Faith like potatoes : the story of a farmer who risked by Angus Buchan

By Angus Buchan

Angus Buchan is a straight-talking South African farmer of Scottish extraction. His abrupt conversion startled the buddies of this explosive, hard-drinking guy. Angus' daring religion has carried him via droughts, relatives tragedies, and monetary challenge. He has obvious exceptional miracles of provision and therapeutic. In obedience to God's name he began preaching, which led right into a therapeutic ministry. He has additionally manage an AIDS orphanage and a 500-seat auditorium on his land. nonetheless a farmer, he's now a world evangelist, touring via Africa in a refitted yellow fireplace engine, and filling the biggest venues in South Africa. religion Like Potatoes has now been made right into a function movie dispensed in North the US through Sony, and this new movie variation of the publication comprises colour stills from the movie.

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¿Por qué estoy gorda? by Raynelda A. Calderon

By Raynelda A. Calderon

¿Haces dieta, te matas de hambre, vas al gimnasio pero no consigues adelgazar? Muchos piensan que estamos gordos porque comemos mucho, pero no es así. Sí, comer mucho engorda pero no es l. a. única razón por l. a. que engordamos, porque si así fuera, ¿qué hay de las personas que comen mucho y nunca engordan? A través de mi libro "¿Por qué estoy gorda?" explico las razones por las que engordamos y, no importa que tanta dieta hagamos o que tan poquito comamos, no logramos bajar de peso. Mi deseo es que primero entiendas por qué estas gorda para que entonces sepas cómo puedes adelgazar. Y tu, ¿Por qué estas gorda?

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It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by by Larry Smith

By Larry Smith

“A excellent distraction and notion, and a set that begs to be shared. Be warned, although. when you plan to lend out your reproduction, start off with . as soon as it leaves your fingers you’ll by no means see it again.”
Denver Post (on Not fairly What i used to be Planning)

The editors of the New York Times bestseller Not particularly What i used to be Planning are again with its much-anticipated sequel, It All replaced in an Instant. With contributions from acclaimed authors like Malcolm Gladwell, Frank McCourt, Wally Lamb, Isabel Allende, Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, and James Frey, and celebrities like Sarah Silverman, Suze Orman, Marlee Matlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Ann Coulter, and Chelsea Handler, It All replaced in an Instant provides 1000 extra glimpses of humanity. . . six phrases at a time. within the vein of the preferred Post Secret books, It All replaced in an Instant, within the phrases of Vanity Fair, “will thrill minimalists and encourage maximalists.”

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Seconds to Snap: One Explosive Day. A Family Destroyed. My by Tina McGuff

By Tina McGuff

"I can inform you precisely the day all of it went wrong—the day my mum attacked my dad with a kitchen knife. In these few, brief seconds, a black gap spread out in my lifestyles and that i fell correct in."

Tina McGuff’s existence was once ideal – or so she idea. dwelling in Dundee along with her dedicated mom and dad and 3 more youthful sisters, she used to be a cheerful, fit, and assured 13-year-old. yet all that modified in a single frightening act of revenge, and Tina’s global collapsed in a single day. Terrified, misplaced, and stressed, she became to the single factor she concept she might control—food. And so started the largest struggle of her lifestyles. Tina’s life-or-death fight with anorexia is informed with devastating honesty during this amazing account of a woman at warfare with herself. via her years out and in of psychiatric wards, Tina takes us to a couple of the darkest locations of the brain. yet finally her braveness, conviction, and sheer selection win out. It took Tina seconds to snap and a life-time to recover—but this present day, as a passionate campaigner for psychological well-being, she resides evidence that there's consistently a cause to wish that at some point, issues gets better.

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Between Panic and Desire by Dinty W. Moore

By Dinty W. Moore

“Insouciant” and “irreverent” are this type of phrases that arise in reports of Dinty W. Moore’s books—and, at all times, “hilarious.” Between Panic and Desire, named after cities in Pennsylvania, reveals Moore on the best of his astutely humorous shape. A publication that may be named after certainly one of its chapters, “A Post-Nixon, Post-panic, Post-modern, Post-mortem,” this assortment is an unconventional memoir of 1 guy and his tradition, which additionally occurs to be our own.
 
Blending narrative and quizzes, reminiscence and numerology, and imagined interviews and conversations with lifeless presidents on television, the e-book dizzily records the disorienting event of growing to be up in a postmodern global. the following we see how the foremost occasions within the author’s early life—the Kennedy assassination, Nixon’s resignation, gazing Father understands Best, and shedding acid atop the area alternate middle, to call a few—shaped the best way he sees occasions either worldwide and private this present day. extra to the purpose, we see how those occasions formed, and probably even distorted, today’s international for we all who spent our adolescence within the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. A curious meditation on relatives and bereavement, longing and worry, self-loathing and wish, Between Panic and Desire unfolds in kaleidoscopic forms—a coroner’s file, a television motion picture script, a Zen koan—aptly reflecting the emergence of a fractured digital America.

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Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy

By Dan Kennedy

How do you land a candy six-figure advertising and marketing gig on the hallowed checklist label recognized for having signed everybody from Led Zeppelin to Stone Temple Pilots? you begin with a resume like Dan Kennedy's:

• Dressed up as a member of Kiss each Halloween
• Memorized Led Zeppelin IV at age ten
• Fronted a lip-sync band in junior high
• labored as a faculty DJ whereas he was once a faculty drop-out

In his outrageous memoir, McSweeney's contributor Kennedy chronicles his misadventures at a massive list label. even if he is directing a gangsta rapper's advertisement or struggling with his punk roots to create an advert crusade celebrating the affection songs of Phil Collins, Kennedy's in excess of his head. And from the appearance of these sitting round the boardroom, he isn't alone.

Egomaniacs, wackos, incompetents, and govt assistants who comprehend greater than their seven-figure bosses around out this power-ballad to workplace lifestyles and rock and roll.

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Vies dans l’Ombre avec J. Krishnamurti by Radha Rajagopal Sloss

By Radha Rajagopal Sloss

"Durant sa longue lifestyles, le penseur religieux J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) a conquis l’esprit de hundreds of thousands de gens à travers l’Europe, l’Inde, l’Australie et l’Amérique du Nord. Disparu en 1986, il reste pour beaucoup une référence centrale dans les mouvements de libération spirituelle qui ont fleuri au XXe siècle.Parmi les nombreuses biographies qui lui ont été consacrées, celle qu’a écrite Radha Sloss occupe une position tout à fait à half qu’elle est sûre de conserver compte tenu de l’exceptionnelle qualité des souvenirs sur lesquels elle est basée : ceux de l’auteur, fille adoptive de Krishnamurti, ceux de son père ensuite, Desikacharya Rajagopal (dit Raja), meilleur ami et plus proche collaborateur de Krishnamurti pendant plus de quarante ans, et ceux de sa mère enfin, Rosalind, l’âme de leur lobby commun.Qu’est-ce que c’était que vivre avec Krishnamurti, et non pas seulement assister à ses conférences ou participer à des causeries avec lui, mais également partager sa vie de tous les jours, jouer avec lui et faire l’expérience de son inépuisable gentillesse avec les enfants et les animaux, contempler un ciel étoilé en sa compagnie. L’écouter évoquer sa propre enfance en Inde et l. a. determine vénérée de sa mère trop tôt disparue. Faire grâce à lui los angeles connaissance de personnages aussi intéressants qu’Aldous Huxley... Ecouter encore, de l. a. bouche des autres adultes de son entourage, ces histoires extraordinaires : l. a. création de l. a. Société Théosophique, l. a. sélection de Krishnamurti à l’âge de 15 ans par les Théosophes C.W. Leadbeater et Annie Besant pour servir de «véhicule» (moyen d’incarnation) à Lord Maitreya, l’accession de Krishnamurti à une indépendance spirituelle iconoclaste une vingtaine d’années plus tard.

Avec expertise, l’auteur nous raconte aussi, et c’est l. a. partie dramatique de son livre-témoignage, remark, après avoir shapeé une véritable famille admirée pour son harmonie, Krishnamurti et ses mom and dad ont été amenés à «divorcer». «Comment des idéaux de fraternité humaine, de renoncement à los angeles violence contre toute créature, de libération de los angeles peur, de l’ambition et de los angeles culpabilité, remark des idéaux d’une telle élévation ont-ils pu dégénérer en une telle discorde ?»Vies dans l’Ombre avec J. Krishnamurti est à los angeles fois une biographie non autorisée du philosophe religieux, une autobiographie où l’auteur revit avec nous sa merveilleuse enfance auprès de celui-ci et un réquisitoire affectueux mais sans concession contre le Krishnamurti des années 1960-80. Un rfile distinctive sur un advisor spirituel de ultimate plan et un témoignage profondément émouvant."

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Be not content: a subterranean journal by William J. Craddock, Rudy Rucker

By William J. Craddock, Rudy Rucker

William Craddock used to be born in 1946, and grew up in Los Gatos, California. His kin used to be well-off, together with his father an government. As undefined, Craddock stated that he desired to be an outlaw and a broadcast writer earlier than he was once twenty-two. He completed those targets, becoming a member of the evening Rider motorbike membership and completing his masterpiece, Be no longer content material, on the age of twenty-one. Craddock attended San Jose nation collage, he wrote for the Santa Cruz “Good occasions” newspaper, released a moment novel, Twiliight Candelabra, and wrote 3 extra novels, nonetheless unpublished. He died in 2004

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In the Neighborhood of Zero: A World War II Memoir by William V. Spanos

By William V. Spanos

Like such a lot of infantrymen of his new release, William V. Spanos was once no longer even more than a boy while he went off to struggle in international warfare II. within the chaos of his first conflict, what might later turn into mythical because the conflict of the Bulge, he was once separated from his antitank gun group and brought prisoner within the Ardennes woodland. in addition to a procession of different prisoners of warfare, he was once marched and conveyed by means of freight teach to Dresden. Surviving the brutal stipulations of the exertions camps and the Allies’ devastating firebombing of town, he escaped because the wasting German military retreated. For Spanos, this used to be by no means a “war story.” It used to be the singular, irreducible, unnameable, dreadful event of struggle. within the face of the yankee fantasy of the best new release, this popular literary pupil appears again at the moment and crafts a dissident, dissonant remembrance of the “just war.” Retrieving the singularity of the adventure of warfare from the grip of legitimate American cultural reminiscence, Spanos recaptures anything of the boy’s existence that he misplaced. His publication is an try and rescue a few semblance of his woke up being—and that of the multitude of younger males who fought—from the oblivion to which they've been relegated less than the banalizing memorialization of the “sacrifices of our best generation.” (20100218)

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