Written with equal parts wit and wisdom, this humorous guide catalogs the shameless lies found in daily life, paying particular attention to the most common falsehood-filled occasions, such as business negotiations, job interviews, used car shopping, and confrontations with kids over alleged keg parties. The discussion covers identifying characteristics of liars, including unique gender differences, verbal slips and physical tics, and evidence of confused thinking. Sidebars called TipBits offer expert advice and cite scientific and historical facts about conning and swindling, while the conclusion explores the effectiveness of both ancient and modern technological solutions for busting liars and provides even more proven methods for detecting.
Focusing on the Baby Boomer generation, this argument explores how this group is permanently destroying previous attitudes toward aging, retirement, senior citizens, and even the concept of death. An analysis of welfare rates and health-care costs demonstrates that the Boomers are influencing everything from education and employment to housing, health, beauty, and sex. With solid statistical support, this groundbreaking study takes a closer look at new kinds of social relationships as well as new products that can reduce or even eliminate the effects of aging. The topics covered offer a sneak preview of an imminently new societyone in which receiving a gold watch at the age of 65 will simply mean the first half of life is over.
A hilarious guide to avoiding the mommy martyr trap Calling all mommies! Somewhere under that ponytail and old T-shirt, those sweat pants and mismatched undergarments, is a sexy, interesting woman begging for a night out. To just be yourself again. So why not? Here's why: You're tired. You can barely remember life before babies. You look like the "before" photo in a makeover contest. Every minute has been reduced to a single purpose: your darling children. What's wrong with that? A lot. "The Stay-at-Home Martyr" gives you the tools to get back on track. Written by two women who've been there, almost done that, this guide takes a sidesplittingly funny yet compassionate look at the modern-day phenomenon of mommy martyrs--showing us that not only can we carve out time and interests apart from our kids, but that by doing so we might even do our demanding young "bosses" a world of good.
Jason Douglas was a mover, a shaker, and a star maker. He brought together seven girls whom he dubbed The Love Mechanism. The group was created to be world ambassadors of peace and harmony, wearing a universal smile and warming the world with love. It was all such a noble idea. In What Price the Carrot? author Sandra Sully writes about an all girls singing group that tours Europe and has gigs in the United States during the seventies. Through the character of Cynthia Maxwell – a social worker by day and a singer by night the reader experiences the challenges of show business, the joys and the pains and the loves found and lost. The group was truly unique! No one had seen anything like it! As they kicked the highest kicks and sang the most melodic tunes, each girl had her own dream of what she wanted this experience to bring. Curtains rose, cameras flashed, and there was the hope of fame and fortune, perhaps beyond measure––but at what cost?
When Ann Carpenter dies, her family is torn apart, and they grasp at anything to keep them afloat in her absence. It takes four years for her husband, Bobby "Carp" Carpenter, to come to his senses and try to bring his derailed family back together. But there are many challenges in the way of Carp and the success he would like to achieve. In those four years, Carp's two children decide they no longer want anything to do with him. His son, Ben, immerses himself in his studies. His daughter, Lisa, has filled the void left by a dead mother and an absent father with an older boy named Joe Don Hatch, who takes full advantage of her vulnerability. Carp struggles to get through to his children but must focus on other things when a bookie he placed bets with turns up dead. The police focus on Carp, accusing him of the murder. It's up to Davis, a longtime family friend and a Vietnam veteran, to rescue his beleaguered buddy and adopted family. But to do so, Davis must face off with both the law and the underground lords of illegal gambling.
"[R]ecalls intimate details of [Baughman's] service's duties, including the guarding of Presidents and the hidden protection provided for General Dwight D. Eisenhower when he was the supreme commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization"--NY Times.