You Gotta Want It

Author: Jake Paul

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 300

A humorous, motivational memoir in the vein of Tyler Oakley’s Binge and Marcus Butler’s Hello Life, from high-energy comedic social media phenomenon Jake Paul. How do you become Vine famous? What is life like when you have millions of followers on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram? In this extremely positive, motivational, and often laugh-out-loud memoir, unstoppable Jake Paul pauses long enough from his super-charged life as a nineteen-year-old social media superstar and smiling heartthrob on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark to share his takes on life, love, fame, and shooting for your dreams. From growing up a regular kid with his brother (and fellow social media star) Logan to his goals and aspirations as he became Vine famous to the bullying and jealousy he experienced to the crazy, creative, behind-the-scenes details of his life in Hollywood as a teen powerhouse, Jake shares the most hysterical and intimate details of his life—all with his signature humor and honesty and you-gotta-want-it attitude that has won him millions of devoted followers.

Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Mountains

Author: Joe Kelsey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 238

Now completely updated and revised with new color photos and topos, this guidebook is the ultimate resource to technical climbing routes, hiking trails, and peak-bagging routes in Wyoming's Wind River Range, a popular playground for backcountry enthusiasts and alpine rock climbers. More than 200 new climbing routes have been completed in the Wind Rivers since this book was last published in 1994, and this guide is the only comprehensive collection of information available to climbers. Includes hiking and climbing information for these areas: Ross LakesGreen RiverDinwoody GlacierPeak LakeTitcomb BasinAlpine LakesMiddle Fork LakeEast Fork ValleyBaptiste LakeCirque of the TowersDeep LakeSouth Pass

Forever Blue

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 402

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann has thrilled audiences with her Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. Experience it here with a hero who must face the most daring adventure of all—falling in love. The guy next door is home to stay—but can he be trusted? Blue McCoy was once the hero of Lucy Tait's teenaged dreams—quiet, dark and dangerous. But after high school he left Hatboro Creek, South Carolina, to join the military. Now, years later, a brooding Navy SEAL, Blue is back in town. Lucy, now a no-nonsense police officer, is certainly not the person Blue remembers. And when he's accused of murder and Lucy is assigned his case, their brief affair becomes part of an extensive investigation where the stakes are vital: Blue's freedom—and maybe Lucy's heart.

Fly in the Milk

Author: T K O'Neill

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 599

It's March of 1978 and a battered, steaming wreck lays at the bottom of a 50-foot cliff. Former boxing champion and football star Johnny Beam is found crumpled and broken behind the steering wheel. Beam was a gambler, in trouble with the law--and now dead. Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder? How did the former hero end up like this? In the lily-white northern town of Zenith, Minnesota, only one thing was certain: Johnny Beam stood out like a fly in a bottle of milk. Fly in the Milk is a work of crime fiction, a provocative tale of death, betrayal and hypocrisy spanning three generations.

Failing at School

Lessons for Redesigning Urban High Schools

Author: Camille A. Farrington

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 205

Roughly half of all incoming ninth graders across urban districts will fail classes and drop out of school without a diploma. Failing at School starts with the premise that urban American high schools generate such widespread student failure not because of some fault of the students who attend them but because high schools were designed to stratify achievement and let only the top performers advance to higher levels of education. This design is particularly detrimental for low-income, racial/ethnic minority students. To get different results, Farrington proposes fundamental changes based on what we now know about how students learn, what motivates them to engage in learning, and what kinds of educational systems and structures would best support their learning. “This is a groundbreaking and eye-opening study because it does what few studies of high school truly do: get inside the hearts and minds of teen-agers and show what their experience of school looks and feels like to them. The analysis of students who fail is revealing and powerful. There are poignant and revealing stories of just how a few student mistakes or teacher insensitivities lead to unfortunate and long-lasting results. More importantly, these case studies, their nuances, and their implications take us beyond the clichés and simplistic theories about schools and reform. Most importantly, we read of tangible and intelligent solutions that can be instituted, based on the facts on the ground. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in getting beyond the typical talking points of school reform.” —Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education “Camille Farrington details how high schools trap students along developmental trajectories distorted by structural factors—resources, values and practices—beyond their control. Grounded firmly in research, she describes a better way forward. This book is an important contribution to the re-visioning of American high schools.” —Ronald F. Ferguson, faculty director, Achievement Gap Initiative, Harvard University "Why is there such a pattern of failure in urban high schools? This is a vital issue for every city in America. Camille Farrington’s analysis of the roots of this problem and suggestions for structural changes to break this cycle is the best I have seen. This book combines research and practitioner wisdom with common sense and heart, and for those of us engaged in this work, presents concrete directions for positive change.” —Ron Berger, chief academic officer, Expeditionary Learning Book Features: Offers concrete strategies for redesigning high schools based on four dimensions of student achievement—structural, academic, developmental, and motivational. Highlights the voices of students to illustrate fundamental problems with the way we currently “do school.” Addresses the new Common Core State Standards and the potential of this major reform effort to move us toward equity and excellence. Camille A. Farrington is a research associate (assistant professor) at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and the Consortium on Chicago School Research and director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Network for College Success.

For We Walk by Faith

Author: Patrick Muenchen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 957

"For We Walk by Faith--Motivation and Inspiration to Get Physically Fit" contains 31 devotions that will take the reader on a journey examining their own life and health, their call from God, the obstacles they face, their relationship with the Lord, the tools they need to change their life, the importance of establishing values, the need for friends and mentors, and ways to find strength and motivation. (Practical Life)

God in You

Releasing the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life

Author: Dr. David Jeremiah

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 408

For many believers, the mystery of the Holy Spirit remains just that. God in You, now in popular trade paperback format, is the layperson's guide to this often-misunderstood member of the Trinity. Pastor David Jeremiah explores the Holy Spirit in concrete terms, leaving abstract concepts behind. Not an idea, not an influence, not some vague, mystical force, Jeremiah explains, the Holy Spirit is actually the almighty God of the universe come to live inside the believer's skin. And a clear understanding and appreciation of His attributes can ignite the passion of every Christian's walk with Christ. In this compelling, gently instructive book Jeremiah affirms, "Without [the Spirit], we're about as useful to God's kingdom as an unplugged toaster."

LIFE, AIN'T IT GREAT, and how to enjoy it.

Author: Tony Bovi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

View: 298

Helping, inspiring, and encouraging others are all goals that this book wants to instill in others. Tony blogs almost daily words to help fire the drive in people, let all know that life can be great, and ordinary is not dull, but memorable. He relates his childhood, business life, and lessons he learned into stepping stones for everyone to relate to themselves. If there are words that cannot be understood, this could only be a result of either a typographical error or the editor decided upgrade the language. The author is just a normal human being with a basic education trying to reach out to anyone who might benefit from his thoughts. He is not a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, or clinical specialist. He is just someone who talks about life as he sees it. Enjoy a relaxing and, hopefully, entertaining read.

By Candlelight

Author: Janelle Taylor

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 737

THERE ARE SOME MEN A WOMAN CAN NEVER FORGIVE. . . Recently widowed the mother of a teenaged daughter, Kate Rose has finally come to her own as head of her own talent agency. She has kept her past carefully hidden: the callous lover who abandoned her. . .the unfulfilling marriage to a powerful older man who gave her child his name. . .the nights she wept over the betrayal that still haunts her. OR EVER FORGET Now, after seventeen years, Jake Talbot has come back-just as sensual and irresistible as the day he broke her heart. Kate thought she was strong enough to handle anything. But suddenly she is a woman on the edge, fighting the passion Jake reawakens even as he urges her to give their relationship another chance. Just as she is beginning to trust again, to believe in the future jake offers, Kate is forced to face the ultimate test of a man and a woman's love: a shattering truth that could destroy her chances for happiness forever-if she lets it. . .

Secrets The Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker

Author: Sheree Bykofsky

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 288

View: 239

It takes a special book to take a player to the next level, and this is that book. --Amy Calistri, Poker School Online While other highly touted books on hold'em poker offer enough tips to turn a committed beginner into a moderately successful player, none offers the strategies needed to turn an experienced player into a consistent winner--until now. This guide even goes one step further by exposing exactly what the pros don't want you to know. "My only worry is that they have given away too much information." --Matt Lessinger, author of The Book of Bluffs Revealed within these pages are the actual techniques--equally effective for virtually all poker games--that professional gamblers use to win consistently. You'll find out how to quickly recognize and capitalize on betting patterns, how to develop a table image that pays big dividends, advanced bank management techniques, and why the cards you hold are often less important than the way you play them, plus: • Why folding more can lead to winning more • How betting limits dramatically impact the way you should play your hands • Why women have an innate edge • Telltale signs to look for when choosing a casino table • Why it's smarter to be the one who bets and not the sucker who calls "Easy to understand, helpful, and fun to read." --Dave Scharf, author of Winning at Poker Take that next step--armed with the secrets of the pros! A popular columnist for several magazines, including Bluff and Fifth Street, the newspaper The Nevada Sunday, as well as the author of seven top-selling books on poker, Lou Krieger is one of gaming's biggest names. In 2000, he was dubbed "one of the most influential gaming writers of the past hundred years" by Casino Journal--an honor bestowed on only four others worldwide. Sheree Bykofsky has been the winner or first runner-up in hundreds of poker tournaments, both in casinos and online, and won a seat as a participant in the 2004 World Series of Poker. She is also a literary agent and the author of more than twenty books, as well as countless articles on a variety of subjects, which have appeared in major magazines and newspapers.