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Cracked Up to Be

Author : Courtney Summers
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2008-12-23
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 1429948108


Book Cracked Up to Be Description/Summary:

In this young adult novel debut, the story of a girl too smart for her own good who, after one tragic night, decides to reject the popular life in exchange for one of solitude. Perfect Parker Fadley isn't so perfect anymore. She's quit the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games...but what they don't know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn't something she can say out loud. It isn't even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her. “Cracked Up To Be gives you Parker, her world, her friends, straight up, no chaser. You won't forget her.” —Kathe Koja author of Kissing The Bee

Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up To Be

Author : Robert K. c. Forman
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release : 2011-10-28
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781780991429


Book Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up To Be Description/Summary:

What if you spent years of your life seeking spiritual enlightenment, but were looking in the wrong place over a long time? It’s happening right now to millions of seekers around the world. That’s why Dr. Robert Forman has written his revolutionary book. Told in often poetic prose, it offers new direction for people looking for a sane and healthy spiritual pathway in our increasingly confusing world. Traditional spiritual models are giving seekers a wrong and frustrating impression about spiritual enlightenment. By exploring his own 39 year experience of spiritual enlightenment, Dr. Forman offers a remedy to folks who are: Convinced they don’t have the right stuff to achieve enlightenment in this lifetime: Disillusioned by spiritual teachers who don’t live up to their lofty self-portraits: Worried that choosing a spiritual life means leaving their everyday life behind: Hungry for a different way to be, but unable to express it. Through metaphor, humor, vulnerability and achingly beautiful prose, Dr. Forman’s book offers newfound hope to spiritual seekers everywhere.

Everything I'm Cracked Up to be

Author : Jennifer Trynin
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015063239720


Book Everything I'm Cracked Up to be Description/Summary:

A 1990s near-famous rock music performer recounts how she made a final effort to achieve stardom after years of trying, found herself embroiled in a maelstrom of million-dollar labels and Billboard listings, and decided to give it all up.

All Cracked Up

Author : Patsy Clairmont
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2009-09-14
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781418585785


Book All Cracked Up Description/Summary:

Sometimes if we try we can disconnect from tough problems around us, but eventually the network of fractures spreads to our front doors when a husband walks out, a loved-one is arrested, a friend betrays us, a church splits, a job is terminated, a diagnosis is bad, or a financial picture worsens. Suddenly with no place to hide from the reality we realize life is all cracked up. Through the lens of our pain everything seems broken, bruised, and battered. But, as best-selling author Patsy Clairmont points out, there's a redeemer of our pain--Jesus. The Redeemer of the broken and discarded who mends our hearts, and even gives us a reason to laugh again. Telling inspirational stories of women's brokenness and healing, with tenderness and her trademark humor, Patsy Clairmont helps us realize that we're not alone in our struggles. Jesus buoys our spirits and refreshes our tired minds. As Patsy says, "life is so much easier to bear when its shared.'

Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be

Author : Jen Trynin
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0156032961


Book Everything I'm Cracked Up to Be Description/Summary:

A 1990s near-famous rock music performer recounts how she made a final effort to achieve stardom after years of trying, found herself embroiled in a maelstrom of million-dollar labels and Billboard listings, and decided to give it all up. Reprint.


Author : Edzard Ernst
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-08-14
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9783030531188


Book Chiropractic Description/Summary:

Of all forms of alternative medicine, chiropractic is the one that is most generally accepted. In the UK, for instance, chiropractors are regulated by statute and even have their own ‘Royal College of Chiropractic’. In the US, chiropractic’s country of origin, most chiropractors carry the title ‘doctor’ and many consumers believe they are medically trained. Despite this high level of acceptance, chiropractic is wide open to criticism. The claims and assumptions made by chiropractors are far from evidence based. Chiropractic manipulations are of doubtful effectiveness and have regularly been associated with severe adverse effects, including multiple fatalities. The advice issued by chiropractors to patients and consumers is often less than responsible. The behaviour of chiropractors and their organisations is frequently less than professional. This book presents and discusses recent evidence in and around chiropractic in a factual and unemotional manner. It amounts to an evidence-based critique of this profession and discloses the often dangerously misleading information published for the lay audience. It thereby contributes to advancing public health and critical thinking.

Not All It's Cracked Up to Be

Author : Joey Lott,Graham Ellis,Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics Graham Ellis
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-10-20
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1518666132


Book Not All It's Cracked Up to Be Description/Summary:

Be your authentic self, without pretense, without conditions, and without pressure Everybody says that, right? And everybody usually responds, "Well, that's easier said than done." So, if you've been struggling to just be your authentic self but aren't sure how to get there, don't despair. There is in fact a way to just do that and it's simpler than you think. Your life doesn't have to be as complicated as you think it is. An American and Englishman walk into a bar... Well, actually, not in this case. But they do indeed have several conversations. Joey Lott (the American) and Graham Ellis (the Brit) discovered each other's previous books on and discovered they had a lot in common. They got together to write this book and discuss ways of simplifying your life. The duo has reached their understanding of the world around them having had some serious struggles. Lott grappled with eating disorders and Lyme disease and Ellis had to deal with Crohn's disease, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. Ultimately, though, they both pulled through and have taken this opportunity to share their stories and reveal how you can overcome pretty much anything when you take the path of least resistance. Even a pop princess can learn to just "be." The pair uses the concept of a mega star pop princess trying to find her authentic self in a world that demands a certain set of behaviors and an audience with specific expectations. Her problems are ours, just on a larger scale and Lott and Ellis reveal the need to find the "off" switch within our own minds and how to block out the external babble. Self-realization or awakening is not some grand event. Wait. It's not? No, it's not. No fireworks, no magic powers, no teleportation abilities. It's the title of this book: "Not All Its Cracked Up To Be." The authors believe the truth of who we are is as mainstream as the latest pop princess. Find out how it works by reading Lott and Ellis's "Not All Its Cracked Up To Be" today.

Some Girls Are

Author : Courtney Summers
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2010-01-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 1429986956


Book Some Girls Are Description/Summary:

From Courtney Summers, the author of Cracked Up To Be, comes a dark new tale of high school rivalry in which vicious rumors and nasty tricks are the currency that buys you popularity or seals your fate at the bottom of the food chain. Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first. Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion. “This story takes an unflinching look at the intricacies of high school relationships .... Fans of the film Mean Girl will enjoy this tale of redemption and forgiveness.” —School Library Journal


Author : K. M. Walton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781442429178


Book Cracked Description/Summary:

When Bull Mastrick and Victor Konig wind up in the same psychiatric ward at age 16, each recalls and relates in group therapy the bullying relationship they have had since kindergarten as well as facts about themselves and their families that reveal how much they have in common. A first novel.

What Goes Around

Author : Courtney Summers
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2013-09-03
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250038456


Book What Goes Around Description/Summary:

Two girls. Two secrets. Two gritty, critically acclaimed novels in one. For Parker, perfection is all that matters. No one will know how wrong she is inside if everything she does ends up right. But when the pressure proves too much, she makes a devastating mistake she'll do anything to keep hidden—even if it means becoming a perfect mess. For Regina, popularity comes with a price. When she's kicked out of her clique, she finds out what it's like to be those she's bullied and destroyed. Everyone says she has it coming . . . but is there something they don't know? There is more to these two girls than meets the eye. With unflinching honesty and a razor sharp voice, Courtney Summers brings the tensions of high school terrifyingly alive in What Goes Around.

The Boat People

Author : Sharon Bala
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2018-01-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385542302


Book The Boat People Description/Summary:

Globe and Mail bestseller, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka's bloody civil war reaches Vancouver's shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the "boat people" are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks—and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canada's national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his son's chance for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer, Priya, a second-generation Sri Lankan Canadian who reluctantly represents the refugees; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan's fate as evidence mounts against him, The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis.


Author : Eliza Crewe
Publisher : Eliza Crewe
Release : 2014
Category : Demonology


Book Cracked Description/Summary:

Meet Meda. She eats people. Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up. They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by Crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her “kind” is. Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

Cracked it!

Author : Bernard Garrette,Corey Phelps,Olivier Sibony
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-06-08
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9783319893754


Book Cracked it! Description/Summary:

Solving complex problems and selling their solutions is critical for personal and organizational success. For most of us, however, it doesn’t come naturally and we haven’t been taught how to do it well. Research shows a host of pitfalls trips us up when we try: We’re quick to believe we understand a situation and jump to a flawed solution. We seek to confirm our hypotheses and ignore conflicting evidence. We view challenges incompletely through the frameworks we know instead of with a fresh pair of eyes. And when we communicate our recommendations, we forget our reasoning isn’t obvious to our audience. How can we do it better? In Cracked It!, seasoned strategy professors and consultants Bernard Garrette, Corey Phelps and Olivier Sibony present a rigorous and practical four-step approach to overcome these pitfalls. Building on tried-and-tested (but rarely revealed) methods of top strategy consultants, research in cognitive psychology, and the latest advances in design thinking, they provide a step-by-step process and toolkit that will help readers tackle any challenging business problem. Using compelling stories and detailed case examples, the authors guide readers through each step in the process: from how to state, structure and then solve problems to how to sell the solutions. Written in an engaging style by a trio of experts with decades of experience researching, teaching and consulting on complex business problems, this book will be an indispensable manual for anyone interested in creating value by helping their organizations crack the problems that matter most.

Cracked Open

Author : J.C. Amberchele
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Release : 2014-02-21
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781626257269


Book Cracked Open Description/Summary:

This book is a collection of reflections and observations about life before and after I came to prison, as currently seen from the perspective of this Awake Emptiness at my core. I am profoundly grateful to the late Douglas Harding and his friends for helping me to see Who I Really Am, and to thus break the bonds of contraction and confusion that defined my criminal past. Truly without deserving it, I have been blessed with the miracle of inner freedom, the turnaround of turnarounds, what Harding referred to as the no-meter path to heaven. This book is about living and failing to live the awakened life, and how discovering one's Emptiness—one's divinity—is the difference between the two, which, as it turns out, were never two to begin with. As Harding often said, you cannot fix yourself from the level of the self. Only the One who is Other and yet not other, who is both No-thing and Everything, who is at the very heart of you as Who You Really Are, can transform your life.

The Thinking Mind

Author : Niall Galbraith,Erica Lucas,David Over
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2016-10-14
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781317384076


Book The Thinking Mind Description/Summary:

The field of thinking has undergone a revolution in recent years, opening itself up to new perspectives and applications. The traditional focus on laboratory-based thinking has transformed as theoretical work is now being applied to new contexts and real-world issues. This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of human thinking in everyday life, based around, and in tribute to, one of the field’s most eminent figures: Ken Manktelow. In this collection of cutting-edge research, Manktelow’s collaborators and colleagues review a wide range of important and developing areas of inquiry. This book explores modern perspectives on a variety of traditional and contemporary topics, including Wason’s reasoning tasks, logic, meta-reasoning, and the effect of environment and context on reasoning. The Thinking Mind offers a unique combination of breadth, depth, theoretical exploration and real-world applications, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students of human thinking.

The Crack-up

Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 1993
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0811212475


Book The Crack-up Description/Summary:


Come with Me

Author : Helen Schulman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-11-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062459152


Book Come with Me Description/Summary:

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, A New York Post Best Book of the Week Recommended by Vogue, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Skimm, The BBC, Southern Living, Pure Wow, Hey Alma, Esquire, EW, Refinery 29, Bust, and Read It or Weep “Mind-blowingly brilliant…. Provocative, profound and yes, a little unsettling, Come With Me is about how technology breaks apart and then reconfigures a family, and though it has hints of sci-fi, it’s so beautifully grounded in reality that it seems to breathe. Although it takes place over just three days, what’s so fascinating is that so many lives, and many possibilities, are lived through it. Truly, it’s a novel like its own multiverse.” — San Francisco Chronicle From Helen Schulman, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller This Beautiful Life, comes another "gripping, potent, and blisteringly well-written story of family, dilemma, and consequence" (Elizabeth Gilbert)—a mind-bending novel set in Silicon Valley that challenges our modern constructs of attachment and love, purpose and fate. "What do you want to know?" Amy Reed works part-time as a PR person for a tech start-up, run by her college roommate’s nineteen-year-old son, in Palo Alto, California. Donny is a baby genius, a junior at Stanford in his spare time. His play for fortune is an algorithm that may allow people access to their "multiverses"—all the planes on which their alternative life choices can be played out simultaneously—to see how the decisions they’ve made have shaped their lives. Donny wants Amy to be his guinea pig. And even as she questions Donny’s theories and motives, Amy finds herself unable to resist the lure of the road(s) not taken. Who would she be if she had made different choices, loved different people? Where would she be now? Amy’s husband, Dan—an unemployed, perhaps unemployable, print journalist—accepts a dare of his own, accompanying a seductive, award-winning photographer named Maryam on a trip to Fukushima, the Japanese city devastated by tsunami and meltdown. Collaborating with Maryam, Dan feels a renewed sense of excitement and possibility he hasn’t felt with his wife in a long time. But when crisis hits at home, the extent of Dan’s betrayal is exposed and, as Amy contemplates alternative lives, the couple must confront whether the distances between them in the here and now are irreconcilable. Taking place over three non-consecutive but vitally important days for Amy, Dan, and their three sons, Come with Me is searing, entertaining, and unexpected—a dark comedy that is ultimately both a deeply romantic love story and a vivid tapestry of modern life.


Author : Clare Strahan
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2014-06-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781743434642


Book Cracked Description/Summary:

I'm pretty sure that by the time I finish high school, I'll be cracked into a pile of shards, beyond repair. At fifteen, Clover is finding the going tougher than she expected. Her life is close to being derailed on the rocky terrain of family, friendship, first love, acts of defiance and a planet on the brink of environmental disaster. So when Keek breaks his promise to her, and school sucks, and her mother is impossible, and her beloved old dog is dying, and her dad is in the wind, and the girls at school are awful and the footy-boys are bullies and she's arrested for vandalism - well, what else can she be but a little bit broken? Can Clover pull herself together - or will she spiral further out of control? When life feels like it's fracturing, how do you find a way to feel whole?

The De-Textbook

Author :,
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-10-29
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9780698161528


Book The De-Textbook Description/Summary:

You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly, and finally, at long last - how to pop a proper squat. This book was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untruths that years of misguided education have left festering inside of you, and leave you a smarter person...whether you like it or not. The De-Textbook is a merciless, brutal learning machine. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are informed.


Author : Barbra Leslie
Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
Release : 2015-11-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781783296996


Book Cracked Description/Summary:

After her stormy marriage ends, Danny Cleary jumps down the rabbit hole into a world of crack cocaine – delivered to her door by a polite but slightly deranged dealer. But when Danny’s twin sister Ginger is murdered, Danny and her rock musician brother fly to California to find their nephews – and the people who killed their sister. Fighting her addiction, nosy cops and crazy drug dealers, she kicks ass and takes names, embracing her inner vigilante in a quest to avenge her sister and save her family. Cracked is a darkly comic roller-coaster ride to redemption as Danny struggles with bad guys and her own demons to find out who killed her twin.