The New Better Off

The New Better Off
Author: Courtney E. Martin
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 158005580X
ISBN 13: 9781580055802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Better Off Book Review:

Are we living the good life—and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure—illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it’s also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea—people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

Better Off Without Em

Better Off Without  Em
Author: Chuck Thompson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN 10: 145161666X
ISBN 13: 9781451616668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Without Em Book Review:

Describes the author's road trip investigation into the cultural divide of the United States during which he met possum-hunting conservatives and prayer warriors before concluding that both sides might benefit if the South seceded.

Better Off

Better Off
Author: Eric Brende
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061738999
ISBN 13: 9780061738999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Book Review:

What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in fact, all our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier and better -- or whether life would be preferable without them. By turns, the query narrows down to a single question: What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this in mind, the Brendes ditch their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid" and begin an eighteen-month trial run -- one that dramatically changes the way they live, and proves entertaining and surprising to readers. Better OFF is a smart, often comedic, and always riveting book that also mingles scientific analysis with the human story, demonstrating how a world free of technological excess can shrink stress -- and waistlines -- and expand happiness, health, and leisure. Our notion that technophobes are backward gets turned on its head as the Brendes realize that the crucial technological decisions of their adopted Minimite community are made more soberly and deliberately than in the surrounding culture, and the result is greater -- not lesser -- mastery over the conditions of human existence.

Better Off Wed

Better Off Wed
Author: Laura Durham
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780061978869
ISBN 13: 0061978868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Wed Book Review:

The murder of a particularly difficult mother-of-the-bride has cast a pall on wedding planner Annabelle Archer's latest triumph -- and suspicion falls heavily on her sometime-business partner and friend Richard Gerard. Annabelle knows that even her trusted wedding emergency kit won't be able to salvage their careers if she and Richard can't find the real culprit. It's no easy task since the slain matron was perhaps the most hated socialite in D.C., but Annabelle navigates through the city's colorful wedding industry and powerful social scene on the deadly trail of a killer. Always the bridal consultant and never the bride, she's seen her fair share of bouquet tosses. But there's no telling what surprises a ruthless killer will throw her way if she gets too close.

Better Off Friends

Better Off Friends
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 0545551463
ISBN 13: 9780545551465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Friends Book Review:

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can't be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan's friends. They are platonic and happy that way. Eventually they realize they're best friends -- which wouldn't be so bad if they didn't keep getting in each other's way. Guys won't ask Macallan out because they think she's with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can't help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated? From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again -- and one kiss away from true love?

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead
Author: Deborah Christie,Sarah Juliet Lauro
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0823234460
ISBN 13: 9780823234462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Dead Book Review:

What has the zombie metaphor meant in the past? Why does it continue to be, so prevalent in our culture? This collection seeks to provide an archaeology of the zombietracing its lineage from Haiti, mapping its various cultural transformations, and suggesting the post-humanist direction in which the zombie is ultimately heading.

Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead
Author: James Preller
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 1250066492
ISBN 13: 9781250066497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Undead Book Review:

After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school. Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He’s returned from the dead (after a bad bike accident, no helmet), yet not a lot has changed. He’s always been an outcast. But it’s not just being a zombie that makes Adrian feel different. He notices the world has changed, too: bees are vanishing, forest fires are burning, super-flus are spreading. The holographic advertisements in the night sky assure people that all is well. Adrian and his friends – a beekeeping boy, a mysterious new girl, and a seventh-grade sleuth – aren’t so sure. When they discover a birdlike drone has been spying on Adrian, the clues lead to two powerful corporate moguls. What do they really want? James Preller brings his singular humor to Better Off Undead, a middle-grade zombie story that's about fitting in as much as it's about the end of the world. This title has Common Core connections.

Better Off Red

Better Off Red
Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781602825741
ISBN 13: 1602825742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Red Book Review:

Every sorority has its secrets... And college freshman Ginger Carmichael couldn't care less. She has more important things on her mind, like maintaining her perfect GPA. No matter how much she can't stand the idea of the cliques and the matching colors, there's something about the girls of Alpha Beta Omega—their beauty, confidence, and unapologetic sexuality—that draws Ginger in. But once initiation begins, Ginger finds that her pledge is more than a bond of sisterhood, it’s a lifelong pact to serve six bloodthirsty demons with a lot more than nutritional needs. Despite her fears, Ginger falls hard for the immortal queen of this nest, and as the semester draws to a close, she sees that protecting her family from the secret of her forbidden love is much harder than studying for finals.

Better Off Famous

Better Off Famous
Author: Jane Mendle
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 146685636X
ISBN 13: 9781466856363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Famous Book Review:

Fame is awesome, right? Partying every night at the hottest clubs. Hanging with the coolest stars. Having your picture in every magazine. Yeah, that's what Annie Hoffman thought too. Until she became a celebrity. In Better Off Famous? by Jane Mendle, all Annie ever wanted for her sixteenth birthday was a driver's license and a spot at Julliard's prestigious high school violin program. Well, she got neither. But as luck would have it, a casting director for fall's hottest new television show happens to be at the Julliard auditions, and Annie wows him. He thinks her look is exactly what his show, a teen soap set at a posh New York school, has been missing. And just like that, Annie gets cast as the naive "new girl," and her life is turned upside down. Sure, the perks are great, the wardrobe is awesome, and her tutor is a super hot genius... but being stalked day and night by paparazzi out to catch her in her worst light---not so fun! Can Annie learn to balance her life-- and her partying-- before the press, and the public, write her off for good?

Better Off Without Him

Better Off Without Him
Author: Dee Ernst
Publsiher: Montlake Romance
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781477809570
ISBN 13: 1477809570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Without Him Book Review:

"When bestselling romance novelist Mona Berman's husband announces that he's leaving her for Dominique, a French woman younger, thinner, and blonde, her life is turned upside down. Luckily, Mona has her two best friends to keep the good advice coming and the stiff martinis flowing. Adding to the fun are her three spirited teenage daughters; her faithful and fabulous assistant, Anthony; Ben, the world's sexiest plumber; and her crazy Aunt Lily, who moves in the day Mona's husband moves out. Mona and her girls head to the Jersey Shore for the summer, and they're in for a post-divorce adventure as juicy as one of Mona's novels. Will life imitate art and give Mona a second chance at a happy ending?"--Back cover.

Better Off Read

Better Off Read
Author: Nora Page
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1683316444
ISBN 13: 9781683316442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Read Book Review:

When her best hope of saving her storm-damaged library is found murdered, senior librarian Cleo Watkins hits the road in her bookmobile in search of justice. Septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins won’t be shushed when an upstart young mayor threatens to permanently shelve her tiny town’s storm-damaged library. She takes to her bookmobile, Words on Wheels, to collect allies and rally library support throughout Catalpa Springs, Georgia. However, Cleo soon rolls into trouble. A major benefactor known for his eccentric DIY projects requests all available books on getting away with murder. He’s no Georgia peach, and Cleo wonders if she should worry about his plans. She knows she should when she discovers him bludgeoned and evidence points to her best friend, Mary-Rose Garland. Sure of Mary-Rose’s innocence, Cleo applies her librarian’s sleuthing skills to the case, assisted by friends, family, and the dapper antiquarian bookseller everyone keeps calling her boyfriend. Evidence stacks up, but a killer is overdue to strike again. With lives and her library on the line, Cleo must shift into high gear to close the book on murder in Better Off Read, the charming Bookmobile series debut by Nora Page.

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead
Author: Laurie Kaye Abraham
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-05-10
ISBN 10: 022662384X
ISBN 13: 9780226623849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead Book Review:

North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago’s Loop, is surrounded by some of the city’s finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family in the neighborhood, who are beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America’s inner-cities. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Laurie Kaye Abraham chronicles their access—or more often, lack thereof—to medical care. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty. Both disturbing and illuminating, Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care in America. Published to great acclaim in 1993, the book in this new edition includes an incisive foreword by David Ansell, a physician who worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital, where much of the Banes family’s narrative unfolds.

Better Off Free

Better Off Free
Author: Isaac Morehouse
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2016-03-18
ISBN 10: 1312689722
ISBN 13: 9781312689725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Free Book Review:

In this wide-ranging collection of entertaining and thought-provoking essays, Isaac Morehouse shares his original, liberty-minded take on infomercials, Aristotelian ethics, squirrels, and why inflation is like an energy drink. There is, however, a central theme that runs through the whole collection and loosely ties the essays together. That theme is simple: freedom is better than force. Morehouse takes you on the journey of his own transition - from asking what works for society in the abstract to seeking what works for you as an individual. How can you become more free?

Better Off Forgetting

Better Off Forgetting
Author: Cheryl Avery,Mona Holmlund
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-09-04
ISBN 10: 1442699868
ISBN 13: 9781442699861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Forgetting Book Review:

Throughout Canada, provincial, federal, and municipal archives exist to house the records we produce. Some conceive of these institutions as old and staid, suggesting that archives are somehow trapped in the past. But archives are more than resources for professional scholars and interested individuals. With an increasing emphasis on transparency in government and public institutions, archives have become essential tools for accountability. Better Off Forgetting? offers a reappraisal of archives and a look at the challenges they face in a time when issues of freedom of information, privacy, technology, and digitization are increasingly important. The contributors argue that archives are essential to contemporary debates about public policy and make a case for more status, funding, and influence within public bureaucracies. While stimulating debate about our rapidly changing information environment, Better Off Forgetting? focuses on the continuing role of archives in gathering and preserving our collective memory.

Better Off Bald A Life in 147 Days

Better Off Bald  A Life in 147 Days
Author: Andrea Wilson Woods
Publsiher: Build Your BLISSS
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1544504608
ISBN 13: 9781544504605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Bald A Life in 147 Days Book Review:

Adrienne Wilson is a depressed, suicidal teenager—until the day she receives a diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. Facing the fight of her life, Adrienne discovers how much she wants to live. In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, Andrea Wilson Woods chronicles her sister’s remarkable life from the time she was born to the day she dies at age fifteen. Written like a journal, Andrea takes the reader inside her and Adrienne’s journey explaining how she gained custody of Adrienne from their mother and how the sisters’ relationship evolved over time. Adrienne’s courageous spirit shines through as she squeezes more life into 147 days than most people do in a lifetime. From meeting Jay Leno to spending the day with Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Adrienne makes every moment count. As she lay dying, Adrienne teaches Andrea how to live.

Better Off Wed

Better Off Wed
Author: Alison James
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-03-24
ISBN 10: 1440518041
ISBN 13: 9781440518041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Wed Book Review:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead
Author: Alfie Tremayne
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 166242132X
ISBN 13: 9781662421327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Dead Book Review:

The powers that be have designs on the presidency and a race war. A deadly virus with a forty-eight-hour mortality rate has an already-panicked nation on edge. The Methuselah gene is the nation’s only hope for a cure with only twenty people known to possess the gene all missing. Selena McVain’s research is resurrected when a new gene bearer with connections to a dead billionaire from Nashville, Tennessee, is discovered. Twenty of her carriers are missing, presumed dead, leading her in a race to find the last gene donor before he disappears without a trace.

Better Off

Better Off
Author: Tanya Chris
Publsiher: TC Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-12-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Book Review:

Only one thing stands in the way of millionaire Gregory MacPherson’s project to revitalize the gritty neighborhood of Ball’s End: a run-down used bookstore. Since none of Mac’s employees seem to be able to get Hailey’s Comic out of the building Mac needs to tear down, he decides to take matters into his own hands. He expects to have it all under control, just like he has everything under control. What he doesn't expect is to fall hard and fast for the store’s owner—the colorful, willowy, and unexpectedly male, Hailey. Hailey refuses to give up his lease, no matter how many incentives Mac dangles in front of him, but when it comes to consummating their mutual attraction, he’s a lot more flexible. Soon Mac is finding it as hard to pry himself out of Hailey’s bed as it is to pry Hailey out of the building. With time winding down and no other options, he does the unthinkable. Mac is trying to improve Ball’s End. Hailey thinks it’s Mac who could stand to be improved. But with a few compromises, they might all end up Better Off.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead
Author: John Paul Carinci
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2000-10-06
ISBN 10: 1491846127
ISBN 13: 9781491846124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Dead Book Review:

Young Frank Granstino knew that selling life insurance would be a tough business even though he had only started selling six months before. But he never thought that it could cost him his life. After all, who knew that Tony Vongemi, the restaurant owner who had been feeding Frank people to write insurance on, was in the Mob? Not until Frank's clients start dying does he realize that something is very wrong, and the Vongemi Family is involved. Frank soon realizes that he s at the point of no return. And to the Vongemi Family, one day he, too, will be Better Off Dead. This fiction adventure takes place in Brooklyn, New York. Frank realizes his time is running out. He must do something, but what? How can he go up against the powerful Mafia Family? Frank comes up with a brilliant plan and means of escape. But something goes terribly wrong. Will Frank be just another accident? This action packed adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Better Off Guilty

Better Off Guilty
Author: Lindsey Lamar
Publsiher: WordCrafts Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-04-14
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Off Guilty Book Review:

Abril Hart wants nothing more than to live a peaceful life with her family in Chicago. Unfortunately, Abril's father's family business gives her no room to do so. As a career arsonist, Abril decides she may never win her peace. Abril has no choice, but to lead the double life she's afraid of in order to provide for her family. Max Adara returns to the private investigation force after losing years to a tragedy with domino-effect consequence and memories of abandonment. Max's only chance to keep her fractured family afloat is to solve her cousin's arson-murder case. But as strange accidents start befalling the investigation, Max senses that she might have been cast a character in an insidious plot that puts her life in danger. To solve the case ahead of her, Max must fight to distinguish between reality and hoax, knowing that if she can't, someone else will die too.