The Girls Get Even

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307528032

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8057

As Halloween approaches, the three Malloy sisters find themselves continually trying to get even with the four Hatford brothers, who have been playing tricks on them since the Malloys moved from Ohio to West Virginia.

Don't Get Mad, Get Even

From Mayhem to Miracles

Author: Bruce Harvill

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613463324

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 5123

Armed with a guide for motherhood in one hand and adoption papers in the other, Bruce and Linda Pratt welcomed two new sons into their family. All was peaceful, until Linda's army unit recalled her to active duty, leaving Bruce to raise their two sons, Blake and David, on his own. Unfortunately, Bruce was without the vital information from the "Mother's Handbook, " and was forced to use his wits as he went along. Between dressing his sons entirely in the color brown ("chocolate" brown to be precise), and hanging plastic sheeting from the ceiling to spare it from the frequent, unexplained Jell-O explosions, Bruce had his hands full looking after his two energetic boys. Though slightly less conventional than Linda's education in motherhood, Bruce came up with his own unique and somewhat unconventional solutions to everyday problems. Thankfully, Bruce's elderly and somewhat eccentric father was always ready to assist with his eclectic adaptation of common sense and a few alternative tricks stuffed up his sleeves, just in case. Based on (well, almost) true stories, "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" is an amusing glimpse into the world of improvised parenting. Only with love, imagination, and a little duct tape, can parents give children what they need to grow, and become all that God has planned for them.

Don't Get Mad - Get Even

Author: Michael Vincent


ISBN: 1411680820

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3135

After a night of heavy drinking Dan Shadrock has a one-night stand with the beautiful Lucinda Grady and believes that at last he has found his soul mate. But, Lucinda has a secret. In a life she thought was behind her, she worked as a prostitute for a pimp, Mitch Wilkins. When Mitch was imprisoned for his evil doings Lucinda managed to escape from his vile clutches and start a new life. But his release from prison triggers a chain of events that not only effect Lucinda but also some of Dan's closest friend

äóìYou Get Tough. You Get Evenäó

Rape, Anger, Cynicism, and the Vigilante Girl Detective in Veronica Mars

Author: Alaine Martaus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147662481X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 13

View: 487

Drawing from traditions of the teen girl sleuth, the detective of film noir, and contemporary novels of the empowered female detective, the television series Veronica Mars uses rape as a central theme to create a new kind of girl detective--a cynical, wisecracking adolescent heroine. This article originally appeared in Clues: A Journal of Detection, Volume 27, Issue 1.

Don't Get Mad Get Even

Author: Colin Goodwin

Publisher: 2QT Limited (Publishing

ISBN: 1910077720

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9089

As the cricket season starts, so do the shenanigans… Life is tranquil in the quintessentially English village of Throttle - until the local cricket team receives a devilish demand. When industrialist and landowner Sir Alfred Bullock is laid up, his devious son Roland, devises a get-rich-quick scheme. He gives an ultimatum to the cricket club: win a trophy by the end of the season or we take back the ground you play on and sell it for development. In a desperate attempt to win games and hold on to the pitch, the club enlists the help of a professional whose skills – to the delight of the local ladies – extend far beyond the cricket Field. Roland, together with an unscrupulous estate agent and two dodgy builders, hatches malicious plans to ensure the team loses its games. Meanwhile, village residents whose houses are devalued by being on the perimeter of the pitch take matters into their own hands to ‘fix’ the club’s failure… Greed, scandal, tragedy and farce ensue as the cricket club fights for survival against increasingly dangerous sabotage…

I'm Retired Now I Get Even

Kerstein's Rules for Dealing With Business Fools

Author: Dan Kerstein,Mark Graham

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595362311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 4864

The word perspicacity is not only a favorite of author Dan Kerstein, it is his mantra as well. The simple definition of this word is acute mental awareness-the ability to be constantly aware of one's physical surroundings. Over the course of his life, Kerstein has learned that successful businesses are run by "survivalists", people who can observe and understand what is going on in the 360-degree circle that surrounds them at any given time. That's perspicacity at its best. Unfortunately, Kerstein has had to deal with a gaggle of fools and know-it-alls throughout his career who have inspired the thoughts in I'm Retired: Now I Get Even on subjects such as the following: Entrepreneurship: The art of hiring and firing oneself on a regular basis Egos and intelligence: The 97% rule The twenty-first century's greatest oxymoron: Customer Service Sex, lies, and brownnosing: AKA, the truth about climbing the corporate ladder There was a long list of people Kerstein did not wish to thank for this book, but that didn't seem quite fair because they provided the cannon fodder that makes up most of the chapters. So instead, he thanks them for being stupid, ignorant, egotistical, maniacal, harmful, fatuous, indifferent, macabre, remorseless, and/or all-around jerks.

Getting Even

The Truth About Workplace Revenge--And How to Stop It

Author: Thomas M. Tripp,Robert J. Bies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470484999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3477

Tripp and Bies educate employees and managers about the right and wrong ways to deal with workplace conflict, specifically revenge. The authors have amassed dozens of lively stories, insights and counter-intuitive truths to bring to the book. Not only will managers and employees find this information useful and entertaining, but most readers will find applications in their home lives as well as in their work lives. The core argument is that revenge is about justice. Avenging employees are not unprofessional, out-of-control employees; rather, they are victims of offenses who feel compelled to seek justice on their own. The authors address specific questions, such as: What kinds of offenses result in revenge? Why do some victims respond more aggressively to harm than others? What role does the organization play in how victims respond to offenses? What's the best advice for managers who wish to prevent their employees from seeking revenge? Most employees experience the desire for revenge, and are ready to settle their own scores at work when management won't enforce justice. This book offers a model that sequences avengers' thoughts and behaviors, from the beginning of the conflict to its end. The model is grounded in scientific research and organizes disparate findings into a whole.

Get Even

A dark thriller of murder, mystery and revenge

Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472201027

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7153

They got her man. Now she's going to get even... GET EVEN, by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole tells the hard-hitting tale of the fearless Sharon Conway as she finally gets her shot at revenge... Sharon Conway and Lenny Scott are childhood sweethearts. Everyone says they are too young, but nothing can keep them apart. Sharon doesn't question Lenny's business dealings and it isn't long before his reputation as a hard man destined for the top means they are living the good life with their sons. But one night Lenny doesn't come home. It isn't the first time he has gone AWOL. But it is his last. He is found murdered - beaten to death in an act of brutality that shocks even the police. And Sharon never knows why. Now, twenty years later, Sharon is about to find out the truth. Such a crime cannot go unpunished. Revenge is long overdue. The time has come to... GET EVEN. If you love powerful female characters, be sure to also read Martina Cole's GOODNIGHT LADY, THE KNOW and CLOSE. These ladies are strong, resilient and vengeful...

Getting Even

A Novel

Author: Sarah Rayner

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125003471X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8271

Revenge has never been such fun How would you feel if your best friend at work betrayed you? Was secretly having an affair with an influential colleague? Won a coveted promotion, then teamed you up with a mere junior, leaving you feeling completely demoted? What would you do? For Ivy there's no choice. The only person she has ever trusted, Orianna, has blown it big time. So there's only one way forward: revenge. Ivy's campaign is brilliant, if horribly destructive, and she's determined to get even with the woman who has dared to cross her. But is Ivy really the innocent party? Or is she hiding secrets of her own? From Sarah Rayner, the international bestselling author of One Moment, One Morning, comes Getting Even, an unputdownable story of jealousy, sex, friendship and backstabbing set in the heart of London's Soho adland.

Getting Even

Forgiveness and Its Limits

Author: Jeffrie G. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034551

Category: Law

Page: 152

View: 3296

We have all been victims of wrongdoing. Forgiving that wrongdoing is one of the staples of current pop psychology dogma; it is seen as a universal prescription for moral and mental health in the self-help and recovery section of bookstores. At the same time, personal vindictiveness as a rule is seen as irrational and immoral. In many ways, our thinking on these issues is deeply inconsistent; we value forgiveness yet at the same time now use victim-impact statements to argue for harsher penalties for criminals. Do we have a right to hate others for what they have done to us? The distinguished philosopher and law professor Jeffrie Murphy is a skeptic when it comes to our views on both emotions. In this short and accessible book, he proposes that vindictive emotions (anger, resentment, and the desire for revenge) actually deserve a more legitimate place in our emotional, social, and legal lives than we currently recognize, while forgiveness deserves to be more selectively granted. Murphy grounds his views on careful analysis of the nature of forgiveness, a subtle understanding of the psychology of anger and resentment, and a fine appreciation of the ethical issues of self-respect and self-defense. He also uses accessible examples from law, literature, and religion to make his points. Providing a nuanced approach to a proper understanding of the place of our strongest emotions in moral, political, and personal life, and using lucid, easily understood prose, this volume is a classic example of philosophical thinking applied to a thorny, everyday problem.

Get Even

Author: Gretchen McNeil

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062260863

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 542

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process. Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers. When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.

The Big Get-Even

Author: Paul Di Filippo

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1504784480

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 9217

A disbarred lawyer and an ex-arsonist cross paths and find themselves organizing an elaborate real-estate scam to bilk a shady rich speculator out of twenty million dollars. The sting is personal for ex-arsonist Stan and for a woman named Vee, who plays an essential role in the caper. Glen, the narrator and former lawyer, finds himself at first just along for the money. Eventually, as bonds deepen among the conspirators, Glen too discovers he has a lot more at stake than simply the loot. This cast of lively eccentrics discovers along the way that getting to the big payoff might just be more scary fun than the monetary prize itself. "Raymond Chandler would envy some of Di Filippo's similes and wisecracks...Storytelling artistry meets scam artistry and the lucky reader scores big." -Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and Edgar Award-winning author "Compulsively readable and spiked with wry wit. You cheer the motley characters every step of the way to the H-bomb climax...Raymond Chandler would love this book." -Rudy Rucker, Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of the Ware Tetralogy "An astonishingly accomplished, virtually seamless caper-suspense novel...I hope there will be more of these and that I will be present for at least some." -Barry N. Malzberg "[This]cocktail of classic noir blends a cast of sexy and larcenous guys and molls, a wittily suspenseful buildup, and a gasp-provoking payoff." -Michael Bishop, author of Ancient of Days

Get Mad, Not Even

Focus on the Future, Not Past Grievances

Author: Jon Huntsman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132468999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 3667

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times (ISBN: 9780137009039) by Jon M. Huntsman. Available in print and digital formats. Move forward and put it behind you: how to overcome the thirst for revenge, before it destroys your future. Many of us have been injured emotionally at one time or another, in one way or another--hurt by family, friends, business colleagues, news media, politicians, whatever—and the bitter urge to strike back becomes our first reaction. There is a better, more productive route. Move on. Put things behind you....

The Boys Start the War

The Girls Get Even

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 9780440409717

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 262

View: 8874

In The Boys Start the War, the Hatford brothers plan to get rid of the new Malloy girls by playing pranks and making them miserable, while in The Girls Get Even, the brothers' creepy idea for Halloween night is thwarted by the Malloy's ingenuity. Reprint.

Don't Get Angry

(Get Even)

Author: Howard X. Geoghegan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410780082

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 6775

Convinced there is a connection between Middle East narcotics, and gun smuggling in Northern Ireland, US Treasury Agent Frank Donovan is instructed to meet police officials in Belfast and Dublin. He subsequently returns to Washington, only to find his car and apartment bombed and destroyed. Believing these murderous attempts will not stop, Donovan is pressed into early retirement and is given a new identity. Settling in Ireland Frank unexpectedly finds himself again in great danger.

Get Even

Author: Amanda Heath

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511666787


Page: 242

View: 6014

He broke my heart. She died. He used me. She made my world go round. He tore me apart, put me back together and tore me up again. She was the only person who truly loved me. My mental state is...questionable. My life is in ruins. My heart is ripped to shreds and it'll probably never be put back together again. My twin sister, Sarah, passed away a few days ago. She was the sun in my sky, the grass between my toes and the light to my dark. I miss her so much. I don't know if I can go on without her. My ex boyfriend, Tate, has come back into town for the funeral. I feel rage. I feel despair. I have violent urges. I have this need for revenge were he's concerned. My brother-in-law, Max, is acting...strange. I think he's hiding something, something I don't want to find out. He might be the glue though, the glue I need to hold me together. My name is Farah and I want to get even for every single lie I've been told. I want to get even for all the things people have hid from me. Mostly I want to get even for this black hole my heart has been turned into."

Fun with Phone Solicitors

50 Ways to Get Even

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446543756

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 5093

They wake you up Saturday morning, waste your time, and interrupt meals and precious couch time. They're phone solicitors-the only group more despised than lawyers. Now here's your chance to strike back-hustle the hustlers, annoy the annoying-and have a blast with these fifty foolproof ways to get even. Drive 'em nuts with