Oh Sh*t... What Now?

Author: Craig Oldham

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679631

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 8541


So you've graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough? What goes in your portfolio? This book offers a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of practical and emotional use to those looking to break into the creative industry. It will share experiences, ideas, interviews, contacts, hints, advice, criticism, and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, the gap year, placements, jobs/freelancing, working process, and personal development, this straight-talking, sometimes funny and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.

I Just Graduated ... Now What?

Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There

Author: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0385347219

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 4643


The new go-to book of advice for graduates, with insightful advice from: Eva Longoria “Your degree is just a stepping-stone.” John Legend “It’s not wrong to be afraid.” Bear Grylls “The path less traveled always makes for a more interesting journey.” Andy Cohen “When I got my first job, I felt like a success.” Lauren Bush Lauren “It may take three or four jobs to discover your true career path.” Blake Mycoski “When you are good at something, the money always follows.” And many more . . . Graduation is a time of tough questions whose answers we don’t—and sometimes can’t—know the day we receive our diploma. Determined to power through the uncertainty of post-gradua­tion, bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger embarked on a yearlong quest to gather the best guid­ance possible from more than thirty highly success­ful people working in fields like business, media, fashion, technology, sports, and philanthropy. Along the way, Katherine uncovered the essential and often surprising advice they have for graduates, including answers to questions like: • How do I find my first job in a tough economy? • How do I decide between a career that pays well and one that I’m passionate about? • How do I balance work with friends, relationships, and family? • Should I take a “gap year” before starting my first job? • What should I do about my student loan debt? Drawing on the stories and real-life experi­ences of contributors such as Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andy Cohen, Meghan McCain, Gayle King, and more, Katherine has written the must-have guide for recent and soon-to-be gradu­ates as they prepare to seek success and fulfillment in their work, relationships, and lives. From the Hardcover edition.


A Novel

Author: Wesley A. Blixt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499077408

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 2005


The Strathmore Hotel ballroom once hosted presidents, but is now home to the feral boys of Warren Falls who skate the hills of the old New England mill town at night following Boy, a charismatic young leader without a past, animated by the shadows of the brutality of the town’s colonial history.


What American Dream?

Author: Wolf Larsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456824139

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 3141


What American dream? Each short story in I Have a Nightmare takes place in a different part of the United States: New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, a suburb, a university town, and a commercial fishing boat in Alaska's Bering Sea. Instead of experiencing the American dream the whites, blacks, immigrants, and men & women in these short stories experience the reality of the American nightmare. I Have a Nightmare is written in a mostly conventional narrative style, and was Wolf Larsen's first book.

Ash Franks Overload

Author: Neven Gibbs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304289346

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 125

View: 1878


The third and final tale of Ash Franks, Hollyweird Private Investigator, his adventures in World War Ii, his later life in 1965 with his family and his final encounter. The ending isn't what one might expect! In this third book you'll meet Bill Williams, the Black Chicago Cop, Tony Gallo, the former Mob Bookie, Harry Corker, the Irish Thug who come together again to antagonize an English Color Sargent, Hang out in a French Cafe with the Underground, Chase an Italian Scientist across the Northern Mediterranean to Rome. Then there is Bertha and Ash's secretary Sheila on their return. Finally a big surprise for Baker, California. . . Oh yeah, they get to play with automatic weapons and explosives too! Don't forget to read Ash Franks "The Templar Turkey" and "Moonlight" first.

Nice Girls Don't Ride

Author: Roni Loren

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069819831X

Category: Fiction

Page: 97

View: 5226


In this erotically charged novella by the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me, Nothing Between Us, and Not Until You two strangers take an asphalt-burning ride into the wildest night of their lives… Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has. Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal—he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up. Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight. Includes a preview of Roni Loren’s Call on Me Praise for Roni Loren and her novels “Hot and romantic, with an edge of suspense.”—Shayla Black, New York Times bestselling author “Revved up and red-hot sexy.”—Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author “Sure to have readers begging for more!”—Jo Davis, national bestselling author Roni Loren is the New York Times bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge novels which include Nothing Between Us, Not Until You, Need You Tonight, Fall into You, Melt into You, and Crash into You. She lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts—yeah, that’s it.

The Weekend

Author: Traci Hayden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465371095

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 1537


Five average, middle-age friends take a girls-only weekend vacation together once a year. Leaving the traditional vacations behind for the first time, they decide to tackle camping and head for a beautiful park preserve in the Pennsylvania wilderness. On their first night, things take a turn for the worse when they encounter three mysterious mountain men who abduct them and bring them to their cabin with the intent to rape and torture them. Hell-bent on surviving and making it back to their loved ones, the women quickly cease to be victims and make unrelenting war on the men. Relying on instincts they never knew they possessed, the women resort to brutal and savage tactics, and soon turn the tide on their attackers.

Beyond Blue

Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes

Author: Therese Borchard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1599952734

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 4564


Therese Borchard may be one of the frankest, funniest people on the planet. That, combined with her keen writing abilities has made her Beliefnet blog, Beyond Blue, one of the most trafficked blogs on the site. BEYOND BLUE, the book, is part memoir/part self-help. It describes Borchard's experience of living with manic depression as well as providing cutting-edge research and information on dealing with mood disorders. By exposing her vulnerability, she endears herself immediately to the reader and then reduces even the most depressed to laughter as she provides a companion on the journey to recovery and the knowledge that the reader is not alone. Comprised of four sections and twenty-one chapters, BEYOND BLUE covers a wide range of topics from codependency to addiction, poor body image to postpartum depression, from alternative medicine to psychopharmacology, managing anxiety to applying lessons from therapy. Because of her laser wit and Erma Bombeck sense of humor, every chapter is entertaining as well as serious.

Lost in the Fog: Memoir of a Bastard

A Belgian Recalls the War, the Nazis, Her Fractured Life

Author: Rachel Van Meers,Daniel Chase

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613733909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 5980


The courageous story of Van Meers, born in a home for unwed mothers in Ghent, Belgium, 1930. It is told in her own words in a frank, humorous and down-to-earth manner. She grew up as a "bastard" during the Great Depression, and sees her family and country told apart by prejudice and politics in World War II, and recounts how she struggles to redefine herself in turbulent postwar Europe. Based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Rachel's view of a family "not-quite-normal," her amazing strength in the face of abusive and degrading treatment, and her strong faith and upbeat attitude make her story a joy and inspiration to read.