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
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
Publisher´s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Proven methods for turning any passion into major profits - from the legendary entrepreneur who turned her idea into a $100 million global powerhouse For the first time ever, the founder and CEO of Jazzercise, Inc., reveals the secrets to her staggering success. In Building a Business with a Beat, Judi Sheppard Missett describes the principles that made-and continue to make-Jazzercise the worldwide women-owned enterprise it is today. You´ll learn how to build a business devoted to excellence and communal satisfaction, while being inspired by the author´s story of turning a class of 15 people in a Chicago dance studio into the world´s leading dance fitness program. Sheppard Missett shows how you can build your own successful business by daring to: .Dream big .Pair your passion with a greater purpose .Pay attention to cues, signs and signals .Embrace changing technologies .Hire for attitude, empathy, and creativity .Set standards, establish ´´firsts´´ .Cultivate your customer community .Reach out, step forward, and give back
Are you stuck in the rat race ? Do you want to start Trading and live your best life? Then this book is for you! Thanks to the incredible strategies presented in this book, you will learn the best and most powerful trading strategies to create abundance in your life. You see, most people go through their day exchanging their time for money and having a miserable life which they cannot change. But you are different. The fact that you are looking for practical solutions to your financial problems means that you are on the right path to success and this book will make sure that you get real results very fast. Thousands of students have achieved their goals by mastering the must-see trading strategies and techniques presented in the book, which go into the little details that can make or break your trading while providing actionable steps. Here is what you will learn : ·The right mindset to achieve and live the trader´s lifestyle; ·How to trade Forex, Cryptocurrency, Stocks, Commodities, and Future; ·How to analyze charts with technical analysis and fundamental analysis; ·How to take advantage of social trading; ·How to manage your capital and risk; ·The power of compound interest; ·How to leverage your position with margin trading; ·Much more! Every chapter goes into actionable steps that will allow you to set up your first trading account and be profitable from the start. What are you waiting for? Don´t wait any longer! Scroll up and click the buy now button to begin the journey to the life of your dreams!
Do those who succeed work harder than those who only dream about success? Are they smarter, luckier, more ruthless? And does financial success bring happiness? These perennial questions are perhaps more timely than ever. ´´The Instant Millionaire´´ answers them in the unforgettable voice of a very wise and wealthy old man. Known as the ´´Instant Millionaire´´ because he grasped the true secret of making a fortune overnight, this sage mentors a young man with frustrated dreams and nine-to-five disappointments. In practical, ready-to-implement lessons, he reveals the ideas and actions that can give anyone the mentality of a millionaire. This simple yet powerful mental shift paves the way not only for financial success but also for profound personal fulfillment and well-being.
Critically acclaimed and award-winning actress Marlee Matlin reveals the illuminating, moving, and often surprising story of how she defied all expectations to become one of the most prolific and beloved actresses of our time. Marlee Matlin entered our lives as the deaf pupil turned custodian audiences fell in love with in Children of a Lesser God , a role for which she became the youngest woman ever to win a Best Actress Oscar. More than twenty years after her stunning big screen debut, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress is an inspirational force of nature -- a mother, an activist, and a role model for millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing people around the world. In I´ll Scream Later , Marlee takes readers on the frank and touching journey of her life, from the frightening loss of her hearing at eighteen months old to the highs and lows of Hollywood, her battles with addiction, and the unexpected challenges of being thrust into the spotlight as an emissary for the deaf community. She speaks candidly for the first time about the troubles of her youth, the passionate and tumultuous two-year relationship with Oscar winner William Hurt that dovetailed with a stint in rehab, and her subsequent romances with heartthrobs like Rob Lowe, Richard Dean Anderson, and David E. Kelley. Though she became famous at the age of twenty-one, Marlee struggled all her life to connect with people, fighting against anyone who tried to hold her back. Her own mother often hid behind their communication barrier, and Marlee turned to drugs before she even started high school. However, she found in acting -- with the encouragement of her mentor, Henry Winkler -- a discipline, a drive, and a talent for understanding the human condition that belied her age and her inability to hear. By the time Hollywood embraced her, she had almost no formal training, a fact that caused many other deaf actors to give her the cold shoulder, even as she was looked upon as a spokesperson for their community. She has played memorable roles on wildly popular television shows such as Seinfeld , The West Wing , and The L Word , danced a show-stopping cha-cha-cha on Dancing with the Stars , and now, with uncompromising honesty and humor, Marlee shares the story of her life -- an enduring tale that is an unforgettable lesson in following your dreams.
Spending time with toxic people, rehashing old conflicts, and gossiping like we´re back on the school yard are traps we can easily fall into from time to time. These habits get in the way of our ability to live peaceful, abundant lives. Flourish in a World Full of People is the gentle guide to navigate the most significant relationships in your life: your family, your colleagues and the relationship with yourself. Filled with simple life lessons, Flourish in a World Full of People hands you the ideas and tools to live in harmony with others while creating your own life. Flourish in a World Full of People encourages readers to: -Complete practical exercises proven to help you communicate clearly and set boundaries to live peacefully, even with the most difficult people. -Explore the strength in forgiveness and uncover the power it presents for your life. -The vital steps to take during our most painful challenges and how to let go of the hurt. Flourish in a World Full of People creates a loving path to live the dream life you want backed by science and lessons of faith. Stop drifting and choose the life you´d like to start living.
What´s a duke to do, when the girl who´s perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can´t live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to ´´Spinster Cove´´ and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn´t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week´s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother´s ´´duchess training´´... and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn´t a miserable failure. She´s a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff´s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won´t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?