Plan for the Worst

Plan for the Worst
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN 10: 1472266803
ISBN 13: 9781472266804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plan for the Worst Book Review:

'A great mix of British properness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' ***** BOOK 11 IN THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S SERIES For fans of Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club, Jasper Fforde and Doctor Who. I would have trusted this man with my life. Until a couple of days ago, anyway. You know what they say - hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Max is quite accustomed to everything going wrong. She's St Mary's, after all. Disaster is her default state. But with her family reunited and a jump to Bronze Age Crete in the works, life is getting back to normal. Well, normal for St Mary's. And then, following one fateful night at the Tower of London, everything Max thought she knew comes crashing down around her. Too late for plans. The worst has happened. And who can Max trust now? Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

Prepare for the Worst Plan for the Best

Prepare for the Worst  Plan for the Best
Author: Donna R. Childs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2008-04-18
ISBN 10: 0470170913
ISBN 13: 9780470170915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prepare for the Worst Plan for the Best Book Review:

Now in its second edition, Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best presents you with a structured, time-tested blueprint to help you evaluate your business in terms of its vulnerability and guide you through developing a cost-effective, individualized disaster and recovery plan. This book is an essential handbook for anyone who owns, or plans to start, a small business, to help you move from paralysis to preparedness.

Assume the Worst

Assume the Worst
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 0525655026
ISBN 13: 9780525655022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assume the Worst Book Review:

This is Oh, the Places You'll Never Go--the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it. "This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning." So begins Carl Hiaasen's attempt to prepare young men and women for their future. And who better to warn them about their precarious paths forward than Carl Hiaasen? The answer, after reading Assume the Worst, is: Nobody. And who better to illustrate--and with those illustrations, expand upon and cement Hiaasen's cynical point of view--than Roz Chast, best-selling author/illustrator and National Book Award winner? The answer again is easy: Nobody. Following the format of Anna Quindlen's commencement address (Being Perfect) and George Saunders's commencement address (Congratulations, by the way), the collaboration of Hiaasen and Chast might look typical from the outside, but inside it is anything but. This book is bound to be a classic, sold year after year come graduation time. Although it's also a good gift for anyone starting a job, getting married, or recently released from prison. Because it is not just funny. It is, in its own Hiaasen way, extremely wise and even hopeful. Well, it might not be full of hope, but there are certainly enough slivers of the stuff in there to more than keep us all going.

Hope for the Best

Hope for the Best
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-25
ISBN 10: 147226424X
ISBN 13: 9781472264244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hope for the Best Book Review:

The tenth book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde, Ben Aaronovitch or Doctor Who, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. 'Jodi Taylor does it again. A brilliant yomp through history' - Reader Review You can't change History. History doesn't like it. There are always consequences. Max is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands. Especially when she's had A Brilliant Idea. Yes, it will mean breaking a few rules, but - as Max always says - they're not her rules. Seconded to the Time Police to join in the hunt for the renegade Clive Ronan, Max is a long way from St Mary's. But life in the future does have its plus points - although not for long. A problem with the Time Map reveals chaos in the 16th century and the wrong Tudor queen on the throne. History has gone rogue, there's a St Mary's team right in the firing line and Max must step up. You know what they say. Hope for the best. But plan for the worst. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

The Worst Best Man

The Worst Best Man
Author: Mia Sosa
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 0062909886
ISBN 13: 9780062909886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Best Man Book Review:

USA TODAY BESTSELLER! "A romantic comedy that's fun and flirty, young and fresh." – PopSugar Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by EW, Cosmo, OprahMag, Buzzfeed, Insider, and NPR! Mia Sosa delivers a sassy, steamy #ownvoices enemies-to-lovers novel, perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Helen Hoang, and Sally Thorne! A wedding planner left at the altar? Yeah, the irony isn’t lost on Carolina Santos, either. But despite that embarrassing blip from her past, Lina’s offered an opportunity that could change her life. There’s just one hitch… she has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials. Marketing expert Max Hartley is determined to make his mark with a coveted hotel client looking to expand its brand. Then he learns he’ll be working with his brother’s whip-smart, stunning—absolutely off-limits—ex-fiancée. And she loathes him. If they can nail their presentation without killing each other, they’ll both come out ahead. Except Max has been public enemy number one ever since he encouraged his brother to jilt the bride, and Lina’s ready to dish out a little payback of her own. Soon Lina and Max discover animosity may not be the only emotion creating sparks between them. Still, this star-crossed couple can never be more than temporary playmates because Lina isn’t interested in falling in love and Max refuses to play runner-up to his brother ever again... "The Worst Best Man is rom-com perfection. . . Sosa has a gift with words that’s infectious and wry, one that keeps the pages turning in delight." — Entertainment Weekly

The Worst Class in the World Gets Worse

The Worst Class in the World Gets Worse
Author: Joanna Nadin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN 10: 1526611864
ISBN 13: 9781526611864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Class in the World Gets Worse Book Review:

'HILARIOUS! Proper laughs!' Pamela Butchart 'Deliciously silly, with hilarious catchphrases, Joanna Nadin's The Worst Class in the World, illustrated with grubby glee by Rikin Parekh, is a great cheer-up book.' Guardian A brand new, laugh-out-loud young fiction series from bestselling author Joanna Nadin. Perfect for fans of Horrid Henry and the Trouble with Daisy series. According to head teacher Mrs Bottomley-Blunt, 4B is the WORST CLASS IN THE WORLD. She says school is not about footling or fiddle-faddling or FUN. It is about LEARNING and it is high time 4B tried harder to EXCEL at it. But Stanley and Manjit didn't LITERALLY mean to flood the toilets when they should have been monitoring the playground. And they definitely didn't LITERALLY mean to bring a penguin home from the zoo on their school trip. These things just happened even though they had a FOOLPROOF plan to get away with them.

Worst Case Collin

Worst Case Collin
Author: Rebecca Caprara
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 1632899221
ISBN 13: 9781632899224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worst Case Collin Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Collin has a plan to survive any worst-case scenario. Avalanche? No problem. Riptide? Stay calm. He's 100% prepared for every disaster...except maybe his home life. Collin is always prepared for something to go wrong. Ever since he lost his mom in a car accident, he's been journaling about how to overcome things like avalanches, riptides, or even a bad case of halitosis. Meanwhile, Collin's father grows more distant by the day, and has started hoarding things throughout their house. Determined to hide his home life from his friends, Collin navigates middle school alongside the hilarious and clueless Liam, and Georgia, who Collin may have feelings for. Can Collin learn to be vulnerable around those he loves, even when he can't control every possible scenario?

Middle School The Worst Years of My Life

Middle School  The Worst Years of My Life
Author: James Patterson,Chris Tebbetts
Publsiher: Jimmy Patterson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-06-27
ISBN 10: 0316134708
ISBN 13: 9780316134705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle School The Worst Years of My Life Book Review:

Discover the #1 bestselling middle-grade comic that inspired a major motion picture: Children's Choice Award winner James Patterson has never been more hilarious and heartwarming. Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever: to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class: 5,000 points! Running in the hallway: 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm: 50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding. James Patterson's debut middle-grade novel addresses some of middle schoolers' biggest issues: bullies, first crushes, and finding out what makes each of us special, all with a hilarious main character and fantastic in-text illustrations that are sure to have young readers begging for more!

Never Saw It Coming

Never Saw It Coming
Author: Karen A. Cerulo
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN 10: 0226100294
ISBN 13: 9780226100296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Saw It Coming Book Review:

People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my neighborhood!). This is true not just of their approach to imagining the future, but of their memories as well: people are better able to describe the best moments of their lives than they are the worst. Though there are psychological reasons for this phenomenon, Karen A.Cerulo, in Never Saw It Coming, considers instead the role of society in fostering this attitude. What kinds of communities develop this pattern of thought, which do not, and what does that say about human ability to evaluate possible outcomes of decisions and events? Cerulo takes readers to diverse realms of experience, including intimate family relationships, key transitions in our lives, the places we work and play, and the boardrooms of organizations and bureaucracies. Using interviews, surveys, artistic and fictional accounts, media reports, historical data, and official records, she illuminates one of the most common, yet least studied, of human traits—a blatant disregard for worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming, therefore, will be crucial to anyone who wants to understand human attempts to picture or plan the future. “In Never Saw It Coming, Karen Cerulo argues that in American society there is a ‘positive symmetry,’ a tendency to focus on and exaggerate the best, the winner, the most optimistic outcome and outlook. Thus, the conceptions of the worst are underdeveloped and elided. Naturally, as she masterfully outlines, there are dramatic consequences to this characterological inability to imagine and prepare for the worst, as the failure to heed memos leading up to both the 9/11 and NASA Challenger disasters, for instance, so painfully reminded us.”--Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College “Katrina, 9/11, and the War in Iraq—all demonstrate the costliness of failing to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming explains why it is so hard to do so: adaptive behavior hard-wired into human cognition is complemented and reinforced by cultural practices, which are in turn institutionalized in the rules and structures of formal organizations. But Karen Cerulo doesn’t just diagnose the problem; she uses case studies of settings in which people effectively anticipate and deal with potential disaster to describe structural solutions to the chronic dilemmas she describes so well. Never Saw It Coming is a powerful contribution to the emerging fields of cognitive and moral sociology.”--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University

American Crisis

American Crisis
Author: Andrew Cuomo
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 0593239261
ISBN 13: 9780593239261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Crisis Book Review:

An upcoming book to be published by Penguin Random House.

Middle School the Worst Years of My Life

Middle School  the Worst Years of My Life
Author: James Patterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 1784755397
ISBN 13: 9781784755393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle School the Worst Years of My Life Book Review:

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class - 5,000 points! Running in the hallway - 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm - 50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

She s the Worst

She s the Worst
Author: Lauren Spieller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 153443660X
ISBN 13: 9781534436602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She s the Worst Book Review:

“Pitch-perfect…a surefire hit.” —The Children’s Book Review “A sparkling homage to LA and a love letter to the difficult, mercurial, rewarding relationship between sisters.” —Booklist Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets 10 Things I Hate About You in this fun, contemporary novel about two sisters who have twenty-four hours to fulfill a pact and overcome the secret that threatens to tear them apart. Sisters April and Jenn haven’t been close in years. Jenn’s too busy with school, the family antique shop, and her boyfriend, and April would rather play soccer and hang out with the boy next door. But when April notices her older sister is sad about staying home for college, she decides to do something about it. The girls set off to revive a pact they made as kids: spend an epic day exploring the greatest hits of their childhood and all that Los Angeles has to offer. Then April learns that Jenn has been keeping a secret that could rip their family—and their parents—apart. With only one day to set things right, the sisters must decide if their relationship is worth saving, or if the truth will tear them apart for good.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Author: Bill Gates
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0735280452
ISBN 13: 9780735280458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

What s the Worst That Could Happen

What s the Worst That Could Happen
Author: Donald E. Westlake
Publsiher: Mysterious Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2001-04-11
ISBN 10: 0759522960
ISBN 13: 9780759522961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s the Worst That Could Happen Book Review:

It started with a ring. A cheap ring. The yellow metal said brass, not gold, and the sparkly bits were certainly not diamonds. But the ring belonged to May's horseplaying uncle, who swore it brought good luck. Dortmunder, who wouldn't kick a little good luck out of bed, puts it to the test when he goes to burglarize Long Island billionaire Max Fairbanks. As luck would have it, Dortmunder is greeted by Fairbanks himself - and a loaded gun - as soon as he strolls through the door. When the cops arrive, the mogul adds insult to injury by claiming that Dortmunder's lucky ring is actually his. Big mistake, big guy. As soon as Dortmunder can give the cops the slip, the world's most single-minded burglar goes after the fat cat with a vengeance and a team of crooks that only he can assemble. And from the get go everything will go Dortmunder's way - everything, that is, except the ring.

The Book of Lost Names

The Book of Lost Names
Author: Kristin Harmel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 198213190X
ISBN 13: 9781982131906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lost Names Book Review:

Eva Traube Abrams, a semiretired librarian in Florida, is at the returns desk one morning when her eyes lock on to a photograph in a newspaper nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years--a book she recognizes as the Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article describes the looting of libraries across Europe by the Nazis during World War II--an experience Eva remembers all too well. As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remmeber who they really are. The records they keep in the Book of Last Names will become even more vital when the Resistance cell they work with is betrayed and Rémy disappears. As the Germans close in, Eva records a last, vital message in the book. Decades later, does she have the strength to seek out its answer--and help reunite those lost during the war?

The Worst Best Man

The Worst Best Man
Author: Lucy Score
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781945631177
ISBN 13: 1945631171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Best Man Book Review:

Preparing for the Worst Planning for the Best Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster

Preparing for the Worst  Planning for the Best  Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster
Author: Johanna G. Wellheiser,Nancy E. Gwinn
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 3110931443
ISBN 13: 9783110931440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for the Worst Planning for the Best Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster Book Review:

Im Juli 2003 fand in Berlin eine Tagung statt, die den Vorkehrungen gewidmet war, die Bibliotheken zum Katastrophenschutz treffen können, sowohl Katastrophen, die von Menschenhand ausgelöst werden (Konflikte, Kriege) als auch Naturkatastrophen (Erdbeben, Überschwemmungen, Orkane). Ein Gremium internationaler Experten tauschte Erfahrungen aus und diskutierte beispielsweise Planungsmaßnahmen, Verhaltensstrategien, Schulungsanforderungen sowie institutionelle Rahmenbedingungen. Dieser Band enthält die Beiträge zu dieser Tagung.

The Worst Night Ever

The Worst Night Ever
Author: Dave Barry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN 10: 1484785983
ISBN 13: 9781484785980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worst Night Ever Book Review:

Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School -- home of the Fighting Conchs -- and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest. When Wyatt and Matt try to get Frank back, they concoct a plan to attend a party for the cool clique at the Bevin's waterfront mansion and stumble onto the Bevin family's dark and deadly secret. That's when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse.

No Reading Allowed

No Reading Allowed
Author: Raj Haldar,Chris Carpenter
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1728239265
ISBN 13: 9781728239262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Reading Allowed Book Review:

From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors of P IS FOR PTERODACTYL comes another hilarious, fresh look at the English language! The hero had super vision. The hero had supervision. Man, a tea sounds great. Manatee sounds great! Sir Francis Bacon Sir, France is bakin'! What is going on here?! You can't believe everything you hear! A single word can have many different meanings. And sometimes two words that sound alike can be spelled completely differently. Ptolemy the pterodactyl is back to show us all how absurd and fun language can be when homophones, homonyms, and tricky punctuation are at play! No Reading Allowed allows children and their parents to laugh together while also learning something new. Perfect for baby gifts, birthday gifts, teacher gifts, and anyone who finds humor in the absurdity of the English language.

Unicorns Are the Worst

Unicorns Are the Worst
Author: Alex Willan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1534453849
ISBN 13: 9781534453845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unicorns Are the Worst Book Review:

Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, this wildly funny and imaginative picture book celebrates the value of differences as a grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors. It’s an undeniable fact that unicorns are the worst! Magic is serious business, but all unicorns do is frolic around, have tea parties, and leave glitter all over the place! They’re nothing like goblins—practical and hard-working, who can put magic to good use! Unicorns aren’t helpful at all. Or are they?