Flipping the Script

Flipping the Script
Author: AJ Gibson
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN 10: 1633538311
ISBN 13: 9781633538313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flipping the Script Book Review:

Stories to Help You Persevere Live Through the Hardships: Life is complicated and messy, but every now and then life gives you a syndicated talk show on a major network – and then fires you for being “all icing and no cake.” Then it sends your born-again Christian sister to take you out to lunch on your birthday, only to tell you she suddenly believes you can pray the gay away and that you should’ve used your time on the show do more for Christ. Then, because there’s always another “then,” you receive a tax bill from Uncle Sam that almost sends you out your tenth-floor bathroom window…literally. Luckily, AJ Gibson chose to step back and share his struggles because, well…not today Satan! He knows what it’s like when life feels like a never-ending roller coaster, and in his self-help book Flipping the Script, he doesn’t sugar coat the truth. After all, this isn’t Hollywood, errr…anymore. Know You’re Not Alone: AJ’s journey from a closeted gay boy from Ohio to that guy people kinda, sorta recognize from TV and Hollywood seems glossy, but the truth is anything but. In Flipping the Script, AJ shows how his life has been a series of personal roadblocks and rock bottom moments. Every time he thinks he’s in the clear, he finds a new way to crash and burn. Let’s just say insecurity was once a pretty close friend of his, so he knows what you feel like whenever you find yourself scrolling social media comparing yourself to others. Luckily, he’s a pretty smart guy and moderately witty, always finding his way out of life’s rock bottom moments – and you can too! Turn Bad Situations Around: AJ has a gift for shifting his perspective, turning crappy situations around and finding a way to persevere each time the world seems to be telling him he was born to fail. Through all of the mess, all of the hardships, he somehow manages to keep a smile on his face and a roof over his head. He also knows that we all have problems and he’s here to help. The true stories in Flipping the Script will make you laugh, encourage you to keep fighting for happiness and inspire you to turn your own rock bottom moments into your proudest accomplishments! Feel Empowered: AJ’s “Hollywood” situation may be unique, but his struggles are definitely relatable. After all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a person who has achieved success without problems – especially in the LGBTQ community. As a proud gay man working in the entertainment capital of the world, AJ’s personal and professional stories will leave you feeling empowered and a little less defeated. Flipping the Script will give you the strength to overcome your own personal roadblocks. In his book, AJ shares tips and tricks in the form of “Script Rewrites” at the end of each chapter that will help you persevere and find your true purpose. Flipping the Script will rip your heart out, make you want to fight somebody, and leave you feeling like you can solve world hunger – all in a single chapter. You will: • feel deeply connected, knowing you’re not alone in your struggles • have simple, real world tools to help you bounce back and live the life you were created to live • see yourself as the wonderful, creative, capable human being that you have always been – but forgot somewhere along the way

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Author: Oren Klaff
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 0349418845
ISBN 13: 9780349418841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flip the Script Book Review:

This book will change the way you think about persuasion, and have you closing deals in no time. These days, it's just not enough to make a great pitch. Over decades of being marketed, pitched, sold (and lied) to, we've grown resistant to sales persuasion. The moment we feel pressured to buy, we pull away. And if we're told what to think, our defences go up. That's why Oren Klaff, bestselling author of Pitch Anything, has devised a new approach to persuasion based on a simple insight: everyone trusts their own ideas. Instead of pushing your idea on your buyer, guide them to discover it on their own and they will get excited about it. They'll buy in and feel good about the chance to work with you. In Flip the Script, Klaff breaks down this insight into a series of actionable steps. You will learn how to: *Achieve Status Alignment: Use a status tip-off, a strategically placed remark that identifies you as an insider who can relate to your client's concerns. *Close the Certainty Gap: Allay your buyer's fears about going into business with you by delivering a flash roll, proving your expertise in the domain. *Present Your Idea as Plain Vanilla: Don't overhype your product as a first-of-its-kind solution. The more you emphasise the familiar, reliable elements of your product, the easier you make it for your buyer to say yes. Packed with examples of the long-shot, often hilarious deals that Klaff has pulled off over the years, Flip the Script is the most entertaining, informative masterclass in dealmaking you'll find anywhere. It will transform your approach to pitching, leaving you fully prepared to raise money, seal deals and keep your cool in the toughest business situations.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Author: Bill Wackermann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 1451618395
ISBN 13: 9781451618396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flip the Script Book Review:

An award-winning Conde Nast executive vice president offers insight into the business ingenuity and innovative branding strategies that have shaped his career, offering advice to readers at any level on how to embrace a results-oriented approach to personal empowerment and professional advancement. 35,000 first printing.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Author: Lyla Lee
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN 10: 0062936964
ISBN 13: 9780062936967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flip the Script Book Review:

In this simmering, joyous novel, I’ll Be the One author Lyla Lee delivers a tender romance set between two brave teens who decide that when the script isn’t working, it’s time to rewrite it themselves. The first rule of watching K-dramas: Never fall in love with the second lead. As an avid watcher of K-dramas, Hana knows all the tropes to avoid when she finally lands a starring role in a buzzy new drama. And she can totally handle her fake co-star boyfriend, heartthrob Bryan Yoon, who might be falling in love with her. After all, she promised the TV producers a contract romance, and that’s all they’re going to get from her. But when showrunners bring on a new lead actress to challenge Hana’s role as main love interest—and worse, it’s someone Hana knows all too well—can Hana fight for her position on the show, while falling for her on-screen rival in real life?

Flipping the Script

Flipping the Script
Author: Paula Chase
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780758281586
ISBN 13: 0758281587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flipping the Script Book Review:

It's junior year at Del Rio Bay High, and from near and far, the guys are taking center stage. . . Now that Mina's boyfriend Brian is off to Duke University, life in Del Rio Bay is lonely. And Brian's busy schedule as a Duke baller isn't helping. As the season heats up and the phone calls get fewer, Mina's insecurity increases--and so does Brian's impatience with it. But he's not the only guy in the clique dealing with craziness. Michael's passion for fashion has led to a chance to attend a special creative arts program in D.C. He knows he should jump on it, but leaving home is harder than he thought. He turns to his dancer friend Rob for support, but Rob's presence around the clique triggers star athlete JZ's feelings of homophobia. As JZ's discomfort simmers, his feelings get the best of him when he finds himself seriously attracted to Jacinta--and discovers she's on a different page. With relationships in the balance and friendships at risk, Flipping the Script challenges the guys to step up when the stakes are high.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Author: Ed Orgeron
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 1400225205
ISBN 13: 9781400225200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flip the Script Book Review:

The path to success is never easy. In Flip the Script you will learn the life-changing lessons of leadership and determination Coach O discovered on the road to a championship. Ed Orgeron, head coach of the record-breaking national champion LSU Tigers football team, tells the inspiring story of reversing the team's fortunes and culture, as well as his own remarkable leadership journey from disappointment and setback to the apex of college sports. The storybook football season for the LSU Tigers in 2019 was the stuff of legend: a team with recently unmet expectations became the undefeated national champion with a Heisman trophy-winning transfer quarterback under the leadership of a coach whose previous coaching stops had been disappointments. Yet that coach, Ed Orgeron, had turned everything around. He flipped the script, transforming a program that lately had not reached its potential into a team of unprecedented dominance. Flip the Script is the story of how it happened, with lessons for anyone who wants to succeed. Telling the story of his own journey that culminated in the Cinderella season, Orgeron highlights the traits he learned are necessary for success: an ability and willingness to learn from mistakes, the necessity of perseverance, recognizing and focusing on what you’re truly good at, building unity, and overcoming hardship. The road to success is never easy, as Ed Orgeron's life reveals. But his life also shows that with determination and a willingness to learn from experience, your trajectory can change--your script can be flipped--and you can achieve more than you ever dreamed.

Pitch Anything An Innovative Method for Presenting Persuading and Winning the Deal

Pitch Anything  An Innovative Method for Presenting  Persuading  and Winning the Deal
Author: Oren Klaff
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780071759762
ISBN 13: 007175976X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pitch Anything An Innovative Method for Presenting Persuading and Winning the Deal Book Review:

Gold Medal Winner--Tops Sales World's Best Sales and Marketing Book “Fast, fun and immensely practical.” —JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics “Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. Pitch Anything reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.” —JOSH WHITFORD, Founder, Echelon Media “What do supermodels and venture capitalists have in common? They hear hundreds of pitches a year. Pitch Anything makes sure you get the nod (or wink) you deserve.” —RALPH CRAM, Investor “Pitch Anything offers a new method that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.” —JASON JONES, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle “If you want to pitch a product, raise money, or close a deal, read Pitch Anything and put its principles to work.” —STEVEN WALDMAN, Principal and Founder, Spectrum Capital “Pitch Anything opened my eyes to what I had been missing in my presentations and business interactions.” —LOUIE UCCIFERRI, President, Regent Capital Group “I use Oren’s unique strategies to sell deals, raise money, and handle tough situations.” —TAYLOR GARRETT, Vice President, White Cap “A counter-intuitive method that works.” —JAY GOYAL, CEO, SumOpti About the Book: When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million—and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation. Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas. According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art—it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process. Pitch Anything introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately: Setting the Frame Telling the Story Revealing the Intrigue Offering the Prize Nailing the Hookpoint Getting a Decision One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money—and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. “Better method, more money,” Klaff says. “Much better method, much more money.” Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours. Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in Pitch Anything to engage and persuade your audience—and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.

7 Steps to Finding Flow

7 Steps to Finding Flow
Author: Nicky Rowbotham
Publsiher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN 10: 1776260872
ISBN 13: 9781776260874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

7 Steps to Finding Flow Book Review:

Exhausted? Strung out? Shackled in your own invisible straitjacket of stress? Seventy per cent of us spend most of our day in a state of stress, with our nervous systems in a position of fight, flight or freeze. Modern day stress has become pervasive in all aspects of our lives through constant pressure, the weight of perceived expectations and the drive to be always on. Many live with an energy and nervous system that feels like a tightly clenched fist, rather than an easeful, gently unfurling hand. Staying shackled in a state of overwhelm and stress has far-reaching consequences on our health. We often only pay attention when illness strikes, having tuned out to all the messages our bodies were sending us along the way. Health whispers until one day it screams. Let’s not wait for the scream. But how do we do this? By having a nervous system in flow. Everything we do transforms energy in our bodies into something supportive or destructive to us, emotionally or physically. What we need is a more easeful, beneficial energy in our lives. In this book you will learn: What’s truly behind your stress, how stress impacts your energy, hormones and nervous system, how to move your nervous system into a state of flow, and how to make choices that support your energy, by living in harmony with your body. Full of practical solutions, wisdom and strategies, 7 Steps to Finding Flow is your guide to lighten the load that stress places on us, and how to move through it with ease when it lands. We can’t avoid stress, but we can deal with it differently and access better health, energy and balance. Nicky Rowbotham’s 7 Steps to Finding Flow will help you move from being overwhelmed and locked in by stress to a more easeful, resilient and aligned life. Let’s flip the script on stress.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Author: J. Griffith Rollefson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780226496214
ISBN 13: 022649621X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flip the Script Book Review:

In his history of hip-hop, ethnomusicologist J. Griffith Rollefson combines ethnography and music analysis to look at the three foundational cities in the hip-hop world of twenty-first century Europe. He first explores Paris's musical response to the National Front in France, then Turkish German groups in Berlin, and finally M.I.A. and other South Asian critiques in London. Throughout, Rollefson shows how African-American expressive cultures, especially rap music and hip-hop culture, are central to minority identity in the UK, France, and Germany, and how music plays a pivotal role as a point of political commentary and action. He offers great insight into cross-cultural and postcolonial minority experience and the paradoxes of Western modernity, such as the use of a commercialized music as a form of resistance. This engaging and provocative study helps to show how music can outline the cultural dimensions of ethnicity and race in the modern Western world.

Look A White

Look  A White
Author: George Yancy
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-06
ISBN 10: 1439908559
ISBN 13: 9781439908556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Look A White Book Review:

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.

Let s Flip the Script

Let s Flip the Script
Author: Keith Gilyard
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780814326459
ISBN 13: 0814326455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Flip the Script Book Review:

In Let's Flip the Script, respected poet and essayist Keith Gilyard broadens the debate about language and education. Fusing insights derived from practical experience with knowledge drawn from an impressive and interdisciplinary array of texts, he examines - always with an eye on the state of African America - connections among language, politics, expressive culture, and pedagogy. This book is a rousing contribution to the African American intellectual tradition.

Flipping the Script on Infertility

Flipping the Script on Infertility
Author: Kezia Ashley Okafor
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-18
ISBN 10: 1839522054
ISBN 13: 9781839522055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flipping the Script on Infertility Book Review:

Flipping the Script on Infertility is a self-therapy immersion for women coming to whole and peaceful terms with their infertility or their challenging journey to motherhood. Dive deep with Kezia Okafor, mother and infertility warrior, counsellor and coach, as she takes you on a journey of understanding into what it means to be a mother and how this is key when we are striving to become mothers again or for the first time. Guiding us to become responsible and accountable for our own lives, as well as for the lives of any children we may bear. With insights into the mental health implications of infertility and its treatment, Flipping the Script explains why it's important that we do not ignore our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health on this journey. Within these pages you will be inspired to leave behind envy, jealousy, guilt and shame with eight key Fertility Mindset Principles.No matter what the outcome of your fertility challenges, a fulfilling life is yours for the taking.

Kingdom of Characters

Kingdom of Characters
Author: Jing Tsu
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN 10: 0735214743
ISBN 13: 9780735214743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdom of Characters Book Review:

What does it take to reinvent a language? After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world’s most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, as the world underwent a massive technological transformation that threatened to leave them behind. In Kingdom of Characters, Jing Tsu argues that China’s most daunting challenge was a linguistic one: the century-long fight to make the formidable Chinese language accessible to the modern world of global trade and digital technology. Kingdom of Characters follows the bold innovators who reinvented the Chinese language, among them an exiled reformer who risked a death sentence to advocate for Mandarin as a national language, a Chinese-Muslim poet who laid the groundwork for Chairman Mao's phonetic writing system, and a computer engineer who devised input codes for Chinese characters on the lid of a teacup from the floor of a jail cell. Without their advances, China might never have become the dominating force we know today. With larger-than-life characters and an unexpected perspective on the major events of China’s tumultuous twentieth century, Tsu reveals how language is both a technology to be perfected and a subtle, yet potent, power to be exercised and expanded.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Author: Coyte Cooper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN 10: 9780990563655
ISBN 13: 0990563650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flip the Script Book Review:

What if you could flip the script on your biggest barriers and use every minute in your day to close the gap on the exact results and life you desire? It's staggering to consider that the average person now has up to 40,000 negative thoughts in a single day. As if that isn't enough, most people now feel completely overwhelmed and distracted with the never-ending barrage of messages we receive via our 24/7 access to technology and the Internet. When combining this with the self-doubt and fear that is now common in our society, you can see why so many people are settling for lives below their highest potential. But what if it doesn't have to be this way? What if you could take every single one of your negative patterns and flip the script on them? What would your life look like if you were able to replace them with powerful habits that pulled out your highest potential? What if you could operate at your highest capacity each day in the areas of life that mattered to you most? Just imagine the possibilities. Instead of 12.8 hours of negative thoughts dragging you down each day, you could reallocate all of this wasted time, ENERGY and capacity to closing the gap on your most meaningful goals. In place of the 4,672 hours allocated to counterproductive beliefs and emotions, you could tap into the deep inner desire you have as a human being to get out and create results and a life you absolutely love.In Flip the Script, Dr. Cooper outlined a blueprint on how to break free from your biggest barriers once and for all. In the process, he offers you insights on how to establish 10 "Yellow Ball" habits that will allow you to flip the script on your negative habits so you can pull out your highest potential in the key areas of your life.

Flippin the Script

Flippin  the Script
Author: R. Parker
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 9781533067685
ISBN 13: 1533067686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flippin the Script Book Review:

Ebony and Sharonda are road dawgs until the wheels fall off. They grew up in the hard knock streets of South Central Los Angeles. Two young attractive ladies that became very ambitious and vicious. When they got fed up with depending on a nigga and G.R.check to get them by from day to day. Ebony influenced Sharonda to step her game up. Their first lick they passed for several thousands. Ebony was the master mind. Sharonda and Ebony began to climb to baller status. Nigga became intimidated. One night they went out clubbing. When they was leaving the club, Ebony noticed a commotion in the parking lot. This nigga Troy was snatching on this very attractive female while his boyz cheered him on. Ebony and Sharonda intervened. They pulled their burners out, Ebony commanded the nigga Troy to take his hands off the young lady. The young female name was Kevie. She became a part of Ebony and Sharonda crew. They ended up really liking Kevie. She was a die hard go getter from Detroit Michigan. Their baller status became undeniable. The trio, brought a three bedroom condo in Manhattan Beach. Troy and his boyz gang raped Kevie. From that point on body bags and fed time Kevie died from that gang rape. One of the adversaries was a carrier. The crew went on a vengeance spree. Money, Murder, and Power. That's all they lived for. When you come, come correct.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script
Author: Christian P. Acker
Publsiher: Gingko Press Editions
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781584234609
ISBN 13: 1584234601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flip the Script Book Review:

Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship. The most reviled and persecuted form of Graffiti, the Tag, is seldom appreciated for the raw beauty of its skeletal letter forms. Most tags are removed immediately, and thus the casual viewer seldom has a chance to discern the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles. Within the pages of Flip the Script, author Christian Acker has systematically analyzed the best graffiti hand styles, contextualizing the work of graffiti writers from around the United States. Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books.

Win the Day

Win the Day
Author: Mark Batterson
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 059319277X
ISBN 13: 9780593192771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Win the Day Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion reveals seven powerful habits that can help you tackle God-sized goals by turning yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s anxieties into fuel for a better today. “This book will change the trajectory of your life.”—John Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert Too many people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams just because they don’t know where to start, but playing it safe doesn’t account for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Win the Day is the jump-start you need to go after your goals, one day at a time. You’ll discover how to: 1. Flip the Script: If you want to change your life, start by changing your story. 2. Kiss the Wave: The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way. 3. Eat the Frog: If you want God to do the super, you’ve got to do the natural. 4. Fly the Kite: How you do anything is how you’ll do everything. 5. Cut the Rope: Playing it safe is risky. 6. Wind the Clock: Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments. 7. Seed the Clouds: Sow today what you want to see tomorrow. As Batterson unpacks each of these daily habits, you’ll see how simple it is to pursue them with focus and dedication—not someday down the road, but now. Transform your perspective of a single day and you’ll discover the potential waiting to be grasped at the beginning of each new sunrise.

The Routledge Handbook of Post Prohibition Cannabis Research

The Routledge Handbook of Post Prohibition Cannabis Research
Author: Dominic Corva,Joshua S. Meisel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 1000392600
ISBN 13: 9781000392609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Post Prohibition Cannabis Research Book Review:

The place of cannabis in global drug prohibition is in crisis, opening up new directions for socially engaged cannabis research. The Routledge Handbook of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Research invites readers to explore new landscapes of cannabis research under conditions of legalization with, not after, prohibition: "post-prohibition." The chapters are organized into five multidisciplinary sections: Governance, Public Health, Markets and Society, Ecology and the Environment, and Culture and Social Change. Case studies from the United States, Uruguay, Morocco, and the United Kingdom show readers alternative ways of thinking about human–cannabis relationships that move beyond questions of legality and illegality. Representing a cross-section of cannabis scholarship, the contributors provide readers with critical perspectives on legalization that are not based upon orthodoxies of prohibition. While legalization signals a global shift in the legitimacy of cannabis research, this collection identifies openings for academics, policy makers, and the public interested in ending the drug war, as well as a way to address broader social problems evident in the age of neoliberal governance within which prohibition has been entangled.

Schooltalk

Schooltalk
Author: Mica Pollock
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1620971046
ISBN 13: 9781620971048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schooltalk Book Review:

Words matter. Every day in schools, language is used—whether in the classroom, in a student-teacher meeting, or by principals, guidance counselors, or other school professionals—implying, intentionally or not, that some subset of students have little potential. As a result, countless students “underachieve,” others become disengaged, and, ultimately, we all lose. Mica Pollock, editor of Everyday Antiracism—the progressive teacher’s must-have resource—now turns to what it takes for those working in schools to match their speech to their values, giving all students an equal opportunity to thrive. By juxtaposing common scenarios with useful exercises, concrete actions, and resources, Schooltalk describes how the devil is in the oft-dismissed details: the tossed-off remark to a student or parent about the community in which she lives; the way groups—based on race, ability, and income—are discussed in faculty meetings about test scores and data; the assumptions and communication breakdowns between counselors, teachers, and other staff that cause kids to fall needlessly through the cracks; or the deflating comment to a young person about her college or career prospects. Schooltalk will empower educators of every ilk, revealing to them an incredibly effective tool at their disposal to support the success of all students every day: their words.

Serena Singh Flips the Script

Serena Singh Flips the Script
Author: Sonya Lalli
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0593100948
ISBN 13: 9780593100943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serena Singh Flips the Script Book Review:

"Sonya Lalli's savvy novel puts relationships in all of their forms--family, friends, and romance--on even footing as a young woman works to find happiness."--Shelf Awareness Serena Singh is tired of everyone telling her what she should want--and she is ready to prove to her mother, her sister, and the aunties in her community that a woman does not need domestic bliss to have a happy life. Things are going according to plan for Serena. She’s smart, confident, and just got a kick-ass new job at a top advertising firm in Washington, D.C. Even before her younger sister gets married in a big, traditional wedding, Serena knows her own dreams don’t include marriage or children. But with her mother constantly encouraging her to be more like her sister, Serena can’t understand why her parents refuse to recognize that she and her sister want completely different experiences out of life. A new friendship with her co-worker, Ainsley, comes as a breath of fresh air, challenging Serena’s long-held beliefs about the importance of self-reliance. She’s been so focused on career success that she’s let all of her hobbies and close friendships fall by the wayside. As Serena reconnects with her family and friends--including her ex-boyfriend--she learns letting people in can make her happier than standing all on her own.