Non Conta Volere Ma Volere Contare

Author: Paul Arden
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ISBN: 9780714898407
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Whatever You Think Think The Opposite

Author: Paul Arden
Editor:
ISBN: 9780141025711
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Logic and common sense have a habit of leading us to the same conclusions. If you are going to make your mark on the world, you have to start thinking differently. To think differently, you have to think illogically. This book looks at life the wrong way, in a bid to explain the benefits of making wrong decisions.

My Perfect Mistake

Author: Kelly Siskind
Editor: Forever Yours
ISBN: 1455565423
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What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen . . . A girls' trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She's got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared. Kolton doesn't know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool---although she does have an unholy gift for that---but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they're both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don't kill each other first.

Eating Animals

Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316086649
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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.

The Banquet

Author: Dante Alighieri
Editor: Sheba Blake Publishing
ISBN: 3961896151
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The Banquet is a work written by Dante Alighieri roughly between 1304 and 1307. This unfinished work of Dante consists of four trattati, or "books": a prefatory one, plus three books that each include a canzone (long lyrical poem) and a prose allegorical interpretation or commentary of the poem that goes off in multiple thematic directions. The Banquet is a major stage of development for Dante, very different from the visionary world of the Vita nuova (although like the earlier work it too is a medium for the author's evolving sense of artistic vocation and philosophical-spiritual quest). This difference is reflected in how the two works use the prosimetrum format: in the Vita Nova there is a complex interrelation and intertwining between the prose and the poetry, while in the Banquet large blocks of prose have an autonomous existence apart from the poems; the content of the poetry is not amplified or edited in the prose so much as commented upon prosaically, to serve as points of departure for the various subjects that the Banquet discusses. Dante himself tells us that the prose of the Banquet is "temperate and virile," in contrast to the "fervid and passionate" prose of the Vita Nova; and that while the approach to this in the work of his youth was "like dreaming" the Banquet approaches it subjects soberly and wide awake, often modeling its style on Scholastic authors. The Banquet is a kind of vernacular encyclopedia of the knowledge of Dante's time; it touches on many areas of learning, not only philosophy but also politics, linguistics, science, and history. The treatise begins with the prefatory book, or proem, which explains why a book like the Banquet is needed and why Dante is writing it in the vernacular instead of Latin. It is one of Dante's early defenses of the vernacular, expressed in greater detail in his (slightly earlier) linguistic treatise De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the Vernacular).

Zeno S Conscience

Author: Italo Svevo
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1101970227
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Long hailed as a seminal work of modernism in the tradition of Joyce and Kafka, and now available in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s charming and splendidly idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and endlessly self-deluding mind. The mind in question belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who is writing his confessions at the behest of his psychiatrist. Here are Zeno’s interminable attempts to quit smoking, his courtship of the beautiful yet unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and unexpectedly happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. Relating these misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity at once unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of psychological realism.

God Explained In A Taxi Ride

Author: Paul Arden
Editor: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399535086
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Addresses the nature of human religious belief in a series of vignettes and questions that explore humankind's relationship to the divine, from ancient times to the present, in the context of a taxi ride.

The Wager

Author: Machado de Assis
Editor: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN: 9780720612301
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Returning to his native Rio after many years abroad, Aires is captivated by a young widow, Fidelia Noronha, whom he sees praying at her husband's graveside. Her charm and the tragic story of her brief marriage increase his fascination, and soon he is indulging in impossible dreams. But the Brazil that Aires remembers from his youth is changing fast. A new era is dawning with events such as the coming of the railway and the abolition of slavery. The future belongs to a younger generation, to men like Tristao, the doctor and political candidate who also happens to be an admirer of the beautiful Fidelia.

Prendi In Mano La Tua Felicit

Author: Claudio Belotti
Editor: SPERLING & KUPFER
ISBN: 8873398537
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Tutte le difficoltà cesseranno di esistere. Perchè il metodo Belotti non è orientato solo ai risultati, ma si prende cura di qualcosa che ti rende unico: il tuo vero scopo nella vita.

Essere Steve Jobs

Author: Carmine Gallo
Editor: Sperling & kupfer
ISBN: 887339387X
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I segreti del più grande venditore di idee dei nostri tempi. D'ora in avanti anche tu potrai stupire il tuo pubblico come Steve Jobs. Un consiglio: copiate le lezioni sul pc e sull'Ipod.