How Did You Get This Number

Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101188286

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 1828


From the author of the sensational bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. In Cake readers were introduced to the foibles of Crosley's life in New York City-always teetering between the glamour of Manhattan parties, the indignity of entry-level work, and the special joy of suburban nostalgia-and to a literary voice that mixed Dorothy Parker with David Sedaris and became something all its own. Crosley still lives and works in New York City, but she's no longer the newcomer for whom a trip beyond the Upper West Side is a big adventure. She can pack up her sensibility and takes us with her to Paris, to Portugal (having picked it by spinning a globe and putting down her finger, and finally falling in with a group of Portuguese clowns), and even to Alaska, where the "bear bells" on her fellow bridesmaids' ponytails seemed silly until a grizzly cub dramatically intrudes. Meanwhile, back in New York, where new apartments beckon and taxi rides go awry, her sense of the city has become more layered, her relationships with friends and family more complicated. As always, Crosley's voice is fueled by the perfect witticism, buoyant optimism, flair for drama, and easy charm in the face of minor suffering or potential drudgery. But in How Did You Get This Number it has also become increasingly sophisticated, quicker and sharper to the point, more complex and lasting in the emotions it explores. And yet, Crosley remains the unfailingly hilarious young Everywoman, healthily equipped with intelligence and poise to fend off any potential mundanity in maturity.

Where Did You Get This Number?

Author: Anthony Salvanto

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501174851

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4007


CBS News’ Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto takes you behind the scenes of polling to show you how to think about who we are and where we’re headed as a nation. As Elections and Surveys Director for CBS News, it’s Anthony Salvanto’s job to understand you—what you think and how you vote. He’s the person behind so many of the poll numbers you see today, making the winner calls on election nights and surveying thousands of Americans. In Where Did You Get This Number? A Pollster’s Guide to Making Sense of the World, Salvanto takes readers on a fast-paced, eye-opening tour through the world of polling and elections and what they really show about America today, beyond the who's-up-who’s-down headlines and horse races. Salvanto is just the person to bring much-needed clarity in a time when divisions seem to run so deep. The language of polling may be numbers, but the stories it tells are about people. In this engaging insider’s account, Salvanto demystifies jargon with plain language and answers readers’ biggest questions about polling and pollsters. How can they talk to 1,000 people and know the country? How do they know the winner so fast? How do they decide what questions to ask? Why didn't they call you? Salvanto offers data-driven perspective on how Americans see the biggest issues of our time, from the surprising 2016 election, to the shocks of the financial crisis, the response to terrorism and the backlash against big money. He doesn’t shy away from pointing out what’s worked and what hasn’t. Salvanto takes readers inside the CBS newsroom on Election Night 2016 and makes readers rethink conventional wisdom and punditry just in time for the 2018 midterms. He shows who really decides elections and why you should think about a poll differently from the forecasts popularized by Nate Silver and others. Where Did You Get This Number? is an essential resource for anyone interested in politics—and how to better measure and understand patterns of human behavior. For any American who wants to get a better read on what America is thinking, this book shows you how to make sense of it all.

EVELINA

Author: David Gomadza

Publisher: David Gomadza

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3099


A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.

Night Rain

Author: Joe Hilley

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781589190993

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 5796


A hurricane, a looter, an unidentified dead body, and secrets kept buried for years... Sounds like a case for attorney Mike Connolly!

Room 24

Author: Katie Prejean McGrady

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594716501

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9103


Five years after she graduated from high school, teacher, youth minister, and sought-after speaker Katie Prejean McGrady returned to her alma mater in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to teach freshman theology. In the early years of her career, McGrady’s hormonal, sometimes grumpy, and often confused students taught her what it means to evangelize. Her frequently witty and always candid stories—and the ten lessons she offers—will inspire anyone who works with youth in the Church today. As she began her first year of teaching, McGrady was eager to impart the Catholic doctrine she loves to her class in room 24 at St. Louis Catholic high school, but she was quickly rattled by the magnitude of the task, especially when she was challenged by a teen who said he didn’t believe. In ten brief and compelling chapters, McGrady shares humorous and hopeful interactions she’s had with her students that helped her learn that teaching them about Jesus and his Church is not as important as knowing them, loving them, and inviting them to know and love Jesus as a personal friend and savior. Her frequent mistakes and occasional successes with her students taught McGrady how to evangelize young people by building relationships in joyful, humble, and prayerful ways. Likewise, McGrady determined that the power of inviting conversation, welcoming questions, and witnessing to faith through personal stories engages students and helps them fall in love with Jesus.

Don't Ever Leave This Country

Author: Tony Esposito

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438982925

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 2683


Set in San Francisco during the early 1980s, Don't Ever Leave This Country draws a connection between the narcissism of America and that of a reckless young man on the loose for the first time. You might not want to trade places with the protagonist, Evan Bando, but you will stay with him through the good times and then the hard lessons learned until the fateful conclusion that catapults the reader to the present day. This strange and funny novel starts out as a simple tale of youthful excess and indiscretion, and goes beyond with its intriguing storytelling and strong emotional impact.

Potsdamer Platz

Author: Buddy Giovinazzo

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857303139

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7797


'Not since Goodfellas has there been such a brilliant and unique look into the gangster world' - Tony Scott A New York Mafia crime family, known as the Franchise, sets up base on the biggest construction site in Europe, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, setting in train a destructive confrontation with the Russian Mafia. Tony, the youngest hit-man in the history of the Franchise, is sent in first, to terrorise and soften up the opposition, which he does with catastrophic results when an innocent 14 year old girl is killed. Feeling guilt and shame over a life spent destroying everything he's ever laid his hands on, Tony decides to change his life, especially after he falls in love with Monica, a medical student from East Berlin. But he finds changing his life of violence and cruelty nearly impossible to do. Torn between his loyalty to the Franchise, his only family, and his feelings of love for Monica and the redemption she can offer, Tony tries to balance a life in both worlds, the criminal and the scarier world of normal life; with tragically mixed results. Action-packed, sexy and filmic, Potsdamer Platz reveals the dark and threatening world of contemporary Berlin after the wall came down - a city of two halves flooded with new money and in the throes of economic transformation, ripe with opportunity for the forces of organised crime.

A Message to Your Heart

Author: Niamh Greene

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844882624

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9623


Niamh Greene's delightful fifth novel A Message to Your Heart is an intriguing and heart-warming story for fans of the wise humour of Catherine Alliott and the modern day fairytales of Cecelia Ahern. Throw in Niamh's unique brand of heart-warming storytelling and readers are in for a real treat. Frankie Rowley is far too practical to believe in karma or fate ... and her family and friends reckon that work-obsessed Frankie's strongest relationship is with her phone. (And why not? At least it never judges her for cancelling dinner for the umpteenth time.) When she loses that precious phone on a business trip to San Francisco, Frankie is forced to hire a replacement. Soon she's getting texts meant for someone else - a woman called Aimee who seems like a lot of fun, and whose family clearly loves to keep in touch - and whose presence in her life is the last thing Frankie needs. Frankie goes on the warpath, but she is in for some surprises when she blunders into Aimee's world. And the biggest surprise of all is how your life can be changed forever by losing a phone. Frankie may not believe in karma or fate, but suddenly it looks like they've got her number ... Praise for Niamh's previous titles: 'Brilliantly astute' **** OK! Magazine 'Very funny' **** Heat 'Greene's wicked sense of humour provides much needed relief in these recessionary times' Irish Independent 'This author is capable of being very very funny' Sunday Independent 'Hilariously written but anchored in real life, this will keep you laughing all the way' Woman 'You'll love this tale of wrong turns, romance and reinvention' Daily Record A Message to Your Heart is a story of two women, two phones, a lot of crossed wires and a life changed forever that will go straight to readers' hearts just like Niamh previous bestselling novels, including the award-nominated Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife.

Exposure

Author: Christopher Watkins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479716006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 210

View: 9254


Sybille Chevrier, sure that her dream of becoming a film star is going to come true after her fathers hectic career transfers them from Paris to America, slowly but surely begins to realize her strange new world is not what it seems. It is 1962 Manhattan. America defuses The Cuban Missile Crisis. Things begin looking up. Until Sybille descends into a world of paranoia when coming to believe that her father is conspiring the JFK assassination with an organization of Communists and a sordid man known as Oswald. Exposure. The only resolve. The only absolution. The only hope.

Nine Lives

Author: F. Say

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1934925403

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 8681


After tragedy on a rain-slick road leaves Sam a widower and single father, he concludes the tragedy was a design of fate he had somehow evaded. Eventually, his lack of faith is exchanged for fear that it is not his life that is in jeopardy but quite possibly his soul.