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23 books of Greg Smith

On March 14, 2012, more than three million people read Greg Smith's bombshell Op-­Ed in the New York Times titled "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs.­" The column immediately went viral, became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch, and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg. Mostly, though, it hit a nerve among the general public who question the role of Wall Street in society -- and the callous "take-­the-­money-­and-­run" mentality that brought the world economy to its knees a few short years ago. Smith now picks up where his Op-­Ed left off. His story begins in the summer of 2000, when an idealistic 21-­year-­old arrives as an intern at Goldman Sachs and learns about the firm's Business Principle #1: Our clients' interests always come first. This remains Smith's mantra as he rises from intern to analyst to sales trader, with clients controlling assets of more than a trillion . . .

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The Trial of Jerry Sweeting (www.­jerrysweeting.­com) is drama/comedy of a same gender loving man living in the south. He has a brash and vibrant personality, as a surrogate father for a racially mixed group of four gay men and a young transgender all who live with him. The story stems around Jerry being arrested for the murder of Jeremiah Collins.

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El 14 de marzo de 2012, más de tres millones de personas leyeron la carta de Greg Smith en The New York Times titulada «Por qué dejo Goldman Sachs». Se extendió por internet, se convirtió en trending topic en Twitter y levantó respuestas apasionadas del antiguo presidente de la Reserva Federal, Paul Volcker, del legendario consejero delegado de General Electric, Jack Welch, y, entre muchos otros, del alcalde de Nueva York Mike Bloomberg.­No obstante, hizo furor especialmente entre aquellos que cuestionan el papel de Wall Street en la sociedad, la despiadada mentalidad del «toma el dinero y corre» que hace unos años puso la economía mundial de rodillas. En este libro, Smith retoma el hilo allí donde lo dejó en aquel texto.­Desde sus devaneos como becario durante la burbuja tecnológica hasta los jacuzzis de Las Vegas y los excesos del boom inmobiliario, Smith muestra al lector, a través de su recorrido personal por la empresa, los lugares más recónditos del banco más famoso y más . . .

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Sassy Smith was a precious Boston Terrier whom we loved, but who we lost to Cancer. This is a very brief 25-­page story of her brave journey, as told by Herself. We had the honor to serve as her Dad and Mom during her lifetime, and we are better people for it.

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Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922–82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-­known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline. A host of concepts irrevocably linked to Goffman's name – such as 'presentation of self', 'total institutions', 'stigma', 'impression management' and 'passing' – are now staples in a wide range of academic discourses and are slipping into common usage. Goffman's writings uncover a previously unnoticed pattern and order in the minutiae of everyday interaction. Readers are often shocked when they recognize themselves in his shrewd analyses of errors, awkwardness and common predicaments. Greg Smith's book traces the emergence of Goffman as a sociological virtuoso, and offers a compact guide both to his sociology and to the criticisms and debates it has stimulated.

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

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What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss focuses on topics that introductory textbooks generally ignore, although they are prominent in students’ minds. Using approachable prose, this book provides students with a solid starting point for discussing their assumptions critically and encourages the reader to argue with the book, furthering the 'discussion' on media in everyday life and in the classroom.

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Agile Writer: Method is a practical explanation of what makes a great story and how to create a plan to write it. Smith breaks the novel down into 8 stages each composed of 30 pages. Each stage tells a specific part of the story. Then, he helps the writer create a plan to write 10 pages a week for 25 weeks until a first-­draft novel of 250 pages is complete.
Inside you’ll find guidance on how to create
* Story Abstract – a one-­page description of your story
* Hero Abstract – a one-­page ouline of the main character
* Synopsis – an 8-­page treatment of your story
* The Agile Storyboard – an 8-­stage breakdown of the novel

Whether you’re a first-­time novelist or have a couple novels under your belt, you’ll find Agile Writer: Novel will aid you in telling a great story.

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In Reel Heroes: Volume 1, writing expert Greg Smith and noted psychologist Scott Allison describe the elements of the classic hero journey and offer reasons why heroes are psychologically important to us all. Inside this book you'll find:

* A new classification scheme identifying movies heroes as Lone Heroes, Duos, or Ensembles.

* A review of 75 movies released in 2013, showing you which movies excel in portraying the hero's journey and which movies fall flat.

* Smith and Allison's choices for Best Movies and Worst Movies, along with the Best Movie Heroes of 2013.

* Their analysis of Five Great Truths about movie heroes.

Matt Langdon, the founder of The Hero Construction Company, introduces the book with a thoughtful Forward in which he discusses the link between movie heroes and the hero journey in classic myth as outlined by Joseph Campbell.

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