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Lay The Favorite

Author : Beth Raymer
ISBN : 9781588369857
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Beth Raymer’s crackling, hilarious memoir ricochets through the gambling underworld in Las Vegas, and is peopled with all manner of lovable wack-jobs, none of whom is quite as wacky—or lovable—as Raymer herself.”—Marie Claire Beth Raymer waited tables at a dive in Las Vegas until a customer sent her to see Dink, of Dink Inc., one of the town’s biggest professional sports gamblers. Dink needed a right-hand man—someone who would show up on time, who had a head for numbers, and who didn’t steal. Beth got the job. Lay the Favorite is the story of Beth’s years in the high-stakes, high-anxiety world of sports betting—a period that saw the fall of the local bookie and the birth of the freewheeling, unregulated offshore sports book, and with it the elevation of sports betting in popular culture. As the business explodes, Beth rises from assistant to expert, running an offshore booking office in the Caribbean. As the men around her succumb to their vices—money, sex, drugs, gambling—Beth improbably emerges with her integrity intact, wiser, sharper, nobody’s fool. A keen and compassionate observer of the adrenaline-addicted roguish types who become her mentors, her enemies, her family, Beth Raymer depicts an insanely colorful world teeming with pathos and ecstasy. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Candid, smart, funny, wild and crazy.”—Elle “Raymer gleefully shatters the myth of the modern gambler. . . . Seduced by her stories, we long for this strange, sleazy and alluring landscape.”—Los Angeles Times “[Raymer depicts] a sordid, florid microworld lurching along the edge of society, not to mention legality. . . . She never condescends or indulges in reality-show caricature; she finds charm in the charmless, a point of light in the most lost of souls.”—The New York Times Book Review “Lay the Favorite reads more like a novel than a memoir. The rich characters are drawn in depth, yet simply and honestly.”—The Wall Street Journal “Entertaining (and often quite funny) . . . a delight to read.”—The New Yorker

Enlightenment Now

Author : Steven Pinker
ISBN : 9780525427575
Genre : Psychology
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An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

Charlie Cook S Favorite Book

Author : Julia Donaldson
ISBN : 143959547X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A circular tale, in which each new book character is reading about the next, begins and ends with Charlie Cook. By the creators of The Gruffalo. Reprint.

An American Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Noah Webster
ISBN : WISC:89088275904
Genre : English language
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My Favorite Receipt

Author : Royal Baking Powder Company
Genre : Cooking, American
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Compiled from contributions of favorite recipes from the patrons of the Royal Baking Powder.

The Coldest Winter Ever

Author : Sister Souljah
ISBN : 143911997X
Genre : Fiction
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Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel. I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale.

Favorite Words Of Famous People

Author : Lewis Burke Frumkes
ISBN : 9781936863211
Genre : Humor
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The favorite words of 250 of the best and brightest contemporary thinkers and creators are collected in this volume that no self-respecting word lover should be without. From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to authors Yann Martel and Nicholson Baker, the writers, scientists, educators, humorists, and celebrities featured in this book write at length about their favorite words and why they are so enamored with them. The entries cover a range of responses, some witty and hilarious, some brilliant and profound, others linguistically clever and poignant. For Mary Higgins Clark it's "memory" ("the DNA of a writer"); for Arianna Huffington, it's "trust" ("both unutterably sacred and the old banana-skin joke on a cosmic scale"). Other favorite words include the familiar ("love," "zest," "goodness"), the unfamiliar ("cthonic," "steatopygia," "irredentist"), long words ("horripilating") and short ("sex"), weird words ("jerzoid"), and refreshingly down-to-earth words ("egg"). This cornucopia of words is a frequently funny, sometimes eccentric, and often surprisingly intimate and moving look into personality and language.

101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

Author : Heidi Kaduson
ISBN : 0765702991
Genre : Medical
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Separated into seven categories for easy reference, the techniques within each chapter are applied to practice situations in a concise format for easy reference and use. The interventions illustrated include Storytelling, to enhance verbalizations in children; Expressive Art, to promote children's coping ability by using various art mediums; Game Play, to help children express themselves in a playful environment; Puppet Play, to facilitate the expression of conflicting emotions; Play Toys and Objects, to demonstrate the therapeutic use of various toys and objects in the playroom; Group Play, to offer methods and play techniques for use in group settings; and Other, to provide miscellaneous techniques that are useful in many settings. This book is a response to the evident need of clinicians for easy to use play therapy techniques. A welcome addition to the earlier collection, it is designed to help children enhance verbalization of feeling, manage anger, deal with loss and grief, and heal their wounds through the magic of play therapy. Clear and marvelously simple, this manual will be an invaluable addition to any professional's or student's library. A Jason Aronson Book

The Favorite Higher Speaker

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ISBN : WISC:89099900672
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Pat Sloan S Favorite Techniques

Author : Pat Sloan
ISBN : 9781601406835
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Quilt designer and popular workshop teacher Pat Sloan shares pointers and projects for her favorite techniques: Mock Hand Appliqué, Needleturn Appliqué, Running Stitch Appliqué, Utility Quilting (using big stitches), Trash Bag Quilts (using new fabrics made from scraps), Calendar Quilts (with strips or blocks representing memorable time periods), and Stamping on Labels. 9 projects: Owl and Honey Bee Quilt, Honey Bee and Dragonfly Table Runner, Pomegranate Crossing Quilt, Fresh for the Picking Wall Hanging, Quilters in Paradise Wall Hanging, Seashell Tote, Puppies on Parade Quilt, Beauty from Scraps Quilt, and A Year in Memories Quilt. Pat Sloan's Favorite Techniques (Leisure Arts #4431)

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