Dreamseller

Author: Brandon Novak,Joseph Frantz

Publisher: Citadel

ISBN: 0806532203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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“Skate, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll!”—Kat Von D, LA Ink Forward by Tony Hawk Skateboarder and Jackass star Brandon Novak comes clean about his crazy rise to fame, tailspin into addiction, and other death-defying stunts on the road to recovery... At seven, Brandon was a skateboard prodigy. By the time he was fourteen, he was living the dream. Discovered by skate legends Bucky Lasek and Tony Hawk. Touring the U.S. with the elite Powell-Peralta team. Signing autographs and appearing in films and magazines. Brandon had it all. Then he got hooked on heroin. Soon the up-and-coming star was living a down-and-out life in a garage, begging for change, and hustling to score his next fix. He stole from his family and friends. He pushed the fantasy that everything was okay, that he was going to rehab, getting help, and getting better. But it was all a lie. This is the story of an addict—a dreamseller who stopped believing the lies he was selling and started believing in himself. With the help of his celebrity buddy Bam Margera of Jackass fame, Brandon joined the cast of MTV’s Viva La Bam and made an honest reach for sobriety. The road was hard, and he had some falls. But like any great skateboarder, Brandon Novak was always determined to get up again . . . “Entertaining, shocking, crazy, unimaginable.”—Bam Margera With 24 pages of photos

Dreamseller

Author: Brandon Novak,Joseph Frantz

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806530031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Follows the author's life from his skateboarding career that began when he was fourteen, to his loss of control due to addiction, and eventual recovery.

The Dreamseller: The Calling

A Novel

Author: Augusto Cury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439195730

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Dreamseller travels the land helping people find the root of their unhappiness and realize their dreams, after which they follow the Dreamseller on his amazing journey. By the author of Think and Make It Happen. 60,000 first printing.

The Dreamseller: The Revolution

A Novel

Author: Augusto Cury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439196052

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A philosopher traverses the country delivering messages to the despondent, encouraging them to recognize society's commonplace heroes, including parents, teachers, and cancer patients.

Dreamseller

Author: Brandon Novak

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806532181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The Tale of the Dream Seller

Minority

Author: Saeed Farzpour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942912187

Category:

Page: 268

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This book is about a minority group, which is led by a man who calls himself the Guardian of Life. After the broke out of a great war, three novel Fascist powers appears and now that minority group is determined to fight against them and their destructive forces which has been formed based on fascism and absolute power. The minority stands against this massive corruption by relying on their close cooperation, dedication and the use of their inner forces. This story takes place in 2059 but its origin, goes back to many years ago.

Professional Idiot

A Memoir

Author: Stephen Steve-O Glover

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401303811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"It's mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty. What a truly unbelievable life." --Johnny Knoxville From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the Jackass movies, there was little that Stephen "Steve-O" Glover wouldn't do. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg or diving into a pool full of elephant crap, almost nothing was out of bounds. As the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace. He developed a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and an obsession with his own celebrity that proved nearly as dangerous. Only an intervention and a visit to a psychiatric ward saved his life. Today he has been clean and sober for more than three years. Professional Idiot recounts the lunacy, the debauchery, the stunts, the drug addiction, and the path to recovery with bravado, humor, and heart. "A great book to read before you get on the roller coaster to hell, if you plan on surviving to tell about it like Steve-O did." --Nikki Sixx, author of The Heroin Diaries "This is the perfect book for people who hate reading." --Tommy Lee, author of Tommyland The feedback I've gotten on Facebook and Twitter from those of you who've read this book has been fascinating, heartwarming, and hilarious. I'm happy to keep answering your questions on there, and I encourage more of you to join in the discussion. Hope to hear from you soon, and thank you all so much. Love, Steve-O

Serious as Dog Dirt

Author: Bam Margera

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Bam Marger's personal writings, photos and drawings.

Think and Make It Happen

The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Overcoming Negative Thoughts, and Discovering Your True Potential

Author: Augusto Cury

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418573388

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Take control of your past, your memory, your emotions, your life! While in medical school, Dr. Augusto Cury became fascinated with the impact a healthy mind can have on emotions and life. After many years of research and founding The Intelligence Institute, he concluded: Every person is a genius because everyone has the power to think. Harnessing "mind power" has been scientifically proven to enhance a person's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The human act of thinking is the greatest wonder of the universe. In Think, and Make It Happen, Dr. Cury unveils the multifocal intelligence process showing readers how to master their emotions, stress, thoughts, and relationships, as well as how to become creative thinkers and revolutionary leaders. Complete with a 12-week program, participants will learn to apply the universal laws for quality of life to their own lives: authorship, beauty, creativity, sleep, thoughts, emotions, memory, listening, dialogue, drive, and spirituality and celebration and start experiencing the life they desire.

Dreams from My Father

A Story of Race and Inheritance

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dreamseller: The Calling ebook sampler

A Novel

Author: Augusto Cury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451647832

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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As a special gift to our readers, we are offereing two free chapters from "The Dreamseller, The Calling" by international bestselling author Augusto Cury. In the vein of "The Alchemist" and "The Celestine Prophecy," "The Dreamseller, The Calling" is an inspirational fable about a mysterious man who touches people's lives by helping them through times of crisis. Moving, entertaining, but above all inspiring, this story leaves readers viewing life through a new lens. If you enjoy this sample, we hope you'll read the full book.

Selling the Dream

Author: Guy Kawasaki

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0887306004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Guy Kawasaki's phenomenal success at Apple Computer and as a start-up entrepreneur was the result of an innovative approach to sales, marketing, and management called evangelism. Evangelism means convincing people to believe in your product or ideas as much as you do, by using fervor, zeal, guts, and cunning to mobilize your customers and staff into becoming as passionate about a cause as you are. Selling the Dream is a handbook and workbook for putting evangelism into action. Kawasaki charts a complete blueprint for the beginning evangelist that covers such topics as how to define a cause (whether it is a business, like Windham Hill Records or the Body Shop, or a public interest concern, like the National Audubon Society or Mothers Against Drunk Driving), how to identify good and bad enemies, how to deliver an effective presentation, and how to find, train, and recruit new evangelists. One of the highlights of the book is a short course in developing an evangelistic business plan, illustrated by the complete, original Macintosh Product Introduction Plan. Selling the Dream will teach you how to become a raging, inexorable thunder lizard of an evangelist -- a leader whose words will never fall on deaf ears again.

The First Man-Made Man

The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution

Author: Pagan Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 159691016X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A portrait of the first post-operative female-to-male, Michael Dillon, describes how Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, her efforts to feel comfortable in her own skin, her experimentation with medical technologies and procedures that would revolutionize medicine, and her life following surgery, in a story that captures the struggles of early transsexuals. Reprint.

The Book of Flying

Author: Keith Miller

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 9781594480669

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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When Pico falls in love with one of the winged people in the City by the Sea, the orphaned young librarian embarks on quest to find the mythical Morning Town, a magical place where those like him who are wingless may gain their wings, encountering a variety of unusual characters and learning valuable lessons about life, love, and determination along the way. A first novel. Reprint.

The Culling

Author: Steven dos Santos

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0738735612

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Recruitment Day is here...if you fail, a loved one will die For Lucian “Lucky” Spark, Recruitment Day means the Establishment, a totalitarian government, will force him to become one of five Recruits competing to join the ruthless Imposer task force. Each Recruit participates in increasingly difficult and violent military training for a chance to advance to the next level. Those who fail must choose an “Incentive”—a family member—to be brutally killed. If Lucky fails, he’ll have to choose death for his only living relative: Cole, his four-year-old brother. Lucky will do everything he can to keep his brother alive, even if it means sacrificing the lives of other Recruits’ loved ones. What Lucky isn’t prepared for is his undeniable attraction to the handsome, rebellious Digory Tycho. While Lucky and Digory train together, their relationship grows. But daring to care for another Recruit in a world where love is used as the ultimate weapon is extremely dangerous. As Lucky soon learns, the consequences can be deadly...

The Dream Seller

Author: Lynette Phillips

Publisher: FeedARead.com

ISBN: 9781788761314

Category: Travel

Page: 344

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There are many programmes on television, and books on relocating to France, but this is one with a difference. It explores what goes on from the estate agent's desk, how buyers are guided through the process of relocating, and settling into their new lives once they've sold up in Blighty and bought amongst the vineyards of South West France. This is also a TRAVELOGUE and will be enjoyed by those simply wanting to explore the coast and countryside, taking meals varying from, at times, dodgy 'formules' to sophisticated 'haute cuisine' in fabulous restaurants amongst fantastic scenery. To discovering towns full of historical interest, and taking guided tours through the cognac grapes, sampling the finished product in the museums celebrating its legacy. An underlying dose of humour overrides some of the curt criticism evolving from reality checks. Equally, praise and appreciation shine through. It goes where others have also not feared to tread, Clarkson, Bryson and Clarke!

Critical Studies

The Great Gatsby

Author: Kathleen Parkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American dream.

A Winter Dream

A Novel

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451628056

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and master of the holiday novel reimagines the biblical story of Joseph and the coat of many colors, presenting an inspiring modern story of family and forgiveness. Joseph Jacobson is the twelfth of thirteen siblings, all of whom are employed by their father’s successful Colorado advertising company. But underneath the success runs a poisonous undercurrent of jealousy; Joseph is his father’s favorite and the focus of his brothers’ envy and hatred. When the father seems ready to anoint Joseph as his heir, the brothers make their move, forcing Joseph from the company and his Denver home, severing his ties to his parents and ending his relationship with his soon-to-be fianceé. Alone and lonely, Joseph must start a new life. Joseph joins a Chicago advertising agency where his creativity helps him advance high up in the company. He also finds hope for a lasting love with April, a kind woman with a secret. However, all secrets hold consequences, and when Joseph learns the truth about April’s past, his world is again turned upside down. Finally, Joseph must confront his own difficult past in order to make his dreams for the future come true.

Pill Head

The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict

Author: Joshua Lyon

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401394493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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This compelling, honest book investigates the growing epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse among today's Generation Rx. Through gripping profiles and heartbreaking confessions, this memoir dares to uncover the reality--the addiction, the withdrawal, and the recovery--of this newest generation of pill poppers. Joshua Lyon was no stranger to substance abuse. By the time he was seventeen, he had already found sanctuary in pot, cocaine, Ecstasy, and mushrooms--just to name a few. Ten years later, on assignment for Jane magazine, he found himself with a two-inch-thick bottle of Vicodin in his hands and only one decision to make: dispose of the bottle or give in to his curiosity. He chose the latter. In a matter of weeks he'd found his perfect drug. In the early half of this decade, purchasing painkillers without a doctor was as easy as going online and checking the spam filter in your inbox. The accessibility of these drugs--paired with a false perception of their safety--contributed to their epidemic-like spread throughout America's twenty-something youth, a group dubbed Generation Rx. Pill Head is Joshua Lyon's harrowing and bold account of this generation, and it's also a memoir about his own struggle to recover from his addiction to painkillers. The story of so many who have shared this experience--from discovery to addiction to rehabilitation--Pill Head follows the lives of several young people much like Joshua and dares to blow open the cultural phenomena of America's newest pill-popping generation. Marrying the journalist's eye with the addict's mind, Joshua takes readers through the shocking and often painful profiles of recreational users and suffering addicts as they fight to recover. Pill Head is not only a memoir of descent, but of endurance and of determination. Ultimately, it is a story of encouragement for anyone who is wrestling to overcome addiction, and anyone who is looking for the strength to heal.