There s No Such Thing as an Easy Job

'Surreal and unsettling' OBSERVER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT 'Wise, comical and exceptionally relatable' ZEBA TALKHANI 'Quietly hilarious and deeply attuned to the uncanny rhythms and deadpan absurdity of the daily grind' SHARLENE TEO A woman walks ...

Author: Kikuko Tsumura

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526622238

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Surreal and unsettling' OBSERVER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT 'Wise, comical and exceptionally relatable' ZEBA TALKHANI 'Quietly hilarious and deeply attuned to the uncanny rhythms and deadpan absurdity of the daily grind' SHARLENE TEO A woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that requires no reading, no writing – and ideally, very little thinking. She is sent to an office building where she is tasked with watching the hidden-camera feed of an author suspected of storing contraband goods. But observing someone for hours on end isn't so easy. How will she stay awake? When can she take delivery of her favourite brand of tea? And, perhaps more importantly – how did she find herself in this situation in the first place? As she moves from job to job, writing bus adverts for shops that mysteriously disappear, and composing advice for rice cracker wrappers that generate thousands of devoted followers, it becomes increasingly apparent that she's not searching for the easiest job at all, but something altogether more meaningful...

No Such Thing As Werewolves

" - One of the author's totally biased friends. The Deathless Saga Book 0: The First Ark Book 1: No Such Thing As Werewolves Book 2: No Mere Zombie (April 2015) Book 3: Vampires Don't Sparkle (October 2015)

Author: Chris Fox

Publisher: Chris Fox

ISBN:

Category: Paranormal fiction

Page: 438

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WARNING: May Contain Werewolves. A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign. A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight. "It's like Indiana Jones went through the Stargate and ended up in Aliens versus Predator." - One of the author's totally biased friends. The Deathless Saga Book 0: The First Ark Book 1: No Such Thing As Werewolves Book 2: No Mere Zombie (April 2015) Book 3: Vampires Don't Sparkle (October 2015)

No Such Thing

When Georgia notices odd things happening around the house, like things disappearing and objects being moved, she is sure the explanation is not ghosts.

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Publisher: Nobrow Press

ISBN: 9781909263482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 431

When Georgia notices odd things happening around the house, like things disappearing and objects being moved, she is sure the explanation is not ghosts.

There s No Such Thing As Unicorns

When a little girl is told there's no such thing as unicorns, she doesn't believe it for a second.

Author: Lucy Rowland

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780702300684

Category: Unicorns

Page: 32

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When a little girl is told there's no such thing as unicorns, she doesn't believe it for a second. Surely unicorns exist? But if she's has any chance of proving that unicorns are real, the little girl needs proof! And so starts a wonderful journey. And DO unicorns exist? There's only one way to find out...

There s No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship

The book posed questions that traversed the entire body of Lacan's psychoanalytical explorations, including his famous idea that "there is no such thing as a sexual relationship," which seeks to undermine our certainties about intimacy and ...

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231544421

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Published in 1973, "L'Etourdit" was one of the French philosopher Jacques Lacan's most important works. The book posed questions that traversed the entire body of Lacan's psychoanalytical explorations, including his famous idea that "there is no such thing as a sexual relationship," which seeks to undermine our certainties about intimacy and reality. In There's No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship, Alain Badiou and Barbara Cassin take possession of Lacan's short text, thinking "with" Lacan about his propositions and what kinds of questions they raise in relation to knowledge. Cassin considers the relationship of the real to language through a Sophist lens, while the Platonist Badiou unpacks philosophical claims about truth. Each of their contributions echoes back to one another, offering new ways of thinking about Lacan, his seminal ideas, and his role in advancing philosophical thought.

No Such Thing As Perfect

Sharply-observed and laugh-out-loud funny, NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT is the perfect novel for anyone who has ever wondered if there's a formula for finding love. ____________________________ 'Brimming with wit and razor sharp observations' ...

Author: Emma Hughes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473583659

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 716

____________________________ 'I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud, I was rooting for Laura from the first page. Tender, funny, smart and brilliantly observed. The perfect blend of uplifting escapism and social satire, an utter page turner and such a clever, perceptive moving one. I LOVED it!' DAISY BUCHANAN No one's life is as perfect as it looks. Least of all Laura Morrison's. (Although she's not sure how perfect hanging onto your job by a thread and sleeping on an air mattress at your sister's looks, in all honesty.) When Laura gets the chance to trial Cupid - a high-tech new dating service which will draw on everything she's ever done online to find her perfect match - she figures it's got to be worth a try. She can't believe her luck when good-looking, kind considerate Adam turns up for their first date. On paper he's...well...perfect. But when Laura develops feelings for the person who led her to Adam in the first place, familiar doubt creeps in. Maybe for life to start falling into place, Laura has to learn to let go... Sharply-observed and laugh-out-loud funny, NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT is the perfect novel for anyone who has ever wondered if there's a formula for finding love. ____________________________ 'Brimming with wit and razor sharp observations' SOPHIE COUSENS, author of This Time Next Year 'Poignant, warm and very, very clever, this is perfect for anyone who thinks they're the only one without the answers. I felt vindicated and lifted after I'd read it!' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS 'A fresh, funny, sexy tale of dating woes, family expectations, technological adventure, and loyal friendships, this book will make your world a brighter place' KATHERINE HEINY 'It is so funny (properly laugh-out-loud funny) and smart and full of characters I feel like I know' LAURA KAY 'Whip-smart on relationships, especially the trickiest of family dynamics, all so tenderly and charmingly drawn too' ABBIE GREAVES

No Such Thing As Forever

The tour's name was cemented when a journalist asked Dylan if it was a never ending tour which Dylan affirmed. Since then he has tried to pay down the tag saying in a recent, 'Critics should know there is no such thing as forever'.

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Publisher: Red Planet

ISBN: 9781912733071

Category:

Page: 308

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The Never Ending Tour is the popular name for Bob Dylan's endless touring schedule. During the course of the tour, musicians have come and gone as the band continued to evolve. The shows amassed a huge fan base with some fans traveling from around the world to attend as many Dylan shows as possible. Dylan played his 2,000th show of the Never Ending Tour in October 2007 and his 3,000th show of the Never Ending Tour in April 2019, in Innsbruck, Austria (featured in the book). Dylan has attributed much of the versatility of his live shows to the talent of his backing band, with whom he recorded each of his 21st Century studio albums. The tour's name was cemented when a journalist asked Dylan if it was a never ending tour which Dylan affirmed. Since then he has tried to pay down the tag saying in a recent, 'Critics should know there is no such thing as forever'.

There s No Such Thing

A funny, warm and reassuring story from the internationally acclaimed creator of I Just Ate My Friend and Baz & Benz.

Author: Heidi McKinnon

Publisher: Albert Street Books

ISBN: 9781760877279

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 32

View: 300

Bear can't sleep. Did you hear that? Did you feel that? What was it? It wasn't a hungry giant or a blood-sucking spider or a fire-breathing dragon because there is NO SUCH THING... Is there?

There s No Such Thing as Bad Weather

When Swedish-born Linda Åkeson McGurk moved to Indiana, she quickly learned that the nature-centric parenting philosophies of her native Scandinavia were not the norm.

Author: Linda Åkeson McGurk

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9781501143632

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 759

Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this “fascinating exploration of the importance of the outdoors to childhood development” (Kirkus Reviews) from a Swedish-American mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children. Could the Scandinavian philosophy of “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” hold the key to happier, healthier lives for American children? When Swedish-born Linda Åkeson McGurk moved to Indiana, she quickly learned that the nature-centric parenting philosophies of her native Scandinavia were not the norm. In Sweden, children play outdoors year-round, regardless of the weather, and letting babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is common and recommended by physicians. Preschoolers spend their days climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning to compost, and environmental education is a key part of the public-school curriculum. In the US, McGurk found the playgrounds deserted, and preschoolers were getting drilled on academics with little time for free play in nature. And when a swimming outing at a nearby creek ended with a fine from a park officer, McGurk realized that the parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. Struggling to decide what was best for her family, McGurk embarked on a six-month journey to Sweden with her two daughters to see how their lives would change in a place where spending time in nature is considered essential to a good childhood. Insightful and lively, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a fascinating personal narrative that illustrates how Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthy, resilient, and confident children in America.

No Such Thing as Luck

As Luck $ 21.95 Charlie P. Johnston Jr. No Such Thing As Luck ! Are you one of the many that chooses to use the word luck ? Then this book will forthrightly challenge your use of this word . Charlie P. Johnston urges us to seriously ...

Author: Charlie P. Johnston

Publisher: Johnston Publications

ISBN: 9780974333915

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 418

Do you need luck by your side to have great success? Many feel that good and bad luck are active powers influencing life! Johnston says No Way! Life is never influenced by luck. His book: * Alerts people to luck¡¦s idola- trous nature.* Proves that luck is not a source of prosperity. * Takes the romance out of destiny¡¦s meaning. * Eradicates beliefs about luck, chance, fate and fortune.* Teaches the tremendous value of separating truth from error and how to do it! * Explains in vivid detail the origin and development of luck¡¦s meaning, pinpointing its beginning.* Shows how a Roman goddess named Fortuna established the modern meaning of fortune and how luck became a lady.Deceiving beliefs and teachings about luck, fate, destiny, lot, fortune and chance abound worldwide. After reading Johnston¡¦s book, no one need fall prey to these cleverly devised concepts with their crafty meanings.

There s No Such Thing As Free Speech

8 THERE's No SUCH THING AS FREE SpEECH, ANd li's A Good THing, Too Nowadays the First Amendment is the First Refuge of Scoundrels. —S. Johnson and S. Fish Lately, many on the liberal and progressive left have been disconcerted to find ...

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198024194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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In an era when much of what passes for debate is merely moral posturing--traditional family values versus the cultural elite, free speech versus censorship--or reflexive name-calling--the terms "liberal" and "politically correct," are used with as much dismissive scorn by the right as "reactionary" and "fascist" are by the left--Stanley Fish would seem an unlikely lightning rod for controversy. A renowned scholar of Milton, head of the English Department of Duke University, Fish has emerged as a brilliantly original critic of the culture at large, praised and pilloried as a vigorous debunker of the pieties of both the left and right. His mission is not to win the cultural wars that preoccupy the nation's attention, but rather to redefine the terms of battle. In There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, Fish takes aim at the ideological gridlock paralyzing academic and political exchange in the nineties. In his witty, accessible dissections of the swirling controversies over multiculturalism, affirmative action, canon revision, hate speech, and legal reform, he neatly eviscerates both the conservatives' claim to possession of timeless, transcendent values (the timeless transcendence of which they themselves have conveniently identified), and the intellectual left's icons of equality, tolerance, and non-discrimination. He argues that while conservative ideologues and liberal stalwarts might disagree vehemently on what is essential to a culture, or to a curriculum, both mistakenly believe that what is essential can be identified apart from the accidental circumstances (of time and history) to which the essential is ritually opposed. In the book's first section, which includes the five essays written for Fish's celebrated debates with Dinesh D'Souza (the author and former Reagan White House policy analyst), Fish turns his attention to the neoconservative backlash. In his introduction, Fish writes, "Terms that come to us wearing the label 'apolitical'--'common values', 'fairness', 'merit', 'color blind', 'free speech', 'reason'--are in fact the ideologically charged constructions of a decidedly political agenda. I make the point not in order to level an accusation, but to remove the sting of accusation from the world 'politics' and redefine it as a synonym for what everyone inevitably does." Fish maintains that the debate over political correctness is an artificial one, because it is simply not possible for any party or individual to occupy a position above or beyond politics. Regarding the controversy over the revision of the college curriculum, Fish argues that the point is not to try to insist that inclusion of ethnic and gender studies is not a political decision, but "to point out that any alternative curriculum--say a diet of exclusively Western or European texts--would be no less politically invested." In Part Two, Fish follows the implications of his arguments to a surprising rejection of the optimistic claims of the intellectual left that awareness of the historical roots of our beliefs and biases can allow us, as individuals or as a society, to escape or transcend them. Specifically, he turns to the movement for reform of legal studies, and insists that a dream of a legal culture in which no one's values are slighted or declared peripheral can no more be realized than the dream of a concept of fairness that answers to everyone's notions of equality and jsutice, or a yardstick of merit that is true to everyone's notions of worth and substance. Similarly, he argues that attempts to politicize the study of literature are ultimately misguided, because recharacterizations of literary works have absolutely no impact on the mainstream of political life. He concludes his critique of the academy with "The Unbearable Ugliness of Volvos," an extraordinary look at some of the more puzzing, if not out-and-out masochistic, characteristics of a life in academia. Penetrating, fearless, and brilliantly argued, There's No Such Thing as Free Speech captures the essential Fish. It is must reading for anyone who cares about the outcome of America's cultural wars.

Monsters Magical Sticks

If you want to know the "magic" behind Ericksonian techniques and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, you have to read this book. From one of the true masters of hypnotherapy, this is one book that can really change your life!

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Original Falcon Press

ISBN: 9781935150633

Category: Hypnotism

Page: 206

View: 470

If you want to know how hypnosis really works (and, no, it has nothing to do with waving of hands or other similar nonsense), you will want to read this book. If you want to know the "magic" behind Ericksonian techniques and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, you have to read this book. From one of the true masters of hypnotherapy, this is one book that can really change your life!!

No Such Thing

Judi Coltman ... . SUCH THING No Such Thing By Judi Coltman No Such Thing is. JUD COLTMAN Front Cover.

Author: Judi Coltman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300337478

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 784

"A killer lurked the Woodward Avenue corridor of Oakland County, Michigan in 1976-77. His prey; children. For one year, he stalked, abducted and murdered young boys and girls, laying their lifeless bodies out in a macabre public display. In 1977 the killing abruptly stopped, but the killer was never found. This is the story of what could have happened."--Amazon.com

No Such Thing

ISBN13: 9781426897962 NO SUCH THING Copyright © 2014 by A.M. Arthur Edited by Alissa Davis All rights reserved. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the nonexclusive, nontransferable right to access and read the text ...

Author: A.M. Arthur

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426897960

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Twenty-two-year-old Alessandro Silva knows that returning to tiny Perch Creek to help his foster mother was the right thing to do. With no degree and a delinquent's reputation, he's lucky to have landed a job waiting tables. But not everyone is happy he's back, and the only thing keeping his move home from being a total bust is his boss's hot brother. Jaime Winters spent most of his life watching the world go by, first from a series of hospitals and then from behind big stacks of textbooks. Studying is easier than facing the fact that years of heart failure means he's still a virgin at twenty-three. Until the new waiter in his sister's diner awakens desires he'd long ago given up on. The last thing Alessandro wants is to fall for someone as fragile as Jaime. And Jaime may have a new heart, but he's scared of what giving it to another person would mean. Their no-strings-attached, instructional approach to sex keeps emotion safely at bay, until a secret from Alessandro's past forces them to confront their feelings in the present… 67,000 words

No Such Thing

My life has changed since I met Lily, and since I have no shame left, I might as well tell you... I love her with all my heart, but she has told us all several times that she believes there's no such thing as love.

Author: Mona Ingram

Publisher: Mona Ingram

ISBN: 1927745071

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 547

Sold to a brothel owner, Lily vows to fight back Lily's happy life in Shanghai becomes a distant memory when her father dies and her devious aunt sells her to a brothel owner in San Francisco. But Lily wasn't born in the Year of the Tiger for nothing. Determined to escape, she watches for her chance in the midst of chaotic Gold Rush San Francisco. With her father gone and her faith in people shattered, Lily refuses to believe that love exists... even after she meets Devon, the young Bostonian who vows to protect her from further harm.

No Such Thing as a Witch

When Nora and Tad observe a squirrel reading a little newspaper and their dog behaving strangely, they decide their new neighbor is a witch.

Author: Ruth Chew

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0449815625

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 115

View: 788

When Nora and Tad observe a squirrel reading a little newspaper and their dog behaving strangely, they decide their new neighbor is a witch.

There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

This is the first comprehensive book on the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.

Author: Chester W. Hartman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415954878

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

View: 417

The book, edited by two eminent scholars/authors, gathers together ten excellent scholars to put forth a multifaceted portrait of the social implications of the disaster. And the disaster was primarily social in nature, as the title reminds us. The book covers the response to the disaster and the roles that race and class played, its impact on housing, the historical context of urban disasters in America, the nature of contemporary metropolitan planning, what the hurricane has taught us about planning, the role of the vast prison system in all of this, the future of economic development, the roles of business and the media, and how the hurricane disproportionately impacted female headed households. In total, it offers a critical and comprehensive social portrait of the disaster's catastrophic effects on New Orleans.

No Such Thing as Normal

“There's no such thing...” I said, getting up from the bench. “Huh?” Yomaris questioned. I don't know if I answered her. I was too busy thinking about how not normal this whole experience was.

Author: Nicole Robertson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525511394

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

View: 875

“Some of us never fit in... some of us were never meant to...” Life is miserable when you don’t know who you are. Nicole Robertson might appear to have everything: a loving family, a solid education, scholarships to prestigious schools and a bright future ahead of her. And despite the difficulties presented to her as a young woman of West Indian descent living in America, she works hard and succeeds, time after time—for a while. Because all is not quite right... and while she fights to keep up with the expectations her family and community hold her to—even in the wake of terrible grief and difficulty—her textbook life begins to crumble around her. Join the young Nicole on her journey as she tries frantically to be everything to every person in her life—and learn with her, through the many trials she faces, that doing so means compromising yourself, almost always to destructive ends. Because in the end, there’s just No Such Thing as Normal.

No Such Thing As Dasher

No Such Thing as Dasher, Raven Queen Publications, November 2017 Copyright © 2016, 2017 by Juli D. Revezzo, Raven Queen Publications Cover design by Raven Queen Publications. Artwork copyrights: RondellMelling, Pixabay.

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Publisher: Juli D. Revezzo

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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For Avery, her holiday duties as a forest ranger oftentimes involve tracking revelers who have lost their way in her wilderness domain. After a camper clashes with a reindeer, however, Avery is shocked to discover the creature is defended not by Santa, but by the formidable, yet gentle, shapeshifting Lord of the Forest. Can the magic of the forest bring together a ranger and a supernatural being, or is Avery destined to celebrate yet another Christmas alone? An enchanting fairy tale to celebrate the magic of the season!