The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

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The Market For Virtue

Author: David Vogel
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815790785
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In the highly praised The Market for Virtue, David Vogel presents a clear, balanced analysis of the contemporary corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement in the United States and Europe. In this updated paperback edition, Vogel discusses recent CSR initiatives and responds to new developments in the CSR debate. He asserts that while the movement has achieved success in improving some labor, human rights, and environmental practices in developing countries, there are limits to improving corporate conduct without more extensive and effective government regulation. Put simply, Vogel believes that there is a market for virtue, but it is limited by the substantial costs of socially responsible business behavior. Praise for the cloth edition: "The definitive guide to what corporate social responsibility can and cannot accomplish in a modern capitalist economy."—Robert B. Reich, Brandeis University, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor "Vogel raises a number of excellent points on the present and future of CSR."—Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School "A useful corrective to the view that CSR alone is the full answer to social problems."—Business Ethics "The study combines sound logic with illustrative cases, and advances the sophistication of the CSR debate considerably." —John G. Ruggie, Harvard University, co-architect of UN Global Compact

Monthly Weather Review

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The Accident Season

Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069840503X
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For fans of We Were Liars, How I Live Now, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes a haunting, sexy, magically realistic debut about a family caught between a violent history, a taboo romance, and the mysteries lurking in their own backyard. Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season—when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17—is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think. Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There's a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she'll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she'll uncover the dark origins of the accident season—whether she's ready or not. From the Hardcover edition.

Our Women Are Free

Author: Wynne Maggi
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067831
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An exploration of the lives of women among the Kalasha, a tiny, vibrant community in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province

Ufos Over America

Author: Joseph Flammer
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764350993
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In this collection of terrifying possibilities, follow a New York Field Investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) as he investigates and discusses over 70 important Ufology topics that gravely affect the US. This book is broken into three parts The Biggest, Baddest, Scariest UFO Events In America; Crashes, Chases, Shoot-downs, and Mysteries; and Alien Abductions. Find out how ordinary citizens are involved with the Greys, insectoids, reptilians, and Nordics. Follow military jets, trying to protect the populace, as they hunt down and chase alien craft; and meet abductees who may never be the same after horrifying nonhuman encounters. Discover that government agents may be around you: soldiers of the Anti-UFO-Army. Be careful how you approach the study of UFOs and aliens. The author believes that if you want to meet extraterrestrials and experience their high strangeness or abductions, you will; find out how at your own risk"

D O A Ii Extreme Horror Collection

Author: Wrath James White
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ISBN: 9781940250007
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"Make sure your health insurance covers psychiatric counseling before reading this book, because you're gonna need it. The experience of this collection may be likened to getting run over by a 666-car locomotive engineered by Lucifer. This is the cream of grotesquerie's crop, a Whitman's Sampler of the heinous, and an absolutely gut-wrenching celebration of the furthest extremities of the scatological, the taboo, the unconscionable, and the blasphemous." -Edward Lee, author of THE HAUNTER OF THE THRESHOLD and THE DUNWICH ROMANCE If you thought Volume One was intense, you ain't seen nothing yet! Twenty-eight masters of the extreme contribute their most hardcore tales to the anthology that only Blood Bound Books could publish: D.O.A. II. Wrath James White, Jack Ketchum, Robert Devereaux, J.F. Gonzalez, David Quinn, Shane McKenzie, John McNee and many more. Pull back the coroner's sheet, hold your breathe, and enjoy the ride. THIS IS NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.

Cooked

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143125338
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The author recounts the story of his culinary education and the roles of the four classical elements of fire, water, air and earth in transforming natural ingredients into delicious meals and drinks, in an account that traces his efforts to master classic recipes using one of the four elements. Reprint.

Cybill Disobedience

Author: Cybill Shepherd
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780091879037
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If you only ever buy one Hollywood autobiography make it this one. Sassy, shocking, funny and totally revealing this is Cybill Shepherd's unexpurgated life-story, told with the wit and honesty you'd expect from the star that's seen it all and knows it all. She has been 57 kinds of disobedient and she has never held back from doing or saying what she wants. Cybill Disobedience is a limit-breaking, open-top car ride down Hollywood's Hall of Fame. From top model to movie siren, sex with Elvis to Bruce Willis's appeal, The Last Picture Show to Taxi Driver, the Cybill disaster and the Moonlighting phenomenon, it's all in here; every boyfriend, every affair, every good film and bad film. But most of all it's about a strong woman's determination to survive. The whole shebang - from Hollywood's mouthiest queen.