Publisher:Atlantic Publishing Company
Publisher:Atlantic Publishing Company
Author:Stephen Cooper,Clorinda Donato
Publisher:Fordham University Press
This volume assembles for the first time a staggering multiplicity of reflections and readings of John Fante’s 1939 classic, Ask the Dust, a true testament to the work’s present and future impact. The contributors to this work—writers, critics, fans, scholars, screenwriters, directors, and others—analyze the provocative set of diaspora tensions informing Fante’s masterpiece that distinguish it from those accounts of earlier East Coast migrations and minglings. A must-read for aficionados of L.A. fiction and new migration literature, John Fante’s “Ask the Dust”: A Joining of Voices and Views is destined for landmark status as the first volume of Fante studies to reveal the novel’s evolving intertextualities and intersectionalities. Contributors: Miriam Amico, Charles Bukowski, Stephen Cooper, Giovanna DiLello, John Fante, Valerio Ferme, Teresa Fiore, Daniel Gardner, Philippe Garnier, Robert Guffey, Ryan Holiday, Jan Louter, Chiara Mazzucchelli, Meagan Meylor, J’aime Morrison, Nathan Rabin, Alan Rifkin, Suzanne Manizza Roszak, Danny Shain, Robert Towne, Joel Williams
In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry. Jacob Tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. As a new college graduate, armed only with a philosophy degree and a singular lack of career direction, he became a valet parker for a large luxury hotel in New Orleans. Yet, rising fast through the ranks, he ended up working in “hospitality” for more than a decade, doing everything from supervising the housekeeping department to manning the front desk at an upscale Manhattan hotel. He’s checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. In Heads in Beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know. Heads in Beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, the housekeeping department’s dirty little secrets—not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, who are rarely on their best behavior. Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it’s like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for (and often a whole lot more). Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge. Along his journey Tomsky also reveals the secrets of the industry, offering easy ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle. This book (and a timely proffered twenty-dollar bill) will help you score late checkouts and upgrades, get free stuff galore, and make that pay-per-view charge magically disappear. Thanks to him you’ll know how to get the very best service from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds. Or, at the very least, you will keep the bellmen from taking your luggage into the camera-free back office and bashing it against the wall repeatedly.
Publisher:Random House Australia
A journey of love, loss and survival. Having walked more than 5000 kilometres from Trafalgar Square to Morocco, Paula Constant finds herself at the westernmost edge of the Sahara Desert - and the brink of sanity. The wheels have fallen off her marriage and her funds are quickly drying up, but she is determined to complete the second stage: walking through the romantic Big Empty of Northern Africa to Cairo. Sahara is the story of Paula's struggle to overcome her innermost demons and take control of her journey, her camels and the men she hires to guide her through one of planet's most extreme regions. Illness, landmines and political red tape stand between Paula and the realisation of a life's dream. Sahara is a thrilling adventure and a story of joy, heartache, inspiration and despair. But, above all, it's a celebration of the human spirit in all its guises.
Author:Dr. James B. Maas,Rebecca S. Robbins
Given the present, stress-inducing state of the economy and the world, there has never been a better time to provide a wake-up call on how to relax, get centered, get 8 hours of sleep and be happier and more successful. Recent research has shown us that when we get enough sleep, we are able to accomplish more in less time and with less stress and greater health. We don’t need a 26-hour day. With more efficient and effective sleep habits, in our book, 24 hours is more than adequate. Our proposition is simple and compelling. Do you want to be healthier, more productive, energetic, creative, organized, efficient, and constantly expanding your potential? Do you want to be less stressed, happier, have a better relationship with yourself and others, and a deeper sense of well-being? What if you could take a few small steps every day that would enable you to eventually achieve all these things? You can. In fact, it’s easy. Sleep for Success!, a convincing, psychological approach to changing attitudes and behaviors, is written for anyone who wants to get a great night’s sleep, feel wide-awake and be a peak performer all day. It pertains to executives, students, parents, athletes, children and senior citizens. If you’re human, chances are that you are at least somewhat sleep deprived. Sleep for Success! can change your life – literally overnight.
Nothing in the air Saturday evening in May of 1950 predicts that from Naomi Hollisters kitchen at the Tysen Hotel to the pulpit of the First Baptist Church, few will be left unscarred in body or spirit by the conflict that erupts at Tysens Annual Pie Supper. Certainly, Naomi cant know the fight that begins between Sample Forney and Ray Redeem will be one she takes up. She cant guess her opponent will not be Sample Forney, who lusts after young Alice Tolney, or Alices father, Webster Tolney, who agrees to barter her away to Sample. But the challenge is Naomis own Baptist preacher, Busby Howard, a man who likes wearing his mantle in Tysen; it marks him as the leader of his com-munity. In small Missouri towns, most of the folks know the Trinity is made up of God, the Father; God, the Son; and god, the Baptist preacher. Howard is no exception, and he makes sure his flock understands. The Tysen Hotel presents a novel of the struggle for love and faith against an onslaught of greed, lust, and a preachers damnation in a small town in the foot-hills of the Ozarks.
Having been promoted to a top management position in the space R&D field, Colonel Ralph Monfort finds himself too far from the action and decides to give himself a fiftieth birthday gift-his own retirement from the U.S. Air Force. It didn't take him long to find his dream vacation-a yearlong, forty-one country, fully supported bicycle odyssey. After a short description on how one prepares for such a trip, Monfort plunges into this unique travel experience with energy, wit, and the excitement of discovery. Written as a series of e-mailed reports from the field, you will soon find yourself vicariously sharing adventures in Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia as if with an old friend. Whether it's the pizza in France, the ruins of Rome, birding in South Africa, or the toilets of China, the gamut is covered and nothing is sacred in this global romp. Sprinkled with historical tidbits, odd anecdotes, and wry observation, A Year Without Underwear gives us an American "everyman" abroad.
Publisher:Open Road Media
The mysterious death of an English lord in Venice haunts the living in this nineteenth-century gothic novel by the author of The Woman in White. Agnes Lockwood was devastated when her fiancé, Lord Montbarry, broke off their engagement to marry Countess Narona. But she was even more devastated to learn of Montbarry’s death in Venice not long thereafter. A rundown palazzo would not only be the last stop on the newlyweds’ continental tour, but also the lord’s final resting place. Though it was confirmed that Montbarry died of natural causes, the life insurance policy favoring the countess certainly raised suspicion. And what of their servant who mysteriously disappeared? Years later, the palazzo has been remodeled into a fashionable hotel. But when Agnes and Montbarry’s brother Henry Westwick arrange to stay there, the grim history of the place makes itself known in a series of hauntings. As these occurrences lead to revelations, Agnes and Henry wonder if they are being haunted by a ghost—or a crime.
Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof
When American millionaire Theodore Racksole impulsively purchases the luxurious Grand Babylon Hotel in London, a string of strange things start occurring. Amidst the many disappearances and deaths, Racksole and his daughter Nella begin investigating, suspecting foul play. Soon the Racksoles are embroiled in a political and criminal conspiracy, leading them on a thrilling adventure across Europe. "The Grand Babylon Hotel" is a thrilling and charming adventure mystery from Arnold Bennett from the turn of the century. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was a British novelist, playwright, critic, and essayist and a key literary figure of his time. His most famous works include "The Old Wives' Tale" (1908), "The Clayhanger Family" (1925), and "The Card" (1911). He also wrote a series of self-improvement books.
Author:Richard T. Cheng
This is a true story of this man full of adventures and unusual encounters that are highly interesting to read.
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
A leading consumer advocate reveals how to protect your money, time, and integrity from corrupt businesses Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businesses stood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print and loopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about their valued customers—but those days are long gone. In this groundbreaking exposé, consumer advocate Christopher Elliot reveals the broken relationship between American consumers and businesses and explains how companies came to believe that fooling their customers was a viable, and profitable, business plan. Scammed explores how companies control information to mislead, distort the truth, and even outright lie to their consumers. Exposes the various ways companies have led their war against information—from seductive ads, disingenuous fine print, and unconventional promotions that involve seeding discussion forums and blogs with company-friendly comments Offers consumers insider knowledge of the system, reasonable expectations, and a clear understanding of the games businesses play Christopher Elliott is one of the nation's foremost consumer advocates Protect yourself, your time, and your money from the predators of the consumer world. Armed with knowledge, readers will become far more discerning and every business's worst nightmare.
Author:Candy B Harrington
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing
Now in its third edition, Barrier-Free Travel is essential reading for every traveler with mobility limitations. With over 100 new photographs and updated travel rules and regulations affecting access outside of the US, this book contains essential, thoughtful, and reliable information- not just common-sense tips. Barrier-Free Travel gives readers the tools and resources to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected. It covers everything from the logistics of air travel and how to protect your wheelchair in flight, to how to find an accessible hotel room. Also included, are extensive chapters on cruises and accessible shore excursions- with contact information for foreign tour operators who are able to provide them. Barrier-Free Travel provides valuable information that will ensure travelers with mobility limitations spend their time creating meaningful memories.
Publisher:BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
The night before their wedding, her fiancee ran off with his mistress. Out of frustration, she grabbed the man standing in front of the Civil Affairs Office, "President Mo, your bride has not arrived and my groom has run away...May I suggest we get married?" Before marriage, she said, "Even if we were to share the same bed, nothing would happen between us!" After marriage, he said, "If we don't try, how would we know?"
The Possessed or also called "Demons" is Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about life in Russia at the end of the 19th century. In this highly political novel, Dostoevsky portrays the revolutionaries as demons or devils as they plot ruin and eventually turn on each other. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
This book contains the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication. Poor Folk The Double Notes From The Underground Crime and Punishment The Gambler The Idiot The Possessed (The Devils) A Raw Youth The Dream of a Ridiculous Man The Brothers Karamazov
This carefully crafted ebook: “Complete Novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Table of Contents: NOVELS AND NOVELLAS: Poor Folk The Double The Landlady Netochka Nezvanova Uncle's Dream The Village of Stepanchikovo The Insulted and Humiliated The House of the Dead Notes from Underground Crime and Punishment The Gambler The Idiot The Permanent Husband The Possessed (Demons) The Raw Youth (The Adolescent) The Brothers Karamazov ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY: A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood DOSTOYEVSKY AND HIS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD by Zinaida Vengerova ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps Extract from 'AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE' by Maurice Baring BIOGRAPHY Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Study by Aimée
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Novels, Short Stories and Autobiographical Writings" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. NOVELS: Netochka Nezvanova The Village of Stepanchikovo The Insulted and Humiliated The House of the Dead Crime and Punishment The Idiot The Possessed (Demons) The Raw Youth (The Adolescent) The Brothers Karamazov NOVELLAS: Poor Folk The Double The Landlady Uncle's Dream Notes from Underground The Gambler The Permanent Husband SHORT STORIES: The Grand Inquisitor (Chapter from The Brothers Karamazov) Mr. Prohartchin A Novel in Nine Letters Another Man's Wife or, The Husband under the Bed A Faint Heart Polzunkov The Honest Thief The Christmas Tree and The Wedding White Nights A Little Hero An Unpleasant Predicament (A Nasty Story) The Crocodile Bobok The Heavenly Christmas Tree A Gentle Spirit The Peasant Marey The Dream of a Ridiculous Man LETTERS AND MEMOIRS: Letters of Fyodor Michailovitch Dostoyevsky to his Family and Friends Pages from the Journal of an Author, Fyodor Dostoevsky BIOGRAPHY: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Study by Aimée Dostoyevsky
Author:B. Hultén,N. Broweus,M. van Dijk,Marcus van Dijk
The book covers the ongoing shift from mass-marketing and micro-marketing to sensory marketing in terms of the increased individualization in the contemporary society. It shows the importance in reaching the individuals' five senses at a deeper level than traditional marketing theories do.