In the Top Ten on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with millions of followers, Lady Gaga is adored by a huge online community. If you love the wonder that is Gaga, then you gotta get this unofficial biography the ultimate celebration of innovation and brilliance, with lush pics and inspirational words.|
Sports Illustrated Sports Book of the Year 2015 PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Nick Pafko knows he can’t be a professional boxer forever. But he never guessed it would end so quickly, and so wrong. Broke and unemployed, Nick has little choice but to call a number given to him by a friend. On the other end? Scott, a washed-up B-movie actor who runs a so-called massage parlor looking for somebody desperate enough to work security. Jenny Yee doesn’t really mind massage, until the day she finds her coworkers robbed and assaulted. Fearing for her safety, she resolves to never work without security again. With mounting expenses, she knows massage is the fastest way to get paid. When an old massage acquaintance calls Jenny to ask her to work for Scott, she agrees–and before long, she’s the top earner. Scott is an arrogant moron, but he’s harmless compared to the thug he calls |friend|–Onus Dupree. When DuPree decides to rob Scott’s massage joint, it’s the perfect opportunity to beat up Nick and take advantage of Jenny. Can Nick stay true to his promise to protect Jenny? Can he protect himself?
The aim of this book is to provide a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the music of the 1970s. There are over 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels of this decade, everyone who had any significant impact on the development of rock and pop music. From the stars who, unlike Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison, survived the sixties only to be dudded as dinosaurs, to the angry reactions of punk and the new wave and the sounds of glam rock and disco, this encylopaedia aims to answer any query about any aspect of seventies music. As well as the giants of the decade, such as Queen, Abba and Fleetwood Mac, the book also includes those artists who only flourished briefly.
One family brings its own brand of justice to the streets of Chicago’s shadowy underworld as #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to a series hot enough to burn… The paparazzi can’t get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro. But unknown to them–and the women he beds–he’s just playing a role. Keeping the spotlight on himself keeps it off the family business. And if this lethal shadow rider can’t hunt in the dark, he’ll find his pleasure elsewhere… Sasha Provis grew up on a Wyoming ranch and thought she knew how to protect herself from predators. But in the nightclub where she works, she’s fair game–until one of the owners steps in to protect her. Giovanni is gorgeous. He’s dangerous. And his every touch takes her breath away. The devil at her heels may have finally met its match…
This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.
Using Excel 2010, it’s possible to create breathtaking charts, graphs, and other data visualizations – and communicate even the most complex data more effectively than ever before. In Charts and Graphs, one of the world’s leading Excel experts show exactly how to make the most of Excel 2010’s unprecedented visual features. Bill Jelen (|MrExcel|) explains exactly when and how to use each type of Excel chart, then walks through creating superb visuals and customizing them with themes, colors, and effects. Jelen shows how to craft charts that illuminate trends, differences, and relationships; how to create stock analysis charts; how to use Excel’s flexible PivotCharts; and even how to present data on maps with Microsoft MapPoint. You will discover how to make the most of Excel 2010’s new Sparklines and other in-cell visualizations; how to incorporate additional images and shapes with SmartArt; how to export charts for use outside of Excel; and how to generate dynamic, customized charts automatically with Excel VBA. There’s even a full chapter on assessing the truth of charts created in Excel – and recognizing when someone’s trying to lie to you! This book is part of the new MrExcel Library series. Everything Excel users need to know to communicate visually – from trend analysis to stock charting, geographical mapping to Excel 2010’s new In-Cell Data Bars and Sparklines From basic through leading-edge techniques – including the automatic generation of custom charts with VBA Part of the brand-new MrExcel Library series, edited by Excel legend Bill Jelen
Here are 16 unforgettable stories from Stoker Award-winner Joe R. Lasdale. Features such classics as |Dog, Cat, and Baby|, where three creatures on all fours wage all-out war, and |The Job|, featuring an unemployed Elvis impersonator–with a knife. Includes an introduction by the author.
In the subterranean city of Menzoberranzan, Drizzt Do’Urden faces his ultimate challenge, as the matron of a powerful ruling house prepares an assault on Mithril Hall and Lloth, the Spider Queen, is unleashed on the metropolis.
A slipcased set of classics: one to read, and one to write (and draw) in–with a little help from Dr. Seuss! Oh, what a great gift! This sturdy, slipcased set includes a jacketed hardcover copy of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! plus the hardcover activity book Oh, the Places I’ll Go! By ME, Myself. A perennial favorite, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech about life’s ups and downs. An ideal send-off for children starting out in the world, it has a message that will resonate throughout their lives. The activity book Oh, the Places I’ll Go! By ME, Myself has the easy-to-read and easy-to-fill-in style of Dr. Seuss’s classic My Book About Me By ME, Myself. Inspired by Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, it features simple writing activities, yes and no questions, unfinished images for kids to complete, mazes, and space for family and friends to share advice. A keepsake in the making, it is guaranteed to inspire elementary school-age children to think: Where do I want to go? How do I want to get there? Who do I want to bring with me? All told, this is a collection the whole family will enjoy and cherish for generations.
As the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, Karla K. Morton believes that poetry is everyone’s art, and has carved her place in Texas Letters with this stunning collection. With well-loved titles such as “For Love and Michelangelo,” “The Closer,” “Why God Needs a Shotgun,” “Alamo Coastline,” “Woman in the Pipe Shop,” and “When Texas No Longer Fits in the Glove Box,” Morton’s poetry will take you on a journey; her flowing style sparks memories and stirs emotions.Here’s a short poem, inspired by a talk with her son, words of advice when he first fell in love: Don’t Be Nervous when you see her. Don’t worry about what you will say, or how you will say it. Just look at her, and wonder how your hand will fit in the small of her back; how many pins it takes to hold up her hair. . . It’s no wonder Morton has been called “one of the more adventurous voices in American poetry . . .”