Successfully Unemployed: The 16 Real-Life Lessons You MUST Learn Before You Quit Your Job and Live the Life of Your Dreams: Dustin Heiner
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Miracles comes a mesmerizing novel about a town transformed by a mysterious sickness that locks victims in perpetual sleep and triggers extraordinary, life-altering dreams. ´´This book is stunning.´´-Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep-and doesn´t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry the girl away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled. A quarantine is established. Mei, an outsider in the hierarchy of dorm life, finds herself thrown together with an eccentric, idealistic classmate. A psychiatrist summoned from Los Angeles attempts to make sense of the phenomenon as it spreads. Those infected, she discovers, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams-but of what? Gorgeously written, The Dreamers is a breathtaking novel, startling and provocative, about the possibilities contained within a human life-in our waking days and, perhaps even more, in our dreams. Advance praise for The Dreamers ´´Frighteningly powerful, beautiful, and uncanny, The Dreamers is a love story and also a horror story-a symphonic achievement, alternating intimate moments with a panoramic capture of a crisis in progress.´´-Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories ´´A modern Midsummer Night´s Dream . . . In this wonderful novel, Walker paints a haunting canvas exploring time, memory, consciousness, and youth.´´-Marisha Pessl, author of Night Film ´´What a book! I read The Dreamers in a dream of sorts myself, entirely transported into Karen Thompson Walker´s world of mysterious tragedy and infinite, if unexpected, compassion. This is a profound novel, and a deeply moving one. How she takes a terrifying situation and reveals it as a thing of beauty, a lesson in the human spirit, is a mystery to me, but she does exactly that, and fortunate readers will celebrate this extraordinary book.´´-Robin Black, author of Life Drawing
Wantrepreneurs dream about quitting their job. Entrepreneurs actually do it. Do you have a side business that you love to work full time? What will you do without health insurance? Should you cash out your vacation time? How will you have enough income to live on? These questions and more will be answered and will prepare you for life without a job. Before you quit your job, you need to make a plan and prepare for a life after a paycheck. Successfully Unemployed is the book that will help you quit your job successfully and never work another job again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sky Matsuhashi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089334/bk_acx0_089334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Lesson From Teacher: CJ Edwards
Cabin Lessons:A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and Love Spike Carlsen
In this tale of grit and glamour, setbacks and comebacks, business and pop culture icon Tommy Hilfiger shares his extraordinary life story for the first time. Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global culture. Since designing his first collection of ´´classics with a twist´´ three decades ago, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style-but his destiny wasn´t always so clear. Growing up one of nine children in a working-class family in Elmira, New York, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore year of high school, and found himself constantly at odds with his father. Nevertheless, this self-described dreamer had a vision and the relentless will to make it a reality. At eighteen he opened his own clothing store, parlaying his uncanny instinct for style into a budding career as a fashion designer. Through decades of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly optimistic. To this day, his approach to commerce is rooted in his positive view of the world. American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that cover Tommy´s years as a club kid and scrappy entrepreneur in 1970s New York as well as unique insights into the exclusive A-list personalities with whom he´s collaborated and interacted, from Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. But this is more than just a fashion icon´s memoir-it´s a road map for building a brand, both professionally and personally. Tommy takes us behind the scenes of every decision-and every mistake-he´s ever made, offering advice on leadership, business, team-building, and creativity. This is the story of a true American original, told for the first time in his own words, with honesty, humor, and the insatiable appetite for life and style that proves that sometimes you have to dream big to make it big. Praise for American Dreamer ´´A unique look into the fashion world . . . an honest, straightforward, mostly entertaining autobiography of the man who created a classic yet hip line of clothing.´´-Kirkus Reviews ´´Fashionistas and business gurus alike will glean important lessons from Hilfiger´s rags-to-riches rag-trade story.´´-Booklist ´´Tommy burst onto the fashion scene at the height of hip-hop and was instantly taken up by rappers and rockers alike. Since then, year after year he has been ahead of the curve with his elegant and stylish looks. His creative energy has always been an inspiration to me. He´s really himself in American Dreamer.´´-Mick Jagger ´´In American Dreamer Tommy shows how he has taken the (rock) stars and the (preppy) stripes and come up with a look-and a label-that are recognized globally as being quintessentially American, as well as a brand that constantly keeps time with pop music.´´-Anna Wintour ´´Tommy is an inspiration to many people. American Dreamer shows how he has managed to be successful in business and done so with integrity.´´-David Beckham ´´Tommy is one of the most genuine people I know! In American Dreamer you can feel his passion pour through everything he does: fashion, fatherhood, family, and friendship!´´-Alicia Keys ´´Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who was able to transcend fashion and blend it with pop culture and take it to a worldwide audience. American Dreamer documents how, unlike any other designer, Tommy was able to tap into music, its subculture, and its influence on society.´´-Tommy Mottola
Wife´s Fellatio Lesson: CJ Edwards