Flavor of the Month

Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Author: Joel Best

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520932358

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken seriously, even though their popularity and usefulness is sometimes short-lived. Institutional fads such as open classrooms, quality circles, and multiple personality disorder are constantly making the rounds, promising astonishing new developments—novel ways of teaching reading or arithmetic, better methods of managing businesses, or improved treatments for disease. Some of these trends prove to be lasting innovations, but others—after absorbing extraordinary amounts of time and money—are abandoned and forgotten, soon to be replaced by other new schemes. In this pithy, intriguing, and often humorous book, Joel Best—author of the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics—explores the range of institutional fads, analyzes the features of our culture that foster them, and identifies the major stages of the fad cycle—emerging, surging, and purging. Deconstructing the ways that this system plays into our notions of reinvention, progress, and perfectibility, Flavors of the Month examines the causes and consequences of fads and suggests ways of fad-proofing our institutions.
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Fasting In Islam And The Month Of

Author: Ramadanali

Publisher: Tughra Books

ISBN: 1597846112

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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This book seeks to eplore the divine institution of fasting in Islam by providing comprehensive information on its place in the Islamic doctrine and on the month of Ramadan in which fasting is observed. Major topics include fasting in Islam and other faiths; merits and benefits of fasting; types of fasts; charity in ramadan; fasting and health. Fasting in Islam is a well-written introduction book that lays down the basics of fasting as practiced by Muslims.
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Man of the Month

Author: Lisa Scott

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

ISBN: 1611943019

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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Book Two of The Willowdale Romances. Every small town has its star-crossed couple. In Willowdale, North Carolina, it's Jeanne Clark and Brad Larsen, forever linked by a tragic accident years ago. Sexy, simple, seductive. He'd arrange one blind date a month for her. Help her forget that he wasn't Mr. Right. That was the deal. If only it had worked. Jeanne Clark is determined to marry and have children. Too bad the only man she wants is all wrong--her best friend and business partner, Brad Larsen. Their brief affair had been fiery hot but heartbreaking. Brad isn't the marrying kind. Children? He doesn't want any. Hoping they can both move on, Brad proposes a New Year's resolution. She'll go out with a different guy each month, hand-picked by him--the Man of the Month. Jeanne doesn't do blind dates, but agrees to the fool idea. She's got to do something to get over Brad. As the bad dates add up, Jeanne realizes how much she really loves Brad. And it's killing Brad to watch her go out with other men. As the tension between them builds, one reckless night threatens to change everything between them forever.
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Flavor of the Month

Author: Olivia Goldsmith

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626814376

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The First Wives Club: This novel about an aging actress’s revenge on Hollywood is a “hoot” (Entertainment Weekly). Mary Jane Moran was an ambitious New York stage actress who lost the role of a lifetime and the one man she loved—all because Hollywood thought she was too plain and too old to star in the movies. But M. J. knew what she had inside—she just needed a little help bringing it out. Two years, forty pounds, sixty-seven thousand dollars, and a full round of nips, tucks, lipos, and implants later, the Broadway gypsy moth emerged a gorgeous butterfly with a new name and a new body. The woman now called Jahne Moore was svelte, sexy, and ripe for the big time. Jahne and her two sisters-in-arms—one ruthless LA native and one sweet Texas belle—are making their move on the West Coast. Television’s top creator wants them in the season’s white-hot new series. But as the starlets climb furiously to the top, they struggle to hide the secrets of their pasts. And Jahne Moore must give her most convincing performance ever when the same man who once broke her heart begs her to play a starring role—both in his show and in his life . . . “[A] juicy novel about Hollywood celebrities and secrets.” —Publishers Weekly “Compulsively readable.” —New York Daily News “Delicious and satisfying.” —Detroit Free Press
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Command the Month @ the Midnight Gate

Author: Anthony O. Akerele

Publisher: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Virginia

ISBN: 0983776008

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Every month is peculiar and unique. So is the gate of every month, a midnight gate by western calendar system. The name of the month, numerical position and ordinal character in the calendar system are very important in advanced spiritual warfare. "My times are in your hands O Lord!" Employ these qualities and characteristics to speak by apostolic decrees to every month and the month shall yield you your portion. Every month of the western world calendar has spiritual characteristics pointing to a definitely idolatrous background and origin. This is not without consequence when it comes to the battle for the control of time. Some spiritual powers are struggling to be in control of your time. They pretend they have the time dedicated to themselves and can only release it for the use of man in exchange for worship. Command the [email protected] Midnight Gate gives you the spiritual tools to take back the control and administration of time that the adversary has arrogated to himself. Shall we war!!!
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Employment of the Month

The Unfortunately True Adventures of FAXBoy and FileGrrl

Author: FAXBoy,FileGrrl

Publisher: FBFG

ISBN: 1452350949

Category: Humor

Page: 229

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This fast-and-furious memoir is told through a series of faux exit interview questionnaires that chronicles the friendship of two artists, one straight (FileGrrl) and one gay (FAXBoy), by way of our Sextensive work histories. Clocking in at over 50 jobs, this book is the perfect read for those times when you find yourself stuck in line at the bank or standing in the unemployment line itself!
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Hunk of the Month

Author: JoAnn Ross

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459264193

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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BACHELOR OF THE MONTH: Lucky O'Neill—6 feet 2 inches of drop-dead gorgeous cowboy. This Wyoming old-fashioned rancher can lasso a girl's heart faster than roping a runaway steer. The last thing in the world cowboy Lucky O'Neill wants to do is be on the cover of Hunk of the Month magazine. He's used to herding cattle, not fighting off hordes of women. To help his sister, however, he's willing to do almost anything. And once he meets gorgeous, sultry magazine editor Jude Lancaster, taking off his clothes has more and more appeal….
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Suicide of the Month

Author: R. T. Barnes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456883666

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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With Suicide of the Month, R. T. Barnes has created some of the strangest characters you'll ever encounter. With searing wit and an uncommon flare for the absurd, Suicide of the Month will leave you laughing out loud. We meet the mother of a faded teen star who has impregnated herself with twin panda fetuses for publicity, a mysterious didgeridoo virtuoso that you can't seem to ever get away from, and a corpulent mother-in-law with an urgent need for human organs. Like Kafka on Paxil, R. T. Barnes takes you on a satiric journey through the dark and hilarious heart of the modern zeitgeist. For those with a taste for the humorous side of insanity, Suicide of the Month is a must read.
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The Month of June

Author: Jen Cutler

Publisher: Happy Valley Bookstore

ISBN: 1452323933

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Recent college grad, June Dillon, is off to face the real world. After meeting famous millionaire, Peter Gareth, at a ward activity, she takes a job as his maid. June quickly discovers that cleaning a mansion is not at all what she expected.
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