Never in My Wildest Dreams

A Black Woman's Life in Journalism

Author: Belva Davis,Vicki Haddock

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609944690

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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As the first black female television journalist in the western United States, Belva Davis overcame the obstacles of racism and sexism, and helped change the face and focus of television news. Now she is sharing the story of her extraordinary life in her poignantly honest memoir, Never in My Wildest Dreams. A reporter for almost five decades, Davis is no stranger to adversity. Born to a fifteen-year-old Louisiana laundress during the Great Depression, and raised in the overcrowded projects of Oakland, California, Davis suffered abuse, battled rejection, and persevered to achieve a career beyond her imagination. Davis has seen the world change in ways she never could have envisioned, from being verbally and physically attacked while reporting on the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco to witnessing the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008. Davis worked her way up to reporting on many of the most explosive stories of recent times, including the Vietnam War protests, the rise and fall of the Black Panthers, the Peoples Temple cult mass suicides at Jonestown, the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the onset of the AIDS epidemic, and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that first put Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. She encountered a cavalcade of cultural icons: Malcolm X, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Ronald Reagan, Huey Newton, Muhammad Ali, Alex Haley, Fidel Castro, Dianne Feinstein, Condoleezza Rice, and others. Throughout her career Davis soldiered in the trenches in the battle for racial equality and brought stories of black Americans out of the shadows and into the light of day. Still active in her seventies, Davis, the “Walter Cronkite of the Bay Area,” now hosts a weekly news roundtable and special reports at KQED, one of the nation’s leading PBS stations,. In this way she has remained relevant and engaged in the stories of today, while offering her anecdote-rich perspective on the decades that have shaped us. “No people can say they understand the times in which they have lived unless they have read this book.” — Dr. Maya Angelou
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Never In Your Wildest Dreams

A Transformational Story to Tap Into Your Hidden Gifts to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity

Author: Natalie Ledwell

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 098298507X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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In Never in Your Wildest Dreams, Natalie Ledwell takes you on the journey of Katherine Murray, who moves from extreme debt, depression, and despair to superstar award-winning screenwriter status in record time. Ledwell’s book reveals the exact steps, inspired by her own quest for success, to achieving any goal you set or have never even dreamed of yet. This unique Interactive System not only tells a captivating, awe-inspiring story, but also provides everything readers need to transform their own dreams into reality. Included in the book is a backstage pass to each chapter with videos from Ledwell herself. Between the spellbinding story, the life-altering secrets to success, and the immediate impact it will have on their lives, readers will quickly find themselves inspired by Ledwell’s words as they turn to this book as a life resource again and again. From a life of money problems, relationship struggles, and the desperate yearning for happiness that anyone can relate to, Ledwell tells the story of one woman’s path to success. There is no luck involved. It doesn’t have to happen to just a few. Astonishing success can happen to anyone if they just follow these secrets and insights.
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I'm Rich Beyond My Wildest Dreams "I Am. I Am. I Am."

How to Get Everything You Want in Life

Author: Thomas L. Pauley,Penelope J. Pauley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425191941

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

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In this book, Thomas Pauly and his daughter describe the simple system that took their family from a second personal bankruptcy to a rich and happy life, practically overnight.
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Not in My Wildest Dreams

Author: Isabelle Greene,Isabelle Peterson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496185044

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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1979... When eighteen-year old Jack Stevens is spotted in his rural Colorado town by a scout from a New York City modeling agency, his life is flipped upside down. With little more than his looks, he heads to New York with a dream he didn't know he had. Jack has a rough start, but finds his feet and embarks on an exciting life as a male model in the 1980s living in Manhattan. 2013... Thirty-four years later, a confirmed bachelor, and very successful, Jack is satisfied with his life, until he meets a breath of fresh air-Elizabeth Fairchild. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he'd find a love like he does with 'Beth.' It's an instant connection. Following wild dreams had worked for him in the past... Is this another wild dream he should follow? WARNING: EROTIC ROMANCE... This book contains subject material of an adult nature intended for readers of 18 years old and older. In these pages you will find graphic language and sexual encounters that some readers might disagree with: regular sex, BDSM, oral, gay, and orgy. You've been warned. Happy reading! DISCLAIMER: this is a work of FICTION. It doesn't represent my life, or the lives of anyone I know.
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In My Wildest Dreams

Governess Brides #5

Author: Christina Dodd

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061795213

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1896

Since she was a little girl, Celeste has had one burning desire:to marry Ellery Throckmorton. But what chance does a gardener's daughter have of capturing the heart of one of England's wealthiest gentlemen? However, the education she receives at the Distinguished Academy of Governesses enables Celeste to return to Blythe Hall with a refinement that complements her ravishing beauty—and makes her bold romantic dream more attainable. But, alas, temptation gets in the way . . . For wherever Celeste turns, it is not Ellery she encounters, but his serious, yet undeniably intriguing, older brother Garrick. The elder Throckmorton will have no one interfere with the younger's impending nuptials, and his meddling infuriates Celeste to no end. Still, she cannot disregard the fluttering of her heart whenever Garrick deigns to smile at her. And the passion she senses smoldering beneath his formidable control is tempting her in a manner a lady must never allow . . .
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Wildest Dreams

Author: Kristen Ashley

Publisher: Kristen Ashley

ISBN: 1465962662

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime. But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar. Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting. But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.
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Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason

Author: Mike Sacks

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 193563903X

Category: Humor

Page: 200

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Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sacks's unique humor pieces--craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, lists, jokes, and the occasional illustration--into one handsome volume. Ever accidentally sent a mass e-mail to your office describing your Not Safe-For-Work fantasy kingdom? Or been confused about the ground rules at a cuddle party? Looking to rent an overpriced room in the Hamptons from a co-dependent sociopath with a checkered past (and a hot tub)? Good. Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sacks’s unique humor pieces—Craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, Shaft living in the suburbs, a classic-rock DJ suffering a nervous breakdown, the occasional list—into one handsome, convenient volume. Originally published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and McSweeney’s, among other venerable publications, Sacks’s writing is original and sharp, yet broadly funny. Whether it’s a groom tweeting his wedding and honeymoon in real time, or a publisher offering editorial suggestions for The Diary of Anne Frank, Sacks’s work tangles contemporary social satire with his absurdist sensibilities.
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Building Your Field of Dreams

Author: Mary Manin Morrissey

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307418480

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Building Your Field of Dreams is both a compelling personal story and a practical and inspiring guide for anyone who has ever hoped for a better life. Mary Morrissey's own dreams were nearly shattered at age 16, when pregnancy forced her into a reluctant marriage that nevertheless became the crucible for remarkable lessons in faith. As she was tested by the near-death of one of her children, by life-threatening kidney disease, and by years of struggling to make ends meet, she clung to her determination to be a minister. Now, with powerful examples from many dream-builders she has known, she shows how anyone can identify their deepest desires, build a partnership with God, confront obstacles and failure, and overcome the mental blocks that keep us from our potential. It's a great message, compellingly delivered by a great teacher. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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In My Wildest Dreams

Author: Leslie Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407097113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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From Barnardo boy to original virgin soldier; from apprentice journalist in London's Fleet Street to famous novelist... At times funny, at times sad, but always honest and utterly compulsive, Leslie Thomas's story is straight out of fiction. As an orphan, he picked his way through the rubble of post-war Britain and was sent on national service to the Far East. Later he became a Fleet Street reporter, with hilarious experiences to relate, and then became the bestselling author of The Virgin Soldiers - the novel that, although scandalous in its day, is now recognised as a classic of its kind. He is also the creator of Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective, which has been adapted into a popular television series. In 2005, Leslie Thomas was awarded an OBE for services to literature. With a new introduction for this edition, this is an amazing story, and Leslie Thomas's magic touch brings it crackling to life with warmth, wit and humour.
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Women's Voices in the Field of Educational Technology

Our Journeys

Author: J. Ana Donaldson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319334522

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In a professional world that has a tradition of the “good old boy” network, women long have fought for recognition in the educational technology field. In this book authors discuss the women in their own lives who have made the difference for them in their professional development. A group of 31 individuals from the USA, Canada, Northern Cyprus, the UK, and South Korea were asked to be part of this endeavor. The breadth of the list was intended to bring together as many perspectives as possible. Some stories included in this book are deeply private, others offer historical perspectives of women's roles in educational technology, while others focus on mentoring. This book is intended as a resource for all individuals in the field of educational technology, instructional design, and learning design at a national and international level.
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Designing the Editorial Experience

A Primer for Print, Web, and Mobile

Author: Sue Apfelbaum,Juliette Cezzar

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1627880496

Category: Design

Page: 224

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In a world of media that seems to be ever-changing, how do we define a newspaper, magazine or journal? Are we drinking our morning coffee on a Sunday as we sit down and read our newstablet? Look around any doctor’s office waiting room and you will find two people reading the same magazine, one holding the paper version, another on their phone.DIV /divDIVWith so many medium options, designers need to evaluate the best formats to convey an editorial vision. In Designing the Editorial Experience, authors Sue Apfelbaum and Juliette Cezzar will discuss what it means to design for multiple media. It features advice from professionals in both the design and editorial fronts —and digital strategists too— about what is constant and what is changing in the field./divDIV /divDIVInside, you will find examples of the best editorial design being produced today. In addition, explore the audiences for content, what forms the content takes, and how workflows are managed. This book provides a primer on the elements of editorial design that result in rich, thoughtful, and rewarding editorial experiences./div
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In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams

Author: Karen Ranney

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062337483

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's first novel in a brand-new series spins the intriguing story of a beautiful widow and a devilishly handsome shipbuilder Seven years have passed since Glynis MacIain made the foolish mistake of declaring her love to Lennox Cameron, only to have him stare at her dumbfounded. Heartbroken, she accepted the proposal of a diplomat and moved to America, where she played the role of a dutiful wife among Washington's elite. Now a widow, Glynis is back in Scotland. Though Lennox can still unravel her with just one glance, Glynis is no longer the naïve girl Lennox knew and vows to resist him. With the American Civil War raging, shipbuilder Lennox Cameron must complete a sleek new blockade runner for the Confederate Navy. He cannot afford any distractions, especially the one woman he's always loved. Glynis's cool demeanor tempts him to prove to her what a terrible mistake she made seven years ago. As the war casts its long shadow across the ocean, will a secret from Glynis's past destroy any chance for a future between the two star-crossed lovers?
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Not In Her Wildest Dreams

Author: Dani Collins

Publisher: Dani Collins

ISBN: 0991734963

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Paige Fogarty never believed Liebe Falls’ golden boy, Sterling Roy, could want a No Good Fogarty, but one magical night, they kissed—ruining her already murky reputation. Fifteen years later, she’s still shunned, now as a professional accountant auditing Roy Furnishings. It’s a daunting task even before she’s forced to work with him. Sterling made a fool of himself over Paige once. Never again. He only returns to the factory his mother calls his ‘legacy’ to ensure Paige doesn’t pull a fast one. When their chemistry blazes hotter than ever, he wonders if he misjudged her, but secrets come to light, including an embezzler she tries to protect, proving she’s still the wrong girl. So why does holding onto her feel so right?
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In My Wildest Dreams

A Woman's Humorous Perspective of Her Mt. Kilimanjaro Experience

Author: Sue Freeman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781467999960

Category: Travel

Page: 102

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What happens when a petite, menopausal, southern Mississippi Jewish homemaker is offered the adventure of a lifetime to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak? As a last minute invitee to fill a cancelled spot, she scours the internet for advice from a woman's perspective on the experience, but finds nothing. And thus so, was inspired to keep this journal account from beginning to end, encouraged by Phil Gray's book "Mt. Kilimanjaro Via the Marangu Route: Tourist Route My Ass" written upon his return .... er, survival. She finds the humorous "ups & downs" just too ridiculous to keep it all to herself.
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The Virgin Soldiers

Author: Leslie Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144643950X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'It rained a lot and steamed when the sun shone. It was always hot. But it was safe...' One way or another the Communist guerrilla war in Malaya kept a whole British army occupied from 1948 until 1952. They were the virgin soldiers. Idle, homesick, afraid, bored, oversexed and unsatisfied. A young virgin like Brigg had to grab his fun while and where he could - in the Liberty Club, in Juicy Lucy's flat or up in Phillipa's room - in one frantic attempt at living before he died or got demobbed...
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Heather Has Two Mommies

Author: Lesléa Newman

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763679895

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Candlewick relaunches a modern classic for this generation with an all-new, beautifully illustrated edition. Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn’t have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn’t matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another." This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.
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In My Wildest Fantasies

Pembroke Palace Series, Book One

Author: Julianne MacLean

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061745073

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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She was just a girl when the future duke saved her from certain tragedy. But his search for a suitable bride will end with a swift seduction that makes her every inch a woman.
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