There Goes My Social Life

There Goes My Social Life
Author: Stacey Dash
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-06-06
ISBN 10: 1621574318
ISBN 13: 9781621574316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Goes My Social Life Book Review:

Stacey Dash didn't have the ideal American childhood. Growing up in the South Bronx, her friends were the hustlers, hookers, and gang members who struggled in the face of futility, who sold drugs instead of living on food stamps, who settled matters with fists, knives, and guns because it seemed their only option, who stood tall against broken dreams. Dash's rough upbringing shaped the rest of her life—her relationships, her politics, even her faith. She has seen how conservative and liberal policies play out in the real world, and her experiences have made her the proud conservative she is today. That's why Stacey Dash, a Fox News contributor and Hollywood actress best known for starring in the 1995 classic Clueless, is now telling her story. Amidst all the heated racial rhetoric and the divisive language that flows from T.V., the Internet, self-appointed black spokespeople, and even President Obama, Dash feels compelled to speak out and say something true about race, politics, and America.

The Social Life of Water

The Social Life of Water
Author: John R. Wagner
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-08-30
ISBN 10: 0857459678
ISBN 13: 9780857459671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Life of Water Book Review:

Everywhere in the world communities and nations organize themselves in relation to water. We divert water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers to our homes, workplaces, irrigation canals, and hydro-generating stations. We use it for bathing, swimming, recreation, and it functions as a symbol of purity in ritual performances. In order to facilitate and manage our relationship with water, we develop institutions, technologies, and cultural practices entirely devoted to its appropriation and distribution, and through these institutions we construct relations of class, gender, ethnicity, and nationality. Relying on first-hand ethnographic research, the contributors to this volume examine the social life of water in diverse settings and explore the impacts of commodification, urbanization, and technology on the availability and quality of water supplies. Each case study speaks to a local set of issues, but the overall perspective is global, with representation from all continents.

The Social Life of Standards

The Social Life of Standards
Author: Janice E. Graham,Christina Holmes,Fiona McDonald,Regna Darnell
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 0774865245
ISBN 13: 9780774865241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Life of Standards Book Review:

Standards. We apply them, uphold them, or fail to meet them. But how do they get made? The Social Life of Standards reveals how these political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, subverted, contested, and reassembled by local communities interacting with standards created by others. Using ethnographic approaches, contributors investigate biomedical, agricultural, and other contexts that reveal the mismatch between the inconsistent implementation of standards in the real world and the non-negotiable criteria presupposed by external forces. These cases support a reflexive process that involves local engagement at every stage in the production and application of standards.

There Goes Gravity

There Goes Gravity
Author: Lisa Robinson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN 10: 1101632089
ISBN 13: 9781101632086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Goes Gravity Book Review:

From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll. Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music--including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay Z and Kanye West. She visited the teenage Michael Jackson many times at his Encino home. She spent hours talking to John Lennon at his Dakota apartment--and in recording studios just weeks before his murder. She introduced David Bowie to Lou Reed at a private dinner in a Manhattan restaurant, helped the Clash and Elvis Costello get their record deals, was with the Rolling Stones on their jet during a frightening storm, and was mid-flight with Led Zeppelin when their tour manager pulled out a gun. A pioneering female journalist in an exclusive boys' club, Lisa Robinson is a preeminent authority on the personalities and influences that have shaped the music world; she has been recognized as rock jounralism's ultimate insider. A keenly observed and lovingly recounted look back on years spent with countless musicians backstage, after hours and on the road, There Goes Gravity documents a lifetime of riveting stories, told together here for the first time.

Music as Social Life

Music as Social Life
Author: Thomas Turino
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2008-10-15
ISBN 10: 0226816982
ISBN 13: 9780226816982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music as Social Life Book Review:

In 'Music as Social Life', Thomas Turino explores why it is that music and dance are so often at the centre of our most profound personal and social experiences.

Level Up Your Social Life

Level Up Your Social Life
Author: Daniel Wendler
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN 10: 9781523975259
ISBN 13: 1523975253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Level Up Your Social Life Book Review:

The Gamer's Guide to Social SuccessIf you can succeed at video games, you can succeed socially.That's the promise of Level Up Your Social Life.Level Up Your Social Life uses the video game concepts that you're already familiar with to teach you how to succeed socially. Want to be better at conversation? Pong holds the secret. Want to make more friends? Mario Kart can show you how.It's written by Daniel Wendler, a leading social skills expert and lifelong gamer. Daniel taught himself social skills to overcome the challenges of Asperger's Syndrome, and became an author to share what he learned with the world. He's coached hundreds of people around the world in social skills, spoken at TEDx, and written an online social skills guide read by over a million people.He wrote Level Up Your Social Life to help gamers everywhere make new friends, feel more confident, and have the best social life possible. If you want a guide to social success written by someone that gets what it's like to be a gamer, this is your book.Inside the guide, you'll learn things like:* How to use "random encounters" to increase your social confidence.* The Starcraft tactic that can help you manage conflict.* What Left 4 Dead and friendship have in common.Plus, you'll be given real-world quests to help you take your social life to the next level. There's also achievements, side quests, and cheat codes - everything you need to excel socially.So what are you waiting for? Level Up Your Social Life today!

There Goes My Everything

There Goes My Everything
Author: Jason Sokol
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 0307491811
ISBN 13: 9780307491817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Goes My Everything Book Review:

During the civil rights movement, epic battles for justice were fought in the streets, at lunch counters, and in the classrooms of the American South. Just as many battles were waged, however, in the hearts and minds of ordinary white southerners whose world became unrecognizable to them. Jason Sokol’s vivid and unprecedented account of white southerners’ attitudes and actions, related in their own words, reveals in a new light the contradictory mixture of stubborn resistance and pragmatic acceptance–as well as the startling and unexpected personal transformations–with which they greeted the enforcement of legal equality.

Growing Young

Growing Young
Author: Marta Zaraska
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 0525610197
ISBN 13: 9780525610199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Young Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A smart, research-driven case for why optimism, kindness, and strong social networks will help us live to 100. From the day her daughter was born, science journalist Marta Zaraska fretted about what she and her family were eating. She fasted, considered adopting the keto diet, and ran a half-marathon. She bought goji berries and chia seeds and ate organic food. But then her research brought her to read countless scientific papers and to interview dozens of experts in various fields of study, including molecular biochemistry, epidemiology and neuroscience. What Marta discovered shattered her long-held beliefs about aging and longevity. A strong support network of family and friends, she learned, lowers mortality risk by about 45 percent, while exercise only lowers it by about 23 percent. Volunteering your free time lowers it by 22 percent or so, while certain health fads like turmeric haven't been shown to help at all. These revelations led Marta Zaraska to a simple conclusion: In addition to healthy nutrition and physical activity, deepening friendships, practicing empathy and contemplating your purpose in life can improve your lifespan. Through eleven chapters that take her around the world, from catching wild mice in the woods of central England to flower arranging with octogenarians in Japan, from laboratories to "hugging centres," Marta embarks on an absorbing, entertaining and insightful journey to determine the habits that will have the greatest impact on our longevity. Deeply researched and expertly reported, Growing Young will dramatically change the way you seek a longer, happier life.

Road to Forever A Love of My Own

Road to Forever   A Love of My Own
Author: Sherelle Green,Sheryl Lister
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1488034370
ISBN 13: 9781488034374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Road to Forever A Love of My Own Book Review:

ROAD TO FOREVER Happily single boudoir photographer Aaliyah Bai can’t believe she’s on a trip from Miami to California wine country with the most uptight man she’s ever met. Until all-business VP Bryant Burrstone reveals his sensual side. Soon they’re sharing more than merlot and breathtaking scenery. Now Aaliyah faces a life-changing decision, and Bryant’s future in his family wine company is on the line. Will they ever arrive at a final destination called love? A LOVE OF MY OWN Poised to take over his family’s Sacramento construction business, Lorenzo Hunter doesn’t do casual flings. Until he meets the Chicago-born owner of Scentillating Touch. Desiree Scott offers a world of pampering, and Lorenzo is tempted to indulge. Horse-drawn carriage rides lead to passion-filled nights that raise the bar for them both. Can Lorenzo and Desiree battle personal and professional threats and claim a love that’s theirs alone?

My Life from Air bras to Zits

My Life from Air bras to Zits
Author: Barbara Haworth-Attard
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2009-02-01
ISBN 10: 0738714836
ISBN 13: 9780738714837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life from Air bras to Zits Book Review:

Desperate to be popular, fourteen-year-old Teresa shares her uncertainties with her old Ken and Barbie dolls as she learns that her mother is pregnant, her grandfather has Alzheimers, and having a boyfriend does not automatically solve all her problems. Original.

THE BABY EMERGENCY

THE BABY EMERGENCY
Author: Carol Marinelli
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-06-13
ISBN 10: 1460357922
ISBN 13: 9781460357927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE BABY EMERGENCY Book Review:

The doctor and the single mom When Shelly Weaver returns to the children's ward for her first night shift as a single mom, she discovers it's also Dr. Ross Bodey's first night back. He's been working in the Outback, but on discovering Shelly's newly single status he's returned—for her! Shelly didn't know Ross was in love with her—until now. And suddenly Ross is asking her to change her life forever. But Shelly has her son to consider, although he is falling in love with Ross as quickly as Shelly is….

BabyLove

 BabyLove
Author: Corine Dehghanpisheh
Publsiher: Bookbaby
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2015-07-09
ISBN 10: 9780985193034
ISBN 13: 0985193034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BabyLove Book Review:

"Click." "Tap." Tag and Post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks

Tales From the Pastorium

Tales From the Pastorium
Author: Arthur W. Wellborn Jr.
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 0359130208
ISBN 13: 9780359130207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales From the Pastorium Book Review:

This volume is a collection of anecdotes from a PK (Preacher's Kid).

The Social Animal

The Social Animal
Author: David Brooks
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 0812979370
ISBN 13: 9780812979374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Animal Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica. Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines, Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of human nature along the way: The unconscious mind, it turns out, is not a dark, vestigial place, but a creative one, where most of the brain’s work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made—the natural habitat of The Social Animal. Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism, individualism, and IQ. He demolishes conventional definitions of success and looks toward a culture based on trust and humility. The Social Animal is a moving intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress. It is an essential book for our time—one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.

Trouble in My Way

Trouble in My Way
Author: Michelle Stimpson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781416586784
ISBN 13: 1416586784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble in My Way Book Review:

IT'S ALL HER MOM'S FAULT. If she hadn't snooped into Karis's diary, she would never have found out that Karis went to a boy's house without permission. Now Karis is grounded, which means no modem, no iPod...and no cell phone. There's just no way a cute, popular, high-schooler can survive being cut off from the world, so Karis is forced to sneak around behind her mother's back. But the way she's acting makes Karis feel guilty -- even if it is her mom's fault -- and she doesn't like the feeling. Her scheming is starting to cause other problems, too. Borrowing a friend's cell phone has turned into a catastrophe that may break up her oldest friendship, and the cutie she met after driver's ed is acting a little scary. Will the faith her mother has taught her be enough to help her find her way through this trouble...and show both the world and herself that she's a stronger, better person than even she ever knew?

Never Say Never

Never Say Never
Author: Linda Hill
Publsiher: Bella Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 1594939705
ISBN 13: 9781594939709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Say Never Book Review:

"I don't want to hurt you, Leslie." Sara's words stung me. Of all the ways she could have said it, she'd chosen these specific words. Not "I won't hurt you," or "I'm not going to hurt you." Those words would have calmed my fears. But no. She chose "I don't want to hurt you." Computer analyst Leslie Howard knows all too well that the fastest way to a broken heart is to ignore Lesbian Dating Rule Number One: Never, ever, get involved with a straight woman. Yet, despite her better judgment, and serious warnings from her friends, she finds herself battling a growing infatuation with her very straight - and very attractive - co-worker Sara Stevens. Haunted by memories of past rejection, Leslie is understandably hesitant about coming out to Sara, yet she doesn't want to jeopardize their friendship by being dishonest about who she is. When Leslie finally trusts Sara enough to tell her she's a lesbian, Sara fulfills Leslie's worst fears and cuts her off. Hurt and angry with herself, Leslie vows never to trust Sara again, and seeks solace in the arms of a seductive young golf pro. When Sara sees Leslie with her new lover, she is forced to confront her own hidden desires. Then, a long business trip together turns into an emotional tug-of-war, as Leslie and Sara struggle to control the raging passions that could bring them together - or tear them apart.

The Social Life of Books

The Social Life of Books
Author: Abigail Williams
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0300228104
ISBN 13: 9780300228106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Life of Books Book Review:

“A lively survey…her research and insights make us conscious of how we, today, use books.”—John Sutherland, The New York Times Book Review Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. In this fascinating and vivid history, Abigail Williams explores the ways in which shared reading shaped the lives and literary culture of the eighteenth century, offering new perspectives on how books have been used by their readers, and the part they have played in middle-class homes and families. Drawing on marginalia, letters and diaries, library catalogues, elocution manuals, subscription lists, and more, Williams offers fresh and fascinating insights into reading, performance, and the history of middle-class home life. “Williams’s charming pageant of anecdotes…conjures a world strikingly different from our own but surprisingly similar in many ways, a time when reading was on the rise and whole worlds sprang up around it.”—TheWashington Post

A Christmas Visitor

A Christmas Visitor
Author: Thomas Kinkade,Katherine Spencer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN 10: 1101215356
ISBN 13: 9781101215357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Christmas Visitor Book Review:

In this novel in Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer’s holiday series, the residents of Cape Light discover joy in the most unexpected packages this Christmas… Molly knows she’s fortunate, but after raising children who are near adulthood, she is pregnant again. With her own life just taking off she can’t conceal her disappointment—and will have to explore what she truly needs to be happy to recapture her Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Miranda has found an unconscious man in her orchard, and while she nurses him back to health, an unexpected attraction develops. Can she let uncertainty back in her life again? And Reverend Ben finds his own mystery, an abandoned wooden angel statue that people believe holds miraculous powers. He’d wished for more visitors, but his church turning into a tourist attraction is more a burden than a blessing. Christmas doesn’t always bring the things we ask for or expect. But sometimes it brings gifts more wonderful than we dreamed...

The Social Life of DNA

The Social Life of DNA
Author: Alondra Nelson
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 0807033022
ISBN 13: 9780807033029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Life of DNA Book Review:

The unexpected story of how genetic testing is affecting race in America We know DNA is a master key that unlocks medical and forensic secrets, but its genealogical life is both revelatory and endlessly fascinating. Tracing genealogy is now the second-most popular hobby amongst Americans, as well as the second-most visited online category. This billion-dollar industry has spawned popular television shows, websites, and Internet communities, and a booming heritage tourism circuit. The tsunami of interest in genetic ancestry tracing from the African American community has been especially overwhelming. In The Social Life of DNA, Alondra Nelson takes us on an unprecedented journey into how the double helix has wound its way into the heart of the most urgent contemporary social issues around race. For over a decade, Nelson has deeply studied this phenomenon. Artfully weaving together keenly observed interactions with root-seekers alongside illuminating historical details and revealing personal narrative, she shows that genetic genealogy is a new tool for addressing old and enduring issues. In The Social Life of DNA, she explains how these cutting-edge DNA-based techniques are being used in myriad ways, including grappling with the unfinished business of slavery: to foster reconciliation, to establish ties with African ancestral homelands, to rethink and sometimes alter citizenship, and to make legal claims for slavery reparations specifically based on ancestry. Nelson incisively shows that DNA is a portal to the past that yields insight for the present and future, shining a light on social traumas and historical injustices that still resonate today. Science can be a crucial ally to activism to spur social change and transform twenty-first-century racial politics. But Nelson warns her readers to be discerning: for the social repair we seek can’t be found in even the most sophisticated science. Engrossing and highly original, The Social Life of DNA is a must-read for anyone interested in race, science, history and how our reckoning with the past may help us to chart a more just course for tomorrow.

In Her Eyes

In Her Eyes
Author: Laura Shone
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2014-05-07
ISBN 10: 149697977X
ISBN 13: 9781496979773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Her Eyes Book Review:

Consumed by grief, Nora finds herself alone in the world with no one to help her through such a dark time. She finds herself remembering her life as it slowly passes her by while she sits in prison waiting to meet her fate. Can she fight her demons and face the truth? Or will she lie until she dies?