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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Idiot Girls92 Action-­Adventure Club tackles her biggest challenge yet: grown-­up life. In Autobiography of a Fat Bride , Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-­night partyer and bar-­stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air-­conditioning. Laurie finds grown-­up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-­stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-­school warning to avoid kids in tie-­dyed shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-­before-­the-­wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-­screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same zits-­and-­all candor and outrageous . . .

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Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-­in-­law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night. She was only ten years old. Unable to endure the pain and distress any longer, Nujood fled—not for home, but to the courthouse of the capital, paying for a taxi ride with a few precious coins of bread money. When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood’s case and fought the archaic system in a country where almost half the girls are married while still under the legal age. Since their unprecedented victory in April 2008, Nujood’s courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs . . .

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Brian Clough's forty-­four-­day tenure as manager of Leeds United in 1974 is one of the most infamous episodes in British football history. While the bestselling was a fictional account of Clough's short-­lived but controversial reign at the club, reveals the true story, as told by the players he managed at the time. It includes candid contributions from legendary names such as Peter Lorimer, Eddie Gray and Terry Yorath, who reveal what it was like to make the transition from the relatively smooth management style of Don Revie to a constant crossing of swords with the outspoken Clough, who left the club flailing at the foot of the league upon his premature departure. tells it how it really was rather than how it might have been.

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La chiamata. C'è chi sembra predestinato a sentirla, a seguirla. E la sua strada è segnata. Sa cosa deve fare. È ciò che succede a Sam. Si laurea a pieni voti ad Harvard, ma una carriera da borghese non farà mai per lui. Per cui decide di fare quello per cui sente di essere nato: lottare. Richiamo viscerale, fuoco sacro che brucia dentro, parte per il mondo, risoluto a imparare le più diverse tecniche di combattimento. Dagli anziani maestri di tai chi di Manhattan alla boxe, dalla muay thai thailandese al Brasile in cui si incrociano insegnamenti carioca e ben più antiche tradizioni orientali, passando per una lunga serie di tecniche di lotta a mani nude, Sam entra in contatto con i più grandi insegnanti e, insieme alla tecnica e allo stile, di ogni disciplina apprende regole, segreti, codici comportamentali. Non si ferma davanti a niente, Sam: ferite, occhi neri, fratture fanno parte del gioco. Il fighter sa cosa deve fare: è veloce come una saetta di testa, di braccio, . . .

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SUMMARY: The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble . . .

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The bare-­fisted brawler from Blackpool, England tells his story of fortune and fumbling on the road to the WWE’s higher ranks. Since joining the WWE in 2000 as a goodwill ambassador from Great Britain, William Regal has established himself as an up-­and-­coming Superstar. He took the wrestling world by storm defeating many of the WWE’s best wrestlers to win both the European and Intercontinental championships—although he’s probably best known for getting back in WWE owner’s Vince McMahon’s good graces by kissing his naked backside on national television. While fans may still chuckle at Regal’s humiliation, his in-­ring success is no laughing matter. In this no-­holds-­barred look at his life, Regal for the first time talks about how he has dragged himself out of a life of poverty and adversity on the street of Blackpool, England and battled his own inner-­demons to reach the top of the WWE’s roster. He also discusses how he has overcome his recent life-­threatening medical condition to . . .

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In England, where he spent ten seasons leading his storied club Manchester United and his nation to soccer glory, he is so wildly popular that his countrymen voted him the face they'd most want to see imprinted on their money. (Winston Churchill finished second.­) In Japan, where he is worshiped as much for his headline-­making fashion trends as for his ability to bend a ball around a wall of defenders, women styled their bikini waxes after the blond mohawk he sported during the 2002 World Cup. And in Spain, within days of his $41 million trade to Real Madrid, his new team received two million requests to buy his number 23 jersey. The legend of David Beckham -- soccer god, global sex symbol, style icon -- has been celebrated around the world, arguably more than Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan combined. Now, with the publication of his long-­awaited autobiography, the man who inspired the surprise hit movie is set to conquer the last remaining outpost where soccer is not a national . . .

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Fifteen years ago a princess died and the world mourned. I mourned along with them. That princess had fueled my adolescent belief in fairy tales and happily-­ever-­afters. I watched her wedding. And then I watched her funeral. I cried with her children. I cried with the world. And I wondered… what if? What if she really hadn’t died? What if it was all some grand scheme so she could have a happily-­ever-­after? So I wrote her that happy ending. Names have been changed, events re-­ordered or altered—even completely fabricated—and thoughts and feelings and conversations made up for my version of what happened at the end of that summer. Some events will have to be given the benefit of the doubt because none of us knows what we’d do in similar situations. Take everything you read in these pages with several grains of salt. Because, remember, what you are reading is fiction. But, oh, what if it wasn’t…

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Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals uses the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense. tackles this conundrum head on--­replacing the idiocy of open-­mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people. With countless examples grabbed from the headlines, Gutfeld provides readers with the enormous tally of what pisses us all off. For example: - The double standard: You can make fun of Christians, but God forbid Muslims. It's okay to call a woman any name imaginable, as long as she's a Republican. And no problem if you're a bigot, as long as you're politically correct about it. - The demonizing of the Tea Party and romanticizing of the Occupy Wall . . .

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