My Friend Leonard

Author: James Frey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848542283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 672


While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside. Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.

Second Hand Scott

Author: G.A. Milnthorpe

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 1782284397

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 1163


Scott Logan, better known as Second Hand Scott, specialises in picking up girls who have just been dumped, jilted or otherwise broken-hearted. But he isn’t your stereotypical romantic cad and bounder; swooping in to take advantage of vulnerable girls - whether they be a saucy old aged pensioner or a middle aged divorcee with an irritating personality. No; he actually thinks he’s being helpful. But when Scott meets a nice girl, a girl who seems to like him for who he is rather than what he can provide, Scott is forced to confront his attitude, his past, his parents and the spectre of Sally Paxton; his first girlfriend – now deceased. Scott needs to decide whether he will forever be Second Hand Scott or whether he might, for once in his life, follow his heart. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

Lincoln's Forgotten Friend, Leonard Swett

Author: Robert S. Eckley

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080933206X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 4224


In 1849, while traveling as an attorney on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln befriended Leonard Swett (1825–89), a fellow attorney sixteen years his junior. Despite this age difference, the two men built an enduring friendship that continued until Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. Until now, no historian has explored Swett’s life or his remarkable relationship with the sixteenth president. In this welcome volume, Robert S. Eckley provides the first biography of Swett, crafting an intimate portrait of his experiences as a loyal member of Lincoln’s inner circle. Eckley chronicles Swett’s early life and the part he played in Lincoln’s political campaigns, including his role as an essential member of the team behind Lincoln’s two nominations and elections for the presidency. Swett counseled Lincoln during the formation of his cabinet and served as an unofficial advisor and sounding board during Lincoln’s time in office. Throughout his life, Swett wrote a great deal on Lincoln, and planned to write a biography about him, but Swett’s death preempted the project. His eloquent and interesting writings about Lincoln are described and reproduced in this volume, some for the first time. With Lincoln’s Forgotten Friend, Eckley removes Swett from the shadows of history and sheds new light on Lincoln’s personal relationships and their valuable contributions to his career. Superior Achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society, 2013

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116942

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 2518


Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

and you thought accounting was boring

or the debit is the side towards the window

Author: Edward Gotbetter, CPA

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146203537X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 2682


It was a labor of love to create my memoirs of my experiences as a Certified Public Accountant. I wanted my children, grandchildren and hopefully future great grandchildren to have a record of my life and the trials, tribulations and joys that I have had during my lifetime. They already have a record of my experiences during the Second World War and this memoir should fill in any of the gaps in my life. Included in my memoir are a number of my clients experiences and my relationship with them. I have genuinely enjoyed my chosen profession, including the few bumps along the road that I have included in this memoir. I feel proud that I had the guts to quit ajob and branch out on my own with my wife and family by my side.

The Club

a gritty thriller you won't put down

Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943032

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7417


It's the hottest new night club in town. . . ARE YOU IN? Jenna Lorde knows she's taking on a challenge when she inherits her dad's nightclub. But Zenith comes with a top class reputation and a location which other clubs would kill for, so she reckons she's more than up for it. Until she starts to realise that the dangers aren't just from other clubs. Beneath the glamour of the VIP lounge and the pumping music, sleaze and corruption are starting to creep in, and it'll take all Jenna's cunning to stop the rot. The club's survival - and her own - depend on it ...


Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture

Author: James Joseph Dean

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814789412

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 1695


Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America have drastically transformed. It’s almost old news that recent generations of Americans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gay men, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed the attainment of a range of legal rights for same-sex couples. But the changes wrought by a so-called “post-closeted culture” have not just affected the queer community—heterosexuals are also in the midst of a sea change in how their sexuality plays out in everyday life. In Straights, James Joseph Dean argues that heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibility of gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their own heterosexuality will go unchallenged. The presumption that we are all heterosexual, or that there is such a thing as ‘compulsory heterosexuality,’ he claims, has vanished. Based on 60 in-depth interviews with a diverse group of straight men and women, Straights explores how straight Americans make sense of their sexual and gendered selves in this new landscape, particularly with an understanding of how race does and does not play a role in these conceptions. Dean provides a historical understanding of heterosexuality and how it was first established, then moves on to examine the changing nature of masculinity and femininity and, most importantly, the emergence of a new kind of heterosexuality—notably, for men, the metrosexual, and for women, the emergence of a more fluid sexuality. The book also documents the way heterosexuals interact and form relationships with their LGBTQ family members, friends, acquaintances, and coworkers. Although homophobia persists among straight individuals, Dean shows that being gay-friendly or against homophobic expressions is also increasingly common among straight Americans. A fascinating study, Straights provides an in-depth look at the changing nature of sexual expression in America. Instructors: PowerPoint slides for each chapter are available by clicking on the files below. Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6

Thank God My Stroke Did Not Lead to Death

Author: Pastor V. Maxine Williams

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1629078018

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 5775


I never paid too much attention about my health. I ignored the symptoms for months. Thank God for looking out for me and my ignorance. I should have paid attention to the constant headaches, weariness and constantly feeling tired. I was being unreasonable as there were so many days I was drained and worn out. I did not have any idea as to why my sugar level stayed elevated. I sort of watched the things I was eating. I found out that many things can elevate your sugar level. I had deluded myself for a long time. It was not until I became chronically ill and then I could tell everyone, having a stroke is such a rude awakening. It is a sad situation losing your thoughts, your mobility and almost losing your life. It is so tough realizing you can barely move. My story shows how God specializes in anything and everything that has appeared as impossible. My life took such a turn as I could not think, be in motion, or simply talk. If you have any rivers you think you cannot cross just tell yourself God specializes as He carries you through. Jesus had my entire situation in the palms of His hands. As I think back how my family was so torn apart, frighten, and afraid over how distort things had gotten. My right side had become dormant. I really needed a great deal of help after the Lord stepped in and showed everyone I would live and not die. I vividly was lying from down in that hospital from day-to-day telling myself Jesus is that perfect answer. I laid there almost in a comatose state. I was able to think if we have any mountains that we think cannot climb, Jesus will pick you up and enable you to do what seems is without a solution any particular situation regardless to what it is He will help us to climb this mountain. He did it for me and He will do it for anyone who asks for help. My situation of having a stroke was so graphic. My entire family was so devastated. I was one who was so energetic preaching, teaching, running and working through the community. I stayed busy trying to help others rather than really taking good care of myself. Thank God for looking out for me because I had been deceived mentally. I am working hard to get better. I can tell somebody God does specialize in anything that has presented itself to impossible.