Theft by Finding

Theft by Finding
Author: David Sedaris
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 031630851X
ISBN 13: 9780316308519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theft by Finding Book Review:

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot An NPR Best Book of 2017An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making. For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet. Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, Theft By Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day.

Theft by Finding

Theft by Finding
Author: David Sedaris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 031630851X
ISBN 13: 9780316308519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theft by Finding Book Review:

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot An NPR Best Book of 2017An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making. For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences. Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet. Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, Theft By Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day.

Theft by Finding

Theft by Finding
Author: David Sedaris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 0748123067
ISBN 13: 9780748123063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theft by Finding Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Guardian review of An Evening with David Sedaris The point is to find out who you are and to be true to that person. Because so often you can't. Won't people turn away if they know the real me? you wonder. The me that hates my own child, that put my perfectly healthy dog to sleep? The me who thinks, deep down, that maybe The Wire was overrated? For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From the family home in Ralegh, North Carolina, we follow Sedaris as he sets out to make his way in the world. As an art student and then teacher in Chicago he works at a succession of very odd jobs, meeting even odder people, before moving to New York to pursue a career as a writer - where instead he very quickly lands a job in Macy's department store as an elf in Santaland... Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses.

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
Author: David Sedaris
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 1847375901
ISBN 13: 9781847375902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules Book Review:

'When apple-picking season ended, I got a Job in a packing plant and gravitated towards short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit . . . Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories can save you'.

Secrets Stolen Fortunes Lost

Secrets Stolen  Fortunes Lost
Author: Christopher Burgess,SYNGRESS,Richard Power
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN 10: 0080558801
ISBN 13: 9780080558806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets Stolen Fortunes Lost Book Review:

The threats of economic espionage and intellectual property (IP) theft are global, stealthy, insidious, and increasingly common. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, IP theft is estimated to top $250 billion annually and also costs the United States approximately 750,000 jobs. The International Chamber of Commerce puts the global fiscal loss at more than $600 billion a year. Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost offers both a fascinating journey into the underside of the Information Age, geopolitics, and global economy, shedding new light on corporate hacking, industrial espionage, counterfeiting and piracy, organized crime and related problems, and a comprehensive guide to developing a world-class defense against these threats. You will learn what you need to know about this dynamic global phenomenon (how it happens, what it costs, how to build an effective program to mitigate risk and how corporate culture determines your success), as well as how to deliver the message to the boardroom and the workforce as a whole. This book serves as an invaluable reservoir of ideas and energy to draw on as you develop a winning security strategy to overcome this formidable challenge. • It’s Not “Someone Else’s Problem: Your Enterprise is at Risk Identify the dangers associated with intellectual property theft and economic espionage • The Threat Comes from Many Sources Describes the types of attackers, threat vectors, and modes of attack • The Threat is Real Explore case studies of real-world incidents in stark relief • How to Defend Your Enterprise Identify all aspects of a comprehensive program to tackle such threats and risks • How to Deliver the Message: Awareness and Education Adaptable content (awareness and education materials, policy language, briefing material, presentations, and assessment tools) that you can incorporate into your security program now

The Theft of a Decade

The Theft of a Decade
Author: Joseph C. Sternberg
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1541742389
ISBN 13: 9781541742383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theft of a Decade Book Review:

A Wall Street Journal columnist delivers a brilliant narrative of the mugging of the millennial generation-- how the Baby Boomers have stolen the millennials' future in order to ensure themselves a comfortable present The Theft of a Decade is a contrarian, revelatory analysis of how one generation pulled the rug out from under another, and the myriad consequences that has set in store for all of us. The millennial generation was the unfortunate victim of several generations of economic theories that made life harder for them than it was for their grandparents. Then came the crash of 2008, and the Boomer generation's reaction to it was brutal: politicians and policy makers made deliberate decisions that favored the interests of the Boomer generation over their heirs, the most egregious being over the use of monetary policy, fiscal policy and regulation. For the first time in recent history, policy makers gave up on investing for the future and instead mortgaged that future to pay for the ugly economic sins of the present. This book describes a new economic crisis, a sinister tectonic shift that is stealing a generation's future.

Naked

Naked
Author: David Sedaris
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-05-04
ISBN 10: 0316073628
ISBN 13: 9780316073622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Book Review:

In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

The Thief Lord

The Thief Lord
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publsiher: Chicken House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN 10: 1909489158
ISBN 13: 9781909489158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thief Lord Book Review:

Amid the crumbling splendour of wintertime Venice, two orphans are on the run. The mysterious Thief Lord offers shelter, but a terrible danger is gathering force...

David Sedaris Diaries

David Sedaris Diaries
Author: David Sedaris,Jeffrey Jenkins
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 0316431702
ISBN 13: 9780316431705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Sedaris Diaries Book Review:

A remarkable illustrated volume of artwork and images selected from the diaries David Sedaris has been creating for four decades In this richly illustrated book, readers will for the first time experience the diaries David Sedaris has kept for nearly 40 years in the elaborate, three-dimensional, collaged style of the originals. A celebration of the unexpected in the everyday, the beautiful and the grotesque, this visual compendium offers unique insight into the author's view of the world and stands as a striking and collectible volume in itself. Compiled and edited by Sedaris's longtime friend Jeffrey Jenkins, and including interactive components, postcards, and never-before-seen photos and artwork, this is a necessary addition to any Sedaris collection, and will enthrall the author's fans for many years to come.

Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls
Author: David Sedaris
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 0316125687
ISBN 13: 9780316125680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Explore Diabetes with Owls Book Review:

A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving" (Washington Post).

Scorn of Women

Scorn of Women
Author: Jack London
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 3752409797
ISBN 13: 9783752409796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scorn of Women Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: Scorn of Women by Jack London

Life on the Ground Floor

Life on the Ground Floor
Author: James Maskalyk
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0385665989
ISBN 13: 9780385665988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on the Ground Floor Book Review:

"A celebrated humanitarian doctor's unique perspective on sickness, health and what it is to be alive. In this deeply personal book, humanitarian doctor and activist James Maskalyk, author of the highly acclaimed Six Months in Sudan, draws upon his experience treating patients in the world's emergency rooms. From Toronto to Addis Ababa, Cambodia to Bolivia, he discovers that although the cultures, resources and medical challenges of each hospital may differ, they are linked indelibly by the ground floor: the location of their emergency rooms. Here, on the ground floor, is where Dr. Maskalyk witnesses the story of "human aliveness"--our mourning and laughter, tragedies and hopes, the frailty of being and the resilience of the human spirit. And it's here too that he is swept into the story, confronting his fears and doubts and questioning what it is to be a doctor. Masterfully written and artfully structured, Life on the Ground Floor is more than just an emergency doctor's memoir or travelogue--it's a meditation on health, sickness and the wonder of human life."--

How to Steal a Dog

How to Steal a Dog
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-04-27
ISBN 10: 9780374706791
ISBN 13: 0374706794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Steal a Dog Book Review:

Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it. Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected. With unmistakable sympathy, Barbara O'Connor tells the story of a young girl struggling to see what's right when everything else seems wrong. How to Steal a Dog is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

Lost Lives Lost Art

Lost Lives  Lost Art
Author: Melissa Muller,Monica Tatzkow,Ronald Lauder
Publsiher: Vendome Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780865652637
ISBN 13: 0865652635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Lives Lost Art Book Review:

A book with 200 color and black-and-white photos and illustrations relates the tragic stories of 15 Jewish art collectors whose art and lives were stolen by the Nazis, as well as the gripping drama of their heirs' attempts to recover their inheritance.

The Art of Theft

The Art of Theft
Author: Sherry Thomas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 045149248X
ISBN 13: 9780451492487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Theft Book Review:

Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of The Hollow of Fear. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure. Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton—everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake...

Theft of Swords

Theft of Swords
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2011-11-23
ISBN 10: 0316200719
ISBN 13: 9780316200714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theft of Swords Book Review:

Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles-until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and trapped in a conspiracy that uncovers a plot far greater than the mere overthrow of a tiny kingdom. Can a self-serving thief and an idealistic swordsman survive long enough to unravel the first part of an ancient mystery that has toppled kings and destroyed empires? And so begins the first tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend. When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere. Theft of Swords was originally published as: The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha. BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS Theft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha) Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm) Heir of Novron (Wintertide & Percepliquis)

The World s Largest Man

The World s Largest Man
Author: Harrison Scott Key
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 0062351524
ISBN 13: 9780062351524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Largest Man Book Review:

Winner of the 2016 Thurber Prize The riotous, tender story of a bookish Mississippi boy and his flawed, Bunyanesque father, told with the comic verve of David Sedaris and the deft satire of Mark Twain or Roy Blount, Jr. Harrison Scott Key was born in Memphis, but he grew up in Mississippi, among pious, Bible-reading women and men who either shot things or got women pregnant. At the center of his world was his larger-than-life father—a hunter, a fighter, a football coach, “a man better suited to living in a remote frontier wilderness of the nineteenth century than contemporary America, with all its progressive ideas, and paved roads, and lack of armed duels. He was a great man, and he taught me many things: How to fight, how to work, how to cheat, how to pray to Jesus about it, how to kill things with guns and knives and, if necessary, with hammers.” Harrison, with his love of books and excessive interest in hugging, couldn’t have been less like Pop, and when it became clear that he was not able to kill anything very well or otherwise make his father happy, he resolved to become everything his father was not: an actor, a Presbyterian, and a doctor of philosophy. But when it was time to settle down and start a family of his own, Harrison started to view his father in a new light, and realized—for better and for worse—how much of his old man he’d absorbed. Sly, heartfelt, and tirelessly hilarious, The World’s Largest Man is an unforgettable memoir—the story of a boy’s struggle to reconcile himself with an impossibly outsized role model, a grown man’s reckoning with the father it took him a lifetime to understand.

Forensic Investigation of Stolen Recovered and Other Crime Related Vehicles

Forensic Investigation of Stolen Recovered and Other Crime Related Vehicles
Author: Eric Stauffer,Monica Bonfanti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2006-10-11
ISBN 10: 9780080477886
ISBN 13: 0080477887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Investigation of Stolen Recovered and Other Crime Related Vehicles Book Review:

Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles provides unique and detailed insights into the investigations of one of the most common crime scenes in the world. In addition to a thorough treatment of auto theft, the book covers vehicles involved in other forms of crime—dealing extensively with the various procedures and dynamics of evidence as it might be left in any crime scene. An impressive collection of expert contributors covers a wide variety of subjects, including chapters on vehicle identification, examination of burned vehicles, vehicles recovered from under water, vehicles involved in terrorism, vehicle tracking, alarms, anti-theft systems, steering columns, and ignition locks. The book also covers such topics as victim and witness interviews, public and private auto theft investigations, detection of trace evidence and chemical traces, vehicle search techniques, analysis of automotive fluids, vehicle registration, document examination, and vehicle crime mapping. It is the ultimate reference guide for any auto theft investigator, crime scene technician, criminalist, police investigator, criminologist, or insurance adjuster. Extensively researched and exceptionally well-written by internationally-recognized experts in auto theft investigation and forensic science All the principles explained in the text are well-illustrated and demonstrated with more than 450 black and white and about 100 full-color illustrations, many directly from real cases Serves as both a valuable reference guide to the professional and an effective teaching tool for the forensic science student

Holes

Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0307798364
ISBN 13: 9780307798367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holes Book Review:

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies

Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780836217575
ISBN 13: 0836217578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies Book Review:

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