My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Author: Katy Tur

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062684949

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 6924

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car. None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur. Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?


Why after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian

Author: Justin Brierley

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281077991

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 397

No one likes to be told they are wrong; but is that any reason not to listen? Seeking to burst the 'Christian bubble' that many believers find comfort in, Justin Brierley began to invite atheists, sceptics and non-believers onto Premier Christian Radio to unpack and understand the so-called 'unbelievables' of the Christian faith. Now, over ten years later, Premier's Unbelievable? podcast continues to captivate hundreds of thousands of listeners and has even spawned its own annual conference. But how has ten years in the atheist-argument-firing-line affected the presenter's faith? Taking the best from conversations with Richard Dawkins and many more, Unbelievable? the book, will invite readers to look behind the scenes at how ten years of talking with atheists, sceptics and non-believers has stirred, shaken but ultimately strengthened Justin's own belief in the not-so-unbelievable Christian faith. Suggested contents: Bursting the Christian bubble God: The best explanation for human existence God: The best explanation for human value God: The best explanation for human purpose When the internet tells you Jesus didn't exist A few facts that only fit the resurrection Making sense of suffering What about the other religions? My 5 minutes with Richard Dawkins Faith: Choosing to live in the Christian story of reality


Author: Rob J Hyndman

Publisher: Rob Hyndman

ISBN: 1517363195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 6397

A journey from faith via evidence. Why a university professor gave up religion and became an unbeliever. Rob J Hyndman is Professor of Statistics at Monash University, Australia. He was a Christadelphian for nearly 30 years, and was well-known as a writer and Bible teacher within the Christadelphian community. He gave up Christianity when he no longer thought that there was sufficient evidence to support belief in the Bible. This is a personal memoir describing Rob's journey of deconversion. Until recently, he was regularly speaking at church conferences internationally, and his books are still used in Bible classes and Sunday Schools around the world. He even helped establish an innovative new church, which became a model for similar churches in other countries. Eventually he came to the view that he was mistaken, and that there was little or no evidence that the Bible was inspired or that God exists. In this book, he reflects on how he was fooled, and why he changed his mind. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, you will be led to reflect on the nature of faith and evidence, and how they interact.


The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G.

Author: Cheo Hodari Coker

Publisher: VIBE Lifestyyle Books

ISBN: 9781935883616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

View: 9790

In this riveting account of Biggie's remarkable life, hip hop journalist Cheo Hodari Coker tells the story you've never heard about the dramatic, tension-filled world of Biggie, Tupac, Puff Daddy, and Suge Knight, tracing their friendships and feuds from the beginning to the bitter end. Despite the clash of personalities and styles, all four were key players in a volatile and creative era of hip hop, a time when gangsta rap became popular music. Before he rocketed to fame as Biggie, Christopher Wallace was a young black man growing up in Brooklyn with a loving single mother. An honors student who dropped out of school to sell drugs, Biggie soon discovered that he had a gift for rocking the mike. Coker's narrative is based on exclusive interviews with Biggie's family and friends, some of whom have never spoken publicly about Biggie before. Compellingly written and brilliantly illustrated, with rare color and black-and-white photographs from VIBE's archives and Biggie's family, this is an in-depth look at the life and afterlife of an icon whose music is as powerful and prevalent as ever. A virtuoso of flow as well as a master storyteller, Biggie was arguably the greatest rapper of all time. We've heard a lot of speculation about Biggie's death. Now it's time to remember his life and celebrate his work.


Author: Charles King

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984537229

Category: Drama

Page: 236

View: 9895

This book is a story that starts out young students to get a free or 90 percent scholarships through major corporations. In return, these students have to work for these companies for ten years or do what they tell them. Then a few of them figured out that through the years, most of the students who received the free college turn out to be mayors, aldermen, judgeseven Supreme Court judges, lawyers, governors, state and national representatives, or senators. All of which the corporations paid all their expenses. The only one office they do not have yet is the president. A few found out what has been going on, so they made a group that sent all their findings to one computer. Each one did not know where the computer was. These corporations caught on to these few, and they are killing them one by one. They are trying to figure out who has this information and who the thirteen or so people who are working on it are. One problem is that they killed the son of the person who has the computer and all information. He declared war on these corporations and all those who are connected with them.


Author: Arne Kruithof

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1937520420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 94

View: 1576

The story of Arne Kruithof, the boy from Rotterdam who taught the hijacker of United Airlines Flight 93 to fly. This book describes his journey through life. He sets up a flying school in Venice, Florida. On 9/11 it happens. Arne does not know that he has trained a hijacker till the FBI and Police are on his doorstep.


Author: Paul Jennings

Publisher: Galaxy

ISBN: 9780754060369

Category: Children's stories

Page: 153

View: 6203

Nine stories deal with rejuvenation, a giant tooth, a dragon, a ghostly test, a loyal dog, a comic book hero, a magic tree, a ghost gull, and a supernatural servant.


Author: Jennifer Pickup

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1908717076

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4102

Neona White is rather extraordinary. The thing is, while she knows that she's very different from other teenagers, she doesn't know quite how different...yet. A traumatic incident leaves Neona without the desire to keep living and a fear that she's not entirely human, and her mother is less than forthcoming. She is soon sent to live with her Grandmother where, after making some unusual new friends, she begins a dangerous quest to unravel the mysteries of her identity. Her supernatural identity. Neona continues to face the eternal struggle between what people want her to be and who she actually is, as the world she thought she knew begins to disclose its unbelievable secrets.


Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

Author: John Shelby Spong

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062641344

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 7465

Five hundred years after Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses ushered in the Reformation, bestselling author and controversial bishop and teacher John Shelby Spong delivers twelve forward-thinking theses to spark a new reformation to reinvigorate Christianity and ensure its future. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Christianity was in crisis—a state of conflict that gave birth to the Reformation in 1517. Enduring for more than 200 years, Luther’s movement was then followed by a "revolutionary time of human knowledge." Yet these advances in our thinking had little impact on Christians’ adherence to doctrine—which has led the faith to a critical point once again. Bible scholar and Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong contends that there is mounting pressure among Christians for a radically new kind of Christianity—a faith deeply connected to the human experience instead of outdated dogma. To keep Christianity vital, he urges modern Christians to update their faith in light of these advances in our knowledge, and to challenge the rigid and problematic Church teachings that emerged with the Reformation. There is a disconnect, he argues, between the language of traditional worship and the language of the twenty-first century. Bridging this divide requires us to rethink and reformulate our basic understanding of God. With its revolutionary resistance to the authority of the Church in the sixteenth century, Spong sees in Luther’s movement a model for today’s discontented Christians. In fact, the questions they raise resonate with those contemplated by our ancestors. Does the idea of God still have meaning? Can we still follow historic creeds with integrity? Are not such claims as an infallible Pope or an inerrant Bible ridiculous in today’s world? In Unbelievable, Spong outlines twelve "theses" to help today’s believers more deeply contemplate and reshape their faith. As an educator, clergyman, and writer who has devoted his life to his faith, Spong has enlightened Christians and challenged them to explore their beliefs in new and meaningful ways. In this, his final book, he continues that rigorous tradition, once again offering a revisionist approach that strengthens Christianity and secures its relevance for generations to come.


The Bizarre World of Coincidences

Author: Jenny Crompton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 178243089X

Category: Humor

Page: 166

View: 3628

It's a funny old world, isn't it? Chance encounters, history repeating, divine interventions - it's strange how things turn out. With a host of funny, weird and bizarre stories of coincidence, Unbelievable! is a fascinating collection of tales of synchronicity, including: The creepy goings-on on the set of The Exorcist; the estranged twins who ended up marrying each other; the writer who predicted his own death. Strange but true, the stories contained in this book could happen to anyone. So the next time the fates collide and you're reminded of what a small world it can be, you'll realize we're all victims of coincidence ...


Investigations Into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory

Author: Stacy Horn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061116858

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 289

View: 3155

Investigates the scientific community's attempts to prove or disprove the existence of the paranormal world, tracing a half century of ghost stories and other unexplained phenomena as investigated by a Duke University team.

Mr Unbelievable

Author: Chris Kamara

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000736315X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2022

High jinx and japes from Soccer Saturday's roving reporter extraordinaire, Chris "Kammy" Kamara, whose boyish enthusiasm and often baffling, at-the-ground football reportage has given him cult status and an army of fans.


Author: Myan Subrayan,Chad le Clos

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143531271

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 2981

At the 2012 Olympics Chad le Clos, a twenty-year-old from Durban, astounded the world by achieving the 'unbelievable': he beat Michael Phelps, his childhood hero and the world's number one swimmer, in the 200 metres butterfly final. This book tells all about the making of a swimming sensation - in the words of the golden boy himself, his family and those who have stood by him from the start. It is an encouraging account of realising the ultimate goal, not through chance, but with the resolute support of family and friends and Chad's own relentless dedication to his sport. Taking its title from his dad, Bert le Clos', famous exclamation on BBC TV when his son defeated Phelps, this book follows Chad's rise to Olympic stardom. An inspirational story for all wishing to achieve beyond what may seem possible.


Why We Believe and Why We Don't

Author: Graham Ward

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780767358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 9413

Why believe? What kinds of things do people believe in? How have they come to believe them? And how does what they believe - or disbelieve - shape their lives and the meaning the world has for them? For Graham Ward, who is one of the most innovative writers on contemporary religion, these questions are more than just academic. They go to the heart not only of who but of what we are as human beings. Over the last thirty years, our understandings of mind and consciousness have changed in important ways through exciting new developments in neuroscience. The author addresses this quantum shift by exploring the biology of believing. He offers sustained reflection on perception, cognition, time, emotional intelligence, knowledge and sensation. Though the 'truth' of belief remains under increasing attack, in a thoroughly secularized context, Ward boldly argues that secularity is itself a form of believing. Pointing to the places where prayer and dreams intersect, this book offers a remarkable journey through philosophy, theology and culture, thereby revealing the true nature of the human condition.


Author: Sky Green

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984523678

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 76

View: 3745

Since 1967, I have lived in two worlds, which was not my idea of living. This book is to set me free from what hand in life has dealt me, sharing with the world that is beyond belief.

The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig

Author: Emer Stamp

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545694671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6843

This laugh-out-loud funny debut will please boys, girls, pigs, vegetarian farmers, ducks--everyone save for evil chickens. This is me. I is Pig! If you is reading this, you can read Pig, and you is very clever. Unless you is an Evil Chicken, in which case, don't read this! Pig is troubled. Usually, life on the Farm is pretty good. He has yummy slops, a true friend in Duck, mud to roll in, and Farmer to scratch his back and call him Roast Pig (his special nickname). But the Evil Chickens are up to something evil, involving a tractor-rocket. And Duck has something else to show his porcine friend: a shed where Farmer prepares to eat Pig for dinner! What can Pig do? If he goes in the Chickens' trocket, he might run out of slops. If he stays, he'll become sausages and bacon. But if Pig and Duck can come up with a plan that involves the chicken house, the trocket, some itchy sheep, and an imaginary fox--maybe they can fix the Farm...or maybe they'll land in even more trouble. Don't miss the hysterically funny debut from Emer Stamp and Pig!

Publish This Book

The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold and Published This Very Book

Author: Stephen Markley

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402246471

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 7777

Dear Reader- This is called the "back cover copy," and you are no doubt familiar with its purpose. It describes what the book is about, so you can decide if you want to read it. Here's the problem, though: I can't even describe this book, and I wrote the damn thing.(1) Basically, it's like this: fed up with the Byzantine quest of trying to publish a novel, I decide instead to cut to the chase and write a memoir about trying to publish a book-this book, to be precise. Of course, now you're saying to yourself, "That is stupid," which is fair. But then you'll read it, and you'll say, "Damn, that was actually pretty good." Because obviously it's about much more than just publishing a book. It's about life and love and friendship; politics, pop culture, and basketball; sex, drugs, and mild, inoffensive, slow-tempo Christian rock.(2) It's about the pitfalls of narrating your life as it unfolds, freaking out when an agent actually (spoiler alert!) takes an interest in this bizarre experiment, and the surreal shock you undergo when a publisher actually buys it(3) and you suddenly realize that every secret drunk, drug, and sex story you've related will now be required reading for your parents, aunts, ex-girlfriends, and thousands of strangers who-you were kind of hoping-would never find out that you once accidentally shut your penis in a dresser drawer.(4) And finally, but most importantly, it's about those tumultuous early years of adulthood-the years when hope and fear and rage broil together and the promise of youth still holds the capacity to inspire awe. This is a story of those struggles-to find your true voice in your work and in your life. And the best part? You pretty much know it has a happy ending.(5)p? 1 What's beside it on the shelf? Something with a sexy vampire? If you're looking for sexy, I do full-frontal nudity in Chapter 11. 3 And then later makes you write your own back cover copy even though you clearly do not know what you're doing. 4 Although I'll dodge a bullet there because I totally left that story out of the book. 5 Except for what happens to the puppy at the fertilizer plant. I admit, that part is kind of a downer.


7 Myths about the History and Future of Science and Religion

Author: Michael Newton Keas

Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute

ISBN: 9781610171533

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 7915

Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe--stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. These accounts make their way into science textbooks and popular culture. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Unbelievable explodes seven of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion. Michael Newton Keas, a historian of science, lays out the facts to show how far the conventional wisdom departs from reality. He also shows how these myths have proliferated over the past four centuries and exert so much influence today. The seven myths, Keas shows, amount to little more than religion bashing--and especially Christianity bashing. Unbelievable reveals: * Why the vastness of the universe does not deal a blow to religious belief in human significance * Why the "Dark Ages" never happened * Why "Flat Earthers" had basically disappeared by the third century B.C. * Why the real story of Giordano Bruno's life and death is far more complicated than the popular account of him as a martyr for science * What everyone gets wrong about Galileo, and why it matters today * Why the notion that Copernicus "demoted" humans from the center of the universe didn't gain traction until centuries after his death * The futuristic myth that scientists and others are positioning to challenge religion In debunking these myths, Keas shows that the real history is far more interesting than the common account of religion at war with science. This accessible and entertaining book lays out powerful arguments that will be embraced by religious believers tired of being portrayed as anti-intellectual and anti-science.


Author: Steven Henry Goldring

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608446115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 2924

Growing up in Orrville, Ohio, is a daunting task for a gay boy. In this Memoir, Steven captures the pathos of "coming out" to his family at the age of 21. With humor and with drama, Steven conveys his family's background and their lives as being the only Jewish family in Orrville. He takes us with him on his journey from California to New York, then back and forth again. He talks of those in his life who spurned him, and those who gave him love. Steven takes us with him step by step showing us the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. He recalls his experiences in the theatrical community and intersperses his original songs within his text that reflect the moment he describes. He is blunt with his language and assessments of what he experienced. He shares his pain as a man living with AIDS, and the successes and love that have been his. We become voyeurs as we join Steven on his tumultuous odyssey. Rabbi David Horowitz Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel, Akron, OH, and VicePresident of PFLAG, National Board of Directors As a fellow northeast Ohioan who made the trek through Orrville on my way to the College of Wooster in the mid 1980s, I am familiar with the physical space depicted in Steven's Memoir, and yet I can only begin to imagine the trauma he has had to endure in the past two decades. While his visceral words convey sadness, they also serve as a call to arms-a call to work tirelessly to create the kind of world I was fortunate to grow up in-one in which parents, siblings, spouses, and children love and respect one another for who they are, regardless of their skin color, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Jonathan Friedman West Chester University Singer/Songwriter STEVEN HENRY GOLDRING likes to play the piano, enjoys a glass of Merlot or a Stoli-martini, straight-up. He has opened for Joan Rivers, ruffled Barbra Streisand's feathers and is HIV-positive, but that is only the beginning of his story.