The Hurt Business We are such fragile creatures. I should know. I'm a leg breaker
by trade. Muscle for Johnny Del Negro, the loan shark. It doesn't actually come to
that very often, leg breaking. For most guys, the threat of pain is enough. True ...
Author: Mike Miner
Publisher: All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books
“We are such fragile creatures.” The men, women and children in these stories will all be pushed to the breaking point, some beyond. A failed boxer turned mob enforcer in Boston looks back on a life filled with pain, inflicted and endured. In Los Angeles, a recovering heroin addict revisits an old haunt on a twisted mission of mercy. Luck has run out for a crooked politician in Hartford who tries to cash in his chips before leaving town. Crazy visits a young boy in the form of a jilted actress who takes him on a doomed road trip he'll never forget. A little girl who doesn't want to lose her parents will commit a crime for all the right reasons. Heroes, villains and victims. The lives Miner examines are haunted by pain and violence. They are all trying to find redemption. A few will succeed, but at a terrible price. All of them will face the consequences of their bad decisions as pipers are paid and chickens come home to roost. The lessons in these pages are learned the very hard way. Throughout, Miner captures the savage beauty of these dark tales with spare poetic prose. Praise for THE HURT BUSINESS: “Mike Miner’s short stories hit like a heavyweight’s body shots. So buy this book, and tighten your abs. Or go buy Eat, Pray, Love and shut the f**k up.” —Todd Robinson, author of The Hard Bounce and Rough Trade “Mike Miner is a dissector of the human soul, and this piercing collection reminds us that the way people hurt each other and the way people love each other are inextricably linked.” —Scott Adlerberg, author of Jack Waters and Graveyard Love
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Author: George Kimball
Category: Sports & Recreation
From Jack London to Joyce Carol Oates, The Hurt Business is the ultimate boxing book covering a century of the greatest fighter and the writers who have followed 'the sweet science'. Beginning with Jack London's account of the 1910 championship bout between Jack Johnson and James Jeffries (for which the Call of the Wildman called for and coined the term "The Great White Hope"), and ending with Carlo Rotella's 2002 homage to Larry Holmes ("Champion at Twilight"), The Hurt Business is a near century's worth of rip-roaring reveal. Some of it comes ringside, like Norman Mailer et; some of it comes from the gym, like Pete Hamill's "Up the Stairs with Cus D'Amato"; and some of it comes from so far behind the scenes you feel as if you've been eavesdropping - Thomas Hauser's excerpt from The Black Lights. For fans of Norman Mailer's The Fight or George Kimball's Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing, The Hurt Business belongs on the shelves of any fan of boxing or sublime sports writing.
HURT. BUSINESS. B. ud Taylor's shoulder popped out of its socket in a fight with
George Rivers in 1924. Taylor stuck out a left jab to keep Rivers away, grabbed
his right wrist between his knees, hobbled back, standing Rivers off with his left ...
Author: Andrew Gallimore
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
He was the Darling of the Depression. At a time when the Mob ruled the prize ring, Jimmy McLarnin and his manager Pop Foster stayed out of the clutches of the gunmen. This is the story of two Irishmen who found each other on foreign shores and formed one of the great partnerships in sports – the old fairground fighter and the scrawny kid he promised to make champion of the world someday. Theirs is an epic journey that begins in County Down and ends on the star-lined pavements of Sunset Boulevard. Along the way lie murders and organised crime; Nazis, filmstars and gangsters; glamour, gang wars and Gaelic football!
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argued that large-scale energy transformation is going to hurt business interests
and economic growth. However, the opposite situation is now starting to emerge.
Author: M. Larsson
Category: Business & Economics
One of the first books to analyze business and financial aspects of sustainable transport and fuels systems and provides novel insights for researchers, managers, and politicians who work in energy and sustainability related areas.
Cus always used to say that we were in the hurt business. When I was getting
ready the night before a fight, Cus would be reading the paper and I'd walk into
the living room and he'd put his paper down and say, “The guy you're going to
Author: Mike Tyson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The story of the relationship between the most devastating heavyweight boxer in history and the mentor who made him. When legendary boxing trainer Cus D'Amato saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed 'That's the heavyweight champion of the world'. D'Amato played a huge role in Tyson's formative years, legally adopting him at age sixteen, and shaping him both physically and mentally after years of living in poverty. He would train the young boxer for several years, dying just months before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Iron Ambition, Tyson shares the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever know about this singular cultural figure.
Mona said that, oddly, this had not seemed to hurt business. Stretch lifted his
head at the scent of them and then became ecstatic, his tail not so much wagging
as making frantic revolutions which, on a smaller dog, would likely have
Author: McNary Lynch
Worth and Niccola Caivano are more than husband and wife. Long-married businessand sparringpartners, the Caivanos are always looking for the next exciting business venture. When they are invited to Cancun to meet up with Parker, a Golden Boy full of promises, they are exposed to more than just a sweet business deal. While Worth, a financial and management expert, tends to approach each new venture with enthusiasm, his attorney wife relies on her intuition and skepticism to lead her decisions. After Parker tells the couple about the huge potential in strife-torn areas of West Africa, Niccola has some misgivings but is eventually lured into an innovative but complicated housing and diamond deal along with her husband. Things turn sour when one of the major investors is found beaten to death with strategically placed blows in an airport lounge and Worth, an Aikido novice, becomes a suspect. From Houston to Tel Aviv, Africa, and Antwerp, the intrepid couple must clear Worth's name and determine the actual killerthat is, until they witness a second murder and discover that they have been placed in serious danger.
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LARRY PEPLOW, IT TURNED out, had rented a house just six blocks away from
Virginia Schmauss's office on Tander Avenue, the main thoroughfare, as it led out
of the business district, and Harvey walked there under a blue June sky with ...
Author: R. D. Rosen
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
For the sake of a peculiar corpse, Harvey ventures into suburbia During a long-overdue phone call with his beloved older brother, Norm, Harvey Blissberg learns of a mysterious homicide in a Chicago suburb. A friend of Norm’s was found shot in the face, but with no sign of struggle and no clues left behind. The local police are dumbfounded, so as a favor to his brother, Blissberg tries to untangle a bitter tale of real estate, bad taste, and sexual abuse. While struggling with his own fears of marriage and mortality, Blissberg soon finds himself up to his neck in overheated housewives, predatory parents, toxic psychotherapists, and the seamier side of a sleepy suburb. He’ll have to retrace the dead man’s steps, all the way to the scene of the crime: a luxury housing development, with a Colt .45 aimed at his own head.
Soon both he and the business were wallowing in another cyclic slump. For my
own peace of mind and to give David some money to start cutting a driveway into
the matrimonial property, I sold my last rental car. David would rent it to friends ...
Author: Norma O. Hines
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As Sylvia Longmore reflects on her years of suffering in an abusive, troubled relationship, she slowly comes to realize that her inappropriately chosen husband could not have carried out such sustained perversions if she had not enabled him. The story, set in Jamaica and Canada, has all real characters, except Reason. Sylvia, a Christian and mother of two is an educator and an artist and she also dabbles in real estate development. She marries the opportunistic, penniless, uneducated, younger, divorced and charismatic David Farisey with his great gift of glib. He dishonours the wedding vows and deceives her on every detail crucial to making the marriage successful. David moves into Sylvia's house, then attracts a swarm of unwanted people into her space. Sylvia gives David a make-over and he becomes a church deacon. He then lies profusely to hide dark secrets, for self-embellishment and to vilify Sylvia. He depletes her investments, mistreats her and damages her health. Frequent Canadian vacations, constantly revive her mentally and physically. This is a story of treachery and deceit, exploitation and extortion, abuse, betrayal and adultery. Yet, by the time it ends it will be one of survival and self-discovery, of healing and forgiveness.
A Utopist Tragedy in Wallace Thurman's Infants of the Spring in a letter dated
october 8, 1928, Alain LeRoy Locke advised Scholley Pace Alexander, business
manager of the soon-to-be-published literary magazine, Harlem:A Forum of
Author: Eric King Watts
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Examines how the Harlem Renaissance brought black culture to the fore in American language during the early 20th century, exploring especially how the meaning of the word "black" changed due to culture shifts.
She lived and worked in Florida, where she ran her own business as a certified
speech-language pathologist. Her primary focus was on working with young
children, and she exuded the kind of nurturing patience that is necessary to do
Author: Shane Niemeyer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With troubles beginning as early as childhood, the trajectory of Shane Niemeyer's life seemed to have only one direction: down. His struggles with heroin addiction led him to jail, and he eventually hit rock bottom. Soon, his two pack a day cigarette habit was the healthiest thing he did. One dark night in jail, his suicide attempt failed. What happened next transcends the term recovery. The Hurt Artist is the searing yet luminous travelogue of Shane's powerful journey from suicidal addict to Ironman. He vividly depicts the landscape of pain in which he's lived his life—emotional and physical pain inflicted upon him and that he inflicts upon himself, pain that pulls him down, and, in detailing his training, the pain he harnesses to lift himself up. Ultimately, Shane's story is one of redemption and triumph, a lesson in the value of second chances and a clear reminder that nobody, regardless of how seemingly desperate their circumstances, is beyond the reach of salvation. From inmate #71768 to Ironman Triathlon World Championship competitor #1419, Shane paints a stirring self-portrait in this hilarious, horrifying, and hopeful account that is sure to hook readers of edgy sports biographies.
Author: Julia Spencer-FlemingPublish On: 2010-04-01
I'm not going to hurt them if I can help it.” She leaned against the smooth, cool
wall. “Now you sound like the mayor in Jaws. Don't yell 'shark,' 'cause it'll hurt business.” “If I thought I could catch who's responsible for these attacks by closing
Author: Julia Spencer-Fleming
Publisher: Minotaur Books
In In the Bleak Midwinter, Julia Spencer-Fleming's Malice Domestic-winning first mystery, Reverend Clare Fergusson was quickly introduced to a more eventful life than she had expected after moving to the small town of Millers Kill in upstate New York. But the Episcopal priest and former Army Air Force chopper pilot proved to her flock—and to police chief Russ Van Alstyne—that she could cope with the unexpected, even when it was as dire as murder. In this new adventure for the two ill-matched friends (who are gamely resisting something beyond friendship), evidence shows that a small town can hold just as much evil as the Wicked City. The Chicago Tribune says "[Spencer-Fleming] pulls it off again" in A Fountain Filled With Blood.
Quincy men formed the steel core of many a powerful elite, in politics, business,
wherever there were dark back rooms. The sons and daughters of the famous
attended Quincy and were anointed anew, for now they had two royal titles, one ...
Author: Colson Whitehead
This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry. The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original choice of the founding black settlers; and the town’s aristocracy sees no reason to change the name at all. What they need, they realize, is a nomenclature consultant. And, it turns out, the consultant needs them. But in a culture overwhelmed by marketing, the name is everything and our hero’s efforts may result in not just a new name for the town but a new and subtler truth about it as well.
Some women came in nightgowns, some in robes, sweats, exercise clothes, business suits, and little black evening dresses. Each of them was wearing a tag
that had a time of day/night written on it, a time that corresponded to their outfits.
Author: Anita Liberty
"I wish we were back together for just one night . . . so I could push you out of my loftbed while you were sleeping." Satirical and sharp, downtown New York City performance artist Anita Liberty reinvents self-help as she skewers her ex-boyfriend in this hilarious, hip, and audaciously candid collection of advice, poems, and diary entries. "I thought you were a gifted and tortured artist. I was wrong. About the gifted part. Oh. And the artist part." From romantic bliss to brutal breakup, from heartache to healing, this fierce, funny, and ultimately liberating homage to being "dumped" rips off the stiff upper lip in favor of a red-hot therapy of wit, wisdom, rage, and redemption. And now, a few words from Anita Liberty . . . "COMPROMISE-- Lowering my standards. So you can meet them." "You're a bad habit. I want to kick you. Hard."
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Author: James Lasdun
Publisher: Random House
In sharply evoked settings that range from the wilds of Northern Greece to the beaches of Cape Cod, these intensely dramatic tales chart the metamorphoses of their characters as they fall prey to the gamut of human passions. The lives in them seethe with love, hate, desire, fear, tender corruption and cruel idealism. They rise to unexpected heights of decency, stumble into comic or tragic folly, they throw themselves open to lust, longing, paranoia - but they are always recognisably, illuminatingly, our lives. Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award.
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