Release on 2007-10-01 | by Jane Jelenko,Susan Marshall
Road Maps to Midlife Renewal
Author: Jane Jelenko,Susan Marshall
Pubpsher: Radom Press
Two former "suits" take to the road in search of meaningful second acts and find inspiration in the stories of other baby boomers who changed lanes and renewed their lives. The book provides a compass to help readers navigate their own midlife journeys, posing questions and charting road maps to guide their way. In contrast to all the hype on midlife transformation on the market today, Changing Lanes reassures readers that they do not have to identify a singular passion before embarking on the journey. The joy is in the exploration.
Roy James, is an ex-boxer who now runs a debt-collecting business. One day, a beautiful woman appears at his office and asks for his help. Her husband is a violent brute and she asks Roy to change his habits. Although a seemingly simple job at first, there seems to be a lot more going on behind the scenes than Roy first expected. The police get involved and the chase leads all the way to Vegas so Roy can clear his name and keep his business clean.
This book is an account of how a boy born into a poor Irish family grew up in Ireland in the 1920s through the 30s, 40s, and 50s and what life and work were like. It describes how work was carried out on a small farm and the difficulties experienced that Im sure will ring true to many who have older Irish parents or even to those who left the country of their birth. It continues on to describe how the boy that became a man left his homeland to go to England to work and the life that he built there and at times the resentment that was felt toward the immigrant. It is at times saddening to read the experiences that he had, but throughout, he demonstrates the courage and fortitude that he gained from a hard young life, which carried him through to build a life and family.
18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17-22, 2016. Proceedings
Author: Masaaki Kurosu
The 3-volume set LNCS 9731, 9732, and 9733 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, held in Toronto, ON, Canada, in July 2016. The total of 1287 papers and 186 posters presented at the HCII 2016 conferences and were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The volumes constituting the full 27-volume set of the conference proceedings.
Dive into these three magnificent coming-of-age stories about love, loss, and adventure by Adi Alsaid! LET’S GET LOST Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named Leila. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8: never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule #10: never date your best friend. So when Julia impetuously suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love. NORTH OF HAPPY Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. He lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family and attends an elite international school. Always a rule follower, Carlos is happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby. When his older brother, Felix—who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel—is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother’s voice, pushing him to rebel against his father’s plan for him. Worrying about his mental health but knowing Felix is right, Carlos runs away to the United States and manages to secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef. As he works to improve his skills in the kitchen and pursue his dream, he begins to fall for his boss’s daughter. Finally living for himself, Carlos must decide what’s most important to him and where his true path really lies. Titles originally published in 2014, 2015, and 2017.
This book covers several research fields, all of which deal with transport. Three main topics are treated: road traffic, granular matter, and biological transport. Different points of view, i.e. modelling, simulations, experiments, and phenomenological observations, are considered. Sub-topics include: highway or urban vehicular traffic (dynamics of traffic, macro/micro modelling, measurements, data analysis, security issues, psychological issues), pedestrian traffic, animal traffic (e.g. social insects), collective motion in biological systems (molecular motors...), granular flow (dense flows, intermittent flows, solid/liquid transition, jamming, force networks, fluid and solid friction), networks (biological networks, urban traffic, the internet, vulnerability of networks, optimal transport networks) and cellular automata applied to the various aforementioned fields.
A dozen people, some young and some old, and their interconnected lives are all caught in the midst of a rapidly changing world. They face racism, addiction, and even unemployment in reconciling the irreconcilable, each of them at the mercy of powerful and vastly impersonal forces even as they each make their own way through their lives.
Release on 2003-11-01 | by Johnnie Cochran,David Fisher
Author: Johnnie Cochran,David Fisher
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won. Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America's best - and most controversial lawyers - for leading 'the Dream Team' defense of accused killer O.J. Simpson in the Trial of the Century. Many people formed their perception of Cochran based on his work in that trial. But long before the Simpson trial and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans. This is his story. Cochran emerged from the trial as one of the nation's leading African-American spokespersons - and he has done most of his talking through the courtroom. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. The racially-profiled New Jersey Turnpike Four. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Patrick Dorismond. Cynthia Wiggins. These are the names that have dominated legal headlines - and Cochran was involved with each of them. No one who first encountered him during the Simpson trial can appreciate his impact on our world until they've read his whole story. Drawing on Cochran's most intriguing and difficult cases, A Lawyer's Life shows how he's fought his critics, won for his clients, and affected real change within the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyer's attempt to make us all truly equal in the eyes of the law.
Hailed as “America’s finest realistic novelist” by the Boston Globe, Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life. Disturbing the Peace is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a man’s psyche. To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John’s evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed John’s fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendo—and they’re about to take down John’s career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journey—at once tragic and inevitable. From the Trade Paperback edition.