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Just Don't Fall

Just Don't Fall

A Hilariously True Story of Childhood, Cancer, Amputation, Romantic Yearning, Truth, and Olympic Greatness

  • Author: Josh Sundquist
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101189886
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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Read Josh Sundquist's posts on the Penguin Blog. One moment Josh Sundquist was your typical energetic and inquisitive nine year- old boy. The next, his entire life changed when he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a particularly virulent cancer strain that would eventually claim Josh's left leg. Told in a wide-eyed, winning, heartbreaking voice, Just Don't Fall is the story of the boy Josh was and of the young man he became. His story begins in a small, close-knit Southern town, where his father-an aspiring pastor questioning his faith, and his mother-- homeschooling an ever- growing brood of children-struggle to make ends meet. Josh journeys through a dizzying array of hospitals and eventually lands at a pivotal place: the nearby mountain, where he makes his first attempt to ski. It is on the slopes, and later, on the race course, that Josh's world bursts wide open in a way no one could have ever anticipated. The inspiration to ski, however, and to become a champion, is not all that Josh has to contend with- there is adolescence to navigate, the transition from homeschool to public high school, and girls. There is an increasingly turbulent and difficult home life, with another cancer scare, a wayward brother, and dwindling finances to pay for training. Finally, there is the wild, bumpy road to the Paralympics in Turin, with a misanthropic coach, training in the Rockies, and a timeless friendship with a charismatic, imposing Brooklyn homeboy named Ralph. Through it all, Josh is forced to question his abilities, his sanity, his will, his faith in himself, and his faith in God. Because of, not despite, these myriad obstacles in his path, Josh is able to achieve a genuine grace: the grace to risk failure and to succeed. It is the grace of a young boy becoming a man and of a champion realizing his greatest dream. Josh Sundquist shows us with charm, humility and remarkable strength that even if we fall, this inner grace can lift us up and carry us over the many mountains we all must face.

The Fall of Perdition

The Fall of Perdition

  • Author: Earl E. Gobel
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1450070310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 526
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I am a professional truck driver for 25 years. Most of my books are done behind the wheel of my truck and my steering wheel is my desk.

Why Wages Don't Fall during a Recession

Why Wages Don't Fall during a Recession

  • Author: Truman F. BEWLEY,Truman F Bewley
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674020901
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 544
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A deep question in economics is why wages and salaries don't fall during recessions. This is not true of other prices, which adjust relatively quickly to reflect changes in demand and supply. Although economists have posited many theories to account for wage rigidity, none is satisfactory. Eschewing "top-down" theorizing, Truman Bewley explored the puzzle by interviewing--during the recession of the early 1990s--over three hundred business executives and labor leaders as well as professional recruiters and advisors to the unemployed. By taking this approach, gaining the confidence of his interlocutors and asking them detailed questions in a nonstructured way, he was able to uncover empirically the circumstances that give rise to wage rigidity. He found that the executives were averse to cutting wages of either current employees or new hires, even during the economic downturn when demand for their products fell sharply. They believed that cutting wages would hurt morale, which they felt was critical in gaining the cooperation of their employees and in convincing them to internalize the managers' objectives for the company. Bewley's findings contradict most theories of wage rigidity and provide fascinating insights into the problems businesses face that prevent labor markets from clearing. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Methods 3. Time and Location 4. Morale 5. Company Risk Aversion 6. Internal Pay Structure 7. External Pay Structure 8. The Shirking Theory 9. The Pay of New Hires in the Primary Sector 10. Raises 11. Resistance to Pay Reduction 12. Experiences with Pay Reduction 13. Layoffs 14. Severance Benefits 15. Hiring 16. Voluntary Turnover 17. The Secondary Sector 18. The Unemployed 19. Information, Wage Rigidity, and Labor Negotiations 20. Existing Theories 21. Remarks on Theory 22. Whereto from Here? Notes References Index Reviews of this book: In Why Wages Don't Fall During A Recession, [Truman Bewley] tackles one of the oldest, and most controversial, puzzles in economics: why nominal wages rarely fall (and real wages do not fall enough) when unemployment is high. But he does so in a novel way, through interviews with over 300 businessmen, union leaders, job recruiters and unemployment counsellors in the north-eastern United States during the early 1990s recession...Mr. Bewley concludes that employers resist pay cuts largely because the savings from lower wages are usually outweighed by the cost of denting workers' morale: pay cuts hit workers' standard of living and lower their self-esteem. Falling morale raises staff turnover and reduces productivity...Mr. Bewley's theory has some interesting implications...[and] has a ring of truth to it. --The Economist Reviews of this book: This contribution to the growing literature on behavioral macroeconomics threatens to disturb the tranquil state of macroeconomic theory that has prevailed in recent years...Bewley's argument will be hard for conventional macroeconomists to ignore, partly because of the extraordinary thoroughness and honesty with which he evidently conducted his investigation, and the sheer volume of evidence he provides...Although Bewley's work will not settle the substantive debates related to wage rigidity, it is likely to have a profound influence on the way macroeconomists construct models. In particular, the concepts of morale, fairness, and money illusion are almost certain to play a big role in macroeconomic theory. His demonstration that there exist in reality simple, robust behavioral patters that cannot plausibly be founded on traditional maximizing behabior also raises the prospect of a more empirically oriented, more behavioral macroeconomics in the future. --Peter Howitt, journal of Economic Literature Reviews of this book: I think any scholar interested in labour markets and wage determination should read this well-written, lively, and highly stimulating book...[It] provides a fresh view and a lot of complementary background knowledge about how experienced people in the field see the employment relationship and what is actually crucial. Knowledge of this sort is all too rare in economics, and Truman Bewley's truly impressive study can serve as a role model for future investigations. --Simon G'chter, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics To call this book a breath of fresh air is an understatement. The direct insights are fascinating, and Truman Bewley's use of them is sharp and insightful. Labor economists and macroeconomists have a lot to think about. --Robert M. Solow, Nobel Laureate, Institute Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Truman Bewley set out to conduct a handful of interviews with business executives to gain some theoretical inspiration, and his project blossomed into over 300 interviews with business people, labor leaders and consultants. He is truly the accidental interviewer of economics. Time and again, he found that workers behave like people, not atomistic, selfish economic agents. His insights will engage and enrage economic theorists and empiricists for years to come. --Alan Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

I Stumbled But I Didn't Fall

I Stumbled But I Didn't Fall

  • Author: Cheryl Bonita Martin
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1452041415
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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Denise - An educated woman who is looking for love but seems to find love in the wrong men. Denise can hold it down for herself. She's sweet and a strong woman. She just simply wants to share her life with someone who can return her love. Unfortunately, in the relationship department Denise meets up with the wrong men who disappoints her, lies and cheats. Shattered and hurt by her past relationships, Denise meditates on why she chooses the men she chooses in her life. Moving forward, Denise comes to terms that the only man who can truly love her is the Man above and decides to turn her life over to Him. Michael - A banker from New York City. Michael graduated from one of the top universities in New York. Michael Meets Denise at the bank. He becomes involved with her. Michael seems to be honest and down-to-earth, but his double-life catches up with him when Denise becomes pregnant. Through all of the deceptions and lies surrounding Michael about the so called gang bangers being after him and his undercover marriage to another woman, Denise realizes that she is caught up in a crazy situation and has no direction in which way she should go and confused as to what decision she needs to make surrounding her pregnancy. Eddie - Was smooth and charming to the ladies. He takes care of the women he becomes involved with. When Eddie meets Denise, he sweeps her off of her feet with his smooth and charming personality. Eddie romances Denise and takes her on a different level she never thought she would dream of. He treats her like a queen. Under all of the smoothness, the charm and the romancing, Eddie shows Denise a different side of him, steals her joy and breaks her down mentally when he abruptly leaves her for another woman and marries her. Jamal - Is just someone in the passing. Jamal is from Atlanta. Denise meets Jamal one day while taking out the trash. Jamal is cool, calm and collective. He is handsome and sexy. Denise likes his style. They begin dating and a brief relationship forms. When Denise gets laid off from her downtown Atlanta job, she turns to Jamal for support only to realize Jamal offers no support. During Denise's financial crunch, she realizes that Jamal is lazy, lied about working, have no dreams or goals for himself. In fact, the only dreams and goals Jamal have is to live off of each and every woman he meets. This book is filled with joys, sorrows and pain endured from three different relationships, including mental abuse that started in the early years.

Don't Fall For Me

Don't Fall For Me

A Secret Baby Military Romance

  • Author: Cassandra Dee
  • Publisher: Cassandra Dee Romance
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 175
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The handsome Navy SEAL was my entire world one summer. But he never wanted anything serious. So what happens when he finds out that I’ve had his baby? Kyle O’Shea likes to keep things casual, especially when it comes to women. Fun, fancy-free, and female are his three favorite words. But when a beautiful brunette tells him she’s had his son, his world comes crashing down. Claire never expected to get pregnant by a gorgeous Navy SEAL. The curvy girl wanted to have some fun, and when she finds out she’s expecting, her world falls apart. Will she and Kyle make a family together? Or will the Navy SEAL never know his son? Hey Readers – If you love a man in uniform, then Kyle O’Shea will knock your socks off. Our hero meets his match in the sassy, feisty Claire because our curvy girl gives as good as she gets. Of course, there’s a happily ever after for our couple, and a secret baby too. Enjoy! Cassandra

Back To Basics

Back To Basics

  • Author: Patricia Anne Phillips
  • Publisher: Dafina
  • ISBN: 0758264631
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 66
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The Truth She's Always Hidden. . . Autumn Evans has a career she loves, a wedding to plan, and a secret that could destroy both. Even though her job--working with underprivileged kids at a Compton school--is deeply fulfilling, Autumn feels something is missing from her life. Her fiancé Matthew, a successful and ambitious surgeon, expects Autumn to assume the role of perfect partner, but lately she feels her sense of control slipping away... May Be The Only Thing To Set Her Free. . . When a crisis hits and Autumn is physically injured, she returns to her childhood home to heal. There, she slowly begins to question everything she's come to accept about herself, her family, and her man, especially as she watches her mother and sister deal with their own relationship dilemmas. But soon Autumn realizes that she needs to make a choice, between fighting for what she once wanted, or claiming a life that's new and untested... "Phillips's books have the gift of reminding readers what is important in a family and in life." --Lauretta B. Pierce, The Literary World "A tale of shame, degradation and, finally redemption, Back to Basics, shows that with love, there is always hope." --Dr. Maxine Thompson, author of Heal Thy Soul, 365 Days of Healing for Women of Color

Won't Fall Again

Won't Fall Again

  • Author: Liliana Rhodes
  • Publisher: Jaded Speck Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Fifteen years ago billionaire rancher Mason Abernathy made a promise—he said he would come back for her, instead he broke her heart. Tara Murphy never forgot the man she calls the love of her life. Left with her memories, strong-willed Tara moved away from the reminders of her past to Canyon Cove. But when fate steps in and brings Mason back into her life, she’s torn between the love she still has and the agony he caused her. Mason will do whatever it takes to have her back in his life, but can Tara move past the pain of their past and give him a Second Chance? This novel was originally published as Second Chance, it is now book 5 in The Billionaire’s Whim series. Book 1: His Every Whim Book 2: My Boss’s Whim Book 3: Playing the Game Book 4: Tailored for Love Book 5: Won’t Fall Again Book 6: Love to Hate You Book 7: Better as Friends

Frankenstorm:Deranged

Frankenstorm:Deranged

  • Author: Ray Garton
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books
  • ISBN: 0786034041
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 68
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Women And Children First In the fourth shattering installment of Ray Garton's six-part Frankenstorm, an outbreak of madness, mayhem, and murder has every man, woman and child running for shelter. But home is where the horror is. . . Frankenstorm Andy is more than a little worried when his ex-wife—a former drug addict who has custody of their son—is seen hanging around with her old crowd. But when he learns that her dealer has moved in with them, Andy has no choice but to take action. He finds an unlikely ally in Police Deputy Ram von Pohle—a local bully who tormented Andy in school. Ram swears he wants to make up for those years of abuse. He convinces Andy that the raging storm is the perfect opportunity to break in to his ex-wife's home and save Andy's boy. But when the weather reaches a fever pitch, their simple plan backfires. The night quickly escalates into a bloodbath. Ram explodes with rage, bodies are torn apart by bullets, and Andy and his son find themselves trapped inside a nightmare. . .with a deranged sadist. When the storm hits this close to home, no one is safe. And no one gets out alive. . . Praise For Ray Garton "Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." —Stephen King on Dark Channel "Gripping, original, and sly." —Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators."—F. Paul Wilson "Garton never fails to go for the throat!" —Richard Laymon "Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." —Publishers Weekly "Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." —Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine "Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." —Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column "Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." —Cemetery Dance magazine 17,500 Words

Have a Happy Life and Healthy Relationships (Collection)

Have a Happy Life and Healthy Relationships (Collection)

  • Author: Richard Templar
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • ISBN: 0133739724
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 497
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In The Rules of Life , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self-sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.

Find Your Happiness (Collection)

Find Your Happiness (Collection)

  • Author: Richard Templar
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • ISBN: 0133739880
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 513
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In The Rules of Life, Expanded Version , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. The Rules of Work are about how you are seen to be doing it. They are about how you appear to others. And they are about helping you to achieve the success you richly deserve. The first edition of The Rules of Workbecame a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes 10 brand new rules to take you further, faster. These rules are the guiding principles that will improve both what you do and how you do it, giving you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and the next promotion. With The Rules under your belt you'll have the edge in everything you do, without having to compromise your principles.