The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory

Author: Corey White

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760142549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6560


Corey White was a golden child. He knew this because his father would hit his mother and his sisters but not him. And his mother adored him so much she let him drop out of primary school. After losing his father to jail and his mother to heroin, though, he became a target for cruelty and dysfunction in foster homes. A scholarship to a prestigious boarding school lifted him out of foster care and awakened a love of learning and reading for him, but this was soon overwhelmed by a crushing depression and drug addiction. Through it all, he kept thinking – sometimes hoping, sometimes fearing – that he was destined for something bigger. Would he find salvation in the halls of a university, or a poetically grimy crack den, or through love? Or would the golden glow that had been in him since childhood ultimately fade, leaving only darkness and ruin? The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory is a memoir of trauma and survival that will break your heart and then show you how to rebuild it. It is a powerful, lyrical and darkly funny debut from one of Australia’s brightest young comedians. ‘Equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Corey’s story is one of the most powerful I have ever read.’ Wil Anderson ‘Look back in anger. Look around in acceptance. Look forward in love. Harrowing, and yet hopeful.’ Tim Rogers

Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory, The

Author: Corey White

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1760899135

Category: Comedians

Page: 288

View: 5542


Corey White was a golden child. He knew this because his father would hit his mother and his sisters but not him. And his mother adored him so much she let him drop out of primary school. After losing his father to jail and his mother to heroin, though, he became a target for cruelty and dysfunction in foster homes. A scholarship to a prestigious boarding school lifted him out of foster care and awakened a love of learning and reading for him, but this was soon overwhelmed by a crushing depression and drug addiction. Through it all, he kept thinking - sometimes hoping, sometimes fearing - that he was destined for something bigger. Would he find salvation in the halls of a university, or a poetically grimy crack den, or through love? Or would the golden glow that had been in him since childhood ultimately fade, leaving only darkness and ruin? The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory is a memoir of trauma and survival that will break your heart and then show you how to rebuild it. It is a powerful, lyrical and darkly funny debut from one of Australia's brightest young comedians. 'Equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Corey's story is one of the most powerful I have ever read.' Wil Anderson 'Look back in anger. Look around in acceptance. Look forward in love. Harrowing, and yet hopeful.' Tim Rogers

Modern Portfolio Management

Author: Todd E. Petzel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119818192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 411


Get a practical and thoroughly updated look at investment and portfolio management from an accomplished veteran of the discipline In Modern Portfolio Management: Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory, investment executive and advisor Dr. Todd E. Petzel delivers a grounded and insightful exploration of developments in finance since the advent of Modern Portfolio Theory. You’ll find the tools and concepts you need to evaluate new products and portfolios and identify practical issues in areas like operations, decision-making, and regulation. In this book, you’ll also: Discover why Modern Portfolio Theory is at odds with developments in the field of Behavioral Finance Examine the never-ending argument between passive and active management and learn to set long-term goals and objectives Find investor perspectives on perennial issues like corporate governance, manager turnover, fraud risks, and ESG investing Perfect for institutional and individual investors, investment committee members, and fiduciaries responsible for portfolio construction and oversight, Modern Portfolio Management is also a must-read for fund and portfolio managers who seek to better understand their investors.

The Heart of the Horse, Healing the Heart of the Human

Author: Kaarin "Nikki" Bell Theisinger

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 146691310X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

View: 6865


The Horse Connection Interactive Riding and Assisted Riding For Children & "Adult Children At Heart! " The Inspiration for "Horse Connection" was inspired by my love of horses & growing up in a Circus Family that encouraged my love of animals, especially Horses! This "Connection" with Horses was encouraged by my parents and early in my life my grandparents who grew up with farm animals. By age seven, my Dad and Grandpa Bell, went to the local "glue factory (this was 1952 and Horses then were sent to Slaugther Houses when they were old or crippled. They came home in a Farm Trailer and there was Dolly, who I knew was the prettiest horse I had Ever Seen!. During the summers of these Years, I had the privilege to Travel with my Parents on Polack Bros Shrine Circus: I had my first "Horse Job" at seven years! A loving trainer named Sonny Moore trained Dogs and ponies to work together in a Funny Way and his act was named "Sonny Moore's Roustabouts." This was more than fun ...it was a privilege that I learned to groom, water, put on harnesses and feeds these talented animals! These Early "Horse Experiences" influenced my Dream to work with Children and Horses in a way that was not Only Learning but Fun!! This book is a description and depicts Ways that "That Horses Nurture Children, Reduce theirs Fears, Increase Confidence, and have a New Friend to Love.. The Horse! My parents continued to nurture my Love of Horses when they "semi retired" from the Circus Trapeze Life they had known for over Fifty Years, and we moved into our Home in Duncanville Tx. There a Horse Named Tinkerbell taught me to ride all over again and my high school friend Vicky & I rode all over Duncanville and surrounding places! Tinkerbelle had one beautiful baby horse named Missy and she was a joy to help train. Then it was time to go to college and they were sold to wonderful families! 'The Heart of the Horse, Healing the Heart of the Human" is shown in pictures and stories throughout this book! Enjoy the stories and hope they will touch a place in your Heart & get to know the Horses in my Life who have now helped, healed or taught many many kids and adults to not only Ride but to love and appreciate the Horse as a Healing, Understanding, and Connecting animals to our Hearts!

"Tails" of a Suburban Cowgirl: Adventures on the Road to Horsetown, USA

Author: Debra Speakes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257342916

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 1131


"Tails" of a Suburban Cowgirl is the true story of a little girl growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, with a deep love of horses and a family who couldn't care less about them. Yet over the years, she not only achieved her dream of having horses while still living in the city, but she eventually found her way to country living in a town sympathetic to her love of horses. This wonderful book is a must-read for any would-be cowgirl or cowboy stuck living in the city but who dreams of living the cowboy life. It's also a trip down memory lane for others who traveled the same path, achieving the dream despite the numerous obstacles that arise on the unlikely journey from stick horses to stock horses, from model horses to Morgan horses, from stuffed ponies to cow ponies. Kindle version available from Amazon.

This War Called Love

Author: Alejandro Murguía

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872868869

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5310


From Mexico City to San Francisco's Mission District, nothing comes easy—in life or in love. Here is an unstereotypical view of a world as treacherous as it is tender, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. Authentic and honest, these nine stories focus on today’s Latino men, their strength and vulnerability, their fears and deepest desires. “Danger, cruelty, lust, loss, blood, death and dance. . . . Couldn’t put the book down. So hot I had to smother it in half and half. Murguía's a master of hearts on fire, working his storytelling anvil late at night, in a wrecked cubicle of SF called La Mission. No doubt the hungriest fiction and the most ferocious collection in the last three decades.”—Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Border Crosser with a Lamborghini Dream “Alejandro Murguía has returned the short story to the people. Though some of his characters are down on their luck, the author has hit the literary jackpot with this one. He’s been revered as an artist for decades among the multicultural cognoscenti, and the publication of this fabulous volume will confirm for many readers what we knew all along.”—Ishmael Reed, author of The Reed Reader “This is a book of rare intensity and transcultural joy!"—José David Saldívar, author of Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies "The nine tales of life in Mexico City and the Mission District depicted . . . crackle with energy without losing sight of their narratives. . . . [Murguia's] Mission district is not a hipster haven but a melting pot for Latinos from all over the Americas, and his Mexico City is a thriving cultural whirlwind."—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "Alejandro Murguía begins This War Called Love: Nine Stories, his second collection, with an unforgettable portrait of Mexico City in the summer of 1956. Murguía’s prose has the captivating quality that can only flow from a narrator who is himself captivated by his passions. A born storyteller, Murguía sustains flawlessly believable first-person narratives, which gives his prose much of its warmth and nuance."—The San Francisco Bay Guardian "Equal parts funny and sad, Murguía’s short stories depict, with tender and sometimes unflinching detail, love, life, and growing up Hispanic. . . . Although the best of the collection are on the darker side, Murguía also shines in the more lighthearted stories . . . Free of stereotypes and always honest, this collection presents Latino Chicano life at full throttle."—Booklist "Authentic and honest, these stories focus on today’s Latin men, their strength and vulnerability, their fears and deepest desires."—Latin Style Alejandro Murguía was born in California, but raised in Mexico City. His experiences as an international volunteer in the Nicaraguan Insurrection of 1979 are recounted in his second collection of short stories Southern Front (American Book Award, 1991). He lives in San Francisco, where he teaches Latin American literature at San Francisco State University.

The Wrong Cowboy

Author: Megan Ryder

Publisher: Megan Ryder

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2269


If you love friends to lovers, where opposites attract and Mr. Wrong is actually Mr. Right, then this is your next one-click! Graduate from college? Check. Land a school counselor job? Check. Seduce her forever crush? Epic fail! In fact, he's not interested, period. But Emma is determined to change his mind until his cousin, Gabe Buchanan, puts a definite crimp in her perfect plans. Gabe has come to help his cousin with work around the ranch while struggling to unravel his next book plot. The last thing he expected to find was literary inspiration in the curvaceous cowgirl pining over his cousin. Determined to prove he is the right match for her, he devises a plan to win Emma's heart. As much as Emma wants her childhood crush to finally take notice, she can't help but be intrigued by the sizzling hot and funny Gabe. When he asks her out, she can't say no. Besides, it's just a friendly dinner. No big deal. Yet when the lines between casual and interested blur, neither can deny the chemistry between them. Can Gabe fill every box on Emma's checklist and give her what she needs the most? His heart and a future together? Granite Junction is a spin-off from the Redemption Ranch series, with some of your favorite characters returning and making guest appearances, while others find their happy ever afters!

My Rodeo Years

Author: Yakima Canutt,John Crawford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786458194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

View: 8080


Rodeo legend, actor and stuntman Yakima Canutt blazed a trail as a champion bronco buster and rode to fame as a collaborator with John Wayne, who claimed to borrow his on-screen persona from Canutt's real one. This memoir, as told to John Crawford, relates Canutt's years on the rodeo circuit, his roles in silent westerns, and his craftsmanship in movie stunts on such epics as Stagecoach and Ben-Hur, as well as his family life and friendships.