Author: Wolfgang Herrndorf
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-02-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Mike doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (OK, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties. But one day Tschick, the odd new boy at school, shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. He dares him to go on a road trip with him. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance. 'You will see the world with different eyes after reading this novel' Rolling Stone Winner of the German Teen Literature Prize
She grew up sooner than she was supposed to, having seen the world in a way that little girls are not supposed to. In fifth grade, she lost her virginity to her first love. At thirteen, she got pregnant with the same guy, which caused their relationship to fall short. She was later labeled as the black sheep and had her self-esteem slowly broken into pieces. But all these deplorable experiences she went through while growing up only served as the foretelling of the even bigger challenges that awaited her in the future. Yet amid her journey through a seemingly dark alley, God gave her an awesome gift and she found a way to muster her courage and live life in search for the love that she truly deserved. Written in a lighthearted tone and in a witty and humorous manner, I’m a Good Girl, Why Me? chronicles Keys’ story of survival. It inspires readers with its testimony of hope, resilience, courage, and victory. It unfolds how one woman trekked through an incredible journey of pain and how she eventually found her happy ending with the promise of a new love.
Author: Sam Antrim Kane
Release Date: 2012-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
AuthorSam Antrim Kane was born the middle of two sisters. He has a sweet loving wife, five children and five grandchildren. In 2004 the family lost uncles and aunts to cancer, cousins, nephews, and nieces to drunk driving and suicide. Sam started writing a "Family Ministries" letter to help families realize they are not alone. He felt the family should have been there to help comfort and support those that were hurting. God continues to inspire him to write these letters each month and mail them out to over 100 family and friends. After his sister Jan died he began writing this book about her and all the struggles, hardships, and bullying that she went through. Everyone no matter who you are just wants to be seen. There is lots of deceptions people use just to be seen such as education, drugs, alcohol, and money.
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
High Performance Neon Builder's Handbook is your one-stop shop for all the information you need to get the maximum performance out of your Dodge Neon. This comprehensive book details everything including available Neon models, suspension and braking improvements, drivetrain modifications, and working on a budget. Engine modifications are extensively covered, including specific details about intake systems, exhaust systems, ignition and fuel systems, short-block modification, and thorough coverage on heads, cams, and valvetrain. A helpful chapter on how and where to go racing is also included, as well as a handy source guide. If you want to make your Neon the hottest sport compact on the street, this is the book for you.
Author: Richard Werre
Release Date: 2004-09-14
Genre: Business & Economics
I Love My Work But, I Hate My Job will provide something of interest for every member of the workforce, from those in positions of power, to those assigned to the maintenance function of the organization. Principles contained in the book are as applicable to the employees of an organization of three, as they are to those working in a major conglomerate, and to all levels in between. The book will capture the interest of the vast majority of employees who will discover how to rise above the circumstances created by oppression and incompetence in the workplace.
What can you expect to learn about Henry Ford and the invention of the automobile in this book? First, you will learn a little more about Henry Ford himself. You will see what he was like as a kid and when it was that he first got interested in machines and in building cars. Did you know that Henry Ford was actually raised as a farmer, and not as an engineer? We will also learn how the Ford Motor Company came to be established. Find out more in this exciting book. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides; with dozens of books published every month, there's sure to be something just for you! Visit our website to find out more.
AutobiographyTrue stories of Author while growing up in Orange County California. Exciting adventures that would give Mark Twain pause. Other articles describe author working with NASA on Space Shuttle.
Author: John Hofmeister
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Political Science
As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he's a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a grassroots campaign to change the way we look at energy in this country. While pundits proffer false new promises of green energy independence, or flatly deny the existence of a problem, Hofmeister offers an insider's view of what's behind the energy companies' posturing, and how politicians use energy misinformation, disinformation, and lack of information to get and stay elected. He tackles the energy controversy head-on, without regard for political correctness. He also provides a new framework for solving difficult problems, identifying solutions that will lead to a future of comfortable lifestyles, affordable and clean energy, environmental protection, and sustained economic competitiveness.
A Murdered Husband. . . Gulf War veteran Doug Gissendaner would do anything for a friend, a stranger, or the wife who broke every rule in the marriage book. Now, investigators were scouring the Georgia woods not far from Doug's home. They'd already found the charred wreckage of his car. They knew they were looking for a body. . . A Hitman Who Killed For Love. . . Gregory Owen had been having an on-again, off-again affair with Doug's wife for years. Then Kelly Gissendaner told Greg it was time for her husband to die. With a knife and a plan, Greg forced Doug to drive into the woods. When Greg finished his savage, cold-blooded deed, Kelly showed up to make sure Doug was dead. A Woman On Death Row. . . This is the astounding true story of the only woman on Georgia's Death Row and the chilling, account of how she got there. From the hold Kelly had over a good and decent man to her dramatic, controversial trial, First We'll Kill My Husband captures the lies, schemes, and manipulations of a woman totally bent on murder. . . Includes 16 pages of shocking photos! Lyn Riddle is a freelance writer and journalist whose work regularly appears in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Atlanta Constitution. She is the author of Family Blood: The Murder that Shattered an All-American Home and Ashes to Ashes. She lives in Simpsonville (near Greenville), SC.
Author: Rev. Dr. Walter M. Brown Jr.
Release Date: 2005-12-22
Author Walter M. Brown Jr. describes the wilderness as an inner feeling of barrenness. Through the spiritual direction in Why the Wilderness?, he hopes to help you better understand your own desolate times by seeing how God assisted him through his own. God allows-and sometimes even plans-your personal wildernesses to mature you for life and ministry. Once understood, this process can help immunize you against these experiences. Brown provides advice on how to overcome "wildernesses" of rejection, silence, and continually changing circumstances. He guides you in the quest to rise to what God intends for you, to better understand the connection between hope and faith, to address and overcome your secret fears, and to bring to light your areas of personal darkness. Also included is a forty-day devotional guide, complete with poems, questions, and reflections. Negotiated wildernesses are important to your spiritual growth and your fulfillment as children of God. One thing is for certain-until we address and venture through the wildernesses in our lives, the angels cannot come!
Author: Peter Golenbock
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
While you were sitting in the stands or watching at home on TV, did you ever ask yourself what's really going on behind the scenes? Take a ride on the seat next to auto-racing legend Bobby Allison and relive the dramatic saga of the Alabama Gang in this unique look at NASCAR from the inside. Bobby Allison, who ranks third place in wins in NASCAR history, began his Grand National/Winston Cup career in 1966. After winning eighty-five races, he retired in 1988 when an accident at Pocono Raceway nearly killed him. He was severely brain injured, and it took him a full fifteen years to recover. After the accident, more tragedy struck. In 1992 his younger son, Clifford, died in a crash at the age of twenty-seven. A year later, his other son, Davey, died in a helicopter accident, and in 1994 he lost his close friend and protégé Neil Bonnet in a fatal crash. Then Bobby and his wife, Judy, separated and divorced. Through it all Bobby Allison persevered. Today Bobby's mind is as sharp, detailed, and analytical as anyone's in sports. Bobby remembers so much, in such great detail, the stories he tells leap off the page. It's all there---the feuds, the infighting, the victories, the accusations of cheating, and worse. Incredibly, Bobby, the poster boy for hard work, honesty, and integrity, holds nothing back, even when it reflects poorly on him. "It happened, and there's nothing I can do about that," is what he says. The result is raw racing history. Along with the Earnhardts, the Jarretts, and the Pettys, the Allisons are racing family royalty, and Miracle, a family saga of determination, loyalty, and love, is filled with some of the greatest racing stories of all time. If you ever wanted to read a book that puts you in the garage, in the pits, and in the boardrooms, and at the same time tugs at your heartstrings---this is the book for you.
Author: Henry De Monfreid
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2007-07-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Nobleman, writer, adventurer and inspiration for the swashbuckling gun runner in the Adventures of Tintin, Henri de Monfried lived by his own account ‘a rich, restless, magnificent life’ as one of the great travellers of his or any age. Infamous as well as famous, his name is inextricably linked to the Red Sea and the raffish ports between Suez and Aden in the early years of the twentieth century. This is a compelling account of how de Monfried seeks his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Gulf pearls, then is drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery, smuggling and drugs. Hashish was the drug of choice, and de Monfried writes of sailing to Suez with illegal cargos, dodging blockades and pirates.
Author: Lee Hoyle
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
You may not yet have heard of Lee Hoyle. You soon will. This collection of anecdotes, memoirs and general musings will almost certainly have you laughing, and often bring a tear to the eye. Lee's unique style of writing adds to both the humour amd the drama of the chapters of his life and often enhances the emotion of the moment. This is a must-read biography from an interesting new character, with praise heaped on chapters such as 'Breaking into a factory' and 'Addicted to Pepper Spray'. Lee also describes in detail some of the locations he has grown up in, including some beautiful - and some not so beautiful - locations in South Africa. Once you get this book, you won't be able to put it down. Not for the faint-hearted...