Laughing on the Outside

Author: Martin Knelman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466878436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Funny and gentle, John Candy was loved by millions of movie fans for playing true-to-life characters. Whether as the irrepressible bon vivant in Splash, the misunderstood slob in Uncle Buck, or the generous lonely salesman in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, John Candy struck a perfect balance between self-deprecating humor and irresistible, emotional warmth. But behind the scenes, beneath the booming laughter, award-winning journalist Martin Knelman in Laughing on the Outside paints a compassionate portrait of John Candy--a man blessed by comic genius and goodness of heart who was ultimately and sadly undermined by self-doubt and misguided ambition.

Ruby on the Outside

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442485035

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes has a real best friend for the first time ever, but agonizes over whether or not to tell her a secret she has never shared with anyone--that her mother has been in prison since Ruby was five--and over whether to express her anger to her mother.

Life on the Outside

Author: Jennifer Gonnerman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429931564

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9567


A groundbreaking work of reportage on the hidden consequences of America's prison boom Life On the Outside tells the story of Elaine Bartlett, who spent sixteen years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The book opens on the morning of January 26, 2000, when she is set free, having received clemency from the governor. At forty-two, Elaine has virtually nothing: no money, no job, no real home. What she does have is a large and troubled family, including four children, who live in a decrepit Lower East Side housing project. "I left one prison to come home to another," Elaine says. Over the next months, she clashes with her daughters, hunts for a job, visits her son and her husband in prison, negotiates the rules of parole, searches for her own home-and campaigns for the repeal of the sentencing guidelines that led to her long prison term. In recent years, the United States has imprisoned more than two million people while making few preparations for their eventual release. Now these prisoners are coming home in record numbers, as unprepared for "life on the outside" as society is for them. Writing with a passion and an empathy that recall There Are No Children Here and Cold New World, Jennifer Gonnerman calls attention to this mounting national crisis by crafting an intimate family portrait-a story of struggle and survival, guilt and forgiveness, loneliness and love. Life on the Outside is a 2004 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Pontus and the Outside World

Author: C. J. Tuplin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004121546

Category: History

Page: 288

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This volume deploys both written (epigraphic, papyrological and literary) and archaeological (pottery, metalwork) evidence to cast new light on the economic, cultural and political contacts between Pontus and the Mediterranean world in the archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.

The Outside

Author: Ada Hoffmann

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857668145

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8475


Humanity’s super-intelligent AI Gods brutally punish breaches in reality, as one young scientist discovers, in this intense and brilliant space opera. Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive that could change the future of humanity. But when she activates it, reality warps, destroying the space station and everyone aboard. The AI Gods who rule the galaxy declare her work heretical, and Yasira is abducted by their agents. Instead of simply executing her, they offer mercy – if she’ll help them hunt down a bigger target: her own mysterious, vanished mentor. With her homeworld’s fate in the balance, Yasira must choose who to trust: the gods and their ruthless post-human angels, or the rebel scientist whose unorthodox mathematics could turn her world inside out. File Under: Science Fiction [ False Gods | Angel Inside | Autistic in Space | Here be Monsters ]

Ozzy on the Outside

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440207672

Category: Death

Page: 196

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Ozzy's mother's death affects him in many ways, but an unusual young woman he encounters while running away to New Orleans helps him face life again.

HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources

Author: David Ulrich,Jon Younger,Wayne Brockbank,Mike Ulrich

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071802673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 936


“This definitive work on HR competencies provides ideas and tools that help HR professionals develop their career and make their organization effective.” —Edward E. Lawler III, Professor, University of Southern California “This book is a crucial blueprint of what it takes to succeed. A must have for every HR professional.” —Lynda Gratton, Professor, London Business School “One single concept changed the HR world forever: ‘HR business partner’. Through consistent cycles of research and practical application, Dave and his team have produced and update the most comprehensive set of HR competencies ever.” —Horacio Quiros, President, World Federation of People Management Associations "Packed with facts, evidence, and prescriptive advice. It is about being a business leader first, and an HR professional second.” —Randy MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, IBM Corporation "The concepts and competencies presented in this book provide HR leaders with new insights." —Gina Qiao, Senior Vice President, HR Lenovo “Powerful, relevant and timely! Defines "new HR" in a pragmatic way. This book is a must for leaders and HR folks who seek to create sustainable competitive advantage.” —Satish Pradhan, Chief, Group Human Resources, Tata Sons Limited “You can’t argue with the data! This book is a definitive and practical guide to learning the HR competencies for success.” —John Lynch, Senior Vice President, HR, General Electric “A must read for any HR executive. This research-based competency model is particularly compelling because it is informed by the perspective of non-HR executives and stakeholders.” —Sue Meisinger, Distinguished speaker and author, former CEO of SHRM "Read this book for a unique long-term perspective on where HR competencies have brought us and must take us in future." —John Boudreau, Professor, University of Southern California and Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations

With Trust in Place

Author: Alice Leahy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 249

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To mark the 30th anniversary of TRUST, a charity that provides shelter for the homeless in Dublin, its founder, Alice Leahy, has asked 35 personalities from all walks of life to contribute a piece on the name of the outsider. The result is a collection of poetry and prose, at once entertaining, thought-provoking and humorous. Contributors include: Maeve Binchy, Bernard Farrell, Christy Moore, Eamon Keane, Mary O'Rourke, Nora Owen and Catherine Cleary.