Download E-books The Puppy That Came for Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy PDF

By Megan Rix

Marley, Oogy, Huck-and now, Traffy, the "forever puppy" that replaced one couple's lifestyles.

All Megan Rix ever sought after was once a child. but, month after month, Megan's goals have been dashed. might her existence ever think complete?

Megan and her husband, Ian, chanced on a stunning solution after they all started education golden retriever puppies to turn into carrier canines for individuals with disabilities. yet beginning their houses and hearts as much as Emma, and then Freddy-only to have every one stream on after six months-eventually took its personal toll. Megan and Ian did not understand in the event that they may proceed. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy got here alongside ... and stayed. An rapid U.K. bestseller, The dog That got here for Christmas is a heartwarming and inspirational tale that would captivate puppy enthusiasts everywhere.

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Download E-books Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer PDF

By Jen Lancaster


"To whom the fats rolls…I'm uninterested in books the place a self-loathing heroine is teased to the purpose the place she starves herself thin in hopes of a superb new lifestyles. and that i hate the message that ladies can't in all probability feel free until eventually all of us healthy into our thin denims. I don't locate those tales uplifting; they make me are looking to hug those ladies and take them out for fizzy champagne beverages and cheesecake and clarify to them that till they work out their insides, their outsides don't topic. regrettably, being obese isn't easily a societal factor that may be mounted with a dose fit of optimistic vanity. It’s a wellbeing and fitness topic, and right here at the eve of my 40th 12 months, I've discovered i must make alterations so I don't, you recognize, die. simply because what sturdy is ultimately having the ability to have the funds for a pedicure if I lose a foot to grownup onset diabetes?"

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Download E-books Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil PDF

By Deborah Rodriguez, Kristin Ohlson

Quickly after the autumn of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as a part of a gaggle providing humanitarian reduction to this war-torn kingdom. Surrounded by way of women and men whose skills–as medical professionals, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently simpler than her personal, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mom of 2 from Michigan, despaired of being of any actual use. but she quickly stumbled on she had a present for befriending Afghans, and as soon as her occupation turned identified she was once eagerly sought out by means of Westerners determined for a great haircut and by way of Afghan ladies, who've a protracted and proud culture of working their very own good looks salons. hence an idea was once born.

With assistance from company and foreign sponsors, the Kabul good looks college welcomed its first-class in 2003. good which means yet occasionally brazen, Rodriguez stumbled via language obstacles, overstepped cultural customs, and continuously juggled the demanding situations of a postwar state while she discovered how you can empower her scholars to turn into their households’ breadwinners via studying the basics of coloring innovations, haircutting, and makeup.

Yet in the small haven of the wonder college, the road among instructor and pupil quick blurred as those bright ladies shared with Rodriguez their tales and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her marriage ceremony evening, the twelve-year-old bride offered into marriage to pay her family’s bills, the Taliban member’s spouse who pursued her education regardless of her husband’s consistent beatings. via those and different tales, Rodriguez stumbled on the energy to go away her personal bad marriage and make allowance herself to like back, Afghan style.

With heat and humor, Rodriguez information the lushness of a doubtless desolate sector and divulges the beauty at the back of the burqa. Kabul good looks college is a impressive story of a rare neighborhood of ladies who come jointly and research the humanities of perms, friendship, and freedom.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Fraud Fighter: My Fables and Foibles PDF

By Joseph T. Wells

A choice of insightful, poignant, and funny tales from Dr. Joseph Wells, the world's most excellent fraud expert?with gutsy revelations of his personal previous mistakes

From his dysfunctional formative years in rural Oklahoma; his carrier within the U.S.Navy; a short stint in public accounting through a occupation within the FBI; and founding the world's biggest anti-fraud association, Wells' colourful existence studies have been practise for his upward thrust to 1 of the globe's such a lot respected antifraud experts.

  • Written via the preeminent antifraud authority and founder and Chairman of the ACFE
  • Offers a desirable behind-the-scenes examine the lifetime of probably the most influential white-collar crime specialists of our time

At a interval whilst dishonesty at best U.S. businesses is dominating public consciousness, The Fables and Foibles of a Fraud Fighter is a shockingly frank and gripping memoir from an unsurprisingly powerful fraud fighter.This autobiography types an entire tapestry of a lifestyles, showing wit, intrigue, trepidation, remorse, and at last, final victory.

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Download E-books My Hollywood Stories PDF

My Hollywood tales is a set of informative, ancient, academic, humorous, fascinating, pleasing, horny, surprising, and tragic tales and anecdotes approximately well-known and not-so-famous Hollywood people--actors, administrators, manufacturers, writers, and studio moguls. whereas it's not a booklet approximately performing, it really is written by means of an actor with contributions from quite a few actors, all of whom are writing approximately different actors. Older readers will make a journey down reminiscence lane, remembering some of the celebrities pointed out, whereas more youthful readers will detect Hollywood background from its past years to the current. they'll know about the folk who have been a part of the development blocks of the movie undefined: the highs, the lows, the successes, the mess ups, and the tragedies.

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Download E-books Children of Dreams PDF

"Do you may have whatever to say?" the pass judgement on asked.

My husband, Tim, seemed all the way down to cover his shame.  "I took away her dreams."

I swallowed demanding to carry again tears.  After 8 years of marriage, assisting him via scientific institution, and attempting to conceive, i could not undergo the ache of his affair and the divorce he sought.

I left the courthouse the place I labored as a courtroom reporter considering my existence was once over. I had misplaced the fellow I deeply enjoyed and sought after a toddler greater than anything. Now the opposite girl carried my husband's child. Jealousy fed on me. Even my associates at church knew she was once pregnant prior to I did. nobody advised me--not one individual. yet God did.

I could not think being unmarried back. i could not think being satisfied back. i could not think ever being a mommy. How may well he go away me in the end I had performed for him? I enjoyed Tim an excessive amount of to hate him. I felt like a idiot for striking directly to damaged goals as my organic clock jogged my memory every month of my barrenness. Desperation had given strategy to attractiveness of the inevitable, yet was once God impotent to fix my damaged middle? regardless of my unbelief, I knew God held the solutions to my destiny. I clung to that as I clutched my Bible and cried.

Twenty-five years later, I wrote Children of desires, a precise story of God's redemption that modified my life--forever!  

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Download E-books Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter PDF

By Nina MacLaughlin

“Reading Hammer Head, like eating Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, appears like a very important education.”―Isabella Biedenharn, Entertainment Weekly

Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties operating at a Boston newspaper, sitting at the back of a table and gazing a display. longing for extra tangible paintings, she utilized for a role she observed on Craigslist―Carpenter’s Assistant: girls strongly inspired to apply―despite being a Classics significant who could not inform a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She obtained the task, and in Hammer Head she tells the wealthy and unique tale of turning into a carpenter.

Writing with infectious interest, MacLaughlin describes the fun and frustrations of constructing issues by means of hand, finds the demanding situations of operating as a girl in an career that's ninety nine percentage male, and explains how handbook hard work replaced the way in which she sees the area. We meet her unflappable mentor, Mary, a petite yet difficult carpenter-sage (“Be smarter than the tools!”), in addition to wild demo dudes, foul-mouthed plumbers, grizzled ironmongery shop clerks, and the colourful consumers whose houses she and Mary paintings in.

Whisking her readers from task to job―building a wall, home improvement a kitchen, gut-renovating a house―MacLaughlin examines the background of the instruments she makes use of and the virtues and forms of wooden. all through, she attracts at the knowledge of Ovid, Annie Dillard, Studs Terkel, and Mary Oliver to light up her adventure of labor. And, in a deeply relocating climax, MacLaughlin moves out on her personal for the 1st time to construct bookshelves for her personal father.

Hammer Head is a passionate ebook choked with sweat, swearing, bashed thumbs, and a deep feel of discovering actual which means in paintings and life.

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Download E-books Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir PDF

In this eye-opening memoir, Lisa Crystal Carver recollects her remarkable adolescence and charts the late-80s, early-90s punk culture that she assisted in shaping. She recounts how her band Suckdog used to be born in 1987 and the wild occasions that undefined: leaving small-town New Hampshire to journey Europe at 18, changing into a teenager writer of fanzines, a teenager bride, and a youngster prostitute. Spin has referred to as Suckdog's album Drugs Are Nice the best of the '90s, and the e-book contains photographs of notorious eu exhibits. but the ebook additionally tells of ways Lisa observed the necessity for switch in 1994, while her child used to be born with a chromosomal deletion and his father grew to become violent. With lasting lightness and outstanding gravity, Drugs Are Nice is a definitive account of the new release that desired to holiday each rule, but in addition a narrative of an artist and a mom changing into an grownup on her personal terms.

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Download E-books Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter PDF

By Carmen Aguirre

The winner of CBC's Canada Reads 2012, Something Fierce via Carmen Aguirre, re-issued by means of classic Canada.      

Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada together with her kin following normal Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. 5 years later, whilst her mom and stepfather back to South the US as Chilean resistance contributors, Carmen and her sister went with them, speedy assuming double lives in their personal. At 18, Carmen grew to become a militant herself, plunging extra right into a international of terror, paranoia and euphoria.

Something Fierce
takes the reader inside of war-ridden Peru, dictator-ruled Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina and Pinochet's Chile within the eventful decade among 1979 and 1989. Dramatic, suspenseful and darkly comedian, it's a infrequent first-hand account of progressive lifestyles and a passionate argument opposed to forgetting.

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