Mahogany, Jalissa, Vonda and LaTrell are the closest of friends. Actually, they’re more like sisters. Each of their children call them “auntie”, they are there for one another at the drop of a dime and their loyalty would rival any long-term married couple. They have the kind of connection that very few women have, but wish they did. From the outside in, it’s the kind of friendship that movies are inspired by. But if you look deeper, you’ll see that there’s more than meets the eye. Each of these ladies love one another, but time will reveal how deep the trust goes. As Mahogany is bouncing back from a personal ordeal that almost resulted in her losing her life, Jalissa is adjusting to having a new baby and Vonda is trying to hold everyone together, LaTrell is hiding a secret that could totally destroy her marriage, her relationship with her children and quite possibly her friendships too. LaTrell’s Mind is the kind of book that reminds you that karma is real, you reap what you sow and some secrets never have an expiration date. Just when you think that everything is all good, something (or one) from your past can come out of nowhere to rock your world to the very core. If you’re the kind of person who likes stories that have a sistah-girl tone, relatable characters, “oh damn” moments and even times when you’ll laugh—and cry—at things that either you or someone you know has personally been through, this is the kind of book that is right up your alley. It’s an in-your-face reminder to always keep it real. First and foremost with yourself. Otherwise, there’s a price to pay. Sometimes one higher than you can truly afford
LATRELL--Being a star athlete comes with a price, especially when the people in his life are trying to set him up for failure. Dealing with issues that no teenager should have to encounter, how can he balance all of his past and present challenges while trying to stay positive and fulfill his dreams? TAMIKA'S playing with fire, living a life that could leave her with a lifetime full of regrets, and maybe even years in prison. Emotions tend to cloud peopleâs judgment; they take over the mind and make people act out of character. Will she be able to control hers before it's too late? DARNELL's a hustler and a womanizer, but now he wants to settle down with the lady who has captured his heart if he can only capture her. Can he change his ways to win the woman of his dreams? TONY, out of the eight years of marriage, he never strayed once. Thatâs hard to do hanging with his womanizing best friend, Darnell. Can he continue to be faithful despite all of the lust in his heart?
Vonda and her girls—LaTrell, Jalissa and Mahogany—are back. This time, there are still secrets, issues and their own specialized “brands” of drama, but it does seem like they are being intentional about getting their act together…especially Vonda. After years of enduring basically every kind of abuse you can think of from her lawyer husband Trent, finally life is coming together for her—peace of mind and some real success of her own are well on their way. Due to Trent’s controlling attitude and out-of-control appetite for women, his narcissistic approach to both his career and his marriage are finally costing him in ways he didn’t see coming—and Vonda’s friends (along with their significant others) are totally here for it. Vonda’s even met someone who is helping her to remember that not all men are bad; that there can be light at the end of a broken marriage. All signs really do point to Trent’s life unraveling at the seams as Vonda finally receives the justice—and freedom—that she finally deserves. With everything in her favor, what could possibly go wrong?
Discover How Successful Women Think Do you have a college degree but remain jobless? Are you surrounded by family and friends that speak negatively about your dreams? Have you given up on ever being successful? If you have answered yes to any one of these questions, this book was written to teach you How successful women think and the steps taken to be a success in every area of your life. In this short read, you'll discover how to: -eradicate unhealthy thought patterns -improve self belief and confidence -speak positively and purposely into your future -redirect your life by writing down personal goals -change and control your environment It's all in the mind.
Look, a White! returns the problem of whiteness to white people. Prompted by Eric Holder's charge, that as Americans, we are cowards when it comes to discussing the issue of race, noted philosopher George Yancy's essays map out a structure of whiteness. He considers whiteness within the context of racial embodiment, film, pedagogy, colonialism, its "danger," and its position within the work of specific writers. Identifying the embedded and opaque ways white power and privilege operate, Yancy argues that the Black countergaze can function as a "gift" to whites in terms of seeing their own whiteness more effectively. Throughout Look, a White! Yancy pays special attention to the impact of whiteness on individuals, as well as on how the structures of whiteness limit the capacity of social actors to completely untangle the way whiteness operates, thus preventing the erasure of racism in social life.
Focused on the political and cultural influences that impact careers, this book is a satirical and penetrating analysis of American business management. Based on decades of "in the trenches" marketing and management experiences, this candid assessment of corporate life is invaluable in making good career decisions and recognizing the signs of companies headed for trouble.
Seduced by promises of a new life in East Florida by Dr. Andrew Turnbull, owner of the British colony, New Smyrna, Caty and Rafael leave their homeland, Minorca. Cruelty and virtual slavery soon corrupt their dreams. After escaping to nearby St. Augustine, they are separated by a hurricane, leaving Caty pregnant, impoverished, and at the mercy of rich, handsome Joseph Adams, and Rafael with a new identity. Their separate lives amidst the changing flags and wild grandeur of eighteenth-century Florida become rich with adventure among Indians, pirates, and fellow colonists. For each there is another love. But Caty and Rafael cannot - will not - forget each other.
The Barnacle sisters--Bell, Bridget, Benita, Beryl, Belinda and Beth--have been raised in New York bytheir eccentric, self-made father in a fabulous, gigantic Fifth Avenue apartment that, encrusted with Barry Barnacle's scientific collections, feels like a little piece of the Museum of Natural History transplanted to the other side of Central Park. Now that most of the sisters have come of age, Barry Barnacle proposes a contest, a test of wits and wills that should at long last settle what is to Barry the most essential of all questions: nature, or nurture? Whichever of his daughters can most spectacularly carry on his name will inherit his fortune; the others are out cold. It's a proposition to set a Jane Austen heroine on her ear, but in Galt Niederhoffer's A Taxonomy of Barnacles, the Barnacle girls are up to the challenge. Throw the girls' mother Bella and their childhood crushes--the Finch twins next door--into the mix and the stage is set for a completely inventive and utterly fresh social comedy that is as beautifully written as it is unique.
Release on 2013-05-21 | by Phil Jackson,Hugh Delehanty
The Soul of Success
Author: Phil Jackson,Hugh Delehanty
Category: Sports & Recreation
The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures A New York Times bestseller During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: • Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s • Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title • Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync • Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves • Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Release on 2013-08-01 | by Patrick Jones,Brent Chartier
Author: Patrick Jones,Brent Chartier
Pubpsher: Darby Creek ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Latrell Baker's scientific approach to football—watching football—has finally paid off. Harmon Holt heard about the algorithm he developed for determining best defensive play, and now Latrell's landed himself an internship with the NFL's LA Stars. But he'll soon discover that working in pro football involves more politics and secrets than science.