as Paul Fussell, Antonia Fraser, and Gore Vidal

Imperfect Competition, Differential Information, and Microfoundations of Macroeconomics

Author: Kiyohiko G. Nishimura

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198290391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 7177

This theoretical work links a microeconomic model of imperfectly informed firms and unions in monopolistic competition to a general theory of wage and price setting in a macroeconomic model. The analysis is based on profit maximization and rational behavio

Imperfect Knowledge Economics

Exchange Rates and Risk

Author: Roman Frydman,Michael D. Goldberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691121604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 494

Posing a major challenge to economic orthodoxy, Imperfect Knowledge Economics asserts that exact models of purposeful human behavior are beyond the reach of economic analysis. Roman Frydman and Michael Goldberg argue that the longstanding empirical failures of conventional economic models stem from their futile efforts to make exact predictions about the consequences of rational, self-interested behavior. Such predictions, based on mechanistic models of human behavior, disregard the importance of individual creativity and unforeseeable sociopolitical change. Scientific though these explanations may appear, they usually fail to predict how markets behave. And, the authors contend, recent behavioral models of the market are no less mechanistic than their conventional counterparts: they aim to generate exact predictions of "irrational" human behavior. Frydman and Goldberg offer a long-overdue response to the shortcomings of conventional economic models. Drawing attention to the inherent limits of economists' knowledge, they introduce a new approach to economic analysis: Imperfect Knowledge Economics (IKE). IKE rejects exact quantitative predictions of individual decisions and market outcomes in favor of mathematical models that generate only qualitative predictions of economic change. Using the foreign exchange market as a testing ground for IKE, this book sheds new light on exchange-rate and risk-premium movements, which have confounded conventional models for decades. Offering a fresh way to think about markets and representing a potential turning point in economics, Imperfect Knowledge Economics will be essential reading for economists, policymakers, and professional investors.

First Person Imperfect

Author: Paul McComas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462097708

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 5570

To read these 19 stories is to become the confidant of 19 very different, very real people. Whether tagging along with one of the nine children who open their lives and hearts to you or accompanying one of the 10 adults struggling to let go or hang on or strike out in a new direction, you will find yourself quickly caught up in these characters' lives. If you crave deep connection with quirky, disarmingly genuine people, then you'll enjoy an in-person look at "First Person Imperfect."

Imperfect Unions

Security Institutions Over Time and Space

Author: Helga Haftendorn,Robert Keohane,Celeste Wallender

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191583391

Category: Political Science

Page: 394

View: 6147

International institutions play important roles in political-military issues as well as in economic and environmental affairs. Indeed, it is impossible to understand efforts to resolve regional and local conflicts, or the form and pace of alliance formation and expansion, without paying attention to security institutions. Imperfect Unions discusses a wide variety of security institutions, including NATO, the Western European Union, United Nations peacekeeping, the ASEAB Regional Forum, and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. It describes changes in security institutions, documents the effects of such institutions on national policies, and explores the conditions that affect the patterns of co-operation and discord that ensue. The book helps to improve our understanding of recent developments in international relations such as NATO enlargement and the regionalization of peacekeeping. In theoretical terms, it shows how institutionalist approaches, such as those represented in this volume, can enrich the important field of security studies.

The Economics of Imperfect Competition

A Spatial Approach

Author: Melvin L. Greenhut,George Norman,Chao-Shun Hung

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 9935

This new approach to traditional price theory and to the analysis of imperfect competition represents a breakthrough in the development of a "new" microeconomic theory. Addresses issues in price theory, industrial organization, international trade and regional urban economics.

Economics for an Imperfect World

Essays in Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262012058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 702

View: 9698

The focus of Joseph Stiglitz's work in economics throughout his long and distinguished career has been on the real world, with all of its imperfections.