Download PDF or read online The Jake Ryan Complex Book by Bethany Crandell and published by Montlake Romance. This book was released on 2021-01-26 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Chicago obstetrician Mackenzie "Mac" Huntress set her standards for men very high early on. It's been over twenty years since she fell for a fictional movie heartthrob, and Mac's content to wait for the real version to come along; it's her nagging mother who's not happy with the timeline. So Mac falls back on her lifelong Mom-surviving skill--lying. The latest fabrication: a handsome neurologist named Michael. Pity he's too busy to meet her friends and family. Problem solved. But when Mac's little sister announces her engagement, Mac is expected to introduce her elusive "plus-one" at the wedding, leaving her with only forty days to find a flesh-and-blood stand-in for the imaginary Michael. And the only potential Mr. Right comes with a big hitch. But when Mac's little sister announces her engagement, Mac is expected to introduce her elusive "plus-one" at the wedding, leaving her with only forty days to find a flesh-and-blood stand-in for the imaginary Michael. And the only potential Mr. Right comes with a big hitch."--Provided by publisher.
Download PDF or read online See Jane Snap Book by Bethany Crandell and published by Montlake Romance. This book was released on 2021-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Handsome, successful husband. Adorable daughter. Chairwoman of the PTA. Security for her ailing mom. Jane's got everything life has to offer. Including the lie that could destroy it all. See Jane smile. Thirty-nine-year-old Jane Osborne appears to the world like she has a charmed life. Her daughter attends private school. Jane chairs the PTA. Even her marriage to Dan, the handsome, prominent surgeon, is blissfully happy. Her universe is stable, and her future is fixed...just like that smile. Because it's all a ruse. Unbeknownst to anyone, after eighteen years of marriage, Dan's revealed that he's been living a double life and is in love with a man. But for the sake of his career, Jane must keep that secret, secret. See Jane lie. With their livelihood on the line, Jane agrees to maintain appearances. But soon the weight of Dan's deception and the pain of his betrayal get the better of her. Something's got to give. See Jane snap. Quite publicly. And a bit unlawfully. With brutal honesty, Jane must confront her choices head-on and determine--for herself--if the facade of stability she's been protecting is worth the price of her own sanity and happiness.
Download PDF or read online Straitjacket Sexualities Book by Celine Shimizu and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2012-05-09 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Depictions of Asian American men as effeminate or asexual pervade popular movies. Hollywood has made clear that Asian American men lack the qualities inherent to the heroic heterosexual male. This restricting, circumscribed vision of masculinity—a straitjacketing, according to author Celine Parreñas Shimizu—aggravates Asian American male sexual problems both on and off screen. Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies looks to cinematic history to reveal the dynamic ways Asian American men, from Bruce Lee to Long Duk Dong, create and claim a variety of masculinities. Representations of love, romance, desire, and lovemaking show how Asian American men fashion manhoods that negotiate the dynamics of self and other, expanding our ideas of sexuality. The unique ways in which Asian American men express intimacy is powerfully represented onscreen, offering distinct portraits of individuals struggling with group identities. Rejecting "macho" men, these movies stake Asian American manhood on the notion of caring for, rather than dominating, others. Straitjacket Sexualities identifies a number of moments in the movies wherein masculinity is figured anew. By looking at intimate relations on screen, power as sexual prowess and brute masculinity is redefined, giving primacy to the diverse ways Asian American men experience complex, ambiguous, and ambivalent genders and sexualities.
Download PDF or read online I'm Wearing Tunics Now Book by Wendi Aarons and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An honest and hilarious memoir about second acts, self-acceptance, and celebrating what happens when a woman gets older, wiser, and a lot more excited by sales at Eileen Fisher. A late bloomer who came to her career later in life, humorist Wendi Aarons shares the joys, stumbles, and outfit mishaps she’s experienced on her road to no longer giving a f***. It's a journey from chunky heels and bad choices from the juniors department to the panache of a comfortable linen tunic (metaphorically, but also literally), enjoying her second act and unapologetically chasing her dreams. With relatable personal anecdotes, an irresistible comedic voice, and inspirational takeaways—you, too, can find self-acceptance and also age-appropriate fashion pajamas—I’m Wearing Tunics Now is a comic memoir with humor and heart.
Download PDF or read online Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy Book by Jake Ryan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-12-22 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Competition, the drive for efficiency, and continuous improvement ultimately push businesses toward automation and later towards autonomy. If a business can operate without human intervention, it will minimize its operational cost. If Uber can remove the expense of a driver with an autonomous vehicle, it will provide its service cheaper than a competitor who can’t. If an artificially intelligent trading company can search, find, and take advantage of some arbitrage opportunity, then it can profit where its competitors cannot. A business that can analyze and execute in real-time without needing to wait for a human to act, is a business that will be able to take advantage of brief inefficiencies from other markets or businesses. This trend following a thesis that is based on 100 years of proven economic theory. Short-wave economic cycles, those 5- to 10-year cycles, are driven by credit but the long-wave economic cycles, those 50- to 60-year cycles, are driven by technological revolution. We’ve had 5 cycles over the past 200 years with the last wave, the Age of Information & Telecommunications. We've seen evidence that a new cycle has begun. Technological revolutions come by way of a cluster of new innovations. About a decade ago, you started to see AI, robotics and IoT (sensors) delivering on automation. That’s been powerful, but not transformational. It does not force businesses to fundamentally change how they do business. The last piece of the puzzle was cryptocurrency because it allows us to process and transfer economic value without human intervention. Soon, there will be a global race to build autonomous operations. Businesses and organizations without autonomous operations simply will not be able to compete with those that do because … autonomy is the ultimate competitive advantage. Crypto is the mechanism that will accrue value from being the infrastructure for the next digital financial revolution. Crypto Asset Investing lays out a case that we’ve begun a new technological revolution similar to the Internet Age of the 1990’s. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics and cryptocurrency are converging to deliver on a new age, what I call the Age of Autonomy. Understanding the transformation that’s taken place before anyone else can yield enormous investment opportunity. In this book, you’ll learn how and why to invest in crypto assets.
Download PDF or read online Tonibo and the Girls of Angels, Inc. Book by Bruce Martin and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : There are secret government agents among us. During the day, they might buy groceries. Maybe they do laundry at the Laundromat down the street. Maybe they go to your local gym and run on a treadmill. To the untrained eye, they are regular American citizens ... but they take their jobs seriously. At night, they break through advanced building security. They hack the computers of terrorists, and they might even kill. Meet the Angels-four beautiful women by day and four tough government spies by night. There's the fearless leader, ToniBo, an ex-Navy Seal. Miki is a five-foot-tall ex-Green Beret who gives out bruises as fast as you can blow a kiss. CeeCee is an ex-Ranger communications officer and sniper, while Iris is an ex-Special Operations demolition expert and Top Gun pilot. Together, they form a team that's practically unbeatable-all while doing their best to live semi-normal lives. But now, their country needs them. Bloodthirsty neo-Nazi racists are plotting to take down the president of the United States. They are angered that a less-than-pureblood is running their country, and it has to stop. These backwoods boys didn't count on the Angels, though, and their kidnapping plot is about to get a lot more difficult when four brave women help to save the life of our country's commander-in-chief.
Download PDF or read online New South Romance Boxed Set Book by M.K. Chester and published by LBD Media. This book was released on 2021-11-22 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : New South Romance Anthology featuring contemporary stories of love in your favorite Southern cities: - Big Easy (New Orleans) - 10 Days (Charleston) - Crashed (Charlotte) - Missing (Nashville) Enjoy your favorite tropes - age gap, enemies to lovers, workplace, and second chance romance!
Download PDF or read online The Truth About Crypto Book by Ric Edelman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-05-10 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A straightforward, practical guide to the newest frontier in investment strategy—crypto—from #1 New York Times bestselling author and personal finance expert Ric Edelman. Blockchain and bitcoin are here to stay—and as the Bank of England stated, this new technology could “transform the global financial system.” No wonder PWC says blockchain technology will add $2 trillion to the world’s $80 trillion economy by 2030. Indeed, blockchain technology and the digital assets it makes possible are revolutionary, the most profound innovation for commerce since the invention of the internet. And yet, the average investor—and the investment advisors who manage two-thirds of all their money—aren’t aware of all this, or of the incredible investment opportunities now available. Fortunately, Ric Edelman, one of the most influential experts in the financial field, shows investors how they can engage and thrive in today’s new investment marketplace. Featuring the prophetic insights you’d expect from one of most acclaimed financial advisors, The Truth About Crypto is fun to read and easy to understand—and most importantly gives readers the sound, practical advice we all need to succeed with this new asset class. Best of all, Edelman shows how blockchain works, the difference between digital currency and digital assets, and a comprehensive look at every aspect of the field. This book is a must-read guide if you want to achieve investment success today.
Download PDF or read online Gate-way #3 Book by Joe Halpin Sr. and published by IDW Publishing. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : As Jake settles into Freedom Town, he finds that life outside the walls of Hopetown is as dangerous as he was told. With no law and order, survival in Freedom Town requires a quick trigger finger.
Download PDF or read online Gate-way #2 Book by Joe Halpin Sr. and published by IDW Publishing. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Jake Ryan abandons the safety of Hope Town to explore the cold depths of the city proper. Will he adjust to the anarchic city of the dead? As he struggles to find the ghosts of his past, and confront old regrets, he will find that even in Purgatory some mistakes can follow you to the grave.
Download PDF or read online The Year in Television, 2009 Book by Vincent Terrace and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This reference work is a chronicle of all the first run entertainment programs broadcast from January 1 to December 31, 2009. Included are series, TV movies, aired pilots, specials, miniseries and Internet series. Alphabetically arranged entries provide casts, storylines, production credits, networks, broadcast dates, and excerpts from newspaper reviews. New to this volume is a listing of the highlights of the year and coverage of all the unaired pilots produced for the 2008–2009 season.
Download PDF or read online Mainstream Maverick Book by Holly Chard and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In the 1980s and 1990s, John Hughes was one of Hollywood's most reliable hitmakers, churning out beloved teen comedies and family films such as The Breakfast Club and Home Alone, respectively. But was he an artist? Hughes, an adamantly commercial filmmaker who was dismissed by critics, might have laughed at the question. Since his death in 2009, though, he has been memorialized on Oscar night as a key voice of his time. Now the critics lionize him as a stylistic original. Holly Chard traces Hughes's evolution from entertainer to auteur. Studios recognized Hughes's distinctiveness and responded by nurturing his brand. He is therefore a case study in Hollywood's production not only of movies but also of genre and of authorship itself. The films of John Hughes, Chard shows, also owed their success to the marketers who sold them and the audiences who watched. Careful readings of Hughes's cinema reveal both the sources of his iconic status and the imprint on his films of the social, political, economic, and media contexts in which he operated. The first serious treatment of Hughes, Mainstream Maverick elucidates the priorities of the American movie industry in the New Hollywood era and explores how artists not only create but are themselves created.
Download PDF or read online John Hughes FAQ Book by Thomas A. Christie and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-04-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Looking for a comprehensive chronicle of the films of legendary director, screenwriter, and producer John Hughes? You’re holding it in your hands. Covering the entirety of Hughes's career, from his earliest features through to his mainstream box-office successes, John Hughes FAQ explores the key factors that contributed to his legendary status in the world of cinema. While Hughes has become especially well known for the eight films that he directed between 1984 and 1991—including Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)—he made a considerably greater contribution to cinema through the dozens of high-profile screenplays that he developed for production throughout the '80s and '90s. John Hughes FAQ investigates many different aspects of Hughes's prolific career in film—discussing his distinctive flair for creating entertaining and engaging characters, his enthusiasm for new technology and eventful road trips, and his insightful social commentary on class and culture. Considering the entire sweep of Hughes's work behind the camera, John Hughes FAQ focuses not only on the popular classics of his filmography but also on many of his movies that have achieved a certain cultural prominence over the passing years.
Download PDF or read online Telling Stories Book by Mary Jo Maynes and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-22 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In Telling Stories, Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Barbara Laslett argue that personal narratives-autobiographies, oral histories, life history interviews, and memoirs-are an important research tool for understanding the relationship between people and their societies. Gathering examples from throughout the world and from premodern as well as contemporary cultures, they draw from labor history and class analysis, feminist sociology, race relations, and anthropology to demonstrate the value of personal narratives for scholars and students alike. Telling Stories explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use. The authors stress the importance of recognizing that stories that people tell about their lives are never simply individual. Rather, they are told in historically specific times and settings and call on rules, models, and social experiences that govern how story elements link together in the process of self-narration. Stories show how individuals' motivations, emotions, and imaginations have been shaped by their cumulative life experiences. In turn, Telling Stories demonstrates how the knowledge produced by personal narrative analysis is not simply contained in the stories told; the understanding that takes place between narrator and analyst and between analyst and audience enriches the results immeasurably.
Download PDF or read online Baseball Prospectus 2022 Book by Baseball Prospectus and published by Stylus Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2022-02-28 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The 2022 edition of The New York Times Bestselling Guide. PLAY BALL! The 27th edition of this industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player predictions and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, along with significant improvements to several statistics that were created by, and are exclusive to, Baseball Prospectus, and an expanded focus on international players and teams. Baseball Prospectus 2022 provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which The New York Times called “the überforecast of every player’s performance.” With more than 50 Baseball Prospectus alumni currently working for major-league baseball teams, nearly every organization has sought the advice of current or former BP analysts, and readers of Baseball Prospectus 2022 will understand why!
Download PDF or read online Lasting Screen Stars Book by Lucy Bolton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-05-28 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Lasting Stars examines the issue of stardom and longevity and investigates the many reasons for the persistence or disappearance of different star personas. Through a selection of chapters that look at issues such as inappropriate ageing, national identity and physical characteristics, this book will be the first volume to consider in depth and breadth the factors that affect the longevity of film stardom. The range of stars includes popular stars who are approached from fresh angles (Brando, Loren), less popular stars whose lower-profiles than their peers may be surprising (Taylor, Shearer) and stars whose national identity is integral to their perception as they age (Riva, Bachchan, Pavor). There are stars from the beginning of Hollywood (Valentino, Reid) to the present day (Jolie), and those who made uneasy transitions between countries (Mason), ages (Ringwald) and industrial eras (Keaton). The book examines the range of factors that affect how star images endure, including appropriate and inappropriate ageing (Griffith), race (Ice Cube) and digital technologies (Lee).