Spoiled Sports

Author: Garret L. Kolb
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740757044
Size: 66.91 MB
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Being included in this "hall of shame" is a dubious honor, but countless fans of professional football, basketball, and baseball are sure to make this book a star player. As the fan base for professional sports rabidly seeks to score news on the most famous-or most infamous-athletes, reports of outrageous, shocking, and even disturbing behavior from the players have skyrocketed. Spoiled Sports: Comical and Disturbing Stories of the 21st Century is an entertaining expose of the funniest and most shameful behavior by professional athletes. The stories chronicle professional athletes' most amusing, unusual, undignified, and unethical criminal escapades. The book, by first-time author and sports fanatic Garret Kolb, features 38 recent accounts of ridiculous and shameful athlete behavior, along with a detailed list of today's 38 worst offenders (the "Ingrate 38"), according to both courts of law and public opinion. A 38-question quiz rounds out the compilation and tests the reader's knowledge of sports players and their on- and off-the-field shenanigans. Included are such misadventures and mishaps as: * Green Bay Packer Najeh Davenport is arrested after defecating in the laundry basket of an unsuspecting coed. * A minor-league baseball game in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is delayed while Boston Red Sox Manny Ramirez searches the field for his lost diamond earring. These and dozens of other stories are sure to hit a home run with legions of sports fans.

The Handmaid S Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551994968
Size: 65.69 MB
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In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

Game Of My Life Ohio State Buckeyes

Author: Steve Greenberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613214626
Size: 26.62 MB
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A. J. Hawk can isolate the game of his life, the 2006 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame, not because of individual statistics, but because of what the game represented. “I think the fact that it was the end of an amazing four years—four big Bowl wins; three Michigan wins; lots of victories in those four years; and an amazing group of teammates and coaches—is why it felt like the game of my life,” Hawk said. Jan White has a different reason for the game of his life: He scored his first touchdown as a Buckeye, playing a position he didn’t necessarily want to play. “It became a footrace I was determined to win,” White says of his 72-yard reception from Rex Kern against Northwestern in 1968. Whoever they are and whatever the reason, there always is “the” game in a player’s memory bank. The folks, whose stories are chronicled in Game of My Life Ohio State Buckeyes, tell you why a certain game was the best, providing the detail, the color, and the emotion that only a player can share. Football fans, most especially those card-carrying members of Buckeye Nation, will be enlightened and entertained by these stories. Buckeye greats such as Archie Griffin, Cris Carter, Mike Lanese, and Bob Hoying relive their legendary moments—from the sidelines to the huddle, from the depths of impending defeat to the pinnacle of glory. It just doesn’t get any better.

Last Dance

Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316050067
Size: 43.85 MB
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Exploring what it means to be a school, a coach, and a player in college basketball's Final Four, Feinstein exposes the driving forces behind one of the most revered events in American sports. Readers will also find dramatic stories from the officials and referees to the scouts and ticket-scalpers.

The Little Book Of Hugs

Author: Tim Glynne-Jones
ISBN: 9781848377592
Size: 37.76 MB
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Featuring humorous, adorable and downright hilarious photographs of the animal kingdom, this book is guaranteed to raise a smile. Each picture is accompanied by a witty, tongue-in-cheek caption.

Sunday S Heroes

Author: Richard Whittingham
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781572435179
Size: 66.60 MB
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A fascinating history of the National Football League chronicles more than eighty seasons on the field in a collection of first-person anecdotes, vignettes, stories, and recollections--by George Halas, Art Rooney, John Unitas, Dick Butkus, Jim Thorpe, and other legends--accompanied by archival action photographs.

Bad Behavior

Author: Mary Gaitskill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451687079
Size: 14.35 MB
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A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection. • Now a classic: Bad Behavior made critical waves when it first published, heralding Gaitskill’s arrival on the literary scene and her establishment as one of the sharpest, erotically charged, and audaciously funny writing talents of contemporary literature. Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times called it “Pinteresque,” saying, “Ms. Gaitskill writes with such authority, such radar-perfect detail, that she is able to make even the most extreme situations seem real… her reportorial candor, uncompromised by sentimentality or voyeuristic charm…underscores the strength of her debut.”

Twenty First Century Science Fiction

Author: David G. Hartwell
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429988746
Size: 58.99 MB
Format: PDF
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Twenty-First Century Science Fiction is an enormous anthology of short stories—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors in the SF field and featuring recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors. David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognized as two of the most skilled and trusted arbiters of the field, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans' first opportunities to see what their considerable talents come up with together, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the science fiction field. The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favorites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field's major awards. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Science Fiction Books of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

21st Century Dead

Author: Christopher Golden
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125001591X
Size: 10.80 MB
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The Stoker-award winning editor of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead, and an all-new lineup of authors from all corners of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection... with ZOMBIES! The stellar stories in this volume includes a tale set in the world of Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse, the first published fiction by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, and a tale of love, family, and resurrection from the legendary Orson Scott Card. This new volume also includes stories also from other award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, such as: Simon R. Green, Chelsea Cain, Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, Brian Keene, Amber Benson, John Skipp, S. G. Browne, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Hollywood screenwriter Stephen Susco, National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon, and more!