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📒Life Moves Pretty Fast ✍ Hadley Freeman
📝Life Moves Pretty Fast Book Synopsis : From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).
📒You Couldn T Ignore Me If You Tried ✍ Susannah Gora
📝You Couldn t Ignore Me If You Tried Book Synopsis : You can quote lines from Sixteen Candles (“Last night at the dancemy little brother paid a buck to see your underwear”), your iPod playlist includes more than one song by the Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds, you watch The Breakfast Club every time it comes on cable, and you still wish that Andie had ended up with Duckie in Pretty in Pink. You’re a bonafide Brat Pack devotee—and you’re not alone. The films of the Brat Pack—from Sixteen Candles to Say Anything—are some of the most watched, bestselling DVDs of all time. The landscape that the Brat Packmemorialized—where outcasts and prom queens fall in love, preppies and burn-outs become buds, and frosted lip gloss, skinny ties, and exuberant optimism made us feel invincible—is rich with cultural themes and significance, and has influenced an entire generation who still believe that life always turns out the way it is supposed to. You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried takes us back to that era, interviewing key players, such as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, and John Cusack, and mines all the material from the movies to the music to the way the films were made to show how they helped shape our visions for romance, friendship, society, and success. From the Hardcover edition.
📒Life On The Brink ✍ Andrew Stephenson
📝Life on the Brink Book Synopsis : Praise for Life on the Brink: ..". an achingly raw memoir that balances existential quandaries with a healthy sense of humor." - Eric, Editor Have you ever wondered why we're here or what it's all for? Do you sometimes get so caught up in your thoughts that you forget that they aren't real and only exist in your head? What if you could change your perspective and view the events in your life as happening for you, rather than to you? Do you think this could change your reaction? Could it then also have a positive impact on your overall outlook and how you view each day? Life on the Brink is a book of memories and reflections, told with the author's charismatic and hilarious take on growing up, raising a family and facing life's many challenges. This book will help you laugh a lot, cry a bit, and slow down long enough to think. You might even end up a little more hopeful and believe the journey to discovery is worth the struggle.
📒1980s Movie Quotes The Quick Quiz ✍ Jack Goldstein
📝1980s Movie Quotes The Quick Quiz Book Synopsis : Are you a fan of 80s movies? Do you think you could recognise a film just from a single quote? If so, you'll love this fantastic quiz featuring 120 of the greatest movies from the decade that fashion forgot. With classic lines from Stand By Me to Scarface, Ghostbusters to The Goonies and many more, these questions - sorted into easy, medium and hard categories - are sure to keep the whole family entertained.
📒The Little Book Of Thinking Big ✍ Richard Newton
📝The Little Book of Thinking Big Book Synopsis : Sunday Times #1 bestseller and long-awaited follow-up to the #1 bestselling Stop Talking, Start Doing You can think big or you can think small, it all starts in the mind. What have you got to lose? If you aim for the stars you might just get there. Sometimes it pays off to think BIG and Richard Newton is here to get us thinking on a bigger scale than we ever imagined. With the right thinking tools and the right approach you can release your inspiration and creativity, reset your ambition and direct your attention to the things that truly matter to you. And that can change your life. Short and punchy with quick tips and inspiring graphics, The Little Book of Thinking Big will have your imagination, creativity and determination firing on all cylinders. You'll come away with a set of BIG goals to fuel and drive your BIG life. Here’s where it starts. This is a reset button. Push it. Think bigger.
📒Letters From Home ✍ David R. Reiser
📝Letters from Home Book Synopsis : It's Time to Rediscover America. Our nation is deteriorating. Slowly but surely the virtues and values we once celebrated—responsibility, resilience, dignity, respect—have been abandoned. Our work ethic has been replaced by an entitlement ethic. And as we lose the cultural traits that brought us to our leadership position, America's standing in the world will surely fall as well. But there is good news, say David and Andrea R. Reiser. By rediscovering the qualities that made America great, we can start to turn things around. We can teach our young people—not to mention ourselves, our employees, and our fellow Americans of all ages—what truly leads to success, prosperity, and fulfillment. That's what Letters from Home is about. Written in the form of letters to the authors' four sons, it explores fifteen basic American virtues that built our country and that foster individual success. Each chapter includes profiles of exceptional "real people"—the authors' wealth management clients, friends, and neighbors—who truly walk the talk. A few examples of what the book teaches: Work hard. Go above and beyond in all that you do. Be resilient and learn from adversity. Seize opportunity when it comes (and it comes every day). Follow your moral compass faithfully and consistently. When you fall, take responsibility for getting back up. Save prudently and spend thoughtfully. Practice gratitude. Know that you’re blessed. Part cultural treatise and part kick-in-the-pants, Letters from Home is a moving reminder that we live in a land of freedom and opportunity. It should inspire us all—parents, influential leaders, and ordinary citizens alike—to do everything in our power to honor and perpetuate that legacy. The authors are proud to contribute 100% of royalties from the publication of this book to three personally meaningful organizations: Share Our Strength (www.strength.org), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (www.mskcc.org), and FORCE (www.facingourrisk.org).
📒Journey To The Impossible ✍ Scott Jeffrey
📝Journey to the Impossible Book Synopsis : With so many books about self-realization and success on the racks, why arent more people self-realized and successful? Huge numbers of people pursuing this type of information prove that many want more from life. They are even willing to invest time and money to learn how to achieve more. So why dont more people actually succeed? Scott Jeffrey realizes what many well-meaning motivators and educators miss: This information must be consistently usable in everyday life. It must be accessible to men and women with impossible work schedules, families, and other time consuming responsibilities. Through a series of thought-provoking strategies and exercises designed to "tune" what is already within the individual rather than complicating the task with new, often confusing information, Jeffrey helps you organize your thoughts, tap existing power, and claim the success you already own.
📒Books That Teach Kids To Write ✍ Marianne Saccardi
📝Books That Teach Kids to Write Book Synopsis : This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field
📒Fired Up Employees ✍ Aric Bostick
📝Fired Up Employees Book Synopsis : Did you know… ? Fuel—Happy employees are 50% more productive Inventory—77% would work harder for recognition Reframe—Employee recognition can boost performance 44% Energize—60% less errors are made by healthy employees Declare—20% are motivated by career development opportunities Understand—80% lost work time due to a conflict with a colleague Present—84% of engaged employees feel they can improve their workplace Happier employees set the stage for a happier workplace—translating to greater efficiency and a healthier bottom line. Don’t you want employees contributing to your organization as if they are owners in its success? Aric Bostick shows you how to get employees FIRED UP! using seven simple but powerful principles to ignite engagement and increase performance—effective immediately! You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make a dramatic difference in how employees respond to challenges and tackle opportunities. Just get FIRED UP!
📒Legacy Of Honor ✍ Alvin Townley
📝Legacy of Honor Book Synopsis : Over the past century, America's Eagle Scouts have earned a reputation for service, virtue, and leadership that is recognized throughout the world. But few people realize the full extent to which Eagle Scouts have made a mark on American history. They have served as astronauts, soldiers, politicians, and businessmen, but they have also been the fathers, brothers, Scoutmasters, coaches, and other role models who have played an integral part in American life. Alvin Townley set out across the country to hear the stories of these Eagle Scouts. He spoke with individuals from every region, of every age and every background, some of whom have risen to fame as public figures while others have left a lasting impact outside of the spotlight. The Eagle Scouts who share their experiences include Bill Gates, Sr., Bill Bradley, J. W. Marriott, Jr., Ross Perot, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Lugar, Michael Dukakis, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, coach Chan Gailey, and Capt. Jim Lovell of Apollo 13. The book also explores the virtues of a Tuskegee Airman, a Vietnam War POW, a September 11 NYPD hero, a crew of Hurricane Katrina relief workers, and a host of others from every walk of life. During his journey, Alvin discovered stories of character, courage, and inspiration that belong not only to Eagle Scouts but to all Americans. These stories form the heart of Legacy of Honor and offer us a chance to appreciate the profound impact that Eagle Scouts have had on American history and the lasting role they will play in our country's future.