Lucky That Way

Author: Pamela Gerhardt
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826220045
Size: 20,42 MB
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Lucky That Way, a nuanced, richly engaging memoir, chronicles the joys and tribulations of a daughter who rediscovers her father as he nears the end of his life. Ernie Gerhardt, an artist and teacher, is largely estranged from his five children, but when he suffers a debilitating stroke, his daughter Pamela must fly to Las Vegas to tend to him. When she arrives to find Ernie newly and shockingly fragile, she is hit by an unexpected wave of tenderness. Pamela Gerhardt's heartfelt story about a family coming to terms with their aging father's illness and imminent death takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster that highlights love, loss, humor, and sadness.

Weekly World News

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub is a leading entertainment news site.

Conversations In Sicily

Author: Elio Vittorini
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811214551
Size: 14,13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Returning to Sicily after learning that his father has deserted his mother, a successful but troubled businessman reconnects with his past, converses with the locals, and rediscovers himself and the basic values of life.

Me And My Mate Jeffrey

Author: Niall Breslin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147361967X
Size: 10,55 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In his book, Niall Breslin speaks openly about living with depression and anxiety, and his crippling journey to finally acknowledging 'Jeffrey' - the name he chose for it - years after he took the decision to conceal his growing mental health issues from the world, at age 15. Told with raw honesty, it is a story of the demons that lay beneath outward success, and how they impacted on his career in sports and later music, as he coped with a condition that at times seemed hell bent on wrecking everything in its wake. It is also the story of a road to reconciliation with brokenness - beginning after a massive panic attack before a live TV appearance in 2012 - leading to brighter horizons. Me and My Mate Jeffrey is an essential book for anyone who knows what it is to feel alone, and who doesn't know how to ask for help - or anyone who wants to better understand that journey.

Inside Knowledge

Author: David S. Fearon
Editor: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 9780873896504
Size: 15,41 MB
Format: PDF
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Inside Knowledge: Rediscovering the Source of Performance Improvement weaves a suspenseful tale of how several employees working in the fictional Grand Bay company discover how to leverage their knowledge to radically improve performance. Knowledge is often the most reliable sources of sustainable competitive advantage for companies, yet, until now, it has been very difficult to translate employee knowledge into performance improvements. Inside knowledge and pragmatic knowledge are the missing links that make the connection between employee experience and a firmes ability to gain a competitive edge. Pragmatic knowledge results from continuous experimentation to enables employees to discover new ways to view their work and to improve performance, and is the result of the collaboration of both types of operational employees u workers and managers. Their interactions focus on discovering what works best in practice, and this refines the knowledge that drives performance improvement. This is not simply a theoretical approach, since successful companies such as Toyota have demonstrated that inside knowledge is a vital component to driving organizational innovations. Inside Knowledge offers seven pragmatic principles that allow any person working in any kind of organization to create and continuously improve knowledge for improving performance. Preview a sample chapter from this book along with the full table of contents by clicking here. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf file.

Christian Science Sentinel

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