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The New Better Off

The New Better Off Book
Author : Courtney E. Martin
Publisher : Seal Press (CA)
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 9781580055796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are we living the good life--and what defines 'good,' anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TED speaker and On Being columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off." The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure--illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it’s also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea--people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

The New Better Off

The New Better Off Book
Author : Courtney E. Martin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-10-04
ISBN : 158005580X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are we living the good life—and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure, illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it's also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the "New Better Off" idea-people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Book
Author : John Paul Carinci
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2000-10-06
ISBN : 1491846127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Young Frank Granstino knew that selling life insurance would be a tough business even though he had only started selling six months before. But he never thought that it could cost him his life. After all, who knew that Tony Vongemi, the restaurant owner who had been feeding Frank people to write insurance on, was in the Mob? Not until Frank's clients start dying does he realize that something is very wrong, and the Vongemi Family is involved. Frank soon realizes that he s at the point of no return. And to the Vongemi Family, one day he, too, will be Better Off Dead. This fiction adventure takes place in Brooklyn, New York. Frank realizes his time is running out. He must do something, but what? How can he go up against the powerful Mafia Family? Frank comes up with a brilliant plan and means of escape. But something goes terribly wrong. Will Frank be just another accident? This action packed adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Better Off Forgetting

Better Off Forgetting  Book
Author : Cheryl Avery,Mona Holmlund
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2010-09-04
ISBN : 1442699868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout Canada, provincial, federal, and municipal archives exist to house the records we produce. Some conceive of these institutions as old and staid, suggesting that archives are somehow trapped in the past. But archives are more than resources for professional scholars and interested individuals. With an increasing emphasis on transparency in government and public institutions, archives have become essential tools for accountability. Better Off Forgetting? offers a reappraisal of archives and a look at the challenges they face in a time when issues of freedom of information, privacy, technology, and digitization are increasingly important. The contributors argue that archives are essential to contemporary debates about public policy and make a case for more status, funding, and influence within public bureaucracies. While stimulating debate about our rapidly changing information environment, Better Off Forgetting? focuses on the continuing role of archives in gathering and preserving our collective memory.

Better Off Wed

Better Off Wed  Book
Author : Alison James
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006-03-24
ISBN : 1440518041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Book
Author : Alfie Tremayne
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2021-02-09
ISBN : 166242132X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The powers that be have designs on the presidency and a race war. A deadly virus with a forty-eight-hour mortality rate has an already-panicked nation on edge. The Methuselah gene is the nation’s only hope for a cure with only twenty people known to possess the gene all missing. Selena McVain’s research is resurrected when a new gene bearer with connections to a dead billionaire from Nashville, Tennessee, is discovered. Twenty of her carriers are missing, presumed dead, leading her in a race to find the last gene donor before he disappears without a trace.

Better Off Guilty

Better Off Guilty Book
Author : Lindsey Lamar
Publisher : WordCrafts Press
Release : 2021-04-14
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abril Hart wants nothing more than to live a peaceful life with her family in Chicago. Unfortunately, Abril's father's family business gives her no room to do so. As a career arsonist, Abril decides she may never win her peace. Abril has no choice, but to lead the double life she's afraid of in order to provide for her family. Max Adara returns to the private investigation force after losing years to a tragedy with domino-effect consequence and memories of abandonment. Max's only chance to keep her fractured family afloat is to solve her cousin's arson-murder case. But as strange accidents start befalling the investigation, Max senses that she might have been cast a character in an insidious plot that puts her life in danger. To solve the case ahead of her, Max must fight to distinguish between reality and hoax, knowing that if she can't, someone else will die too.

Better Off

Better Off Book
Author : Tanya Chris
Publisher : TC Publishing
Release : 2020-12-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Only one thing stands in the way of millionaire Gregory MacPherson’s project to revitalize the gritty neighborhood of Ball’s End: a run-down used bookstore. Since none of Mac’s employees seem to be able to get Hailey’s Comic out of the building Mac needs to tear down, he decides to take matters into his own hands. He expects to have it all under control, just like he has everything under control. What he doesn't expect is to fall hard and fast for the store’s owner—the colorful, willowy, and unexpectedly male, Hailey. Hailey refuses to give up his lease, no matter how many incentives Mac dangles in front of him, but when it comes to consummating their mutual attraction, he’s a lot more flexible. Soon Mac is finding it as hard to pry himself out of Hailey’s bed as it is to pry Hailey out of the building. With time winding down and no other options, he does the unthinkable. Mac is trying to improve Ball’s End. Hailey thinks it’s Mac who could stand to be improved. But with a few compromises, they might all end up Better Off.

Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead Book
Author : James Preller
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Release : 2017-10-31
ISBN : 1250066492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school. Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He’s returned from the dead (after a bad bike accident, no helmet), yet not a lot has changed. He’s always been an outcast. But it’s not just being a zombie that makes Adrian feel different. He notices the world has changed, too: bees are vanishing, forest fires are burning, super-flus are spreading. The holographic advertisements in the night sky assure people that all is well. Adrian and his friends – a beekeeping boy, a mysterious new girl, and a seventh-grade sleuth – aren’t so sure. When they discover a birdlike drone has been spying on Adrian, the clues lead to two powerful corporate moguls. What do they really want? James Preller brings his singular humor to Better Off Undead, a middle-grade zombie story that's about fitting in as much as it's about the end of the world. This title has Common Core connections.

Sexual Bargaining in the Digital Era

Sexual Bargaining in the Digital Era Book
Author : John H. Scanzoni
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2021-10-05
ISBN : 1785277448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sexual Bargaining in the Digital Era follows the evolution of genders/sexualities and so on away from their Old Normal (ON) pattern, which prevailed during the Agricultural Age and the Industrial Age, and into the New Normal (NN) pattern which is currently surfacing in concert with an emerging Digital Era. ON was based on the ancient traditional script governing how women, men, children ought to behave within the spheres of genders/marriages/families/relationships/sexualities. Over the centuries, ON eventually modified into the familiar 1950s’ style (nuclear) patriarchal, cisgender, husband/wife/with children and family. And now that style itself is fading away into NN. NN is based not on script but on improvisation—it is essentially a continual work-in-progress. To make it function the partners engage in ongoing negotiation governed by the principle that “everything is negotiable except the principle that everything is negotiable.” NN has thus far been pursued most frequently by persons (New Lights) who are educated and relatively advantaged. ON has been pursued mostly by persons (Old Lights) who are less educated and relatively less advantaged. ON is also strongly embraced by persons of a traditional religious bent—persons who tend to be rigid and unbending in their religious views. Currently, they tend to be extremely right-wing evangelicals and extremely right-wing Catholics. Importantly, their political clout far exceeds their relatively modest numbers within the larger population. In brief, the shift from ON to NN is a move away from the sanctity of a particular structure to the primacy of persons engaged in ongoing processes of inventing (and reinventing) certain arrangements of genders/marriages/families/relationships/sexualities, enabling them to fulfil their needs for primary (intrinsic/emotional) satisfactions such as liking, loving, empathy, companionship, sexual and so forth. Among other things, this shift replaces the preeminence of the historic binary or cisgender approach—heterosexual, legal, children and so on—in favor of the diversity/variety/multiplicity approach which incorporates under one conceptual umbrella all persons of whatever genders, sexualities and so on. All persons are thus engaged in a common struggle to achieve personal satisfactions as well as contribute to the Greater Good.

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Book
Author : Lee Child,Andrew Child
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2021-10-26
ISBN : 1473579910
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reacher never backs down from a problem. And he's about to find a big one, on a deserted Arizona road, where a Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. Under the merciless desert sun, nothing is as it seems. Minutes later Reacher is heading into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. Next to him is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent, who is trying to find her twin brother. He might have got mixed up with some dangerous people. And Reacher might just need to pay them a visit. Their leader has burrowed his influence deep into the town. Just to get in and meet the mysterious Dendoncker, Reacher is going to have to achieve the impossible. To get answers will be even harder. There are people in this hostile, empty place who would rather die than reveal their secrets. But then, if Reacher is coming after you, you might be better off dead. *** 'Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of.' Ken Follett 'If you haven't read any Jack Reacher, you have a treat in store . . . a hitchhiker without a phone, a one-man force for good.' The Times 'A contemporary version of the knight in shining armour . . . Reacher is a mythic figure.' Literary Review 'Jack Reacher is a wonderfully epic hero; tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable... Irresistible.' People 'Jack Reacher has long since earned his prominent place in the pantheon of cool, smart-talking American heroes.' New York Times

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead Book
Author : Deborah Christie,Sarah Juliet Lauro
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0823234460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What has the zombie metaphor meant in the past? Why does it continue to be, so prevalent in our culture? This collection seeks to provide an archaeology of the zombietracing its lineage from Haiti, mapping its various cultural transformations, and suggesting the post-humanist direction in which the zombie is ultimately heading.

Better Off Wed

Better Off Wed Book
Author : Laura Durham
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 0061978868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The murder of a particularly difficult mother-of-the-bride has cast a pall on wedding planner Annabelle Archer's latest triumph -- and suspicion falls heavily on her sometime-business partner and friend Richard Gerard. Annabelle knows that even her trusted wedding emergency kit won't be able to salvage their careers if she and Richard can't find the real culprit. It's no easy task since the slain matron was perhaps the most hated socialite in D.C., but Annabelle navigates through the city's colorful wedding industry and powerful social scene on the deadly trail of a killer. Always the bridal consultant and never the bride, she's seen her fair share of bouquet tosses. But there's no telling what surprises a ruthless killer will throw her way if she gets too close.

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead Book
Author : Laurie Kaye Abraham
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-03-28
ISBN : 022601939X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. The story takes place in North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop. Although surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, North Lawndale is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Abraham chronicles their access (or lack of access) to medical care. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty. When people are poor, they become sick easily. When people are sick, their families quickly become poorer. Embedded in the family narrative is a lucid analysis of the gaps, inconsistencies, and inequalities the poor face when they seek health care. This book reveals what health care policies crafted in Washington, D. C. or state capitals look like when they hit the street. It shows how Medicaid and Medicare work and don't work, the Catch-22s of hospital financing in the inner city, the racial politics of organ transplants, the failure of childhood immunization programs, the vexed issues of individual responsibility and institutional paternalism. One observer puts it this way: "Show me the poor woman who finds a way to get everything she's entitled to in the system, and I'll show you a woman who could run General Motors." Abraham deftly weaves these themes together to make a persuasive case for health care reform while unflinchingly presenting the complexities that will make true reform as difficult as it is necessary. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is a book with the power to change the way health care is understood in America. For those seeking to learn what our current system of health care promises and what it delivers, it offers a place for the debate to begin.

Better Off Without Em

Better Off Without  Em Book
Author : Chuck Thompson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-07-16
ISBN : 145161666X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the author's road trip investigation into the cultural divide of the United States during which he met possum-hunting conservatives and prayer warriors before concluding that both sides might benefit if the South seceded.

Better Off Bald A Life in 147 Days

Better Off Bald  A Life in 147 Days Book
Author : Andrea Wilson Woods
Publisher : Build Your BLISSS
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN : 1544504608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adrienne Wilson is a depressed, suicidal teenager—until the day she receives a diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. Facing the fight of her life, Adrienne discovers how much she wants to live. In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, Andrea Wilson Woods chronicles her sister’s remarkable life from the time she was born to the day she dies at age fifteen. Written like a journal, Andrea takes the reader inside her and Adrienne’s journey explaining how she gained custody of Adrienne from their mother and how the sisters’ relationship evolved over time. Adrienne’s courageous spirit shines through as she squeezes more life into 147 days than most people do in a lifetime. From meeting Jay Leno to spending the day with Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Adrienne makes every moment count. As she lay dying, Adrienne teaches Andrea how to live.

Better Off Immortal

Better Off Immortal Book
Author : Elle Chardou
Publisher : Permuted Press
Release : 2015-07-14
ISBN : 161868597X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unhappily Ever After Manon and Mikkel have become what every living vampire dreams to be. They are Daywalkers, able to live both in the night and the day. While attending a conference of world’s vampire elite, the cracks in the foundation of their relationship slowly appear. Determined to make their marriage work, Manon tries to be the perfect trophy wife–relaxing, shopping and making love to her husband. But Mikkel is colder than ever and Manon can’t help but wonder–is she better off without Mikkel? Family Secrets When the vicious Zahara puts a price on Manon’s head it’s Mikkel’s handsome son, Emmerik, who is there for Manon. Under Emmerik’s protection, Manon learns her true heritage is different than she ever dreamed–and that Emmerik entices her in ways her husband does not…. Better Off Immortal? Manon must continue her journey as a Daywalker and live with the legacy that has haunted her people for thousands of years. With her unique blood and cunning skills, she evades assassins and faces a choice with life-changing consequences. Who should she choose to be by her side for eternity–Mikkel or Emmerik?

Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead Book
Author : DD Barant
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2011-10-04
ISBN : 1429995726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dark magic, unknown enemies, monsters of every stripe—FBI profiler Jace Valchek has seen it all. In this bizarre parallel universe, shape-shifting werewolves and blood-thirsty vampires don't even warrant a raised eyebrow. That is, until Jace has to face what life might look like as one of them ... It starts off as just another run-of-the-mill assignment: to track down the rogue don of a mafia werewolf family before he upsets the delicate balance of the underworld. But Jace wasn't counting on being bitten...and soon she's fighting the growing wolf inside her with a startling antidote—vampirism. Stopping a bloody gangland war won't be easy when Jace is feeling some new, and very inhuman, desires ... In Better Off Undead, Book 4 in The Bloodhound Files, DD Barant takes Jace farther than ever before ... and the result is "A stellar addition to an already outstanding series" (RT Book Reviews).

Better Off Born Dead

Better Off Born Dead Book
Author : Floyd D. Braggs
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2005-01
ISBN : 1594679150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why is Ecclesiastes so incoherent? Because Ecclesiastes is translated in violation of Hebrew grammar. The Bible?s translators viewed interpretation from a ?male only? point of view, confident that men wrote the Bible. But were they really convinced or did they conceal a woman?s diary? These answers, and more, are found in Better off Born Dead: The Christian Compliancy Theory.

How to Live Forever

How to Live Forever Book
Author : Marc Freedman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2018-11-20
ISBN : 1541767799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using this helpful book, learn how the secret to happiness and longevity can be found through mentoring the next generation. In How to Live Forever, Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short? In a poignant book that defies categorization, Freedman finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the answers also come from stories of Freedman's own mentors—a sawmill worker turned surrogate grandparent, a university administrator who served as Einstein's driver, a cabinet secretary who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the gym teacher who was Freedman's father. How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.