What a Ride:An Aussie pursuit of the Tour de France Rupert Guinness
An exclusive edition of the perennially popular BBC Radio 4 series for gardeners everywhere. Gardening can be both a challenge and a joy. Get it right, and it can provide boundless pleasure; get it wrong, and it is a source of infinite frustration. Help is at hand, however, in this specially recorded ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ compilation, in which the regular team offers all-year round advice on everything from plants and planting to pests, diseases, design and seasonally topical tips. Chairman Eric Robson and panelists Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Roy Lancaster and Anne Swithinbank address key gardening questions for every season. They include: how to protect your container plants from winter frost; how to ensure your spring bulbs flower; how to grow summer vegetables in a tiny courtyard, and how to find trees or shrubs that provide stunning autumn colour. There’s also a plethora of information for any time of year, such as how to attract birds into your garden, obtain the perfect lawn, and clean and maintain your pond. Best of all, the number one question from gardeners - ‘how can I get rid of slugs and snails?’ - is authoritatively answered. So join the team in the potting shed, and look forward to a whole year of trouble-free gardening! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Robson, Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Roy Lancaster, Anne Swithinbank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005033/bk_bbcw_005033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hope and humor, courage and death, lies and despair all ride along in this bumper car collision of three generations in 1999 Cambridge, MA: Kalayla age 11, her mother Maureen age 29 and their neighbor, Lena age 72. The three have nothing in common except the challenge of dealing with the shocks, obstacles and opportunities that confront each of them. Kalayla : a feisty bi-racial loner whose world implodes when she discovers her mother and father belong in the Guinness Book of World Records as ´´The World´s Biggest Liars.´´ Maureen : an artist cocooned in her own projects, safe from the truth until her husband´s sudden death catapults her into life as a single mother raising the smart-mouthed daughter she doesn´t understand. Lena : their landlady, a financially successful and almost wise woman who wears only black and lives in a fourth-floor walk-up apartment deflecting specters from the past that haunts her. Anyone who has experienced the angularities, rigid pockets and soft spots of family life can take hope from reading Kalayla . It shows us that pathways for change do exist--and if we choose to--we can find them.
Cheap. Cheap suit. Cheap date. Cheap shot. It´s a dirty word, an epithet laden with negative meanings. It is also the story of Lauren Weber´s life. As a child, she resented her father for keeping the heat at 50 degrees through the frigid New England winters and rarely using his car´s turn signals - to keep them from burning out. But as an adult, when she found herself walking 30 blocks to save $2 on subway fare, she realized she had turned into him.In this lively treatise on the virtues of being cheap, Weber explores provocative questions about Americans´ conflicted relationship with consumption and frugality. Why do we ridicule people who save money? Where´s the boundary between thrift and miserliness? Is thrift a virtue or a vice during a recession? And was it common sense or obsessive-compulsive disorder that made her father ration the family´s toilet paper? In answering these questions, In Cheap We Trust offers a colorful ride through the history of frugality in the United States. Readers will learn the stories behind Ben Franklin and his famous maxims, Hetty Green (named ´´the world´s greatest miser´´ by the Guinness Book of Records), and the stereotyping of Jewish and Chinese immigrants as cheap.Weber also explores contemporary expressions and dilemmas of thrift. From dumpster-diving to economist John Maynard Keynes´s ´´Paradox of Thrift´´ to today´s recession-driven enthusiasm for frugal living, In Cheap We Trust teases out the meanings of cheapness and examines the wisdom and pleasures of not spending every last penny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000357/bk_gdan_000357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you ready for some magic? There are solo magicians today who are making over $20,000 per performance, while those in the big leagues routinely bring in over $20 million a year. How did they get there and what are the keys to their success? What skills and techniques do they possess and deploy that can be easily adapted for your own personal use? In this book, you will learn of the key attitudes and practices that propel their success, as well as the path they have paved for other magicians and performers. We look at the magic industry through the lens of two of its most celebrated performers, Penn and Teller, who are not just as magicians and entertainers, but smart entrepreneurs running a global entertainment business . Through shows like Penn and Teller Fool Us , America´s Got Talent , Britain´s Got Talent , and The World´s Best , and through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube, contemporary magicians have an unprecedented opportunity to make themselves known to a global audience. The success secrets followed by the likes of Penn and Teller, David Copperfield, David Blaine, Criss Angel, and newer stars like Shin Lim, Dynamo, and Ryan Hayashi, both as professional magicians and business owners, can be applied by entrepreneurs, business people and self starters everywhere who want to make a mark in their careers. In this book, you will not only learn how these stars successfully overcame their challenges, but also how YOU can transform your approach to magic and business. **Paperback Length 194 pages Reviews A modern synthesis of magic that every conjurer should keep in their knowledge bag of tricks. - Ryan Hayashi , International Stage Magician, Motivational Speaker, Samurai Entertainer, and Winner of the FU Trophy, Penn & Teller Fool Us . Entertaining, fast-paced, and full of ideas that will challenge your assumptions and beliefs about magic, and its connections to popular culture and business. - Laura Vanderkam , Bestselling Author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and Off The Clock . A rollicking ride into the business of magic. The connections to innovation, creativity, persistence and service excellence are engaging and insightful. Every entrepreneur should own a copy. - Michael McGetrick , Founder and CEO, Spark 451. I enjoyed Magical and its considered approach to the business side of magic. I hadn´t thought about some of the driving monetary forces that impact the craft, and they are in many cases surprising. - Joshua Jay , Magician, Author and Educator, Winner of the FU Trophy, Penn & Teller Fool Us , Guinness World Record Holder for Most Selected Cards Found from a Shuffled Deck in One Minute (21). From magic in social media to changes in the culture of magic, and revealing more than secrets, Magical is a deep dive into the business of magic old and new. - Rich Ferguson , Award Winning Entertainer, YouTube Sensation, Motivational Speaker