Professional Idiot

Author: Stephen Steve-O Glover

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401303811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2175

From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the Jackass movies, there was little that Stephen "Steve-O" Glover wouldn't do. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg or diving into a pool full of elephant crap, almost nothing was out of bounds. As the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace. He developed a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and an obsession with his own celebrity that proved nearly as dangerous. Only an intervention and a visit to a psychiatric ward saved his life. Today he has been clean and sober for more than three years. Professional Idiot recounts the lunacy, the debauchery, the stunts, the drug addiction, and the path to recovery with bravado, humor, and heart. "It's mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty. What a truly unbelievable life."-- Johnny Knoxville "A great book to read before you get on the roller coaster to hell, if you plan on surviving to tell about it like Steve-O did."--Nikki Sixx, author of The Heroin Diaries "This is the perfect book for people who hate reading."--Tommy Lee, author of Tommyland The feedback I've gotten on Facebook and Twitter from those of you who've read this book has been fascinating, heartwarming, and hilarious. I'm happy to keep answering your questions on there, and I encourage more of you to join in the discussion. Hope to hear from you soon, and thank you all so much. Love,Steve-O

The Genial Idiot

Author: John Kendrick Bangs

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752381345

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 5302

Reproduction of the original: The Genial Idiot by John Kendrick Bangs

The Genial Idiot: His Views and Reviews

Author: John Kendrick Bangs

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3505

'The Genial Idiot: His Views and Reviews' is a collection of sketches by the American author and satirist John Kendrick Bangs. The sketches were originally published as a column in the New York Times. They follow the main character, aptly named Mr. Idiot who, in various conversations with his friends, pokes fun at everything from fame to Valentine's Day to spring poetry. A great piece from a master satirist!

Etiquette Good Behavior & Style in Everyday Professional Life

Author: Simone Janson

Publisher: Best of HR -®

ISBN: 3965960997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 94

View: 818

What the 2nd edition brings you: You support climate protection, receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press reviews in the book preview) as well as advice proven in practice, which leads step by step to success - also thanks to add-on. Because good behaviour as well as the adherence to unwritten codes of conduct decides in the professional life on rise and decline. Only those who know and follow the often only subliminally known behavioural patterns, but appear confidently, are recommended for promotion to a management position. And so many a behavior that is completely normal in the private sphere can quickly put a foot in it in everyday working life. After all, the appropriate status and conduct today involves much more than just charismatic work: it is also a matter of adhering to moral and ethical standards and values in leadership, which show who belongs to the elite and who does not. We give you the best possible help on the topics of career, finance, management, personnel work and life assistance. For this purpose, we gather in each book the best experts in their field as authors - detailed biographies in the book - , who give a comprehensive overview of the topic and additionally offer you success planner workbooks in printed form. Our guidebooks are aimed primarily at beginners. Readers who are looking for more in-depth information can get it for free as an add-on with individual content in German and English as desired. This concept is made possible by a particularly efficient, innovative digital process and Deep Learning, AI systems that use neural networks in translation. Moreover, we give at least 5 percent of our proceeds from book sales to social and sustainable projects. For example, we endow scholarships or support innovative ideas as well as climate protection initiatives and in some cases also receive government funding for this. With our translations from German into English we improve the quality of neural machine learning and thus contribute to international understanding. You can find out more on the website of our Berufebilder Yourweb Institute. Publisher Simone Janson is also a bestselling author as well as one of the 10 most important German bloggers according to the Blogger-Relevance-Index, furthermore she was a columnist and author of renowned media such as WELT, Wirtschaftswoche or ZEIT - more about her in Wikipedia.

Delphi Complete Works of John Kendrick Bangs (Illustrated)

Author: John Kendrick Bangs

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1788779517

Category: Fiction

Page: 8101

View: 8524

The late nineteenth century American humorist John Kendrick Bangs was an inventive satirical writer, who inspired the genre of Bangsian fantasy. Famous works like ‘A House-Boat on the Styx’ employed a fantastical premise, involving the use of famous literary or historical individuals and their interactions in the Afterlife. In the popular magazines ‘Puck’ and ‘Life’, Bangs created numerous hilarious characters, including Jimmieboy, the Idiot, Alice in Blunderland, the Unwiseman and a popular Raffles spin-off series — all revealing his important contribution to the development of humorist literature. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Bangs’ complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bangs’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 14 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including Bangs’ almost lost first novel, ‘Roger Camerden’ * The complete Idiot and Jimmieboy series * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the famous works are fully illustrated with the original artwork, with thousands of images * Rare magazine stories available in no other collection, including ‘The Paradise Club’ series * Includes Bangs’ rare non-fiction work ‘Uncle Sam, Trustee’, digitised here for the first time * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genresPlease visit to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Novels Roger Camerden (1887) Toppleton’s Client (1893) Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica (1895) A Rebellious Heroine (1896) Emblemland (1901) Mollie and the Unwiseman (1902) Olympian Nights (1902) The Andiron Tales (1906) Alice in Blunderland (1907) The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors (1908) The Autobiography of Methuselah (1909) Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad (1910) Jack and the Checkbook (1911) From Pillar to Post (1916)The Jimmieboy Series Tiddledywink Tales (1891) The Tiddledywink’s Poetry Book (1892) In Camp with a Tin Soldier (1892) Half Hours with Jimmieboy (1893) The Mantel-Piece Minstrels, and Other Stories (1896) Bikey the Skicycle and Other Tales of Jimmieboy (1902) Uncollected Jimmieboy TalesThe Raffles Series Mrs. Raffles (1905) R. Holmes & Co. (1906)The Idiot Series Coffee and Repartee (1893) The Idiot (1895) The Idiot at Home (1900) The Inventions of the Idiot (1904) The Genial Idiot (1908) Half-Hours with the Idiot (1917)Associated Shades Series A House-Boat on the Styx (1895) The Pursuit of the House-Boat (1897) The Enchanted Type-Writer (1899) Mr. Munchausen (1901)Other Short Fiction The Lorgnette (1886) New Waggings of Old Tales by Two Wags (1888) Three Weeks in Politics (1894) The Water Ghost, and Others (1894) The Paradise Club (1895) Paste Jewels (1897) Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others (1898) Peeps at Peoples (1899) The Dreamers: A Club (1899) The Booming of Acre Hill and Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life (1900) Over the Plum-Pudding (1901) Potted Fiction (1908) A Little Book of Christmas (1912)The Plays The Bicyclers, and Three Other Farces (1896)The Poetry Cobwebs from a Library Corner (1899)The Non-Fiction Uncle Sam, Trustee (1902)Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL

Author: Bonnie Vanak

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488016291

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6052

The SOS Agency grants one Navy SEAL his most personal mission yet... Home on leave at his family farm, Navy SEAL Cooper Johnson receives an unexpected assignment: to protect a beautiful socialite on the run from her abusive ex. Grieving his kid sister, a brave cop killed in the line of duty due to a faulty bulletproof vest, Coop is in no mood for work—until he meets Meg Taylor. Soon, he finds that riding the land, lovely Meg safe beside him, is a surprising comfort to his heart. But when he discovers Meg's dark past—and the evidence she possesses that her ex would kill to keep buried—it will take both the cowboy and SEAL within him to get the ultimate justice.

Monty Python and Philosophy

Author: Gary L. Hardcastle,George A. Reisch,William Irwin

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812696980

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 356

From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity and enduring influence in the worlds of comedy and film. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that recognition into the world of philosophy. Fifteen experts in topics like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and the philosophy of science bring their expertise to bear on Python movies such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays such as the Argument Clinic, the Dead Parrot Sketch, and, of course, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled vision of an Australian philosophy department. Monty Python and Philosophy follows the same hit format as the other titles in this popular series and explains all the philosophical concepts discussed in laymen’s terms.

Anatomist Poet

Author: Ayad Gharbawi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477242775

Category: Poetry

Page: 454

View: 5500

This book is a random, sample collection of Ayad Gharbawi's poems, written over three decades and over three continents."

Scruples of the Devil

Author: Ayad Gharbawi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477221824

Category: Poetry

Page: 95

View: 4494

"This book is an amalgamation of some of my poems, written over three decades and writen in three continents. They centre around the themes of Man's purposes in life and the questions he has on why he despairs as much as he does? And you say...?"