Winner of Child magazine's Book of the Year award for her hilarious and candid book on single motherhood, The Lunch-Box Chronicles, Marion Winik returns to the topic of parenting in these nine essays. Beginning with the story of her second wedding and her move to rural Pennsylvania, she covers everything from blending families and having a child in one's 40s to dealing with the legal problems of teenage boys to the evolution of the values of a family over generations. The central essay of the group, "The Story of Laurie," focuses on Winik's profound friendship with a mom she at first believes she has little in common with. As they get to know each other, she comes to understand just how wrong she was. Marion Winik is the author of the new memoir Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living. It joins Telling, First Comes Love, The Lunch-Box Chronicles, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, and others in the ongoing saga of her life, now seven volumes. She reviews books for Newsday, and contributes to the Sun and many other magazines. She has appeared on the Today show, Oprah, and Politically Incorrect, was a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered for 15 years, and was the Answer Lady for Ladies' Home Journal. These days, she is a professor in the MFA creative writing program at the University of Baltimore and lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with a couple of her kids and a miniature dachshund. This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sasha Dunbrooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023622/bk_adbl_023622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to learn all about Bitcoin and how you can use this new form of wealth to cement your finances for years to come? Then you need to get Bitcoin for Beginners, the only book on the market that tells you everything that you need to know about Bitcoins so that you can take advantage of this burgeoning new market. Written by an expert in the field, you will learn insider tips and tricks so that you, too, can make a fortune trading cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is the hottest cryptocurrency around, and the current trading trends show no signs of dropping, so you cannot afford to not learn about Bitcoin. Every day another bank starts to accept Bitcoin as legal tender. And it’s growth has to lead to people becoming filthy rich literally overnight. What will you learn from this book: The highs and lows of Bitcoin and how to hedge your finances to weather anything the market throws at you What is Bitcoin? Who made it What a blockchain is and how it works How to mine and trade Bitcoin How to protect yourself from fraud and theft while trading Bitcoin Other top trending cryptocurrencies and how to profit from them And so much more! This book is written in an easy-to-listen-to format that will teach you to step by step how to trade and make a profit from Bitcoin. By learning everything that you can about this new form of cryptocurrency, you are making a commitment to yourself to have a better financial future, one that is free of the overly volatile investments. Bitcoin is the currency of the future, and if you aren’t learning about how you’re going to get left behind. If you are serious about learning how to use Bitcoin to secure your financial future, then you need to get this book today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Conkey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/193105/bk_acx0_193105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you an amateur musician, singer, or songwriter trying to make a living out of your hobby? Or perhaps you’re already a seasoned professional who knows his/her way around but still cannot master the business side of music making? Regardless of your act, there are certain things you must know that are truly critical for your success and without them you just won't build anything sustainable. Often times, music business guides concentrate too much on the unnecessary technical details of the music business (does anyone really need to read about a typical tour rider?). Or really minor aspects of music production (does anyone really care how much you should EQ the highs of your guitar track?). However, rarely do these books try to create a complete system of knowledge and show you what and how to prioritize when building your business. My Music - My Business was designed differently. It is an indispensable book for those, who are thinking of finally taking their music business seriously. It’s meant to be the foundation of your future business, and will help you finally advance your career as a musician. Here is what you’re going to learn inside:The exact list of crucial things to focus and develop in yourself and your craft to have a long-lasting music careerWho provides the highest value in your music business team and who you should ignore at all costsThe foundational industry guide - from key personas in your career, to the legal questions, your royalties, and record dealsThe right approach to building your loyal followingThe sources of income - what, how and where to get paid for your musicAnd so much more! If you ever wondered where should you begin and what you should focus on to start making money from your music, then do not wait any longer. Buy My Music - My Business today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Campobasso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137495/bk_acx0_137495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry. Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business, revealing the crazy yet compelling reality of an industry we think we know. It is an incredibly funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life and boy, is there a market for it: in 2010, the American lodging industry generated $127.7 billion in revenue. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on the valet parking garage, and the housekeeping department's dirty little secrets. Prepare to be moved, too, by his insightful honesty about the profession; employees are often poorly paid and frequently abused. However, Heads in Beds is more than just a memoir. Jake explains the secrets of the industry, offering easy and legal ways to get what you need from your hotel without any hassle - from scoring late check-ins and upgrades to getting that pay-per-view charge knocked off your bill. This book will give you the knowledge you need to get the very best service from any hotel or property, from any business that makes its money from putting heads in beds. Or, at the very least, it will keep the bellhops from taking your luggage into the camera-free back office and stomping the crap out of it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob Tomsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003324/bk_rand_003324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.