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The Setup: A True Story of Dirty Cops, Soccer M...
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The pitch went like this: Chris Butler, a retired cop, ran a private investigator firm in Concord, California. His business had a fascinating angle - his firm was staffed entirely by soccer moms.  In fact, Butler employed PI Super Moms: attractive, organized, smart, and trained in investigative techniques, self-defense, and weaponry. This American Life host Ira Glass described them as "MILF: Charlie's Angels."  When this story came across Pete Crooks's desk when he was working at Diablo magazine in 2010, he was instantly hooked. He'd heard a little bit about Butler and his super moms in the news; they'd been featured in People magazine and on Dr. Phil. What Butler's publicist was offering was too tantalizing to pass up: an opportunity to ride along with Butler and a few of his sexy PIs as they prepared to start filming a reality TV show.  But after the ride-along-and after he started receiving mysterious emails from one of Butler's employees - Crooks started to realize something didn't seem right. After doing a little digging, he discovered the "sting" he'd seen only had one real victim...him. The PI bust had been a setup.  Crooks wasn't a hard-boiled crime reporter. He did lifestyle pieces for a regional magazine. The more he learned about Butler's operation, the more he realized he was in far over his head. But swallowing his fears, he decided he was going to write an expose on Butler and his entire organization. He soon found himself deep in the underbelly of fake sting operations, wannabe celebrities, police corruption, drug-dealing, reality television, double-crossing employees, and more twists and turns than a dozen crime thrillers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013994/bk_tant_013994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Why Men Are Suspicious of Yoga: And Other Very,...
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We live in a world where smart fridges are more articulate than most politicians, where the leaders of two nuclear powers engage in a battle of elementary school wits, and where every fact can be dismissed as fake news. Sometimes it seems like the only humor left is tinged with bitterness and despair. Robert Isenberg doesn’t believe that’s true. He knows it’s possible to find humor - true humor - everywhere. Why is it that a politician’s choice of food makes or breaks his or her career, and why should we care? How important is it to attend a funeral if it means canceling your regular Sunday tennis game? What drives a man’s suspicions of yoga, and, perhaps more importantly, why are wives so determined to overcome such reservations? Robert, aka “robear”, has two wives. Esther is his real-life wife. Esther doesn’t want to have anything to do with his imaginary wife, Dana, who is featured in his essays. Robert created Dana to do and say what he wants, but Dana says and does whatever pleases Dana. Isenberg is an affable guy - the kind of man who tries to get along with automated help systems. From his obsession with “As seen on TV!” products to his exploration of the differences between the sexes, he’s instantly recognizable to listeners. We all have a Robert Isenberg in our life, and that’s a good thing - because we need to laugh. Judge this book by its cover! We all have a Robert Isenberg in our lives. He's the one who sees things a little differently than the rest of us. He's the one who makes you laugh when he tells you what he's thinking. Robert actually asserts that elections are won and lost once the public discovers what the candidates are eating. He insists that had Hillary Clinton had said, "Hold the kale and bring on the iceberg," she would definitely have won by a landslide! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Ashton Nickerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124716/bk_acx0_124716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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A TV Guide to Life
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Read Jeff Alexander's posts on the Penguin Blog. A couch potato's book of wisdom- 100% commercial free! Some say that entire generations of Americans are being raised by the television…like that's a bad thing. Not so, says author Jeff Alexander, long-time television writer, advocate of education by television, and recapper for the popular website Television Without Pity. Here, he offers the ultimate in life lessons as seen on TV. Topics include: • Saved by the Bell: School on TV • Somebody Save Me: Super Powers and Magic Spells • Tell Me Why I Love You Like I Do: Relationships on TV • Making A Living: The Workplace • And more With a smart, snarky style, Alexander guides readers through important lessons gleaned from years of TV reviewing (now in convenient book form!), freeing up a whole new generation to learn other things, like how to cure cancer or solve world hunger…or anything more useful than watching TV (Author's note: Just joking… there is no such thing).

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Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Sto...
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'Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling, by Alexis Krasilovsky, is a brilliant exploration of the genesis of some of the most potent ideas and stories from around the globe that have influenced countless film and television narratives – past and present. It’s inspirational and motivates the screenwriter to ideate on new narrative avenues that can explore the myths, legends, fables, fine ideas and literature that have fascinated mankind since the beginning of time. Krasilovsky explores global influences that have shaped the 'male' story and the 'female' story, emphasizes the importance of setting, time and place, and includes a multitude of supporting examples. This book must be included in every academic study on Adaptation and is a 'must have' in every screenwriter’s toolbox.' —Jule Selbo, Screenwriter, Author of Screenplay: Building Story through Character and Film Genre for the Screenwriter; Co-editor of Women Screenwriters, An International Guide. 'Krasilovsky’s book provides a motherlode of broad-ranging insights into the art of adaptation, illuminating an essential truth about the sea of stories in which we all swim. It’s a book every screenwriter should read.' —Robin Swicord, Writer/Director, Wakefield; Screenwriter, Matilda, Little Women, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 'Alexis Krasilovsky blew me away with her encyclopedic knowledge of movies, books, and theater. She's read and seen everything it seems, and applies the wisdom gained in her analyses of classic adaptations as well as contemporary classics to be. She explores stories from around the globe and how they have found their way into film (and vice versa!). There are helpful hints, too, on how to approach an adaptation for the neophyte screenwriter, and a treasure trove of suggestions for source material. Here's where to start if you want to adapt a book, play, magazine article, or true story into a film.' —Paul Chitlik, Clinical Associate Professor, Screenwriting, Loyola Marymount University 'To my knowledge, there are no other screenwriting books on adaptation that are as global or as inclusive of women and minorities. Professor Krasilovsky inspires both screenwriters and students alike to broaden their world and their perspectives.' —Georgia Jeffries, Emmy-winning Writer/Producer; Associate Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts 'This book exhibits Professor Krasilovsky's customary diligent scholarship, her clarity of expression, her impassioned defense of quality writing and her original approach to what has, up until now, been a demagogically barren, or at best banal landscape.' —Robert B. Taylor, Screenwriter, Muggers (2000); Screenwriting Lecturer, Bath Spa University, UK 'Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling, by Alexis Krasilovsky is a great book for any writer. There are so many ideas on every page. In fact, reading about the life of Mary Shelley and how it informed Frankenstein made me want to write a screenplay about her right now. If you want practical advice or just to spark your imagination and consider other ways of storytelling that are fresh to the tired Western view of storytelling, pick up Great Adaptations today.' —Autumn Doerr, Writer/Producer; Author of Baker's Dozen: A Lexi Fagan Mystery 'Great Adaptations is a writer's ultimate toolkit for adapting a wide variety of work for film, TV, and other forms of media. Krasilovsky’s educational background, professional experience, and status as a ‘world citizen’ gives her a unique perspective and ability to share her knowledge about this most challenging literary puzzle. Well done!' —Ken Lee, Vice President, Michael Wiese Productions 'I would highly recommend this book to anyone considering adapting a book into a screenplay— in fact, there's so much insight into the screenwriting process in general, it would be a good idea for any screenwriter to read it. An incredibly smart book, written with an awareness of the readers' needs, and absolutely eye-opening for writers who are looking to expand their knowledge of international cinema as well. This is a remarkable book.' —Anna

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Perfect Credit: 7 Steps to a Great Credit Rating
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If you have negative marks in your credit history, you already know what a pain it is living with bad credit: you get turned down for credit cards and loans, you pay sky-high interest rates when you do get approved, or you have to go (hat in hand) asking family or friends to co-sign for you or loan you money. The list of indignities you suffer with poor credit goes on and on. Lately, amid the ongoing credit crunch, even people with 'good' credit histories and respectable credit scores are having a tough time. Banks have imposed new fees, raised interest rates, slashed credit lines and even closed accounts of customers with so-called 'good' credit. Which is why, even if you have a fair-to-good credit rating, you need to learn how to achieve 'perfect credit.' Perfect Credit is the definitive guide to getting and keeping outstanding credit. Think of this book as a roadmap for anyone hoping to establish picture-perfect credit, make improvements to have stellar credit, or simply maintain a fantastic credit standing. Right now, roughly 220 million Americans have credit files maintained by the 'Big Three' credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Of those individuals, about 40 million Americans (roughly 1 out of 5), have very poor credit, or 'deep subprime scores,' according to Experian. Another 50 million adults in the U.S. have no credit files - either because they've never used traditional forms of credit, or because their credit files are 'too thin' to generate a credit score. Perfect Credit offers all these consumers an easy-to-follow blueprint on how to get superb credit - and how to sidestep numerous credit traps and pitfalls along the way. About the Author Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette has appeared on such national TV programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show, The Today Show and Good Morning America. Lynnette, an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, has also been featured in top newspapers including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times, as well as magazines ranging from Ebony and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money. She can frequently be seen as a guest commentator on ABC, CNN, FOX Business Network and MSNBC.

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The Glass Coffin
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'70 percent synthetics, 20 percent harpsichord and 10 percent dulcimer - this adds up to cool electronic dulcimered darkpop. Presented by a smart and beautiful gothic lady - what more could I ever ask for?'- Mark Benecke, Germany's resident TV goth pathologist de luxeThis is, in a nutshell, what the first Bianca Stücker album is all about. Or rather, the first solo album the talented musician releases under her own name. She is an artist of many different talents and has also made herself a name as a writer with several published novels and a string of witty magazine columns, while running her own studio for providing artful tattoos and teaching oriental dance and tribal fusion. Since 1999, she has realised her own musical ideas with a number of different projects. Her bands were called The Violet Steam Experience, Ensemble Violetta or The Violet Tribe and often infused their dark pop with medieval or renaissance music elements, owing strongly to the fact that Stücker is a fully-fledged church musician with a PhD in musicology.Apart from her fascination with music from the past, Stücker has also a strong penchant for electronic sounds, an avenue she last explored 2007 with her VaNi project. With The Glass Coffin, synths and beats come to the fore once more. There is still a faint renaissance influence to be felt in some of the harmonies, and acoustic elements such as hammered dulcimer and harpsichord shape the overall atmosphere with their distinctive sound. But the first bars of the opening track, 'The Other Me', already show where we are heading this time: throbbing, surging rhythms intertwine with synthetic melodies, thus forming an ideal base for Stücker's enchanting voice, changing from cool and powerful to dreamy and meditative, bringing every line to life in the most hypnotic way.A huge influence on The Glass Coffin was Stücker's fascination with alchemy and tarot, which also shows in the beautiful artwork of the album. Every song has its own tarot motto card, underlining or enhancing the theme of the song with its individual symbolism. For instance, the heavy instrumental track 'Automat' corresponds to 'The Tower', symbolising a destructive element but also the strength to break from chains, while the wistful title track is combined with 'The Moon'.Bianca Stücker played all the instruments herself and also did her own arrangements and recording. To her delight, she became acquainted with renowned producer Winus Rilinger (The Eternal Afflict) while still working on the new album, and he happily agreed to take over the production and mixing, also adding some synth sounds.Stücker herself describes her songs as 'a cosmos of kitsch and sweet horrification'. And indeed, behind the enchantingly beautiful melodies and shimmering surfaces often looms an abyss. The morbid tango of 'La Pascualita' for instance was inspired by the rather gruesome story that is told of a mannequin in a bridal shop in Mexico: the owner's daughter died 75 years go on her wedding day from a spider's bite. A few days later, a new mannequin appeared in the shop, bearing a striking resemblance with the deceased. It still can be seen in the shop today - and only the descendants of the owners are allowed to change its clothes ... Kirsten Borchardt'70% Synthetik, 20% Cembalo und 10% Hackbrett, das ergibt lässigen Elektro-Hackbrett-Finsterpop. Dargeboten wird es von einer klugen und schönen Grufti-Frau ... was will ich mehr?' - Mark BeneckeDamit hat der coolste Doktor aller Zeiten schon perfekt zusammengefasst, was es mit dem ersten Album von Bianca Stücker auf sich hat. Oder vielmehr, dem ersten Soloalbum, das die talentierte Renaissance-Frau unter eigenem Namen veröffentlicht. Denn, nebenbei bemerkt, Stücker macht nicht nur Musik, sondern schreibt schräge Romane und pointierte Kolumnen, tätowiert und lehrt in ihrem eigenen Tanzstudio Orientalischen Tanz und Tribal Fusion. The Glass Coffin folgt auf eine ganze Reihe von Projekten, in denen sie schon seit 1999 ihre musikalischen Visionen realisiert hat. Ihre Bands tragen Namen wie The Violet Steam Experience, Ensemble Violetta oder The Violet Tribe und speisen ihren dunklen Pop gern mehr oder weniger stark aus mittelalterlichen Klängen oder Renaissance-Musik - Stile, zu denen die

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A TV Guide to Life
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Read Jeff Alexander's posts on the Penguin Blog. A couch potato's book of wisdom- 100% commercial free! Some say that entire generations of Americans are being raised by the television…like that's a bad thing. Not so, says author Jeff Alexander, long-time television writer, advocate of education by television, and recapper for the popular website Television Without Pity. Here, he offers the ultimate in life lessons as seen on TV. Topics include: • Saved by the Bell: School on TV • Somebody Save Me: Super Powers and Magic Spells • Tell Me Why I Love You Like I Do: Relationships on TV • Making A Living: The Workplace • And more With a smart, snarky style, Alexander guides readers through important lessons gleaned from years of TV reviewing (now in convenient book form!), freeing up a whole new generation to learn other things, like how to cure cancer or solve world hunger…or anything more useful than watching TV (Author's note: Just joking… there is no such thing).

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The Glass Coffin
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'70 percent synthetics, 20 percent harpsichord and 10 percent dulcimer - this adds up to cool electronic dulcimered darkpop. Presented by a smart and beautiful gothic lady - what more could I ever ask for?'- Mark Benecke, Germany's resident TV goth pathologist de luxeThis is, in a nutshell, what the first Bianca Stücker album is all about. Or rather, the first solo album the talented musician releases under her own name. She is an artist of many different talents and has also made herself a name as a writer with several published novels and a string of witty magazine columns, while running her own studio for providing artful tattoos and teaching oriental dance and tribal fusion. Since 1999, she has realised her own musical ideas with a number of different projects. Her bands were called The Violet Steam Experience, Ensemble Violetta or The Violet Tribe and often infused their dark pop with medieval or renaissance music elements, owing strongly to the fact that Stücker is a fully-fledged church musician with a PhD in musicology.Apart from her fascination with music from the past, Stücker has also a strong penchant for electronic sounds, an avenue she last explored 2007 with her VaNi project. With The Glass Coffin, synths and beats come to the fore once more. There is still a faint renaissance influence to be felt in some of the harmonies, and acoustic elements such as hammered dulcimer and harpsichord shape the overall atmosphere with their distinctive sound. But the first bars of the opening track, 'The Other Me', already show where we are heading this time: throbbing, surging rhythms intertwine with synthetic melodies, thus forming an ideal base for Stücker's enchanting voice, changing from cool and powerful to dreamy and meditative, bringing every line to life in the most hypnotic way.A huge influence on The Glass Coffin was Stücker's fascination with alchemy and tarot, which also shows in the beautiful artwork of the album. Every song has its own tarot motto card, underlining or enhancing the theme of the song with its individual symbolism. For instance, the heavy instrumental track 'Automat' corresponds to 'The Tower', symbolising a destructive element but also the strength to break from chains, while the wistful title track is combined with 'The Moon'.Bianca Stücker played all the instruments herself and also did her own arrangements and recording. To her delight, she became acquainted with renowned producer Winus Rilinger (The Eternal Afflict) while still working on the new album, and he happily agreed to take over the production and mixing, also adding some synth sounds.Stücker herself describes her songs as 'a cosmos of kitsch and sweet horrification'. And indeed, behind the enchantingly beautiful melodies and shimmering surfaces often looms an abyss. The morbid tango of 'La Pascualita' for instance was inspired by the rather gruesome story that is told of a mannequin in a bridal shop in Mexico: the owner's daughter died 75 years go on her wedding day from a spider's bite. A few days later, a new mannequin appeared in the shop, bearing a striking resemblance with the deceased. It still can be seen in the shop today - and only the descendants of the owners are allowed to change its clothes ... Kirsten Borchardt'70% Synthetik, 20% Cembalo und 10% Hackbrett, das ergibt lässigen Elektro-Hackbrett-Finsterpop. Dargeboten wird es von einer klugen und schönen Grufti-Frau ... was will ich mehr?' - Mark BeneckeDamit hat der coolste Doktor aller Zeiten schon perfekt zusammengefasst, was es mit dem ersten Album von Bianca Stücker auf sich hat. Oder vielmehr, dem ersten Soloalbum, das die talentierte Renaissance-Frau unter eigenem Namen veröffentlicht. Denn, nebenbei bemerkt, Stücker macht nicht nur Musik, sondern schreibt schräge Romane und pointierte Kolumnen, tätowiert und lehrt in ihrem eigenen Tanzstudio Orientalischen Tanz und Tribal Fusion. The Glass Coffin folgt auf eine ganze Reihe von Projekten, in denen sie schon seit 1999 ihre musikalischen Visionen realisiert hat. Ihre Bands tragen Namen wie The Violet Steam Experience, Ensemble Violetta oder The Violet Tribe und speisen ihren dunklen Pop gern mehr oder weniger stark aus mittelalterlichen Klängen oder Renaissance-Musik - Stile, zu denen die

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