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Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
Pat Head Summitt, Sally Jenkins

Three Rivers Press, 2014

Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof , tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. For 38 years, she has broken records, winning more ...
  
  











  



  
House to House
David Bellavia

Free Press, 2007

"Blood flows over my left hand and I lose my grip on his hair. His head snaps back against the floor. In an instant, his fists are pummeling me. I rock from his counterblows. He lands one on my injured jaw and the pain nearly blinds me. He connects with my nose, and blood and snot pour down my throat. I spit blood between my teeth and scream with him. The two of us sound like caged dogs locked in a death match. We are." On the night of November ...
  
  











  



  
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
Alison Arngrim

It Books, 2011

Conf essions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comic memoir of growing up as one of television’s most memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie . With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is ...
  
  











  



  
Cold Days
Jim Butcher

Orbit, 2012
  
  











  



  
Incendiary: The Premonition Series
Amy A. Bartol

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship’s interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water. I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this ...
  
  











  



  
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)
Rick Riordan

Disney-Hyperion, 2011

Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she ...
  
  











  



  
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
Kevin Fedarko

Scribner, 2013

IN THE TRADITION OF THE PERFECT STORM AND SEABISCUIT, THE ENGROSSING TALE OF THE FASTEST BOAT RIDE EVER DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON IN THE WINTER OF 1983, the largest El Niño event on record—a chain of “superstorms” that swept in from the Pacific Ocean—battered the entire West. That spring, a massive snowmelt sent runoff racing down the Colorado River toward the Glen Canyon Dam, a 710-foot-high wall of ...
  
  











  



  
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
Bruce Campbell

L.A. Weekly Books, 2001

My Chin Can Kill is a delightfully irreverent, yet oddly touching, epic of ambition and disappointment, fame and anonymity, and lots of fake blood. Told in Bruce's wry, sarcastic voice, it is a "Hollywood from the bleacher seats" look at his experiences in film and TV and at his status as a cult horror and sci-fi movie god. This man with the face of a matinee idol and the heart of a Three Stooge first attracted what has grown into an enormous ...
  
  











  



  
When It Rains
Lisa De Jong

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

One night changed my life forever. Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it's more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can't. I haven’t told anyone. I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone. Then one day, Asher Hunt rides into ...
  
  











  



  
Four Feet Tall and Rising: A Memoir
Shorty Rossi, SJ Hodges

Crown Archetype, 2012

Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, the tough-talking, fedora-wearing star of Animal Planet’s hit show Pit Boss , may stand only four feet tall but that hasn’t stopped him from living large, becoming a successful businessman and an outspoken advocate for pit bulls, the most misunderstood breed of dog in the world.   A third generation dwarf, ex-gang member, and ex-con, Shorty knows what it’s like to be misunderstood and in this candid memoir, he ...
  
  











  



  
The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family
Matt Groening, Ray Richmond

It Books, 1997

It's hard to believe that the Simpsons have been around for more than a decade. Today, The Simpsons is the longest-running animated series of all time (dethroning The Flintstones in February 1997), and an intrinsic part of pop culture. The Simpsons Complete Guide to your Favourite Show is a celebration of this family's phenomenal decade. Arranged by season, the book covers each episode of the television show, with the special episodes ...
  
  











  



  
FATE IS THE HUNTER
Ernest K. Gann

Simon & Schuster, 1986

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.
  
  











  



  
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
John Warrillow

Portfolio Hardcover, 2011

A business parable about how to create a start-up that won't trap you when you want to sell it. According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is ...
  
  











  



  
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
David Kushner

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004

Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history— Doom and Quake — until the games ...
  
  











  



  
Manifesting Change: It Couldn't Be Easier
Mike Dooley

Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2011

If there was just one thing I could tell you about living the life of your dreams, knowing that if you understood it, it would be enough, I would ask you to realize that you already are living that life. In his most advanced work to date, Mike Dooley builds on the concepts of his New York Times bestseller Infinite Possibilities by using his revolutionary concept, the Matrix, to take the art of deliberate creation to the next level. Taking ...
  
  











  



  
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully
Arielle Eckstut, David Henry Sterry

Workman Publishing Company, 2010

The best, most comprehensive book for writers is now completely revised and updated to address ongoing changes in publishing. Published in 2005 as Putting Your Passion Into Print , this is the book that’s been praised by both industry professionals (“Refreshingly honest, knowledgeable and detailed. . . . An invaluable resource”—Jamie Raab, publisher, Grand Central Publishing) and bestselling authors (“A must-have for every aspiring ...
  
  











  



  
Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--One Flying Disc at a ...
Jim Gorant

Gotham, 2013

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs shares the heartwarming tale of one plucky, unwanted pit bull who achieved international celebrity. Today, Wallace is a champion. But in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull–breeding operation. Andrew “Roo” Yori, a scientist and shelter volunteer, could tell immediately that Wallace was something special. While on his ...
  
  











  



  
Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying
Wolfgang Langewiesche

McGraw-Hill Professional, 1990

WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER: The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. Why airplanes stall How do you know you're about to stall? The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use ...
  
  











  



  
All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger
L. Kaufman

Berkley Trade, 1998

From The Toxic Avenger to Tromeo and Juliet, Troma films have shocked, appalled -- and inspired a generation of filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino to Kevin Smith. Now legendary Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman tell all...Imagine Roger Corman and John Waters crossed with Howard Stern -- and you'll have an idea of the demented genius behind Troma studios, one of the oldest (and most successful) independent film studios in the world. Lloyd Kaufman's ...
  
  











  



  
Kiss the Sky
Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

K.B. Ritchie, 2014

This New Adult Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature audiences only.   * no cliffhanger*    Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass ... Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared. Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she's a ...
  
  











  








   



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