Regency Women´s Dress:Techniques and Patterns 1800-1830 Cassidy Percoco
From the New York Times best-selling author of Hope In a Jar, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and Shoe Addicts Anonymous, comes a novel about old rivalries, deep secrets, and the three things all women wish they were. Twenty years ago, when they were teenagers, Holly and Nicola were the outsiders at summer camp. Holly was the plump one, a dreamer who longed to be an artist. Nicola was the shy, plain one who wanted nothing more than to be beautiful. Their cabin nemesis was Lexi. Rich, spoiled, evil Lexi. One night, Holly and Nicola team up to pull one, daring act of vengeance. But they never dream that this one act will have repercussions that will reach into the future, even 20 years later. And they never realize the secret pain that Lexi holds very close, and how their need for revenge costs Lexi a great deal. Today, Holly is a successful gallery owner, who has put her own artistic dreams on hold. She struggles with her weight and for approval from her constantly criticizing boyfriend. Nicola, is an almost-famous actress who believes that one little plastic surgery fix is just what she needs to put her over the edge into fame. And Lexi…Lexi is down on her luck and totally broke. Holly will do anything to be thin. Lexi will do anything to be rich. And Nicola will do anything to be pretty. Thin, Rich, Pretty is the story of three women who believe that happiness is the next dress size down, the next dollar figure up, or the next appreciative glance from a stranger. But mostly it´s the story of how three women save each other, and show each other the path to true contentment. Told with Beth Harbison´s knack for 30- and-40-something nostalgia, and heartwarming humor, Thin, Rich, Pretty will strike a chord with any woman who has ever got on the scale, looked in the mirror, or the bank, and said, ´´if only…” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001103/bk_aren_001103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nail it at every job interview. No more guesswork! You should consider yourself lucky, because in this book, you will find all the hidden gems of finding jobs, making a better impression on your interviewer, following up, and really standing out against the competition when you apply for a job. The things you need to know all get covered in this comprehensive guide, illustrated with examples and the author’s own experiences. Do yourself a favor and feast your mind on the many secrets, explanations, and job interview tips you won’t find everywhere else. You will learn, among others:A few words about dress code, doing research, being on time, and making not only a great first but also a lasting impression.A number of the most common questions and elaborate answers to them (including the dreaded ´´tell me about a weakness or failure” question).Why interviewers ask you what kind of animal you would be, where you see yourself in five years, or if you are considering any other offers.The values of following up, standing out from competitors, and using body language to your advantage.Great ways to use powerful statements, a ´´me in 30 seconds,” and turning curveball questions into something positive.Mysteries about networking and the ´´hidden job market” almost everyone overlooks.Tips about self-confidence, attitude, and what to say when ending an interview.And much more! Don’t wait any longer. If you are looking for or applying for a job, you need this book! Trust me, your career life will never be the same after that. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133543/bk_acx0_133543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Film critic and pop-culture historian Levy provides readers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Paul Newman´s life, in this definitive biography of the gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life, and who just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the 20th century. Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody´s Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father´s expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. After struggling as a theater and television actor, Newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. Though he would joke about instances of ´´Newman´s luck? throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm. Part of the original Actors Studio generation, Newman demanded a high level of rigor and clarity from every project. The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set. The outspoken Newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman´s Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity. In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor´s life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son´s death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the twentieth century.