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Download E-books Fraud Fighter: My Fables and Foibles PDF

By Joseph T. Wells

A number of insightful, poignant, and funny tales from Dr. Joseph Wells, the world's prime fraud expert?with gutsy revelations of his personal earlier mistakes

From his dysfunctional adolescence in rural Oklahoma; his provider within the U.S.Navy; a short stint in public accounting by way of a profession within the FBI; and founding the world's greatest anti-fraud association, Wells' colourful existence reports have been coaching for his upward thrust to at least one of the globe's such a lot respected antifraud experts.

  • Written via the preeminent antifraud authority and founder and Chairman of the ACFE
  • Offers a desirable behind-the-scenes examine the lifetime of essentially the most influential white-collar crime specialists of our time

At a interval whilst dishonesty at most sensible U.S. businesses is dominating public cognizance, The Fables and Foibles of a Fraud Fighter is a shockingly frank and gripping memoir from an unsurprisingly powerful fraud fighter.This autobiography types an entire tapestry of a lifestyles, showing wit, intrigue, trepidation, remorse, and at last, final victory.

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Download E-books It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership PDF

By Tony Koltz, Colin Powell

It labored for Me is stuffed with vibrant studies and classes realized that experience formed the mythical public provider occupation of the four-star normal and previous Secretary of nation Colin Powell. At its middle are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—notes he accrued through the years and that now shape the root of his management shows given during the international. Powell's brief yet candy rules—among them, "Get mad, then recover from it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by way of revealing own tales that introduce and extend upon his ideas for potent management: conviction, labor, and, principally, recognize for others. In paintings and in lifestyles, Powell writes, "it's approximately how we contact and are touched via the folk we meet. It's all concerning the people."

A typical storyteller, Powell bargains hot and interesting parables with clever suggestion on succeeding within the place of work and past. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing obligations to 2 junior country division table officials. "Do your best—someone is watching," he advises these simply beginning out, recalling his personal teenage summer season activity mopping flooring in a soda-bottling factory.

Powell combines the insights he has won serving within the most sensible ranks of the army and in 4 presidential administrations with the teachings he's discovered from his immigrant-family upbringing within the Bronx, his education within the ROTC, and his development as a military officer. the result's a strong portrait of a pacesetter who's reflective, self-effacing, and thankful for the contributions of every body he works with.

Colin Powell's It labored for Me is certain to encourage, flow, and shock readers. considerate and revealing, it's a exceptional and unique blueprint for leadership.

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Download E-books Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar PDF

By Kelly Oxford

“The Funniest Memoir You’ll Ever Read”* from one of many “Funniest humans on Twitter”**

“Will make you're keen on her much more than you possibly already do. . . . really hilarious, with an excellent experience of sarcasm, intelligence and a hefty dose of irony jumbled together. . . . I couldn’t placed this e-book down—you won’t manage to, either.” HelloGiggles.com

From her beginnings as a wunderkind manufacturer of pirated degree productions for six-year-olds, via her lively adventures gazing self-gratifying monkeys, throwing up on Chinese-food supply males, and stalking Leonardo DiCaprio, listed below are the goofy highs and frightening lows of lifestyles as Kelly Oxford.

“Terribly humorous, and sometimes on par with the paintings of essayists she herself admires, corresponding to Jonathan Ames, Sloane Crosley and David Sedaris.” —National Post

“One of the funniest voices ever to hit the net makes use of her trademark mixture of biting wit and self-deprecation to discover hilarity in daily life.” NPR

“I learn this. It isn’t nearly as good as The Wizard of Oz.” —Beatrix, age 5, can’t read

* The Frisky ** Rolling Stone

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Download E-books What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line PDF

By Art Linson

As a Hollywood movie manufacturer, artwork Linson has had a hand in generating one of the most unforgettable movies of the final part century--Fast instances at Ridgemont excessive, The Untouchables, struggle Club--and has labored with a few of America’s best actors and administrators. Dubbed by way of the Los Angeles Times “a breezy anatomy of formality humiliation,” artwork Linson’s Hollywood memoir What simply Happened? provides us a brutally sincere, humorous, and entire travel during the horrors of Hollywood. To be published in 2008 as a function movie starring Robert De Niro and that includes appearances from Bruce Willis, Sean Penn, and John Turturro, between others, Grove Press’s reissue of Linson’s hysterical memoir will contain a brand new foreword, the film’s script, and a number of other black-and-white photographs from the film.

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Download E-books Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1) PDF

By Homer Hickam

The number one New York Times bestselling memoir that encouraged the movie October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a robust, luminous tale of coming of age on the sunrise of the Sixties, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a bunch of younger males who dreamed of launching rockets into outer house . . . and who made these goals come true.

With the grace of a normal storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a hot, bright portrait of the cruel West Virginia mining city of his formative years, evoking a time of innocence and promise, whilst something used to be attainable, even in a firm city that swallowed its males alive. a narrative of romance and loss, of transforming into up and getting out, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a chronicle of triumph—at as soon as exquisitely written and marvelously entertaining.

Now with eight pages of photographs.

A number-one manhattan occasions bestseller in mass marketplace, dropped at the reveal within the acclaimed movie October Sky, Homer Hickam's memoir, nominated for the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award, involves alternate paperback with an all-new photograph insert.

One of the main cherished bestsellers lately, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir. a strong, luminous tale of coming of age on the finish of the Nineteen Fifties, it's the tale of a mother's love and a father's fears, of turning out to be up and getting out. With the grace of a ordinary storyteller, Homer Hickam appears again after a distinctive NASA occupation to inform his personal precise tale of becoming up in a demise coal city and of ways, opposed to the percentages, he made his desires of launching rockets into outer area come true.

A tale of romance and loss and a prepared portrait of lifestyles at a unprecedented element in American historical past, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.

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Download E-books The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer PDF

By Mike Marquesee

Author and political activist Mike Marqusee was once clinically determined with a number of myeloma, a kind of blood melanoma, in the summertime of 2007. before everything, disinclined to percentage his distress with others, he was once reluctant to jot down approximately his affliction. yet he then got here to gain that doing so supplied a beneficial continuity along with his lifestyles as a author ahead of contracting the ailment, and a manner of achieving out to a much broader global that the ailment made bodily much less obtainable. Writing allowed him to handle what he observed as numerous insidious platitudes that encompass melanoma, usually hooked up to the individualistic concept that the patient has to be courageous in fighting the ailment, with the inevitable corollary that those that succumb have, in a few degree, introduced it on themselves.

And so Marqusee starts off to put in writing approximately his ailment. not only his personal indicators and emotions, however the responses of associates to the scoop that he's sick and how those mirror broader social attitudes in the direction of the in poor health. He describes the political struggles taking place in St Bartholomew’s, the London health facility that cares for him, and the difficulty in Britain’s nationwide well-being carrier (NHS) extra more often than not, at a time of harrowing cutbacks. enormous Pharma, whose medicines retain Marqusee alive yet are offered to the NHS at costs reflecting the ability and greed of a ruthless extortionist, is the topic for rather astringent scrutiny.
The observations approximately melanoma in those pages are by no means trite or sentimental. they're acute, relocating, impassioned and political. they usually exhibit very important, shared truths, either own and social, approximately an affliction that would have an effect on one in 3 humans during their lives.

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Download E-books Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s PDF

By Jennifer Worth

Jennifer Worth's stories of being a midwife in Nineteen Fifties London, now an incredible BBC television sequence. Jennifer worthy got here from a sheltered heritage while she grew to become a midwife within the Docklands within the Fifties. The stipulations during which many girls gave delivery simply part a century in the past have been scary, not just as a result of their grimly impoverished atmosphere, but in addition as a result of what they have been anticipated to suffer. yet whereas Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she additionally met with impressive kindness and knowing, tempered by means of loads of Cockney humour. She additionally earned the confidences of a few whose lives have been actually stranger, extra poignant and extra terrifying than may possibly ever be mentioned in fiction. hooked up to an order of nuns who were operating within the slums because the 1870s, Jennifer tells the tale not just of the ladies she taken care of, but in addition of the neighborhood of nuns (including one that was once accused of stealing jewels from Hatton backyard) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she knowledgeable. humorous, stressful and awfully relocating, Jennifer's tales convey to existence the vibrant international of the East result in the Fifties.

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Download E-books Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality PDF

By Jacob Tomsky

In the culture of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, superbly indiscreet memoir of a existence spent (and misspent) within the lodge industry.

Jacob Tomsky by no means intended to enter the lodge enterprise. As a brand new collage graduate, armed in basic terms with a philosophy measure and a novel loss of occupation course, he turned a valet parker for a wide luxurious lodge in New Orleans. but, emerging quickly during the ranks, he ended up operating in “hospitality” for greater than a decade, doing every thing from supervising the home tasks division to manning front table at an upscale ny resort. He’s checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white mattress sheets, parked your automobile, tasted your room-service nutrients, wiped clean your bathroom, denied you a past due checkout, given you a serious warning call, eaten M&Ms from your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and brought your cash. In Heads in Beds he pulls again the curtain to reveal the loopy and compelling fact of a multi-billion-dollar we think we all know.

Heads in Beds is a humorous, genuine, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of inn existence, informed by means of a keenly observant insider who’s noticeable all of it. arrange to be amused, surprised, and surprised as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that cross on within the valet parking storage, the housework department’s soiled little secrets—not to say the shameless actions of the site visitors, who're hardly ever on their most sensible habit. arrange to be moved, too, through his candor approximately what it’s prefer to toil in a hugely challenging provider on the luxurious point, the place humans count on to get what they pay for (and usually plenty more). staff are poorly paid and often abused by means of coworkers and site visitors alike, and protecting a semblance of sanity is an everyday challenge.

Along his trip Tomsky additionally finds the secrets and techniques of the undefined, providing effortless how one can get what you would like out of your lodge with none trouble. This e-book (and a well timed proffered twenty-dollar invoice) may help you ranking overdue checkouts and improvements, get loose stuff galore, and make that pay-per-view cost magically disappear. because of him you’ll understand how to get some of the best carrier from any company that makes its cash from placing heads in beds. Or, no less than, you are going to continue the bellmen from taking your baggage into the camera-free again workplace and bashing it opposed to the wall repeatedly.

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Download E-books M Train PDF

By Patti Smith

National most sensible Seller 

From the nationwide publication Award–winning writer of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a mythical artist, advised throughout the cafés and haunts she has labored in all over the world. it's a ebook Patti Smith has defined as “a roadmap to my life.”

M Train begins within the tiny Greenwich Village café the place Smith is going each morning for black espresso, ruminates at the international because it is and the realm because it was once, and writes in her computing device. via prose that shifts fluidly among goals and truth, earlier and current, we commute to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico; to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland; to a ramshackle beach bungalow in New York’s a long way Rockaway that Smith acquires prior to typhoon Sandy hits; to the West 4th highway subway station, full of the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the loss of life of Lou Reed; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima.

Woven all through are reflections at the writer’s craft and on inventive production. the following, too, are singular stories of Smith’s lifestyles in Michigan and the irremediable lack of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith.  
 
Braiding melancholy with wish and comfort, illustrated together with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on trip, detective exhibits, literature, and occasional. it's a strong, deeply relocating ebook through the most outstanding multiplatform artists at paintings today.

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Download E-books After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed PDF

By Marina Nemat

Within the foreign bestseller Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran’s infamous Evin felony on the age of 16. but her trip was once faraway from over.

After Tehran is a relocating account of Nemat’s fight to beat her earlier and holiday the silence approximately her detainment. Following her break out from Iran, she builds a brand new lifestyles in Canada along with her husband and toddler son. yet Nemat is haunted via survivor’s guilt. She feels more and more pressured to talk out approximately what occurred to her in criminal, no matter if it potential revealing the painful secrets and techniques she’d a lot fairly fail to remember. As her riveting tale ultimately turns into a bestselling e-book, Nemat’s lifestyles is eternally replaced. She profits the power to confront her previous, re-engage along with her far-off father, and emerge from the emotional ravages.

Her tale is considered one of braveness and restoration, an grand story of resilience written by means of a really inspiring woman.

 

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