Peter Sagan hat nicht nur mit 28 schon Geschichte geschrieben. Er ist auch die schillerndste Figur im Profiradsport: Der »Kindskopf und Künstler im Sattel« (FAZ) versetzt die Fans in Verzückung. Freimütig beschreibt er seinen Weg von der Jugend in der Slowakei und den frühen Rennen bis zum Stammplatz auf dem Treppchen. Er berichtet vom Leistungsdruck, vom Rückhalt durch Familie und Weggefährten und vom Wechsel zum deutschen Team BORA - hansgrohe. Von den heftigsten Bergetappen bei der Tour de France; vom halsbrecherischen Kopfsteinklassiker Paris-Roubaix. Von unfassbar spannenden Sprints, Platten und verheerenden Stürzen. Von seiner Leidenschaft für schräge Wetten und originelle Tattoos. Und davon, wie knapp Siege entschieden werden.
Mika is a nine-year-old girl that sees the world differently than anyone else. Even though she is going through what every girl may one-day face, fighting with her best friend and feeling like an outcast, she is not like every other girl. Her mother, Ava and brother, Javi stand by her side while Mika struggles endlessly to feel normal, when instead she must embrace her uniqueness. Children with Down syndrome, like Mika, are angels that help us see the world with our hearts, instead of our eyes.
Widerwillig stellt Jasmin fest, dass James’ Sohn Drake nicht nur ein echter Großkotz ist, sondern auch ziemlich hot. Allerdings bleibt kaum Zeit, darüber nachzudenken, denn inzwischen hat ihr bester Freund Leon herausgefunden, wer hinter Jasmins Unfällen steckt. Prompt entgeht sie nur knapp einer Entführung! Aber so leicht lässt sich Jasmin nicht unterkriegen. Zusammen mit ihren Freunden plant sie beim Battle of the Bands den großen Coup – und gewinnt einen Preis ganz anderer Art ...
Als Jasmin (17) auf ihrer Geburtstagsparty ihren Freund Conall beim Fremdgehen mit ihrer besten Freundin erwischt, ist sie dankbar, nach L.A. flüchten zu können. Ihre Mutter hat beschlossen, dort als Schauspielerin neu durchzustarten. Während ihr bester Freund Leon ihren Rachesong »Sorry Ass« zum YouTube-Hit macht, jobbt Jasmin in L.A. bei Starbucks und verliebt sich dort in den geheimnisvollen Raoul. Doch mit dem Erfolg von »Sorry Ass« tritt Conall, der mit seiner Band ebenfalls immer bekannter wird, wieder auf den Plan. Wird Jasmin auf seine medienwirksamen Versöhnungsversuche eingehen oder sich für Raoul entscheiden?
In a memoir as candid and unconventional as Johnny Weir himself, the three-time U.S. National Champion figure skater who electrified the 2010 Winter Olympics shares his glamorous, gritty, heartbreaking, hopeful, and just plain fabulous life story. How does a boy from rural Pennsylvania become an all-American original style icon on the ice and off, adored by fans around the world, and hailed as “The Lady Gaga of skating” (Salon.com)? The answers are here, in his invigorating and thoroughly entertaining chronicle of the emergence of his natural talents for skating and horseback riding; the physically and emotionally grinding path to becoming a champion; a family who sacrificed everything to support his passions; an ability to rise again after the most devastating defeats and never look back; an appreciation of style (from his mom) and self-discipline (that would be from his dad); and a fearless confidence to say whatever’s on his mind. Because when you’re Johnny Weir, you don’t worry about what other people think. You let everyone else worry about that for you. Welcome to his world.
Let's take a journey to the beautiful world of peace we can share. Peace In My World joins readers of all ages in an exploration of the meaning of peace. Readers even have the opportunity to learn the word peace in five languages!
What do clocks, bikes and car engines have in common? They all use gears. Readers of Gears in My World will learn how these interlocking toothed wheels work and how to recognize gears wherever they are found.
Let me tell you how much fun it is to be a book writer! One of my friends recently said to me, I dont even know anyone whos ever READ a book, let alone WRITE one! I was amused. Well you know its really not so hard to write a book. You just talk about what you feel, and organize your thoughts along the way. At some point, as you stay determined to make it happen, the book comes into the world. For me, now having compiled over 30 book-length manuscripts of various topics and subject matter, I have become more and more inclined to share the way I see the world with others along the way. You might call what I like to write about as having to do with personal philosophy, or individual world view. Everyone has a way they see their world; this book is part of how I see mine. It seems that all kinds of people have something to say about what life is and is not. I am like most people, so am no exception. I have come to enjoy giving such opinions and points of view with just about anyone who will listen. I wrote this book, MY WORLD: The First 50 Years, because I wanted to be sure and document the way life appeared to be to me at the half-century mark in my personal growth and evolution. I did it in a way that enables you to read right through it, or, if you prefer, you can take it slowly, over a one-year span of time, and think about the ideas and thoughts carefully. How you read the book is entirely up to you. Ten years earlier I had written a similar book (Earth Dwelling: An Owners Manual for Life) in order to share thoughts about the meaning and purpose of life. It is amazing the difference that ten years can make! I like to think that I am growing! Gee. Could that be? I sure hope so! People from the worlds of philosophy, religion and the popular culture are anxious to share the way they see the world with others. I have a passion to do that also, and so I wrote this book in order to summarize how things in life appeared to me. I could be way off - you decide for youself. At any rate, my world is MY way of seeing life...in YOUR world, you will see it your special way and that is part of the beauty of this life. Each person is free to see it differently, and that is our basic right to do so. I like that. I actually feel so strongly about what I am saying here that I created a web site (which is called HowIseetheworld.com) to talk about and share ideas with others. Take a look at it some time. Thoughts are powerful, and have a tendency to either make you great, or even destroy you before your time. So, think good thoughts! And enjoy the book as well!
The best book since 'Pick-Up Lines for Pensioners' Miss Betty Jones You just have to buy this book! Miss Galena Sublime You have no idea what it's like sitting on a shelf in the poetry section of a bookshop. Have you ever noticed how literature designated as being intellectual is always hidden like some top shelf publication in a sweet shop? I get so lonely down there in all that prehistoric dust. Truth be known, I get picked up less than Betty Jones at number 47 and shes 92! As you might have gathered, I'm a little different, well some might even say special! I'm not so much a poetry book, more a biography of everyday living. Within my pages you will find the musings and poetry of an 'ordinary' bloke from down your street. This is the life and times of Joe average, a testament to life as you know it and a vote for the real world. You could say I'm a snapshot of real life written by a real person. If you buy me I promise to sit on your coffee table and pretend to be intellectual, just think how much more sophisticated you will look!
Jo Whiley is someone millions of us recognise but very few of us know. Jo's a mother, sister, DJ, wife and music-industry insider who throughout her career - and in an age of fleeting celebrity - has earned the respect of her peers and fans by simply being herself and for her constant enthusiasm, be it for established rock 'n roll royalty or emerging talent. For Jo Whiley, it's all about the music. My World in Motion offers a unique opportunity to get to know the real Jo Whiley. From her musical epiphany (being carried over the crowd at a Clash concert) to when she became friends with John Peel at Glastonbury (over some very short shorts - his not hers) and interviewed Bono (surviving a power-cut on vodka). My World in Motion is an honest, funny, self-deprecating account of Jo's professional coming of age, and what it means to be a private person in a very public world.